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Wisconsin, Minnesota geared up for round 2

first_imgAlthough Paul Bunyan’s Axe will not go to the winner, this weekend’s men’s hockey series between Wisconsin and Minnesota has a great deal at stake.Trailing Minnesota by 10 points in the Big Ten standings, the third-place and 12th-ranked Badgers (14-8-2 overall, 5-4-1 Big Ten with 16 points) are looking to climb back into the conference title chase with six points on the line Thursday and Friday night at the Kohl Center with 10 games remaining in the regular season.As if the battle for the first title in the inaugural year of Big Ten hockey wasn’t enough to add to the rivalry, the fact that the Golden Gophers (18-2-5, 8-0-2 with 26 points) are the No. 1 team in the country coming into Madison should certainly spark a higher level of intensity in a series that has been fairly quiet in recent years.“In the games we’ve played them since I’ve been here as a coach, we haven’t had any big brawls. When I played them as a player we had brawls, so it was a little different,” Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Shuchuk, who played for UW from 1986-1990, said. “But it’s just one of those great rivalries where it’s bragging rights. Right now, they’re up two games on us and playing in this Big Ten. We have a chance to redeem ourselves.”Those two games Shuchuk referred to were the first two games played this season between the Badgers and Gophers, which saw the Gophers sweep Wisconsin in Minneapolis Nov. 29 and 30.However, the new alignment in the Big Ten that has only six teams allows the member schools to play each other in home-and-home series, giving Wisconsin a shot at revenge, something that often didn’t happen in the old Western Collegiate Hockey Association.Though the teams did already play this season, it was the first conference matchup for both teams and early on in the season, meaning the two squads will have a different look about them come Thursday night, as Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves explained.“The way they would have changed is the details in their systems play. It’ll be harder to find plays in their defensive zone coverage because they’ve had more reps and more game experience. Every part of their game their details will be better,” Eaves said, adding his team will be better in its systems play as well.For Wisconsin, the changes are not just limited to the play on the ice, as there will be several changes to those who are on the ice, too. The biggest of those alterations will be the absence of Tyler Barnes, who sustained a shoulder injury two weekends ago against Ohio State. With Barnes on the sidelines for the second consecutive week, Eaves will have to shake up his forward lines once again.Fortunately for Eaves, the changes in the lineups this week are due to getting Nic Kerdiles back from his shoulder injury after he missed six games and part of the game against Alaska-Anchorage when he initially got hurt.“He’s high-level, skill player. He can skate like the wind. He has a great shot. He has great vision,” Shuchuk said. “Just inserting him into the lineup gives us a different dimension as a team as a whole. I like it when he’s playing because of that. He’s one of those hockey players that at any given moment he can score or cause a penalty with his speed, so he brings a different element into our lineup.”Kerdiles will play wing on the first line with Mark Zengerle at center and Sean Little on the other wing, bumping Morgan Zulinick to the second line with Michael Mersch and Jefferson Dahl, encompassing the key line changes.Despite the changes and the injury to Barnes, Wisconsin still has a great deal of experience with seven seniors in the starting lineup.Minnesota, on the other hand, has a very balanced roster and a youthful one at that, with eight freshmen comprising the Gophers’ biggest class of players, freshmen who have been key to their success and top rank.“I think that as a whole, how they’re having success is based on their freshman group. Their freshman group came along and they’re scoring a lot of goals for them. If they didn’t, I think they would have struggled,” Shuchuk said.The eight Gopher freshmen have combined for 89 points including 36 goals, which is the second best mark in the country for a freshman class behind only Boston College. The Gopher offense has received contributions from all throughout the lineup, which has helped make Minnesota the fourth-best offensive attack in the country with a 3.65 goals per game average.But the big reason why the Gophers are currently the top-ranked team in the country is that they’re not limited to relying on their offense. Minnesota allows the third-fewest goals per game in the country at 1.96, as sophomore goaltender Adam Wilcox ranks in the top 10 nationally in goals-against-average and save percentage.With refined play through all three zones, the Gophers will certainly pose a big test for Wisconsin this weekend, but the intensity of the series in the past should hold up this weekend and make for two very competitive games.“When you’re chasing the No. 1 team, there’s always a little extra fun to it,” Zengerle said.“They’re No. 1. It’s on our ice, students are back and it’s just got every degree to be an exciting weekend. Our whole locker room just wants it to be [Thursday] night at 7:30 right now.”last_img read more


