Batang Gilas escapes Japan, qualifies for Fiba U17 World Cup

first_imgMLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recaredo Christian Calimag. Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas booked a spot in the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup 2018 after surviving Japan, 72-70, in the quarterfinals of the Fiba Asia U-16 championships on Friday in Foshan, China.Top four teams in the Asian qualifiers advance to the World Cup slated in June in Argentina with the Filipinos grabbing one of the semifinals seats along with New Zealand, Australia and the winner of the China-Lebanon duel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Kai Sotto was in full display for the Philippines, putting up a 20-20 performance of 21 points and 28 rebounds while swatting away three shots.Calimag added 15 points to the Filipinos’ cause.Tanaka finished with 17 points, on 4-of-8 shooting from deep to lead Japan while Keisei Tominaga and Keijiro Mitani added 12 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Recaredo Christian Calimag bailed Batang Gilas out after their fourth-quarter collapse and scored the game-winner with 2.3 seconds left.Calimag got the ball from top of the key, drove to the lane and nailed the tough shot over the outstretched hands of two Japanese defenders.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 crownChikara Tanaka, who scored 11 straight points for Japan in the last 3:24 and gave the Filipinos a scare, then missed the a baseline fadeaway that could’ve sent the game into overtime with a second left.The Filipinos flirted with disaster, losing a 69-59 lead with 3:33 left as Tanaka lit up for Japan and tied the game at 70 with a triple.last_img read more

Arsenal team to play Crystal Palace: changes to starting XI that lost to West Ham

first_img 11 11. Mesut Ozil (right side attack) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 11 Stream Crystal Palace v Arsenal live on, on Sunday August 16, kick off 1.30pm BSTArsenal were stunned by West Ham in their first game of the 2015/16 Premier League season, losing 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, but they have the chance to bounce back against Palace today.The Gunners travel to south London desperate to make amends and ensure they don’t fall too far behind the leading pack at this early stage of the season.While the loss seven days ago was deeply disappointing, it was only one game and Arsene Wenger is unlikely to make sweeping changes to hs starting XI for the Palace match,But who will get the nod at Selhurst? Take a look at our possible XI in the slideshow above, listed in squad number order, and let us know the team you would pick by leaving a comment below. 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 11 11 11 16. Aaron Ramsey (midfield) 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 11 11 11 11 4. Per Mertesacker (centre back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 11 19. Santi Cazorla (midfield) 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 11 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 17. Alexis Sanchez (left side attack) 34. Francis Coquelin (holding midfield)last_img read more


first_imgWell-known Newtowncunningham man Con Holmes is going walkies again in his bare feet!This time Con is walking 11 kms from Letterkenny to Newtown on Friday, June 22nd at 5pm. Again Con is doing this in aid of NCDI & The Breast Unit at Letterkenny Hospital.Sponsor cards are availble from Kathleen at the NCDI office 074 91 56898 or by phoning Betty at 087 2905 946. If not there will be a bucket collection on the day.Con is partly raising funds for the Breast Unit in recognition of the work of the unit, Donegal Action Against Cancer and also the fact that we have four daughters and at present four grand-daughters.This walk is a great opportunity for folk to come along join in for a wee bit of the walk, do the whole thing or do what suits you on the day. People are invited to the walk you can keep your shoes on, off or whatever suits you.There will also be a wee cuppa tea & a piece at Coyle’s Bar & Restaurant in Newtowncunningham when Con arrives back there. CON BARES ALL TO WALK THE WALK FOR CHARITY! was last modified: June 2nd, 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:bare-feetcancerCon Holmeslast_img read more


first_imgJarla’s unique cartoons have been capturing the mood of Donegal life for the past decade. The well-known Letterkenny artist manages to walk the tightrope between comedy and comment.We’d like to thank him for doing this cartoon for Donegal Daily ahead of tomorrow’s crunch All Ireland game against Kerry.Some pundits might have described it as puke football against pure football.But we all know which team we’re supporting. Come on DONEGAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!! A PERFECT DRAW! JARLA’S UNIQUE TAKE ON DONEGAL’S CHANCES AT CROKER was last modified: August 4th, 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:donegalJarlaKerrylast_img read more


