ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga

first_imgRead Next “Yung feeling, masakit kasi binuo ito ni coach Yeng as a family. Yung isa isang nawawala, parang sa una, mahirap tanggapin,” he said.(It’s a painful feeling seeing players one-by-one go because the team coach Yeng built was a family and it’s really hard to accept at first.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSince the team won the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup last season, Rain or Shine has never made it past the quarterfinals, with roster changes abound since Guiao’s departure.But true to the lessons ingrained by their old mentor, Belga said he has no other recourse but to keep doing his job as the Painters hope to finally turn the page for the Elasto Painters and get themselves back to their championship-contending ways. “Sinabi niya nga sa amin na it’s our job,” he shared. “Di namin alam kung saan kami mapupunta, kung bukas makalawa, di mo alam kung nasa anong team ka na. You have to be prepared sa pinakamalupit na mangyayari.”(He told us that it’s our job. We don’t know where we’ll end up, if tomorrow or the other day, we’ll be in another team. You have to be prepared for the worst that can happen.)Belga is bracing for what’s next for his team, sharing that he’s open on whatever path the Rain or Shine management decides to put him on.“It’s their decision if they think they want to trade me. I can’t do anything there and I have no control over that. The only thing I can control is my game. For that matter, it’s going to be the management’s decision,” he said.Belga added he will do his best to keep the Elasto Painters in contention, especially in the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PH’s SEA Games campaign gets going Tuesday WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe recent changes in Rain or Shine really hits home for Beau Belga.From coach Yeng Guiao’s departure last season, to trades involving Paul Lee, JR Quiñahan, and now Jeff Chan, the burly big man has been a silent witness as remnants of the old Elasto Painters crew fade away.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Each of us need to adapt to the system. We’re okay. With the new additions, I think we can have a better run this conference,” he said. MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP Wednesday games to push through

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Ranidel de Ocampo ‘right fit at right time’ for Meralco E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Tropical depression Maring ravaged the Metro since Monday, forcing schools to suspend classes on Tuesday. The NCAA cancelled its Tuesday’s triple header. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Maring” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon. The UAAP Season 80 officially opens at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDespite the torrential rains, UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball games scheduled on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum will push through.After their losing their opening day assignments, University of the East and Far Eastern University look for their first win as they clash in the first game at 2 p.m., while University of the Philippines and Ateneo dispute early leadership at 4 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Woods cleared for golf activities with no restrictions

first_imgWoods first posted a video on Aug. 31 hitting pitch shots. Steinberg said doctors last week allowed Woods “to proceed with no restrictions,” which is when he began posting video of fuller golf shots.“He has started to hit balls at a more aggressive rate,” Steinberg said. “He feels really good, but he’s going to take it very slowly. I think he’s excited that he’s not feeling pain. That’s what gets him excited, being able to bend down and pick up his kids.“He’s taking it from wedges and short irons to the longer clubs. But he’s still doing it in a really cautious manner.”Woods was an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup two weeks ago, and he said then his priorities were to get his health in order, make sure he is pain-free and then wait on word from his doctors.“I’m still training. I’m getting stronger,” he said on Sept. 27. “But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles trained.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPTiger Woods is swinging a driver without pain, and his agent says doctors have cleared the former world No. 1 to practice without limitations.Still to be determined is when Woods can play in a tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Woods last year returned after 15 months to play in his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where he finished 15th in an 18-man field. The tournament is a week after Thanksgiving. Two spots are still available for sponsor exemptions to players in the top 50 in the world, or to the tournament host, which is Woods. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We haven’t even addressed when he comes back to play again. We have not addressed one thing,” said Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent at Excel Sports Management. “He wants to play this so conservatively.”Steinberg said Woods received a “good report” last week from doctors who performed fusion surgery on his lower back in April. Woods posted a video on Twitter on Oct. 7 of him hitting a smooth iron shot. Then on Sunday, Woods posted another video — in a red shirt, no less — hitting a driver.“Making progress,” he tweeted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWoods, whose last victory was four years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational for his record 18th World Golf Championships title, has not played since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb. 3 because of back spasms.Two months later, he had a fourth surgery on his back in 19 months. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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All-Star Harden question Paul snub

