Perez named NCAA MVP as Pirates banner awardees

first_imgAlso making the Best Defensive Team are Lyceum’s Nzeusseu, EAC’s Onwubere, Jose Rizal U’s Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Mapua’s Christian Buñag.Heavy Bombers guard Jed Mendoza was  adjudged as the Most Improved Player, turning around a largely forgettable rookie year and emerging as a solid contributor for his side with a team-best 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.JRU, meanwhile, was given the sportsmanship award. Onwubere showcased his full arsenal in his final year with the Generals, averaging 16.1 markers, 11.0 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 rejections in his team’s failed bid to make it to the Final Four.The same was the case for Eze, who has been a beast for the Altas in their campaign but failed to help his side advance to the playoffs. The Nigerian bruiser corralled 15.3 points, a league-high 16.4 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks this season.Meanwhile, Jaycee Marcelino’s stellar first year with the Pirates did not go unnoticed as he was feted as this season’s Rookie of the Year.A transferee from Adamson, the soft-spoken guard made immediate impact in his debut year for Lyceum, averaging 10.7 points, 5.4 boards, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals, while terrorizing the opposing team’s guards with his hounding defense together with twin brother Jayvee.Eze’s defensive prowess was also recognized as he was named as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSensational all season long, CJ Perez continued to reap the rewards of his hardwork as he was named the NCAA Season 93’s Most Valuable Player.The 23-year-old forward has undoubtedly been the driving force for Lyceum this year, leading the Pirates to an amazing 18-game sweep of the eliminations en route to their first ever Finals appearance.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NBA: Jason Kidd brushes off comparisons to Lonzo Ball: ‘It’s a stretch’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Perez averaged a league-best 19.3 points, together with 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 steals to stamp his class among his peers.Joining Perez in the Mythical Team is his Pirates teammate Mike Nzeusseu along with Javee Mocon of San Beda, Sidney Onwubere of Emilio Aguinaldo College, and Prince Eze of Perpetual Help.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Cameroonian Nzeusseu has been a rock down low for Lyceum, netting a double-double of 11.4 markers, 11.8 boards, and 1.2 blocks.Mocon, meanwhile, has been an embodiment of stability for the Red Lions as he churned out solid numbers of 13.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.4 dimes in his fourth season. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READlast_img read more

Tractor kills 5-year-old on Lima Sands Road

first_img– driver in Police custodyA 49-year-old driver from Lima Sands, Essequibo is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations after the tractor he was driving ran over five-year-old Orissa Williams on the Lima Sands Public Road. The accident reportedly occurred around 14:30h on Sunday.Family members with the child, in shockThe accident involved the tractor bearing registration plate 21496, and trailer TBB 4806, owned and driven by Ganga Persaud, who is also a hire car driver from Lot 11 Lima Sands, Essequibo Coast.Information revealed that the tractor was proceeding north along the Lima Sands Access Road, while two pedestrians, namely Ivor Courtman (Junior) and Orissa Williams, were standing on the eastern side of the road facing west.According to information from the Police, Orissa was in the process of running across the road when she fell on the eastern side of the road. One of the rear wheels of the tractor reportedly ran over her head.The child suffered severe head injuries and was immediately transported to the Suddie Public Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival. Upon hearing the impact, many persons converged on the scene, and family members later rushed to the scene in shock.Police visited the scene and measurements were taken; however, the tractor is yet to be examined by officers and impounded. The child’s body is presently at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Only recently, a doctor attached to the Suddie Public Hospital, Haimant Haimraj, lost his life tragically on the Vilvoorden Public Road in a road accident involving a motorcycle.last_img read more

