LaLiga agrees on the return today and the clubs aim for May

first_imgThebes, as it has already tried unsuccessfully with economic measures to alleviate the coronavirus crisis, prefer than there is consensus among all the clubs and a solution about him back to training that does not harm anyone. The president of LaLiga also has health like one of the priorities right now, but that doesn’t stop him from focusing on searching agreements for the future regarding the organization of the calendar. Ideally, for patronal, would be mark a date in which all the teams come back at once, although it will be difficult to achieve.However, it has raised suspicions the fact that various clubs (not only the Real) are already moving individually to return to training as soon as possible. Since some sectors of Spanish football it points to the recklessness of wanting restart the trainings this week it is clearly due to a strategy: Send a message to television sponsors, operators and subscribers that the competition will restart right away with your mind on the May 29 or June 6 as most likely dates. By cons, wiser managers they assure AS that their clubs have no intention to go back to second week of May. The Royal movement surprised to Federation and AFEsince the government regulations for them seem very clear in their obsessive about at sanitary measures. Although have not positioned publicly, several sources consulted saw this intention to return to training as a unsupported tone output already clarified. The leagueFor his part, he preferred keep silence and wait to debate all in the Delegate Commission than is celebrated today by video conference and in which six First Clubs (Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Levante) and six other Second Clubs (Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo) will participate.last_img read more

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LNRCS Identifies with Storm Victims in Lofa

first_imgThe Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has begun rendering humanitarian services to 14 communities that were recently hit by storm in Lofa County.The LNRCS began the process on June 10, and it is distributing assorted relief items to 452 families struggling to rebuild their homes following the devastating storm.The storm incident occurred in that part of the country on May 31, 2014 destroying buildings, business centers and farms.Items the Red Cross is distributing include Zinc, mats, buckets, lappers, sets of cooking utensils, and five cartoons of roofing nails.According to authorities and residents in Lofa, the storm completely damaged about 115 houses and partially affected 202.Over three thousand people were rendered homeless as a result.LNRCS Lofa County chapter Field officer, Joseph Varnie, said though storm encounter is not strange to people of Lofa, the May 31 storm was very devastating.He said the level of destruction is severe to the extent that the Red Cross alone cannot reach all affected families with relief.He told journalists that the Red Cross is considering identifying with the 452 family heads, but the materials available are not enough to cover all the victims.“We at the Red Cross want to send out SOS for more relief items as the victims are still in desperate need of clothing and building materials, Mr. Varney said.“On the first day of distribution, we covered at least 45-family heads; yet there are many still standing by and the relief items are not enough to address their needs,” he added.The relief items being distributed to the victims were made available by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Danish Red Cross (DRC), partners to the Liberian National Red Cross Society.At the same time, the Red Cross Lofa Chapter has also begun creating awareness for tree planting to help save people in the county from future destruction.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PSC urges GECOM to still be ready for elections

first_img…calls for respect of Appeal Court’s rulingThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to continue its arrangements for the hosting of General and Regional Elections.The PSC on Saturday in urging respect for the Court of Appeal’s decision on the no-confidence motions – which it ruled was not successfully passed – called on GECOM to continue its preparations for the holding of elections “whenever they become constitutionally due”.The Appeal Court on Friday ruled that for a 33-seat majority Government to be voted out, 34 votes are required for a no-confidence motion to be validly passed even if one of its members voted against them. On December 21, 2018, the no-confidence motion, which was brought by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, was passed and certified by the Speaker of the National Assembly after the then Government Member of Parliament, Charrandas Persaud made a conscious decision and voted in favour of the motion.Meanwhile, on Saturday, the PSC added that as a consequence of the ruling of the Appellate Court, it calls upon “all of the political parties and their supporters and, indeed, the entire country to respect the decision of the Court”.In a decision, which has been highly criticised, the Appeal Court judges in a 2:1 split decision ruled that a majority of 34 votes would have been needed to validly pass the no-confidence motion brought against the Government last year.The ruling means that the motion was not validly passed, and hence the coalition Administration was not toppled as a result of the events that occurred in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018 – when the minority Opposition had secured the crossover vote from Persaud.Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George had, in January, upheld the December 21, 2018, passage of the no-confidence motion, ruling that in Guyana’s 65-member National Assembly, a majority is 33. This, however, was appealed by Attorney General Basil Williams.While Justice Rishi Persaud on Friday dismissed the appeal and conferred with the ruling of the High Court, his colleague appellate judges allowed the State’s appeal. Both Justices Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Dawn Gregory opined that while 33 is the majority of the 65-member National Assembly, the successful passage of a no-confidence motion requires an “absolute majority” of 34, and not the “simple” majority of 33 that has been used to pass ordinary business in the House. The Opposition has since indicated that they will be moving to the Caribbean Court of Justice to further peruse the case.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.last_img read more

