first_imgFC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MILAN — When Barcelona plays Tottenham on Wednesday it will bring back fond memories for the Catalan soccer giant.With continuing uncertainty over when the rebuilding of White Hart Lane will be finished, Tottenham is still playing its home matches at Wembley — England’s national stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Barcelona will be without the injured Sergio Roberto as well as defender Samuel Umtiti, who is suspended following his sending-off during the 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven, when Messi scored a hat trick.Tottenham lost its opener to Inter Milan 2-1 after the Italian side scored two late goals to complete a dramatic comeback.That reignited Inter’s season, with Luciano Spalletti’s side winning its next three Serie A matches and it will be hoping to continue that run at Eindhoven.GROUP CLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson knows just how tough it will be at Napoli. Seven months ago before moving to England, Alisson was part of the Roma side that won 4-2 in Napoli when he had to save 11 of 13 shots on target.“It was one of the toughest games of the season for us in Serie A,” Alisson recalled ahead of the trip back to Italy.However, Napoli has not shown the same attacking flare under Carlo Ancelotti as it did under Maurizio Sarri — as exemplified in the scoreless draw at Red Star Belgrade in the group opener. It lost 3-1 to Juventus in the Italian league on Saturday.Although Alisson conceded twice in his first Champions League game with Liverpool two weeks ago, a stoppage time goal from Roberto Firmino sealed a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.“To beat a great team like PSG fills you with confidence,” Alisson said. As does still being unbeaten after seven games in the Premier League.A daunting trip to PSG has been made harder for Red Star Belgrade, which will be without fans after trouble in the second leg of its playoff at Salzburg. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Real Madrid’s final success last year came against Liverpool, the English power that this week travels to Napoli.Here is a look at the four Champions League groups on Wednesday:GROUP AAtletico Madrid has only lost once in nine matches across all competitions this season.It won its Champions League opener 2-1 at Monaco and is coming off a satisfactory 0-0 draw at Real Madrid, extending its run in La Liga to six consecutive visits to the Santiago Bernabeu without a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Dominant debut for No. 1 pick Ayton in Suns’ exhibition game 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 awardcenter_img Goalkeeper Jan Olbak has been particularly miserly of late, having not conceded a goal in three successive matches.Borussia Dortmund will be in an even more buoyant mood when it hosts Monaco, after seizing the Bundesliga lead from Bayern on Saturday.While former midfielder Sebastian Kehl said it was “too early” for a title challenge, fans are dreaming of a repeat of the glory days under former coach Juergen Klopp, who led the side to back-to-back Bundesliga titles before the Champions League final in 2013.They will also be hoping to get their revenge, after a rampant Monaco side scored six goals in two games against the German side when the two met in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2017.The current Monaco outfit is a pale imitation, however, and Leonardo Jardim’s side heads to Dortmund bereft of confidence and unable to score, having suffered two straight defeats.GROUP BTottenham and Barcelona are meeting for only the third time in a competitive match, having previously faced each other in the semifinals of the European Cup Winners’ Cup when the Catalan club advanced.Facing Barcelona is more familiar territory for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who won only one of nine encounters while in charge of Espanyol.While Barcelona rested Lionel Messi on the weekend, Tottenham had a squad depleted by injuries against Huddersfield but Harry Kane did score his first double of the season in the Premier League victory.Tottenham will hope goalkeeper Hugo Lloris recovers from a thigh problem and playmaker Christian Eriksen recovers from a stomach injury for the visit of Barcelona. Midfielder Dele Alli has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Red Star supporters have been banned for the club’s first two away matches by UEFA, and the Serbian team was fined €30,000 ($34,700) for damages caused, for the throwing of objects, and for the setting off of fireworks.Considering PSG is heavy favorite to beat the team from Serbia at Parc des Princes, PSG coach Tuchel may be tempted to pick young players like defenders Colin Dagba and Stanley N’Soki, and forward Moussa Diaby.They have done well when selected this season, but Tuchel also knows PSG needs to bounce back after its opening defeat.Most likely, stars Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will start the match and Tuchel will look to bring the youngsters on if and when the game is safe.GROUP DAfter comfortably beating Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0, Turkey’s Galatasaray knows it can take control of the group with another victory at Porto.Badou Ndiaye is unavailable after his red card in that match, while fellow midfielder Emre Akbaba broke a metatarsal in Friday’s win over Erzurumspor and will be out for some six weeks.Porto also lost an important player to injury as star striker Vincent