Bakers stretch streak to 5 games, beat Titans

first_imgWATCH: Conor McGregor impersonator sits down with Floyd Mayweather MOST READ 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The scores:CAFE FRANCE 92 – Ebondo 29, Desiderio 14, Arim 9, Casino 9, Calisaan 8, Faundo 6, Veron 5, Manlangit 4, Aquino 3, Baloria 3, Wamar 2, Guinitaran 0, Jeruta 0.AMA 83 – Tiongson 23, Teng 22, Olayon 9, Alabanza 8, Arambulo 8, Barua 8, Taganas 5, Baluyot 0, Bragais 0, Riley 0.Quarters: 28-19, 50-45, 67-68, 92-83.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The victory extended Cafe France’s winning streak to five games as it now boasts 6-1 record, inching closer to nabbing one of the two outright semifinal seats.“The good thing here is we still have a hold on our destiny. We have to win our remaining games to hopefully land a spot in the top two,” said Cafe France coach Egay Macaraya.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Bakers weathered a superb third quarter rally from the Titans and answered with an 8-2 spurt to open the fourth, establishing control while repelling AMA’s late fightbacksJuami Tiongson fired 23 points and six rebounds, while Jeron Teng had 22 markers, nine boards, and six assists for the Titans, who ended their elimination round campaign at 5-4. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing PBA IMAGESCafe France used a strong fourth quarter to down AMA Online Education, 92-83, Monday in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Rod Ebondo showed the way for the Bakers, towering over the competition with 29 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks while Paul Desiderio added 14 markers on 3-of-6 shooting from threes.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

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Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

first_imgView comments Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home “We want him healthy for the rest of his life,” Kevin Durant said. “That’s what our main concern is. We’re not trying to get him healthy just so he can coach us in the playoffs. We want him healthy so he can live an everyday life as normal as he can.”This is heart-wrenching for Myers. He and Kerr are close friends who talk every day, and not just about basketball. He supported Kerr when the reigning Coach of the Year had to miss the initial 43 games last season, including an NBA record 24-0 start.“It’s so hard to separate that part from the Warriors basketball team,” Myers said, “because in any other profession it’s private and there’s not everyone in the community asking about it and you’re just concerned about that individual specifically. In this case it takes on a different life when it’s public and you’re just worried about someone as a human being, not as the Warriors coach, but as a friend.”For now, top assistant Mike Brown is leading the way with an experienced coaching staff and veteran team as the Warriors wait to learn their next opponent – the Los Angeles Clippers or Utah – after sweeping Portland in four games.Brown and Kerr are in constant communication, including after the Jazz took a 3-2 series lead with a win Tuesday night. Brown is prepared to coach the Warriors into the second round until Kerr is able to return.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach Kerr’s health status still unclear. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA—Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries.It just might not be right away.ADVERTISEMENT “Steve’s going to be a part of this process all the time,” said Brown, who has coached the Cavaliers and Lakers and survived a frightening kitchen fire last year.”Really, almost before I do anything I’m going to consult with him. The only time I won’t consult with him is probably during the game, at least I don’t want the NBA to know I’ve got a little chip right here (in neck) that I can communicate with him in in-game situations. We’ll keep that among us.”Because Kerr is so great about sharing the workload and taking all ideas and insights into account, the Warriors are in position to push forward during his absence – however long it might be.“Steve sets such a solid foundation that it can withstand his stepping away in the interim,” Myers said. “It’s a testament to his leadership and his culture that he never made it about him. He made it about the players and the rest of the staff and set that template. And that’s what makes it sustainable, really. When you build a culture around one person, you risk more, I think, but when you share responsibility, when you share blame, you share credit, you share all of it, one person can step away and hopefully return and you can keep going.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks “Look, what he’s facing is fixable,” Myers told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “It’s just finding the issue and solving it. So I think that’s how you have to differentiate what he’s going through with somebody else. Some things are not fixable in life. Some things that confront people don’t have solutions. There is a solution here. We just need to discover it, and we will. I’m confident we will.”The 51-year-old Kerr plans to be examined at Stanford this week and is away from the team until he feels well enough to return. He didn’t coach the NBA-best Warriors in Games 3 and 4 at Portland this past week while dealing with headaches, nausea and discomfort in his neck.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s not easy, but it’s not insurmountable. This one, we will overcome it. And those aren’t just words, that’s the truth. I wouldn’t put a time on it but that’s how I feel,” Myers said. “Certain diagnoses you are forced to accept entirely and know that there isn’t a solution. There is a solution for this, we’ve just got to find it.”The Warriors have been inundated with emails from strangers offering names of doctors, experts, ideas and advice on how to help Kerr, who is beloved as not only a coach but as an outspoken person committed to important and wide-ranging issues. 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SEA Games: Sibol wraps up esports campaign with Tekken 7 silver, bronze

