19 Jan

National anthem will be hot topic at NFL owners meetings

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team’s NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his “personal sacrifice,” and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a “worthy recipient” during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)ORLANDO, Fla. — The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.Just don’t expect any far-ranging decisions to be made.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re going to deal with it in such a way, I think, that people will understand that we want everybody to respect our country, respect our flag,” McNair said Sunday. “And our playing fields, that’s not the place for political statements.“Fans are upset about it. The fans are our customers. You can replace the owners and the league would survive. You can replace the players, although the game won’t be as good. You can’t replace the fans. If you don’t have the fans, you’re dead.”Johnson was more willing to search for answers to the anthem issue while also not wanting the players’ messages to be lost. He doesn’t favor seeing the policy changed to having the players remain in the locker room until after the anthem is played, which has been discussed.“I think that’s a particularly bad idea,” Johnson said.What about changing the language to the players must stand?“I don’t agree with that either, but I’m only one of 32 owners,” he added. “I think that the Jets had a pretty great thing happen last year around the anthem. I think there was an understanding between me and the players that we could use our position – rightly or wrongly, people pay attention to teams and athletes – but we could use our position to get some great stuff done off the field. I think we have done some great things off the field.”Another off-field topic is the sale of the Carolina Panthers. Jerry Richardson announced in December that he was selling following allegations of workplace misconduct.“He’s going to sell the team,” McNair said of the 81-year-old Richardson. “He’s had all kinds of health problems. … I don’t know all the details, but I know he has some good prospective buyers that appear to be qualified.”As for investigations into Richardson’s behavior, McNair defended his fellow owner, also citing instances when the Texans faced similar accusations.“I understand what he’s saying,” McNair said. “Sometimes people choose to try to make something go away rather than fighting. I think his regret is he didn’t fight some of these things. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “We got confronted with it, too, where people will allege something, they get a lawyer, and what they do is come out and threaten you. And your legal counsel and your insurance people say, ‘Well, it’s going to cost you X number millions of dollars’ to defend this. And if we can settle it for this.′“Well, wait a minute. We’re not guilty. Why would we do that?′ That’s the question. Sometimes just to get rid of it, if you can get rid of it, (you) — do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Judging by the comments Sunday from the Texans’ Robert McNair and the Jets’ Christopher Johnson, the debate among the 32 owners could be confrontational.McNair, who last year made an analogy of inmates running the prison about players’ demonstrations during the anthem, remains adamant that everyone should stand for the “The Star-Spangled Banner.”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 crown“Our playing field is not the place for political statements, not the place for religious statements,” McNair said. “It’s the place for football.”Johnson, acting owner of the Jets with his brother, Woody, serving as ambassador to the United Kingdom, took a far different tack. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I have immense respect for the players and their efforts,” Christopher Johnson said. “I think if other teams approached it like that, it would not be such a problem in the NFL.“I can’t speak to how other people run their teams, but I just think that trying to forcibly get the players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea.”While the social protests players made last season will be a topic here, reaching an agreement on language in the league’s policy regarding behavior during the anthem is highly unlikely. Owners will meet again in May in Atlanta, and with so much other business to attend in the next three days, the anthem issue figures to extend until then.“I don’t know if it’ll be a vote or just a new policy coming out,” Giants owner John Mara said. “I think we can’t go much beyond the May meeting before coming up with some sort of resolution to that.”McNair and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are among the leaders of the move to ban any demonstrations during the anthem. McNair drew strong criticism from a variety of players after making his “inmates” comment last fall.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Shot that wouldn’t fall leads to end of Allen’s crazy career Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

