PBA greenlights Jericho Cruz trade to TNT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDesperate to make a late run to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, TNT has secured Jericho Cruz from Rain or Shine after the Office of the Commissioner approved the trade on Thursday.The league, though, made slight tweaks to the reported deal between the KaTropa and the Elasto Painters which centered on the wantaway guard.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings In exchange, Rain or Shine will receive Sidney Onwubere, Kris Rosales, and TNT’s 2018 first round pick in the transaction.Cruz has previously asked for a trade from the Elasto Painters’ brass, ending what four-year tenure with the team which drafted him ninth in the 2014 PBA Draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe has struggled coming back from a foot injury this season, averaging 2.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in the three games he played for Rain or Shine this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.On the other hand, the Fil-Nigerian Onwubere may finally get his chance in his new team after playing limited minutes for TNT and norming 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in his first conference as a pro. 76ers’ Embiid sidelined by soreness in right ankle UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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New Diamond Find in Liberia

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – An 18.2 carat D-flawless diamond was recently discovered in Grand Cape Mount County in north-west Liberia as part of Youssef Diamond Mining Company’s (YDMC’s) diamond exploration program.This follows an earlier discovery of a kimberlite pipe in the same region.The diamond is a Type II, the first to be reported from Liberia, and the first from a 10-m-wide kimberlite dyke. “These diamonds are typically large, of exceptional quality and color and attract top-dollar prices,” says CEO Roger Youssef.A further boost to this diamond exploration program has been the identification of several additional en echelon dykes, which, on the basis of preliminary small-scale sampling, are microdiamond-bearing.“It is encouraging because the probability of finding much larger stones, typical of Type II diamond localities, such as those at Lucara, in Botswana, and Letšeng in Lesotho, is extremely high,” he says. YDMC reports that its diamond exploration program will continue in earnest in the first quarter of 2017.The bulk sampling program has started and will be supplemented with heavy equipment as the monsoonal rains come to an end.The program will focus on the 500 m x 50 m kimberlite pipe located previously, the array of kimberlite dykes and the terrace gravels along the margins of the discovery valley, according to a report on Miningweekly.com.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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Knife held to boy’s throat in robbery try

first_imgWEST COVINA – Two men were arrested Thursday after allegedly holding a knife to a 15-year-old boy’s throat in a robbery attempt, police said. The crime occurred about 8p.m. in the 400 block of South Glendora Avenue, said West Covina police Officer Brian Kearns. A group of teens was congregating near an ice cream shop when two men approached. One was armed with a folding knife, Kearns said. One of them brandished a knife at a 13-year-old boy, who ran away unharmed, said Kearns. The men then turned their attention to a 15-year-old boy, pushing him against a wall and holding the knife to his throat while demanding money, Kearns said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The boy was also able to escape their grasp and run away without injury, Kearns said. Officers found two men matching the description of the suspects walking about a half-mile away and detained them, Kearns said. A knife was discovered in their possession, and the victims identified the men as the suspects, Kearns said. Gabriel Garcia, 23, of La Puente and William Schroeder, 22, of West Covina were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and are due in court Monday, Kearns said. – Brian Day last_img read more

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Mahrez hands in transfer request after bid from Man City

first_imgSky sources understand £50m is well below Leicester’s valuation of Mahrez, who also handed in a transfer request in May 2017.Speaking earlier this month, Foxes boss Claude Puel insisted Mahrez would not be allowed to leave the club in January.When asked if Mahrez could cost potential suitors £100m, Puel said: “Perhaps; maybe in the summer he will cost even more than £100m.“It’s just rumours, noise about him. We can see Riyad smile, enjoying his football, enjoying to play with his team-mates.”Mahrez submitted a transfer request to Leicester last year amid interest from Roma, but the Foxes refused to sell the 26-year-old after rejecting three bids from the Italian club – including a £31.8m offer.Speaking at the time, Mahrez said: “Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City, I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on.“I had a good discussion with the chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League.“However, I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience.”City have submitted their second bid for Mahrez after confirming Leroy Sane suffered ankle ligament damage during Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round win over Cardiff.Sane has been ruled out for up to six weeks and is set to miss the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal as well as both legs of City’s Champions League last-16 tie against Basel.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Speaking earlier this month, Foxes boss Claude Puel insisted Mahrez would not be allowed to leave the club in January.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Riyad Mahrez has handed in an official transfer request at Leicester amid interest from Manchester City, according to Sky sources.Sky Sports News understands City have offered Leicester in excess of £50m for Mahrez and it is believed this is their second bid for the Algerian winger during this window.last_img read more

