NPFL: Amoo Sacked from Shooting Stars Job

first_imgJubril explained that the management of 3SC came to the conclusion to relieve Amoo of the job after reviewing the performance of the team in last season’s Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).“The management acknowledged the effort of Mr Fatai Amoo to inspire the team during the failed season. We wish Mr. Amao success in his future endeavours as we will not forget his positive impact on the team,” concludes Jubril.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Technical Adviser of Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC), Fatai Amoo, has been relieved of his post.A statement issued by the management of the Oluyole Warriors yesterday, said that it was equally reviewing the status of all the remaining technical crew, stressing that a decision will soon be made on them.Media Officer of the club, Jubril Arowolo, said yesterday that the 3SC management will forever be grateful for the former Technical Adviser’s commitment and input to the team.last_img read more

Fiesta time

first_imgRalf Cheung | Daily TrojanYoung Hwang, a senior majoring in international relations, dances with Meghan Mui, a junior majoring in psychology, at the Latino Student Assembly’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday afternoon. Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.last_img

Heather Schwarz finds comfortability on power-play unit for Syracuse

first_imgHeather Schwarz admitted she was nervous the first couple times she lined up to practice the power play at the beginning of the season. She said she would “choke up” on the puck when pressure came at her. She wasn’t quite sure when to get rid of the puck and when to hold onto it. Schwarz’s nerves on the power play dulled her confidence, but she’s hit a turning point.“After a couple practices,” Schwarz said, “(I’m) just having more confidence with it and just getting control of the puck, seeing what’s around me.”Schwarz, a junior, is enjoying a new experience this season as the point of Syracuse’s (2-3) power play, where she has been forced to adjust to something she wasn’t expecting to participate in.She notched her first goal of the season on a power play against New Hampshire on Oct. 10 and will continue to refine her role as a scoring threat heading into Wednesday’s matchup against conference rival RIT (1-3) at 7 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavilion. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s actually really exciting,” Schwarz said. “It’s a whole new light and I definitely enjoy being on it, that’s for sure.” Schwarz dabbled on the power play during the final few games of last season, but her role wasn’t as official as it is now. This season, the forward holds her position near the blue line — because she has the most powerful shot — when Syracuse has a man-up opportunity.Still, Schwarz’s job is to shoot, and Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan is hoping Schwarz can develop into her role as a “trigger person” on the power play.“She’s got a quick shot,” Flanagan said. “It’s not a heavy shot … she can get it and shoot quick. She’s got a quick release.”Schwarz’s physical ability and technical fundamentals made her an intriguing piece when Flanagan was analyzing whom he would put on the power play and how he wanted it to run it, he said. By playing back on the blue line, Schwarz will have more time to look for and unload her shot.“That probably is the one thing that can maybe separate her from a lot of girls on our team,” Flanagan said. “We have some defensemen that shoot the puck well but we don’t have anybody that’s got a bomb from back there that you like on a power play. So I think Heather gives us that element.”Still, her adjustment to the position took some time.The nerves that bothered her in those first practices translated into Syracuse’s second game against Northeastern, she said.While her job to score remained the same, she also had to balance controlling the puck, reading situations and making quick decisions.“It’s definitely hard as a forward … being last man back, it’s hard,” sophomore defender Megan Quinn said. “And you have pressure on you to decide what to do with (the puck). I think she does a really good job taking her time.”The progression came full circle against New Hampshire, when Schwarz said the net opened up perfectly and she was able to punch in the goal.The move to place Schwarz on the power play was strategic, Flanagan said that it was also a result of the personnel he had on the ice. Syracuse already had the players it wanted on its power play, and Schwarz proved to be the final piece.Heading into the sixth game of the season, she’s finally starting to get more comfortable in her new role. “I wouldn’t say we just took a stab at it,” Flanagan said. “We said ‘let’s try Heather there’ … and she’s done a pretty good job so far. It’s still evolving.” Comments Published on October 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Syracuse beats Dayton in NCAA Tournament

