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By Julien PretotROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) – Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they beat spirited Japan 3-2 on Monday to set up a mouthwatering clash with five-time champions Brazil.The distraught Japanese, who went 2-0 up with goals by Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui early in the second half, fell to the turf after Chadli poked the ball home from Thomas Meunier’s cross four minutes into added time at the Rostov Arena.Much-fancied Belgium, who had taken a conservative approach to the game, got back into contention with late goals by Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini before Chadli struck in a demonstration of coach Robert Martinez’s tactical nous.“That’s what happens in the World Cup. It was a test of character and a test of the team. It tells you everything about this group of players,” said Spaniard Martinez.Japan coach Akira Nishino, whose side agonisingly failed to reach the last eight for the first time, added: “We were leading, we were going to win but I didn’t expect this kind of reversal of the result.“I thought this is a World Cup, and we were faced with the strength in depth of Belgium, that’s how I felt at the end of game.”One of the most exciting teams of the group phase, Belgium faced an embarrassing exit but finally clicked to become the first team to win a World Cup knockout game from two goals down since West Germany beat England 3-2 after extra time in 1970.Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ have now scored 12 goals in four games in Russia ahead of a last eight clash on Friday with Brazil, who beat Mexico 2-0 earlier on Monday.BEELINEWith centre back Vincent Kompany back in the lineup for the first time since picking up a groin strain in a warm-up game, Belgium had looked safe at the back but uninspired up front during a first period when they were on top but toothless.Both teams fought a tight midfield battle but their forwards froze in the area and Belgium’s wide players, Meunier and Yannick Carrasco, did not take risks going forward, effectively turning a 3-4-3 formation into a more conservative 5-2-3 system.Japan got closest to a goal in a dull first half when Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois let the ball slip from his hands and between his legs but recovered before it crossed the line.The Japanese were ahead soon after the break, though, when Haraguchi beat the offside trap and ran into the area to beat Courtois with a cross-shot in the 48th minute.Belgium responded but Hazard’s shot rattled the post and Japan doubled their tally in the 52nd when Inui picked up the ball 25 metres out and fired a missile into the back of the net.The Red Devils were still struggling but they pulled a goal back after 69 minutes when Vertonghen looped a header from a high clearance back across goal into the far top corner.The momentum had shifted and in the 74th, Eden Hazard’s cross was met by Fellaini, who equalised from close range with a powerful header within 10 minutes of coming on.Belgium continued to push forward and both Chadli and Lukaku forced Japan keeper Eiji Kawashima into spectacular saves with powerful headers four minutes from the end.Keisuke Honda’s 30-metre free-kick was parried away by Courtois in stoppage time before the keeper launched the ball to Kevin De Bruyne to make a beeline upfield before finding Meunier, whose cross was met by Chadli for the winner.
Tipp FM analyst, and former player, Geraldine Kinane says she hopes to see him back involved in the future. Bill Mullaney made the decision to step away from Tipperary camogie for health reasons.He has been part of Tipperary camogie for a number of years now – from under 16 levels up to senior.In 2018 he guided both the Tipp seniors and Intermediates to their first All Ireland semi finals in 10 years.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens’ injury picture is coming into focus for Sunday’s matchup with the Tennessee Titans as center Jeremy Zuttah and right guard Marshal Yanda returned to practice after a one-day absence.Zuttah (ankle) and Yanda (knee) are nursing minor injuries, but both are expected to play in the Ravens’ final game before their Week 11 bye. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (foot) and wide receiver Michael Campanaro (hamstring) were both missing for the second straight day and were already expected to miss Sunday’s game before news came later in the day that Smith would miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery.Wide receiver Steve Smith, tight end Owen Daniels, and linebacker Daryl Smith were all absent during the portion of practice open to media as all three received veteran days off, which typically falls on Thursday. None of the three were listed on Wednesday’s injury report.Newly-acquired cornerback Danny Gorrer continued working with secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo during the special-teams portion of practice as he’s continuing to catch up on the intricacies of the Baltimore defense. The 28-year-old is expected to start opposite Lardarius Webb with rookie free agent Tramain Jacobs serving as the No. 3 corner against the Titans.BALTIMOREOUT: CB Jimmy Smith (foot)DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Michael Campanaro (thigh), TE Owen Daniels (non-injury), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury), WR Steve Smith (non-injury)FULL PARTICIPATION: G Marshal Yanda (knee), C Jeremy Zuttah (ankle)TENNESSEEOUT: TE Taylor Thompson (knee)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DT Sammie Hill (hamstring), WR Nate Washington (shoulder)FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee)
