NBA: Raptors beat Knicks, clinch third seed in East

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos DeRozan connected on 11 of his 15 shots from the field and also made 13 of 15 free throws in  made 11 of 15 shots on his typical combination of mid-range jumpers and drives to the rim. He also hit 13 of 15 free throws in just under 30 minutes n the floor.Kyle Lowry added 17 points and 11 assists in his third game back after missing 21 with a right wrist injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Raptors took the lead for good at 76-75 on DeRozan’s layup with 25 seconds remaining in the third. Toronto build their lead early in the fourth, and sealed the game with a 10-0 scoring run that stretched their lead to 98-82 with 5:36 to play.The Raptors could still be seeded as high as second in the East, but only if they beat the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers in their regular-season finale and the Boston Celtics lose their last two games. CBB Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, left, fights for the ball with New York Knicks’ Ron Baker, right, and Courtney Lee during the second half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in New York. The Raptors defeated the Knicks 110-97. APNEW YORK, United States — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points as the Toronto Raptors clinched at least the third playoff seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with a 110-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.DeRozan extended his own team record with his 32nd game this season with at least 30 points. He also joined Vince Carter as the second Raptor to reach 2,000 points in a season.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ginebra rips Starcenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MOST READ LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out View commentslast_img read more

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TOTAL Excellium fuels the Toyota Vios Cup

first_imgYanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ MANILA, Philippines – TOTAL Excellium helped drivers bring to life the spirit of Waku-Doki (“heart racing fun” in Japanese) at the first leg of the Toyota Vios Cup. Held at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, the weekend races kicked off the exciting season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Sixty nine participants, including return celebrity drivers Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Fabio Ide, came to test their skills and beat their times on the track. Joining the roster of seasoned drivers were first timers Aubrey Miles, Gretchen Ho, Ella Cruz, and Dominic Roque.This year, all participants felt the thrill of the new challenge as TOTAL Excellium and Toyota promised to deliver a more exciting season as part of Toyota’s global motorsports activites. Now officially being under Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR), Toyota’s special motorsports division, the Vios Cup raised the stakes, with TOTAL Excellium also rising to the occasion, elevating the drivers’ experience with its expertise and renowned flagship fuel, TOTAL Excellium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground Proven to ensure smoother performance on the road and track, TOTAL Excellium is the most suitable fuel for races as it primes the vehicle and protects the engine during these intense drives. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig incenter_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ With TOTAL Excellium, discover your unique advantage on the track , and perform to your utmost best. The next leg of the Vios Cup will be held on June 10-11, 2017 at Clark, Pampanga.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ At the races, drivers experienced first hand the powerful performance of TOTAL Excellium.In the Celebrity Class Round 1 Race, Fabio Ide enjoyed a smooth finish at the No.1 spot, followed by Jasmine Curtis Smith (Second Place) and Dominic Roque (Third Place). In Round 2, the spots were turned as Roque finished first, followed by Smith (Second Place) and Ide (Third Place).Takao Arai, Toyota Vios Vice President, Marketing Division, Mike Esquivel TOTAL Excellium Assistant Vice President, ​Dominic Roque TOTAL Excellium High Performance Racer Awardee​, Kenneth Ocampo TOTAL Excellium Marketing Officer, Keiichi Tsuchiya Drift KingIn the ROTA Promotional Class Division Race 1, Don Vic Portugal came in first, followed by Evelyn Coseteng (Second Place) and Arbie Jacinto (Third). In Round 2, Jacinto secured a finish again at Third Place, after Roy Bunag (Second Place) and Red Diwa (First Place).In the Bridgestone Sporting Class Division, Tonton Ramos snagged the top spot in Race 1, followed by Paul Lomax (Second Place) and Mark Sy (Third Place). In Round 2, Lord Seno (First Place) was followed by Sean Velasco and Paul Henderson Perez, respectively.Takao Arai, Toyota Vios Vice President, Marketing Division, Mike Esquivel TOTAL Excellium Assistant Vice President, Jasmin Curtis Smith TOTAL Excellium High Performance Racer Awardee​, Kenneth Ocampo TOTAL Excellium Marketing Officer, Keiichi Tsuchiya Drift KingDaniel Miranda dominated the TOTAL Excellium Super Sporting Class Divsion Round 1,while Allan Uy came to a close second along with Gerard Loy (Third Place). In Round 2, Miranda continued to hold on to the top spot, along with Uy (Second Place) and Andres Calma (Third Place).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brook Lopez tries halo-halo, says Jollibee is ‘my favorite’last_img read more