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Football: Wisconsin run game finally shows signs of life

first_imgFinally, Corey Clement broke one.The senior running back for the University of Wisconsin football team streaked down the Badger sideline for 68 yards, relieving his team from the pressure of being backed up on its own five-yard line.It was the Badgers’ longest single gain of the season, and the first time the team reeled off a play for more than 50 yards. Entering Saturday, UW was just one of five FBS teams to be in that category.But the run was symbolic for Clement. He had finally broken through, not just on that run, but Saturday night during No. 10 Wisconsin’s 30-23 overtime loss to No. 2 Ohio State University. Clement rushed for 164 yards, tying his career high, on 25 carries. When asked whether the outburst was enough to get his confidence going, Clement said it was that and much more.Football: Big Ten heavyweights duke it out in Madison Saturday nightSaturday night’s matchup between then-No. 8 University of Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State University was a thriller that ended in Read…“I felt like I needed that game for everything,” Clement said Tuesday. “I was wondering when the time was going to come. Definitely, coming against Ohio State, a very tough opponent, just trying to do what I could.”Clement went on to give credit to his offensive line, which had a solid effort Saturday, and the receivers for securing the edges on his rushing attempts. Clement said the team knows the running game must keep improving if the Badgers want to win the Big Ten West and have a shot at a conference title.If Clement’s 68-yarder is erased from the record books, however, he would have rushed for 96 yards on 24 attempts — an average of four yards per carry. That’s nothing to slouch at, but it’s not nearly as impressive as the 6.6 yards per carry he ended up with.“Being a running back, you really have to learn to make your linemen right,” Clement said. “Everything isn’t going to be perfect up front. If you allow the play to set up and really take ownership of your craft and being patient to it, great things can happen. I don’t want to put the blame on anyone else. I’m pretty sure everybody had an edge, being that it was a night game at home, so everybody had a little more fire under them.”The last time Wisconsin played the University of Iowa, a 10-6 loss on Oct. 3, 2015, Clement was in Germany following surgery to repair a hernia that hampered him for most of last season.Football: No. 10 Badgers look to reclaim Heartland Trophy from IowaThe proximity of fans to the sidelines at Kinnick Stadium, the home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, makes it Read…Redshirt junior left tackle Ryan Ramczyk said the Badgers success in the running game on Saturday came partly because the offensive line’s double teams were effective, allowing lineman to move up to the linebackers. He said he felt the confidence in the running game grow throughout the game.“I think we’ve always had confidence,” Ramczyk said. “It definitely helps to run the way we did against Ohio State.”Offensive line coach Joe Rudolph mixed and matched on the line throughout the game. Micah Kapoi came in to play left guard, Michael Deiter slid inside to center, replacing Brett Connors and David Edwards replaced Jacob Maxwell at right tackle.Ramczyk said it’s nice to have the cohesiveness of the same five guys out there every play. The way the Badgers practice makes for a smooth transition during games.Ramcyzk also said the line needs to clean things up as a unit to give redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook more time and a cleaner pocket.“I think we’ve been improving week to week, honestly,” Ramczyk said.Football: Ramczyk, Cichy, Watt named to Sports Illustrated’s Midseason All-America TeamThe University of Wisconsin football team’s Ryan Ramczyk, Jack Cichy and T.J. Watt earn national recognition Tuesday after being named Read…last_img read more

Scott Boras had lunch with Arte Moreno, sparking speculation about Angels’ pursuit of Gerrit Cole

