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Archers shoot for No. 4; maroons try to extend run

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Altas will be without veteran AJ Coronel, who was suspended for one game after accumulating two unsportsmanlike fouls in their loss to Gilas the previous week.“We have to improve in many facets of the game,” said Emilio Aguinaldo head coach Aris Sison in Filipino. “Some of our veterans have not done well and it is the young players who are responding to the challenge. As you know, the new players will only carry you so far.”La Salle rookies Brandon Bates, Taane Samuel and Miggy Corteza have been impressive this early in the tournament and are all looking UAAP-ready.The Generals, meanwhile, will be leaning on JP Maguliano, Philip Tampoc and point guard Maui Cruz.Tickets can be purchased at the venue gates.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tip off is at 4:30 p.m. with the Archers, who are playing under a new coach in Louie Gonzales, priming up for the UAAP as they gun to unseat bitter rival Ateneo.In another interesting match, the UP Fighting Maroons shoot for a third straight win when they tangle with the Perpetual Help Altas in the 6:30 p.m. game.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 12:30 p.m. contest will pit Lyceum against College of St. Benilde even as University of Santo Tomas slugs it out with San Sebastian at 2:15 p.m.The Maroons are coming off wins over National University and the underachieving Gilas Cadets. LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Female prodigy stamps class in Petron karting tilt 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments A De La Salle team seeking to bond more shoots for a fourth straight win in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup when it tangles with winless Emilio Aguinaldo College at Flying V Centre in San Juan on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

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LOOK: 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals schedule

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals between the San Miguel Beermen and the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings kick off on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Check out of the FULL SCHEDULE of the best-of-seven finals below:ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres captures back to back PFL titles LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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Amid rape case, Ronaldo asks for space to celebrate goal

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between AC Udinese and Juventus at the Dacia Arena Stadium, in Udine, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)UDINE, Italy — Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone.For all that he’s embroiled in — accused of rape nine years ago — the soccer superstar wanted some space so he could celebrate his goal on Saturday all by himself in front of a TV camera.ADVERTISEMENT Available again for Juventus on Saturday, Ronaldo’s mother, Maria Dolores Aveiro, sent her son a message on Instagram: “Good luck son and for your team because together we are stronger.”37′ | RADDOPPIO BIANCONERO! ⚽️⚽️ RONALDOOOOOOOOO! 🔥🔥#UdineseJuve 0-2#ForzaJuve 🏳️🏴 pic.twitter.com/pZNzko65rb— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) October 6, 2018Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, while in Spain, spoke in defense of Ronaldo, appealing to the presumption of innocence, as well as Ronaldo’s successful career.“People need to understand … (the) presumption of innocence,” Costa said. “It is not enough for someone to be accused of something to be guilty of it.“If there’s something we have proof of is that he is an extraordinary professional, an extraordinary sportsman, an extraordinary footballer, and someone who has honored and given prestige to Portugal, and certainly what we all wish for is that nothing can ever stain that record of Ronaldo.”Some Juventus fans at the match also expressed support for Ronaldo.On Thursday, Juventus sent a statement of support and called him a “great champion.” But his sponsors Nike and video game maker EA Sports have expressed concern about the allegation.Since the allegation surfaced, Juventus’ share price has fallen by nearly 20 percent.Neither Ronaldo nor Juventus have addressed the allegation by Mayorga that she received a payoff of $375,000 in 2010 after being put under pressure by the player’s “fixers” to keep quiet about an incident in a penthouse hotel suite. Comeback for the ages: No. 17 Miami stuns FSU, 28-27 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He leaped into the air with an emphatic double fist pump, as he’s often marked his goals, and then let his teammates congratulate him.Juventus coach Max Allegri on #Ronaldo: ‘He trains, he plays and he scores goals _ that’s the most important thing.’ #UdineseJuve pic.twitter.com/b8vhn8muJnFEATURED 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— Andrew Dampf (AP) (@asdampf) October 6, 2018Ronaldo’s powerful, angled goal, the second of the match and his fourth of the season, was met by applause and boos in the Italian league game at the home of Udinese. Ronaldo and Juventus finished 2-0 winners. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Other than the game against Young Boys, Ronaldo has played every minute of Juventus’ other nine matches in all competitions this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Ronaldo had a good game,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “He’s been training serenely and tonight he scored an extraordinary goal.”Just over a week ago, Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. saying she was raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas in 2009. Police have re-opened an investigation. Ronaldo has denied the accusation.Ronaldo was not available for questions after the match, and Allegri wouldn’t speculate what has been going through Ronaldo’s mind away from the soccer field.“Off the pitch, I don’t know, because I don’t live with him at home,” Allegri said. “I see him on the pitch and he’s serene. He trains, he plays and he scores goals — that’s the most important thing.”Ronaldo played last for Juventus last weekend in Serie A, but midweek he missed a Champions League game because of an automatic suspension from a red card and was left out of Portugal’s squad for upcoming international matches.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

