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Hall of Famer Al Kaline, longtime star for the Detroit Tigers, dies at 85, family friend tells AP

first_img Associated Press April 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDETROIT (AP) — Hall of Famer Al Kaline, longtime star for the Detroit Tigers, dies at 85, family friend tells AP.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Hall of Famer Al Kaline, longtime star for the Detroit Tigers, dies at 85, family friend tells APlast_img

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AUS v NZ ODIs, T20s suspended due to COVID-19

first_imgAUSTRALIA’S international summer is over after the New Zealand government tightened its border restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.With New Zealand to enforce a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for those entering the country from Australia from midnight tomorrow, the Black Caps were making arrangements to fly home yesterday evening.It means the remaining two Chappell-Hadlee Trophy matches, scheduled for today in Sydney and Hobart on Friday, have been called off.This month’s three-match T20I series between Australia and the Kiwis in New Zealand starting March 24 in Dunedin has also been postponed.Both Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket have expressed their hope that the two series can be played at a later date.The news comes less than 24 hours after both sides played behind closed doors at the SCG on Friday due to the coronavirus outbreak. Australia won the game by 71 runs.Australia’s Under-19 Indigenous team were also scheduled to play T20s in New Zealand later this month, but that series has also been postponed.The Black Caps had already announced that fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, who bowled nine overs and took 2-60 in the first ODI, was in isolation after reporting a sore throat. The results of his test for COVID-19 were not yet known.Australia paceman Kane Richardson missed the first game as he was tested for the virus but his results came back negative and re-joined the squad on the sidelines on Friday. The impact of the pandemic on the cricket world has grown this week, with England and South Africa calling off tours of Sri Lanka and India respectively.The upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) pushed back the start of the tournament while the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) will finish four days earlier.The IPL was initially scheduled to start on March 29 but has been pushed back to April 15.The April 15 date coincides with visa restrictions that have been imposed by the Indian government which would have kept all international players out of the country until then anyway.Seventeen Australians hold IPL contracts for the 2020 season, led by Pat Cummins who was snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders for a staggering A$3.17 million to become the most expensive overseas player ever.“I’m not overly surprised (about the IPL postponement) after the announcements about the visas a couple of days ago,” said Cummins. “It’s a shame but we’ll see what happens.”last_img read more

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Kiffin fired after Trojans fall to ASU, 62-41