first_imgHE HAS spent years blowing whistles on GAA pitches all over the county – and the country.But tomorrow, Sunday, referee Jimmy White will be under starters orders in Killybegs as he launches a 5k to help mental health charities.Jimmy and daughter Tara are hosting the fundraiser for Pieta House. Registration begins at 12.30m with the event starting at 1.30pm – all at St Catherine’s Vocational School.There is no fixed entry fee – with anyone taking part asked to make a donation of their choice.The forecast is for a bright sunny Sunday, so why not make a day of it in south west Donegal.You can express your interest in this event on Facebook here: ‘MIND YOUR MIND’ 5K FUN RUN IN KILLYBEGS ON SUNDAY WILL HELP CHARITIES was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by John2Share 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:5kfundraiserKillybegsPieta HouePIeta Houselast_img read more

South Korea v Germany: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, plus more

first_img Germany players celebrate their win over Sweden. South Korea star Heung-Min Son reacts during their 2-1 defeat to Mexico. 4 Germany head coach Joachim Low reacts during their victory over Sweden. Joachim Low (Germany): “We have a lot of alternatives, that is the structure of our squad. It is about using all possibilities. Those players who did not play will definitely still be needed.What the players are sayingHeung-Min Son (South Korea): “I spent my teenage years and professional career in Germany. I feel honored to face Germany in a big competition like the World Cup, but what’s important is the result.“What’s important is to make Germany feel that they’re playing a difficult game. I hope our players don’t think too much on the pitch and just play simple, direct football.” Germany snatched victory from the jaws of early elimination against Sweden on Saturday night and now need to confirm their place in World Cup 2018’s knockout stages.They face a South Korea side who are all but out will not want to go down without a fight, so the European side must be wary of the wounded Taegeuk Warriors. 4 Victory will seal progression for Germany but a draw would complicate matters and leave their fate in the hands of Mexico v Sweden. The simplest version of events is they must beat South Korea by two or more goals or better Sweden’s result to guarantee qualification.You can hear what promises to be an exciting encounter live on talkSPORT at 3pm.What the managers are sayingShin Tae-Yong (South Korea): “We have systemic problems. We must think how we can improve our domestic league and work with young players. We lack experience and that doesn’t come overnight.” Germany defender Jerome Boateng is sent off against Sweden. 4 Marco Reus (Germany): “We played badly against Mexico and we had to face criticism, but we’ve been talking a bit too long about it in my opinion,” Reus told reporters on Monday.“We have to do our duty and win the game, preferably not by just 1-0 but higher.”How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Team newsSouth Korea must do without captain Ki Sung-Yueng, while Germany have Jerome Boateng suspended, and Sebastian Rudy out following an operation on his fractured nose. 4 Predicted teamsSouth Korea: Jo Hyeon-Woo; Lee Yong, Kim Young-Gwon, Jang Hyun-Soo, Hong Chul; Hwang Hee-Chan, Koo Ja-Cheol, Jeong Woo-Young, Lee Seung-Woo; Lee Jae-Sung, Son Heung-Min.Germany: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector; lkay Gundogan, Toni Kroos; Thomas Muller, Marco Reus, Timo Werner; Mario Gomez.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

