Sorry not sorry

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “There’s a quotient system and then we lost eight straight and we didn’t make the playoffs because we had a layup [that] I told [my players] not to take … And that was my fault. We literally lost because we didn’t make that play—and we didn’t make the playoffs,” said Compton.So it all boiled down to who Compton wanted to offend the least: Cone, the all-time leader in championships won among coaches, who Compton respects too much? Or Alaska team owner Fred Uytengsu?“I mean, I’d think Fred (Uytengsu, Alaska team owner) might’ve had more than strong words for me,” Compton said. “I might be covering a lot of games and looking for another job.”The PBA employs the quotient system to break ties, making every margin of victory precious. But Cone has never been a fan of scoring on a defeated opponent at the buzzer or close to it.Back in 2008, he took offense on a last-second slam dunk by Kelly Williams, who was then playing for Sta. Lucia. During the 2017 Philippine Cup Finals, the decorated tactician lashed out at San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross for firing a trey in the final moments of Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT Compton sounded apologetic over the shot, especially with Ginebra mentor Tim Cone— a staunch critic of such shots—walking off without going through the postgame handshake.“He hates the rule and he hates [the play],” Compton said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think you saw how much I respect coach Tim, when he turned his back and walked away, I ran after him,” he added. “I was like ‘Coach, I missed the playoffs because I didn’t make that play.”And Compton doesn’t want that to happen again. 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 Alab-PH back on track Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Simon Enciso of Alaska (left) rises to score over Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. —PBA IMAGESAlex Compton remembers missing the playoffs by passing up on a last-second shot out of tradition. So as much as he hates doing something like this to a coach he respects, he’d rather take the cold shoulder than the anger of the guy that signs his paycheck.“[T]he way that we grew up, if you play college basketball in the United States, you don’t take that shot. You don’t ever take that shot,” Compton told reporters following the Aces’ 104-78 victory over Barangay Ginebra in Antipolo—the last three points came at the buzzer from guard Simon Enciso, who fired a bench-sanctioned triple.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments “I understand coach Tim’s frustration … But if we get into a situation where we’re tied, you know, who knows? I don’t want to miss the playoffs because I honored a tradition that nobody else in the league honors,” Compton said. “When teams score on us at the buzzer when we’re getting killed … I’m not offended. I would’ve been offended probably three or four years ago. But the league has set up the quotient system in a way that if we don’t make that play, [then] we [might not] make the playoffs again by one point.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Petroleum Pump Prices Drop

first_imgBarely two month in a row that the pump prices of gasoline and fuel oil were reduced across the country, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in consultation with the management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), has announced that there will be reductions in the pump prices of gasoline (PMS) and fuel oil (AGO) by US$12 cents and US$15 cents respectively. The pronouncement, which took effect immediately as of yesterday Monday, September 29, 2014, according to an LPRC statement, means the wholesale price for gasoline is now put at US$3.88 cents, and fuel oil is US$3.93 cents, while the pump price for gasoline is US$4.06 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of L$345, and fuel oil is US$4.11 or the equivalent of L$350.At the same time, the statement said that due to the foreign exchange rate differential on the market, there will also be a five Liberian dollars reduction in the price of fuel oil. An LPRC statement announcing the reduction in the prices of the petroleum products was signed by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy, and LPRC Managing Director, T. Nelson Williams, II.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man granted bail on assault charge

first_imgCharged: Ronald SeecharanThirty-four-year-old Ronald Seecharan on Monday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of unlawful assault.Seecharan, a mechanic who resides at Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice, pled not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 29, 2019, at Aranka, Aranga Junction, he maliciously assaulted Lester McKenzie, causing him to be hospitalised.It was alleged that on the day in question, the two men were involved in a heated argument. It was during the argument that Seecharan armed himself with a cutlass and dealt the virtual complainant several chops about his body.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail being granted, provided that is under the condition that the accused report to the Aranka Police Station on Friday.Bail was granted in the sum of $70,000 and the matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court for April 11, 2019.last_img read more