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Boras is the agent for Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on this winter’s free-agent market. Cole is an Orange County native who most in the industry believe prefers to play on the West Coast. The Angels have made no secret of the fact that they need pitching, and are prepared to shop at the highest levels.Boras wouldn’t indulge further questions about the nature of his lunch with Moreno, or who else might have been there.“I don’t want to give you the lunch roster,” he said.Boras then added, unsolicited, that “Andrew Friedman was not at that lunch, by the way.” Friedman is the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations.Cole, who starred at Orange Lutheran High and UCLA, certainly could help the Dodgers, as well as the Angels. Boras, in typical fashion, suggested that every team ought to be after his client. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In the middle of Scott Boras’ traditional media scrum at the GM Meetings, during which he delivers carefully crafted one-liners amid a torrent of words meant to prime the market for his clients, the baseball super agent dropped this nugget.He had lunch with Arte Moreno just “the other day.”“It was good,” Boras said Wednesday of his meeting with the Angels owner. “He’s a guy that we talk baseball all the time. He’s very, very into the game. He’s really wanting to advance the interest of his franchise.”While there was no indication that this was anything more than a routine meeting, it certainly stokes plenty of intrigue, as well as tossing water on the decade-old narrative that Moreno and Boras don’t get along.center_img “If this were Major League Christmas, we would be looking at 30 stockings that would clearly want a lump of Cole,” Boras said with a grin.That being said, the Angels figure to be on the short list. Boras made a point of saying that geography doesn’t give them an advantage, although obviously he doesn’t want to scare East Coast teams out of the bidding.“I don’t think geography matters to any of these guys as much as what matters is the continuance of winning and being able to achieve their goal of getting that rare win,” Boras said. “In Gerrit’s case, when you’re that close, you’re really looking at this process as one that ‘I’ve got a box to check and I want to go out and put together the best effort to put me in that position to do that.’”Cole and the Houston Astros lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Washington Nationals last month.Whoever signs the 29-year-old Cole is likely going to have to pay in excess of $30 million per year for at least seven years. Many have suspected that process will drag past the new year, reminiscent of Bryce Harper’s negotiations last winter. Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in late February, days after the start of spring training.Boras, who is also Harper’s agent, said he didn’t anticipate Cole taking that long. He said a report that Cole would not sign until January is “inaccurate.”Boras said “all” of his free agents “have the possibility of signing much earlier than that. The clubs are wanting meetings and they are wanting to get in front of the players. They are all telling me they are wanting to make much earlier decisions. I did not hear any of that last year.”Of course, every word out of Boras’ mouth is part of the negotiation. He obviously wants teams to believe there is fierce early interest in his clients, which encourages larger offers earlier.Boras’ negotiating tactics back in 2008 caused some friction with Moreno. The Angels had been trying to bring back Mark Teixeira when they reportedly pulled their offer, believing that Boras was simply using them to drive up the cost for other teams. Teixeira ended up signing with the New York Yankees.Boras said Wednesday that any conflict with Moreno is ancient history.“It’s so distant I don’t remember it,” he said. “I sit down with (Moreno) every year. I see him all the time. We have a common restaurant where we run into one another. I wouldn’t read much into it.”Angels general manager Billy Eppler said that he’s seen no evidence of any friction between Moreno and Boras. Eppler said his relationship with Boras has been good for 17 years, since Eppler was starting out as an amateur scout in Southern California.Eppler said he has lunch with Boras every winter, although he wouldn’t say if this winter’s meeting had happened yet.At some point, presumably Cole will have a meeting with Eppler, Moreno and probably Manager Joe Maddon, and they’ll have their chance to demonstrate to him that he should sign with the Angels.As far as Boras is concerned, the sooner all that happens, the better.“I think any player wants to sign early,” Boras said. “I don’t know of anybody who doesn’t want to have this process done to his satisfaction (early). Obviously you have to have meetings and you through an inaugural conceptual exchange with franchises you are going to be working with for a long period of time. Those are things that are organic to the process. But any player wants to sign early.”last_img read more

