Player of the Week: Basketball never stops for Christian Standhardinger

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger’s commendable effort on Sunday didn’t go unnoticed.Not only did the San Miguel Beer rookie forward showed up for San Miguel Beer against NLEX in the PBA Governors’ Cup despite coming off a flight from Jakarta, Indonesia where he represented the Philippines in the Asian Games, he also delivered a career performance.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIEScenter_img TNT’s Romeo fined over P20k for headbutt, taunting The Filipino-German bruiser unleashed 36 points on a fiery 14-of-17 shooting from the field that went with 11 rebounds to lead the Beermen over the Road Warriors, 125-112.His exploits earned his his first PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, beating the likes of Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar, Magnolia’s Jio Jalalon, Rome dela Rosa and Mark Barrcoa, NLEX’s Kenneth Ighalo, Phoenix’s Jason Perkins and TNT’s Jayson Castro.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’Standhardinger was a vital piece as he helped the Philippines clinch fifth place, the country’s best finish in men’s basketball in the Asiad since 2002. 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

German track cyclist Kristina Vogel paralyzed

first_imgVogel, an 11-time world champion, suffered a severe spinal injury after crashing onto a concrete track following a high-speed collision with another cyclist on June 26, when she was training for the German Grand Prix in the eastern city of Cottbus.Vogel also had a serious accident in May 2009, when she was knocked off her bike by a vehicle. She suffered severe injuries and was placed in an artificial coma for two days.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’But she returned three years later to win the team sprint for Germany with Miriam Welte at the 2012 London Olympics. Vogel became the first German to win Olympic gold in the sprint in Rio de Janeiro four years later despite a broken saddle. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gold medalist Germany’s Kristina Vogel celebrates on the podium after taking part in the women’s sprint final during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn on March 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDBERLIN — German track cyclist Kristina Vogel is paralyzed because of the back injuries she sustained after crashing in training in June.The two-time Olympic champion tells Der Spiegel magazine “no matter how you dress it up, I can’t walk anymore.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steph Curry set to grace UAAP Season 81 opening View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Caricom official urges Guyana to pursue “realistic” renewable energy source

first_imgAlthough Guyana may not be in the hurricane belt, it certainly will have to deal with issues such as the rise in sea levels and flooding as the country builds its new energy future.CARICOM Energy Programme Manager, Dr. Devon GardnerThis is according to Caricom’s Energy Programme Manager, Dr Devon Gardner, who at a recent talk about Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) noted that while there are multiple potential renewable energy sources for the country, focus needs to be placed on those that can be “realistically developed.”“…In a way that gives us the kind of energy system that makes us sufficiently robust to the potential external impacts of commodity prices, not just oil, and as well as make us a lot more resilient to the impacts of climate change. There must be understanding that within that context too, the opportunities for rural development, social advancement and a lot of the economic potentials including those that can be gained from the exports. Not just of oil and gas potentially but also from renewable energy including renewable electricity from sources such as hydro…maybe other sources, perhaps including biomass produced fuels such as maybe biodiesel etc.”According to Dr Gardner, Guyana has an electrical system that is “not the most modern” and a system that includes generation that is largely dependent under the current state of fossil sources, most of which are oil-based sources.“We have a configuration for delivering the energy from the generation points to the demand centres that is not optimised and that is something that results in a system that is not sufficiently reliable and secure”, he added.Further, the official said that on the transport side, the Caribbean has similar issues in the sense that there is even more dependence on oil-based sources for fuel.“We have a marketing and distributing system that is very conventional [and] depends on, of course, fuel coming in, being bunkered in the course, transported to the distribution stations, people then come fill up and then use motor vehicles with internal combustion engines and to date we have not been able to secure data on the average age of the vehicles despite much efforts to do so.”Gardner posited that from a first glance of the roadways in Guyana, it is obvious that the transport sector is not one of the more efficient end users of energy within Guyana.“So, understanding that configuration means that in any planning there has to be short term goals that seeks to rectify some of the maladies in the existing system. Even as we try to build the optimisations that are necessary for the kind of flexible, adaptable, diversified systems. Systems that would make us have lower energy costs, maybe energy costs that are not necessarily lower, but are more resilient to external price shorts from the commodities markets and much greater reliability in our systems.”The Caricom official reminded that renewable energy is “not an end in itself” but more of a means in Guyanese obtaining the kind of diversified economic and social systems with the relevant stewardships and necessary environment for a country that is pursuing a GSDS. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Argentina deny reports players want Sampaoli out

