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Buffalo Braves, Explorers in do-or-die game tonight

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The bottom-seeded Kapatagan Buffalo Braves have forced a do-or-die showdown between the third-seeded Pagadian Explorers, whom they shocked on Thursday evening with a 96-82 victory in their quarterfinals match of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday. […] The post Buffalo Braves, Explorers in do-or-die game tonight appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 30th, 2021

Explorers roll to third straight win in VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Pagadian Explorers did not disappoint in their first game at home after rolling to their third straight win by blasting the Kapatagan Buffalo Braves, 95-67, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, at the Plaza Luz Gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur on Saturday, July 17. Everything went […] The post Explorers roll to third straight win in VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Explorers book semis ticket in VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Pagadian Explorers advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg after finishing off the Kapatagan Buffalo Braves, 87-76, in their do-or-die showdown on Friday evening at the Pagadian City gymnasium, in Zamboanga del Sur. The Explorers bounced back strong after losing their twice-to-beat advantage […] The post Explorers book semis ticket in VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Roxas Vanguards pad streak to five

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards crushed the Kapatagan Buffalo Braves, 93-65, to stretch its winning streak to five in the ongoing Mindanao leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Pagadian City Gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. The Vanguards dislodged erstwhile third placer Pagadian Explorers […] The post Roxas Vanguards pad streak to five appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

JPS Zamboanga routs Kapatagan Buffalo Braves in VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- The JPS Zamboanga City proved that they were good as advertised after they routed the Kapatagan Buffalo Braves,89-53, in their first game of the ongoing Mindanao leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, Friday at the Ipil Provincial Gymnasium in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.  JPS did not waste time by establishing […] The post JPS Zamboanga routs Kapatagan Buffalo Braves in VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

Kapatagan Buffalo Braves nip Iligan in VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Kapatagan Buffalo Braves edged the Iligan City Archangels, 64-56, on Wednesday, July 7, in the second tip-off game of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Leg at the Ipil Provincial Gymnasium in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. The Buffalo Braves, who were up by just a point entering the second […] The post Kapatagan Buffalo Braves nip Iligan in VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Fight mars A s 9th straight win, 7-2 over Astros

