Alex Cabagnot sidelined with foot injury, no surgery needed

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “According to the doctor, he will be missing three to four weeks and probably, he won’t be able to play until the second week of February,”Austria told reporters in Filipino after San Miguel beat GlobalPort, 107-93.Austria added the team is in no rush to bring back Cabagnot with the playoffs already in his mind.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 folk“We’re not in a hurry for him to get back but what we want is for him to get to 100 percent because it’s really hard if we don’t have Alex going into the playoffs,” said Austria.Austria assured the 35-year-old Cabagnot won’t require any surgery to fully heal. San Miguel is currently on top of the standings with a 5-0 record, but its bid to win the Philippine Cup title for the fourth straight time gets tougher from here with Barangay Ginebra next on Sunday before a showdown with surging Magnolia on Feb. 4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer’s starting guard Alex Cabagnot is expected to be out for three to four weeks due to a foot injury, according to his head coach Leo Austria.Cabagnot missed the Beermen’s game against GlobalPort on Wednesday and most likely his team’s next three games due to a partial tear in his right foot.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “He just need to rest and I think that because of his work ethic, it would be easy for him to get back into shape,” he said.“Right now, he’s still working out so that he’ll be able to sustain his conditioning. We want to give him rest because we don’t want to aggravate his situation right now.”Brian Heruela filled in for Cabagnot and had his best game yet as a member of the Beermen, finishing with 17 points, five assists and six steals in 23 minutes off the bench.“We know that Brian can do that. He’s capable of playing huge for us and he showed it tonight,”said SMB swingman Marcio Lassiter.“Alex is definitely a big part of the team and we’re going to miss him but at the same time, next guy has to step up and it’s not just going to be one guy coming off the bench, we have multiple guys capable of stepping up for us,” Lassiter, who also had 17 points, added.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: UP Maroons to rely on solid core under new coach

first_imgThat is how new head coach Godfrey Okumu is treating the competition this season in his first year at helm.“All the teams have the same aim,” said Okumu, who replaced former mentor Jerry Yee. “Everybody wants to win, so I cannot say this team is strong or this team is weak. We are after the same thing.”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 folkBut he can say for sure that UP is not to be messed with.“We are also a team that should be reckoned with just like any other team,” he said. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harden has first 60-point triple-double in NBA history FILE – UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHead coach: Godfrey OkumuLast season: 7-7Key holdovers: Ayel Estrañero, Isa Molde, Diana Carlos, Justine DorogKey losses: Nicole Tiamzon, Pia Gaiser, Kathy BersolaUniversity of the Philippines is heading into UAAP Season 80 bearing in mind that all teams are on equal footing.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Maroons are hoping to return to the Final Four this year, after a failed bid in Season 79 where they enjoyed a blistering  4-0 start before dropping four straight games then settling for a 7-7 record.Okumu will rely on the team’s core that has been together for three years with the likes of Ayel Estrañero, Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, and Justine Dorog leading the Lady Fighting Maroons.One of the things that Okumu brings to the table, meanwhile, is his mastery of quick adjustments.“I don’t want to plan too much, and when the day comes, the opponents could change the way they play,” said Okumu. “So more often than not, I play it like a chess game. You make your move then I make my move.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

Batangas, Navotas unbeaten

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 The Super Bowl and Fil-Am football heroes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Batangas’ win negated the 32-point performance of many-time PBA scoring champion Gary David.Acuña tallied 13 points while Eguilos finished with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds as Batangas followed up its 73-65 win over Valenzuela last week.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 folkNot to be outdone were the Navotas Clutch, who nipped the Bulacan Kuyas, 77-76, in overtime.Gino Jumao-as, a former University of the East player, had 16 points to lead the Clutch who also improved to 2-0.center_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Batangas and Navotas pulled off contrasting wins on Saturday night to stay on top in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Anta Rajah Cup.Former University of the East star Val Acuña joined forces with big man Jhaymo Eguilos in a big second half show to help the Batangas Athletics beat the Bataan Defenders, 88-73, for their second straight win in the tournament bankrolled by Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 1998 PBA MVP Kenneth Duremdes as commissioner.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Warriors rout Spurs to give Kerr 250th win

