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All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention

CHICAGO --- There was no surprise return for Jake Arrieta. No dramatic entrance for Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb or Greg Holland, either.Kris Bryant   Not even close. The Chicago Cubs settled five of their six potential arbitration cases before the start of their annual fan convention on Friday, including a record $10.85 million, one-year deal for third baseman Kris Bryant. But they remain at an impasse when it comes to another free-agent addition or a big acquisition via trade --- a common refrain during one of the slowest winters for baseball in a long time. "We're not done. We have confidence in this group if this is the 25 we end up taking to spring training," president of baseba...Keep on reading: All’s quiet for Cubs at fan convention.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

By Bob Baum, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade Wednesday. Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, the Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona. A six-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner at 31, Goldschmidt was among the top players available in the trade market. He hit .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs last season and has often finished high in the NL MVP voting. “We’ve been busy this offseason working to upgrade our lineup, and today we are excited to announce the acquisition of one of the game’s premier players,” Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a statement. Goldschmidt has a $14.5 million salary next year, receives a $1 million assignment bonus for the trade and will be eligible for free agency after next season. The Cardinals have a history of acquiring top hitters and then signing them to long-term deals, including Mark McGwire and Matt Holliday. St. Louis went 88-74 and believed it needed a boost in the middle of a lineup that includes Matt Carpenter, Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina to compete with the likes of Milwaukee and the Cubs in the NL Central. The Cardinals’ postseason drought is their longest 1997-99. Free agent slugger Bryce Harper has supposedly been on the Cards’ wish list, too, as the winter meetings approach this weekend. Last offseason, the Cardinals had worked out a deal with Miami for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, but he refused to waive his no-trade clause. Arizona went 82-80 in the NL West and finished behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado, who both made the playoffs. The Diamondbacks, obviously in rebuilding mode, parted ways with a homegrown player who grew to be the face of the franchise but is nearing the end of an extremely team-friendly contract. The quiet slugger, an eighth-round draft pick out of Texas State in 2009, quickly moved through the Arizona minor league system and advanced to the big league club in 2011. In 2013, Goldschmidt hit 36 home runs and drove in 125. In 2017, he matched that home-run high with 36 and drove in 120. He is a career .297 hitter with 209 home runs, and was runnerup in the NL MVP voting in 2013 and 2015. Despite an awful start to last season, he bounced back to once again become a powerful force. Goldschmidt was the Diamondbacks’ franchise leader in slugging percentage and on-base percentage. “This was an extremely difficult decision given how much Paul has meant to our team both on and off the field. He represents everything it means to be a D-back, and we are very thankful to him for all that he has done for our franchise and our fans,” Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said. Weaver, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA last season. He was long rated among the top St. Louis prospects. The 24-year-old Kelly has played for the Cardinals in parts of the past three seasons, batting .154. He’s been highly regarded for his defensive ability. Young, 24, hit a combined .289 in Double-A and high-A ball. The draft choice that Arizona got will come after the second round, likely a pick somewhere in the high 70s or low 80s......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

‘A Quiet Place’ sequel in the works

  LAS VEGAS---"A Quiet Place" is getting a sequel. Jim Gianopulos, chair of Paramount Pictures, said on Wednesday that the studio is developing a followup to the buzzy John Krasinski-helmed thriller that's currently in theaters. "A Quiet Place" has earned over $135 million from North American theaters in just over three weeks. It cost a modest $17 million to produce. Speaking to an audience of theater owners and exhibitors at the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, Gianopulos acknowledged that Paramount has had difficult years at the box office. He says "A Quiet Place" is the first of what he hopes will be many future hits for the studio. ---AP...Keep on reading: ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel in the works.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

A Quiet Place to get a sequel

LAS VEGAS — Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that hit horror movie A Quiet Place was getting a sequel and ended mounting speculation over its lucrative Star Trek franchise by confirming two new movies. Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos opened the studio’s segment at the annual CinemaCon film industry convention in Las Vegas with the news, […] The post A Quiet Place to get a sequel appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

