first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “Definitely when you start, you got to set the tone early. It’s not just me but the whole starting unit,” Slaughter said.Fortunately for the Cebuano giant, he did make Cone look like a genius for the move as he delivered his best performance yet in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSlaughter fired 17 points, hauled down 16 rebounds, and swatted six shots as the Gin Kings claimed a 85-74 victory to move a game away from clinching their second straight title in the conference.“Coach gave me the start and I didn’t want to disappoint him or my teammates. We came out really aggressive and got off to a good lead,” he said. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Though Meralco did get back in the game in the second half, Slaughter was just too big and too strong for the Bolts as he was the X-factor Ginebra needed to bounce back after losing Games 3 and 4.“Greg wasn’t making all of his shots but he was aggressive, he was physical, and he was going after rebounds,” Cone said.“Greg made a statement right off the bat with some tough rebounds. He went in and sealed on and got physical with (Allen) Durham right off the bat. When he could do that, that changes the game for us.”Slaughter is far from satisfied as Ginebra goes for the kill on Wednesday.“I’m just glad we got the win. This is a crucial one for us, so we’re just fortunate that we got the win. But the job is not done yet. We need to get one more. I think whoever comes out hungry on Wednesday is gonna get that game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Since winning the Best Player of the Conference award, Greg Slaughter has yet to churn out a good showing as Ginebra saw their 2-0 lead dissipate and allow Meralco level the series.But on Sunday, the 6-foot-11 center knew he had to show up when coach Tim Cone inserted him into the starting lineup for the first time in the series in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Perasol wants Fighting Maroons to be accountable after latest loss Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgThe Northern Lights College will be filling the shelves at the Salvation Army food bank this Saturday – and you can help out. Staff and volunteers from the college will be collecting food throughout the City at 9 a.m.Fort St. John residents can leave non-perishable food in a grocery bag on their doorstep before 9 a.m. Then, volunteers will collect the food and donate it to the local Salvation Army. – Advertisement -Last year, Canada Post held the food drive, but couldn’t take part this year. So, the College decided to step up and help out.Rural residents or residents who miss the 9 a.m. pick up can drop off donations at the Salvation Army.last_img read more

first_imgDiamond Ranch (5-1) starter Alex Ramos had a no-hitter through 52/3 innings before Tyler Buffington’s ground ball found a hole between third base and shortstop. The Huskies (4-0) scored an unearned run against Ramos in the third inning when Chris Jinna stole third and scored when the catcher’s throw went into left field. Ramos was removed after surrendering the single in the bottom of the sixth. De La Fuente had a one-hit shutout through six innings with six strikeouts for South Hills. Victor Navarro led off the top of the seventh with a double, took third on Chris Licon’s ground ball and scored on a double by Jason Bordenave. Buffington relieved De La Fuente in the seventh and survived a two-on, two-out jam in the eighth to pick up the win. Buffington picked up two saves and a win this week en route to helping South Hills capture the crown. “Our pitchers threw strikes and our defense played well behind them,” Smith said. “We’ve gotten much better on the defensive end and I am very happy about that.” Ramos struck out four and gave up one hit before being relieved by Bordenave. “He (Ramos) moved the ball and changed his speed very well,” Smith said. “He kept us off-balance.” Ramos singled in the top of the eighth but was thrown out trying to steal second by Huskies catcher Calvin Love. Bordenave was the game’s lone player with two hits for the Panthers. Marti, the Huskies’ No. 2 hitter, was on base twice and had a stolen base. “He’s our catalyst,” Smith said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “No one had won this tournament three years in a row, so this was a big deal to us,” South Hills coach Kevin Smith said. “To play a game like this with all the pressure and against a good team, this is a confidence boost for us.” Lost in the excitement of the extra-inning win was the pitchers’ duel through six innings. center_img WEST COVINA – John Salazar’s two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the South Hills High School baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Diamond Ranch in the championship game of the Don Lugo Tournament on Friday. Angel Marti led off the bottom of the eighth with a double and went to third on Demitri De La Fuente’s ground out. Marti then scored to give the Huskies their third Don Lugo title in as many years. last_img read more