Tyson Fury destroys Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Whyte and Ruiz Jr in one post as he boasts about unbeaten record
People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Football player touch female referee s breast! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! TYSON FURY rubbed in his status as the only unbeaten heavyweight king by mocking his rivals.The Gypsy King, 31, took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to remind Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte and Andy Ruiz Jr of their defeats.Tyson Fury mocked heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr and Dillian Whyte by reminding them of their pro defeatsCredit: InstagramFury posted a collage of himself wearing a crown surrounded by the other four fighters and the ‘stay at home’ symbol.He wrote: “The below 4 all have the same in common, ALL LOST,” followed by a laughing emoji.Fury inflicted the first blot on Wilder’s copybook in February by stunning the Bronze Bomber.His seventh-round victory – one of the most emphatic performances EVER by a British boxer – ensured he ripped the WBC belt away from Wilder to become world champion again.He also claimed the vacant The Ring magazine and lineal titles as he took his pro record to 30-0-1 with that draw against Wilder when they met for the first time in 2018.The pair are due to meet for a trilogy fight later in 2020, with a date in early October looking the most likely.Joshua, 30, holds the other belts. The Watford-born KO king did lose them in June last year with his shock defeat in New York to Ruiz Jr – the only one of his career.But AJ made no mistake in Saudi Arabia in the rematch to win back his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles at the end of 2019.That fight ensured Ruiz Jr suffered his second defeat inside the ring – the first came in December 2016 at the hands of Joseph Parker as they fought for the WBO heavyweight belt.And finally Fury’s fellow Brit Whyte’s record stands at 27-1.The Body Snatcher’s only taste of defeat came against Joshua in December 2015 with a seventh-round knockout.Since then, though, he has won 11 out of 11 and picked up the WBC International, British, WBC Silver and WBC interim heavyweight titles.He is set to defend them against Alexander Povetkin on July 4 after their original date on May 2 had to be pushed back.As well as boasting about his blemish-free record, Fury also shared with his 3.7million Instagram followers what he is getting up to during the lockdown, including advertising his online training session with wife Paris and the grub he has been enjoying during his well-earned time off.Fury holds the WBC world belt after his win over Wilder as well as the lineal and The Ring magazine titlesCredit: Instagram @frank_warren_officialTyson Fury says that Deontay Wilder is only taking the rematch fight for the money Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk
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The Galway Senior Team To Face Clare tomorrow evening shows one change from the team that were beaten by Kilkenny with Orlaith McGrath coming in for Finola KeeleyThe Galway Team is…..1. Sarah Healy (St. Thomas)2. Therese Manton (Mullagh)3. Roisin Black (Oranmore/Maree)4. Tara Kenny (Sarsfields)5. Lorraine Ryan (Kiltulla/Killimordaly)6. Rebecca Hennelly (Ardrahan)7. Heather Cooney (St. Thomas) C8. Niamh Kilkenny (Pearses)9. Ann Marie Starr (Killimor)10. Orlaith McGrath (Sarsfields)11. Maria Cooney (Sarsfields)12. Niamh McGrath (Sarsfields)13. Noreen Coen (Athenry)14. Ailish O’Reilly (Oranmore/Maree)15. Aoife Donohue (Mullagh)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Animals, Apes, Archive, Biodiversity, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Gorillas, Great Apes, Innovation In Conservation, Mammals, Primates Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Isabel Esterman Bonobos, gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees face a fight for survival, and social media offers a new tool to help people connect with these endangered great apes.Conservation groups say that, handled correctly, social media can help raise awareness — and funds.What’s good for social media isn’t always good for apes. Experts caution that posts featuring interactions between humans and animals or unusual animal behavior should be accompanied by explanations that put the images into context. An orphaned baby chimpanzee rests his head on his rescuer’s arm as he takes in the scenery during a special flight destined for a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The pilot, Anthony Caere, cradles Mussa and gives him a soft kiss on the head. Although Mussa was recently ripped from his mother’s arms, he appears comfortable with Caere, and even plays with a few of the aircraft’s knobs and switches during the flight.Over the past