Magnolia rallies behind fallen Pingris

first_imgMOST READ Magnolia guard Paul Lee honors injured teammate Marc Pingris by putting the veteran forward’s jersey number on his shoes in their duel against NLEX in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia may be undermanned, but it remains undeterred.Marc Pingris may not have been physically present at Mall of Asia Arena after he tore his ACL in his left knee in Game 1, but he served as an inspiration for the rest of the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT “He told us to win this series for him,” said Paul Lee, who broke out of his struggles, unloading a game-high 27 points.Lee even honored Pingris by adorning his shoes with the veteran forward’s jersey number.“Kuya Ping reminded us that we can’t turn back the time and everything has already happened. He’s already injured and we can’t do anything about it, so we need to make this memorable because we’re already in this stage. He just reminded the other guys to step up because we really need our bench,” he said.The reserves did heed Pingris’ words, accounting for 31 bench points as the Hotshots pounced on the listless Road Warriors.It was an emotional win for Magnolia but the fact remains that the Hotshots only evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Lee uses former coach Guiao as motivation in Game 2 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Pingris’ jersey number 15 was written on tapes attached to the Magnolia players’ uniforms on Monday as they took the 99-84 Game 2 win against NLEX to level their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series on Monday.READ: Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to even seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Ping is not here with us, but the inspiration that he gives us is huge,” shared coach Chito Victolero. “Every now and then, Ping will text us and tell us to play the game for the team.”The Hotshots rallied behind their fallen leader and delivered a performance to remember in Game 2. LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The question, however, is if they could sustain their run and achieve their goal of finally making it back to the finals after four years.But if there’s one thing Pingris has repeatedly taught this group, it’s that it doesn’t matter who they face, all the Hotshots need to do is to believe in themselves.“Kuya Ping always tells that we can do this, that we can win,” said Jio Jalalon. “So that’s big for our morale that in kuya Ping’s words, he truly believes in us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Far removed from Grand Slam glory, Barroca, Magnolia hungrier than ever for crown

first_imgIt’s been four years since Magnolia, which was then known as San Mig Coffee, completed a rare Grand Slam but that stretch seem to have turned into an eternity in the ever-changing PBA.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Since the Hotshots triumphed in the 2014 Governors’ Cup, the PBA has seen three commissioners and four champions,  including the rise of San Miguel as one of the best All-Filipino teams ever.The Hotshots stand in the way of the Beermen’s search for their fourth straight all-Filipino Cup crown, and they are hungrier than ever, especially they’ve proven that they can push their reigning champions to the limit.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 crown“San Miguel has been winning titles for the past years, while we’ve been battling for that opportunity for four years,” said star guard Mark Barroca in Filipino after their Thursday practice at Ronac Art Center. “We’re really hungry for one more.”Magnolia can get the lead anew in their best-of-seven finals series on Easter Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback India probed over needles in Commonwealth Games village Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery More than just ending their drought, there is additional motivation for Barroca along with the last batch who felt the glory of being in a Grand Slam team.Barroca is aware that Magnolia’s elders in Rafi Reavis, PJ Simon, Marc Pingris, Justin Melton, and himself won’t be teammates for long.Reavis, 40, is the oldest of the group with Simon, 37, Pingris, 36, Barroca, 32, and Melton, 30, nowhere near the age of athletic prime in the PBA.“PJ is getting up in years, Ping, Rafi, and even Justin,” said Barroca who was 28-years-old when they completed the Grand Slam. “It’s been so long and I think it’s time for us to take the championship.”“I know that PJ and those guys are nearing retirement so before they leave I want to give them another championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Labourer charged for assaulting woman

first_imgA labourer attached to Alabama Trading was slapped with an unlawful assault charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-three-year-old Terrence Thomas denied that he assaulted Mayleen John on July 7, 2018 at Croal Street, Georgetown.The defendant and Virtual Complainant were reportedly involved in a row when a scuffle ensued during which Thomas struck John.The Lot 70 Norton Street, Georgetown man was arrested when John reported the matter. The defendant was, however, granted $10,000 bail by Magistrate Fabayo Azore and was scheduled to return to court on July 20, 2018.last_img read more