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AFC’s `other’ QBs grab spotlight

first_imgDENVER — Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, they most certainly are not. Just a couple of “dirtbags” is how Jake Plummer described himself and Ben Roethlisberger, the pair of quarterbacks in charge of guiding their offenses through Sunday’s AFC title game. Instead of glitz and glamour, football fans get facial hair and efficiency Plummer versus Roethlisberger when the Broncos and Steelers meet with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Last weekend, Plummer took care of Brady while Roethlisberger knocked Manning out of the playoffs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “They got a chance to see that one earlier in the season, and maybe they’ll get to see it next year,” Steelers coach Bill Cowher said, referring to the marquee matchup that didn’t pan out for this week. Instead, it’s a pair of quarterbacks who failed in the playoffs last season, but came back this year and embraced the notion some say the somewhat unrealistic notion that they are mere cogs in their respective offenses, not the players who must make them tick. “That’s the big question that people are trying to figure out. I am, too,” Plummer said Friday when asked what’s so different about this year from last. “I’m just playing football. Five years ago, I prepared the same way.” The results, however, have been different. Maybe it’s because, as coach Mike Shanahan says, it takes three years in a system for a quarterback to acclimate. center_img Or maybe, as Plummer suggests, it’s because he got a new sense of security when Shanahan and owner Pat Bowlen showed their support by electing to pay the $6 million roster bonus Plummer was owed last offseason. Off the field, Plummer refused to change his public persona. His scruffy, Grizzly Adams beard is something of an obsession in Denver, where John Elway set the standard for how quarterbacks should act, play, be. Plummer doesn’t play that game. What he wants to look at and talk about is the next game and honestly, that strategy has worked. Plummer threw only seven interceptions this season compared to 20 last season and the number dwindles to five if you throw out opening day, a 34-10 loss to Miami that has since been proven a major aberration. “Everything he’s done over the offseason, I don’t exactly know what he’s done, but whatever it is, I like it,” Broncos receiver Rod Smith said. While many might not have anticipated a mercurial turnaround for Plummer, now in his ninth year, improvement for Roethlisberger in Year 2 could have been expected. His troubles last season came mainly in the playoffs, when the speed of the game picked up and the long grind of the season really started wearing him down. “He was a robotic quarterback a year ago,” Cowher said. “He’s been able to pace himself over the course of the year by understanding the length of the season. All these things are why you’re seeing the difference from this year to last year.” Roethlisberger has indeed changed. One minor point: He grew a beard. But his Abe Lincolnesque look didn’t create as much of a stir in Pittsburgh as Plummer’s did in Denver. The quarterback’s improved play certainly did, though. “I’m just trying to take it one step at a time and be better prepared for everything that is thrown my way and just making sure mentally that I’m sharp,” Roethlisberger said. So, which of these quarterbacks will win it Sunday? Of course, “not losing” a game is much more difficult for a quarterback than it might appear. “Regardless of what I’ve done so far, this is a big game and there will be pressure,” Plummer said. “I just look at what’s in front of me. It’s a great opportunity. At this point, I’m not looking back at the past too much.” 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

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KILMACRENNAN SIXTH CLASS STUDENTS UNDERTAKE EGGS-TRAORDINARY PROJECT