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Fred VanVleet hits go-ahead 3-pointer as Raptors escape Pacers

first_img“We did a good job of sticking in there and keeping our heads up” Leonard said.VanVleet scored nine of his 11 points in the final quarter as Toronto won its 10th straight home meeting with the Pacers. Indiana has not won in Toronto since March 1, 2013.Oladipo scored 20 points for the Pacers, who made only 5 of 18 shots in the fourth, scoring 11 points.“Everything just went their way,” Oladipo said.Pacers coach Nate McMillan said turnovers were to blame for his team’s late collapse. Indiana finished with 23 turnovers, including six by Oladipo and five from fellow guard Darren Collison.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ “Tonight their pressure bothered us,” McMillan said. “Just poor execution down the stretch.”Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points, Myles Turner had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Domantas Sabonis had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana.Toronto shot 4 for 22 from 3-point range through the first three quarters, but made 3 of 8 in the fourth to avoid a season-worst performance from long range.“It takes a lot of energy to play that bad then that good at the end,” VanVleet said. “It was a roller coaster of emotions and energy and effort.”The short-handed Raptors were without starting point guard Kyle Lowry, who missed his third straight game because of a sore left thigh, and center Serge Ibaka, who was inactive because of a sore right knee. VanVleet and Siakam returned to the starting lineup after missing Sunday’s loss at Denver because of back soreness. Forward Norman Powell returned after a 21-game absence caused by a left shoulder injury.Toronto trailed 88-75 less than two minutes into the fourth, but battled back to tie it 92-all on Siakam’s driving layup at 4:12.Oladipo restored Indiana’s lead with a jump shot at 1:36, but VanVleet’s long 3-pointer with 25 seconds to go put Toronto up one, 97-96.With Indiana looking for a potential winning basket, Toronto’s Danny Green forced Oladipo into a jump ball with less than three seconds remaining. The Raptors recovered the ball and Green sealed it with a pair of free throws.Indiana led 58-50 at halftime and was ahead 85-75 after three.NO FEAR Utah Jazz turn to defense to take down Golden State Warriors Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) celebrate defeating the Indiana Pacers in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — After seven straight wins, Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers suddenly are having trouble finishing.Fred VanVleet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Pacers 99-96 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum VanVleet said he’s never afraid to shoot, even when he starts 1 for 12 from the field, as he did Wednesday.“If you don’t want me to shoot, then I’ll be on the bench,” he said.BACK-TO-BACKIndiana lost on the second night of a back-to-back for the first time this season. The Pacers came in 5-0 in such games.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana has lost 13 of the last 16 regular-season meetings with Toronto. … Thaddeus Young scored 11 points.Raptors: C Jonas Valanciunas (left thumb) missed his third straight game. Valanciunas had surgery Dec. 12 and is expected to miss four weeks. … The Raptors played the first of six straight games against Eastern Conference opponents. … Powell suffered a split lip in a collision with Sabonis in the first, but returned. He scored two points in 15 minutes.UP NEXTPacers: Visit Brooklyn on Friday night.Raptors: Host Cleveland on Friday night. One night after he missed a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds and Indiana surrendered a tip-in at the buzzer in a 92-91 loss to lowly Cleveland that ended a season-long winning streak, Oladipo and the Pacers stumbled again.Oladipo turned the ball over twice in the final minute Wednesday — once when he failed to get across mid-court within eight seconds.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“I made a mistake, I guess,” a downcast Oladipo said. “I can’t do nothing about it now except learn from it.”Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Pascal Siakam had 17 and Greg Monroe 13 as Toronto snapped a two-game losing streak. 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Manny Pacquiao attends Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night, meets Floyd Mayweather at courtside

