Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas brothers in China for Fiba World Cup

first_imgView comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For now, Filipinos can just wait and see.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo misses game with sore right knee Jordan Clarkson is just like every other Filipino basketball fan. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Cleveland Cavaliers guard also hopes to suit up for the Philippines in the 2019 Fiba World Cup, which would be a dream come true for Filipinos.“Congrats to my bros and the country such a honor for the country, qualifying for the world cup, so hyped!!! hope to see you guys in china!!!” he said in an Instagram post.Clarkson had already represented the country in the 2018 Asian Games where Gilas Pilipinas finished fifthPlaying in the World Cup, however, is easier said than done with Fiba’s strict eligibility rules.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ aim is for Clarkson to be cleared by Fiba to play as a local that will allow Gilas to play him alongside naturalized big man Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Meet the wonderkid wanted by Chelsea, Man City and Everton after debuting aged 16

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TOP WORK Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 1 LATEST latest Bello’s rise to stardom has been rapid Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions scrap BEST OF tense Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos revealed center_img gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton are just some of the European clubs hoping to sign teenage MLS star George Bello.Last month, Calciomercato claimed the Premier League trio are joined by Genoa, Roma and Schalke in keeping tabs on the youngster, with the interest reported days after Bello made his professional debut at the age of just 16 years and 224 days. SORRY whoops A left-back, Bello has gone on to make a further two appearances for MLS outfit Atlanta United, and he scored his first professional goal at the beginning of October – netting the opener in a 2-1 defeat of the New England Revolution.Born in Nigeria, Bello moved to the United States with his family at a young age, and he’s been capped by the US up to Under-17 level. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most read on talkSPORT.com He appears to have the potential to be a star of the future, and it is no surprise to see the likes of Chelsea, City and Everton tracking a player already making his mark in senior football at such a tender age.But just who is Bello and what makes him so special?Courtesy of our friends at Dugout, you can watch a scout report of Bello and see some of the wonderkid’s best bits below…last_img read more

KERRY AWAIT DONEGAL (OR DUBLIN) IN FINAL

first_imgKERRY are through to the All Ireland Final after an extra time win over Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.The final score was 3-16 to 3-13.  KERRY AWAIT DONEGAL (OR DUBLIN) IN FINAL was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img

Di Matteo to step things up, but Torres will be rested

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo plans to step up Chelsea’s preparations for the new Premier League season when they face the MLS All-Stars tonight – but Fernando Torres will not be involved.Manager Di Matteo has slowly eased in his players in friendlies against Seattle Sounders and Paris St-Germain, making a host of substitutions in both games.This time some are likely to complete the entire 90 minutes as part of their build-up to the new campaign, while others may play for an hour.However, Torres, who was given an extended break after his involvement in Euro 2012, is not being considered for the match.Torres joined the squad in the United States this week and could feature against AC Milan in Miami on Saturday.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Fog returns as golfers prepare for first round of US Open at Pebble Beach

first_imgPEBBLE BEACH — After two days of record high temperatures on the Monterey Peninsula to start U.S. Open week, the fog rolled in with a vengeance Wednesday morning.Temperatures dropped from the 90s down into the high 60s and low 70s as the fog bank pushed in from Carmel Bay.“With the conditions being a little cooler and windy, you can see it get firm, and it’s going to start to get tricky,” Rory McIlroy said about the course setup at a news conference Wednesday.The forecast calls for more of …last_img

Behind enemy lines, 49ers vs. Saints: 5 questions for opposing beat reporter

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Here is how long-time Saints reporter Mike Triplett of ESPN sees the 49ers’ visit Sunday to the New Orleans Saints:1. How well has Drew Brees looked and has that thumb surgery hindered him?Triplett: The thumb doesn’t seem to have had any impact on him, to be honest. The Saints’ offense overall hasn’t really been lighting it up like years past, and they’ve been struggling to create big plays. But a lot of that has to do with their lack of wide receiver depth. Brees at age 40 is …last_img