first_imgAlexandre “AK” Laverez wins the silver in the Tekken 7 tournament. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOSEPH GARIBAYMANILA, Philippines–Philippine bet Alexendre Laverez settled for a silver medal in the Southeast Asian Games’ Tekken 7 contest, the final event of the esports competitions Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.Sibol’s Lavarez faltered against Nopparut Hempamorn of Thailand, 3-2, to lose his chance at a gold that could’ve bookended Caviar Acampado’s performance earlier in the day.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations View comments Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China ‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze PLAY LIST 02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas The Filipino managed to regain his bearings just in time to knot the affair at Game 4, but he barely had any answers in Hempamorn’s near-perfect showing in the period that mattered most.Andreij “Doujin” Albar salvages bronze medal in Tekken 7. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOSEPH GARIBAYAndreij Albar, the other Sibol bet in the contest, salvaged a bronze after also bowing to the Thai in the upper bracket final. The two Filipinos then locked horns for the right to face Hempamorn in the Final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The victory put the hosts’ medal tally in the inaugural event to five medals including golds coming from Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, DoTA II, and StarCraft II. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 5th SEA Games gold most special for Kiefer Ravenalast_img read more

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BLUES TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL OVA DAY SUNDAY!

first_img The University of Toronto men’s and women’s volleyball teams host their cross-town rival York Lions on Sunday, January 21 at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.These matches serve as U of T’s fourth annual OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) Day, allowing free admittance for OVA athletes who wear their team jersey along with a guest. Click here to pre-register. OVA athletes will get to see top-notch OUA volleyball action, enjoy the state-of-the-art Goldring Centre and get a chance to meet the Varsity Blues players for autographs after the matches as well.The men kick things off at 1 p.m., with women following up at 3 p.m. Both games can also be streamed live on OUA.tv.The Blues women are 6-3 at the midway point of the regular season. Right side hitter Alina Dorman continues to be one of the best players in the country. The sophomore leads the OUA in kills per set (3.78) and points per set (4.9), while also leading U of T in services aces.The offence has been getting production from many players. Freshmen middle hitter Jenna Woock is averaging just under three points per set. She’s also making her presence felt defensively, leading the squad in blocks (19).Veteran Anna Feore is impacting the game everywhere. The left side hitter is averaging three points per set, ranks first on the roster in digs (3.09) and second in kills per set (2.59).Toronto’s men (4-4) are coming off a dominant 3-0 shutout upset victory over Ryerson on the road last Saturday.This young continues to grow as the season’s gone on. Alex Barnes registered a career-high 16 kills for 17.5 points and eight digs in the win over Ryerson, which earned him Varsity Blues male athlete of the week honours. He currently leads U SPORTS in kills per set (4.69) and points per set (5.2). Fellow second-year student Nicholas Trewern sits second on the team in both categories with 2.69 kills and 3.1 points per set.Senior Zia Karim is putting up the best number in his final season in U SPORTS. The middle hitter is averaging 1.91 kills per set. Just before the break, the mechanical engineering major had a career match in a victory over Brock, recording 16 kills and 17.5 total points.  For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Story Links  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Premier Clark campaigning in the Peace today

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark will be coming to the Peace Region today.The Premier will be joining Peace River North BC Liberal candidate Dan Davies at Inland Concrete in Fort St. John today at 12:30 p.m. for a campaign announcement regarding the Site C dam.Later today, the premier will join Peace River South incumbent MLA and BC Liberal candidate Mike Bernier at Bernier’s campaign office in Dawson Creek.- Advertisement –last_img

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Move to loosen term limits will be on the ballot

