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PBA: Cariaso on first win as Alaska coach: “It means a lot”

It took him a while but Jeffrey Cariaso finally has his win as Alaska head coach. Starting the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup with five straight losses, Cariaso and the Aces scored a breakthrough Sunday, taking down Rain or Shine, 78-71. “Was it always this hard to get a win? Seemed so hard,” Cariaso said. “It means a lot. I think I just wanted to get that first win to get it out of your system. The more you didn't get it, the more pressure I put on myself. It was only me putting the pressure on myself,” he added. After such a rough start to their conference, Cariaso said that they had to simplify their approach a little bit heading into Sunday. Doing enough to finally win, the challenge for the Aces now will be how to get better in order to sustain winning. “But I think I'll never forget the words of one of my favorite coaches: 'When things are going bad, you go back to basics.' Yun ang ginawa namin this week,” Coach Jeff said. “We're not perfect in all aspects, but I think for today we did enough to win. But it needs to be better,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2019Related News

Salazar kicked out of worlds after 4-year doping ban

By Eddie Pells, Associated Press DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, along with a gold medalist and other top contenders at this week's world championships, has been kicked out of the competition after being handed a four-year ban in a case long pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USADA said in a news release early Tuesday that an arbitration panel decided on the four-year penalty for Salazar and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown for, among other violations, possessing and trafficking testosterone while training top runners at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP). Brown did consulting work for the NOP and was a personal physician for some of the runners. Among the seven runners listed as members of Salazar's team are Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, who won the 10,000-meter gold medal on Saturday night, and is entered to run later this week in the 1,500; and Donavan Brazier and Clayton Murphy of the U.S., each of whom are scheduled to run in the 800-meter final Tuesday. The USADA ban went into effect Monday, and track's governing body, the IAAF, moved quickly to revoke Salazar's credential for the final six days in Doha. In a statement released by NOP, Salazar said he was shocked by the arbitration outcome, and that he would appeal. He said throughout a six-year investigation, he and his athletes "endured unjust, unethical and highly damaging treatment from the USADA." "The Oregon Project has never and will never permit doping," Salazar said. The existence of the long-running USADA investigation became public after a 2015 report by BBC and ProPublica that detailed some of Salazar's practices, which included use of testosterone gel and infusions of a supplement called L-carnitine that, when mixed with insulin, can greatly enhance athletic performance. Distance runner Kara Goucher and a former NOP coach, Steve Magness, were among the witnesses who provided evidence for the case. USADA said it received information from 30 witnesses. Goucher left NOP in 2011, and in the ProPublica piece, she called Salazar a "sort of a win-at-all-costs person and it's hurting the sport." Farah, who runs for Britain, worked with the Nike Oregon Project while he was racking up six world and four Olympic championships. During that period, UK Athletics did its own investigation into Salazar and gave Farah the OK to continue working with him. Farah parted ways with Salazar in 2017, saying he wanted to move back home. On Tuesday, Farah released a statement saying he has "no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules or crosses a line." Salazar also coached 2012 Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp, who in the past has strongly denied any wrongdoing. USADA said it relied on more than 2,000 exhibits between the two cases and that proceedings included nearly 5,800 pages of transcripts. "The athletes in these cases found the courage to speak out and ultimately exposed the truth," USADA CEO Travis Tygart said. "While acting in connection with the Nike Oregon Project, Mr. Salazar and Dr. Brown demonstrated that winning was more important than the health and wellbeing of the athletes they were sworn to protect.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 1st, 2019Related News

