Ravena vows no letup for playoff-bound NLEX

first_imgPBA IMAGESBOCAUE — NLEX may not acknowledge the Philippine Arena as its home court, but that won’t stop Kiefer Ravena from making it his house.Playing for the second time inside the world’s largest indoor arena, the super rookie was sensational once again, going for 23 points, three rebounds, and three steals in the Road Warriors’ 93-90 victory over Blackwater on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s just the kind of performance one could ask from Ravena, who had 22 points and five assists in NLEX’s 115-104 Christmas Day win against GlobalPort.“It’s not so often that you play in this kind of atmosphere. It’s not everyday that the PBA plays here, so I’m making the most of the opportunity here and again, we’re just doing our job to make it to the next round,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena’s explosive outing, which coincided with Kevin Alas catching fire from downtown in the payoff period, is just the kind of showing the Road Warriors need as they proceed to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.And with NLEX winning its last four games, the 24-year-old guard is hopeful that the team would be able to sustain its momentum going to the playoffs. LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s nice that anyone from the team can play well. Now, it’s Kevin and with that performance, it’s the right time for him to regain his confidence, the Kevin Alas of last year. For us, it’s always a good sign when other players step up. It’s huge when everybody’s contributing,” he said.The job, however, isn’t over as the Road Warriors still have one last game scheduled on February 28 against TNT before the quarterfinals.Despite NLEX already clinching a playoff berth, Ravena promised to have no letups as the team aims for a better seeding.“We have TNT last game and you know they’re gonna fight for that spot. They’re not out yet, the odds are against them but for now, it’s all about positioning for us,” he said. “Even though we’re secured of the quarterfinals, we want to continue the momentum and finish as high as we can.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacres redeems self in UST win over Adamson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

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Ceres-Negros tries to inch closer to outright KO stage spot

first_imgCeres-Negros seeks a repeat of its conquest a week ago when it battles Myanmar’s Shan United on Wednesday this time at Thuwunna Stadium in the AFC Cup in Yangon.The Busmen overcame a resolute stand by the Burmese champions for a 2-0 victory that kept them on top of Group F. Shan is in third with three points, a point behind Home United of Singapore, which hosts Boeung Ket of Cambodia.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES A victory by the Philippines Football League champions in the 5:30 p.m. match will push them closer to a berth in the knockout stage of the tournament.Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic expects an even tougher outing against Shan, which only conceded in the 78th minute in their March 6 showdown at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Surely it will be a very hard game for us,” said the Serbian. “It will be the hardest game we still have in the AFC Cup. We played Shan United twice and both were very hard games. We won in Bacolod. But it was the lucky first goal.” Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Generika-Ayala struggles past Smart in Grand Prix Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Arnie Isberg tournament raises over $19,000 for Hospital Foundation

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – A weekend softball tournament in Taylor has raised over $19,000 towards the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.This year saw the largest showing in the tournament’s five-year history, with 24 teams in competition split up into three divisions. In the finals on Sunday afternoon, D. Crew ended up taking the title in the A Division against McGlovin, Victorious Secret did, in fact, end up victorious in the B Division, while B&C Rail took the C Division title.Hospital foundation spokesperson Jessica Kalman says that organisers nearly doubled their $10,000 goal, raising a total of over $19,000. Kalman added that every single team that won money donated it back to the hospital. In the past five years, the tournament has helped raise over $60,000 for the hospital.- Advertisement – The Arnie Isberg Memorial 1-Pitch tournament at the Taylor ball diamonds. File photo. The Arnie Isberg Memorial 1-Pitch tournament at the Taylor ball diamonds. File photo. The 5th Annual Arnie Isberg One-Pitch tournament at the Taylor ball diamonds. Photo by Chris Newton. The 5th Annual Arnie Isberg One-Pitch tournament at the Taylor ball diamonds. Photo by Chris Newton.last_img read more

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Fear not Arsenal fans! Here’s four alternative signings to Remy

