Alex Mallari proving his worth with NLEX

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ And this early, the results have been promising, with the Road Warriors stringing a six-game winning streak which dates back to the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.“Guys are not keeping the ball in their hands. When a guy’s open in the break, we’re giving it up, we’re finding each other in the open court, and everyone’s unselfish right now,” said Mallari, who has forged a solid backcourt partnership with Kevin Alas and Lastimosa.Mallari even noted that the troika of guards, whom he regarded as a “three-headed monster,” could strike fears in the opposing backcourt in the games to come, a lesson the Fuel Masters learned the hard way.“We can use the pick-and-roll, so I think they were in trouble with that a little bit. We just tried to take advantage of the pick-and-roll,” he said as they paired perfectly with import Aaron Fuller.Still, Mallari said that the Road Warriors should know better to not celebrate their early success.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Alex Mallari. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlmost three months since Kia traded Alex Mallari away, the 30-year-old swingman is making his old team look like fools as he has found a home in NLEX.Averaging 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in the Road Warriors’ first three games this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, the Fil-Am forward has found his niche in coach Yeng Guiao’s system as a pivotal piece in the team’s turnaround this season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Fabio Fognini wins fifth ATP title in Gstaad MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “I’ve seen many teams – and I’m sure coach Yeng have seen more teams than me – start strong and then probably fade a bit in the end. Going 4-0 sounds good and feels good, the best start in NLEX franchise, I think. But we’re not gonna rest our laurels on that and we’ll feed off it,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ And that was the case again on Sunday, as Mallari partnered with Carlo Lastimosa to help NLEX come away with a 95-91 victory over Phoenix to hike its record to 4-0.Asked what he thinks is the biggest change after two conferences of languishing at the bottom of the standings, the fifth-year forward didn’t hold back and cited the player transactions as the turning point for the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I guess it’s the trade,” he said. “I didn’t really keep track of [NLEX] before that, but coach said we’ve looked a lot better than the past, so I guess it’s the trade.”NLEX went on a trading spree late last conference, netting high-quality players much to Guiao’s liking. Mallari was part of that wave as he found himself joining a new squad together with reliable veterans in JR Quiñahan and Larry Fonacier. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

Cavs’ Korver leaves team following brother’s death

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver (26) waves to the crowd after being honored in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver has been excused from the team to be with family following the death of a younger brother.The team issued a statement late Tuesday night saying Korver’s brother, Kirk, died earlier in the day.ADVERTISEMENT Ax throwing gains in popularity as pastime, sport MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption PLAY LIST 01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:54DOJ chief recommends deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait02:14Carpio 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 Taal MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt best to Kyle and his entire family as they go through this very difficult time,” the Cavs said.Korver is expected to miss Wednesday’s home game against Toronto.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’Kyle Korver, who is in his second season with Cleveland, left the Cavs last week after his 27-year-old brother became seriously ill in Iowa. Korver played in Monday night’s home win over Milwaukee, scoring 12 points.Korver’s personal situation comes one day after Cavs coach Tyronn Lue stepped away from the team for health reasons. The Cavs have also been dealing with an assortment of injuries as Rodney Hood, Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman have been sidelined. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

