Phoenix blows lead, outlasts Ginebra in double OT

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix held on to outlast Barangay Ginebra, 103-98, in double overtime in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters improved to 3-2 to get to the fourth spot while sending the Gin Kings to their third loss in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations With Phoenix protecting a precarious one-point lead, Justin Chua hit a high-arching one-hander over Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar for a 101-98 cushion with 41 seconds left.Scottie Thompson and LA Tenorio, two of league’s premier guards, made back-to-back turnovers off errant passes intended for Joe Devance midway through the second overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We needed that game and that was a big game for us,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “I told them that if we don’t do a better job at toughness, especially on our mental toughness, we won’t get anything from this game.”Japeth Aguilar sent he game to overtime after hitting a 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left in regulation but he made crucial blunders in the two extra periods. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Ginebra’s lanky power forward missed an open layup with five seconds left that would’ve won the game in the first overtime. He also failed to secure a rebound that led to Chua’s big basket before air-balling a shot in the ensuing play that would’ve trimmed the deficit to one.The Fuel Masters blew a 46-30 lead after they allowed the Gin Kings to go on a 32-18 scoring outburst in the third quarter.Eugene Phelps, who momentarily replaced the injured James White, led Phoenix with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists despite dealing with cramps while Jeff Chan put up 22 points on 5-of-11 shooting from deep.Matthew Wright struggled in the first three quarters but picked his game up late to finish with 19 points, 11 coming in the fourth and overtime periods, and 10 boards.Aguilar finished with 25 points to lead Ginebra’s scorers while Charles Garcia had a 19-point, 18-rebound double-double before fouling out in regulation.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Nambatac pays homage to Dragon Ball Z with custom kickslast_img read more

Cops recover several cars during another chop shop raid

first_imgAs Police continue to make stringent efforts to put a dent in the carjacking ring, which has been attacking and robbing persons of their motor cars since last year, six more persons have been arrested.According to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Police, several cars and canter trucks were on Monday night seized at Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway.One of the cars found during the Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway raidAdditionally, about 03:00h, investigators swooped down on a workshop in Yarrowkabra, where two motor cars, along with a canter truck loaded with the shell of a silver Toyota Spacio vehicle and a quantity of vehicle parts, were found.The truck is reportedly registered to a Barr Street, Kitty resident and all of the items are believed to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained. The items were seized and lodged.The registration number found on the truck has been reportedly written off by an insurance company.Meanwhile, on Sunday last, Police were able to recover the front of two silver Allion motor cars in an empty lot at Swan, Linden-Soesdyke Highway.The vehicles were reportedly cut in half and completely stripped without their chassis number.Moreover, the Police also recovered a crashed gold Spacio motor car without its licence plate and chassis number in the same lot.Additionally, on Saturday last, Police in A Division received information and swooped down on a Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu property where a search conducted saw a quantity of vehicle parts and several vehicles suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained being discovered.Five persons – an ex-policeman and four females – have since been taken into custody and have been said to be assisting with the investigation.Ranks of the Force’s Major Crimes Unit also arrested a couple at their Vryheid’s Lust North, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home after a quantity of Allion, Premio and Spacio parts with engraved numbers were found on their premises.As of December 2017, more than 30 vehicles were reported stolen to the Police over a seven-month period, including five Toyota Allion motor cars, 12 Toyota Premios, three Carina 212s and one Toyota Spacio.last_img read more