first_img“All that has been said about a players’ meeting or anything else, it is all false,” the source added.Following Thursday’s match, there were reports in both local and international media of a rift between Argentina players and the coaching staff.It was also suggested that 1986 World Cup winner Jorge Burruchaga, the team’s technical director, would take charge for Tuesday’s must-win game against Nigeria.“They want to sack Sampaoli, bring in Burruchaga and follow Spain’s example,” Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, who has coached several Argentine clubs, said on Thursday.Spain dismissed coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup after Real Madrid announced he would replace Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu following the tournament.Argentina suffered their heaviest first round group-stage defeat at the World Cup since 1958 against Croatia, leaving them on the brink of elimination after an opening 1-1 draw with Iceland.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jorge Sampaoli’s job is at stake as Argentina teeter on the brink of an early exit in Russia © AFP / Johannes EISELEBRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 22 – Argentina denied reports Friday that players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup group game against Nigeria after a humbling 3-0 defeat by Croatia.“It’s absolutely false,” read a statement from an Argentine team official.last_img read more

Vanessa, Zac shun limelight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre When Kenny launched the franchise last year, Zac and Vanessa and the rest of the cast were unknowns. Now, they have surpassed the likes of the Olsen twins and Nicole Richie as bigger gets for paparazzi. I wondered if the director ever worries that it might be too much attention, too soon, for his young cast. “Yeah, I do,” he admitted. “Not that they can’t handle it or that they can’t be responsible. It’s just that they’re chased around a lot. I’m discovering that it’s hard for them to have personal lives – just to step outside of an apartment and go down the street and grab a sandwich is a thing of their past. That bothers me.” He said all they are trying to do is live their lives. “They love new adventure, they love being kids, they love going to the movies, they love hanging out with friends and going to parties and that part of being young has kind of been taken away from them,” Kenny said. “Their interests are what makes them interesting people. You start to pull them back and not allow them to have that sort of full experience.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens did very few red-carpet interviews Monday night at a splashy party in Hollywood celebrating the Dec. 11 DVD release of “High School Musical 2.” They also skipped the press junket. So, are they becoming a couple of prima donnas? Not a chance, sources confided. But because these two young stars are so hounded by paparazzi everywhere they go, there is a fear of overexposure when there is still another “High School Musical” movie to make. “We’re doing `High School Musical 3′ for the big screen,” director Kenny Ortega told me this week. “We’re back at East High, final year, and we’re gonna bring in some new characters and have some fun. Mix it up a bit.” last_img

Kenny Jackett will remain Wolverhampton Wanderers manager despite takeover

first_img1 Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett Fosun International representative Jeff Shi insists Wolves manager Kenny Jackett will keep his job following the Chinese group’s £45million takeover.The investment group, which has links with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, was reportedly in talks with newly appointed Spain boss Julen Lopetegui as a potential replacement for Jackett.But Shi is keen to support the former Millwall boss as he bids to improve on Wolves’ 14th-placed finish in the Championship last season.Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Shi said: “I’m trying to give him all the support I can. We share the same opinions. I think the squad is too small. If necessary we can put more (than £30m) in.“Before the takeover my only focus was on the deal. I had two meetings with Kenny, only talking about the squad. “We have a very good structure and academy, history and legacy and very good fans. We just need to put money into the club for better players.“We have five to six weeks, we want several players. Maybe five to eight players. We had a long list of players. Now the list is shorter, we’re confident about who can come here and who can’t.”Chief executive Jez Moxey, who will leave his role in three months’ time, echoed Shi’s sentiments.He believes the club should be proud of their achievements during his 16-year tenure, which has seen Wolves win promotion to the Premier League twice.“Kenny is the coach going forward,” he added. “When we went to the Football League, they talked about: ‘it’s nice to see a club being sold by a stable owner to someone not in distress’. “It’s an incredible Chinese company with huge resources and real experience of investing in Europe.“I think I’ve done my bit for Wolves. My job’s done, it’s time for somebody else. After 16 years it’s time to go out on a high and pass on this club.”last_img read more