first_imgA group of primary school children have undertaken an innovative project as part of their science curriculum in which they document the Life Cycle of a Chicken!Anne-Marie Ferry got her 6th class students at Kilmacrennan N.S. to repeat the project which was also carried out last year by a different set of students.However, this year’s project proved the most successful yet with a phenomenal FOURTEEN chicks hatching from the incubator. The project is part of the ‘hands on’ approach to the Science curriculum being adopted by Kilmacrennan N.S.Anne Marie Ferry told Donegal Daily, “It has become a project in which the children are so excited to participate in each year.“The eggs were placed in the incubator for 21 days and the children had to check the temperature to ensure it remained at 37.5 degrees Celsius.“They also had to keep an eye on the humidity level of the incubator and they also taught the pupils in other classes all about their project through Powerpoint presentations! “There was great excitement in the class when the very first egg hatched on March the 16th!“The children aptly named the chick ‘Paddy’.A very exciting 24 hours followed when 13 other eggs hatched!The 14 chicks are now being kept warm at the back of the class by an infra-red lamp.The children are giving them plenty of water and chick feed. The children are delighted with the success of the project and are fascinated with their little friends chirping at the back of the classroom! 🙂Two children form the class Lorcan Doherty and Sinead Mc Gettigan, have been given the responsibility of taking the chicks home and raising them.Both are deemed well prepared for this task and have all the necessary equipment to ensure the chicks have a good home!Anne Marie is delighted at the success of the project over the last few years and said that one of the pupils from a previous year has shown how this interest can be extended. Anne Marie added, “Mark O’ Hara did the project two years ago and took home two chicks.“Mark has continued this interest by raising more chicks himself and he also has bought an incubator himself and completed this project at home.“He has over 40 hens now and supplies people in the area with delicious eggs! It’s great to see how the project can extend beyond school!The school would like to thank Michael Gallagher and Neil Brogan, Dunfanaghy for their help with supplying the school with eggs and also a big thank you to Bernard Neely for allowing us to use his automatic incubator in our successful project!KILMACRENNAN SIXTH CLASS STUDENTS UNDERTAKE EGGS-TRAORDINARY PROJECT was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:chicksEGGSFeaturesIncubaorKilmacrennan N.Snewsprojectlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY GIRL AIMS FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS AFTER JUST TWO YEARS AT HER SPORT

first_imgChristine in action in the water.A young Letterkenny girl hopes to qualify for the Junior Olympics after just two years at her chosen sport, the Triathlon.Christine Russell, 15, from Woodlands, is one of only two Irish competitors among 65 participants heading to Holland on May 18th for the qualification race.Christine, who is a pupil at Raphoe Royal and Prior, will have tot finish in the top 17 if she is to qualify for the Junior Olympics in Beijing. Christine will have to give it her all in the discipline which involves a 750 metre swim, a 24 km bike race and a 5.6 run.Her coach Sean McFadden says Christine is a one-off and reminds him very much of a certain Sinead Jennings.“All I can say about Christine is that young sportspeople like her don’t come along very often.“She is a natural but on top of that she gives it her all in everything she does. “She is just so dedicated to her sport. It will be tough in Holland but Christine is improving all the time and I feel that to finish in the top 17 is within her grasp.“I certainly hope she does it because it will be some reward for all the dedication she has put in,” he said.Christine, a former Swilly Seal and now a member of the 24/7 Triathlon Club, is a daughter of John and Elaine Russell.  LETTERKENNY GIRL AIMS FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS AFTER JUST TWO YEARS AT HER SPORT was last modified: April 23rd, 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:Christine RusselldonegalJunior Olympicssean mcfaddenSwilly SealsTriathlonlast_img read more

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Transfers: Ssentamu set for Vipers SC reunion as Majwega nears URA FC switch

first_img Tags: Brian MajwegaKF TiranaMaroons FCtopURA FCvipers scYunus Ssentamu Ssentamu is currently a free agent. (PHOTOS/Agencies)KAMPALA – Vipers look to be set for a spending spree this off-season.The Kitende based side who had an average season, last, are hitting the market hard, looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season.The Venoms came into last season as the defending league champions and finalist in the Uganda Cup but could not replicate such form.Representing Uganda in the CAF Champions league, the Venoms were eliminated at the second round of qualification and hence dropped to the Confederation Cup. While there, they also failed to make it to the Group stages as they fell immediately.In the League, they came second to KCCA FC while a humiliating exit to then-Big League side, Proline FC, ended their Uganda Cup campaign at the quarter-final stage.With Paul Willa already secured and Rashid Toha close, Vipers are now understood to be on the verge of securing the services of Yunus Ssentamu.Ssentamu who was in Kitende after switching from St. Juliana Secondary School, winning both the National and East African Schools championship with St. Mary’s Kitende.Reports coming from Kitende, indicate that the pacey striker who is currently a free agent after his deal with Albanian side KF Tirana expired, will initially sign a one year deal with an option to extend it.Sentamu has previously played at AS Vita in Congo, Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien and Ilves of Finland.In another related transfer, Left footed winger Brian Majwega looks to have over-looked a move to Vipers SC and is set to rejoin URA FC.Majwega is headed to URA FC.The 26-year-old initially played for the Tax Collectors a few years ago but after seeing out his deal at Maroons FC, he will go back to what he calls ‘home’.At URA, he will be joining coach Sam Simbwa, the tactician he formerly worked with at KCCA FC.Majwega has previously played at Simba and Azam FC of Tanzania, Simba(Uganda), KCCA FC, URA FC and Maroons FC.He had a fruitful one and a half year spell at Maroons, one that saw him return to the National team fold.Comments last_img read more