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WATCH: Kobe Bryant trolls Jalen Rose in ESPN commercial

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak By the looks of it, Kobe Bryant seems to be enjoying his retirement from basketball way too much.ADVERTISEMENT “You know I don’t pay attention to that stuff,” Bryant responded.But in true Kobe fashion, he casually reminded him about the night he dropped 81 points against  Rose and the Toronto Raptors in 2006.When asked by a waiter how many olives he wanted in his drink, Bryant sarcastically said, “81.”Rose was left speechless and could only respond with a deadpan expression worthy of a thousand internet memes.The pair, meanwhile, has had plenty of battles throughout their careers, perhaps non bigger that their 2001 NBA Finals clash when Rose was still a member of the Indiana Pacers. The Lakers went on to win the series in five games.ESPN followed up the hilarious video with another one, showing an “illustration” of Kobe’s future statue.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ RELATED STORIES: WATCH: Shaq, Kobe reunite in hilarious video for NBA 2K18WATCH: Jalen Rose waves ‘walis tambo’ prior to Dubs’ sweep of Spurs The “Black Mamba” once again took part in a hilarious video for ESPN, but this time at the expense of analyst and former adversary Jalen Rose.As seen in the 40-second clip, Rose bumps into  the Los Angeles Laker legend inside a restaurant and they casually exchange pleasantries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe former Michigan product then addressed his earlier remarks to Bryant, when he jokingly suggested that he should be included in Kobe’s  future statue in front of Staples Center.Attn: @JeanieBuss & @Lakers“I’ll pay for the @kobebryant statue if I’m the one guarding him.” – @JalenRose pic.twitter.com/ieNdOkr4UP— Jalen & Jacoby (@JalenandJacoby) July 19, 2016ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Cebu City gov’t rallies behind embattled marathoner Tabal Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workinglast_img read more

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Bonleon drills free throw to lift AMA past Gamboa

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation “They did not give up until the very end,” AMA coach Mark Herrera said. “This win will boost our confidence.”Bonleon led the Titans with 16 points, while Jaycee Ascuncion tallied 14 points, five boards, two steals and two assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the second outing, Centro Escolar University rallied late in the fourth quarter to turn back Marinerong Pilipino, 70-57, for a 4-2 slate.Orlan Wamar Jr. led with 16 points while Rodrigue Ebondo and Uri Christian combined for 24 points for the Scorpions, who erected a 68-49 cushion after a 9-1 run. —CARLO ANOLIN, CONTRIBUTOR LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks MOST READ LSU title parade draws massive crowds LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavscenter_img Cocolife holds off Generika Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Orlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESMario Bonleon nailed a clutch free throw as AMA Online Education slipped past Gamboa Coffee Mix, 67-66, to score its first win in six games in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena.Bonleon nailed one of two free throws with 8.3 seconds left after getting fouled by Gamboa’s playing coach Leo Avenido.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Big turnaround? – Bangladesh coach hoping for improved performance

first_imgHead coach of the Bangladesh Test team, Steve Rhodes, is hoping for a turnaround in form when the tourists face hosts West Indies in the second and final Test at Sabina Park, starting tomorrow. After suffering a massive defeat by an innings and 219 runs in the first Test inside three days at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Rhodes who was appointed three days before the tour of the West Indies, is hoping to lift his squad to a series levelling victory. “We won’t be giving away too much to the opposition team, so, tactical wise, we are not going to say too much. We hope that we can improve our performance after the first one (Test match),” Rhodes told The Gleaner during a training session at Sabina Park, yesterday. FIRST MORNING “I must pay a huge compliment to the West Indies team. I thought they maximised the conditions especially in the first morning of the first Test,” he added. “We obviously have to lick our wounds and come back and hope that we can improve over the next three or four days. We hope to prove to the West Indians that we can play cricket which we certainly can,” the former England ‘A’ team player, shared. “We don’t go into games without trying to win. It will be tough and we certainly are aware of the challenges ahead of us in the next Test at Sabina Park. If the West Indies have an off day we will be up for it and we will have a chance,” Rhodes said about last Test game in the series. “I only had three days preparation with the team before coming out to the West Indies. I am assessing the players and getting to know them. We will see how we go,” he concluded.last_img read more