Guardiola calls for refs to clamp down on dangerous play

first_imgDe Bruyne was fortunate to escape serious injury when Dele Alli caught him with a studs-up tackle, while Sterling was on the wrong end of a lunge by Harry Kane, with both Tottenham players receiving only yellow cards.However, Guardiola also suggested that City defender Nicolas Otamendi was lucky to get away with only a booking after catching Kane in the face with a high boot in the same match.He compared that challenge to the one for which Liverpool striker Sadio Mane was sent off after catching goalkeeper Ederson at Eastlands in September.“The main thing for the referees is to protect the players and follow the rules,” Guardiola said.“That is the most important thing. Always we are aggressive and sometimes we get injured.“All the teams want to win and want to fight in the best way. Sometimes it happens.“I have no doubts that Dele Ali and Harry Kane are top-team players. I am not suspicious about them, thinking they are dangerous players.“But you have to protect them, the same as with Nicolas Otamendi and Harry Kane.“It’s the same as what happened with Mane and Ederson. Mane doesn’t hate the goalkeeper; he didn’t want to do that.“I’m pretty sure of that. The referees have to protect our players and the other players.”Guardiola is certain players do not go out deliberately to hurt each other, despite Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba saying earlier this month that he hoped some of City’s players got injured in order to open up the Premier League title race.But the City manager is still bemused that the danger of bad injuries has not been discussed more, and that the football authorities are putting so much energy into eradicating diving.– Squealing –Fouls such as Sadio Mane’s (R) challenge of Ederson (L) are not deliberate or malicious, said Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFGuardiola suggested that the Football Association’s attempts to tackle diving are having limited effect in any case, given that Leicester winger Demarai Gray escaped punishment for theatrically winning a late penalty against City in the League Cup on Tuesday.“I don’t believe the players go to injure another one, whatever Paul Pogba said,” Guardiola said.“It is impossible to think that but the football is quick, fast, and aggressive and the referees have to follow the rules.“Everybody is squealing about diving here. If they want to punish those who are diving, OK, but we know what happened in Leicester in the 95th minute. Gray dived and nothing happened.“The physicality in England is stronger and you have to deal with that.“If you are not strong enough to match the physicality of the opponents, you cannot play in that league, but the referees are there to control that.“When it is a foul, it is a foul. Believe me, especially with Kevin, he could have been out for a long time.”Guardiola, meanwhile, has promised his players Christmas Day off, before they return to training on Tuesday, in order to prepare for next Wednesday’s Premier League match at Newcastle.“The players will be with their families on December 24 in the afternoon and on December 25,” he said.“I would like to give them more time, but it is not possible, we have to play against Newcastle.“It’s part of tradition and I love that tradition. I don’t like too many games and would prefer fewer games, but it’s a Boxing Day tradition and all around the world, they will be watching us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000For Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, referees’ priority should be to “protect the players and follow the rules” by sanctioning fouls, rather than cracking down on diving © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has suggested referees must do more to protect players from serious injury, even if it means red and yellow cards for his own players.Guardiola was angered by challenges on Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling during City’s 4-1 Premier League victory over Tottenham last weekend.last_img read more

