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Trinamool MP gets bail in Rose Valley chit fund case

first_imgThe Orissa High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, who was arrested by the CBI from Kolkata on January 3 this year for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam.Justice J.P. Das allowed Mr. Bandopadhyay to go on bail after depositing ₹25 lakh in a nationalised bank. The HC also asked him to furnish bail bonds of two sureties of ₹50,000 each.Mr. Bandopadhyay had approached the High Court in February seeking regular bail on health grounds after his bail applications were rejected by two courts. The CBI had also arrested another Trinamool MP, Tapas Pal, for his alleged involvement in the scam. The agency had accused Rose Valley chairman Gautam Kundu and three others of defrauding investors from across the country of more than ₹17,000 crore. Mamata elatedKolkata Special Correspondent reports:Trinamool chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed the bail. She said four-and-a-half months in custody had taken a toll on Mr. Bandopadhyay’s health. “He was very ill and had lost 25-30 kg. I want him to take rest and take care of his health,” she told journalists.last_img read more

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Schools, colleges to remain shut in J&K

first_imgFor the sixth consecutive day, authorities have decided to keep all the degree colleges and higher secondary schools closed in Srinagar and Anantnag districts on Saturday, as fresh protests erupted in parts of the Valley after the Friday prayers. According to the district magistrates of Srinagar and Anantnag, teaching work shall remain suspended on June 3 “as a precautionary measure”. The decision was taken following the assessment of ground situation by several security agencies. Police sources said several campuses in the city and south Kashmir remain “a challenge”. In a grim sign, the government has closed schools and colleges for 18 days since April 15, when a police raid on the Pulwama Degree College left over 50 students injured. “It has impacted the academic calendar,” said a teacher of the S.P. Higher Secondary on condition of anonymity.A government official told The Hindu that school and colleges will be reopened in phases to avoid any “untoward situation”. The government closed all schools and colleges earlier this week following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat in an encounter.Fresh clashes eruptSporadic clashes erupted in parts of south and north Kashmir after Friday prayers. Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Srinagar’s Old City too.Security forces used tear smoke shells in Reshi Bazar, Lal Chowk and Cheni Chowk of Anantnag and Sopore town, where two militants were killed on Thursday.Geelani blames IndiaPaying tributes to slain militants, Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani said, “India’s rigid and stubborn approach is the sole reason for this unabated bloodshed. Youth have no option but to resent this age-old slavery and take arms to defend their rights.”Meanwhile, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was allowed to lead Friday prayers after a six-day detention at home.last_img read more

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Dalits to take out yatra on Una anniversary

first_imgDalit organisations led by activist Jignesh Mevani will organise a march from Mehsana to Banaskantha next month to mark one year since cow vigilantes thrashed a group of Dalits for skinning a dead cow at Una village in Saurashtra. The vigilantes filmed the Dalits being tied to a jeep, beaten up and paraded in the village in July 2016. The video went viral on social media and drew national attention when BSP leader Mayawati raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha. Soon political leaders such as Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the victims and slammed the Gujarat government for not taking any action against the culprits.During the march, demands such as allotting land to Dalits in the State will be raised. Mr. Mevani, who led a month-long Dalit agitation after the Una incident, said, “Dalits, Muslims and backward communities are being systematically targeted in the name of cow slaughter across the country. We have to raise our voice against this mindless violence being inflicted by people associated with the RSS.” Mr. Mevani said,“After Una, atrocities against Dalits have increased in Gujarat and other States. There has been violence against Dalits in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP came to power there. Everywhere, Dalits are being beaten up in the name of cow protection.”last_img read more

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Sharma’s Srinagar visit begins on low-key note