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Five decades of service in the swine barn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Each year during the 12-day Ohio State Fair, the O’Neill Swine Barn hosts two breeding shows and then the large market event where the facility is filled to capacity, culminating with the final drive. During that time the staff handles the needs for accommodating around 3,500 hogs, hundreds of exhibitors, twice as many parents, countless spectators, and dozens of sale buyers. The intricate ebb and flow of the Ohio State Fair swine barn appears to run like clockwork to the casual observer, but behind the scenes is a dedicated top-notch staff that, for more than a half century, has included Dave Runyan.After 51 years of working in the swine barn at the Ohio State Fair, longtime Swine Superintendent Runyan has officially stepped down from his position as leader of the barn following the 2014 Ohio State Fair in order to hand the reins over to a new generation of leadership. Runyan’s tenure has seen a substantial amount of change and improvement at Ohio’s principal swine exhibition.“I actually started in 1963 as a barn boy for Art Jordan. He was also the swine herdsman for Ohio State University there and also filled in as superintendent of the swine shows at that time,” Runyan said. “There was a group of us from Champaign County that actually came over and did most of the swine shows and obviously that’s how I got kind of involved with them. I just happened to come along and end up one of those guys out there on the hurdle. That’s how I first got started and involved with the State Fair.”Runyan himself had plenty of experience with swine even before his barn boy work at the State Fair.“The family had always shown hogs at the Ohio State Fair,” he said. “We showed what we called Spotted Poland China hogs back then under Oak View Farms.”Before he was of 4-H age, Runyan started showing hogs in 1953-1954.“Then I showed, of course, at the Ohio State Fair through my 4-H and FFA years. We could still show until 21 at that point,” he said. “The family’s always raised hogs. I think I bought my first Hampshire sow when I was a freshman in high school to start my FFA project. I’ve had Hampshires ever since. My dad was always involved with Spots. He traveled with the National Spotted Association for a while and was president of the national association.”As Runyan grew up and started a career as an ag teacher, his work schedule allowed for him to continue serving in the swine barn.“I taught ag at Mechanicsburg High School in Champaign County for several years. I also worked with farm business planning and analysis, which was an adult farm management recordkeeping program,” he said. “I worked for six years doing that in Clark County. Then the job opened back up there in Mechanicsburg and I guess I kind of missed the kids so I decided to go back to teaching high school ag in about the mid-80s.”Runyan soon found himself serving as the assistant superintendent in the swine barn for the Junior Fair shows beside another long time barn employee, Charlie Andrews, who also recently retired from the State Fair.“Charlie was actually superintendent of the Junior Fair swine shows and I assisted him. That would’ve been in my early ag teaching years back in the early 70s. When we were doing that, we were both there the year we moved into the present barn, which I’m thinking was 1973,” Runyan said. “Phil Grover became superintendent about that time and he asked me to stay on and work in part of the shows with him as assistant superintendent for breeding shows primarily. About the mid-90s, Phil moved on. He’sJane and Dave Runyan have been involved with the Ohio State Fair for many years.now director of the meat goat shows there at the Ohio State Fair and then I took over as director of the swine shows at that time — about 1993.”Runyan has the unique ability to draw on his years of experience when asked about changes the barns and shows have seen in that time.“When I started helping Phil Grover, we introduced the idea of actually having some of those entrance pens at the end of the show ring. Prior to that, the older folks would remember we’d use to have just a tremendous fiasco trying to get the pigs into the ring. We’d pretty easily end up with 40, 50 pigs in one area and we’d all try to get through one little opening to end up in the show ring,” he said. “We came up with those entrance pens and that’s been really nice. It was very exhibitor friendly of course — lots of little physical things around that the barn has lent itself to.”Another important addition to the State Fair was the creation of the Buckeye Barrow Boosters that has generated tens of thousands of dollars for the exhibitors.