Teng rues AMA’s missed semis bid

first_imgPBA IMAGESJeron Teng rued AMA Online Education’s missed chance to advance to the semifinals in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.The Titans fell to Tanduay in the quarterfinals, 80-76, with the former La Salle star was caged to his lowest output of the tournament with only six points on a paltry 1-of-15 shooting, to go with six rebounds, six assists and five turnovers in foul-plagued performance.ADVERTISEMENT ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards This week’s #KicksStalker pick: Chris Newsome’s Lebron Soldier 9 ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home “It’s really unfortunate. We had losses which were close games. We had opportunities, but we weren’t able to get those,” he said.READ: PBA D-League: AMA elated with ‘all-around’ Teng“Again, our losses were close ones. We also beat the number one team in Cignal, so it just shows that this team has a lot of potential,” he said.Teng, however, remained non-committal on his future, saying that he’s looking forward to returning in the Foundation Cup but he’s still unsure which team he will suit up for.“I’ll definitely return because I have to play in the second conference. But I don’t know yet which team,” he said. “As of now, I’m just trying to focus on my thesis. I’m gonna focus first on school, so let’s see what happens in the second conference.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 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 ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Teng didn’t deny his struggles, giving the Rhum Masters credit for shutting him down in the all-important tilt.READ: D-League: Cafe France books semis ticket, holds off JRUFEATURED 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“All throughout the game, even from the start, they were doubling me. I had a hard time moving because they had lots of guys guarding me and instantly double-teams me. I had no option but to give up the ball and had a hard time create for myself. I wasn’t given a chance to make things work,” he said.But it was nonetheless a satisfying maiden foray in the PBA D-League for Teng, who averaged 25.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for the fifth-seed AMA this conference, and he believes that the team have showed that it can hang on with the league’s contenders. Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2013 Community Awards nominations released

first_imgHumanitarian Award – Allan Markin, Connie Morris, Tom Cole, North Peace Justice SocietyYouth of the Year – Robbie McMullin, Cheyenne Radcliffe, FSJ League of United YouthMayor’s Citizen of the Year – Adam Horst, Michelle Svisdahl The nominations for the six awards were announced today, meant to recognize the dedication and generosity of the city’s residents, businesses and volunteers. Tickets for the event cost $35 at City Hall, the Visitor Information Centre and the Lido Theatre.The nominations are below:Cultural Person of the Year – Mary Campbell, Russell Eggleston, Garry Oker, Barb Daley, Sabrina Bailey, Beth Morrison, Oliver Mott- Advertisement -Literacy Award – Azucena Furman, Shar’s Café, Jean McFadden, Paula LondonRecreation Person of the Year – Paul Kalas, Barb McCracken, Rob Larson, Ann Green, Darren Snider, Doug McCracken, Clinton Green, Donna Sipe, Connie RichterAdvertisementlast_img read more

Guardiola meets City bosses in Amsterdam

first_imgBritish tabloid The Mirror and Dutch newspaper Telegraaf both claim Guardiola met City’s director Txiki Begiristain, who was also photographed in Amsterdam on Monday, for two hours to discuss possible transfers.Guardiola is reported to have defender Jetro Willems, 21, of PSV Eindhoven and 19-year-old midfielder Riechedly Bazoer from Ajax Amsterdam on his wish list of future City players.Begiristain and Guardiola are good friends, who worked together at Barcelona.This is not the first time Guardiola is reported to have jetted off from Munich to meet with key City figures.German magazine Sport Bild claimed he flew to England with his brother Pere shortly after announcing in February that he will coach City next season.Having won five titles so far in Germany as he approaches the end of his third and final season in Munich, Guardiola’s Bayern is still in the running to repeat the club’s 2013 triple of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.The Bavarian giants are five points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, with nine games left in Germany’s top flight, and are on course to become the first club to win four consecutive German league titles.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000In this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 file photo, Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola arrives for the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and FC Bayern Munich in Hannover, Germany. Pep Guardiola says he wants to coach in the English Premier League when he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of this season. PHOTO/AP/Yahoo!BERLIN, March 8 – Pep Guardiola promised to focus solely on Bayern Munich in his final months in charge, but he apparently met the sporting director of future employers Manchester City in Amsterdam on Monday.Clad in a grey winter hat, thick sweater and carrying a rucksack, the 45-year-old Guardiola looked like a tourist as he was photographed entering a luxury hotel in Amsterdam on Monday morning.last_img read more

Lazio weigh up audacious move for Manchester United striker

first_img1 Robin van Persie on Holland duty Lazio are weighing up an audacious move for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.The Dutchman is reportedly considering leaving Old Trafford this summer after finding first-team appearances hard to come by.United are also said to be willing to cash in on the 31-year-old, who they signed from Arsenal for £24m in 2012.According to Il Messaggero, Lazio are now ready to pounce for Van Persie after they secured Champions League football for next season.The Italian club are willing to part with around £11m to sign the striker, who has just one-year remaining on his current contract.Personal terms are yet to be agreed but it is thought that the former Arsenal man wants £70,000-a-week.last_img read more