first_img 4 4 4 Jackson Martinez (Porto) – Click the arrows to view more strikers – The Colombian has gone goal crazy in Portugal, netting 60 goals in 91 games for Porto and has already admitted he would love a move to Arsenal – the club he has supported all his life. The Gunners are understood to have held discussions with the 25-year-old but that was prior to Alexis Sanchez’s arrival and since then things have gone a tad quiet. Martinez has made it known he would happily accept a move to the Emirates but it will take £35m to prise him away from Estadio do Dragao. Javier Hernandez (Manchester United) – The Red Devils forward has proven since moving to Old Trafford in 2010 that he has an eye for goal. A natural poacher, he is quite possibly the exact type of player Arsenal are crying out for. Currently he is one of six United players who are thought to be having their futures assessed by new boss Louis van Gaal. But should the Dutchman conclude his time is up, then Arsene Wenger should act quickly to snap up the Mexico international for what is likely to be only £7m. 4 Mario Balotelli (AC Milan) – Click the arrows to view more strikers – The difficult Italian striker is well known on these shores and Arsenal have been linked with a move for his services all summer. The Italy international – England’s scourge in their World Cup match – is thought to be available for £15.8million and while almost double the fee Liverpool are paying for Remy, he is younger and is considered more of an explosive star, both on and off the pitch. Wilfried Bony (Swansea) – Click the arrows to view more strikers – Liverpool and Arsenal have competed for various players this summer. – Alexis Sanchez chose the Gunners while it seems Remy has opted for the Reds. Bony is another player both have cast their eye over with the Merseyside club reportedly agreeing terms for the Ivory Coast international but failing to meet Swansea’s £20m valuation. Brendan Rodgers’ decision to bring Remy to Anfield indicates he is no longer interested in the Jacks forward and with the striker making it obvious he wants a move to a ‘top six’ club, Arsenal could benefit from Liverpool’s failure to bring in the 25-year-old, who scored 25 goals in his debut season on English soil. Loic Remy and Arsenal were meant to be. It was always thought the French striker would head to the Emirates, particularly when he was spotted in the stands at the Gunners’ last home game of the season. But somehow it appears he is now on his way to Liverpool for £8.5m instead.It’s fair to say Gooners are used to Arsene Wenger’s dithering in the transfer market in recent seasons, but this one left a particularly sore mark as they always felt the QPR forward was bound to move to north London. Remy has history of doing the unexpected – QPR signed him from right under the noses of Newcastle, who thought they had a deal tied up – but while Arsenal fans are unimpressed by their failure to land the France international it should not be all doom and gloom.Wenger has since said he is not looking for new strikers but with plenty of time left in the transfer market, he could yet change his mind and as these players prove, there are still options out there for the Gunners.Click the arrows to view four forwards Arsenal could sign.last_img read more

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Man City storm back as Man United crash out of FA Cup

first_imgBut United were unable to match their city rivals, slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Wolves to hand interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a second consecutive defeat.In a dramatic game in south Wales, Championship side Swansea were 2-0 up against Premier League leaders City shortly before the half hour through a Matt Grimes penalty and fine strike by Bersant Celina.But Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back in the 69th minute and the visitors went for the kill, drawing level after an Aguero penalty hit a post and went in off goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt.The City pressure intensified and Aguero had the final word in the 88th minute with a stooping header to complete a stunning fightback.It was a lucky escape for City as replays showed Raheem Sterling was fortunate to win the penalty that led to the equaliser, while Aguero was marginally offside for the winner.“If it is not penalty, and it is offside like the people say, I’m sorry,” Guardiola said.“They ask all the clubs about the VAR (video assistant referee) and all around Europe the VAR is there and here it’s not. I don’t like to lose games when the decisions are wrong but the referees don’t want to make wrong decisions, but they must be helped.”Having already won the League Cup and advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals, City remain in the hunt for an unprecedented clean sweep of all four major trophies.– Off-key United –Wolves are in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998 after dumping out Manchester United © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYTwelve-time FA Cup winners United were below par as they followed up last week’s Premier League defeat at Arsenal with a meek exit at Molineux.Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota sent Wolves into the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 21 years with two goals in six second-half minutes, with United only having Marcus Rashford’s late consolation to show for their efforts.United never convinced and could have lost by more, with Sergio Romero turning Jimenez’s header on to the bar and denying Jota.“I’m very proud of the players. We had composure, shape, good running,” said Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.“It means a lot because we know how big Wolves were in the 1950s and 1960s and there are people in the stadium who have memories of that. To try to achieve the same is much, much harder now but we will try step by step.”Disappointed Solskjaer, who had only suffered two defeats in 18 games before the Wolves match, described the performance as “a big step backwards”.“We’ve had a great run and now we’ve had two defeats. Against Arsenal we just couldn’t score and today was poor, the poorest we’ve played,” he said.“I’m here until the summer, we’ve got loads to play for in the league and the Champions League.”Andre Gray fired Watford into the semi-finals with his late strike against Crystal Palace © AFP / Ian KINGTONIn the early game on Saturday Andre Gray came off the bench to fire Watford into last four with a late winner in their 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.Javi Gracia’s side had taken the lead through Etienne Capoue’s first-half strike before Michy Batshuayi equalised for Palace after the interval.Championship side Millwall host Premier League side Brighton on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City are still in the hunt for a clean sweep of four major trophies after coming back to win at Swansea © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 17 – Manchester City produced a stunning comeback against Swansea on Saturday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals and keep their quadruple dreams alive as Wolves sent Manchester United crashing out.Pep Guardiola’s team roared back from a two-goal half-time deficit to score three times after the break, with Sergio Aguero grabbing a disputed late winner in a 3-2 victory.last_img read more

