Fajardo takes blame for SMB loss to Bolts

first_imgThe Cebuano giant went hard on himself despite posting a team-best 26 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks.“I won’t be able to sleep tonight. I’m really sorry and I promise to bounce back,” he said.San Miguel will now have to beat defending champion Barangay Ginebra twice in the quarterfinals for its Grand Slam bid to go on. A win by the Gin Kings on Wednesday would send the Beermen into an early exit.“We’re still not out. We still have a chance to win. We just have to stay positive. Our will is still strong and we’ll take this one game at a time even though we have to go through the eye of the needle,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trailing, 102-101, the Beermen had a chance to take the lead inside the final 10 seconds and they wisely went to the reigning three-time PBA MVP to bail them out.Fajardo shot over Bolts import Allen Durham but his floater came up short as it hit the front rim.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It was my fault. It was a good look and I missed that final shot. We should have won,” said a frustrated Fajardo in Filipino after the Beermen’s 104-101 defeat.The loss didn’t just cause San Miguel the game, but also a seat in the top four as they wound up in sixth place heading into the quarterfinals. DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ Bolts claim top spot, rally past Beermen Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESNine times out of ten, June Mar Fajardo would easily make a basket from five feet.It just unfortunate for San Miguel Beer that the rarest of times Fajardo would miss from close range came on Sunday night in an all-important game against rival Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Mayday, Mayday! ‘Get your car for free @ DMG’ giveaway gets underway

first_imgA major competition has kicked off at DMG Motors Donegal this month, where one lucky customer will win a free car!This May Day competition isn’t just for one day though, as people will have a whole year to get their names in the hat.Everyone who purchases a used car from DMG Motors between May 2019 and May 2020 will receive an entry to a draw to get the price of their car back. Finn Harps legend Kevin McHugh helped kick-start the campaign this week and explained how winning could be as easy as 1-2-3!The three-step entry is:1 – Buy a used car from DMG Motors Donegal Town 2 – Like DMG Motors on Facebook3 – Tag your friends in the Facebook offer page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/Each customer who buys a used car at DMG will receive a unique number on delivery which will be placed in the draw.The winner will be drawn independently on Friday 1st May 2020Stephen McCaul – General Manager of DMG Motors – with Kevin McHugh – Head of the Finn Harps AcademyAnd you’ll be spoilt for choice if you are looking for a used car at DMG Motors. They have a wide range of makes, years and price points to suit every driver. The team are always on hand to answer questions as they pride themselves on selling quality second-hand cars and abiding by the highest levels of customer service. So, if you’re thinking about a used car this year, there’s no better time to see what DMG Motors have for you. And there could be no better extra than the chance to win the price back for free! Browse the current stock now at: www.dmgmotors.ieSee the Facebook offer for giveaway T&Cs: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/Mayday, Mayday! ‘Get your car for free @ DMG’ giveaway gets underway was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:carscompetitionDMG MOTORSDonegal TowndrawFinn Harps AcademygiveawayKevin McHughused carsvideolast_img read more

Ecologists protest against govt’s plan to turn Pichavaram mangrove forests into a resort