Klopp rules out move for France superstar Mbappe

first_img0Shares0000France star Kylian Mbappe is out of Liverpool’s price range says their manager and long-time admirer Jurgen Klopp © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 9 – French star Kylian Mbappe is out of Liverpool’s price range, the Premier League leaders manager and long-time admirer Jurgen Klopp says.The 20-year-old Paris Saint Germain striker — who was instrumental in France’s lifting of the 2018 World Cup — has been linked with Real Madrid. This gathered momentum earlier in the week when Real’s coach Zinedine Zidane remarked that Mbappe had always said it was his dream to play for the Spanish side.Klopp, speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash with second-placed Manchester City, had been keen to sign Mbappe in 2017 and met with the player and his entourage.However, he opted to join PSG for £158 million ($202 million).PSG are seeking to extend his present contract and if they were reluctantly to allow him to leave are believed to want more than the record fee of £198 million they paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017.“Buying this calibre of player is difficult,” Klopp was cited in Saturday’s The Times as saying.“I don’t see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappé from PSG.“I don’t see any club. That is how it is. And we are involved in these clubs who cannot do it. Easy as that.“OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him.“What a player he is. It is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely, no chance. Sorry for killing that story.”– ‘Space for improvement’ –Klopp, whose side have a six point lead over champions City heading into their match at Anfield, said the minimalist level of activity from him in the transfer market in the close season was down to the money being asked for their targets.The Champions League holders signed teenagers Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg whilst bringing in goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer.“The players we thought about to make this team better were really expensive and we could not spend the money,” said the 52-year-old German.“That is how it is.“To see a player better than him, or with potential to be better or play exactly the same as him is really difficult.“That is what it was. That was the situation.“It was not that we were not ready, but we did not want to make five or six changes. Not at all.“This team is at a wonderful age, there is still space for improvement, completely fine.”Klopp, though, said it is easier than when he first arrived in 2015 to attract top level players to Liverpool.Last year they secured Brazil goalkeeper Alisson and Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk for £65 million and £75 million respectively from AS Roma and Southampton.“I don’t think we have to compare with Man City,” said Klopp.“I have no idea which kind of player wants to go to Man City, but good players obviously did it in the last couple of years, there is no doubt about that.“There are reasons, good reasons why players want to join us, that is clear.“I don’t think we struggle with convincing players.”0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NOTES: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBUNCRANA GAA NOTES FOR WEEK ENDING SUNDAY 17th July 2011Ulster Senior Football Final – Donegal v DerryGood luck to Ryan Bradley and the Donegal squad in this Sunday’s senior football decider in Clones! If you have ordered tickets for the game, they can be picked up and paid for at the clubhouse on Wednesday evening between 7 and 8pm. Tickets must be paid for on collection.Senior FootballThe senior football team had a good one point victory over St Naul’s at the Scarvey on Saturday afternoon. The final score was Buncrana 0-16 St Naul’s 0-15. Going in at half time the sides were separated by two points with the Mountcharles side in the ascendancy. The second half was a cagey affair with the Scarvey lads making up a three point defecit in the closing stages to hold out for an excellent one point victory. The highlight was the return of Christy McDermott to a more potent looking attack and also a first start for full back stalwart and recently married John Doherty to full back and its great to see these lads back in the fold. It was a great win for the senior against the team second in the table and and with a big push for the second half of the season the boys are well placed for a big challenge. Odhran Doherty gave an exceptional display of score taking from the midfield in a man of the match display ably assisted by Christy Bell and Oisin Doherty with Caolan McCann as reliable as usual in centre back.However the reserves were beaten on a scoreline of 1-13 to 4-14. The lads were caught with some poor goals in the first half but put in a great second half effort with excellent scores from Liam McGinley, Sean Doherty and goal getter Gareth Porter. James Wallace and Kevin Doherty in goals put in excellent performances as did Ciaran Hegarty in corner back. Under 21 ManagerThe club is looking for a manager for the under 