first_imgThis weekend, USC’s trip to the desert started with a tough loss to Arizona State and snowballed into the firing of former USC head coach Lane Kiffin immediately following the team’s flight back to Los Angeles.On Saturday night in Tempe, Murphy’s law reigned over the USC football team — anything that could go wrong, did. Arizona State scored 28 points in the third quarter to lock up a 62-41 win and junior wide receiver Marqise Lee was carted off the field with a left knee injury.Offensively incompetent · Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin lost his last game as a Trojan on Saturday against the Arizona State Sun Devils. News of Kiffin’s firing came early Sunday morning following the loss. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThen, after the team’s flight back to Los Angeles early Sunday morning — after 12 months of whispers, chants and then near-begging from the Trojan faithful — Athletic Director Pat Haden relieved Kiffin of his duties, in a press release sent at 4:35 a.m. Sunday morning.When Kiffin was asked if he would be bothered by further questions about his job security following the defeat, he responded, “I’m fine with that. I have been dealing with that for 12 months … We have to find a way to coach better and play better and get our backups ready.”That much is clear following the latest deflating loss suffered by the Trojans — but Kiffin won’t be the man to oversee that rehabilitation.Entering Saturday night, USC (3-2, 0-2) hadn’t allowed many points in the third quarter this season. The Sun Devils (3-1, 1-1) made quick work of the Trojans’ halftime adjustments at Sun Devil Stadium, scoring three touchdowns within the first 5:05 of the second half to turn a game that many were expecting to be a defensive battle into a rout. With that scoring streak, the Sun Devils erased USC’s tenuous one-point lead and severely damaged the Trojans’ odds to win the Pac-12 South.“It was a tough day for Trojans today,” redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey said. “People were just blowing assignments and doing the wrong things … It was just the perfect storm for us.”The Sun Devils’ 62 points were just one shy of besting USC’s school record for points allowed, matching the record of 62 points Oregon compiled against the Trojans last year.It was a stunning turnaround after USC only allowed 44 points combined in its first four games.“I don’t think anyone thought there’d be 100 points scored with these two defenses,” Kiffin said. “Unfortunately we didn’t play good defense today. We gave up a bunch of explosive plays, a bunch of back-shoulder throws.”After redshirt sophomore tailback Tre Madden raced for a 24-yard touchdown less than a minute after halftime to give USC a 21-20 lead, the Sun Devils punched in 28 unanswered points in the third quarter.Tailback D.J. Foster hauled in a 74-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Taylor Kelly to give the Sun Devils the lead at 28-21, and redshirt sophomore Cody Kessler threw an interception on the Trojans’ ensuing drive that was returned 46 yards for a touchdown. After a USC three-and-out, tailback Marion Grice hauled in an 8-yard touchdown reception from Kelly to polish off an insurmountable 48-21 lead going into the final period.“I think a disastrous third quarter for us was a big part of the game,” Kiffin said. “[Kelly] really threw the ball downfield and made a bunch of plays.”But the worst news had yet to come — after Lee returned a punt to midfield, the former Heisman candidate stayed down on his back as teammates slowly started to kneel around him in a circle on the field, setting a surreal scene.After the game, redshirt junior tight end Xavier Grimble said that Lee’s injury was examined and that “whatever he got looked at came back positive,” but USC had no official postgame update on Lee’s status. Kiffin could only say that the injury “obviously didn’t look very good.”RAPID FIRE The game was filled with quick strikes on offense as both teams found success stretching the field. Arizona State racked up 612 yards of offense and USC had 542 of their own.None of the game’s scoring drives took more than 4:20 off the clock. Arizona State scored in two minutes or less on five occasions, and USC did the same three times.But four turnovers doomed the Trojans, as they could only force one -— an interception by freshman safety Su’a Cravens — in the third quarter that was too little, too late.“That’s the story of the game — four turnovers,” Grimble said. “Those killed us. We shot ourselves in the foot.”Kelly executed the Sun Devils’ no-huddle offense to perfection, completing 23-of-34 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 79 yards and was never sacked by USC’s defense, which came in ranked fourth nationally in sacks.“That’s something we really gotta look at,” senior defensive end Devon Kennard said, “because they did some quick throws and got the ball out, and we gotta find ways to get [to the quarterback] no matter what.”Kessler finished 20-of-29 for 295 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, and was sacked four times.OPPORTUNITY KNOCKIN’ The Trojans had multiple chances to take the lead before halftime, but two stunning turnovers shifted the scoreboard in Arizona State’s favor.With the game tied at 14 and just under seven minutes remaining in the first half, Kessler delivered a picture-perfect pass to a wide open Lee on a crossing route over the middle. But Lee inexplicably tipped the ball in the air, setting up Arizona State cornerback Osahon Irabor for a momentum-shifting interception.The Sun Devils took advantage of the miscue with a 28-yard field goal to make the score 17-14, and USC got the ball back with 4:41 remaining before halftime.Madden then had his number called three times in a row on the ensuing drive, and broke free on the last carry for 12 yards before fumbling at midfield. Arizona State recovered, and ate up the rest of the clock en route to another field goal to give the Sun Devils a 20-14 lead going into the locker room.Aside from that miscue, the Trojans’ running back tandem of Madden and redshirt freshman Justin Davis performed well once again. Madden rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries, and Davis gained 122 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 attempts.But overall, as the Trojans head into their bye week winless in the Pac-12, it’s clear that no aspect of the team is without its flaws.center_img Follow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more