18 Jan

Muntinlupa advances to MPBL Finals

first_imgCarpio 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Muntinlupa-Angelis Resort got an unlikely lift from seldom used forward Dhon Reverente as it turned back Paranaque-Gamboa Coffee, 81-70, Tuesday night to forge a title showdown with Batangas City-Tanduay in the MPBL Anta Rajah Cup at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.With Muntinlupa’s season on the line, Reverente came off the bench to collect 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Cagers fought back from a 14-point deficit in the second quarter to prevail in the do-or-die clash.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ League founder and Sen. Manny Pacquiao has dangled a P1 million prize for the champion team with the losing finalist getting P500,000.Meanwhile, Makati became the latest city to join the MPBL in its expansion in the next conference, following the entry of San Juan, Pasig, Laguna, Manila and Rizal.MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said the league is now up to 16 teams with more clubs from Visayas and Mindanao joining the tournament. The next MPBL conference is tentatively set June 12.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-pro Chito Jaime scored 22 points, while former Mapua Cardinal Allan Mangahas added 18 that went with six rebounds and five assists for the Cagers, who travel to Batangas City on Thursday to face the top-seeded Athletics in Game 1 of the best-of-five championship series.“I’m just happy all our hard work paid off,” said Muntinlupa coach Aldrin Morante. “We really had to dig deep in this series and I’m glad my players delivered.”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 crownIt was an impressive turnaround for the Cagers after they lost Game 1, 84-59, before taking the next two games and the last finals berth.Batangas will still host Game 2, before the series goes to Muntinlupa for Game 3 and, if necessary, Game 4. MOST READ La Salle seals Final 4 bonus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Fernandez ready to fill Roach’s shoes if picked Pacquiao’s head trainer

first_imgLATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Fernandez said he’s up for the challenge.“I’m always ready. The captain of the ship is not here and as assistant it’s my responsibility to play that role,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “The final word will come from our senator (Manny Pacquiao), but the important thing is that I’m going to start the training.”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 crownFernandez is not only a fixture throughout Pacquiao’s boxing career, but he’s also the eight-division champion’s best friend.On Monday, Pacquiao back-pedalled from his earlier announcement that Fernandez and Nonoy Neri will be his trainers for his fight against Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I believe Buboy can do it, can handle it. He knows what to do because Buboy has worked with me since the beginning.”Fernandez said he’s nowhere near the stature of Roach, whom he describes as “the greatest trainer in the world.”“Coach Freddie is legendary and I can’t compare myself to coach Freddie. I don’t think I’m going to see a trainer as great as him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next During the first stop of his press tour at City of Dreams Manila, Pacquiao said he still hasn’t decided yet as to who his head trainer will be.Pacquiao added that even if he picks Fernandez over Roach, the door will stay open for the American coach in his future fights.“Freddie and I have a good relationship. We’re like family. I’ve not decided yet. Whatever decision I make, still I’m not closing the door on Freddie,” he said. “Whatever decision I will make, it’s just because I want to try Buboy to handle me. But right now, I don’t have a decision yet because I’m still not in training mode. I’m still in press tour mode.”Under Roach’s tutelage, Pacquiao defied the odds and made history with seven world titles in as many divisions.Fernandez doesn’t have the accolades of Roach, who is a seven-time trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, but Pacquiao is confident that Fernandez has what it takes to get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Manny Pacquiao trains inside the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood with trainers Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORABy the looks of it, Buboy Fernandez will be Manny Pacquiao’s chief cornerman against Lucas Matthysse on July 15.If that’s going to be the case, Fernandez has big shoes to fill in a role that had belonged to the Hall of Famer Freddie Roach since Pacquiao’s US debut in 2001.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Alab Pilipinas faces Mono Vampire in best-of-five ABL Finals In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READlast_img read more

18 Jan

Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff push

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Chan gives Ginebra, which is currently outside the playoff picture in ninth place, some depth in the wing position and additional outside threat.The Gin Kings have only won three of their first eight games and will need to sweep their last three games to avoid any complications of making it to the quarterfinals.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 crownAt 34, Chan remains a reliable contributor. He is averaging 11.6 points on 38 percent shooting from the 3-point area this conference, The former national team mainstay finished with 26 points against Rain or Shine in his final game for the Fuel Masters on Saturday. Brazilians disappointed after 1-1 tie at World Cup China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIEScenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chan is expected to make his Ginebra debut against Columbian on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGoing for one last push to make the playoffs, Barangay Ginebra on Monday acquired the services of veteran sharpshooter Jeff Chan from Phoenix.The Gin Kings traded the rights to their first round pick in the 2018 PBA Draft in exchange for Chan, the league announced on its Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

