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Dillinger vows war as he gets wish of facing Ginebra

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Do I like Joe? No, I don’t. But you know, we try to keep it classy as much as we can. I’m sure he’s going to hit me a couple times in the game and I’m gonna hit him back so ya’ll better believe that it’s going to be war,” Dillinger told reporters during the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals press conference Tuesday.READ: With no chance for revenge, Dillinger tells TNT: Beat GinebraFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDillinger guaranteed a bloody duel against the crowd favorites in a series that he is taking personally.Kidding aside, the much-awaited finals rematch between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco could really be a 12-round slugfest. Jared Dillinger talks to the media during the pre-finals press conference Tuesday. PBA IMAGES“It will [be personal]. Like I know It’s all fun and games and we’re all laughing but in the heat of the moment, in the game, when money is on the line, legacies on the line, championship on the line, it’s going to be that. It’s going to be a lot of blood out there, I promise you. It’s going to be a great series,” Dillinger said.Last year, Ginebra beat Meralco for the title on a buzzer-beating triple by Justin Brownlee in Game 6.“I’ve honestly been dreaming about this. No disrespect to the other teams but if, you say Talk ‘N Text beat Ginebra and we had to play Talk ‘N Text, I wouldn’t be as satisfied if we won,” said the 33-year-old swingman, who has been very vocal about wanting to face Ginebra in the finals anew.READ: Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’“Like, just the way they beat us and I couldn’t be there to help the team, it was really tough on me. It’s just so surreal right now. I can’t wait to just take it to those guys like that’s all I think about.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Joe Devance vs Jared Dillinger. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJared Dillinger and Joe Devance posed side by side with one of their fists clenched and their faces wearing a mean mug like how two boxers would when they face off ahead of a bout.The two joked about not liking each other.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ With first time jitters out of the way, Durham believes Bolts better prepared this time It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Dillinger’s dream was fulfilled but he’s been having sleepless nights since. He missed last year’s title series due to hamstring injury and there’s no other player who’s raring to go than him.READ: Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance “I think we’re just excited at this point. We just wanna play already. It’s been so long since we got a rematch in the finals and finally it’s real and I’m not sleeping. I woke up at 3 a.m. ready to go. Just anxious for this thing to start already.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

More opportunities needed for hinterland athletes, says Hastings

first_imgThere is no doubt that the recently-concluded Heritage Games showcased a wealth of talent that is often hidden away within our hinterland communities. However, it has been highlighted that the annual Heritage Games hosted by the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is one of the few platforms that athletes have to showcase their skill.Minister of Public Affairs, Dawn HastingsAt the conclusion of the Heritage Games, Minister of Public Affairs, Dawn Hastings highlighted that there needed to be discussions on how sport within hinterland communities could be developed.“From what I have seen this evening, I think as a government we have to do a lot more for our hinterland students, in that affording them opportunities not only to play during Heritage,” Hastings said.The Minister went on to state that although the hinterland scholarship programme existed and students were exposed to sport at their respective dormitories, more work needed to be put into making their transition to the coastland easier in relation to school and sport.“I think we have to have some programmes that involve a smooth transition, from their communities to adapt to the coastline area,” the Minister said, revealing that she too had to adapt to the coastland after moving there in order to attend secondary school.Additionally, the Minister went on to make the recommendation that more opportunities on the coast needed to be available or at the least, more events similar to the Heritage Games needed to be hosted.“We’re thinking about having this sort of activity at least twice a year, because it takes too long and that momentum is forgotten when you only bring them out for once a year,” she said.While noting that plans are being put in place to change this fact, Minister Hastings disclosed that steps are already being made in the right direction.“We were discussing with the Guyanese Federation (football) and they said that the coach has already identified some from these games that they’re going to include to go and play in the Under-20 games sometime in Florida,”The Guyana Football Federation is gearing up for the CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship in Florida, USA, which will run from November 1 to 22, 2018. Guyana will play Guatemala, Cayman Islands, Curaçao and El Salvador in their preliminary matches and the team will be headed by Wayne Dover.last_img read more


