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Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing FILE – Donald Tankoua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Beda flipped the switch in the third quarter to blast La Salle, 74-57, and retain the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup title Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Trailing at the half, the Red Lions outscored the Green Archers, 24-7, in the pivotal third period led by James Canlas, Donald Tankoua and Evan Nelle.ADVERTISEMENT Delhi team wins 2nd leg of Patriot’s Cup “At halftime, we talked about our tempo of the ball game. In the first half, we kept rushing our shots. I just told them we just have to contain our emotions, make stops then execute,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.The Lions swept the tournament at 10-0, a feat they also pulled off in 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTankoua led all scorers with 17 while Canlas added 15 points and seven rebounds. Nelle finished with four points and 10 assists.San Beda went on a 16-2 run to open the third quarter then kept its foot on the gas pedal in the final frame as La Salle never recovered. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Encho Serrano had 12 points and six rebounds for the Archers. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption LATEST STORIES
“Of course I’m tired. Coach mentioned that we only have a little amount of time to really prepare for the SEA Games,” said Standhardinger, who propped NorthPort’s scintillating 126-123 victory over top seed NLEX in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Batang Pier thus made the semifinals as the No. 8 seed and will battle Barangay Ginebra for a championship berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We have six or seven practices left, so I’m just trying to take advantage of that,” Standhardinger said.The Filipino-German big man had 33 points, 23 rebounds and seven assists as he kept alive something his former team, San Miguel Beer, has already lost: a chance to win three titles this season. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China MOST READ View comments NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger played 61 minutes in a triple-overtime victory that finished past 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. He was running drills at 10 a.m. Thursday, one of the early birds to show up for Gilas Pilipinas practice at Upper Deck gym.With little time to prepare for the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Standhardinger feels obliged to make sure he and his teammates will leave nothing to chance when they gun for the gold medal that matters the most to Filipino hearts.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Belgium retains year-end No. 1 spot in FIFA rankings No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES Standhardinger was traded to NorthPort for Mo Tautuaa, but the Beermen’s Grand Slam hopes fizzled out after getting eliminated by Ginebra in the quarterfinals.But Standhardinger’s focus right now is the SEA Games, and his eagerness to prove his worth made him troop to the gym earlier than a lot of other team members, including coach Tim Cone.Standhardinger said being tired is not an excuse for him to slack off on his national team duties, especially for a squad heavily favored to win the gold.“We only have one shot. Of course I’m tired, but there needs to be sacrifice and I’m willing to take it,” he said.Standhardinger said he arrived with forward Japeth Aguilar and that June Mar Fajardo and Troy Rosario were already at the practice facility when they got there.ADVERTISEMENT Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Cone said that when he arrived, Standhardinger was already working out with assistant coach Kirk Collier, surprising the coaching legend since the big man was still playing competitive playoff basketball well into the late hours the night before.“When I got here, he (Standhardinger) already had the band around him and he was doing work, and I was like ‘Are you kidding me?’ said Cone.“I told the team that Christian can be a role model for all of us in terms of work ethic … He’s an amazing person at this point. His work ethic is so good he embarrasses me,” Cone said with a chuckle.Standhardinger said he is motivated to give the Filipino masses a brief and entertaining respite from the rigors of daily living. He added his countrymen already face difficulties in their everyday lives and for him to represent them in an international stage and play well is his way of easing their burdens.“Since I enjoy pushing myself and embracing that role, I will do it, and obviously, sacrificing for the country makes everything a lot easier,” Standhardinger said. “There are a lot of hardworking Filipinos out there and if we can play hard and win, then it would bring a little bit of joy and entertainment to their lives.”“We can affect so many lives just by playing hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Supporters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday held a protest calling for the resignation of chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission Dr Steve Surujbally.With placards and chants, the PPP/C supporters protested in front Gecom’s New Amsterdam office on Princess Elizabeth Road, demanding the chairman of Gecom’s resignation.Region Six Chairman David Armagon, who strongly supported the protest, alleged that Dr Surujbally did not conduct a fair and free election on May 11, 2015.He explained that the PPP/C supporters do not want Surujbally to remain at Gecom. The party wants to see him tender his resignation or be replaced before another election is held in Guyana.Armagon said the protest is a continuation of an exercise started in Georgetown earlier this year.“As you know we have a petition in court, the petition is not being heard so it seems as though the Elections Commission and the courts are dragging their feet on this matter. We want Surujbally to exit Gecom.” Armagon said.The Regional Chairman said too that the now Opposition party will continue to protest until Surujbally either resigns or is replaced, as the party has lost confidence in him.He continued: “And we want the Elections Petition to be heard so that this matter can be dealt with and we will be able to show the Guyanese public how the election was rigged.”The petition was filed since June 2015 and it has yet to be heard in court.It was filed on the grounds that there were voting by unregistered persons, multiple voting, unsealed or improperly sealed ballot boxes, PPP/C ballot attendants and counting agents prevented from accompanying ballot boxes and the counting of PPP/C votes in favour of the APNU/AFC coalition. The petition also asks the court to order a recount of all the ballots cast on that day.