Vioxx ex-CEO: Masking not done

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe personal interactions of Merck’s top officials were revealed during the penalty phase of Merck’s sixth product-liability trial over Vioxx. Plaintiffs are trying to prove Merck “knowingly withheld or misrepresented” information about Vioxx from federal regulators and should be punished for it. Gilmartin’s testimony goes to the heart of what the company knew at the time it was required to report every significant issue involving Vioxx to the Food and Drug Administration. The monthlong trial was scheduled to resume today, with possible testimony by other witnesses before lawyers give their closing statements. In the first phase of the trial, the jury of six women and two men on Wednesday concluded that the company concealed the dangers of Vioxx to John McDarby, 77, of Park Ridge, N.J., and Thomas Cona, 60, of Cherry Hill, N.J., and to their doctors, and failed to warn them about the drug’s dangers. It was Merck’s second loss after two victories and one dismissal in other trials in state and federal courts. The jury, however, awarded McDarby $3 million and his wife $1.5 million for pain and suffering compensatory damages after concluding that Vioxx caused his heart attack in 2004 after four years on Vioxx. It rejected Cona’s claim that Vioxx caused his 2004 heart attack after he could not prove he took the drug as long as claimed. In the punitive phase, jurors will be asked to decide whether Merck knowingly concealed the information with “willful and wanton” disregard for others. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The former chief executive of Merck & Co. Inc., testifying Thursday for the first time in a Vioxx trial, coolly stood his ground against an accusatory lawyer and insisted he never knowingly masked safety data or led his company to favor profits over patients. However, Raymond V. Gilmartin, whose testimony essentially echoed his oft-repeated public comments about the Vioxx recall on Sept. 30, 2004, appeared to be taken off-guard when attorney Mark Lanier showed him an e-mail from his one-time chief scientist that appeared to question Gilmartin’s leadership. In the e-mail sent just three days after the recall caused Merck’s stock plunge almost 40 percent, then-retired Edward Scolnick wrote to his own successor, Peter Kim, to express hope for a “reborn” Merck under a “new CEO” who would not restrict Kim’s freedom as Scolnick had been restricted “in recent years.” He also declared: “I’m not selling my stock because I have great faith in you.” Gilmartin, who retired less than a year later, paused briefly when asked about the e-mail. He had just finished testifying that Scolnick was a great scientist dedicated to safety. Then he answered: “Ed did have freedom.” Gilmartin added that Scolnick probably was referring to Gilmartin’s long-planned retirement, and said he stepped down a year ahead of his mandatory retirement date merely because a successor had been picked, current CEO Richard Clark. 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

Tottenham boost! Christian Eriksen signs new contract at White Hart Lane

first_img Christian Eriksen: The 24-year-old made 51 appearances for club and country last season 1 Christian Eriksen has signed a contract extension with Tottenham, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.The 24-year-old Denmark midfielder has committed himself to Spurs until 2020.Eriksen, signed from Dutch club Ajax in August 2013, said in an interview with Spurs TV posted on the club’s official Twitter feed: “There is a great future at this place and I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t see that.”Eriksen has gone on to make more than 130 appearances for Spurs and is confident Mauricio Pochettino’s current group of players have what it takes to build another sustained title challenge this season, when they will also return to the Champions League.“Since I came in the last two years we have been going forwards, are taking steps upwards and I want to be a part of it,” said Eriksen, whose new deal is reported to be worth around £70,000 per week.“I see a great future, it is going only one way at the moment.“I think it is a very good group of people and players who can connect with each other and a group of staff who connect with the players.“We have an idea of where we want to end and hopefully we will achieve that.”last_img read more

Balotelli says Sakho ‘deserves to be playing’ and wants Reds exile at Nice

first_img1 Mario Balotelli says Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is too good to be sat on the sidelines and wants the defender to join him at Nice.Sakho has fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp and has yet to feature for the Reds this season.Several sides have been linked with a January move for the centre-back and now Balotelli, who played with the Frenchman at Anfield, has told him to come to Nice.“I speak with him from time to time. I told him what a shame that a player like you is not playing,” Balotelli told Telefoot.“I have played with Mama, he is one of the best defenders that I have come across, he deserves to be playing every match, for the national team too.“That is what is most important, he should leave. I will ask him if he wants to come to Nice! For January, that would be good.” Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool last_img read more

Revealed: Why Crystal Palace rejected chance to sign Virgil van Dijk for £6m

first_imgCrystal Palace rejected the chance to sign the world’s most expensive defender for just £6million.Speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday, Neil Warnock revealed he wanted to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic for a small sum in 2014 during his second spell as Eagles manager.But he was dissuaded from doing so by the club’s chief scout, who thought the Dutchman was not quick enough to play in the English top-flight.Van Dijk went on to join Southampton, where he developed into one of the Premier League’s most sought-after centre-backs, and will move on to Liverpool in January in a record-breaking £75million deal.“When I was at Palace, it was difficult to sign players,” Warnock began.“I went after the centre-half at Celtic, Van Dijk, and they wanted £6million. I said ‘we have got to buy him, don’t we?’ “The chief scout went to watch him and said ‘he is not very quick, it’s Scottish football’. That was before Southampton came in for him.”last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY L.A. Zoo’s 40th annual celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. With coupon downloaded at, visitors can receive 40 percent discount off price of admission. Call (323) 644-4200. Tamale Festival and Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, 3-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. MacArthur Park, 2230 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles. Call (323) 318-4553. Art Teachers’ Art Show, 7-9:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 8, Valley Art Institute, 21028 Victory Blvd., Suite A, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 705-8758 or (818) 712-0819. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail read more

