Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief BaliPure stuns Pocari Sweat in Game 1 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses And the Philippines, which started out underdogs in the Fiba Asia tournament, can now gun for a sweep of the preliminary round.Standhardinger and Cruz came up with superb performances in an 84-68 dismantling of Iraq Friday night (Manila time), just three weeks after locking horns with the rugged Iraqis just three weeks before in the Jones Cup.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 shutoutThat win put the Philippines up in Group B with a 2-0 slate after Gilas Pilipinas opened the tournament with a rousing victory over defending champion China.The Philippines takes on Qatar Sunday eveing at 9 p.m. (Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon, with practically nothing at stake. Read Next But Reyes doesn’t want the Filipinos easing up the pressure on the gas pedal.“We have to keep the low-key attitude and have the hunger in us,” Reyes told Fiba.com.Locking up the top spot means Gilas Pilipinas can steer clear of the favorites in the quarterfinals.Tempestuous showdownStandhardinger and Cruz were both banished from the game—in the 6-foot-7 Filipino-German’s case, the court—for losing their heads in a tempestuous showdown with the Iraqis.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Christian Standhardinger and Carl Cruz, Gilas Pilipinas rookies both, can now bury ugly memories of the first time they got to play Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes sent Standhardinger to the locker room and froze Cruz on the bench after both threw cheap shots in retaliation to the physical plays of the Iraqis.It was a pity for Cruz, who was playing the best game of his Gilas career only to ride the bench when the others were busy with the mop-up job of an 84-75 win.The two players eventually apologized for their actions.This time, in Lebanon, Standhardinger joined hands with the amazing Terrence Romeo in helping Gilas Pilipinas peel away from a tight first half and set the stage for a potential sweep of their group.Cruz, on the other hand, was a steady presence off the bench, knocking down all of his three attempts from three-point territory and finishing with 11 points for Gilas Pilipinas.It was the best way for the duo to get back at all the cheap shots they and the rest of the team took in that game, and the good thing about it is that they won’t have to apologize for it anymore.
LALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal returnby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveA round-up of this week’s LaLiga news, including a new award for Leo Messi, a high-profile retirement and a very special comeback.BARCELONA CLIMB TO TOP OF TABLEThere’s new team at the top of the table and it’s a familiar face. Reigning champions Barcelona jumped into top spot with an impressive 3-0 victory away at Eibar. For the first time ever, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all scored in the same game for Barcelona, while Frenkie de Jong also stood out and was even applauded off the pitch by the Eibar fans when substituted.LUUK DE JONG GETS OFF THE MARKThe other de Jong in LaLiga Santander also had a weekend to remember. Sevilla’s summer signing Luuk de Jong scored his first goal for his new club and it was an important one, as his late effort secured a narrow 1-0 win over Levante.A MEMORABLE NIGHT IN MALLORCARCD Mallorca hosted Real Madrid for the first time since dropping out of the top flight in 2012 on Saturday night. A special occasion for the newly promoted islanders became extra special as they secured an unlikely 1-0 win over Zinedine Zidane’s side. And, as sign of just how solid this ‘new’ Mallorca project is, the only goal of the game was scored by Lago Junior, who’s been at the club throughout their journey from the third tier to LaLiga Santander. SPAIN QUALIFY FOR EURO 2020 WITH GOALS FROM LALIGA SANTANDER STARSSpain’s ticket to Euro 2020 was mathematically clinched during the international break, thanks to 1-1 draws in Norway and Sweden. The Spanish goals came from a couple of LaLiga Santander favourites: Atlético de Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez and Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno.AN EPIC DRAW AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANOFollowing their international break heroics, Saúl and Rodrigo’s sides then met over the weekend at the Wanda Metropolitano. Injury kept Rodrigo out of the action, but he’ll have cheered as Dani Parejo’s wonderful freekick was able to cancel out a Diego Costa penalty for a 1-1 draw between Atlético de Madrid and Valencia.MESSI RECEIVES SIXTH GOLDEN SHOELionel Messi picked up the European Golden Shoe, the award given out each year to the top scorer in European leagues, for the sixth time in his career to mark the 36 goals he scored last season. He attended the ceremony