LA Tenorio sees big things for Scottie Thompson: ‘He’ll be the face of PBA’

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Tenorio and Thompson led the Gin Kings to the 2018 Commissioner’s cup with the former Perpetual star taking home the Finals MVP plum after Ginebra’s 4-2 series win against San Miguel.“Scottie has a bright future not only with Ginebra but also in the PBA,” said Tenorio during the PBA Media Day Thursday at Solaire Resort and Casino. “I think it won’t be long, he’ll be the face of the PBA.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He has the work ethic, the way he plays the game, and even though he won’t give you 30, 40 points a game but he brings an effectiveness to the team, he’s unrelenting on the boards, he’s playing defense, and he’s dishing out these crazy passes that even I don’t know where he’s threading,” added Tenorio in Filipino.Thompson averaged nearly a double-double for the Gin Kings in the past season putting up 9.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, with 5.6 assists and Tenorio knows his job left is to further guide the budding superstar. Tenorio said one of the reasons why he’s still with the team is to guide his younger teammates like Thompson.“I’m their big brother, and I think that’s one of my purposes here in the team and hopefully I can stay with the team longer because I want to guide the younger players especially Scottie,” said Tenorio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—LA Tenorio is still the one running the show for Barangay Ginebra, but he knows time will come when he will relinquish the reins to someone deserving of that responsibility—-Scottie Thompson.Tenorio, 34, sees big things in his younger teammate, who has already shown tremendous potential in his few years in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ View comments Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 All gold as glittering Australians rescue Asian Cup campaign LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Dyke admits deafeat over ‘B team’ league idea

first_imgFA chairman Greg Dyke looks to have admitted defeat in his attempt to introduce B teams into the Football League.Dyke’s England Commission announced the findings of the second part of their report into the problems facing English football on Friday.The document, released at an event in Sheffield, centred on plans to improve grassroots football, but it also contained an update on the proposals included in the commission’s first report – which attempts to address the lack of English players at elite level.Dyke announced he wants to implement a £230million plan to significantly boost the number of artificial pitches in England’s biggest cities.The FA chairman also revealed plans to appoint a head of education, who will be responsible for improving coaching standards at grassroots level.But it was the failure of Dyke’s B team plan which was the most eye-catching part of the 60-page publication.Dyke announced in May that he wanted Premier League clubs to create B teams, as is the case in Germany and Spain.The plan was for those teams to compete in a newly-created ‘League Three’, which would have been regarded as the bottom tier of the Football League.But after considerable opposition from clubs, the Premier League and the Football League, Dyke has given up plans to insert B teams into the league, but he is hoping to come to a compromise, with the second strings possibly competing in competitions outside the pyramid, such as the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.“The report recognised that this element of the proposals could not be imposed by the FA,” the report read.“We urged the leagues to consider the proposals, which they have done. It was and remains for them to decide.“It is clear that the overall reaction from many clubs was not favourable although the proposal has been supported by many managers and coaches in the Premier League.“The main resistance to the proposal related to protection of the traditional pyramid, which the leagues and clubs weighed against potential advantages that the proposals might bring.“Discussions are ongoing regarding the introduction of B teams into competitions outside the pyramid.”last_img read more

Arsenal pre-season 2015: Watch Petr Cech’s debut display for the Gunners

first_imgSo far this summer, Petr Cech is the only major signing through the door at Arsenal.The Czech goalkeeper signed from Chelsea in an £11million deal and it’s already looking like good business by Arsene Wenger.Cech made his Arsenal debut in their Barclays Asia Trophy final against Everton, which they won 3-1 and put in a good performance between the sticks.Letting in Ross Barkley’s strike near the end of the clash was only a small blot on the 33-year-old’s copy book as he pulled off a string of saves.You can see his display in full in the video above…last_img read more

Man found guilty of grandmother’s murder

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Khajarian’s attorney, Edward Rucker, presented evidence during the trial suggesting his client was simple-minded and had a history of mental illness. He had urged the jury to return a verdict of manslaughter. “I’m not going to minimize that something isn’t going on in him,” Daly countered. “He has some type of mental illness. However, it isn’t a mental illness that would negate his criminal responsibility.” Rucker could not be reached for comment after the verdict. Daly argued during the trial that Khajarian used the gasoline and set down a trail of clothing and bedding to lead the fire from a heater to where his grandmother was lying in bed. Juror Shirley Hossain, 48, of Sunland said the jury wasn’t sure Khajarian did set up the trail, and that was why they decided against first-degree murder. But the 11-woman, one-man jury was comfortable finding that he used gas to set the fire, she said. PASADENA – After deliberating nearly 10 days, a jury found a Glendale man guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for killing his 92-year-old grandmother by lighting fire to the room where she was lying in bed. Antranik Khajarian, 38, who was accused of first-degree murder by prosecutors, still faces a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced March 10. He was also found guilty of two counts of arson and another count of possession of flammable material – the gasoline in a container he used to set the fire. Khajarian’s mother, the daughter of victim Arpine Demerjian, testified in the trial and sat with her husband in court Thursday. Khajarian and his parents showed little emotion as the verdicts were read. “I hope only happiness for this family,” Deputy District Attorney Jean Daly said afterward. “They’ve gone through a lot of loss.” During the trial, Daly left open the possibility that the heater started the fire after Khajarian poured the gas in the room. But she suggested that Khajarian used a match. Jurors said returning a verdict in such a serious case was difficult emotionally, and that they took so long because they wanted to be diligent. “You get frustrated because you want to make the right decision,” Hossain said. “You want to know what’s going on and do good.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 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