Wolfsburg 0-2 Everton: Lukaku and Mirallas fire Blues into last-32

first_imgRomelu Lukaku’s first European goal of the season and Kevin Mirallas’ precise finish cemented Everton’s position at the top of Group H, after a 2-0 win against Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.The hosts were left to rue some wasteful finishing in a largely dominant display, but Lukaku’s composed strike gave the Toffees the lead ahead of the break.And after a barrage of attacks from the home side – which included two goals ruled out for offside – Everton’s clinical counter-attack secured their victory as Mirallas wrapped up all three points with a neat finish 15 minutes from time.The fate of Roberto Martinez’s side was already decided prior to kick-off, following the draw between Lille and Krasnodar, but the result means the Blues will progress into the knockout stage as group winners.The German side started well with Ivan Perisic involved in two early chances. The Croatian midfielder narrowly missed Nicklas Bendtner in the six yard area with a drilled cross, before heading a difficult opportunity over the bar inside the opening five minutes.Wolfsburg’s form has seen them soar to second in the Bundesliga after a run of just one defeat in their previous seven league games, and it showed as Kevin de Bruyne neatly dissected the Toffees defence although the lively Perisic was unable to beat the on-rushing Tim Howard.Yet, despite the early pressure, it was the visitors who came closest to the first goal when Sylvain Distin headed Luke Garbett’s corner against the crossbar.But Wolfsburg responded immediately as Aaron Hunt’s thunderous attempt brought the best out of Howard, who clawed the ball away with an acrobatic save.Everton were then let off the hook after the referee’s assistant wrongly ruled out Perisic’s close range finish for offside.It was proving to be a much tougher task for Roberto Martinez’s men, who cruised to a 4-1 win in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park, and it was only for a superb block from Phil Jagielka which prevented De Bruyne’s shot from opening the scoring.But it was 23-year-old’s fellow Belgium international Lukaku who broke the deadlock, calmly slotting home his sixth goal of the season two minutes before the interval.Lukaku combined well with Mirallas, who cleverly flicked on Leon Osman’s searching past, before the 21-year-old showed power, skill and precision – shrugging off Bernard Malanda-Adje with ease before guiding the ball past Diego Benaglio.De Bruyne showed his skill and flair during a period of intense pressure from Wolfsburg after the restart, twisting and turning his way past Distin and Garbutt before striking against the legs of Howard.And the officials revoked another Wolfsburg goal from the resulting corner when Bendtner’s header was ruled out after the Danish international strayed into an offside position.Everton should have doubled their lead when Aiden McGeady was presented with a simple chance from eight yards out, but the winger could only spoon the ball wide of the mark after Benaglio had saved Lukaku’s low strike.The chances kept on coming for the home side but Howard was equal to De Bruyne’s ambitious attempt, before Naldo unconvincingly hammered the ball over the bar from a corner.And Wolfsburg were soon to rue their wasteful finishing when Mirallas raced through secure a 2-0 lead.Lukaku turned provider with a superb assist, guiding the ball through a disjointed Wolfsburg defence, before Mirallas fired the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.The Bundesliga outfit responded immediately after the goal as veteran striker Ivica Olic headed agonisingly wide, before Disitn’s timely intervention cut out Daniel Caligiuri’s low cross.And Ross Barkley almost added some gloss to the scoreline for the Blues, but his rasping strike was ruled out for offside. Romelu Lukaku scores for Everton 1last_img read more

FIFA thrown into fresh controversy as senior figure is ‘put on leave’

first_img1 Jerome Valcke FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man, has been suspended by the organisation pending an investigation into allegations he was implicated in a World Cup tickets scheme.Emails and documents seen by the Press Association Sport suggest Valcke was aware that a Swiss marketing company were selling off World Cup and Confederation Cup tickets for almost five times their face value.FIFA said in a statement: “FIFA today announced that its secretary general Jerome Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties effective immediately until further notice. Further, FIFA has been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general and has requested a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee.”The emails and documents show Valcke signed off contracts with Swiss firm JB Sports Marketing AG for category one tickets for a number of matches.In April 2013, JB’s consultant Benny Alon said in an email to Valcke’s personal email address that some tickets had been sold for up to five times the face value. But it was not until months later, in December of that year, that the contract was terminated.Alon claims he sent an email to Valcke in April 2013 detailing how much was being made on each ticket – the biggest mark-up being 50 tickets for a second-round match in Sao Paulo with a face value of 230 US dollars being sold for 1,300 US dollars each.Alon says in the email: “we made US$114,000 each on Germany”.It is understood Valcke strenuously denies asking for or receiving any money for the deal with JB. It is also understood that Valcke insists FIFA terminated the agreement with JB once they realised Alon was selling tickets for the 2014 World Cup above face value. There is no explanation however at the delay in any action taking place.Alon has claimed that his company sold the tickets on the open market not the black market, with transportation to the venue or a pre-match meal being used to justify the extra cost.That practice however clashed with FIFA’s official hospitality partners MATCH and contravened Brazilian law, and Valcke told JB the contract had to be signed with MATCH instead. An email from Valcke warns that otherwise they may be committing a criminal offence.The email to Alon in December 2013: “You, we, have no choice. Otherwise the deal will be canceled by Fifa or we all face as individuals criminal offense. It is not a joke. It is very serious.“So avoid too many advice. Just do it if I may say using a slogan from one company involved. All is clear and has to be finalized now. Thanks. Jerome.”Alon also told Press Association Sport he sold tickets to the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg – the higher price there being justified by having a golf match included as part of the deal.Valcke has been FIFA’s secretary general, and outgoing president Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man, since 2007. Before that he had a spell at FIFA’s marketing director between 2003 and 2006, but left the organisation following a sponsorship negotiations with Visa and Mastercard that ended up in the US Courts – only to return to FIFA eight months later.last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Newcastle score late to hold Man United in thriller and Aston Villa finally win