first_imgThe Pichavaram tourist complex: battlegroundEcologists in Tamil Nadu have declared war on the state Government. The battleground is Pichavaram, 200 km out of Madras, one of the best preserved mangrove forests in the country. The state Government is keen on developing this magnificent 5,000-acre forest into a tourist resort with,The Pichavaram tourist complex: battlegroundEcologists in Tamil Nadu have declared war on the state Government. The battleground is Pichavaram, 200 km out of Madras, one of the best preserved mangrove forests in the country. The state Government is keen on developing this magnificent 5,000-acre forest into a tourist resort with boating, surfing and water-skiing facilities along with cottages located in the area.To fight this, the Tamil Nadu Science Forum and the Madras Naturalists Society recently convened a meeting of prominent biologists, zoologists, naturalists and marine biologists who have cried halt to the project and want the setting up of an expert committee on how to best utilise this “natural laboratory”.Mangrove forests are found only in the tropics where they grow by the seaside and along river banks where the water is brackish. The vegetation is distinctive as it is able to take root in the loose and highly saline soil. India has an estimated 20 lakh acres of mangrove forests, the largest ones being in West Bengal and the Andamans.The reason why Pichavaram has so many crusaders is that it is one of the few left where the complete sequence of mangrove zonation is in evidence from dense foliage with stilted roots on the banks to sparse vegetation at the edge.Increased Erosion: Another factor that has contributed to the lushness of Pichavaram is the three rivers that flow through its 10 km long and 3 km wide area. The rivers form a maze of shallow channels which are so numerous and tricky that the local populace jokingly remarks that even the egrets which are familiar with the waterways get lost in Pichavaram. However, studies done by the French Institute indicate that the development work has already increased coastal erosion.Said Professor V. M. Meher Homji, a botanist at the Institute: Pichavaram must be preserved not only because it is a natural laboratory but also because it has been an important factor in stabilising the shifting coastline. The felling of trees has also led to salt encrustment on the soil thus preventing any new vegetation in the denuded sections.advertisementThe location of the cottages within the wooded area will lead to other problems: ecologists feel that with a growing tourist trade the populace would soon start plundering the forests for fuel and fodder.The repercussions are likely to extend beyond the ecological field. Reports from the Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology of the Annamalai University at Perangipettai reveal that Pichavaram is a rich breeding ground and nursery for such lucrative seafood as prawns, lobsters and crabs.With building activities as well as the introduction of water sports once the resort is completed, the shallow channels which criss-cross the forest will no longer be able to harbour the varied marine life. Warns Meher Homji: Any further disturbances to the delicate balance of the eco-system will lead to the rapid deterioration of the mangrove forests.Limited Success: The ecologists have now asked the Government to stop all further construction in Pichavaram. They suggest that the cottages and the resort area be located in Chidambaram, a tourist centre just 11 km away, and groups be brought to the mangrove forests for day trips.After repeated letters to the Tamil Nadu Government, the Department of Environment and the prime minister, Meher Homji was asked last fortnight to meet the Committee on Tourist Excursions, chaired by V. Chandralekha, collector of Cuddalore district under which Pichavaram falls.The meeting was partly successful with the members agreeing to recommend to the Government a proposal to drop water sports and prohibit motor boats in the channels. Only row boats would be allowed. No decision, however, was taken on the shifting of the cottages. Chandralekha told India Today in Cuddalore: We have no intention of clashing with the ecologists.We are equally keen on preserving Pichavaram and will try our best to implement their suggestions. But with construction of the cottages proceeding briskly, the mangrove forests of Pichavaram may soon become a thing of the past.last_img read more

PCB writes to Sri Lanka Cricket, issues warning to Shehzad over religious comments

first_imgAhmed ShehzadThe Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) wrote a letter to Sri Lankan Cricket on Thursday, asking them if they have any objection to the comments made by Ahmed Shehzad to batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan.According to reports, the PCB is waiting for the reply to initiate further action against Shehzad. The board has also issued a stern warning saying that he should just concentrate on cricket.The PCB is investigating religious comments by Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday.While the players were walking back to the dressing room in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan “if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven.”Dilshan’s reply was not audible, and Shehzad went on to say, “Then be ready for the fire.”Shehzad was summoned to PCB headquarters in Lahore on Wednesday and asked about his comments, board general manager media Agha Akbar said.”Ahmed has informed the PCB that it was his personal chat with Dilshan, and there was nothing more to it,” Akbar said.”What we understand is that no Sri Lanka Cricket official or our own manager lodged any complaint.”However, Akbar said the PCB was still investigating the matter.Dilshan was born to a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother and was known as Tuwan Mohamed Dilshan.He shed his Muslim name shortly after his international debut in 1999 and took up the name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan with an ethnic Sinhalese-Buddhist identity.advertisementHis childhood coach Ranjan Paranavitana said even though Dilshan carried a Muslim name, he and his brothers and sisters followed their mother’s religion from their childhood.last_img read more

