first_imgBen Mbala. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf you ask La Salle stalwart Ben Mbala, the Green Archers are still nowhere near their championship form from last season.“Not yet,” said the UAAP’s reigning Most Valuable Player from Cameroon. “It’s still the first round and we are still making adjustments.”ADVERTISEMENT The Green Archers hope to continue improving on Wednesday when they tangle with the struggling University of the East Warriors in UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Adamson and University of the Philippines collide at 2 p.m. with both teams looking to break their tie at fourth spot—both squads own identical 3-2 records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFlying under the radar for most of the season, the Falcons notched back-to-back victories to emerge as a strong Final Four bet.But they will be facing a UP team raring to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Far Eastern U last Saturday. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco takes 2-0 lead DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees “It’s pretty scary because they played really bad (against FEU),” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. “I was watching them from the start. Knowing UP and the pride that they have… [t]hey will come out strong against us.”La Salle has already scored 115 points twice this season, including in a win over National U where Mbala did not suit up.“I feel like we are going to get better sooner or later,” said Mbala. “There’s always room for improvement and we got to keep working.”The Warriors, meanwhile, are coming off a 79-60 beating by Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgMr. Charles ‘Chucky’ Taylor, Jr., the convicted son of former President Charles Ghangay McArthur Taylor, has told Liberians, “I am sorry if I have done anything to offend anyone.  I apologize if I have at any point in time created the perception that what has been said about me is true, I apologize.”Speaking for the first time since his incarceration in 2008 within the thick walls of the United States Penitentiary (USP) Big Sandy, located in Inez, Kentucky, Mr. Taylor Jr, who introduced himself as “Charles Taylor, Jr., otherwise known as ‘Chucky’”,  on the Al Jerome Chede TMZ’s online talkshow: “Issues in the Press Reloaded,” said, “And this interview, I wanted to use as an opportunity as well, to first clearly apologize to my mother, my father whom I would say three words to: ‘Now I understand.’ To my children, my son Charles, my daughter Jordan, my son Darren Taylor, who’s in Liberia right now; my brothers and my sisters; my fellow partisans, my comrades and fellow Liberian citizens: I am sorry if I have done anything to offend anyone.  I apologize if I have at any point in time created the perception that what has been said about me is true, I apologize.”Mr. Taylor Jr, who said he prefers not to be called “Chucky” again, stated that by apologizing, “has been an exercise of humbleness and I am thankful to have been placed in this environment. What may surprise many is that I have transcended the suffering and I have found wisdom within it. But more importantly, it has stressed the need to be humble.  To say sorry is a sign of strength, this is not a weakness.”Chucky, who is jailed for 97 years in that Kentucky Federal Penitentiary for only male convicts furthered: “To have compassion is a projection of strength and it is an exercise that I will continue to fully engulf myself in.  So as I say again: to my family, to my children, to my partisans, comrades and Liberian citizens, I am sorry for all that I have done or they have perceived that I have done. But it is now time for me to reclaim my name, not only for my children but for those who know me well, which are a very small number.”Chucky, a US citizen, is being jailed for rape, torture and crimes committed by him and other acting on his orders on a ‘foreign soil,’ which is against US laws for any of its citizens to do.However, in the 15-minute interview, he stated that he’s being “unlawfully” detained and that his conviction is “illegal.”Chucky: “Let me be pristinely clear about the allegations that I’m making and will be making in the months to come.  I’m stating that Justice Department officials and other federal executive employees involved in the first torture case in US history, conspired to violate my civil and constitutional rights: By producing false statements in violation of 18 USC 1001 in Department of Justice Documents i.e. prosecution memorandum, case initiation report and supporting affidavits, regarding a case that they clearly lacked probable cause to initiate. I will be saying and clearly asserting, prosecutors lacked the same probable cause when they sought and procured an illegal indictment in violation of my due process rights. Due Process violation continued in my trial as the government failed to prove the jurisdictional part of the statute under 18 USC2348(b) regarding count one of the indictment, as it relates to 18 USC 2348… conspiracy to commit torture.”Chucky and father are both serving over half century prison terms in maximum prison facilities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Rage were able to score one goal on the powerplay by Jason Wark at the 17:02 mark to bring the Rage within one.  Then with 40 seconds left in the first, Bismarck scored again to end the period at 3-1 Bobcats.In the second, the Rage bounced back with two goals from Stephen Saretsky, one at the 8:58 mark and the other at 10:20 to tie the game at 3 all.  The rest of the game was scoreless and the two teams went to overtime.Unfortunately for the Rage, only 48 seconds into overtime Francis DeAugustine from the Bobcats scored making the final score 4-3 Bismarck.- Advertisement -The Rage will play Bismarck again tonight before returning home for two games next weekend against Kenai River.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Messi endured a difficult World Cup as Argentina were dumped out by France in the last 16 © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug 15 – Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year’s World Cup. The two-time world champions will face Guatemala in Los Angeles on September 7 and Colombia in New York four days later, before two friendlies later in the year against as-yet unnamed opponents.