18 Jan

Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup

first_imgBrazil coach Tite said before the tournament started that Neymar wouldn’t likely be fully fit until the third match of the group stage because of the foot injury that sidelined him for about three months earlier this year.There were expectations he could still carry Brazil despite the ongoing recovery, but his performance in the 1-1 draw against the Swiss disappointed. He was heavily marked and had little space to create chances for his teammates, being fouled 10 times during the game in Rostov-on-Don. The Paris Saint-Germain player was limping when he talked to reporters after the match, although team doctors said it was nothing serious and he would play Friday.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 crownBut the spotlight will also be on Coutinho, whose performance against Switzerland contrasted with Neymar’s lackluster showing.As the Swiss swarmed toward Neymar every time he touched the ball, Coutinho was able to pose a greater threat in attack. His amazing goal — a right-footed shot from outside the area that curled into the top corner in the 20th minute — was one of the best of the tournament so far. The ball pinged in off the post as Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer dived in vain. It’s been a journey for Maguire from England fan to player Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)SOCHI, Russia — With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.The Barcelona playmaker has already delivered with an outstanding goal in the opener against Switzerland as Neymar was stymied by tough defending and poor fitness. And with the team’s top star not expected to be at his best again for the game against Costa Rica on Friday, it will be up to Coutinho to step forward and try to lead the five-time world champions.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ View comments A key to Coutinho’s good performances with Brazil has been Barcelona teammate Paulinho, the defensive midfielder who has been responsible for giving the playmaker more freedom to help Neymar and the other forwards.“I stay back a little bit more so Coutinho can move forward and take advantage of the great quality that he has up front,” Paulinho said.If Neymar struggles again against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg, another good showing by Coutinho will be crucial for Brazil, as anything but victory could be a disaster for the “Selecao.”The draw against Switzerland, which ended Brazil’s nine-match winning streak in World Cup openers, left the national team two points behind Group E leader Serbia, which defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in its opener. Brazil’s final game will be against Serbia on June 27 in Nizhny Novgorod.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

18 Jan

On Basketball: LA will still be there for Paul George

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town Everyone knows that the lure of home is strong for George, a Los Angeles kid who took countless jumpers as a youngster while pretending to be Kobe Bryant and wearing purple and gold. And players tend to go home: Paul Pierce played in LA toward the end of his career, Dwyane Wade briefly played in Chicago, Chauncey Billups had stints in Denver.So while diving into the magnitude of the numbers in George’s soon-to-be-official deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder — four years at an average of $34 million a season, a contract that sure seems like it will help push the OKC payroll and luxury tax bills for next season alone to perhaps well over $200 million — there was one number that seems to have mattered most.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 crownIt is 28.His age. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees He’s still a young man, even by NBA standards. Consider this: George might not even be at his NBA peak yet. Barring an extension, which is possible, he could exercise his option to become a free agent again in the summer of 2021 — and even then he’ll just be 31. Los Angeles will still be there, calling, winking, tugging at his heartstrings the way it clearly has for years.That’s a sure thing.Another sure thing: That the Thunder, while not a Super Team per se, have super pieces.George shared the stage at a party in Oklahoma City on Saturday night with Russell Westbrook, which was fitting since they shared the basketball stage flawlessly in their first season together. All those questions — mostly variations of “how will this work?” — got answered when the Thunder went 40-22 in the final 62 games of the regular season, George got his numbers (nearly 22 points per game) and Westbrook got his again as well (averaging a triple-double).They speak with great respect for one another. They are not the same guy: Westbrook loves fashion and flash, George would rather go fishing. But it worked, on the court and off, and that bond is necessary if the Thunder are going to challenge Golden State and Houston for Western Conference supremacy anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding It’s not just those two. The Thunder have a good big man in Steven Adams. They’re getting Andre Roberson back, probably in time to start next season after this past season ended prematurely because of a ruptured patellar tendon. They’re keeping Jerami Grant for $27 million over three years, which in this NBA seems like a bargain. They have a good coach in Billy Donovan and by all accounts, it’s a happy locker room.George kept dropping hints all spring. When asked about his future, he raved about how much he liked being in Oklahoma City. The more he said it, the more it seemed like he wasn’t just spewing the company line. It seemed real, and now, the realness has been proven.The Thunder have some issues, mainly what to do with Carmelo Anthony.Anthony doesn’t want to come off the bench, he’s going to cost the Thunder something like $70 million — the luxury tax is going to be incredibly punitive — if they keep him, and his best days are behind him. Having a high-priced deal isn’t Anthony’s fault; blame it on the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson, the ones who orchestrated that contract. But it’s now something that the Thunder will have to manage.That’s as close as it gets to bad news in OKC right now.George could have left, gone to the Lakers to join LeBron James, and no one would have complained. It would have been the easiest thing. Staying in OKC was the power move, though, both for George and Thunder general manager Sam Presti. George took the stage at that party, grabbed a microphone and delivered four words that shocked many.“I’m here to stay,” he said.Stay is a relative word in the NBA. Nothing is forever, except the lure of home.LA will still be there in three or four years, if he wants to still play there. George was smart enough to see that. And the Thunder were smart enough to not let him get away. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) drives against the Utah Jazz in the first half during an NBA basketball game. APPaul George can count.That’s what we forgot.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Garnett sues accountant over $77M lost to wealth manager