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The MoU with T&T is a sellout

first_imgThe Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) came to Guyana last week. He was welcomed with open arms by President David Granger. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) guaranteeing T&T a role in the developing oil and gas industry in Guyana. Even as they were signing the agreement, T&T was promising to remove non-tariff barriers for Guyana’s honey to enter T&T. This is not the first time T&T is promising Guyana they would remove unfair non-tariff barriers that will allow Guyana’s honey to be exported to T&T. They did so many times before and, each time before, they procrastinated, obfuscated and reneged on their promises, explaining that T&T had to safeguard their local honey industry. Yet one can visit the supermarkets on a daily basis in T&T and purchase honey from the USA at prices not different from the prices for locally produced honey.Honey was not the only agricultural product from Guyana that T&T did not permit entry for or made it difficult for entry by imposing unreasonable conditions. There is a long list of products from Guyana that T&T has maintained a tough list of non-tariff barriers which prevent our farmers from exporting to T&T. Take the time, they demanded that bran from Guyana be sprayed with methyl bromide before the ship was allowed to land. The ship was already in T&T, ready to dock. The cargo was fumigated with phosphine before the ship left Guyana. Methyl bromide is no longer used in Guyana for this purpose since Guyana is a signatory of the Montreal Protocol that demanded the phasing out of methyl bromide by 2015. By 2014, Guyana had already phased out importation of methyl bromide. T&T, also a signatory to the Montreal Protocol, also had phased out methyl bromide. Clearly, this was a clumsy, fabricated regulation that T&T imposed on Guyana to prevent bran from Guyana entering T&T. T&T felt they had nothing to fear from Guyana, but they would not mess with America.While an MoU with T&T to explore collaboration in oil and gas is a good thing, the MoU should have demanded that T&T treat Guyanese farmers with greater respect. If T&T continues to utilise unreasonable non-tariff barriers to prevent our products such as pepper, pumpkin, sweet potato, cassava, citrus, coconuts, rice, sugar, beef, mutton, etc, from being exported to T&T, we should be equally unwilling to partner with T&T in our oil and gas industry. I am disappointed, therefore, that President Granger and the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) signed an MoU with T&T without any discussions and any mention of these restrictions that stymie Guyana’s rich agriculture potential. It shows that the APNU/AFC lack vision and is clueless.In early 2015 when the People’s Progressive Party declared that Guyana is about to be a major global player in the oil and gas industry, the then Leader of the Opposition in Guyana, David Granger, and APNU, together with the AFC, ridiculed the then PPP Government. They argued that our vision of oil and gas as a major player in the economic architecture of Guyana is an election gimmick. As the world now fully accepts the PPP’s claim in 2015 that Guyana is a major player in oil and gas, there are many countries and large global companies that want to partner with Guyana. T&T is no exception, particularly as its own oil and gas industry is waning in importance. I believe that we should welcome T&T as a partner within our oil and gas industry. That welcome should be with open arms, but not with stupidity and not with gullibility. If our agriculture products are not good enough for you, then our oil and gas industry is also off-limits.T&T has not played fair with Guyana for decades. As we welcome T&T to be a partner in our oil and gas industry, we ask that they play fair with us. T&T must not think they can benefit from our oil and gas industry and that Guyana will turn a blind eye on its unfair trade barriers that limit access to their market for Guyanese products. We must call a spade a spade – T&T has for decades limited entry of Guyana’s agricultural products into T&T based on spurious non-tariff barriers. Whether it is our rice, sugar, tomato, pepper, pineapples, sweet potato, other vegetables, fish and meat, T&T has imposed unreasonable conditions intended to prevent export into T&T from Guyana. To ignore this reality when we signed the MoU with T&T means we sold out our farmers and our country.last_img read more

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Only a coward uses a pseudonym to attack another person’s character in the press

