first_imgJared Dillinger of Meralco (left) and Kyle Pascual of Blackwater battle for possession during their previous match. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter snaring the top seed, it’s time for Meralco to reach for another goal when it tries to cut short Blackwater’s playoffs stint at the start of the PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.By virtue of finishing the 11-game preliminaries with a league-best 9-2 slate, the Bolts earned a twice-to-beat incentive which it will try to put to good use against the eighth-ranked Elite in the 4:15 p.m. match ushering in the last eight.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Hotshots slipped past the Road Warriors, 101-93, on Sunday, giving them a spot in the top four.As the fourth seeds, the Hotshots have two cracks at making the semifinals, just like top seed Meralco, No. 2 TNT KaTropa and No. 3 Barangay Ginebra.Star coach Chito Victolero is wary that fatigue may take its toll on the Hotshots.“It’s our third game in five days,” said Victolero. “I need to make sure that my players are motivated enough and ready for the battle. We need to be mentally tough and physically prepared especially coming from back-to-back games.”For the Road Warriors, it’s win or vacation time.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts come into the match with a four-game win-streak capped by a 104-101 victory over San Miguel Beer at the end of the eliminations on Sunday.They also prevailed over the Elite, 107-78, in their elimination round meeting last July 21.Meralco coach Norman Black knows it won’t be easy this time around.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Now we’re going to the playoffs, where things are going to get more difficult,” he said.“The focus now is just to prepare for Blackwater because you know they’ve played very well in this conference and they have one of the best imports in the conference so we have to be really ready for them in our next game.”In the 7 p.m. main game, Star and NLEX mix it up anew just 48 hours after their elimination meeting. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Changing of the guards OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 “We lost our defensive intensity in the second half of our last game versus Star,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s something we cannot afford to do again.”The Elite, meanwhile, made it past the eliminations for only the second time since joining the league three years ago.Import Henry Walker has lifted Blackwater from a 0-3 start and into a 5-3 record since coming in as replacement for original import Trevis Simpson.Mac Belo has also steadily regained his old fiery form while JP Erram is blossoming into one of the best centers in the league. —PBA.PHSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Security was tight at the arena as a SWAT team stood guard outside.“We’ve already undertaken a lot of preparation, and with the way the world looks today this type of incident (Monday’s attack) is the kind of thing we have to prepare for. So it has been part of our planning all along,” Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.United manager Jose Mourinho said Tuesday he and his players were finding it hard not to think about the attack, which targeted fans leaving a pop concert by the American singer Ariana Grande and left 59 people injured.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ For Mark, a 19-year-old Manchester fan living in Stockholm, this was no ordinary match. “It was very special because of the events that happened in Manchester and now they qualify for Champions League,” he said. Vijay Patel, a 29-year-old Manchester fan from the UK, said the team came out even stronger in the aftermath of the attack. “It should motivate them… they’re not just winning for the team they’re winning for the city,” he said. Team supporters were celebrating hours earlier at a fan zone in Stockholm’s leafy Kungstradgarden park where they played football and took photos.ADVERTISEMENT Heat’s Big 3 era ends as deal struck for Bosh to go—report ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO LATEST STORIES South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Shaun Payne, a 29-year-old United supporter, said Monday’s attack undoubtedly scarred the team, but he was optimistic that they would win.“They have nothing to lose tonight. They’ll go for it,” he told AFP.“It’ll provide extra motivation to represent the city and to hopefully bring the trophy back with us,” he says. Tight securityRob Coppen, a 28-year-old Ajax fan from Amsterdam donning the team’s kit, said the terror attack took the joy out of the final. “(The attack) has taken the spark off the game. It’s been a while since Ajax has been in a Euro final so it’s a pity.“But what can you do? Nobody asked for this, neither Manchester nor Ajax,” he said. Amy Edwards, a Manchester fan, was worried about safety at the final, but said she refused to let fear control her life. “I’m worried a little bit in case something happens tonight, but I guess it’s always a risk you take anyway and go to high profile games,” she said.“But you can’t stay inside,” she added. “Obviously the events in Manchester has put a dampener on everything but hopefully we can win and bring the trophy back tonight.” Manchester’s Wayne Rooney holds the trophy after winning 2-0 during the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)A crowd of Manchester United fans were cheering outside a Stockholm stadium on Wednesday as their team won the Europa League, a relief for the supporters after the Manchester terror attack 48 hours earlier.