San Miguel calls out Alaska’s Alex Compton for ‘kawawa ang liga’ remark

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel cried foul over what it called “unnecessary remarks” by Alaska Aces head coach Alex Compton regarding the Beermen’s recruits over the past years.Compton, whose Aces lost three championship series to the Beermen since 2014, said San Miguel’s acquisition of three-time scoring champion Terrence Romeo put all the other teams at a disadvantage.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ San Miguel is the most successful franchise for the past five years winning six of the possible 12 titles including four straight Philippine Cups.“Each PBA team has a responsibility to create the right chemistry and harness talents to come up with a formidable squad,” said San Miguel in the statement.“This league has a gone a long way in providing entertainment and appreciation for this great sport and for that we thank all the people who have been a part in building it.”ADVERTISEMENT Top rookie pick CJ Perez leads charge as Columbian stuns San Miguel In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There was San Miguel for three finals, and June Mar Fajardo was always an issue,” said Compton in a previous Inquirer report. “Then they added Christian [Standhardinger] and now they added Terrence [Romeo]. Kawawa ang liga.”San Miguel rebutted Compton saying that the Aces also traded away “competent players” RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva before pointing out that TNT, Romeo’s former club, was actively trying to create a trade that would get rid of the prolific gunner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJazul was the first Ace to be traded to Phoenix in exchange for Simon Enciso in 2017 while Abueva also became a Fuel Master a year later after Alaska swapped him for Karl Dehesa and a 2019 first round draft pick.“It is also widely known that Terrence Romeo was offered to all the PBA teams before he was traded to the San Miguel Beermen.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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4-team softball action returns to MSC

first_imgAfter a brief break for various reasons; the Back to Eden, Permaul Trading, Khan’s Trading and Trophy Stall sponsored softball tournament resumes on Sunday with two matches at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground on Thomas Lands.The action will pick up as the tournament gets closer to the knock out stagesIn the curtain raiser at 10:00h, Amazon Masters will take on Wellman Masters while Success Masters and Tropical Springs will take the field at 13:00h as the intensity in the masters’ over-40 category picks up.The competition is organized by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) and also features teams in the Masters’ over-50 category and Female Open.The format is round robin.For further information, teams may contact Wayne Jones on 650-1790, Anil Beharry on 623-6875 or Jailall Deodass on 615-8644.last_img read more

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McCain criticizes Clinton for Iraq strategy

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RENO, Nev. – Republican Sen. John McCain criticized Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton’s move to repeal congressional authorization for the Iraq war, saying it’s “the worst possible idea that anybody could have.” Speaking to reporters after a town hall meeting Saturday in Reno, McCain said the new war strategy announced by President Bush in January is beginning to show “some success” and should be given a chance to succeed. “I think it’s a bad idea for us to again tie up the United States Senate in something that won’t be successful,” McCain said. “I think it again perhaps will send the wrong signal to our men and women who are trying to succeed over there. “I just think it’s the worst possible idea that anybody could have,” he added. “I’ll do everything in my power to see that it doesn’t succeed.” The Republican presidential candidate’s criticism came two days after Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, joined legislation that would require Bush to seek new authority from Congress to extend the conflict beyond Oct. 11, 2007. McCain, whose meeting was dominated by questions about Iraq and immigration, said he hopes the buildup of 21,500 more U.S. troops in Iraq will give the Iraqis time to mend sectarian fractures within the government and resolve other reconciliation issues. The Arizona senator insisted security around Baghdad has improved and that the U.S. is dealing better with improvised explosive devices. But he acknowledged suicide bombings are on the upswing and insurgents are moving outside Baghdad. “(The insurgents) are by no means subdued and they are continuously supplied from Iran and Syria,” he said. “But I do believe now we have an opportunity to succeed. There’s some good news, not a lot, but there’s some good news already out of Iraq.” last_img read more