1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

first_img BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin.Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and rapidly developing sport.There are many who remain cynical of esports and question whether the name is really justified, but even the most sceptical have to admit that whatever you call it, esports is in a league with the fastest growing sports in the market.1xBet has always tried to stay ahead of the game by keeping up with the latest esports trends and developments. We took our first bets in November 2011, when the StarCraft sequel was one of the most popular games. Then, in December of the same year, we started taking bets on Counter-Strike.We had spent 18 months studying the new sport, exploring opportunities, assessing the risk, and checking for unforeseen pitfalls. Eventually, we gained the experience we needed to enter the market with a product which would quickly become a frontrunner in the betting industry.Our esports portfolio has since expanded from two (StarCraft II and Counter-Strike) to five permanent sports (with the addition of Dota 2, League of Legends and Overwatch). We have even taken this further for customers who are unable to watch live streams by developing a product which is unrivalled amongst our competitors – an information board for Counter-Strike and Dota 2.The great thing about this sport is that alongside the more mainstream games, such as Counter Strike and Dota 2, there are lesser known games with a similarly dedicated fanbase. It’s for this reason we often offer bets on Heroes of the Storm, WarCraft III, Hearthstone, Quake Champions, Call of Duty, and the old favorite, StarCraft: Brood War, a cult real-time strategy video game.We also have FIFA simulators and fighting games such as Mortal Kombat. These games are included in tournaments and have their own leagues, championships, legends and champions.While other companies cling to basic market choices, 1xBet has considered what esports customers are really looking for. Games contain too many exciting and unexpected moments to be reduced to simple “Team 1 To Win” or “Team 2 To Win” bets.Total frags? Of course. First Blood? Absolutely! Round Winner? Most definitely! And these are just a few from our standard set of markets – we also have special bets including player selections and individual player records, to name just a couple of examples.As with traditional sports, unexpected player transfers and last-minute exchanges occur in esports. And while bets on transfers have become commonplace in mainstream sports, they are still novel in esports. We have become one of the first companies to offer bets on transfers, even down to semi-professional level, while we are prepared to extend the market to include local competitions.By the way, what have you heard about fantasy leagues? You have probably heard of fantasy football, but have you heard of fantasy esports? We are gradually developing in this direction and will continue to do so. We have lots of interesting ideas in store for our customers…Our goal is to be the top esports betting company!last_img read more


