UAAP: Kouame drops 33 as Ateneo crushes FEU for share of no. 1

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blue Eagles played without suspended Thirdy Ravena and Mike and Matt Nieto, who are both down with dengue, but Angelo Kouame stepped up to help them tie Adamson at the top spot with 7-2 records.Kouame had a monster performance with 33 points and 27 rebounds, 14 of which came under the offensive glass.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 Tamaraws, meanwhile, missed the services of Arvin Tolentino, who is serving a two-game ban, and slid to a third-place tie with La Salle at 5-4.Ateneo avenged their 63-60 first round loss to the Tamaraws. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ 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 Richard Escoto had a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Tamaraws. Both teams were still level after the first quarter at 16, but the Blue Eagles upped the pressure broke away, leading 34-22 heading into the break.FEU managed to string together a 6-0 run at the start of the fourth to trim the deficit to 14, 62-48, but the Blue Eagles powered through down the stretch and regained stability a 21-point lead, 77-56, after Kouame’s bucket with 2:27 remaining.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said the team just took what the FEU defense gave and that was to dump the ball inside to Kouame who had the space after the Tamaraws closed in on the Blue Eagles’ shooters.“We took advantage of the opportunity because FEU locked down on our shooters and that left Ange wide open for offensive rebounds,” said Arespacochaga. “Credit not only goes to Ange but also to our shootersAnton Asistio aided Ateneo’s offense with 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thai cave survivors train with Galaxy, Ibrahimovic Despite the absence of its key cogs, Ateneo still dominated Far Eastern, 82-62, in their second round meeting in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket slated to host string of summer camps

first_imgThe Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Scotiabank under their Kiddy Cricket brand will tomorrow close one of their many cricket summer camps where they have sought to teach the game of cricket to the younger generation. At the same time, the two entities are gearing up to host several other cricket camps throughout the coast of Guyana.The first camp for the 2018 season began earlier this week at the Fort Wellington Secondary School Ground, where children of West Berbice were encouraged to be part of the interactive learning experience. On the East Coast of Demerara, another camp will conclude today at the Ogle Community Centre Ground.Further along the coast, three other camps will bowl off at the beginning of the new week. In West Demerara, the students will be taught at the Zeeburg Ground on West Coast, while the participants in Essequibo will have their chance to learn something new at the Imam Bacchus Ground on the Essequibo Coast. Both camps will run from August 13 to August 17.Each of the camps will run for a four-day period and will take on a school-like approach, being held between 09:00h and 15:00h.The GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Summer Camps are expected to target students between the ages of eight and fourteen, and will be primarily used to impart cricket knowledge, and its requisite discipline and commitment attributes to the said participants. The objective of the camp activity is to identify, encourage and begin to develop 40 talented players from each of the targeted district locations.last_img read more

Griezmann’s brace sinks Germany

first_img0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann netted a second half brace in the Stade de France as France came from behind to beat Germany in Paris. PHOTO/COURTESYPARIS, France, Oct 17- Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday and cast further doubt on Joachim Loew’s future.Toni Kroos struck a 14th-minute penalty for Germany, but Griezmann engineered a rousing fightback in the first game between the nations at the Stade de France since the November 2015 friendly that was overshadowed by a series of terror attacks on the French capital. France coach Didier Deschamps fielded an almost identical team to the one that started the World Cup final, Presnel Kimpembe the lone exception in place of the injured Samuel Umtiti.Germany’s chastening 3-0 defeat by the Dutch on Saturday prompted Loew to make five changes, as he injected additional pace into the attack with the inclusions of Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry.Kylian Mbappe’s electrifying speed was soon on display, but Hugo Lloris initially proved the far busier of the two goalkeepers as Germany sought to end a run of three competitive matches without a goal.Lloris, who missed last month’s opening 0-0 draw in Munich, was forced to hack clear early on when N’Golo Kante’s intervention sent the ball rolling towards his own goal.However, he was beaten on 14 minutes when Kroos struck from the spot after Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Kimpembe was penalised for a handball as he slid to block a Sane cross.Lloris guessed correctly and dived to his left although the Tottenham keeper could only help the ball into the corner of the net.Germany immediately threatened a second as Sane burst clear on the halfway line, but his pass for Timo Werner was pushed away from the RB Leipzig striker by an outstretched Lloris.France, unbeaten in 14 matches since a friendly loss to Colombia in March, were again indebted to Lloris when he scrambled a Matthias Ginter effort behind after a chance fell invintingly to the defender at a corner.– Griezmann steps up –Olivier Giroud lifted over a difficult chance from a Lucas Hernandez cross just before half-time, shortly after a teasing Griezmann delivery eluded a lunging Mbappe in the Germany box.A vastly improved France nearly equalised through Mbappe minutes into the second half, the teenager denied by Manuel Neuer’s left boot as he bore in on goal.Sane scuffed wide from a Nico Schulz cut-back, but France levelled on 62 minutes as Griezmann rose magnificently to head a driven Lucas Hernandez cross beyond a helpless Neuer.Gnabry, making first Germany appearance since Nov 2016, intercepted a risky Kimpembe pass and saw a rasping 25-yard strike fisted away by Lloris.But France were awarded a penalty of their own 10 minutes from time when Paul Pogba slipped in Blaise Matuidi, the Juventus midfielder upended by Mats Hummels as he tried to round Neuer.Griezmann smacked the resulting spot-kick past Neuer to condemn Germany to an alarming sixth defeat in their last 10 outings, and rule Loew’s side out of Nations League title contention.France, who top the section on seven points, take on the Netherlands in their final game on November 16 in Rotterdam, while Germany must beat the Dutch in Gelsenkirchen next month if they are to avoid relegation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