first_imgThe Centre’s Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma’s three-day visit to Srinagar began on a low-key note on Monday, with no major political party or delegation coming forward to meet him. The major trade associations and business chambers also stayed away. Invitations to meet Mr. Sharma were sent out by the Jammu and Kashmir government from the Divisional Commisioner of Srinagar to various delegations. The invitation, a copy of which is available with The Hindu, described Mr. Sharma as “Government of India Representative for peace talks, Ministry of Home Affairs.” However, several young men, representing various organisations, made their way to the Hari Niwas guest house — an erstwhile interrogation centre which is the venue for the talks — trying to evade the waiting media.One of the young men representing youth from border areas, who spoke to the media after his meeting, said he had requested Mr. Sharma to stop the use of pellet guns against civilians. “If they want to win our confidence, the use of pellet guns should stop. Also the cases against young people should be withdrawn. The Centre has to assure us first.” Yasin Poswal, general secretary of the Gujjar Bakkarwal community that has been demanding political reservation, said the Centre’s special representative gave them a patient hearing. “We met Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he came here last time (in September). We placed our demands then and today apprised the special representative of the same. He was more receptive to our demand than the Home Minister,” Mr. Poswal said. On October 23, when Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced Mr. Sharma’s appointment, he had said it was to initiate and “carry forward a dialogue” with the elected representatives, various organizations and concerned individuals in J&K. A senior Home Ministry official said the State government was short-listing delegates who would meet Mr. Sharma. “I will meet everyone with an open mind,” Mr. Sharma said before he began his meetings at around 2.30 p.m. He was able to meet around 10 delegations though invites were sent out to over 15 groups for Monday. Among those who met Mr. Sharma were the Gujjar Bakkarwal community, fruit growers association, Youth Sports Forum Qamarwari, Students Association Pattan, Youth Sports Fraternity, Peace Forum from Ganderbal and Youth Forum Kupwara. Almost the same set of people met Mr. Singh during his previous visits to J&K. A Home Ministry official said around 60 people were expected to meet Mr. Sharma on Monday but only 40 turned up. Mr. Sharma is expected to meet other delegations on Tuesday. He is camping at Hari Singh guesthouse and would be operating from there. Political leaders are expected to meet him on November 8.last_img read more

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Drupad Borgohain, last of Assam’s communist stalwarts, passes away

first_imgFormer Rajya Sabha member Drupad Borgohain, the last of Assam’s communist stalwarts who helped expand the Left’s footprint in the State and set an example in spending MP fund, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 78.Doctors at a private hospital in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh said Mr. Borgohain died at 6 am after battling severe health complications.Born in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district, Mr. Borgohain headed the State Council of Communist Party of India (CPI). He became a party whole-timer in 1982 after resigning from his teaching job.“He belonged to a generation that expanded communism in Assam and his leadership had an impact on all constituents of the Left Front. In him, the front has lost a communicator who could explain things to the people in a straightforward, uncomplicated language,” Suprakash Talukdar of CPI (Marxist) said. Simplicity was Mr Borgohain’s asset too, as was his clean image, Mr Talukdar said.According to senior CPI leader Munin Mahanta, Mr Borgohain set an example in spending MP Local Area Development fund during his tenure in the Upper House from April 1998 to April 2004.“Unlike most other MPs in Assam, he spent his entire MPLAD money on community projects. He didn’t merely spend the fund; he set up local coordination committees and oversaw the implementation,” Mr Mahanta said.“He also was among the most vocal of MPs from Assam and elsewhere in the northeast. He would often raise issues such as Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and impact of extremism in the State,” Mr Mahanta added.Mr Borgohain had contested as the CPI candidate for the Nazira Assembly seat in the controversial election during the peak of the anti-foreigners Assam Agitation in 1983. He finished second to Congress’s Hiteswar Saikia, the former Chief Minister.He bounced back in the 2006 Assembly election, defeating Mr Saikia’s wife and the then minister in Tarun Gogoi’s Congress government, to win the Nazira seat. Apart from Tanu Konwar of Asom Gana Parishad who won a by-poll in 1988, Mr Borgohain was the only one to wrest the pocket-borough of the Saikia family since 1967.The seat is currently held by Mr Sakia’s son Debabrata Saikia of the Congress.Mr Borgohain had also unsuccessfully contested the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat thrice since 2004.last_img read more

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Move to Merge Russian Physics Institutes Draws Fire