first_imgWish you could attend the Galway Races this Thursday 30th?This may be your lucky day!Cooney’s Home & Garden are giving away 4 FREE TICKETS to the Galway Races, to the value of €120, for this Thursday 30th July at 1:50pm. And don’t forget Thursday is Ladies Day so the tickets are like hot cakes!To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply LIKE & SHARE the competition post on the Cooney’s Home & Garden Facebook page! winner will be announced tomorrow and will be asked to call in to the store before closing time at 6pm to collect their prize. Good luck! WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE GALWAY RACES NOW! was last modified: July 28th, 2015 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:Cooney’s Home and Garden free ticketsDonegal DailyGalway Raceslast_img read more

PSG superstars training with new Champions League ball ahead of Liverpool game

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 7 7 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED The new ball players will be using in the Champions League Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED However, rather than the usual black and white look, this year’s ball features large blue panels, with the stars in white. The manufacturers have called it a ‘bold departure’ from previous years In Ligue 1, Kylian Mbappe has already scored four goals in three games silverware possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was linked with Liverpool before signing for PSG in the summer where he linked up with compatriot Marco Verratti England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move PSG beat Saint-Etienne 4-0 in their recent league outing 7 impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 7 MONEY Most popular football news Neymar has scored four goals in four Ligue 1 games this season but sat out the 4-0 win against Saint-Etienne, while Mbappe was suspended 7 7 smart causal Paris Saint-Germain’s players took part in their final training session in France before making their way across the Channel and up to Merseyside.The French champions take on Liverpool in their first Group C game.The club’s vast collection of superstars, including World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe (£165m), Neymar (£200m) and top scoring striker Edinson Cavani – a steal at ‘only’ £55m, got to grips with the new Champions League ball.It’s a different look this year from Adidas, who have been manufacturing it since 2001 and if you want to buy an official one then you simply have to cough up £129.95. ADVICE BEST OF Adidas have revealed the ball that will be used for the coming season, and it maintains the instantly recognisable star-shaped panels. 7last_img read more


first_imgWHO’S THAT WITH SAM? MAKE SURE YOU BRING IT HOME LEODonegal’s experiences in Croke Park last season will stand to the Ulster champions when they return to GAA Headquarters for their hugely-anticipated All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry on Sunday, according to Leo McLooneDonegal’s 2011 championship adventure ended in All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin, but they overcame Kildare in the previous round at the same venue in a classic game.McLoone, the Naomh Conaill clubman, feels Jim McGuinness’s formidable outfit are now better prepared for big games in the capital. “I think our time out in Croke Park last year will definitely have helped,” he said. “That bit of experience. We are used to the surroundings and so on. I think it will definitely help that way.”Having taken the Gaelic football world by surprise last summer with their run from the preliminary round of the provincial championship to a first Ulster title in 19 years, and then on to an All-Ireland semi-final, McLoone admits that teams are better prepared for their brand of football this year.By retaining the Ulster title with an impressive trimming of Down, Donegal proved – if it were needed – that they are a serious force and have well and truly blown their cover.“A lot of teams have been working on ways to stop our play, but I suppose the underdog (thing) too, we were definitely more underdogs last year,” he adds. “Maybe this year teams are watching out for us that bit more after winning Ulster last year. This year now again we will be under that bit more pressure. But as I say we will take it each game at a time.”Looking back at that 2-18 to 0-13 defeat of Down in the Ulster final, McLoone says Donegal’s remarkable fitness levels came to the fore in the second half, which McGuinness’s side completely dominated.“I think our fitness really showed in the second half, and the wind too. We had the wind in the second half it helped us lots and we could kick from further out.“There was less energy being used working the ball up the field. I think our fitness was maybe the main aspect really.”It was a victory McLoone, who scored Donegal’s first half goal, was able to savour more than last year’s. “I think maybe last year we won an Ulster championship and everything was a bit nervous and everyone was a bit anxious. I think this year everybody settled down and enjoyed the occasion a bit more.“We had time to think about it and supporters, players and everyone involved enjoyed the occasion more so than last year.”Having taken over as manager at the start of last season, McGuinness has already delivered back-to-back Ulster titles for the first time in Donegal’s history.Their transformation has been nothing short of a sensation, and McLoone feels much of that is down to the hard work that has been put in on the training field. “I think it’s just the savage work, as you say yourself. The work’s been done at training. Jim (McGuinness) is a tough character and he pushes all the players to their limits in training.“I think at the start of the year this year our league form wasn’t great, maybe the training wasn’t the best. The training was toned down a bit but in the last month, maybe two months, the training has really been upped.“Maybe the bit if the break at the start of the year helped us maybe get the mind settled.”Courtesy GAATICKETS AT GAA.IECROKE PARK COUNTDOWN: ‘WE’RE READY FOR KERRY’ SAYS McLOONE was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CROKE PARK COUNTDOWN: ‘WE’RE READY FOR KERRY’ SAYS McLOONElast_img read more