first_imgView comments 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 Kerr reached 250 wins in 302 games to top Jackson, who made the mark in 346 games.“He had Michael Jordan for God sake, so I don’t know what Phil’s problem was,” Kerr cracked.Yet Kerr, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, received 39 victories during a leave of absence following complications from back surgery at the start of the 2015-16 season, when then-top assistant and current Lakers coach Walton coached Golden State.Draymond Green had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in another well-rounded outing — and his first technical-free game in the last three. Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on his 34th birthday and Kevin Durant was limited to a season-low 10 points in a rare cold night from the floor at 3 of 9, but had six rebounds and dished out six assists.LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Anderson led San Antonio with 20 points apiece, while Manu Ginobili had 13 points and six assists off the bench for the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Thompson had a quick five-point burst midway through the third.Curry provided a brief scare when he grimaced after appearing to get a foot tangled with Danny Green before a break at the 8:45 mark of the third. He was examined by athletic trainer Chelsea Lane and stayed in the game.“I’m fine … my ankle but I’m fine,” Curry said with a grin.This was a rough one for San Antonio after one of its best games earlier in the week.The Spurs lost for the third time in four games after putting up a 129-81 blowout at Phoenix on Wednesday night — San Antonio’s third-largest margin of victory.Draymond Green’s 3-pointer gave Golden State a 58-55 edge at the break. Then the Warriors took off.David West made all six of his shots for 13 points for Golden State off the bench facing his former Spurs team.“They’re the best team in the world,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, “so there’s lots of things to be impressed by.”TIP-INSSpurs: Patty Mills earned the start back in the Bay Area where he starred for mid-major power Saint Mary’s College. … Mills shot 1 for 5 from deep as the Spurs were just 5 of 27 from 3-point range.Warriors: Kerr joined three other Warriors coaches with 250 or more victories: Al Attles (557), Don Nelson (422) and Edward Gottlieb (263). … Green stood pat at 14 technicals after getting three in his previous two games. … With his 615th regular-season game played, Curry moved past Purvis Short into sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. … Golden State brought G Patrick McCaw back from a one-game appearance in the G League, though Kerr said he might return Sunday to rejoin the Santa Cruz Warriors. McCaw had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of his first G League game this season.OLD PALS Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of All-Stars.Klay Thompson scored 25 points, 10 coming in the third quarter to help Golden State pull away, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night.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 folkFellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 17 points and eight assists in Kerr’s milestone night.“It’s been an amazing 3 ½ years and hopefully more to come,” Curry said. “… It’s a lot about him setting the identity and the culture around our team and just being a great people guy. There’s probably a better term for that. He just knows how to relate to each and every one of us players and his coaching staff and you’re building that ultimate trust throughout the organization.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pelicans blow 28-point lead, top Nets in 2 OTs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Read Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gestures on the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time.Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Popovich stopped by the Warriors coaches’ office to see longtime pal Kerr, whose son Nick is now on the San Antonio staff as video coordinator.“He calls my son a spy. He said my son could be working for Putin,” Kerr said. “It’s that kind of conversation when we get together.”Joked Popovich: “He wasn’t at practice yesterday. He did whatever we did to prepare for Golden State, whatever that might be, so I told the guys to make sure, before we left the gym to get Nick Kerr’s cellphone so he couldn’t text it to Steve Kerr. He works for them but I don’t trust him a lick. I know he’s calling his dad.”UP NEXTSpurs: At Utah on Monday.Warriors: Host Suns on Monday looking for a 12th straight win in the series and also 12th in a row at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more

Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance

first_imgSEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level Ancajas still holds the former no.1 pound-for-pound fighter in high regard in putting the 115-lb division into the consciousness of the boxing world.And if given a chance, the IBF World super flyweight champion would like to take on the former WBC title-holder.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“The 115-lb fighters have really put on great shows in the past years and the one who really carried the division was Chocolatito especially in his fights against [Carlos] Cuadras and [Srisaket] Sor Rungvisai,” said Ancajas in Filipino Tuesday in the PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel. Gonzalez has fallen off the ladder after he lost two straight against Sor Rungvisai that ended his 46-fight winning streak.“If I’m given a chance, I’d like to fight Chocolatito, but as of now I’m focused on my title defense and the other champions.”Ancajas (29-1-1) said he could fight as early as April and he would put his IBF strap on the line against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan (14-3).“There’s no final decision yet, but I’m expecting Sultan,” said Ancajas who was given one of the three Athlete of the Year awards.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Roman Gonzalez has been knocked off his post as the top super flyweight in the world, but that doesn’t stop reigning IBF champion from wanting to take a shot against Chocolatito.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in Game 2