Ex-Qwest CEO convicted of insider trading

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – Joe Nacchio, a former AT&T executive tapped to transform Qwest Communications into a major telecommunications competitor, was convicted Thursday of 19 of 42 insider trading charges after one-time top executives described his relentless drive to meet revenue projections without revealing financial risks. A federal jury deliberated six days before concluding on 19 counts that the former Qwest chief executive illegally sold $52 million worth of stock in April and May of 2001, when he knew the company faced financial challenges and relied heavily on one-time sales to meet revenue targets. The jury acquitted him on the other 23 counts stemming from sales in January and February. U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham set a July 27 sentencing date for Nacchio, who is free on $2 million bail. Each count carries a potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Nacchio also could be required to forfeit the $52 million, although the exact amount will be determined by the judge at sentencing. Nacchio, who still faces a civil fraud lawsuit, declined to comment. A smile sometimes crossed his face as he left the courthouse arm-in-arm with his wife. They walked away together on a busy downtown street. The 12 jurors left the courthouse without commenting. Nacchio, 57, was accused of selling $101 million worth of stock in the first five months of 2001 based on inside information that Qwest faced financial risks. With the decision, the eight men and four women on the jury turned away Nacchio’s claim that he believed in the company’s future despite concerns voiced by business managers. The criminal case stemmed from a years-long government investigation into an accounting scandal at Qwest Communications International Inc., a Denver-based primary telephone service provider in 14 mostly Western states. Federal regulators have said Qwest falsely reported fiber-optic capacity sales as recurring instead of one-time revenue between April 1999 and March 2002.last_img read more

Shaquille O’Neal files for divorce

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They are the parents of six children; Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal had four together, and each had one other before their Dec. 26, 2002, wedding. Shaquille O’Neal makes $20 million annually in his contract with the Heat, plus endorsement deals that are estimated to be worth several million more each year. The couple has also listed their home on Miami Beach’s posh Star Island for about $32 million, or roughly $13 million more than they paid for it after O’Neal was traded to the Heat by the Los Angeles Lakers before the 2004-05 season. MIAMI – Shaquille O’Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said Tuesday night. Attorney Ira Elegant said the petition was filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who is representing Shaunie O’Neal in the case. The Heat did not have an immediate comment, and Shaquille O’Neal did not respond to a request for comment made through the team. According to the filing, which was first reported by The Miami Herald on its Web site Tuesday night, Shaquille O’Neal is asking Shaunie O’Neal to provide a “correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities” that she had access to or obtained during the marriage. last_img read more

Bicyclists are riding high in NYC, Davis

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNew York City’s bronze medal from the Washington-based bike group represents an endorsement for the city’s efforts under Mayor Michael Bloomberg to promote cycling for a cleaner environment and a healthier populace. “The way we think about transportation and how we use our limited street space is changing,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, the city’s transportation commissioner. The city is installing 400 to 500 bike racks a year and plans to have more than 400 miles of bike lanes and paths by 2009. There will then be 1 mile of bike lane for every 10miles of road; the ratio is now 1 to 15. In San Francisco, it’s 1 to 7. In Brooklyn’s hipster-heavy Williamsburg section, the city reduced the space for car parking in favor of bike parking – a first – when it widened the sidewalk to fit nine new bike racks over the summer. “It’s better because people used to chain their bikes to trees and house gates,” said Pedro Pulido, an architect who parked his bike at one of the new racks recently. By Karen Matthews THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – New York City, with its convoys of cabs, miles of subway track, fleets of fume-belching trucks and hordes of harried commuters, is a long way from Davis, with a University of California campus and not much else. But the concrete jungle and the college town were both honored recently by the League of American Bicyclists for bike friendliness. A seven-block length of Manhattan’s Ninth Avenue is now being remade into the city’s most bicycle-oriented stretch of roadway ever, with a bike lane separated from car traffic by a paved buffer zone and a lane of parked cars. Bloomberg also has proposed legislation to make it easier to bike to work by requiring commercial buildings to provide bicycle parking. “According to surveys the number one reason why people who want to bike don’t is that they can’t park their bikes indoors,” said Noah Budnick, deputy director of the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives. If theft is the No. 1 challenge facing New York cyclists, safety is No. 2. According to the city health department and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 2.8 bike deaths per million people annually in New York City, compared with 2.7 deaths nationally – a not particularly bad ranking. But potholes and aggressive drivers can make it feel more dangerous. It was the city’s commitment to study bike crashes and prevent them that persuaded the league of bestow its bronze medal. Davis, which has an old-fashioned bike on its city seal, is the only platinum-level community.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