first_imgALL roads lead to Killygordon this Friday where some of Donegal’s best musicians, singers and performers take to the stage for the local community variety concert.The hilarious Fergus ClearyThe event will be held in the Oaktree Community Centre, with all proceeds going towards helping Crossroads and Killygordon Enterprise (CAKE) continue their good work in the area.Earlier this year, CAKE opened a new 4,000 square foot, two-storey extension to the centre. The organisers stressed that all artists will be local, as they wanted to host the event in order to highlight the great wealth of traditional and contemporary musicians and performers in the locality.MC on the night will be one of Donegal’s best-known artists, writers and storytellers, Fergus Cleary.Fergus will also be joined by the cream of local talent including traditional group ‘Whin Bush’ who will be accompanied by renowned fiddler, Francie Kelly.Other musicians and singers include the performers from Dromore National School, Orla Noonan-Sweeney, Shelly O’Brien and Danny Sweeney, John (Simi) Doherty (fiddler), Evan Kee (recital) and Champion Irish dancer, Sophie Duffy. Doors open 8:15 pm and Dromore NS performers will be on stage at 8:45 pm Sharp, so come early as a large crowd is expected.Admission is just €10 for adults and €5 for under 16s while there will also be concessions for families.YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT IN KILLYGORDON was last modified: November 20th, 2013 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:CAKEconcertKillygordonlast_img read more

