Fernandez gets headstart on Red Lions’ preps with D-League team

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Fortunately for Fernandez, he will enjoy a solid core led by Davon Potts, Javee Mocon, Robert Bolick, AC Soberano, and Ben Adamos in this D-League stint, while still on the lookout for potential talents springing from the school’s Team B.“There’s a lot of players in San Beda that are capable to be in the D-League. We’ll see, when we start our practices, that’s when we’ll decide who will make it to our lineup,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m really excited to return to the Lions’ den, but there’s really pressure on us because this team I inherited from coach Jamike (Jarin) is a champion team,” he said on Tuesday.“I have big shoes to fill. We know how big the disappointment will be if San Beda can’t get back-to-back titles, so it will really be the objective for my coaching staff and for me to lead San Beda to anotherchampionship.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliAdmittedly unfamiliar with the core after two years of being away from Mendiola, Fernandez is looking at this stint as a chance for him to know his players better and build the same relationship Jarin had with the holdovers.Our transition will be fast tracked with San Beda playing in the D-League, so it will be easier for me to know the players more in preparation for the NCAA. It’s hard to replace coach Jamike because he spent a lot of time with these players, almost two years. So of course, I have to also establish my relationship with the players,” he said. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View comments PBA D-League: Chongson says Brickman worth the gamble for Tanduay Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReturning to San Beda just last Sunday, coach Boyet Fernandez is putting a lot of pressure on himself to live up to the expectations following the Red Lions’ conquest last season.Fortunately for him, he gets an early start for his preparation for NCAA Season 93 by handling Cignal-San Beda in the upcoming 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup which starts January 19.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Rep. Korgar Orders Murder Suspect Released in Nimba

first_imgThe alleged ring leader in the brutal murder of Chester Gonker in the police cell in the bordering town of Buutuo has reportedly been released by the Circuit Court in Nimba County upon the orders of Rep. Samuel Korgar, in whose district the incident occurred.In his letter addressed to the Prison Superintendent of Nimba County dated September 15, signed by the Clerk of Court Arthur Gaye, Rep. Korgar said, “You are hereby commanded to release the living body of Steven Monwoan, who is charged with the crimes of murder and criminal conspiracy.”The letter was addressed to prison superintendent Thomas Queewon, who when contacted via mobile phone on September 22, confirmed the release.The circumstance surrounding the suspect’s release is not clear and was not explained in Rep. Korgar’s letter to Mr. Queewon, but a police source told the Daily Observer that the suspect was released, because he fell ill while in custody.When contacted via mobile phone on September 22, Rep. Korgar said he was driving and could not talk to our reporter.Stephen Monwoan was among 11 others from the Wea Chiefdom in Buu – Yao Administrative District, who in late February allegedly stormed the police station in Buutuo and brutally mobbed Chester Gonker to death in retaliation for their kinsman (Emmanuel Bowyah) who was allegedly killed by Gonker.The two deceased men had a scuffle overnight on the highway between Frolay Town and Tenpea Village when Emmanuel was reportedly stabbed to death by Chester.Chester reported himself to the police chief in Frolay and said he was attacked by two men while going to visit his girlfriend and in self defense stabbed one of his attackers who later died.Upon his explanation and without hesitation, he was transferred to Buutuo and held in custody for further investigation into the matter he had reported. When the news of Emmanuel’s death reached his family in Wea Beeplay, a group of men boarded motorbikes and stormed the Buutuo Police Station, overpowered the two police officers on duty and killed suspect Gonker.The case has not yet come to trial, causing tension between the two chiefdoms – Wea, where the group of men come from and Nimnkwia, where Chester originated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