NBA wrap: Trae Young makes improbable game-winner as Hawks take down Bucks

first_img🗣 ANOTHA ONE@TheTraeYoung #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/XwSgQEYAjH— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 31, 2019Young didn’t have a great shooting night, but finished with 12 points and 16 assists. His fellow starters Justin Anderson, Alex Len and John Collins all eclipsed 20 points, though.Milwaukee, the top team in the Eastern Conference, was without quite a few notable players, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Related News In their absence, Sterling Brown erupted for a game-high 27 points, leading all scorers.The Bucks are preparing for the playoffs while the Hawks are looking to finish the regular season strong.Studs of the NightLaMarcus Aldridge posted 27 points and 18 rebounds in San Antonio’s 113-106 loss to Sacramento.Russell Westbrook tallied 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Thunder fell to the Mavericks, 106-103.Danilo Gallinari recorded a game-high 27 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in the Clippers’ 113-96 win over the Grizzlies.Duds of the NightLance Stephenson was held scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting in the Lakers’ 130-102 blowout win over the Pelicans.Bobby Portis scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Washington’s 95-90 victory over Denver.HighlightsQuinn Cook finished this over-the-shoulder circus shot in the Warriors’ 137-90 victory over the Hornets.Quinn Cook flips it up and in!13 PTS, 5-5 shooting for the @warriors guard on @NBATV #DubNation 66#Hornets30 49 pic.twitter.com/fhAEN6n6pe— NBA (@NBA) April 1, 2019Will Barton pulled off an impressive no-look bounce pass on the break for the Nuggets against the Wizards. Lakers had to convince LeBron James playing this season wasn’t ‘worth it anymore’ Trae Young has been on a roll lately, and his late-game heroics helped the Hawks top the Bucks, 136-135.The rookie guard made a game-winning shot after the ball ricocheted to him in the closing seconds of Sunday’s contest.center_img Livid Gregg Popovich restrained after being ejected in Spurs’ loss No-look dime from Will Barton in transition!#MileHighBasketball 45#DCFamily 31📱💻: https://t.co/pZ0DhQTM5F pic.twitter.com/1WQ9s0YURT— NBA (@NBA) April 1, 2019What’s Next?Magic (38-39) at Raptors (54-23) 7:30 p.m. ET — Toronto is firmly in the playoff picture. But Orlando is just outside it. The Magic are 1/2 game back from the Heat for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, so they’ll be prepared to go all out against a top contender.last_img read more


NBA Free agency updates: What’s next for Lakers, Clippers?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers•Chris Paul leaves Clippers in trade to Rockets•Miller: Lakers out to prove all things are possible again•Alexander: Mock drafts suggest gamble on UCLA’s Ike Anigbogu will pay off •Destiny’s child: Lonzo Ball, Lakers can complete fairy tale in NBA Draft•NBA draft: UCLA’s youth, talent destined for 1st round•Clippers ‘to be active’ in NBA draft despite no picks•Nick Young to decline $5.7M option with Lakers•NBA draft: Lakers find success with non-lottery picks•Lakers’ Draft Preview: Will Los Angeles draft Lonzo Ball at No. 2?•Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live•Why did the Lakers let their neighbor get away with buying that awesome classic car?•Oram: Lakers trading D’Angelo Russell is fitting end to a flawed tenure•2017 NBA Mock Draft: Who goes when, where and why•Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick•Miller: Jerry West says he’s ‘crazy,’ proves it by joining Clippers•Lakers work out Gonzaga’s Zach Collins in case they trade down in NBA Draft•Whicker: Double-talk from Paul George, who wants to win but also wants to be a Laker•Paul George reportedly plans to join Lakers in 2018•Heisler: Lakers still look fixated on Lonzo Ball, for better and worse Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Los Angeles Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets and re-signed Blake Griffin.The Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball and are clearing cap space for 2018. But moves around the league continue at a dizzying pace. Stay here for all the latest news and rumors throughout the 2017 NBA free agency season.Following along on a mobile device? Click here.News and notes:last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Babe Ruth

first_imgNelson broke open a close game with six runs in the final innings.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the accomplishment with Team of the Week honours.The Nelson Babe Ruth squad includes coach Roger May, Jayden Maida, Marco Falcone, Jared Martin, Chase May, Jordan McLeod, assistant coach Dylan Jacobs, Andrew Felcone, Benoit Thibault, Vinnie Watson, Garnet Duplessie, Sebastian Bodine and Justin Lasichuk. Nelson Minor Baseball historians say the last time a Heritage City squad won the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Championships the current members of the team were not even born.A group of Nelson players put that streak to rest by stopping Trail Athletics 11-5 Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Park.last_img