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Gasol, Mills lead balanced Spurs attack over Grizzlies 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next “He averages what 19 (points) and nine assists?” Harden asked after getting 25 points and 13 assists in a 104-97 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. “What are we rewarding? We’re winning and he’s putting up the numbers, there’s no question.“Obviously, we have a lot of depth on this team, but I’m not doing it out there by myself. He’s controlling the games as well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPaul scored 12 points with seven rebounds and four assists as the Rockets beat their Texas rivals for the sixth straight time. The streak started with a four-game sweep last season. Houston won its fourth straight game and seventh in the past nine.After missing the first 14 games with a left knee injury, Paul later sat another three with a left abductor strain. But the Rockets are 24-5 in games he has played, and won his first 15 starts. He is averaging 18.8 points, 8.8 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shakes hands with Chris Paul after a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)DALLAS — James Harden is an All-Star for the sixth straight season. New Houston teammate Chris Paul will miss the February party for the second year in a row following nine consecutive appearances for the Western Conference.The Rockets aren’t exactly pleased about the Paul part.ADVERTISEMENT “People that should be watching games don’t watch the games and see how important a guy is,” coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game. “It’s perplexing.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

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AWCC: Bohai Bank of China keeps Rebisco PSL-Manila winless

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Jaja Santiago scored eight, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added six for Rebisco which tried to take on the Chinese head-on power for power, something that backfired against the club that is only getting used to playing together.But Tianjin, led by the furious attacks of Yu JunWei who made 18, even had better defense, deflecting seven, while Rebisco could only make one block throughout.The Chinese club also had nine services aces to strike fear among Filipino receivers. Yao Di tossed 41 excellent sets as three other Chinese came up with double-digit performances.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lee retains ONE Atomweight belt; Eustaquio wins by split decision View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Tianjin, a 10-time club champion in the Chinese League which fell to Hisamitsu Springs, overpowered Rebisco, 25-8, 25-10, 25-9, to bolster its title bid in the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace here.Rebisco, whose core forms the newly built national team, will take on another powerhouse team in Supreme of Thailand on Monday at the start of the Classification phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I believe in this team. I know that we have what it takes to win. But we need to learn more especially in playing in international level,” said national team head coach Francis Vicente.Tianjin went all out for the match, using only its first six to ensure it comes out with full potency, unleashing 44 attacks against only 19 from Rebisco. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL-Manila absorbed its third straight defeat, this time at the hands of Tianjin Bohai Bank of China, relegating the Filipinos Saturday to fifth to eighth places in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.Despite the hours spent Friday night training specifically in shielding the Chinese missiles, the Filipinos found themselves in the firing line of a Tianjin side determined to pile up points and move up to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READlast_img read more

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Growing up quick: Big spurt turns Patton into 1st-rounder

