PBA fines TNT import Smith for ‘detrimental’ statements

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera READ: Smith blasts ‘terrible’ PBA refereesSmith blasted the referees after the KaTropa lost to San Miguel 111-102 in Game 5 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 starsTNT incurred 32 personal fouls in the game while the Beermen committed 21.San Miguel also shot 38 free throws compared to the KaTropa’s 21. Ricky Rubio traded from Wolves to Jazz for 1st-round pick Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA on Saturday imposed a hefty fine on TNT import Joshua Smith after the hulking big man “issued statements detrimental to the league.”The league slapped a P30,000 fine on Smith after he told the media Friday night that “PBA officials are terrible.”ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

10 months ago​Bayern Munich defender Boateng rules out January transfer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Bayern Munich defender Boateng rules out January transferby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has rejected the chance of leaving in January.The centre-back, who has been linked with Manchester United in the past, has struggled for both form and fitness in recent years.And he has only started 11 of 17 possible Bundesliga games.But he is not on his way out of the club just yet. He wants to prove his quality and get back his regular spot in the starting lineup.”A change this winter is out of the question for me,” Boateng said at a training camp in Doha.”It was a difficult year for me,” he went on to say to reporters.”I fell short of my expectations and I’m not happy with that.” last_img

Notley pledges support for Alberta beer brewers as potential 100M lawsuit looms

first_imgCALGARY – Premier Rachel Notley, reacting to a proposed $100-million class-action lawsuit over Alberta’s beer subsidies, says her government will continue to find ways to support its homegrown industry.Notley declined to speak to the lawsuit directly, given it is before the courts.But she says Alberta is finished supporting liquor industries in other provinces at the expense of its own brewers.She says beer and liquor merchants enjoy wide latitude to sell in Alberta while Alberta producers face barriers in other markets.A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of brewers and others in the industry who allege Alberta’s beer ruleshave brought unfair price markups that hurt their competitiveness.Alberta is now revamping its beer subsidy plan after a trade panel recently ruled it violated interprovincial trade rules.last_img

Man gets 10 years for cyberattack on childrens hospital

first_imgBOSTON — A man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for attacking the computer network of a renowned hospital in Boston to protest the treatment of a teenager at the centre of a high-profile custody battle.U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton sentenced Martin Gottesfeld on Thursday after delivering a scathing rebuke of the man’s actions and lack of remorse in the attack on Boston Children’s Hospital and a residential treatment facility. Gorton called Gottesfeld’s crimes “contemptable, invidious and loathsome.”Gottesfeld represented himself at the hearing. He argued he should be sentenced to time served. He insists his actions weren’t criminal because he says he was trying to save the teen’s life.Gottesfeld’s wife said after the hearing that they will appeal. He was convicted in August.The Associated Presslast_img

5 killed in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests activists say

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe — A human rights group in Zimbabwe says five people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds.The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights on Tuesday reported the death toll as many businesses in the capital, Harare, and other cities were closed following Monday’s violence. This is Zimbabwe’s biggest unrest since deadly post-election violence in August.Another human rights group says 26 people suffered gunshot wounds and that some were afraid to go to hospitals for fear of arrest.State security minister Owen Ncube says lives were lost, police officers were injured and property was damaged. He says more than 200 people were arrested and blames the main opposition MDC party and some civil society groups for the violence.The Associated Presslast_img

Premonsoon showers bring welcome respite to DelhiNCR

first_imgNEW DELHI: Rain lashed parts of Delhi-NCR region in the morning on Wednesday bringing the much-needed relief to those who were reeling under sweltering heat. The rain hit the Delhi-NCR region around 8 am and there are reports that other parts of North India too witnessed heavy rainfall.Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for rainfall and thunderstorm. Rain with thunderstorm was witnessed in parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday, the weather office said, adding that the weather condition was likely to continue till Friday. The temperature dipped in Delhi on Wednesday after an intense spell of rain lashed the city in the morning, bringing the mercury level down by several notches. The maximum temperature was recorded at 35.7 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature was 22.3 degrees Celsius. A total of 1.4 mm rainfall was recorded till the evening. Thursday will be partly cloudy with chances of light rains, said an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official. According to Skymet, the pre-monsoon rains are because of three phenomenon — Western Disturbance, induced cyclonic circulation and the South Westerly winds. “The rains on Wednesday were because of the back to back Western Disturbance. The Western Disturbance creates cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan. Also, the South Western winds from the Arabian Sea are increasing the moisture,” said, Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Meteorology and Climate Change at the Skymet Weather. The condition, he said, will continue on and off till Friday at least. The rain will also decrease the heat wave and keep the temperature in control in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, Mahesh Palawat said. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 82 per cent. Other states that were affected by the weather were Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. There are also chances of the formation of cyclonic circulation over West Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Sikkim as per the IMD. The formation of a cyclonic circulation could lead to heavy rainfall in the regions. The air quality in the national capital improved significantly after this morning’s downpour, authorities said. The level of PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) was recorded at 64 and PM10 at 156, the SAFAR said. Delhi’s air quality was oscillating between ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ for the last few days due to a dust storm in northwest India, which led to a sharp increase in the PM2.5 level. Meanwhile, monsoon showers are expected to hit Kerala coast on June 4 and deliver less rainfall than average in 2019, the country’s only private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, dampening prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2.6 trillion economies.last_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State searches for growth in trip to Spain

