Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Historic night for Renaldo Balkman. Photo from ABL websiteSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas kept rolling after beating Hong Kong Eastern anew, 96-81, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Friday night at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.Renaldo Balkman had another efficient and all-around night with a game-high 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting from the field on top of four rebounds, four assists and three blocks to power Alab to its seventh victory in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Balkman, the former NBA veteran, was at his best in the pivotal fourth period, where he fired 10 points alone as Alab outscored Hong Kong, 23-10, after leading by only two at the end of the third quarter.Ray Parks was also red-hot from the field, finishing with 23 points missing only three of his 12 shots in only his second game back from a groin injury that sidelined him for three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPJ Ramos added a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Philippine side, which hiked its league-leading record to 13-2.But the spotlight was on Balkman, who made ABL history as the fastest player to reach 1000 points, needing only 40 games to achieve the feat. 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bobby Portis scores 30 in debut as Wizards turn back Cavs LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Alab shot 58 percent from the field and held Hong Kong to just 34 percent.O’Darien Bassett scored 24 points while Sam Deguara had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Hong Kong (11-9), which dropped to 0-3 against Alab this season with all of its losses by double-digits.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Bantam A Tier 1 Provincial Tournament took place over the weekend in Fort St. John and the host North Peace Blacksox ended up in third place.The Plamondon Mustangs ended up winning the tournament with an 8-7 win over the Wainwright Nationals in the final at Kin Park.The Fort St. John team, the North Peace Black Sox finished the tournament in third place after losing to Wainwright in the semi-final Sunday morning.- Advertisement -Tournament organizers would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and fans that showed up over the weekend.
0Shares0000Head coach David Wagner’s side arrive on a high after beating Manchester United for the first time since 1952 last Saturday which sees them lying in a respectable 11th place after nine matches © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 27 – David Wagner considers Jurgen Klopp to be a member of his family but on Saturday the former will set aside their close ties and hope his Huddersfield side beat Liverpool for the first time since 1959.Wagner’s side arrive on a high after beating Manchester United for the first time since 1952 last Saturday which sees them lying in a respectable 11th place after nine matches. A win over Liverpool would lift Huddersfield above them and increase the pressure that is building on his great friend — who is godfather to one of Wagner’s three children whilst the Terriers handler was best man at Klopp’s wedding — after a disappointing start to the season domestically.Poor league form — plus an early exit in the League Cup — has left them already 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.City travel to out of form West Brom who will seek to emulate second tier Wolves earlier this week in denying Sergio Aguero the outright all-time scoring record for the club.An ideal weekend for City manager Pep Guardiola would be a win for his team and a draw between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur — second and third respectively — who are both five points adrift of the Spaniard’s side.Wagner — who was brought in by then head coach Klopp to coach Borussia Dortmund’s reserves in 2011 — is downplaying the personal part and highlighting the remarkable rise of his modest club.“It’s a great relationship. It’s more than a friendship,” said Wagner.“Maybe he’s more a family member rather than a friend.“But I think the real important and extraordinary story is Huddersfield Town meets Liverpool in the Premier League in a competitive game.“I think nobody should forget this. This is the real extraordinary story.“I don’t know for how many years, the last time this football club was able to play at Anfield in a competitive game. This is the big story for us.”– ‘Good thing to learn’ –Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero looks to pass the ball during their match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 24, 2017 © AFP/File / Anthony DEVLINAguero’s failure to move ahead of Eric Brook’s mark of 177 goals against Wolves was blamed by Guardiola on the quality of the ball but the City manager says it is only a matter of time before he does take sole charge of the record.“If not the next game, it’s another one. If not, another one. If not, another one,” said Guardiola, whose side have already beaten West Brom away this season in the League Cup.“He has to be focused, play football and the situation is going to happen.“It is not a record he has to break by scoring 50 more goals. It’s one more goal.”Mourinho will be looking for his players to show a considerable improvement on their attitude to the one they displayed against Huddersfield.Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera — whose remark about Huddersfield playing with more passion infuriated Mourinho — said beating Spurs would put that shock loss behind them.“We want to move forward for a massive game against Tottenham and try to win,” said Herrera.“After the defeat at Huddersfield we needed good feelings back, because when you lose a game you want to play as quick as possible and play well.”Spurs arrive at Old Trafford having had a wake-up call of their own at struggling West Ham, who overturned a 2-0 deficit to beat them 3-2 in the League Cup on Wednesday and end their 11 match unbeaten run.Spurs Belgian international defender Toby Alderweireld says lessons have been learnt.