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NCAA: Lyceum cruises to sixth straight win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum clamped down on defense and fended off Perpetual Help, 76-58, to stretch its winning run to an impressive six games Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.The Pirates turned a 34-35 deficit at the end of three quarters into a convincing victory as they remained ahead of the pack.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Clint Doliguez scored a career-high 22 points to be the only Red Lion with double-digit output.Karl Bordon paced the Heavy Bombers, who dropped to 2-3, with 13 points even as Tey Teodoro was limited to just five. Celest Fl0res-Colina 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CJ Perez led the Pirates again with 19 points while MJ Ayaay added 12 points and nine rebounds.“We just keep on play the same aggressiveness that we’re showing and stay hungry,” said Perez in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Nigerian Prince Eze had a monster 21-point, 19-rebound effort but couldn’t prevent the Altas from falling to 2-3 card.Meanwhile, San Beda defeated Jose Rizal U, 54-48, to stay at close second with a 5-1 record. MOST READ TNT coach Nash Racela fined 10K Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View commentslast_img read more

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Batang Gilas stays winless with loss to Argentina, faces Canada in KO phase

first_imgNBA free agency trend: Stay home, or sign short deals Batang Gilas vs Argentina. PHOTO FROM FIBA.COMThe Philippines ended its group stage campaign without a win after bowing to host Argentina, 74-71, in the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup Wednesdayat Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario City.Batang Gilas will head into the knockout stage without any form of momentum after going 0-3 in Group D and will face world no. 2 Canada, which topped Group C with an undefeated card in three games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Argentina finished with a 1-3 record in Group D.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Although the Philippines lost to the Argentinians, it didn’t bow down without a fight.Argentina was up 74-68 in the final 34 seconds  before Yukien Andrada picked off Mateo Diaz’ pass that led to Terrence John Fortea’s triple that trimmed the lead 74-71 with 27 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJuan Cruz Scacchi almost threw away the game for the hosts when he turned the ball over with nine seconds remaining allowing the Batang Gilas to hoist a play for a shot that could’ve sent the game into overtime.Kai Sotto had a shot at the top of the key with three seconds left but it bounced off the rim with Gerry Abadiano’s desperation heave, off his own offensive rebounds, only hitting the backboard. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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Gordhan moots contingency reserve

first_img26 October 2011 The National Treasury is looking at creating a separate kitty or “policy reserve” of funds, drawn from surpluses in its existing investments and revenue, in order to support economic development, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in Cape Town on Tuesday. Presenting his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament, Gordhan said the government had substantial financial investments, some of it in surplus cash and some in other assets. “Where these resources could more productively be applied to other priorities, we will return surplus funds to the fiscus” for Kitty for priority projects In a media briefing shortly before delivering his speech in Parliament, Gordhan said a figure had not been developed yet for how much the National Treasury wanted to place in the policy reserve, but that it was likely to be in the “tens of billions” of rands. This could be drawn from state-owned companies and other public entities with surplus cash. Government departments could also have a percentage shaved off their budgets and transferred to the reserve kitty. These funds would be used for “public-policy priorities”, special projects which the Cabinet would decide upon and which would be disclosed in next year’s Budget, Gordhan said.Tighter government spending Gordhan added that greater efficiency must also be sought in government cash management and in the procurement of goods and services, by strengthening ordinary disciplines of financial management. In this way, further steps would be taken to reduce administrative costs and unnecessary duplication of capacity. “Departments will be obliged to identify and report on savings initiatives. We will request the Auditor-General to strengthen his focus on value for money,” said Gordhan. BuaNewslast_img read more

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Navy’s MIG-29k crashes off runway while taking off at Goa airport

first_imgA MIG-29K fighter aircraft of the Navy with an trainee pilot crashed off the runway during takeoff at the Goa airport on Wednesday.“The pilot has ejected to safety. Fire on the aircraft is being extinguished,” a Navy officer said.This is the first accident involving the MIG-29k. The Navy operates 45 such aircraft and they fly off aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.Normal flight operations were suspended and the airport was closed.A Court of Inquiry (CoI) will determine the cause of the accident.last_img read more