Huskies, Flyers hand out yearly awards

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies and Fort St. John Senior Flyers held their annual awards evening Saturday night. The night recognized the efforts of the players and volunteers from both organizations over the past season.Taking home awards for the Huskies were John Apsassin as most valuable player, and top defenceman. Goaltender Travis McLean had himself a big night as he received a number of awards including most popular, playoff MVP, and the leadership award which he shared with Jarod Lang. Jordan Gies was the most gentlemanly player, Josh Robinson was the rookie of the year, and the top scorer was Cayle BellFor the Flyers a number of players took home multiple awards. Joey Massingham was the rookie of the year and playoff MVP, Tyler Loney won awards for the top defensive player, and most popular player, and Jeff Shipton was recognized as the top scorer and regular season MVP. Also winning awards were Robbie Sidhu as the most dedicated player, and Rick Cleaver as the most gentlemanly player.- Advertisement –last_img read more

CPL fires new life into Windies Men teams

first_imgꟷ GAW’s players earn maiden call-upOnly a day after CPL champions Barbados Tridents’ coach Phil Simmons was named the West Indies coach again, Cricket West Indies’ new selection panel has picked the two latest CPL stars – legspinner Hayden Walsh Jr. and opener Brandon King – for the three T20Is and as many ODIs against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India in November. Walsh and King had topped the wicket-taking and run-scoring charts in the 2019 CPL respectively.Brandon KingLeft-arm spinner Khary Pierre, another recent CPL star who has played four T20Is, was also picked in both the limited-overs squads.Walsh made his debut for USA in 2018 and international debut for them earlier this year, and will now get to represent a new-look West Indies side. He spun the Barbados Tridents to the title with 22 wickets in the tournament at an economy rate of 8.28 despite playing just nine matches in the season. Walsh, who was born in US Virgin Islands to Antiguan parents, is a dual passport holder and has been part of West Indies’ domestic structure.King, the 24-year-old Guyana Amazon Warriors batsman, was rewarded for scoring 496 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of nearly 150. A promotion to the top this season unlocked King’s power-hitting that was central to Amazon Warriors winning a record 11 games in a row before faltering at the final hurdle.Hayden Walsh JrKieron Pollard, who last played an ODI in 2016, returned to take over as the captain of both the limited-overs teams. Test captain Jason Holder, who won the CPL with the Tridents on Sunday, was part of all three squads.However, Sunil Narine, who suffered a recurrence of a finger injury during the CPL and was in “excruciating pain,” according to his Trinbago Knight Riders captain Pollard during the second qualifier, wasn’t available for the tour.Chris Gayle, who made a U-turn by returning to action in the ODIs at home against India after declaring that the World Cup would end his 50-over career, didn’t feature in any of the squads either. His comments during the World Cup caught some of his own team-mates by surprise and his international future continues to be unclear.Lendl Simmons, who wasn’t initially picked in the CPL draft and later reeled off 430 runs in 12 innings at the top as a replacement player for the Knight Riders, returned to the T20I squad that included as many as eight changes. Simmons will reunite with his uncle Phil Simmons with whom he had won the T20 World Cup in India in 2016.Simmons’ Knight Riders team-mate Pierre, who excels at bowling with the new ball, was also rewarded for his CPL form. He is yet to make his ODI debut. Wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin was back in the T20I squad while former T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite and the Jamaica Tallawahs trio of Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell, and Rovman Powell didn’t make the cut. It is understood that Russell, who has had a history of knee injuries, isn’t fully fit yet.Powell, who has also captained West Indies before, is recovering from an abdominal strain that sidelined him from the second half of the CPL. St Lucia Stars seamer Kesrick Williams, who has a variety of slower balls in his repertoire, returned to the T20I side, having last represented West Indies in August 2018. Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell and a fit-again Alzarri Joseph, who regularly hit speeds north of 140kph in the CPL, will lend more depth to the pace attack in all three formats.Amazon Warriors paceman Romario Shepherd, who can also swing his bat lower down the order, is the new face in the ODI squad. Shepherd was also part of the West Indies A sides that faced India A in the one-dayers in the Caribbean earlier this year.T20I squad: Kieron Pollard (capt.), Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph.ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (capt.), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Romario ShepherdTest squad: Jason Holder (capt), Shai Hope, John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamrah Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Ambris, Jomel Warrican, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Josephlast_img read more