VAR set for 2018 World Cup approval

first_img0Shares0000The International Football Association Board meeting in Zurich is expected to rubber-stamp a move already backed by FIFA’s top brass, to use video assistant referee technology (VAR) at this summer’s World Cup © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFZURICH, Switzerland, Mar 3 – Football’s law-making body on Saturday was set to approve the use of video assistant referee technology (VAR) at this summer’s World Cup, overriding purists concerned about technology disrupting the game.The International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Zurich is widely expected to rubber-stamp the move already backed by FIFA’s top brass, including president Gianni Infantino. VAR can only be used when there is doubt surrounding any of four key game-changing situations: after a goal, penalty decisions, after a straight red card or in cases of mistaken identity.It has already been implemented in top European leagues including the German Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A — along with tests in multiple other leagues — but opinion is still divided.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said this week that European football’s governing body would not introduce VAR in next season’s Champions League due to ongoing “confusion” surrounding its use.Others have voiced concern about video assistance being used too often, slowing down the game and possibly breaking a team’s momentum.That is an issue confronting major North American sports like baseball and American football, where different forms of video replay have been in use for several years and where calls to shorten match length have risen.— Access to information —But the desire to avoid ferociously disputed calls — especially in high-profile moments — appears to have tipped FIFA to support using VAR at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.One iconic example that VAR could theoretically have prevented is Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal that saw Argentina beat England in the 1986 World Cup.For Infantino, who will be on hand Saturday for the IFAB announcement, international football cannot allow anyone with a smart-phone having access to better information than a World Cup referee.“In 2018 we cannot anymore afford that everyone in the stadium and everyone in front of a TV screen can see within a few minutes on his phone whether the referee has made a big mistake or not, and the only one who cannot see it is the referee”, he said last month.“So if we can help the referee then we should do it,” he added.Representatives of the 32 teams that have qualified for the World Cup meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi this week voiced confidence that the expected VAR rollout would be a positive for the tournament.“This is the new life. This is modern life,” said Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz.“It is obvious that football cannot go on with its eyes closed to the modern world.”burs/bs/dmc0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hammers in search of a new boss

first_imgWest Ham United have confirmed that they will be looking for a new manager after Sam Allardyce was told his contract wouldn’t be renewed.Since the turn of the year, Allardyce’s future has been in doubt due to the Hammers’ poor form and the club have confirmed that after their 2-0 defeat away to Newcastle, the 60-year-old will be leaving with immediate effect.The announcement was made just four minutes after the full time whistle. 1 Sam Allardyce last_img

Video: What were Chelsea and Man City stars thinking? Watch angry incidents that compounded a nation’s misery

first_imgA bizarre end to Serbia’s defeat to Portugal saw two Premier League players – Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov and Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic – receive red cards within just seconds of one another.Kolarov, who had just been substituted through injury, was dismissed for dissent, while Matic was sent off after swinging an elbow at Portugal’s Andre. For Matic, this latest incident adds to the difficult spell that he is currently enduring.With his place at Chelsea no longer guaranteed, as Jose Mourinho prepares to ring the changes in the hope of getting his underperforming side back on track, the red card has only added to his misery.Have a watch of the heated end to Serbia’s 2-1 loss to Portugal above.last_img

Another Football League manager is sacked after just six months in charge

first_imgChesterfield have sacked manager Dean Saunders after Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat to Swindon.Saunders, who took over from Paul Cook in May, leaves the Spireites 15th in League One, with the reverse to Swindon a fourth in a row.His assistant Brian Carey has also left the club.A club statement read: “Chesterfield have parted company with manager Dean Saunders and his assistant Brian Carey following a 4-0 defeat at home to Swindon Town.“An interim management team, which will be announced in due course, will take temporary charge prior to the appointment of a new manager.”Chairman Dave Allen added: “We will not be rushed into making a decision on a new manager.”Saunders, who made five changes to his side for the clash with the Robins, was not expecting the sack when he addressed the media after the game, but knew he had to start getting results.He said: “It’s a results business and I have to get enough results for us to regroup as a club.“As a manager all you try and do is survive long enough to get it right. We’re not in a crisis, we’ve just hit a bad patch and a couple of good results get us back to where we should be.” 1last_img read more

