‘Country calls’ and Standhardinger answers right away

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs On one part, his team San Miguel lost 87-83 to Barangay Ginebra and dropped 3-2 in the series, and on the other he was called up to the Philippine national team bound for the Asian Games minutes before tipoff.And Standhardinger still has lingering pain issues with his left knee after he suffered an injury early in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I want actually to use this break to strengthen my left knee but the country calls and there’s really no choice for me, I want to represent the country,” said Standhardinger. “I want to make my fellow Filipinos proud, our countrymen proud and I hope that we can do that.”Standhardinger, who finished with three points and four rebounds in Game 5, said he found out about the call up just before he took to the floor and he immediately expressed his joy. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Christian Standhardinger just had, probably, his strangest night as a professional basketball player in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Zverev beats de Minaur for 2nd consecutive Citi Open title “I actually found out before I shut down my cellphone to get ready for the game then I just made a post to express how honored I am and how excited I am,” said Standhardinger, who is San Miguel’s top draft pick of the 2017 Draft.With the national team, under head coach Yeng Guiao, squeezing everything in less than two weeks of preparation, Standhardinger knows he will have to focus on two things simultaneously.San Miguel still has a chance to retain their Commissioner’s Cup if it can force, and win, Game 7 on August 10 just four days before Standhardinger and the rest of the national team fly to Indonesia.“I hope that I can still focus on the finals and join the team,” said Standhardinger. “For me, obviously, the first priority is to try to win the finals here. That’s very important for me and for San Miguel. And after that I can completely focus on hopefully getting some victories in the Asian Games.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Buckeyes top final poll

first_imgKansas (30-4), which beat Texas in overtime Sunday to win the Big 12 tournament, received the other No. 1 vote and had 1,718 points in staying second. Florida (29-5), the defending national champion, jumped from sixth to third after beating Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference championship game. North Carolina (28-6), which beat North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game, moved from eighth to fourth. USC (23-11) moved back into the poll at No. 23 after a one-week absence following its run to the Pac-10 title game. Forty-eight schools were ranked at some point this season, tying the record set in 1992-93. Five teams were ranked No.1 this season: Florida for eight weeks, UCLA for six, Ohio State for three and North Carolina and Wisconsin for one each. Four teams – Florida, North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State – were ranked in the top 10 all season, and six others – Kansas, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Memphis and Nevada – were in the poll all season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ohio State, Kansas, Florida and North Carolina – the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament – held the top four spots in the final Associated Press college basketball poll Monday. The Buckeyes (30-3), who beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game on Sunday, were No. 1 in the Top 25 for the third consecutive week, receiving all but one first-place vote and 1,799 points from the 72-member national media panel. It is the third time Ohio State finished No. 1 in the final poll. Both other times, 1961 and 1962, the Buckeyes lost to Cincinnati in the national championship game. center_img Memphis, Wisconsin, UCLA, Georgetown, Texas A&M and Oregon rounded out the top 10. Texas moved up four spots to 11th and was followed by Pittsburgh, Washington State, Southern Illinois, Nevada, Louisville, Notre Dame, Maryland, UNLV and Marquette. The last five teams were Butler, Winthrop, USC, BYU and Tennessee. Duke (22-10), which was 21st last week, fell out of the rankings after losing to North Carolina State in the ACC tournament, the Blue Devils’ third consecutive loss. This is the first time since 1997 Duke was not in the final poll. The Blue Devils finished No. 1 five times – 1999-2002 and last season. Duke also fell out of the rankings for one week last month, ending a streak of 200 consecutive polls, the second-longest streak ever behind UCLA’s 221 from 1966 to 1980. last_img read more

