Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos A deafening cheer and a shout of “Let’s go, Pats,” Pierce was back in Boston on Super Bowl Sunday to give Celtics fans one last chance to celebrate the player who helped the NBA’s most-decorated franchise return to the top of the league.Restored to the Los Angeles Clippers’ starting lineup by current and former coach Doc Rivers, Pierce was greeted with a long and loud ovation at his introduction , when the new Boston Garden rang out again with his nickname: The Truth. A highlight video at the first timeout appeared to bring him to tears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Fans really showered me with a lot of love,” Pierce said after the Celtics won 107-102. “You really don’t know what you’ve meant to a team while you’re playing. It hit me a lot tonight, but I’m sure it’s going to hit me a lot more when I’m done playing.”After starting the game — his first appearance for the Clippers since New Year’s Eve, Pierce sat on the bench until the game was out of reach. But in the final seconds, with the fans already standing and cheering, Pierce launched a 3-pointer for one final eruption. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce (34) bends down to kiss the Boston Celtics logo following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON — Paul Pierce walked back onto the parquet floor one last time, dropped to his knees at center court and gave the Boston Celtics leprechaun logo a big kiss.“Lucky’s been through it all with me, the ups and downs. He helped me out on a couple of occasions,” the former Celtics captain said. “It’s the last time I’m going to touch this floor as a player. I’m sure I’ll be back as a fan.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “If you give it your all here and win a championship they will love you,” Thomas said. “It drives me a lot. I want to be like that: give my blood, sweat and tears and come back and play your last game here. That type of love is unforgettable.”Pierce’s No. 34 Celtics jerseys filled the crowd — more visible even than the Patriots shirts worn by fans looking to rush home after the game to watch the Super Bowl. (During a silent moment in national anthem, a shout came from the stands: “Let’s go, Pats!”)Pierce played the first five minutes and missed the first shot of the game. He was still 0 for 1 when went to the bench at the first timeout. (He did not return in the first half, and early in the second the Garden crowd broke into a chant of “We want Paul!”)But that didn’t dampen the emotion of the highlight video that followed him from Kansas to the draft, showing him posing with Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach, hitting game-winning baskets and raising the NBA championship and finals MVP trophies.The sold-out Garden stood and cheered for more than a minute. Pierce waved, blew kisses to the crowd and appeared to lose his composure, taking several deep breaths and wiping his eyes with a towel.Rivers said he told his players before the game to pay attention.“When you finish your career, remember what’s going to happen in five minutes,” Rivers recalled telling them. “All of you aren’t going to be Hall of Famers, but just remember that when you finish your career, you’re empty and you can walk away with no regrets. That’s what Paul’s doing tonight.”Rivers, who was the Celtics coach in both the depths of the 2006-07 season and when they won it all the next year, said he had a plan for Pierce to return at the end but wanted to win the game, too.“Him making that shot just, I don’t know what the heck that is,” Rivers said. “That only happens here.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m glad I was able to cap it off, my last game in the Garden,” he said. “At least I can just say I put one last bucket in at the end of the game.”A first-round draft pick out of Kansas in 1998, Pierce toiled in Boston through the down years of M.L. Carr and Rick Pitino, watching as the once-proud team lost a franchise-record 18 games in a row while he was injured in 2006-07. The next year, after the Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, Boston won its NBA-record 17th championship.But as the New Big Three aged, general manager Danny Ainge traded them — and Rivers — off for the draft choices that would help them rebuild. Pierce spent time in Brooklyn and Washington before reuniting with Rivers in Los Angeles.Having announced that he will retire at the end of the season, Pierce’s last visit to Boston became a must-see event.He spent Saturday visiting some old Boston favorites and recording it — including a chance encounter with current Celtics all-star Isaiah Thomas — on Instagram. In the final seconds, Thomas shared the spotlight with him again , backing off to allow the 2008 NBA Finals MVP a clean shot.ADVERTISEMENT Teng helps AMA end slide with win over JRU Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ View comments Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 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 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member
Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives toward the basket as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson, second from left, defends during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Houston. APLOS ANGELES—James Harden scored 34 points as the Houston Rockets withstood a furious effort from Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook to oust the Thunder from the NBA playoffs on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).The Rockets beat the Thunder 105-99 to win their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series four games to one.ADVERTISEMENT GAME 1 RESULT: Harden, Rockets rout Thunder in Game 1GAME 2 RESULT: Rockets overcome Westbrook’s 51, take 2-0 lead over ThunderFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Rockets reserve Lou Williams scored 10 of his 22 points early in the fourth quarter as the Rockets responded to a sensational third quarter from Westbrook, who carried his team to a 77-72 lead going into the final period.Westbrook scored 10 straight points in one stretch and finished with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Williams opened the fourth with two free throws and added three more from the line along with a three-pointer as the Rockets regained the advantage with Westbrook on the bench and they held on even after Westbrook re-entered the game as the Thunder missed a string of shots.Westbrook finished with 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists but connected on just two of his 11 shots in the final period.No other Thunder player scored more than 11 points, while Harden had scoring support not only from Williams but also from the 15 points from guard Patrick Beverly and 14 from Brazilian reserve Nene.In the second round the Rockets will face either the San Antonio Spurs or Memphis Grizzlies. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte GAME 4 RESULT: Balanced scoring helps Houston down Oklahoma in game 4 MOST READ Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar LATEST STORIES GAME 3 RESULT: Thunder survive Rockets, claw back in series Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palaro records tumble View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 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
DENVER – A man carrying a gun and declaring “I am the emperor” was shot and killed Monday outside the offices of Gov. Bill Ritter by a state patrolman, a spokesman said. Ritter was in his office but was not injured. The unidentified man refused orders to drop his gun, spokesman Evan Dreyer said. Four or five shots were heard, but authorities would not say how many times the patrolman fired. The gunman did not fire his weapon, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. Before he was shot by a member of the governor’s security detail, the gunman said, “I am the emperor, and I’m here to take over state government,” Dreyer said. The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. in a hall outside the governor’s offices on the first floor of the Capitol. Ritter said he was in the office with 10 or 11 people and heard shots, but he would not say how close he was to the gunman. Some of his staff members witnessed the shooting, he said. Investigators did not know the man’s name or his motive, Jackson said. He declined to discuss the gunman’s statement but said it was considered threatening. The gunman had at least two confrontations with the governor’s security guards in the moments before the shooting, said Jackson, giving no details. There had been no prior specific threats against the governor, authorities said. The Capitol has no metal detectors. They are usually installed temporarily during the governor’s annual State of the State address in January but then are removed. State Rep. Edward Casso said he saw the gunman after the shooting and described him as being in his 30s or 40s, dressed in a white shirt and dark slacks. Casso said a state patrolman told him to leave. “I started to panic a little bit. I was just hoping that was the end of it,” Casso added. Authorities roped off the area where the man was shot, and an ambulance and eight police cars converged on the building’s north entrance. An hour after the shooting, state troopers and police – some carrying automatic weapons – ordered the Capitol cleared and began a room-by-room search.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool must sort out their ‘rubbish’ defending.The Reds beat Norwich 5-4 in a remarkable encounter at Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime, with Adam Lallana scoring the winner five minutes into injury-time.Klopp was delighted with his side’s fighting spirit but was furious with the way they defended, particularly at set-pieces, where all of Norwich’s goals stemmed from.“We sit in chaos. Sometimes we know what we’re doing and sometimes we don’t,” the German told BT Sport in the immediate aftermath of the dramatic game.“Four goals from set-plays, that must be a new record, I think you have to make a new list for British football. I think it is crazy what we are doing.“It’s easy to play against us, you only have to throw the ball over the line off a set play. If they don’t do it, we will do it [for you].“It’s rubbish what we are doing. We have to solve this.”Despite his disappointment with the display, Klopp was nevertheless delighted with the win – Liverpool’s first in the Premier League in 2016.He celebrated Lallana’s last-gasp strike by running down the touchline to embrace the midfielder, breaking his glasses in the process.Asked about the damaged spectacles, he responded: “I usually have a second pair of glasses but I can’t find them because it’s hard to find glasses without glasses!” Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool’s dramatic win over Norwich 1
1 Axel Witsel wants to leave Russia this summer in search of a new challenge Stoke City target Axel Witsel admits he is torn between moving to England or Italy.The midfielder is ready to leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer as he wants a new challenge after four seasons in Russia.Stoke and Roma are both very interested in the 27-year-old, who is currently playing for Belgium at Euro 2016, and he admits he is uncertain where he will end up.“Russia was a nice adventure, but it’s time for me to change,” Witsel told reporters after Belgium’s win over Ireland.“I don’t know whether I’ll go to the Premier League or to Serie A.“Italian football fascinates me and at 27 it would be the right move. Milan had looked for me, it’s true, but that’s a story from a long time ago.”
