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Klisura not keen on resetting PSL record, focused on winning

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus With the 25-year-old Klisura leading the way, Cocolife has now won three in a row after starting the conference with back-to-back losses. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ateneo needs to learn from its mistakes, says captain Madayag Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn her maiden conference last year, Sara Klisura set the Philippine Superliga record for most points in a game.The Serbian star, however, doesn’t plan on breaking any record in her second tour of duty in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “No. I mean, my intention is only to play well and to help the team as much as I can and win as much as we can, so that is my motivation and my intention here,” said Klisura after leading Cocolife over her former team Foton, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18, on Saturday.The 6-foot-2 outside hitter, who scored a record-breaking 41 points on Nov. 26, 2017, also thinks it would be near impossible for her to eclipse her mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If I break the record again that would be a miracle, but that’s not my goal this year,” she said smiling.Klisura, though, could be just downplaying her scoring capabilities. In the Asset Managers’ latest victory, she managed to hit 28 points with ease in just three sets. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic destroys Kevin Anderson to win 4th Wimbledon title

first_imgNovak Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 to win his fourth Wimbledon title. The Serb was playing in his first Grand Slam final since 2016 while Anderson was the first South African to reach a Wimbledon final in 97 years.Both men had played marathon semi-finals to reach the title clash. Anderson’s semi-final clash against America’s John Isner had lasted over six years – that was the longest Wimbledon semi-final in history. Djokovic, later upstaged Rafael Nadal in the second-longest semi-final in Wimbledon history.However, the Serb master showed little sign of fatigue on Sunday.Djokovic had taken the first set of his Wimbledon final against Anderson 6-2 in just 29 minutes.Wimbledon 2018 Men’s As It HappenedAnderson wasn’t broken in his final 27 service games during his six-hours-plus semifinal win over John Isner, but Djokovic managed it in the first game of the match.Well worth the [email protected] is a Grand Slam champion once again after beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3) in the Wimbledon final #TakeOnHistory pic.twitter.com/3H6cWWiVohWimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2018Three-time champion Djokovic broke again for a 4-1 lead as he lost just three points on his own serve.Anderson called the trainer and began receiving treatment on his right arm at the conclusion of the set.The Serb moved into a 6-2, 6-2 lead on Centre Court, with Kevin Anderson struggling physically after his 6 hour-plus semifinal with John Isner.A fourth #Wimbledon title: sealedThe moment @DjokerNole would have dreamed of… #TakeOnHistory pic.twitter.com/czu3QgrdHradvertisementWimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 15, 2018Djokovic also came through a five-set match – against Rafael Nadal – to reach the final and has shown no signs of fatigue.After Djokovic had broken twice, Anderson earned his first break point of the match at 2-5 in the second set. Djokovic saved it before serving out successfully to double his lead.Anderson mounted a fightback in the third set but Djokovic came back strongly and took the set through a tie-breaker.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

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ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Crew Make College Football Playoff Picks

first_imgNational Championship in Tampa Bay for 2017.Who will win enough games to compete for this?The NFL Draft is dominating today’s news cycle but it’s always a good time to make some College Football Playoff predictions. About five months away from the 2016 season, some of ESPN’s College GameDay crew has done just that. ESPN play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler tweeted out the teams himself, Jesse Palmer, Desmond Howard, Joey Galloway and Kaylee Hartung are picking to make the College Football Playoff. Clemson was the only unanimous selection between the five college football personalities, while seven other teams – Oklahoma, Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Stanford, Tennessee and Houston – were picked by at least one of them. fired up panel @JessePalmerABC @DesmondHoward @Joey_Galloway @KayleeHartung making bold CFB predictions at our sponsor summit tonight! 1/2— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 28, 20162/2 our panel’s consensus CFB playoff pick: @ClemsonFB w/ OU, BAY, ALA, LSU, TENN, STAN, HOU also mentioned by at least one of them.— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 28, 2016Some pretty popular choices, but it’s surprising to see no Big Ten teams on their list. Both Michigan and Ohio State are thought to be preseason top 10 teams and it’s tough to imagine a one-loss Big Ten champion getting left out.Who are you picking?last_img read more

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Lawyers for Quebec City mosque shooting suspect oppose release of warrants

first_imgQUEBEC – Lawyers for a man accused of killing six men at a mosque in Quebec City last January are appealing a lower court decision to have certain confidential documents made accessible to the media.In a motion filed earlier this week, lawyers for Alexandre Bissonnette say the Quebec court judge committed an error in law in allowing the documents released.Bissonnette, 27, faces six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.Prosecutors filed a preferred indictment against Bissonnette and say they are ready to set a trial date on Dec. 11A consortium of seven media organizations including Radio-Canada, Montreal La Presse and TVA had asked the court to remove the seal on 10 search warrants carried out between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.They received part of the documents in mid-October after Judge Alain Morand ruled they were in the public interest, but the rest remained sealed to allow for an appeal.“The publication of this information would cause real, serious, significant and irreparable harm to the fairness of the trial, and the adverse effects are greater than the beneficial effects on the right to freedom of expression and the public’s right to information,” defence lawyers Charles-Olivier Gosselin and Jean-Claude Gingras wrote.Arguments are expected to be heard on Friday.last_img read more