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Everton announce Eto’o capture

first_img New Everton striker Samuel Eto’o 1 Veteran striker Samuel Eto’o has completed his free transfer to Everton, signing a two-year deal with the Merseyside outfit.The confirmation of the deal follows reports on Monday that suggested he had decided to join Roberto Martinez ranks despite a host of other interest around Europe.The 33-year-old was released by Chelsea at the end of last season and had been linked with the Toffees’ Merseyside rivals Liverpool before they sealed a surprise deal for Mario Balotelli.And, with the likes of Italian outfit Roma and Premier League duo West Ham and Sunderland also keen on the frontman, Blues boss Roberto Martinez quickly stepped in to seal the Cameroon international’s captureEto’o is likely to play a back-up to primary striker Romelu Lukaku, who arrived from Chelsea in a club record £28million deal this summer.The former Barcelona star scored 12 goals for Chelsea last season, including a hat-trick against Manchester United, but saw his relationship with Jose Mourinho placed in the spotlight when the Portuguese questioned his age in leaked footage from a French television interview.He could now make his Everton debut against Mourinho and his former team-mates, with the sides due to meet at Goodison Park on Saturday.Martinez had been on the lookout for experienced options up front, with Arouna Kone’s long-term lay-off leaving him short of cover.“I met him and we had a very good chat about football in general and I was impressed about the hunger he still has,” Martinez told Everton’s official website.“For someone who has achieved nearly everything, he still has the desire he had at 15 when he went to Spain and showed what he could do. For many reasons he has got a point to prove.“We are very excited and I think Everton is the perfect home for him. The fans will make him ready and feel sharp but we have got to be a bit patient with the fitness levels and make sure he is back to his best.”Eto’o – Cameroon’s record goalscorer – claims that Martinez was a key reason behind his decision to sign for Everton.“I am very happy to be here, I am looking forward greatly to putting on the Blue shirt of Everton,” he said.“I have been very impressed by the style of play Everton adopt. I could see straight away that at this club I will have the opportunity to play football. I had the chance to speak with the manager over the last few days and we agreed that this was what we would do.“I was impressed with his enthusiasm but also by the knowledge of football that Roberto Martinez carries, his vision of football and how he reads football. I still think I can learn a great deal from him here.”last_img read more

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Faithful wait for Nintendo Wii

first_imgNintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said shoppers who pay the full price for an out-of-stock Wii on Dec. 20 and 21 at retailer GameStop will receive a certificate promising the device “sometime in January,” according to published reports. Some local GameStop stores reported receiving no calls yet for the rain checks. But in Burbank, Jose Obando said he would rather wait to buy a Wii than subject himself to long lines and cold temperatures. “I’ve wanted it for a long time,” he said as he left the Best Buy in Burbank, where the only remnants of the roughly 200 early morning Wii shoppers were empty doughnut boxes and coffee cups outside the store’s entrance. Obando, who lives in Sun Valley, said one man tried to sell him a Wii for $100 more than the sticker price – a good deal compared to those currently sold on eBay. As of late Sunday, the price for some brand-new Wii consoles with up to 14 games listed on the online auction site had reached nearly $650 among bidders. But Obando resisted. “Frankly, I’m in no hurry,” he said. “I’ll just get it after Christmas.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – After hunkering down for hours in 35-degree overnight temperatures, Kyle Shook emerged victorious from a local Best Buy on Sunday. He was one of the first at the store to get his hands on the increasingly popular yet elusive Nintendo Wii. Shook, 21, had hunted for the game for months because he wanted to give one to his 9-year-old brother for Christmas, he said. He repeatedly called electronics retailers asking if they had the game in stock with no luck. So when he heard that 65 were available at Best Buy in Woodland Hills and that doors would open at 6 a.m., he resolved to give it one last try, setting up camp outside the store about 1 a.m. “It was pretty frickin’ cold,” said Shook, who lives in Canoga Park. “I got some blankets and my girlfriend and we just snuggled.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champLike Shook, hundreds gathered in those lines around the San Fernando Valley, where electronic stores offered a golden window of opportunity to purchase a limited supply of the game, which has emerged as the hottest item of the holiday season. Wii, which currently sells for $249.99, includes hand-held wireless controllers that allow the players to mime movements for 10-pin bowling, tennis, boxing, golf and baseball. Its popularity has taken off recently since it was released nearly a year ago, surprising manufacturers. Nintendo officials have said in published reports that the company hasn’t been able to manufacture the systems fast enough to meet consumer demand. So far, about 6 million units have been sold since it was launched in the United States. Nintendo announced last week it would give “rain checks” to shoppers who can’t buy the game console during the holiday season because of shortages. last_img read more