first_imgFour counties last week removed five duplicate signatures they’d previously counted. That alone changed the percentage of valid signatures enough to increase the overall projected number of valid signatures by 5,490. “We’ve been getting calls from people whose livelihood is at stake saying that pressure is being brought to bear to come up with enough signatures,” said Kevin Spillane, a spokesman for the California Term Limits Defense Fund. “The results speak for themselves. These revisions are unprecedented and dramatic and very suspicious. We believe the process has been compromised and the integrity of the electoral system is at issue.” The group said it was considering legal options, including asking Secretary of State Debra Bowen to block the measure from the ballot. Contra Costa, Alameda, Riverside and San Bernardino counties all found incorrect duplicates in their count of signatures. Steve Weir, the registrar clerk for Contra Costa County denied he’d been pressured to change his signature count. The Secretary of State said Tuesday the initiative to loosen term limits has qualified for the Feb. 5 ballot, but only after four counties took the unusual step of revising their counts. Those revised numbers allowed supporters to narrowly avoid what could have been a disastrous full count of the more than 1.1 million signatures turned in by proponents – and left opponents crying foul. The number of valid signatures is actually a projection based on county counts of smaller random samples. The Secretary of State’s projection was 764,747 valid signatures – 957 more than required to get on the ballot without going through a time-consuming full count. But opponents of the measure immediately accused supporters of pressuring counties to revise their signature counts to ensure it made it to the ballot. Weir said he was contacted by the proponents’ attorney, Robin Johansen, alerting him to a potential mistake on the invalid signatures. “But there was no pressure,” Weir said. “Anybody can call and make an inquiry. We don’t typically get these calls, but it’s rare that it’s this close.” The issue in Contra Costa County was a voter who’d signed the petitions twice – once when he was registered and once after he registered to vote. The county’s signature count system mistakenly counted the voter twice as invalid, a problem Weir said is typical in what he called a “flawed” system. “We know our system doesn’t log duplicates correctly,” Weir said. “It’s in our internal process to check duplicates. We didn’t. We should have caught it earlier. This wasn’t mining or farming for wrong duplicates.” Nicole Winger, spokeswoman for the Secretary of State, said it is unusual for counties to revise their numbers. She also said that the election code does not address whether proponents can communicate with election officials. A spokesman for the measure would not comment on the accusation that election officials were pressured in what is just the latest chapter in what has become a campaign dripping in suspicion and accusation. Critics have hammered proponents for writing the proposal to prolong the careers of the two legislative leaders – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President pro tem Don Perata, D-Oakland. They’ve also accused supporters of false advertising by emphasizing that legislators’ time in office would be reduced from 14 to 12 years when, in fact, 12 years would represent an increase in time for most legislators. Currently, members can serve up to 14 years but are limited to six years in the Assembly and eight in the Senate. Because there are twice as many Assembly seats than Senate seats, most Assemblymembers don’t serve more than six years in the Legislature. Nunez’s political consultant, Gale Kaufman, is teamed up with Matthew Dowd, a former campaign consultant for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, as co-chairs of the group pushing the measure. Opponents have been accused of cynically tapping into voters’ resentment of politicians by throwing out false allegations and trying to tie up the process with legal roadblocks. Earlier this year, a court refused the opponents’ request to order Attorney General Jerry Brown to rewrite the title and summary of the initiative. Prospects for making the primary ballot looked tenuous last week when a high number of invalid signatures threatened to trigger a full count of all 1.1 million signatures that were turned in. A time-consuming full count would have been difficult to complete before the Sept. 27 deadline for qualifying for the February ballot. In verifying petition signatures, only a small percentage of the actual signatures handed in are counted by each county, and a full count of the signatures can be avoided if the valid signatures project out to 763,790. sharmon@cctimes.com (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Roma make move for keeper tipped to replace Lloris at Tottenham

first_img1 Roma have made the first move in the race for Salvatore Sirigu, according to reports in France.As reported by talkSPORT this week, Paris Saint-Germain could be set to sell last season’s first-choice keeper Sirigu after the arrival of Kevin Trapp.Sirigu is a long-term target of Tottenham and he has been suggested as a potential successor for Hugo Lloris should he leave White Hart Lane this summer.But the north London club will face stiff competition should they launch a move to land the Italian.The Italy international remains on Valencia’s radar but now sources in France have revealed that Roma have already kicked off the bidding for Sirigu.It has been suggested that the Serie A side have offered £7.9m in the hope they can take the 28-year-old former Palermo favourite back to Italian football. Salvatore Sirigu last_img read more

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PSG set to send Chelsea crashing out of the Champions League – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Chelsea host Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in a Champions League last 16 second leg tie at Stamford Bridge.The Blues have a crucial away goal, as well as home advantage, after losing 2-1 in the first leg but they are not fancied to progress, with PSG the 13/8 favourites.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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The Valley at 60

first_imgWith the GI Bill fresh in hand, thousands of World War II veterans arrived at a place touted in magazines, on film and over the radio as paradise. The San Fernando Valley has made its mark on the cultural landscape of the world, from cowboys to cars, oranges to aerospace, movies to malls. The Valley today, like the Valley of 60 years ago, holds the promise of a better life for thousands of families. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Europa League top scorer wanted by Liverpool close to Valencia move

first_imgLiverpool could miss out on transfer target Munas Dabbur as he closes in on a transfer to Valencia, according to reports in Spain.The Israeli striker has been in stunning form for Red Bull Salzburg and is currently top goalscorer in the Europa League with six goals in six games. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Getty Images Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football Stories Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Munas Dabbur in action for Red Bull Salzburg. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Dabbur, 26, also has nine league goals in 18 T-Mobile Bundesliga appearances having netted 29 across all competitions last season.Prolific spells in his homeland and Switzerland proceeded his time in Austria but now he could be set for a move to team in one of Europe’s top five leagues.Liverpool have interest in the player as they look to overhaul their fringe players with Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge possibly on their way out. no dice ADVICE But, according to Estadio Deportivo, it is Valencia who are closest to signing Dabbur and he appears to know he’s on his way.“I’m going to leave Salzburg in the next few days,” he is claimed to have said to the media. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED RANKED BEST OF REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1 MONEY last_img read more

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