It’s fun for all, and all for fun

first_imgThere are more smiles, more good-natured ribbing and players are having much more fun around UCLA these days, and it’s not all because the Bruins are 5-0 and ranked No. 12 in the nation entering Saturday’s game at Washington State. The early winning has created confidence, but the Bruins say their success goes deeper than results. Several players said more fun during the week carries over to better play on Saturdays. “We play together as a team more (than in 2004),” UCLA sophomore receiver Brandon Breazell said. “We’re more like a family this year. We’re together on and off the field. I see a lot more smiles. After guys make big plays, and we’re celebrating, there are teeth all over the field. It’s a good feeling.” Senior linebacker Spencer Havner, one of the team leaders, said UCLA’s better understanding of the importance of game-week preparation is a key reason. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s a product of staying focused in practice and getting all your work done, and you’re confident in what you’re doing in the game,” Havner said. “Then, mistakes don’t happen as much and you have fun. I remember (NFL quarterback) Brett Favre talking about it. You can be loose on game day as long as you prepared the week before, because it should be second nature.” Third-year Washington State coach Bill Doba noticed the difference watching game film. “I think the biggest thing is just their aggressiveness and they just seem to be having fun,” Doba said. “They seem to be flying around the football.” Wazzu injury update: Doba said he told reporters Thursday leading receiver Jason Hill was “doubtful” with a thigh bruise. Hill missed last week’s game against Stanford, but still leads Wazzu with 28 catches, 528 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions. Also, Cougars 6-foot-8, 300-pound defensive tackle Ropati Pitoitua, who missed training camp with a broken leg, returned to practice and could play 10 to 15 plays. center_img New security measures: Wazzu officials announced a change in postgame procedures, blocking off the walkway the visiting team uses to get to the locker room, which is a couple of hundred yards away from the field. The move comes in the wake of UCLA strong safety Jarrad Page telling the Daily News earlier this week fans shouted racial remarks at him during the Bruins’ 2003 visit. “When all visiting team personnel arrives at their locker room, we will open access to the sidewalks,” Wazzu assistant athletic director John David Wicker said. Odds and ends: UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said reserve tight end Matt Raney would make the trip in place of linebacker Kyle Bosworth, a special teams contributor out with a broken thumb. … Weather shouldn’t be a factor. The chance of rain is 10 percent, and temperatures will be near 65 degrees at kickoff. Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Frank And Newman Garner NFCA All-Region Accolades

first_imgFrank, who played in the infield and outfield this year, was selected to the NFCA Midwest All-Region Third Team after a great first season as a Bulldog. Frank batted a team-leading .357 along with slugging a team-high nine home runs with 29 runs batted in. Her 60 hits this season is tied for the sixth-best single-season total in program history. Frank collected three MVC Newcomer of the Week awards in her first season as well being tabbed to the All-MVC First Team. Newman, a pitcher, was named to the NFCA Midwest All-Region Second Team for the second consecutive season. Newman, who was named the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, had an outstanding sophomore campaign in the circle. She went 22-13 with a 2.96 earned run average with a program-record and league-leading 286 strikeouts. She recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a game 10 times this season. Newman also collected All-MVC First Team honors for the second straight season. The all-region teams honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third teams selected for each region. The all-region teams are voted on by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2016 NFCA Division I All-American teams. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) of the Drake University softball team garnered National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest All-Region accolades, the association announced on Thursday, May 19.last_img read more

