NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 12

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson We’re just three weeks away from ultimately weeding out the contenders from the pretenders, and for the teams still in the running in the Final Four race, they are hell-bent to grab those seats rather than see their championship aspirations go down the drain.Two teams — Lyceum and San Beda — have already occupied the first two seats, while cellar-dwellers Mapua and St. Benilde are finally out of the running.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat leaves six more teams staking their claim for the last two tickets in the playoffs, and after another action-packed week, these teams once again went to their leaders to bolster their chances of making it to the final dance.Here’s this week’s best players: Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Last Week: N/AMJ Ayaay. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall him Lyceum’s glue guy.Also enough to merit the spotlight this week was Pirates forward MJ Ayaay, who has shown tenacity on both sides of the floor.Though Perez has been the unbowed leader of Lyceum, Ayaay has been steadily churning out consistent numbers while being the one to do the dirty work on the floor for the Pirates.But his mettle will be tested as Lyceum enters unchartered territory as it guns to sweep the eliminations in the final three outings.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assistsLast Week: N/ARobert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLook who’s back!Jeramer Cabanag may have had his coming out party and Javee Mocon continued to showcase his worth for San Beda, but it was Robert Bolick, who has been making things work for coach Boyet Fernandez. How to help the Taal evacuees (1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20.5 points (6/13 3PT), 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 stealsLast Week: 2CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the third straight time, CJ Perez topped our list and there wasn’t much of a debate at all.The energetic forward remained the lynchpin in aiding Lyceum preserve its unblemished 15-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Little-known Laurenz Victoria sparked the Cardinals to their first win in three months, as they pulled the rug from under St. Benilde, 79-69, and took the Blazers to the grave with them.Victoria’s late explosion, together with Denniel Aguirre, allowed Mapua to finally taste victory again as it snapped its inglorious 11-game losing streak.With the skid now halted, Victoria and the rest of the Cardinals now have the confidence to seek upsets and gain some silver linings despite having a woeful season. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 DAY6 is for everybody With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ Dennison in UP loss to FEU In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 18 points (4/8 3PT), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/AMJ dela Virgen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpeaking of sweet-shooting, MJ Dela Virgen also had a week to remember.The sophomore caught fire early and continued his torrid shooting in the endgame to go 50 percent from rainbow country in JRU’s 85-52 demolition of Perpetual.Dela Virgen stepping up is another welcome development for coach Vergel Meneses, as the Heavy Bombers strengthened their grip of the third spot.But the PBA legend is hoping that performances like these won’t be a one-off, as he preaches consistency going to JRU’s last four games.(7) Laurenz Victoria – G, Mapua Cardinals19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/ALaurenz Victoria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMapua may be out, but showed it still has some fight left. Perez showed his brilliance anew on Friday when he recorded a career-best 28 points in the Pirates’ 78-73 win over San Sebastian.But coach Topex Robinson warned Perez that the immaculate record will be put to waste if Lyceum won’t be able to pull off the wins they need to get, especially with the tough grind ahead at the end of the eliminations.(2) Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: 1Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s pacesetter remains near the top of our rankings as Bong Quinto helped Letran go 1-1 in a tough week.Though the Knights bowed to the Golden Stags on Tuesday, the forward came out to played inspired basketball on Friday, registering a career-best 27 points in Letran’s 84-78 victory against EAC.Quinto and team captain Rey Nambatac unleashed a stellar showing that could no doubt make their late coach Bob Lotuaco proud if he was alive today.(3) MJ Ayaay – F, Lyceum Pirates13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 block For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The senior guard flirted with a triple-double in the Red Lions’ 83-72 win over Arellano on Thursday in what could be a prelude for his strong finishing kick late this season.With San Beda also dealing with a schedule heavy on contenders in its next four games, you can bet that Bolick can rekindle his form late in the elimination round and aid the Red Lions to extend its 12-game winning streak.(5) Allyn Bulanadi – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags17.5 points (4/13 3PT), 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/AAllyn Bulanadi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter another even week for San Sebastian, we have to go with its most consistent performer.And this week, it was Allyn Bulanadi.The forward was part of the sweet-shooting crew that barraged Letran for a 94-64 beatdown on Tuesday, and kept the Golden Stags fighting against Lyceum up until the endgame before falling, 73-78.Bulanadi’s emergence is a fresh sight for San Sebastian, as it spreads the scoring load more to the supporting crew aside from just relying to guys like Michael Calisaan and its troika of guards.(6) MJ Dela Virgen – G, JRU Heavy Bombers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Coach Alas calls out Nabong for being ‘disrespectful’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Alas, who was aware of Nabong’s past, said the center never learned from his punishment from Meralco. “He was very disrespectful, he shouldn’t even be on the other team,” said Alas whose Fuel Masters got the victory over Nabong’s Batang Pier 104-100. “He should be able to control his emotions. We’ve always said that you should learn from your mistakes.”“He shouldn’t be like that. We didn’t grow up just to be like that.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I saw that he [Nabong] already shouted profanities at one of the referees and I told the official that he should be in control,” said Alas in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Then Nabong said a bad word at me so I told him that he picked the wrong guy.”“Then he kept saying all these profanities, which should never tolerated.”FEATURED 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 folkNabong had a similar episode when he was still playing with Meralco wherein he had an altercation against then assistant coach Jimmy Alapag. This incident caused the Bolts to drop their center who Globalport then picked up in free agency. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Ateneo Blue Eaglets savor UAAP Jrs basketball crown Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoenix head coach Louie Alas called out Globalport’s Kelly Nabong after the two got into a verbal altercation during their teams’ matchup in the PBA Philippine Cup where the center lost his cool and spewed expletives not fit for printing. Nabong got ejected with 2:39 left in the second quarter after shouting profanities at one of the officials and at Alas. ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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French national slapped with illegal entry charge

