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BFAR declares start of fishing season in Visayan Sea

CATCHING, TRADING, selling and marketing of sardines, herring and mackerel in the Visayas Sea is now allowed following the culmination […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: News33 min. ago Related News

King of Kinatkatay test: 80 m to 618 m in 4 kms

A cranking assault that would take one from 80 meters to 618 meters in less than four kilometers is by far, the toughest climb that this year’s extreme cross country mountain bikers (XC MTB) strings as the hardest obstacle in this year’s 4th season of Kinatkatay sa Binabaje, 2019. And if one thinks this is […].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: News5 hr. 20 min. ago Related News

Vladimir Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy

MOSCOW --- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. "Ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively, and on this issue we are also counting on your support," Putin said at a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Moscow. Many Russian clubs have already seen a boost in attendance in the season following the World Cup. With new arenas, teams in the host cities of Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod have more than doubled their average home attendance, though Sochi and Kaliningrad are lagging behind. Putin awarded Infantino a ...Keep on reading: Vladimir Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 5 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

TORONTO--- The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday. While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards' first-round playoff series against Toronto. Meeks was traded to Milwaukee during the offseason with 19 games remaining on the suspension, then waived when the ban ended. The 31-year-old former Kentucky player has appeared in 531 regular-season games with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit, Orlando and Washington, averaging 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 22...Keep on reading: Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 5 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Federer to play on clay at Madrid Open

  MADRID, SPAIN – Roger Federer's comeback on clay will feature a return to the Madrid Open for the first time since 2015, it was confirmed on Wednesday, February 20.  For the last two years, the 37-year-old has chosen to skip the clay-court season completely to preserve energy for tournaments on his ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News5 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid's vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for once. In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review than Ronaldo, the Spanish team kept the Portugal star in check but had to overcome two key VAR decisions to defeat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League's round of 16. Central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late to give Atletico the win, after the hosts had a penalty kick taken away and a goal disallowed by VAR. Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball, had a quiet performance in his first match in the Spanish capital since leaving Real Madrid last summer. He came close to scoring with a booming shot from a free kick less than 10 minutes into the match, but had few opportunities after that. Heavily marked from the start, Ronaldo wasn't able to add to his good record against the old rival, which he helped eliminate in four straight seasons in the Champions League while playing for Real Madrid. Atletico had a first-half penalty reversed by VAR after it determined that Diego Costa was fouled outside the area, and the referee also consulted video replays on the pitchside monitor before disallowing a second-half goal by Alvaro Morata for a push on Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini. "We hope the VAR keeps improving and helping make things right, but do you really believe that a person who is 1.87-meters tall can fall that way in a game action like the one with Morata?" said Simeone, who celebrated his team's first goal with an obscene gesture and could face UEFA sanctions. The hosts dominated after an even first half at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, and both Costa and Antoine Griezmann missed clear scoring chances before Gimenez found the net after getting to a loose ball inside the area in the 78th and Godin added to the lead with an angled volley in the 83rd after defenders failed to fully clear a free kick cross by Griezmann. The shot seemed to take a slight deflection off Ronaldo, who was the closest player to Godin but wasn't able to block the effort. "Luckily we were able to overcome the calls that went against us with the VAR," Godin said. "It was a great result, scoring twice and not conceding, but we will have to be prepared for the final 90 minutes in Turin." Ronaldo was loudly booed when his name was announced before the match, and he drew even louder jeers from the Atletico crowd when he prompted the game to be interrupted because he remained on the ground after getting his foot stepped on later in the first half. Ronaldo almost scored when his long-range free kick forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to make a difficult save in the ninth minute. He had another attempt with a deflected shot a few minutes later, but didn't come close to the Atletico goal again until a late header sailed over the crossbar. "Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "The entire team had a letdown in the second half. It's a lesson we need to learn going into the return match." Ronaldo had not played in Madrid since joining Juventus in a blockbuster transfer at the end of last season. He had played with Real Madrid for nearly a decade, leading the Spanish powerhouse to four Champions League titles in five seasons, including in the last three. Entering Wednesday's match, Ronaldo had scored 22 goals in 31 matches against Atletico in all competitions. In the Champions League, he helped Madrid beat Atletico in two finals (2014 and 2016), one quarterfinal (2015) and one semifinal (2017). He had scored four goals in six Champions League games against the city rival. Atletico Madrid is back in the round of 16 after failing to make it out of the group stage last season. Juventus was runner-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017. Last year, it was eliminated by Ronaldo's Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. This year's Champions League final will be played at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Blazers in familiar territory but with 2 new additions

