AMA coach sees a bit of Arwind Santos, Jeron Teng in top tick Owen Graham

first_imgAMA Online Education coach Mark Herrera is all smiles with his top selection Fil-Canadian Owen Graham in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netHead coach Mark Herrera couldn’t help but compare AMA Online Education’s top overall selection Owen Graham in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft to a former PBA Most Valuable Player.“He’s like Arwind Santos. He’s hardworking on defense plus he can score,” said Herrera of the Fil-Canadian forward.ADVERTISEMENT Foton grabs bronze medal in PSL Grand Prix OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene He also saw something in Graham that reminded him of former AMA standout Jeron Teng.“He’s like Jeron that he really gives his all in practice. He always goes hard and you can really show how high his level is,” said Herrera, blown away by Graham’s effort in the Titans practices.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseWith Graham and Andre Paras in tow, AMA is set to field in an intriguing 1-2 punch in the upcoming PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cu.Herrera is optimistic with his team’s chances as they hope to finally break the glass ceiling and get their first semifinals appearance. “We can see that the two of them form a good combination. Andre is a workhorse and Owen can play the two to five positions, so they have a good tandem,” said Herrera.AMA will also parade the likes of Mario Bonleon and newcomers Michael Cañete, Richard Escoto, and Philip Manalang.“Every conference, AMA always makes it to the quarters. So this time around, our target is to reach the semis going to the championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cerritos men’s tennis nets another win

first_imgThe Falcons put themselves in good position after winning four of the six singles matches, led by Jeffrey Vachirajongkol (6-1, 6-1), Chris Chutikorn (6-2, 6-1), Jackie Vachirajongkol (6-3, 6-3) and JC Duaz (6-2, 6-0). Cerritos rounded out the win by sweepings all three doubles matches by a combined score of 24-9. The Cerritos College men’s tennis team is still undefeated – kind of. The Falcons posted a 7-2 nonconference victory over Saddleback College on Tuesday afternoon for their third straight victory. However, Cerritos is just 3-2 overall, having had to forfeit its first two matches. SOFTBALL Cypress 4 LBCC 0 Pitcher Alyssa Gutierrez tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts, leading the Chargers (3-0) over the Vikings (2-5) in a nonconference game. Brooke Pefley was 3 for 4 with two RBI as Cypress touched up LBCC starter Brittni Rodriguez for 12 hits and four runs. BASEBALL center_img Cypress 10, Southwestern 0 Starter Alex Curry allowed just three hits over 6 1/3 innings and three relievers combined to close out a four-hit performance as the Chargers (7-2) routed Southwestern (5-4) in a nonconference matchup. Brandon Laird and Tyler Marmion each had two RBI and Jason Schaniel scored three runs to support the fine pitching effort. MEN’S VOLLEYBALL LBCC 3, S.D. Mesa 0 Sophomore middle blocker Richard Camerlengo and freshman outside hitter Joe Strotman each had nine kills to lead the visiting Vikings (3-0) to a 30-18, 30-24, 30-22 nonconference victory. Camerlengo added five blocks and Strotman had four digs and two blocks. LBCC hosts Irvine Valley at 6 p.m. Friday. 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

Jury pool reminded to take plunge

first_imgTrial Jurors Committee Chairwoman Judge Patricia Schnegg, who came up with the van idea, said people driving on the county’s freeways will start seeing them in the next few days. “We hope you look at these vans when you are in gridlock traffic and be reminded to do your jury duty,” she said. Van drivers, who earn about $40,000 a year, will also pass out brochures that explain the critical role jury serve. The brochures point out the responsibilities of the judge, judicial assistant, bailiff, court reporter and court services liaison, list court community outreach services – self-help centers, teen court and workshops – and include juror, caseload and trial statistics, along with court history. The billboard campaign cost $3,000, court spokesman Allan Parachini said. “We looked around at what resources we have to do this if we have no budget,” he said. “Well, we’ve got trucks. We have an in-house graphics and printing operation. You don’t get media relations and public relations value like that in this market for even 100 times that amount.” The courts, which employ 5,400 people and have an annual $850 million budget, are also sending people postcards to warn them that not responding or appearing when summoned could subject them to a fine of up to $1,500. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985 Jury service To register for jury service or for more information, call (800) 778-5879 or go to www.lasuperiorcourt.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Building on the success of getting people to show up for jury duty by fining them when they don’t, Los Angeles County officials took their message on the road Monday, unveiling “rolling billboards” to market the juror experience. The 16 vans – which feature signs that read, “Pull up a Chair – Jury Service. You be the Judge” – already were making deliveries to courthouses countywide. “Yesterday, these humble delivery trucks were transporting mail and supplies to 50 court facilities, and today they emerge as `rolling billboards’ proclaiming the importance of jury service to motorists throughout the county,” Presiding Judge J. Stephen Czuleger said during a downtown news conference. The campaign is part of an effort launched in 2002, when only 36 percent of the 2.7 million people summoned to jury duty each year actually showed up. Now, after the court hit 3,278 no-shows with $1,500 fines and more than 29,000 with $250 fines, 62 percent of the summons are fulfilled. last_img

Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead

first_imgRonaldo had only scored four league goals before Sunday’s clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real’s fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.Villarreal had temporarily taken fourth with a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday after beating Real at the Bernabeu for the first time ever last week.Gareth Bale and Nacho also bagged braces each side of half-time and Luka Modric curled home a 68th-minute beauty as Real came back from a shock early deficit, a 23rd-minute tap-in from Adrian, to romp to an emphatic victory and ease the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane.“We needed that. In any case, it’s what we were missing in the sense that scoring seven goals at home this season, it’s hugely staisfying, and a relief,” said Zidane.Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal against Real Betis on January 21, 2018 © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERThe win leaves Real five points behind Valencia in third, after Marcelino’s side had two players sent off in a shock 2-1 loss at lowly Las Palmas on Saturday.Real had come into Sunday’s match in crisis following some dismal performances that culminated in last week’s defeat to Villarreal, and the mess seemed to have grown deeper when Adrian tapped home Lucas Perez’s low cross.However, the home side reacted immediately and by half-time were 2-1 up thanks to Nacho’s neat first-time strike and a superb curling effort from Bale.The floodgates opened in the second half, with Bale adding his second from a towering header and Luka Modric expertly whipping home Real’s fourth.– Phone check –Ronaldo met Casemiro’s cross to make it five and then crashed home Lucas Vazquez’s cross, taking a boot in the face from Fabian Schar in the process.As Ronaldo was led off the pitch to have his bleeding head quickly patched up he asked to see the phone of one of Real’s medical staff and, pointing the camera at himself, used it to check the damage to his face.Nacho completed the rout in the dying minutes.Second-placed Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Girona on Saturday meant Barca extended their lead with victory, leaving coach Ernesto Valverde waxing lyrical about Messi.“You have to enjoy what Messi does — I’ve suffered against him as an opposing player and I know what it is,” he said.“What we saw tonight was spectacular. He’s the best player ever.”After a goalless first period, Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring on 59 minutes, converting a sublime pass from Suarez.Messi thumped home the second from outside the box on 64 minutes before he and Rakitic teamed up to present Suarez with a volley on 69 minutes to effectively seal the three points.Betis were making mistakes at the back and when Zouhair Feddal clumsily gave the ball away on halfway to Suarez, the Uruguayan sent Messi scampering away.Faced with two defenders, Messi dummied to shoot, drifted past both and calmly slotted home past goalkeeper Antonio Adan.There was still time for Suarez to complete his brace with a crisp finish after Messi had driven at the heart of an over-matched defence.The only downside for the league leaders was a hamstring injury to Thomas Vermaelen in the first half that precipitated French centre-back Samuel Umtiti’s own return from a hamstring problem.Earlier, Joseba Zaldua scored a last-minute equaliser as Leganes came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Alaves.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with Gareth Bale during the Spanish league football match against Deportivo on January 21, 2018 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Jan 21 – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points — and 19 ahead of Real — as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit a brace in a 5-0 romp at Real Betis.last_img read more

Poland confident ahead of crunch Colombia match

first_imgColombia, who reached the quarter-finals for the first time in Brazil four years ago before bowing out to the hosts, are in a similar situation after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Japan — they were forced to play with 10 men for almost the entire game.Nawalka praised Jose Pekerman’s team but said their “individual and collective analysis” of the South Americans meant Poland, despite appearing in their first World Cup in 12 years, were destined to win.“Colombia are an excellent team with an excellent coach. They’ve been together for a long time and been prepared tactically well for a long time,” said Nawalka.“They were seen as one of the favourite teams coming into the World Cup so I’m expecting a very difficult match, a very intense match. But I have to emphasise that I believe we will emerge victorious tomorrow.”Asked why he was so sure, Nawalka said Poland had carried out detailed analysis of their opponents but what was more important was what his own team would do on the pitch.“We’re going to play creative football and I’m certain we will do enough to win this game,” he said.Nawalka believes a mix of stylish football, mental attitude and Polish anger will combine to help send Colombia home early.“I’ve seen the team energised since the Senegal game and when they’re angry, they’re more motivated to do even better,” he said.Poland have failed to keep a clean sheet in their past nine World Cup matches, including their latest defeat to Senegal, which gives Colombia’s front men hope.Influential defender Glik missed Poland’s opening match against Senegal due to a shoulder injury.Colombia can boast Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, appearing in his first World Cup, but there are doubts over James Rodriguez, who played only the last 30 minutes against Japan.Winner of the Golden Boot in Brazil four years ago, James was Colombia’s star on their way to a historic place in the last eight.“We know all about him (James) and what he can do,” said Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski. “He’s played at the top level for many years and he’s the Colombians’ driving force. But he’s not the only player on the pitch.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Coach Adam Nawalka says Poland have done their homework ahead of their World Cup match against Colombia © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELKAZAN ARENA, Russian Federation, Jun 23 – Poland coach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet in an “intense” clash on Sunday even though influential defender Kamil Glik remains a doubt.A 2-1 defeat to Senegal in their Group H opener has left Poland in desperate need of their first three points of the tournament at Kazan Arena.last_img read more