first_imgChief Magistrate Ann McLennan remanded a 50-year-old France national on Tuesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for illegal entry.Sylvie Janine Pauline Dubose denied the charge which stated that between December 15, 2019, and December 20, 2019, at Springlands, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), she entered Guyana by sea and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on January 4, 2020, the woman, who was supposedly an outgoing passenger at the Eugene F Correira Airport, was intercepted by an immigration officer, after it was observed that there was no immigration stamp in her French passport.The prosecutor told the court that the woman was then arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters where a further investigation was conducted which revealed that she entered Guyana illegally via Springlands.Further checks revealed that the woman reportedly visited Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.She was ordered to appear on January 13, 2020, at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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Big Brothers Big Sisters gets ready for big bowling charity event

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John are celebrating 32 years in the community with a fundraiser: The Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, held on Mar. 6, 2016.Teams of four raise will pledge leading up to the event and go bowling for one hour between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Mar. 6. The teams that sign up can be corporate, or teams of family and friends.Each person is asked to raise $50 in pledges, but there is not cost for bowling or renting shoes all day.- Advertisement -There are prizes to be won for the top fundraisers, in addition to hourly prizes for best costumes, creative bowling moves, and door prizes. And, all money raised stays in the community to benefit local kids!The theme for this year’s event is Galactic Strike: Space and Science Fiction.For more information, or to register, you can contract Kristen at 250-787-9674.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Paul Mitchell, the star-spotter Spurs want to snatch, on the secret to Southampton’s success

first_imgTottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly planning a new raid on Southampton, this time for their head of recruitment Paul Mitchell.Levy lured manager Mauricio Pochettino away from St Mary’s in the summer and now wants Mitchell to make the move to north London to control their scouting department.Mitchell, a former midfielder who played for Wigan and MK Dons, is credited for the south coast club’s hugely successful recruitment policy, which has helped them rise from League One to second in the Premier League, and he joined talkSPORT to reflect on their progress.Listen to the interview in full by clicking on the picture abovelast_img read more

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GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 7, 10, 11 and 29 119. There were 3 winners of Match 3 Numbers. Brid O’Rourke, Jimmy White, and Trevor McNern, Killybegs gets €20 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,650 and Match 3 is €60.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Caroline Kelly, Frosses. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,550 on 52 calls. Killybegs will play Ballinderry in the final of the Ulster senior league on Sunday. The game is in Faughanvale, Derry at 1.45. McCool’s v Foreglen is on before it at 12 in intermediate final.  Club Membership is now due. You can pay Rita Nolan or Kathleen McCabe.Family             –           €50 Single                   –           €30Student           –           €15 Minor                   –           €10  Na Cealla Beaga GAA host Strictly Come Dancing 2012 is in the Blue Haven this Sat 24th. Tickets are priced at €20 each and are selling fast. Limited tickets are also available at reception in the new Niall Mor Centre. Please contact Sarah Tully 086 3311733 or Fionnuala Cunningham 087 4175410 for ticket info U-8’s training every Tuesday at 6 – 7pm at the vocational school gym until further notice. U-10’s training will be on each Monday at the same venue from 5.45 – 7pm. There will be an Easter camp in Fintra from Tuesday April 10th to Friday 13th. Cost is €25 per child and €10 for additional child. County players from ulster will attend the camp. Each child will receive a pack for the camp. More details as soon as possible. To book please contact Joe McBrearty at 0877587553 or joefmcbrearty@gmail.com There will be a Coaching meeting on Friday at 7.30 in Fintra. All managers are to attend.It is hope to run a supporters bus to the Ulster League Final. There will be more information to follow or check Facebook page. Club Donegal is now available. You can get cards from Rita Nolan at €200 for the year. Killybegs U-16’s are playing Dungloe in Fintra on Sunday 18th at 12pm.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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What about this for a winning combination in Aodh Ruadh lotto?

