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Cruz, Rain or Shine confident against No. 1 SMB

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Elasto Painters clinched the eighth seed with Cruz anchoring the squad with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and two assists.The odds are stacked against Rain or Shine, which will be without its starting center Raymond Almazan, but Cruz believes the team has what it takes to pull off the upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Our team is finally getting the confidence,” he said. “They’re getting their rhythm back again. We’re not blaming each other and every one’s enjoying the game.”The Elasto Painters will play their fourth game in eight days on Sunday, with the Beermen enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter Rain or Shine finally ended a four-game slump with a 103-80 victory over Blackwater on Friday, Jericho Cruz is convinced that the team has gotten its old groove back just in time for the playoffs. “You don’t know who will catch fire for our team. Anybody can get off. I’m excited to play San Miguel in the quarterfinals,” Cruz said.ADVERTISEMENT Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ AMA coach wants more help for Teng Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Cruz said that if there’s one team that can beat its higher seeded foe, one couldn’t go wrong betting on Rain or Shine.“We’re really happy that we got to move on. Even though we’re the eighth seed and we’re facing San Miguel with a twice-to-beat advantage, it’s fine with us. You never know, we might have the chance to beat them,” he said.“We’ll go back to the lab tomorrow and get ready for the game on Sunday. I know it’s going to be a hard game for us but coach is there to help us set a game plan. We have to follow his game plan and we’ll be okay.”ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte View commentslast_img read more


Center’s ex-namesake fights for children

first_imgValverde was inspired to get the center off the ground, especially a boxing facility, to give youths a way to build self-esteem, just as the sport did for him, and to stay out of trouble. “The sport is so time consuming, both mentally and physically, that they won’t have the opportunity to get into trouble,” he said. The name change occurred earlier this year when the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation received a $1 million donation from the Annenberg Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing public well-being through improved communication. With the donation, the Annenberg Foundation obtained naming rights for the facility, said Capt. Bondell Golden, the youth foundation’s former executive director. SOUTH WHITTIER – What’s in a name? For those involved in the creation of a youth activity center being built at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Service Center, its projected name meant honoring a local volunteer. Since its inception several years ago, the building for youths under way at the STARS Center, 11515 S. Colima Road, had been known as the Joe Valverde Youth Activity and Boxing Center. It seemed only appropriate because longtime Whittier resident and sheriff’s volunteer Valverde, 71, first approached Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca almost a decade ago about the need for such a facility in South Whittier and gave his own money, time and construction company’s resources to the effort. “We had a difficult time obtaining the last of the $2 million needed,” she explained. “It’s been grueling.” Therefore, the foundation could not pass on the opportunity to sell the naming rights to the foundation. When the facility is expected to open next summer, it will bear the name The Wallis Annenberg Youth Center, after the foundation’s vice president. Golden said the decision for the name change was a tough one. The center, which will house classrooms, a gym and computer labs, was originally estimated at $1.1 million, but rising construction costs hiked it to $3.8 million. The other $1 million was given by an anonymous donor, Golden said. “I’m just thrilled and happy that the building is finally moving forward,” Valverde said Thursday. “It’s very much needed for our kids.” Valverde was an amateur boxer in the 1950s who said he also got a few professional bouts under his belt. He said he is not concerned about being left off the marquee. “It’s never been about me,” he said. “It’s always been about the kids and what’s best for them.” Ralph Pacheco, president of the Whittier County Community Coordinating Council, called Valverde a humble man. “In all my talks with him about this project,” he said, “Joe always said he could care less about having his name on the building.” Golden thanked Valverde for his graciousness and said a portion of the center would be named in his honor for his vision. Sheriff’s Youth Foundation officials have told Valverde that the boxing ring would be named after him. His commitment to the project includes a $20,000 donation and about $130,000 of in-kind work done by his construction crew – he owns and operates Valverde Construction Inc. in Santa Fe Springs. Work on the project stalled in 2004. “I didn’t want the project to get further behind schedule,” Valverde explained about the sewer hookups and the water system his crew installed. This is not the first time that he has answered a call to duty from the Sheriff’s Department. Valverde has volunteered for 30 years on behalf of law enforcement, including assisting on the building of the memorial at the STARS center. He has also supported and trained youths in the sheriff’s boxing program. “I just want to pass along knowledge to help the kids become good and productive citizens,” he said. “The alternative is not good.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Inter Milan star stay expects to stay in Serie A despite Liverpool and Man United interest

first_imgFredy Guarin believes he will still be at Inter Milan next season – despite reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the San Siro for the past 12 months as Inter struggle in Serie A.The Italian club are set to miss out on Champions League qualification this season and it had led to increased speculation the 28-year-old could be set for a move to England.However, the Colombian has pledged his future to Inter despite talk of offers from Liverpool and Manchester United.“I believe I’ll be here next season, the club and the coach has confidence in me,” Guarin told“For us it is important to feel the affection of the fans, also in the difficult times.“Now we have to start doing well for next season, starting with a win next Sunday because Inter is a team that must always play to win.” 1 Fredy Guarin in action for Inter Milan last_img read more