first_imgMOSCOW—Physics research in Russia is on the cusp of a major transition. The government plans to consolidate several large scientific institutes into a single entity that proponents say will make it easier to fund major new facilities. However, some physicists decry what they believe to be the latest government maneuver to undermine the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Earlier this year, 15 institutes signed an agreement forging a partnership on megaclass research facilities. Major signatories include the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, the Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, the Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, the RAS Institute for Nuclear Research, and the RAS Special Astrophysical Observatory. Then, just before elections to choose a new RAS president in May, outgoing academy president Yuri Osipov and Kurchatov director Mikhail Kovalchuk wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to transform the partnership into a separate body. 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He predicts that the collective will be more effective at landing research funding than each of the institutes could manage on their own.Others are less enamored by the deal. They see it as another threat to the embattled RAS, which is fighting for its identity as the government moves to strip it of control of its lucrative real estate assets. Some observers worry that the physics institutes may pull out of the academy altogether. No so, says newly elected RAS President Vladimir Fortov. In an interview with the online newspaper Gazeta.ru, he played down the significance of the institutes banding together. “There is nothing in the agreement that would move the institutions to another jurisdiction, outside the academy,” Fortov stated. “In any case, it cannot be done without the institutes’ consent.”Critics also worry that the most powerful of the 15 institutes, the Kurchatov, will end up ruling the other 14. Boris Stern of the RAS Institute for Nuclear Research, who on 26 July revealed the terms of the deal in the scientific opposition newspaper Troitsky Variant, believes that the agreement will erode the institutions’ independence and that the funding windfall Kravchuk envisions is a pipe dream. Some institute directors “don’t understand that it is a question of issuing one single decree—and all their dreams will be ruined,” Shtern says. “The only option for them now is to withdraw from the agreement as soon as possible.”last_img read more

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Don’t edit embryos, researchers warn

first_imgScientists should refrain from studies that alter the genome of human embryos, sperm, or egg cells, researchers warn in a commentary published today in Nature.In it, they sound the alarm about new genome-editing techniques known as CRISPR and zinc-finger nucleases that make it much easier for scientists to delete, add, or change specific genes. These tools have made it possible to make better animal models of disease and more easily study the role of individual genes. They also hold the promise of correcting gene mutations in patients, whether in blood cells, muscle cells, or tumor cells.But scientists have also used the technology to make genetically altered monkeys. And there are rumors that some researchers are trying the same technique on human embryos, MIT Technology Review reports.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)That is unsafe and unethical, say Edward Lanphier and four other researchers in their commentary. Ethically justifiable applications “are moot until it becomes possible to demonstrate safe outcomes and obtain reproducible data over multiple generations,” they write. They call for a moratorium on any experiments that would edit genes in sperm cells, egg cells, or embryos while scientists publicly debate the scientific and ethical consequences of such experiments. The recent discussion of mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy in the United Kingdom could be a model, they suggest.They hope that such a discussion would help the public understand the difference between genome editing in a person’s somatic cells—cells other than sperm and egg cells—and editing in cells that could pass the changes on to future generations, says Lanphier, who is president and CEO of Sangamo BioSciences in Richmond, California, a company that hopes to use gene-editing technology to treat patients. “There’s an important and clear ethical boundary between genome editing in somatic cells versus in the germ line.”George Daley, a stem cell researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, agrees that a public debate is important. Among scientists, he says, there is broad consensus that at the moment “it’s far too premature and we know far too little about the safety to make any attempts” at modifying germ cells or embryos. But that will eventually change, he says. “There needs to be broad public debate and discussion about what, if any, are the permissible uses of the technology.”last_img read more

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Indian-Americans launch campaign to remove Green Card backlog

first_imgEminent Indian Americans have launched a nationwide campaign in the US to create awareness about massive backlog for Green Card which they say is impacting some 300,000 high-skilled Indian applicants.Under the current regulation, skilled immigrants from India need to wait anywhere between 25-92 years for a Green Card due to per-country limits, said the newly-launched group GCReforms.org. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

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Balimela residents seek benefits of government schemes

first_imgResidents of the Balimela reservoir area — once a major Maoist stronghold in Odisha’s Malkangiri district — have now started calling upon the administration and the government to address their issues instead of approaching the ultras.Ignoring the threat of Maoists, hundreds of inhabitants of 25 villages of Khairaput tehsil held a public meeting at Muduliguda on Saturday to discuss development issues. The area is now connected with the outside world by the Gurupriya bridge that was inaugurated on July 26, 2018. ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ The region with 151 villages is now named ‘Swabhiman Anchal’. At the meeting, the tribals spoke about their problems and aspirations. Their major demand was that Muduliguda be declared a panchayat so that they can avail of the benefits of government schemes easily. They also demanded other basic amenities including proper roads, better education and health facilities. Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena said the meeting was an assertion of the tribals’ renewed faith in the administration and government.last_img read more

