Desiderio walks the talk in UP’s last-second win over UST

first_imgNadal travels long road to win 16th Slam title at US Open MOST READ Despite the bad shooting, Desiderio still finished with a team-high 17 points on 5-of-19 clip“I always imagine myself hitting a game-winning three-point shot,” said Desiderio. “And I was confident I was going to make it because I’ve been practicing that shot constantly. And when Coach Bo called timeout I said in the huddle ‘when I’m open give it to me and I’ll make it.’”  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments 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 Break new ground Winning start “This game is ours, I will make the shot,” he told his teammates in Filipino during the timeout with 5.3 ticks remaining.True enough, Desiderio backed up his bold declaration as he knocked down the last-second 3-pointer.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’ve shot so many threes today and would I shy away from throwing the last one? No, I won’t. And coach Bo [Perasol] told us that if we’re open, we’ll shoot it so I shot it and it went in,” said Desiderio.Desiderio was 1-of-10 from deep prior to his game-winner but his confidence did not falter. University of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio celebrates after hitting the game-winning 3-pointer to beat University of Santo Tomas. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the game on the line, Paul Desiderio wanted the ball in his hands and he delivered. on Sunday.Desiderio was struggling all game long but with University of the Philippines trailing University of Santo Tomas, 73-71, with 1.1 seconds left, the veteran guard knew exactly how the game was going to end.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’last_img read more

Carpet thief begs for freedom

first_imgA man who admitted to stealing a carpet begged City Magistrate Fabayo Azore to set him free when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.Leonard Shaw, 30, of Lot 109 Carmichael Street, Georgetown, admitted to stealing the black carpet valued $25,000; the property of DaSilva Rodriguez on April 24, 2018, at Lot 172 Charlotte, Street, Georgetown.Prosecutor Simone Payne told the court that at about 03:45h on April 24, the defendant jumped the Virtual Complainant’s fence and stole the carpet.The matter was reported to the Police and he was arrested after the carpet was found in his possession.When questioned, Shaw told Magistrate Azore that he is pleading guilty “but I didn’t steal the carpet, I was only caught on the camera”.Azore reminded the defendant that pleading guilty meant he did commit the crime; however, despite stating that he did not steal the carpet, Shaw maintained his guilty plea.He begged the Magistrate, “Me glad if you can just set me free and let me go”.Magistrate Azore fined Shaw $25,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving three months in jail.last_img read more

Roscoe Lee Browne, won Emmy for role

first_imgBorn to a Baptist minister in Woodbury, N.J., Browne graduated from historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he later returned to teach comparative literature and French. He also was a track star, winning a 1951 world championship in the 800-yard dash. Browne was selling wine for an import company when he decided to become a full-time actor in 1956 and had roles that year in the inaugural season of the New York Shakespeare Festival in a production of “Julius Caesar.” In 1961, he starred in an English-language version of Jean Genet’s play “The Blacks.” Two years later, he was The Narrator in a Broadway production of “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe,” a play by Edward Albee from a novella by Carson McCullers. In a front page article on the advances made by blacks in the theater, the New York Times noted that Browne’s understudy was white. He won an Obie Award in 1965 for his role as a rebellious slave in the off-Broadway “Benito Cereno.” Actor Roscoe Lee Browne, whose rich voice and dignified bearing brought him an Emmy Award and a Tony nomination, has died. He was 81. Browne died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long battle with cancer, said Alan Nierob, a spokesman for the family. Browne’s career included classic theater to TV cartoons. He also was a poet and a former world-class athlete. His deep, cultured voice was heard narrating the 1995 hit movie “Babe.” On screen, his character often was smart, cynical and well-educated, whether a congressman, a judge or a butler. In movies, he was a spy in the 1969 Alfred Hitchcock feature “Topaz” and a camp cook in 1972’s “The Cowboys,” which starred John Wayne. “Some critics complained that I spoke too well to be believable” in the cook’s role, Browne told The Washington Post in 1972. “When a critic makes that remark, I think, if I had said, `Yassuh, boss’ to John Wayne, then the critic would have taken a shine to me.” On television, he had several memorable guest roles. He was a snobbish black lawyer trapped in an elevator with bigot Archie Bunker in an episode of the 1970s TV comedy “All in the Family” and the butler Saunders in the comedy “Soap.” He won an Emmy in 1986 for a guest role as Professor Foster on “The Cosby Show.” In 1992, Browne returned to Broadway in “Two Trains Running,” one of August Wilson’s acclaimed series of plays on the black experience. It won the Tony for best play and brought Browne a Tony nomination for best featured (supporting) actor. The New York Times said he portrayed “the wry perspective of one who believes that human folly knows few bounds and certainly no racial bounds.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Wildfire smoke advisory issued for northeast B.C.