21 footballer team in time for the upcoming championship campaign. All applications should be sent by email no later than Sunday 17th July to secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.comThis post is seen as an important position within the club, the under 21 structure is an important link between underage and senior football. If you feel you can get the most from this squad and have what it takes to help them progress through the under 21 championship then please apply in writing for this position before the deadline expires.CoachingCongratulations to Ronan Doherty on receiving his Football Foundation Certificate and Child Protection Certificate which was presented by club coaching officer Sean Noonan. Bord na nÓgCroke Park TripGood luck to club man Garvan McCarron who has been selected to represent Donegal on a daytrip to Croke Park next Monday, as part of a group of under 12’s.Hurling & Camogie Training for National School Children Extended training by Kevin Hinphey, Yvonne Burns and others for national school children from first to fifth class will take place at the Scarvey from 11am until 2pm on Tue/Wed/Thurs – 19th/20th & 21st of July. The training will be top class from the Ulster development programme and is free of charge, just bring a pack lunch and some water. Everyone welcome.Under 12 HurlingThe u12 hurlers continued their good start to the league against a very young Setanta side, in Killygordon on Thursday night. Played in wet conditions it was some of the younger players who caught the eye especially Gavin Kelly and Mark Craig as they ran out convincing winners. Next up is a home trip against a good Carn side. All players are to be at the Scarvey for 5.45pm, (note time change).Under 16 HurlingOur u16 hurlers recorded back to back wins against Setanta and St Eunans in the league, next up is MacCumhaills, date and time have not been set yet for this fixture (provisionally fixed at home on Thursday). Stevie will pass on word during the week. It’s great to see 20+ players available for selection and bodes well for the future.Under 16 FootballThe Buncrana u16 footballers continue their impressive form with a win against Cloughaneely in the northern board semi-final setting up a final place against MacCumhaill’s this Monday 11th July in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny. All support is most welcome and help roar them on as they strive for county honours. Match throws-in at 7.30pm.Inishowen BoardUnder 16A semi-final – Tuesday 12th July 7.00 pm Buncrana v Urris in Carndonagh.Under 16B semi-finals – Friday 15th July 7.00 pm Moville v Urris / Buncrana In CarndonaghUnder 16A Final 7.30 pm – Friday 15th July 7.00 pm Burt / Carndonagh v Buncrana / Urris In MuffUnder 14 FootballOur under fourteens had a great win in the Inishowen B Final highlighting their progress over the last 12 months. Its a great boost to these lads who have put in a great effort in both hurling and football since the turn of the year and congratulations to David McConnell, Tom Clare and David Henry and the squad.Under 12 FootballPerfect playing condition’s greeted the u12 footballers in their final home game against Burt in the Inishowen “Go games” league, with the Scarvey boys playing some great football and slightly edging it in the end. This was a great advertisement for the Go games format with over fifty children getting a chance to participate. This was Buncrana’s last game in this format, the finals day is due to take place on 22nd and 23rd of July. Manager Leo Gill and his assistants Finn Hegarty and Gary Craig would like to invite all the players parents to come along to the finals day to see for themselves the progress this squad have made, the skill level at this age is high as is with all the Inishowen teams, and the final’s day promises to produce some great matches. Leo will notify all parents closer to the time.Bord na nÓg – Summer ActivitiesThe Club will be hosting a VHI Cúl camp, including football and hurling for boys and girls, from July 11 – July 15. For Application Forms and information contact Leo Gill 086 086 8260.Children may register and pay at the Scarvey on the first morning of Buncrana GAA Cúl Camp. Camp is open to boys and girls aged 7-13yrs and includes football and hurling coaching. Cost is €65 for 1st child, €50 for additional family members. Children receive a weeks coaching, a full kit and a backpack. Further information from Leo Gill 086 086 8260.‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women“Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well? Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey. We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN. No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.”RecyclingIf you are clearing out your wardrobe, facilities are available at the Scarvey to recycle your old clothes. Call in anytime and leave them at the clothes bank. By doing so you will be helping out our club.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.GAA NOTES: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 11th, 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