CHICAGO--- The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go. The Cubs' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of January than April. "On the way out I had no idea if I was going to Cubs Convention or opening day," Chicago manager Joe Maddon cracked. The winter wonderland at Wrigley caused the majors' 11th postponement so far this season, adding another picture to a growing montage of snowballs, ski caps and puffy coats from ballparks across the frigid Midwest. The Cubs tried pushing back first pitch by an hour, and workers used hand-hel...Keep on reading: Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press br /> TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press br /> SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply criticized protests by NFL players for a second straight day and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday in a series of tweets that outraged football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a 'bum.' Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams. Later, Trump reiterated what he said at a rally in Alabama the previous night that NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired, prompting immediate condemnation from a handful of team executives, the league commissioner and its players' union. The Warriors said it was made clear to them that they were not welcome at the White House. They said that when they go to Washington this season they will instead 'celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.' Curry had said he did not want to go to the White House anyway, but the Warriors had not made a collective decision before Saturday. 'U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!' James tweeted in a clear message to the president — a post that Twitter officials said was quickly shared many more times than any other he's sent. 'So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!' James also released a video Saturday, saying Trump has tried to divide the country. 'He's now using sports as the platform to try to divide us,' James said. 'We all know how much sports brings us together. ... It's not something I can be quiet about.' Warriors general manager Bob Myers said he was surprised by the invitation being pulled. 'The White House visit should be something that is celebrated,' Myers said. 'So we want to go to Washington, D.C., and do something to commemorate kind of who we are as an organization, what we feel, what we represent and at the same time spend our energy on that. Instead of looking backward, we want to look forward.' Added Warriors coach Steve Kerr, after his team's first practice of the season: 'These are not normal times.' As a candidate and as president, Trump's approach has at times seemed to inflame racial tensions in a deeply divided country while emboldening groups long in the shadows. The latest sports comments come a little over a month after Trump came under fire for his response to a white supremacists' protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump later pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, who had been found guilty of defying a judge's order to stop racially profiling Latinos. Trump's latest entry into the intersection of sports and politics started in Alabama on Friday night, when he said NFL players who refused to stand for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' are exhibiting a 'total disrespect of our heritage.' Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice. Last week at NFL games, four players sat or knelt during the anthem, and two raised fists while others stood by the protesters in support. Other players have protested in different ways over the past season since Kaepernick began sitting during the 2016 preseason. 'That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,' Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired.' On Saturday, Trump echoed his stance. 'If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,' Trump wrote in an afternoon pair of tweets. 'If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!' Trump has enjoyed strong support from NFL owners, with at least seven of them donating $1 million each to Trump's inaugural committee. They include New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who Trump considers a friend. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed the players while New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said the president's comments were inappropriate and offensive. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who has supported the players who have knelt, said the country 'needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness,' and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York ripped Trump's comments as 'callous.' 'Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,' Goodell said in a statement. Plenty of other current and former stars from across sports weighed in Saturday. Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks said the president's behavior is 'unacceptable and needs to be addressed.' In his Friday remarks, Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it's 'not the same game' because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles. 'No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,' DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. 'No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.' Trump has met with some championship teams already in his first year in office. Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. North Carolina, the reigning NCAA men's basketball champion, said Saturday it will not visit the White House this season. The Tar Heels cited scheduling conflicts. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump has 'taken indecency to a new low.' 'I think that the president has forgotten that he is the standard bearer for our country, that little boys and little girls look up to the president,' he said. 'Little boys and little girls want to be like the president. They want to talk like the president. I think that the president has insulted the American people with this low level of verbiage.' Warriors forward Draymond Green said the good news was that Golden State won't have to talk about going to the White House again — unless they win another title during the Trump presidency. 'Michelle Obama said it best,' Green said. 'She said it best. They go low. We go high. He beat us to the punch. Happy the game is over.' ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in Oakland, California, and AP writer Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this story. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

TIGER BLACK BRAWL 2019: Bacolod fighter beats Brazilian opponent

TRUE to his promise, Negrense mixed martial arts fighter Miguel Mosquera used quick attacks to defeat Brazilian Afonso Celso Jr., before a jam-packed crowd in the main event of the Tiger Black BRAWL 2019 at SMX Convention Center of SM City Bacolod, Jan. 19, 2019. Representing the 6100 Martial Arts and Fitness, Mosquera finished the […] The post TIGER BLACK BRAWL 2019: Bacolod fighter beats Brazilian opponent appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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UST Tiger Cubs turn back UPIS challenge, 80-65

UST Tiger Cubs turn back UPIS challenge, 80-65.....»»

