Rose stands by Knicks game no-show: ‘Family over everything’

first_imgSenators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ The former University of Memphis product also revealed that he’s moving on from the incident and shifting his focus to helping his team get more wins.“The relationship I’m building with Phil (Jackson) and Steve (Mills), I wouldn’t mind asking if I needed it,” he described the squad’s top executives. “I feel fine. What happened a couple days ago was in the past.”The Knicks managed to pull off a victory against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on Friday, with Rose contributing 17 points against his former team. Khristian IbarrolaRELATED STORY:NBA: Derrick Rose denies beef with Knicks coach Jeff HornacekSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As it turned out, the former league MVP flew to Chicago to be with his mother, who was experiencing an undisclosed type of emotional distress.He returned to action on Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers where he put up 25 points and 4 assists, albeit in a losing effort.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSpeaking to reporters after the game, the 28-year-old unequivocally said he wouldn’t have done things differently.“Family before anything,” Rose relayed to CSN Philadelphia. “Family over everything.” Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Iverson heads three-a-side league open to ex-NBA players LATEST STORIES Derrick Rose. File photoAfter receiving flak from pundits for going AWOL on his team last Wednesday, New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose said he wouldn’t change a single thing.READ: Derrick Rose mysterious no-show for Knicks’ gameADVERTISEMENT Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint He also hoped that his loyal fans would stick by him despite the incident. “I felt like they (fans) understood where I was coming from,” he added. “I hope one incident didn’t change their mind.”Furthermore, Rose also shot down rumors that he contemplated early retirement altogether during his brief absence.“That’s something I don’t even want to speak into existence by commenting on it,” he told The New York Post.“I don’t even know who would do that. Not at all. I was with my family,” he said, admitting that he was bothered by the reports, more than the hefty fine he got from the Knicks management.READ: NBA: Rose fined, back with Knicks after mystery absenceADVERTISEMENT 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Ceres-Negros faces tough odds vs JDT in AFC Cup semis

first_imgYanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ JDT’s Mexican coach Benjamin Mora knows the Malaysians are in for a dogfight. “We expect a difficult game because the first leg was a tough game,” said Mora. “Ceres is a very good team. They play good football. They are very fast. And they shape very well defensively.”Mora stressed that the two away goals scored by Ceres shouldn’t get in the way of JDT’s play. “I think we must be patient and organized because we lead the 3-2,” said the Mexican. “I know the two away goals may affect if we don’t stay focused and don’t manage the game as we want.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead The Busmen beat Tampines Rovers (5-0) and Hanoi FC of Vietnam (6-2) in the group stage, but the stakes are higher and the opposition is expected to be stronger when the Malaysian champions line up against the home side at 7:30 p.m. “The team is motivated to win so we are not under pressure,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic from Serbia. “I think its a big challenge to play this game and the opportunity also to reach something. It’s a special motivation for us if we can reach the final.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThere will be no shortage in firepower for the Busmen with first leg goalscorers Fernando Rodriguez and Bienvenido Maranon available for selection, while midfielder Manny Ott, still hurting from a chest injury in the first leg last May 17, is also in the squad to rekindle his battle with JDT talisman Safiq Rahim, who scored in the first leg at Larkin Stadium. With the away goals rule in play, the Philippines Football League side only needs a 1-0 victory over the Malaysian champions to advance to the next round, where they will face the winner of the Home United-Global Cebu tie being played Tuesday night in Singapore. LATEST STORIES Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments A standing-room-only crowd watches Ceres-Negros’ recent match against Malaysia’s Felda United in the AFC Cup. No other place in the country packs as many football fans as Bacolod’s Panaad stadium. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY – On its home turf, Ceres-Negros has looked unstoppable in the 2017 AFC Cup. But the Busmen face their toughest test yet when they try to overturn a 2-3 deficit against Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia in the second leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie at Panaad Stadium. ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Roach: Pacquiao needs to KO Horn to land big fights China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Bradley: Pacquiao still can fight vs young guys

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Ceres whips stallion LSU title parade draws massive crowds Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “It’s a little strange, but this guy (Pacquiao) can still fight,” Bradley told Filipino media at the lobby of Sofitel Hotel.“He does well against younger fighters and I think that he will do very well in the fight,” Bradley said, referring to Pacquiao’s defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Maybe he wants to show everyone that he still competes at the highest level,” added Bradley, who beat Pacquiao by a controversial split decision in 2012 before losing their rematch in 2014 and trilogy in 2016, is in this Queensland capital to commentate on Pacquiao’s battle with Horn at Suncorp Stadium.After watching Pacquiao’s domination of Jessie Vargas last Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, Bradley is convinced the eight-division world champion has more mileage left in his tank. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “This guy, he still has the speed, the power, the reflexes to be at the top of boxing,” Bradley noted.Bradley, however, refused to specify the manner (knockout or decision) with which he sees Pacquiao winning.“I don’t know, it’s up to Manny how long he wants it to last,” Bradley said before boarding a waiting cab.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao speaks to the media in Brisbane, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Australian fighter Jeff Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—Tim Bradley Jr. has fought Manny Pacquiao three times over 36 rounds in a four-year span.And until now, Bradley still marvels at the way Pacquiao has shown no definite signs of decline as a boxer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs View commentslast_img read more