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Ranked: 2016/17 home and away kits for Europe’s biggest clubs

first_img 29 29 A new season and everyone knows what that means – new kits!Most of Europe’s top sides have released their new ensembles for the forthcoming season as they prepare to wear them for the first time on their preseason tours.CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE CONFIRMED AND RUMOURED PREMIER LEAGUE KITS FOR THE 2016/17 SEASONBut which one of Europe’s elite clubs boasts the best kit this time?Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT ranks all the official home and away kits released by the top clubs in Europe. 29 10. Juventus away – Proof that simplicity is good 29 29 29 26. Leicester City home – Just a little bit plain 29 5. Borussia Dortmund away – Dear Bayern Munich, this is how you make a grey shirt look good 29 9. Manchester United away – A nice nod to the kit worn by the 1968 European Champions 29 29 29 22. Tottenham home – Purely for the number of players with their shirts tucked in 6. Atletico Madrid home – Never change a classic 29 15. Paris Saint-Germain home – A solid effort 29 29 23. Arsenal home – Normally one of the nicer kits, but the collar ruins it 29. Chelsea away – click the arrow, right, to see which of Europe’s elite has the best kit – It looks a bit like someone has attacked it with a highlighter 29 20. Paris Saint-Germain away – Not awful, but not great 29 24. Atletico Madrid away – The gold detracts from the intimidation factor an all black kit should offer 14. Leicester City away – Okay, this this actually their third kit, but it is much nicer than the red away one 16. AC Milan home – Too many vertical lines for this too be any higher 19. Manchester City home – The sleeves let this kit down 29 4. Barcelona home – Beautiful, until you see the price tag (£100 for a short sleeve shirt) 11. Liverpool away – A much better effort that the home kit – the red and black go together well 17. Chelsea home – Nice little detailing with the lions stitched into the blue 13. Borussia Dortmund home – Dortmund always manage a good kit 29 29 18. Juventus home – Not a huge fan of the double vertical stripes 28. Liverpool home – The collar, the shoulders, the yellow – just no 29 29 21. Real Madrid away – The designers of this kit were clearly huge fans of the Sky One football drama Dream Team 29 29 29 7. Tottenham away – Hopefully Spurs wear this one more than their terrible golden third kit 27. Bayern Munich away – Even Xabi Alonso can’t pull off this much grey 29 3. Real Madrid home – Just look at that collar … 25. Barcelona away – Purple not working here 29 8. Inter Milan away – One of Europe’s best away kits 29 12. AC Milan away – A strong contender 29 2. Bayern Munich home – … but it’s even better in red 29 1. Inter Milan home – Another team that never drifts too far from a classic, and this is one of themlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SHOP FINED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPS

first_imgA well-known Letterkenny cut-price shop has been fined for selling illegal bird traps.Smart Value, which has stores in Galway, Cork, Sligo, Donegal and Longford, was accused of selling the traps at its store on Pearse Road.Letterkenny District Court heard how wildlife officer Andrew Speer spotted the ‘glue traps’ at the store on April 29th, 2010. He spotted a total of 39 of the traps which capture birds and also rodents when they land on them.The court was told Mr Speer did not have his official identification on him when he spotted the items in the shop.However he asked store staff to put the traps away to one side and he came back the following day to serve the shop with a summonse.Solicitor for the chainstore, Mr Kieron Dillon, said staff at the store thought the traps were to be used for catching vermin such as mice and rats.“They honestly didn’t know what they were for really. They were bought as an overall jobs lot and they were just included and put out on the shelves,” he said.He said staff at the store so-operated completely and could have simply thrown away the items when first approached by the wildlife officer.Judge Paul Kelly found the store, which has head offices at Moneenbraddagh Industrial Estate in Castelbar, Co Mayo, guilty under Section 34(6) of the Wildlife Act of 1976.He ordered the store to pay €250 to the Donegal branch of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.AT HEARING© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL SHOP FINED FOR SELLING ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPS was last modified: November 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SAFETY THE MESSAGE FROM ORGANISERS AS 40TH DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY HITS ROAD