Aboubakar ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Friday’s win over Tondela.Galatasaray is without a victory on the road in Europe in 13 matches, since a 3-2 success at Schalke in the Champions League round of 16 in March 2013.Porto drew its opener against Schalke, which ended its five-game losing start to the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Mainz on Saturday and will hope to kick on from there at Lokomotiv Moscow. Lokomotiv looked weaker than other recent Russian champions in its opening loss to Galatasaray and is struggling in the Russian league, with three wins from nine games.Of its summer signings, striker Fyodor Smolov was suspended for the Galatasaray defeat and has now injured his shoulder, while coach Yuri Syomin has struggled to fit 2014 World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes into his system.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Barcelona won the Champions League title at Wembley in 2011, beating Manchester United 3-1.Surprisingly it has triumphed in Europe just once since then — in 2015 — highlighting the failure of Lionel Messi and its host of other stars to fulfill their potential fully in the Champions League.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 ChrissMoreover, its bitter rival Real Madrid has won the title four times in the same period.Another Spanish side in action, Atletico Madrid, has lost two of the past five finals — being beaten both times by Real Madrid. 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first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 UST big man Akomo hospitalized due to head trauma, blood clot Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joel Embiid led all scorers with 29 points for Philadelphia.MAVERICKS: Dallas’ Ding Yanyuhang scored one point and got one game ball. The Chinese rookie played the final 8:33, to the delight of the fans in Shenzhen, China. “We know how special this night is for Ding,” Barea said.76ERS: Robert Covington scored 18 points for the 76ers, who got 10 points apiece from JJ Redick and Ben Simmons. Philadelphia committed 35 fouls for the second consecutive game.UP NEXT: Philadelphia’s preseason ended at 3-1. Dallas (2-1) hosts Charlotte on Friday.NETS 110, PISTONS 108, OTBrooklyn’s Allen Crabbe left less than 3 minutes into the game with a sprained left ankle. X-rays were negative.Reggie Bullock missed his first eight shots for Detroit, but got a layup — off an assist by Andre Drummond — to fall in the final seconds and force overtime. Drummond tried to send the game to potentially a second overtime, but missed from the left side of the lane with about 3 seconds left in overtime and lobbied unsuccessfully for a foul call.NETS: D’Angelo Russell led the way with 25 points. Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen each scored 17.PISTONS: Langston Galloway scored 24 points and Blake Griffin finished with 17, on a night in which Drummond had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double — but missed 15 of his 21 shots.UP NEXT: Brooklyn (1-1) plays Toronto on Wednesday in Montreal. Detroit (1-2) hosts Washington on Wednesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. HORNETS 110, BULLS 104Kemba Walker scored 20 points for Charlotte, which survived despite seeing what was a 23-point lead get trimmed to three with 1:11 remaining.Jeremy Lamb scored 16 and Cody Zeller added 14 for the Hornets. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 26 points, going 9 for 15 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range.BULLS: Bobby Portis scored 17 points, Antonio Blakeney finished with 15 and Justin Holiday scored 10. … Jabari Parker grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulls, all of them on the defensive end. Chicago got only four offensive rebounds all game.HORNETS: Malik Monk scored 13 points, Marvin Williams added 12 and Nic Batum finished with 12 rebounds.UP NEXT: Chicago (1-2) hosts Indiana on Wednesday. Charlotte (3-1) visits Dallas on Friday.PACERS 111, CAVALIERS 102Victor Oladipo scored 23 points for Indiana, which led by as many as 24 on its way to winning in Cleveland.Domantas Sabonis finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers. Kyle Korver led the Cavaliers with 17 points in just under 20 minutes.PACERS: Indiana led 59-39 at halftime. … Edmond Sumner and Tyreke Evans each scored 14 for Indiana, which is playing all four of its preseason games on the road. The Pacers don’t have a four-game regular-season road trip until the end of November, It was a rough night for New York’s starting frontcourt. Kevin Knox, Lance Thomas and Noah Vonleh were a combined 3 for 18, finishing with a total of six points between them.WIZARDS: Jeff Green shot 7 for 10 and scored 16 points. John Wall finished with 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds in 27 minutes.KNICKS: Tim Hardaway Jr. and Allonzo Trier each scored 18 for the Knicks, who lost for the first time in this preseason. … Enes Kanter was held out of the game.UP NEXT: Washington (2-1) visits Detroit on Wednesday. New York (3-1) hosts Brooklyn on Friday.KINGS 132, MACCABI HAIFA 100Buddy Hield scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 4 from 3-point range, to lead seven Sacramento players in double figures.Justin Jackson made four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, and Harry Giles III scored 16.Josh Childress, who played eight seasons in the NBA, led Maccabi Haifa with 18 points.KINGS: Kosta Koufos, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Iman Shumpert did not play. … Frank Mason scored 13 points with eight assists and five steals. … Willie Cauley-Stein had 13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.MACCABI HAIFA: Kennedy Meeks had 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. WASHINGTON, DC – John Wall #2 (R) of the Washington Wizards and the bench celebrate in the fourth quarter during the second half of a preseason NBA game against the Miami Heat at Capital One Arena on October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Will Newton/Getty Images/AFPDwight Howard’s first preseason with the Washington Wizards is apparently over before it started.Howard needs an injection to alleviate pain in his back, and Washington coach Scott Brooks said that the eight-time All-Star has hopes of being back on the court by early next week.