Finals experience helps Meralco overcome Phoenix

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco and Phoenix had vastly different identities during their quarterfinals series in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kevin Belingon ends Fernandes’ reign, becomes undisputed ONE bantamweight king “We knew we had to win two games so we wanted to set the tone right from the get-go.”The Bolts are considered powers in the PBA’s third conference with two straight finals appearances to attest to that.Meralco fought by the skin of its teeth to get to the playoffs after falling to a 1-6 record in the preliminaries.“We understood that they’re [the Fuel Masters] going to make adjustments and I felt like that’s where our finals experience came in making those adjustments because is a series that’s what happens,” said Newsome who had 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT The Fuel Masters came into the series as the no.2 team an 8-3 record and brought along a twice-to-beat advantage while the Bolts entered the playoffs after slugging through the eliminations and winning four straight do-or-die games.Meralco, riding on that incredible winning streak,  stunned Phoenix and overcame a twice-to-beat disadvantage to continue its hot streak on the way to the semifinals against a tough Alaska team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBolts wingman Chris Newsome said it just may have been his team’s championship experience that got them over a determined team like Phoenix.“I definitely felt like that [championship experience] played a key especially in Game 1,” said Newsome after their 108-103 overtime win in Game 2. “I felt like we understood what we needed to do to set the tone.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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Prince George RCMP seek missing man

first_imgPhoto: Jackson George Ginger has was last seen on May 31/SubmittedThe Prince George RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 70 year-old man who went missing from the area.- Advertisement -Jackson George Ginger was last seen on May 31 and was later reported missing by his friends and parole officer.He had apparently sold some of his possessions before going missing.RCMP are making contacts with friends and family in B.C. and Alberta.Since he has breached his parole conditions, a Canada wide warrant has been issued for his arrest. Before he went missing, he had been complying with the conditions of his parole.Advertisement Ginger is a native male, about 5’5’’ in height and weighs approximately 159 lbs.He has brown eyes and long, browish-grey hair.Anyone with information about his whearabouts is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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JOIN ARENA 7 ON THEIR FANTASTIC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP TO BELFAST

first_imgBelfast Christmas Markets, City Square.Arena 7 have launched their annual Christmas shopping trip to Belfast, which will take place on Saturday, November 22nd.The hugely popular trip departs Arena7 at 8.30am on Saturday morning with a day packed with shopping, drinks and food.The itinerary for the day is outlined in more detail below. • Depart Arena7 at 8.30pm• Arrive in Benedicts of Belfast Hotel for Breakfast at 10.30am.• Shopping until 4.30pm• Cocktails at Benedicts of Belfast until 5.30pm • Depart Belfast at 5.30pm• Arrive in Arena7 for 4 Course Dinner at 7.30pm• Cost €60ppCall us today on 0749128853 or follow the link http://www.arena7.ie/christmasshoppingIf you’re interested in the brilliant details outlined above out then call us on 0749128853 or email sales@arena7.ie JOIN ARENA 7 ON THEIR FANTASTIC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP TO BELFAST was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7BelfastBusinessCHristmasFeaturesnewsshoppinglast_img read more

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Man poured hot sauce over restaurant worker who was being ‘smart’

first_imgA man who poured hot sauce over a staff member in a restaurant has agreed to pay his victim €500.Martin Reilly was in Hillbillys restaurant in Letterkenny with friends. He thought the staff member was being smart with him and poured hot sauce over the man’s shirt as he passed.Reilly, aged 44 from Oak Manor, Drumgola Woods, Cavan, appeared at Letterkenny District Court where he was charged with assault.Judge Paul Kelly asked the solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran Dillon, why his client had poured the sauce over the man.Mr Dillon said his client had asked the staff member if he was being smart and the staff member replied he had not and Reilly then poured the hot sauce over him.Martin Reilly leaving letterkenny District Court where he appeared accused of pouring hot sauce over a man. (North West newspix)The court was told the staff member had not been injured in the assault.Reilly had already paid the man €40 for the cost of his short and had apologised to him.He added that he had another €500 in court which he wished to give to the staff member as a way of compensating him for the ordeal.Mr Dillon said his client had lost his son and was still grieving when the incident happened as he had been drinking heavily.He added that his client deeply regretted what he had done but that he was battling with his fight with drink and also the loss of his son.Judge Kelly said that if the money was paid to the injured party he would apply the Probation Act.Man poured hot sauce over restaurant worker who was being ‘smart’ was last modified: February 18th, 2019 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:courtHillbillyshot sauceletterkennyMartin Reillylast_img read more

