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Game 5 at PH Arena sets attendance record in PBA Finals game

first_imgDurham on Bolts’ Game 5 loss: Officiating was really bad down the stretch View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Attracting 36,445 fans on Sunday for the all-important Game 5, the tussle between Ginebra and Meralco set the record for biggest attendance in a PBA Finals game.“Man, we got 36,000 people and it still looked like it wasn’t full, did it? It’s incredible,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLike his coach, Justin Brownlee was also left in awe.“I haven’t played in any other arena as big as this one. It just looks amazing. You see the crowd, they’re super excited. This stadium is the best I’ve seen, it’s truly a blessing to be here and play in front of the fans.” MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 Taal It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Game 5 of the 2017 Governors’ Cup Finals set the record for the largest attendance in a PBA Finals game with 36,445. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone has already been inside the colossal Philippine Arena twice before, but even in his third time coaching inside the world’s largest indoor arena, he still couldn’t help but be amazed with the size of the venue.“Aren’t these facilities awesome? I mean, look at this room. It’s the best press room I’ve ever seen. You guys got to check out the locker rooms, the locker rooms are awesome. It’s a great facility and it’s nice,” Cone said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The returning import was magnificent once again, pouring in 20 points on top of 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals to help Ginebra take a 85-74 win over Meralco on Sunday.Not only did the win put the Gin Kings on the brink of repeating as Governors’ Cup champions, but it also pushed the crowd favorite’s perfect record at the huge venue to 3-0.“I don’t know but it’s a nice facility. We actually played well here as a group,” said Cone.That’s exactly the challenge Meralco has to weather as it braces for a do-or-die tiff on Wednesday for Game 6.Meralco coach Norman Black acknowledged the slight edge Ginebra with the Bolts playing in the venue for the first time. But he expects his wards not to be overwhelmed with the crowd next game and play to their potential, especially with their season on the line.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Ginebra has played here before so they know pretty much what it feels like to play here in Philippine Arena. We never played here before so it’s new for us, but that’s no excuse. We’re professionals and we’re assigned to play in this gym so we just got to be our best,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 LATEST STORIES Batang Gilas flies to Argentina for Fiba U17 World Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan The two were the first fighters to duke it out for the inaugural ONE Championship World flyweight title wherein Moraes took the belt in 2014.And after four years, the two will face each other once more in a rematch for the undisputed belt.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 crownEustaquio, who became the interim champion after defeating Kairat Akhmetov for the strap in January of 2018, said the rematch would be the culmination of four years of progress between him and Moraes.“Adriano, it’s been four years since the last time we fought and this will show the development of how we grew up,” said Eustaquio Thursday at Studio City here in Macau. “There will be no loser in this fight.” The two will resume their respect-filled rivalry on June 23 in ONE: Pinnacle of Power also at Studio City.Eustaquio (10-6) got the chance to become the interim champion after Moraes (17-2) got sidelined for almost eight months after submitting Danny Kingad, Eustaquio’s stable mate at Team Lakay, in November of 2017.Moraes, though, wasn’t the undisputed champion since he got the belt in 2014 after he lost to Akhmetov, a fighter who also defeated Eustaquio, in November 2015.The Brazilian would settle for an interim title in August 2016 when scored a second round submission victory against Tilek Batyrov and eventually getting back to undisputed status when he beat Akhmetov a year later.“When I fought Geje for the first time it was a memorable experience because it was the first time to have a flyweight World champion,” said the 29-year-old Moraes whose birthday is 15 days from Eustaquio’s who’s also 29.ADVERTISEMENT “I have to much respect for him because he’s such a good fighter and I have all the respect in the world for him,” added Moraes.And if Moraes showered Eustaqio with such respect, the Team Lakay member did return the favor.“He’s also improving as an athlete, he’s developing his ground game, his wrestling, his striking,” said Eustaquio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MACAU—It’s safe to say that the fighting careers of Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes will forever be intertwined.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Fire Truck Pull returning to Fort St. John