first_imgNadal vs del Potro, Djokovic vs Nishikori in US Open semis Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Garnett’s attorney, Mark Gaughan, declined to say why Banks was not named as a defendant. Gaughan said that “based upon the facts, we are confident this matter ultimately will be resolved in Mr. Garnett’s favor.”The lawsuit claims Wertheim “took direction from Banks and for some reason chose to have virtually no contact with Garnett.”According to the lawsuit, Wertheim prepared financial statements, was a registered agent for companies in which Garnett held a financial interest, and added his name to bank accounts holding Garnett’s money.Wertheim also “worked in concert” with Banks to put Garnett on an allowance and set budgets that the 15-time NBA all-star was urged to follow, the suit read.Garnett retired with the Timberwolves in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The lawsuit contends Wertheim “possessed actual knowledge that Banks was helping himself to millions of dollars of Garnett’s money and did nothing about it.”“Banks intentionally … looted Garnett of his earnings and assets for many years, including the many years that Welenken and Wertheim provided accounting services to Garnett and his business interests,” according to the lawsuit, which was initially filed in Hennepin County District Court and moved Wednesday to U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Defense attorney Greg Simpson told the Star Tribune his clients deny the allegations and will “vigorously” fight the suit.Banks was not named as a defendant. Banks was sentenced last year to four years in federal prison for defrauding another former NBA star, retired San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan, of millions of dollars. In one of Duncan’s deals with Banks, Duncan said he was told Garnett would be a partner. FILE – In this May 6, 2008, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett gestures to the crowd just before tipoff in Game 1 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston. Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired NBA star. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star.The federal malpractice lawsuit alleges Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs enabled Charles Banks IV of Atlanta to defraud Garnett through businesses in which Garnett and Banks shared an interest.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Standhardinger leads Gilas 12 vs Iran, injured Slaughter out

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino-German big man Christian Standhardinger banners Gilas Pilipinas’ 12-man lineup against Iran on Thursday in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Standhardinger will be teaming up with five other big men in first-timer Ian Sangalang, JP Erram, Raymond Almazan, Beau Belga and Asi Taulava as the Philippines braces for a titanic matchup with the 7-foot-2 Hamed Haddadi and the mighty Iranians, who are coming off a silver medal finish in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golovkin trainer calls positive test by Alvarez ‘insulting’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Guards Alex Cabagnot and Scottie Thompson will also be making their Gilas debuts vs Iran with Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter and Allein Maliksi joining them.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio announced the lineup Wednesday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDespite rushing to meet Fiba requirements and be cleared to play as local, Greg Slaughter did not make it to the final roster.Slaughter hurt his left ankle on Wednesday during Barangay Ginebra’s game against NorthPort in the PBA Governors’ Cup that deemed his status against Iran as questionable. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Slaughter’s health status may have also led to Guiao selecting Standhardinger over crack guard Stanley Pringle as Gilas’ naturalized player.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Golden Knights continue healing process for Las Vegas