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES UP NEXT: Sacramento (2-2) plays host to Utah on Thursday.SUNS 117, WARRIORS 109Deandre Ayton and Ryan Anderson scored 18 points apiece for Phoenix.Stephen Curry led Golden State with 23 points in 23 minutes. Kevin Durant added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.SUNS: The team announced earlier Monday that General Manager Ryan McDonough had been fired. … Trevor Ariza hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points.WARRIORS: Coach Steve Kerr was ejected in the third quarter for arguing a foul called on Stephen Curry. Replays showed Kerr telling the referees, “I don’t want to be here anyway”. … Andre Igoudala, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston did not play.UP NEXT: Golden State plays the Lakers at T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas, and Phoenix wraps up preseason play at Portland, on Wednesday. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But the back problems have kept Howard from practicing or playing with the Wizards so far in training camp and the preseason.For his career, Howard has averaged 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds — averaging a double-double in each of his 14 seasons as well.Monday’s games:MAVERICKS 115, 76ERS 112Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and Dallas topped Philadelphia 76ers to earn a split of the teams’ NBA China Games series.ADVERTISEMENT CAVALIERS: Cleveland had not trailed for a single second in its first two preseason games. The no-deficit streak ended 22 seconds after tipoff on Monday. … John Holland scored 13 points but first-round pick Collin Sexton struggled — shooting 1 for 7 and finishing with three points.UP NEXT: Indiana (2-1) visits Chicago on Wednesday. Cleveland (2-1) plays Detroit on Friday in East Lansing, Michigan.HEAT 90, MAGIC 89Rodney McGruder led Miami with 19 points, and a short jumper with 1:35 left closed the scoring.Orlando had a chance to win it after grabbing a defensive rebound and calling time with 1.3 seconds remaining. Magic coach Steve Clifford put his starters back in and mapped out a play, but Nikola Vucevic’s lob for Aaron Gordon was knocked away by Miami’s Bam Adebayo and time expired.MAGIC: Vucevic had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which rallied from 19 points down and wound up reclaiming the lead in the fourth quarter. Jerlan Grant scored 17 points and Gordon had 12 for the Magic.HEAT: Dwyane Wade made his last home preseason debut, scoring eight points. He’s expected to play in at least one of Miami’s two remaining exhibitions. … Goran Dragic scored 16 points and Hassan Whiteside added 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.UP NEXT: Orlando (1-2) hosts Memphis on Wednesday. Miami (1-3) hosts New Orleans on Wednesday.WIZARDS 110, KNICKS 98Bradley Beal led Washington with 20 points, and the Wizards finished with seven players in double figures. If it takes that long, that means Howard won’t appear in any of Washington’s preseason games. And if he doesn’t play in the preseason, that would cast doubt on Howard being ready when Washington’s regular-season slate starts against Miami on Oct. 18.“We’re going to take it day by day,” Brooks told reporters before Washington’s preseason game at New York on Monday night.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 ChrissHoward, who turns 33 in December, has always been durable.He missed a total of seven games in his first seven seasons, and played in 81 of 82 games with Charlotte last season. The one game he missed was while he was serving a suspension — and the Hornets wound up beating Memphis that night by 61 points anyway. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spurs: Host Orlando on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jrue Holiday had 29 points and eight assists to lead the Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 17 points and eight rebounds after missing Thursday’s game with a sprained right elbow.San Antonio held New Orleans to 17 points in the opening period and 39 points in the first half, season lows for each team. While the defensive effort was a boon for the Spurs, the Pelicans continue to struggle after opening the season 4-0.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 ChrissAfter trailing 15-8, the Spurs moved out to a two-point lead with an 11-2 run sparked by Cunningham diving on the floor defensively for a loose ball.San Antonio’s bench played a key role, outscoring New Orleans’ 33-13, including 14 points by Marco Belinelli. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trae Young scores 24 as Hawks beat Heat 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 San Antonio Spurs’ Dante Cunningham (33) and DeMar DeRozan (10) scramble for the ball against New Orleans Pelicans’ Nikola Mirotic, right, and Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 12 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs defeated New Orleans 109-95 Saturday, extending the Pelicans’ losing streak to five games.Dante Cunningham had a season-high 15 points, Patty Mills finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and San Antonio won its fourth straight.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans has been outscored by an average of 14.6 points in its five-game skid. . Davis grabbed his left knee in pain after colliding with Cunningham as the two went for a loose ball with 6 minutes remaining, but quickly smiled and rose after the initial burst of pain. . The Pelicans scored 17 points in the first quarter and 39 points in the first half, both season lows. Their previous season low for a quarter was 18 points in the second against Utah on Oct. 27, and 24 in the opening period against Denver on Oct. 29. New Orleans’ previous low for the first half was 45 points against Denver on Oct. 29.Spurs: DeRozan has scored at least 25 points in seven of the team’s eight games this season. The only other San Antonio player to do so was George Gervin in 1978-79. . The Spurs are 44-17 against the Hornets/Pelicans since they relocated to New Orleans in 2003. It’s the most victories against the city’s second NBA franchise by any team. . Cunningham had scored 20 points total in the team’s first seven games. His previous high was four points, which he scored in the team’s previous three games.UP NEXTPelicans: At Oklahoma City on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more


first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Richardson was ejected as part of that outburst, which started after he thought he got fouled moments earlier and nothing was called. It was a frustrating night in many respects for the Heat, who lost 113-97 and fell to 6-10 on the season.“I can’t really do anything about it at this point,” said Richardson, who spoke with NBA officials by phone earlier Monday to give his side of the story before the discipline was meted out. “I’m just going to learn from it and go forward.”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 ChrissHeat coach Erik Spoelstra lauded Richardson’s competitiveness but did not give him a pass for throwing something into the crowd — and stressed that things have to start changing for Miami soon. The Heat play host to Brooklyn on Tuesday night.“There’s some behavior that’s unacceptable,” Spoelstra said. “Throwing something into the stands, no matter how you look at it, is unacceptable. The competitive frustration right now, everybody should be feeling that. This should not be something that’s just deemed OK. It’s not. And we have to change it.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson, left, Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, center, and Heat center Hassan Whiteside are unable to come up with a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MIAMI — Josh Richardson’s shoe toss was predictably costly.The NBA fined the Miami Heat guard $25,000 on Monday, one day after he threw one of his sneakers several rows into the stands midway through the fourth quarter of a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch after January bout Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Richardson is Miami’s leading scorer this season, averaging 20.1 points through the season’s first 16 games.Also Monday, the Heat revealed that point guard Goran Dragic had fluid drained from his right knee and is expected to miss the next three games, including a two-game trip to Chicago and Toronto. Dragic may be able to return Nov. 27 when Miami plays host to Atlanta.___ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more


first_imgSEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 For Korver, Cleveland will get Utah’s 2020 second-round selection along with Washington’s 2021 second-rounder. The Cavs also receive an asset in Burks’ expiring contract worth $11.2 million, something they might be able to use in another deal.ESPN first reported the sharpshooting Korver is on the move.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 ChrissThe Cavs are just 4-14 in their first season since LeBron James left again. They began this season thinking they could compete for a playoff spot while developing young players, but after a coaching change and rash of injuries, Cleveland’s priorities have shifted and the team decided it was time ship Korver elsewhere.Korver was one of the most coveted players on the market, and the Cavs have been shopping him along with forward J.R. Smith, who agreed to step away from the team after being unhappy with his reduced role this season. The 37-year-old Korver is headed back to Utah, where he played from 2007-10. At just 9-12 going into Wednesday’s game in Brooklyn, the Jazz have been a disappointment so far. But Korver’s range should open the floor for point guard Donovan Mitchell and others.Korver has made 2,238 career 3-pointers, fourth-most in NBA history and tops among current players.The 27-year-old Burks has battled injuries over the past few years. He’s averaging 8.4 points and 15.8 minutes this season.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver (26) keeps the ball away from Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade veteran forward Korver to the Utah Jazz. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin, File)CLEVELAND — Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender.The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Korver, one of the best deep outside shooters in NBA history, to the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In exchange for Korver, the Cavs will get guard Alec Burks — and his expiring contract — along with two future second-round draft picks, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap has to be approved by the NBA. The trade might not become official until Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 32 years, UP makes it back to the UAAP Finals on skipper Desiderio’s heroics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more