By The Associated Press Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers. Oakland’s Ramon Laureano got hit by a pitch — for the third time in the three-game series — this one by Humberto Castellanos with one out in the seventh. Laureano began exchanging words with animated Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron, then left first base, threw down his batting helmet and began sprinting toward him. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the A’s outfielder reached Cintron, and a wild scene ensued. Players rushed out of both dugouts to join the fray. A’s and Astros players who were sitting in the seats, observing COVID-19 social-distancing protocols, also rushed onto the field. Laureano was ejected by plate ump Ted Barrett. Oakland won its ninth straight, and Houston lost its fifth in a row. Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the third and Matt Chapman connected the very next pitch, taking the score from 1-0 to 5-0 on consecutive offerings from Astros starter Cristian Javier (1-1). Robbie Grossman also homered and Mark Canha contributed an RBI single. A’s rookie left-hander Jesus Luzardo (1-0) earned his first major league win in his second career start. BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 2, 1st game; BRAVES 8, PHILLIES 0, 2nd game PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. homered twice and Freddie Freeman also went deep to spoil Spencer Howard’s big league debut and Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the doubleheader with an 8-0 win in the second game. Acuna also homered in Atlanta’s 5-2 victory in the first game. He had four hits in the second game and added his his fourth career multihomer game. The Phillies had waited since the restart to send Howard (0-1) to the mound. Freeman hit a two-run homer in the third for the early lead and Acuna had a solo shot to the opposite field in right for a 3-0 lead. Atlanta’s Max Fried (3-0) hummed along against the Phillies until needed to get out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the fifth. Acuna hit a two-run shot off Trevor Kelley for a 6-0 lead in the sixth. In the first game, Acuna hit a two-run homer off Deolis Guerra (1-1) and Adam Duvall had a three-run double to lead the Braves. Tyler Matzek (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win, and Mark Melancon worked a scoreless ninth for his third save. INDIANS 5, WHITE SOX 4, 10 innings CHICAGO (AP) — Delino DeShields snapped a tie with a perfectly placed squeeze bunt in the 10th inning to lift Cleveland. DeShields’ bunt drove in José Ramírez, who started the inning on second as part of baseball’s extra-inning rule for the pandemic-shortened season. Mike Freeman added a two-out RBI single that gave Cleveland a 5-3 lead. Veteran left-hander Oliver Perez got the final two outs following a 46-minute rain delay for his first save. It was just the fifth save of his 18-year career. Phil Maton (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Jimmy Codero (0-1) allowed two runs, one earned, in the loss. José Abreu and James McCann homered for Chicago. ROYALS 4, TWINS 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, and prized prospect Brady Singer earned his major league win to lead Kansas City. The Royals won their fourth in a row overall. The Twins lost all three at Kauffman Stadium and have dropped four straight. Dozier hadn’t played this season while recovering from the virus. He quickly delivered, putting the Royals ahead 2-0 in the first inning. Singer (1-1) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. The Kansas City bullpen threw four shutout innings with Scott Barlow closed for his first save. Jose Berrios (1-2) went 5 1/3 innings giving up four runs. He allowed Maikel Franco’s leadoff homer in the sixth. RANGERS 7, ANGELS 3 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Texas’ Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and flew the few remaining feet over the fence in the Rangers’ win. The play was initially ruled a home run for Solak, but the official scorer changed it to an error after consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau. Texas completed a three-game sweep as Lance Lynn (2-0) earned his 100th career win, losing a shutout on Tommy La Stella’s two-run homer in the fifth. Shin-Soo Choo capped a four-run fourth with a two-run single that chased Angels starter Andrew Heaney (1-1). Rougned Odor ended an 0-for-18 skid with an RBI single for the first run in the fourth. BREWERS 9, REDS 3 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk Milwaukee got its first home victory. The Brewers avoided falling to 0-5 at home for the first time since 1970, the franchise’s inaugural season in Milwaukee. Justin Smoak broke out of a slump and delivered hits from each side of the plate during a six-run rally in the sixth that put the Brewers ahead for good. Milwaukee poured it on in the seventh with back-to-back homers from Keston Hiura and Yelich. Sonny Gray (3-1) gave up three hits to the Brewers’ first four batters of the sixth and left with the score tied and runners on the corners with one out. Michael Lorenzen replaced Gray and didn’t retire any of the four hitters he faced as the Brewers eventually built a 7-2 lead. Brent Suter (2-0) earned the win with two innings of shutout relief. METS 4, MARLINS 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom dodged trouble for five innings, rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs, and New York won a home series for the first time this season. DeGrom (2-0) allowed two runs and seven hits, marking the 25th time in his past 27 starts he permitted three runs or fewer. Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer in the fifth for the Marlins, who lost their second straight after getting off to a 7-1 start despite 18 players testing positive for the coronavirus. Seth Lugo tossed a scoreless ninth for his third save. Pablo Lopez (1-1) allowed three runs — two earned — and five hits in five innings. RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 3 BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot over the Green Monster to lead Boston. Xander Bogaerts drew a two-out walk from Thomas Hatch (0-1) to set up Moreland’s game-winner. Matt Barnes (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth to get the win. The Blue Jays now head to Buffalo, New York, where they’ll play their remaining home games at the site of their Triple-A affiliate across the Niagara River from Canada. Rafael Devers also homered for the Red Sox. RAYS 4, YANKEES 3 ST. PETERSURG, Fla. (AP) — Michael Perez had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Tampa Bay. Mike Brosseau started the ninth with a double off Zack Britton (0-1) but was thrown out at third on Brandon Lowe’s grounder. Lowe advanced to second on a wild pitch before Manuel Margot walked. After both runners advanced on Willy Adames grounder to first, Perez lined a single to right as the Rays took three of four from the AL East leaders. Brosseau and Lowe both homered in the seventh, when the Rays tied it at 3. Ryan Thompson (1-0) worked a perfect ninth for his first major league win. TIGERS 2, PIRATES 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth for Detroit. Cabrera’s single to left-center field off Richard Rodriguez (0-1) scored Jonathan Schoop, who was hit by a pitch with two outs and took second on a wild pitch. Turnbull (2-0) allowed only one run and five hits while striking out four and walking two. Buck Farmer pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Joe Jimenez retired the side in order for his fifth save. PADRES 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dinelson Lamet was brilliant in taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Fernando Tatis Jr. continued his remarkable power surge with a two-run homer off winless Madison Bumgarner, who allowed four of San Diego’s club-record six long balls as the Padres beat Arizona. Manny Machado homered twice off Bumgarner. Wil Myers, Francisco Mejia and Ty France also went deep for San Diego. Lamet (2-0) had allowed only one baserunner, on a hit by pitch, until Kole Calhoun homered leading off the seventh. The right-hander struck out 11 and walked none in 6 2/3 innings. The Padres remain the only major league team without a no-hitter, having played 8,154 games since 1969 without one. With the Padres leading 9-1, Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly pitched a scoreless eighth. Bumgarner (0-3) has struggled with the Diamondbacks, who gave him an $85 million, five-year contract in December after he spent a decade with the San Francisco Giants, helping them win three World Series titles in five seasons. He allowed six runs and five hits in two innings. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said the 31-year-old lefty exited after experiencing back spasms. DODGERS 6, GIANTS 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer to rally Los Angeles past San Francisco. The Dodgers have won nine of 12, and they took two of three in the series from their NL West rivals. Their 29 long balls lead the majors. With the Dodgers trailing 2-0, Cody Bellinger singled off Giants starter Kevin Gausman with one out in the seventh inning and Justin Turner followed with a single off submariner Tyler Rogers (1-3). Max Muncy took a called third strike, but Pollock sent a full-count pitch to left-center for his fourth homer and a 3-2 lead. Betts’ shot in the eighth made it 6-2. Jake McGee (1-0) got the win with a hitless inning. Mike Yastrzemski had a two-run single in the fifth for the Giants. MARINERS 5, ROCKIES 3 SEATTLE (AP) — Justus Sheffield pitched six shutout innings for his first major league win, Dylan Moore hit a two-run homer and Seattle slowed down Colorado. Sheffield (1-2) gave up four hits without a walk and struck out seven in his longest stint this season. He worked his way out of a jam with a strikeout to end the fifth, then sat down two more Rockies in the sixth before reaching his pitch limit. Charlie Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a first-inning double for Colorado. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Rockies, who had won seven of eight in August -- including two straight over the Mariners. Colorado starter German Marquez (2-2) allowed six hits in seven innings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Roxas Vanguards outlast Pagadian Explorers in VisMin Super Cup semis

