Mark Barroca ‘miracle shot’ puts Magnolia on brink of ending San Miguel’s PH Cup reign

first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Yes,” he said about being one game away from a championship. “But we know San Miguel. They won’t go down that easily.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia coach Chito Victolero had little to say about his team’s loss to San Miguel two nights ago.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books ‘Spider Man’ storms court during PBA Finals, hits June Mar Fajardo “It was a miracle shot. I know that when they have some runs, we just needed to weather the storm,” he said. “This is the ballgame we wanted—as close as possible—to just have that chance in the end.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsThe roller-coaster game hit fever pitch when a spectator in Spider-man costume stormed center court and accidentally hit June Mar Fajardo.READ: After game 4 guarantee, Arwind Santos confident San Miguel can finally pull aheadFrom thereon, the Beermen moved closer to the Hotshots all thanks to Terrence Romeo’s triple that knotted the game at 86.The Hotshots have a chance to dethrone the four-time defending champions this Sunday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN His team would rather let their game speak—especially Mark Barroca—in the Hotshots’ stunning victory over the San Miguel Beermen, 88-86, to take a 3-2 Philippine Cup Finals series lead Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Barroca tied his sterling performance in Game 4 in most impressive fashion, sinking a mid-range jumpshot to win the game and put his team on the brink of the championship and cap what had been an eventful night in one fell swoop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: ‘Spider Man’ storms court during PBA Finals, hits June Mar Fajardo“I love that guy. He’s not afraid to shoot,” coach Victolero said. “Saktong, sakto ‘yung tira.” MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Woman accuses Neymar of rape, father says player set up

first_imgBrazil’s soccer player Neymar runs for the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the Copa America tournament, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. The player’s father calls the incident “a setup” against his son.The document obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday says the incident took place May 15 at 8:20 p.m. in a hotel. The woman went to police on Friday in Sao Paulo.ADVERTISEMENT Sao Paulo state’s Public Security Secretariat, which oversees police, confirmed in a statement that the complaint was registered, but did not offer details.Neymar’s representatives have not replied to a request for comment, but his father and agent Neymar da Silva Santos denied any wrongdoing by the player in a television interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSantos said Neymar had consensual sexual relations with the accuser and was blackmailed by her lawyer after they broke up.“This is a tough moment. If we can’t show the truth quickly it will be a snowball. If we have to show Neymar’s WhatsApp messages and the conversations with this lady, we will,” Santos told TV Band. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao The text also says the woman left Paris two days later and said she did not file her complaint in Paris because she was shaken.The police document says the woman will go through medical exams as part of an investigation.Neymar is in Brazil preparing for the Copa America starting next week. He arrived at the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio de Janeiro 10 days after the alleged incident.Brazil players had a day off Saturday. Neymar left the training ground with other teammates in his helicopter earlier in the day.On Sunday, an event named after the player is expected to take place in Rio, but his presence is not assured.The 27-year-old Brazilian has had problems on and off the pitch. One week before the accusation of rape became known, he lost Brazil’s national team’s captaincy for the Copa America to veteran Dani Alves. Coach Tite did not lay out the reasons for the move, but he was under pressure to punish Neymar for his disciplinary problems at Paris Saint-Germain.After PSG lost the French Cup final to tiny Rennes on April 27, Neymar had altercation with a fan and publicly criticized teammates he didn’t name for not listening to him enough.That was one of his first matches since January, when he once more picked up a fifth metatarsal injury in his right-foot. That was the same problem that affected his performances in the last World Cup, a tournament he prefers to forget because of an image disaster caused by his constant diving.Brazil’s fitness coaches say he will be in better shape once the South American tournament begins.This week Neymar skipped two Brazil training sessions in Copa America preparations because of pains in his left knee. Brazil’s soccer confederation said Friday he was fully recovered. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Andy Ruiz stuns Anthony Joshua for heavyweight title LATEST STORIES NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Neymar’s father said he has evidence that his son was blackmailed, including pictures and witnesses, but did not show either in the interview. He also said his son is already preparing his defense for a legal case if needed.The Paris police and the city’s prosecutors’ office said through spokesmen that they were unaware of any complaint.The woman says she and the Brazil star met in France after exchanging Instagram messages.She told police a representative of the Paris Saint-Germain player named Gallo allegedly bought her tickets to Paris and booked her a hotel room. She said Neymar arrived apparently drunk at the hotel.The woman described to police that they “touched each other, but in a given moment Neymar became aggressive and, with violence, had sexual intercourse against the victim’s will.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Fan love for the player has also been stained because of politics after his showing of support to far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has made a series of racist, misogynistic and anti-gay statements.As Neymar prepared for his return after the injury, Brazilian media reported his father had met Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss the player’s tax problems, which didn’t help him with fans that will pressure him more than ever to win a Copa America on home soil later this month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN View comments Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baylast_img read more