Jordan Henderson hit back with a 76th-minute penalty after Bellerin felled Raheem Sterling, but after Emre Can was sent off for two bookable offences, Olivier Giroud slammed home Arsenal’s fourth in stoppage time.Arsenal moved above defending champions Manchester City, who visit Crystal Palace on Monday, and closed to within four points of leaders Chelsea, who have two games in hand.Beaten 2-1 by Manchester United before the international break, Liverpool have now lost twice in succession and trail the top four by five points ahead of the rest of the weekend’s matches.Brendan Rodgers’s side, previously unbeaten in 13 games, will fall eight points below United if Louis van Gaal’s men overcome Aston Villa at Old Trafford later on Saturday.Liverpool are also at risk of being overtaken by Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom are just a point behind them.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 4- Arsenal dealt Liverpool’s Champions League qualification hopes a massive blow on Saturday with a stylish 4-1 victory that lifted Arsene Wenger’s side to second place in the Premier League.Arsenal scored three times in a dizzying eight-minute spell immediately prior to half-time at The Emirates, with Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, from a direct free-kick, and Alexis Sanchez on target.
0Shares0000Thibaut Courtois (L) of Chelsea is shown the red card by referee Michael Oliver (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on August 8, 2015 in London, England. PHOTO/Yahoo! GettyLONDON, August 8- Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off as Chelsea began their Premier League title defence with an engrossing 2-2 draw at home to an excellent Swansea City side on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s men were leading 2-1 at Stamford Bridge when Courtois was sent off for fouling Bafetimbi Gomis right on the edge of his area in the 52nd minute and the French striker scored the equaliser from the spot. It was another impressive opening-day display by Garry Monk’s Swansea, who won 2-1 at Manchester United a year ago, and added weight to Mourinho’s prediction that Chelsea will face a fight to retain their title.Diego Costa overcame hamstring trouble to start up front for Chelsea and after a bright start by Swansea, the home side went ahead in the 23rd minute when Oscar’s free-kick from wide on the left curled straight in.Swansea debutant Andre Ayew equalised six minutes later, finishing smartly after an initial attempt had been blocked, only for Chelsea to regain the lead when Willian’s cross deflected off Federico Fernandez and looped over visiting goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for a cruel own goal.But after Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey had hit the post from a corner, Courtois was sent off for felling Gomis and the former Saint-Etienne frontman beat Asmir Begovic from the spot to equalise.The dangerous Jefferson Montero twice tested Begovic and Gomis had a goal disallowed for offside, while Fabianski saved at his near post from Eden Hazard as a pulsating contest drew to a close.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Calling sexual abuse by clergy a “terrible sin and crime,” Cardinal Roger Mahony apologized to hundreds of people who claim they were molested by priests in the nation’s largest archdiocese. The apology came during a news conference following Sunday Mass and a day after the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to pay a record $660 million in a settlement with more than 500 victims. “There really is no way to go back and give them that innocence that was taken from them. The one thing I wish I could give the victims … I cannot,” Mahony said. “Once again, I apologize to anyone who has been offended, who has been abused. It should not have happened and it will not happen again.” Vivian Viscarra, 50, who attends Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels three times a month, said the victims deserve the payout even though it could hurt the church’s ability to deliver important services. The amount would average a little more than $1.3 million per plaintiff. “I am