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Ronaldo surprised by increasing criticism

first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees 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 “You didn’t hear that from me,” Ronaldo said. “People talk about Cristiano every day, everywhere in the world. If I had to answer to all the people who talk about me, I would only do that, and it can’t be that way. I live for football and for my family, the rest is secondary. Everything that involves the name of Cristiano is news everywhere in the world, it’s normal. When you are a big name, people will always talk about you.”Ronaldo dismissed questions about a possible new contract with Madrid, saying that’s for club president Florentino Perez to talk about.But Ronaldo also said he doesn’t feel Madrid depends on him to succeed.“When Cristiano is not playing, Real Madrid remains the same,” he said. “I see Real Madrid strong, with a great team, a great squad. It’s not about individual players.”The game against Dortmund marked Ronaldo’s 400th appearance with Real Madrid since his debut in 2009. He is the club’s all-time scoring leader with 412 goals.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Ronaldo also scored twice in Madrid’s Champions League opener this season, a 3-0 win against APOEL. But he was criticized by many after a poor performance in a 1-0 home loss against Real Betis in the Spanish league. The Portuguese missed several chances in that game, including clear opportunities in front of goal.“I’m happy because I know that when everything is normal, that when I’m well and the opportunities appear, I will score,” Ronaldo said. “Sometimes the goalkeepers will make saves, or the woodwork will stop me, but this is part of football.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I always work the same way,” Ronaldo said. “I’m an example as a professional. I never become desperate, although some people may think that I do. I’m always with a healthy mind, a clear mind, prepared for great challenges and for the criticism, which is getting worse.”This is not the first — or likely last — time that Ronaldo has complained about criticism against him. ButRonaldo reiterated that he is happy playing in Madrid and that he never said he wanted to leave, as widely reported after a tax-fraud investigation in Spain earlier this year. LATEST STORIES Ateneo still undefeated Ronaldo’s season got off to a slow start after a five-match suspension for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final. He has scored five goals in six games so far.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, rear, gesture during a Champions League Group H soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at the BVB stadium in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo says criticism against him is getting worse, and he doesn’t think it’s fair.Ronaldo made his comments after scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.“It seems that match after match I have to show who I am,” Ronaldo said. “I’m surprised by the public opinion about me. Again, the numbers speak for themselves.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Lifford man arrested as part of major drugs operation

first_imgA Lifford man has appeared in court charged in connection with the organisation of a major drugs ring. Ben Quinn, aged 27, from Rossgier appeared at Derry’s Magistrate’s Court in connection with the supply of cocaine and cannabis. The BBC reports that Quinn was arrested in Lisburn on Wednesday following a major PSNI operation.He appeared alongside his co-accused Kevin Cassidy, 43, from Woodbrook in Derry.They are jointly charged with conspiring with others to supply cocaine valued at £720,000.They are also charged with conspiring with others to supply cannabis valued at £58,000.The two men are alleged to have committed the offences on 8 February 2017.‘Drugs gang’A detective constable told district judge Barney McElholm that the arrests were connected to the seizure of the drugs which were transported from Derry to Belfast and which were discovered in the Duncrue area of Belfast.The officer said it was the fifth of six drugs seizures made in 2016 and 2017 as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of a criminal drugs gang in Northern Ireland.Objecting to bail, the officer said he believed Mr Quinn was a flight risk as he had access to a substantial amount of cash and properties in County Donegal.Quinn was remanded in custody until 11 October and Kevin Cassidy had his bail application adjourned until next Monday and he was remanded in custody until then.Lifford man arrested as part of major drugs operation was last modified: September 14th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestBen QuinncourtdrugsLiffordlast_img read more