first_imgThe 40th Donegal International Rally hits the road today for what promises to be one of the best events for many years.The excitement has been building for a number of days now as drivers and spectators gather across the county for the three day event.Hotels and B&Bs are reporting a brisk trade with thousand of visitors expected to flock to the county from today onwards. However with more than 70,000 spectators expected to line the route of the rally form Letterkenny up to Inishowen, Gardai will be out in force to ensure a safety event.The tragic death of co-driver Thomas Maguire from Cavan will be proof that safety has to be utmost in the minds of people this weekend.A Garda spokesman told Donegaldaily.com “Everyone wants to have a great rally but the last thing we want is to have a tragedy which would just destroy the weekend.“Everyone must pull together and observe all the marshals and stewarts directions. “We will be out in force to ensure that all safety procedures are followed and we would ask people to co-operate for their own safety,” he said.The Donegal Motor Club are also working closely with the Road Safety Authority in driving home their message ‘Keep the race in its place.’Behind the wheels almost 200 drivers are lining up in the various categories hoping to cross the line first.But for one Donegal man it is a truly special occasion.The legendary Vincent Bonner is back having become the first Donegal man to win the race in 1983. Now he is back hoping to celebrate the rally’s 40th birthday by winning the event again.“To be honest I’m just raring to go. I just can’t wait to get into the car and get going.“Myself and McGettigan (co-driver Seamus) will never forget 1983 but the excitement is starting all over again now,” he said.One of Bonner’s rivals on the day wasn’t even born when Bonner was treated like a hero in Letterkenny all those years ago. But for Toni Kelly, rallying and cars has been in her blood since the day she was born.Having competed in her first rally in 2006 when she was just a 17 year old student at Loreto College, Toni is something of a veteran already.Becoming the first woman driver to win the rally would be the stuff of dreams.“The dream for me is just getting to do the rally because Donegal is the most special rally in the world – 300 kms of stages that really test you.“Of course I dream about winning it but I don’t like to get too carried away. I just consider myself very lucky to be able to do something that I love,” she said.EndsSAFETY THE MESSAGE FROM ORGANISERS AS 40TH DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY HITS ROAD was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘GREEDY LANDLORDS FLEECING TENANTS BY OVERCHARGING FOR RENT’ – CLAIM

first_imgGREEDY Donegal landlords are putting up rents, hitting the weakest in society, a local councillor has claimed.Buncrana-based Mary Kelly said tenants are caught in a poverty trap with cuts to rent allowances making it even more difficult.She told donegaldaily.com: “Many people at present are experiencing great difficulties struggling with paying rent and trying to make ends meet, while the Government cuts the rent allowances, not once but on a number of occasions. “Landlords are putting the rent up because of all the charges being brought in by the government such as the household charge. There are recommended rent levels set out for each county but many of the prices being charged are above this so the tenant then has the shortfall to make up thus leaving them below the poverty line.”She called for a Government review of rent charges, especially for families struggling on dole payments.She added: “Tenants on social welfare should not have to pay more than € 25  out of their social welfare for rent but in fact they are paying much more, as they need their house and cannot find  another property  of the same quality for the same money.”  ‘GREEDY LANDLORDS FLEECING TENANTS BY OVERCHARGING FOR RENT’ – CLAIM was last modified: May 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:’GREEDY LANDLORDS FLEECING TENANTS BY OVERCHARGING FOR RENT’ – CLAIMlast_img read more

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Comrades entry deadline reached

first_img29 November 2013Entries for the 2014 Comrades Marathon will close at the end of business on Friday, a day earlier than had been planned because the cap of 18 000 runners has been reached ahead of schedule.In recent years the cap has been implemented for logistical and organisational purposes; the race has been oversubscribed since 2009.Online and in-house entries at the Comrades Marathon offices in Pietermaritzburg will close at 16:30 on Friday. However, Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) General Manager Chris Bruwer said: “We will still accept postal entries, but they must be postmarked by the Post Office with [the] date of 29 November 2013. Entries made after this date will be rejected.”Heightened interestSince a massive entry in 2010, when the Guinness World Records recognised the Comrades Marathon as the biggest ultra-marathon in the world, and the event was named the winner of the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards for South Africa’s “Best Sport Participation Event”, there has been a heightened interest in the race, which was first run in 1921.The 2010 race, which benefited from the excitement surrounding the 2010 Fifa World Cup, had 23 568 entries, with 14 343 runners finishing before the 12-hour cut-off time.The iconic road running race enjoys recognition as Africa’s oldest marathon and ultra-marathon at the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).2014 raceNext year’s event will be the 89th running of the Comrades Marathon. It was only during the Second World War, in the years from 1941 to 1945, that it was not held.Pietermaritzburg will host the start of next year’s Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 1 June. Competitors are allowed up to 12 hours to reach the finish in Durban.The defending men’s champion will be South African Claude Moshiywa, while Elena Nurgalieva, the defending women’s champion, will have an opportunity to match Bruce Fordyce’s nine wins in the race.SAinfo reporter and Comrades Marathonlast_img read more

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