“You have to keep the level up because if you drop it a little bit you see what happens. It’s a good thing to learn,” said Alderweireld.“Of course we’d love to have won, but we don’t have to be too dramatic about it. Next time we have to do better, and we focus on Saturday.”FixturesSaturday (5pm kick-offs unless stated)Arsenal v Swansea, Bournemouth v Chelsea (7:30pm), Liverpool v Huddersfield, Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (2:30pm), West Brom v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v West Ham, Watford v Stoke.SundayBrighton v Southampton (4:30pm), Leicester v Everton (7pm)MondayBurnley v Newcastle United (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Almost 100 runners took part in Sunday’s annual Letterkenny AC Turkey Trot, which was run in excellent conditions.Normally, prizes go to the fastest runners. However, in the Turkey Trot, prizes go to those runners who can achieve the most accurate correlation between their pre race prediction and their actual finishing time.See our gallery from the Turkey Trot hereNo runners got an exact match between their prediction and their finishing time.However, Jackie Harvey’s time of 22.49 was just 1 second away from her prediction. LAC athlete Paddy McDaid ran 18.18 and was just 2 seconds out. Alan Mailey, Paddy Hannigan and Mary Martin were also just 2 seconds out.Paul Skinnader and John Daly were 3 seconds away; Dermot Gallagher and Gerard McConnell were 4 seconds away. The 10th turkey went to Niamh McDaid of LAC, whose time of 25.04 was just 4 seconds outside her prediction.The runaway race winner was David Flynn, of Dublin club Clonliffe Harriers. David ran a very fast time of 15.25. A large number of LAC runners took part. Karol Duggan was 2nd overall in 16.26 and Annmarie McGlynn’s time of 16.29 gave her 3rd place. Raymond Birch clocked 17.15, Kevin Ferry 18.25, Patrick Brennan 18.26 and Brian McCrossan 18.30.Paul McBride crossed the line in 19.00, Michael Galvin in 19.45 and Darren Beecroft, who has made an excellent recovery from the Dublin Marathon, clocked 19.48.John McFadden finished in 20.17, Deirdre Diver in 20.27, Adrian Callaghan’s time was 20.40, Paul Lee finished in 20.43, Mark McFadden in 20.47 and Stephen Shiels in 20.52.M60 athlete, Jimmy McBride, is defying the years and is currently in the form of his life. His recent retirement from work has clearly had a positive impact on his running. He came home in 21.33.It was Jimmy’s second race in consecutive days. On Saturday, he was 3rd in the Letterkenny parkrun 5K, in a time of 22.10. Richard Raymond ran 22.03 and a 3rd LAC M60, Brian McBride clocked 22.21. Pat McKenna finished in 23.07, Ben George in 23.19 and Sinead Peoples in 24.22. Aidan McKenna did a fine pacemaking job to take Bambi Doherty home in 24.27. Peter McLean ran 25.21, which was 99 seconds faster than he had run in the previous day’s Letterkenny parkrun.The parkrun depends upon volunteers for its success. On Saturday, 2 LAC members, Richard Raymond and Cathal Roarty, who had competed previously in the parkrun, took on stewarding duties.The club is grateful to club members, Jason and Sharon Black, for providing continued, generous sponorship of the Turkey Trot through their nightclub, Voodoo Venue.Thanks are also due to Brendan McDaid and his team of hard working organisers, stewards, First Aid personnel and An Garda Siochana.This Sunday, the European Cross Country Championships will take place in Chia, Italy. Experienced LAC coach, Teresa McDaid, is Team Manager of the women’s Senior and Under 23 teams. It is a well deserved honour for Teresa, who puts so much time into developing LAC athletes.Letterkenny AC: Jimmy McBride defies the years on busy weekend was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Letterkenny AC
The dual carriageway outside Letterkenny is to undergo repairs in the coming weeks for major potholes.Large potholes have appeared on Letterkenny dual carriageway.Motorists have become very concerned recently after a number of potholes developed on the stretch of road.A number of motorists had complained they were being forced to swerve to avoid the holes. It is believed recent harsh winters caused the potholes.Local election candidates John Watson said he has been contacted by a lot of people in the past week about the deteriorating condition of the surface of the dual carriageway.And he revealed “Many people feared the large holes on the road surface would cause an accident. I have made enquiries regarding this and I have been informed that this is a material failure and that the contractor will be carrying our repairs in the next few weeks.”The matter has also been raised in recent weeks by Letterkenny Town councillor Gerry McMonagle. DUAL CARRIAGEWAY TO UNDERGO REPAIRS AFTER POTHOLE CRASH FEARS was last modified: May 4th, 2014 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:donegaldual carriagewayletterkennypotholes
Goalkeeper Petr Cech is Chelsea’s captain and Fernando Torres is among the substitutes at West Brom, who are without Jonas Olsson, Stephane Sessegnon and former Blues striker Nicolas Anelka.With John Terry out with a minor injury, vice-captain Frank Lampard is on the bench along with Torres, who has recovered from a knee problem. Ramires comes into the starting line-up in Lampard’s place.West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Amalfitano, Morrison, Brunt, Thievy, Berahino.Subs: Myhill, Mulumbu, Lugano, Dorrans, Gera, Anichebe, Vydra.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Salah, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
