Beermen off to fiery start

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” a satisfied Austria said after his Beermen held the short-handed Elite to 36 first-half points. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”Wendell McKines scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and five assists while four locals also finished in twin digits. McKines, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo combined for 32 points in the first half and almost outscored Blackwater, which fell to its third straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOvershadowed by the Beermen’s explosive debut was Meralco’s 89-73 ripping of Rain or Shine in the second game that gave the Bolts a piece of the early lead with NLEX.Allen Durham scattered 23 points, had as many rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists. Jared Dillinger backed him up with 19 points built around four triples. Meanwhile, the Road Warriors collide with Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX is coming off a win over the Elasto Painters, who are now at 1-2. Yeng Guiao and his rejuvenated Road Warriors are shooting to extend a five-game winning streak dating back to their last two games in the Commissioner’s Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 PH riders join London cycling fest FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Showing no signs of a championship hangover, San Miguel Beer put its Grand Slam bid into high gear right in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup by routing Blackwater, 118-93, on Saturday at Ynares Center.The result made coach Leo Austria say something he had never said before.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

first_imgThe second half began with a City onslaught but Lloris’s diving save kept out Sterling’s low shot and one-handed save palmed an effort from De Bruyne around a post.The first flickers of a Spurs threat in the second half came when Llorente dived in with a header but it lacked power and was blocked by goalkeeper Ederson.And the momentum swung again when City scored its fourth in the 59th.Ilkay Gundogan’s crossfield pass landed at the feet of De Bruyne, who drove forward before slipping the ball through to Agüero who beat Lloris at his near post with a powerful shot.For the first time on the night, City was in front on aggregate and on course for its second Champions League semifinal.But the hosts couldn’t close the game out.When Trippier whipped in a corner, Llorente rose and turned the ball into the net with his hip.The celebrations were put on hold when the referee went to the touchline to check if the ball came off Llorente’s arm, but the goal stood.As the Premier League champions chased the goal that would sent them through, Aguero had a header saved by Lloris and an effort from Gundogan was scooped over.When Sterling did find the net again, VAR intervened to leave the home fans crushed. That is a rare feeling at the Etihad Stadium, 11 years into the club’s influx of cash from Abu Dhabi. Guardiola’s side was knocked out of a competition for the first time this season after a title in the League Cup and advancement to the FA Cup final while challenging Liverpool for the league title.In the Premier League, Tottenham is far from competing what would be its first English title since 1961. Coping without any new signings this season, the team is fighting for a top four finish and a Champions League places.The north London club will qualify anyway if it wins European football’s top prize for the first time.Before then, City and Tottenham have to do it all again — with an instant domestic reunion on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tottenham advanced thanks to Fernando Llorente’s hip, which nudged the ball into the net in the 73rd minute for a goal that survived a VAR review for possible handball. It was the last goal of a night that will be long remembered by clubs that lived in the shadows of larger rivals in their own cities.“That is why we love football, we feel the passion,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.” We enjoy watching football, anything can happen.“Today we showed our great character, great personality. To score three goals against Manchester City is not easy.”Not when top-scorer Harry Kane was out through injury. Not when the midfield options were so depleted that an injury to Moussa Sissoko before halftime before Pochettino to bring on out-of-favor center forward Llorente.And Tottenham will play the first leg against Ajax without Son Heung-min — Kane’s understudy who scored the valuable first-leg goal last week. Son scored Tottenham’s first two goals at Etihad Stadium, then picked up a booking for a foul on Kevin De Bruyne that earned him a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.The South Korean showed just how influential he is for Tottenham in a start unlike anything seen before in the Champions League.Four goals in the opening 11 minutes. The fifth in the 21st minute, after five shots on target.“The first 10 minutes of this game and the last five was fairytale stuff,” Eriksen said.Sterling put City ahead in just the fourth minute. Son then netted twice to put City in a position where it had to score three more goals to advance.City did just that to take a 4-2 lead, only for Llorente — and the VAR — to have the last say. 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Guardiola, a Champions League-winning coach with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, failed to reach the semifinals for the sixth straight time, his third with City after three misses with Bayern Munich.Instead, Tottenham reached to its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years and will play Ajax. Liverpool meets Barcelona following a 6-1 aggregate win over Porto, giving England multiple clubs in the semifinals for the first time since Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Not for long.As City manager Pep Guardiola was leaping on the touchline, Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakir was receiving updates in his ear from the video assistant referee checking replays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe stadium soon became hushed until the big screen flashed: “No goal. VAR. Offside.”Guardiola threw his head in his hands, but there was nothing to argue about. LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a very tough game, a very crazy game,” Son said. “Sometimes you are annoyed with VAR but today it is a case of, ‘Thank you and good decision.’”Sterling got the action started when he received the ball from De Bruyne and evaded Kieran Trippier before bending the ball into the corner past Hugo Lloris.Within three minutes, Tottenham regained its aggregate advantage after Aymeric Laporte’s clearance from Lucas Moura’s through ball set up Son to level on the night.Laporte was again at fault when he gave the ball away in the 10th on the halfway line, setting Moura free to set up Son to put Tottenham 2-1 up.Not for long. Barely a minute.Silva was left in space on the right flank to collect the ball and poke it through Danny Rose’s legs and into the net in the 21st.“I looked at Pep,” Pochettino recalled, “and we said, ‘Unbelievable!’”After that dizzying spell, there was a full 10 minutes before the ball ended up in the net again.A back-heel from Silva set up De Bruyne, who crossed for Sterling to slide in at the back post.City 3, Tottenham 2. Five goals in 21 minutes, but with Tottenham still going through thanks to Son’s first-leg goal. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente celebrates his side’s third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)MANCHESTER, England— More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham players collapsed to the turf, some flat on their backs, forlorn and heartbroken.From the brink of Champions League elimination, Manchester City was celebrating its passage to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate

first_imgTourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is slated to announce details of several major projects, being earmarked for implementation within the industry, when he makes his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.Speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1, Dr. McNeill pointed out that the projects are expected to be “transformational”, while pointing out that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will have a pivotal role in implementing these.“The Tourism Enhancement Fund must be a transformational body. I want to see big projects that make a difference to Jamaica,” he stated, while adding that the TEF’s input will also be outlined during his sectoral presentation.The Minister disclosed, however, that consultations have commenced with stakeholders in Ocho Rios regarding the projects to be undertaken in that area. He pointed out that these talks have gained resonance among the parties with whom the Ministry has been dialoguing.Pointing out that projections for the 2013 summer and winter tourist seasons are “looking good”, Dr. McNeill appealed for continued collaboration among all sector stakeholders, “in the interest of the industry”.“I think our partnership is a really strong and good partnership; and it is something we can use as an example for the entire country, when we are all working together to develop Jamaica, land we love,” he stated.The Minister, however, lamented continuous reports being received about the extent of visitor harassment occurring, particularly in the resort areas, which, he asserted, must be decisively addressed.In this regard, he informed that the Ministry has initiated discussions with several key stakeholders, inclusive of the security forces and the judiciary, to institute measures that will curtail such undesirable behavior.“Over the years we have discussed the issue of harassment in Jamaica, and I have taken the initiative now to address it seriously. We have been having discussions, and we are going to be looking at the issues of anti-harassment. Right now, we are doing some work to this end in Ocho Rios, because it is important,” he disclosed.Dr. McNeill contended that if this scourge is rooted out, Jamaica’s tourism industry will be transformed significantly, resulting in increased visitor arrivals, yielding dividends redounding to the country’s long-term benefitContact: Bryan Millerlast_img read more

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