first_imgJimenez comes from a family of retablos makers or retablistas. He learned the trade from his father, Florentino Jimenez Toma, while living in the tiny village of Ayacucho and speaking Quechua, the language of the Inca people. In the 1980s, he and his family fled to Lima, Peru to avoid the violent insurgency that plagued many of the Andean villages. Jimenez, his wife and children continue to design and build retablos, with the work being exhibited around the world. In 2006, the Spanish Embassy recognized Jimenez as the most outstanding retablo artist in Peru. Coinciding with the exhibition, a documentary film featuring Jimenez, “Against the Grain” by Ann Kaneko, will be shown at the Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival, May 4-6. A gallery reception for the artist will be held 7-9 p.m., April 11. Peruvian artist Claudio Jimenez Quispe will exhibit his collection of handcrafted retablos April 9-May 5 at Antelope Valley College’s Art Gallery, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Retablos, derived from the Latin term retro tabula or “behind the altar,” refer to devotional images typically placed behind an altar or table. Deeply rooted in Spanish colonial history, the folk art originated with painted, sculpted or carved religious images. The Peruvian version of retablo incorporates detailed, three-dimensional scenes in a shadow box and can include religious scenes or depictions of daily life. Jimenez sculpts figures in the scenes from cooked potatoes and paste. The exhibit represents a new twist for the Art Gallery in that Jimenez will actually be on site throughout most of the exhibition creating retablos and providing demonstrations. His work will be available for purchase. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call the gallery at (661) 722-6300, Ext. 6215, for more details. Upon three business days before the event, reasonable accommodation will be provided to facilitate the participation of covered individuals with disabilities. Call (661) 722-6360 or (661) 722-6362 (TDD). To post your own stories and photos, log on to read more

first_imgRome was the perfect setting for Liverpool’s return to splendour after the Eternal City played host to the club’s 1977 and 1984 European Cup triumphs.If Liverpool beat holders Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on May 26, they will celebrate the first silverware of Jurgen Klopp’s three-year reign on the grandest stage of all.For Klopp, getting his hands on the Champions League trophy would be concrete proof his Red revolution has been worth all the blood, sweat and tears.And it would be fitting for the 50-year-old German to enjoy a breakthrough moment at the same age as the godfather of the modern Liverpool.Bill Shankly was also 50 when the first truly iconic manager in Liverpool’s illustrious history served notice he had created a burgeoning dynasty on Merseyside.Former manager Bill Shankly is a hero at Liverpool after transforming the club from a middling side to champions of England and winning their first European trophy © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISUnder the Scottish manager, Liverpool became English champions in 1964 after a 17-year gap.Liverpool won the title three times under Shankly and also collected two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup — the club’s first European trophy — as his magnetic personality and fierce will to win fulfilled his dream of turning the club into “a bastion of invincibility”.Building on the foundations put in place by Shankly, Liverpool went on to dominate Europe for the next decade.The thought of emulating that generational success at such a historic club lured Klopp — who possesses the same charismatic character as Shankly — to follow in his footsteps at Liverpool in 2015.Winning Liverpool’s sixth European Cup would rank Klopp alongside Anfield immortals Shankly, Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish.Ray Clemence, the legendary Liverpool goalkeeper who played under Shankly, sees some uncanny similarities between Klopp and his former boss.“I thought Shankly was a one-off, but then I’d have to say that Klopp is the nearest thing,” Clemence said.“The relationship Klopp has with the players and fans, it is exactly what Shankly had.“He pulled the club together so it was one strong unit and Klopp has revived that.”Regardless of whether he leaves the Ukraine empty-handed, Klopp knows this season has confirmed Liverpool’s emergence as genuine contenders at last.Liverpool have gone 28 years without winning the English title, a barren run that has often seen them written off as a faded force rendered obsolete by the vast wealth of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.