first_imgThe communities included in the advisory are Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort Nelson and the surrounding areas.“The forest fires causing the smoke fires are still active and periods of smoke my affect communities throughout the area,” a press release reads.The ministry goes on to say smoke levels can change rapidly, and there may be large variations over short distances.- Advertisement -If you’re experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, or a sudden onset of a cough/irritation of airways, contact your health care provider immediately. Also, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, especially along busy traffic corridors.Exposure is of particular concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, lung, or heart disease.For the latest information regarding the current condition of air quality, visit bcairquality.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Silva trains with Leicester as club mulls transfer appeal

first_imgLeicester and the Football Association had asked FIFA to ratify the transfer after the paperwork for Silva’s £22 million deadline-day move from Sporting Lisbon was submitted just 14 seconds late.That request was denied and the 28-year-old will now not be registered to play for Craig Shakespeare’s team until January. However, Silva is now being properly integrated into the group.“I can thankfully report he is training with us,” said Leicester boss Shakespeare, whose side resume their Premier League campaign at home to West Brom on Monday.“Obviously we are disappointed with the decision by FIFA and the other processes are in the hands of the club.“But he is training with us and I speak to him on a regular basis during training to make sure he’s fully focused on what his requirements are.“Ultimately, he’s a footballer and he wants to play football and train and he’s had to miss out not only on club football but international football and we’ve tried to keep his spirits up.”Shakespeare said his aim was to integrate Silva as quickly as possible, adding: “Behind-closed-doors friendlies are something I will look at as regards his fitness. I will talk with Adrien and the club about which way to go forward.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester had asked FIFA to ratify the transfer after the paperwork for Adrien Silva’s £22 million deadline-day move from Sporting Lisbon was submitted just 14 seconds late © AFP / Yuri KadobnovLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 12 – Adrien Silva is now training with Leicester City while the Premier League club consider going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over his transfer saga.The Foxes’ appeal to FIFA to secure the registration of the Portuguese midfielder was last week rejected by world football’s governing body.last_img read more

AFC turn down Zambia invite due to SportPesa exit

first_img“As things stand right now, I don’t think we will be able to honor that match because with the sponsors exiting, we need to prioritize our expenses. It will be impossible for us to honor that match so more or less, we have turned down that invite,” Mule said.The betting firm announced on Tuesday it was withdrawing all its sports sponsorship in Kenya, the news throwing a devastating jab on AFC and Gor Mahia, Kenya’s two biggest football clubs.Also affected by the exit was the Football Kenya Federation, Kenyan Premier League, Kenya Rugby Union, National Super League side Nakuru All Stars, Boxing Association of Kenya, boxer Fatuma Zarika and Kenya Harlequins RFC.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano with Team manager Gilbert Selebwa after their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt on November 5, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMule has decried the exit of the company which was sponsoring them to the tune of close to Sh45mn annually and the figure had been set to rise by a certain percentage this year.“It is not only a blow to us as AFC but the entire sporting fraternity. That is killing sports. It would be advisable if the government could re-look that taxation law and sit down with the stakeholders for an agreement,” Mule further noted.The exit of the sponsors will now further force Ingwe to change most of their pre-season plans including a planned high altitude camp ahead of their CAF Confederations Cup campaign.Mule has meanwhile affirmed that the club has already begun measures to cushion themselves from a possible cash crunch and they have been talking to potential suitors to replace the betting company as the club’s shirt sponsors.He has also assured that the club will honor their Confederations Cup matches beginning with the preliminary round clash away to Madagascar side FOSA Juniors FC.AFC Leopards celebrate with Andrew Tololwa after the midfielder scored the lone goal in their 1-0 win over Nakumatt FC on November 5, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We will honor the match and we are in the process of writing a budget and forwarding it to the Ministry of Sports through Football Kenya Federation to see whether we can get some help. We are also talking to a few potential sponsors and probably by the end of the month, we will have something concrete,” Mule said.“We will not fail to get a way. If not from sponsors, we will fundraise here and there to get the money. We are also asking our fans to turn out in large numbers when we are playing because they are our number one sponsors,” averred the AFC boss.Meanwhile, the club has continued to beef up the squad ahead of the new campaign and their newest acquisition is Ghanaian left back Isaac Oduro, formerly of giants Hearts of Oak. The defender who had been touted to sign for Zanaco in Zambia penned a two year contract on Tuesday evening.The club has also acquired the services of midfielder Simon Mburu from KCB and is looking to add two more midfielders and a striker.“The team is shaping up very well and from what we have done in this transfer window, I am confident that we will have a very strong squad to challenge for titles,” Mule said of the team which last won the Kenyan Premier League title in 1998.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards team posing for a team photo before the match. Head Coach Robert Matano opted to start with Gabriel Andika in goal in favour of regular Ian Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards have turned down an invite from Zambian Premier League side Napsa Stars for a pre-season friendly match since they will be unable to raise close to Sh1mn in air fare after the exit of their sole sponsors SportPesa.Ingwe chairman Dan Mule has told Capital Sport they had been invited by the Zambian side for a friendly match between January 15-20 and they were asked to foot their travel expenses while the Lusaka based club had committed to cater for their meals and accommodation.last_img read more

