Dillinger refuses to call Ginebra-Meralco a ‘rivalry’ yet

first_imgGood fight: Durham, Meralco come up short anew but with their head held high Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:19Robredo refuses ‘unfair’ tag; asks critics to read her drug war report00:50Trending 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 Jared Dillinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Despite another hard-fought battle in a PBA Finals series, Jared Dillinger wouldn’t use the word rival to describe Ginebra and Meralco.Not until Meralco wins on over the crowd favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “Rivals? I wouldn’t call them much of a rival if they beat us twice,” said the outspoken Dillinger after the Bolts surrendered Game 7 to Ginebra, 101-96. “I mean, until we can actually win a championship against them, they’re not really a rival.”Dillinger couldn’t help but regret to have his best performance of the Finals come too little too late, as he fired a series-best 20 points on a 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the clincher.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“I wish my shot came a little bit sooner in this series,” he said. “But that’s the name of the game. Sometimes, your shot’s off, it’s off. You gotta stay positive and find ways to work through it. You gotta try to to help the team in other ways. It happens. My shots are finally falling tonight but it doesn’t matter, we lost. It doesn’t matter anymore. I wish we won so it would be some kind of a rivalry but we didn’t win.”Dillinger, though, was proud with the fight the Bolts showed in the decider even if they found themselves down by as big as 20 points in the first half. “I’m speechless a little bit. It’s just tough we’re right here again — right at the edge and lose again,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We didn’t give up. But when you go down big against Ginebra, especially in the first half like that, it’s gonna be hard. It’s gonna be a grind to get back,” he said, saying that playing catch-up all game long took a toll on the team.“I think we pretty much lost the game by the first half. We were just playing catch-up the whole time. We wanted to let Ginebra shoot, tried to clog the paint, but tonight they hit their shots.”Amid all the frustrations, it doesn’t mean that the Bolts couldn’t learn a thing or two from this bridesmaid finish.“We have great pieces, for sure. We have good solid group of vets and young guys. We have a good team. It’s just we have to continue to build a good culture. We have a great coaching staff, management is very supportive, so we can continue to build.”Still, one can’t fault Dillinger for feeling bad after botching another chance for the title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

English Premier League confirms winter break from 2020

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Norbert Torres still waiting for clearance to join practice after BGC stabbing Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? To accommodate the break, the FA Cup fifth round will be moved to mid-week and there will be no replays if necessary; instead, extra time and penalties.“This is a significant moment for English football and one that we believe will greatly benefit both club and country,” FA chief executive Martin Glenn said.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 crownThe measures are being introduced only to the country’s top tier. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester City players lift the English Premier League trophy after the soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. A February winter break will be introduced in the English Premier League from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association announced on Friday June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)LONDON — A February winter break will be introduced in the English Premier League from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association announced on Friday.The breaks will be staggered to ensure that Premier League action still takes place on every weekend during the period, with five games on each weekend, allowing two weeks’ rest for players.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Constitutional obligation of GECOM to fulfil

first_imgDear Editor,I want to reiterate that GECOM should, at any given moment, be ready to hold elections in 90 days. This is a constitutional obligation of GECOM to fulfil. The President should not be waiting on GECOM for a date. The President should set a date based on the Constitution and GECOM should meet that requirement unless the Opposition and Government come to an agreement in Parliament (2/3 majority) that extends the 90 days.Guyanese should no longer fall to the excuses of GECOM and this Government.Yours truly,Hemendra Ramdattlast_img

Shock stats! When Arsenal pick these players are they more likely to lose?