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LADIES GAELIC: U14 CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP

first_imgSenior Ladies player Karen Guthrie congratulating the U14 Joint Captain Ellie Barron (St Mary’s Convoy) on her 14th birthday todayLADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: THERE were some cracking football matches in the All County U14 girls Championship over the weekend.The pick of the games was in Division One North & East on Tuesday evening at O’Donnell Park where St Eunan’s overcame Termon.Mya Alcorn and Ciara McGarvey stood out for the visitors, but the hosts cruised to a comfortable victory in the end with Shannon Cunningham, Caoimhe Kelly, Niamh Walsh and Niamh Harkin in sparkling form. In the same division Na Dunaibh travelled to Moville and won very comfortably while Milford also had a good away win this evening over N Padraig Muff.Buncrana were unable to field against Urris in the same division.Saturday’s fixtures in this division are below:Na Dunaibh v MuffMilford v BuncranaTermon v MovilleUrris v St Eunan’sIn Division One South & West favourites N Conaill travelled to Bundoran and recorded a very comfortable win. Grainne Agnew, Nadine Furey and Maria Bonner all shone for Naomh Conaill. A goal decided another game in the division on Sunday – Four Masters 3-06   Mac Cumhaills 2-06 while Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon had a good win over St Naul’s. Glenfin against Ardara was postponed.This Saturday’s fixtures in Division One South and East are as follows:Week 4 – Saturday 23rd AprilMac Cumhaills v BundoranArdara v N ConaillSt Naul’s v Four MastersGlenfin v A RuadhDivision 2, North and East has been disrupted by the unfortunate withdrawal of three teams, Robert Emmets, N Colmcille Newtown and Fanad Gaels.This meant there were no games for Convoy, Red Hughs and Burt. The only other tie in this group was played last week with Carndonagh securing a good win over MalinRound 4 fixtures are disrupted this Saturday with just one game possible:Burt v ConvoyIn Division 2 South and East there were a number of outstanding games.N Muire’s girls caused something of an upset with a good home win against visitors Glenswilly. Roisin Rodgers was in superb form for the hosts in their 5-07 to 3-09 win. The battle of the gaeltacht clubs Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Columba was just that – a battle! Both teams managed eight scores apiece but it was Gaoth Dobhair’s goals which counted as they beat their visitors 4-04 to 3-05, a two point win.Elsewhere Killybegs hosted the young girls of Termon B and proved too strong in the end for the visitors.Dungloe v Cloughaneely is this Thursday.Week 4 – Saturday April 23N Columba v GlenswillyTermon B v N Muire (5pm)Cloughaneely v Gaoth DobhairDungloe v Killybegs (Wednesday April 27)LADIES GAELIC: U14 CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP was last modified: April 20th, 2016 by John2Share 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 ladies gaelicGaelic FootballResultsu14last_img read more

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Inishowen councillor slams Sinn Fein’s “disgraceful’ insult to people of peninsula