with his wife and sons in Barcelona on Tuesday.CARLOS CUELLAR HANGS UP BOOTSSpanish defender Carlos Cuellar has announced his retirement from football. Cuellar played for Numancia, Calahorra, Osasuna and Almería during his career, spending four seasons in LaLiga Santander while at Osasuna.GIUSEPPE ROSSI IS BACK AT VILLARREALVillarreal’s all-time top scorer Giuseppe Rossi is back training with the club as he looks to return to full fitness. Rossi, who scored 82 goals for the Yellow Submarine between 2007 and 2013, has long-suffered injury problems but is looking to follow in the footsteps of Santi Cazorla by rehabbing with the club and then returning to action. SEVEN LALIGA PLAYERS ON THE GOLDEN BOY SHORTLISTThe 20-player shortlist for the Golden Boy award, the annual prize given to the top player under the age of 21, has been announced. There are seven LaLiga players on the list, with Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid), Ferran Torres (Valencia CF), João Félix (Atletico de Madrid), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Kang-In Lee (Valencia CF) and Andriy Lunin (Real Valladolid, on loan from Real Madrid) making the cut.GETAFE TAKE THE SOUTHERN MADRID DERBY BRAGGING RIGHTSIt was derby day in southern Madrid on Saturday as Getafe hosted neighbours Leganés. Jose Bordalas’ Europa League hopefuls ran out comfortable winners, with ‘Geta’ picking up a 2-0 win thanks to a brace from Angel Rodriguez. TagsTransfersOpinionLaLiga RecapAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Terrelle Pryor is recovering from his January surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left foot, but he informed his Twitter followers on Monday that he recently went through another medical procedure. The Buckeye quarterback underwent minor surgery on March 28, and wanted to let those following his Twitter account, @TPeezy2, know that all was well. “2 the followers that support myself and THEOhioState Buckeyes. Foots getting better, had minor surgery on Monday jogged last week all smiles,” Pryor said in a tweet on Monday. Athletic department spokeswoman Shelly Poe confirmed Pryor’s tweet in an e-mail to The Lantern, saying, “He had a followup (sic) procedure to his original surgery.” Pryor is limited during spring practices to recover from his January surgery, and is working to get back for summer camp.
Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) attempts to block a shot in the first half in the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter coasting through its first two wins of the season, Ohio State (2-0) will look to keep its momentum up against Texas Southern (0-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Schottenstein Center.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said his team has spent a lot of time preparing for the Tigers by watching film and gearing up for a “really talented” team.“They’re athletic. They’re explosive offensively,” Holtmann said. “It’ll be one of the better nonconference teams we’ll play. It’s clearly the best we’ve played up to this point. So our focus is on getting better and preparing for them.”Texas Southern lost its leading scorer from last year, Zach Lofton, when he transferred to New Mexico State in the offseason. Sophomore point guard Demontrae Jefferson has filled the offensive void, averaging 21 points and 3.5 assists per game. He has shot 50 percent from 3-point range in the first two games of the season. Holtmann referred to the 5-foot-7 guard as one of the Tigers’ “dynamic playmakers.”Averaging nine points and 11 rebounds per game, redshirt junior center Trayvon Reed represents a tall task for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has outrebounded opponents 48 to 27.5 on average to begin the season, but have not encountered the size and strength presented by the 7-foot-2 center.Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, who leads the Buckeyes with 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, understands his team must account for the threat Texas Southern poses inside. He said the team has been emphasizing the importance of playing physical in practice.“A lot of box-out drills,” Bates-Diop said. “A lot of just making sure we’re hitting guys and checking guys and knowing where guys are at least on the defensive boards.”Texas Southern redshirt senior guard Donte Clark also has been a force for the Tigers. The 6-foot-4 guard averages 17.5 points and 2.5 steals per game, along with 11 rebounds per game.Ohio State redshirt senior Andrew Dakich, who serves as junior C.J. Jackson’s primary backup at point guard, noted he and Jackson will have to expand their responsibilities to deal with an aggressive backcourt.