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Former African champions ASEC, V Club flop at home

first_img0Shares0000Zesco’s Lazarous Kambole scored after 65 minutes to secure a 2-1 win against ASEC Mimosas © AFP / ISSOUF SANOGOJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 19 – ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast flopped at home and fellow former African title winners V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo also bowed out of the CAF Champions League Sunday.The Abidjan club, winners of the competition in 1998, looked set to succeed in a last-32 tie against Zesco United of Zambia after building a 1-0 lead on the road last week. In a dream start to the return match, ASEC doubled their overall advantage when Gbagnon Badie converted a penalty after just seven minutes.But 2016 Champions League semi-finalists Zesco scored through Fackson Kampumbu after 29 minutes and Lazarous Kambole on 65 minutes to triumph 2-1 and qualify on the away-goal rule.While Zesco go into the Champions League group draw this Wednesday, ASEC drop to the less lucrative CAF Confederation Cup, the second-tier African competition.The elimination of Williamsville by defending champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco Saturday means African football powerhouse the Ivory Coast will have no club in the group stage.V Club hosted Difaa el Jadida of Morocco needing to overcame a 1-0 first-leg loss, but after a promising start they could only draw 2-2 and were eliminated.Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele scored after 20 minutes for the Kinshasa club who conquered Africa 45 years ago.Hamid Ahaddad lifted his CAF goal tally to six this season by levelling after 77 minutes to tilt the tie decisively toward the Moroccans.The Congolese needed at least two more goals to survive, but got only one as Mundele netted again before Ayoub Nanah equalised in stoppage time.Jadida and Wydad will carry the Moroccan flag in the mini-league phase while DR Congo rely on five-time champions TP Mazembe, whose multi-national squad secured a place Saturday.As ASEC and V Club fell, former champions Esperance and Etoile Sahel of Tunisia, Entente Setif of Algeria and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa all progressed.A first half goal from Anice Badri was enough to give Esperance a 1-0 home win over Gor Mahia of Kenya after a goalless first leg in east Africa.The outcome shattered Gor dreams of becoming the first Kenyan club to reach the group phase, where qualifiers earn at least $550,000 (450,000 euros).Etoile, the only winners of all five current and past CAF club competitions, lost 1-0 away to Plateau United of Nigeria, but squeezed through 4-3 on aggregate.Plateau were disadvantaged by having to move the match from their Jos home to Kano after the Tunisians complained that the original venue did not match international standards.Twice champions Setif sounded a warning by thrashing Aduana Stars of Ghana 4-0 at home having trailed by a goal going into the return match.Sundowns overcame a rain-soaked Pretoria pitch and rugged opposition from Rwandans Rayon Sports to win 2-0 after a goalless first encounter.Uganda goalkeeper Dennis Onyango rescued the 2016 champions with several superb early saves before a goal in each half from Wayne Arendse and Sibusiso Vilakazi won the tie.Rarely has a 3-1 defeat been celebrated so much as that suffered by Port of Togo away to twice runners-up Al Hilal of Sudan.The Lome club, who played 55 minutes a man short after a red card, won the tie on away goals to become the first club from the tiny west African country to reach the group phase.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool shouldn’t be scared of anyone – Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to build on the respect his side earned in reaching last season’s Champions League final© AFP Glyn KIRKLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 18 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side shouldn’t be scared of any side as they look to go one step further in the Champions League after reaching the final last season.The visit of Paris Saint-Germain to Anfield on Tuesday gives Klopp’s men an early chance to show their run to the final in Kiev was no fluke, particularly after a summer of what already appears shrewd business in the transfer market. Liverpool have won all five of their opening Premier League games after spending a then-world record fee for a goalkeeper on Alisson Becker, bolstering their midfield options in Naby Keita and Fabinho and adding extra back up to a prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane with Xherdan Shaqiri.“The players we spoke to in the summer or a little earlier, they were different talks to those I had the previous year or before,” said Klopp, who has transformed Liverpool’s fortunes in just under three years in charge.“In the moment, it is a different club to the club I joined when I came in.“We are in the place where we want to be without being satisfied with anything. We are a challenger and we are a challenger again for pretty much everything, especially in each game.“I don’t think there is any game in the world where you would say beforehand, ‘No chance Liverpool,’ which is good.”Liverpool upset Premier League champions Manchester City and scored five against Porto and Roma on their way to the final before losing to Real Madrid, which Klopp believes has restored some of the fear factor of going to Anfield on a European night.“I think we got a lot of respect because of the way we played last season and I think everyone who saw the final saw that we could have won it against a side in a completely different moment,” he added.“They see the games we played. They saw City, they saw Rome, they saw Porto. They saw so many games which we played in a really good way. There was a lot of respect.“The best way is when you are experienced you use your new knowledge and start again, like a virgin if you want.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Marko Arnautovic rejects Everton interest to sign new Stoke City deal