Baranczyk, Hittner and Wendell Claim MVC Women’s Basketball Specialty Awards

first_imgDrake is ranked No. 20 in the latest Women’s Basketball AP Top 25 poll released Monday, March 6. It is the first time since 1981-82 the Bulldogs have been ranked for four-consecutive weeks in the poll. Drake’s ranking is also the highest for any MVC team since Missouri State appeared at No. 15 on March 13, 2001. Also, this week Drake moved to No. 19 in the USA TODAY Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll and has been ranked in that poll for three-straight weeks. Wendell joins an impressive group of former Bulldog stars who have been named conference player of the year. Wanda Ford (1985, 1986), Jan Jensen (1991), Kristi Kinne (1995), Tricia Wakely (1996), Kiersten Miller (1998), Rachael Hackbarth (2012) and Kyndal Clark (2014) have all claimed the Valley’s top individual award. Hittner is the fourth-consecutive Drake player to claim the Valley’s Freshman of the Year honor joining her teammates Sara Rhine (2016), Maddy Dean (2015) and Wendell (2014). A Drake player has won the MVC Freshman of the Year award a league-best 10 times in the history of the conference. Hittner, who was picked to the All-MVC First Team, has continued the run of Bulldog freshmen contributing immediately in their first season. The local product from Dowling Catholic is averaging 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.6 percent from the floor, 84.4 percent from the free-throw line and 52.4 percent from behind the three-point arc. Her shooting, free throw and three-point percentages rank third, second and first, respectively, in the MVC. Baranczyk guided Drake to its first regular season MVC championship since 2008 and the first outright title for the program since 2000. The 2016-17 team has a 25-4 record and is riding a program-record 19-game winning streak (one win away from tying all-time MVC record), which is the third longest active streak. The Bulldogs finished 18-0 in regular season play, the first time a MVC team has gone undefeated in conference action. Wendell has scored 2,470 career points, which is the third most in league history and third among active NCAA Division I players. She is just the fourth Bulldog and eighth MVC player to score 2,000 or more points. Wendell has been tabbed MVC Player of the Week a league-high five times this season and 14 times in her career, a total that is second all-time in Valley history behind Stiles. She had the longest double figure scoring streak in MVC history at 102-consecutive games and has scored in double figures in 120-of-125 career games. Wendell leads active MVC players in career 20-plus point scoring games with 65 and 30-plus point games with 10, including two 43-point career-high performancesIn her freshman season, Wendell won a program-record eight MVC Newcomer of the Week awards and was named the MVC Freshman of the Year. She has nabbed 258 career steals to rank third all-time at Drake and has made 226 three-pointers to rank fourth all-time at Drake. Earlier this week, Wendell was selected to the All-MVC First Team for the fourth-consecutive season, a feat that has been accomplished by just six others in MVC history. Wendell, who was tabbed the MVC Preseason Player of the Year, is averaging a league-leading 21.1 points and ranks among the top five in assists (3.1, 5th), free throw percentage (76.6, 5th), shooting percentage (51.1, 5th) and steals (2.7, T-2nd). She is the first MVC player to lead the league in scoring in three-straight seasons since Jackie Stiles led the league four straight seasons from 1998-2001. MOLINE, Ill. – Drake senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) has been named the 2017 Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year while freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) has been chosen the MVC Freshman of the Year and head coach Jennie Baranczyk has been selected the MVC Coach of the Year. The three were presented their awards at a ceremony on the opening night of the 2017 MVC Tournament at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. Hittner, missed the first four games of the season, but has played in 25 games with 23 starts since. She has scored in double figures in 19 of those 25 games, including in the last eight games. Hittner poured in a career-high 22 points in the win over Missouri State on March 2. Baranczyk is the third Drake head coach to be selected MVC Coach of the Year joining Lisa Bluder (1995, 1997, 1998) and Lisa Stone (2001). She has compiled an impressive 96-60 record in five seasons as head coach, including a 61-29 mark in league play. Baranczyk has had nine players earn 16 all-conference selections, four MVC Freshman of the Year winners and one MVC Player of the Year winner during her tenure. The Bulldogs have recorded three-consecutive 20-plus win seasons under Baranczyk. It is the first time since 1999-2002 this has occurred at Drake. Drake is the top seed at this week’s MVC Tournament at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs will play No. 9 Illinois State on Friday at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Congress slams M.P. Governor

first_imgThe ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh lashed out at Governor Anandiben Patel on Sunday after a video where she is purportedly seen telling a group of people to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi in mind went viral. Ms. Patel, a former Gujarat Chief Minister, was acting as if she was still a worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party and not a Governor, the Congress alleged.Rewa visit The video was apparently shot during Ms. Patel’s visit to a solar power plant at Gudh in Rewa district on Saturday. During an informal chat with a group of local people, the Governor was heard saying, “This is an excellent project. It will benefit you all.” When a person said they were happy to meet her face-to-face, Ms. Patel said, “Aisa (mauka) kai (baar) aayega. Modi sahab par dhyan rakho.” (Such occasions will come often. Keep paying attention to Modi sahab.) After the video circulated on social media, State Congress’ media cell head Shobha Oza alleged that Ms. Patel was behaving as if she was still a BJP worker. “If she wanted to work like a BJP worker, she should resign and fight Lok Sabha elections,” Ms. Oza said. “Earlier too she was seen advising BJP workers at Satna airport about how to win votes. During her address in the Assembly, she did not read the point about farm loan waiver (announced by the newly elected Congress government) and read a BJP slogan which was not part of the written speech. She should resign immediately,” Ms. Oza demanded. The BJP defended Ms. Patel. “The Governor told people to keep paying attention to Modi. What is wrong with that? Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of the country. He is PM to every citizen. She meant to say help implement and reap benefits of schemes launched by Modi like Clean India, Ujjwala, Ayushman Bharat, etc,” said Bhopal MP and BJP leader Alok Sanjar.‘Political gimmick’ “Such accusations (by the Congress) are just a political gimmick,” he added. “The BJP never disrespected the Governor appointed during the UPA government. The Congress should also learn to respect the Governor,” he added.last_img read more