“Messi will not return this year and there are doubts about his future,” proclaimed Argentinian daily Clarin.News website Infobae said: “He will take a rest period, but that doesn’t mean he’s quitting.”“It is the coach who will say, when the time comes, what the situation is concerning Messi,” a team spokesman told AFP.Lionel Scaloni has been in temporary charge of Argentina since Jorge Sampaoli left after their disastrous World Cup tournament in Russia, where they were beaten 4-3 in the last 16 by France after an embarrassing 3-0 group-stage loss to Croatia.He will name his first squad for the visit to the United States later this week.“It’s very personal, Leo must take his time to think about it,” said Carlos Tevez, who is in Barcelona for Boca Juniors’ friendly on Wednesday at the Camp Nou.“It’s understandable… even if he doesn’t come back. When the international side play, rightly or wrongly, we criticise him. It’s bad for the team and for him… I understand because I’ve been in that situation.”Messi’s next chance to win his first major international title will be the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgBy Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER He is nicknamed Bear, and by his aggressive, hard-to-handle nature as a defensive tackle, his shear size, and even the woolly beard he sometimes wears, it seems to make sense. Other than the nickname has nothing to do with football, and even less about his demeanor. “It’s crazy, right?” UCLA cornerback Trey Brown said. “I could never imagine that. I need a license to survive. It’s like air for me.” Kevin Brown, who attended Long Beach Poly High, doesn’t think it’s a big deal. He said he’s neither averse to driving, nor afraid of it. He just never got around to getting his license. He said he struck out on his latest trip to the DMV because he didn’t have an appointment. “I can drive,” said Kevin Brown, who turned 22 on July 8. “I’ve taken the written test three times with the intent of taking driving class and getting my license, but I never got around to taking the test. I’ll get my license, and then I’m going to have to get Geico.” Brown boards planes using his California identification. Whittington, his former roomie, said Brown is “the best roommate.” He added Brown was funny, laidback, quiet, a video game aficionado (“I beat him 70-2 in Madden,” Whittington said) and just a cool guy to hang around. But?… “His side of the room was dirty,” Whittington said. “We always played jokes on each other. It was great (rooming with Brown). “Occasionally, I may have left my bed unmade a couple of times. It was like a hurricane went through the room, and only hit his side.” That was last year, and Brown has moved on. So what does his current roommate think of him? Well, let’s give it some time. Whereas many players, especially seniors, live off campus with teammates, enjoying the freedom of a multi-bedroom dwelling, Brown went the other way. At his request, he is rooming with a non-athlete in the campus dorms. Classes begin today. “At the dorms, everything is there for you,” Brown said. “I don’t see the point of moving off campus, unless you just don’t like it that much. I’m not a big-time guy who needs my space around me. I wanted to see what it was like rooming with (a non-athlete).” But it is not accurate to paint Brown as an introvert. UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis, another fifth-year senior, said other members of the team chide him and Brown for being “a married couple” because they are always playfully bickering. Brown also bucked the trend of most UCLA football players, who major in history, by majoring in sociology (he will graduate in December). At one point, he wanted to be a teacher, but that has turned. “It’s like being a coach, and I have no intention of being a coach,” Brown said. “I don’t see that I’m cut out for it.” One career option is the NFL. UCLA second-year defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, who has seven years of experience as an NFL assistant, said Brown’s size and athleticism will give him the opportunity to play professionally. Whether Brown can continue his current course could be the determining factor in how long his career lasts. He ended 2004 with a memorable, career-awakening two-sack performance in a five-point loss to USC. But he was injured in the following August’s training camp and missed the 2005 season. Brown played last season, but was rusty at the outset, and worn down by the end. His weight fluctuated between 290 and 310 pounds, and his effort suffered. “Shoot, he’s made a 180 turn this year,” Walker said. “To me, watching him, just his effort (is better). He’s improved considerably and I’m real happy for the kid. He’s playing really hard. Whatever he gets out of this season, he deserves.” Truthful is among the other things that best describe Brown. Despite playing well the first month of the season, and being in much better shape, he says he is not the same player he was before the severe ankle sprain, which led to surgery. “I was in pain all the time. That was a bad injury,” Brown said. “I was a lot quicker when I was a sophomore. I think I was a different player. I was faster.” Whereas Brown was raw talent before the injury, he said now “I’ve gained too much knowledge”and he tends to over-think plays, instead of trusting his instinct on the field. Asked about the maddest he became during a game, he slowly shakes his head and says he doesn’t get mad because, as a former offensive lineman, he knows opponents are doing anything possible to survive. “I’m not a tough guy,” Brown said. “I’m cool, calm.” And refreshingly unique. brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Meet Kevin Brown, a fifth-year senior starter at UCLA, and someone who is not what most people think. “I was playing a (wrestling) video game (called War Zone) and I made this character and I just named him Bear,” Brown said. “He was this guy who was all gold, and wore a clown mask. I always used to play with the character, and my cousins, my brothers, they started calling me Bear.” That was about eight years ago. The nickname stuck, although his teammates have no idea where it came from. (“On the field he’s like a big bear, a savage,” senior linebacker Aaron Whittington said.) There are more surprises from the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Brown. He said he is big into video games, but if he wants to check out the latest, it means either a long walk to the store or it’s time to bum a ride. Brown may be the teeth of UCLA’s defensive front seven, but he doesn’t have a driver’s license. last_img read more