49ers search for another road win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson In case it ever comes in handy, the answer to the ensuing trivia question is: “Long Beach 71, Idaho 58 Feb. 26, 2005, and Long Beach 64, Idaho 60 Jan. 29, 2004.” Of course, the 49ers should be able to bag another BWC road victory tonight against a team that, despite winning two conference road games last week, is still just 4-9, overall. The Mustangs lost a 69-67 decision to UC Irvine Saturday night on Aaron Fitzgerald’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds. Other than the Big West games at Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside last week, CPSLO’s only victories have come against non-Division I opponents UC San Diego, 71-67, and Cal State Stanislaus, 88-75. Three of coach Kevin Bromley’s players average double-figures scoring, led by 6-foot-3 sophomore Dawin Whitten, who averages 12.8 points per game. SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Long Beach State men’s basketball team attempts to bounce back from another erratic road performance when it visits Mott Gymnasium for a 7 o’clock Big West Conference game tonight against the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs. The 49ers, while dropping to 5-7 overall in the process, stumbled in their conference opener at UC Santa Barbara Saturday afternoon, 77-74. Long Beach took a three-game winning streak with it into Santa Barbara. But it was hamstrung with poor ball-handling and passing throughout most of the game, committing 22 turnovers. The 49ers also failed to convert on three or four transition opportunities that could have helped them knock off a Gauchos’ team that was playing without its leading scorer, Cecil Brown, who was sidelined with a knee injury suffered last week. They’re back in action at home Friday night and Sunday afternoon for games against Pacific and Cal State Northridge, respectively. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But playing poorly away from the confines of the Walter Pyramid isn’t exactly something new for them. They’re 0-6 this season while playing in facilities that aren’t located just off of Atherton Street. And their record on the home floors of Big West opponents during Larry Reynolds’ three-plus season as the program’s head coach is 2-26. last_img read more


first_imgThe bridge between Lifford and Strabane has re-opened this morning after police deemed an abandoned car safe.The bridge was closed overnight and a bomb disposal team brought in on the Strabane side of the bridge.The operation as launched after what had appeared to be abandoned car was left beside the road.However the area was declared safe this morning and the car was removed. LIFFORD BRIDGE RE-OPENS AFTER ‘SUSPICIOUS’ CAR DEEMED SAFE was last modified: April 10th, 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) Tags:Lifford Bridgelast_img read more

Firmino to return from injury in season finale? Predicted Liverpool XI v Boro

first_img 11 11 11 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (midfield) 11 6. Dejan Lovren (centre-back) 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see Liverpool’s predicted XI in squad number order… 10. Philippe Coutinho (forward) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful forward Roberto Firmino will be fit to return for the final match of the season at home to Middlesbrough on Sunday.The Brazil international missed last week’s win at West Ham with a muscle injury and has not trained with the squad this week but Klopp is optimistic about him being available.LIVE ON talkSPORT: Liverpool v Middlesbrough: Premier League finale at AnfieldThe German boss must decide whether to gamble with Firmino or to stick with Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi up front, who played in the 4-0 win at the London Stadium.The Reds may opt to go unchanged, with Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can providing the energy in midfield, while the likes of Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho were able to create chances in the final third.Victory for the Merseysiders will confirm a top-four finish and their place in next season’s Champions League.So, with Firmino in mind, who will Klopp select for the Reds at Anfield?Click the right arrow, above, to see Liverpool’s predicted XI to face Middlesbrough in squad number order…LIVE ON talkSPORT: Liverpool v Middlesbrough: Premier League finale at AnfieldREAD MOREJurgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘have money to spend’ and that he ‘needs a few more’ good playersJurgen Klopp: I want Steven Gerrard to be next Liverpool manager 11 11 11 20. Adam Lallana (midfield) 15. Daniel Sturridge (forward) 11. Roberto Firmino (forward) 23. Emre Can (midfield) 11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 7. James Milner (left-back) 32. Joel Matip (centre-back)last_img read more


