Mbappé is shot

first_imgThe first time Mbappé and Tuchel crossed words was in October. In that match, the PSG coach left his star on the bench in the match corresponding to the group stage of the Champions League against Bruges and the player responded in the second half with a spectacular hat-trick. In the mixed zone, he left a message to his coach explaining that he had demonstrated in the game what it means for a team to do without him in the eleven holder. That same week the PSG offered to renew it, but today it still receives no response.In December, Kylian Mbappé returned to be the protagonist in an identical way to what he has been earlier this year. Tuchel replaced him immediately against Nantes and Montpellier, in games that were already decided, and the player complained again about it, considering that he was always sacrificed and that players like Neymar always played 90 minutes.On Saturday, after the game against Montpellier, Mbappé gave three Real Madrid players like on Instagram, turning upside down the rumors that put him in the white house next season. In the offices of the Bernabéu they follow with attention each episode of the disagreement … Apparently, Saturday afternoon was going to be quiet in Paris. The PSG defeated Montpellier 5-0, and although Neymar had had his plus and minus with the referee in the locker room tunnel, the match was well on the Parisian side. However, Tuchel replaced Mbappé again and the forward starred in the nth episode of a relationship that seems fractured since the beginning of the season.The French international withdrew from the field with an upset gesture and not only that, but had an intense encounter with his coach, who tried to calm him down and even had to grab him to pay attention to him. Minutes later, the cameras focused on a Mbappé who did not address any teammate on the bench and with an obvious anger.last_img read more

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Panic generalizes

first_imgPrecisely the government pressure before the disease progress is what more UEFA worries. The fact that the next Eurocup is scheduled to take place in 12 European cities (Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, St. Petersburg) does not help control of the coronavirus. The governments of each of the countries to which the tournament will arrive wonder what to do if the disease spreads. The displacement of thousands of followers across the continent could be a freeway for the coronavirus if the threat is not neutralized anymore, one hundred days after the opening game.Other tournaments affectedThe Europa League Inter-Getafe next week is also in the hands of what decide these days UEFA at his meeting in Amsterdam. Most likely, if played, it will be door closed. The resolution will be known in the next few hours.The Juventus-Madrid Youth League scheduled for tomorrow has also been planted. UEFA announced yesterday that it will be postponed to March 11.The swiss league It is completely paralyzed until March 23, the federation of the Alpine country announced yesterday. The Swiss league will have to recover four days when the competition returns.The Asian pre-Olympic soccer Feminine is conditioned by the confrontation between the teams of China and South Korea. Both had to play the first leg in Wuhan, center of the epidemic, weeks ago. Tokyo will be played in Sydney (Australia) on March 6 and 11.The CAF informed yesterday that all the matches of the Champions of Asia programmed for this week are postponed indefinitely. It is speculated even with the final cancellation of the tournament.The Liberators is also in check. The Dolphin-Olympia will be played behind closed doors in the city of Manta, in Ecuador, a country where tomorrow River must play against the League of Quito. CONMEBOL must announce today what measures are taken to dispute this meeting. The coronavirus still affecting the everyday life of the sports world and football is increasingly affected. It has become the maximum concern of the UEFA one hundred days from the Eurocup, in which a crowd transfer of fans among the 12 cities Europeans that will host tournament matches. For now, the governing body of European football keep the calendar and the tournament. But there is much concern. The UEFA Executive Committee, with the presence of Luis Rubiales, he meets these days in Amsterdam with one eye on the World Health Organization (WHO) and another in the global players union, FIFPro, He said he was concerned “for the safety of players who may be exposed to the coronavirus.” The president of FIFA, Infantino, too a Show your suspicion. “I don’t rule out anything, although I hope we never have to suspend matches In any case they would be timely decisions, because the situation in each country is different. “A UEFA spokesman also said yesterday that all decisions on matches and tournaments taken, including the European Championship, will depend on governments of the countries involved: “We are in the hands of authorities state. “The threat grows and psychosis expands. Countries like Italy, France and Switzerland they have already suspended several matches. The next one may be England, which arises postpone the friendly against Italy in Wembley next day 27. Moreover, the Johnson government does not rule out ban concentration of people in stadiums for 45 days, until controlling the impact of the virus in England.last_img read more