Indian shuttlers happy after BWF defers mandatory skirt rule

first_imgIndian shuttlers and officials on Monday welcomed the Badminton World Federation’s decision to defer the controversial mandatory skirt rule till December and hoped that the body would come up with a better regulation after fresh deliberations.Shuttler Jwala Gutta has welcomed BWF’s decision to suspend the mandatory skirt rule. AgenciesThe BWF Council in its meeting in Qingdao, China decided not to introduce the regulations regarding the mandatory use of skirts and to “further investigate the new clothing regulations after accepting a recommendation from the Women in Badminton Committee.”The mandatory ruling was initially supposed to be implemented on May 1 but after feedback from various quarters, was deferred by one a month to June 1.The rule had been fiercely opposed by India and some other Asian nations.India’s top doubles player Jwala Gutta said the BWF has done the right thing by going back to the drawing board to look for a more viable regulation.”It is a very good decision by the BWF. They couldn’t have gone ahead with the mandatory skirt ruling anyways. It can never be a compulsion on the players and it is good that they are rethinking about the decision,” Jwala said.Badminton Association of India Vice President TPS Puri also welcomed the decision of the governing body.”This is the right approach by the BWF. If it would have been made compulsory then many players would have become uncomfortable. A lot of nations, including India objected to the mandatory nature of the ruling and we welcome this decision of the governing body,” Puri said.advertisementThe decision to defer the implementation of the ruling was made after receiving feedback from the Athletes Commission, which represents the players’ interests in the BWF Council with full voting rights.”There have been various feedbacks from many quarters and after taking into account all these comments, especially those from the Athletes’ Commission, it is our recommendation to Council to do further study before implementing new clothing regulations,” former world champion Nora Perry, who heads the Women In Badminton Committee, said.”It is still our intention to focus on a better presentation of the game, but we would like to broaden the scope to include both men and women, and the feedback will also include views from various stakeholders such as the clothing manufacturers,” said Perry.”The Committee is also pleased that the BWF Council has accepted our recommendation and we would continue to work closely with the Athletes Commission, clothing manufacturers and other stakeholders to prepare a new proposal with a broader scope to Council in December,” she added. .Jwala said it is good that the committee has decided to bring apparel manufacturers on board.”It is nice that they are working closely with the cloth manufacturers. Hopefully they can come out with designer on-court outfits which will help raise the glamour quotient and the profile of women in badminton,” she said.Former shuttler Madhumita Bisht, who became the national sub-junior champion in 1977 and went on to become an eight-time national singles champion and nine-time doubles winner, said the number of times the ruling has been deferred indicates that the BWF is taking time to come out with the right regulation.”First they made it May 1, then June 1 and now December, it only shows they are on the right track and taking enough time to come out with the right decision,” she said.”Countries such as India, China, Indonesia and some European countries also objected to it and they can’t make it mandatory. Now I hope they will go through it properly and talk with all the associations and come out with a right approach.”It should always be the players’ prerogative to decide what they would wear and what makes them comfortable. If the ruling is restrictive in nature, it will hamper their performance. The BWF will definitely look into it now,” she added.- With PTI inputslast_img read more