PVL: BanKo opens campaign with big win over PetroGazz

first_imgWith the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She finished with 13 points, including the finishing hit, while teammate Nicole Tiamzon fired two aces in succession down the stretch to wind up with 12.The Perlas Spikers, propped up by a veteran roster led by Tiamzon and Dzi Gervacio, recovered from a turbulent second set where they could only score 11 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—BanKo needed a big jolt in the second set to blast Reinforced Conference champion PetroGazz, 25-20, 11-25, 25-21, 25-18, Sunday and send a message that they are a force to be reckoned in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.“Coming from the loss in second set we just told ourselves that we play happy and light-hearted, and fortunately, we clicked in the next two sets,” said BanKo Perlas captain Dzi Gervacio.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Jayson Castro wins 5th BPC plum, Terrence Jones is Best Import Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Girl shows that she cares through donation of hair

first_imgWHITTIER – Natasha Burks patiently sat in a salon chair at LuLinda’s Future Look beauty shop in Uptown Whittier on Thursday. It was the day before her seventh birthday, and Natasha was getting her first haircut. She was shedding her long, brown hair for Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that uses donated human hair to make wigs for cancer patients and other victims of hair loss. “I want to help out kids who don’t have hair. Then they get to have wig hair and they could feel better about themselves,” Natasha said, her locks blanketing the entire back of her chair. That’s another first. “She never wore her hair loose. Every night I would braid it,” Burks said. Natasha’s recent hair donation totaled about 20 inches, according to Lulu Mu oz, who did the cutting. And as most parents do, Burks saved a separate set of locks – a 6-inch-long braid – from her daughter’s first haircut. Lauren Kukkamaa, communications director for Locks of Love, was impressed when she learned about Natasha’s donation. Kukkamaa said children often donate their first haircut to her organization, “but to not have one until you’re 7 years old is pretty incredible,” she added. “Every time we hear about another child who has dedicated his or her years to growing out their hair with the intention of donating to us, it’s incredible,” she added. “They grasp this ability of growing their hair out for a child who’s in need, and it’s a way of giving themselves.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Natasha’s mother, Patricia Burks, said her only child is growing up. Burks, 45, recounted how she’s spent the past six years washing, combing and styling her daughter’s hair. Natasha would sit on a vanity chair, her mom said, and Burks would stand feet apart from her to braid her hair every day. “I love long hair, so I never wanted to cut her hair,” Burks added. “I like combing it and making it into all kinds of styles. “I just always made sure I had conditioner.” Natasha said she’s ready to start doing her own hair. In fact, the Whittier Christian School first-grader planned to wear her newly cut locks curly, and without a ponytail, to school Friday. last_img read more