Manager Joe Maddon won t be back with Cubs next season

By Jay Cohen, Associated Press From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning. He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise that had experienced mostly terrible timing for more than a century. Right until his time in Chicago ran out. The Cubs will have a new manager next season after Maddon and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced Sunday it was time for a change after three years of declining results since the franchise's historic World Series championship in 2016. The situation was finalized when Maddon and Epstein met in Epstein's hotel room after Saturday's 8-6 victory at St. Louis, sharing some wine and reminiscing about their wildly successful partnership. Maddon's contract expired after Sunday's season-ending 9-0 loss to the NL Central champion Cardinals. "Change can help you grow," Epstein said. "And Joe said this change is going to help him grow and I feel it's going to help the Cubs grow, too." The move begins what could be an active offseason for Chicago, and the 65-year-old Maddon once again becomes one of baseball's top free agents. "I want to continue to do this, whatever's next out there, I want to be able to be on top of that too," said Maddon, who has used everything from petting zoos to T-shirts with slogans like "Embrace The Target" and "Do Simple Better" to help his teams over the years. "All of it's been positive, man, and it's been interesting, entertaining and quite frankly for this time of year, feeling pretty good, feeling pretty eager about everything, so it's been a good year." While Maddon is out after five seasons, he is tied to Chicago forever after managing the Cubs to the 2016 championship for the franchise's first title in 108 years. Chicago also made it to the NL Championship Series in 2015 and 2017, but it lost in the wild-card round last October and tumbled out of the playoff race altogether this year. Weighed down by a puzzling discrepancy between their 51 wins at Wrigley Field and 33 road victories, the Cubs finished third in the NL Central. "You look at the home and road splits and what we've done on the road ... I mean these are like some really crazy, hard-to-wrap-your-mind-around things," Maddon said this month. "I don't know if somebody's going to dig deeply enough to really figure it out, but it's really, just to have your mind try to extrapolate what is going on here, it's hard to pinpoint anything." The Cubs were in position to make the playoffs for much of this season. They had a half-game lead in the NL Central on Aug. 22. They had control of an NL wild card into September. But a nine-game slide, including five consecutive one-run losses for the first time since 1915, wiped out their postseason chances and sealed Maddon's fate. "We just weren't able to get over the hump," he said. Per the Cubs' request, Maddon employed a more hands-on approach this year, especially on the hitting side, but the lineup was still plagued by inconsistency. There also were surprising fielding and baserunning issues given the Cubs' strength in those areas since Maddon took over. With Maddon gone, the focus turns to Epstein, and the club's continued inability to develop pitching help for the major league roster. Yu Darvish rediscovered his form after it looked as if the Japanese right-hander might have trouble living up to his $126 million, six-year contract, but reliever Brandon Morrow's $21 million, two-year deal was a costly mistake. Even with the disappointing finish each of the past two years, Maddon likely will have plenty of suitors. And there will be a ton of interest in the Cubs' job. "Oh yeah, I don't want to wait. I'm ready," Maddon said. The last time Maddon was available, Epstein fired Rick Renteria after just one year to create an opening in Chicago. Maddon's arrival in November 2014 coincided with the ascent of an impressive wave of prospects. A month after Maddon signed on, Jon Lester joined the Cubs in free agency, and the team took off from there. Chicago won 103 games on its way to the NL Central title three years ago. After eliminating San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs, the Cubs stopped their championship drought by beating the Cleveland Indians in a memorable Game 7 in the World Series. "It's hard to express kind of how (it) feels. You kind of feel like it could be an end of an era," said veteran utilityman Ben Zobrist, who played for Maddon in Tampa Bay and Chicago. "When I look at my career, he's at the top. ... Joe's a special person. Those kind of people, let alone managers, don't come along very often." ___ AP freelance writer Jeff Melnick contributed to this report from St. Louis......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 30th, 2019Related News

Open Kitchen aayuda sa grassroots chess

NAKATUTUWANG malaman na tuloy ang pagsuporta sa chess nina Ms. China Aurelio,­ Ms. Mimi Casas, Mr. John Gomez at Mr. Popoy Martinez ng Open Kitchen, at nina Mr. Jeffrey Dimalanta at Barangay Kaunlaran chairman Christopher “Dong” Cheng......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsSep 29th, 2019Related News

Police submit ‘Tangkag’s’ DNA samples for testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police sent to the Regional Crime Laboratory on Friday afternoon, September 27, the DNA samples taken from the charred body said to be that of Cary “Tangkag” Llaguno. Police Executive Master Sergeant Jeffrey Larobis said that the outcome of the DNA test will help them determine if there was a need […] The post Police submit ‘Tangkag’s’ DNA samples for testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 28th, 2019Related News

Two persons of interest involved in businessman slay released

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The two persons of interest whom the police suspected to be the mastermind in the ambush-slay of businessman Jeffrey Gomotin visited the Mabolo Police Station in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City but were eventually released. In a press briefing in Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) this morning September 27,  Police Colonel Gemma […] The post Two persons of interest involved in businessman slay released appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 27th, 2019Related News

