18 Jan

Lyceum faces ‘harder, but sweeter’ road to NCAA finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lyceum had a different fate in 2018 after finishing with a 15-3 record for the second seed and setting up a semifinal matchup against Letran.“It’s going to be hard and tough, but we will hold on to the lessons we’ve learned in our loss to San Beda,” said Robinson. “At this point of the season, it’s about making sure we’re in this together.”“We have to make sure that we’re mentally tough, make the players know that we’ve got their backs and that we will take care of them.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lyceum settles for no. 2, but adversity motivates Pirates Lyceum didn’t end the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament elimination round the way head coach Topex Robinson wanted it to be.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Pirates again yielded to defending champion San Beda,  75-68, in their last game before their Final Four battle.Robinson, however, believes they will be better for it as they enter their first semifinal round in the NCAA.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 Chriss“It’s going to be harder, but it will be sweeter,” said Robinson Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center. “Every adversity that we went through bonds us together and that’s the way I look at things.”Although Lyceum lost in two games against the Red Lions in the finals of Season 93, the Pirates finished with a perfect 18-0 after last year’s elimination round earning them an automatic berth to the finals. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

10 Jan

Croatia qualify for WCup with Greece draw

first_img0Shares0000Croatia’s Domagoj Vida celebrates with teammates after winning a World Cup 2018 qualifying match against Greece, on November 12, 2017 in Piraeus © AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKIPIRAEUS, Greece, Nov 13 – Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate.Zlatko Dalic’s men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. “We had a good match in Zagreb but it was difficult here. If we had won 1-0 (in the first leg) it would have been very difficult tonight,” said Croatia coach Dalic, who only took over from the sacked Ante Cacic last month.“We are a very good team and it would not be just for us not to go to Russia.”A strong defensive performance, especially in the second half, was enough for Croatia to leave the Karaisiakis Stadium with a comfortable victory over the two legs after winning 4-1 on Thursday.“It was a tough match for us. We did not play at our level, but more important is the result,” said Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.“Greece played a good game tonight, it pushed us, but there was no serious opportunity (of a comeback).”Greece coach Michael Skibbe dropped half of his players from the disastrous first-leg showing in Zagreb, and the return of Roma defender Kostas Manolas kept Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic in check.“Unfortunately we had a very bad performance in Zagreb three days ago and we paid for it,” said German Skibbe.“We then made too many mistakes. Tonight we were excellent and Croatia were not good. The previous match happened the other way around.”For the first 30 minutes Greece were in control, but despite two good shots from Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and AEK Athens forward Anastasios Bakasetas, the home team failed to get the much-needed early goal.Greece came close to scoring four minutes before half-time when a cross from Kostas Mitroglou found midfielder Zeca, who headed the ball in front of the Croatian goalmouth, only for goalkeeper Danijel Subasic to tip the ball away with Panagiotis Retsos ready to head in.But the visitors nearly put the tie to bed when a left-footed blast by Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic hit the post in the 43rd minute, after Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic had earlier curled a free-kick over the crossbar.Greece continued to enjoy more of the ball in the second period but when it came to finishing off an attack, either a pass would go astray or a defender would step in.A shot on the turn by Mitroglou from just outside the penalty area just missed the post with an outstretched Subasic unable to reach it.Greece did put the ball in the net in the 79th minute, but substitute Dimitris Pelkas was correctly called offside.Bologna defender Vasilis Torosidis’ shot was blocked by Subasic with just three minutes left, denying Greece even a consolation strike.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

28 Oct

24 days ago​Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency looms

first_img​Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency loomsby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is coy regarding his future at the club.The Belgian centre-back has been a stalwart for the club in the past few seasons.But with his contract running out at the end of the campaign, there is no sign of him renewing.And the 32-year-old is coy on his future.”I’d prefer not to go into that, but there is always movement there, of course,” Vertonghen said when quizzed about his future by reporters.”It’s my eighth season and I’m feeling great. Maybe the results didn’t come our way [at the start of the season], but they were tough away games and you always have to see how you bounce back from that.”[My future is] not a distraction. I’m very aware of my age. I feel fairly young. It doesn’t distract me. I want to play as many games as possible. I’m very ambitious and I feel I’ve got a few good years left at the top level.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 Oct