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Beam me up, Scotty, and rest in peace

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It broadens the market, which is important to us because our whole business plan is about getting more people access to space,” said Harvin Moore of Space Services Inc. of Houston, which is sponsoring the ashes flight. “Space needs to be affordable for all in some way.” Along with these services, space-tourism businesses hope to send customers into suborbital space at a cost of $25,000 to $250,000 a person, far less than the $20 million businessman Gregory Olsen paid Russia last fall for a ride to the International Space Station. Richard Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, already has 100 people who have paid $200,000 apiece for flights, which the company has said it hopes to begin in 2008. Kathie Mayo knew her 20-year-old daughter would have loved the idea of having her ashes sent into space. Rachael Mayo died in 2003 from complications of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She would have said, It’s about time, Mom, rather than keeping my ashes around the house,” said Kathie Mayo of Winona, Minn. Another company, ZeroG Aerospace Inc. of Seattle, hopes to launch a rocket next month with mementos from people who paid as little as $49.95. Scotty will be blasted into space – not beamed up – and Gordo is returning for his third flight. The planned launch sometime in March of a rocket carrying the ashes of actor James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery Scott on “Star Trek,” and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper will give a fitting send-off to two men who helped popularize human space exploration. The craft also will hold the ashes of 185 others, including a telephone technician, a nurse and a college student. Their families paid $995 to $5,300 for the flight, being conducted by one of a handful of growing businesses hoping to give a space experience to the common folk. Colorado-based Beyond-Earth Enterprises plans to launch a rocket on a brief flight in October with hair samples or fingernail clippings sent by people who paid $34.95 for the “DNA kit” package. The company will also transport science experiments – no animals allowed – for $2,500. So far, the response to Beyond-Earth’s services has been in the low hundreds, said CEO Joe Latrell. “We figured our market is actually grandma and grandpa,” Latrell said. “I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $200,000 to give Richard Branson to go and fly in space. If I did have $200,000, the wife would definitely want the second home before I get any say in going to space.” Space Services’ planned launch of ashes on an unspecified date next month from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California will be the fifth “memorial spaceflight” for the privately held company and its previous incarnation, Celestis Inc. It conducted its first “space funeral flight” in 1997 with the ashes of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and 23 other people from all walks of life. The ashes launched next month will be a secondary payload on a privately built Falcon 1 rocket launching an Air Force satellite. A module containing capsules of ashes will orbit for years before falling into the atmosphere, Moore said. Doohan and Cooper’s widows said the decision to send up their husbands’ ashes was no different from those made by the families of the less famous. “He always wanted to go up in space,” said Wende Doohan. Cooper, who died in 2004, piloted the “Faith 7” spacecraft in 1963 and was command pilot of the Gemini 5 mission in 1965. His widow, Suzan Cooper, said she and her daughters thought “Daddy would do it again if he could, so why not?” Rachael Mayo adored “Star Trek” and the U.S. space program and wanted to be the first woman on Mars. “Fly Me to the Moon” was one of her favorite songs. “This is the ultimate flight for her,” her mother said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DDTV: OPERATION TRANSFORMATION AT O’DONNELL PARK AS CLUBHOUSE GETS MAKEOVER

first_imgDDTV: It has some of the finest facilities of any gaelic games venue in the country.But everyone at St Eunan’s GAA club knew the clubhouse had gone a wee bit downhill. So club members have spent the past two weeks volunteering to have the venue brought into the 21st century….and beyond.Click Play to watch the transformation….and we’re sure you’ll agree. They love it when a plan comes together.The new club house will have its official launch at a special cultural day on St Patrick’s Day with craic agus ceol from 4pm.    DDTV: OPERATION TRANSFORMATION AT O’DONNELL PARK AS CLUBHOUSE GETS MAKEOVER was last modified: March 20th, 2015 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:club houseSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