first_img 6 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – Read all about Arsenal’s move for the prolific Ligue 1 striker, below, then click the right arrow above for more Arsenal transfer news… – He may not have made France’s Euro 2016 squad, but the striker is still hot property this summer. Several English clubs harbour an interest in the player, including West Ham, who have seen bids knocked back. Arsenal are keen on Lacazette too and are pondering a bid, although it could cost them around £35m, according to the Daily Telegraph. 6 Arsene Wenger may be worried about the effect of Brexit on the English game but he isn’t altering his transfer plans just yet.The Frenchman harbours concerns the United Kingdom leaving the European Union could damage the Premier League’s standing in the future and it’s ability to attract top talent.But before Brexit can fully take hold, Wenger is still plotting plenty of movements in the transfer market, as Arsenal look to better last season’s second place finish and win their first title since 2004.So, who are Arsenal looking to sign at the moment? Click the right arrow above to find out… Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan) – With the Italian side looking at the possibility of adding Ezequiel Garay to their ranks, Colombian star Murillo could soon exit the San Siro. If he does, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are in pole position for the defender, according to Gazzetta della Sport. 6 Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain) – Currently, the Frenchman is starring at Euro 2016. He may not be at his best at the tournament but plenty of teams are courting him, including Chelsea and Manchester United. Matuidi, according to Le Parisien, hasn’t had any offers just yet though, and will only consider bids from those two sides, along with Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham. 6 Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg) – German international Draxler, 22, is a wanted man this summer as he stars at Euro 2016, with a goal and an assist in four appearances. With his Bundesliga side failing to earn a Champions League spot, he may well wish to move on after just one season with the club and France Football believe Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on his availability. 6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – The Gunners’ dim hopes of landing the lightning quick Gabonese star seem all but over as Diego Simeone expresses interest in taking the striker to Atletico Madrid, according to Die Western. LaLiga side Atletico will look at Aubameyang if they fail to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea. 6 Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – The Evening Standard, though, believes Arsenal will only move for Lacazette if their attempt to land Morata fails. The Spanish star’s return to his homeland has been confirmed with Real spending £23m to activate his buy-back clause at Juventus. But he is set to move on again, the sticking point appears to be a whopping £57m price tag, which is putting off the Gunners and Chelsea. last_img read more

first_imgChelsea’s Premier League title triumph is down to their ‘focus’ and ability to bounce back from defeat, Cesar Azpilicueta has told talkSPORT.Antonio Conte’s side were crowned champions with two games to spare and they will receive the trophy in Sunday’s season finale against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.A victory would place them in the history books, as the first team to win 30 games in a Premier League campaign.Spanish defender Azpilicueta, who has been a key member of Chelsea’s solid back three, told talkSPORT international’s Alvaro Romeo: “I think the turning point was against Arsenal when we lost [3-0, in September], it was a tough game for all of us – the club, the fans.“Then we changed the system, we made a record [13] for wins in a row. It was amazing.“Even in the tough times when a defeat arrived, we didn’t give up, stayed focus and at the end we got the reward we deserved.”Chelsea’s season will not be over after the weekend, though, as the west Londoners switch their attentions to the FA Cup final – which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.They will be hoping for their eighth success in the competition and Azpilicueta added: “This is a grand final, a big game against Arsenal at Wembley.“We know what it means for our club, for our fans, and we have the chance to make the double. It is a great chance for us to get the cup and make an amazing season.“It is difficult to analyse, we played different rivals [en route to the final] but in the end we played the same [amount of] games. It is a final – a derby – so I consider it 50-50.”Listen to Cesar Azpilicueta’s chat with Alvaro Romero above…last_img read more

first_img1 How will the Toon get on in their first season back in the top-flight? This is how Newcastle’s season will unfold. All fixtures subject to change.12/08/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur19/08/2017 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United26/08/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United09/09/2017 15:00 Swansea City v Newcastle United16/09/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Stoke City23/09/2017 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United30/09/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Liverpool14/10/2017 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United21/10/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace28/10/2017 15:00 Burnley v Newcastle United04/11/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Bournemouth18/11/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle United25/11/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Watford28/11/2017 20:00 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United02/12/2017 