first_img1 Marko Arnautovic has signed a new four-year deal with Stoke City. The Austria international, the Potters’ top-scorer and players’ player of the year last season, had been linked with a move to Everton but has ended speculation over his future.The 27-year-old has been a hit at the Bet365 Stadium since his arrival from Werder Bremen in 2013 and had one year remaining on his previous contract. Arnautovic in action for the Potters last season last_img

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COMEDIAN TOLD GARDAI HIS NAME WAS ‘MICKEY MOUSE’

first_imgA Letterkenny man who told Gardai his name was Mickey Mouse has been told to pay €250 to charity.O’Donnell told Gardai his name was Mickey Mouse!Peter O’Donnell was referred to in court as “the comedian” by Judge Paul Kelly when he appeared today. O’Donnell of 28 Cashel Park, Lisnennan, was arrested by Gardai at Cashel Park on July 15th last under the Public Order Act.When arrested he told Garda Shane Lavelle that his name was Mickey Mouse.Judge Kelly ordered him to pay €250 to charity and said maybe it will make him twice in future before striking the charges out.COMEDIAN TOLD GARDAI HIS NAME WAS ‘MICKEY MOUSE’ was last modified: October 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny District CourtMickey Mousepeter o’donnelllast_img read more

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When does the new Premier League season start?

first_img Friday, August 10Manchester United v Leicester City (8pm KO)Saturday, August 11Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur (12.30pm KO)Bournemouth v Cardiff City (3pm KO)Fulham v Crystal Palace (3pm KO)Huddersfield Town v Chelsea (3pm KO)Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion (3pm KO)Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton (5.30pm KO)Sunday, August 12Liverpool v West Ham United (1.30pm KO)Southampton v Burnley (1.30pm KO)Arsenal v Manchester City 4pm KO) Who do Man City start against and when is Manchester derby? PL fixtures in full Thanks for the memories, lads! Manchester City won the Premier League title at a canter in 2017/18 Manchester United Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule It’s been a great tournament in Russia – with talkSPORT bringing you every game live – and we’ll be gutted to see the end of it.But, thankfully, it is not long until the return of the Premier League!When does the 2018/19 Premier League season start?The Premier League kicks off on Friday, August 10 at 8pm UK time, with Manchester United v Leicester City at Old Trafford.There are then a further six fixtures on Saturday, August 11, while the first weekend of the season concludes on Sunday with three more matches.Manchester City will begin their Premier League defence against Arsenal. REVEALED REVEALED When are the Manchester, north London and Merseyside derbies? REVEALED The 2018 World Cup will come to a conclusion this weekend, with Croatia and France the teams to contest Sunday’s semi-final.It ended in semi-final heartbreak for England, who still have the third-place play-off to contest on Saturday. REVEALED FIXTURES REVEALED Opening day fixtures Luckily for you, talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have 89 Premier League games EXCLUSIVELY live in 2018/19 2 2 Who do Arsenal start against and when is north London derby? PL fixtures in full Every single one of Liverpool’s 2018/19 Premier League fixtures Tottenham Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Premier League fixtures Chelsea Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Pep Guardiola’s team ran away with the title last term when they brushed aside the competition by recording 100 points, 19 clear of second placed Manchester United.However, as talkSPORT.com pointed out, they love a goal fest on the opening day.Elsewhere, new boys Wolves host Everton, Cardiff travel to Bournemouth and Fulham play Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.Last season clubs voted to close the transfer window before the season begins, meaning the deadline for players to be registered is 5pm on Thursday, August 9.Here are the games in full.. REVEALED last_img read more