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for Design Chris Holtmann and his staff already had a trip for Spain planned. Before he left Butler, he and his staff were going to lead the Bulldogs on a 10-day trip abroad, facing professional-level competition as well as going through a multicultural experience. The Bulldogs did travel to Spain, but without Holtmann, who was hired to be the Ohio State men’s basketball coach in June 2017. However, that dream for Holtmann remained, and in his second season with the Buckeyes, his first full summer with the team, he will take the Ohio State men’s basketball team on a 10-day trip to Spain. For this group, a trip like this means much more than travelling to face professional-level talent and to see the sights. Ohio State will have seven new players, either freshman or transfers, on the roster going into the 2018-19 season. Senior guard C.J. Jackson feels like this trip has the potential to define the culture and the chemistry of this team moving forward. “I feel like it can bring us all together as a team,” Jackson said. “Especially with all of the new guys, that’s kind of the way we are looking at it, as a way to bond in a different setting that we are not used to.” Holtmann said Ohio State will be facing teams that are a collection of professional players from Spain, saying that when other programs have travelled overseas for preseason games, they’ve been met with stiff competition. However, when Holtmann asked other coaches who have taken their teams abroad if this kind of preparation and trip could give Ohio State an advantage heading into the regular season, the general consensus was one he didn’t expect: not necessarily. Yet for a team with som many pieces that have not played together, Holtmann believes a trial by fire will help the team prepare for the season. “When you have a group that is relatively new, it’s better, like we have it, it’s better because they really do spend concentrated time together and we get to learn more about them,” Holtmann said. “We will be put into some difficult game situations there because the competition there has been typically pretty good. So that will be good. We will be able to see how our guys respond to those situations.” With the trip starting at the beginning of August, the Ohio State basketball team is already on campus, going through practices and trying to get a feel for each other on the court.Jackson said these practices have been beneficial in teaching the new players how things are done at Ohio State. “It is no issue with any of them and they have been accepting to learning and we have been learning from them as well,” Jackson said. “They came in with an open mind to get better, so it’s always easy to work with teammates like that.” Holtmann knows this team is going to be different than last season. He wants to go into the season with an optimistic attitude, but knows there are challenges ahead for this team moving forward. “I think, perception wise, we will try to be real and try to hopefully reach the potential for this group,” Holtmann said. “We are so anxious to see what that is going to look like because we don’t know what it is going to look like.”  Right now, it’s all about preparing for this season. Holtmann views this trip as an opportunity for Ohio State to get a step ahead, to increase team chemistry before season practices even begin with a brand new group of players. “Listen, it’s good, it’s good for us to get some playing experience and we will need to be ready,” Holtmann said. “Hopefully a little more ready than even what we were last year.” read more

Gundogan still grateful to play for Germany

first_imgA recent meeting with the current Turkish president Erdogan has turned into a reason many of Germany’s fans to criticize the player, but he is determined to not pay attention to them.Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan insisted he is still grateful to play for Germany, even though he has been booed by fans in his latest appearances. He was whistled when he came off the bench in the eventual 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Friday and this is not the only such welcome he received – it was the same in the shocking loss to Austria in the week before.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, both of whom have Turkish roots, have been heavily criticized due to their recent meeting in London with the controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Despite this, both Joachim Low and Mats Hummels have stepped up for their teammates.“Last game before the World Cup, and still grateful to play for this country,” was Gundogan’s comment on the issue, according to Goal.last_img read more

Zaha remains committed to Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is adamant that he will continue to give his best for the club regardless of what happens with his futureThe Ivory Coast international had seemed destined to leave Selhurst Park for the second time in his career after another impressive campaign in last season’s Premier League that saw him play a central role in the club’s rise from the bottom of the standings to a respectable 11th-place finish.Zaha had been strongly linked with moves to Manchester City, Chelsea and even Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window.But now that the English transfer window shut last Thursday, the 25-year-old has declared that he will be turning his full focus into helping Palace achieve their aims for the new season.“It makes no difference to me, because I had my head down anyway,” said Zaha, according to SportsKeeda.“All that stuff was not going to affect me or how the team were playing. Whatever happens, happens.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“But I’m all Palace, and you can see on the pitch that all I think about is the team doing well.”The former Manchester United player revealed that talks over a new deal are still ongoing.“We are still speaking about [a potential new contract], still negotiating, whatever. Just going to see if we can come to an agreement,” continued Zaha.“The main thing for me is scoring goals. Everyone talks about ‘no end product, no end product’. Well, tell me now.”Zaha managed to score the second goal for Palace in their 2-0 win over Fulham in Saturday’s opening game of the new league season.last_img read more