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Centre should work with States to combat economic slowdown: Asim Dasgupta

first_imgVeteran CPI(M) leader Asim Dasgupta, who served as West Bengal’s Finance Minister for nearly quarter of a century — the longest one has held the portfolio in India or any democratic country — on Thursday said the BJP had more competent people [than the incumbent] to run the Finance Ministry and that the Centre should work together with the States in combating the economic slowdown.Mr. Dasgupta, however, declined to name the “more competent and flexible” candidates he had in mind, saying that would amount to commenting on the matters of another party. But he said this was the time for the Centre to send a positive signal to States that “Let’s work together.”“The current economic slowdown has resulted from the fall in the purchasing power of the common people. In economics, we call this power ‘effective demand’,” said Mr. Dasgupta, who is a product of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as the State’s Finance Minister from 1987 to 2011.“What the government needs to work on is improving the demand and not supply. The measures taken by it in the recent times, such as announcing a corporate tax relief of ₹1.45 lakh crore, is aimed at improving supply. How will more supply help when there is no demand?” he asked.He said a primary reason behind the decline in the purchasing power was the overnight demonetisation. “The Prime Minister should have taken the RBI into confidence and got new ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes printed well in advance before making the announcement,” he said. According to him, the lack of timely availability of the new notes had a direct bearing on the purchasing power of the common man.Mr. Dasgupta, who was instrumental in initiating land reforms in Bengal, suggested a series of measures the Centre could undertake to increase the ‘effective demand’. One of them is, of course, land reforms (fixing a ceiling on the amount of land that can be held by an individual and distributing the excess land to the landless) because smaller lands, according to him, are better utilised. He also called for a hike in the fair price charged by farmers.But among the things that are immediately “doable”, he said, is an allocation of an additional ₹10,000 crore to the irrigation sector (to the current ₹9,900 crore); a 10% hike on the food subsidy of ₹1.7 lakh crore; pumping in another ₹40,000 crore to MNREGA (current budget ₹60,000 crore) and spending ₹15,000 crore on an MNREGA-type programme for the urban population.“These measures, if you do the math, will cost about ₹1 lakh crore. Now the question is where will this money come from? It can come from the ₹1.45 lakh crore that has been set aside — but not yet handed out — as corporate tax relief,” Mr. Dasgupta said.The economist-politician, who chaired the empowered committee that drafted the GST (he headed it from 2000 to 2010), is all for the GST but said the combined tax rate should not exceed 20% and that its imposition should have been withheld until computerisation had reached every corner of the country. “Small traders are not familiar with the procedures, so there is unintentional leakage in the tax, which defeats the purpose of such a tax,” he said.last_img read more

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Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Cotto punishes Kamegai to win sixth world title LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Badou Jack celebrates after winning by TKO in the fifth round of his WBA light heavyweight championship bout against Nathan Cleverly on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPSweden’s Badou Jack blasted aside Nathan Cleverly in the fifth round to claim the Welsh fighter’s WBA light-heavyweight world title here Saturday.Jack, who improved to 22-1-3 with the win, dominated British star Cleverly from start to finish to score a technical knockout after 2min 47sec of the fifth round.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES The bout was one of the scheduled highlights of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard at the T-Mobile Arena.Cleverly, defending his title for the first time, was struggling from the opening bell, with Jack’s piercing jab and right hand finding their target repeatedly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCleverly looked to be finding his range with a flurry of punches at the end of the first, connecting with a right to the chin.But it was a fleeting rally with Jack firmly back in control thereafter. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A dominant fourth round display saw the 33-year-old rock Cleverly with a thunderous left hook to extend his lead.The fifth round was almost entirely one-way traffic, Jack connecting with a stream of jabs and hooks to force Cleverly onto the ropes.With Jack jolting Cleverly at will, referee Tony Weeks had seen enough, halting the fight to protect the champion from further punishment. ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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Lindor’s 33rd homer leads Indians over Mariners