A 1920 Picasso oil heads for auction block

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The auction house did not reveal the Swedish owner of the painting. – Associated Press A Pablo Picasso oil painting from his early cubist period will go on auction in Stockholm next month. The 1920 painting “Guitare et Partition sur Gueridon” – or “Guitar and Score on a Pedestal Table” – will go on sale Nov. 4 at Stockholm’s Auktionsverk, auction house spokeswoman Anna Hamilton said Friday. “It is very exciting to have such an early (Picasso),” Hamilton said. “He was extremely productive, but it is still pretty unusual that a Picasso gets out on the market like this.” The asking price will be $255,000, Hamilton said. “Then we will see what happens,” she said. “There will definitely be a large international interest.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Devine To Be Enshrined In Drake Relays Hall of Fame

first_imgOutside of the Relays, she had an equally successful collegiate career. In 1976 and 1977, she was a two-time AIAW national champion as well as a two-time U.S. Federation champion. She also was a two-time national AAU runner-up and became a three-time shot put champion at the Kansas Relays in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Devine finished second in the shot put at the 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials and participated in the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials.In 1978, Devine swept the shot put, discus and javelin events at the Kansas Relays, setting a collegiate record of 53-3 in shot put, a mark she broke just a week later at the Drake Relays. Beyond the collegiate realm of track and field, Devine placed second at the 1976 Olympic trials but did not meet the qualifying standards to compete in the Olympics. She qualified again for the Olympic Trials in 1980. Her collegiate career came following a USA Junior championship she won in 1973 as a high school student, where she still holds records to date.Print Friendly Version The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee is set to induct a pair of standout athletes into the prestigious Drake Relays Athletes Hall of Fame next week during the 107th running of the Drake Relays.The first of those two to join some of the greatest names in track and field history in the Hall of Fame is Kathy Devine.Devine holds a number of honors and titles both at the Relays and beyond. Not only was she a Relays champion in 1977, 1978 and 1980, but she was also the first women’s shot put champion at the Drake Relays. During her career, Devine set the national collegiate record four times in the shot put while attending Emporia State, first as a freshman in 1976 and then broke it for the final time with a throw of 53-7.75 at the 1978 Drake Relays. That throw stood as the Drake Relays record for eight years until it was broken by Relays Hall of Famer Pinkie Suggs in 1987 with the only throw to exceed Devine’s during a 17-year period.last_img read more

Sharks takeaways: ‘the NHL still plays 60-minute games’

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — Pete DeBoer appreciates the fun that the Carolina Hurricanes are bringing to their postgame salutes to the crowd. He didn’t want to see it in person Friday night.After the Hurricanes ended the Sharks three-game winning streak, the team lined up on the blue line, got the entire arena clapping in unison and performed a rowboat celebration. The guys ran to the red line and back, slid on the ice and pretended to be rowing kayaks, sending the home crowd into a frenzy.The scene in …last_img read more

Mayock joins Gruden as Raiders’ general manager

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Mike Mayock is on board to work with Jon Gruden and help rebuild the Raiders.The long-time draft and personnel expert for the NFL Network was hired as the Raiders general manager Monday and was front and center at a press conference at the club facility, seated between Gruden and owner Mark Davis.“I’ve spent most of the last 15 yrs behind a microphone and I’ve got to be honest with you, I haven’t been this nervous or …last_img read more

Black, white – or South African?