South Hills bows out, 5-0

first_imgSouth Hills had a chance to get on the scoreboard but the Highlanders goalie turned away its scoring attempt. The ball was sent into the penalty area and a South Hills attacker headed it on goal, but right at the Highlanders goalie. La Habra started the second half quickly when Bryan Aanderud scored just minutes into the action to increase the lead to three. LA HABRA – In a dominating effort, the La Habra High School boys soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs with a 5-0 victory over South Hills on Friday. The Highlanders started fast, scoring on a header by Edgar Bran. The lead soon doubled when Greg Francis directed in a loose ball in the penalty area. Huskies coach Jason Surrell said fatigue was a factor in the outcome. “We were a bit worn out from the Santa Ana game,” he said. “We just didn’t have the energy. “We came out flat. Our guys were just emotionally and physically tired. We had decent chances, we just couldn’t put it in. Didn’t get the luck.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Highlanders scored two more goals to complete the rout. The fourth goal was scored by Francis, who took a pass and got around two defenders before firing a shot into the back of the net. Facundo Bruno later evaded a Huskies defender and scored the game’s final goal. “Our athleticism was better and we took advantage of our speed and height,” Highlanders coach Stephen Aanderud said. “Once we got that 2-0 lead, I knew we were going to win. “We did our scouting on them, and we knew what they had. We took away their attack.” last_img read more

Chelsea’s impressive possible 2016/17 starting XI with three major signings

first_img 11 11 Wing back: Cesar Azpilicueta – The Spaniard always seems to put in 100 per cent wherever he plays. Wing back: Kenedy – Kenedy’s versatility helped him gain minutes last season and could thrive a little further forward. Wide forward: Eden Hazard – The playmaker says he is not looking to join PSG and intends to stay at Chelsea. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – How will Chelsea line up under new manager Antonio Conte? There are a number of formations attributed to the Italian such as 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 and here, talkSPORT looks at 3-4-3 beginning at the back with Courtois, one of football’s best goalies. 11 11 Centre back: Kurt Zouma – If he can remain clear of the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament injury, then the imposing 21-year-old stopper is definitely one to keep. His development would also be aided playing with experienced players like Bonucci and John Terry. 11 Centre midfield: Cesc Fabregas – Fabregas’ position in the team is likely to provoke debate, but he certainly has the technical qualities to prosper in a Conte team. Centre back: Gary Cahill – Conte has a number of options at the back with John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Matt Miazga also competing with Cahill. Striker: Christian Benteke – A number of strikers have been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool man Benteke is the latest. Centre midfield: Radja Nainggolan – The Roma midfielder has revealed Chelsea are interested in signing him. Centre back: Leonardo Bonucci – The Juventus and Italy defender is repeatedly being linked with Chelsea and a reunion with Conte. 11 11 11 11 11 11 There are a number of formations attributed to new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and here, talkSPORT looks at a possible 3-4-3.Players have continued to be linked with transfers to Stamford Bridge, so here is one way the Blues could line up next season.Click the arrow above, right, to see the XI and let us know how YOU think Chelsea will look when the 2016/17 campaign gets going.For more Chelsea news, click here. Wide forward: Pedro – Pedro has explained he is keen to make his second season at Chelsea better than his first and is looking forward to working under Conte.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s always a sell-out and this year looks no different.With just a few days to go before Lord of the Ring 3, the gloves are off to promote the event which is being brought by Letterkenny Rugby Club in conjunction with the Donegal Hospice. The committee has put together a fantastic line up this year again including Martin Anderson aka ‘Fat Chef Slim’, Stephen ‘Head’ McConnell from Donegal Aerosoft, Cathal McGlynn from Cash4u, Jeremy Worth, Orthodentist, Leonard Watson from Classic Casuals and Karl Sweeney from Swilly Drive School of Motoring who is following in his brothers footsteps Stephen and Brian who fought in the previous two events. The night this year also includes 4 ladies bouts.The night itself is run by from Dublin. Owner of the company Mr. Cathal O’Grady said he is delighted to be back in Letterkenny for the third year running.“I travel throughout Ireland organizing white collar boxing events and the event in Letterkenny is certainly up there with the best of them in terms of atmosphere and professionalism. It is certainly a night I look forward too.” Mr Danny Ryan who coaches the boxers said he was delighted to be associated with the event this year again.“The boxers have gone through and extensive 7 week training programme and judging from the standard of the sparring it is certainly going to be as good if not better than previous years.”Boyd Robinson chairperson of the organizing committee said they are delighted with the response from the public this year.“The amount of boxers who came forward asking to participate was fantastic and testament of the high regard the event is held in the town.“This year we hope to provide the public with yet another memorable night and it is definitely a night not to be missed. We welcome our new charity partners this year the Donegal Hospice and I have no doubt the event will be the same success as it was the previous 2 years.“To date the event has raised €72,000 in total so hopefully after this year we will have surpassed the €100,000 mark. I am also delighted and would like to thank O’Gorman & Cunningham Solicitors who are our main sponsors for the event for the third year running.”The event will take place this year in the Silver Tassie on Friday 18th May and tickets are available for purchase at the Silver Tassie, Charlie Robinson estate agents or the Central Bar. LORD OF THE RING 3 – LET’S GET READY TO RRRRRRRRUMBLE! was last modified: May 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:LORD OF THE RING 3last_img read more