Ex-Tottenham defender joins Cheltenham Town

first_imgFormer Tottenham rookie Jack Barthram has signed a one-year deal with Cheltenham Town.The 21-year-old came through the ranks at Spurs as a trainee before joining League One club Swindon in 2013.The full-back spent two seasons at the County Ground but made just 16 appearances in the league before his release earlier this summer.He has been on the lookout for a new club ever since and now Swindon’s west country rivals Cheltenham have made their move.Barthram has agreed a deal to join them for the 2015/16 campaign and becomes manager Gary Johnson’s sixth summer signing. Ex-Tottenham youngster Jack Barthram 1last_img read more


‘He was brilliant!’ – Sam Allardyce on Wayne Rooney’s England performance

first_imgWayne Rooney looks set to keep playing in midfield for England after his ‘brilliant’ performance against Slovakia, according to Three Lions boss Sam Allardyce.On the occasion of his 116th cap, breaking David Beckham’s outfield record, the Manchester United star was deployed in the centre of the park.And whilst many believed he would be patrolling the number 10 position, Rooney actually played much deeper – occasionally even appearing behind centre-back John Stones.Roy Hodgson used the Three Lions skipper similarly throughout Euro 2016, but the experiment appeared to be at an end after Jose Mourinho restored him to an attacking position at Old Trafford.Allardyce declared himself happy with Rooney’s performance but curiously suggested that he had deferred to his skipper over where he played and even expressed surprise at how far he dropped.“Today Wayne played wherever he wanted to. He was brilliant and controlled midfield. I can’t stop Wayne playing there,” said the manager.“I think that he holds a lot more experience at international football than me as an international manager.“Yes he played a bit deeper than he does at United, but Wayne’s comfortable, when I talk to him, about the position.“This is the most decorated outfield player in England. He’s won everything at Man United, more or less, and at Champions League and domestic level.“Using his experience with a team, and playing as a team member, it’s not for me to say where he’s going to play. It’s up to me to ask whether he’s doing well in that position, and contributing.“If so, great. We’d like to get him into goalscoring positions more. He’s been a goalscorer all his life and I want him to do that again, but he reads a game as he reads it. He read it very well, we won the game and dominated the game, outplaying the opposition.“I must admit, he did play a little deeper than I thought he’d play today, but I was pleased with his performance.”It is unlikely to be the last we hear about Rooney’s place in the team, or his apparent influence on Allardyce’s tactics.For now, though, he is able to look back on an exciting start, and a winning one, in his dream job.“It’s the biggest job I’ve ever had,” he said. “You know you’re leading the nation forward. Everyone is looking at you. They want you to show the way forward and be successful and it’s that much bigger when the nation’s watching you.“I had a whole lot of messages today. It was impossible to try and attempt to reply to all the goodwill messages from across the country. In the end, everyone back home was waiting with bated breath and we scored the winner.“Everyone back home is happy and can have an extra drink. The fans here were happy and the goal came in their end. We dominated the game and finally got what we deserved.“The result did us justice in the end.” 1 Wayne Rooney was deployed in midfield for England last_img read more