first_imgOne ticket, three drawsAodh Ruadh members are out and about now selling tickets for the National GAA draw which takes place next month. The national draw offers a range of 15 super prizes including a new Opel Corsa, trips to the 2016 All-Stars, a €1,500 travel voucher, All-Ireland final corporate packages, All-Ireland final tickets and €1,000 shopping vouchers to name just a few. In addition each ticket will gain entry to the Donegal prize draw and the Aodh Ruadh prize draw giving you even more chances to win. The Donegal prizes are a €1,000 top prize with two €500 prizes and five €100 prizes on offer. Aodh Ruadh also has a €500 prize fund up for grabs. Donegal prizes are confined to the county with Aodh Ruadh prizes confined to tickets sold by club members. All ticket revenue sold by club members will be retained by Aodh Ruadh. Don’t miss this great opportunity to win with tickets priced just €10 on sale now from all club members. Revenues from all tickets sold by club members stay with Aodh Ruadh. Those with ticket returns are asked to start submitting them to either Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson as soon as possible as inputting the ticket numbers on the national online system is a fairly arduous task. Lisa can be contacted on 0862338636 to arrange returns. Please note, ALL tickets must be returned, whether sold or unsold. Membership That time of year again as we start the countdown to the GAA membership deadline of March 31st. The club will be hosting its first open registration session in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday 30th January between 2pm and 4pm. We will also be doing registration sessions as teams head back into the halls for training. We are no longer taking registrations at Shannon’s Corner and now is perhaps a good time to thank the indefatigable Mary Matthews and her helpers for all their hard work over the years providing this invaluable service for the club. We expect to have a new outlet to take registrations during business hours confirmed in the next few weeks, so keep an eye on notes for details of that. LadiesAodh Ruadh Ladies AGM finally took place on Sunday evening and it was great to see some new faces. The Election of Board of Management took place and office holders for 2016 are as follows: Chairperson – Eoin O’Moore; Vice Chairperson – Patricia McShea-Hill; Secretary – Willie Scott; Treasurer – Teddy Kane; Assistant Treasurer – Karol Foley; PRO – Karol Foley; Assistant PRO – Lorna Matthews and Shelly Loughlin; County Representatives – Teddy Kane, Eoin O’Moore and Willie Scott; Joint Registrars – Siobhan McGarrigle and Linda Cline; Assistant Registrar -Gabby McGloin; Child Protection Officer – John Travers; Lotto Rota Organiser – Karol Foley; Assistant Lotto Rota Organiser – Sarah Patton. A big Thank You to everyone who has taken a role for the 2016 season and here’s to some success this coming year. Aodh Ruadh abú!FootballThe Donegal under 21s were in action in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh once again on Saturday as they took on Fermanagh in the North West Cup. Niall Harley and Colm Kelly both started and did well, but unfortunately Donegal came up just short, losing on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-9. We have some pictures from the game up on v Cork match programmeDonegal play Cork in Division 1 of the National Football League in Father Tierney Park on Sunday, 7th February. Copy and payment for NFL match programme adverts needs to be with Tom Daly by this weekend. Each club committee member is asked to source an advert. Rates are €35 for a quarter page; €60 for a half page; and €120 for a full page.Development worksScaffolding is being erected at Father Tierney Park to facilitate repairs and refurbishment works on Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Restricted access to the building will be controlled by a temporary security fence. The upstairs section will not be immediately affected, but check in advance with Park Development Committee Officers if planning events there this month. Work has started this week on the construction of the hurling / rebound wall which is part of the final phase of development works at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.Abbey Centre BingoLast week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Patsy Dowd of Pettigo. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at a juicy €550 on 51 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Books priced at just €10.Aodh Ruadh Lotto There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,700. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to Denis McGee, The Mall; Mary Duggan, Cornhill; Margaret McCauley, Mulleek; Frank Timoney, East Port; and Mark Sheerin, The Knather. Next draw is on Sunday in the Bridgend with a Jackpot of €2,800 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at RUADH DUO NIALL HARLEY AND COLM KELLY PLAY WELL FOR DONEGAL U21’S was last modified: January 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Aodh RuadhGAASportlast_img read more