– Klopp masterclass –When Liverpool last won the Champions League in 2005, their miraculous comeback from three goals down in the final against AC Milan obscured the pedestrian nature of Rafael Benitez’s side.Aside from Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher, the heroes of Istanbul were largely inconsistent journeymen. Liverpool finished a whopping 37 points behind Premier League champions Chelsea that year.Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has scored 10 goals in the Champions League to help Liverpool reach the final in Kiev © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYGerrard, who captained Liverpool to that 2005 victory, said Klopp has made the difference: “This manager has got them flying, if they go one step further this could be the start of something special. I think they’re on the verge of something really good.”Klopp’s men might be 21 points adrift of Manchester City this season but the gap between third-placed Liverpool and the champions appears far less daunting than it did 13 years ago.Liverpool are one of only two teams to inflict a league defeat on City this season, a 4-3 victory at Anfield that saw Pep Guardiola’s defence torn apart by the rampant Reds.Even more encouragingly, Liverpool overwhelmed City in the Champions League quarter-finals, blitzing them 3-0 at Anfield and then giving a masterclass in game management to take the second leg 2-1.With 43 goals and 15 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions, Egypt winger Salah has been the driving force behind Liverpool’s renaissance.Ditched by Chelsea after struggling in his first spell in English football, Salah has been reborn under Klopp since joining from Roma for £34 million ($46 million) last year.The German has astutely deployed the majestic 25-year-old in a role that allows him to do damage from both wide and central areas as part of a three-pronged attack alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.Crucially, Klopp’s decision to reinvest the cash from Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona on powerful centre-back Virgil van Dijk has added much-needed solidity to Liverpool’s defence.Klopp has already proved he can overthrow an established superpower after leading Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga title despite the constant threat from Bayern Munich.Restoring his team’s domestic supremacy is next season’s target but for now Klopp, Salah and the rest of the Liverpool heroes can dream of reigning supreme in Europe.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to their third Champions League final in 13 years © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 3 – Fuelled by Mohamed Salah’s astonishing feats and inspired by Jurgen Klopp’s tactical mastery, Liverpool are ready to launch a new golden era after sealing their return to the Champions League final.For the first time in 11 years, Liverpool have reached the showpiece of Europe’s elite club competition as a dramatic 4-2 defeat against Roma in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg clinched an incredible 7-6 aggregate success.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHelio, a two-time Indy 500 champion, later told the entertainment news show “Extra” that he has split from his fiancee, Aliette Vazquez, saying “it was time to let go.” There’s speculation about a budding romance between Helio and Julianne but that has not been confirmed. The dancing pair edged Spice Girl Melanie Brown and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy in what was considered to be the most dramatic finale ever for the show. Fan favorite Marie Osmond was the first to be eliminated during Tuesday’s finals. Price and time right to help an elephant Bob Barker, who hosted “The Price Is Right” for nearly 35 years, was grand marshal of the Hollywood Santa Parade on Sunday night. Before he hit the parade route, I caught up with him for a quick gab. I had to know: What does he think of Drew Carey as the new host of “Price is Right”? After all those cha-cha steps and quicksteps in his “Dancing With the Stars” victory, you’d think Helio Castroneves would barely have been able to move. But Helio and his partner did a whirlwind of TV appearances Wednesday and looked no worse for wear. They took a cross-country flight after the Tuesday night finale in L.A. for a live broadcast of “Good Morning America.” Helio and dancing partner Julianne Hough performed on the broadcast hosted by Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts, then performed again a bit later for the ladies on “The View.” “This has been an amazing experience,” Helio said on “GMA.” “It was a big challenge for me. … In the race car, you do not move your hips and your feet.” Bob, 83, said diplomatically: “I think that Drew is his own man. He is not imitating me or anyone else. He’s doing the show the way Drew Carey thinks it should be done, and that’s exactly what he should do. Now it’s up to the viewers. If they like his style, the show will go on forever. If they don’t, why, they’ll let us know that, too.” So what’s Barker been doing now that he isn’t due at the studio every