Agua Dulce council lacks quorum to swear in

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The county Board of Supervisors will hear the matter June 27. Two absences at the regular meeting Wednesday prevented the swearing-in ceremonies. Also on the agenda was a proposed Los Angeles County-sponsored referendum on Agua Dulce Airpark expansion. Don MacAdam, president of the seven-member panel charged with advising county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on local issues, was recovering from surgery, town council member Ramona Hall said. Member Mary Johnson, a former airport employee, did not attend. She did not return calls for comment. In a June 12 e-mail to town council members obtained by the Daily News, Johnson protested the agenda because it included two land-use related items – the airport referendum and a proposed letter in support of Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon’s bill to buy out Cemex’s gravel mining interests in nearby Soledad Canyon. AGUA DULCE – The Agua Dulce Town Council, lacking a quorum last week, failed to swear in two newly-elected members as conflict over a local airstrip expanding operations continue to split the community. Terry Leonard and Elodie Buck will try to take office again tonight in a special meeting. Leonard received 306 votes and Buck had 266 votes in the June 6 election. Both said they are against further Agua Dulce Airpark expansion. Julie Feuerhelm, who called herself “pro-airport” in her candidate statement, placed third with 203. They were running for vacancies left by Richard Dyer, who moved out of the area, and Mark Flath, who resigned in March. The airport issue has divided the community of about 4,000 between the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys for decades. The airstrip’s owner is defending a decades-old expansion permit allowing more hangars and plane storage, which opponents say will bring unwanted noise and flights to the semirural community. She said the council violated its own bylaws by including the items on the agenda because they were never discussed by the panel at a meeting. (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Emmy winners get DVD bounce

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesGetting more popular each year, “24” is drawing fans to its earlier episodes. Season three of the show soared from 168 to 66 on the sales chart, a 154 percent jump. Season four climbed to 45th place from 111th place after a 114 percent increase in sales. Even season two saw a 88 percent bump to No. 80 from No. 151. Before Sunday night, much of America hadn’t heard much about HBO’s “Elizabeth I,” until it won outstanding movie and acting honors for Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. “The most dramatic jump was `Elizabeth I,’ which had been out of the top 200 for a while but on Monday was back in the 30s,” said Doug Thomas, managing editor of’s DVD store. “Amazon has always worked well with news events, be it Oscars or personalities who pass away. It’s always a good gauge.” The season two collection of “The Office” was at No. 18 Tuesday while season one was No. 25 on a best-seller list dominated by television titles this time of year. “Will & Grace: Season 5” went on sale Tuesday and was at No. 17. It received an extra boost Sunday night when Megan Mullally won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy. Following Emmy Award wins for Best Drama Series and Best Actor (Kiefer Sutherland), “24” has suddenly become a hot item on DVD with past seasons enjoying a surge in sales since Sunday night’s award telecast. As of Tuesday afternoon, various boxed sets of the show had soared up the sales charts on In addition to “24,” also riding the Emmy wave on DVD was Best Comedy Series winner “The Office” as well as “Elizabeth I,” the HBO movie that won nine Emmys. “Any time you get that kind of viewership, whether it’s the Academy Awards or the Emmys or any of these big events, it has to resonate into the packaged-goods market because people become more aware of it,” said Ralph Tribbey, editor of the DVD Release Report, an industry newsletter. “It’s amazing how something like that can all of a sudden get things moving again. It’s good for business.” Similarly, “Entourage _ The Complete First Two Seasons” benefited from Jeremy Piven’s win in the comedy supporting actor category. Post-Emmys, “Entourage” had an overnight increase of 86 percent as it climbed from No. 56 to No. 30. It was No. 32 on the best-seller list Tuesday. “That’s one of the benefits of having all these crazy award shows,” Tribbey said. “It’s good for business.” (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Man United used to take Liverpool game much more seriously than ‘jovial’ Reds

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury A lot has changed in the 20 years since Paul Ince played for Manchester United and Liverpool.In six years at Old Trafford, he learned that victory was all that mattered, while the attitude at Anfield could not have been more different.Now, though, Ince believes United have stood still, while Liverpool have evolved and take this match much more seriously. “It was so jovial and almost a sense of ‘well, if we win the title we win it but if we don’t then it’s not a big deal’ and it was hard to grasp – it was never their top target.“I had come from United knowing what it took to win the title and yet I was trying to instil that into the Liverpool way and they never took it seriously.“It was all about winning one game or two games and that was enough.“With that squad at Liverpool we finished third and then seventh – but we really should have won the league.” The former midfielder won two Premier League titles at United before leaving in 1995 where a stint at Inter preceded a shock transfer to Liverpool in 1997.“When I arrived at United in 1989, we were building something. We hadn’t won the title for 26 years so Sir Alex was developing the players to win it,” he told The Sun.“It took us two or three years but you could see in the way the club felt – the atmosphere, the way we conducted ourselves on and off the pitch – we all knew we were here for a purpose. huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 Latest Premier League News REVEALED Ince at United and Liverpool deals tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The fortunes of United have varied since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and with Liverpool topping the Premier League table after an impressive unbeaten start, Ince feels there is only one side progressing.“What you are seeing is one team progressing year in and year out and one team standing still.“This is why the game is starting to get drab because Jose Mourinho knows that he is inferior to Liverpool.“The way Liverpool are playing, they are smashing teams, and not mucking about, with 3-0 wins and 4-0 wins – it could be embarrassing for Jose this weekend.“Right now, would I choose to play for United over Liverpool? The answer is no.” Ince played for a United team with a winning mentality in the 1990s, but would prefer to play for Liverpool right nowcenter_img shining REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Ince in action for Manchester United Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MAN UNITED (1989-1995)282 games, 29 goalsLIVERPOOL (1997-1999)81 games, 17 goals “We wanted to get this monkey off our backs, and we acted that way in training,” he added.“It was just the discipline and the way we acted and spoke in the changing rooms before a game – I could smell it and it felt good.“The way we wanted to do things, there was seriousness about the whole squad.”That was in stark contrast to Liverpool as he found out when he arrived on Merseyside. Despite a team which included Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler, Ince felt Liverpool never really ‘cared’ and could have achieved more during his time there. no dice Ince celebrates scoring against his former side for Liverpool in 1999 gameday cracker 3 3last_img read more