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “I had to learn how to do simple things all over again, like run, seal and use my body in ways I should, being 7-feet tall,” Patton said as he was introduced Tuesday by his new team.The Timberwolves believe his growth as a player has only just begun.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the era of one-and-done in college basketball, Patton was a rare exception. He redshirted his freshman year at Creighton to spend it acclimating to his new body, and his new position as a “five” — the number given to centers.“I never played the five position before,” Patton said. “I went all the way from point guard to center and coach Mac wanted me to learn how to be a back-to-the-basket five also. It was pretty fun to learn all the nuances of that and learn how to be a five.” After a year of seasoning, Patton averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25.5 minutes per game for Creighton. Unheralded as a recruit coming out of high school, the production, efficiency and athleticism that he showed even as a raw redshirt freshman jumped out immediately to Wolves GM Scott Layden.“It’s unusual for a guy his size to make the type of plays that he does,” Wolves coach president Tom Thibodeau said.Patton attributes that feel for the game to all the time he spent playing point guard in his formative days. His ability to see the floor and find the open man only got better when a growth spurt allowed him to see over the top of the defense, a combination that could eventually make him the ideal fit alongside Karl-Anthony Towns — the prototype for the modern NBA big man — in the Wolves frontcourt.“Just growing up being a guard, you develop all the things you need to know just practicing,” Patton said. “You got that mind of a point guard. It just so happens I grew to be 7 feet tall and I can still use those skills I had back then. It’s just adding everything back together.”The Wolves chose Patton 16th overall, a pick acquired in the blockbuster trade with Chicago that also sent All-Star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Patton, who sold funnel cakes and nachos at the College World Series the summer before enrolling at Creighton. His high school friends would give him grief for wearing shorts all the time in chilly Omaha, but it was “the only thing I could do. I couldn’t really fit into pants.”The Timberwolves believe Patton is not done growing yet — at least when it comes to his game. There remains a possibility that Patton could spend some time this season with the Iowa Wolves — the team’s new G-League affiliate that was purchased this spring — while he adds strength and gets accustomed to the pro game.“The exciting thing for me is what happens to Justin now,” Layden said. “His graduate school and his education start now as far as the NBA’s concerned. We have an outstanding coaching staff and an outstanding developmental group that are going to help him achieve the goals he wants to obtain. This is a great time in his life to get better and that’s what we’re looking forward to.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ledecky, Adrian steal opening night show at US nationals LATEST STORIEScenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Justin Patton stands by his head coach, Tom Thibodeau, left, and general manager Scott Layden at his introductory news conference, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The Timberwolves’ first-round draft pick sprouted from a 6-foot-1 point guard as a freshman in high school to a 7-foot center by the time he first stepped foot on campus at Creighton in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Bluejays coach Greg McDermott had to slow things down for Patton. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Patton almost grew too fast for his own good.The Minnesota Timberwolves’ first-round draft pick sprouted from a 6-foot-1 point guard as a freshman in high school to a 7-foot center by the time he first stepped foot on campus at Creighton in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Bluejays coach Greg McDermott had to slow things down for Patton.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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SMB dynasty in the offing

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Plenty of Horn for aging Pacquiao View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Alex Cabagnot scored 19 points, had 12 rebounds and 11 assists and became the first local player to complete a triple double in a title series game since Willie Miller of Talk ‘N Text in the 2005 Philippine Cup as he put the icing on the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Finals MVP citation.Cabagnot averaged 20.3 points, eight rebounds and 5.8 assists in the Finals.Charles Rhodes had 30 points and Marcio Lassiter 24 in leading three others with twin digits for San Miguel, counting Chris Ross, the BPC who finished with 14.The season-ending Governors’ Cup starts on July 19 with the Beermen already coming to terms with Wendell McKines as they gun for the sweet treble that sister team San Mig Coffee last completed in 2014 under Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The mighty Beermen broke away in the second period and never looked back. They had the game under wraps as early as the third canto on the way to overcoming their frustrations of the last two seasons here with a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series.More importantly, this batch of Beermen lined itself up for a shot at the Triple Crown which, if completed, will be the franchise’s second after first pulling it off in 1989 with a similarly star-studded team built around the best center at that time, the legendary Ramon Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will tell my team to celebrate and then let’s plan again for the next conference,” Austria said. “Everyone wants that championship and you know what I mean (the Grand Slam).”The Beermen, though, won this series without relying too heavily on the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo, riding the talent of two crack point guards, one of them winning the Best Player of the Conference award two games before and the other running away with the Finals MVP trophy. San Miguel Beer made official talks of a Grand Slam from now on.Brandishing the killers’ instinct that all but doubled the talent of the powerhouse team, San Miguel on Sunday night ripped TNT KaTropa to shreds, 115-91, in Game 6 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Police: Venus Williams driving ‘lawfully’ at time of fatal crash