LaLiga Players and Global artists collaborate to raise funds to beat COVID-19

first_imgAdvertisement 8ckcdnNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaeycmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb7t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4ndkWould you ever consider trying this?😱42mh1Can your students do this? 🌚7thajRoller skating! Powered by Firework Around 50 artists & footballers to come together for ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’ in bid to beat COVID-19Advertisement  Advertisement The event seeks to raise funds for medical supplies, whilst boosting fans’ spirits during this period of quarantine Advertisement The initiative will begin with the purchase of 1 million masks by Santander Bank Eva Gonzalez and Toni Aguilar will host the festival with an appearance from Rafa Nadal Mumbai, 27th March 2020 – Over 50 artists and footballers are poised to come together tomorrow, Saturday, to take part in ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’, a global charity festival organised by LaLiga in partnership with Santander Bank, Universal Music Group and the rest of the league’s sponsors, as well as players, clubs, artists and GTS. The aim of the macro-concert is twofold, with the event having been organised to raise funds for the purchase of medical supplies in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and to also support fans confined to their homes during the current period of quarantine. Here are the names of the artist who will perform in this special LaLiga Music Fest:Alejandro Sanz, Antonio Carmona, Antonio José, Antonio Orozco, Ainhoa Arteta, Beret, Cami, Danna Paola, David Bisbal, Diogo Piçarra, El Arrebato, José Mercé, Juanes, Juan Magan, Lang Lang, Lola Índigo, Lucas Vidal, Luciano Pereyra, Luis Fonsi, Manuel Carrasco, Miriam Rodríguez, Mon Laferte, Morat, Pablo Alborán, Pablo López, Raphael, Rosario, Sebastián Yatra, Taburete, Tini and Vanesa Martín.Below are the names of the players from LaLigaSantander teams, who wasted no time in signing up to an initiative rolled out by the clubs’ association.  ClubPlayerClubPlayerAthletic ClubIker MuniainLevante UDJosé Luis MoralesAtletico MadridKokeRC CeltaHugo MalloAtletico MadridSaulRCD EspanyolJavi LópezCA OsasunaOier SanjurhoFC BarcelonaWu LeiDeportivo AlvaesManu GarciaRCD MallorcaXisco CamposFC BarcelonaGerard PiqueReal BetisJoaquínFC BarcelonaIvan RakiticReal Madrid CFSergio RamosGetafe CFJorge MolinaReal Madrid CFLucas VázquezGetafe CFJaime MataReal SociedadAsier IllarramendiGranada CFVíctor Díaz,Real ValladolidJavi MoyanoSD EibarSergi EnrichSevillaJesús Navas The charity festival, which combines sport and music to lead the fight against COVID-19, has attracted the support of well-known personalities from across both industries, including event hosts Eva Gonzalez and Toni Aguilar and tennis star Rafa Nadal, who will take part in his role as a Santander Bank ambassador. The event, which will see all celebrities participate directly from their homes, promises to offer up no shortage of surprises. ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’ will be beamed out live across the world by Movistar LaLiga, GOL TV and LaLiga international broadcasters. In addition, the concert will be streamed via LaLiga’s social media channels and can be followed on YouTube, Facebook, the social networks of Santander Bank and the league’s global OTT platform, LaLigaSportsTV.Fans in India will be able to watch the festival live and exclusive on Facebook Watch on Saturday 28th March from 22.30 (IST). LaLiga President, Javier Tebas said: “This initiative has really become something special. We’ve got the best artists, clubs and players and the best fans around too. Together we’ll succeed in convincing people about the importance of staying at home at this time, whilst raising money to buy medical supplies, which are in such high demand at times like these. I want to thank Universal Music Group, Santander Bank and all of our sponsors for giving their all to make this LaLiga project a reality.” For his part, Rami Aboukhair, country head for Santander Spain, commented: “It is admirable to see how, in these very complex moments, a supportive spirit has emerged in our society that comforts us all. At Santander Bank, we share this spirit of cooperation and generosity, convinced that we will come out of this process even stronger as a country. That is why, with the help of LaLiga we have created ‘LaLigaSantander Fest’ and together with the players, football and music fans, we want to continue helping our health institutions. We will start this process with the purchase and donation of 1 million masks that will be added to the rest of the sanitary material that will be purchased with the funds raised by this festival”. Meanwhile, Narcís Rebollo, President of Universal Music Group for Spain and Portugal, added: “Universal Music Group and GTS are deeply proud to participate in this wonderful initiative together with LaLiga. ‘LaLigaSantarder Fest’ unites two of the aspects of life that most contribute to people’s leisure and well-being: music and sport. At this time of enormous uncertainty and concern about the terrible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been particularly hard in Spain, the ability to bring music and sports to every home is now our priority commitment as leading companies in the entertainment sector.” He added: “This innovative and extraordinary charity event has an economic and social objective, which is to raise as many funds as possible to combat the pandemic, but it also has a more emotional one: to create a bond of union through sport and music among all the people who are confined to their homes right now. This could not have been carried out without the totally selfless support and solidarity of athletes and artists who once again demonstrate that in addition to being true number ones in their professions, they are also great people. We give all our thanks to them. We hope to contribute, from our homes, to making this Saturday evening as full of celebration and joy as possible.” DonationsIn addition to making the quarantine more bearable for those who cannot leave their homes, ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’ seeks to raise funds for the acquisition of medical supplies. In this sense, Santander has already made an initial donation of €500,000. For those users who wish to make donations from anywhere in the world, they can go to www.laliga.com/laligasantanderfest where they will find all the information on how to contribute to the initiative. Donations could be made as of this morning. All funds will be donated, via the Santander Bank’s Foundation, to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the amount raised will go towards the purchase of medical supplies and, in a coordinated effort with the High Sports Council (CSD), will focus on the government’s medical priorities. A smaller sum will be donated to the #SaldremosJuntos (We’ll get through this together) project, a programme launched by Atlético de Madrid’s Saul Ñiguez along with a group of athletes, journalists, influencers and designers who are keen to help the small and medium-sized businesses and self-employed workers in Spain that have been affected by COVID-19. ‘LaLiga Santander Fest’ has received the backing of numerous figures from within the worlds of art and sport, such as Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who signed up to project through RCD Espanyol attacker Wu Lei.    Advertisementlast_img read more