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England hope to turn tables in second Springboks Test

first_img0Shares0000England’s winger Brad Shields (R), seen with teammtes during the captain’s run at the Saint Stithians College in Johannesburg on June 8, 2018, on the eve of their first Test match against South Africa © AFP/File / Christiaan KotzeJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jun 15 – England have turned to snakes as they try and turn the tables on hosts South Africa in Bloemfontein after an extraordinary first match last weekend in the three-Test series.Another defeat Saturday in the second showdown and English dreams of winning a series in the republic for the first time will disappear, reducing the Cape Town Test to a dead rubber. They looked to be heading for a handsome first Test triumph when leading by 21 points after just 18 minutes in Johannesburg only to collapse and lose 42-39.To get their minds off a fifth consecutive beating this year, the players opted for a snakes-and-spiders show.“We had a reptile show and a barbecue so that the boys could get their minds away from what happened in Johannesburg,” said defence coach Paul Gustard.“There were some long green snakes, some long black-and-white ones too. The players chose to do it and organised the show.South African captain, Siya Kolisi (R), and flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit, seen during a Springboks training session at St Stithies College in Johannesburg, on May 28, 2018 © AFP/File / Christiaan Kotze“They reacted differently to the slippery guests. Some seemed comfortable close to the snakes while others were quite nervous.”Head coach Eddie Jones hopes the reptilian diversion works as he tries to snap a run of defeats since February by Scotland, France, Ireland, the Barbarians and South Africa.While his position does not appear to be in immediate danger, the Australian knows he was hired to transform England into world rugby heavyweights, not bumbling middleweights.Media reports suggest all may not be well in the England camp with Gustard leaving after the tour — the latest departee from the coaching staff.The training methods of the Australian have also come under fire from an English club boss with 15 players returning injured from camps since Jones took charge two years ago.But the most pressing problem is on the field with England winning 24 of 25 Tests under Jones before failing in the last four.He wants England to dominate South Africa early on at the 45,000-capacity Free State Stadium in central South Africa, but not crumble this time.“When you win like South Africa did last Saturday you go into the next game with a bit of confidence so we have to make sure we dent that confidence early on,” he said.“Bloemfontein lies at altitude and the ground is very fast. It has an average of 60 points per Test so we are anticipating an ebb-and-flow game like we had in Johannesburg.“We were brilliant at times early on in the first Test. Perhaps we got a bit seduced by our start, leading to uncharacteristic and costly errors.”Jones resisted calls from some pundits to wield the axe mercilessly, making two changes to the starting line-up, both in the pack.Flanker and former captain Chris Robshaw is dropped for the first time by Jones, making away for New Zealand-born Brad Shields, who gives England an extra lineout option.The other change was expected with lock Joe Launchbury, fit after a calf injury, taking the place of Nick Isiekwe.South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus also makes two changes and, like England, they are both among the forwards.Frans Malherbe takes over at tighthead prop from Wilco Louw, who is “punch-drunk” from playing so much rugby this year, according to Erasmus.And the Springboks hope to counter the height of Shields at the back of lineouts by selecting lock/flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit as a loose forward.“I guess the second Test will be even more intense because both teams are so desperate for victory. We would like to seal the series and England want to keep it alive,” Erasmus said.“We are playing at altitude again, although not as high as Johannesburg. The faster the pace of the game, the more space that will open up.“I expect England to be smarter and sharper. Eddie (Jones) is sure to have a few tricks up his sleeve.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Barca not a one-man team, says Messi