Palmdale teen in custody in rape and beating of 14-year-old girl

first_imgPALMDALE – A 15-year-old boy was in custody today for allegedly raping and beating a 14-year-old girl, who was found unconscious at an elementary school campus in Palmdale, sheriff’s officials said. The girl, who had been severely beaten, was found about 12:40 a.m. last Thursday at Cimarron Elementary, 36940 45th Street East, and taken to a hospital, said Deputy Oscar Butao of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. “The subject is an acquaintance of the victim,” Butao said. Authorities withheld the name of the suspect because of his age, and did not release the circumstances of the boy’s arrest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

GAA NOTES: ST.MARYS CONVOY

first_imgBingo in Hall @ 9 each tuesday Lotto results for 13/03/2012 DL,LH,WD,TY 5 Winners Eileen Mc Mullan,Ryan Carlin,Alice McLaughlin, Sarah Logan and Caroline Woods. Next week’s jackpot €4,200Green Ribbons on Sale @€2 in aid of The Carers Association and St Marys GAA Club in Local premises in Drumkeen, Convoy and Raphoe (Buy Local and The Proceeds will Stay local )Club Reg now due and must be paid by March 20th €3 for u 18 and €20 for adults Reg must be paid up if anyone is wishing to order tickets for Donegal GamesTickets are currently on sale for club development draw to take place on April 8th 15 prizes in total top prize of €50001 for €10 or 3 for €20 sellers will be around over the next few weeks or contact Paul Mc Mullan 0877857980Any one who has Tickets sold for the Development Draw can drop them and the Money down to Paul Mc Mullan at The Clubhouse at 7pm on Sun Congratulations to all the commitee and indeed everyone who has worked so hard to get the new lights for the Pitch The senior men played a friendly v castlederg on Friday night last under the New Lights .Donegal County Minors v Fermanagh at St Marys Gaa pitch Thurs 22nd March throw in @7.30U16 had first win of the Season 1-18 to 1-12 over Robert Emmets In Castlefin. They played with the wind in the first half and trailed by 4 pts .They stepped up thier game in the second half with Jack Blake giving a man of the Match preformance good displays from James Kee, Michael Patton Gareth Doherty and Marty Vance .Scorers for St Marys Jack Blake 0-7pts,Simon Mc Glynn 0-5 Gareth Doherty 1-02,Marty Vance 0-3 Michael Ayton 0-1GAA NOTES: ST.MARYS CONVOY was last modified: March 18th, 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:convoyST MARY’S GAA NOTESlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS

first_imgCongratulations to Connor Cheevers on winning the inaugural Juvenile weekly competition on Saturday last. In second place was Kyle Mc Garvey who just piped Diarmaid Coyle by a shot. Great performances were also posted by Edward O Reilly and Connor Coyle. The weekly Juvenile competitions will continue every Saturday morning weather permitting at 9am sharp. Juvenile members should sign in at 8.55am at the latest. Any of our Juvenile members who require further information on this new weekly competition should contact Brian Dolan at 087 2334418.26/09/2012 Wednesday Open StablefordAlan lowther      37 pts.Colin Higgs          36 pts.Hugh Ferry          34 pts. Css         36 pts.29/09/2012Saturday Singles StrokeRichard Rosborough       66James Kelly         67Css         67 30/09/2012September Monthly medalBrian Dolan         66Peadar Curran   68 bot Daniel McColgan              73Michael Kelly     68 botRoger Green      29.5James Connors 37Css         67GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: October 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:Dunfanaghy Golf Club newslast_img read more