9 April 2014 Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund on Tuesday announced an 18-man squad to play international friendly matches against Australia and New Zealand next month.South Africa face 2014 Fifa World Cup-bound Australia on Monday, 26 May at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Four days later, on 30 May, they take on New Zealand at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.‘The Association’s vision’“These matches are an intergral part of the association’s vision to have Bafana Bafana play against some of the top sides in the world,” Safa president Danny Jordaan said at the announcement of the squad in Johannesburg.“For us to have a strong Bafana Bafana, we will have to face these big footballing nations. We have already played the likes of Spain and Brazil, and we have lined up more high-profile games, which we will unveil with time.”Previous matchesBafana Bafana last met Australia in London 2008, with the teams sharing a 2-2 draw. The Socceroos will use the forthcoming match to finalise their preparations for the World Cup.In six previous meetings, Australia have scored three 1-0 wins, South Africa won 2-0 in Johannesburg in 1996, and the last two encounters ended in draws.In Bafana’s only previous match against New Zealand, in Rustenburg during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, South Africa won 2-0, with Bernard Parker, who is part of the current squad, scoring both goals.‘Capable of doing us proud’“I believe I have selected players capable of doing us proud Down Under in the two matches,” Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said.“We are also happy to have been given the opportunity to assist Australia in their preparations for the 2014 Fifa World Cup tournament in Brazil. This is a chance we could not miss. We hope our match will be of great assistance.“As these matches do not fall under the Fifa calendar dates, I hope we will get all the players that we would like to have for the two clashes,” he added.The Bafana Bafana squad assembles on Monday, 19 May and will have two training sessions at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on the following two days before departing for Sydney.BAFANA BAFANA SQUADGoalkeepers: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)Defenders: Thabo Nthethe (Mamelodi Sundowns), Buhle Mkhwanazi (University of Pretoria), Tsepo Masilela (Kaizer Chiefs), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk, Belgium), Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates), Siyanda Xulu (Rostov FC, Russia)Midfielders: Andile Jali (Oostende FC, Belgium), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns), Themba Zwane (Mpumalanga Black Aces), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace, England), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren, Belgium)Strikers: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth, England)SAinfo reporter
Solutions Selling is Dead: Pure, unadulterated bullshit. Has selling changed? Absolutely. Has buying changed? Perhaps, but not as much as is being touted (at least not in B2B sales). The idea behind solutions selling is that you collaborate with your clients to understand their business needs, whether it is pain or latent pain, and develop consensus around a solution that moves their business forward. It’s a process that starts at target and ends at close, covering all of the stages in between. The process is mostly good fundamentals, and it is anything but dead.Pain Is Dead: Hair-splitting. People buy when they are dissatisfied. If they don’t know they’re dissatisfied and you motivate them to change, you aren’t helping them by ensuring they remain satisfied. Selling is helping to move your client to a better place. Better than what? Better than where they are now. If they didn’t know their results could be better, you created the pain, or you developed the latent dissatisfaction. If you help your clients capitalize on an opportunity they didn’t know existed, the gap you introduced them them to is the source of their dissatisfaction. Try to be compelling without pain.Relationship Selling Is Dead This lie should come with it’s own hazard suit. You don’t want to get any on you. Anyone who has successfully sold knows that the very heart of their success has been built on relationships of value, both inside their company and out. Imagine you have two opportunities. In the first opportunity, you have developed relationships with all of their stakeholders, you have access, and you have a deep understanding of their needs. You have developed trust. In the second opportunity, you are unknown, you’ve had no real access, and your prospective buyer doesn’t know that you understand their needs. You just don’t have a relationship. But let’s assume what is true about you in the first opportunity is true about your competitor in the second. Which deal are you going to win? Which deal is your competitor going to win?Cold Calling is Dead: This is a special lie. It belongs to charlatans selling greenhorns a book, a program, or a package that promises they’ll never have to make the uncomfortable “ask.” The charlatan’s target market is those susceptible to believing the fairy tales that social media and inbound marketing alone are enough to make your number. Is every method effective? Should your playbook be more than cold calling? Absolutely. But you still need to pick up the phone.Buyers Have a Process: They don’t. Certainly they go through the stages of a buyer’s journey (dissatisfaction, recognition of needs, exploring options, avoiding risk). But they don’t have a formal process (if they do, you’re selling to purchasing). Buyers hope you know how to help them figure out what they need, build consensus within their organization, and write the business case for their management team. Buyers don’t have a process, and if they do then it mostly leads to a no decision. Better you believe the truth which is somewhere closer to you helping your buyer with a process. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Here are five lies about sales and selling. Don’t believe them.