Softball Sweeps Doubleheader with Evansville

first_imgDrake (39-14, 23-2 MVC) defeated Evansville (19-28, 9-15 MVC) by scores of 2-0 and 7-0 as it won its ninth MVC series of the season. PDF Box Score Game 1 Story Links Two innings later, Pena and Newman each had sacrifice flies that extend Drake’s lead to 4-0. The Bulldogs tacked on three more runs in the sixth. Roemmich drove in a pair with a single to centerfield and Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) scored the team’s final run on an error by the Aces pitcher, Jaime Nurrenbern, but Roemmich was thrown out trying to score from second on the palte. Next Game: Timmons worked around the one-walk in the final inning with back-to-back strikeouts to seal the Bulldogs’ ninth doubleheader this season. ESPN+ PDF Box Score Game 2 Preview Evansville 5/4/2019 – 12 p.m.center_img In game one, Newman, who had already pitched three perfect games this season, struck out the first 16 Purple Aces on her way to tying a career-high with 18 strikeouts. She improved to 25-6 with the victory. In the second contest, Timmons bounced back in the circle after a tough performance Wednesday against Iowa State. She struck out the first nine Purple Aces on her way to a career-high 17 strikeouts. She settled for her second career no-hitter as the Purple Aces had a baserunner reach in the fifth on a wild pitch third-strike and another runner in the seventh with a one-out walk. Timmons earned her 14th win (14-8) to match her win total in her freshman season. Watch Live At the plate, the Bulldogs faced a tough pitcher in Emily Lockhart who held them hitless until the sixth inning. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) broke through with a one-out infield single that also moved Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), who drew a one-out walk and then stole second base, to third base. Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) popped out for the second out, but with Newman at the plate next Lockhart threw a wild pitch that Johnson scored on for the game’s first run. Newman helped herself with an insurance run on the next pitch driving a ball through the right side that scored Frank for a 2-0 lead. Newman made quick work of the Purple Aces in the seventh inning, getting a leadoff pop out and then back-to-back strikeouts for the win. DES MOINES, Iowa – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) threw a perfect game and a no-hitter, respectively, for the Drake University softball team against Evansville Friday in a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader sweep at Buel Field. Full Schedule Roster Drake and Evansville close the regular season Saturday with a 12 p.m. game on ESPN+. Prior to the game, a senior ceremony will be held for Frank, Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), Newman, Pena and Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.). Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs’ bats broke out in the second game. Pena came up to bat with Johnson on and one out in the first inning and launched her team-leading seventh home run over the left field fence. She set a new career-high for runs batted in for a season with 36.last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana man John Cutliffe and a young friend in Gaza.Gaza City may be nearly 3,000 miles away from Buncrana but the tragic events happening there have been brought into sharp focus in our homes daily through our TV screens and social media.Even though many miles separate us we cannot ignore the pain and suffering of the inhabitants of the besieged city, especially innocent civilians, caught up in the deadly struggle between Hamas and the Israeli defence forces.And they don’t come any more innocent than children, hundreds of whom have been killed and many thousands injured from the fierce Israeli onslaught. For several weeks now Buncrana native John Cutliffe has been doing what he can to make life more bearable for the kids being treated in Jerusalem hospitals.His daily posts on social media show how desperate things are for the kids and the shortage of supplies in the hospitals. Musician John decided that in their time of need who better to turn to than the good people of Inishowen and his friends in the entertainment world. So Plaza for Gaza was born!On Saturday, September 6th the Plaza will be rocking to the rafters when bands and performers from near and far will take to the stage to present a musical extravaganza.Everything from jazz to trad to rock to folk will be heard on the night and a few surprises will be in store too! Headline act is the highly acclaimed Honor Heffernan and her band with popular local acts Larry and The Ladyboy’s, Don’t Fear The Natives, Studio 47 dance group, and the Passion Fruit Club DJs. More acts will be confirmed nearer the date but that’s an impressive line-up to be getting on with! All of the performers and organisers are giving their time for free and all proceeds from the night are going directly to the hospitals in Jerusalem. Indeed, Honor Heffernan is also kindly donating the proceeds from sales of her CD on the night to the fund.The money raised will all go to buy much needed equipment, medical supplies, toys and aid for the injured kids many of whom have lost everything. Tickets are on sale in a range of outlets throughout Buncrana and Inishowen or simply pay at the door on the night.An account has been opened in Buncrana Credit Union and all proceeds from Plaza for Gaza will be lodged there. After the big event the money will be electronically transferred to the bank accounts of hospitals in Jerusalem treating sick and injured children.The organisers are appealing for any businesses or individuals out there who want to help or contribute in any way to get in touch either through our Facebook page, Plaza for Gaza or Twitter @plazaforgaza.For example, one salon in Carn has offered to donate their takings on the day to the fund and other businesses have kindly offered items for raffle prizes. All donations and sponsorship will be gladly accepted and acknowledged. Please share our page to spread the word about the upcoming event in the Plaza Buncrana.The organisers are keen to point out that there is no political agenda here and the sole purpose of the event is to raise much-needed funds for innocent children.This is guaranteed to be a great night of music and a brilliant opportunity to make a meaningful and direct impact on the lives of those who have been injured, bereaved or displaced because of the crisis in Gaza.PLAZA FOR GAZA SHAPING UP TO BE THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN! was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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:donegalGAZAJohn CutliffePlaza for Gazalast_img read more