first_imgGrants of €374,693 paid from the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in 2014 are providing great support to local businesses in Donegal, according to Junior Minister Joe McHugh.Michael Tunney of the Local Enterprise Board in Donegal.The Local Enterprise Offices are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.The new Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) were launched last year to deliver an improved system of local enterprise supports to start-ups and small businesses across the country.The LEOs provide a ‘first-stop-shop’ for all Government supports for small business in easily accessible locations across the country.Deputy McHugh said “The LEOs form part of the Government’s strategy to spread the recovery to all regions of the country. This comes alongside the Regional Action Plan for Jobs being launched by the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton.“Previously some businesses were considered too large to access supports from City and County Enterprise Boards or as they were not exporting, they did not qualify for Enterprise Ireland supports and so fell between two stools. All categories of business are now benefitting from services provided by the LEOs.“Fine Gael is committed to supporting small and medium businesses that are at the heart of rural communities. Fine Gael’s Standing Up for Small Business campaign engaged closely with small, local businesses while the Standing Up for Rural Ireland campaign which has just been launched, calls for continued investment in rural services, particularly broadband.“The LEOs are a great resource for sole traders, micro businesses and small and medium sized companies seeking information and support on starting or growing a business.”GRANTS OF €374,693 AWARDED TO DONEGAL BUSINESSES BY LOCAL ENETRPRISE OFFICE was last modified: July 17th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgCONGRATULATIONS to the local girls gymnastics team who represented the Northern Region and won third place in the Gymnastics National Team Championships in Clones, Monaghan, held by Gymnastics Ireland at the weekend.The girls beat off stiff competition from teams all over Ireland to win third place.Pictured from left to right are Aoife O’Connor, Emma Doherty, Kerrie McGuigan & Natasha Tinney. The girls are members of Letterkenny Community Gymnastics Club and were coached for the compettion by Jessie Purtill and Sarah McGlinchey.Other competitors who took part from Letterkenny Community Gymnastics Club included Emily O’Connor, Ella Khaviam Ava Beth Kerr, Tamara Blaney, Serena McArdle, Mia McGarrigle, Katie McGovern, Annemarie Cunningham, Rosemary Lane and Vania Ashman.“The girls all worked so hard and be very proud of their achievements,” says club spokeswoman Sarah.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on DONEGAL GIRLS ARE TOPS IN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:letterkenny gymastics clublast_img read more