first_imgInishowen Councillor Bernard McGuinness has accused Sinn Fein of being “disgraceful” over what he claims is an insult to the people of the peninsula last year.The Culdaff-based publican hit out at the party’s representatives over the Cockhill Bridge opening ceremony.“They (Sinn Fein) whinge and go on all the time,” McGuinness told supporters at his party’s North Inishowen Selection Convention in Ballyliffin on Monday night. “When I stood up in Donegal County Council in 2014 and 2015 and told the council that Minister Joe McHugh would deliver a new bridge at Cockhill they (Sinn Fein) laughed at me.“And of course Joe delivered the project. And when our Taoiseach came to Inishowen to open the Cockhill Bridge not one of them bothered to turn up; they couldn’t find any of their 9 elected members in Donegal nor any party members to be there. It was disgraceful behaviour.“Cockhill Bridge was the main issue when I came into politics. Lorries and cars were getting stuck there. I predicted we’d fix it in Government and we did. Sinn Fein boycotting that event was an absolute disgrace; they were disgraceful that day – and they did not serve the people of Inishowen that day.”Cllr McGuinness was first elected in 1979 and has served as a councillor for 40 years. Minister McHugh and European election candidate Maria Walsh were among those at the convention to see McGuinness selected to run unopposed for Fine Gael in May’s local elections.Minister McHugh praised Cllr McGuinness’s 40 years of service to Inishowen.“He has worked tirelessly on so many issues over the years, for farmers, for victims of the Inishowen floods, for those affected by Mica, for local people across Inishowen – and of course he was the voice behind calls for a new bridge at Cockhill,” said the Donegal TD.“I am delighted that Bernard is running again for council as he brings a wealth of experience to the role which is unmatched in this county.”Inishowen councillor slams Sinn Fein’s “disgraceful’ insult to people of peninsula was last modified: March 12th, 2019 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)last_img read more

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Brilliant event tonight to mark 50 years of Scór in Donegal

first_imgAn Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny is the place to be tonight (SUN) if you have ever attended a Scor event.This event is a celebration of Scór in County Donegal over the last 50 years, and is hosted by Donegal GAA.It will include past Donegal All-Ireland and Ulster winners, and Fergus McGee will be the MC on the night. Scór is a GAA competition which was established by the GAA in 1969. It combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture.Scór also offers club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months. In winter, Hurling, Football, Handball, Camogie, Ladies Football and Rounders have ceased.There are 8 events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture.These are: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation & Storytelling, Instrumental Music, Nuachleas (Novelty Act), Ballad Group, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. The competition is divided into two age levels: Scór na nÓg for people under 17 years and Scór Sinsir for those over 17 years of age. Ceolchoirm – An chead leathNuachleas: Gaoth Dobhair All Ireland winning Leiriú from 2017 in Belfast with their historic piece about Niall Mac Giolla Bhríde from Creeslough who wrote many songs and recitations in Irish and English including Noreen Bawn and Mo Chó beag ag bun Cnon a’ Tí. It is noteworthy that this is the first ever all Irish novelty act to win an All Ireland in ScórGrúpa Bailéad: Na Gleanntaí (Naomh Conaill) All Ireland champions from 1992 Scór na nÓgAmhránaíocht Aonaoir: Zara Laughlin – Na Rossa who won several county titles in solo singing and recitations, prepared ballad groups for Scór na nÓg and has adjudicated at county and provincial levelAithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht: Pat Sweeny – Aodh Rua B.A.S. All Ireland champion from 1991 in recitation which took place in Threemilehouse, MonaghanBailéad Ghrúpa: Roibeard Eiméid – Scór na nÓg group. The Harpur family represented Robert Emmetts and won Ulster and All Ireland titles in 1980 and 1982. Robert Emmett’s will be represented by the current county champions in Scór na nÓg.Nuachleas: Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn won the Léiriú Ulster final in Silverbridge with their piece Paddy McNamee. This is a must see novelty act about two Donegal lads in Dublin for the first time for the All Ireland football final in 1992.Leath ama: a draw will take place at half time with all money from the draw going to a Donegal charity.Ceolcoirm An dara leath Advertisement Nuachleas: Gleann tSúilí who won the Scór na nÓg All Ireland in Athlone in 2008. Gleann tSúilí have competed in Scór for many years and in truth should have won more than one all Ireland in the Nuachleas categoryAmhránaíocht Aonair: Conor Ó’Gallchóir a bhain craobh Uladh san aithriseoireacht sa bhliain 2017. Bhain An tAthair Seán Ó Gallchóir as Cloich Cheann Fhaola a bhain craobh na hÉireann san aithriseoireacht/scéalaíocht i 1982Bailéad Ghrúpa: Naomh Adhamhnáin who won the Ulster final in 2001. This group also won 11 county titles over a 12 – 13 year period and it is great that they will be part of the concertIorras instrumental group who have participated in scór for many years and won several county titles in Ceol UirliseAithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht: Noel Ó Gallchóir All Ireland champion in recitation in 1981. Bhain Noel sa bhliain 1981 do Ghaoth Dobhair agus i 1982 bhain a dhearthar, an tAthair Seán Ó Gallchóir do Chloich Cheann FhaolaAmhránaíocht Aonair: Caitríona Solan (Doherty) who won several county titles and the Ulster title in solo singing in 2017 in addition to adjudicating at county, provincial and all Ireland level. Caitríona will be accompanied by her sister Bríd SolanBailéad Ghrúpa: Gaoth Dobhair who won Ulster titles in 2012, 2013 and 2015 will bring the concert to a close.Brilliant event tonight to mark 50 years of Scór in Donegal was last modified: September 29th, 2019 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)last_img read more