Everton appoint Marco Silva as new manager

first_imgBefore that, Silva enjoyed trophy-winning spells with Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos having also helped Estoril climb through the ranks in his native Portugal.Everton had tried to lure him last season before taking on Allardyce, causing Silva’s departure from Watford, who complained of an “unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival”.Known as a manager who wants his teams to play attractive, attacking football, Silva believes Everton fans will be proud of what they see on the pitch next season.“I’m really proud to be the new Everton manager,” Silva told Evertontv.“I’m excited and I’m really happy to take this big challenge for us as a club and for me as a manager.“I know the huge history of Everton as a club and what the fans expect. I’m sure with everybody working together I will be ready for this challenge.”While city rivals Liverpool enjoyed one of their best seasons in recent memory, reaching the Champions League final and finishing fourth to secure a spot in the competition next season, Everton finished five points behind Burnley in seventh, missing out on a Europa League spot.With the backing of Everton’s Iranian billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri, Silva said he is ready to meet the fans’ expectations of a far more successful season in 2018-2019.“We have a lot of work to do in this next month and it is important to prepare everything in the right way,” he said.“But there will be even more important work to do from the start of pre-season into the first Premier League match of next season.“I know what our fans expect — they expect results but not only results. I want our fans to be proud when they see our team on the pitch.“I want them to feel that we are committed, that we are working hard and enjoying our football because that is important as well.“We want to build a great connection between the squad and the fans, and I’m sure that with our attitude and demands of commitment then our style of play will see that, I believe.“Everton is a really ambitious club and that is what I want. What we are seeing now are good changes at the club.“But one thing we cannot change and nobody wants to change is the huge history and ambition of the Club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton tried to lure Marco Silva last season © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 31 – Everton on Thursday appointed Marco Silva as the new manager, the Premier League club announced on their website.The 40-year-old Portuguese coach, who replaces Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park, has Premier League experience, with Watford and Hull City.last_img read more

‘England should not appoint volatile Mancini,’ says former Man City goalkeeper

first_imgFormer Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given is adamant England should not turn to his former boss Roberto Mancini as a replacement for Roy Hodgson.Reports emerged on Friday morning suggesting the FA were keen to speak to the Italian to explore the possibility of him returning to management in England following the Three Lions’ disastrous Euro 2016 campaign which saw they dumped out by tournament minnows Iceland.But Given can’t believe the FA would want him, citing his volatility and the number of people he fell out with and alienated himself from while at the Eithad.“I don’t know where to start,” Given told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“For me it should be an Englishman but Mancini and Man City was a volatile character.“He’d fallen out with everyone from the players to the backroom staff to the whole team and the physios and the kit men. He’d argue with everyone.“It wouldn’t be for me but I’m not the guy who makes those decisions. I just feel England should have an English manager but the problem is who from that list would be a good English manager and take such a job on?“They may have to go abroad but it shouldn’t be Mancini, no.”last_img read more

FAI CUP DREAM OVER FOR COCKHILL AS LONGFORD WIN 2-0

first_imgAction from today’s FAI Cup counter between Cockhill and Longford Town. Pics by Northwest Newspix.The FAI Cup dream is over for Cockhill Celtic after Longford Town eventually came out on top by two goals to nil in this third round cup tie at Charlie O’Donnell Park.After a cagey opening period, neither side stamped their dominance on the game.But it was an unfortunate error by Cockhill’s Jimmy Bradley which saw him blast into the roof of his own net when he was trying to clear in the 62nd minute. Cockhill, buoyed on by the majority of the 350 or so supporters at the game, tried to draw level.But ten minutes later the game was over as a contest.Player/manager Gavin Cullen, a former goalkeeper with Finn Harps, managed to stop an initial effort by Longford’s Lorcan Shannon rushed in to finish. FAI CUP DREAM OVER FOR COCKHILL AS LONGFORD WIN 2-0 was last modified: August 22nd, 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)last_img read more

JAILBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL LADS ARRIVE IN SEATTLE IN EPIC CHARITY JOURNEY

first_imgJAILBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL students raising money for charity have journeyed more than 7,200kms – all the way to Seattle.Student Daire McMullin from Stranorlar, a student in Trinity College Dublin and pal Paul McDonagh-Forde, made it to America’s Pacific coast this evening.And they made the journey without spending a single cent! All the money they raised along the way goes to St Vincent de Paul and Amnesty International.The winning due out of the 50 pairs of students actually made it to Sydney!Said Daire: “We’d like to Digital Fone Communications Buncrana and Filan’s Centra for help in getting to New York and we’d also like to thank Marian Murphy of Special Olympics Ireland (who we met on a whim at Dublin Airport), the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport, the Oranmore Inn in Collooney, Co.Sligo (we’ll have to have a few drinks there sometime!) and finally to the fantastic Cathal Jackson and Darren Power of Ireland’s top nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, who gave us a massive €1000 towards flights.“It’s all been worth it for a great cause.” You can still make a donation to the lads here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-and-Daire-TCD-Jailbreak-2014-Team-5/224282254425447?ref=settingsand herehttp://www.sponsor.ie/jailbreak-14-1/event/jailbreak14/   JAILBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL LADS ARRIVE IN SEATTLE IN EPIC CHARITY JOURNEY was last modified: February 24th, 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:charityDaire McMullinjailbreak14Trinity College Dublinlast_img read more