“It’s fantastic to see them winning. We were always confident that we would win,” said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin. ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “I think it will be a good lift for the people of Manchester,” he added. Manchester fans were screaming and whistling in joy, while their Ajax counterparts were biting their nails as the English club won 2-0. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOutside the entrance of the modernly decorated Friends Arena in the Stockholm suburb of Solna, fans were upbeat and cheerful under sunny summer skies, but nervous about both the outcome of the match and security issues.Ahead of Wednesday’s match, players held a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead. Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicanslast_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LONDON – Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Athenian-born small forward on the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, affectionately dubbed the “Greek Freak” wants to see his brother, Thanasis, playing full-fledged professional basketball, too.He is currently playing for the New York Knicks’ D-League team, the Westchester Knicks, but Giannis thinks Thanasis is ready for prime time.“He’s ready,” Antetokounmpo said, the New York Post reported. . “I don’t think the Knicks have to lose anything.  They don’t have anything to lose. My brother could bring energy to the team and is hard-working, and guys from the team can see that and take something from him.’’The Knicks are having a horrendous season, and so Antetokounmpo thinks bringing Thanasis in could only be a win-win at this point, or at least, have no downside.Though Thanasis is two years older than Giannis, the younger Antetokounmpo is currently the bigger star, mostly because of his massive frame: Thanasis is 6’7, but Giannis is 6’11, hence the “Greek Freak” monicker.Giannis is the biggest Greek star in the NBA since Kurt Rambis made it big with the great Los Angeles Lakers Teams of the 1980s, which included superstars Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Rambis, whose trademark was his prominent mustache and thick glasses, was often referred to as Clark Kent. Hardly a flashy player, Rambis was lauded as the consummate workman on the court.Since retiring, Rambis has enjoyed success in coaching, and is currently an assistant coach with the Knicks, where Thanasis might be heading soon.last_img read more

first_img Jamaica has the highest mortality rate for prostate cancer in the world September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month under the theme: ‘Don’t Procrastinate, Check Your Prostate’ Story Highlights The JCS is urging Jamaican men over 40 years, to get their prostate screening checks done With the increase in the number of men being diagnosed with prostate cancer locally, the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) is urging Jamaican men over 40 years, to get their prostate screening checks done annually, in order to facilitate early detection and treatment if diagnosed.The appeal comes as the society marks September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month under the theme:  ‘Don’t Procrastinate, Check Your Prostate’.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday, August 28, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said “there is absolutely no denying that prostate cancer poses a public health risk to Jamaica and this is primarily so, because it continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among our Jamaican adult males.”Ms. Gordon informed that the alarming fact remains that Jamaica has the highest mortality rate for prostate cancer in the world. This, she said, is of grave concern to the JCS, whose mission is to control and to prevent the various types of cancers.Recent statistics from the Jamaica Cancer Registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) indicate that the incidence of prostate cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew alone, is 78.1 out of every 100,000 men. Only 688 screenings were done by the JCS in 2012.Ms. Gordon said that it is imperative that Jamaican men conduct annual screenings so that early detection can be facilitated, and corrective measures employed.JCS will effect a sustained focus on public education during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, in an effort to heighten awareness of prostate cancer, its symptoms and risk factors. Ms. Gordon said that the Society is hoping that with increased education, more males will be encouraged to get their screenings done annually.“Once you are armed with the right information, you now have an opportunity to make wise decisions as it relates to safeguarding your health,” Ms. Gordon noted, pointing out that “early detection has been proven to save lives.”In an effort to encourage men to get their prostate checked, the Executive Director informed that males, who visit the JCS for screenings in September will benefit from a five per cent discount. The cost for screenings is $2000, and all major health cards are accepted.During the month, two symposiums will be held to provide timely and updated information about prostate cancer, to the public and the medical fraternity.The first will be held on Sunday, September 8 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, commencing at 8:30 a.m., while the second will take place at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, September 29, starting at 9:00 a.m.September 12 will be commemorated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, with a special function at the JCS’ headquarters at 16 Lady Musgrave Road.For more information, persons can call the JCS at 927-4265.last_img read more