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United09/12/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Leicester City13/12/2017 19:45 Newcastle United v Everton16/12/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle United23/12/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Newcastle United26/12/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester City30/12/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion01/01/2018 15:00 Stoke City v Newcastle United13/01/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Swansea City20/01/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Newcastle United31/01/2018 19:45 Newcastle United v Burnley03/02/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United10/02/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Manchester United24/02/2018 15:00 Bournemouth v Newcastle United03/03/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Newcastle United10/03/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton17/03/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United31/03/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town07/04/2018 15:00 Leicester City v Newcastle United14/04/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal21/04/2018 15:00 Everton v Newcastle United28/04/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion05/05/2018 15:00 Watford v Newcastle United13/05/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Chelsealast_img read more

first_img Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri 6 Try as we might, we can call it at the moment but it could have a big affect on how the division stands.But how can the Premier League table look at the end of matchday eight?Using data from, we reveal the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below… Watford boss Javi Gracia Most read in Premier League The Premier League is back this weekeend after a raft of thrilling Champions League fixtures… unless you’re a Manchester United fan.It returns with a bang too as Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield in one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the season. 6 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 19. CardiffHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th18. NewcastleHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th17. FulhamHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 20th16. SouthamptonHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 20th15. BrightonHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 20th 2. LiverpoolHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 3rd1. Manchester CityHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 3rd 6 latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City whoops tense Brighton boss Chris Hughton changes REVEALED Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 14. West Ham UnitedHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 17th13. Crystal PalaceHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 17th12. BurnleyHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 17th11. EvertonHighest possible position – 8thLowest possible position – 14th10. Manchester UnitedHighest possible position – 7thLowest possible position – 14th The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker revealed predicted 6 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY 20. HuddersfieldHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Liverpool and Manchester United are in poor form but can they get back to winning ways? silverware 9. WolvesHighest possible position – 4thLowest possible position – 11th8. Leicester CityHighest possible position – 4thLowest possible position – 11th7. BournemouthHighest possible position – 4thLowest possible position – 10th6. WatfordHighest possible position – 4thLowest possible position – 10th 5. ArsenalHighest possible position – 3rdLowest possible position – 8th4. TottenhamHighest possible position – 3rdLowest possible position – 8th3. ChelseaHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 5th 6 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 6last_img read more

first_imgTHE head of the Irish language cultural centre in Glencolmcille has slammed tourism board chiefs over their attitudes to the North West.Liam Ó Cuinneagáin from Oideas Gael says today what most people in Co Donegal have always suspected – there is no desire to send tourists here from the Dublin-based mandarins who run the sector.Writing in today’s Irish Times, the highly-respected Mr Ó Cuinneagáin fumed: “One should not become agitated at the beginning of a new year, but having read the comments by John Healy, chairman of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation, I found it impossible not to. “In the article on the 2011 increase in tourism and in reference to the lack of growth in Donegal and the northwest, he is quoted as saying, “So while Dublin is successful in attracting people for short city breaks, unless you have people for 10 days you can’t really include the northwest”.“Why not? The distance from Dublin to Galway is 200km; Dublin to Cork is 257km; Dublin to Killarney is 302km. The distance from the capital city to Sligo is only 206km and to Donegal town is only 212km.“Why then should it cause a difficulty for visitors to travel to the Northwest and why should they need at least 10 days?“The answer is that they don’t! The attitude and perception of senior tourism figures like Mr Healy should not and cannot be accepted by those of us involved in tourism in Donegal and Sligo. “There was a time, indeed, when the Troubles made the Border visible – thankfully, this is no longer the case. The beauty and cultural riches of the northwest must be presented to the short-stay visitor to Dublin so that they can be coaxed to return and travel further afield.”And he added pointedly: “Donegal is only up the road!”The criticism comes as those fighting for more support for the west and north west accuse Government agencies of deliberately supporting Dublin and the south via the state-owned airports (Dublin, Cork and Shannon).© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on BOARD BOSS SLAMMED BY OIDEAS GAEL OVER SNUB TO DONEGAL was last modified: January 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal tourismGlencolmcilleLiam Ó Cuinneagáin from Oideas Gaellast_img read more