first_img 3 Paul Dummett scored an 89th-minute thunderbolt 3 United doubled their lead eight minutes before the break when Rooney was sent clear, before playing in Lingard with a delicious reverse pass and the 23-year-old made no mistake, slotting through the legs of Rob Elliot.However, the two-goal advantage only lasted four minutes as Mitrovic beat Fellaini in the air to head the ball into the path of Wijnaldum, who finished neatly first time.Lingard should have settled the game in the second half when the ball reached him at the back post but he inexplicably curled the ball well over from six yards.And he was made to pay for that miss when referee Dean, again controversially, pointed to the spot after Chris Smalling and Mitrovic wrestled each other to the ground in the United box.Mitrovic picked himself up and scored the resulting penalty to level the scores.The game was not over there as Rooney rolled back the years with a hammer of a goal into the top corner with only ten minutes remaining which managed to get even Louis van Gaal out of his seat.And yet there was still time for Newcastle to spoil Rooney’s party when the ball fell to Dummett on the edge of the area and he fired an unstoppable shot passed the helpless David De Gea.Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal PalaceAston Villa claimed their first win since the opening day of the season and their first under Remi Garde as Joleon Lescott scored to down Crystal Palace at Villa Park.It was almost a nightmare start for the Premier League’s bottom side when, after only 20 seconds, Wilfried Zaha linked well with Jason Puncheon before stroking the ball against the base of Brad Guzan’s post.Aston Villa took the lead just over ten minutes into the second half when Lescott’s header was fumbled by Wayne Hennessey – the ball going first through his arms and then his legs – before crossing the line, with the aid of goal-line technology.It is a priceless three points for Villa in a season which still looks doomed to end in relegation. 3 Newcastle 3-3 Manchester UnitedPaul Dummett scored a last minute thunderbolt to settle a thrilling game with Manchester United at St James’ Park.Wayne Rooney scored twice, including an 80th-minute stunner which looked like it had handed United all three points.Jesse Lingard got the other for the Red Devils, while Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic responded for Newcastle.United took the lead in controversial fashion when referee Mike Dean awarded the visitors a penalty after Marouane Fellaini’s knockdown header ricocheted against the arm of Chancel Mbemba.Rooney made no mistake from the spot to give the Red Devils the lead after only eight minutes. Bournemouth 1-3 West HamDimitri Payet and Enner Valencia put on a late show to inspire West Ham to a comeback victory over Bournemouth at Dean Court.Harry Arter opened the scoring with his first Premier League goal after 17 minutes with a long range effort which Hammers goalkeeper Adrian should have done better to save as the ball skimmed off his outstretched arm and into the net.The visitors managed to draw level with over 20 minutes remaining when Payet, back after injury, showed how much he was missed as he scored a superb free kick, which hit the underside of the bar on its way in.And Payet emphasised his value minutes later when he wriggled through two challenges before squaring to Valencia to smack the ball into the net.Valencia scored his second with a free kick, similar to the one Payet scored earlier in the night, to take West Ham ahead of Manchester United and to within a point of fourth place.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal businessman whose chip shop was robbed just hours before his ticket was picked for RTE’s The Big Money Game is hoping to ‘take-away’ a fortune when he appears on the show tonight.Daniel Rogers was left fuming when vandals broke into his CKC Takeaway in Newtowncunningham last week.The gang wrecked his shop causing almost €1,500 worth of damage. The father-of-three was furious and wondering where exactly he was going to get the money from to pay for the repairs.But his worries disappeared just a day later when his scratch card was picked for him to appear on tonight’s show with host Brian Ormond.Daniel, 56, said he always watches the show but was watching the Olympic Games that night instead.“I usually always watch it but I was watching the Olympics that night. “A couple of minutes later however I got a phonecall and I knew it was me. I was delighted. I wasn’t surprised because I knew I had sent in the scratch card,” he said.Daniel said being picked to go on the show has more than made up for the break-in to his chip shop.“The way things are these days I simply didn’t need another bill for a broken window and all the damage to the shop.“But things happen in mysterious ways and I’m delighted I will be able to have the chance to win a few pound.“Like everyone else I will be paying off all my bills first and then I’ll think about what I could spend any more left over,” he said. Daniel said he’ll be bring 21 family and friends with him to Dublin for the show.But he ruled out he’ll be celebrating with the rest of the people of Donegal when they ravel to Croke Park for their All Ireland encounter with Kerry today (SUN).“I hate football. I have no interest in it but I hope they do very well.“Hopefully I can take home plenty of money and Donegal can take Kerry at Croke Park. That would be some weekend,” he said. EndsDONEGAL BUSINESSMAN HOPING TO ‘TAKE-AWAY’ A PACKET ON RTE’S BIG MONEY GAME was last modified: August 4th, 2012 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)Tags:Big Money ShowDaniel Rogersmanorcunninghamlast_img read more