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given announces international retirement

first_img Shay Given 1 Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has retired from international football.The 40-year-old, who was part of Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad but did not play, steps down after winning 134 caps in order to concentrate on playing for Stoke.Given, who had previously called time on his international career after Euro 2012 before a rethink, represented Ireland at three major tournaments and was the team’s number one at the 2002 World Cup.In a letter posted on his Twitter account, he wrote: “It’s every boy’s dream to play football for his school, his local club, and maybe, in his wildest dreams, his country.“To try be as good at football as his father was before him and make his mother proud.“I’ve been blessed that I was able to do this, from kickabouts in the back yard at home in Co Donegal with my brothers, to playing for St Colomba’s Collage Stranorlar, Lifford Celtic and then to making my debut with the Republic of Ireland aged 18.“I’m one of the very lucky ones who got to wear the jersey for his country and wore the badge with pride 134 times. But now it’s time to hang up the gloves and move from the onion bag to the terraces, where I’ll be shouting the lads on as one of Ireland’s biggest fans.“So as I retire from Ireland duty to focus on my club career, I want to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who supported me all the way – my close family, friends and amazing fans.“Couldn’t have done it without you, and all my great team-mates, managers and friends at the FAI.”Robbie Keane has made 145 appearances since 1998, to be the Republic’s most-capped player.But in terms of timespan Given leaves the set-up as the country’s longest-serving player having his made his debut in 1996 as a 20-year-old against Russia. His last appearance was in the 2-1 friendly defeat against Belarus in May.The FAI tweeted: “11,121 minutes played. 134 caps. 52 clean sheets. 3 major tournaments. 1 Shay Given #legend.”last_img read more


first_imgDozens of sports club across Donegal are to benefit from a fund of more than €30 million announced by the Department of Tourism and Sport today.The funding is part of a new round of Sports Capital funding being made available.Nationally a fund of €30m has been earmarked to develop sporting facilities and purchase sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations throughout the length and breadth of Ireland. In welcoming the announcement Junior Minister Dinny McGinley said “I am delighted to see that this Government has reinstated the Sports Capital Programme. It is now some 4 years since any club or voluntary organisation could source funding to improve their facilities or purchase new equipment.“At a time when a major emphasis is being placed on getting people, more active, and encouraging them to get fit and stay fit from a young age, facilities are needed now more than ever.”This new scheme will also be open to far more clubs and groups than ever before, as a strict requirement on landownership has been relaxed.In the past, all applicants had to own their land or have it on a long lease. “Clubs in these circumstances will now be able to apply for grants of up to €25,000 to upgrade facilities. In addition, the minimum amount of matching funding which clubs and organisations will need to provide themselves in order to apply for a grant has been halved from the previous round of the programme in 2008”.Groups in CLÁR areas will only need to raise a minimum of 10% of the project cost in order to apply.Groups in non-disadvantaged areas will only need to raise a minimum of 15% of the project cost in order to apply.“I want to acknowledge the significant amount of additional work which I know committees at club level will embark upon now in the process of local fund raising and in fulfilling the criteria as set out by the guidelines of the scheme. Be assured that your work is valued not just by club members but also by the wider community whom you also serve.” said Minister McGinley.Application forms and information about how to apply is available on the website: DOZENS OF DONEGAL SPORTS CLUB TO BENEFIT FROM €30 MILLION FUND was last modified: March 28th, 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)last_img read more

Arsenal mull over £22m defender to replace Calum Chambers

first_img 1 LATEST moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Latest Transfer News LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal have sent fellow centre-back Calum Chambers on loan to Fulham for the season and they want Vida to come in as his replacement.But, according to Turkish newspaper Aksam, any deal for the 29-year-old will cost them a total of £22.5million.Besiktas are willing to sanction a deal in which Arsenal would cough up £18million upfront, with a further £4.5million paid via add-ons.The Gunners, however, would prefer a player-plus-cash deal that would see David Ospina go the other way. RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Croatian World Cup hero Domagoj Vida now has several admirers – including Arsenal Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED TOP WORK targets three-way race Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal have been told by Besiktas it will cost them £22.5million to sign defender Domagoj Vida on transfer deadline day.Liverpool were previously linked with the Croatia international, who starred at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, but now the Gunners are pondering a move. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