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indians: INF Yandy Diaz has missed three games since spraining the middle finger in his right hand against the Los Angeles Angels.UP NEXTKluber enters Sunday 5-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last five games and has not allowed a run in 22 innings. He is 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three career starts against Seattle. RHP Mike Leake (3-0 for Seattle and 10-2 overall, is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in six starts against the Indians. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “I’m disappointed. … We just didn’t respond today,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “It was about catching the baseball and doing things right fundamentally. We haven’t done that. We’ve struggled with that. That’s one area we need to address here as we go forward.”Nelson Cruz hit his 37th home run for Seattle, his fourth in four games. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was hit in the hand by a thrown ball in the ninth and was removed. X-rays were negative.Cleveland right fielder Jay Bruce also exited the game early because of a nagging heel injury. He is expected to be a designated hitter in Sunday’s series finale.PLAYOFF POSITIONINGCleveland manager Terry Francona is focused on both home-field advantage and preparing the AL Central champions for the Division Series.“We’re trying put a lineup out there to win every day, but we also need to keep our house in order.”Francona has moved starter Mike Clevinger to the bullpen.“We kind of think he could be a weapon out there,” the manager said.Jason Kipnis is making the transition from the infield to the outfield. Reliever Andrew Miller, coming back from a DL stint, is to pitch in consecutive games next week.TRAINER’S ROOM Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Marc Buoniconti: It’s time to ban youth football Cleveland Indians center fielder Greg Allen climbs the wall as fans cheer and look up for a home run ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — Now that he’s set a Cleveland record for home runs by a middle infielder, Francisco Lindor would rather remember 2017 for a far bigger accomplishment.Lindor led off the game with his 33rd home run, and the Indians routed the Seattle Mariners, 11-4,  Saturday for their 28th victory in 30 games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It’s cool. Something that’ll be there for a long time,” Lindor said, “but I’m just focusing on trying to win. When you focus on winning, those things happen.”Carlos Carrasco (17-6) matched teammate Cory Kluber and Boston’s Chris Sale for the most wins in the AL, allowing one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Yan Gomes homered twice and had four RBIs, and Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCleveland, which set the AL record with a 22-game winning streak this month, matched the 1884 Providence Grays for the best big league record over a 30-game span at 28-2. The Indians (97-58) lead Houston (95-59) for AL home-field advantage in the playoffs.Lindor, a 23-year-old shortstop, homered on the eighth pitch from Andrew Moore (1-5) and surpassed the 32 home runs hit by second baseman Joe Gordon in 1948, the last year Cleveland won the World Series. Lindor began the year without power expectations.“I envisioned myself driving the ball,” he said. “Going 30 times, 33, 34 or 20 times, doesn’t matter to me, as long as I’m helping my team win.”He has 18 home runs in 55 games hitting leadoff and 15 in 93 times in the No. 2 hole.“I like leading off,” Lindor said. “I get to see what the pitcher is going to bring that day. I like getting things going.”Seattle, which won 3-1 Friday, committed five errors and lost for the seventh time in eight games. The Mariners fell six games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card with seven games left.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

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GSP wins middleweight title in UFC comeback

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Georges St-Pierre, rear, of Canada, fights England’s Michael Bisping during a middleweight title bout at UFC 217. APNEW YORK — Georges St. Pierre returned from a four-year layoff and peered through the river of blood that flowed down his face to choke out Michael Bisping and win the middleweight championship at UFC 217 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).“I took this fight to challenge myself and I am honored to be champion once again,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games St. Pierre’s forehead got busted open and his face turned into a crimson mask. He smothered Bisping in blood as they wrestled on the ground and stood up looking as if they had just left the set of a horror film.St. Pierre (26-2) shook it off and slapped a rear naked choke at 4:32 of the third to snuff out Bisping and win his 13th straight UFC fight.“I don’t have words in my mouth right now,” GSP said, wiping blood from his face.St. Pierre was one of the UFC’s biggest stars and pay-per-view draws during his long reign atop the 170-pound division, but the Canadian star walked away in November 2013. He’s back — and ready for yet another title defense.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. St. Pierre’s win in the main event made it 3 for 3 for the championship challengers at Madison Square Garden in what was easily UFC’s card of the year. T.J. Dillashaw won the bantamweight championship and Rose Namajunas won the strawweight title on the pay-per-view card.UFC 217 goes on the short list of one of the promotion’s great cards — and a promotion at a crossroads got a vintage performance from an MMA legend in St. Pierre and a breakthrough outing from Namajunas that stamped her as the face of the women’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 36-year-old St. Pierre had been the UFC’s 170-pound champion for nearly six years, winning 12 straight fights with nine consecutive title defenses when he walked away. St. Pierre cited the need for a mental breather before he wanted to train and fight again.Against the trash-talking Bisping, St. Pierre fought like he had only four months off, not four years. The Canadian fighter had takedowns in each of the first two rounds as the packed MSG crowd roared for the fan favorite.center_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Dillashaw TKOs Garbrandt for UFC bantamweight titlelast_img read more