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Junior Anderson shines as Badger golf shows early season promise

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s golf team opened up their season this weekend with home course advantage at the Badger Invitational competing against 15 schools.Freshmen Sebastian Iqbal and Coalter Smith — Michigan’s 2019 Mr. Golf — were able to crack coach Michael Burcin’s lineup for the first time in their young Badger careers. The lineup was rounded out by returning juniors Sam Anderson, Griffin Barela and Tom Calbi.Anderson led the Badgers after round one, carding a 68, placing him in sixth place. It took him until the back nine to get hot as he fired off birdies on 10, 14, 15 and an impressive birdie on 16 — the second-hardest hole based on the course’s handicapping. Anderson scored 11 shots better in this year’s opening round than last year’s, and he will be a familiar face atop leaderboards this season.Iqbal was the second-best scoring Badger with a 78. At the end of day one, the Badgers were tied for 10th place. Monday brought another gem from Anderson, scoring 66 and pushing him into a tie for fourth. Coming off a 76 on Sunday, Barela bounced back in fashion with a 70. Expect Barela and Anderson to be the leaders and stars of this golf team.Men’s Golf: Badgers to defend home course in opening fall tournamentThe fall golf season is getting underway for the Badgers at University Ridge — their home course. In their own Read…The start of a new day benefited the young Smith as he shot four strokes better than Sunday, yet the team dropped into a tie for 11th. Anderson continued to pace the team in the final round Tuesday with his third straight under-par round, leading to a career-best 54-hole score and a 9th-place individual finish. Four out of five Badgers finished at par or better in the closing round, leading to Burcin’s commendation of the team.“We’re very deep and the freshmen are super talented, all three of them, so it was good to get help from everybody,” Burcin said in a statement. “It was solid.”Men’s Golf: Where to now? Last place finish forces reevaluationWith the 2019 spring season Jordan Hahn’s last, the Badgers hoped to capitalize off of their star player’s prowess one Read…The freshmen certainly contributed Tuesday as they both carded scores of 66.Despite an 11th-place team finish, the Badger men’s golf team is off to a promising start. Be on the lookout as they continue their season Sept. 29 at the Bearcat Invitational in Cincinnati.last_img read more

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Aiteo’s New Groundbreaking Adventure in African Football