first_imgMOST READ FILE – In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, talks with teammate Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4 .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)HOUSTON — The Rockets have reason to feel good, tied with Golden State after winning Game 2 in a rout in the Western Conference finals.But a big challenge awaits Sunday at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ariza was one of the keys to Houston’s 127-105 win in Game 2 that helped erase the memory of Houston’s tough home loss in the series opener. Ariza had 19 points as one of five Rockets who scored more than 16 points to rebound after an ineffective performance in Game 1 because of foul trouble.While the Rockets know what happened in Game 2 won’t matter if they don’t take care of business on Sunday night, they do believe it gives them a bit of momentum.“Yeah, just because we know we’re more than capable of it,” James Harden said. “We’ve just got to go out there and do it every possession.”Houston’s 127 points were the most the team has scored this postseason. But they’re quick to point out that their success on offense was the product of solid defense. That, they say, is the reason it won’t be difficult to recreate what they did in Game 2 on Sunday night.“It wasn’t anything special that we did,” Harden said. “We just created more opportunities with our defense.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Houston coach Mike D’Antoni knows all about Golden State’s success in Oakland, but thinks it has less to do with being at home than the fact that the Warriors are a great team.“The challenge is you’re playing Golden State. That’s why they’ve won 15 in a row. Not because of the building, but because they’re good,” he said. “All these players are used to playing in hostile environments … it helps a little bit (but) sometimes you feed off the energy also from the other crowd. So you try to take them out as soon as you can and take out the crowd.”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 crownThe Rockets aren’t daunted by Golden State’s winning streak there and are looking forward to the challenge.“It’s definitely a great place to play,” Trevor Ariza said. “Their fans are great. They bring a lot of energy to the game. At this point there’s nothing like playing in that type of environment and trying to silence them.” Sunday will be just Houston’s second game at Golden State this season and first since the Rockets got a 122-121 win on Oct. 17 in the opener for both teams on the night the Warriors received their championship rings.“A lot has been going on since then,” Harden said. “But as long as we take those same principles and that mindset that we have, no matter where we play, we’ll be pretty good.”Kevin Durant has scored 75 points combined in the first two games to lead the Warriors, but Stephen Curry hasn’t really gotten going yet as he rounds into form after missing almost two months with a knee injury. The Rockets know the 2015 and 2016 Most Valuable Player is capable of having a huge game at any time and they must account for him at all times, just as they do with Durant and Klay Thompson.“I just think everybody on their team can shoot,” Ariza said. “When they’re in a scoring position, you just have to give some sort of resistance. Try to make them think about doing other things.”The Warriors have much more experience at this level of the postseason with this being their franchise-record fourth straight trip to the conference finals. But Houston has plenty of veteran leadership led by nine-time All-Star Chris Paul, who said it’s easy to look forward regardless of how the last game went.“It feels like Game 2 was a week ago now,” he said. “That’s how it is in the playoffs … we’ve done a great job all year staying even-keeled. We tried not to get too high or too low.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Houston teams, athletes offer support after school shooting In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Adonis Stevenson regains consciousness from medically induced coma