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi came on early in the second half to help Barcelona salvage a draw at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday © AFP / Pau BarrenaBARCELONA, Spain, Sep 29 – Lionel Messi says Barcelona are “angry” after their draw at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday but insists they do not depend on him to win.Barca were held 1-1 by Bilbao at the Camp Nou to make it three games without a victory, with Messi left out of the starting line-up and brought on early in the second half. It was his shot that Munir El Haddadi turned in for a late equaliser but Oscar de Marcos’ close-range finish before the interval was enough to secure Bilbao a point.The result means Barcelona head to Wembley to face Tottenham on Wednesday on the back of a difficult week, which also saw them draw at home against Girona and lose to Leganes.“Anxious? No, the season is very long, we feel angry after the last two results,” Messi told beIN Sports.“Today I think we created situations to win and we couldn’t do it and we are aware that we have to become stronger defensively and that we cannot score goals in every match.”Barca coach Ernesto Valverde accepted after the game that leaving Messi out with Spurs in mind had been a risk that had failed to pay off.It also left the team open to accusations again of an over-reliance on Messi.“We have a strong team and we don’t depend on any one player,” Messi said.“This is Barcelona, ​​we have enough players not to have to depend on a player. What is said, it hurts after these results but we have to be calm and be aware that this is a very long season.”Barcelona take on Spurs, having made the perfect start in the Champions League by beating PSV Eindhoven 4-0. Messi scored a hat-trick.“On Wednesday we’re going to have a tough match and we need to be focused on qualification already because it is a very complicated group,” Messi added.“We are aware that we have to improve many things, but we need to stay calm, it’s a very long season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Leclerc destined for greatness — Hamilton

first_img“Ferrari are going to have a happy weekend at Monza,”said the defending five-time champion and current series leader.“They are so much faster than us and Monza is all straights … We will do our best, but it is going to be a tough job to match them.”Hamilton increased his lead in this year’s title race to 69 points ahead of re-signed Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who came home third, and was quick to praise 21-year-old Leclerc for his performance under pressure.Leclerc, who started from pole and resisted intense Hamilton pressure as he chased him in the closing laps, dedicated his win to his late friend Hubert.“He did a great job,” said Hamilton. “Even if we had different strategies, it would have been hard to have beaten him. He deserved to win.”– Greatness –Leclerc, widely tipped as a future champion, performed with grace and humanity on and off the circuit during a stressful race weekend that saw him move within 12 points of his Ferrari team-mate and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in the drivers’ standings.He has now out-qualified Vettel at six races in succession, leaving the German battling to retain his status as Ferrari’s lead driver.On Sunday, Vettel was asked to pull over and allow Leclerc to pass mid-race on his way to finishing fourth. It is now more than a year since his last win, ironically at Belgium in 2018.“I think his results speak for themselves really,” added Hamilton, referring to Leclerc, who has delivered five podium finishes in his last seven outings.“It’s not easy for any driver to jump into a top team, let alone Ferrari… and then to be continuous from race one, out-perform, out-qualify and out-drive a four-time world champion is not easy to do.“So I think that speaks for itself. He’s been really unlucky in quite a few races this year. Could easily have been the third win today.“So, there’s a lot more greatness to come from him and I’m looking forward to seeing his growth and racing alongside him … Today, it was fun, trying to chase him. He was just a little bit too quick.”While Leclerc finally seized a victory, another young driver impressed by finishing fifth —- Red Bull rookie Alex Albon climbing from 17th to secure a strong result in his first race with the team following promotion from Toro Rosso.“I’ve been very impressed with Alex’s performance and he put in a great recovery drive in his first race,” said Red Bull team chief Christian Horner of the London-born Thai racer.His Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen made a poor start and retired after crashing on the opening lap.“I had some good fun out there and I enjoyed this race a lot,” said Albon. “I started off the weekend very nervous and if you had told me I’d finish the race fifth I’d be very happy, but I’m a bit more relaxed now.”0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc holds his trophy aloft after winning the Belgian Formula One Grand © AFP / JOHN THYSSPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Sep 2 – Lewis Hamilton on Monday predicted more success for his triumphant Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc and tipped the Monegasque driver as the favourite for this week’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.After finishing second behind Leclerc at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, a race weekend overshadowed by the death of French Formula Two driver Anthoine Hubert a day earlier, Hamilton forecast that having finally secured his maiden win, Leclerc would now go on to claim more victories.last_img read more