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew During each home game last season, the Golden Knights recognized the Vegas Strong Hero of the Game, a first responder or citizen who risked his or her own life during the shooting to aid others. Engelland would talk to those heroes after the games.In September, Engelland and his family announced the Vegas Born Heroes Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to publicly recognize and reward charities and community members who consistently and selflessly help others to benefit the city.“It’s been an honor to honor those people who sacrificed their lives or made it out of there,” Engelland said. “We still talk to a lot of them here and there. We wanted to start our foundation and kind of branch a little bit away from that but not completely. Those first responders, we wanted to grow it and make it the heroes around Las Vegas that do the little things that might go unnoticed.”Unnoticed, until now.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal As the one-year anniversary of the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip that left 58 dead approaches, Vegas’ beloved NHL team remains very much a part of the healing process, true to Engelland’s words.“Anything like that happens, you definitely want to keep helping the process of the healing,” Engelland said following a recent preseason game as the Knights prepared for their second season. “I think last year was a good stepping stone and I think we can still do more this year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Golden Knights, who became a rallying point for many residents after the shooting, will make their way around town Monday, with several players and team personnel visiting command and dispatch centers for police and other first responders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a blood drive.“Being from here, you want to do as much as you can for the community you call home,” Engelland said. “I think every guy in this room wants to do what they can for Las Vegas. A lot of guys are going to be calling this home for a long time. We got a lot of great leaders in here that step up and do a lot of good things. We just try to help each other out and do whatever we can for the community.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Folayang, Khan dispute vacant ONE lightweight title in Manila Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lifelong Vegas resident Tina Cartwright, who was at the outdoor concert when the gunman opened fire from a room in the Mandalay Bay casino-resort, said it took a long time for her to attend a crowded event after the shooting, during which she remembers running her life. It was a Golden Knights game that brought her back to enjoying her social life.“They gave me hope, because I didn’t want to go out in crowds and put myself in that position where I wasn’t close to an exit,” said Cartwright, 47. “I didn’t want to go out right away, so they were an immediate part of the healing process. I have friends who still won’t go to concerts or big gatherings, and I think the longer you wait it can be detrimental. They just gave us something to look forward to in times that were dark.”Knights newcomer Max Pacioretty was with the Montreal Canadiens last season but said he remembers the shooting vividly. He said it was tough to watch on television. But he said watching the Knights from afar as they helped with the recovery process helped him see how special the team had become to the community.They had become much more than the town’s first major sports franchise, and much more than a team embarking on an inaugural campaign that would end in the Stanley Cup Final.“It’s something I feel that this community will never forget, and it’s a big reason why there’s such good chemistry between the fans and the city and this team,” Pacioretty said. “I feel as if people didn’t really know what to expect, what type of people and human beings hockey players are in a general spectrum. But I think they learned real quick. As soon as they knew that they were going to have to help this community overcome what they were going through, you saw them step up to the occasion right away.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights poses for photos with fans as he arrives at the Vegas Golden Knights Fan Fest at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on September 19, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — With the city reeling from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland delivered an emotional 58-second speech last October that continues to echo through Las Vegas today.Engelland’s address came days after the Oct. 1 massacre during a pregame ceremony honoring victims and first responders. It ended with the reassurances: “We’ll do everything we can to help you and our city heal. We are Vegas strong.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