first_imgA man was arrested by Gardai after they found him in a car with a high-powered rifle.Letterkenny Court.Mark Rogan, who is from Northern Ireland, but whose family has a holiday home in Fanad, was stopped on the evening of October 10th, 2013. Rogan said he was simply hunting rabbits and told Gardai he held on the relevant gun licenses including a general European license.However, Garda Enda Jennings said this license did not cover Rogan to shoot in the south.He was arrested and told the license did not cover him and that he would have to apply for a non-resident license.The accused man’s solicitor, Patsy Gallagher, said his client was a very proficient gamehunter who had ben shooting for a number of years in Ireland and across Europe.He said the Gardai had agreed to give back the gun to his client and that he would get the license to shoot in the south.Judge Paul Kelly agreed to strike out the charge.MAN WITH HIGH-POWERED RIFLE DIDN’T KNOW HE NEEDED LICENSE was last modified: February 18th, 2015 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) Tags:donegalFanadlicenseMark Roganriflelast_img read more


first_imgFINN VALLEY SUCCESSFULLY HIT 11 OUT OF 14 IN DERRYThe headline is explained as follows Finn Valley AC entered 14 teams in National intermediate, Masters and underage development age group champs in Derry and returned 11 medal squad performances each important in different ways but to the recipients of medals a positive.The club are in a strong place just now. This was cross country –  next weekend 70 underage athletes take in the Ulster indoor champs in Magherafelt while others are heading South to Athlone for National junior,under 23 and Masters indoor. It has to be outlined before the variations of a long day in Derry are outlined that all of this is down to clear leadership ,coach committment,support and that was there in abundance in the city of Derry and then the response and there was plenty of evidence of that.Donegal has a remarkable record at masters x country level in the last 15 years that has had Finn Valley and Letterkeny win the team award and the county squad here of Ciaran Doherty 8th ,John Harkin ,Ivan Toner and Valley trio Martin Irwin,Kevin Holian ,Tom Thompson and garnered the silver ,Valley 5th team and 1st team O 50 led by James Mc Mahon with Pat Hegarty ,Mark Connolly and Drew Doherty scoring.We have followed the Finn Valley women squads through Europe in the nineties and felt a great pride as on 2 occassions from 13 starts they were 6th in European champions cup best team performance from a Donegal squad in this sport ever at an elite level while today names from the era Catriona Devine 6th,Kay Byrne 14th joined with Buncrana athlete Evelyn Mc Ginley 12 and Noleen Porter to win Womens inter Co Masters with Valley just in behind Mullingar in club battle with Mayo 3rd ,Miriam Bonner completing the scoring . The competiveness of all was exemplary .In the O 50 team gold for Valley and Donegal the names for the history books Noreen Noreen Bonner ,Gloria Devenney,Marie Therese Speight and Mary Bond of course category awards came addditionally .Inter men okay St Johns from Clare were always to the fore but the battle behind for silver went to the wire and yes u have guessed it Valley got up there led by a really notable run from Gerard Gallagher 7th,James Speight ,Paul Leck on his shoulder and St Johnstone man Dean Toland . The story from the intermediate county women bronze with 3 Valley scorers Catherine Dooher,Maeve Culhane and Charmaine O Brien . Before leaving the adult competition must remark on team spirit and support . You gotta be proud if you are in this space with these people just now as multiples of county ,Ulster