Football Viewers’ Guide: Week 5

first_imgCentral Arkansas at Sam Houston State, Saturday, 3 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3https://sland.social/UCAatSHSUESPN appsTalent:Randy McIlvoy, play-by-playShea Walker, analyst Lamar at Nicholls, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. CTNational Television:Eleven SportsDirecTV 623Channel finderRegional Television:Cox Sports TVLafourche Parish Charter 324/815Channel finderOnline:Southland Digital NetworkSouthland.org/liveSouthland Conference appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playButch Alsandor, analystGerald Gruenig, reporter FRISCO, Texas – All 11 Southland Conference football teams are in action this weekend, with five league matchups and one non-conference affair. The Southland Game of the Week on ESPN3 pits two of the the conference’s four ranked teams, as #19 Sam Houston State hosts #12 Central Arkansas. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, 7 p.m. CTRegional Television:Cox Sports TVNatchitoches Suddenlink 61Natchitoches CP-TEL 36Hammond Charter 324/815Channel finderOnline (Subject to blackout in Cox Sports TV territory):ESPN3https://sland.social/NSUatSLUESPN appsTalent:Lyn Rollins, play-by-playRene Nadeau, analystCarley McCord, reporter Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN+https://sland.social/UIWatACU ESPN appsTalent:Grant Boone, play-by-playJim Reese, analyst ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Stephen F. Austin at McNeese, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:Cowboy Insiderhttps://mcneesesports.com/watch/?Live=1649Talent:Tom Hoeffer, play-by-playJohnny Suydam, analystRon Hayes, reporter ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. Houston Baptist at SMU, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3https://sland.social/HBUatSMUESPN appsTalent:Drew Fellios, play-by-playForrest Conoly, analyst About ESPN+last_img read more