“That’s been harped about from the point guard position because we don’t normally have to block out just because our guy’s getting back on defense,” Dakich said. “So that’s kind of been an area of improvement where C.J. and I have to go block someone out all the time, so we can get extra possessions and eliminate their extra possessions.”Whichever team wins the rebounding battle and earns more possessions will put itself in a good position to win the game. Extra possessions lead to extra shots, and Texas Southern has shown some weakness defensively through two games. Texas Southern has struggled defending the 3-point line, allowing 13 3-pointers per game at a 36.6 percent clip. While Ohio State has made only 6.5 3-pointers per game on 28.9 percent shooting, Bates-Diop, Jackson and redshirt senior guard Kam Williams have combined for five made 3s per game at a 41.6 percent rate.The Buckeyes will need to keep the Tigers off the glass and win the physical battle in the paint to have success. Holtmann’s team will also look to capitalize on its opportunities from the perimeter in order to defeat Texas Southern. Holtmann said the Tigers are well-coached and use their combination of size and explosiveness to exploit defenses.“They have kind of matchup issues all over the floor,” Holtmann said. “And with their ability to dribble, pass and shoot — spread you out — makes it a challenge.”Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately said Texas Southern has averaged a rebounding advantage of 51 to 39.5 on average in its first two games. In fact, it was out rebounded 45-44 by Washington State and 57-35 by Gonzaga.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has thanked the club supporters for the reception they gave Loris Karius in Tuesday’s friendly home win over TorinoThe Reds wrapped up their pre-season preparations by defeating Torino 3-1 in what was their first game at Anfield this summer with goals from Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge.The game also saw Karius make his first appearance at Anfield since his infamous blunders in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May.It has not been an easy time for the German goalkeeper, who has recently been displaced as the number one by new record signing Allison after making more mistakes earlier this summer.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But the Liverpool fans gave the 24-year-old a rousing reception and Klopp later thanked them for their support in these difficult circumstances for Karius.“It helps everybody. I haven’t spoken to him because I was immediately in the signing session, if you want. I was not surprised, to be honest, but as a human being I was hoping for it, that it would be like this,” said Klopp on the club website.“I loved it, to be honest. Is it possible being different in a really hard world? Yes, I think it is possible. We showed tonight a really nice face and I liked it. It helps not only Loris, it helps Alisson as well, that you can see this is a very special place. It was a really big gesture.”Liverpool will face West Ham United at home on Sunday for their first Premier League game of the new season.
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is close to joining Real Betis.Rafinha spent the second half of last season on loan with Inter Milan, but due to Financial Fair Play, they couldn’t pay his buyout clause before June 30, when it expired.According to Football Italia, there were negotiations for another loan deal at Inter, but Barça are only interested in a permanent transfer.Rafinha’s father and agent is now in Spain to finalise a permanent move to Real Betis.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.It’s a huge blow for Inter, as Real Betis have shown interest in signing Joao Mario, who Inter are willing to sell.If Real Betis signs Rafinha, they would drop their interest in Joao Mario, with just 11 days left to find a buyer for the Portuguese.Rafinha joined Barcelona’s youth ranks at the age of 13 and made his debut with the senior Barcelona squad in 2011. He scored 8 eights in 48 appearances for Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva admits that nobody that at the club is certain of how serious Neymar’s injury isThe Brazilian forward was withdrawn early into their 2-2 draw at Bordeaux with another apparent groin problem after scoring the opener.PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has ruled Neymar out for their next league match away to Strasbourg with Silva uncertain as to how long Neymar will be sidelined.“Neymar? We don’t know if it’s serious,” said Silva, according to Goal.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“But you know the guy, he doesn’t like to leave a game so if he does, there has to be something. I don’t know what he has.“He has to undergo a test and then we’ll tell you because you’re curious. I think even the doctor isn’t sure yet, but you’ll know [Monday].”Kylian Mbappe was the other goalscorer for PSG on Sunday as their 100% winning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an end.Neymar has managed 14 goals and seven assists in 17 appearances for PSG this season.