Haaland, the fashion forward whose idol was Michu

first_imgIt started as a train, with four goals and two assists in his first three games in the Premier. In the middle of the season he left a small scoring pothole, with two goals in the Emirates or the equalizer of the draw to Manchester United. He also scored in the final of the EFL Cup, against Bradford. An absolute success, before the calvary of his ankle, which caused him to retire from football prematurely. For the year of its international debut, Erling Haaland was only 13 years old, but the first memories are the ones that mark the most, especially for training on the pitch.Haaland tagged Michu in his Instagram posts. A fact that is striking, but reminiscent, so many years later, the impact that the current sports director of Burgos had in the Premier League. Do youRemember the classic ‘Nice to Michu’? Everything was born in a great season at Rayo Vallecano, with which he scored 15 goals and gave 4 assists in the league. That helped him make the leap to the United Kingdom, specifically the Swansea. He left his identity stamp, of course. His roar was impregnated on the walls of Liberty Stadium, which celebrated 22 goals in 43 games in its first season. Even for weeks it was stipulated with the possibility that it was pichichi. He stayed in fifth position. At 19 years old, Erling Haaland is becoming one of the great figures of European football. Eight goals in the first phase of the Champions League, including a hat-trick, and the fact of celebrating somewhat in five of his six matches guarantee this. Such talent was already prepared to take another leap in his sports career and, in this same winter market, He left Salzburg to wear the shirt of Borussia de Dortmund. Given their scoring figures, it would not be surprising if their referents were Ronaldo, Christian, Messi, Didier Drogba or even David town. Nevertheless, a voracious ovetense attacker was the one who enchanted him.Miguel Pérez Cuesta, known to everyone as Michu, was Haaland’s childhood idol, to the point of tag it in your first Instagram posts above your own silhouette. The protagonist himself considers an “honor” this anecdote. Such is the admiration I had for him that these publications dated August 2016, when the Spanish footballer had not played for months in Swansea and the injuries had punished him harshly. In other words, the fashion forward did not forget Michu despite all his problems and took him as a reference in his formative years as a tip.center_img Michu: “It’s an honor”The injuries forced Michu to leave professional football ahead of time, but he wanted to remain linked to the sport that gave him everything even far from the pitch. In 2017 he shared with his brother a first step in the Langreo, where he was sports director. From there he went to the club of his loves, the Oviedo, in which he played the same role for seven months. Already in December, he boarded the ship of Burgos, an ambitious project with the intention of achieving promotion to LaLiga SmartBank sooner rather than later.Nevertheless, Michu continues to enjoy the highest level football from a distance and the Haaland explosion has not gone unnoticed for him either. Asked by AS, who was the reference of the Dortmund player considered an “honor” to look at him in his beginnings. “It is a great player. I think it will become a world crack“, points out the ovetense. Of course, in regard to their similarities and differences in the field of play, Michu is clear: “He is a much better player than me (laughs)”.last_img read more