What every Prem team’s doing on first winter break as stars jet off

first_imgTHE inaugural Premier League winter break is upon us and the players are making the most of their short time off to jet away on holiday.Of the 20 top-flight teams, eight are in action this weekend including champions Manchester City.17 Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of a long list of footballers to head to Dubai during the first Premier League winter breakCredit: Instagram / @calteck1017 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed to Dubai with his family during his time offCredit: Instagram / @aubameyang97But for the rest, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and champions-elect Liverpool do not play in the league until the following weekend.And each side has made plans to give their players some well-earned rest after the hectic Christmas period and start to 2020.SunSport rounds up who is going where and what the clubs are doing during their time off…ArsenalThe players have been given a few days off but must be in Dubai on Friday to meet up for training. Mikel Arteta has encouraged the players to bring their families.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took to Instagram to show pictures of him flying to Dubai and his kid playing in the sun.17 David Luiz dons a stunning hat as he tops up the tan in DubaiCredit: Instagram17 Lucas Torreira has returned to form with Arsenal but is relaxing during his time offCredit: Instagram17 Bernd Leno jetted off with fiance Sophie ChristinCredit: Instagram / @sophiechristin_17 The pair flew to Dubai where the stunning blonde posted snaps to her InstagramCredit: Instagram / @berndleno117 The couple shared initiate pics of their time awayCredit: Instagram / @sophiechristin_17 They even hit the gym together to stay in shapeCredit: Instagram / @sophiechristin_17 Nicolas Pepe (top left) also headed to Dubai with some pals View this post on Instagram 🇦🇪 ✈️ A post shared by Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick (@aubameyang97) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:55pm PSTAston VillaDean Smith has given his players the week off and will continue training on Monday ahead of their match with Tottenham.17 Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish have jetted off to sunnier climes togetherBournemouth*The Cherries play Sheffield United on Sunday then players will have a reduced workload with no warm-weather training.Brighton*Another of the teams involved this weekend but the squad are not given extra time off – instead they will train as usual throughout their two weeks off.BurnleyTo stop them travelling too far, Sean Dyche has got his lads in for training on Friday and Saturday but given them the rest of the week, including Sunday, off.ChelseaIt is good news for Chelsea – they have a good amount of time off before heading back to Cobham early next week.Fikayo Tomori has been with Leicester’s Demarai Gray and Tammy Abraham in Dubai, Reece James is soaking up the sun, as is Callum Hudson-Odoi who is in Dubai.Ross Barkley and Mason Mount, though, were among those to use the time off for some extra training.17 Fikayo was also spotted with Leicester star Demarai GrayCredit: Instagram / @fikayotomori17 Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are away togetherCredit: Instagram / @tammyabraham117 Jorginho jetted back to Brazil to spend time with friends in the country of his birthCredit: Instagram17 No rest for Ross Barkley and Mason Mount who are working hard on the training groundCredit: Instagram / @rossbarkleyCrystal Palace*Palace travel to Everton on Saturday but then have some time off next week with no training abroad booked.Everton*The Toffees players will get a few days off after the Palace game but then will have some extended training.Leicester CityJames Maddison, Gray and Ben Chilwell are all away already, making the most of their time off with no formal squad trip.LiverpoolKlopp and his players skipped the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury to ensure they got their winter break in full.Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold headed to the USA, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino both opted for the Maldives with their wives and Georginio Wijnaldum chose Dubai.Manchester City*The only one of the traditional ‘big six’ in action this weekend and then the players have four days off next week.Pep Guardiola considered a training camp but decided to give players more time with families.17 Gray and Ben Chilwell are close friends on and off the pitchCredit: Instagram / @demarai View this post on Instagram When she don’t reply to the dm… A post shared by James Maddison (@madders) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:21am PST View this post on Instagram ❤️ A post shared by Rebeca Tavares (@rebecas.tavares) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:43pm PST View this post on Instagram Eu te amo, COMO EU TE AMO! ❤️ A post shared by Lari Firmino (@larissa_peereira) on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:42pm PST View this post on Instagram Capture the moment, live to the fullest 🙏🏾 A post shared by Gini Wijnaldum (@gwijnaldum) on Feb 3, 2020 at 12:50pm PST Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s have 16 days between the Wolves draw and the trip to Chelsea so are off until Saturday.Then the Manchester United team head to Marbella for a week of training, with Qatar vetoed by the manager due to tensions in the Middle East.Fred took his wife Monique on a second honeymoon while Marcus Rashford got away early due to injury so he could attend the Super Bowl.Jesse Lingard meanwhile has been putting in the extra hard yards alongside Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot.NewcastleAfter the Oxford FA Cup replay, the Magpies squad have been given five days off.NorwichFor the Prem’s bottom side, it is business as usual and training will carry on.Sheffield United*The Blades are heading away together for a few days after the Bournemouth game but details have been kept private.SouthamptonLike most, Southampton’s players will enjoy a few days off before attention switches to focus on Burnley.TottenhamThe players are set to be handed some time off after the Southampton FA Cup replay and are expected back in early next week.17 Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw are putting in the extra yardsCredit: Instagram / @jesselingard17 Fred and his wife Monique are enjoying some more down time in the MaldivesCredit: Instagram / @fred08oficial View this post on Instagram Probably one of the only Superbowls I could have seen live during my career and what an experience 🏈 Congrats @chiefs and @patrickmahomes ❤️ And congrats 🐐 on an amazing half time show! A post shared by Marcus Rashford (@marcusrashford) on Feb 2, 2020 at 7:12pm PSTLatest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsWatford*Watford face Brighton on Saturday but then Nigel Pearson will let them enjoy a few days to themselves.West Ham*The Times report that, despite having two weeks off after facing Manchester City on Saturday, the Hammers’ plans still haven’t been finalised.WolvesThey headed to La Manga on Monday for warm-weather training and are due back on Friday.Nuno Espirito Santo will give them the weekend off but training will resume as normal next week.Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot head for Man Utd warm-weather training early and cut short winter breaklast_img read more