Scottish giants Rangers unveil new 2018/19 kits from Hummel

first_img How Arsenal and Rangers can join Man United and Celtic in Europa League last 32 BEST OF Scottish giants Rangers unveil their new kits. CLASSIC CONFIRMED 2 ‘Easy decision’ to sign new Rangers contract, says ‘delighted’ Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard starts the season as Rangers manager. The away kit is a white jersey with red and royal blue diagonal stripes, paired with royal blue shorts.Meanwhile, the third strip is mandarin orange, with royal blue chevrons revealed Scottish Premiership side Rangers have unveiled their 2018/19 kits which will be supplier by Hummel.The home strip continues to be royal blue but will include the iconic brand’s chevrons on the side panels. ‘Big Dunc is more experienced than Gerrard and Lampard and should get the Everton job’ 2 scrap Fans think they know why Klopp and Gerrard signed new contracts on the same day Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents center_img Allan Vad Nielsen, CEO of Hummel International, said: “We love that Rangers fans have been very vocal on our social media channels since our new partnership was announced and we hope that as our journey together truly begins they will recognise that we will always endeavour to listen and that our desire and passion is to produce Rangers kit and products for the team and supporters that fit perfectly with the needs of this great club and their loyal supporters.” fate Alfredo Morelos does the most Morelos thing ever during Rangers win BOSS McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LANGUAGE BARRIER Our @hummel1923 #RangersFC kits for season 2018/19. #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/6E5S2eVbAx— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 4, 2018Rangers Managing Director, Stewart Robertson said: “We are delighted to showcase our new strips for next season from Hummel and we are sure our supporters will love their design.” Committed Latest Rangers news rival joy talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup last_img read more

Big Ben still ticking for the Steelers

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger not only doesn’t have a serious knee injury, as the team initially feared Monday night in San Diego, he could play again as early as Sunday. After an eventful 24 hours in which the Steelers rallied to win 24-22 after blowing a 14-point lead, lost their star quarterback to what looked to be a frightful injury, and flew all night, coach Bill Cowher was more relieved than happy. And he was very happy. Roethlisberger sustained a hyperextended left knee and a bone bruise with 1:05 remaining in the game but nothing else. “I think we’ll all have a deep sigh of relief in regards to the diagnosis,” Cowher said Tuesday after Roethlisberger had an MRI exam. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Another cause for worry was that backup QB Tommy Maddox sat out Monday with a calf injury that occurred Friday in practice. But there was a favorable medical report on Maddox, too; instead of being out 3-4 weeks, he could be ready as soon as Sunday, too. Still, to protect themselves, the Steelers signed former Pitt and Carolina Panthers quarterback Rod Rutherford to their practice squad. Despite the much better than expected medical news, it seems unlikely the Steelers would rush back Roethlisberger to play Sunday against Jacksonville. For now, Cowher said, “Charlie Batch is the starter by default until I see more. … We’ll see how the week progresses.” Holcomb wants more QB Kelly Holcomb doesn’t know if he’ll get his second consecutive start in place of J.P. Losman when the Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets on Sunday. Nor will he venture a guess. center_img Holcomb said he hadn’t been informed of the team’s plans and knows better than to get his hopes up after 10 NFL seasons as a journeyman backup quarterback. That doesn’t mean Holcomb doesn’t believe he deserves another shot to start over Losman after reviving a sputtering offense and helping Buffalo (2-3) end a three-game skid in a 20-14 win over Miami last weekend. “Yeah, I’d be frustrated, I’d be disappointed,” Holcomb said. “But I’ve been disappointed before in my life.” Making his first start for Buffalo and the 14th of his career, Holcomb went 20 of 26 for 169 yards and a TD, efficiently engineering scoring drives on each of Buffalo’s first three possessions. That’s a big turnaround for an offense that had managed 29 points in its previous 14 quarters. “I would certainly hope that I am starting,” he said. “I think that right now, I’m going into it as thinking that, but who knows?” Warfield back in K.C. Eric Warfield is out of jail and off house arrest and finally out from under that four-game suspension by the NFL. Now, if only he can get out of coach Dick Vermeil’s doghouse. Vermeil welcomed back Warfield this week from a four-game suspension for felony conviction of DUI, but made it clear that Dexter McCleon, not Warfield, will be the starting right cornerback Sunday when Kansas City hosts Washington. “Chances are he’ll be active this week, but not in a starting role, but (in a) special teams role and a backup role or maybe a limited package role,” Vermeil said. So what will it take for Warfield to regain his starting role? The eight-year veteran has been the Chiefs’ best defensive back the past several years and is bigger and more physical than McCleon. “He’s going to have to look like a starter on the practice field, and look better, when he does play, than Dexter,” Vermeil said. Around the league Jesse Chatman was acquired by the Saints from the Dolphins to provide depth at running back in the absence of the injured Deuce McAllister. The Dolphins will receive a conditional future draft choice in the deal. Linebacker Zeke Moreno signed a one-year contract with the Eagles, who in turn released linebacker Mike Labinjo and defensive end Alonzo Jackson. Lee Suggs, a breakaway back whose brief NFL career has been slowed by assorted injuries, broke his right thumb during Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears and will be out at least four weeks. 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