Health hero on a mission to fight TB

first_imgPhumeza Tisile knows the struggles of being infected with XDR-TB and wants to make sure no other suffers from it. (Image: Doctors Without Borders)Proper diagnosis of disease is critical as this gives the framework for the treatment and medication needed. A wrong diagnosis can be fatal; thankfully for Phumeza Tisile, it was not.Tisile was only 19 years old in 2010 when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). She was, however, misdiagnosed: in reality, she was ill with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), the deadliest form of the disease.Sufferers of XDR-TB go through an excruciating two-year journey during which time they must swallow up to 20 pills a day. They must also receive a painful injection every day for the first eight months, making it hard to sit or even lie down. For many, the treatment makes them feel sicker than the disease itself, as side effects cause nausea, body aches and rashes.Because of her misdiagnosis, Tisile reacted badly to the drugs she was prescribed. She lost her hearing and had to have surgery on her lungs.Her lifeline came in the form of Jennifer Hughes, a TB doctor from Doctors Without Borders, at the Cape Town clinic where she was being treated. Following their chance encounter, Hughes drew up an individualised treatment regimen for the young woman.Linezolid was part of her treatment. Linezolid was not developed to treat TB specifically; rather it is an antibiotic used for the treatment of serious infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics. The main uses are to fight infections of the skin and pneumonia, and because of patent issues it is very expensive.Tisile was cured in 2013, but she began her fight against disease by writing a manifesto – with the support of Hughes – to get support from doctors and patients in overcoming XDR-TB.THE MANIFESTOTest Me Treat Me, Tisile’s manifesto, calls for three things in particular:Everyone must have access to testing and treatment for XDR-TB;There needs to be better treatment and higher cure rates; and,The international community must fund the fight against XDR-TB.Tisile told Redbull Amaphiko, a collaborative platform for social entrepreneurs who want to bring change to the world: “The reason we wrote the manifesto was to let the world health leaders know that XDR-TB was an emergency.”After presenting it to the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2014, she described it as a “20-year strategy”. “Besides handing over the manifesto, I did interviews with health journalists from Germany and wrote a blog on The Guardian. There were workshops organised by Doctors Without Borders where I spoke about my experience with TB,” said Tisile of her experience in Switzerland.CHEAPER DRUGS THE SOLUTIONDuring her three years of treatment, Tisile was part of a privileged 20 out of 300 suffering from XDR-TB to be treated with Linezolid.“It’s because of the patent laws,” she explained. “The drug is too expensive and people who need it the most can’t get it. I’ve met people who I called friends who have now died.”Linezolid is sold at R700 a tablet, but Tisile says there is a cheaper version from India that costs R20 a tablet.PREACHING THE CURETisile, who is now 24 years old, lost her hearing as a result of the misdiagnosis, but since then has had two cochlear implants and has regained her hearing. Her journey to recovery has given her the opportunity to speak about her story to medical students and ordinary people as part of TB Proof.TB Proof is a grassroots health care and TB survivor initiative founded in 2012 by South African Health Care Workers and Students after multiple personal experiences with occupational tuberculosis, particularly multidrug-resistant TB.Since working with TB Proof, Tisile said, she had learnt that medical students, professional nurses and doctors did not wear TB masks when attending to patients because they feared their colleagues would see them as weak.last_img read more

Some Like It Hot — Geocache of the Week

first_imgLocation:Hamilton, OntarioN 43° 18.933 W 080° 08.974 Difficulty:2Terrain:2.5 Imagine the least-silly person you know. Maybe they never crack a smile. Maybe they dress in a repetitive style. Maybe they never do voice impersonations, or jump over puddles, or shake their booty when a good song comes on. Maybe it’s time to introduce that person to geocaching, and bring them to this Geocache of the Week.Photo by thebruce0Some Like It Hot is a very silly cache. It’s themed after the 1959 Marylin Monroe movie of the same name, in which two musicians disguise themselves as part of an all-female band in order to flee from the mob. The cache page says, “To log this cache, you have to prove that you are willing to join the band.” To help with that, the cache is stuffed full of silly garments… and the results are amazing.Photo by GuelphHikerPhoto by ElectroQTedPhoto by HotBarbecueredEvery now and then, it’s nice to recognize a geocache that just makes people laugh. A little laughter is probably what the world needs right now (in addition to many, many other important things of course!).Photo by AlbertgirlPhoto by swed31Photo by RunCraigRunPhoto by 4tnskrPhoto by dex4Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGCNH43by Amazon Annie SharePrint RelatedDeep Blue Something (GC43K9C) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 2, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Maybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 13, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018The United States had won four medals as of Monday, including gold in men’s and ladies’ slopestyle.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday congratulated the U.S. Olympic team on a “great start.”“We especially look forward to snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Red Gerard bringing their gold medals back home with them very soon,” she said.Vice President Mike Pence returned to Washington late Saturday after leading the U.S. delegation to Friday’s opening ceremony. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who serves in the White House as an unpaid adviser to her father, will lead a delegation to the closing ceremony.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Missing from the series? Any mention of Team USA or words of encouragement for the athletes competing in the games that opened Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Trump did send a pair of tweets last week complimenting the host country for the games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the @Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION!” he tweeted last Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. He followed up with: “Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration!”Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/giN2B1h6Ph Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH President Donald Trump is greeted by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, left, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, as he arrives for an infrastructure meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has a tweet for just about everything, but he’s got nothing so far for Team USA a few days into the 2018 Olympic Games.Since the competition began on Friday, Trump has tweeted about the massive budget deal he signed into law, his desire to have more Republican legislators in Congress and offered condolences for two Ohio police officers who were killed in the line of duty. He tweeted about jobless claims dropping, his decision to block release of a Democratic memo on the Russia investigation and the downfall of a top aide accused of domestic abuse.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s silence on the Pyeongchang Games mirrors his relative lack of comment during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.He sent one tweet that August. “Good luck #TeamUSA #OpeningCeremony #Rio2016,” Trump wrote as a caption to a photo of himself, with both thumbs up, standing in front of an American flag. Superimposed on the photo was the phrase “Big League Good Luck Team USA.”And that was it. North Korea leader impressed with South’s delegation welcome MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Sony TV, Ten Sports pose serious challenges to ESPN-Star