first_imgWhen Noelle Downey marked her card last week in the Aodh Ruadh GAA club lotto, her odds of winning would have been huge.The chances of a six-number sequence being pulled out are sizeable enough, but what about the prospects of having numbers 1-6 being drawn?Since the Ballyshannon-based club’s lotto began 22 years ago in 1995, 1,2,3,4,5,6 had never been pulled in the same drawn – but that all changed on Sunday night. Most clubs would have been laughing at another rollover weekend were those numbers to be drawn out.But in the Aodh Ruadh draw, Noelle Downey, from Higginstown, was given a New Year’s prize of €7,700 after seeing her numbers come up. What about this for a winning combination in Aodh Ruadh lotto? was last modified: January 4th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aodh RuadhBallyshannonlast_img read more

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COUNCIL GRITTERS OUT IN FORCE AS NUMBING -6 TEMPERATURES FORECAST

first_imgDonegal County Council’s fleet of 21 gritting trucks will be out in force this evening as temperatures are set to plunge to their lowest so far this winter.Gritters are out in force with temperatures to plunge to -6 tonightMet Eireann are forecasting a numbing -6 degrees in locations across Donegal.The council has reacted to the news by preparing their roads in advance of the widespread frost expected. A council spokesman told Donegal Daily that roads will be treated across the county this evening and again tomorrow morning.“Our fleet of 21 gritters will prepare the roads tonight and again tomorrow morning for people travelling to work.“The forecast from Met Eireann is for temperatures to plunge as low as minus six so it will be severe of that happens,” he said.The spokesman added that so far they are satisfied with how their winter weather plan has been coping with the cold snap. “Last Friday night saw the heaviest snowfall but our system coped well with it.“All roads were passable even though we did not expect that much snow to fall in places.“We would ask the public to log onto our website and to follow us on social media to keep informed of all weather developments,” he said. COUNCIL GRITTERS OUT IN FORCE AS NUMBING -6 TEMPERATURES FORECAST was last modified: January 22nd, 2013 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:Donegal County Councilgritterslast_img read more

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Motorists offered carrots and sticks at intersection sting

first_imgGLENDALE – Cracking down on scofflaws and rewarding good drivers, Glendale police on Thursday cited 10 motorists who didn’t stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk, and gave out $25 gas cards to those who yielded. The team of 10 motorcycle officers set up their hourlong sting at 11 a.m. at Brand Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, an intersection where police have recorded two deaths since 1996. The operation offered the unusual twist of police rewarding about 100 attentive motorists with gas cards donated by the Ford Motor Co. “Whenever we can do something that is rewarding to people who do the right thing, it’s a positive,” Sgt. Lewie Guay said. “So much of what we do is seen as a negative.” For the sting, police had two plainclothes officers act as pedestrians, taking turns walking across the four-lane boulevard. If a motorist didn’t stop for them, or they were nearly swiped by cars, motorcycle cops were dispatched to chase the drivers and write them $145 tickets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The sting occurred at a crosswalk outfitted with an additional safety feature – yellow lights that flash when a pedestrian pushes a button to cross. The intersection is also due for a traffic signal to help make it even safer, Guay said. But engineering efforts only go so far, said Jano Baghdanian, the city’s traffic transportation administrator. He said it’s important for police to conduct stings at the city’s worst intersections, but especially to reward good motorists for doing the right thing. “It’s a very positive approach to education,” he said. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 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

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Basketball Returns To Des Moines Thursday

first_img Live Audio ESPN+ Buy Tickets Live Stats DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team opens the 2019-20 season Thursday, Nov. 7, evening against visiting Kennesaw State at 7 p.m. on ESPN+. Thursday’s season opener is also part of the Bulldogs’ Military Appreciation Weekend with members of the military eligible to receive up to four free tickets by showing their military ID at the Drake Athletic Ticket Office.Prior to the start of the game, the Bulldogs will also unveil the newest addition to the Knapp Center, the 2018-19 Missouri Valley Conference Championship banner.Drake raises that banner after a 24-win season in 2018-19 and the program’s first MVC title since 2008.The Bulldogs return to the court after a 95-88 exhibition win that saw Liam Robbins score 22 points with five blocks and Anthony Murphy add 14 points and 18 rebounds in his expanded role as a senior. Kennesaw State opened its season Tuesday night with an 81-55 loss at Creighton. The Owls have been reconstructed during the off-season with a new coaching staff and seven new players. The Owls return five players, including redshirt senior Tyler Hooker who averaged 19 points and 4.7 rebounds last season. Hooker had 10 points in the season opener while Danny Lewis added 15.Following Thursday’s season opener, the Bulldogs hit the road to face former MVC rival Cincinnati Monday, Nov. 11, evening.  Story Links Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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