first_imgDear Editor,I have searched the pages of the 2017 Guyana Telephone Directory and the entire Region 5 section of the GECOM Official List of Electors issued on April 14, 2015, and have found that no one with the name of Harry Adjodha, or Harry Ajodha, lives in Region 5.In fact, no one has the name Adjodha, and only 6 persons have the surname Ajodha. And in Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, there are 7 persons with a variation in the spelling of this name… Ajodhia.But why am I boring your readers with these statistics? It is not done intentionally, but the result of this research proves definitively that the name Harry Adjodha, or Harry Ajodha, which recently surfaced as a letter-writer in Kaieteur News, is nothing more than a fake. Only a coward uses a pseudonym to attack another person’s character in the press.I refer to a letter written by Harry Adjodha of Region 5 and published on May 24, 2017, and to another letter written by a Harry Ajodha and published on May 30, 2017. In both these letters, the letter-writer questioned my citizenship, my loyalty to Guyana, and my right to serve as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly.Perhaps he should be asking the same question of the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and other government ministers.I recall reading a Freddie Kissoon column, some time ago, in which he was disgusted and enraged by the unethical behaviour of some letter-writers, who hide behind pseudonyms. He gave good reasons why the print media should stop this practice. I agreed with him then, for if a letter-writer has something derogatory to say about someone else, he should have the courage to put his own name to the letter.While freedom of speech is protected by our Constitution, there have always been rules governing defamation, slander and libel. It was once the policy of most newspaper companies to demand the real names, addresses and phone numbers of those writing letters to the editor; and this was done in order to protect the integrity of the newspaper. Apparently this practice is now discontinued. Perhaps the editors may wish to consider reintroducing this practice.I am prepared to thoroughly and truthfully address the concerns expressed in these letters by the Region 5 APNU+AFC lackey when he grows enough courage to admit writing under the pseudonym Harry Ajodha, and when he signs the next letter he writes in his real name.HARRY GILLPPP/C Member ofParliamentlast_img read more

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Restoring City Hall

first_imgDear Editor,It has been quite a long time since I have heard something half as ridiculous as the suggestion made by the Mayor of Georgetown, who has publicly reported her intentions to set up a Restoration Fund to begin the process of restoring City Hall.This Fund, she claims, will be managed by a special committee, which will include corporate leaders, investors, and other stakeholders from civil society.The folks at the City Council are just off the chain and have no shame. Could the Mayor of Georgetown, who was a Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor for the last 23 years, a historical feat and record breaker in any supposed democratic society, say to the citizens what maintenance works, remedial initiatives, and rehabilitation were done to that edifice by the Council in the last quarter-century?The most baffling thing about the City Council is that when it comes to maintaining its own buildings, including municipal markets, keeping the doors of its daycare centres open, running a modern hygienic abattoir, fixing roads and maintaining bridges, replacing defective street lights, up keeping the cemetery, etc, a spirit of poverty overcomes them. They become mendicants with a begging bowl in their hands, looking for handouts from the Government, the Private Sector, international funding agencies, etc.But when it comes to paying themselves super salaries, to flying to every corner of the globe first class multiple times a year, to giving out huge contracts without adherence to national tender procedures, to building presidential parks and petting zoos, to creating new and fancy positions, which are filled by friends, relatives and church pals, the municipality seems to be very affluent and resourceful.Why are property rates not being used to maintain City Hall as they are supposed to? Can anyone imagine the City Halls of Belfast, Northern Ireland; Brussels, Belgium or Hamburg, Germany awaiting a donation from civil society to be maintained? Do the folks at City Hall have no pride or dignity? Do they get no feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction from their own achievements?But where exactly does the Mayor expect to find these extreme altruists from in a city where the citizens have been taxed to the max both by the local and central governments?Has she forgotten that the Council has increased property taxes by 10 per cent across the board, increased compliance fees substantially, is charging a container tax, increased fees for barber shops and salons, instituted a steep rise in market stall rents, etc, and is trying to bring back the draconian parking meter system?If the Council is serious about restoring City Hall, why don’t they cut their mammoth payroll by million a month, and use that money to restore the most handsome building in Georgetown?Get real, Madam Mayor, your term is swiftly coming to an end!Best regards,Deodarie Putulalllast_img read more

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Another early exit as Novak Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open