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WATCH: On eve of Bangsamoro plebiscite, Cotabato City lies quiet

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A still Sunday greets Cotabato City a day before the Bangsamoro plebiscite on Monday, January 21. The city is the de facto seat of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It is now envisioned as the "crown jewel" of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy after Saudi case

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand's immigration chief vowed Wednesday, January 16, not to force refugees to return home "involuntarily," after a Saudi woman's desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognize asylum seekers. The country is not a signatory to a UN convention on refugees and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

SYKES explores the world on its grand Year-End celebration

Thousands of SYKESers gathered at the SMX Convention Center for SYKES' Year-End Celebration Entertainment, sumptuous food, and almost P2-million-worth of raffle prizes punctuated business process outsourcing organization SYKES Asia, Inc's annual Year-End Celebration (YEC) held November 25 at Halls 1 to 4 of the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. With the theme #SYKESTravelGram, the company placed the spotlight on its dedicated and aspiring talents who continuously dream to see the world. The event was hosted by Eri Neeman and 2017 Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters. Meanwhile, special performances by The Itchyworms and Morissette Amon made it a spectacular night fo...Keep on reading: SYKES explores the world on its grand Year-End celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

UAAP: League-leading Bullpups get challenged by Nonoy s Tiger Cubs

Games on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 9:00 AM – Adamson vs UPIS 11:00 AM – FEU-Diliman vs DLSZ 1:00 PM – UST vs NU 3:00 PM – Ateneo vs UE Nazareth School of National University has set the standard thus far in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Coming for them on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, however, is a University of Sto. Tomas side led by a triple-doubling talent. The Bullpups are on the hunt for their seventh win in as many games, but will first have to get through the challenge certain to be put up by the 4-4 Tiger Cubs led by super rookie Mark Nonoy starting at 1:00 PM. At the same time, Ateneo de Manila High School (5-3) is on the hunt for a bounce back win up against lowly University of the East (1-7) at 3:00 PM. These two games will be LIVE and EXLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA and LIGA HD There will also be matchups between Far Eastern University-Diliman (6-2) and De La Salle Zobel (3-5) at 11:00 AM as well as between Adamson High School (5-3) and the University of the Philippines Integrated School (1-7) at 9:00 AM. All matchups will also be LIVE on streaming over at sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap and iWant.ph --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda denies Arellano U an outright Finals seat

No sweep. San Beda University denied two-time defending champion Arellano University an outright Finals berth after the Lady Red Spikers snapped the Lady Chiefs’ eight-game winning run, 16-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Red Spikers stopped the Lady Chiefs right on their tracks to close the elimination round in a three-way tie at 8-1 win-loss record with their victims and College of St. Benilde. San Beda’s win put the semifinals in the usual Final Four format with the Lady Blazers and Arellano U taking the top two seeds and twice-to-beat incentives. The Lady Red Spikers will take on the Lady Chiefs in the Final Four starting Tuesday. CSB, which by virtue of superior quotient took the top seed, will still have to wait for its semis opponent between University of Perpetual Help (5-3) and Jose Rizal University (4-4). “Malaki sa amin ito kasi pampa-boost din ng morale para sa mga bata. Nakita namin na yung pinaghihirapan namin may resulta na maganda,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino of the win in the rematch of last year' championship series. The Lady Red Spikers saved a match point off a block by Satrianni Espiritu on Necole Ebuen for a 14-14 tie. Jeziela Viray scored on another kill block before Nieza Viray sealed the crucial Lady Red Spikers win with an off the block. Nieza Viray finished with 17 points with all but 16 coming off attacks and 19 digs while skipper Cesca Racraquin posted 16 markers, 15 digs and 10 excellent receptions for an all-around play for San Beda. The Lady Red Spikers recovered from a 0-3 hole in the fifth set and even took a 13-12 lead off a net touch by Arellano U opposite hitter Regine Arocha. Princess Bello tied it at 13 before Ebuen scored on a crosscourt hit to put the Lady Chiefs at match point.       Ebuen saw her 23-point effort go down the drain while Bello and Arocha got 12 and 10, respectively, for Arellano U. Meanwhile, the Chiefs sealed the third seed in the semifinals after beating the Red Spikers, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16, in men’s play. Jesrael Liberato and Christian Segovia finished with 18 and 16 points, respectively, for Arellano U, who finished their elimination round campaign with a 7-2 card. Christian Dela Paz added 11 markers for the Chiefs. Skipper Angelo Torres got 13 markers in his swan song for San Beda, which closed their emotional elims campaign at 2-7 just three days after the passing of Red Spikers head coach Nes Pamilar. In the juniors division, Arellano U defeated San Beda, 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, to close the elims in a three-way tie at fourth spot. The Braves sealed their season with a 5-4 record tied with College of St. Benilde-LSGH and Emilio Aguinaldo College. The Brigadiers by virtue of superior quotient occupied the semis no. 4 berth. The Red Cubs finished their campaign winless in nine outings.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Trump doubles down on border wall, as polls show voters turning against his shutdown strategy – Fox News

