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Ronaldo scores with backheel flick, saves Madrid from loss

first_imgThe goal added to Ronaldo’s impressive scoring run and kept Madrid in the fight for second place, three points from Atletico Madrid, which visits Real Sociedad on Thursday.Barcelona, which drew 2-2 at Celta Vigo on Tuesday, holds a 12-point lead at the top of the standings.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 crownInaki Williams put Athletic ahead with a chip shot from inside the area in the 14th, but Madrid pressured throughout the match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium until finally breaking through with the neat close-range touch by Ronaldo, who extended his scoring streak to 12 consecutive matches to tie his best run with the Spanish club. He has 22 goals during that streak, and 26 goals in total in his last 15 matches.“We leave with mixed feelings,” Athletic coach Jose Angel Ziganda said. “The team played well throughout the match. It was a pity to concede that goal in the end. We were close to victory.” Athletic goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who reportedly was close to being signed by Madrid in the offseason, had a great performance to keep the hosts at bay earlier.“To earn a positive result in this stadium, you need the goalkeeper to play well,” Arrizabalaga said. “It makes you mad to concede the equalizer in the end, but if you look at the whole match, they created a lot of chances.”Athletic nearly made it 2-0 when Raul Garcia struck the crossbar with a shot from near the penalty spot in the 66th.Ronaldo had struck the woodwork with a header early in the first half.“We are happy with our performance but not with the result,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We lacked calm on the final pass and ended up making too many crosses into the area, which was not ideal.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Canelo Alvarez suspended for 6 months for doping violations Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, shoots the ball next to Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Nunez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Ronaldo scored once and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, this time with a backheel flick that saved his team from a loss in the Spanish league.Ronaldo netted an 87th-minute equalizer with a subtle touch of the ball with his back to the goal, redirecting a low shot by Luka Modric from outside the area to give Madrid a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Fans jeered the team and called for Quique’s dismissal after the loss, the team’s third straight.Espanyol, which hasn’t scored in five matches, still remains in danger of relegation. It is in 16th place, nine points from the relegation zone.Eibar, sitting 11th, hadn’t won in sixth consecutive matches.Defender David Lomban netted the game’s winner with a 32nd-minute header.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames It was the third straight game without a win at home for Madrid.Athletic, sitting 13th in the standings, was looking for its first win at the Bernabeu since 2005.VALENCIA’S SETBACKValencia stayed in fourth place after a 2-1 home loss to Getafe, its second straight setback after a run of nine consecutive matches unbeaten.It had won its last five games at Mestalla Stadium, with its last defeat coming against Real Madrid in January.Loic Remy scored a goal in each half for Getafe, which moved to eighth place with the victory.Rodrigo scored his seventh goal in seven matches to pull Valencia closer in the 69th.The hosts played the final minutes with 10 men as Dani Parejo was sent off for elbowing an opponent.ESPANYOL STRUGGLESEspanyol lost 1-0 to Eibar at home, extending its winless streak to five matches and increasing pressure on coach Enrique “Quique” Sanchez Flores. 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Rubio’s triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder for 2-1 lead