Throwers need help – Robinson

first_imgJulian Robinson, coach of Pan-American Games discus champion Fedrick Dacres, is hoping star throwers Danielle Dodd and Kellion Knibb will get financial support once their days at college end. Robinson believes Dodd and Knibb could challenge for medals at international championships if they are able to train beyond college.  Dodd and Knibb are outgoing seniors at Kent State University and Florida State University respectively and Robinson said, “I hope we can keep them in training because it’s not easy.  “If we can keep them in training”, he continued, “we can look at medalling.” Knowing the public’s desire for high level success, he asked for patience. “I want to say to the Jamaican people they must understand that it is a process,” he tabled. Noting that Dodd set a national record of 19.15 metres to win the NCAA shot put and that Shadae Lawrence took gold in the discus with Knibb third, he said, “so they have done well at NCAAs and we want them to do well at the World Championships and the Olympics but I’m not saying they can’t medal but be patient with then and see what sort of resources can be put in place to keep them training because if we can do that, we can dominate.” Lawrence, a sophomore at Kansas State University, and Knibb have been swapping the national discus record this season. Their respective personal bests of 62.59 and 62.73 metres are longer than the qualifying mark for the 2017 World Championships. Dodd, Knibb and Lawrence and Dodd all competed for Jamaica at the Olympic Games last year in Rio di Janeiro.last_img read more

Getting back to my best – Nigel Ellis

first_img “My expectation for the rest of the season is to go sub-10 in the 100m and sub-20 in the 200m this season,” said Ellis, whose personal best in the 100m is 10.16. “There are only two ways to achieve this and this is to stay disciplined and continue to put in the work in training, and that is what I am planning to do this season,” he said. EYEING ON SUB-10 FOR 100M Jamaican sprinter Nigel Ellis said he is now very highly motivated after winning the men’s 200m in a personal best time at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium last Saturday. Ellis, running out of lane seven, won the event in a time of 20.36 seconds in a negative 2.0 mps wind speed. The former St Elizabeth Technical sprint star turned back the challenge of the American Bryce Robinson, who was second in 20.38, while third went to Miguel Francis of Great Britain in 20.59. Ellis, who has been battling a hamstring and ankle injuries over the past year, told The Gleaner that Saturday’s victory has given him a lot of confidence. “I am feeling excited knowing that I have been out of training for a long time [and won the race]. So I am really happy with the time,” Ellis said. “I am feeling confident knowing that I am now finding back my old self,” he said. “I am highly motivated now knowing that I got a PB (personal best), so I am really motivated to push even further for the remainder of the season,” Ellis said. The 20-year-old Ellis, who was bronze medallist in the men’s 200m at the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2016, added that he plans to run much faster in both the 100m and 200m this season.last_img read more

Arnett begin CONCACAF League preparation

first_imgArnett Gardens FC head coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite said that his team’s preparation for the second edition of the CONCACAF League kicked off yesterday and he said that the club is looking forward to exposing players to professional clubs overseas. Arnett Gardens won the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) two seasons ago and will now tackle Arabe Unido of Panama in the round of 16 two-way stage. The ‘Junglists’ will play away on July 31 and then at home on August 9. We will use the Internet to gather information about our opponent. The teams will use the league to showcase talent for overseas clubs,” Waite told The Gleaner ahead of yesterday’s first training session in preparation for the games. Our preparation started today, and like the other clubs engaged in the round of 16, the aim is to win and move on to the bigger stage. I don’t know the players available as yet, but they are expected to turnout as everybody want to play in the CONCACAF League,” he shared. Among the players expected to feature are national players such as Damion Hyatt and Marvin Morgan, alongside Vishinul Harris, Renae Lloyd, Fabian Reid. The winners of the 2018 CONCACAF League will qualify for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League to join the 15 direct entrants. Olimpia are the title holders, but will not qualify for this tournament and will be unable to defend their title. Consequently, their streak of participating in all 10 editions of the CONCACAF Champions League since 2008 has ended.last_img read more