Investigators search sex offender Epstein s Paris flat

PARIS, France – Investigators searched disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's luxury Paris apartment on Tuesday, September 24, advancing a French probe into allegations that the sex offender procured young women to abuse in France. Epstein was arrested in New York in July on multiple charges of trafficking underage girls ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2019Related News

‘Mastermind’ in killing of businessman owed him at least P1M – police

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mabolo police are now looking at the possibility that the mastermind in the killing of businessman Jeffrey Gomotin was someone who owed him at least a million pesos. Police Captain Dexter Basirgo said they found leads to the identity of said mastermind after they managed to unlock Gomotin’s cellular phone this […] The post ‘Mastermind’ in killing of businessman owed him at least P1M – police appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2019Related News

Basirgo: Zamboanga bizman’s killing was business-related

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mabolo police are now looking for the man whom businessman Jeffrey Gomotin met with shortly before he was killed Sunday night, September 22. Police Captain Dexter Basirgo, chief of the Mabolo Police Station, is confident that Gomotin’s former business partner could lead police to identify his murderers. Basirgo said that they […] The post Basirgo: Zamboanga bizman’s killing was business-related appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2019Related News

Motorsiklo vs. UV Express: Rider tepok, 4 sugatan

Quezon City – Nasawi ang isang rider habang apat ang sugatan sa salpukan ng UV Express at motorsiklo sa Commonwealth Avenue, kaninang madaling araw Setyembre 23, 2019 (Lunes). Kinilala ang biktima na si Jeffrey Lanuza, 28, driver ng motorsiklo, gasoline boy na nasawi makaraang isugod sa ospital. Habang sugatan naman ang angkas nito na si […] The post Motorsiklo vs. UV Express: Rider tepok, 4 sugatan appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2019Related News

Probers start piecing the puzzle about a businessman’s ambush-slay in Mabolo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Why was Jeffrey Gomotin, who owned a hauling company, shot dead?  Who did it? These are the questions that investigators from the Mabolo Police Station are now trying to find an answer to as they try to piece the puzzle that led to Gomotin’s bloody demise. Gamotin was driving his Mitsubishi […] The post Probers start piecing the puzzle about a businessman’s ambush-slay in Mabolo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2019Related News

PBA: CJ Perez and Dyip open Govs’ Cup vs. Alaska

The PBA is back. The 2019 Governors’ Cup tips off Friday at the MOA Arena, with Alaska taking on Columbian to start things off in the first 4:30 p.m. match. Jeffrey Cariaso debuts as head coach for the Aces while the Dyip welcome back top rookie CJ Perez from Gilas Pilipinas duty. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., Northport takes on Rain or Shine. Several Gilas players are also returning to their mother teams here with Robert Bolick back for the Batang Pier and Gabe Norwood and Beau Belga for the Elasto Painters. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 19th, 2019Related News

Harvard to donate unspent Epstein funds

Harvard University said it’s reviewing donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and will donate all unspent funding to victims of sexual crimes. University President Lawrence Bacow announced the review Thursday but said he ordered it two weeks ago. He said Epstein’s connections to Harvard and other colleges raise “important concerns.” Bacow said Harvard received nearly […] The post Harvard to donate unspent Epstein funds appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2019Related News

3 traffic enforcer dakip sa extortion

ARESTADO ang tatlong traffic enforcer ng Tanauan City, Batangas, nang maaktuhan sa pangingikil, sa entrapment operation ng pulisya Miyerkules ng gabi. Naaresto sina Jeffrey Lajara, Lito Millarez, at Janet Anzano, pawang mga miyembro ng Traffic Management Office ng pamahalaang panglungsod, ayon sa ulat ng Calabarzon regional police. Isinagawa ng lokal na pulisya ang operasyon dakong […] The post 3 traffic enforcer dakip sa extortion appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2019Related News

Ex-artista, anak nito timbog sa Kyusi buy-bust

Manila, Philippines – Timbog ang isang babaeng dating artista, anak nito at dalawang iba pa sa ikinasang buy-bust operation sa isang condominium sa Barangay E. Rodriguez, Quezon City Linggo ng madaling araw. Ayon sa pahayag ni Police Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bilaro, hepe ng Quezon City Police District Station 8, target ng naturang operasyon ang isang […] The post Ex-artista, anak nito timbog sa Kyusi buy-bust appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2019Related News