first_imgWith four broad racial groupings, 11 official languages and a huge gap between rich and poor, South Africa has one of the most diverse populations in the world. Yet new research shows that the majority of the country’s people see themselves as “South Africans”, not as members of a specific racial or ethnic group.South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThere’s much variety in the people of South Africa – one of the most diverse countries in the world – with four broad racial groupings (including three minorities), 11 official languages, a huge gap between rich and poor, and growing communities of migrants and immigrants.Yet since the end of apartheid there has been a growing sense of nationhood in this race-conscious country, with most of all these different people seeing themselves as primarily South African – not as members of a specific racial or ethnic group.This is according to A Nation in the Making: A Discussion Document on Macro Social Trends in South Africa, a major new report released this week by the Presidency’s Policy Coordination and Advisory Services.According to a 2004 FutureFact study cited in the report, a whopping 71% of South Africans of all races define their primary identity – that is, the group to which they belong “first and foremost” – as African or South African.FutureFact’s data across the years reveals a strong move away from ethnicity towards nationhood. In 2000, 44% of South Africans defined themselves according to their race, ethnic group or language. By September 2001 this had declined to only 22%, with 12% race and 10% ethnicity. The most recent survey puts the figure at 18% – a mere 4% in terms of race alone.According to the 2004 survey, more than half the population (53%) see themselves as primarily South African. A further 18% of the country’s people – of all races – identify with the continent as a whole, describing themselves as “African”.“Overall, the data points to increasing levels of social cohesion, in terms of unity, coherence, functionality and pride among South Africans,” the report says.“However, this is drawn back by the legacy of inequality, intense migratory trends, crime related to social conditions and vestiges of racism.”Beyond crude racial classificationBlack South Africans’ sense of identity varies most, reflecting a diversity that belies crude racial classification. Making up 79% of the country’s population, 44% of black people define themselves as South African, the lowest proportion among all groups. Twenty-three percent see themselves as African, 18% identify with an ethnic or linguistic group – down from 23% in 1999 – and only 3% classify themselves according to race.With 82% defining themselves as “South African”, whites identify with the country the most, followed by coloureds and Indians. Five percent of whites consider themselves to be Africans, while 4% identify themselves according to race and 2% according to language or ethnicity.The vast majority (78%) of coloured South Africans also identify with the country, with a further 12% defining themselves racially, 1% in terms of language or ethnicity, and 4% as African. While most Indians and Asians also identify strongly with South Africa (70%), and 4% with Africa, this group has the highest ratio (18%) of those with a racial self-definition, and the lowest (0%) for language or ethnicity.The data also shows that, since the end of apartheid, economic status has dramatically taken hold of South Africans’ sense of self. In 1994, the year of the first democratic elections, only 3% of the country’s people used class or occupational descriptions as their primary self-definition. In 2000 this had risen to 14%, reaching a remarkable 37% by the time of the 2004 survey – a 12-fold increase in 10 years.Race relationsA Nation in the Making also points to promising improvements in race relations. It cites a recently released study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council in 2003, which finds that 57% of South Africans believe race relations have improved since the end of apartheid, while 29% think they have remained the same and only 14% believe they have deteriorated.This is a huge gain on a 1999 study, which found that only 42.1% of South Africans believed race relations had improved, while 32.8% said they had stayed the same and 14.9% saw a deterioration.In the 2003 survey, coloureds (61%), followed by Africans (59%), Indians (58%) and whites (42%) reported improved race relations.The report says those who see an improvement in the relationship between races understand it to be a result of, in this order, the church, sporting events, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Constitution, affirmative action and employment equity legislation.“These choices may have been influenced by high-profile events during specific periods,” the report says, “but they do point to important policy implications about partnerships, sport as a unifier and the church as the place for truth, penance and forgiveness in creating a sense of closure.”Download A Nation in the Making in PDF format from the South African Government website.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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From the archives: South African develops ‘waterless bath’