French Federation chief blocks path to Benzema return

first_img“It should also be said that we have a certain number of talented players in attack, and it is less of a problem than a few years ago.”The 29-year-old Real Madrid star has won 81 caps for his country but has not played since October 2015, when a scandal over a sex tape broke out with Benzema implicated.Benzema was one of a number of people accused of blackmailing his then international teammate Mathieu Valbuena — now with Turkish club Fenerbahce — over the tape.Benzema was placed under investigation for “complicity to and attempted blackmail”.After being left out of the France squad for Euro 2016, the striker accused the national coach Didier Deschamps of bowing “to pressure from a racist part of France”.But Deschamps has said that not selecting Benzema was better for the “balance” and “harmony” of his squad.“As long as Didier Deschamps is coach, I have no chance of getting back into the France team,” Benzema said in an interview with Canal Plus last month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has won 81 caps for his country but has not played since October 2015, when a scandal over a sex tape broke out with Benzema implicated © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSPARIS, France, Dec 6 – The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has effectively ruled out any prospect of a return to the national team for Karim Benzema ahead of next year’s World Cup.“You would need to be a bit blind or deaf to not understand that it will be difficult to select him, that seems unquestionable,” the FFF’s Noel Le Graet told RMC radio on Wednesday.last_img read more

DONEGAL FISH FACTORY CLOSES WITH LOSS OF 18 JOBS

first_imgThe closure of a fish factory in Killybegs has resulted in the loss of 18 jobs.KillybegsDonegal Fish Products is to close with some workers losing their posts after 30 years of service.The factory is closing after it was taken over by another company. Local TD Thomas Pringle has described the job losses as a huge blow to the area. DONEGAL FISH FACTORY CLOSES WITH LOSS OF 18 JOBS was last modified: January 30th, 2015 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:Donegal Fish ProductsKillybegsredundancieslast_img read more

PEOPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER BUS CRASHES

first_imgA number of people have been hospitalised after a crash between a minibus and a car in Glenswilly this morning.The crash happened just after 8.30am at Breenagh.A spokesman for the Garda Press Office said he did not believe any of the injuries are life-threatening. However five of those hurt in the crash have been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.The road in the area close to McFadden’s Garage has been closed but is due to re-open shortly.The Garda Press office said they believed it was a school minibus was involved but other reports say the minibus contained construction workers.However it has now been confirmed that a schoolbus was behind the accident but was NOT directly involved. It is understood those hurt were taken to hospital as a matter or precaution and their injuries are not understood to be serious.Gardai have asked people to remain vigilant and cautious on the roads following the cold snap in the past couple of days.The latest crash comes the morning after a man lost his life on the outskirts of Ballybofey last night just before 8pm.The man, named locally as 53 year old John O’Donnell, died when his van was in collision with a jeep. PEOPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER BUS CRASHES was last modified: November 20th, 2013 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:Breenaghbus crashglenswillylast_img read more

Hardik, 59 others booked for rioting

first_imgAhmedabad police on Monday booked the Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and 59 others in a “rioting” case following a complaint by a local BJP councilor in Ramol area of the city. Mr. Hardik Patel and his supporters are accused of vandalising BJP councilor’s house in the city. Following this, the police arrested 11 people after filing an FIR. “They have filed a case against Hardik and others in connection with a complaint by a local BJP leader. This is meant to harass us because the BJP government is using the state machinery to break the agitation ahead of the assembly polls in Gujarat,” said Varun Patel, a media convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS). The Patel quota agitation leader, who is already facing two sedition cases in Ahmedabad and Surat and is currently out on bail, allegedly trespassed into the house of Paresh Patel, BJP’s municipal councilor in Vastral, in the city, at around 2 am along with 59 others, as per the complaint filed by Mr. Patel. According to the police, Mr. Hardik and his group were upset as one of their members, Kunal Patel, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly posting an objectionable message on the social media. An FIR was filed against Mr. Hardik and others under sections 147 (rioting), 142, 143, 149 (unlawful assembly), 435(mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 120 (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. The quota agitation, launched in 2015 to seek quota for the Patidar community, is spearheaded by the 23-year-old Hardik, who was earlier arrested and spent several months in jail before he was granted bail. His agitation had turned violent in August 2015 during which over a dozen persons were killed in police firing, forcing the state authorities to call in army to restore law and order situation in the state.last_img read more

$99 Pepper Tablet

first_imgBangalore-based Lakshmi Access Communications Systems has launched a $99, 4.3-inch Magnum Pepper Tablet PC based on Google’s Android operating system.“We have made it affordable, we have ensured it fits the pocket,” says Mahendraa Kumar Jain, the company’s managing director.The tablet features an 800-megahertz processor, 256 RAM, 4GB memory and works both on wireless Internet and 3G networks. Related Itemslast_img

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup final turning point

first_imgIndia beat Sri Lanka by six wicket to win the World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.They created history, but that could not have been possible without the effort of Gautam Gambhir, who missed out on his ton by three runs and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 91 to signal his comeback to form.However, the turning point was the third wicket 83-run stand between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir.After putting 274 runs on board, Sir Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga had scalped Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early and the Lankans were going gung-ho, that’s when Kohli and Gambhir arrived. They batted with gusto to change the face of the game.Man-of-the-MatchIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the MoM award for his unbeaten 91.Player of the tournamentUndoubtedly, it has to be Yuvraj Singh. His all-round performance helped India win five matches.last_img read more