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus Official Instagram (mileycyrus)Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to remind the world that when it comes to twerking, she’s still got it. The “Black Mirror” star posted a showing off her dance skills, in particular her twerking skills for her 97 million followers.Miley was on an Italian holiday when she posted the video. She can be seen in a skimpy two piece swimsuit that showed off her derriere as she twerked. She accessorized her look with several necklaces, glittery earrings, bracelets and sunglasses.The singer sure looked like she was having fun on holiday. Miley gained notoriety at the VMAs when she twerked against Robin Thicke at the 2013 show as he performed his hit Blurred Lines – over which he recently lost a copyright lawsuit brought by the estate of Marvin Gaye. Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus Official Instagram (mileycyrus)Miley Cyrus recently appeared in the hit show ‘Black Mirror’ and she went all out for her role. She embodied her character Ashley O for quite a while in a bid to promote the show. She had been in Ashley O mode for a while, even going as far as to release a song as her character. Miley Cyrus married Liam Hemsworth recently.Reportedly, Miley is in the midst of dropping three EPs that she will eventually combine into a full studio album called She Is Miley Cyrus, out sometime this year. She released the first EP She Is Coming on May 31 and is still gearing up to release its follow-ups, She Is Here and She Is Everything. Miley Cyrus doesn’t seem to be letting anything get her down. And we have to say, you go girl. You can check out the video here:
Margaret Armstong celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family. (Courtesy Photo)Margaret DeMan Armstrong, a founder of the Baltimore School for the Arts celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 30 with loved ones honoring her and her accomplishments. The event took place at Brookdale Towson, a senior living center located in Baltimore, and in addition to words from her family Armstrong received letters and commendations from President Barack Obama, Congressman Elijah Cummings, Gov. Larry Hogan, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.Armstrong paved the way for what is considered to be one of the best art schools in the city. The Baltimore School for the Arts is a public high school that has produced opera singers, actors, designers and artists.“There were children that were ready to be different and that’s how we began thinking about the school” said Armstrong in an interview posted on the Baltimore of the Arts website entitled “The Founders.”Considered by many to be the mother of the Baltimore School for the Arts, Armstrong strove to bring the performing arts to Baltimore schools and attract as many children possible.With Title I funding she, and others, were able to create a cultural enrichment program that would expose city students to professional artistic performance. In 1971 Armstrong was authorized by then school superintendent Dr. Roland Patterson to form a committee that would work towards building a performing arts school, according to the school’s web site.Among the committee board were people from all different professional backgrounds, civic, business and artistic leaders came together to work on making sure that they would succeed in their goals.Following several ups and downs the school opened first as part-time, afterschool program before later becoming a full-time school in 1979.Through the years of striving for success in the Baltimore School for the Arts Margaret, and all the other founders continue to strive for the students in helping them reach what they want to achieve and who they want to be.
LG Smart TVLG will end plasma TV production by the end of November to concentrate on OLED and liquid crystal displays, according to a Reuters report that cites a regulatory filing by the firm. LG reportedly attributed the decision to a decline in demand for plasma TVs, with the move widely expected by industry watchers.Launching its first next-generation curved OLED TV in the US in August, LG Electronics USA’s head of marketing, Dave Vanderwaal, said: “OLED TV represents a major breakthrough in display technology. And in the wake of plasma’s decline, it’s more important than ever to bring OLED to consumers who are looking for the highest level of contrast and color performance.”