day? “I have been sitting and doing nothing, and I think I excel at it,” he said, straight-faced. “I think I’m going to be a complete success as a retiree; I really do.” I wasn’t buying it. Then he added: “Actually, I went to Anchorage, Alaska, to help an elephant get from Alaska down to a sanctuary – down in Northern California – and I’ve been working on some other animal projects. I’ve really been very busy, but I’m looking forward to eventually being retired.” For more celebrity news, see Greg Hernandez’s blogs Hollywood Joe – – and Out In Hollywood – local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Apple Corps Ltd. is like a doting parent when it comes to the Beatles, looking after their interests and promoting their recordings, but it also makes sure no one tries to mess with the band’s legacy. The company is in court again, fighting Apple Computer Inc. over the iTunes Music Store, the latest battle in a long-running dispute with the company over the apple logo. “They regard the Beatles as their four boys – John, Paul, George and Ringo – so Apple Corps looks after their music,” Keith Badman, a Beatles expert and author, said Friday. “You don’t get the Beatles’ version of `Penny Lane’ being used in a cheap advertisement,” Badman said. “They make sure the Beatles’ recorded music is not damaged, and that’s a good thing.” Apple Corps – set up by the group in 1968 and still owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison – is an ever-alert watchdog, growling whenever anyone approaches the Beatles’ property. It is responsible for approving merchandising and licensing for the group, as well as protecting the company’s valuable apple trademark. In the lawsuit at London’s High Court, Apple Corps is seeking to force Apple Computer to drop its logo from the iTunes store and pay unspecified damages. The California-based company has countered by saying a 1991 agreement between the two Apples allows them to distribute entertainment content. Apple Corps has also battled with EMI Group, which releases the Beatles’ recordings under the Apple label, over royalties. It is equally vigilant about protecting its territory in other spheres, filing lawsuits on everything from the Fab Four’s images on stamps to the stage show “Beatlemania.” Who owns what is a complex issue. While EMI releases the Beatles’ albums, the publishing rights to words and music of 251 Beatles songs are owned by Michael Jackson and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The company is also instrumental in continuing the Beatles’ popularity. It was behind the release of the 2000 hit album “1”, which featured hits as diverse as “She Loves You” and “Hey Jude.” Sales of that album topped 24 million. The Beatles set up Apple Corps to be a corporate utopia, said Peter Doggett, the author of several music books including one about John Lennon. Founded in the flower-power days, the company was going to behave in a relaxed way so that artists could pop into the offices and not be confronted by stuffy men in suits. “It began as an ideal corporation,” Doggett said, “which in Paul McCartney’s words, was supposed to operate in a nice kind of Western communism.” Operating out of offices in a tony central London neighborhood, Apple Corps keeps a low profile – at least on the Internet. Its Web site is just one page, with the company’s name, e-mail address and telephone number. When callers to the company are put on hold, the music keeping them occupied is, of course, the Beatles. The company hasn’t posted huge profits: For the year ended Jan. 1, 2005, Apple Corps claimed a loss of nearly $950,000.last_img

first_imgConversely, Hughes is struggling on the south coast and has been tipped for the sack after a woeful start to the season.While there is no shame in losing to defending Premier League champions Manchester City, shipping six goals as the Saints did last weekend at the Etihad is poor.Prutton, who played for both sides during his career, told the Daily Express he believes it will not be long before a club like Southampton comes in for the former Lille boss.“Southampton are a team that’s not just treading water but are dipping below the surface,” he said. Bielsa is making waves at Elland Road Prutton played for both sides during his career “I think because of the short term impact of what Bielsa has been known for in his recent posts, he’s absolutely perfect for a Premier League side that needs to get safe.“For Leeds fans – and Sky’s Championship coverage – I sincerely hope it won’t happen because what I’ve seen him do and what he’s brought to the league is superb.“But I think if you are one of those Premier League sides who aren’t too sure about your manager, then you start mentioning Bielsa’s name extremely loudly come Christmas.” 2 2 Marcelo Bielsa has been tipped to take over at Southampton by David Prutton, should Mark Hughes be sacked.The Argentine has managed to get Leeds United playing scintillating football in the Championship, mounting a serious charge for automatic promotion.