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) reacts after being fouled as he shot a three-point basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah’s first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.Joe Ingles, who had 21 points, made two 3-pointers around two free throws to spark a 13-0 surge that ended on Mitchell’s 3 to put Utah up by 20 points in the fourth quarter. The big run was just par for the course in a series characterized by large runs by one team, then countered by the other.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas fight to 12-round majority draw ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rubio’s triple-double was the first by a Jazz player in the postseason since John Stockton in the 2001 playoffs against Dallas.Paul George scored 23 points and Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Raymond Felton each had 14 for the Thunder. Westbrook also had 11 rebounds and nine assists, just missing his ninth playoff triple-double but also had eight turnovers and shot 5 for 17.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 crownGobert’s dunk and pair of free throws capped a 9-0 run in the third quarter to give Utah an 84-70 lead. Minutes later, Rubio hit a running 28-foot 3-pointer to make it 89-75 entering the final period.The Jazz changed coverages on Westbrook throughout the game and surprised the perennial All-Star with different players in his expected passing lanes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jazz: Utah started the game by converting nine of its first 10 shots, then missed eight of the next nine. … Royce O’Neale and George got double-technicals for some pushing and words early in the fourth quarter. … Carlos Boozer had the last triple-double for the Jazz in 2008, but it came in the regular season. … Utah had 19 second-chance points to the Thunder’s eight.UP NEXTGame 4 is Monday night in Salt Lake City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Utah also outrebounded the Thunder 48-33 and seemed much quicker to the loose balls in the midst of a charged atmosphere. The Jazz’s hustle plays energized the packed arena festooned in the colors of Southern Utah – red, orange and yellow.With Utah trailing 47-43, Rubio scored 10 consecutive Jazz points and his 3-pointer and subsequent three free throws gave Utah a 53-49 lead. The point guard walked toward half-court with his arms outstretched, drinking in the deafening roar and subsequent “RU-BI-O! RU-BI-O!” chants from the fans.Rubio, playing just his third playoff game in his seven-year NBA career, had 19 at the half and the Jazz led 58-53.The Thunder, shot 16 for 24 on field goals and 7 for 11 on 3s, to lead 45-33 on Westbrook’s layup with 7:26 left in the second quarter.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City was outscored 30-14 after Adams sat down with his third foul early in the second quarter. … Both Adams and Mitchell picked up their fourth fouls in the first half of the third quarter. … Adams finished with two rebounds. … The Thunder shot 14 for 28 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NBA great Ray Allen talks about being ‘clutch,’ new book

first_imgFILE – Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat takes a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPNBA great Ray Allen tells the “AP Sports Weekly” podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment.Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the Finals against San Antonio that is regarded as one of the greatest clutch shots ever. He says hard work and experience is why some players want the ball at the biggest moments.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dyip eye ride to second win 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 awardcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Those great players in the league will do that consistently,” Allen told podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg. “They continue to do their jobs and don’t let the circumstances get the better of them.”Allen also talks about his new autobiography “From the Outside: My Journey through Life and the Game I Love” and gives his opinion of the playoffs so far. Also joining Litke and Dahlberg is football guru Ross Tucker, who talks about the NFL draft and who he thinks will be the first quarterback selected.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 crownNCAA chief Mark Emmert talks to the AP’s Ralph Russo about the upcoming Rice commission report released this week, while the co-hosts debate the state of college athletics under Emmert.Tucker returns to talk press box food (think bratwurst in Green Bay) and his belief that the better teams serve the media better meals.last_img read more

Macklin savoring last ‘bittersweet’ days with Magnolia

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ceres punches ticket to AFC Cup Asean zone final anew Vernon Macklin is just days away from leaving Magnolia and he plans to spend his best days with his team before he flies to China for the National Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 MOST READ And the man once known as “Mack Attack” when he played for Ginebra in the PBA 2013 Commissioner’s Cup began his farewell tour when he led Magnolia to a 126-101 shellacking of Columbian.Macklin played his penultimate game with the Hotshots in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta and he finished with 19 points and eight boards in a match that made him realize his departure is already fast approaching.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“I still have the same mindset like if I was playing a normal game even if this is a bittersweet situation,” said Macklin. “I came here with these guys to start the season and I wanted to finish the season with these guys.”Macklin, however, didn’t divulge much information regarding his stint in China in a show of respect to his current club. “Right now, I’m still with the Hotshots, so I don’t want to talk about the situation,” said Macklin. “Right now I’m just going to continue playing for Purefoods.”Macklin’s most emphatic play of the game was in the second quarter when he gave the Hotshots a 56-30 lead with a one-handed dunk 5:05 left in the period.“It doesn’t matter if it’s the first game or if it’s the last game, I’m definitely going to play hard for my team, for the Hotshots, and for myself.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Young Asiad-bound athletes feted