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Timberwolves overwhelm Jazz for 109-98 win

first_imgRead Next Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Rodney Hood added 16 to lead the Jazz (6-8), who lost for the fourth time in their last five home games.Utah fell behind 33-14 heading into the second quarter after struggling to get stops in the paint or get on track offensively. Towns slammed down a pair of dunks to help Minnesota take its first double-digit lead at 13-3. His teammates took turns slashing to the rim for layups to keep the foot firmly planted on the gas pedal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Jazz couldn’t find an answer, going just 6 of 21 from the field in the first quarter. Their shooting improved in the second, when consecutive 3-pointers from Hood and a banked floater from Thabo Sefolosha allowed Utah to cut Minnesota’s lead to 54-42 in the final minute before halftime.Things turned sour for the Jazz again after the break. Their defensive troubles resurfaced in the third quarter as Minnesota shot 11 of 16 and hit all four 3s it attempted. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The Timberwolves led by 26 in the quarter, going up 86-60 after Gibson dunked the ball and Butler drained a pull-up jumper on back-to-back possessions.Utah made a charge late in the fourth and cut the deficit to 105-94 on a 3-pointer from Mitchell with 2:32 left.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Attempted 29 free throws while limiting Utah to nine. . Gibson has four double-doubles in six November starts. He’s averaging 12.7 points and 10.0 rebounds during that stretch. . Minnesota had a 40-31 edge on the glass.Jazz: F Jonas Jerebko made his first start of the season and finished with 13 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes. . Hood shot 50 percent from the perimeter for the second straight game, going 3 of 6 from long distance. … Utah finished with a 49-16 advantage in bench points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) battle under the boards for a rebound in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 109-98 on Monday night.Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, and Taj Gibson had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Minnesota (8-5) snapped a two-game skid after shooting 52.1 percent (37 of 71) from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion UP NEXTTimberwolves: Wednesday they host the San Antonio Spurs, who will be traveling to Minnesota on the second leg of a back-to-back road trip after facing the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.Jazz: Begin a four-game road trip Wednesday at the New York Knicks. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games James, Korver lead Cavs’ fourth quarter charge to top Knicks Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Belangel jumps to top 3 in second week of NBTC 24

first_imgPBA D-League: Balanced Wangs-Letran clobbers AMA 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena. FEU guard L-Jay Gonzales and Ateneo swingman Dave Ildefonso also rose up the ranks, while UST stud CJ Cansino dropped to eighth.Also, NU guard Terrence Fortea made a huge jump from 16th to 11, while three newcomers entered this week’s power rankings in Ateneo’s Joaqui Manuel, Tay Tung’s Harold Alarcon, and UV’s Joshua Yerro all making a splash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHere is the list for the second week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis:Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (2)SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (5)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (3)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (6)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (4)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (16)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (15)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (11)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (14)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (20)Maui Cruz, guard, EAC (23)Joaqui Manuel, forward, Ateneo (N/A)Harold Alarcon, guard, Tay Tung-Bacolod (N/A)Jancork Cabahug, forward, UV (17)Joshua Yerro, guard, UV (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Read Next SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAteneo playmaker SJ Belangel made the biggest move in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24 as his stellar play propelled him to join pacesetters Kai Sotto of Ateneo and Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills after the second week of the weekly power rankings.Belangel helped the Blue Eagles remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 juniors tourney to go up 10-0, and thus jumping over NCAA Season 93 MVP Will Gozum of Mapua this week.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police 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 Citylast_img read more

