Lae league to vie for 2nd Digicel Cup team

first_imgThe revival of Lae’s former glory club name ‘Bombers’ has been in the air over the last couple of months. Morobe’s Lae Bombers was out of the rugby league scene in the last five years due to the current Lae franchise – Lae Snax Tigers.Bombers had been the pioneer provincial club in the inter-city completion until it was replaced in 2011 by the Tigers under the Lae Biscuit Company sponsorship.Led by Timothy Lepa, CEO of Ipatas Cup, the Lae rugby fraternity is considering the possibility of fielding Lae’s second team in the 2016 Digicel Cup under the Bombers banner.  Lepa says Bombers will be a team comprising talented players selected from local competitions involving districts in Morobe.He said the team will be known as City Bombers, and its bid to enter the 2016 season will be launched on November 21 at the Lae League Oval.The launch will be marked with a live rock concert by local artists including Highlands music legend Tom Lari, Madang’s Demas Saul, K-Duman of Morobe, Daniel Bilip of Enga and Augustine Amil from Southern Highlands.last_img read more

Ravena, Teng lead respective teams in mini-tournament at Draft Combine

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But it’s not all Ravena and Teng as the coaches in attendance also took notice of some stalwarts in day one.Raymar Jose, Louie Vigil, Julian Sargent, Jon Gabriel, Jett Manuel, Gab Dagangon, Davon Potts, and Michael Juico are just some of the prospects who churned out solid performances for their respective teams.The mini-tournament continues on Tuesday as it goes on to the crossover semis.Ravena’s Team A-2 will take on Team B-2 of Vigil and Sargent at 9 a.m., while Teng’s Team B-3 face off against Team A-1 of Jose and Manuel at 10 a.m.Team A-3 of Potts and Mac Tallo and Team B-1 of Juico and Arvie Bringas will also be meeting in a battle for fifth game at 11 a.m., before the losers of the crossover semis face off at 1 p.m. in a battle for third.ADVERTISEMENT There will also be a three-point shootout at 2 p.m., before the Finals commence at 2:30 a.m.The Scores:First Game:A-2 71 – Perkins 20, Flores 13, Herndon 13, De Chavez 8, Ravena 7, Cabahug 6, Manuel 4, Geronimo 0.A-1 49 – Casiño 12, Dagangon 12, Moralde 11, Jose 8, Apreku 4, Dela Peña 0.Second Game:B-2 60 – Vigil 17, Gabriel 13, Palma 12, Sumido 7, Baltazar 6, Sargent 3, Torres 2.B-1 58 – Bringas 16, Juico 15, Ortega 11, Onwubere 8, Capacio 6, Grimaldo 2, Sollano 0.Third Game:A-1 72 – Jose 24, Manuel 22, Dagangon 10, Apreku 6, Casiño 5, Moralde 5.A-3 68 – Potts 13, Nalos 12, Bulawan 10, Tallo 10, Gabayni 9, Enguio 9, Arong 5. PBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng captained their respective crews to the top of their groups in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine mini-tournament Monday at Gatorade Hoops Center.Ravena, a two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player, anchored Team A-2 as they swept Group A in lopsided fashion.ADVERTISEMENT The former Ateneo stalwart displayed his playmaking skills in his side’s 71-49 rout of  Team A-1 as Jason Perkins (20 points), Lervin Flores (13 points), and Robbie Herndon (13 points) did the damage on offense.Ravena, then, took charge down the stretch to pull off the 69-58 win over Team A-3, firing nine of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHerndon continued his stellar showing in the second game, going perfect from the field to wound up with 23 markers, as Flores had 13.Meanwhile, the Teng-led Team B-3 had its victory come in contrasting fashion, squeaking out a 44-41 thriller over Team B-2, and a close 49-48 shave against Team B-1.Teng showcased his full array of talent in the combine, pacing his side with 10 points in a highly physical first game before going for 23 markers in the second game, but not before dishing out the game winning assist to Kyle Neypes for the go-ahead bucket in the waning seconds of the second game. Runner wins marathon after competitors ahead take wrong turn 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Fourth Game:B-3 44 – Teng 10, Grospe 9, Neypes 8, Nicholls 8, Abrigo 5, Sara 4, Cahilig 0.B-1 41 – Juico 19, Capacio 8, Sollano 6, Grimaldo 3, Ortega 3, Onwubere 2, Bringas 0.Fifth Game:A-2 69 – Ravena 24, Herndon 23, Flores 14, Perkins 8, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0, De Chavez 0.A-3 58 – Potts 16, Gabayni 12, Arong 10, Tallo 9, Nalos 5, Bulawan 4, Enguio 2.Sixth Game:B-3 49 – Teng 23, Grospe 10, Neypes 4, Abrigo 7, Sara 5, Nicholls 0.B-2 48 – Vigil 16, Gabriel 9, Sargent 9, Baltazar 6, Palma 6, Torres 2, Sumido 0.last_img read more

