Barrios: SBP searching for 3×3 road to Tokyo Olympics

first_img“That’s a gold medal already for the US so if they’re chasing the overall count, don’t be surprised if they send out their big guns,” Barrios told the Inquirer.The Philippines will host the World Cup of the event from June 8 to 12 and Barrios said the SBP is looking for ways to qualify for the Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere are three routes to Tokyo via 3×3: The top five countries in the world in the event are automatically qualified. There will be an Olympic qualifying event that will award two Olympic berths and another qualifying tournament featuring countries that haven’t played full-court basketball in the last two editions of the Summer Games.“(SBP) president (Al) Panlilio made it clear that we should make the Olympics our goal,” Barrios said. 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 The top five teams in the world in the men’s division are Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Latvia and Brazil. The women’s top five are China, Ukraine, Andorra, Hungary and Venezuela. The United States (men’s No. 13, women’s No. 19) isn’t highly rated in the world because it rarely fields teams in Fiba 3×3 events.Serbia has been very active in the 3×3 scene. In fact, in the men’s individual rankings, the top eight players on the list are all from Serbia, led by world No. 1 Dejan Majstorovic.The Philippines, which will field Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario, RR Pogoy and Stanley Pringle to the World Cup, is currently ranked 56th in the men’s division and 47th in women’s.A total of 40 teams, 20 in each division, will participate in the World Cup that will be played at Philippine Arena.“We’re almost done with preparations and we’ve left no stone unturned to make sure we have a great hosting and a great event so people can enjoy watching the games,” said Barrios.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ceres-Negros faces tough trek in crown retention bid with top striker suspended China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios and president Al Panlilio will be part of the Philippines’ delegation for the joint bid in the 2023 Fiba World Cup. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netWith 3×3 basketball already included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, expect several countries to take the event a little more seriously, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios said Thursday.That includes the Philippines, which is hoping to find a route to Tokyo, and hoop powerhouse United States, which has been lukewarm in its approach to the event.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Chris Haugan wins Cecil Lake road race

first_imgBlizzard Bike Club riders were out competing on Sunday for the Cecil Lake 40 kilometre road race. Chris Haugan finished with the best time at the event as he crossed the line first in 1:27:24.Right behind him was George Gamble and Tate Haugan as they took second and third respectively.Fourth place was Jonathan Obie in 1:28:04, and Ben Dawson’s time of 1:28:15 was good enough for fifth.- Advertisement -The rest of the finishers and their times are below:6- Roger St. Jean 1:28:577- Gary Hilderman 1:30:098- Pat Ferris 1:31:149- Dawitt Feyissa 1:32:1410- Dan Webster 1:32:2211- Kristine Bock 1:33:5312- Athena Andritz 1:38:4813- Jessica Telizyn 1:43:3014- Josh Telizyn 1:45:40Members will next compete tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Woods Corner.Advertisementlast_img read more

Teen girl wins bee, heads to D.C.