Astrobiology Justifying Itself

first_imgIs astrobiology a legitimate science?  Seth Shostak, director of the SETI Institute, tried to answer that question in the weekly SETI Thursday column on  He estimates there are “approximately a thousand scientists who would be proud to print ‘astrobiologist’ on their business cards.”  Astrobiology still gets a cool reception in some quarters.  Shostak likened this reaction to the initial response to other new programs, such as women’s studies and quantum mechanics.  He recalled how a paper by Grote Reber on radio emissions from space (see 02/06/2003) – an epochal paper that opened up the field of radio astronomy – was “uniformly rejected” by the reviewers at the Astrophysical Journal.  (Thankfully, the editor published it anyway.  See also the quote at top right of this page.)    Astrobiology, though, gets respect and funding without too much trouble, so why the need to justify it?  “The field is young enough to still have vocal critics,” Shostak replied, “in particular, those who think that ‘astrobiology’ is nothing more than a hope that life will someday be discovered beyond Earth.”  To calm the critics, Shostak produced a short list of achievements to show that astrobiology is producing scientific fruit in the process of looking for life.  In short, they are: (1) finding extrasolar planets, (2) refining the conditions for life, (3) and generating research on the origin of life and intelligence.  Furthermore, astrobiology is the “most powerful incentive for our explorations of the solar system,” he added as an encore.  “Why do we pay so much more attention to Mars, Europa and Titan than we do to Venus, Io, or Rhea?  It’s because the former worlds have the conditions that might foster and nurture the most compelling activity in the universe: life.”    Shostak did not address whether the achievements in his list might have occurred without astrobiology, other than to suggest that astrobiology gives impetus to those research fields:It’s true that incontrovertible proof of extraterrestrial life is still lacking.  But there are just two paths to the future: either we will eventually find biology elsewhere, or we won’t.  If you are among those who think that only Earth has spawned life, then astrobiology is, indeed, only useful in proving your hypothesis by enduring endless failure to reach its ultimate goal.  But if it seems plausible that, among the 10 thousand billion billion other star systems of the visible universe, there are some places where the remarkable chemical interplay we call life also occurs, than [sic] astrobiology research can only speed its discovery.Shostak assumed that life and intelligence would have evolved by unintelligent causes.  He did not consider what a creationist explanation for extraterrestrial life might include, nor whether non-evolutionary assumptions might also speed the discovery of extraterrestrial life.Shostak’s writings are usually stimulating and entertaining, but you won’t find much of substance here to prove his case that astrobiology is a valid science.  Consider the fundamental fact that it hasn’t found any life yet.  If you founded a branch of science to look for gnomes, and went for years without finding any, would it justify your funding to consider the spinoff discoveries along the way?Suppose you discovered that the undersides of certain rocks have the conditions for gnomes.  Then, you found, serendipitously, a new species of toadstools growing in habitats thought inhospitable for fungi.  Gnomes love toadstools, you say, so this certainly shows you are making progress.  To top it off, your efforts spawned a number of other research projects, such as clarifying the conditions for gnomes and speculating about the evolution of gnomic intelligence.  Would these selling points qualify for respect in the research community?Some of the marks on Shostak’s astrobiology scorecard are disqualified because they assume evolution to research on evolution – a circular and incestuous line of reasoning.  As for the remaining valid scores, is astrobiology the only contestant?    A creationist worldview could just as easily have achieved the practical spinoffs Shostak claimed for astrobiology: discovering extrasolar planets, discovering extremophiles, exploring the limits of habitability, and promoting the space program.  Why?  Some creationists admit the possibility that God created life elsewhere than earth.  Wouldn’t that belief motivate efforts to find them and communicate with them?  Other creationists who feel life (especially intelligent life) is restricted to earth might still be fascinated to understand just what are the life-giving features of our planet by comparing it with others.  Finally, creationists are arguably more motivated to do pure research into all aspects of creation because they love and honor any handwork of the Creator.    Unfortunately, we will never know how well creationists would have scored on these research programs, because they have been systematically expelled from the academic community and funding sources.  A hint at what might have been, however, can be seen by a look at their track record in history.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

IOC ‘would welcome African bid’

first_img5 July 2011 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) would welcome an African bid to host the Olympic Games, IOC president Jacques Rogge told journalists ahead of the 123rd IOC Session in Durban on Monday. “The IOC would welcome a strong African bid and it goes without saying, I am sure, that they will put a strong one together,” Rogge at a press conference at Durban’s International Convention Centre, adding that such a bid would “not necessarily be for the 2020 Games”. Earlier this year, South Africa’s Cabinet decided that the country would not put in a bid to host the 2020 Olympics, opting to put its service delivery priorities first, a decision that Rogge said the IOC respected. Rogge said he was amazed at the over-demand for tickets for next year’s Olympics in London. Already, around 20-million people have applied for seven million tickets. “We’re amazed by the demand for tickets for the London Olympics … seven million on sale and 20-million wanting tickets. You’re bound to have people who are unhappy,” Rogge said. The IOC president added that the system put in place by the London organisers was “a fair system. It is a good balance between the international and the national.” The IOC also awarded broadcast rights to various countries in their executive board meeting on Monday. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more