first_imgThe event will have teams, consisting of ten participants, attempt to pull a 31,000 pound fire truck a distance of 50 feet in the quickest time. Winners will receive not only bragging rights, but some prizes as well.Organizers are inviting anyone interested to form a team of ten participants and register.Teams can consist of anyone from groups of friends, to business colleagues.- Advertisement -Awards will be presented to the team with the fastest time, the best dressed/most spirited team, as well as the team that raises the most amount of money.Competitors and spectators can fuel up prior to the pull with a pancake breakfast, which is provided by Shell Canada. The cost of the breakfast is by donation.Registration for the event, taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre September 22, will run from 10 a.m. until 10:45, with the pull starting at 11 a.m. and the award presentation to follow.Advertisement All team members must be at least 18 years of age, and teams can be mixed gender, or all male/female.Participation will cost each team $250 or teams can obtain a minimum of $250 in pledges in order to compete.Registration must be completed by Friday, September 14, and to obtain registration, waiver forms, or for more information, contact Niki Hedges at 250-263-9266.last_img read more

Shell Canada reveals plans for Oil and Gas Activity

first_imgIn what appears to be a response the Encana bombings in the South Peace, Shell Canada is taking the unprecedented step, of revealing its oil and gas activity, in Northeast BC, to try to ease any public concerns.Shell official Andrew Dahlin says, the company wants to engage the community and let people know what it’s doing. The effort comes, after six bombings over the last year, which have targeted pipeline facilities owned, by calgary-based EnCana Corporation.Despite an extensive RCMP investigation, no one has been arrested.  Although it’s been speculated, the person behind the bombings may have a grudge, against Encana or possibly the entire oil and gas industry, regarding its acitivities in the region.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Atlanta beat Portland to seize MLS Cup crown

first_img0Shares0000Atlanta’s MLS Most Valuable Player Josef Martinez opened the scoring in the 39th minute in a 2-0 MLS Cup final win over Portland © GETTY/AFP/File / Kevin C. CoxATLANTA, United States, Dec 9 – Atlanta United won the Major League Soccer title in its second season of existence, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0 in the MLS Cup final on Saturday.Atlanta’s MLS Most Valuable Player Josef Martinez led the way in front of a league-record crowd of 73,019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium, opening the scoring in the 39th minute with his 35th goal of the 2018 campaign. Argentine defender Franco Escobar doubled the score in the 54th minute as Atlanta made coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s last match at the helm a victory before he departs to take over as coach of Mexico.Atlanta pressed from the beginning. Martinez was sent tumbling by a challenge from Larrys Mabiala in the penalty area but play was waved on and VAR backed up the call.Atlanta’s Miguel Almiron had a clear chance in the 29th minute from a cross from Greg Garza but Portland goalkeeper Jeff Attinella dived right to swat the shot away.Ten minutes later Atlanta seized the lead as a sliding Michael Parkhurst sent the ball toward the penalty area and Martinez beat Liam Ridgewell at the top of the box then rounded Attinella to slot the ball into an empty net.Four minutes later Atlanta keeper Brad Guzan denied Portland’s first real chance, set up by Sebastian Blanco’s cross to Jeremy Ebobisse. Ebobisse’s close-range header was pushed away by Guzan to keep it 1-0 at the interval.The Timbers pushed forward early in the seocnd half, but found themselves 2-0 down after 54 minutes.Martinez won a free kick, then appeared at the near post to flick on Almiron’s service into the path of Franco Escobar, who fired into the bottom corner.The contest boasted a distinctly South American flavor. Martino’s opposite number at Portland was former Venezuelan international Giovanni Savarese.Atlanta’s squad featured eight players from South American and Portland’s nine.Atlanta, who finished second in the Eastern Conference in the regular season — denied the Supporter’s Shield by Eastern rivals New York Red Bulls — eliminated New York City FC in the quarter-finals and the Red Bulls in the conference final to reach the championship match.The club created by billionaire Arthur Blank, co-founder of the Home Depot DIY chain and owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team, succeeds Toronto as MLS champions.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Wednesday, June 3