Sweet sweep

first_imgLATEST STORIES The victorious Cargo Movers whoop it up after nailing the final point and disposing of the game Blaze Spikers in four sets. —AUGUST DELA CRUZF2 Logistics turned an expected tight championship series into a showcase of its poise and firepower.Rising to the challenge posed by coach Ramil de Jesus, the Cargo Movers turned back a worthy challenger in the Petron Blaze Spikers in four tough sets, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, to complete a sweep of the Philippine Superliga Invitational before a huge crowd at Ynares Sports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Best Setter Kim Fajardo helped key the victory with 33 excellent sets on top of 21 digs and three points as well as Best Libero Dawn Macandili, who stepped up with 26 digs.F2 Logistics struggled to finish off Petron in the third frame, blowing a 24-19 advantage as Petron cut it down to just one.But Maraño averted another collapse and hit the set-winning spike to inch one set closer to the crown.Petron ended up second with Rondina refusing to give up with 20 points and 20 digs and 12 excellent receptions.Pons and skipper Ces Molina added 13 and 11 hits, respectively, while setter Rhea Dimaculangan made 37 excellent sets on top of 20 digs and three points.The First Best Middle Blocker, Mika Reyes, and Best Opposite Spiker Aiza Maizo-Pontillas struggled in Game 2 with just five and three points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Anticipating a huge response from Petron, De Jesus pressed all the right buttons, while the Cargo Movers delivered as expected to cap an impressive campaign that also saw them exact revenge on the Blaze Spikers.It was the third crown for the Cargo Movers since 2016 when it ruled the All-Filipino Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’F2 also pocketed the PSL Grand Prix crown last year, but also lost to Petron in the 2018 Grand Prix and 2017 All-Filipino conferences.The Cargo Movers took Game 1, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 29-27, 18-16, but they didn’t need to pull off a comeback this time as Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron and Cha Cruz-Behag joined forces to punctuate a scintillating performance in the fourth set. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Kings up for tough outing In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ F2 bounced back mightily after bungling a huge lead in the second set.The Cargo Movers regrouped and with Baron and Maraño in fine form, raced to a 23-17 lead in the fourth set.The Blaze Spikers’ resistance ended when Bernadeth Pons committed a crucial attack error.Ara Galang was adjudged Most Valuable Player of the finals and capped her inspiring comeback with 15 points built on 11 spikes, three blocks and an ace, including 17 receptions.Aby Maraño also finished with 15 points including six blocks, while the conference’s 2nd Best Middle Blocker Baron and skipper Cruz-Behag added 10 hits apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Body of 7-year-old lad pulled from trench

first_imgThe body of a 7-year-old boy was on Thursday afternoon pulled out of a trench close to his Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice (WCB) home.Reports are that Kyden Lewis was at his Hosanna Street home playing but left on his bicycle, unknown to family members.His younger sister was, however, sent to search for him when they discovered that he was missing. It was while searching the area that his sister found his lifeless body in the shallow trench and the bicycle was next to him.She immediately raised an alarm and persons ran to the scene to give assistance. He was rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.Family members confirmed that the lad was an epileptic and may have suffered a seizure while riding.Lewis attended the Number 8 Special Needs School and leaves to mourn his mother and three siblings.last_img read more

Seven Dust throws challenge to Lucky Star

first_imgThe Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facility at Alness Village on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice is scheduled to host a horse race meet on September 23; and currently, more than 40 entries have already been received for the card, which consists of six categories.The intense action on the track continues this Sunday at the Crawford Memorial Turf ClubThe H & Lower race, which carries the most attract top prize of $300,000, will see many competitors running their hearts out, but the in-form Seven Dust, hailing from the Habibullah Stables, is expected to prove a point to defending champion Lucky Star, hailing from the Cheefoon Stables, and veteran jockey May May will be on board Lucky Star.Many may wonder why Seven Dust is being placed in the same category as Lucky Star, but according to the club’s organizing secretary Compton Sancho, Seven Dust has been coming along nicely, picking up wins throughout the year.Lucky Star recently claimed the coveted prize of $300,000 in the Kennard Memorial Emancipation Day meet on August 8, 2018.Who will win? Only the best horse ridden by the best jockey.Sanco also went on to state that horse racing fans should not only focus on the Lucky Star vs Seven Dust rivalry, but pay attention to key horses, such as Orion coming out of the Crawford Stables and Not This Time hailing from Sophia, who recently won the race for three-year-old Guyana-bred horses in the Guyana Cup 2018.There will be other exciting races, such as the L2 & Lower, which fetches a first prize of $70,000; L1 & Lower, with a prize of $100,000 for the winner; the J & Lower, the victor of which would cart off $160,000; the L3 race, with a first prize of 50,000; and the Two-Year Maiden, which has a first place prize of $100,000. The entrants billed to compete include Chammaley, Not This Time, Party Time Orion, Kentucky Woman, Mary-Ann, Lucky Star, Gypsie Princess, Slim Shady and Baba Rosa; but there are many other horses billed to compete, and among them might be many of the proverbial dark horses.For further details, interested persons are kindly asked to contact President of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club & Sports Facility on 678-5342, or the club’s organising secretary Compton Sancho on 691-1175.The sponsors on board for this event include Kanhai’s Electrical on Regent Street, Curtains and Drapery Designs, Stag Beer, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Candy Corner, and Attorney-at-law Poonai.last_img read more