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards drew first blood versus the Pagadian Explorers,78-67, in game one of their best-of-three semifinal series in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg on Sunday, August 1 at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Jhong Bondoc led the Vanguards with 21 […] The post Roxas Vanguards outlast Pagadian Explorers in VisMin Super Cup semis appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

NLEX tests SMB strength

NLEX tries to slay another giant in San Miguel Beer as the 46th PBA Philippine Cup braves on with stricter in-game protocols following a suspected COVID-19 case at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Clarin still spotless in VisMin Super Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Clarin Sto. Niño remains unbeaten in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg after defeating the Kapatagan Buffalo Braves, 76-65, on Wednesday evening, July 21, 2021, at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.  Carlo Lastimosa led Sto. Niño with 22 points, going 6-of-9 from downtown, as his […] The post Clarin still spotless in VisMin Super Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Brew Authoritea hand Buffalo Braves 3rd straight loss

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The MisOr Brew Authoritea inflicted Kapatagan Buffalo Braves’ their third straight defeat after beating the latter,111-105, in their match of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go PIlipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg, Sunday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Former PBA cager Ronjay Buenafe took charge of the Brew Authoritea’s […] The post Brew Authoritea hand Buffalo Braves 3rd straight loss appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Palma leads Buffalo Braves past Iligan

Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay -- Renz Palma is best known for his high flying dunks and uber-athletic moves on the court......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

VisMin Super Cup champion to get P500K prize — Chooks-to-Go owner

CEBU CITY, Philippines— True to his unparalleled support in local sports, renowned sports patron Ronald Mascariñas of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas puts a whopping P500,000 purse for the winner of tonight’s Do-or-Die game in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup finals series between the KCS Computer Specialists-Mandaue City and the MJAS Zenith Talisay City Aquastars at the […] The post VisMin Super Cup champion to get P500K prize — Chooks-to-Go owner appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2021