first_img 3 Calum Chambers has the third highest LOSING percentage of any Arsenal player in the Premier League so far* this season, losing 27.8 per-cent of all PL games played. Click the arrow to see which players have an even worse losing rate! – The summer arrival from Southampton has been reasonably impressive given his tender age and relative inexperience, but it has arguably been that inexperience that has also proven to be his downfall at times this season. Still very much a player in his development phase, Chambers has been on the losing side for 27.8 per-cent of his league appearances so far. Selection dilemmas are just one of the issues for managers of top clubs and no more so is that true than at Arsenal.Arsene Wenger boasts one of the top flight’s largest squads and following a season ravaged by injury, has been forced to use nearly every player at his disposal.However, through not being able to select first-choice players, the Gunners have been susceptible to losing matches, with these players (having made at least nine league appearances) losing the highest percentage of league matches this season.Click the arrows on the images above to see who features.*All stats correct up to 12 January 2015.NOW CHECK OUT THE ARSENAL PLAYERS WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN PERCENTAGES! 2. Kieran Gibbs has been on the losing side in 31.25 per cent of Arsenal’s Premier League games to date this season. Click the arrow to see which Gunner has the WORST loss rate… – A talented individual, many believe Kieran Gibbs should be featuring far more regularly at international level for England. Despite his abilities though, the full-back has been on the losing side for Arsenal for 31.25 per-cent of his league matches this season, arguably due to the fact that the Gunners’ back line has rarely been at full-strength when he plays. Jack Wilshere – 33.3 per-cent loss rate – He may be Mr. Arsenal, but Jack Wilshere has not been a lucky charm for the Gunners when he has featured this season. The midfielder has been restricted to just nine league appearances due to injury, but when he has played, he has been on the losing side 33.3 per cent of time, a statistic that looks even more damning when compared to his win rate 22.2 per-cent. 3 3last_img read more

SHOCKER! Liverpool fan favourite singing ‘Glory, Glory Man United’

first_imgDanny Murphy is one of Colin Murray’s regular Thursday ‘friends’, but this week he wanted to leave work early.The former Liverpool star was in a rush to get to his daughter’s sports day, but Colin wasn’t going to let him off that easily.So, as punishment for sloping off early, he was forced into hearty renditions of ‘Glory, Glory Man United’ and Everton anthem ‘It’s A Grand Old Team’.Enjoy…last_img

Man United are forcing Van Persie out of the club, claims former teammate

first_img1 Manchester United striker Robin van Persie Manchester United are trying to force Robin van Persie out of the club, according to former Feyenoord teammate Pierre van Hooijdonk.The Red Devils striker has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, following a below par season with Louis van Gaal’s side.And ex-Holland forward Van Hooijdonk claims the former Arsenal striker has been offered to clubs in Turkey.“As early as January of this year, I received information from Turkey about Robin and Fenerbahce,” he told Voetbal International. “The minute this information came, you knew that United had sent people to test the water for a move.“Agents and others were searching for big clubs who are prepared to pay the high fee involved for Van Persie. Robin’s contract expires next year, so this is the moment when United can still get money for him.“Van Persie is in a difficult situation. To the outside world he says he is happy to stay and I can understand this. But Robin has the feeling that United want to get rid of him,” Van Hooijdonk added.“A big club in England, Spain or Germany is a more attractive option. Until the player realises that behind his back the two clubs have done a big deal.“That is the moment the pressure is put on. You are almost forced to go to the club where your employer has struck a deal. This is what I mean with games being played right now.”Van Hooijdonk knows that one of his old clubs, Fenerbahce, are keen to land van Persie.“Of course the money is good, life is good in Istanbul, but it is not a big football league in Europe we are talking about,” said Van Hooijdonk.“There is a lot at stake right now for Robin. He could be heading for his last Euro tournament in France next summer. So he needs to play a lot in the 10 months before the Euros.”“I have a feeling that his relationship with Louis van Gaal is not as good as it was when they were both having cosy chats looking at players in the stands in Holland,” he continued.“I would advise Robin to leave United this summer. All the signals are there that the club wants to sell him. So he has to get out on time.”last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal artist is to make waves on Times Square when her work is exhibited to an audience of hundreds of thousands of people in the heart of New York next week.Ramelton woman Zara McDaid, who works as an art teacher in Magh Ene College, Bundoran, also stands a chance of scooping a $10,000 prize as well as featuring in a limited edition “Art Takes Times Square” book which will be distributed worldwide.Zara qualified for the exciting and unique exhibition having come through a public vote before a panel of judges selected the work to be put on display in bright lights on the iconic massive billboards of Times Square. The grand prize winner will be revealed on Monday, June 18th at the Times Square VIP premiere.The Grand Prize Artist will be selected by an esteemed panel of jurors: Dan Burns, Associate Director of Galerie Lelong; Clara Drummond, Independent Curator; Jack Becker, Executive Director of Forecast Public Art & Public Art Review; Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator of Para/Site Art Space; and Natasha Conland, Curator of Contemporary Art at Auckland Art Gallery.All exhibited artists will receive a stunning online portfolio and hundreds will be shown at the Artists Wanted after-party featuring Questlove of the Roots / Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Indeed, there is also a prize of $2,500 for the member of the public whose final selection is most compatible with that of the judges.Commenting on the competition, Zara said she was thrilled to have been one of the artists selected to have her work exhibited at Times Square. “This has been a tremendous experience and to have my work showcased at such a location is a proverbial dream come true,” she said.Zara has established and runs CreativeKIDZ art summer camp which takes place this summer in the Town Hall, Castle Street, Ramelton from July 2nd to 6th next for children aged between five and thirteen years. The Art camp will also run for a week in Sligo at the Sligo Golf Academy and Activities Centre located in Strandhill, Co.Sligo from July 9th to 13th inclusive. DONEGAL ARTIST TO MAKE A SHOW OF HERSELF ON TIMES SQUARE! was last modified: June 11th, 2012 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:artistnew yorkRameltonTimes SquareZara McDaidlast_img read more