first_imgConsidering Cape Town is going through their worst drought in history, we revisit an old story that may provide a solution. In 2011, a young South African entrepreneur developed a product that allowed people to have a bath without using water. His reason? To get millions to hygienically skip a bath once a week to save the precious resource of water.Ludwick Marishane is the winner of the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (Image: Ludwick Marishane, Facebook)Brand South African reporterImagine taking a bath anywhere, at any time, without using the traditional method of water.Now it is possible, thanks to a young South African entrepreneur who developed a product that allows people who have limited access to water to maintain their standards of hygiene.Ludwick Marishane hails originally from Motetema on the border of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, a town located not too far from the small Kwaggavoetpad Nature Reserve. He completed his fourth year as a commerce student at the University of Cape Town.His product, called DryBath, is a clear germicidal and moisturising gel that’s applied to skin in the manner of waterless hand cleaners, although it has a sweet aroma rather than the distinctive alcohol smell of the latter.‘Doing the work of soap and water’DryBath does the work of water and soap and it earned Marishane the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award, with a US$10 000 (about R86 000 then) prize to boot.The product has positive implications for millions of people in Africa and other parts of the developing world where lack of regular access to clean water leads to reduced basic hygiene and a lower quality of life.Children, for example, often have to walk for hours to fetch clean water, which detracts from the time they can spend at school, doing homework or just playing.To show solidarity for and raise awareness of the millions of affected people, Marishane organised a no-bath weekend from 5 to 7 July 2013, which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the invention of DryBath.His main goal was to get 10-million people to hygienically skip a bath once a week during 2013, even if they don’t use DryBath, and save the precious resource of water.DryBath is manufactured by Western Cape-based gel cosmetic specialists BioEarth Labs for HeadBoy Industries, the company started by Marishane to develop and market the product.Watch:Laziness leads to inspirationMarishane grew up in rural Limpopo, where as a 17-year-old he was chatting one day with a close friend, discussing typical teenage topics and sunbathing in the winter sun.Full of imagination, the friend asked: “Why can’t they invent something that you can just apply to your skin so that you don’t have to take a bath nor shower?”Marishane felt the same way, and that planted the seed that would germinate into DryBath.“I came up with this idea all because I didn’t feel like taking a bath,” he joked. Although he only had high school science knowledge, Marishane got onto the internet via his mobile phone and researched statistics on water access, as well as the composition and manufacture of lotions and creams.He finally came up with a formula. Some months later and after much experimentation, he held a bottle of DryBath in his hand and went on to obtain a patent through his company.One 20ml DryBath sachet can do the work of one bath, and Marishane claims it saves about 80 litres of water on average with every use.Access to water is crucialDuring his research he found out that over 2.5-billion people in the world live without access to clean water – 450-millon of which are in Africa and five-million in South Africa.Continued research revealed that sanitation-related diseases are often found within these poor areas and the lack of water is one of the main causes of the infections.Saving water is a job that everyone needs to focus on. But there are many areas around the world that have no access to safe water, or any water at all, and people often have to walk long distances to get fresh water.Living without water can also lead to death, as waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid and schistosomiasis are found in areas that lack clean water.Trachoma, a disease caused by dirt getting into the eye through agents such as flies or towels, affects 350-million people and leaves eight-million of them permanently blind through recurring infection.According to Water.org, nearly 10% of the global disease burden could be reduced through improved water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resource management.Getting the product out thereMarishane first approached charity organisations for support, but says he was turned back because of his age and because of doubt that his concept would ever work. Back at the drawing board, he put together a lengthy and detailed proposal – all done on his trusty Nokia.With paper in hand, he approached the corporate world in search of sponsors, endorsements and investors;since then, he has struck up partnerships with WaterAid and Oxfam.DryBath is now also manufactured commercially for clients such as hotels, music festival organisers, major global airlines – one of which is British Airways – and governments for soldiers in the field.Source: Headboy Industries IncThis article was originally published in January 2013.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Antique tackle show at Buckeye Lake