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£25m Chelsea deal, a big message sent to the board and more Blues rumours

first_imgChelsea have picked up just one point from their first two Premier League games and new players will be welcome by manager Jose Mourinho.Baba Rahman has joined the club, while the Blues’ 20-year-old defender Nathan Ake signed a new deal and immediately joined Watford on loan.POLL: IS JOHN TERRY’S FORM ON THE SLIDE?Here, talkSPORT looks at the latest players linked with a move to Chelsea. Where do you think Mourinho needs to strengthen? 5 Antonio Rudiger: Back up in defence sorted? – As reported on talksport.com, Chelsea and Roma are rumoured to be interested in Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger. 5 5 Godfred Donsah: Young hot shot to spark a bidding war – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see a possible Chelsea exit – Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Cagliari’s highly-rated midfielder, dubbed ‘the new Michael Essien’. The Italian club were relegated from Serie A and a host of clubs, such as Juventus, Fiorentina and Tottenham, are also said to be in the frame. 5 Gregory van der Wiel: The PSG defender’s future is up in the air – Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said Van der Wiel’s agent, Mino Raiola was in London recently, sparking rumours he was there to discuss a potential deal for Dutch right-back Van der Wiel. Chelsea are said to be interested and Di Marzio says Raiola will travel to to Paris to discuss his client’s future. John Stones: Huge offer to finally persuade Everton to sell – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer news – Having seen their previous bids for Stones rejected by Everton, Chelsea will apparently return with a £30m offer before the transfer deadline. However, it is believed the Blues are concerned about Man United and City possibly lining up moves of their own, say the Mail. Danny Murphy, the former England and Liverpool midfielder told talkSPORT Jose Mourinho’s decision to substitute John Terry at half-time against Man City was his way of telling the Blues’ board: ‘Get me John Stones’. Kurt Zouma: Defender heading out? Click the arrow above, right, to see another defender linked with Chelsea – The Sunday Mirror are reporting that Roma, flushed with money from selling Alessio Romagnoli to Milan, are willing to pay £25m for Zouma. If a permanent transfer cannot be agreed upon, then a loan deal may be an option. 5last_img read more

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GET YOUR DONEGAL JERSEY ON FOR A CUT-PRICE BREAKFAST AT KELLYS!

first_imgPromoted postBreakfast with all the trimmings at Kellys!Watching the match this Sunday?Well don’t watch it on an empty stomach.. whether you need a cure after ‘the night before’ or lining the stomach for a big day ahead, look no further than Kelly’s American Roadside Diner at Mountain Top, Letterkenny. This Sunday only, in support of the boys in green & yellow, we’ll be offering a full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings for only €6 to anyone wearing a Donegal jersey..That’s right: two bacon, two sausages, egg, potato bread, black & white pudding, mushrooms, beans.. even tea & toast.Trust us it’ll set you up for the day!!!So grab your jersey & come on in, breakfast offer served between 9am and noon.GET YOUR DONEGAL JERSEY ON FOR A CUT-PRICE BREAKFAST AT KELLYS! was last modified: March 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WILL COLEMAN GET A SEAT ON TRAP’S PLANE?

first_imgToday is one of the biggest days in the lives of many of the Donegal contingent on the Republic of Ireland soccer team.Manager Giovanni Trapattoni picks his 23 man squad for the upcoming European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine.Players with Donegal connections including Lifford man Shay Given and Aidan McGeady will be certain of a place on Trap’s plane. However, Killybegs man Seamus Coleman will be left sweating until after 2.30pm to see if he has made the grade.The cards looks stacked against the Everton star after a recent injury left him short of first team action at Everton.And with the Ireland manager having just eight midfielders to pick form at least fourteen possible players, Coleman could be left hard done by.  WILL COLEMAN GET A SEAT ON TRAP’S PLANE? was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:giovanni trapattoniseamus colemanShay Givenlast_img read more

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