first_imgTHIS is the sad sight which has greeted people out walking just outside Glencolmcille.A baby whale has been washed ashore there in the past few days.It’s unclear what species it is, but it has been there for the past three or four days. It’s thought to be a False Killer Whale or a Pilot Whale. A dolphin was found dead on the same beach a week ago. SADNESS AS BABY WHALE FOUND DEAD AT GLENCOLMCILLE BEACH was last modified: December 17th, 2014 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:baby whaledeaddolphinGlencolmcillewhalelast_img read more

Top 11 veterans in Europe’s top five leagues, including Arsenal and Man City stars

first_img revealed BEST OF Buffon has done well since joining PSG. 5 5 5 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 predicted 7. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.08/10Another cultured centre-back, Silva is putting in top performances in front of team-mate Buffon. The 34-year-old is holding up well despite some deviation in his form last term and isn’t rapidly regressing as some players do.6. Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.11/10Another season and it’s another year the Brazilian, 33, is part of a tight Atleti defence. The left-back has helped Diego Simeone’s side concede just four goals in LaLiga this campaign, so it’s no surprise to see him register as one of the top veterans around. Zabaleta has remained ahead of new signing Ryan Fredericks this season. 5 Most Popular Football Stories How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings scrap gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Some say life begins at 40, and Gianluigi Buffon is one man who might just agree with that sentiment.Rather than retire, the Italian goalkeeper left Juventus and moved to Paris Saint-Germain as he attempts to win the Champions League before he hangs up his gloves.center_img Chiellini will no doubt be enjoying playing alongside Leonardo Bonucci again. 5 He’s backed Brazilian superstar Neymar and wonderkid Kylian Mbappe to help him do this and he’s also keeping up his end of the bargain with some top displays between the sticks.And he’s not the only veteran star earning his keep despite their advancing age.Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a look at the statistics on WhoScored.com and found the top 11 players aged 33-years-old and above. 5. Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.11/10The Bluebirds may well be on course to be one of the worst teams in Premier League history but Bamba, 33, is at least trying to right their wrongs. His ability in the air helps him dominate opponents – he won 11 aerial duels against Burnley – and helped them keep two clean sheets against relegation rivals Newcastle and Huddersfield.4. Jose Holebas (Watford) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.19/10The Greek left-back, 34, still impresses with his marauding nature at Vicarage Road. In the Hornets’ early season form he grabbed one, fairly fluky, goal and also made four assists. But some recent erratic displays may be a worry.3. Fernandinho (Manchester City) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.22/10He may not be the player he was in previous seasons, but the Brazilian, 33, is still a trusted lieutenant for Pep Guardiola. He marshals the midfield well but has dropped off in his previously excellent defensive duties as he begins to decline. Enjoy him while he’s still around. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? latest 8= Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.05/10In his five games this season, the 33-year-old Argentine has done well, particularly against Manchester United, grabbing an assist. He’s learnt to curb his attacking tendencies in east London and is putting up good numbers in terms of tackles won, interceptions, and clearances. whoops Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion He may not have been able to impress at Chelsea but he’s been superb for Atleti over the years. The Brazilian will take some replacing at the Etihad Stadium. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense 8= Petr Cech (Arsenal) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.05/10The 36-year-old has struggled to adapt to Unai Emery’s style of play and conceded nine goals in seven appearances but, according to WhoScored.com’s stats, he was doing okay before his injury in the 2-0 win over Watford.8= Gianluigi Buffon (Paris Saint-Germain) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.05/10At 40, Buffon was brave to leave Juventus and head to Paris but he’s proving wise now given they seem set to romp to the title. His stunning save to deny Lyon’s Memphis Depay before the international break shows he’s still an elite level shot-stopper.8= Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.05/10As Juve attempt to make it an astonishing eight consecutive Serie A title wins, the Italian stalwart is still a rock at the back. He’s powerful and aggressive when he needs to be while also possessing exceptional technical qualities. The way the 34-year-old is growing old gracefully should be an example to many current professionals. LATEST 2. Rune Jarstein (Hertha Berlin) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.24/10In the Bundesliga, Hertha are fifth in a very tight table and this is partly down to their fine defensive record. The 36-year-old Norwegian has only conceded six goals this campaign, which is a pretty damn good way to kick off a season.1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – WhoScored.com rating = 7.95/10Even though he had a slow start, in terms of hitting the back of the net, Ronaldo has still managed four goals and four assists in Serie A since his move from Real Madrid. At 33-years-old he’s showing no signs of slowing down and is getting away 7.6 shots per game on average as he attempt to remain at an elite level for goalscoring.last_img read more

SA surfer runner-up at World Juniors

first_img12 October 2012 Buitendag’s results in 2012 have included a victory in the CHIKO Pro Junior in Newcastle, Australia, another win in the six-star-rated Movistar Women’s Pro in Piura, Peru, and another title in the six-star Azores Pro at the beginning of October. The waves were outstanding and Buitendag and Van Dijk were deserving finalists, having scored six of the top 10 highest wave scores of the event in the lead-up to the final. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material ‘A great warm-up’“Nikki surfed really well, I’m very happy for her. This event has been a great warm-up for me to get ready to surf on next year’s ASP Women’s World Championship Tour,” she concluded. Led throughoutIn the title-decider, the Australian held the lead throughout, using her smooth style to glide down the line and unleash some crisp and powerful carves. Rising South African surfing star Bianca Buitendag fell at the final hurdle at the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships in Bali on Friday, but nonetheless walked away as runner-up for the title of world junior champion. ShoneBuitendag shone throughout the event, using powerful backhand surfing to storm through a draw stacked with the best junior surfers in the world. In the final, unfortunately for her, she was unable to find the best waves to execute the moves that saw her post big scores in the earlier rounds. “I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt!” Van Dijk said after securing victory. Next year, she will join the top 17 surfers in the world on the elite ASP Women’s World Championship Tour and is certainly one to watch. “I just want to thanks my Oakley for putting this event on, and God for giving us great surf. “I was nervous the whole heat! I was shaky when I was trying to stand up. I think I was just so excited to be out there in such perfect waves. “I’m really happy with second,” Buitendag said. “I came here with no expectations and to finish like this has been great. Australia’s Nikki van Dijk took the victory in six-foot surf, with flawless tubes and walls reeling down the reef at Keramas, which set the perfect stage for the battle for the title. In January 2011, she won the Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships. SAinfo reporter “I’m so honoured to win! This is what I dream of, it’s amazing! To be here with my sister and friends is amazing. I know all my family and friends at home will be so excited!”last_img read more