first_imgINDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates match point against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPWorld number one Naomi Osaka on Saturday launched her Indian Wells title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 65th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France.Osaka, whose second straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January propelled her to the top of the rankings, avenged a loss to Mladenovic in Dubai last month in her first match since she lifted the trophy in Melbourne.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NBA fines Thunder’s Paul George $25K for ripping referees Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra It wasn’t all smooth sailing as Osaka was broken when serving for the match at 5-2 in the second.After Mladenovic held serve to narrow the deficit to 5-4, the Japanese player faced another break point before wrapping up the match after one hour and 21 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’ve never been a defending champion before — that’s new and I was really nervous,” said Osaka, whose first WTA title at Indian Wells last year launched a 2018 campaign that would eventually include her first Grand Slam crown at the US Open.Osaka next faces Danielle Collins, the 25th-seeded American who beat Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-1. View commentscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more


first_imgStudents and faculty of the John P. Mitchell Elementary, Junior and Senior High School were surprised on Tuesday, April 21, when a resident of the Boys Town Community, Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh, donated 78 pieces of arm chairs to them.Kids of the lower section of the school, which is located directly opposite House Speaker J. Alex Tyler’s residence, sit on broken pieces of concrete bricks and wooden chairs.The female teacher of the 2nd grade class also sits on bricks, while the male teacher of the 1st grade sits on a broken chair and kids in both classes sit on broken pieces of bricks and chairs.The John P. Mitchell School, which has 750 pupils, is located on the outskirts of Monrovia on the highway leading to the Roberts International Airport. It is also a couple of feet away from the Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks, along the same highway and a mile from the official residence of the Margibi County District #1 lawmaker, Rep. Roland Opee Cooper.However, the school’s most pressing need has not gone unnoticed. Mr. Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh, who donated the arm chairs, is a resident of the district, too. He lives at least two miles from the school.“I was invited some time ago by the school authorities to deliver a motivational speech to the kids. When I got on the campus, I decided to walk around the school. I noticed that the children and their teachers were sitting on broken pieces of bricks. I was moved to do something,” Mr. Tarponweh said.To the surprise of the students and teachers, he donated 78 pieces of durable arm chairs. He also told the students that an additional 50 chairs would be brought in two weeks. He told this newspaper that it cost him US$1,500 for the chairs.He further stated that he did not have to be in government before he could help a child stay in school and that it gave him joy to see smiles on the faces of the children, “who are Liberia’s future leaders.”He used the occasion to call on other well-meaning Liberians to help the children of Liberia stay in school.The school’s principal, student council president and queen in separate statements praised Mr. Tarponweh for the gesture. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDear Editor,I have a question and I would appreciate an answer from whoever wishes to educate me about this issue. My simple question is which political party will form the Government if after the next election, the two major parties each end up with 32 seats and another party with one seat?Ok. This number, 32, has been featured too much recently. What if the two major parties each end up with 30 seats and the other parties with a total of five seats? Which party will form the Government?Editor, pity my simplicity for asking this question which might be totally irrelevant.Regards,Wesley Kirtonlast_img read more