first_imgAn integrated energy solution provider, Aiteo, has taken on the task of promoting football in Africa with the recent taking over the sponsorship of the annual CAF Awards in addition to the earlier partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) valued at N2.5billion. DURO IKHAZUAGBE writes that this, indeed, is a big, commendable adventure On the afternoon of October 15, 2017, six gentlemen, from five African countries were gathered in a room at Lekki Phase 1 Lagos, Nigeria. The location was the corporate head office of Nigeria’s Aiteo Group, and they were meeting in a bid to boost football in Africa.At the end of their brief meeting, documents which saw the Aiteo Group become the official sponsor of Africa’s most prestigious sports awards, the Confederation of African football (CAF) Awards, were signed. With the signing of the documents, Aiteo moved from being a major sponsor of football in Nigeria, to become a major sponsor of the sport in Africa.The quality of personnel that CAF deployed to grace the occasion also told a bold story. This was an important meeting that brought football heavy weights from four corners of Africa to Nigeria. In attendance were CAF president Ahmad Ahmad (from Madagascar), vice-presidents Kwesi Nyantakyi (from Ghana) and Omari Selemani (from DR Congo), as well as Emergency Committee members of the federation Amaju Pinnick (from Nigeria) and Suleiman Hassan Waberi (from Djibouti).Indeed, Aiteo’s sponsorship of the CAF Awards is not accidental. It was borne out of a desire to extend the success the company has recorded in Nigeria in the area of promoting football as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Its existing partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as well as sponsorship of the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s national men-team has paid off with a successful qualification for the World Cup.Also, its sponsorship of the Federation Cup which has been renamed the Aiteo Cup has recorded tremendous success with Nigerians commending the breath of fresh air which the company brought to that tournament. In a subtle endorsement of what Aiteo did with the Aiteo Cup, two governors attended the final of the tournament which was played in Lagos.The governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode as well as his counterpart from Akwa Ibom State, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel were present. The Akwa Ibom State governor travelled 528 km to see the final match of the tournament which was played in Agege area of Lagos.For Aiteo, the rational for sponsoring the continental event is simple. According to the Executive Vice President of the company, Mr. Benedict Peters, “this sponsorship shows that there is a clear momentum behind Aiteo’s involvement in the game…. Our aim is to bolster the profile of African players globally, and encourage budding talents to put in their best.”This happens to be in line with the vision and spirit of the founding fathers of the CAF Awards. Set up in 1970, it is a yearly event “instituted to honour footballers and personalities who have excelled in various departments of the game as well as those who have made meaningful contribution to its development in the continent.”In line with Mr Peters’ postulation, Aiteo believes that celebrating the continents best will inspire a new generation of worthy ambassadors, that will project the good image of African football within and outside the continent.  Aiteo wants to identify and promote the next generation of role models that the next generation of professional African footballers can look up to.In the end, football breeds a win-win relationship. According to Yasmine Cathell, who blogs for the World Bank, “Soccer plays a role in international development by funding global education, effecting positive social change and producing renewable energy.  Yes, renewable energy.” Clubs and individuals who have been blessed by the game have given back in different ways, investing in education, and other social services. Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu and Cote d’Ivoire’s Didier Drogba who have invested in the health sector are just two examples of African stars touching lives of their citizens with what they have gained from football.Before the 2010 World Cup the United Nations, recognising the financial strength that football confers on FIFA, asked the organisation to institute a 0.4 percent educational tax on broadcasting and sponsorship revenues from the 2010 World Cup as well as the five European leagues until 2015. “The impact this kind of funding could have is crucial, especially in a time when traditional sources of funding are stagnating and even declining” according to studies by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).For Aiteo, the ambition is to raise the bar in terms of performance of African players, but there are also multiple economic benefits for local communities and nations. For its commitment to the game, CAF officials are thankful,” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, said at the signing ceremony.As promised by Aiteo that the CAF Awards should not just be solely events for presenting trophies, football aficionados are waiting with excitement for the new initiatives Aiteo is bringing to bear on the African football Oscars, starting with the first scheduled to hold next January in Ghana. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Luke Walton plans to give Brandon Ingram more point guard duties