“Ralph Doak was very involved in the starting of the Buckeye Barrow Boosters, which was a group to reward those breed champions that we had in the Junior Fair and have that barn sale as we refer to it. When I started, we were selling some of those champions well below county fair figures,” he said. “That was a big highlight — a great improvement that really helped our breed shows quite a bit.”Runyan said not all parts of his tenure were completely enjoyable. For a time, he said he became the “hair man” across the state of Ohio due to enforcing rules about the length of hair on show hogs. His rulings did not always sit well with exhibitors, but making decisions and standing by them is part of the job, he said.“We don’t want to forget — sometimes I think we have a little bit — and I’m old school enough to like for the kids to know that this is a real live animal we’re working with here and we do need to care for them. In the same token, we realize that they are part of the food chain and we need to treat them accordingly and realize that’s where they’ll end up,” he said. “That’s a little harder today than probably what it was a few years ago.”In the end, his work with hog shows has been all about the people.“The most important outcome of the whole experience for me was the people — all the people that we did meet across the state and the tons of young people that came through showing hogs,” he said. “There are many, many successful young folks out there that showed pigs through the Ohio State Fair.”Runyan may be done with his part at the Ohio State Fair, but that doesn’t mean he’s retiring from agriculture. He and his wife Jane will continue to raise pigs on their Logan County farm south of Bellefontaine known as “DaJa View Farms.” The two are also becoming more acquainted with Florida, having recently bought a home in the Sunshine State. They are hoping to spend some more time down south in addition to their Ohio residence.Runyan said his wife has been a big part of his success through the years.“Janie has been a big part of everything we have done and she’s been there beside me all the way through. I know it would not have been as much fun and it would not have been as easy if it hadn’t been for Janie,” he said.Tapped to be his replacement is another native of west-central Ohio. Matt Bennett, originally from Logan County, is going into his sixth year of teaching ag at Oak Hill Schools in southeastern Ohio. He, like Dave, has worked his way up the ladder of command from barn boy to the new superintendent.“He, I think, is going to do a great job stepping in and keeping things going. He is a very organized young person and very energetic. I feel very good about Matt,” Runyan said.In terms of advice for the new leader of the O’Neil Swine Barn, Runyan said to focus on staff, being cooperative, and being exhibitor-friendly.Runyan was recognized at the 2014 Ohio State Fair for his service, along with several others. Pictured are Charlie Andrews, Kevin Wendt, Robert Troutman, Dave Runyan, and Daryl Sollars.“I was very fortunate. I surrounded myself with a tremendous staff of folks that were willing to come and help,” Runyan said. “My advice is to surround yourself with good people and your job’s a whole lot easier. Remain exhibitor-friendly and you’ll have hopefully as much fun as we did.”As he takes on his new role, Bennett will be relying on his experience, having been involved in nearly every activity in the swine barn for several years now. He has seen several changes over the years as well.“I was there in the days where we had just one scale. We had probably 20 head chutes that we were constantly having trouble with getting pigs tagged through,” Bennett said. “I liked the addition of the crossbred open youth jackpot gilt show. I think that’s a big opportunity for a lot of people that we had missed the boat on for a long time and now that we’ve got that open there for them, that’s just more ways for these kids to have fun.”Bennett said it would be a difficult task to replace his predecessor.“It’s a role that I definitely will never be able to fill to his capacity. The biggest thing that I want to accomplish while I’m director is staying exhibitor friendly, making the State Fair a fun place for people to come and enjoy, and making sure we educate the youth while we’re there,” Bennett said. “In my mind, I think Dave’s done a great job of getting the swine barn where it needs to be. There were a lot of people that have retired and we’ve got a lot of shoes to fill with that, but we’re going to try to do our job and surround ourselves with good people that are there for the right reasons.“I would just tell Dave that I’m very thankful for the time he’s shared with me. I’m thankful for him to kind of take me under his wing there and prep me for this.  He always has the mindset that it is exhibitor first. There’s a lot of things that people take the wrong way and his interpretations are always, ‘We’re here for the kids’ and I think that’s a great mindset to have.”last_img read more