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SMC toasts big year No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “He is healing from his injury in the private company of his family and his dedicated medical team,” God said. “Adonis is a world champion in the ring and is exhibiting that same grit, strength and determination in his recovery.” ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Stevenson’s condition deteriorated after he was helped into the dressing room following the fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. Stevenson was transported to hospital by ambulance and was admitted with a traumatic brain injury that required rapid neurosurgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIntensive care specialist Dr. Alexis Turgeon told reporters this month that the majority of patients suffer lasting effects from such injuries. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ FILE – Ring doctor Marc Gagne, left, checks on Adonis Stevenson, of Canada, after he was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk, of Ukraine, in their light heavyweight WBC championship boxing fight, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)QUEBEC CITY — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness after being in a medically induced coma for three weeks following a knockout loss Dec. 1.Stevenson’s girlfriend, Simone God, issued a statement Saturday saying the light heavyweight boxer was awake.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s career-best 56, Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE Championship looks to make MMA splash in States Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Thunder lost their seventh straight in San Antonio despite Westbrook’s huge game. George scored 30 points, and Grant added 25 points and 12 rebounds but fouled out with 25 seconds remaining in the second overtime.Westbrook had only three turnovers in 50 minutes.“I take a lot of pride (in triple-doubles),” Westbrook said. “I do other things that impact winning, impact the team and then I feel like I’m the best at all those other things. So, I do it every night.”Oklahoma City entered the game having held opponents to 33.3 percent shooting from 3-point range, the third-lowest in the league, but the Thunder couldn’t contain San Antonio early.Belinelli made three consecutive 3-pointers in less than a minute in the opening quarter, and the Spurs made all 10 of their 3s in the first half to build a 16-point lead.Oklahoma City rallied and tied it at 114 with six minutes remaining in regulation when Steven Adams made consecutive follows off misses by Westbrook. Adams limped off the court with an ankle injury with 5 1/2 minutes remaining and didn’t return for the close of regulation but did play in both overtime periods.Aldridge scored eight consecutive points with Adams out, but consecutive 3-pointers by Terrance Ferguson tied it again at 126. After the Spurs essentially abandoned the 3-pointer after their hot start, White drained a 3 to put San Antonio up 129-126.With the Spurs up 130-128, Belinelli had the ball stolen at midcourt, leading to a tying layup by Grant with 5.6 seconds left. DeMar DeRozan missed a jumper at the close of regulation.DeRozan missed another jumper with 0.3 seconds left in the first extra period and the Thunder could not put up a shot at the buzzer as White tipped the inbounds pass from Westbrook.DeRozan finished with 16 points and 11 assists, but shot 7 for 22 from the field. View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 “He’s been a beast all year long,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Aldridge. “He anchors us at both ends of the floor. He did it last year, and he’s doing it this year, too. He’s just been fantastic. Obviously, he had a great night.”Aldridge was 20 for 33 from the field and 16 for 16 on free throws in surpassing his previous career high of 45 points, which he set against Utah on March 23, 2018.“I was just complaining about (not scoring 50 points) like two weeks ago,” Aldridge said. “That I feel like it should have happened in my career.”The Spurs have won six of seven and 14 of 18 to close within a game of the Thunder for third place in the Western Conference.“For it to go down to the wire with a team that’s hot like that, we have a lot to take away for us, for how we played,” Oklahoma City forward Paul George said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) stands next to DeMar DeRozan during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 154-147 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO— The Spurs started hotter than ever from 3-point range Thursday night.When that wasn’t enough to put away the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio got the extra push it needed from its big man in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil TIP-INSThunder: San Antonio’s 16 3-pointers tied the most Oklahoma City has allowed this season, which came Nov. 19 at Sacramento. … The Thunder’s last win in San Antonio was Dec. 25, 2014.Spurs: Aldridge has 17,758 career points, passing Magic Johnson for 78th on the NBA’s career list. … The Spurs’ previous high for 3-pointers to start a game was 11 against Sacramento in 2002.UP NEXTThunder: Host San Antonio on Saturday night.Spurs: At Oklahoma City on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points and the Spurs overcame Russell Westbrook’s triple-double to outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 in double-overtime.“He carried us,” Spurs point guard Derrick White said. “It was fun to watch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSan Antonio set a franchise record by making its first 14 3-pointers and was 16 of 19 overall from deep, but it still needed two overtime periods to topple Oklahoma City, in part because Westbrook had 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds.Aldridge had seven points in the second overtime and White added four points, a steal and a critical block of Jerami Grant at the rim with San Antonio up 148-144 with less than two minutes remaining. White finished with 23 points and Marco Belinelli made all five of his 3-point attempts while scoring 19 points for the Spurs, who have won seven straight at home.last_img read more