first_imgWalton would know. He became a key reserve with the Lakers (2004-12) for most of his 10-year NBA career that included two league titles (2009, 2010) partly because of his superior passing. As he played in a triangle offense that preached making proper reads, Walton often ensured that engine ran without any disruption.Assigning this task to Ingram originated in Summer League play when he played the Lakers’ preseason finale partly running the point guard spot while D’Angelo Russell rested. Those duties continued in training camp once Calderon suffered an injury.“I feel very comfortable bringing the ball up the floor,” Ingram said. “It helps me get along with the game and helps me be more aggressive.”Walton has projected the 6-foot-9, 195-pound Ingram can eventually play all four positions at the guard and forward spots. First, Ingram will bulk up gradually in muscle before Walton features him more at the power forward spot. Second, Walton said Ingram will have to “know the offense inside and out” before having more point-guard duties, likening the responsibility to that of an NFL quarterback.“You have to be able to direct people on what the game plan is,” Walton said. “He doesn’t have that yet at this level. But when he’s running the point for us, he’s a much better player on both ends of the court.”Ingram already showed signs of progression in other ways.Though he nursed the typical rookie anxieties before tipoff, Ingram consulted with various mentors for feedback. His father, Donald, former NBA star and hometown mentor Jerry Stackhouse offered familiar messages they preached when he grew up in Kinston, NC about staying himself. Ingram’s teammates offered similar advice.After Ingram entered the game with 6:15 left in the first quarter, he offered various moments. He sank a 23-foot 3-pointer. He threw down an alley oop lob from Lou Williams. Ingram also showed restraint in taking contested shots.“Being aggressive is him doing what he’s doing,” Walton said. “That’s shooting when you’re open and getting in the lane and playmaking and not turning down shots defensively and taking the challenge of guarding the other teams best player. That’s being aggressive. I don’t think he needs to be jacking up shots.”Most importantly, Ingram validated his pre-game vow that starting “doesn’t matter.” Though he sat out in the final 4:47 so Russell could run the offense, Ingram viewed his current role as motivation to develop faster instead of a reason to feel frustrated.“It’s a new process. You can’t be mad about it,” Ingram said. “I’m coming in as a new player and part of the team. It’s something you have to work for. I don’t want anything given. What I show to the coach that I can handle those situations, I’ll be out there a lot more.”And it sounds like Ingram will be out there a lot more with the ball in his hands.“The more opportunities he gets like that,” Walton said, “the quicker he’ll adapt to this level.” “I felt like they went away when I got to the point guard position a little bit,” Ingram said.“Knowing I can playmake for myself and playmake for other guys. When I got to the point guard position, it got a lot easier for me. I was making plays for my other teammates and making plays for myself.”Granted, Ingram’s rookie debut centered more on other things. He remained efficient offensively with nine points on a 4-of-6 clip off the bench in 24 minutes. He showed defensive promise despite having part the thankless task of minimizing the damage Harden made with 34 points on a 9-of-19 clip and a 15-of-16 mark from the foul line.Yet, a few external circumstances increased Ingram’s role. Backup point guard Jose Calderon has stayed sidelined the past week with a strained left calf. Nick Young’s unexpected emergence prompted Lakers coach Luke Walton to start him. Despite logging zero assists, Ingram showed promise bringing the ball up the floor to set up the offense.“It helps engage him in the game. He’s a great basketball player and has a great feel for the game,” Walton said. “When you’re handling the ball, even when you’re not shooting, just making passes. It’s a great way to force you into the game.” The nerves struck Brandon Ingram as he sat by his locker and processed the reality he would play his first NBA game.The excitement built when he checked toward the scorer’s table midway through the first quarter.Ingram fed off the energy when the crowd buzzed and cheered as he spent his first defensive possession guarding Rockets guard James Harden successfully by forcing a contested 3-pointer. But once the Lakers finished with a 120-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday at Staples Center, Ingram reflected back on it all and pinpointed a much more significant moment that made his anxieties fully disappear.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Arteta reckons Arsenal ‘homework’ could lead to new coaches

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “For 17 years, I haven’t had the opportunity to wake up with my kids and spend a lot of time, dedicate my time and listen to them. You know, do their homework with them and the same with my missus.“I think we are all realising how much we need each other. We are in a world here where everything is social media, everything is a WhatsApp text.“But how important is touching each other, feeling each other and hugging each other? I miss that a lot with a lot of people that I love.”Third-tier Portsmouth, who lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup on March 2, have since had five players test positive for the coronavirus.“They are all feeling reasonably good,” assistant manager Joe Gallen told the Guardian.Portsmouth are chasing promotion to the Championship and Gallen added: “When we were told we were going to shut down on March 13, it was a huge disappointment.“But after a bit of sober reflection, you do start to think that football does seem a bit irrelevant.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes the ‘homework’ he has set his players during the coronavirus outbreak could see some of them become coaches.With the Premier League halted and Britain in a state of lockdown, players are having to train at home.Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 a fortnight ago but has now recovered.“There is the psychological support that they need, which we are giving them (the players),” Arteta, who turned 38 on Thursday, told Arsenal’s website.“And as well I’m giving them a lot of homework to do because I’ve been reviewing everything that we’ve been doing since I joined.“There are things we have to maintain doing, improve and develop, and individually they are really enjoying the challenge.“We might get a few coaches after this virus, or at least a few players that are willing to go down that path, because I think they are really enjoying the process.”Arteta, a father of three children, said he was trying to make the best of a bad situation.last_img read more