first_img(FILES) This file photo taken on June 2, 2017 shows US Venus Williams as she plays against Belgium’s Elise Mertens during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTURENew evidence shows Venus Williams was driving “lawfully” when she was involved in a deadly car crash that sparked a lawsuit against the tennis star, police in Florida said Friday.An initial police report on the June 9 crash in Palm Beach Gardens described Williams as being “at fault” in the incident.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend On Friday, Palm Beach Gardens police issued a statement saying new video obtained of the collision showed that “the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to BallenIsles Drive.”She was forced to halt in the intersection when a south-bound vehicle turned in front of her, police said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOnce that car passed, Williams began to proceed through the intersection, also in accordance with traffic laws.By that time, however, the light had changed and a vehicle driven by Linda Barson, traveling west on an intersecting street, collided with Williams’ car. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heat make it official, signing Waiters, Johnson and Olynyk Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Barson’s husband, 78-year-old Jerome Barson, died on June 22 of injuries sustained in the crash.Barson’s family filed a lawsuit against Williams in Palm Beach County claiming she “negligently operated” her vehicle.She has not been cited for any violation, and police said Friday their investigation continues.Michael Steinger, a lawyer for the Barsons, said the video confirmed that Williams blocked his clients’ right of way.“The video released by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department (PBGPD) continues to support the fact that Ms Williams remained in the intersection at a red light, violating the Barsons’ right of way,” Steinger said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LATEST STORIES “There is nothing that disputes Ms Williams was in the intersection on a red light, and the witnesses clearly confirm the Barsons’ had a green light and lawfully entered the intersection.”Williams, 37, reached the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday. Earlier in the week at the All England Club, she broke down in tears during a press conference when asked about the crash.Lawyers for both sides were in court on Friday in Palm Beach Gardens, where Williams’ attorney wanted a judge to set guidelines on how both parties could inspect the cars involved and retrieve data from on-board computers.Williams’ lawyer had obtained an emergency court order preventing the Barson family from unilaterally inspecting the vehicles. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Double duty: Standhardinger takes place of Blatche as Gilas reinforcement

first_imgThat would mean that the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger will, after the Aug. 8 to 20 showcase in Beirut, fly straight to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to anchor another Gilas Five that will try to win the Philippines’ 19th cage gold in the Southeast Asian Games.“Yes, Chris will double,” Reyes told the Inquirer through a text message as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas decided not to replace Standhardinger in the SEA Games lineup, which was finalized weeks before the hardworking center debuted for Team Philippines internationally in the Jones Cup in Taipei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMeanwhile, Blatche apologized to his “Filipino family” on Wednesday morning, but still didn’t point out the exact reason why he opted not to join the team.Through his Instagram account @draylive, the 6-foot-11 NBA veteran said: “I will always be very thankful for the opportunity the love and the support I have received from my Filipino family but it’s a lot of reason why I can’t join and I don’t expect for many ppl to understand but I do wish my brothers the best of luck.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet San Sebastian hopes to check rash of visitor wins, hosts Jose Rizal View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress The Inquirer first reported on Monday afternoon that Blatche refused to get on board because the 6-foot-11 former Brooklyn Net and Washington Wizard in the NBA feared for his safety in Beirut.In a related development, Reyes will call for full practices starting Thursday with the likes of reigning three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Jason Castro of TNT KaTropa, Calvin Abueva of Alaska and Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort leading the squad that is tasked to win the championship for the first time since 1973.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFrom being a veritable unknown to Filipino basketball fans, Christian Standhardinger will be the one common denominator of two Gilas teams playing in prestigious regional events next month.After Andray Blatche decided not to go with the team to the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon, Gilas coach Chot Reyes was left with no choice but to put Standhardinger’s name in the roster as the Filipinos’ naturalized player.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Rock band names show after Kalmadi’s Diana blunder

first_imgSuresh Kalmadi’s embarrassing slip of tongue when he wrongly referred to Prince Charles as ‘Prince Diana’ today inspired rock band Pentagram to name their show at the Commonwealth Games Village after it.”We do not mean that. We are here to have fun with,” Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani, who is the lead singer of the band, said when asked if the theme was chosen to take a dig at Kalmadi.”We chose it (the theme) just like that. Just wanted to be notorious,” he said.Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi had, during a press conference, wrongly referred to Prince Charles as “Prince Diana”.The Mumbai based band today enthralled audiences at the jam-packed amphitheater in the international zone of Commonwealth Games Village here by belting out some of their hit numbers.”It is really a matter of pride for us to perform here.We are very happy,” Vishal told PTI.Princess Diana, had died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.Talking of the alleged corruption related to the mega sporting event, Dadlani said “I am obviously disappointed by it. I feel, corrupt people should be hanged.””Even after the Games, we should not forget and divert our attention from the corruption. Guilty should be punished,” he said.A series of cultural events are being organised at Commonwealth Games Village here everyday.Vishal, along with Shekhar have composed music for several Bollywood movies like Jhankar Beats, Om Shanti Om, Dostana and Anjana Anjaani.last_img read more

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