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September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017.....»»

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Emmy 2017: The winners list

Emmy 2017: The winners list.....»»

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Melo trade latest in star players showing their muscle

Melo trade latest in star players showing their muscle.....»»

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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon - Sun.Star

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon - Sun.Star.....»»

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Davao City police overwhelmed by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's trust - Sun.Star

Davao City police overwhelmed by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's trust - Sun.Star.....»»

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Barcelona gets 6th win in 6 rounds, Atletico beats Sevilla

JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press br /> BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Girona succeeded in stopping Barcelona star Lionel Messi from scoring. If only it could have avoided its own net as well. Barcelona made it six wins in as many games in the Spanish league on Saturday when it won 3-0 at Girona thanks to a pair of own goals by the hosts. Barcelona went head in the Catalan regional derby when Girona defender Aday Benitez deflected Jordi Alba's off-target shot back into his net in the 17th minute. Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal helped provoke a second goal three minutes after halftime, when Suarez deftly let Vidal's dangerous short pass go through his legs, hit surprised goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz and turned into the net. Barcelona increased its lead of the league to four points after Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to leapfrog the Andalucian club into second place. Sevilla is five points behind, followed by Real Madrid at seven points adrift after it won at Alaves 2-1. The decision by Girona coach Pablo Machin to man-mark Lionel Messi with Pablo Maffeo helped stop him from adding to his best ever start to a Liga. Messi scored nine goals in the first five rounds. 'I don't think that Messi was the decisive player that he usually is,' Machin said. 'We tried, but we were playing against some of the best players in the world. When you score in our own net it makes it very tough.' SUAREZ STRIKES Suarez rounded off Barcelona's victory in the 69th when he was left all alone to take Sergi Roberto's lobbed pass and beat Iraizoz. It was Suarez's second goal in six appearances this season. The Uruguay striker had been struggling this season, hampered by a right knee injury and adapting to life after the departure of attack partner Neymar. DREAM START Real Madrid turned to new midfielder Dani Ceballos to help it get back on the winning path. The midfielder made the most of his first start for Zinedine Zidane's team by scoring twice in the victory at last-place Alaves. The win came three days after Madrid lost 1-0 at home to Ceballos' former team, Real Betis. That slip combined with a pair of home draws left the defending champions trailing leader Barcelona. Ceballos received a pass from Marco Asensio, fought through a tackle, and shot just inside the post for the 10th-minute opener. Manu Garcia responded with Alaves' first goal of the season. But Ceballos put Madrid back in charge before halftime when he fired in a ball that goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco spilled when he collided with a teammate while defending a cross. Alaves almost leveled late when substitute Alfonso Pedraza twice hit the woodwork. Cristiano Ronaldo also hit the goal-frame twice in the second half as the Madrid forward seeks his first goal in the league. COSTA SPECTATES Diego Costa watched from the stands of Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as his soon-to-be teammates Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco scored in the second half to down Sevilla. Atletico reached a deal with Chelsea this week for Costa to return to his former club. Atletico will host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday. MALAGA RALLIES Diego Rolan scored a double to help Malaga rally from a two-goal deficit in the final minutes and draw with visitor Athletic Bilbao 3-3. Malaga secured its first point of the season after it lost its first five matches. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports7 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

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. .....»»

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Ateneo vents ire on hapless USJ-R | SunStar - Sun.Star

Ateneo vents ire on hapless USJ-R | SunStar - Sun.Star.....»»

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ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (September 23, 2017)

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (September 23, 2017).....»»

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Atio's mom doubts credibility of Solano - Philippine Star

Atio's mom doubts credibility of Solano - Philippine Star.....»»

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Palace defends redactions in Cabinet SALNs - Philippine Star

Palace defends redactions in Cabinet SALNs - Philippine Star.....»»

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Ex-DICT chief dared to substantiate corruption claims - Philippine Star

Ex-DICT chief dared to substantiate corruption claims - Philippine Star.....»»

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8 'members' of big drug ring nabbed in Maguindanao - Philippine Star

8 'members' of big drug ring nabbed in Maguindanao - Philippine Star.....»»

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Davao mayor won't stop cops who want Caloocan stint | SunStar - Sun.Star

Davao mayor won't stop cops who want Caloocan stint | SunStar - Sun.Star.....»»

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Senate Advocates, Star Troopers duel for MBL title

MANILA, Philippines — After dominating its road to the finals with a 9-0 record, The Philippine STAR Troopers battle the Senate Advocates on a quest to win t.....»»

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Playoff picture will be set as Governors' Cup elims close

The PBA playoff picture will finally be revealed as the Governors' Cup wraps up its elimination round Sunday. As it stands, there are only two things that are sure in the quarterfinals of the season-ending conference. The first thing is that Blackwater is 8th and TNT KaTropa already has a twice-to-beat advantage. Everything else will be settled after the final two games featuring four other playoff teams. In the first game at 4:30 p.m., NLEX (7-3) takes on Star (6-4). The Meralco (8-2) vs. San Miguel (7-3) matchup will come at 6:45 p.m. Things could still get crazier depending on how the quotients playout especially since there could be a five-way tie for first place if San Miguel and NLEX both win. If that's the case, the Beermen and the Road Warriors will finish with an 8-3 record together with the Bolts, the KaTropa, and defending champion Ginebra. It would be easier if all of us should just stay tuned after all as this is practically the start of the playoffs. All games are live from the Araneta Coliseum. .....»»

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Canada’s Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks

Canada’s Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks.....»»

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Regional eliminations set for 2017 MBC National Choral Competition

Regional eliminations set for 2017 MBC National Choral Competition.....»»

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LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Thailand - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Thailand - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.....»»

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Chooks-to-Go falls to Palestine in Champions Cup

Chooks-to-Go's comeback fell a little short this time around. Team Pilipinas suffered its first loss of the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup, absoring an 82-89 defeat at the hands of Sareyyet Ramallah of Palestine Saturday at the Chenzhous City Arena in Chenzhou, China. Barely 24 hours since Chooks-to-Go's rousing win over BC Astana to open Group A play, the Philippines came out flat against Palestine, trailing for most of the game. Chooks-to-Go got as close to four points in the final period by Palestine proved to be steadier down the stretch to complete the victory. Kiefer Ravena was once again the leading scorer for Team Pilipinas, firing 24 points while Jeron Teng added 18 points and six rebounds. Import Isaiah Austin, who hurt his leg at the break, added 13 points and eight boards. Three players scored at least 20 points for Sareyyet Ramallah led by Anthony Weeden's 22 points. Jamal AbuShamala dropped 21 and Todd O'Brien had 20. Both teams are now 1-1 in Group A.   The Scores:  PALESTINE 89 – Weeden 22, Abu Shamala 21, O’Brien 20, G. Habbash 14, Sakanini 10, El Diraoui 2, Sahwani 0, K. Habash 0, I Habash 0  PHILIPPINES – Ravena 22, Jeron Teng 18, Austin 13, Cruz 8, Jose 8, Revilla 6, Manuel 3, Tamsi 2, Torres 0, Jeric Teng 0,  Quarterscores: 21-13, 41-33, 64-54, 89-82   br /> --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

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