Women Farmers to Get Awareness on Climate Change

first_imgIn an effort to combat climate change in the country, at least 75 female farmers from two districts in Gbarpolu County are expected tomorrow to commence a two-day climate change adaptation sensitization training.The expected exercise is under the auspices of a local NGO “Good Neighbor Women Empowerment” in collaboration with the Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Project (CCAAP) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).The Assistant Minister for Technical Services at the MoA, Chea Garley made the disclosure to the Daily Observer Farmer Desk Monday, January 12, in Fendell, outside Monrovia.Minister Garley stated that the awareness campaign is intended to provide knowledge to farmers on how to cope with climate change effects.He explained that farmers in Gbarpolu County are experiencing the effect of climate change in crops production.“Climate change is not a strange happening for farmers but it is the coping mechanism knowledge that farmers lack.He said that it seriously undermines growth in the agricultural sector, so there is need that farmers get awareness.According to Minister Gurley in order for farmers to overcome the impact of climate change, the current farming practices carried out by them must be changed.“To ensure that farmers improve in agriculture, the MoA is encouraging farmers to prioritize lowland crop development.He said that such agricultural practices will help to increase the production of food in the country.The MOA CCAAP was established in 2011 with an assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to enhance the resilience to climate change by mainstreaming adaptation concerns in development of the agriculture sector.The project is a vehicle for implementing priority interventions identified in Liberia’s national adaptation program of action for the agriculture sector.It is a four-year project now piloting in Grand Gedeh and Bong Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Storytelling Winner: ‘NO ONE IS LIKE A BROTHER’