APNU/AFC GONE LOONY, INSISTING GOD ANOINTED THEM IN 2015

first_imgThe David Granger-led APNU/AFC has gone stark loony. Scoundrels invariably discover God, but APNU/AFC claims they are God-anointed. This past week, Raphael Trotman, the former Minister of Natural Resources— who refuses to acknowledge he was fired along with his colleagues since December 21, 2018, the man who gave away our oil assets to EXXON – told people God appointed them in Government and God would ensure they win again. Desperation, the pathological fear to face the electorate, forced Trotman to define the narrative for the next elections as between God’s anointed and those who are the devil. In his narrative, the leaders of APNU/AFC and their supporters are God-anointed and the PPP leaders and their supporters are the devil. That means, at least, if not more than 50% of us, are damned by God. It is a grievous insult to the majority of Guyanese.The workers who lost their jobs, the small businesses struggling, those who are denied medicines, those who suffer from the daily blackouts, those farmers who endure unimaginable challenges, those whose lands were taken away, those who suffer from the mind-numbing corruption, those who fear for their lives because of spiralling crime, the closure of the estates, the children denied their $10,000 grants, etc., are because of God’s will, according to Trotman’s narrative. Actually, none of this has anything to do with God – they are the consequences of APNU/AFC’s ineptitude, corruption and wickedness.Trotman did not mention where God was just last November, during the Local Government Elections when the PPP won more than 66% of the votes and local Government seats available. Trotman did not mention his own party, the AFC, failed to win even one NDC or municipality. He did not mention the AFC failed to win even a total of ten seats from the almost 3,000 seats available throughout the country that is less than 0.01%. He never mentioned the disaster they lost in their own home villages. He did not explain where God was on December 21, 2018 when APNU/AFC lost the No-Confidence Vote, nor recently when the CCJ ruled against them on every issue. APNU/AFC lost their minds, gone loony, because of the No-Confidence Vote and rejection every day in the villages and during their expensive outreaches. While they demand “war”, people everywhere are “chasing” them away. No, they lost and will lose again, not because God is interfering, but because people are smart.If they really believe they are chosen by God, why the morbid fear of constitutionally-mandated elections? They have ratcheted up their propaganda with the message voting against APNU/AFC is voting against God. In Goebbels-like propaganda through the DPI, Guyana Chronicle, NCN TV and Radio, they paint a picture of transformation of the economy and the infrastructure, transformation for workers and youth, transformation of the health and education sector, electricity and water and security. If they believe they have positively transformed Guyana and God has anointed them, why the lunatic tactics to avoid the elections?They truly fear the people, God’s children, all of us. They know well that God’s children, in the end, will judge the performance of the Government, and will see the lunacy that pervades the country under a cabal only working for themselves. People are not fooled. The propaganda telling people thousands of jobs have been created cannot hide that 30,000 jobs have been lost, not only among people who voted for the PPP, but also among people who voted for APNU/AFC, believing the promises APNU/AFC will eliminate unemployment in Guyana. The propaganda will not hide the betrayal of workers who were promised fantastic salary increases, but were told after the cabinet took its own 50 to 100% increases they must wait until the country can afford to give them increases. The propaganda cannot hide the fear people live with daily as heinous crimes escalate to heights never imagined. The propaganda cannot hide the deplorable electricity condition in the country, with blackouts plaguing businesses and daily lives of citizens. The propaganda will not hide the horrendous deterioration in the health sector, where medicines are unavailable, where pregnant women fear for their lives, where children die of preventable causes every day. The propaganda cannot hide the increasing national debt from $US1.1B in 2015 to now $1.7B, while squandering the gold reserve from $25B in the Bank of Guyana at the end of 2014 to now almost zero and the National Reserve from almost $US700M to under $400M now. The propaganda cannot hide the rampant corruption.God-fearing people know the Constitution is a guarantee of people’s rights. When the Government deliberately railroad the Constitution they are taking away people’s God-given rights. The people’s rights include a free and fair election and the Constitution provides for them to change their Government. That right was exercised through their representatives on December 21st, 2018 in Parliament. The Judicial system has affirmed the people’s rights were properly exercised that day. Now they want to nominate and appoint the GECOM Chair by themselves and they insist the Court has no jurisdiction over them. With utter lunacy, APNU/AFC stubbornly resists the inevitable – facing an election – fearful not even God will save them.last_img read more