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ A native of New York, Bird played for Connecticut and helped the Huskies to two NCAA championships. She was taken by Seattle with the No. 1 pick in the 2002 WNBA draft.Since then, she’s become one of the league’s most decorated players.And now, she’s becoming part of a growing community of women in the NBA. Kristi Toliver was added to Washington’s staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin became an assistant coach with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. There are also trailblazers such as San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, former Sacramento assistant Nancy Lieberman, Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek, Clippers G League assistant Natalie Nakase and Memphis analyst Nicki Gross.“There’s something nice about being part of a trailblazing group,” Bird said. “It’s hard to look at myself that way because I look at Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoops and Rebecca Lobo and Dawn Staley in that way. … I know in 20 years I’ll be looked at as part of that group I just named.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some scouting. The 38-year-old is receiving a first-class education in another side of the game and it gives her something to ponder down the road.That is, when she’s shot her last jumper. The basketball fire still burns after wrapping up her 16th WNBA season with a championship in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“I’m a player. I’m still focused on my playing career. I want to get the most out of that as possible,” Bird said Sunday night before the Nuggets hosted Toronto. “Whether I retire tomorrow or in 20 years, I just want to get as much out as I can. But with that I have an understanding that basketball’s not forever. At some point you’ve got to find something else, find your way, and that’s what’s so great about this. Hopefully with this process I can find out if I’m any good at this, if this is for me, and see what happens.”Bird was brought on board through a conversation with Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly. He basically asked: What does she want to do when she’s done? MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion John Wall leads Wizards past Lakers Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I always thought front office work, being with the team day in and day out, that was something I wasn’t going to get to until I was done,” Bird said. “When he put it in a way I could do both it became extremely attractive.”Admittedly, the learning curve has been steep.“It’s a lot of players. It’s a lot of teams,” said Bird, who’s helped the Storm to three titles. “There’s a lot of history that I’m stepping into now and having to learn about. The one thing you learn is when you can step out your comfort zone and be uncomfortable you see what you’re made of and who you are.”Bird’s quickly gotten up to speed in her role as a scout. Then again, the Nuggets expected nothing less as they’re off to a sizzling start.“She’s been an asset,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Anybody who has a resume Sue has is going to help any organization.”ADVERTISEMENT Sue Bird jokes with reporters as she talks about her new role as basketball operations assistant for the Denver Nuggets before an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Sue Bird, basketball operations associate for the Denver Nuggets. The title has a nice ring to it.Sue Bird, point guard for the Seattle Storm. Now that’s a title she’s not quite ready to give up.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will constitute a committee to see how the Supreme Court appointed-Lodha Panel recommendations are implemented by the board in the best possible and swiftest manner.Briefing the media after BCCI’s SGM which was held on Monday, acting secretary of the cricket body Amitabh Chaudhary said, “Today we had an SGM with an eight-point agenda. The most important of which was obviously the implementation of the principal order of the Supreme Court dated 18th of July.””The House deliberated in very detail and with a view to complete the implementation process, constituted a committee which will examine how best quickly they are implemented.””The committee will be constituted tomorrow and should have its first recommendations in a fortnight’s time. BCCI office bearers will decide how many members will constitute this committee, which could be five or six,” he added.He further informed that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) members will not be part of the committee.Speaking about the role of the committee, Choudhary said, “The committee will go into each and every point necessitated by the principal judgment and then only those exceptional and limited areas of difficulty would bring it to the notice of the CoA who will thereafter decide the course of action.”The major issues that the committee will be looking into are ‘one-state, one-vote’, age cap of 70 years, cooling off period after every three years and increasing the number of members in the selection panel to five from current three.advertisementHowever, as per BCCI sources, the board is likely to go to the Supreme Court objecting the above issues.When asked about the future course of action about appointing the next Team India coach, the BCCI acting secretary said, “The process to elect the Indian team coach remains the same. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will assess all the applicants and based on that the selection will be made.”Choudhary, when asked about former BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s presence in the meeting, replied, “A notice for a meeting is a notice. And the notice says that all member units are requested to attend the meeting.””Who would represent the member unit is a choice made by that unit as long as it doesn’t violate any court order. That is all I need to examine and I did,” he added.Earlier in a landmark judgment on July 18, 2016, the Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI and had given six months deadline to the board implement the recommendations.On October 1, the board had accepted many of the “significant recommendations” of the Lodha Committee, but excluded the important ones which have been a bone of contention between the cricket body and the Lodha Panel.The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state one-vote, age limit of 70 years, cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five-selectors and retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board.