Mark Webster is joined in the studio by former Torquay and Plymouth striker Martin Gritton and the Sun’s Tom Barclay.They’re joined by Chesterfield caretaker boss Guy Branston, following the sacking of Gary Caldwell, and Notts County striker Jon Stead.Burton Albion striker Marvin Sordell also speaks to the show to reflect on the Brewers win over Fulham and preview their Carabao cup game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kepa refused to be substituted BEST OF 4 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS And this meme was inspired by the movie Captain Phillips Kepa’s Wikipedia has been updated 😂 pic.twitter.com/jXegTjtOwm— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 24, 2019 4 REVEALED REVEALED MONEY Sarri: Kepa come offKepa: noSarri: I signed you, I’m your manager Kepa: pic.twitter.com/cNFxZZ7Rw5— Efiefuor (@bishopspikles) February 25, 2019 RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move However, the change never happened as Kepa stayed on the pitch, pleading with the Chelsea bench that he was fine to continue, however, this led to Sarri having a huge meltdown on the pitch.Kepa vs SarriMaurizio Sarri plays down Kepa ‘misunderstanding’ in Carabao Cup finalChelsea players should have backed the manager – Michael BallackJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink reacts to Kepa Arrizabalaga meltdown Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Inspired by the famous scene from The Wolf of Wall Street Sarri was disgusted at Kepa’s refusal to come off Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Kepa when Sarri told him to get off pic.twitter.com/pospXgELrH— Goku (@Zennon_zen) February 25, 2019 4 ADVICE It seems like everyone has an opinion on the extraordinary incident in the Carabao Cup final which saw Kepa Arrizabalaga defy Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s orders and refuse to come off as a substitute.The goalkeeper went down injured in the closing moments of extra-time and Sarri instructed Willy Caballero, who is a penalty shootout specialist and former Manchester City player, to come on in place of Kepa. 4 BREAKING NEWS: Roman Abramovich has sacked Sarri and has appointed Kepa as Chelsea’s new manager. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/FShDf35G0r— Maxine Kingston (@missmaxineutd) February 24, 2019 huge blow To make matters worse for Chelsea, they lost the final 4-3 on penalties to Manchester City and although Kepa saved Leroy Sane’s spot-kick, he should have also saved Sergio Aguero’s poorly struck shot which could have turned the shootout in the Blues’ favour.And in the immediate aftermath of the final, some prankster out there decided to fiddle with Kepa’s Wikipedia page, saying he was in fact the Chelsea manager and not Sarri!Below you can see a screen shot of when Kepa was briefly Chelsea’s manager as well as some hilarious memes following the incident. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Katie Meacham hit five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points, lifting the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball team to a 58-50 victory over UW-Marathon County on Wednesday night at the UW-Marathon County gym.The Marauders led 31-18 at halftime and held on in the second half to grab the road victory. Marshfield is now 10-7 overall and 9-4 in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.Taylor Lynn added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Paige Newman chipped in with 12 points for the Marauders.UW-Marshfield/Wood County wraps up its regular-season schedule with a pair of home games. The Marauders play UW-Rock County at noon on Saturday and will host UW-Fond du Lac at 5:30 p.m. Monday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marauders 58, Huskies 50UW-Marshfield/Wood County 31 27 – 58UW-Marathon County 18 32 – 50UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (58): Katie Meacham 5-10 0-0 15, Mikayla Jankowski 2-8 2-3 6, Paige Newman 6-11 0-0 12, Taylor Lynn 5-10 4-4 14, DeNecia Turner 1-3 0-0 2, Becca Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Carrie Stroetz 1-3 1-2 3, Allie Paitel 3-6 0-0 6. FG: 23-51. FT: 7-9. 3-pointers: 5-10 (Meacham 5-9, Jankowski 0-1). Rebounds: 35 (Lynn 7). Assists: 7 (Jankowski 5). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none.UW-MARATHON COUNTY (50): Baylee Luedke 0-2 1-2 1, Mikayla Nelson 1-2 0-0 2, Nicole Teske 1-1 0-0 2, Jaz Ross 7-16 2-4 16, Brianne Parlier 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Cruz 5-17 2-4 15, Alexis Woodmansee 6-11 2-6 14, Carly Coleman 0-5 0-0 0. FG: 20-54. FT: 7-16. 3-pointers: 3-13 (Cruz 3-7, Ross 0-3, Coleman 0-3). Rebounds: 32 (Woodmansee 7). Assists: 6 (Cruz 2, Nelson 2). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none.