disappointed,” Viscarra said. “And it’s making me reevaluate my views of whether people in the ministry should be married. People do have needs.” The deal was reached Saturday, said Ray Boucher, the lead plaintiff’s attorney. It is by far the largest payout in the church’s sexual abuse scandal. Still, some parishioners blamed the victims for drawing negative attention to the church. Parishioner John Torres, visiting from New Mexico, opposed the settlement. “I don’t believe they should give anybody money,” Torres said, adding that the victims, not the church, should be praying for forgiveness. “They are part of what is making this a nuisance.” Los Angeles resident Sulvia Villeda, 25, said priests were being singled out for harsher treatment than other child molesters. “The damage is done. The money is not going to fix anything,” Villeda said. Many victims of priest abuse showed up at the cathedral along with their supporters. “There is no amount of money that can return my childhood,” said Carlo Perez-Carillo, 41. “I have suffered years of psychological damage.” Archdiocese attorney Michael Hennigan said he was glad an agreement had finally been reached. “I think for those of us who have been involved in this for more than five years, it’s a huge relief,” he said. “But it’s a disappointment too that we didn’t get it done much earlier than this.” The settlement also calls for the release of confidential priest personnel files after review by a judge assigned to oversee the litigation, Boucher said. He said the documents could show whether archdiocesan leaders were involved in covering up for abusive priests. Chris Barra, 40, attends Mass every Sunday, said she couldn’t help thinking about the settlement when she shook Mahony’s hand on the way out of the cathedral. “Even when I was standing there, shaking his hand, I was thinking about how he’s finally going to release the priests’ personnel records and I wondered to myself why didn’t he do that sooner,” she said, holding her baby Tomas. Barra said she was upset that her tithing would go toward paying the settlement. “I still want my children to follow the church’s guidelines and foundation because that’s how I was raised,” she said. “But there’s still a lot of healing to be done.” Standing outside the cathedral, Mary Grant, spokeswoman for Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, said the settlement did not end suffering for the thousands of victims of clergy abuse. “This is not over,” she said. “Church officials would like to think that this settlement means everything is OK…But this is not a magic wand.” The settlements push the total amount paid out by the U.S. church since 1950 to more than $2 billion, with about a quarter of that coming from the Los Angeles archdiocese. A judge must sign off on the agreement. The Los Angeles archdiocese, its insurers and various Roman Catholic orders have paid more than $114 million to settle 86 claims so far. Several religious orders in California have also reached multimillion-dollar settlements in recent months, including the Carmelites, the Franciscans and the Jesuits. However, more than 500 other lawsuits against the archdiocese had remained unresolved despite years of legal wrangling. Most of the outstanding lawsuits were generated by a 2002 state law that revoked for one year the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mahony said he has met with dozens of victims of clergy abuse in the past 14 months and those meetings helped him understand the importance of a quick resolution to the lawsuits. Mahony said the settlement will not have an impact on the archdiocese’s core ministry, but said the church will have to sell buildings, use some of its invested funds, and borrow money. He said the archdiocese will not sell any parish property. Most parishioners attending Sunday Mass at the city’s cathedral reacted with sympathy for victims while others defended the church. Mahony did not address the record settlement during his Mass, but he did include a brief prayer for victims of sexual abuse. The church also posted photos of children abused by priests in a vestibule where parishioners could kneel and pray for them.