first_imgLATEST STORIES P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Eric Bledsoe steals show as Bucks pull away from Rockets in key match up Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, sits during a changeover during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. John (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court.The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Djokovic lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round at Indian Wells.Djokovic, the president of the ATP Player Council, has been a central figure in recent ATP off-court news.He was involved when the ATP Board of Directors decided this month not to renew the contract of ATP Executive Chairman Chris Kermode when it expires at the end of the year.Initially on Tuesday, Djokovic denied his recent losses were affected by his off-court activities within the game, but later admitted that it might have taken a toll.“Way too many things off the court,” Djokovic said. “I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t feel my best health-wise, as well, in Indian Wells and here. You know, still rusty, but, hey, look, you learn that’s life.”After racing through the first set against Bautista Agut in 33 minutes, Djokovic lost control of the match. He only took advantage of four of 13 break points presented, and had his own serve broken on three of seven break points he faced.“One, two, three sluggish games, and that’s what happened,” Djokovic added.Djokovic was leading 6-1, 4-5 when rain delayed play for 30 minutes. Returning to the court, Djokovic surrendered his serve on a second break point in the 12th game to lose the second set.The Serb recouped one service break in the third set, but he lost his serve again in the sixth game to fall behind 2-4.Djokovic holds a 7-3 record over Bautista Agut, but the Spaniard has now beaten him the past two times they’ve played.Bautista Agut defeated Djokovic in a three-set semifinal at the Qatar Open in January.Earlier in the day, defending champion John Isner advanced to the quarterfinals by securing a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) win over No. 19 seed Kyle Edmund.Isner, the seventh seed, has played five tiebreak sets in six sets played in his three-match wins to reach this year’s quarters.In a women’s quarterfinal match, Australia’s Asheigh Barty defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2.center_img He also made an early exit from Indian Wells earlier in the month.Djokovic was looking to win the 850th match of his career against Bautista Agut, but that achievement will have to take place at another tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This kind of match I should not have lost,” Djokovic said. “I lost the momentum, I lost the rhythm in the second set. I gave him a little room to step in and he did. A little hope that he can come back, and he made a great comeback.“But fault is on me, for sure. I had way too many opportunities that I wasted.” ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Earlier Tuesday, two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova learned that the man who stabbed her in an attack in her home in 2016 was sentenced eight years in prison by a court in the Czech Republic.“Yeah, I heard that, for sure, I heard that this morning,” she said. “I accepted the news. I’m happy for the news and I’m glad it’s over now.”Roger Federer’s scheduled fourth-round match against 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia, scheduled as the second match on the stadium court, was postponed until Wednesday because of a long rain delay.The match will now take place not before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.The tournament planned to complete the other three matches scheduled for Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Rondina’s parents nothing but grateful as they get to watch daughter live for UAAP Finals

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books The graduating Rondina could claim her first indoor volleyball title if the Golden Tigresses beat the Lady Eagles on Wednesday after a 25-17, 25-16, 25-20 Game 1 win last Sunday put them on the brink of the championship.Mother Alona said Rondina has been nothing but a blessing for them not only as a daughter but also as a breadwinner.Rondina has played in both in the indoor and beach volleyball circuits for much of her career even representing the Philippines in the two sports.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Arnold said they were contented with watching Game 2 from their home in Cebu but thanks to the joint effort from the supporters of the two schools, they get a chance to watch their daughter get a shot at the UAAP crown on Wednesday.“It was unexpected and I also told Sisi that it was okay for us just to watch in Cebu from the television screen,” said Arnold in Filipino Tuesday at UST. “I thank the UST community for bringing us here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Sisi Rondina’s parents Arnold and Alona. Photo by Bong LozadaMANILA, Philippines—It was an unexpected gesture, but it was still a present Arnold and Alona Rondina, parents of University of Santo Tomas’ star Cherry Rondina, humbly accepted.The combined efforts of University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo communities helped bring Rondina’s parents from Cebu to Manila to watch the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals live.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting READ: UST, Ateneo team up to bring parents of Rondina, Bicar, Pacres to ManilaUST’s skipper is a four-time UAAP beach volleyball champion, two-time Philippine Super Liga beach volleyball champion with Petron, and a one-time PSL All-Filipino champion also with the Blaze Spikers.It was these several titles with Petron that allowed Rondina to build a house for her parents in her hometown of Compostela in Cebu.“It’s a huge thing for us that at her age she was able to save up and build a house for her family,” said Alona of her 22-year-old daughter. “I really thank her for that.”READ: Breadwinner Cherry Rondina buys home for family in CebuArnold, who mainly raised Rondina while Alona was working as an overseas Filipino worker in Brunei, said that it’s always been Cherry’s promise to build them a house.“She told me ‘Pa I will work so I can build a house for you,’” said Arnold. “Our house before had just nipa for a roof and when it rains it leaks but now that won’t happen.”Rondina has two older sisters, Maria Kristina, 26, Karen Mae 24, and a younger sibling in Criselda, 19.“She’s worked hard in her volleyball career, and her dream was fulfilled because of the sport,” said Alona. “I thank her for everything.” PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast ‘In the mood’: Roger Federer seeks more clay matches in Rome Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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