first_imgFor the past five years, the ESPN-Star Sports combine has been the veritable colossus of sports television in India. With the occasional exception of Doordarshan (DD) Sports, it has not had a real challenger. Now it may have two.On April 6, Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, the man who runs the Sharjah,For the past five years, the ESPN-Star Sports combine has been the veritable colossus of sports television in India. With the occasional exception of Doordarshan (DD) Sports, it has not had a real challenger. Now it may have two.On April 6, Abdul Rahman Bukhatir, the man who runs the Sharjah cricket circus, launches Ten Sports, his very own sports channel. That aside, Sony Entertainment Television has upstaged ESPN-Star for rights to the 2003 and 2007 cricket World Cups and the next three ICC knock-out trophies (2002-6). While Sony only confirms “advanced negotiations”, sources indicate the deal is through.In July 2000, the International Cricket Council (ICC) sold global rights for the World Cups and knock-out trophies to Global Cricket Corporation (GCC) for $550 million (Rs 2,640 crore). GCC is a consortium primarily comprising News Corp-media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s flagship-and World Sports Group, a UK-based marketing firm.THREE CAN PLAY A GAMERupert Murdoch, STARBesieged Behemoth: With ESPN has men’s tennis, basketball, Formula 1.But if it loses five-nation CSI cricket deal, it’s on the ropes.Kunal Dasgupta, SONYGreat Gambler: Betting on cricket and possibly pay per view.Could show next World Cup on Set Max, AXN, even launch new channels.A.R. Bukhatir, TEN SPORTSDesert Dare: Cricket from Sharjah and Morocco.Has TV deals with Manchester United, WWF, women’s tennis, European golf tour.Since ESPN-Star is a south Asia-specific 50-50 partnership between Murdoch and media giant Disney, the World Cup rights were expected to flow to it.Not satisfied with the initial offer made by ESPN-Star-reportedly $120 million (Rs 576 crore)-GCC called in bids in November.advertisementSony, led by CEO Kunal Dasgupta, offered an astronomical $375 million (Rs 1,800 crore)- $265 million for the satellite rights and $110 million for the terrestrial ones.While ESPN-Star upgraded its offer, it is understood it was nowhere near Sony’s.There are murmurs that Disney-ESPN’s parent and an American entity with no great cricket focus-was not keen to make “unrealistic investments”.That ESPN-Star has reportedly lost $21 million (Rs 101 crore) in the past half-decade may have made it cautious. For News Corp, it was a tough call. The decision to sign with Sony, industry insiders say, was eventually made by Ian Frykberg, director of WSG and a long-serving Murdoch employee.Internally ESPN-Star estimates Sony may actually lose money-“as much as $100 million”-from the mega-deal it has agreed to. On his part, a Sony confidant sees cricket as a “hot property” that may pay for itself not just in terms of “advertising returns” but “perhaps in a pay-per-view format or as part of a direct-to-home system”.Ten Sports, owned by Bukhatir’s Taj Group, poses a more immediate challenge to ESPN-Star. Says Peter Hutton, who’s leaving TWI to join Ten Sports as head of programming, “If you look at other markets worldwide, Manchester United TV or the New York Yankees channel show you how sports bodies with key broadcast rights are looking to set up their own channels. You can see Ten Sports as an extension of this philosophy.”The channel will show cricket from Sharjah-a controversial venue India currently avoids-and Morocco where Bukhatir’s company has built a stadium in Tangiers. In August, the first Tangiers tournament will feature South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.DDholds the rights for cricket played in India till 2004. So ESPN-Star’s trump card has been bringing world cricket to Indian bedrooms. In 1998, it tied up with Octagon-CSI – which holds rights for cricket played in Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, South Africa and, now, England – for a fiveyear contract worth $50 million. This agreement runs out at different times in different countries.The first series of the new contract is Australia in Zimbabwe, April 2002. Currently, Ten Sports and ESPN-Star are locked in a contest to partner CSI for the next five years. If the Murdochdriven network loses, life could get thorny. At ESPN-Star, it’s time for the slog overs.last_img read more