and National titles have beeen amassed in recent months but but it has to go to another level in the next 12 months .A word of congrats to Chris Johnson ,Lac , a clear winner of the inter men only the 3rd ever from this area . Before Sunday only the Finn Valley pair namely Kevin Gill in 1976 in Navan and 1999 Mark Morgan in Scotstown acheived this . Add congrats to Dooish N S schoolteacher 3rd inter women a courageous run.An abundance of team and individual medals for the underage groups from club —gold for u-11 boys ,u-17 girls and silver u-13 girls u-11 girls,u-15 boys and girls and u-17 boys . . Individuals that hit top 3 were Daniella Jansen a clear winner,Oisin Toye ,Amy Boyle Carr but they will acknowledge the overall effort . An enjoyable day in the grounds of Gransha , Derry hosted admirably by City Of Derry acOne could go on and on re the emotion of this day but we will leave it for now by saying thanks for a memorable effort all . Finally a reminder to pre enter for Sunday week race 1 in Spring Series 11 amSympathy is extended to the Mc Connell family on the death of Vincent suddenly on Sunday morning . He was a regular attender at athletics some years ago normally always in the company of his father in law Anthony Gillespie RIP . where his young family at that time competed throughout Ireland . Currently his daughter Roisin coachs and Margaret Mc Connell and her daughter are regularly at training . May he rest in peace. ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC DIARY was last modified: February 4th, 2013 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:ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC DIARYlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man who had been reported missing yesterday – has been found safe after a search party was launched earlier this morning.There were grave concerns over the safety of Paul Rodgers, from Carrigans who went missing shortly after his home went on fire yesterday.Nobody was injured in the blaze, but when Paul couldn’t be found shortly afterwards – the alarm was raised. Family, friends and locals rallied to set-up a social media campaign entitled PLEASE HELP US FIND PAUL.They appealed for volunteers to help with them in the search party which got underway at 8am.Thankfully to the relief and joy of all the locals in Carrigans he was located this morning and is safe and well.Garda Sgt Jim Collins thanked all locals volunteers who helped in the search party and praised the expertise of the Donegal Mountain Rescue and Foyle Search and Rescue who organised the logistics of the search party. “Paul has thankfully ben found and is receiving the relevant medical treatment. We would like to thank everyone including the local community in Carrigans and the surrounding areas for their assistance in finding Paul,” h said.He also thanked the local media in getting the message out about Paul’s plight. DELIGHT AS MISSING DONEGAL MAN FOUND SAFE AND WELL was last modified: September 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CarrigansdonegalGardaiPaul RodgersSt Jim Collinslast_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks respond to ‘kick in the butt’ from management

first_imgSAN JOSE — Brenden Dillon called the shakeup in the Sharks coaching staff a “kick in the butt” Wednesday morning.More than anything, the move to put Steve Spott in charge of the defense, David Barr in control of the forwards and Rob Zettler as the eye in the sky sent the team a message. A shuffle up in the coach’s office is usually the last card management plays before heads start rolling with a trade or someone getting fired. Things are getting urgent after a 1-3-1 road trip last week.The …last_img read more