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Manchester United v Liverpool quiz: How well do you know recent matches between the great rivals?

first_imgManchester United v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT on Saturday from 5.30pm BST.It’s the biggest fixture in the English football league calendar.The two clubs’ intense rivalry runs deep and after respective defeats in their last Premier League matches, both will be looking to inflict a damaging psychological blow so early in the season.United won 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last season but that doesn’t tell the full story, with David De Gea having the game of his life and Raheem Sterling squandering a number of gilt-edged opportunities.Liverpool, up until their 3-0 defeat to West Ham, had shown encouraging signs and their new signings appear to have settled nicely.They will be without the suspended Philippe Coutinho at the weekend – a huge blow – but the rest of the squad have the credentials to down a far from convincing United side.But how well do you know recent history between the two rivals?Here’s ten questions to test your knowledge:About | Privacy | Terms Louis van Gaal and Brendan Rodgers 1last_img read more

Wales’ Euro 2016 run ‘bigger than ANY Welsh rugby achievement’ – Martyn Williams

first_imgWelsh rugby legend Martyn Williams has told talkSPORT the Wales football team’s run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals could be the nation’s biggest sporting achievement EVER!Chris Coleman’s side have the chance to make history on Wednesday night as they take on Portugal for a place in the European Championship final.Just qualifying for their first major tournament in 57 years was a big enough, but wins against Slovakia, Russia, Northern Ireland and world number two side Belgium have got the Dragons dreaming of an unlikely victory in France.And former rugby union star Williams, who was capped 100 times at international level, believes Wales’ Euro 2016 success is bigger than anything a Welsh rugby side has achieved.“I think they’ve surpassed anything that any rugby team has ever done before for Wales,” Williams told talkSPORT’s Colin Murray.“It’s because football is such a global game.“Only about a dozen countries take rugby seriously, whereas in football there are obviously so many who compete.“We’ve been to the World Cup semi-finals before, but this…the country has never been caught up in a sporting event like this.“So if they can go one better and go through to the final, that would be truly amazing.”last_img read more


first_imgUP to 70 staff at a nursing home could lose their jobs due to controversial changes to Government funding, their boss has claimed.Nazareth House care home in Fahan – where seven pensioners died during a flu outbreak two years ago – is at the centre of a legal dispute.More than a dozen staff have won a case against the Sisters of Nazareth over a decision to cut their pay by 13.5%. But last week the nuns appealed that decision with their representative warning that Fahan – and its 35 residents – have already been subsidised by more than €300,000 and paying out back pay of another €30,000 could close it.SIPTU says the pay cut was made without consultation, a claim backed by the Rights Commissioner.John O’Mahoney, the regional manager of the Nazareth House homes in Ireland, said the home was now in so much debt it could now face closure.He says changes to the funding of nursing homes and the scales set out by the National Treatment Patient Fund (NTPF) were hitting the home with Donegal patients getting €715 per patient every week, compared to €1,300 for a resident in Dublin.Donegal care home residents got the least funding in the entire state.He also claimed community hospitals and Letterkenny General were no longer using Nazareth House because they were also funded per patient – and not per bed.“So we have found that instead of getting patients being transferred to us, they are being kept in those hospitals to keep the beds full so they can get the maximum payment,” said Mr O’Mahoney.He also said he had offered Fahan’s spare ten beds to Letterkenny General Hospital for convalescing patients but this offer had not been taken up.Mr O’Mahoney said Fahan “isn’t viable” and may close.FEARS FOR JOBS AND RESIDENTS AT FAHAN NURSING HOME was last modified: July 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:disputedonegalFahanNazareth HouseresidentsSIPTUlast_img read more