The Man City midfield dynamo making a big impact at LaLiga’s surprise package

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES 5 Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Getty Images – Getty At the heart of their expectation-defying ascent, in the engine room, is a player who is an equally unlikely hero.Venezuela isn’t known for producing elite level midfielders, and after a difficult first season in LaLiga on loan from Man City at relegation fodder Huesca, it would have been easy to overlook Yangel Herrera.When City sent him out to another newly promoted team in the summer, the challenge was to not become the latest in a long line of players accumulated by big English clubs then forgotten about elsewhere.Instead, Herrera has risen to the challenge and shone. When he joined Granada, he had the tough task of breaking into a core group that had already bonded through a heroic promotion campaign then was kept in tact in LaLiga by coach Diego Martínez. Fitness problems in pre-season made the challenge even greater for the newcomer. AFP or licensors stalemate 5 update This Granada side, so clear in its ideas, is a far better place to try and shine. On the evidence so far this season, Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes could even be a place that keeps Herrera’s dream of one day working with Pep Guardiola alive.While City have not made much of an effort to give their loanees abroad a chance with the first team back in England, the Venezuelan has already shown more consistency than the likes of Aleix García or Douglas Luiz ever did.The position he plays should help too: Fernandinho will be 35 next year, and though Rodri is certain to be his replacement, back-up for the Spaniard in the deep midfield role will be needed. PEP TALK 5 statement Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son on target targets Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman rookie error Getty – Contributor “At New York City FC his coach was Patrick Vieira, and he took Andrea Pirlo’s place in the team, so he must have learned something,” Venezuelan football expert and journalist Carlos Ponte told talkSPORT. “In MLS he solidified his position as a very complete central midfielder”.That all-round ability has been an asset for Granada this season. A huge part of what makes them so difficult to play against is their tenacity in the middle of the pitch, where an aggressive medium block suffocates the opposition, then clarity on the ball helps to take advantage of the turnover. Herrera, who has averaged above 80% accuracy in his passing so far, has been key. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Herrera gets to grips with Real Madrid star Toni Kroos appointed “In Venezuela we’ve never had as complete a footballer Yangel: elegant in possession, tall, very physically imposing, good at bringing the ball out, good in the air, the right mentality, and a good head on his shoulders,” Ponte notes.“He has a lot of energy and stamina, is great at providing cover and a true team player. He’s good at bringing the ball out with a certain degree of elegancy.“He’s not Sergio Busquets or Rodri, but does that job quite well. He’s very reliable and rarely commits mistakes that leave the team in a bad position. And he’s aggressive: plays in your face without any nastiness, though does get a lot of bookings.”There were already flashes of that quality and aggression during the six months at Huesca last season, but it wasn’t a great platform to see what the midfielder was capable of.From the day the City man arrived there in January to the day he played his last game in May, the Aragonese side were bottom of the table – and for good reason. Whether asked to do a job at right-back or to put out fires in the middle of the pitch, the team around him wasn’t up to LaLiga standards. Yet by Matchday Three Herrera had done enough to convince the boss he was worth a start, and he hasn’t failed to make an appearance since.Not against Barcelona – who he helped Granada to take a staggering 2-0 win over on September 21st – nor Real Madrid, where he was part of a heroic fight back from three goals down to give Los Blancos a serious fright at the Santiago Bernabéu. It helps that Herrera is used to having to fight to make an impression. As a teenager in his first season abroad, he managed to dethrone one of the great midfielders of the modern era. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future LATEST Granada players celebrate their win over Barcelona this season Getty Images – Getty Herrera is already a superstar for the Venezuelan national team Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Yangel Herrera in action against Barcelona Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule AFP OR LICENSORS 5 latest Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 5 With ten rounds of LaLiga played the most unlikely of teams was looking down upon the rest of the table.Granada, back in the top flight after a two year absence, sat first with six wins and the same number of defeats as FC Barcelona. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola might have to make a big decision on Yangel Herrera’s future. Keeping in mind that in 2018 Luiz was a work permit approval away from being given a chance by Guardiola, it’s possible the same opportunity could arise for Herrera if he continues to impress, though Ponte feels the 21-year-old still needs to take further strides for it to happen.“To be a Guardiola-style midfielder he needs to improve his use of the ball – that style requires so much precision and speed in decision making.”Even if City decide to sell, current performances suggest there will be plenty of top clubs keen to take a look, potentially bringing in a useful fee for humble Granada, who have an option to buy.“If he continues his development he’ll end up at a big European club – that’s what we hope,” Ponte concludes.last_img read more