first_img👋 @mannypacquiao pic.twitter.com/lQaXwk7jW0— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Things went from planned to complete serendipitous for Manny Pacquiao.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 ChrissBoxing’s only eight-division World champion was a guest during the Los Angeles Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night at Staples Center wherein he got to spend some time with the players and join in the few events the team planned for the night.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 🥊 x 🏀 x #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/XRBv7nBsmI— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2019Filipino-American recording artist Apl.de.ap—Allan Pineda Lindo in real life—also performed during the halftime break.Mayweather and Pacquiao both had storied careers and the exchanged the pound-for-pound king label in the late 2000s and early 2010s.The two eventually fought each other in 2015 with Mayweather taking a unanimous decision win.Pacquiao is set to defend his WBA World welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Timberwolves escape Thunder in Ryan Saunders’ coaching debut Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Pacquiao, however, didn’t expect to see rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. sitting courtside in the game the Clippers won 128-109 against the Charlotte Hornets.center_img MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES They meet again. Only here.@mannypacquiao | @FloydMayweather | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/OQrezLim14— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 9, 2019While throwing t-shirts to the crowd, Pacquiao chanced upon Mayweather and the two dapped each other up.Pacquiao also went to the Clippers’ locker room where head coach Doc Rivers, Tobias Harris, Lou Williams, and Patrick Beverley got to meet the Filipino boxing icon.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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Qatar, Japan advance in Asian Cup with perfect records

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But Yoshinori Muto canceled out that advantage with a header just three minutes later and Tsukasa Shiotani scored the winner in the second half to complete the comeback.In Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Muhsen Al Ghassani and Mohammed Al-Musallami scored for Oman in the second half as the team took its first three points of the tournament.Ahmed Al Mahaijri had put Oman ahead with a free kick 20 minutes into the game before Altymyrat Annadurdyyev equalized later in the first half.___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japan players celebrate after Japan’s Tsukasa Shiotani, centre, scored his side’s second goal during the AFC Asian Cup group F soccer match between Japan and Uzbekistan at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — Qatar finished the group stage of the Asian Cup with a third straight win, beating three-time champion Saudi Arabia 2-0 on Thursday in a highly charged game amid the political tensions between the two nations.Saudi Arabia engineered the regional boycott of Qatar along with the host United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The Qataris have held firm, denying accusations that they support extremists.ADVERTISEMENT Forward Almoez Ali scored both goals, netting the opener at the Zayed Sports City Stadium with a low shot in first-half injury time and heading home the second 10 minutes from time to help his country beat Saudi Arabia at the Asian Cup for the first time and win Group E with nine points.Just minutes before the first goal, Hasan Al Haydos missed a penalty for Qatar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAli, 22, is the top scorer at the tournament with seven goals and will look to extend his tally in the round of 16 against Iraq on Tuesday.Earlier in Al Ain, four-time champion Japan rallied from a goal down to also finish the group stage with a perfect record after a 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan. With both teams already qualified, Japan topped Group F with nine points after winning all three games to set up a knockout-stage meeting with Saudi Arabia on Monday.Uzbekistan finished second with six points and will open the round of 16 against defending champion Australia.Oman finished third with three points after beating Turkmenistan 3-1 to secure a spot in the knockout stage for the first time. It will play Group D winner Iran on Sunday.In Group E In Sharjah, Lebanon got its first win, 4-0 against North Korea and both teams are eliminated.After Japan routed Uzbekistan in their last two Asian Cup games, 4-0 in 1996 and 8-1 in 2000, it looked like a different story on Thursday in Al Ain when Eldor Shomurodov put Uzbekistan 1-0 ahead five minutes before the interval with his fourth goal of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Midnight run: Garbine Muguruza edges Konta at 3 a.m. in Australia View commentslast_img read more

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Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Patriots defeat Rams in lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img MOST READ “The hug was just two Bay Area boys that love football, love to compete and are living out our dreams,” Edelman said before taking a second to clarify one small detail.“I think he held me,” the bushy-bearded Edelman said with a big grin. “I didn’t hold him.”It was an incredibly satisfying ending to a big-time comeback season for Edelman, a guy considered by Brady to be like a little brother — some teammates even jokingly say they have a “bromance” — and widely regarded as one of the greatest slot receivers in league history.And, he was at it again against the Rams.Reliable and steady. All night long.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s pretty surreal,” Edelman said, shaking his head. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do. I preach that, and, I guess you have to live to it.”Edelman certainly did Sunday night, earning Super Bowl MVP honors with 10 receptions for 141 yards while helping lift the Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“My name was called,” he said. “I was asked to make a couple plays and we were able to do that.”Edelman and Brady made one final connection — at midfield with confetti flying around them. They embraced for several moments — eyes filled with the tears of champions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman holds the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers.Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady’s favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s a fighter, man, that kid,” Brady said. “I’m just so proud of him. He’s been an incredible player for this team in the playoffs and he just cemented himself, again, in the history of the NFL for what his accomplishments are.”Even when things weren’t working early for the Patriots, Edelman kept the offense going and the clock rolling as a safety valve for Brady. Eight of his catches were for first downs , including a 13-yard grab during the go-ahead touchdown drive with 7 minutes left in the game.“Julian always gives us those kinds of plays,” coach Bill Belichick said. “Tough plays, tough catches, catch-and-run plays, breaking tackles for a few extra yards. He did a tremendous job.”It has been a long journey back to this point for Edelman, who missed all of last season after tearing a knee ligament in New England’s third preseason game. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