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Bookies will lose millions if McGregor knocks out Mayweather

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., izquierda, y Conor McGregor posan para fotógrafos durante una conferencia de prensa el miércoles, 23 de agosto del 2017, en Las Vegas. (AP Foto/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city.Should he somehow manage to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds Saturday night, the city’s bookmakers would lose millions of dollars in the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting.ADVERTISEMENT “We don’t mind a large decision on a big spectacle like this,” Bogdanovich said. “It gets people in our books.” Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “This isn’t professional money, just the regular Joe,” Bogdanovich said. “The butcher and the barber are putting their $100 on McGregor and it’s added up.”The action is reflected in the odds, which bookmakers adjust either way as money comes in on the two fighters. Bookmakers have been lowering the odds steadily since the fight was announced, but even that hasn’t stopped the deluge of McGregor bets.A fight that began with Mayweather an 11-1 favorite is now 5-1 or even less in some sports books. Even that hasn’t stopped McGregor supporters from lining up at the betting windows to hand over even more cash.They’re backing a longshot, hoping that the payoff will be huge.“There’s plenty of money on a guy who has never been in a boxing ring,” said Jimmy Vaccaro, oddsmaker at the South Point resort. “It’s uncharted waters and that’s what makes it so interesting.”ADVERTISEMENT Vaccaro said his sports book stood to lose about $400,000 on a McGregor win, but that was balanced off a bit by a bettor who put $100,000 Wednesday night on Mayweather. His book also took an $880,000 bet on Mayweather earlier that would pay off just $160,000 if he wins.There have also been big Mayweather bets at the MGM Grand, including a $500,000 wager on Wednesday. MGM Resorts oddsmaker Jay Rood, though, said the sheer volume of McGregor bets is overwhelming the big Mayweather bet.Rood said his books have taken 6,700 bets on McGregor and only 300 on Mayweather. The average bet on McGregor is $125, while the average for Mayweather is $4,000.If McGregor wins, Rood said MGM will be a big loser and the state will suffer its biggest single event loss ever.“We’re all in the same boat,” Rood said. “Anything McGregor one to four rounds is pretty bad. Any McGregor knockout is not going to be good.”So far, the betting has been unusually active around town, bringing predictions that the volume could set records. Bookmakers say as the fight draws closer the heaviest influx of money will come, especially on Saturday.The news is not all bad for oddsmakers, who have struggled to make lines for a fight that has no precedent. Most believe Mayweather is an easy winner and should be favored by a much bigger margin, but have had to cut odds to try and balance their books.Though an overwhelming majority of the tickets are on McGregor, a lot of books have more money wagered on Mayweather. Since bookmakers will have to pay out a lot less to those betting Mayweather, they will likely score big if Mayweather wins as expected.“We’re just kind of going along balancing and are in great shape win on both sides, no matter who wins,” said Johnny Avello, oddsmaker at the Wynn resort. “A lot of guys are putting down $125,000 or so to win whatever on Mayweather so we’re high on him now.”Even if McGregor wins and the sports books lose big, all is not lost. Bettors like to be reminded they can win, and the extra betting on football generated by McGregor bettors at the books will help ease some of the pain. LATEST STORIES PH football teams finish fourth in SEA Games OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s in store for your animal sign this year Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles McGregor fans have flooded sports books with $100 bills backing the mixed martial arts fighter, and even a late surge of money on Mayweather might not be enough to balance the books.“I’m OK now,” said William Hill oddsmaker Nick Bogdanovich. “But you might want to have a heart monitor on me when the bell rings and Conor starts throwing wild lefts.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Bogdanovich said his chain of sports books will suffer multimillion dollar losses — their worst ever — should McGregor win the fight in any fashion. If he wins early as he has promised, the losses would be even worse.The big bettors are putting their money on Mayweather, who is 49-0 as a pro. But so many McGregor fans are betting small amounts that the betting slips at William Hill were 18-1 in the Irish fighter’s favor. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