Former Spain and Arsenal midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes dies in traffic accident at 35

first_imgJosé Antonio Reyes, the former Spain midfielder who won five Europa League titles and was part of Arsenal’s unbeaten “Invincibles” squad, has been killed in a traffic accident at the age of 35.Sevilla and second-division club Extremadura, where Reyes played this past season, both confirmed the death on Saturday.”We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace,” Sevilla said on Twitter.Reyes also played for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid among other clubs in a professional career that spanned nearly 20 years, after making his debut for Sevilla as a 16-year-old.He helped Arsenal go unbeaten through the 2003-04 season, scoring two crucial goals toward the end of the campaign to keep that record intact. He also won a Spanish league title with Real Madrid, and five Europa League crowns with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. He also made 21 appearances for Spain between 2003-06.I am devasted: Arsene Wenger”I am devastated to hear the terrible news about Jose,” former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said in a statement. “To his family and friends, all support from everyone in the Arsenal family. He will remain forever in our hearts.”Arsenal said it would fly the club flag at half mast at its training ground on Saturday.Reyes’ former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry also said he was “devastated” by the news.”Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being,” Henry wrote on Twitter.Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who like Reyes came up through the youth ranks at Sevilla and played alongside him for Spain and Madrid, also expressed his sadness.advertisement”Broken. Shattered. I have no words,” Ramos wrote in Spanish on Twitter. “All the love to the family. We’ll always remember you, friend! RIP brother.”Because of the death, the Spanish football federation postponed the seven second-division matches that were scheduled to be played on Sunday.Also Read | Want to win something with Argentina in my career: Lionel MessiAlso See:last_img read more

10 months agoRoma, AC Milan battle for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

first_imgRoma, AC Milan battle for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is heating up.Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma are considering an approach for Batshuayi.They are considering an approach for the Chelsea striker in a loan with an option to buy deal.Batshuayi is currently on loan at Valencia but has been linked with a switch to Serie A with AC Milan.Valencia coach Marcelino was non-committal last week when discussing whether the Belgian would still be with the club beyond the January market. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

7 days agoBenteke, Tomkins extend Crystal Palace contracts

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Benteke, Tomkins extend Crystal Palace contractsby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are boosted by news that Christian Benteke and James Tomkins have extended their contracts.Tomkins will now be with the club until the end of the 2021/2022 season, while Benteke has a contract that expires at the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.While Tomkins is a key player, Benteke’s renewal was a little surprising given he has only started two Premier League games and not scored a goal in league play this season.Speaking about the renewals, Palace club chairman Steve Parish had the following to say: “I’m pleased that agreements have been reached with these two important senior players.”Both James and Christian bring vast Premier League experience, commitment and professionalism to the squad.”These new deals show that we recognise their levels of performance in recent seasons, that we believe in both players, and that they are hugely motivated by the direction the club is heading.” last_img read more