Leverkusen keeper Leno joins Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has completed his move to Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, June 19 – Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal are yet to confirm the transfer fee or length of Leno’s contract. The 26-year-old made 230 appearances for Leverkusen across seven seasons in the Bundesliga and has won six caps for Germany but was not included in Joachim Low’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.The Stuttgart academy product holds the distinction of being the youngest goalkeeper to feature in a Champions League match when he played for Leverkusen against Chelsea in 2011 at just 19 years and 193 days old.Arsenal’s head coach Unai Emery told the club’s website: “We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us.“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”Leno will become Emery’s second official signing since replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, with former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving on a free transfer.Sky Sports News understands the Gunners have also agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the transfer expected to be formally announced on July 1.They are also in talks with Sampdoria for midfielder Lucas Torreira and an agreement is close, according to Sky in Italy.-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Vintage Video: Legendary midfielder scores one of England’s best ever goals at Euro 96

first_imgOn this very day 19 years ago Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne scored, arguably, one of England’s best ever goals to help the Three Lions win their group stage game against Scotland at Euro ’96.The mercurial midfielder received the ball from Darren Anderton on the left flank, flicked the ball over poor old Colin Hendry’s head and rifled home a right-footed volley to send the Wembley crowd into raptures.What a goal.Cue the dentist’s chair celebration.The fact that Gazza scored moments after Gary McAllister’s penalty miss made it even sweeter for England fans. 1 Paul Gascoigne last_img read more


first_imgThere was gridlock at Letterkenny General Hospital overnight and into this morning.Letterkenny General HospitalAn influx of patients has seen hospital management forced into accommodating patients in various parts of the hospital.Ten patients are being catered for in the Day Services Unit, a further 12 were kept overnight in the Medical Assessment Ward and a further seven people in the casualty department. It’s the latest in a series of overcrowding situations at the facility.“It was jut madness last night with patients being shifted everywhere. To be honest we’re getting used to it at this stage but it’s the patients I feel sorry for,” said a staff member. FURTHER GRIDLOCK AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT was last modified: January 26th, 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

Matty James ready to fight for Leicester place after serious injury

first_img Matty James (right) in action for Barnsley 1 Leicester City midfielder Matty James is ready to fight for his place in the first team after coming back from an injury nightmare.The 25-year-old ruptured anterior ligaments in May 2015 and he only returned to action in December of the following year.Following that appearance James went out on loan to Championship club Barnsley in January to get some much needed game time.And now, after finishing his spell on loan, the midfielder is ready to fight for a spot at Leicester after growing as a person during his time away.“It was a tough time when I went out on loan,” James told LCFC TV.“I needed to go out and play games. I probably didn’t expect to play as many games but, once I got back into the swing of things, it was like I had never been injured.“People look at being a footballer and think it’s a high-profile lifestyle. It’s not the case at all when you’re not playing. You can be a miserable person. For me it was a really bad stage in my life.“I didn’t know what avenue I was going to go down. Looking back on it, I think it’s made me a stronger person, a stronger player. Mentally, it’s made me stronger in every aspect of life.“It’s a big summer. The last two summers, I’ve not been able to do much. This time I feel fully fit.“Hopefully I can have a bit of time off my feet then come back and work hard to make sure I come back as a fit as I can be on the first day of pre-season.”last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Lille see £4.4m offer for West Ham target REJECTED by St Etienne

first_imgLille have opened the bidding for West Ham target Kevin Malcuit – but have had their £4.4million offer snubbed by Saint Etienne.The defender was wanted by the Hammers in January but they were unable to conclude a deal before the close of the window.Manager Slaven Bilic is expected to strengthen his squad, who had a disappointing campaign, this summer and Malcuit is said to feature on his hitlist.And, according to RMC, they will have to compete with Lille to land him although the French club will need to up their bid if they want to win the race.Malcuit enjoyed a decent past season, making 25 appearances in Ligue 1 for the side who finished eighth. West Ham target Kevin Malcuit 1last_img read more