PRESIDENT TRUMP used an address Monday to the American Farm Bureau convention to dig in on his call for a border […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Liam Neeson Takes Hard-Action Genre to New Heights in “Cold Pursuit”

Blockbuster action icon Liam Neeson is back with a vengeance in a heady mix of rage and dark humor in “Cold Pursuit”. Infused with irreverent humor, “Cold Pursuit” sees Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’ […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Rift between Elisse and McCoy evident to ‘Sakaling Maging Tayo’ costar

It's during the very quiet moments that you notice there's something off," said Chai Fonacier, costar of McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson in the romantic drama "Sakaling Maging Tayo."     Chai, who plays one of Elisse's friends in the movie, observed: "She's very professional. When we got on set, or when it's time to discuss some scenes, both Elisse and McCoy were very cooperative. You almost can't feel that there was something wrong going on. That's what I like about the two of them."     McCoy and Elisse, collectively known as McLisse, admitted to have had a "misunderstanding" during the filming of the JP Habac movie, which will hit cinemas natio...Keep on reading: Rift between Elisse and McCoy evident to ‘Sakaling Maging Tayo’ costar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Rick Price to hold Valentine concert series in PH

Rick Price, the Australian musician most popularly known in the Philippines for the hit soft-rock ballad "Heaven Knows," will headline a concert series in the country, as part of his coming Valentine season tour, according to local promoter Wilbros Live. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will hold court this Feb. 13 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City; Feb. 14 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City; and Feb. 15 at the New Frontier Theater. (Call 9115555 for the Manila show; 4702222 for Cebu and Davao.) Rick, who's also behind other fan favorites like "Nothing Can Stop Us Now," "Not a Day Goes By," "Walk Away Renee" and "Where Is the Love," has rele...Keep on reading: Rick Price to hold Valentine concert series in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

ADE Bollido of DPWH-Biliran, the first in the province to be accredited with an ASEAN engineer status

The accreditation was conferred to Bollido on November 13, 2018 during the 36th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) from November 12-14, 2018 held at the Resort World Convention Center, Sentosa, Singapore......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Iloilo eyes spot in MICE big league

THE Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Marketing and Promotions Team is in Iloilo City on January 9-11, 2019 for a Tourism MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions) Facilities and Products Validation. Iloilo City is eyed as the next top MICE destination in the Philippines being home to the Iloilo Convention Center and various other tourism establishments having […] The post Iloilo eyes spot in MICE big league appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Capitol engineer asked to submit report on Mambukal incident

BACOLOD City – Negros  Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson has asked the provincial engineer to submit a report on claims that a portion of the Mambukal  Convention Center collapsed on Tuesday. Lacson personally went to Mambukal to inspect the building. He said not a single part of the P84-million Mambukal Convention Hotel in Minoyan, Murcia […] The post Capitol engineer asked to submit report on Mambukal incident appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

SMF scholarship alumni pay it forward

Over a thousand alumni of the SM Foundation scholarship program who flocked to the SMX Convention Center on Jan. 6 to reunite with SM patriarch Henry Sy Sr., matriarch Felicidad Sy, eldest daughter Tessie Sy-Coson and youngest son Harley committed to raise funds to add more scholars to the program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019