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Boro and Villa favourites for Championship, Pardew for 12/1 for Sunderland job

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Championship fixtures were released on Wednesday and the battle for promotion looks set to be wide open this season.Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are 8/1 to win the Championship, Fulham and Norwich are 9/1, while Sheffield Wednesday and Derby are next in the betting at 10/1.Meanwhile, former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has emerged as a shock contender to take charge of Sunderland and it is 12/1 he takes the job.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: DRUMKEEN UNITED 2, FANAD UNITED 1

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 19.05.13Results4 Lanterns USL Drumkeen Utd. 2 1 Fanad Utd.Bonagee Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers postponedKildrum Tigers v Swilly Rovers postponedDerry City Res. Finn Harps Res. (Tuesday, May 21st) ReportsDrumkeen Utd. 2Fanad Utd. 1This game was completely controlled by the home team early on and they did every thing but score in the first half, they hit the post, crossbar and were one on one with keeper three times but hit the ball wide or over the bar. In the second half Drumkeen piled on the pressure and eventually found a way through when a Richard Moore shot found the back of the net on sixty minutes. Eunan Kelly put Drumkeen two nil upon seventy three minutes, when put through by M Marley and he beat the Fanad keeper with a low shot into the bottom corner. Drumkeen thought they had the game won at this stage, but in fairness to the young Fanad team they never gave up and with veterans Paddy McGrenaghan and D Sweeney urging them on they scored on the eighty minutes when Daíre McDaid pulled a goal back. Drumkeen had a nervy last ten minutes but held on to win two – one.Fixtures 4 Lanterns USLThursday, May 23rd at 7:30pmFanad Utd. v Kildrum Tigers Ref. T. McAreeFriday, May 24th at 7:30pm Cockhill Celtic v Swilly Rovers Ref. P. DuddySaturday, May 25thDrumkeen Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. C. McLaughlin (3pm)Derry City Res. v Bonagee Utd. Ref. J. McHugh (4:30pm)ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: DRUMKEEN UNITED 2, FANAD UNITED 1 was last modified: May 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FANAD UNITED 1ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: DRUMKEEN UNITED 2last_img read more

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Cappry Colts and Crusaders had very close match last weekend

first_imgCappry Colts and Crusaders U12 Cappry Park was the venue for the biggest game of the weekend when the 2 reserves teams came face to face for the league opener. It was a very close affair in the 1st half with the Colts grabbing the opener with Niall Ryan getting the goal in the 6th minute.In the 2nd half the Crusaders came more into the game and were fortunate with their equaliser on 44 minutes when Darragh Boyle swung the ball in from the right. As the Colts defence tried to head the ball clear, it looped up over the keeper and went to the back of the net.It was the Crusaders who were lucky enough to go on to win the game when Martin Mbuli scored the all important goal on 55 minutes. Credit must go to both sets of players who played out a very entertaining match. Cappry LottoThe numbers drawn in the Cappry lotto were 1, 4, 5, 11.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Philomena Ryan, Carrickmagrath.Next weeks jackpot is €5800.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.Cappry RoversCappry Rovers were playing in the Area Semi Final of the Brian McCormick Cup at the weekend and lost out on a 4-1 scoreline. Colm Melaugh scored for Cappry.Cappry Rovers ReservesCappry kick off their season with a home game against Castlefin Celtic Reserves this Saturday in Cappry Park with kick off at 2pm. All support welcomed.  U16sCappry travelled to Raphoe on Saturday morning for their 1st league game of the season and came home with a value 3 points. They won the game 4-0 with Oisin Gallen getting a hat trick and Karl Doherty getting the other goal. U14sCappry played host to Raphoe Town on Saturday in what was their 1st game of the campaign. They started the game really bright and put in a fantastic 2nd half performance. they ran out comprehensive 8-0 winners with Daniel Gordon(2), Kieran Thompson(2), Evan McBride(2), Jason Dunne and Odhran O’Donnell scoring the goals on the day. Cappry Colts and Crusaders had very close match last weekend was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cappry coltsCappry Roverscrusaderslast_img read more

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