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Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were detained in Hangzhou for questioning last week before the Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai. The rest of the team returned home Saturday.Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the shoplifting occurred when the team had 90 minutes of free time on Nov. 6 in Hangzhou. He said the three took items from three stores.The players are suspended indefinitely, and coach Steve Alford says they will have to earn their way back onto the team.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The trio apologized that day and publicly thanked Trump, who was in Asia last week, for his help. On Thursday morning, the president sent another tweet: “You’re welcome. go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible.”In the same tweet, Trump said, “HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneLater in the day, as he rallied House Republicans before a crucial vote on a tax overhaul, Trump talked about his efforts to release the playersRep. Steve Womack of Arkansas said Trump “personally engaged the Chinese president and it turned out the way it did,” with the players released. He said China is known for being “extremely punitive” with criminal suspects, adding: “This could have been a disaster for those families.” Flanked by Cody Riley, left, and Jalen Hill, third from left, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball reads his statement as head coach Steve Alford listens during a news conference at UCLA Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. The three players were detained in Hangzhou following allegations of shoplifting last week before an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China.The president’s suggestion came a day after he tweeted: “Do you think the three UCLA basketball players will say thank you President Trump. They were headed for 10 years in jail.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Ancajas vs Sultan deferred as Crawford gets injured

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Actually, Top Rank also reserved April 28 in Philadelphia for the Ancajas-Sultan tussle, but later opted for a WBO super bantamweight title clash between Jessie Magdaleno and mandatory challenger Isaac Dogboe. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIEScenter_img Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan PLAY LIST 01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Cone concedes he was ‘totally outcoached’ by Austria in Game 4 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ancajas’ defense of the International Boxing Federation’s junior bantamweight crown against Sultan will mark the first time in 93 years that two Filipinos would dispute a world title. On May 2, 1925, Pancho Villa retained his flyweight title at the expense of Clever Sencio.Both Joven Jimenez, chief trainer and manager of Ancajas, and Michael Aldeguer, president and CEO of ALA Promotions which handles Sultan, have been informed of the development by Top Rank Promotions of Bob Arum.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 folkAccording to matchmaker Sean Gibbons, Arum is looking at May 12 or late May as the new probable dates of the fight card.Gibbons, who arranged Ancajas’ successful fourth title defense against Mexican Israel Gonzalez in Corpus Christi, Texas, last month, said Arum hoped to finalize the new schedule in the next few days. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines watches after dropping Israel Gonzalez of Mexico. Photo taken from Top Rank Boxing’s Twitter account (@trboxing)Just when Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan were ready to rumble on April 14, their historic fight has to be moved in May.Reason: Terence Crawford, who was supposed to challenge Jeff Horn for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in the main event injured his right hand in sparring, necessitating the entire card set at Mandalay Bay to be rescheduled.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Perasol believes Ravena committed ‘an honest mistake’