C’Smith overcome dry conditions to post 4-1 win

first_imgCharlie Smith High School withstood very dry conditions to overpower Meadowbrook High 4-1 in their opening Group C encounter of the 2018 Digicel Manning Cup football competition at the Meadowbrook Community Centre yesterday. The Trench Town-based school was forced to use up all five of their substitutions as almost half of the players suffered from muscle cramps at some stage of the contest. But the encumbrance was not enough to impede the former champions as goals from Bebeto Reid (7th), Kemoy Bailey (16th), Renaldo Cephas (63rd), and Trevante Stewart (78th) secured all three points. “I think we have to step up our hydration, but despite that, we achieved the most important thing – which is to win,” said assistant coach of Charlie Smith Eugene Williams. “We have two days to recover for our next match, and we should be better, because we will be playing on a better surface, which is not as dry as this one and we can promise a much better performance at home.” Though they were playing catch-up from the first 20 minutes of the game, Meadowbrook showed some brilliance in the 24th minute when midfielder Rusean McFarqhar curled a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box into the top right-hand corner of the goal to half the deficit before the half-way mark. LOVELY PLAYER “He is a lovely player. He came to Meadowbrook in Grade 9, and the special thing about him is that he trains by himself. After we finish practicing, he will be out here still taking free-kicks and as the competition goes on more people will see how good he is,” said Neo Oxford, coach of Meadowbrook High. Oxford was also pleased with his team’s effort. “We have some slight issues that we have to work on, but I think as the season goes on, we will rectify them. I think we played the team that is expected to top the group today, so it should get easier from here,” Oxford said. Other results: Jonathan Grant 0 Norman Manley 1; Eltham 0 Camperdown 1; Jamaica College 1 Hydel 1; Jose Marti 0 Wolmer’s Boys 1; Waterford 0 Holy Trinity 1. – A.M.last_img read more

Jam Zone Summer Break 2019

first_imgset for August 16-18The 19th edition of Hits and Jams’ Jamzone Summer Break is set for August 16 to 18, 2019. After the successful hosting of Guyana Carnival in May, the entertainment group is moving full steam ahead in making preparation for Jamzone which is promised to be off the hook with a whole lot of excitement.On Friday, August 16, the stage is set for Soca Night Water Colours Beach J’ouvert billed for the Kitty Seawalls behind the St. Stanislaus Ground. The evet will feature reigning Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding along with Jumo Primo, Mandela and Christo. But the real fun and excitement will be the paint, water and powder fete.The Boom deejays will make sure the atmosphere is set for an evening to remember. After a wet start, the action continues of Saturday, August 17 at the National Park with the Dancehall Night Concert featuring Jamaican artiste, “Popcaan” who is known to Guyanese for his energetic performance. He will be accompanied by “Gage” and “Munga”.Jamzone Summer Break 2019 will culminate with the “Wash Down” slated for Hits and Jams Water World, Providence, East Bank Demerara on August 18. There will be lots of games for the entire family. Adding to the excitement, there will be the drawing for a brand-new car which one lucky person can win.This can only be done by participating in the three-in-one-promotion. Persons must purchase a three-in-one Jamzone season pass for $6,000 which guarantees you all access. With this purchase of this ticket, patrons will be given a coupon to fill out and enter in the draw to win the car.Liat Airline, Stag beer, Extra Beer, Royal Castle, Fast Graphics, and Demerara Distillers Limited are some of the sponsors of this year’s jamzone.last_img read more

How about trying gardening before we jump to agriculture?

first_imgDear Editor,Sunday’s editorial in a section of the media rightly bemoaned the unfortunate lack of interest in agriculture in Guyana, “a land of abundant agricultural resources”; such lamentations are not new, and it would not be surprising to see it repeated ad nauseam as we somehow seem to forever fail to generate the necessary interest and action at all levels of our apparently deaf, blind and blighted nation.Nevertheless, the editorial sent me back to my primary school days at Blairmont Estate when ‘School Gardening’ was a compulsory subject (both theoretical and practical). I still vividly recall with much pride and satisfaction the first tomato I reaped from my little plot at the school garden. Since then I have never missed any opportunity to plant my own ‘kitchen garden’ and I can now boast that for as long as I lived in Guyana, I have always been virtually self-sufficient with vegetables from my own kitchen garden. (As a matter of fact, when I was a poor school teacher in New Amsterdam, I earned more from the tomatoes I planted around the residence I rented at 45 Stanleytown and sold to the then Wreford’s supermarket in New Amsterdam, than I earned as a school teacher!….and even as I progressed up the economic ladder as a human resources management professional, I have always planted my own kitchen garden).I, therefore, commend the call on Government “to create an enabling environment…starting at primary school…so that students can see it as a viable career option”.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Unlicensed teenage driver slapped with 4 charges

first_imgAn 18-year-old Georgetown man was on Wednesday granted his pre-trial liberty for causing the death of 40-year-old Narissa Spencer, who he struck down along Lamaha Street, Georgetown almost two weeks ago.Dwayne Griffith made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on April 28, at Lamaha Street, he drove motor vehicle PTT 9623 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Spencer.Griffith was also charged with driving motor vehicle PTT 9623 without being the holder of a driver’s licence, driving an uninsured vehicle and failure to gain consent from lawful authority to drive the said vehicle – all of which he denied.The young man, who was also injured in the accident, was assisted into the courtroom by his father.He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Burch-Smith.Burch-Smith told the Court that on the day in question, his client was not the driver of the car, alleging that the vehicle was being driven by someone else.He claimed that as a result of the accident, his client was knocked unconscious and could only remember waking up in the hospital the following day.Burch-Smith, in his application for bail, told the Court that his client was advised by his doctor to remain in bed, due to his injuries.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail on the grounds of the gravity of the charges and their penalties.He also argued that the defendant was the only person in the car at the time and a life was lost as a result of total recklessness.Bail was granted in the sum of 0,000.Griffith will make his next court appearance on June 6, 2016.last_img read more