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OSU studentathletes prove blood is thicker than pool water

Ohio State synchronized swimmer Meghan Kinney didn’t think it was serious when she experienced pain in her knee. Doctors told her otherwise. “I had been training on national team in California for six months and I noticed this pain in my knee,” Kinney said. “I was expecting to hear maybe I needed surgery … instead they sat me down and told me they found a tumor.” Osteosarcoma, or cancer of the bone, was causing the knee pain that Kinney had believed to be nothing more than a tear in her meniscus. “I felt like my life was in jeopardy,” Kinney said. Kinney was diagnosed Oct. 5 and left the synchronized swimming team to recover from her chemotherapy treatments and the surgery to remove the tumor in her knee. “It was complete shock. It was one of those moments they always say, ‘You never thought this could happen to you,’ it was exactly like that,” Kinney said. “I just felt right away nothing else mattered.” Doctors removed the tumor from her knee, and followed up with full body scans to make sure there were no other tumors. They did not find any. After the removal, Kinney has no cancer in her body, but is going through extensive chemotherapy to make sure the cancer never comes back. “The only cancerous tumor they found was in my knee,” Kinney said. “I am getting eight more months of chemo to prevent anything in the future, because if it came about in the first place it could come back in a while.” When word got around to other OSU athletes, the rowing team took charge to help raise money for her. The effort became known as Team Meghan and has been a collective effort of multiple teams across campus to raise money for Kinney. “I think it’s just really cool to see the Buckeye family, especially in athletics, just coming together to support one of their fellow Buckeyes,” said Monica Finnigan, a senior synchronized swimmer. “Some people don’t even know Meghan. Nobody on the rowing team knew Meghan before they started this fundraiser.” Those involved in the effort, which has been going on for nearly two months, set the goal to raise $10,000. The money will be used to help Kinney with medical expenses throughout her fight with osteosarcoma. “I want to do this,” said freshman synchronized swimmer Julia Gaylard. “It’s not something that we just needed a few people to do this. I want to help her family and help her because she’s a Buckeye and one of us.” Team Meghan has raised nearly $4,500 for Kinney from selling wristbands, including $1,925 that was raised during the men’s hockey games on Feb. 18 and 19. The wristbands, which are teal and have “Support TeamMeghan.com” written on them, have no set price. Whatever the amount of the donation, the supporter receives a wristband in return. “We can talk about how Buckeyes are there for each other, but it’s happening. It’s so powerful to see. And the other teams have been huge in helping. It’s so meaningful,” said Katherine Greene, a junior synchronized swimmer. “It’s been so incredible to see that.” Kinney’s teammates said she has impacted the team and holds a place in their hearts, and helping to raise money and support her in her fight with cancer was something that they were more than happy to do. “Meghan is so dear to my heart, that I wouldn’t do this for just anybody. The fact that she is such a close friend, I feel very privileged to be able to help her,” Greene said. “I just feel so happy to do this for her. I really feel so blessed.” Other teams involved in Team Meghan, whether through donating money or volunteering time, are fencing, men’s swimming and diving, men’s hockey, men’s track, women’s volleyball and men’s golf. Kinney said she is grateful that so many people, most of whom did not know her before Team Meghan, are willing to help her. “It means the world to me,” Kinney said. “The rowing team started selling these bands, before I knew it the whole team was involved in this fundraising effort for me.” Kinney said the hardest part for her has been not having control in her own life because of the cancer. “I feel like something’s been taken away from me,” she said. Kinney has hopes to return to the pool when she recovers from the surgery, which also included a knee replacement, and her treatment. “Swimming, it’s my passion, it’s my second home, being in the water,” Kinney said. “As soon as I can I’ll be back in the water.” read more