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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ POC Super Kids awardees: Kai Sotto (basketball), Tara Borlain (athletics), Marco Imbang Umgeher (alpine skiing), Dexy Manalo (canoe-kayak), Morris Madlos (sailing), Rizumu Ono (table tennis), John Paolo Rivero (weightlifting), Daniel Quizon (chess), Jane Linete Hipolito (weightlifting), Kieth Absalon (football), Justin Ceriola (jiu-jitsu), Trojan Dangadang (canoe-kayak), Christine Talledo (dragonboat, Eya Laure (volleyball).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao’s KL title fight unstoppable LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Filipino athletes 17 years old and below bound for the 18th Asian Games will hog the limelight in the first Phoenix Petroleum Siklab Youth Sports Awards on Wednesday at Century Park Hotel Manila Grand Ballroom.Archer Nicole Tagle, judoka Maria Takahashi, gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Kaitlin de Guzman are among the Siklab awardees competing in the Asiad set Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Joining them are bowler Angelo Kenzo Umali and fencer Samantha Kyle Catantan, who will lead the 50 sports achievers to be conferred with the Philippine Olympic Committee Young Heroes awards.Also to be feted are Andrew Kim Remolino (triathlon), Rex Luis Krog (cycling), Chezka Centeno (billiards), Alex Eala (tennis), Veruel Verdadero (athletics) and boxers Chriztian Pitt Laurente, Kenneth Dela Pena and John Vincent Pangga.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 crownJoining them in the premier honor roll are Mary Angeline Alcantara (taekwondo), Rafael Barreto (swimming), Bea Hernandez (bowling), Sarah Barredo (badminton), Allaney Jia Doroy (chess), Ghen-yan Berdon (muay), Johnzenth Gajo (wushu), AJ Lim (tennis), Rosegie Ramos (weightlifting) and Bhay Newberry (swimming).It will be the first time that an award-giving body such as Siklab will recognize the importance of the accomplishments of junior sports heroes. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

Serena Williams says it’s unfair she’s drug-tested more

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 She added: “It’s just about being equal and not centering one person out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img She was asked about the issue on Sunday because of a recent Deadspin story that said Williams had been checked five times in 2018 by last month, more than other U.S. women and men in the sport.Williams returned to competition this season after missing more than a year as a result of pregnancy. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September.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 crownWilliams said she found it “a little frustrating” that she was deemed to have missed a test last month when a sample collector showed up at her house about 12 hours earlier than the time she had indicated she’d be available.“I’m totally OK with testing and I encourage it,” Williams said. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ US tennis player Serena Williams reacts, during a press conference ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 1, 2018. (Jed Leicester/Pool Photo via AP)LONDON — Serena Williams says she thinks it isn’t fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year.Williams said at a pre-tournament news conference at Wimbledon: “Just test everyone equally.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 2-time champ Andy Murray out of Wimbledon due to bad hiplast_img read more

Ex-PBA star Adducul joins Blackwater as ‘teacher’ for Elite big men

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES “It’s just nice to be back again,” said Adducul who also had memorable stints with the national squad. “Fortunately, coach Bong gave me an opportunity to teach their big men.”“We do skills training an hour before the regular practices,” said the former NorthPort assistant coach in Filipino. “Every time I’m seeing something off, or something they could improve, I point it out.”And Tratter is enjoying the education.“Actually, when there were talks when he was coming in I actually [checked] YouTube,” he said. “There’s not a lot of clips of him. But I’ve seen his presence inside and it’s crazy.”Aside from Erram, Blackwater also lost playmaker Paul Zamar, who recently signed with San Miguel Beer. The Elite are also set to ship rising guard John Pinto to Phoenix for two role players after problems with contract negotiations.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 The Elite, though, still have old reliables Allein Maliksi, Mac Belo, Raymar Jose, along with newcomers Tratter, Desiderio and another UP product, Diego Dario.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Rookie Abu Tratter, acquired in the deal that shipped out Erram, is projected to start at center for Blackwater, and a very familiar face will help his transition to the pros.Rommel Adducul, one of the finest big men to ever set foot in the PBA, has been tapped to help the big men of the Elite sharpen their skills.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“He’s been with us since even before Dec. 27,” coach Bong Ramos told reporters on Saturday. “He’ll have a big impact on this team, especially now that we have a shortage of big men.”Erram, a 6-foot-8 versatile big man, was dealt to NLEX for first-round picks Paul Desiderio and Tratter, while Al-Hussaini, Erram’s chief reliever, has yet to report for work. MOST READ Ular making a name for himself in MPBL ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rommel AdduculBlackwater is faced with an “interior” dilemma following JP Erram’s exit and the absence of Rabeh al-Hussaini.But like it has done in the past, the Elite will make do with what they have when the 44th season of the PBA comes off wraps next week.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Time for official jersey retirement for Danny Ildefonso? His son, fans thinks so