Football: McGlanaghy strike gives Lagan Harps all three points

first_imgLagan Harps FC News: Our mens team turned in a great team performance when they defeated Milford Utd 1-0 in Milford on Sunday. Gavin Mc Glanaghy was the scorer. Next Sunday they are away to Convoy Arsenal. Our u/16’s had a 5-0 win over Ballyraine with Jason Martin(2), Jack Parke, Darren Ferry and Keenan Diver scoring. Our u/14’s had a 3-0 win away to Ballybofey Utd with Dean Murray(2) and Rona Toland scoring. Our u/12A’s defeated Lifford Utd 7-0 with goals from Max Johnston(3), Luke Parke, Shay Doherty, Ben O’Donnell and Brendan O’Hagan. Our u/12 reserves suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost 4-2 away to Cappry Colts. Matthew Peoples scored both goals. This Sunday our u/18 girls are home to Yeats Utd Fc in the WFAI u/18 cup. Our 2001 boys are home to Keadue Rovers while our 2005 boys are away to Carndonagh in the national cups. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 7, 11,20 and 22. 20 people had two numbers with John Mc Clintock drawn out and winning E50. Next weeks jackpot is €7200. The club extends sympathy to the Roarty and Dill family’s on their recent bereavement.Football: McGlanaghy strike gives Lagan Harps all three points was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FootballLagan Harps FCnewsreportslast_img read more

MICKEY PREDICTS LOTS OF MALE INTEREST WHEN GEORGIA ARRIVES IN DONEGAL

first_imgDONEGAL’S most famous amateur weatherman has nabbed himself a date with Ireland’s top model.Michael Gallagher from Glenfin met up with gorgeous Georgia Salpa in Dublin this week for the launch of the Sandex Ireland Deserves Sun 2011 campaign.And while the pair may not exactly seem perfectly-matched, it would appear that Michael’s personality has got him places. That’s because Georgia, who only this week broke up with her long-term boyfriend, has agreed to come to Donegal to do some hill-walking with Michael!The recently-retired postman said he couldn’t believe how down-to-earth Georgia was.“She was a really nice girl and we got on great together. I said to her at the end of the photo-shoot that she should come to Donegal for a bit of hill-walking.“I thought she would just laugh at me but she said she would love to and I’m going to hold her to it,” he said. Any clever marketing boss could easily come up with the idea of calling the visit The Georgia Salpa Walking Weekend.Sure the men would be coming from every corner of the county to see Georgia in her shorts and hiking boots!EndsMICKEY PREDICTS LOTS OF MALE INTEREST WHEN GEORGIA ARRIVES IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 30th, 2011 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:Georgia Salpaweatherman Michael Gallagherlast_img read more

ADAM’S EQUINOX PICTURES LIGHT UP DONEGAL

first_imgLocal amateur photographer Adam Rory Porter snapped the amazing phenomenon of the Autumn Equinox at Grianán of Aileach this weekend.The ringfort at Burt was just recently revealed to be astronomically aligned with the Spring and Summer equinoxes. The sunrise of the Autumn Equinox this weekend lit up Grianán Ailigh with a stunning effect.Adam Rory Porter captured the passage of light through the opening of the impressive fort that once seated the royalty of Aileach. ADAM’S EQUINOX PICTURES LIGHT UP DONEGAL was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 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:adam rory portergrianan ailighgrianan of aileachsunriseweatherlast_img read more

Men’s Golf Finishes Second Round of Falcon Invite Tied For 14th

first_img The Drake University men’s golf team finished the second round of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invite tied for 14th after posting similar numbers to Friday’s first round. Their second-round total of 299 brings the Bulldogs to a 36-hole total of 595 with 18 holes left to play.The Bulldogs are tied with conference rival Valparaiso, and trail New Mexico State by just one shot going into the final round of play. Air Force remains at the top of the leaderboard after all but one of their five golfers finished the day par or better.Freshman Nick Pittman continued to impress in his first college event, firing a two-under-par 70 performance to move into a tie for 14th. Pittman finished with four birdies including three-of-four holes in a crucial stretch during the back-nine. Tim Lim and Lucas Scherf posted rounds of 74 and 76, respectively, and each finished tied for 59th at 150 through two rounds. Freshman Silvester Tan shot 79, and Shayne Patel posted an 80 to round out the Bulldogs’ performances.The Bulldogs will play their final round Sunday. After the conclusion of the Falcon Invitational, Drake will travel to Edwardsville, Ill. for the SIU Edwardsville Derek Dolenc Invitational.Print Friendly Version Second Round Results Story Linkslast_img read more