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Dani Parejo Valencia deserved a bit more

first_imgValencia captain Dani Parejo feels that they deserved a “bit more” than a mere goalless draw at Manchester UnitedLos Che held United to a 0-0 draw in Tuesday night’s Group H clash in the Champions League with a solid defensive display.Valencia did gradually began to gain the upper hand over their opponents as the game wore on, but were unable to convert anything into a goal.“We played a great game, they tried long balls because they have tall players. We [could] have scored against them, but we could not. We are happy, but we deserved a bit more,” said Parejo, according to AS.After losing their first game 2-0 to Juventus, Valencia are third in Group H with a solitary point.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It is a tough group against major rivals. Here you go game by game. We’ve taken a big step. Now, to try to win the next and get on with four points,” Parejo said.📌⚽️🦇Así está la clasificación del ‘Grupo H’ de la @ChampionsLeague ⤵️#YoCreoEnEsteEquipohttps://t.co/hvvr1O4MSY— Valencia CF 🦇💯 (@valenciacf) October 2, 2018last_img read more

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Ousmane Dembele to be sidelined for two weeks

first_imgBarcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele did indeed sustain an ankle problem and will likely be out of action for two weeksThe French forward got involved in a tangle with UD Leganes’ Mikel Vesga after opening the scoring for Barcelona in the first half following an assist from Jordi Alba down the left wing on Sunday night.But Dembele was withdrawn in the 69th-minute of the La Liga game for Malcom due to the sprained left ankle he sustained at Camp Nou with Barcelona confirming the bad news earlier today.“Tests carried out on first-team player Ousmane Dembele have confirmed a sprained ankle that will keep him out of action for approximately 15 days,” read a statement on the club website.This will likely rule Dembele out for Barcelona’s two-legged quarter-final tie with Sevilla in the Copa del Rey along with their league games against Girona and Valencia.Despite the controversy surrounding his antics at Catalonia this season, Dembele has become an increasingly important part of Barcelona and has managed 13 goals and five assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).The 21-year-old spent four months of last term sidelined with a hamstring injury after joining Barcelona for €105m from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017.Following Martin Braithwaite’s equaliser for Leganes at Camp Nou, Barca boss Ernesto Valverde called on Lionel Messi to come on to the field with the scoreline level at 1-1.And the Argentine superstar didn’t disappoint by playing a role in Luis Suarez’s goal before completing a 3-1 win for the hosts with a late goal.Messi has now managed 25 goals and 14 assists in 24 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions this season.Valverde’s side, who maintained their four-point lead over Atletico Madrid in La Liga, will face Sevilla in Andalusia on Wednesday with kick-off set for 21:30 (CET).last_img read more

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Spurs loss our worse performance so far – Sarri insists

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri insists his team’s performance during their disappointing loss to Tottenham Hotspur has to be their worse so far this season.The Blues were defeated 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday at Wembley Stadium, ending their unbeaten start to the season.England midfielder Dele Alli gave Spurs an early lead with a header before Harry Kane doubled the home side’s advantage. Heung Min-Son completed the rout in the second half, before Olivier Giroud got Chelsea on the board with a header late in the game.Maurizio Sarri’s side have made a good start to the 2018-19 season but were outclassed by Tottenham in the London derby, and the former Napoli boss conceded it was ‘perhaps the worst Chelsea performance’ this term.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We played badly against a strong opponent,” Sarri said, according to Metro.“Perhaps it was the worst Chelsea performance of the season, but it was also in a stadium that I don’t like.”“There is an enormous distance from the crowd, so you don’t get the usual atmosphere of an English arena.”last_img read more

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State Continues Work To Reduce High Recidivism Rates

first_imgAccording to a reentry plan instituted in 2015 by the DOC, successful prisoner reentry is important state public safety policy. For every returning citizen who does not reoffend, means one less victim and no additional public defender, prosecutor, court, law enforcement and ADOC costs. That individual becomes a productive wage earner contributing to his/her family and to the economy, building healthier stronger Alaskan communities. Governor Walker’s legislation aims to increase funding and resources to assist with programs the DOC currently has in place. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker introduced legislation aimed at furthering the state’s goal of rehabilitating prisoners by increasing access to rehabilitation and reentry programs. Preventing recidivism is a critical part of reducing the overall crime rate in the state of Alaska, and ensuring incarcerated individuals have the necessary resources to continue their recovery will augment efforts already underway in the Department of Corrections. Megan Edge, DOC Spokeswoman: “Within DOC that focus is ‘what do we need to do to make sure these people never come back to prison, how do we lower that recidivism rate’.”center_img Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-state-works-to-reduce-recidivsm.mp3VmJennifer-on-state-works-to-reduce-recidivsm.mp300:00RPd One new program launched the first of the year is the Pretrial Enforcement Division. However, according to Edge, the real work to reduce recidivism happens within the facility: “Pretrial, what happens inside of our prisons, and what happens when you leave our prisons are all crucial to reducing the recidivism rate.” Reentry programs and reentry courts are designed to help returning citizens successfully “reenter” society following their incarceration. Edge: “It would be ludicrous to think that you could send somebody away for that long, not give them any programming, and expect them to be a more constructive member of society.”last_img read more