Sexy star na pinsan ng ‘Killer Bride’ actress… Deborah Sun huli sa droga

ARESTADO ang veteran actress at dating sexy star na si Deborah Sun, kasa­ma ang tatlo pa sa isi­na­gawang buy bust ope­ration ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police District (QCPD) nitong Linggo ng madaling araw. Kinilala ni QCPD Project 4 Police Station (PS8) commander  P/Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bilaro ang naaresto na si Deborah Sun, Jean ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesSep 9th, 2019Related News

MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito resigns in the wake of Epstein coverup

MANILA, Philippines – Joi Ito, the disgraced director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, resigned from the university after it was revealed he had taken money from American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein . MIT president Rafael Reif announced Ito’s resignation in a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 8th, 2019Related News

MPBL: San Juan cruises to victory over Marikina; Makati suffers rare loss

San Juan Knights - Go For Gold bucked a sluggish start to assert their dominance over the Marikina Shoemasters, 87-73 in Monday night action at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. An appreciative crowd of San Juan fans at the Filoil Flying V Centre witnessed their side remain atop the MPBL standings with an 11-1 slate while the Shoemasters are holding up the North Division table at 1-11. Marikina did give the San Juaneños a scare in the first half before the Knights took control. "Mas agresibo sila noong first half. May inadjust lang kami sa defense kaya kami nanalo," explained Knight Jessie Saitanan, whose 12-point, 3-rebound night's work earned him a player of the game commendation off the bench. Marikina was up at the half 42-39 thanks to Von Tambeling's 11 first-half points. But San Juan awakened in the third with a stunning 15-2 run for a 51-44 lead midway through the quarter. Mac Cardona, John Wilson, Saitanan, and Jeffrey Tajonera all made contributions to the streak. By the end of the third the Knights were in front 63-55. There was no let up in the final period as San Juan dashed hopes of a Marikina comeback with 11 points in that quarter from John Wilson, who finished with 25. Mac Cardona also came up large in the final ten minutes with six markers. Yves Sazon's 23 points led Marikina while Tambeling was unable to score a single point in the second half. In the day's first encounter the Bulacan Kuyas ended Makati Super Crunch's five-game win streak with a gritty 76-74 victory. Dan Sara shone for the Central Luzon side with 24 points including four triples from nine attempts. The Bulakeños were firmly in command at the half and even until the end of the third, when they were up 59-52. But Super Crunch sprung to life in the early 4th quarter, when a pair of John Rey Villanueva three-bombs granted them a 61-60 lead. Villanueva finished with 18 points. The see-saw battle continued into the final seconds, when, down 74-75, Makati's Cedric Ablaza faced a pair of charities. He mangled both, and an ensuing split from the line from Shaq Taganas finished the scoring. Taganas was magnificent on the boards, hauling down 15 rebounds for the Kuyas. The scalp gives Kerwin McCoy's squad a 7-5 record while Cholo Villanueva's team is now at 9-2, a game and a half behind North Division-leading San Juan. The middle match-up of Monday's sked saw the Basilan Steel - Jumbo Plastic throttle the Muntinlupa Cagers - Angelis Resort 90-79. The game was close in the fourth quarter until the Steel's Gab Danganon delivered a dagger triple with just under a minute to go for an unassailable 84-76 advantage. Basilan outscored Muntinlupa 27-18 in the payoff quarter. Chris Dumapig's 17-point, 12-rebound haul led the Steel while Angelis Resort's playing coach Dave Moralde topped Muntinlupa's scoring charts, also with 17. Munti's 36 percent shooting night doomed them to another loss and a 3-10 slate while Basilan remains on course for a playoff spot with an 8-4 record......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 3rd, 2019Related News

Britain s Prince Andrew denies witnessing Epstein abuse

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's Prince Andrew insisted on Saturday, August 24, that "at no stage" during his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein did he "witness...any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest." The prince, Queen Elizabeth II's second son, is under heavy fire over his relationship ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2019Related News

France opens rape, child assault inquiry against Epstein

PARIS, France – French prosecutors said Friday, August 23, that they had opened an inquiry into suspected cases of rape and sexual abuse of women, including minors, by late US financier Jeffrey Epstein , a convicted sex offender. "The investigations...will focus on potential crimes committed against French victims on national territory as well ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2019Related News