Whether it’s NLEX or Magnolia, Fajardo says there is ‘no easy opponent’ for SMB

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo finished with 25 points, nine rebounds, and three rebounds in the series closer, showing no signs of slowing down as he remains as one of the biggest reasons why San Miguel is pegged as the favorites whoever its opponent may be in the championship round.The Cebuano giant, however, shrugged the notion off and said that when the title is on the line, nothing is easily given.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There’s no such thing as an easy opponent. It was hard to get to the finals. It doesn’t mean that we’ve won three all-Filipino championships that we’ll be handed out the victories. We still have to get those wins,” he said.That’s why Fajardo is just in awe of the effort the Beermen showed through the course of this conference as they move four wins away from a rare fourth straight all-Filipino crown. 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 Cone ‘angry’ at self but ‘proud’ of Gin Kings after semis exit Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES “I’m proud of my teammates because we’re all willing to step up. Even the coaching staff who was there for us, they are the ones who prepared us for the adjustments that we need to do in our games. Again, it’s a team effort,” he said.San Miguel will now have the luxury of rest as it awaits the victor of the Magnolia-NLEX semifinals series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img MOST READ PBA IMAGESSan Miguel may be in the finals, but for June Mar Fajardo, the real work is just about to get started.“We’re happy that we’re back in the finals, but we know that it’s not going to be easy for us,” Fajardo said in Filipino. “All our efforts have bore fruit, and now that we’re here again with an opportunity to play in the Finals, we are happy. But we know that our mission is not yet over.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

Broh’s Taskforce Accused of Damaging, Looting Mineral Water Factory

first_imgThe Presidential Task Force headed by Madam Mary Broh has been accused of looting and causing damage to the offices of the York Aqua Mineral Water company, located in the Old Road Community, the Management said. Though Madam Broh confirmed her forced entry, she denied robbing the factory.General Manager Abraham G. Mendscole said the taskforce, in Madam Broh’s presence, forcefully broke the security booth, the gate to the factory, as well as office doors and took away US$37,350 and over L$400,000 in cash.Mendscole told journalists that the taskforce, which was in the community to carry out its regular beautification mandate from the President of Liberia, also took a laptop from the office of Mr. Vinoh K. Sharma, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He added that the taskforce entered the residence of Mr. Sharma, which is in the same fence, and took away a transformer, desktop computer and two cartons of Heineken beer. “Also in the factory’s garage,” Mendscole said, “the Presidential taskforce allegedly took away four truck batteries, three generator batteries, 63 gallons of diesel (fuel) and six used tires. The looting and destruction of the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory seemed premeditated by the taskforce because the factory was the only building tampered with” in the community.In response to the allegations, Madam Broh told the Daily Observer that she ordered her workers to forcefully break down doors “which the management had refused to open,” she said, in order to expose the dirty mineral water bags the factory is selling to Liberians. “I told them to bring all the mineral water outside because it was dirty, but I have no knowledge of the stealing of any money. And let me say I have a video that they are selling dirty water to our people and because of that they need deportation,” Madam Broh said.According to eye witnesses, the raid on the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory on Tuesday was done in collaboration with the Township of Congo Town. Eye witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Daily Observer, “We saw them. They entered the building and we saw them with tubs, buckets, batteries, bicycles but we didn’t see them with money. Maybe they hid them.” Montserrado County’s District # 10 Representative Julius Berrian has condemned the taskforce’s action at the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory. He said he was extremely taken aback when his office staff told him about the attitude of the taskforce and he was convinced when he saw it on the factory’s CCTV surveillance system. Rep. Berrian said the destruction and loot carried out by Broh’s taskforce would not scare foreign investors, but has spoiled the legacy of her boss, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and has put over 150 young men and women out of work.The Montserrado County lawmaker has meanwhile urged President Sirleaf to take the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory’s incident as a litmus test of her campaign against violence to investigate and restitute all that was destroyed or stolen from the factory.“It’s unfortunate that Broh’s taskforce will stoop so low and loot and destroy the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory. The government should pay back all that was destroyed and looted. This is unacceptable and uncivilized,” Rep. Berrian said. Mr. Prince P. Sumwor, on behalf of the workers, in a sober tone described the attitude of the Presidential Task Force as “wickedness.” He said it would have been better for the task force to only break the fence, but to enter and steal money and other things has tainted the image of the government and the President. Still denying the allegation of theft, Madam Broh said that during her inspection she discovered that there was a pile of dirt in the factory which also houses a mini garage.“I told them to bring all the mineral water outside because it was dirty, but I have no knowledge of the stealing of any money. I will not allow for Liberians to be drinking the Indian people’s dirty water, so I have to do something for them to know that we know that the water they are selling is dirty and I can prove that,” said Madam Broh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Serena Williams Is Not The 700thBest Tennis Player On The Planet