NBA’s Celtics-Heat game postponed as COVID measures deplete Heat

NEW YORK  – The NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat was postponed on Sunday as Covid-19 related safety protocols left the Heat with too few players available. “Because of ongoing contact tracing with the Heat, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with tonight’s game against the […] The post NBA’s Celtics-Heat game postponed as COVID measures deplete Heat appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Sports show back tonight

The Philippine STAR sports show “Beyond The Game With The Dean” will return for a second season with a blockbuster episode featuring five UAAP basketball hotshots on The Philippine STAR and Pilipino Star Ngayon Facebook pages, live starting at 9 p.m. tonight......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

Pacesetting UCFC faces dangerous foe

In-form United City FC seeks to roar to its fourth straight win and close in on the Philippines Football League diadem tonight when it faces dangerous Stallion-Laguna in the main game at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Dodgers edge Braves, make World Series

Los Angeles—Cody Bellinger belted a 400-foot go-ahead home run and Mookie Betts made another eye-popping catch as the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to their third World Series in the last four years with a 4-3 game-seven win over the Atlanta Braves......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Dodgers vs Rays sa World Series

ABANTE sa World Series ang Los Angeles Dodgers matapos itakas ang ga-buhok na 4-3 win laban sa Atlanta Braves sa Game 7 ng National League Championship Series Linggo ng gabi. The post Dodgers vs Rays sa World Series first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Japeth flashes old grit as Gin Kings stay clean

Japeth Aguilar scored 20 points for his best outing so far inside the bubble. (PBA Images) Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio showed signs of slowly regaining their form Sunday night as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel rolled past Meralco 105-91 for its third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Struggling since entering the bubble days before the start of the season, Aguilar and Tenorio played important roles in Ginebra taking control of the first meeting with Meralco since winning the Governors’ Cup crown last January. Aguilar scored 20 points as coach Tim Cone opted to field him even when the game was already in the bag while Tenorio scored all six points in the second quarter while dishing out four assists as the Kings rejoined the TNT Tropang Giga and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on top of the standings. Stanley Pringle continued his consistent showing for Ginebra with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists, Jeff Chan had 12 points and four assists while rookie Arvin Tolentino posted a season-high 11 points in a starting role. It was only the second time that Ginebra started a conference with a 3-0 record since coach Tim Cone took over in the 2015-16 season. Like in the Governors’ Cup Finals, Ginebra was able to take control against a Meralco squad that fell to 1-2 which Cone cited for the way his team’s defensive effort. “I just think that it was really a great defensive effort tonight,” said Cone, who also thought that Ginebra “created a lot of our offense up on our defense.” The lopsided nature of the contest also allowed Cone to insert veteran Mark Caguioa to make his bubble debut and in the process set a PBA record. Caguioa played more than six minutes and scored a basket in the game that made him break the record for most seasons by a player for one team. The 40-year-old officially played his 18th season for Ginebra, breaking his tie with Purefoods legend Alvin Patrimonio and current TNT forward Harvey Carey. Allein Maliksi scored 18 points and Reynel Hugnatan had 16 points and seven boards for Meralco in the loss. Raymond Almazan, whose knee injury during Game 3 contributed to Meralco’s defeat to Ginebra in the Finals, had six points and two rebounds in 12 minutes. The scores: GINEBRA 105 — Aguilar J. 20, Pringle 16, Chan 12, Tolentino 11, Mariano 8, Thompson 7, Tenorio 6, Devance 6, Dillinger 5, Balanza 3, Caguioa 2, Salado 0, Aguilar R. 0. MERALCO 91 — Maliksi 18, Hugnatan 16, Amer 10, Newsome 10, Almazan 6, Jackson 6, Hodge 5, Black 5, Quinto 4, Jamito 4, Jose 3, Pinto 2, Caram 2, Salva 0. Quarters: 20-20, 51-39, 74-60, 105-91......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Trump restarts public speeches, falsely claims Covid has a cure