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman Radio (buckeyesportman.com)Cool old fishing stuff and cutting edge fishing information will be the draw to the Buckeye Lake area Saturday, June 23. The Antique Lure & Vintage Tackle Show at Lakewood High School on historic Route 40 should be a big draw to regional anglers interested in the old and the new. It offers several exhibits featuring antique lures by National Fishing Lure Collectors Club members, who will be showing, selling and appraising tackle brought in by guests, as well as displays and tackle auctions by local collectors.Vance Outdoors is sponsoring a casting area and contest for youth and women in a casting-friendly area staffed by the Cranberry Marsh Bass Club, celebrating 50 years of competitive fishing, and local guide Doug Stewart will be leading seminars and giving away a fully guided half day Buckeye Lake fishing trip.The Antique Lure & Vintage Tackle Show is presented by The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association and supported by the Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, Explore Licking County, and the businesses surrounding Buckeye Lake. For more information, contactRickie Sue Grunden of the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association at rsgrunden@gmail.com, 614-206-0421 or visit buckeyelakeareacivicassociation.org. Youth fishing area open for the seasonA youth fishing area in Xenia is open for business. The special area was created for warm and cool water shore fishing opportunities at several former spring-fed hatchery ponds located at 1076 Old Springfield Pike in Xenia. Youth 15 years and under are allowed to fish by reservation only, no walk-ins will be admitted. Fishing is offered for three sessions each day on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays this summer and continues through Labor Day. A limit of six reservations per session has been set. Young anglers may keep only one fish daily at the youth fishing ponds but catching and releasing fish for the duration of the visit is welcome.All young anglers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while in the youth area, butadults are not required to have a fishing license. Adults are not allowed to fish in the youth area,but may assist their young anglers. Equipment, bait, and ODNR Division of Wildlife staffmember assistance will be provided at no charge thanks to the purchases of Ohio fishinglicenses and federal contributions from the Sportfish Restoration Fund.Reservations must be made 48 hours prior to fishing. Youth are limited to one reservationper month. To register your youth call the Wildlife District Five office, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 937-372-9261. Kayak fishing course offeredOhio Department of Natural Resources is hosting a “Fishing from a Kayak” program on Saturday, June 16 at the Sprucevale area of Beaver Creek State Park from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.The basics of fishing from a kayak will be taught, starting with an introduction to kayak safety. The balance (no pun intended) of the session will be spent on the water fishing for several species of fish, including smallmouth bass, sauger, and walleye.The program is for adults and children who have the strength to paddle a kayak and follow safety instructions and is free. However, pre-registration is required and participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants over 16 must have a fishing license.Potential angler/paddlers interested in reserving a space for the program may call Ken Fry, ODNR Division of Wildlife, at (330) 245-3030. Turkey take was up as expectedOhio hunters checked a total of 22,571 wild turkeys during the combined 2018 springwild turkey south zone hunting season, northeast zone hunting season and youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21-May 27. In 2017, hunters checked a total of 21,042 wild turkeys.Hunters checked 20,689 birds during the 2018 wild turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons compared to 19,147 birds in 2017. Youth hunters checked 1,882 birds during the 2018 youth season compared to 1,895 in 2017.Ohio’s 2018 spring wild turkey season was open from Monday, April 23, to Sunday, May 20, in the south zone and from Monday, April 30, to Sunday, May 27, in the northeast zone. Youth season was April 21-22. Hunters can view the 2018 spring turkey season zone map and harvest regulations at wildohio.gov.A list of all wild turkeys checked during the 2018 combined spring turkey hunting seasons isshown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2018, and the 2017 numbers are in parentheses. An * designates a northeast zone county, which was open to wild turkey hunting through Sunday, May 27. Harvest numbers below are raw data and subject to change.Adams: 398 (503); Allen: 71 (91); Ashland: 294 (275); Ashtabula*: 573 (645); Athens: 573 (410); Auglaize: 42 (60); Belmont: 738 (535); Brown: 383 (426); Butler: 207 (189); Carroll: 509 (449); Champaign: 89 (89); Clark: 21 (18); Clermont: 347 (418); Clinton: 63 (45); Columbiana: 350 (332); Coshocton: 803 (654); Crawford: 62 (75); Cuyahoga*: 11 (10); Darke: 49 (45); Defiance: 223 (291); Delaware: 105 (102); Erie: 48 (57); Fairfield: 128 (130); Fayette: 14 (15); Franklin: 20 (23); Fulton: 109 (141); Gallia: 455 (472); Geauga*: 260 (246); Greene: 16 (24); Guernsey: 803 (564); Hamilton: 93 (108); Hancock: 38 (52); Hardin: 86 (87); Harrison: 697 (551); Henry: 68 (58); Highland: 377 (457); Hocking: 443 (379); Holmes: 398 (377); Huron:162 (170); Jackson: 492 (448); Jefferson: 497 (403); Knox: 459 (436); Lake*: 65 (86); Lawrence: 256 (293); Licking: 456 (419); Logan: 118 (137); Lorain: 145 (165); Lucas: 75 (67); Madison: 13 (6); Mahoning: 218 (231); Marion: 31 (37); Medina: 169 (172); Meigs: 673 (535); Mercer: 19 (20); Miami: 14 (24); Monroe: 808 (593); Montgomery: 21 (19); Morgan: 546 (428); Morrow: 160 (181); Muskingum: 793 (612); Noble: 585 (482); Ottawa: 0 (1); Paulding: 71 (113); Perry: 440 (390); Pickaway: 25 (19); Pike: 261 (300); Portage: 274 (289); Preble: 112 (93); Putnam: 57 (66); Richland: 336 (347); Ross: 364 (391); Sandusky: 18 (21); Scioto:289 (299); Seneca: 151 (179); Shelby: 38 (46); Stark: 326 (338); Summit: 76 (57); Trumbull*: 374 (409); Tuscarawas: 810 (676); Union: 49 (59); Van Wert: 23 (22); Vinton: 467 (361); Warren: 115 (95); Washington: 695 (544); Wayne: 123 (145); Williams: 232 (283); Wood: 19 (24); Wyandot: 87 (108). Total: 22,571 (21,042).last_img read more