first_imgBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE in GALWAY: For the second week in succession Donegal steamrolled inferior opposition and they already look far too good for Division Two football.While the swagger present in Portlaoise last week wasn’t quite as obvious today, Jim McGuinness’ men were proficient in how they went about their business and bagged another pair of league points in the process.Even before the ball was thrown in, the gulf in class and gap in professionalism of both teams was evident. The Donegal players arrived out on the field at Pearse Stadium forty minutes before throw-in to undergo their warm up routine – and they all looked the part decked out in their newly acquired O’Neills gear. Their drills had already been set up, cones laid out and the players went about their work before retreating to the dressing room for final words from their mentors. Galway on the other hand, only took the field twenty minutes before the start of the game and their preparation lacked the efficiency and organisation of their counterparts.A few handling errors by his men in the drills had McGuinness barking orders and demanding more of his troops. At the other end the hosts looked liked they had come for a training session.When the action got underway, Donegal adapted to the conditions better and implemented their running game whilst playing against the strong breeze blowing in from the Promenade in Salthill. Galway, despite having the stiff wind at their backs, were reluctant to shoot from distance and they made hard work of the scores that came their way.Once Colm McFadden goaled after a quarter of an hour, following a wonderful sweeping move that started in the opposite corner of the field, it gave his team a cushion that was never going to be threatened. Donegal’s play was patient, smart and precise – they were quite happy to take numerous passes before the correct run was made and then they attacked the central channel of the home defence. Having only passed a pitch inspection this morning, the recent wet weather left the sod extremely soft today and both teams will be feeling it in their legs tonight. The state of the pitch made it particularly difficult for the forwards – several times decent passes were played in front of them but with little or no bounce off the soft turf many of these were spilt and ended up in the hands of defenders.They stuck at it though and the starting full-forward line of McFadden, Michael Murphy and Dermot Molloy posted 1-10 of the 1-16 Donegal total. Add in Patrick McBrearty’s three fine points from play after his introduction from the bench and there is real quality in Donegal’s forward play right now. They’re all playing with confidence, evidenced by McFadden’s audacious effort to lob the Galway netminder Manus Breathnach after he left his goal unguarded in coming out to intercept a pass destined for Captain Murphy.There’s plenty of confidence amongst the supporters at present too, with a huge Donegal faithful in attendance today and indeed at times it seemed as if we outnumbered the locals.While Donegal got a lot of joy from attacking centrally, there was no such luck for Galway going in the opposite direction as they met Leo McLoone putting in a masterclass at centre-back. He was as solid as a rock for the seventy minutes, breaking up plenty of opposition attacks and getting forward when the chance arose as well. Pound for pound he’s one of the squad’s leading ball players and appears to have made the number six jersey his own with Karl Lacey being used in the full-back line of late. Lacey was initially given marking duties on James Kavanagh, the former Kildare star who transferred to the maroon and white this year. Kavanagh though dropped deep and played much of the game at midfield, a strange call by the management given his prowess in front of the posts.Donegal’s other corner back, Ryan McHugh, had a good day at the office and is certainly stating his case for inclusion come the summer. His burst of pace and economy while in possession make him a solid option for numerous positions on the field and showed he can score too, firing over early in the second period. Another who impressed was Martin McElhinney, who played at midfield partnering Rory Kavanagh in the middle in the first half and then the returning Neil Gallagher in the second. McElhinney’s strong, direct running has always been a big part of his game but his primary ball winning ability is improving with every outing and his all-round game today was excellent.With the likes of McElhinney,the aforementioned McHugh and half forward Odhrán MacNiallais all revelling in their starting roles, the league is already proving very useful for the team as regards improving the strength of the squad. That will be tested in three weeks time when Donegal face into what will most likely be the toughest game in the division as Ulster Champions Monaghan come to O’Donnell Park. There will certainly be a bit of spice in that one after the events in Clones last July and at this rate it might well be a dress rehearsal for a league decider in Croke Park come April.While Donegal’s start has been nothing but impressive, the visit of the Farney men will tell us a lot about how the team is shaping up and will be a more accurate barometer of what awaits over the course of the year.CATHAL’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: STAR PERFORMANCES ALL ROUND IN GALWAY was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CATHAL MACSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARYdonegalGalwaylast_img read more