Super setback leaves Bears feeling empty

first_imgMIAMI – Those large “Finish” banners hanging in their Super Bowl hotel were hard to miss. The Chicago Bears saw them OK, they just couldn’t follow the advice. Getting to the Super Bowl and losing may be the emptiest feeling of all. “I don’t have any excuses,” said Grossman, who stood up in the face of constant criticism and answered questions. Grossman’s contract runs through next season. Thomas Jones, who’s rushed for more than 1,200 yards in back-to-back seasons, also has one year to go on his deal. What the Bears do with him and Cedric Benson will be a topic again once spring workouts begin. Benson, a reliable backup knocked out in the first quarter Sunday night with a knee injury, is eager to be the starter. And the Bears gave him $16 million in guaranteed money when they drafted him in the first round in 2005. The Bears’ special teams turned into the team’s strength with Pro Bowl kicker Robbie Gould and rookie Devin Hester, who took the Super Bowl’s opening kickoff 92 yards for a TD after setting an NFL record with six touchdown returns during the regular season. Chicago is also counting on the return of two injured defensive standouts who didn’t play Sunday night. Defensive tackle Tommie Harris was missed for his speed and push in the middle. And safety Mike Brown, one of the team leaders who has a knack for scoring defensive touchdowns, was also sidelined. A promising young defensive player did emerge this season. Defensive end Mark Anderson had 12 sacks as a rookie and then recovered a fumble against the Colts. “We are going to continue to take steps in building our program,” Smith said. “This is our third year and I felt like we took a big step. Hopefully next season we can take one more step and finish the job.” The Bears jumped out 7-0 this season and finished 15-4, losing three games to AFC teams and also their meaningless regular-season finale to Green Bay after they’d already clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Chicago will be the favorite again next season in the NFC North, even with Brett Favre returning to the Packers. But getting to the Super Bowl and losing does not bode well for the next season. Seattle’s first-round win over the Cowboys last month marked the first time since 1997 a Super Bowl runner-up had won a postseason game the following season. “The goal is to win the championship and we are all disappointed we didn’t do that,” linebacker Brian Urlacher said. Wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad had a TD catch Sunday night but was also the intended receiver when Kelvin Hayden intercepted a poorly thrown pass by Grossman and returned it for a TD. Muhammad has now played in two Super Bowls, one with Carolina, and is 0-2. “I think the first one was tougher,” Muhammad said. “It hurts to lose. But we got a good team. I don’t think anybody has heard the last of the Chicago Bears.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There’s also the matter, and not a small one, of giving coach Lovie Smith a raise and extension from his league-low salary of $1.35 million. All this in the aftermath of Sunday night’s disheartening 29-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, who exposed the Bears’ weaknesses for all to see. Chicago’s defense couldn’t stop the Colts’ running attack and, like many teams, failed to get enough pressure on Peyton Manning. Throw in five turnovers by the team that led the league in taking the ball away with 44 during the regular season, and the Bears’ bid for a first championship in 21 years was squashed on a rainy night in Miami. Quarterback Rex Grossman completed his up-and-down season on a downer with two fourth-quarter interceptions that crushed any chance of victory. center_img “When you say, `Super Bowl or bust,’ it takes a little bit out of it not to finish it,” linebacker Lance Briggs said. “Destiny not fulfilled.” Straight ahead is a painful offseason for the Bears, who could lose defensive coordinator Ron Rivera – a coaching candidate in Dallas – and must decide whether to stick a franchise tag on Pro Bowler Briggs, who can become a free agent. last_img

Diego Costa trains alone amid China reports

first_imgManager Antonio Conte, however, was adamant it was injury — rather than an apparent fall-out with Costa — which prevented the 28-year-old featuring.Costa, who has scored 14 Premier League goals in 19 appearances this season, will have his fitness evaluated again ahead of Chelsea’s match at home to Hull on Sunday.“If there is a problem — and I repeat ‘if’ — with the players then in my career I prefer to sort the problem in the changing room, not outside and not in a press conference,” said Conte on Saturday.“But I repeat — if. I have told the truth.”China says it will cut foreign player numbers in top-flight teams in a bid to curb massive spending on overseas talent.Shanghai SIPG last month broke the Asian transfer record when they paid Chelsea 60 million euros ($63 million) for the Brazilian midfielder Oscar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s striker Diego Costa celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London on December 31, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Chelsea striker Diego Costa trained alone for the second day in a row on Monday at the club’s training base, British media reported, as he recovers from an apparent back injury.The Spain forward’s Chelsea future was called into question after he was left out of the Premier League leaders’ win at champions Leicester on Saturday amid speculation he could be the subject of a colossal bid from a wealthy Chinese club.last_img read more

Man United and Man City eye Benfica star with bidding war expected – reports

first_img1 Alex Grimaldo: It has been suggested Benfica are planning for life without the 21-year-old Manchester City and Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo, according to reports in Portugal.The two Premier League clubs are both vying to land the left-back – and now it has been suggested that his club are already planning for life without him.The Lisbon side have completed the signing of Marcelo Hermes on a free from Gremio and A Bola has suggested that Benfica see him as a direct replacement for Grimaldo.Now they have landed Hermes, it has been reported that Benfica will listen to offers for Grimaldo.However they are hoping a bidding war between the two English clubs will be sparked as they will hold out for the biggest fee possible.The 21-year-old is under contract until 2021 and his current deal includes £51.25m minimum release clause – although it is unlikely that they will demand that much to sell.last_img read more

Manchester United v Reading live stream and confirmed lineups

first_img Manchester United v Reading is LIVE on talkSPORT 1 CLICK HERE TO STREAM MANCHESTER UNITED V READING LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 12:30GMTOld Trafford hosts another FA Cup third round tie, and you can follow all the action live on talkSPORT.Manchester United take on Championship side Reading, with their manager Jaap Stam a former Red Devils star.The Royals are flying high in the second tier, with 14 of 24 wins leaving them third in the division and well in with a chance of reaching the playoffs.However, they come up against a United side who are also in fine form, winning seven games in a row in all competitions, and looking to achieve something special in this year’s FA Cup.So, who has been selected for the game? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line-ups:Manchester United XI: Romero, Young, Smalling, Rojo, Blind, Fellaini, Carrick, Mata, Rooney, Martial, RashfordSubstitutes: Jones, Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan, Fosu-Mensah, Schweinsteiger, Joel PereiraReading: Al Habsi, Gunter, Evans, Liam Moore, Blackett, van den Berg, Williams, Beerens, Kelly, McCleary, KermorgantSubstitutes: Cooper, Swift, Obita, Samuel, Meite, Watson, Stuart Moorelast_img read more