Ohio State Penn State mens hockey split offensively charged series

OSU junior forward David Gust attempts a shot during a shootout in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in the shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team went to Happy Valley this weekend for a two-game series, but it is heading home feeling nothing more than content after an up-and-down weekend.The Buckeyes were thoroughly defeated on Friday, losing 6-1, but they were able to recover the following day, taking care of the Nittany Lions 7-4.In Game 1, the Nittany Lions struck first after junior forward David Goodwin dispossessed the Buckeye defense behind the goal and laid off the puck for senior forward David Glenn, who fired it behind junior netminder Christian Frey.The first period was quite physical, as both teams were handed penalties. At two points, the teams played four-on-four hockey. Penn State junior goaltender Eamon McAdam demonstrated why he leads the Big Ten in save percentage, stopping a flurry of shots from sophomore forward Luke Stork and senior forward Anthony Greco. The Buckeyes appeared to be knocking on the door after a strong finish to the first period. That, however, would not be the case, as Penn State illustrated why it has the nation’s fifth-ranked offense.Penn State would double its lead with a long shot from freshman defenseman Vince Pedrie. Redshirt senior forward Eric Scheid brought the puck up the right side of the rink and completed a cross-ice pass, which Pedrie collected and converted. Goodwin made it 3-0 with just over six and a half minutes left in the period after some nifty build-up play with freshman forward Andrew Sturtz. This forced OSU coach Steve Rohlik to make a switch inside the pipes. He replaced Frey with junior goalie Matt Tomkins, marking Tomkins’ first appearance in seven games. The substitution would not make any difference.Just three minutes later, Penn State senior defenseman Luke Juha made it 4-0. The nightmare continued for the Buckeyes just over a minute later when freshman forward Alec Marsh pushed the puck under Tomkins’ right skate, making it 5-0. Junior forward and co-captain Nick Schilkey broke McAdam’s shutout with a power-play goal just over two minutes into the third period. The goal, however, did little to turn the tide, as Penn State coasted to the victory. Junior forward Zach Saar took advantage of an empty net with less than 30 seconds remaining, ending the match 6-1. Tomkins would remain in goal for the Scarlet and Gray for Game 2 on Saturday. Senior goaltender Matthew Skoff took over for McAdam in the Nittany Lions’ goal. It became quite clear early on that the Buckeyes were not going to allow a repeat of the previous night’s performance.Just a minute and a half into the first period, Schilkey laid the puck off to junior forward David Gust, who converted for the power-play score. It was Gust’s 17th point in 17 games, although his 15-game point streak ended the night before.The Buckeyes doubled their lead just six minutes later after freshman defenseman Tommy Parran netted his first career goal for the Buckeyes. Another freshman, forward Freddy Gerard, made it 3-0 for the Buckeyes less than halfway through the period. With just over two minutes remaining in the period, Penn State got on the board. Scheid centered a pass for freshman forward Chase Berger, whose shot was deflected in by Tomkins. Sturtz cut the lead to one goal just past the halfway point in the second period after a great solo effort from the Penn State defensive zone. Emotions began to run high after a few altercations between the two sides. One conflict behind the Buckeyes’ net resulted in junior defenseman Drew Brevig and junior forward Ricky DeRosa being sent to the box, resulting in some four-on-four hockey similar to the night before. An interference call on Parran resulted in a four-on-three advantage for the Nittany Lions, and they would swiftly take advantage with an equalizing goal from Goodwin. Penn State would then grab its first lead of the afternoon when Kevin Kerr fired a shot from long range above Tomkins’ glove just under three minutes into the third period. The Buckeyes finally responded after Penn State’s four straight goals, courtesy of sophomore forward Matthew Weis’ eighth goal of the season. Then, just 42 seconds later, a shot from senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple trickled underneath Skoff, which left freshman forward John Wiitala with an easy empty-net goal to put the Buckeyes back in front 5-4. Weis would grab his second goal of the game after a two-on-one breakaway and doubled the Buckeyes’ lead with just over five minutes remaining in the encounter. Senior forward and Co-captain Anthony Greco put the game to rest with just under 30 seconds left with an empty-net score, ending the match at 7-4. OSU is set to get back in action on Friday against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. read more

Lloris calls for France to improve ahead of milestone

first_imgFrance captain Hugo Lloris is adamant that they cannot produce another sloppy performance ahead of their game against Peru in Group CPaul Pogba’s lobbed shot deflected off Australia full-back Aziz Behich to hand France an unlikely win last Saturday after Mile Jedinak had cancelled out Antoine Griezmann’s penalty with a spot-kick of his own.Lloris, who will make his 100th appearance for France in today’s game against Peru at Ekaterinburg, admits that they cannot afford to slip up again.“There is always pressure for all matches, especially when we started the World Cup,” said the 31-year-old, according to BT Sport.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“But this is when you have to go beyond your own capacities as a competitor.“Tomorrow is going to be a difficult match; if we do not raise our quality level, we are going to have some difficulties.“Peru are a quality team, a difficult team to beat. We know that the players are committed to playing for their country.“It is their last chance to go through the group stages so they are going to give everything and we are going to have to raise our quality level so we can get the three points.”last_img read more