first_imgBo Perasol during his Ateneo days coaching Kiefer Ravena. PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBo Perasol, who coached the Ateneo Blue Eagles from 2013 to 2016, is also standing by his besieged former player Kiefer Ravena.Ravena tested positive for prohibitive substances after claiming to have taken a pre-workout supplement that contained components banned in the World Anti-Doping List.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol believes it was an “honest mistake” by Ravena, who got an 18-month suspension from Fiba.“I was surprised but at the same time, if I wanted to believe what he was saying, it was really an honest mistake on his part,” Perasol told INQUIRER.net on Tuesday during the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation Inc. and 3M Philippines at the Quezon Hall inside UP Diliman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPerasol knows Ravena all too well having coached him for three years in college and he believes the star guard will come out of the adversity not only as a greater basketball player but a better person as well.“If something is going to be taken out of this, and knowing him, he’s going to go through this. I know he’s going to be better right after this,” said Perasol, who is now calling the shots for University of the Philippines. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Like I said, he can practice with us and teach my players,” he said.“He needs to stay competitive. He can’t just stay there. He needs to play or else he’s gonna lose a year of experience.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Ravena is hoping to bring awareness to his fellow Filipino athletes to not commit the same mistake.And Perasol thinks Ravena’s experience will indeed serve as a valuable lesson to his peers.“It’s just unfair that this happened to him at the early stage of his career so this shouldn’t have happened to him but because it happened, the silver lining in this is that people, athletes are going to be aware of the danger of taking just any drink.”As it stands, the suspension also forces Ravena to miss the same period of time with the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA.But Perasol has thought of a remedy for Ravena to keep him busy and in shape.ADVERTISEMENT Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans’ banner Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Jazz rout Davis-less Pelicans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was perhaps fitting that a Frenchman and Spaniard would dominate in New Orleans — a city founded by the French and ruled by the Spanish during the early part of its 300-year history, and where Jazz music, as well as the NBA franchise named for it, were born.Rubio has been brilliant in the Big Easy before. He scored 30 in a triumphant trip to New Orleans last March.“I love playing here,” Rubio said.Donovan Mitchell scored 22 for Utah.Nikola Mirotic scored 25 points, but 15 of that came in the first quarter, when he hit three 3s and helped the Pelicans take a 31-28 lead into the second period. Jrue Holiday scored 18 points.“Ricky and Gobert really got the whole lob situation going,” Holiday said. “Next time, I think we’ve got to do a better job at containing them.”TIP-INSJazz: Shot 52.3 percent (46 for 88) and combined for 10 3s on 32 attempts. … Attempted 37 foul shot, hitting 30. … Dante Exum scored 11 points, and Derrick Favors had 10.Pelicans: Starting point guard Elfrid Payton left the game with a sprained right ankle early in the third quarter. … Reserve forward Darius Miller did not play after leaving Friday night’s game against Brooklyn with a thigh bruise. … Second-year pro Frank Jackson, a high-second-round draft pick in 2017 who sat out his rookie season with injuries, scored a career-high 14 points in 23 minutes. … Jahlil Okafor scored 11 points in 14 minutes. … New Orleans went 3-1 during its four-game home stand and now leaves for a nine-day, five-game road trip against Western Conference teams.SEALING THE DEAL The Davis-Gobert matchup has been a competitive and compelling one in recent seasons. With Davis out, Gobert had his best offensive game of the young season. He’d come in averaging 14.5 points and had not scored more than 19 points in a game this season.Jazz coach Quin Snyder was quick to highlight the effect of Davis sitting out, noting the Pelicans’ five-time All-Star is “obviously one of the best players in the league, maybe playing the best of anyone in the league right now.”“We did a good job of trying to attack them in a way that was effective, given his absence,” Snyder added.Rubio was averaging just 6 points coming in and hadn’t scored more than 13 in a game.“I’ve got to be more regular. Sometimes I’m not as aggressive as I was tonight,” Rubio said. “I felt my shot and kept shooting and we had a good night.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Utah led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter and were still up 102-82 at the start of the fourth, when numerous fans began filing out en masse.With a lineup of reserves finishing out the game, the Pelicans rallied to the point of re-engaging those fans who’d stuck around, pulling to 110-102 on Wesley Johnson’s 3 with 6:34 left. But Utah responded with a 10-2 run during which Rubio hit six free throws.