EPA must get serious about ship pollution

first_imgMaybe it won’t take an international conference after all to clean up the gross polluters of the sea. That’s been the excuse for many years. Nobody could do anything about oceangoing ships that belch the world’s foulest exhaust because this was a worldwide problem. Not the local ports’ problem. Not the shippers’ problem. Not the problem of anybody who could actually do something about it. Now somebody has. California’s attorney general, Jerry Brown, last week filed a legal petition asking federal regulators to act against greenhouse gas emissions from cargo ships, cruise ships and other large vessels. What this amounts to is an invitation to do the right thing before the state takes the federal Environmental Protection Agency to court. Such a lawsuit could do some good. Ships cause horrendous pollution to regions adjacent to shipping centers – and those downwind. The real subject here, however, is money. Ships burn bunker because it is cheap. But it’s also the dirtiest of fuels. Switching to low-sulphur diesel fuel will cost the consumers of imported goods more. But first the EPA, target of Brown’s lawsuit, will have to stir itself. If it does, any new regulations would affect about 6,000 ships calling on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The port complex and its many diesel-powered parts are the single biggest source of diesel pollution in the L.A. Basin. Will the EPA have to wait until, say, Singapore agrees to a ban on bunker? Not necessarily. Nations can legally limit environmentally harmful activity within their territories, which can extend seaward for 200 miles. Bunker fuel has sulfur content of up to 27,000 parts per million, compared with 15 parts per million in diesel burned by cars and trucks in the United States. The ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, mandated last year, results in lower emissions of nitrous oxides, an ingredient of smog, and particulates, which are known to cause cancer. Californians now are looking forward to the favor of a reply from the EPA to our invitation. There is more than enough reason to accept. 160Want 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

Arsenal close to making Bundesliga star their first summer signing in £34m deal

first_imgArsenal have slapped in a £34m bid for Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka, claim reports in Germany.Arsene Wenger is expected to splash the cash this summer following a disappointing season and has made midfielder Xhaka his first target.REACTION: ‘He’s the player we’ve missed for years!’ Gooners on rumoured Granit Xhaka dealThe Gunners have been heavily linked with the Switzerland international since January and have now firmed up their interest by stumping up a mega offer.Xhaka is understood to be keen on a switch to the Premier League and Arsenal’s offer, according to Rheinische Post, will be enough to persuade Monchengladbach to sell.The 23-year-old has been a pivotal figure for the Bundesliga club since he joined from Basel in 2012, and is on the verge of helping the club secure back-to-back qualifications for the Champions League. Granit Xhaka in action for Borussia Monchengladbach 1last_img read more

Letterkenny Credit Union has the Solution to your Debt Woes

first_imgThere are always times in life when people will find themselves having to juggle a number of different debts. Events such as an overseas holiday, a wedding or preparing for a new arrival often call for a little extra expenditure.Trying to cope with this however on top of day-to-day bills can prove overwhelming, especially when trying to keep track of varying interest rates and different types of credit. For many, reaching for the credit card to manage debts can seem like the easiest and most convenient solution. However, with interest rates as high as 23% *often charged for the privilege, more often than not this can prove to compound an already stressful situation.There is a much more effective solution which won’t end up costing people more than they bargained for; the debt consolidation loan from Letterkenny Credit Union. The new product aims to help members refinance high-interest debts – and combine all of their debt into a single, straightforward payment at a fair and reasonable rate.Speaking about the new product, Ciaran Haran, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union said: “On a daily basis we are dealing with members who have to fork out for substantial repayments on debt, often at very high rates of interest. In many cases, this is a case of running to stand still.“With the new, consolidated loan from Letterkenny Credit Union, a restructured payment can ease the pressure – and make it so much easier for people to get on top of their debt and manage it in a way that suits their everyday lives.” There are no hidden charges or transaction fees with the new loan, and repayments can be tailored to suit individual circumstances. There are no penalties for early repayment, and if circumstances change and existing repayments cannot be made, Letterkenny Credit Union will work to try and restructure the loan in a more convenient way.Ciaran continued: “Central to our ethos at Letterkenny Credit Union is helping people to avoid unnecessary debt and this is one of the reasons we have launched our new product. We would really urge anyone struggling with debt to talk to us about this very fair option.“While not everyone will be suitable for the new loan, the staff at Letterkenny Credit Union are always on hand with guidance and tips on how to budget and manage debt responsibly.“We would encourage all our existing and prospective members to call into us and find out how we can help them.”*Source: Competition and Consumer Protection Commission For a €30,000, 10-year variable interest rate loan with 120 monthly repayments of €363.21, an Interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.2%, the total amount payable by the member is €43,573.17. Information correct as at 15/01/2019.Letterkenny Credit Union has the Solution to your Debt Woes was last modified: January 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:credit unionLetterkenny Credit Unionloanslast_img read more