first_imgRound two, 21 competitors smaller than the first, chewed through their vocabularies like a relentless scythe. “Regatta,” “graffiti” and “autobahn” knocked out contestants for minor mistakes. Lancaster’s Pinecrest Elementary School’s Nicole Lara drew “sayonara,” but her ability to correctly link its letters prevented her from having to bid it to the crowd. Controversy threatened to erupt in the sixth round, when Andrea Kizyma of Rosemont Middle School in Glendale correctly spelled “sarsaparilla,” but was confronted by an angry parent who vociferously contended that she was wrong. Her fellow spellers stuck up for her. The judges agreed. The mother shook her head in frustration. Play continued, taking out three competitors to bring the field to 16. Then the seventh round hit like a neutron bomb, introducing “endotracheal” and “calyx.” Getting knocked out in this round became a badge of honor, with 12 students bowing out. They erupted in cheers and hugged when it was over. Soon, it was just Josh Clark, 14, of Arroyo Seco Junior High in Santa Clarita, and Manning. Clark drew “buffa,” while Manning got “cuneiform.” He slipped up on “nascency,” then she came up correct on “abranchiate” and the tricky “echolalia” – and victory was hers. Clark led the ovation. “After awhile, it started being just random words,” said Manning, who attends a home-school group called Excellence in Education in Monrovia. “I didn’t know most of them – I was just guessing.” (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pronouncer Sharon Klein, a California State University, Northridge, associate professor of English, informed Manning that the word means “the pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if imitating them.” Emma repeated the word once and nailed its spelling, sealing her victory and propelling her on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Fifty-six entrants filled the field of competition and things began easily enough. No one really trips on words like “burrito,” “paddock” or “Siberian.” “Magnanimous” claimed the first casualty, then “hassock” waylaid the kid three seats down. The crowd of teachers, parents and little brothers, dragged reluctantly, clutched videocameras and signs offering words of support. Fathers nodded along as their children worked through the treacherous words letter by letter. “Paprika,” “credenza” and “bayou” further thinned the ranks. Facing her greatest challenge in four years of competition, Emma Manning was nervous. Her family looked on in tremulous anticipation and Manning gulped down several quick breaths. Her voice cracked as she stood at the microphone. “Echolalia?” she said, more question than statement. “Definition, please?” This was it for the 14-year-old from Pasadena, her moment of glory or doom at the Daily News Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday. She’d survived nine rounds, nearly faltering early on “cummerbund,” only to hang in to the last. last_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL woman awarded €2.8M in court yesterday won’t actually get anything, it has emerged.Marcella Breslin bravely waived her right to anonymity so her paedophile uncle Pat Gillespie could be named.And yesterday the 31-year-old won a civil action against evil rapist Gillespie, who is due to be released from prison next year. He is serving 7 years for his attacks on the Killybegs woman. In a statement Killybegs solicitor Grattan Butler from the firm D.P. Barry & Company, said he wanted the public to know that his client would never actually get the money awarded to her by the Dublin High Court jury.“I am conscious that it is very important to include in any article that while Ms. Breslin is delighted with today’s assessment by the jury it will be a matter for her us as her legal advisors to try and realise assets on her behalf from the very limited assets of Mr. Gillespie which will be an extremely difficult task,” said Mr Butler.“This does not in any way detract from the significance of the award that was handed down by the jury representing the general, aggravated and exemplary damages caused by Mr. Gillespie to Ms. Breslin for the terrible years of rape and abuse and subsequent aggravating behaviour since those years of rape and abuse.“Ms. Breslin, is a young lady with three young children who leads a very modest life and it is of the upmost importance that she does not incur any further unnecessary stress with any misrepresentation of the award.”It’s understood Gillespie, from Carrrickmagrath, Ballbofey doesn’t have any known assets.A jury at the High Court awarded the mother of three €2.8m to include aggravated and exemplary damages.Ms Breslin’s lawyers told the court that between 1993-1997, Gillespie deliberately and knowingly perpetrated acts of sexual assault and sexual abuse on her in his home and also once in her grandmother’s house at Athayvooge, Killybegs and in forest areas in the county.DONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM AWARDED €2.8M WON’T GET PAYMENT, SAYS HER LAWYER was last modified: November 16th, 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:BallybofeydonegalDONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM AWARDED €2.8M WON’T GET PAYMENTKillybegsMARCELLA BRESLINPATRICK GILLESPIESAYS HER LAWYERlast_img read more