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UST stops Cignal-Ateneo, maintains perfect record in PBA D-League

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gian Mamuyac had 18 points to lead the Blue Eagles who played without center Angelo Kouame and head coach Tab Baldwin. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mark Nonoy, who has see action in the collegiate ranks,  led UST’s charge with 23 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal, while Rhenz Abando sniped away with 21 points, anchored on 6-of-9 three pointers.  He also finished with a steal and a shot block.Big man Soulemane Chabi Yo muscled his way inside with 20 points and nine rebounds for the Growling Tigers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Our mindset for this game was to see where we are right now,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo.“Ateneo is one of the best collegiate teams in our country so we want to measure ourselves on how we can play against them.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Generika snaps 6-game skid, nips Foton in 5 sets Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MANILA, Philippines – The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers maintained its perfect record in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after preying on Cignal-Ateneo, 112-98 Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.The Growling Tigers charged to a 3-0 win-loss record while the Blue Eagles dropped to second spot with a 2-1 card.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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Kotoko Arrives on Friday

first_imgA contingent of Asante Kotoko, to be led by acting general manager, Opoku Nti, is expected in Monrovia on Friday.Opoku Nti was a former captain of the Black Stars, as well as Asante Kotoko. He led the Black Stars to win the Zone lll finals in the SCSA tournament in Monrovia.Kotoko will clash with local champions, Barrack Young Controllers in their second leg qualifying match in the CAF Championship League, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Kotoko won the first leg 2-1, and the winner of the two-leg matches advances to the second round.  -30-Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Is Woewiyu Out of Grand Bassa Senatorial Race?

first_imgThe arrest and subsequent detention of Thomas Jucontee Woewiyu by the U.S. Government is pointing to a hope dash as his political interest back home now seems to have a bleak future.Tom Woewiyu had announced that he would contest the upcoming mid-term October Senatorial election for Grand Bassa County against the wishes and aspirations of the incumbent, Gbehzongar Finely, who currently serves as the Senate Pro-Tempore of the 53rd National Legislature.Mr. Woewiyu, upon his return from the U.S. last year to Liberia, unveiled his political intention where he had wanted to contest for the senatorial seat for Grand Bassa County.The former Minister of Defense of one of Liberia’s notorious rebel factions, National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), appeared before a 3-federal judge panel with one judge leading the charge. Mr. Woewiyu was brought into the court, sandwiched by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, who arrested him.Upon his arrest last week, Thomas Jucontee Weoewiyu was identified as the former Liberian Minister of National Defense and a spokesman of the erstwhile rebel NPFL.If he is found guilty, he faces a US$4 million fine and a 110-year imprisonment sentence.In line with his arrest order, Tom has been described a ‘flight risk,’ meaning he would escape to Liberia if his bail is filed. He was subsequently denied bill.Based on this, the U.S. denied him (Woewiyu) bail.  He has already been charged with ‘perjury,’ lying on his citizenship application by failing to disclose his alleged affiliation with a “violent political group in Liberia,” during the height of the country’s civil crisis, which lasted over a decade. Woewiyu served as Defense Minister in Charles Taylor’s former rebel National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly Government (NPRAG), which then controlled “greater Libria.” Upon his arrest, his immigration lawyer, Raymond Basso, said his client amended his citizenship application to include his participation in the Taylor regime.  But Linwood C. Wright, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, said Judge Judith Faith Angell denied bail, “because she believed Woewiyu might try to leave (runaway) from the U.S. should he be bailed.“There was a detention hearing and Woewiyu was ordered detained by a U.S. Magistrate.  The magistrate found that he (Woewiyu) was a ‘flight risk,’ and so she ordered him detained pending his trial,” Wright said.Raymond Basso, Woewiyu’s immigration lawyer, told VOA last week the case against his client was purely an immigration matter, and that it was a “misconception” (mistaken belief) to suggest that he was being charged with war crimes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more