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Dallas on Sunday night.Pelicans: Visit Denver on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) slam dunks over New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — When Ricky Rubio learned he wouldn’t have to worry about Anthony Davis guarding the paint for the Pelicans, the Jazz point guard figured he better look for Utah big-man Rudy Gobert at the rim whenever possible.“I was looking more to that than anything else,” Rubio said, adding that when New Orleans’ defense collapsed on Gobert, he was able to take advantage of that as well.ADVERTISEMENT Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Gobert had 25 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and Utah became the first team this season to beat New Orleans, 132-111 on Saturday night.“When Ricky plays like that, it’s hard to lose,” said Gobert, who had a handful of dunks set up by Rubio, several on alley-oop lobs. “We’ve got a lot of guys that can score and when Ricky starts to make the right play and puts even more pressure on the defense, it’s hard to guard for sure.”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 ChrissDavis was ruled out shortly before the game because of his sprained right elbow — an injury through which he’d played in a victory a night earlier over Brooklyn.“There’s not any long-term concern,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “He came in today and tried to shoot at shoot-around, and there was a still a little bit of pain. … I’m not going to risk anything over one game. 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Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In the group’s other match, substitute Christian Eriksen scored as Tottenham beat Inter Milan 1-0 at Wembley and those teams will fight for second place in the last round. Tottenham faces Barcelona in its last group match while Inter hosts PSV.Messi has now scored 10 goals in five Champions League matches against Dutch opponents, including his hat trick against PSV in their Group B opener this season.But Barcelona will have to raise its game if it is to win back the Champions League trophy that was won by archrival Real Madrid for the last three seasons.PSV effectively countered Barcelona’s threat for much of the first half by pressing hard and denying Messi and his team mates time to settle, forcing mistakes.“It is our style of play that we take a lot of risks,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. “There are a lot of teams now that try to put us under pressure. If we make mistakes in our midfield it is tough, but it is part of our risky style.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Jeff Van Gundy has Americans on brink of Fiba World Cup berth MOST READ “He’s a player you almost can’t stop,” said PSV coach Mark van Bommel. “You have to do everything you can — and we did that today — to block his shots. But sometimes it doesn’t work and that has to do with the quality of the player. That’s why he’s the best in the world.”Barcelona was already qualified for the next round before kicking off at PSV Stadium and was uncharacteristically scrappy at times until a moment of Messi magic finally gave his team the lead in the 61st minute.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 ChrissThe Argentina star scored his 106th Champions League goal by dribbling through a group of PSV defenders and unleashing a powerful shot past Jeroen Zoet.He then turned supplier for Barcelona’s second, taking a free kick that Gerard Pique deflected past Zoet. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo, left, runs to congratulate Barcelona forward Lionel Messi who scored his side’s first goal during a Group B Champions League soccer match between PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — PSV Eindhoven did all it could to stifle Lionel Messi. It wasn’t enough.Messi scored one goal after a trademark dribble and set up another from a free kick as Barcelona beat PSV 2-1 Wednesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group B with one match left to play.ADVERTISEMENT PSV unlucky not to go into the break at least one goal in front after twice hitting the frame of the goal.Gaston Pereiro hit the post after 16 minutes and Luuk de Jong saw his looping header rebound off the crossbar shortly before halftime.De Jong grabbed a consolation goal for the home fans with an 83rd-minute header to set up a frenetic late assault, but despite pouring forward in the closing minutes PSV could not find an equalizer.“We had problems with De Jong, he is tough to defend,” Valverde said. “PSV began to believe they had a chance and play long balls, but in the end we got the result we came here for.”PSV coach Mark van Bommel — himself a Champions League winner with Barcelona in his playing days — started with his regular lineup that has won all 13 of its Dutch Eredivisie matches this season but failed to register a victory in the Champions League. The team has just one point from five matches and is guaranteed to finish bottom of the group.Barcelona was without the injured Luis Suarez, with Ousmane Dembele taking his place. Dembele scored a goal as Barcelona beat PSV at Camp Nou in their first Group B match this season, but could not add to his tally in Eindhoven.Valverde started Clement Lenglet in defense instead of Samuel Umtiti, who returned to play at the weekend for the first time since the end of September due to a left knee injury, but felt discomfort in the knee in training Tuesday.The missing players may have contributed to the sometimes disjointed performance.Messi made sure Barcelona won anyway.last_img read more