year, a number of great apes have experienced brushes with fame, including Ponso, “the loneliest chimp” in the Ivory Coast; Lulingu, the “laughing” baby gorilla; and Mussa, whose mother was killed by poachers. Their viral stories grabbed public attention on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and via large news organizations.Bonobos, gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees face a fight for survival, and social media offers a new tool to help people connect with these endangered great apes. While great ape advocacy organizations are ready to wield the power of social media, they’re not just aiming for shares and likes, they say. Rather, sanctuaries and advocacy groups want to use those viral stories — and social media in general — to help save our closest relatives.Footage of a baby chimp’s rescue flight posted by the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Center went viral. Shared on social media as well as by media organizations, the video has been viewed more than 2 million times. Image courtesy of Primate Rehabilitation Center.Going viralThe Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) got a major boost from Mussa’s viral flight in February. Technical director Itsaso Vélez del Burgo Guinea says she had no idea that Caere was filming, let alone that the video would go viral.“He sent me some footage and I thought it was beautiful,” she says. “We then released the video and it was clear it was going to be a boom. Immediately, it got a lot of attention in social media and from journalists calling and wanting to talk about the rescue.”And, Vélez del Burgo Guinea says, all those views and shares translated into an increase in social media followers and even donations, which she says are “very important to continue saving chimpanzees.”Through a partnership with an organization called FLOAT, Lwiro continued to capitalize on Mussa’s viral video, this time with sales of a limited-edition T-shirt depicting Mussa. FLOAT says on its website that it partners with a new charity each week, donating $8 for every purchase made on the site during that week. Vélez del Burgo Guinea calls the T-shirt another “great coincidence.”A new fundraising toolNot every story will go viral, but organizations working to protect great apes are harnessing social media tools to spread word about their mission and gain financial support.Diana Goodrich, co-director of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in Washington state, says her organization has taken advantage of Facebook’s donation and fundraising tools. When the sanctuary welcomed its chimpanzees in 2008, she says, it relied heavily on Facebook Causes, a now-defunct tool.Today, the organization is still benefiting from Facebook fundraising tools such as the direct donate option and personal fundraisers. As a result, more than 5 percent of the organization’s total individual giving this year — and nearly 3 percent of total giving, which includes events, grants and corporate fundraising — comes from Facebook donations, a method that requires little maintenance by the organization. As this story was written, the organization had 35 active fundraisers by individuals, most of them in honor of birthdays.A big chunk of the organization’s Facebook giving so far in 2018 — $3,000 out of a total $11,732 — resulted from a fundraiser that The Dodo posted on Facebook after creating a video that featured Foxie, one of the sanctuary’s rescue chimpanzees who loves troll dolls. The Dodo’s post has more than 27,000 reactions and 5,000 shares, and its fundraiser has about 100 individual contributions.While social media fundraising can be lucrative, it’s not likely to replace traditional funding methods among nonprofit organizations any time soon. But it’s still in its infancy and can bring high returns with little investment from the organization.Posts that share the names and stories of primates are popular with readers. Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest describes Missy, formerly held in a research lab, as loyal, adventurous and possessed of a silly sense of humor. Image courtesy of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.A helping hand“Word of mouth is everything in social media,” says Jessie Jory, development coordinator for the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) in Washington, D.C.But it’s not just news sites like The Dodo that are helping to boost social media about great apes. Jory says BCI’s online presence got a huge boost this summer from celebrity endorsements on Facebook and Instagram. Actress Ashley Judd partnered with the organization earlier this year to start a Care2 petition, and has shared and posted several social media posts about bonobos and BCI to her followers in the past few months, including a BCI fundraiser.Posts from National Geographic wildlife photographer Frans Lanting, who joined BCI and Judd on an expedition in Africa in June, were also pivotal, according to Jory. “Because he has fame and is connected with National Geographic and [has] a lot of respect in the photography community, we’re introduced to an audience who is a perfect fit for us,” she says. “Social media-wise, he’s probably one of our biggest influencers.”Actress Ashley Judd (left) interviews community leader Josephine