Jerry OConnell loves North Bay talks new TV show Carter

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook O’Connell was born in Manhattan but seems Canadian because: he’s super nice, even while being interviewed on the phone at 1 a.m., his time; his favourite TV show is “Schitt’s Creek”; and when he’s not working in Canada, he’s working with Canadians.The 44-year-old made his film debut in 1986 as one of the young lads scrambling across railway tracks in Rob Reiner’s memorable feature “Stand By Me.” Among his co-stars: a young Kiefer Sutherland.O’Connell was in Toronto for three of his teen years shooting the CTV comedy “My Secret Identity.” He was cast opposite Second City veteran Derek McGrath, who, as O’Connell points out, is from the northern Ontario town of Porcupine, near Timmins.It was during those “My Secret Identity” years that O’Connell started identifying with the Canadian anthem. “You go to enough Leafs games, Jays games and Argo games, you pick it up.”He sang it loud and proud last fall with a children’s choir on the ice at an OHL North Bay Battalion game. “That night we went out after the game to a bar,” he says. “The whole crew was critiquing my performance of the national anthem. They said I was drowning out the kids.”Several years after “My Secret Identity,” O’Connell was cast alongside another Canadian, Jill Hennessy, on the U.S. network drama “Crossing Jordan.”“She was born in Edmonton and grew up in Ontario,” says O’Connell, who knows his Canadian towns, cities and actresses.After that series, about 10 years ago, O’Connell was cast in the short-lived U.S. sitcom “Carpoolers” which was created by Bruce McCulloch from “Kids in the Hall.”“I have Bruce McCulloch to thank for this job,” says O’Connell of “Carter.” According to the actor, McCulloch told “Carter” creator Garry Campbell (a former “Kids in the Hall” writer who also has worked on “Kim’s Convenience” and “Less than Kind”) that he should cast the American.“He said, ‘Jerry’s not that reliable but you’ll have fun working with him,”‘ suggests O’Connell. “I’m totally joking — that was a joke. He must have said something positive. I got hired.”O’Connell does squeeze in the occasional job on American soil. He’s in this week’s season finale of “The Big Bang Theory.” As Sheldon’s seldom-seen big brother Georgie, he’s among the guests at the wedding of characters Sheldon and Amy.His nine-year-old twin daughters — big “Young Sheldon” fans — are thrilled dad’s going to be on “Big Bang.” O’Connell is married to actress Rebecca Romijn, who brought the kids to Canada for a visit during the series shoot.O’Connell truly fell in love with North Bay, which, thanks to tax incentives, has become a thriving film and TV production site. He kept running into Billy Campbell, Karine Vanasse and the cast of “Cardinal” while in North Bay, and advocates for a “Carter”-“Cardinal” crossover.“I really do feel like I have a job to do in letting people know that the north is gorgeous and everybody should come up there,” says O’Connell. “Not only is it a beautiful place to shoot, it’s a beautiful place to come visit.”He’s looking forward to returning to the city this week for a special premiere screening of “Carter.”“Everybody who works at Timmy Ho-Ho’s is going to be there. It’s going to be crazy.” How many American TV stars could come up to Canada and belt out our national anthem at a hockey game without a teleprompter?Jerry O’Connell performed the task — without missing a word — while working on his new series “Carter” in North Bay, Ont.If that doesn’t sound honourary Canadian enough, here’s the plot of “Carter,” which premieres Tuesday, May 15, on Bravo: a Canadian actor (O’Connell), who stars in a top-rated American detective series, heads back to his small town in Northern Ontario to escape the phoniness of Hollywood. He reunites with his old pals from high school (played by Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Kristian Bruun) and together they form a crime-solving team.center_img Actors Jerry O’Connell and Sydney Tamiia Poitier are shown in a scene from the television show “Carter.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