US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House on Saturday for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19, and will also hold a Florida rally next week in an attempt to relaunch his stumbling reelection campaign with only 25 days to go. Knocked off the campaign trail by his hospitalization for three nights last week, the president is in the midst of a frenetic bid to catch up with surging Democratic challenger Joe Biden. On Friday, during an extended media blitz, he falsely claimed that Covid-19 now has a cure. He also revealed that he’d been told he was near death at the worst of his bout with the virus, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans and severely dented his chances of winning a second term on November 3. Saturday’s speech, which a senior administration official said would be on Trump’s favored theme of “law and order,” will give him a chance to dispel lingering doubts about his health. The crowd will be on the South Lawn of the White House, while the president will stand up on the balcony, the official said, confirming US media reports. And on Monday, Trump will take another big step by holding a rally in Sanford, in the crucial electoral state of Florida, his campaign said. The events come despite continued questions over how sick Trump was last week and how complete his recovery is now, with White House officials refusing to answer basic queries including the date on which the president first contracted the virus and whether he has tested negative since. – ‘Better than a vaccine’ – On Friday, Trump gave a marathon interview to right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in which he said the experimental Regeneron antibody cocktail that he took as part of therapeutic treatment was “a cure.” It’s “a total game changer” and “better than a vaccine,” he said. In fact, there is no cure and still no approved vaccine for the coronavirus. Trump repeatedly asserted that he feels fine and he has been backed up by statements from the presidential physician, Sean Conley. But in his Limbaugh interview, Trump suggested for the first time that he had been close to death, had it not been for the therapeutic drugs. “I’m talking to you today because of it. I could have been a bad victim,” he said, referring to friends of his who had died from Covid-19. Trump said that doctors told him afterward, “you were going into a very bad phase.”  “You know what that means,” said the president. According to Conley, Trump is now fit for a “safe return to public engagement” from Saturday. – Battle for attention – Trump has tried to fill the gap left by his enforced absence from the campaign trail by making back-to-back appearances on friendly media outlets. He twice spoke at length on Fox on Thursday and was due back on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show late Friday, appearing from the White House where he was to undergo what the network described as an on-air “medical evaluation,” conducted remotely by Fox contributor Doctor Marc Siegel. Biden, however, is already picking up the pace of travel, with a stop in Nevada on Friday after going to Arizona on Thursday. Polls show Biden leads heavily in key demographics including women and the elderly, prompting analysts to talk increasingly of a possible landslide victory. Trump’s biggest liability — overwhelming public dissatisfaction over his handling of the coronavirus crisis — has returned as the headline issue of the campaign thanks to the president’s own infection. Adding to the pressure, congressional Democrats who control the House of Representatives unveiled plans for a commission to investigate a president’s physical and mental fitness for the job — a move clearly meant to jab at Trump. The speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said it was time to examine Trump’s “disassociation from reality.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

WNBA games postponed following shooting of Jacob Blake

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer The WNBA will not play its three games Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines) following the shooting of Jacob Blake over the weekend. The move came hours after the NBA decided to postpone its three playoff games with iats players choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. In Bradenton, Florida, on Wednesday, Washington was set to play Atlanta, Minnesota was going to face Los Angeles, and Connecticut was going to meet Phoenix. Players from the Mystics, Dream, Sparks and Lynx were talking on the court for about an hour deciding whether to play or not. The decision was announced shortly before the expected 7 pm. EDT tip for the Mystics and Dream. All four teams took a knee at center court right before leaving the court. Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams read a statement on ESPN saying that the “consensus is not to play in tonight’s games. We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA.” Williams is the secretary of the players' union. The Mystics came into the arena wearing shirts that spelled out Blake’s name on the front and had holes in the back to signify the seven bullets that he was hit with by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The league had just passed its halfway mark of the 22-game season. With teams playing pretty much every other day in the bubble the postponed games will most likely have to be made up after the regular season ends on Sept. 12. The WNBA and its players have dedicated this season to social justice. Players have been wearing the name of Breonna Taylor on the back of the uniforms all season long. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, was shot eight times by plainclothes Louisville police officers serving a narcotics search warrant at her apartment on March 13. No drugs were found. Her family and protesters around the country have called for swift action against the officers who shot Taylor. Over the course of the season players have worn warmup shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is featured prominently on the courts where the teams play......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020