Hull midfielder Ryan Mason admits he feels ‘lucky to be alive’ after his horror head injury. The 25-year-old fractured his skull against Chelsea earlier this month and spent eight days in hospital before being released on Monday. Mason had been at St Mary’s Hospital in London after undergoing surgery following a clash of heads with Gary Cahill in the first half of the Tigers’ 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on January 22.In a statement, Mason wrote: “It has been an emotional rollercoaster and I feel lucky to be alive, but I’m happy to say I’m now at home resting and recovering.“My fiance & family have read so many messages of support to me over the past week. To have had so many people send messages to me, including from fellow players, clubs (in particular the support shown to me from both Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur) so many fans, as well as the support I have received from the general public around the world has been completely overwhelming. “Each and every message of support really has given me strength and I cannot tell you how much it means to me.“The love and support my Mum, Dad, sisters, fiance Rachel and all of my friends and family have shown to me during what has been an extremely traumatic time for all involved has been incredible and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for being there throughout. “Finally I would like to say a special thank you to all the medical staff at Hull, as well as the medical team at Chelsea and of course the fantastic treatment and support I have received from all of the staff during my stay at St, Mary’s hospital. “I will now be taking each day as it comes and concentrating on my recovery.” 1 Ryan Mason: The Hull City midfielder is on the road to recovery
Dele Alli was booked for diving against Liverpool after trying to win a penalty 1 Joey Barton has ruefully admitted that diving is now a part of football, but he believes rugby-style sin bins would be an effective way to prevent players trying to con referees.The diving debate has been rekindled by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino dismissing simulation as ‘football trickery’, after Dele Alli was again booked for attempting to win a penalty against Liverpool.In an interview with talkSPORT on Wednesday, former Wimbledon defender Vinnie Jones said ‘the only way to stop diving’ is to inforce three or six-month bans for any player who is caught cheating three or more times in one season.READ MORE: ‘You’re not doing that here, mate’ – Vinnie Jones on when he confronted his own team-mate for divingBut Barton says, as it does not cause physical harm, players do not deserve to be hit with long-term suspensions and believes a ten-minute spell on the sidelines would be enough to put players off.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Barton said: “If players get caught diving, I think maybe they should be given an orange card, like the sin bins in rugby.“If players spend ten minutes on the sidelines, they’ll soon stop doing it. The manager will say to them, ‘you’re letting you team down, here’.“I think it’s too harsh to ban them for diving, they’re not hurting anybody.“I don’t agree with it, but it’s part of the game now.”
19. Arsenal – 2,260 miles18. Tottenham Hotspur – 2,283 miles17. Chelsea – 2,285 miles16. Leicester City – 2,311 miles Huddersfield fans were given away shirts by the club after they travelled to Southampton on the final day of the season, despite the club being relegated long ago Getty Images 10. Huddersfield Town – 2,859 miles9. Manchester United – 2,861 miles8. Southampton – 2,895 miles7. Liverpool – 3,064 miles LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES The Reds are on the road to Madrid after a year travelling around the country Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining 6. Everton – 3,071 miles5. Brighton & Hove Albion – 3,167 miles4. Burnley – 3,343 miles3. Bournemouth – 3,359 miles2. Cardiff City – 3,444 miles1. Newcastle United – 4,579 miles LATEST Getty Images REPLY 7 20. Watford – 2,205 miles ADVICE The commitment is impressive as they jump into cars, vans, coaches, and take the train to their next away day.And some unfortunate fans have to go a lot further than others.Thank your lucky stars you’re not one at Zenit St Petersburg heading to SKA-Khabarovsk and enduring a 10,906 mile journey.But which Premier League supporters travelled the most in 2018/19, Crusader Vehicles did the research, and you can find out below. Getty Images Getty Images Every weekend football fans around the globe follow their clubs across the land.Supporters really do go the extra mile to watch their heroes, win, lose, or draw, and it doesn’t matter if it’s rain or shine. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Toon Army have to do some hefty distances on the road as they trek down from the north east Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 7 tense 7 15. Fulham – 2,321 miles14. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 2,462 miles The Hornets are lucky and travel the least of any fans thanks to their proximity to London Manchester City players were riding open top buses to celebrate their trophy haul this season but it’s normal their supporters racking up distances on the road deals REVEALED Foxes fans, despite being in the east Midlands, don’t have to go as far as others when travelling to Premier League supporters Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Nuno Espirito Santo and his players and rely on a good fanbase on the road Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker Getty Images Getty Images 7 huge blow 7 13. Crystal Palace – 2,517 miles12. West Ham United – 2,541 miles11. Manchester City – 2,856 miles Getty Images 7 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 7