28 Sep

Football How much will special teams impact the Fiesta Bowl for Ohio

Penn State freshman punter Blake Gillikin (93) and OSU redshirt sophomore wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) rush towards the ball after a blocked punt in the second half of the Buckeyes game on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes lost 24-21. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For weeks, much of the talk for the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl has been about the offensive and defensive capabilities of both No. 3 Ohio State and No. 2 Clemson. However, there has been little discussed in terms of special teams, the unit that the Buckeyes take extremely seriously. Kerry Coombs, the secondary and special teams coach for the Buckeyes, has a knack for coaching some of the best special teamers in the nation year after year. According to him, the effort of his gunners and kick coverage unit could make the difference in a game as evenly matched as OSU versus Clemson.“I think they’re very, very good just like I think we’re very, very good,” he said. “I think there’s going to be a couple of areas in the game … I know that their national championship game last year hinged on some big special teams plays. I think that our kids are extremely well prepared, and I know that there’s are too. So, it’s going to be a lot of fun. I think it will be a factor in the game.”One of the biggest weapons on Coombs’ special teams unit is senior punter Cameron Johnston. Johnston, a native of Melbourne, Australia, who has been punting for the Buckeyes for four years now, and is in his fifth year with the team.Averaging a career-best 46.2 yards per punt in 2016, the Australian born punter has a few goals in mind against Clemson. The most prominent of those goals is limiting the returning ability of the Tigers’ returners.“You never know how many times you’re going to punt, but when you do, you got to make sure it’s in the right area,” Johnston said. “If you get zero return yards for the day, you’ve had a good day.”While netting zero return yards on punts has a lot to do with how the ball is kicked and the trajectory it takes before striking the turf the proper way, having help from teammates is necessary to limiting return yardage. Wide receivers like redshirt sophomore Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin have been instrumental on kick coverage success, playing predominantly at the outside coverage positions.The players at those positions, known predominately as “gunners,” are known for their speed and athleticism, as well as the ability to hunt down the ball and bring down the returner quickly, or forcing him towards the middle of the field. For McLaurin, the chance to cut his teeth as a special teamer has resulted in his development as a well-rounded player.“You kind of get your feet wet playing special teams,” he said. “Once you start making plays on special teams, you’re going to be making plays on offense. You see it all the time with guys coming through this program. That’s what we preach about competitive excellence.”Although the Buckeyes have yet to score on a punt return this year, it is worth noting OSU has not given up a touchdown on a punt either this season. Part of that statistic has to do with McLaurin’s ability, while another part comes down to how well Johnston has played.With a punter like Johnston who is a master at hang-time on punts, as well as a speedy player on the outside to get to the returner quickly, OSU might very well dictate the game. Pinning an offense deep in its own territory is something that Coombs feels could be the difference maker come Saturday.“All the difference,” he said. “And not just big (plays), but just the innate field position difference. If we can gain yards with special forces throughout the game, which is our objective, it doesn’t show up as a big play. But it makes a dent in the scoreboard.”OSU squares off against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the University of Phoenix Stadium. read more

28 Sep

Aaron Craft leads Ohio State to 7669 upset against No 17 Iowa

Junior center Amir Williams (23) dunks the ball during a game against Iowa Feb. 4 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. OSU won, 76-69.Courtesty of The Daily Iowan/Alyssa HitchcockWhen a team is on the road in a hostile environment, college basketball coaches typically look to their seniors to lead the way.That was the case Tuesday night in Iowa City, Iowa, as Ohio State senior guard Aaron Craft did a little bit of everything to help lead his team to its second straight road win, defeating No. 17 Iowa, 76-69.Craft finished with a game-high 17 points, recorded six steals, dished out six assists and delivered a crucial driving layup with 1:21 remaining while getting fouled. His free throw put the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5) up, 66-59, but Iowa would not go away.The Hawkeyes (17-6, 6-4) cut the lead to four after a free throw by senior forward Zach McCabe with 54 seconds left, but they never got that close again.The battery of junior guard Shannon Scott, junior forwards LaQuinton Ross and Sam Thompson and senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. combined to make 10 of 12 free throws after the lead was cut to four to help seal the win for the Buckeyes, who won their second straight game against a top 20 opponent — following up a 59-58 victory at then-No. 14 Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.The Buckeyes shot 25-49 from the field in the game, including 7-16 from beyond the arc. Their perimeter defense proved to be the difference, as Iowa shot just 3-20 from deep.After trailing, 33-31, at halftime, OSU took the lead for good after Smith Jr. buried a three from the wing with 18:39 remaining. Smith Jr. finished with 12 points, one of five OSU guys to score in double figures including Craft, Ross with 13, junior center Amir Williams with 12 and Scott with 11.Sophomore guard Mike Gesell led the Hawkeyes with 16 points, and junior center Gabriel Olaseni added 14 off the bench.After the two straight road wins, OSU is set to come home Saturday and take on Purdue (13-9, 3-6). The Buckeyes last beat the Boilermakers, 78-69, Dec. 31 in West Lafayette, Ind. Tipoff for Saturday is set for 6 p.m. read more