Mpanga, BCI president Sally Jewell Coxe, and community leader Bijou Longenge Mpako in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Conservation groups credit partnerships with celebrities like Judd with expanding their social reach. Image courtesy of Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI).Since May 1, BCI’s Instagram following has more than doubled, which Jory thinks can be partially attributed to the Care2 petition along with tagged posts from Lanting and Judd. And this celebrity-driven exposure is something the species desperately needs, Jory says. “The fact that so few people know about bonobos is one of our biggest hurdles.”The Atlanta-based Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (Fossey Fund) also received a big celebrity endorsement this year from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. In honor of DeGeneres’s 60th birthday, her wife, Portia de Rossi, set up a wildlife fund. The DeGeneres fund’s first project will be building a Rwanda campus for the Fossey Fund. Since then, DeGeneres has used both her television show and social media as tools to get the word out about gorilla conservation and her partnership with the Fossey Fund.“She’s definitely done an incredible job of raising awareness of ways to help,” says Rand Lines, digital communications manager for the Fossey Fund. Like BCI, the organization has seen a boost in social media as a result of its celebrity endorsements. Lines says the Fossey Fund believes the extra publicity generated by DeGeneres will lead to greater awareness of endangered gorillas and conservation in general.What people wantSocial media followers like getting to know apes on a more personal level, according to several organizations.Jory says BCI’s most popular posts on Facebook and Instagram feature photos with the names of identified bonobos attached. She says that while naming the bonobos is a new trend for the organization, the practice helps its followers relate more easily to the apes.“I love when people start to recognize the chimpanzees and know their names,” says Vélez del Burgo Guinea of the Lwiro center in the DRC. She says Lwiro’s followers respond best to pictures and stories of apes being rescued from terrible situations. People recognize the pain and the suffering in the animals, she says, and “it is beautiful to see their transformation. Chimps are amazing resilient animals.”Goodrich agrees that personal connections to her sanctuary’s chimpanzees are successful, and cites a recent post Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest made about resident Jody, who underwent a medical procedure. Goodrich says this type of personal post gets “deeper engagement” from the community.It’s no surprise that people love babies too. “Of course baby chimp videos are also successful,” says Vélez del Burgo Guinea.Lines adds that videos of gorilla births do well. The organization uses these videos as an opportunity to educate. A video post showing a mother gorilla cuddling her infant states: “When you only have 1,000 individuals left, each mountain gorilla birth is so important to the future of the species.”Videos of baby animals play well on social media. Conservation groups work to make sure posts like this also send a deeper message about apes.The bad and the uglySome posts are more successful than others, but what’s good for social media isn’t always good for apes, says Goodrich. For instance, “it’s super problematic when humans are interacting with the apes, but it’s really popular.” She calls out one offender, which she describes as a “road-side zoo” in Florida. Goodrich says the organization is “good at social media,” but its posts, which she says often show guests interacting with apes like chimps, may give its followers the wrong impression about the animals. Jory agrees that posts of humans interacting with the apes can be problematic and says the only time BCI staff are in contact with bonobos is in rescue situations.Goodrich also acknowledges that “cutesy” posts are often popular on social media, but adds that “some things that end up being popular aren’t exactly how we want to portray our animals.” In the case of Foxie, the chimpanzee who loves trolls, context was important and so the organization provided viewers with background information to help understand Foxie and her trolls. “If there’s no context around it, they might think, ‘how cute — wouldn’t a chimpanzee make a great pet?’”According to Jory, BCI’s work benefits from the fact that bonobos are so similar to humans. She notes that photos of the apes looking at the photographer with both eyes visible are popular. “Those are the photos people connect with the most because they’re so human-like,” she says. “I think that makes people want to connect. I do think it helps our cause that bonobos are so closely related to humans.”Baby chimps like Mussa — made famous by video of his rescue flight — capture hearts on social media. But this cute appeal also puts them at risk of trafficking.Vélez del Burgo Guinea agrees that great ape conservation might get a bit of a boost because of the animals’ similarities to humans.“Yes, it is true that chimpanzees for their humanlike traits create more empathy in people,” she says. “We see it also in the differences in likes when we put a pic of other primates (monkeys) compared with the pics of chimps.”But Vélez del Burgo Guinea says this anthropomorphizing can also have a downside.