first_imgDanny Ildefonso got the ball on the low block, backed down his defender, spun right before smoothly banking in a contested baseline fadeaway.ADVERTISEMENT The 42-year-old Ildefonso also mentored June Mar Fajardo in his final years with the San Miguel franchise and was instrumental in Fajardo’s transformation in becoming the most dominant player of his time with already a league record of five MVP trophies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Four years since announcing his retirement, Ildefonso still managed to remind everyone why he’s one of the PBA’s greatest players as he suited up for the San Miguel Beermen’s legends team on Sunday night.Ildefonso played his first 15 seasons for the Beermen where he won eight titles, back-to-back season MVP awards in 2000 and 2001, two Finals MVP plums and five Best Player of the Conference honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe played two more seasons for Meralco before he hung up his sneakers without any fanfare in 2015.Fast forward to today, Ildefonso is currently an assistant coach at Alaska and National University, where his two sons Shaun and Dave but seeing him back on the court prompted a realization from one of his children. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter team up anew as PBA All-Star starters announced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Shaun, the older among the two brothers, thinks it would be fitting for his dad to get a much-deserved jersey retirement.Who thinks Daddy I needs a proper jersey retirement? 🙋🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/nxIYf5HYRR— Shaun Ildefonso (@ShaunIldefonso) February 17, 2019Shaun’s tweet has been well received with many expectedly agreeing to his proposition.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Insurance Inspections Underway

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Rich, Poor Alike May Now Run for Office

first_imgThe House of Representatives has taken a decision to drop registration fees for electoral offices in Liberia, thereby opening the entire contest to either the ‘rich or poor’.Said decision means that ordinary Liberians wanting to serve their country in public offices can do so without fear of spending huge sum of money for candidate’s registration in an electoral process.Plenary took the decision Tuesday, May 20, to reduce the registration fees for elected positions after the Senate attempted to amend the Electoral Law of 2006 and at the same time increased the fees for both legislative and presidential elections.Despite Representative Acarous Gray’s motion for Reconciliation filed, the House voted 26 for, four against with three abstentions in order to set the figures at US$2,500 for presidency, US$2,000 for the vice president while the Senate and House carried US$750 and US$500 respectively.In the wisdom of the House’s Committee on Elections and Inaugurations headed by Grand Bassa County Representative Gabriel B. Smith, increasing the registration fees for any given electoral process disenfranchises popular aspirants, who have merger resources to participate in the elections.Lofa County Representative Moses Kollie motion in favor of the reduction was greeted with cheers from many of his colleagues, who felt the Senate’s changes were intended to target their opponents in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election slated for October this year.The Senate’s amendment could not get the Lower House’s concurrence because of the 600 to 700 percent increase. “The committee believed that the intent of the Senate might have been good in so far as they seek to raise fund for our electoral programs, but the committee finds the proposed figures somewhat astronomical and unbearable; given the reality of our economic situation. Moreover, if this provision were to be maintained, it would place Liberia above all democratic countries in Africa in terms of candidates’ nomination fees on the continent,” Smith said.      Meanwhile, the Government of Liberia is yet to secure the US$10.3 million needed to fund the Special Senatorial Election. The Electoral body recently announced adjustment to the electoral process due to what sources closed to the Commission believed, “is the lack of resources to conduct the election in time.”The Commission failed to conduct what is considered, cardinal and critical component of the electoral period, the Issuance of the Writ of Election.Said process gives electoral magistrates across the 15 counties the authority to move into their respective area and conduct the election. However, up to press time, the process which should have been conducted on Friday, May 9 remains uncertain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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