18 Sep

Ajax boss An opportunity that we need to go for

first_imgErik ten Hag believes his Ajax side must go all-out for the opportunity they have at Benfica tonight in the Champions LeagueVictory for the Dutch giants will book them a spot in the knockout stages of the competition.Currently, Ajax lead Group E on goal difference from Bayern Munich and are four points ahead of tonight’s opponents Benfica.“This is the fourth game of the group phase, and it’s an important one. A lot is at stake,” Ajax coach Ten Hag told reporters on the club website.“We definitely have the possibility of getting closer to making it through the winter break in the Champions League. And it’s an opportunity that we need to go for.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…A late goal from Noussair Mazraoui handed Ajax a narrow 1-0 win over Benfica at the Amsterdam Arena last time out a fortnight ago.But former Manchester United defender Daley Blind doesn’t expect an easy time from Benfica in Lisbon tonight.“The next round is within our reach,” said Blind.“It’s not going to be easy, but it’s a huge opportunity. We are very aware of this. We’re going to have to do our best to grab those three points.”The Group E game between Benfica and Ajax will begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

18 Sep

For Guardiola Fernandinho is very important

first_imgThe Manchester City manager believes the Brazil midfielder is not certain to face Southampton on SundayBrazilian midfielder Fernandinho is injured.But he trained with Manchester City on Saturday and might be able to face Southampton tomorrow.“It is not necessary to lose three games from four to say how important Fernandinho is to us,” Guardiola said to The Standard.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is a specific position, we don’t have his qualities again. He is an incredible player.”“We tried but when players don’t want to come what can we do?” Guardiola spoke about trying to cover him.“I never in my career with Barcelona or Bayern Munich, I never complain about what they try to do, the clubs.”“They do their best because they want to win too. They try to provide me with the best team possible and they did it,” Guardiola added.last_img read more

17 Sep

Chula Vista police officer awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery

first_img July 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 28, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A local police officer was honored this weekend with one of the nations highest awards for bravery.A Chula Vista police officer David Sachs was awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.In 2017, Sachs responded to a call in a Chula Vista neighborhood. When Sachs arrived, 27-year-old David Scott charged him with a knife. Sachs then fired his gun in self-defense. He was stabbed four to six times in the head and the arm.After seven months of recovery Sachs is back to work, and is has received one of the highest honors that a law enforcement officer can receive in the U.S. Chula Vista police officer awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

14 Sep

Alaska Unemployment Rate Remains At 72 Percent

first_imgThe largest increases were again in Skagway and the Denali Borough, where the remainder of tourism-related activity wound down. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s total employment was down by an estimated 0.9 percent in November compared to November 2016, a loss of about 2,800 jobs. Oil and gas jobs were down by 7.8 percent and construction by 4.8 percent. Health care was the only industry to add jobs. Transportation, warehousing, and utilities remained at the same level as last year, as did local government. Federal jobs were down 0.7 percent and state government 2.4 percent. Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent, where it has been since August. The comparable national rate for November was 4.1 percent. According to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as employment losses continue, they have moderated noticeably in the second half of 2017. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate was 7.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from October, an expected increase as winter sets in. Unemployment rates went up in 24 of 29 boroughs and census areas. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp3VmJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more