Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Coach Leo Austria described Meralco as San Miguel’s first test in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.He was right as the Beermen barely escaped the Bolts, 103-97, Wednesday night at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT June Mar Fajardo was in his usual dominant self, unloading 26 points and nine rebounds while the guards, led by Alex Cabagnot, fired on all cylinders that kept Meralco at bay.Cabagnot led all scorers with 29 points that went with seven boards, and four assists, Marcio Lassiter got 18 points built on four treys, with five rebounds and three dimes, while Von Pessumal shot 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to wind up with 11 markers on top of five rebounds.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 folk“I’m so thankful that we ended the year with a bang,” said Austria as his side shot 13-of-29 from rainbow country. “With this win, I think this will motivate us to play better next time.”The victory almost slipped from the Beermen’s grip as a late charge from the Bolts, who trailed by as much as 22 points, threatened and came to within, 102-97, after Mike Tolomia drilled a trey with 38.9 seconds remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MERALCO 97 – Tolomia 21, Canaleta 17, Hugnatan 16, Newsome 13, Lanete 10, Bono 8, Amer 7, Baracael 2, Ballesteros 2, Caram 1, Faundo 0, Sedurifa 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 30-18, 59-41, 81-73, 103-97.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending 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 Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Revilla puts past behind with Phoenix win over former team Kia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco had a chance to trim the lead further, but Nino Cañaleta’s three went in and out as Fajardo secured the rebound and Chris Ross iced the game with a split at the free throw line with 5.3 ticks left.Tolomia dropped 21 points on a 5-of-9 clip from threes, to go along with four rebounds and six assists.Cañaleta added 17 markers and nine boards, while Reynel Hugnatan had 16.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 103 — Cabagnot 29, Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Pessumal 11, Ross 9, Santos 8, Mamaril 2, Lanete 0, Heruela 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
SHAWINIGAN, QUE. – Team Tardi, which features Sterling Middleton from Fort St. John, was able to battle back and qualify for the gold medal game Sunday afternoon at the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships.In the game against Northern Ontario, Team British Columbia won in ten ends 8-4, making this the second straight year the Team from B.C. has won gold.The win sends Tardi’s team from Langley/New Westminster — vice-skip Sterling Middleton, second (and older brother) Jordan Tardi, lead Zac Curtis and coach/dad Paul Tardi — to Aberdeen, Scotland, for the 2018 World Junior Championships, March 3-10.- Advertisement -The B.C. team, which was one loss away from being eliminated on Friday morning before stealing a victory over Northern Ontario in its final round-robin game, went on to win a playoff tiebreaker later Friday over Karsten Sturmay of Alberta, and then the men’s semifinal on Saturday against Manitoba’s JT Ryan.It carried that momentum into the gold-medal game, stealing single points in the first two ends after Horgan misses, then forcing Northern Ontario to a single in the third and then scoring the game’s first deuce in the fourth on an open takeout.And from then on, it was air-tight play from B.C. that kept Northern Ontario from generating the offence that was necessary to cut into the lead.Advertisement After Northern Ontario was forced to one in the sixth, B.C. blanked the seventh end, and Tardi delivered the decisive blow with his inturn draw through a narrow port to score three for an insurmountable 7-2 lead.
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0Shares0000AC Milan striker Andre Silva hit Portugal’s 1000th goal in a 2-2 pre-World Cup friendly with Tunisia in Braga © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPABRAGA, Portugal, May 29 – AC Milan striker Andre Silva hit a landmark 1000th goal for the hosts but there was little to celebrate as Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal were held 2-2 by Tunisia in a pre-World Cup friendly on Monday.Still smarting from a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in Geneva last March, Portugal fans were hoping for a morale-boosting win less than two weeks before they head to Russia. But the defending European champions, who face Spain, Morocco and Iran in Group B, largely flattered to deceive.Ronaldo and his goalscoring exploits would have been welcome in Braga, but the Portugal striker was given time off following Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday.Portugal coach Fernando Santos gave Silva the nod and, despite a lack of playing time at Milan, the 22-year-old did well to head home the opener from Ricardo Quaresma’s pinpoint cross on 22 minutes.It was the 1000th goal scored in Portugal colours.Portugal doubled their lead on 34 minutes when Joao Mario, who has also endured a tough season in Italy with Inter Milan and a loan move to West Ham, pounced on a poor clearance from a corner to fire a rocket into the top corner from the edge of the area.Strong and physical throughout, Tunisia were sorely lacking technique and attacking prowess.But when the disappointing Raphael Guerreiro fluffed his lines, Esperance striker Anice Badri reduced arrears just before the interval.Portugal continued to dominate but after Bernardo Silva fired wide the hosts paid the price for loose defending when Fakhredine Ben Youssef hit a 64th minute equaliser.Portugal are likely to still be without Ronaldo when they face Belgium in Brussels on June 2 and Algeria in Lisbon on June 7.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The Italian, who spent just two years with the Blues, was widely reported to be facing the sack for much of last season after the breakdown in his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and the club’s hierarchy.But Conte was made to wait 55 days after Chelsea’s FA Cup final win over Manchester United before he was axed.After winning the Premier League in his first season at Stamford Bridge, Conte presided over a dismal collapse last term, with Chelsea finishing fifth and missing out on a place in the Champions League.Conte is believed to have received a £9 million pay-off for the year he had remaining on his Chelsea contract, yet the Times reports the former Juventus coach is keen to get additional compensation.That could trigger an ugly legal battle, with Conte’s lawyers reportedly set to claim the west London club cost their client a year of his career, as all the top management jobs in Europe have been filled.Real Madrid were believed to be interested in Conte after Zinedine Zidane left in May, while the Italy job was also available earlier this year.The Times also reported Chelsea have threatened to withhold Conte’s contract settlement due to repeated criticism of his employers over their failure to back his transfer demands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte is reported to be set to sue Chelsea over his sacking © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 20 – Antonio Conte is set to take legal action against Chelsea over damage to his career and loss of future earnings following his sacking by the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday.Conte is believed to be furious Chelsea made him return to pre-season training before finally dismissing him last week to make way for the arrival of new boss Maurizio Sarri.