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PM solely responsible for delays in constitutional reform – Ramkarran

first_img…questions why he neglected to exercise his authority to push the BillAlthough Prime Minister Moses Nagamotoo has said that the blame should not be placed solely at the feet of the coalition Government but the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform, political analyst Ralph Ramkarran has a different view.He said in his weekly column, Conversation Tree, that no member has apparently requested the Chair, Attorney General Basil Williams, to convene a meeting of the Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform to discuss the Constitution Reform Commission Bill.“The failure of the Standing Committee to conclude its consideration of the Bill – which it has had since July 2017, when it was tabled in the National Assembly andConstitutional Reform, political analyst Ralph Ramkaranhad its first reading – suggests that the Parliament’s business, and hence that of the nation, is being neglected or worse, being hindered by the Committee,” Ramkarran, a former Speaker, observed.The Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform was set up for the purpose of continually reviewing the effectiveness of the working of the Constitution and making periodic reports thereon to the National Assembly, with proposals for reform as necessary.The Parliamentary Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform consists of: Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Public Service Minister Rupert Roopnaraine, Opposition Member of Parliament Adrian Anamayah, Opposition MP Priya Manickchand and Opposition MP and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.According to Nagamootoo, the Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Committee two years ago and the Committee has only met once. He noted that the Committee was supposed to look at the document and report back to the National Assembly, but nothing has come out of it.“I have never heard any calls, not even from the Opposition, for this committee to meet and without the Commission, there can be no constitutional reform,” he said recently, stating that he remained hopeful that the Committee would make serious considerations of the Bill.But Ramkarran said that the Prime Minister was not powerless and under the Constitution of Guyana, he is the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly. “If a Bill in his name is before the Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform, and there is delay in considering it, he cannot pass the buck. He cannot blame the Committee,” he asserted.The former House Speaker further argued that as Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Nagamootoo has the authority to direct Williams toPrime Minister Moses Nagamotooconvene a meeting of the Committee to consider the Bill.“If he needs help, the Prime Minister can invoke the assistance of the Cabinet or of the President. If the Prime Minister is unwilling to take such steps, he has to take responsibility, rather than appealing to the public for understanding,” Ramkarran remarked.Further, Ramkarran said if the Standing Committee failed to address the Bill, the Prime Minister could request the National Assembly to proceed with consideration and passing of the Bill at a second reading. He said, “There is no rule or practice that requires a Bill to be considered by a Standing Committee prior to it being debated in the National Assembly. And there is no rule that prevents the Prime Minister to request the second reading of the Bill.”Another observation made by the political analyst is Nagamootoo has not explained why after the Standing Committee on Constitutional Reform having failed to consider the Bill, he has in turn neglected to exercise his power and authority to push the Bill along the parliamentary process.“If the Prime Minister and the Government considered constitutional reform leading to inclusive governance to be an important matter, they would have caused the Bill to be tabled in the National Assembly long ago and not allow the Standing Committee to upend the parliamentary process, embarrass the PM, derail [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC’s election promises and delay progress.”It was recently revealed that the Office of the Prime Minister has spent millions of dollars on constitutional reform. This revelation came out of questions that were posed to PM Nagamootoo, who is also the First Vice President, by the parliamentary Opposition.In his response, Nagamootoo revealed that $21.4 million of the sum has been spent as of August 2018. Of this amount, $5 million went towards constitutional reform “activities”. However, observers are questioning what exactly this allocation was used for, as there seems to be little movement on an issue the Government based part of its 2015 campaign on.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo also spoke recently on the issue, saying that he was not too convinced about the spending and constitutional reform should be broad-based. Jagdeo said Government was perhaps not serious about advancing constitutional reform.Also, outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway believes the much-anticipated constitutional reform was highly unlikely before the 2020 General and Regional Elections. Ambassador Holloway is of the view that the people and the Government of Guyana were not serious enough about amending the Constitution, which is modelled after Britain’s.last_img read more

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Spectra Energy February gas leak update

first_img[asset|aid=1231|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c5cd66ef3ea84ba816b40fb7023d902c-Locke 2_1_Pub.mp3]Locke says the piece of pipeline was transported to a special laboratory for testing. A representative from Spectra Energy says the company took every precaution necessary following a gas leak on the Alaska Highway.Team Leader of Spectra’s Land and Community Relations Rodney Locke says the company’s Vice President of Operations suspended every pigging site until each one was inspected and cleared.He says Spectra conducts over three thousand pigging operations a year in BC alone.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1230|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c5cd66ef3ea84ba816b40fb7023d902c-Locke 1_1_Pub.mp3]The investigations are still continuing after the February 20th incident. The Alaska Highway was closed for roughly two hours, and two workers were taken to hospital.The workers were released shortly after with no injuries. Locke says the company is still working with National Energy Board and the Transportation Safety Board to find out what happened.Advertisementlast_img read more

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