Defense Dominant In Football’s 41-9 Win

first_img The Drake University football team’s defense shut down a dangerous option offense in a dominant 41-9 win at Jacksonville to open Pioneer Football League play Saturday, Sept. 29.Drake (2-1, 1-0 PFL) allowed just 218 total yards. A third of Jacksonville’s (1-2, 0-1 PFL) offense came on a single 73-yard run that was one of the defense’s few missteps of the day.Kieran Severa (Lawrence, Kan.) led the defense with eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. Severa led a charge of Bulldogs that snuffed out Jacksonville’s option offense and registered a total of 11 tackles for loss. Connor Willis (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) added nine total tackles as well.”Our defense was awesome today,” said head coach Rick Fox. “Their [Jacksonville’s] quarterback is electric and we contained him all afternoon and he only got away with one big play. That’s big stuff by our defense.” 🚨SPECIAL TEAMS ALERT🚨Will Kulick with a textbook punt block.This will give the Bulldogs what football analysts consider good field position.#BlueCollar— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) September 29, 2018 Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster Butler 10/6/2018 – 1 p.m. Listen Live Watch Live Print Friendly Version That pressure provided the offense with stellar field position all afternoon and the Bulldogs capitalized on that with quarterback Grant Kraemer (Northridge, Calif.) completing 16-of-24 passes for 176 yards with four touchdowns. Three of those touchdown strikes were to Steven Doran (Germantown, Wis.) who finished with five catches for 103 yards in addition to his three touchdowns.”We were making big plays in every phase of the game,” Fox added. “That’s what we’ve got to do and Steven Doran, against Jacksonville, he just feels the magic.”Last season against Jacksonville, Doran had 104 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns. He now has five 100-yard games in his last six games dating back to last season.Drake jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter on its first eight plays from scrimmage as Drake converted on great field position early.After running the ball on four of its first five plays, Kramer dropped back and found Doran between the hash marks. Doran shed a pair of defenders to complete the 25-yard touchdown strike and give the Bulldogs an early lead. Next Game: The Bulldog defense continued to set the table with incredible field position throughout the opening half. Of Drake’s five offensive drives in the first half, three started in Jacksonville territory with the other two beginning on the Drake 46 and 49-yard lines.That field position led to a Danny Donley (Tulsa, Okla.) 33-yard field goal to close the first quarter followed by a 3-play, 54-yard drive capped by a 43-yard Kraemer to Doran touchdown to put Drake up 24-0. Kraemer and Doran connected for a third time to end the first half with a play action pass from the 1-yard line that Doran elevated above a defender to haul in and give the Bulldogs a 31-0 halftime lead.Jacksonville got on the board in the third quarter by blocking a Drake punt in the endzone for a safety with just under six minutes left in the third quarter. However, Drake ended the quarter with a leaping interception by Jeran Proctor (Johnston, Iowa). Moments later, Kraemer found Mitch McFarlane (Fond du Lac, Wis.) in the endzone for an 11-yard touchdown to go up 38-2. Drake’s defense needed little time to adjust to Jacksonville’s vaunted option attack, forcing two quick punts and allowing just 16 yards on Jacksonville’s first two possessions. However, the second of those punts was blocked in the backfield by Will Kulick (Aurora, Colo.) and recovered on the Jacksonville 10-yard line. Two plays later, Cross Robinson (Naperville, Ill.) dove into the endzone from a yard out to take a 14-0 lead. TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGS!Kraemer ➡️ Doran for 6️⃣Bulldogs with a 7-0 lead after their first drive#BlueCollar— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) September 29, 2018 Story Links More D ⛔️Jeran Proctor hauls in an INT to end the 3rd quarter #BlueCollar— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) September 29, 2018 TOUCHDOWN BULLDOGSAfter a slow (relatively speaking) 3rd quarter, Kraemer fires the offense back up with a TD pass to Mitch McFarlaneDrake – 3️⃣8️⃣Jax – 2️⃣#BlueCollar— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) September 29, 2018 Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN 1350 KRNT Jacksonville had its lone offensive bright spot on the ensuing drive when the dangerous running quarterback Calvin Turner, Jr. got loose for a 73-yard touchdown scamper to account for the Dolphins lone offensive score of the day. That run was one of Drake’s few defensive miscues on the day and accounted for more than a third of Jacksonville’s total offense.”We were very fierce in the first half and the defense sustained that well in the second half,” Fox added. “That offense had a few little slips, but it’s a big win anytime you win on the road.”Drake closed the game with a 31-yard Donley field goal as the offense shifted gears to burn time late in the fourth quarter and account for the final 41-9 score. Donley was also perfect on all five of his PAT attempts.The Bulldogs continue PFL action at home next weekend when they host Butler at Drake Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Box Score (PDF) 4th and 7A lot of white shirts in the backfield.Good for DrakeBad for JacksonvilleOf the Bulldogs’ 5 drives, 4 have started in Jax territory. The other started on Drake’s 46-yard line. #BlueCollar— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) September 29, 2018last_img read more