“It is a problem because it is one of the reasons people wants chimps as pets — they see the babies are so cute and they want to hold them,” she says. “But they don’t understand that chimps, when they grow, they become very strong and because of their trauma and isolation they are very aggressive. An adult chimpanzee can easily kill a person. This is why when they grow up they end up locked in a cage. People don’t know what to do with them anymore.”This is where social media can come in handy, she says. “Through the stories of our chimps, they become ambassadors of the ones in the wild and people understand that to have a baby chimp there is a full family who would die.”Goodrich isn’t so sure about how much great apes actually benefit from their close lineage to humans. She says, for instance, that bats are also very popular on some social media pages. “I would guess that some people are interested in bats and some are interested in chimpanzees.”A spokesperson from the Fossey Fund agrees, saying that while the close connection to humans certainly gives great ape organizations “a different advantage,” there are other charismatic species like tigers and pandas that “capture people’s hearts.”The ultimate goal of viral social media posts is to help save apes, like this wild chimpanzee feeding on canopy fruit. Photo by Rhett A. ButlerSaving species still the main goalMost organizations emphasize that social media is a means to an end. And while likes, shares and comments are welcome, the ultimate goal is to build awareness and support for species with dwindling wild populations.“If we don’t react soon,” says Vélez del Burgo Guinea, “we will lose our closest relatives.”FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.
SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test But Smith scored off a goaltending call on White as the Elite grabbed a 116-113 lead with 58.8 ticks left.Smith unleashed 15 points in the final frame, where Blackwater rallied from seven points down.DiGregorio added 18 points capped by two free throws that sealed the game with 5.9 seconds left. Pinto chipped in nine points and seven rebounds, including a crucial one off a miss by Smith that led to DiGregorio’s freebies.“Hopefully, the win will boost our morale and confidence for us to be a better team,” said Isaac.The Batang Pier slid to 0-4 despite getting huge production from Terrence Romeo and new import Malcolm White, who combined for 68 points.ADVERTISEMENT UST roars back, ousts NU to complete Final Four cast Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Blackwater import Greg Smith. PBA IMAGESGreg Smith willed Blackwater past GlobalPort, 118-113, for its first win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Smith, the former NBA veteran, bullied his way to 40 points and 19 rebounds as the Elite improved to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Romeo led all locals with 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the field, highlighted by nine triples, while White, who replaced Sean Williams, had 33 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in his PBA debut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out LATEST STORIES 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 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “After four heartbreaking losses, finally we’re able to break into the win column. This time, we played a lot smarter in the crucial moments of the game,” said Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac.“He’s good. The thing is sometimes he gets frustrated so we’re mending ways on how we can involve him more,” Isaac said of his burly import, who had stints with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s a competitor and he still has a chance to make it back to the NBA. He’s only 26 years old.”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 returnThe Elite, who are playing minus three injured key players in Mac Belo, Art dela Cruz and JP Erram, turned to Smith down the stretch and also drew timely plays from guards Nard Pinto and Mike DiGregorio.Blackwater took a 114-105 lead after a hook shot by Smith before Romeo and Pringle brought GlobalPort within one, 114-113, with 1:09 remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
The Scorpions were once again exceptional with the bat, as opener Assad Fudadin fell eight runs short of what would have been his second straight century of the tournament, to help the Jamaicans post their second highest Super 50 Cup total of 330 for 8 in 50 overs. Middle order batsman Andre McCarthy also fell short of a century, as he made 91, while captain Rovman Powell got 57 and wicket-keeper Aldane Thomas 48. Pacer Akeem Jordan bagged 3 for 72 for the CCC, who could not capitalise on a good start, as they could only manage 233 for 9 in 45.2 overs. Openers Romaine Morrison made 96 and Paul Palmer 30. Pacer Oshane Thomas took 3 for 25, while spinner Dennis Bulli bagged 3 for 44 for the Scorpions. The Jamaica Scorpions pulled off a comprehensive 97 run win over the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) to secure their first win in three attempts at the Super 50 Cup tournament.