Rangers bounce back from Old Firm defeat with 4-0 win over Dundee

first_img 4 4 Coulibaly gave Rangers the lead Gers got a deserved second on 14 minutes as Kent exchanged passes with Morelos and then Scott Arfield as he burst into the box to smash low past Elliot Parish.Dundee were grateful that the pace of Gers’ relentless attacks dropped and they were able to catch their breath.By the time the interval arrived, however, it was game over as Gers grabbed their third in first-half stoppage time. Darren O’Dea got caught the wrong side as he hauled down Morelos and paid the price as referee Kevin Clancy pointed immediately to the penalty spot, with skipper Tavernier converting from 12 yards. Middlton wrapped things up Kent scored his side’s second But his presence barely registered with the home support until he was dismissed for lunging at Borna Barisic, when the stadium rose to give him the farewell he had been denied by the Ibrox hierarchy last term.In fairness to the Rangers fans, they were too busy lapping up their side’s explosive start to notice Miller early on.Coulibaly marked his comeback with the fourth-minute opener as Dundee failed to react when Paul McGowan blocked a Barisic strike. Before Alfredo Morelos could tap in, the Mali international pounced to ram home from close range. Lassana Coulibaly marked his return after a month out injured with the opener while Ryan Kent and James Tavernier also struck before the break.And the Light Blues ensured they head for Thursday’s Europa League trip to Villarreal with renewed confidence as teenager Glenn Middleton completed a comprehensive victory which moves them up to fourth place.Miller was back at Ibrox for the first time since his bitter Gers departure as he skippered Dundee.Gerrard had appealed to the Light Blues faithful to give the striker, who served the club over three spells, a warm welcome despite the dressing-room bust-up with former boss Graeme Murty which ended his latest stint. 4 Tavernier bagged the third 4 Rangers showed no ill-effects from their Old Firm setback as they swept Dundee aside 4-0 at Ibrox.But there was misery for Kenny Miller as the new Dark Blues striker’s return to Govan ended in a late red card. Morelos failed to take three golden chances early in the second period as the hapless Dark Blues were opened up with alarming ease.Again they were relieved to see Rangers then take their foot off the gas but Miller’s sending-off 13 minutes from time left them in even bigger danger.And with six minutes left Middleton capitalised when Genseric Kusunga’s failure to deal with a Daniel Candeias cross left him to bundle home his first Rangers goal.last_img read more