Eustaquio shrugs off close loss, hopes to be included in Manila card

first_imgCarpio 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 Seeking to rebound fast, Eustaquio hopes to return to the cage as soon as the Manila card at ONE: Legends of the World slated on November 10.“I am willing to be booked on any card, but of course I prefer to be slated for the Manila card in November. Let’s hope that I can be scheduled for that event. The journey is not over. It’s only the beginning,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Ravena back right away for PH team in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — Geje Eustaquio took his split decision loss to Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday as a minor setback.“We never lose. It’s either we win or we learn. It’s a learning process for me and my team and I would like to extend my gratitude to all the people who are always on my back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Eustaquio was in control of the match in the first round, and even rocked the former ONE Flyweight Champion with a stiff kick to the nose, but the action was inexplicably halted momentarily by referee Yuji Shimada.And Akhmetov quickly made adjustments, controlling the pace in the next two rounds to come out victorious.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe loss was a step back to Eustaquio’s bid to contend for the flyweight title.“It’s hard to lose my momentum. A victory tonight might have catapulted me to a title shot, but I have to accept the outcome of the bout. It’s another lesson. The good thing about this sport is that losses are avenues for competitors to grow. Surely, I will learn from this and be a better martial artist,” said the Team Lakay stalwart. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Che’Lu-San Sebastian stuns Gamboa-St. Clare, advances to D-League semis

first_imgGAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 72 — Bitoon 19, Fontanilla 13, Dionisio 12, Pare 12, Jackson 11, Rubio 5, Decano 0, Hallare 0.Quarters: 16-27, 37-40, 52-56, 80-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 LATEST STORIES Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian set a date against top seed Akari-Adamson in the best-of-three semifinals.Viernes announced his return to the D-League with 22 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals, while Ilagan dropped eight of his 10 markers in that final frame, to go with his nine boards and four assists.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 crownChe’Lu-San Sebastian got a huge boost from its new recruits, with Cedrick Ablaza pouring nine points and 12 rebounds, while Jay-R Taganas had five markers and eight boards.“Although they are new in our team. I feel that they were the ones who carried us in the end game,” said coach Stevenson Tiu, as the Revellers trailed 11-24 early and stared at a 52-58 deficit in the fourth. View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nuggets near end of playoff drought after 6th straight win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Samboy de Leon remained a solid cog for the Revellers with nine points and six rebounds in the win.Chris Bitoon kept the Coffee Lovers in the thick of things with his 19 points and seven rebounds, while Joshua Fontanilla was a surprise boost with his 13.Unfortunately, Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson could only muster 11 points on a 4-of-12 shooting as Gamboa-St. Clare saw its dream playoff run come to a halt in the quarterfinals.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 80 — Viernes 22, Ilagan 10, Ablaza 9, De Leon 9, Bulanadi 7, Batino 6, Costelo 6, Taganas 5, Collado 4, Faundo 2, Siruma 0.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian bucked its poor start and scored a 80-72 come-from-behind win over Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals at Pasig Sports Center.Jeff Viernes and RK Ilagan teamed up in rescuing the Revellers and combed for 18 points in the payoff period, where they staged a 14-2 blast to seize the lead for good, 66-60, with 5:12 to go.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more