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Pacquiao’s new basketball league gets off ground

first_imgTo maintain equality among the teams, no imports will be allowed, at least four players should be residents of the LGU they’re representing, and no age limit will be imposed.Players will be given a maximum salary of P150,000 and a minimum of P40,000 for at least six months.LGU games will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be televised. General admission and upper box will be free. Inter-barangay action will be held Wednesdays and Fridays and can be be viewed on livestream.Lined up for MPBL’s inaugural season are the Rajah Cup, Datu Cup, Lakan Cup, Mumbaki Cup and the Urduja Cup with the best performing team overall being declared Supremo Crown winner.Nothing definite yetMeanwhile, Pacquiao said nothing’s definite yet as far as his rematch with Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 12 is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH winds up with another failed SEA Games bid Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Provide livelihood for displaced players, find hidden talents, and veer the youth away from drugs.These were the main reasons why Sen. Manny Pacquiao launched the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League in a press conference Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We haven’t talk about it (details) yet,” said Pacquiao, referring to promoter Bob Arum, in Filipino.The Australian side of the promotion is getting concerned because Pacquiao has yet to sign the fight contract against Horn, who wrested his WBO light welterweight title last July 2, at Suncorp Stadium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READcenter_img Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Combining the best features of the country’s top cage leagues, the MPBL will usher its maiden season on Sept. 23 with 12 teams from local government units and hundreds more in the accompanying tournament for barangays.According to MPBL commissioner Snow Badua, confirmed to compete in the home and away league initially confined to Luzon, are teams from Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas and Laguna.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Metro Manila bets are Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Makati, Paranaque, Manila, and a yet-to-be-named squad.MPBL operations head Zaldy Realubit said the LGU teams will have corporate sponsors like Alphaland-Makati and FEU-NRMF-Quezon City. View commentslast_img read more

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Virat Kohli will go down with Viv Richards as one of the greatest ever in ODIs: Warne

first_imgLegendary leg-spinner Shane Warne said Virat Kohli has already established himself as one of the greatest-ever One Day International player not so much for the records but for the way he plays the sport.Shane Warne equates Virat Kohli with West Indies great Vivian Richards, the gum-chewing slayer who was known for his charismatic approach. Warne also hinted that he is not much into records but insists that what’s more important is the way people remember the way a player carried himself on the field.Warne also refused to compare Virat Kohli and his arch-rival, Sachin Tendulkar, saying it’s difficult to judge different eras.Kohli is drawing comparisons with some of the legendary names in the sport already. The 30-year-old has been breaking records across all formats of the game at will. In ODI cricket, Kohli is certainly a cut above his contemporaries. The India skipper is second on the list of batsmen with most centuries in the 50-over format, only 10 less than Sachin Tendulkar.” Virat is breaking all the records, which is great but I want to wait. See, what people miss is this: You can set benchmarks, score those many centuries, average that high, score a lot many runs,” Warne told Cricbuzz.The Australian star added: “But what people are going to remember you for is the way you played the game. Someone should run down the street and ask fans, how many runs did Mark Waugh make or what his average was? They wouldn’t have a clue but chances are, here’s what they’ll say: I loved watching him play.advertisement”To my mind, what’s already evident is that Virat is one of the best players of all time. In One-dayers, he probably has to go down with Viv Richards as the greatest ever, not so much for the record but for the way he plays his game. But I’ll judge him at the end of his career.”Refusing to compare Kohli and Tendulkar, Warne added: “Very hard to judge when someone is playing and very hard to judge eras. Think about the bowlers in the ’90s. Different surfaces that seamed. Now they’re a lot flatter. The ball swung more. So many variables.”But to think that someone was better than Brian Lara and Sachin – in those mid-’90s – against Wasim, Waqar, Curtly, Courtney, McGrath, Donald, Saqlain, Mushy, Vettori, Murali, myself. You can go on.”Notably, Vivian Richards himself had said last year that Virat Kohli is among his favourite modern-day cricketers. “Among modern day players he is my favourite. I have various categories. I think we got to wait until he is finishing his career [to put him in the bracket of all time greats]. We would be jumping the gun if we do that now. But certainly, he is in a wonderful position,” Richards had said.Kohli stands up for what he believes: WarneMeanwhile, Shane Warne also said not just Australia but the global cricket fraternity loves Virat Kohli because of the India captain’s honest approach and the way he speaks his mind without holding back.Warne also added that Kohli tends to get emotional, sometimes a “bit too emotional” but insisted that is part of the cricketer’s charm.”You know what he does? He stands up for what he believes in. He speaks how he feels and he’s real. He’s emotional, a bit too emotional sometimes on the field. But that’s the part of the charm,” Warne said.”I think world cricket loves him. Everyone loves Virat Kohli because it’s refreshing to hearing him talk so honestly and openly. He loves confrontation. That’s why he has those 100s in chases. How many, 23, 24? The next best is how much? I can’t remember who’s second.”Virat Kohli, who was rested for the second half of the recently-concluded limited-over series, will be back to lead India in the upcoming T20I and ODI series against a visiting Australian team from February 24.Also Read | Steve Smith and David Warner may play final two ODIs vs Pakistan in UAEAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane, Vijay Shankar in World Cup plans, says chief selector MSK PrasadAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik denies Krunal Pandya single in final over: Harbhajan reacts to controversyAlso See:last_img read more