Hotshots get young import

first_imgANTIPOLO—Not wanting to take a chance and seeking a great start, Star dispatched its import after just one game and will parade someone fresh out of college when the Hotshots shoot for a second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Amateur Arevalo rules PGT Riviera Ladies tournament by one stroke MOST READ Michael Craig, the import who got into a trash-talking match with Chris Ross in one of the Finals games that almost led to a halftime brawl, finally makes his first appearance on the court for the Texters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 Hill started out at the point guard spot in his last season with Illinois and averaged 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. But with his huge frame—he weighs over 230 pounds—Hill could find himself manning the post for Victolero.“I’ll be asking him to do that,” Victolero said over the phone after Hill’s fourth practice with the team on Thursday. “He has a lot of potential, he’s very young and he has an excellent attitude.”Victolero’s only concern is that Hill will be asked to spearhead a team for the first time in his life, unlike at Illinois where he wasn’t the team’s focal point.“I told him that he would have to adjust to his new role here,” said the Star coach, who bombed out in the Final Four in the first two tournaments.Meanwhile, TNT KaTropa, the losing finalist to San Miguel Beer in the Commissioner’s Cup, makes its debut in the 4:15 p.m. contest when the Texters slug it out with winless KIA Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Malcolm Hill, a 21-year-old out of Illinois, will play his first pro game when the Hotshots clash with Alaska in the 7 p.m. contest—where Star tries to keep in step with the early leaders while adding to the woes of the traditional power Aces.Alaska has been reeling since the last conference, losing a 10th straight game overall.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 starsDespite Star winning its first game in this conference last week over Blackwater, 103-86, coach Chito Victolero pulled the plug on Cinmeon Bowers and quickly brought in Hill, who went undrafted in the last NBA proceedings despite a respectable collegiate career as a Fighting Illini.The 6-foot-6 Hill played 135 games for Illinois and scored over 1,800 points while grabbing 640 rebounds but still couldn’t catch the eye of NBA scouts. He was auditioning in the Summer League before deciding to play here. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Pistons punish Kevin Love-less Cavaliers

first_imgLuke Kennard scored 26 points, Reggie Jackson added 24 and Detroit made sure it didn’t have a letdown against a depleted Cleveland team as the Pistons built a 33-point lead in the first half and rolled to a 129-93 win Saturday over the Cavaliers, who were without star forward Kevin Love.After coach Dwane Casey said he wanted his group to play “as a desperate team” while pushing toward the playoffs, Detroit came out flying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Pistons, who entered holding the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference, scored 42 in the first quarter while taking a 71-38 halftime lead. The score could have been more lopsided, but the officials convened at halftime and took away a basket by Detroit. It may have been Cleveland’s best defensive stop of the night.“We put together a really solid game, offensively, defensively,” said Blake Griffin, who had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. “The ball was moving. We played the right brand of basketball. I know I keep saying that, but we’ve been on a much better streak regardless of wins or losses.” Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andre Drummond had 13 points and 10 rebounds and got some extra rest for the Pistons, who play at Toronto on Sunday.Rookie Collin Sexton scored 14 for the Cavs. Cleveland was again missing Love, who was rested while he continues to build up strength following a foot surgery that sidelined him for 50 games earlier this season. Love isn’t ready to play in consecutive games, and with the Cavs hosting Orlando on Sunday, the team sat him.Even Love wouldn’t have helped much.His absence, along with big men Tristan Thompson (foot) and Ante Zizic (concussion) both being out, left Cleveland vulnerable inside and Detroit took advantage. The Pistons did whatever they pleased on offense, getting easy looks in the lane and behind the arc.“They came out and punched us in the mouth early,” Cavs forward Larry Nance said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin (23) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Cleveland. Detroit won 129-93. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Due to an arena-wide computer glitch, there were still several seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock when the officials signaled the game was over.The Pistons ended it much earlier.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 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 View comments MOST READ Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again to end Real Madrid title hopes Jackson scored 12 points in the first quarter on 5-of-5 shooting, making a pair of 3-pointers as the Pistons began pulling away.Kennard picked it up from there. He scored 14 in the second half, draining a 29-foot 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to put Detroit ahead 103-72.“The one was deep,” Kennard said. “I was kind of surprised it went in. It felt good.”Nearby, teammate Langston Galloway warned reporters to be careful around the hot-shooting Kennard.“Back up,” he joked. “You’ll catch on fire.”TIP-INSPistons: Drummond has reached double-digits in points and rebounds in 14 straight games. … Detroit has made at least 12 3-pointers in 11 straight, extending the franchise record. … Came in averaging 107 points, their highest average since 1987-88.Cavaliers: Sexton missed his first seven field-goal tries and finished 3 of 13. … Thompson has missed 18 straight games. … Zizic remains in concussion protocol. He was injured in Thursday’s win at New York. … Cleveland had won its previous four home games against Detroit by at least 17.STEP BACKThe Cavs have been without Love for much of the season, but Nance said that’s doesn’t excuse for selfishness. “Not pleased with it from top to bottom,” he said. “It’s easy to point fingers and blame one another. That’s certainly what I thought we did. There was whole lot of finger pointing. I thought we took a step back, even without Kev. That shouldn’t have been a 40-point game.“We gotta look in the mirror tonight and come back tomorrow with a better attitude.”FRYE’S GOODBYECavs forward Channing Frye said his decision to retire after this season was easy. Family first.“The straw that broke the camel’s back, I was on vacation,” explained Frye, who announced Friday on Twitter that he intends to stop playing after his 13th NBA season. “I went to Puerto Rico with my kids and I saw our best friends who live down there and their kids are 12, 11, 10. My son is eight now. I’m like, ‘I want to go his practice and not have to worry about my practice.’ I want to make time for them.”The 35-year-old Frye, who played on Cleveland’s title team in 2016, hopes to be remembered for his honesty.“By being real, whether it was goofy or rude or brash, whatever it is, just know that I was me all the time, I tried to be,” he said. … I met some amazing guys. Hopefully they say Channing was an amazing guy and send me a text once in a while.”UP NEXTPistons: At Toronto on Sunday.Cavaliers: Come right back and host Orlando on Sunday. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Ladakh MPs speech earns praise

first_imgNew Delhi: Till Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ladakh, didn’t make a firing speech in Lok Sabha while participating in the debate on a government move to scrap the special status enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, only a few were knowing about the political acumen of the young parliamentarian.After the remarkable speech, the whole world came to know about the political capabilities of the 34-year-old parliamentarian who celebrated his birthday on August 4. Namgyal’s speech in Lok Sabha, which earned the praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was also hailed by most of the parliamentarians, including the members of Opposition leaders.last_img

Prominent Montreal lawyer James Duggan among victims of Quebec plane crash

first_imgMONTREAL — A prominent Montreal-area lawyer was among the three victims of a plane crash that occurred in a remote region of northern Quebec on Friday.Quebec provincial police say 67-year-old James Duggan was aboard the float plane that went down near Lac Boulene, southeast of Chibougamau.Duggan was a prominent labour lawyer who was instrumental in the battle to unionize RCMP officers, as well as spearheading a class-action lawsuit on behalf of officers alleging harassment in the force.Frederic Serre of the Quebec RCMP Members’ Association describes Duggan as a tireless advocate for the rights of officers who approached sensitive situations with dignity and respect.A search and rescue team on a separate mission responded to the distress call for the plane on Friday evening and later found three men without vital signs.Duggan died alongside Jacques Bissonnette, 69, and Claude Laplante, 77, as they travelled to a fishing trip. A fourth man survived the crash.The Canadian Presslast_img read more