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Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Team Stephen’s Stephen Curry, left, of the Golden State Warriors, and Team LeBron’s LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand together during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night .ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break AFP official booed out of forum “I know who I like watching and I had a draft board. I had a process,” James said. “Some of it went according to plan. A couple of them fell through, but I was satisfied and happy with the guys that I got.”James’ original roster was dramatically altered by injuries to Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all missed the game.“Even with the four guys that got injured we were able to get four new guys that came in and played well for us.”James was named the game’s MVP after making the go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and scoring a game-high 29 points.Where did he hide his draft board?ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “Ain’t none of your business. You’re going too far, man,” James said with a laugh.Curry didn’t divulge his draft order.“As the draft kind of unfolded, you start to game plan around positions,” he said. “For me, I tried to get the best shooters. It was kind of cool to see both teams come together as me and LeBron were picking. So that part, that vibe of the format and having two guys select from your peers will be a fun show as it unfolds year after year.”The All-Star draft led to interesting dynamics on court.Curry chose his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but the trio had to play against Durant. James also chose Oklahoma City duo Westbrook and Paul George to play along with Kyrie Irving, who forced a trade away from James in Cleveland just last summer.Irving and James had no obvious friction, even laughing and joking on the bench. Neither did Durant and Westbrook, who broke up in 2016 when Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State.Durant helped James smother Curry in the final seconds to prevent him from getting off a potential tying shot.And then there was Toronto’s Dwane Casey coaching Team LeBron against Raptors star DeRozan.“I think that having the captains and selecting the guys and being able to mix them up gave it a more authentic feel of kind of what us players want to be part of in an All-Star Game,” Irving said.“It’s great to play with guys in your conference, East-West. But when you get a chance to have Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and you know they’re teammates already, and then you mix them with myself and Kemba (Walker), and LeBron, and you could see the mix and it just worked.” And there’s a definite appetite for the NBA to televise the captains’ draft rather than conduct it clandestinely like it was this year.“Televise it,” said DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen. “Give the people what they want to see. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn’t matter where you really go, so I think televise it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlayers raved about the new format of having captains draft the teams rather than the traditional format of East vs. West.And James finally revealed his draft order: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, his former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving and DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game due to a season-ending injury. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Racela on Castro’s clutch 3: ‘He’s born for those moments’

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “I actually didn’t want him to shoot the last shot, but Jayson will be Jayson,” said his head coach Nash Racela. “He was really born for those moments.”The 30-year-old Castro has hit countless of big shots throughout his career and his latest serves only reminded everyone of his status as one of the country’s best players today.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro finished with just four points but had six assists and was a plus-13 despite his offensive struggles.The national team mainstay said he’s concentrated on his duties as a playmaker unlike before when he’s used to score a lot for TNT to win. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? PBA IMAGESJayson Castro only had one field goal but it was the biggest basket on Sunday night.Castro was 0-of-9 before swishing the game-clinching triple with 12.2 seconds left in TNT’s 100-94 win over Barangay Ginebra in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Limiting TNT import Smith top priority for GInebra ahead of Game 2, says Brownlee Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ “The defense was focused on me and this conference, I’ve always said that I beed to be a facilitator and involve all my teammates so the defense won’t be just focused on me,” he said.“Also, the good thing is that we gave a big man like Josh (Smith) who can dominate the paint and when he’s being double-teamed, he can also see his wide open teammates.”Racela, however, expects Castro to flash his lethal offense in Game 2.“Actually, that’s good today,” Racela said when asked about Castro’s struggles. “Because next game he’s going to explode.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more

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Cignal back on winning track with rout of AMA

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Raymar Jose just missed out on a double-double with his 12 points and nine boards in the win.Coach Boyet Fernandez was glad with how Cignal responded from its shock loss to Marinerong Pilipino, 66-65 last Thursday, noting that at the team knows how important the games are especially with the loaded schedule they have in the first three weeks of the tourney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re just a little tired, but the boys really wanted to get back on the winning track,” he said. “We know that we have to build up wins so that we’ll have a little bit of a buffer.”Potts got things going in the first quarter as he strung eight points to allow the Hawkeyes to take a 22-16 lead before they pulled away in the ensuing frames and grab a lead as high as 25, 64-39, with a Simon Atkins fastbreak with 1:25 left in the third period. Paolo Pontejos got himself going for AMA (0-2) with 24 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while Mario Bonleon went for 13 markers on a dismal 5-of-20 sniping, to go with eight boards in the defeat.Andre Paras impressed in his first game for the Titans, winding up with five points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, and three assists in 34 minutes of play.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 86 – Potts 17, Raymundo 16, Jose 12, Atkins 8, Bringas 7, Cahilig 7, Sumalinog 6, Arboleda 5, Sara 5, Arong 1, Batino 1, Villarias 1, Bartolo 0.AMA 76 – Pontejos 24, Bonleon 13, Subido 11, Villanueva 9, Bragais 7, Paras 5, Jordan 4, Celso 3, Calma 0, Carpio 0, Macaranas 0, Malones 0, Salonga 0.Quarters: 22-16, 44-30, 66-47, 86-76.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Davon Potts. PBA IMAGESCignal HD pounced on AMA Online Education with a wire-to-wire 86-76 victory Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Davon Potts led the way for the Hawkeyes as he fired 17 points and three rebounds, while Pamboy Raymundo unfurled 16 markers and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriorscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View commentslast_img read more

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