18 Jan

3 ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Dr. Andrew Cosgarea, professor of orthopedic surgery and chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said while it’s not unusual for people to tear ACLs multiple times, it’s rare for elite athletes to play at the same level following multiple tears.“There is such a finite opportunity for success at the Division I and professional level, and I think you run out of time, you become selected out, you lose those opportunities when you’re gone that much,” Cosgarea said.Creighton head athletic trainer Ben McNair said Krampelj’s upbeat attitude has helped him battle through the arduous rehab. When dealing with one or more ACL tears, McNair said, the medical staff explains to the athlete the higher risk of re-injury and lays out the rehab plan, and then it’s up to the athlete whether he or she wants to do the work necessary to play again.“Martin is a full-speed-ahead kind of guy. Usually, you have to pull the reins back on him rather than kick him in the butt,” McNair said.Krampelj played on national teams in Slovenia before leaving in 2014 to attend Impact Academy in Sarasota, Florida. He drew recruiting interest from West Virginia, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech but was sold on Creighton when 14,000 fans showed up to watch an exhibition game during his official campus visit.He took a redshirt year after the ACL tear seven games into the 2015-16 season, and he backed up first-round draft pick Justin Patton during an injury-free 2016-17. Before getting hurt last January, Krampelj was averaging 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds and was second in the Big East in field goal percentage.Until now, Creighton coach Greg McDermott has never had a player attempt a comeback after three ACL tears in his 25 years as a head coach. Though Krampelj injured an ankle in preseason practice, he’s being counted on right away to give the Bluejays a strong inside presence. His leadership also is needed on a team that lost four of its top six scorers, including Marcus Foster and NBA draft pick Khyri Thomas.McDermott likes Krampelj’s chances for a successful return.“To come back and be as athletic as he is, there is not one ounce of athleticism he’s lost during the process,” McDermott said. “In fact, it seems he’s come back stronger and with more authority in that he’s doing athletically. It’s a real credit to him and his work ethic that he’s back to the point he is.” Coming back from three is not.Krampelj was establishing himself as one of the most improved players in the Big East when he stepped awkwardly on teammate Kaleb Joseph’s right foot during a game against Seton Hall on Jan. 17. He got the bad news the next day, and if there was any self-pitying thought of “Oh, no, not again,” it was fleeting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“When I got my MRI results, I was like, ‘I’m coming back,’ ” Krampelj said. “It’s so worth it.”The 6-foot-9, 235-pound junior forward from Slovenia (his name is pronounced Mar-TEEN CROM-pul) knew all too well what was ahead following surgery. The rehabilitation process is not only hard work, it can be painful. There are mental obstacles, none more prevalent than fear of re-injury. He also would have to rebuild his conditioning. “There would be a lot of people giving it up after the first or second one,” Krampelj said. “I’m not a quitter. I’m not going to give up, and that’s it.”Krampelj first tore his left ACL during a tournament in France in 2013 in a non-contact situation. He tore his right ACL during a practice early in the 2015-16 season when he got tangled with former teammate Zach Hanson. And then there was the fluke landing on Joseph’s foot that resulted in yet another tear in the left knee.“Everything happens for a reason. I believe in that,” Krampelj said. “You never know what it’s good for. God gives the toughest battles to the toughest soldiers.”Former Purdue star Robbie Hummel, who came back from two ACL tears in 2010, said he isn’t sure he would have the wherewithal to do what Krampelj is attempting.“It’s hard to continually put everything you have into something and to be consistently disappointed by it, especially with something that should be joyful,” Hummel said. “It’s fun to play college basketball, it’s fun to play a sport at a high level like that. When you keep getting let down in a way, it can be really, really frustrating and really hard. Respect to Martin for coming back again and again because it is a tough process.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Martin Krampelj #15 of the Creighton Bluejays walks off the court after being defeated by Providence Friars during the Big East basketball tournament Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2018 in New York City. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFPOMAHA, Neb. — No one would have blamed Creighton’s Martin Krampelj if he had decided basketball wasn’t for him anymore after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.Coming back from one ACL tear is quite common.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PBA: Phoenix gains solo fourth after comeback win over Rain or Shine View commentslast_img read more