Why Brazil legend Ronaldo bought a Spanish yo-yo club

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Football News How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Real Valladolid’s José Zorrilla stadium REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won impact Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move smart causal 3 possible standings The fans are also thrilled to have a big name around who appears to be investing emotionally and not just financially. In establishing that sentiment, Ronaldo has shown he’s not only capable of dribbling past defenders, he also has skill with his choice of words. Asked by a journalist if he will be involved in day-to-day operations, or take a more hands-off approach, the sharp reply marked his territory. “Do you think I’m going to buy the club then go on holiday the next day?” the former Barça man scoffed.Perhaps unsurprisingly, he has even been giving hands-on advice to players. At the weekend, Keko was schooled on how to eliminate keepers in one v one situations – keep calm, feint a few times, then go the opposite way was the lesson.  “It’s a bit difficult when Ronaldo gives you advice. You look at him and you say ‘I know, I know. In theory I know, but he actually did it!” the 26-year-old winger laughed.On the pitch, Ronaldo was undoubtedly a genius. We now get to find out how good he is off it. His ownership hasn’t kicked off with a bang: Valldolid lost 1-0 to Alavés in his first game and are still looking for a first league goal of the season. Perhaps the new boss should dig his boots out… During his spells with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, legendary number nine Ronaldo scored 151 goals and won seven trophies. It isn’t a surprise that he has returned to a country where he achieved so much success as a player therefore, but the manner was certainly unexpected.In August, it was revealed out of the blue that the 42-year-old was interested in becoming the majority shareholder of Real Valladolid, a side based 200km north of Madrid who had recently returned to La Liga. The deal was quickly concluded in early September for a sum of €30m, and Ronaldo became a La Liga owner. But why Valladolid, and why now? 3 MONEY Ronaldo was one of the most gifted players of his generation Ronaldo scored 104 goals in 177 appearances for Real Madrid Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Geographically, the club is also in an advantageous position. Ronaldo’s star power and contacts in the game will go a long way towards enticing new players, but so too will the feasibility of being based in Madrid and commuting daily while playing for them. The allure of the Spanish capital and all it has to offer should not be underestimated.Thirdly, the institution’s finances also help. Things were dire for Valladolid a decade ago, but since 2012 the club has reduced its main debts with the Spanish tax and social security authorities by €45m, and in recent years, turned a profit. By next summer increased revenue thanks to returning to La Liga is expected to see the main debts drop to less than €3m – a tiny sum in modern football.Financially manageable, excellently located and with a strong fanbase that could be grown further to increase revenue, with Valladolid Ronaldo has bought potential – the Brazilian admitted as much when asked by Spanish reporters about his reason for investing. The city is understandably delighted, aware that his star power could create an excitement about Valladolid games that did not previously exist outside the current diehards. “He’s putting us on the map, as a club and as a city,” club president Carlos Suárez admitted. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ADVICE Looking purely at Valladolid’s sporting achievements there is little to get excited about. A yo-yo side in recent years who have spent three separate prolonged spells in the second division since 2004, they have never won the Copa del Rey let alone competed for honours in La Liga (the closest being a fourth place finish way back in 1963). This is no sleeping giant like Valencia for example, who attracted their own takeover back in 2014 and were an obvious target for investors.But look closer and Ronaldo has done his homework. What Valladolid do have is the 26,500 capacity José Zorrilla stadium – bigger than nine other grounds in the league including Villarreal. More importantly, they have a dedicated fanbase prepared to fill that home. All but one fifth of the seats have been taken up by season ticket holders for the forthcoming competitive year, with 1,500 of those left reserved for public sale, and the rest going to sponsors, VIPs and away fans. Valladolid could have filled the whole thing: even more supporters are willing to cough up the cash to come along, there is a waiting list for those who want one of the rare season ticket slots, and there has long been talk of increasing the capacity to meet demand. silverware REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 RANKED last_img read more

Convicted health staff gets reprieve

first_imgTRIPOLI, Libya – The Libyan supreme court on Sunday overturned death sentences for five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who have been in jail since 1999 on allegations they purposely infected children with the AIDS virus. The case has poisoned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s efforts to improve ties with the West and he is believed to be looking for a face-saving way out of the standoff. The supreme court ordered the six defendants retried, saying there were “irregularities” in the case’s handling. The U.S. government and European Union had condemned the convictions and accused Libya of trumping up the charges to divert attention from poor hygiene at its hospitals that the critics blame for the infections. The supreme court’s ruling came three days after U.S., European and Libyan negotiators reached a deal to set up a fund to help families of the 426 children infected in the 1990s with HIV. About 50 of the children are said to have died. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Emotions are also inflamed in Libya. Relatives of the infected children angrily protested Sunday’s ruling at Green Square in central Tripoli. Some set fire to tires and clashed with police. Four demonstrators were arrested. Libya accused the six health workers of deliberately infecting the children at a Benghazi hospital as part of an experiment. The health workers said they were tortured to extract confessions. In the ruling Sunday, the supreme court’s chief judge, Ali al-Alous, suggested he believed the defense. He said prosecutors had agreed with defense lawyers that there were “irregularities” in the arrest and the interrogation of the medical workers. In Washington, State Department spokesman Justin Higgins said “our understanding is that this decision is a positive development since it removes the risk of the death sentence being carried out.” “The international community is working with Libya to find an overall solution,” Higgins said. “As we have made clear before, we believe a way should be found to allow the medics to return to their homes. We’ll continue to support these efforts.” Bulgaria welcomed the verdict as a “positive sign” and said it hoped for a quick retrial. “The Libyan court’s decision is an encouraging step toward a final recognition of the innocence of our compatriots,” said Bulgaria’s parliament speaker, Georgi Pirinski. The defendants did not attend Sunday’s session. A date for the retrial was not immediately set. The case has plagued Gadhafi’s campaign to rebuild good relations with the West. Washington has made clear the nurses’ case is a key sticking point that must be resolved before the United States reopens its embassy in Tripoli, a top goal for Gadhafi. “There should be no confusion in the Libyan government’s mind that those nurses ought to be not only spared … but out of prison,” President George W. Bush said in October. The European Union also said its relations with Libya hinged on the fate of the Bulgarians.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