Court upholds slaying plea deal

first_imgAn appeals court has upheld the voluntary-manslaughter plea bargain of an ex-convict who was sentenced to 57 years in prison for the January 2002 slaying of a Palmdale man who was shot to death and then burned in a stolen car. Tommy Lee Wickerd, 39, was convicted on his plea in the killing of Timothy Lee Carter, whose badly charred body was found in the trunk of a 1989 Toyota Camry that was set on fire at night in a field at the western end of Avenue M. Wickerd pleaded guilty in 2005 to voluntary manslaughter with enhancements for gun use, gang affiliation and having three prior prison terms. In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a murder charge. Wickerd must serve 85percent of the prison sentence before he is eligible for parole. The appeals court released its ruling last week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Wickerd and Carter had a long-standing feud, having dated and fathered children with the same woman, the ruling said, citing a probation report. Wickerd shot Carter multiple times in the head and chest at a residence, then put his body in the trunk of a stolen car, the ruling said. The vehicle was discovered by a sheriff’s deputy, and the body, which was burned beyond recognition, was found in the trunk. Wickerd was arrested Jan.30, 2002, in a stolen truck after he led sheriff’s deputies on a chase around downtown Palmdale, ramming a patrol car when deputies tried to force him into a cul-de-sac. Convicted of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, Wickerd was sentenced to 10 years. He earlier served prison sentences for thefts, assault with a deadly weapon and making threats, records show. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 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

Peter Crouch makes hilarious comparison with PFA trophy

first_img REVEALED 1 LIVE ON talkSPORT The trophy resembles the long legs of 6ft 7ins Crouch, a similarity which was pointed out by the Burnley striker.With a picture of the award attached, he tweeted: “Extremely proud to be the Pfa player of the year trophy.” Extremely proud to be the Pfa player of the year trophy pic.twitter.com/DkZ5yDjWpn— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) April 29, 2019Van Dijk joined Liverpool in a £75million deal from Southampton in January 2018 and has been an ever-present at the heart of the Premier League‘s tightest defence this campaign.The 27-year-old has helped Liverpool keep 19 clean sheets and concede only 20 times, while also scoring three goals. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Peter Crouch has made a hilarious comparison between himself and the PFA Player of the Year trophy.Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk beat Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane and Eden Hazard to win the award on Sunday. Virgil van Dijk has been a rock at the back for Liverpool this season shining BEST OF Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… The Reds have lost just once in the league this term but trail leaders Manchester City by one point with two games to go. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE gameday cracker Millwall vs Bristol City (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Derby (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Barcelona vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTEintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 5:30pm) – talkSPORT huge blow no dice Van Dijk said: “It’s pretty difficult to put into words. I think it’s the highest honour you can get as a player to get voted player of the year by the players you play against every week.“It’s special. I’m very proud and honoured to receive it. If you see the standard of strikers or playmakers we have in the league, it’s unbelievable.“If you see the shortlist and the quality there is, it’s very special that the players in the league voted for me. I won’t take it for granted. It’s just very special.”last_img read more

Messi to be available for free, Madrid to pursue Mbappe, Juve plot Spurs raid

first_imgtalkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online… target Duncan is the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard 2 Tottenham line up bid for West Ham star who was labelled a ‘monster’ by Mourinho Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona for nothing next summer due to a clause in his contract. The 32-year-old, widely considered the world’s best player, will be allowed to negotiate with other clubs from the start of next year. (Marca)Real Madrid will step up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe next summer. The France forward remains a long-term target for Los Blancos. (Sport)Juventus are plotting a move for Tottenham duo Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld. Both players are out of contract at the end of the season and are likely to be sold in January if they fail to sign new deals with Spurs. (Mail) GOSSIP Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chris Smalling is ready to leave Manchester United permanently. The England defender has joined Roma on loan for the remainder of this season. (Mirror)Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who also joined Roma on loan during the summer transfer window, is unsure whether he will return to Arsenal next season. (Sun)Chelsea are set to offer Emerson Palmieri a new contract. The left-back has impressed new manager Frank Lampard and established himself as first-choice ahead of Marcos Alonso. (Mail) Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out TOP WORK three-way race LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Liverpool caller makes stunning claim that Roberto Firmino is Premier League’s BEST striker Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets moving on Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:44Loaded: 6.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty 2 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Former Liverpool teenager Bobby Duncan rejected a move to Manchester United before joining Fiorentina. The 18-year-old had a very public fall out with the Reds after comments released by his agent on social media. (Mail)Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is ready to force his way out of Old Trafford in January after his deadline day move to Everton collapsed. (Ole) Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more