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Women’s Golf Records Lowest Three-Round Score In Program History

first_img Results Story Links CORNVILLE, Ariz. – The Drake University women’s golf team had one of the best weekends in program history with a three-round team score of 886 to finish 11th at the Red Rocks Invitational. The team total was the lowest three-day total in program history.”I am so very proud of the ladies’ effort and execution this weekend,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “It would be very easy to make excuses about not being able to practice outside, and they never once complained about it. They trusted their hard work and went out and got it done.”The Bulldogs opened up play with an 11-over par 295 and an 18-over 302 on the first day. Saturday, the team returned to the course and proceeded to fire a 289, the lowest single round in program history by five strokes.”We were so close to the 18 hole school record in our first round and we knew we could get it Sunday,” Pruett added. “We did a good job of staying loose and told ourselves to ‘swing it and ding it.'”Haeri Lee paced the Bulldogs with a 3-over par 70-75-71–216 to tie for 17th overall in the individual standings. Her opening round tied for the second-lowest in program history as well as she fired a 1-under par 70 on the par-71, 5,919-yard track. She particularly enjoyed the back nine, going a total of 3-under on the final back nine over the three days.Kristen Giles tied for 44th with a nine-over par three day total of 76-73-73–222 while Grace Dunn carded a 76-78-72–226 to tie for 55th. Aimee Gerschke finished just behind with a 73-76-82–231.Lee, Giles and Gerschke’s low rounds were all career bests as well on the first day of action.”This weekend was a complete team effort with everyone contributing great rounds to our team total,” Pruett said. “We will keep this momentum going forward as we get a few days of practice before Bradley.” New Mexico State won the event with a three-round 1-over par three-round score of 853. Southern Utah’s Chanikan Yongyuan took medalists honors with a 6-under par 67-69-71–207.The Bulldogs continue their season next weekend at the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Ill.center_img Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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WOMAN RESCUED AFTER BREAKING HER ANKLE AT ARDS FOREST PARK

first_imgA woman had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday after breaking her ankle while out walking at Ards Forest Park.Donegal Mountain Rescue coordinated the rescue with excellent support and cooperation from the Mulroy Bay Coastguard Unit, a HSE ambulance crew and the Coastguard helicopter crew 118 based at Strandhill in Sligo.Two handlers from our SARDA dog unit also attended the scene. Speaking to Donegal Daily, a spokesman for the Donegal Mountain Recue said they picked up the distress call at 12:40pm and dispatched a hasty crew to the area.“However the Coastguard Unit, who happened to have a boat unit on exercise in the area, dropped off a crew member on Binnagorm beach and he was first to locate and stabilise the casualty on a headland beyond the locally famous Iron Man.“He remained with her until the DMRT and ambulance crews arrived. The casualty was a 62 year old female from Co Kerry who was holidaying in the area with her husband. She unfortunately slipped on a treacherous section of track and suffered a broken ankle.”The woman was in a state of some shock and considerable pain when the rescue crews from the various agencies arrived but stable. Because of the distance she was from the nearest access point, some 2km, a decision was made to call the rescue helicopter.According to DMRT spokesman Joseph Brennan she was “rescued in a classic exercise of a highline extraction to the helicopter in perfect weather conditions at 14:45.”She was transported to Letterkenny General Hospital where she was was kept overnight and is undergoing surgery today . WOMAN RESCUED AFTER BREAKING HER ANKLE AT ARDS FOREST PARK was last modified: March 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ards Forest Parkdonegal mountain rescue teamrescuelast_img read more

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Red Bluff High girls tennis team drops Orland in section final, 5-4

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff High girls tennis team welcomed undefeated Orland to town Tuesday in the girls tennis Northern Section championship. Each of the two schools had essentially run roughshod over their division opponents leading up to the section final, combining for one loss between the two of them. Red Bluff, the large school winner, maintained its torrid pace the past two years to defeat Orland 5-4 and repeat as section champions.“Our kids gutted it out,” Red Bluff coach Dennis …last_img read more

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