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Archers survive Tams’ final rally

first_imgFEU’s Prince Orizu tries to get La Salle’s Ben Mbala out of the way, but the MVP continues to drop double-double numbers to lift the Archers past the Tamaraws . —AUGUST DELA CRUZWith reigning Ben Mbala struggling, Ricci Rivero and Jollo Go rose to the challenge anew as La Salle hammered out a thrilling 75-73 victory over Far Eastern U Wednesday to regain solo second in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sustaining his fiery form, Rivero finished with 20 points and five steals while Go made four triples en route to 14 points as they picked up the slack for Mbala, who shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “It was really a struggle,” said Perasol.Mbala was made to work for his points by Prince Orizu and Barkley Ebonia, but La Salle’s defense also hung tough in a tight fourth period with Andrei Caracut breaking up FEU’s final inbound play with 2.2 seconds remaining.“They focused on defending Ben (Mbala), but fortunately for us, Jollo was hitting his shots,” said La Salle assistant coach Miggy Solitaria, who has been filling in for Aldin Ayo at post-match press conferences after the loss to University of the Philippines last Sept. 23.“It was all about doing my role,” said Go, who shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. “I’m just grateful for the trust and confidence given to me by my teammates.”The Archers could have sealed the victory earlier, but Rivero missed a couple of free throws and intentionally missed a second foul shot that failed to hit the rim for a violation, allowing the Tamaraws one last chance of stealing the win.“We just have to stick to our system,” Solitaria said. “There’s always an impact if we don’t follow the system. Fortunately, in the last few minutes of the game, we found a way (to win).” “Every time we go up against UST, it’s always going to be a classic for us,” said UP coach Bo Perasol, whose team snapped a three-game slide.“This is just too difficult for us, because we just wanted to get another win after the three losses we had. This is something that can perk us up, make us believe again that we can still do this.”A surprise starter, Jan Jaboneta went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc to topscore with 12 points for the Maroons, who once again struggled to get baskets in the endgame.“Just imagine what would have happened if we lost that game,” said Perasol. “It was a close game; it could have been the third close game that we (lost). We’re able to make a stop in that last possession, and we’re just happy about this, all of us.”Marvin Lee cut UP’s lead to a single point with a triple in transition before Manzo split his free throws, setting the stage for a wild finish. The Maroons took control in the second period, where Manzo and Desiderio joined forces in a 13-2 burst that gave UP a 31-22 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Arellano U Presses bid for final 4 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win allowed the Archers to break the tie for second with the Adamson Falcons as they improved to 6-2, while dealing the Tamaraws their second straight defeat for a 4-4 record.FEU’s loss also allowed University of the Philippines to catch up at fourth spot as the Fighting Maroons slipped past University of Santo Tomas, 71-69, earlier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJun Manzo split his free throws with seven seconds remaining, before the Maroons watched Marvin Lee’s triple rim out at the buzzer as they escaped with a narrow win just like in the first round when Paul Desiderio nailed a triple as time expired to lift UP.It was the eighth straight loss for the Tigers, who once again showed plenty of fight in the final period, before falling short. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

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US Open 2019: Coco Gauff Delivers on the Hype in First-round Thriller

first_imgNew York: Teen sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff lived up to the hype surrounding her US Open debut on Tuesday, battling back to beat Anastasia Potapova 3-6 6-2 6-4 in a back-and-forth thriller.The outlook appeared bleak for the 15-year-old American when she was broken to open the second set but Gauff broke back in the next game to seize the momentum and ultimately level up the contest in front of a supportive crowd. But hard-hitting 18-year-old Potapova, despite needing medical attention to her shoulder, refused to go down without a fight and Gauff had to earn her place in the second round. “No matter where I was on the court, I could always hear someone supporting me.”Coco & the New York crowd = @CocoGauff | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/vUX30ZhTB8— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 28, 2019Asked how she turned the match around, wildcard Gauff pointed to the fans inside Louis Armstrong Stadium.”Honestly it’s because of the crowd,” she said. “You guys were amazing. No matter where I was on the court I could hear somebody supporting me and I’m really grateful for that.”Gauff also had words of praise for her opponent, who battled hard in the third set.”I was trying to really dig deep. I was like, ‘You got to make her play. She’s not going to hand it to you,” said Gauff.”I really don’t remember the match too well because everything is still a blur. But I do remember I think that four-all game, it was just like a lot of battling.”Gauff entered this year’s tournament amid high expectations after reaching the last 16 at Wimbledon earlier this year.She next faces 26-year-old Timea Babos of Hungary in the second round at Flushing Meadows. Anastasia PotapovaCoco GauffCori Gauffus open First Published: August 28, 2019, 8:45 AM ISTcenter_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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