Neymar trolls PSG by sharing his favourite memory as a footballer

first_img punished 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Neymar: “My best memory as a footballer? When we won against PSG with FC Barcelona”🤔— Oh My Goal (@OhMyGoalUS) July 13, 2019Speaking at the ‘Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final’ in Brazil, the wantaway forward responded when asked what his best locker room memory was.“The best memory in a locker room? Ahh, I don’t know,” he said.“Well, when we won against PSG with Barcelona, it was completely… we all went crazy afterwards! deals Neymar has trolled current club Paris Saint-Germain by saying his favourite memory as a footballer is when they were thrashed 6-1 by Barcelona in the Champions League.The Brazil star has been heavily linked with a return to the Nou Camp this summer and failed to report for pre-season training with PSG, as he angles for a move away. Neymar left European giants Barcelona for a world-record £198m later that same year, but now feels the time has come to leave France.The 27-year-old is banned from playing in the first three matches of the new Ligue 1 season after an altercation with a fan at the end of PSG’s shock French Cup final defeat to Rennes in April.He will also miss his next three European matches for insulting match officials in the wake of his side’s Champions League loss to Manchester United in March. LATEST TROPHY Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Neymar scoring in the 6-1 win over PSG boost center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Getty JIBE Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder REVEALED latest Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa “I believe it was the best possible feeling for all of us.“What we felt when we scored that sixth goal, I’ve never felt something like this. It was incredible.”Barcelona had lost the first-leg 4-0 in their round of 16 match with PSG in 2017, but overturned the deficit, with Neymar scoring two set pieces, one an 88th minute free-kick, before converting a penalty. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more


Pizza Hut mock Man United chief Woodward for failing to land ‘big name signing’

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January latest New job FAREWELL Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 1 Getty Hi @ManUtd does Ed still want this table booked under ‘big name signing’ or shall we cancel that one as well?— Pizza Hut Restaurants (@pizzahutuk) August 8, 2019On Friday, Solskjaer defended United’s decision for pulling the plug on late deals for Juventus’ Dybala and Tottenham’s Eriksen. He said: “I said earlier in pre-season and last season as well that it’s not about a quick fix. “It’s a long rebuild, about the right players, getting the right people in and it’s not about suddenly changing that when you haven’t got the right ones and the correct answers from the players you wanted to have. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested “If it’s a doubt, most of the time there’s no doubt and you’d rather trust the ones we have.“When the transfer window closes it’s a great feeling of relief. Now it’s done. Now we know what we’re looking forward with and I’m delighted with the three we’ve signed.“The feeling with the fans I’ve met, they are excited.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. stalemate Fans, though, won’t be too upset considering £18m signing Daniel James has looked good in pre-season and £50m was spent on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and £80m on Harry Maguire to try and improve on last season’s sixth-placed finish. Maguire became the world’s most expensive defender when he joined from Leicester. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January OFF center_img deals Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVE on talkSPORT on target Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with the club’s summer business Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Pizza Hut have mocked Manchester United for failing to land a ‘big name signing’ during the summer transfer window. The Red Devils were linked with a host of star players, but only completed three deals. West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT LATEST However, they were also linked with Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, but were unable to further bolster their squad. And their failure to do so appears to have amused Pizza Hut, who directed a tweet at Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman. They posted: “Hi @ManUtd does Ed still want this table booked under ‘big name signing’ or shall we cancel that one as well?” What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas last_img read more