2 June 2003Three ailing Limpopo tourist resorts, all mismanaged relics from the former Venda homeland era, have been successfully revived through a business partnership between the provincial government, local communities and a major hotel group.The Mphephu and Rambuda communities hosted a glittering event near Thohoyandou last week to launch the new venture, in association with the government-funded Limpopo Development Corporation (LimDev) and the Protea Hotel Group.Speaking at the event, Limpopo Finance and Tourism MEC Thaba Mufamadi said the launching and future marketing of the Nwanedi, Mphephu and Acacia Resorts under the Protea brand name presented a challenge to other parastatals.Mufamadi confirmed that nine of Limpopo’s 11 provincial nature reserves would be commercialised. These projects would benefit rural communities along the boundaries of the conservation areas.LimDev managing director Chris Luvhani pointed out that the corporation had retrenched 745 employees in 1998, including the staff of all resorts it owned, because these ventures had become unviable.However, after enlisting the support of the Mphephu and Rambuda communities, and taking some practical advice from the province’s directorate of tourism, new strategies emerged and funding was made available.“Repairs to flood-damaged roads during the 2001/2002 financial year, and the overall upgrading of infrastructure ahead of the huge influx of visitors for Eclipse 2002, brought the final about-turn,” Luvhani said.When the upgrading of the resorts began, more than 50 tenders for tasks such as thatching, tiling, furnishing, landscaping and fencing were awarded to local contractors, thus providing employment for people from the local communities, he added.Paramount Chief Ramabulana Mphephu underlined the importance of ongoing consultation with local communities. He appealed to resort management to purchase fresh produce and other necessities from residents in the region.As a gesture of goodwill, LimDev handed a cheque for R18 000 to the newly established Mphephu Community Development Trust.Source: BuaNews
Owen Hargreaves has urged Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to keep the faith with Paul Pogba against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.The Frenchman has been heavily criticised in recent weeks for his poor performances in the middle of the park, most recently during United’s 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday.The World Cup winner was guilty of relinquishing possession on a number of occasions, while also offering little in attacking situations as Mourinho’s men dropped eight points behind Arsenal in the race for a top-four finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A win against the Gunners could close that gap significantly and, ahead of the huge clash at Old Trafford, former United midfielder Hargreaves has backed Pogba to retain his place in the starting XI.”He’s their best midfield player, he should start, regardless of what’s going on behind the scenes,” he told BT Sport.”As much as he and the team are struggling, they need him because he’s their best player.”I don’t understand the benefit of having him on the bench.”Hargreaves also discussed Pogba’s overall game in greater detail, suggesting that he and United will have to improve on their recent displays to avoid another disappointing result.”I can’t think of an Arsenal team that can go to Old Trafford and be dubbed as favourites, but Pogba’s display against Southampton along with everyone else was poor,” he added.”When Pogba plays poorly it’s when he takes too many touches. There was frustration on his part and he made some poor decisions.”Arsenal are currently unbeaten in 19 matches across all competitions and come into their latest fixture fresh from a thrilling 4-2 derby win against Tottenham last weekend.Meanwhile, United are now without a win in three Premier League games and cannot afford to lose any more ground in the table ahead of a hectic winter schedule. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.