first_imgThe scene of this morning’s fatal accident in Ballyshannon.There has been a tragic start to the New Year after 33-year-old woman was killed in the early hours of this morning.The woman, who had been living in Letterkenny, died after she was struck by a mini-bus in Ballyshannon.The incident occurred on Main Street in the town at around 1.50am. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was removed to the Shiel Hospital.The driver of the van was uninjured.The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the road is closed.Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071- 9858530 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.  TRAGIC START TO NEW YEAR AS WOMAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT was last modified: January 1st, 2015 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:BallyshannondeathdonegalGardaiNew Yearroadlast_img read more

Owls keen to complete loan deal for QPR man – report

first_imgOut-of-favour QPR striker Jay Bothroyd has again been linked with Sheffield Wednesday.The People claim Owls boss Dave Jones, who managed Bothroyd at Cardiff, is keen to complete a deal to sign him on loan.Bothroyd can leave QPR.Rangers manager Mark Hughes recently stated that no approach had been made for the player.The Sunday Mirror run a story suggesting that Bothroyd, Luke Young, DJ Campbell, Rob Hulse and Tommy Smith are unhappy with the way they have been treated at Loftus Road.Smith has moved to Cardiff and the others have been told that they too can leave the club.A source said to be close to the players is quoted as saying: “They find the way they have been treated disrespectful.“They have not been a moment’s trouble to the club. They cannot understand what is going on and why this has happened.”The Sunday Mirror also suggest Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is ­weighing up a move for Michael Dawson.The Tottenham defender has stalled over a transfer to QPR, who have had a bid for him accepted, and is believed to be keen to join the Black Cats.Meanwhile, The Sun on Sunday say Fulham have stepped up their apparent interest in Evian’s Ivory Coast striker Yannick Sagbo, who it is claimed is rated at £3m.The Sunday Mirror say Tottenham will make a bid for Fulham star Moussa Dembele if Porto refuse to drop their £25m asking price for Joao Moutinho.Spurs are said to have previously made an offer for Dembele and remain interested in taking him to White Hart Lane.It is claimed the north London club are planning a £50m spending spree before the transfer window closes and that Chelsea’s Raul Meireles is also among their back-up options if they are unable to land their first-choice targets.And Liverpool are planning a ‘final push’ to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham, according to The People.The American has been linked with a move to Anfield for several months but no official bid has been made.However, it is claimed manager Brendan Rodgers has told Liverpool’s owners he is determined to capture Dempsey. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors, Draymond Green on a roll, but one question has him scratching his head

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Except for his size, his length, his skill, his fast-twitch muscles and his high-octane competitive nature, the Warriors’ Draymond Green is just like the rest of us.“What is life going to be like next year?” Green mused during a recent appearance on the “Pull Up with CJ McCollum” podcast, hosted by the Portland Trail Blazers’ 20-points-per-game guard.“You have Kevin (Durant) and Klay (Thompson), free …last_img read more

Durant expected to fly with Warriors to Toronto Tuesday

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors might not know when Kevin Durant will play in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. They have more clarity, though, on his travel itinerary.Durant is expected to fly with the Warriors during their afternoon flight to Toronto scheduled for around 2 p.m. PT, Bay Area News Group confirmed. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.The Warriors had already ruled Durant out for Game 1 on Thursday, which will mark his sixth consecutive playoff game he misses since strainin …last_img read more