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Police investigate after cheerleading coach found stabbed to death in his home

first_imgThe Miami-Dade Police Department is currently investigating the death of a cheerleading coach who was found dead of multiple stab wounds in his apartment.Authorities say Joany Lobo, also known as Jojo, was found dead Friday around 3:00 pm after several friends and coworkers contacted his family when he did not show up for work and no one could reach him.When authorities arrived at the apartment on Southwest 125th Avenue, they reported that no one answered the door and that the door was locked.With the help of the fire department, police were able to enter the apartment where they later found the 39-year-old deceased and covered in stab wounds.While not much is known about the case at this time, investigators did report that there was no sign of forced entry and that the killer is believed to have locked the door on the way out of the apartment. If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar’s classy tribute for the death anniversary of his first coach, Ramakant Achrekar

first_imgAdvertisement gw7dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1a1jl2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3r1kWould you ever consider trying this?😱ua1Can your students do this? 🌚2pnRoller skating! Powered by Firework On this day last year, Ramakant Achrekar, the childhood coach of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, passed away and on his first death anniversary, Tendulkar paid a heartfelt tribute to his mentor through social media. The Dronacharya award winning coach, also trained several other fine players like Vinod Kambli and Pravin Amre at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai during the 80s and 90s.Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket Country“You will continue to remain in our hearts, Achrekar Sir!” Sachin tweeted in English and Marathi along with an old photograph of him with his teacher.The legendary batsman was in touch with his coach throughout his illustrious career, till Achrekar’s demise on January 2, 2019 due to age-related complications. Shortly after his funeral, Sachin posted an emotional message for his former mentor.“Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar sir,” wrote Tendulkar.“Like many of his students, I learnt my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance. His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on,”“Achrekar sir taught us the virtues of playing straight and living straight. Thank you for making us a part of your life and enriching us with your coaching manual. Well played Sir and may you coach more wherever you are.”Apart from Sachin, former Indian batsman Vinod Kambli also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Achrekar.“No Mentor can ever be as incredible as you are because you did not only teach me to play cricket in the best way possible but you also taught me real life lessons. I miss you a lot, Achrekar Sir!”, Kambli tweeted.During his tenure as a player, Achrekar himself competed in just a single first-class match but would go on to play a crucial role in moulding Tendulkar in his early days. However, the last few years before his demise would prove to be the most painful days of his life as he suffered a stroke 6 years prior to his death, which reduced his mobility in to a bare minimum.The legendary coach was honoured with the Dronacharya Award in 1990 and the Padma Shri in 2010.You might also like: Sachin Tendulkar to all men: Don’t hide your tears!Sachin Tendulkar : Split ODIs into 4 innings of 25 overs each!    Advertisementlast_img read more

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Player of the Week: Pogoy flourishing off the bench for TNT

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Cilic obstacle in way of Nadal’s semifinal quest Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pogoy’s production helped TNT improve its card to 3-2 for a share of third place with Alaska.Other players considered for the weekly recognition were TNT’s Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro and RR Garcia, KIA’s Rashawn McCarthy and Glen Khobuntin, Magnolia’s Rafi Reavis, Alaska forward Vic Manuel and Sonny Thoss, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos as well as GlobalPort’s Sean Anthony.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRoger Pogoy has been a major spark off the bench for TNT.Pogoy is flourishing as the Katroa’s sixth man and his impact couldn’t be any bigger than what he had done the past week.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ 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 View comments The second-year swingman played a key role in TNT’s 2-0 record against Blackwater and Meralco last week.And his play earned him a PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation after averaging 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe former Far Eastern University star had an efficient night, scoring 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field while also collecting eight rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead the KaTropa to a 92-83 win over the Elite on Wednesday.He followed up his all-around effort with 15 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 99-81 drubbing of the Bolts. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more