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Mailbag: did the Erik Karlsson trade set the bar too high for the Sharks?

first_imgCHICAGO — With just five games remaining before the Christmas break, the Sharks appear to be turning the corner.They’ve won five of six games, Erik Karlsson is playing his best hockey as a Shark and the goalies have produced a .932 save percentage since Dec. 2.Meanwhile, the Pacific Division is finally heating up after a dismal showing over the first two months of the season. The Calgary Flames are leading the way, trailing the Winnipeg Jets by just two points for first place in the Western …last_img

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Tim Clark: SA’s next golf great?

first_img13 July 2005South Africa’s Tim Clark survived seven lead changes in a wild scramble among five players before he managed to pull away for a four-under-par 67 and a two-shot victory in the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond on Sunday.The 29-year-old from Umkomaas outperformed three of the world’s big five, including compatriots Ernie Els and Retief Goosen and, considering the strength of the field, accomplished the greatest feat in his professional career.More importantly, Timothy Henry Clark’s seventh career win catapulted him inside the top 20 in the official world golf rankings and, unlike the wild card invite in 2003, “TC” earned his berth among the world’s best for the 2005 Presidents Cup.Gaining the recognition he deservesOne hopes that, after his win in the Scottish Open, the gritty South African will gain the recognition he deserves, especially since he did it the only way he knew how – the hard way.Clark cut his teeth on the South African amateur circuit before setting off for North Carolina State University. In 1996, he was named College Golf All-American National Freshman of the Year, and a year later he won the US Public Links Amateur Championship.Clark played the Nike Tour in 1999 and Buy.com Tour in 2000, winning the 1999 Fort Smith Classic and the Boise Open.US PGA Tour qualificationHe graduated to the 2001 PGA Tour courtesy of a third-place finish on the Buy.com Tour money list, but was forced to withdraw after a first-round 79 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am due to a wrist injury.That injury, resulting in surgery to repair tendon damage, ended a season in which he played just three events. As a result Clark received a major medical extension for 2002.He returned to action in the 2002 Bells SA Open – where he was passed over for a sponsor’s invitation – taking place in his own backyard, the Durban Country Club. Forced to qualify, Clark not only won the qualifier but also became the first qualifier to win the SA Open.Second SAA Open winThree years later, in 2005, he claimed the SAA Open title for a second time, followed by a gruelling 30-hour journey to the US, where he finished runner-up to Phil Mickelson in the 2005 Bob Hope Chrysler, his best PGA Tour finish to date.Clark added a joint-fourth finish in the 2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to his tally, and shortly after that a share of thirteenth in the 2005 Booz Allen Classic moved him over the US$1-million mark for a third consecutive season.Thanks to his incredible shot-making, the world took notice as the diminutive Clark outplayed Els, Goosen and Mickelson to finish a spectacular third in the US Open three weeks ago.Similar to Gary PlayerClark, who reminds one of Gary Player – small in stature but blessed with fierce determination – was the nine-time major winner’s wild card pick in the 2003 President’s Cup.South African golfers have a proud record in the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. Els won in 2000 and 2003, Goosen in 2001, and now Clark. That’s four victories in eight years.And on Sunday when that final putt fell, witty, ambitious and determined Clark pumped his fist in the air. Minutes later, the bagpipes were lauding his victory, along with the 20 000 fans at the 18th hole; a fitting salute to a champion.Source: Sunshine Tour Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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