Rain or Shine, TNT trip foes

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Riviera Classic: Mondilla grabs early 2-shot lead OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES The starting lineup delivered in twin digits for the Texters, who dealt away De Ocampo to Meralco in a three-team trade on Monday as TNT went on to deal the Road Warriors their third loss in 10 games.NLEX gets another chance to nail a twice-to-beat incentive on Sept. 24 against Star.Phoenix is out of contention after the Fuel Masters lost for the eighth straight game and dropped to 2-8.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rain or Shine couldn’t afford to lose this one, as it closes out against Barangay Ginebra, Alaska and souped-up Blackwater in its chase for a twice-to-beat privilege in the quarterfinals.“We were lucky to win this game,” Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia said after Gilas Pilipinas regulars Raymond Almazan and Gabe Norwood bailed the Painters out in the fourth. “We started strong, but our intensity was down in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneTNT KaTropa began life without Ranidel de Ocampo by formalizing its entry into the quarterfinals after holding back NLEX, 112-107, later in the night.Glen Rice Jr. churned out a triple double with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists that negated a night-high nine turnovers as the Texters won for the second straight game to improve to 6-3 and take solo third at the moment. MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phoenix’s Brandon Brown gets all tangled up with Rain or Shine’s Chris Tiu and Beau Belga. —AUGUST DELA CRUZANTIPOLO—Blowing hot early and finding the resilience to bounce back from a lethargic stretch in the third, Rain or Shine on Wednesday night tripped Phoenix Petroleum, 116-111, to stay in the top four hunt in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.The Elasto Painters saw an 18-point lead in the first half vanish but regrouped with aplomb when winning time came to rise to 5-3 and gain a momentary tie for No. 4 with San Miguel Beer heading into the final two weeks of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more


NU rides MVP tandem of Nabor-Santiago en route to perfect run

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Alejandro frustrated with NU’s lack of effort against UE Jaja Santiago was the unstoppable force while Jasmine Nabor kept National University’s engine running like a well-oiled machine.Nabor, the placid playmaker, set the table for Santiago and the rest of the Lady Bulldogs’ power hitters like Aiko Urdas and Risa Sato, who more often than not finished off her well-placed sets in emphatic fashion.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 READ: Jaja Santiago fittingly named PVL MVPThe 18-year-old Nabor was at her best in the grandest stage as she and Santiago led NU to a finals sweep of Far Eastern University in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNabor had 46 excellent sets in Game 1 on Wednesday before putting up 45 on Saturday while Santiago unleashed 55 points in the finals duel.READ: Lady Bulldogs sweep way to PVL Collegiate crown Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nabor wound up with the Finals MVP award on the exact same night that Santiago was officially named conference MVP.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


LIBA President Decries Tribal, Sectarian Division

first_imgLiberian Business Association president Dee Maxwell S. Kemayah is calling Liberians to rise up against those in the habit of using tribal and sectarian divisions to inflict inequality on Liberians.Making the call last Sunday at the Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Sinkor, where he and other personalities of the church were honored, Mr. Kemayah noted that at one point in time a certain group of people sectionalized the people of Liberia and the majority were marginalized in the use of the country’s wealth.There was another time in the country’s history, Mr. Kemayah said, when people were asked for their tribes before receiving any opportunity to acquire something or to have the right of passage.As a result of these situations, the LIBA president said the country has suffered not only economic and developmental retrogression, but also suffered years of civil strife that caused serious consequences on its growth and development.It is this same divide and rule syndrome that the country still experiences today, where millions of citizens are facing abject poverty with no social services extended to them.Sensing that it is the same situation pertaining in some Liberian churches, Mr. Kemayah urged religious institutions including churches and mosques, to practice values that will show cohesion instead of division.To create an inclusive society that will be pleasing to everyone, citizens must seek a person who will bring value to the society and not one who instigates divide and rule.He admonished that Liberians need to go beyond tribal or sectional sentiments to appraise people by what they contribute to the society.The LIBA president was honored along with three others, Senator Edward B. Dagoseh, Stalink K. Javon and David T. Morris, for what the church described as their “valuable services rendered to society”.Senator Dagoseh, who is also a deacon of the church, said in brief remarks that he does not believe in too much talking, but taking concrete actions that will impact people.He then contributed LD$60,000 towards the school project undertaken by the church.The senior pastor of the church, Rev. Galison M. George, recounted that these men, especially Mr. Kemayah, had taken personal interest in the activities of the church.Dea. George O.C. Kaicora, Sr., in his sermon, urged all those serving on the church’s Deacon Board to consider themselves as servants responsible for three tables, which are, the Holy Communion, the pastor’s table and benevolence.Dea. Kaicora urged them not to exercise authority over the pastor of the church, but see themselves as helpers of the pastor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more