Fajardo wreaks havoc as San Miguel ousts TNT, advances to semis

first_imgTyphoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The Beermen had an early lead, 42-30, with a big first half, but TNT managed to get back into the game and even took a 70-67 lead with 3:12 left in the third quarter before the defending champions pulled away for good.Other Beermen joined the scoring party as Marcio Lassiter fired 20 points, five boards, two assists, and two steals, while Chris Ross contributed 13 points, seven dimes, three rebounds, and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArwind Santos finished with 15 markers, seven boards, four assists, four steals, and four blocks before being ejected for his second technical foul with 1:20 to play after his scuffle with TNT guard Jericho Cruz.“This is the hardest game we ever had against TNT because they’ve been through two knockout games and they blew them all out. I was worried, but I have to be credit to the boys, especially June Mar Fajardo,” said an emotional coach Leo Austria, who had his attentions divided after his wife underwent kidney transplant earlier in the day. “He was so focused in this game. We followed our game plan to the letter.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus TNT’s Tautuaa ejected in 3rd quarter of Game 1 vs SMB Read Next SAN MIGUEL 106 — Fajardo 35, Lassiter 20, Santos 15, Ross 13, Cabagnot 8, Heruela 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, De Ocampo 3, Pessumal 2, Espinas 1.TNT 93 — Castro 19, Rosario 19, Pogoy 17, Semerad 16, Williams 15, Cruz 3, Garcia 2, Torres 2, Carey 0, Paredes 0, Reyes 0, Tautuaa 0.Quarters: 31-23, 52-44, 77-72, 106-93.RELATED VIDEO John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT had no answers for June Mar Fajardo as the four-peat-seeking San Miguel Beer progressed to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals with a 106-93 thumping Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The four-time PBA Most Valuable Player unleashed 35 points on an ultra-efficient 15-of-19 shooting from the field, while also gathering 11 rebounds and two blocks to aid the twice-to-beat Beermen in ousting the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel now awaits its date in the best-of-seven semifinals against the victor of the Ginebra-Rain or Shine quarterfinals series.The Beermen broke away from a 79-all deadlock after Brian Heruela and a pair of Santos treys went down to establish an 88-83 lead.Though Kelly Williams and Anthony Semerad tried to bring TNT within two, 90-88, with 4:10 left, Santos was there again to hit a tough fadeaway before Fajardo followed it up with two more buckets, the last of which an uncontested jumper over Williams with 2:03 on the clock that virtually put the game out of reach.Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario led eight-seed TNT with 19 points apiece as the KaTropa made an early exit in the all-Filipino conference.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ View commentslast_img read more