Dunfanaghy ready for bumper Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

first_imgIn just over a weeks’ time the seaside village of Dunfanaghy will be dancing to the beat of some of the best live acts around at the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.Now in its 12th year, the popular event will see over 70 free gigs take place over five nights and days from Thursday, September 12th to Monday 16th. For the first time this year, a return bus has been organised for music fans travelling from Letterkenny on Friday and Sunday.The event has grown to become one of the most celebrated live music events in the region with its perfect mix of top-quality music, lively atmosphere and scenic backdrop. George Kelly and Mark BlackDunfanaghy Jazz & Blues FestivalAmong this year’s acts are top blues man Shawn Jones, who is travelling from the USA for the event that is not to be missed, local heroes In Their Thousands fresh from the success of their new album ‘Acrasia’ that launched recent, the ever popular Grainne Duffy, Mirenda Rosenberg, Crow Black Chicken, Mark Black, 2 Time Polka, the Unholy Gospel Band and many, many more, including a few new faces in the line-up will have the town rocking all weekend long!Shawn Jones BandGrainne DuffyDaylight wobblies Donald Craig, Goerge Kelly, Pat MuldowneyThis year sees a newly formed committee taking over the reins from the festival founders who did an amazing job in creating what is now a landmark event on the Irish music calendar.A festival spokesperson said: “We are so grateful to festival founder Donald Craig, as well as Sian and Colin McCann, for all they did in making the festival such a popular event. It has now been handed over to us and we are really looking forward to keeping the ‘blues in the bay’ for years to come.“The event is all about the great acts we have and the great crowds that come to enjoy them. Given that this is the first year of the new committee we are very happy to have received so much goodwill and support from the local community and main sponsor Diageo to keep the festival going and we look forward to welcoming everybody to the town next week. It’s a great line-up and there is something for everyone.” Crowd enjoying the Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues FestivalMusic fans at the Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues FestivalThis year sees a festival first with a return bus being organised from Letterkenny on Friday evening at 7pm returning at 2am and on Sunday afternoon departing at 2pm and returning at 11pm so music fans can enjoy a carefree trip there and back for just €10 return. To book your place call Conor on 087 2677074.The festival programme and timetable, which is one of the few ways the organisers have of raising money to support the festival, is now on sale in local bars and outlets around Dunfanaghy priced just €2 and your support in buying one over the festival weekend is really appreciated.Find out more on the Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Facebook page.Dunfanaghy ready for bumper Jazz & Blues Festival 2019 was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festivaleventslive MusicMUSICWeekendWhat’s on?last_img read more

Warriors’ Steve Kerr: Jordan Bell “has earned himself some playing time”

first_imgOAKLAND – The ball appeared out of reach. But that was not going to stop Jordan Bell from trying.After all, Bell spent the beginning of his second NBA season struggling to receive playing time. So why not give the Warriors coaching staff something to make them feel happy?So after forcing a turnover on Portland’s Nik Stauskas, Bell saw the ball bounce toward the baseline. So Bell dove toward the ball before it could go out-of-bounds. The tactic worked.“I didn’t feel like I had a chance to …last_img read more

Warriors offer encouraging news about DeMarcus Cousins’ health

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — After missing the previous two games because of a sore right ankle, DeMarcus Cousins will play when the Warriors (48-22) host the Indiana Pacers (44-28) on Thursday at Oracle Arena.Cousins injured his right ankle toward the end of Saturday’s win in Oklahoma City, and then missed the team’s ensuing back-to-back in San Antonio (Monday) and Minnesota …last_img read more