Worker ‘protectors’ offering knife in back

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Why cut off our voice? It isn’t at random. It is a deliberate attempt by certain ideologues who don’t want to hear what law enforcement and other public servants want to say about issues that concern our workplace environment, including safety, compensation and, yes, our pensions. The backers of Proposition 75 are the same folks who, earlier this year, tried to take away pensions from widows and orphans of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Going after our collective-bargaining units is more insidious than going after members of private-sector unions. While we at the Los Angeles Police Protective League have enormous respect for union members – and for all they have accomplished for workers’ rights in this country – we are not a union in one fundamental way. Traditional unions can strike, and law enforcement and firefighters cannot. Police officers and firefighters have no recourse except for collective bargaining and bringing whatever pressure we can to bear by using our political voice. We aren’t calling Proposition 75 un-Democratic or un-Republican. We don’t play partisan politics. We are against Proposition 75 because it is undemocratic – with a small “d.” Proposition 75 singles out the very people who are most committed to helping others in our state – law enforcement and other public workers – and then takes aim at our participation in the political system. The Los Angeles Police Protective League doesn’t look at party affiliation – in our membership, among the candidates we support, or among the causes we take up. That is why we speak for more than 99.5 percent of the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. And, by police training and common sense, we know to oppose someone who pats you on the shoulder, claiming to be looking out for you, while at the same time trying to stick a knife in your back. Bob Baker is president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With friends like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who needs enemies? In his latest version of Arnold doublespeak – say one thing but mean another – Schwarzenegger was ultimately pushed from behind the curtain by his well-heeled money handlers to publicly support Proposition 75. In so announcing, he audaciously claimed he is doing this to “protect” the average public employee. Of course, the truth is that Arnold’s big-business donors want the exact opposite. They want the average police officer and firefighter to shut up. They don’t want public employees to participate in the democratic process. They resent the fact that ordinary police officers, firefighters, teachers and other public employees have been effective in banding together and making their voices heard. The lie underlying the campaign for Proposition 75 is that public employees have money taken from them by unions against their will and spent on political activities they don’t agree with. The state of the law in California for many years is exactly the opposite. Joining a union is a voluntary activity. If a person pays union dues because he is in a closed shop, the only dues that can be collected from him are those that are used for bargaining and related activities. Those dues cannot be used for political activity, and the employee can ask for a yearly activity report as to how the dues are spent to ensure this. last_img read more

Mistakes cost Redwoods in loss

first_imgCollege of the Redwoods watched a slim lead evaporate as Pacific 7 Conference counterpart Los Medanos scored two touchdowns within 15 seconds to start the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Redwoods 21-18 Saturday afternoon at Community Stadium.Redwoods led 11-8 to begin the fourth quarter. Los Medanos began the final frame with the ball after Redwoods center Dontae Mims sent a snap well above the head of quarterback Alex Adams, who was unable to track it down before a herd of Los Medanos …last_img

Three-fourths of A’s infield nominated for Gold Glove Awards

first_imgAthletics third baseman Matt Chapman, first baseman Matt Olson, shortstop Marcus Semien and left fielder Robbie Grossman were nominated for Gold Glove Awards, Rawlings Sports announced on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.Olson, who won the Gold Glove in 2018, will be up for consecutive honors. He was nominated along with Houston’s Yuli Gurriel and Toronto’s Justin Smoak. Olson’s 5.8 SDI was ranked 13th among all American League defenders and first among all AL first basemen (as of Aug. 13, the …last_img

Time for replant? What to look for when scouting corn emergence

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgriGold Agronomist John Brien talks tips on what to look for when scouting fields for emergence this spring, and what to consider when mulling the idea of replant.last_img

The Mouse Has Laid Its Mitts on Tapulous

first_imgcurt hopkins Disneyhas purchased iPhone gaming company Tapulous. They are now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney Interactive Media Group. Tapulous builds mobile games for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Tapulous founders, Bart Decrem and Andrew Lacy, as well as their development team in Palo Alto, Calif. will be joining DIMG’s mobile content group, Disney said. Decrem and Lacy, previously CEO and COO of Tapulous, will now take on the leadership roles for the DIMG mobile group with Decrem reporting to DIMG President Steve Wadsworth.Tapulous games, like Tap Tap Revenge and Riddim Ribbon, have been downloaded by 30% of iPhone and iPod Touch users. The former, Tapulous says, has been installed 35 million times, and stands as the most popular game on Apple’s App Store. With this purchase, Disney moves into production of app-distributed mobile games, and the two-year-old Tapulous gets a big shoulder behind its wheel. A PR rep for Tapulous said Disney have a “do no harm” approach to the buy. “They want to maintain the nimbleness and innovative spirit that has made Tapulous so successful to date. Tapulous and Disney also have a strong shared vision for the future of mobile social entertainment-in fact, that shared vision played a major factor in this deal.”All Tapulous employees are being retained. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#gaming#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more