0Shares0000El entrenador de Brasil Tite habla durante una conferencia de prensa en Teresópolis, Brasil, el 3 de junio de 2019 © AFP / CARL DE SOUZATeresópolis, Brazil, Jun 3 – The coach of the Brazilian national football team, Tite, said Monday he would “not judge” the sexual assault allegations levelled against his star player Neymar, which the Paris Saint-Germain forward says are an attempt to blackmail him. “I understand the seriousness of the issue,” he said. “But there must be time for people to be able weigh the facts.” “I’m not going to let myself judge the facts,” the coach said at the Brazilian squad’s training center outside Rio, where they are preparing for the upcoming Copa America tournament.“The facts are not sufficiently clear. Only time will give us answers,” Tite said, fielding numerous questions about the accusations made over the weekend. “The team is above all of that,” he added.“In the three years I have been dealing with Neymar, all the personal issues we have dealt with have been fair and truthful,” he said.“Neymar is an extraordinary player,” Tite said. “From a technical point of view, he is indispensible,” although he added that did not mean he was “irreplaceable.”The scandal erupted on Saturday when local media published accusations that a Brazilian woman had filed with the Sao Paulo police, accusing the 27-year-old football star Neymar of forcing her into a non-consensual sexual relationship after meeting her on Instagram and inviting her to visit him in a Paris hotel in May. Sao Paulo police have confirmed that the accusations had been filed but said the details of the case were confidential.Neymar is training in Teresopolis with his teammates for the tournament which will take place in Brazil from June 14 to July 7. On Wednesday, the five-time world champions will play a friendly in the capital Brasilia against Qatar.As well as facing accusations of rape in Sao Paulo, Neymar will be investigated by police in Rio de Janeiro for releasing a video featuring a series of WhatsApp chats and intimate photos of his accuser in an attempt to clear his name. The footballer did not show her face or reveal her name, but such revelations are banned under Brazilian law. A police car was spotted entering the training facility towards noon on Monday as Tite was making his appearance before the media. But the Brazilian football federation has asked police to postpone the date for Neymar to appear in person to provide a statement.Neymar has reportedly been summoned to appear before investigators in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. But the footballer is due to be in the southern city of Porto Alegre that day to prepare for a friendly match against Honduras on Sunday ahead of the Copa America. According to Globoesporte.com, Neymar could give evidence on the Monday after the match before rejoining the team in Sao Paulo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Arsene Wenger is hopeful that both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be fit for Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea.The Gunners welcome Guus Hiddink’s side on Sunday as they look for their first Premier League win over the Blues since 2011.Ozil missed last week’s match with Stoke due to a groin problem, while Sanchez has been out since the end of November with a hamstring strain.But Wenger is confident that both should return for this weekend’s showdown at the Emirates.“The good news is that Ozil certainly will be available,” said Wenger.“Sanchez, the next two days will be decisive but, this time, I think he will make it for selection.”The Gunners boss also gave an update on the rest of the club’s injured stars, and brought fans encouraging news.“Francis Coquelin is back in full training today, ahead of schedule,” the Frenchman added.“Danny Welbeck will be in full training next week. So those are positive news. Rosicky I think will play for the under-21s tomorrow night.“A few players are coming back. We’re going into a very important period now, so to have people available is important for us.“We have done extremely well during all this period when we had big players out, but it’s just a good opportunity to have everybody back.”While Sanchez is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring problem suffered at Norwich, Wenger has been wary about throwing him back in but feels he is now ready for a return.“The doubt is about him having been out for a long time, and the risk of a setback,” Wenger said.“To be clear on all the tests is one thing. To be clear after training is another. But the intensity of a big game you can never replicate in training, but you can make the risk minimal.“I’m cautious with him because we cannot afford a setback, which would mean a very long period out. We don’t want to take this risk. The signs he’s shown in training this week are positive.” Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 1