first_imgEditors Note:The following traditional story won the first prize at the 2nd Annual Peter Y. Ballah Traditional Storytelling Competition held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the David Kuyon Forum for Human Rights and Culture in Gbarnga, Bong County.  Organized by an NGO called Village People Empowerment (ViPE), the competition brought together 15 traditional storytellers from around Liberia in the initial stage of a larger project aimed at preserving Liberia’s rich culture.  ViPE is founded by Rudolf Janke, a German national.  Aptly named after the late Liberian cultural icon Peter Y. Ballah, the first traditional storytelling event was held just months before the icon passed away in 2012.  Ballah was also honored for his expert folkloric renditions at the event that year and it was decided that an annual traditional storytelling competition would be named in his honor.  The 15 contestants were vetted by a panel of 6 jurors based on the message, appeal, appropriateness, delivery and overall coherence of the stories in the Liberian context.  Consideration was given for the use of music and dance, both of which are typically used to add flavor to the stories and solidify the traditional context. The jurors chose three finalists who would later in the afternoon perform their stories before a live audience of over a hundred people of all ages.  The finalists included Mrs. Yomo N. Numa of Bomi County; Mr. Tony T. L. Kerdoe of Nimba County and Mr. Emmanueal F. Tamba of Bong County.  Numa’s story, “What I Will Do?” was about a frustrated young wife who consulted a medicine man in an effort to make her husband love her.  Kerdoe’s story “Leadership”, converges chickens and politics (who would have thunk it?) in a very important lesson about leaders and followers.  Tamba’s story, “No One is Like A Brother”, examines the deep crease between two brothers who find themselves on either side of the poverty line and the wealthy one’s wife’s effort to bring them together.  After all three were presented, the audience was asked to vote and Tamba’s story emerged to claim the first prize. The story was actually composed by Tamba who, in his acceptance remarks, revealed that when he was growing up, he shared with a friend that he wanted to be a storyteller.  “My friend laughed,” narrated Tamba, “but that did not stop me from pursuing my dream.” The Daily Observer is proud to publish Emmanuel F. Tamba’s award-winning masterpiece, “No One Is Like A Brother”.  We shall make an effort to publish the stories of the other 2 finalists in subsequent editions. A video of each will also be posted on our website, www.liberianobserver.com. Enjoy!No One Is Like A Brother“Many entreat the favor of the nobility, and every man is a friend to one who gives gift. But all the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him? He may pursue them, yet they abandon him.” (Proverb 19:6-7)Once there were two brothers who lived with their parents in one of the villages in central Liberia. These two brothers were called Pokpa and Flomolo. Pokpa was the big brother to Flomolo.  Pokpa was much closer to his father while his brother Flomolo was closer to his mother.  Pokpa’s father trained him how to work like a man, so that when he died, Pokpa would survive on his strength and hard work.  But Flomolo was trained by his mother, and grew up lazy and unable to work for himself.After many years, the parents of the brothers died. By now the both boys were grown up men.  Pokpa worked so hard and was well established and married, but his brother was very lazy and thus, poor.  One day Pokpa decided to desert his brother for his laziness.  “I prefer welcoming my friends on my dinner table than my lazy brother,” he said. He finally drove away his brother who had been staying with him since the death of their parents.One Christmas morning he invited his three wealthy friends, Mulbah, Lepolu and Najuah.  Form that day Pokpa was always in the company of his friends and left his brother starving with hunger. One evening while Pokpa and his wife were eating their new rice with palm oil, she asked, “Can you call your brother to share this dinner with us since he his not too far from us?”“Gormah,” Pokpa said to his wife, “If only you repeat what you just said, you will follow him.”The woman discontinued the conversation and they continued their eating.However, Gormah, Pokpa’s wife loved Flomolo; she decided to secretly send food to him as often as she could.  One afternoon while Pokpa was in the field working, Gormah decided to teach him a lesson to love and appreciate his brother.  That afternoon when Pokpa came home, he met Gormah lying on the ground crying with a great regret.“What happened to you?” He asked.“When I was cooking your food,” she explained in tears, “one crazy man came and took the pot from the fire and ran with it. I managed to pursue him with a big stick unfortunately for him I hit him hard and he dropped dead.”Pokpa was very furious when he heard this. He asked, “Where is the body?”“It is lying in the kitchen wrapped in the old mat,” Gormah said.When he saw the body, he did not care to open it, but how to bury it. Thinking on whom to go for help to bury the crazy man at midnight, his wife suggested that he asked his three friends for their help.  He accepted his wife suggestion and decided to go to his friends so that they would help him with the burial.Pokpa proceeded to the home of his first friend, Mulbah.  After he explained what had happened, his friend told him he couldn’t help because his wife was sick that night. Pokpa moved on to his others friends’ homes and they also gave him excuses.  Pokpa was so frustrated by his three friends who he was so sure he could depend on in such desperation.When he got home, his wife suggested again that he should go ask his brother to help him bury the man.  “My brother?” Pokpa asked. He held his head in his hand wondering whether it would really work since he had mistreated his brother many years ago. “I don’t think my brother will forgive me to come and help me,” he said.“Just try and see,” Gormah urged. Pokpa went to his brother that night.  When Flomolo heard him knocking at the door, he was glad and happy to see his brother coming to his home for the first time after many years.  Coming out to meet his brother, Flomolo asked, “What brought you to my poor home at this time of the night?”“Our people say, if you see the toad in the day, if it is not running behind something, then something is running behind it.”  Pokpa explained everything to his brother who, without any hesitation got prepared to help his brother Pokpa to bury the crazy man. Flomolo told Pokpa that he is always his brother no matter what had happened.After the burial, the next morning, while Pokpa was washing his face, two messengers form the town chief’s court came to him and his wife. “You are under arrest,” one of the messengers said.“For what?” Pokpa asked. “You will know when you get to the Chief’s court,” the men replied.When they got to the court, surprisingly Pokpa saw Mulbah, Lepolu and Najuah, his three wealthy friends, standing adjacent to the chief in the court.“Do you know these men?” the chief asked.“Yes” Pokpa replied.“According to these young men, your wife killed a crazy man and you went to them to help you bury the man, but they refused. Still you managed to bury the man along with your brother under the cotton tree. Therefore, you must go and dig the body out and bring it to my court now!”Pokpa, along with two messengers, went and dug out the body and brought it in the court.In the presence of everyone including Pokpa’s three friends, the chief asked him to untie the mat on the body.  Pokpa untied the body and, to everyone’s surprise, there was a big log lying in the mat.“What is this!?” the chief screamed.To the amazement of everyone, Gormah, Pokpa’s wife stood up and confessed. “Chief, this was a trick planned by me, to prove to my husband that no one is like a brother. My husband trusted and loved his friends more than his own brother.  But when this problem occurred, his very friends refused to help him and even deceived him. “Our Chief, I did not really kill anybody,” Gormah said.The chief ordered Pokpa’s three deceitful friends arrested and put them in jail and he set Pokpa and his wife free. From that day, Pokpa lived with his wife and brother happily in their town.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more