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 27, 2017), we discuss the NBA’s anointed MVP: Russell Westbrook took home the prize after a season in which he averaged a triple-double. Next, tennis: In a recent interview with NPR, John McEnroe said Serena Williams was the greatest female tennis player of all time but that “if she played the men’s circuit, she’d be like 700 in the world.” We examine why so many discussions about women’s sports turn into hypothetical conversations pitting female athletes against men. Plus, a significant digit on Tim Tebow.Here are links we discussed during the show:ESPN’s Royce Young recaps Russell Westbrook’s historic season, which culminated with an MVP award.Serena Williams responded on Twitter to McEnroe’s comments.Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post writes that 44 years after the Battle of the Sexes, we’re still having the same dumb debate.A 2014 Slate piece examined why women can serve as fast as men.Significant Digit: 4 percent. Although the New York Mets promoted Tim Tebow to their high-A minor league affiliate, FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur found that Tebow performed below replacement level, in the 4th percentile of player performances in low-A ball since 2005. FiveThirtyEight read more

De Jong on PSG move I havent made a decision yet

first_imgAjax midfielder Frenkie De Jong claims to not have come to any decision over his future yet, amid strong interest from some of the biggest clubs in EuropeThe 21-year-old continues to impress this season in Amsterdam with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City all interested in his services.Recent reports have suggested that PSG are now the front-runners for De Jong with fellow young star Kylian Mbappe endorsing the move.But De Jong insists no decision over his future has been made.“No, I definitely haven’t made a decision yet,” De Jong told Voetbalzone, when asked whether an agreement with PSG has been reached.The Netherlands international played in Ajax’s spectacular 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich in their final Group E match of the Champions League.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…A Dusan Tadic double had given Ajax a 2-1 lead before Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman restored Bayern’s advantage.However, Nicolas Tagliafico’s 95th-minute equaliser ensured Ajax would get a point with both teams being reduced to 10-men.“In the first half we were not good enough,” added De Jong.“We were a bit ill at ease because of the difference in formation. In the second half, we had a different game plan, we played much better. Until the equaliser, we reached a very high level.“We felt we could have won, but then there was the red card. They attacked more because they had an extra man. Then they had a red card, and the game was open again.“It was crazy until the final whistle.”last_img read more

Amazon has todayonly deals on some great strategy games

first_img Now playing: Watch this: See at Amazon Save $20 3:53 The best tabletop board games for video gamersBest gifts for gamers going back to school Amazon has quietly put a big selection of high-end tabletop and board games on sale. This lineup is largely different from the (also excellent) Prime Day tabletop lineup, so if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for then, you might see it be below.  Post a comment 0 See at Amazon Save $22 I was waiting for this Lovecraft-themed game to get a deeper discount during Prime Day, but it never got more than a $10 cut. Now it’s a real bargain and takes the haunted-town vibe of the Arkham Horror game series to a global scale. The full list is available here, and below are my suggestions for some top picks. Note that these are potentially short-lived deals, so prices may change with little notice, and are probably good for today only, July 29. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  Computers Computers Gaming Toys and Tabletop Games A great NYC update to the classic King of Tokyo game, this is a family-friendly kaiju romp, with enough depth to keep more serious gamers interested. Also, the comic-style art is awesome.  Tags Iello See at Amazon See at Amazon Space Cadets: Away Missions, $39 Pandasaurus Games Amazon What’s that? Even with Arkham Horror (both board and card games), Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness and others, you still need more Lovecraft games? This one is based on one of Lovecraft’s best-known tales, sending you up an Antarctic mountain, where madness awaits.  See at Amazon Fantasy Flight Games Eldritch Horror, $36 Iello Does the Nintendo Switch Lite make the 3DS irrelevant?… King of New York, $28 Ignore the $99 list price (it’s usually around $60), but know that $39 for this retro space adventure is still a great price . There’s a solid Star Trek: TOS vibe, with a shot of Mars Attacks, as you send crew members into the unknown. Literally unknown, as the maps of alien spaceships and planets are revealed one hex tile at a time.  Stronghold Games Save $15 Share your voice Save $21 Wasteland Express Delivery Service, $37 I haven’t played this one personally, but I’ve heard good things about it. A mix of Fallout and Mad Max, the stars here are cool-looking minis of various wasteland vehicles, all delivering food, weapons and other survival gear, while watching out for raiders. Note that Amazon claims this is discounted from an MSRP of $90. It’s usually available for around $60, which still makes this a good deal.  Save $23 Mountains of Madness, $25last_img read more