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Player of the Year: Ashley Litchfield, Quartz Hill. One of the few 18-under players ranked among the USTA Southern California top 100 who live north of the I-405/I-5 split – she’s No. 52 – Litchfield thrived amid pressure to carry the Rebels, winning the league’s individual title by beating Highland’s Zahra Ghorbani and becoming the second player in school history to advance to the third round of the Southern Section individual playoffs. Coach of the Year: Bill Lenaway, Quartz Hill. Lenaway might have made it look easy while guiding Quartz Hill to its 17th consecutive league title – all during his tenure – but it wasn’t. A vocal proponent of conditioning, Lenaway literarily walked the walk, participating in the grueling sprinting drills he had his players run. Lenaway prodded a young team with just three senior starters to maintain its composure amid intense pressure. He also showed himself to be imaginative, shaking up the lineup several times – as in the time he brought up freshman ground-stroke specialist Navolita Ikahihifo to team up with junior Renuka Rudra on the Rebels’ No. 1 doubles team during the regular season, then moved No. 2 singles player Prapti Singh into Ikahihifo’s spot for the league championships. QUARTZ HILL – A look at the Golden League tennis season: Team of the Year: Quartz Hill. Junior singles standout Ashley Litchfield set the tone for one of Quartz Hill’s most successful seasons. The Rebels have dominated the Antelope Valley area for years, winning 17 consecutive Golden League titles. In advancing to the Southern Section Div. IV semifinals for the first time since 1992, they brought a measure of respect to an area not regarded as highly as their coastal counterparts. After staving off a tough challenge from upstart Highland in a 10-8 victory, Quartz Hill – ranked No 10 in Southern Section Div. IV – upset Rio Mesa of Oxnard 10-8 and Oak Park 11-7 in second-round and quarterfinal matches. The Rebels lost to section champion Beverly Hills 12-6 in the semifinals. Biggest surprise: Carolyn Smith, Quartz Hill. An unpolished doubles player as a freshman last year, Smith developed into a poised sophomore in the No. 3 singles spot and was a key factor in Quartz Hill’s title run. Her highlights included an upset victory over Ghorbani in the first meeting with Highland. Biggest disappointment: Southern Section pollsters. Quartz Hill had success in virtually every venue it participated, and shockingly kept falling in the Southern Section Div. IV rankings as the season progressed. The Rebels’ only regular-season loss was to Div. III finalist Valencia. Quartz Hill won its tournament and placed second at the Valencia tournament. The Rebels had the last laugh on the pollsters, with victories over No. 4 Oak Park and No. 5 Rio Mesa. A look ahead: Quartz Hill returns virtually its entire nucleus, notably Litchfield and Smith, and with Beverly Hills moving up to Div. I next season, the Rebels figure to be poised for a title run. “A lot of it will depend on how hard they work in the offseason, but with Beverly Hills out of our division, I’ve got to look at my team and think we’ve got a chance of winning the title next year,” Lenaway said. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgOyiti (R) fights against Carlos Mbuyia Masia at the AIBA Boxing Championships in Brazzaville in June.BOXING–Ugandan pugilists are familiar with moments of levity that provoke a brief laughter in a grim landscape.From ill-preparations lack of finances to petty issues of sharing gum-shields and worn-out gloves plight is ever courting the national boxing team, The Bombers, prior and even at international outings.And after toiling so hard to get the finances to make the World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany, the ugly claws of fate come scratching.Uganda’s slim medal hopes were diminished prematurely before even any of the three boxers threw their first jab at the event that started on Friday. Super heavyweight David Ayiti, who qualified for the prestigious event by winning silver at Aiba African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville, was disqualified due to crimes committed by Uganda Boxing Federation.While the boxer was huffing and buffing so hard in the gym to be in the best possible shape ahead of the trip, the custodians of the game,Uganda Boxing Federation, sulked on their obligations and did not send the boxer’s medical documents within the stipulated time.It sounds like a romantic delusion but Ayiti has been reduced to mere spectator due to UBF’s reluctance, and the embattled boxer will watch haplessly at home as his counterparts trade blows with the world’s finest.Ayiti’s unfortunate disqualification means that Uganda’s hopes will greatly rest on African welterweight Champion Muzamir Kakande, who has been drawn against American Randall, and Geoffrey Kaketo, who will face-off with Nicaragua’s Jarqin.Commentslast_img read more