WATCH: Jose Mourinho plays Guess the Player with Manchester United stars

first_imgJose Mourinho may come across as one of the grumpiest men on the planet, but he certainly does know how to have fun.Confronted with a game of Guess the Player, Mourinho had to name his current Manchester United players – using only photos of them as children!And he doesn’t do too badly, although the Portuguese did confuse Paul Pogba with Marcus Rashford and Eric Bailly.To top it off, Mourinho goes on to describe his first impressions of his Red Devils stars, calling Pogba ‘one of the happiest guys I’ve found in football’, and claiming Wayne Rooney is ‘just a very nice kid’.You can watch the video above…last_img read more

Vintage clothing prices skyrocket with demand

first_imgNo, it’s not your imagination.Prices for merchandise at vintage thrift shops like Aaardvark’s Odd Ark and Decades have gone through the roof in recent years, giving new meaning to the term “thrift shop.”Sarah Bergman, manager of The Way We Wore, a high-end vintage shop on La Brea Avenue, said demand for vintage is the highest she’s seen in her 20 years in the business. It’s essentially a reflection of basic supply and demand — along with the eBay factor.“It’s harder for pickers to find collectible vintage in the world,” she said. “You would think it would keep circulating, but it doesn’t. There’s more of an awareness of what it is worth. People know, I can sell it on eBay’ now.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.John Schoen, general manager of the Roadium, a swap meet in Torrance, said he’s been noticing in the last two years that a lot of his vendors scour Southern California for old high school letterman jackets and Levis, then ship it by the containerful to Japan and other Pacific Rim countries. “The jackets go for over $3,000 bucks in Japan,” he said.While the outsourcing of Southern California’s castoffs may not be enough to tip the U.S. trade deficit, it’s significant enough to drive prices higher for used clothing here, said Bergman.She chalks up the demand from Asia to improved local economies. “In Japan, denim was king in the ’90s,” she said. “Then that market crashed. A lot of the Americana that went overseas came back. Then the Japanese economy improved. We’re seeing a resurgence in Japanese clients, also demand from Koreans and Chinese.”Despite the higher prices, Asia hasn’t completely cornered the market on vintage wear. Bergman said her store gets requests from all over the U.S. too.“People are hungry for this stuff,” Bergman said She credits the Hollywood film industry for creating a homegrown vintage market. “If the hot and trendy girls here want to wear it,” she said, “the hot and trendy girls everywhere want to wear it.”– Barbara Correa160Want 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

Arsenal make contact with managerial target as hunt for new head coach continues

first_imgMillwall vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 19:45) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORTHuddersfield vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Burnley (Saturday 15:00) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Manchester United (Saturday, 17:30) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Swansea (Sunday, 12:00) – talkSPORT 2 Former Valencia manager Marcelino has been contacted by Arsenal about becoming their new head coach, according to reports.The Gunners are on the lookout for a new boss following last week’s sacking of Unai Emery. 2 LIVE on talkSPORT Getty Images – Getty Unai Emery was given his marching orders last week 2 Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge while the club look for a permanent successor to Emery.Ljungberg’s first game in the dugout ended in a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Norwich on Sunday, and he will be in charge when Brighton visit the Emirates tomorrow evening.The hunt for Emery’s long-term replacement continues, and Goal claim Marcelino is high on Arsenal’s wishlist with contact already made.The report adds the Spaniard ‘kindly declined’ Everton’s advances last month as they also search for a possible successor to Marco Silva. Toffees boss Silva is under huge pressure at Goodison Park with his side 17th in the table after 14 games.Marcelino has been out of work since being controversially sacked by Valencia in September, despite guiding them to a top four finish and Copa del Rey final triumph over Barcelona last season.He was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez, who won two LaLiga titles in 2002 and 2004. Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been heavily linked with the Arsenal vacancy, with club legend David Seaman backing him for the job.The Argentine has admitted his desire to return to management in Europe.He told Fox Sports Argentina: “There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on. It is my intention to return to manage in Europe.“But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens.” Getty Images – Getty Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… Marcelino was hugely popular with Valencia fans last_img read more