1 Manchester City have been handed a major boost, as they face Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals without Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star has been ruled out of the Etihad clash after failing to recover from a thigh problem, despite travelling to England. Manuel Pellegrini’s men, without Yaya Toure, will now go into one of the club’s biggest ever games with added confidence. Zinedine Zidane’s side could look to Gareth Bale in Ronaldo’s absence – the Welsh forward scored two as Madrid came from behind to win at the weekend. The teams are in: Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Mangala, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Delph, Sterling, Iheanacho Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, BenzemaSubs: Casilla, Varane, James Rodríguez, Kova?i?, Jesé, Isco, DaniloWATCH: The best of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema – Can Man City stop the Real Madrid trio? Cristiano Ronaldo: The Portuguese star has failed to recover from a thigh problem
Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Hazard picked up an assist in Chelsea’s Premier League opening game win at Huddersfield on Saturday Now, according to the Express, Julen Lopetegui’s side have increased their valuation from £150m to around £200m and hope to bring the Belgian to the Bernabeu.Madrid signed Hazard’s international teammate Thibaut Courtois last week and he has publicly spoken of his desire for his new club to recruit the 27-year-old. REVEALED possible xi smart causal 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REAL DEAL possible standings REVEALED gameday cracker Real Madrid are reportedly set to make a fresh move for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.Los Blancos have been linked with the Blues star for several years and are currently on the hunt for a Galactico signing to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade However, while Courtois had just one year remaining on his Chelsea contract and so was able to engineer a move to Real, Hazard’s deal at Stamford Bridge doesn’t expire until 2020.Also, the fact that the transfer window has now closed in England means that the Maurizio Sarri would not be able to replace his star man, should he leave for Spain.Nevertheless, this adversity seemingly does not deter Los Blancos, who are plotting a big bid regardless. Latest Chelsea News Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City shining silverware How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play?
THE GOVERNMENT has today doubled property taxes and increased PRSI payments which will cost Donegal families an extra €500 a year.The house tax will be 0.18 per cent of the market value for houses worth under €1 million while houses valued at more than that will be charged at 0.25 per cent of market value.This means that a house worth €150,000 would pay €270 for one year. Those who haven’t paid the tax this year will have to pay €200 when the new tax comes in July next year.Workers were also hit with new PRSI rules with every individual employee in the country will see their net income fall by €264 a year.Now employees earning more than €352 per week pay PRSI at a rate of 4 per cent on their gross pay – though €127 of that is exempted from the rate.This will be scrapped from January, however – meaning employees will have to pay the levy on all of their income. Pregnant women will face new taxes on their maternity pay, while child benefit will reduce by €10 for every child.Cigarettes are up 10c per pack of 20 while rolling tobacco will rise by 50c per pack.Diesel and petrol escaped rises – and there was good news for hauliers who will get a rebate on their fuel from next July.Other measures include:People over 70 with an income of €600-€700 per week for a single person and €1,200-€1,400 per week for a couple will have their Medical Card replaced with a GP only card. The allocation to VECs will be reduced by €13m in 2013.The Drug Payment Scheme threshold is being increased from €132 to €144 per month.The prescription charge for Medical Card holders is being increased from 50 cent to €1.50 per item, and the monthly cap for a family is being increased from €10 to €19.50.€14m in funding to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to increase the number of childcare places available to low income workers. There will be reductions in telephone allowance scheme, to achieve savings of €61m next year. Changes to the electricity allowance will be made to achieve savings of €20m in 2013.The duration of Jobseeker’s Benefit will be reduced by three months, saving €33m in 2013.No reduction in any primary weekly rate of social welfare payment. Dole stays the same.Spending in the areas of Social Welfare and Health will increase by €150m each in 2013.Sick leave referral arrangements for teachers and SNAs will be made similar to those operating in the civil service.Gardai face massive cuts: Reductions in Garda overtime and various other payroll and efficiency measures will yield over €60m.20pc increase in motor tax.10c on a pint of beer from midnight (so get to the pub early!)€250 increase in student registration fees.€250M extra charges on large pension pots for the wealthy.Homes in unfinished estates exempt from property taxMaternity pay will be taxable from next JulyFrom 2014 Donegal County Council can raise property tax up or down by 15%.First time buyers exempt from household tax for three years.Two sets of car registration for Donegal next year 13-1-DL until end of June. Then 13-2-DL after that.BUDGET 2013: THE MAIN POINTS AS PRSI AND HOME TAXES INCREASED was last modified: December 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BUDGET 2013: THE MAIN POINTS AS PRSI AND HOME TAXES INCREASED