first_imgThe non-consultative approach taken by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) regarding the severance payment for Wales sugar workers is reminiscent of the struggles associated with the Enmore workers in June 1948.This was the view of Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary Lincoln Lewis in an interview with Guyana Times on the observance of Enmore Martrys Day Thursday.“The struggle of ‘48 has been on the question of rights – right to choose, right to a union of your choice – there were a number of issues all bordered on rights [and] cut and load was the issue that brought them to fore, the point here now is how GuySuCo treats the [rights of workers],” he noted.Lincoln referenced the laws and conventions as stipulated in Chapter 23:01 of the Trade Unions Recognition laws which speak to how an employer must deal with unions and workers.“When a trade union has been given recognition, the employer has to deal with that trade union in good faith; in their case (GuySuCo), they are not prepared to talk to the trade union on the whole question of redundancy – they are in breach of the law and what we are having is a repeat of what took place in 1948,” the veteran trade unionist emphasised.He reiterated that the only way the well-being of workers could improve was if the requisite laws were respected. “We have to respect laws and conventions; these are the things that are premised on which good governance has been built.”Earlier this year, the General Secretary disclosed that the closure of the Wales Estate was an “injustice” and had called on Government to engage in dialogue with the parliamentary Opposition on the matter. At a solidarity protest at Belle West, West Bank Demerara, Lewis told the gathering that the rights of workers were at stake.The plight of sugar workers was highlighted in a statement that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) issued on Tuesday in memory of the five sugar workers who were gunned down by colonial Police in British Guiana on June 16, 1948. The workers who died were later known as the Enmore Martyrs: Lallabaggie and Dookie from Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and Rambarran, Harry and Pooran from Enterprise/Nonpareil, ECD.According to the Party, sugar workers today face an uncertain future with the decision to close Wales Estate and the impending closure of the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Estate, adding that workers were denied their Annual Production Incentive (API) and the fruits of other collective bargaining agreements with their union.“The gains made for sugar workers and workers on the whole are gradually being whittled away by an unsympathetic and uncaring regime which is more concerned about feathering its own nest rather than that of the working class,” the political Party noted.The PPP also said that the Administration needed to stop “playing politics” with the livelihoods of sugar workers and the decision to close sugar estates should be rescinded.“This disrespect and callous attitude displayed by GuySuCo is a clear violation of industrial relations enshrined in the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation,” the PPP added.last_img read more


first_img“Picture Boy” trialAs the third trial for double-murder accused Cyon ‘Picture Boy’ Collier continues, Detective Superintendent Michael Kingston continued his testimony in the presence of Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and a mixed jury on Monday at the Demerara Assizes.Collier is accused of murdering two brothers, Ray ‘Sugar’ Walcott and Carl ‘Alo’ Andrews at Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara in 2006.Kingston was cross examined by Defence counsel Lyndon Amsterdam, while Prosecutors Narissa Leander and Tuanna Hardy represented the State.The major part of the day was spent with Amsterdam going back and forth with Kingston on the uncertainty of three key points and errors in filing the documents.Kingston gave evidence in the High Court that the accused had uttered the words “boss man them man violate me yuh know,” and whenCyon “Picture Boy” Collierasked by Kingston about the guns used to kill the brothers, Collier pointed him to the guns on the bed.However, Amsterdam indicated that it is best practice for the officer to make note of these words in one of the many record books in the Cove and John Police Station.Kingston recollected that his role in the Criminal Investigations Department for this case was to gather information, plan and stage an operation and this resulted in the capturing of Collier and recovering of an AK-47 assault rifle.Kingston stated that during the operation he along with several other ranks, including Linden Lord, acted on information leading them to Lot 23, Bachelors Adventure, ECD.When the team reached the property they were met at the door by the accused. During discussions with the accused, Kingston was lead to the guns and ammunition after which he asked Collier if he was the holder of a firearm licences.According to Kingston’s testimony, Collier responded by saying “no” and so was arrested and taken to the Station.He said that at the station he filled out the charge sheet and the station diary but during the cross examination, it was discovered that the charge sheet was incompletely filed. It did not include the time the accused was placed in custody and the time of arrest was incomplete, having only the time 07:4, missing the final digit.Kingston tried to justify his actions by saying, “it is an error on my part in filing the documents and it was some sort of distraction thatDead: Ray “Sugar” WalcottDead: Carl Andrewsresulted in the error.”Collier is accused of murdering the two brothers in Victoria on September 23, 2006.Reports are a group of young men were playing dominoes at the Victoria four-corner when the two brothers were allegedly shot by the accused who rode up on a motorcycle.The brothers were rushed to hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.The trial continues on Tuesday.last_img read more