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in much the same position as last season heading into the post-All-Star break stretch run. They’re coming off a confidence-boosting win over Golden State. One thing is new this year, however. The Blazers made a couple of key moves before the break to shore up their bench and to help propel them into the playoffs. Portland resumes its season Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at the Brooklyn Nets, the first of a grueling seven-game road swing. The game will likely mark the Blazers debut of Enes Kanter, signed just before the break. Kanter was waived by the Knicks following the trade deadline. He was once a starter in New York but he fell out of the rotation when the team turned its focus to younger players. The center from Turkey averaged 14 points and 10.8 rebounds in 115 games over two seasons. “As far as the rotation, that should be pretty seamless. He’ll get the backup five minutes,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “He’s a proven NBA player. He can score, he can rebound. He’s played in big games. So it shouldn’t be too difficult.” Kanter will join a second unit that, as it stands, includes Jake Layman, Seth Curry, Evan Turner and another newcomer, Rodney Hood. Acquired at the trade deadline in a deal with Cleveland, Hood has played in four games with the Blazers, averaging 9.72 points a game. The moves give Portland better depth as the team heads into the critical part of the season. The Blazers are 34-23 and in fourth place in the Western Conference. They’re seven games back of first-place Golden State, the team they bested by 22 points last week. “To go into the All-Star break and be confident knowing that we beat one of the best teams, if not the best team in the NBA, it’s huge for us,” forward Zach Collins said. There are still 25 games left, but for the past two years the Blazers have mounted post-break rallies. Last year at this time, Portland was 32-26, sitting in sixth place in the West, and also coming off a victory over the Warriors. The win touched off a 13-game winning streak that helped the team secure the West’s third seed for a fifth straight playoff appearance. The team’s streak matched the franchise record. The previous season, Portland lost three straight games to go into the break at 23-33, and an overtime loss at Detroit shortly thereafter put the Blazers 11 games under .500. But Portland caught fire from there and went 13-3 in March. Damian Lillard was named the conference’s Player of the Month, averaging 29.1 points in 16 games, and Stotts was named Coach of the Month. Following the latest victory over the Warriors, Lillard said he was happy with the team’s position heading into the remainder of the season, even if they let a few slip away. “I like it, I think it’s better than it has been in the past going into the break,” he said, referring to the team’s current record. “A big win going into the break. So that’s a positive, but obviously for us we look back at the opportunities we let slip away. The Dallas game, the Miami game at home. ... But all things considered, I think we all like where we are.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Mo Twister joins NBA GM School

Radio DJ Mo Twister put his analytical skills and media savvy to the test as he joined the first episode of the SAP NBA GM School show aired over NBA TV. Known as Mohan Gumatay in real life, the US-based DJ, who still hosts his radio show which airs in the Philippines, claims that he has been an NBA stat buff for over two decades. In the show, hosted by Ros Gold-Onwude, the four participants had a chance to become an NBA general manager for the day. Former GMs Kevin McHale, David Griffin, and Head of NBA Basketball Strategy and Analytics Evan Wasch also used their expertise on the show to critique and teach the quartet. The full treatment includes a mock press conference, a hypothetical mock draft, and setting up a team that will hover under the NBA salary cap. How did Twister perform? Will this start a career for him in the NBA? Watch at the whole episode below to find out!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Hotter, drier El Niño ahead

Residents of Luzon, including Metro Manila, should brace for a hotter dry season due to El Niño, which is expected to become full-blown by the end of this month, the state weather agency warned yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News13 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

I Owe How Much? Americans Shocked by Impact of New Tax Law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing --- and occasionally frightening --- for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The couple had grown comfortable getting a small refund each year, a few hundred dollars or more. Then they found out they owe $10,160 this year. "I will never forget the moment, I thought 'We look good' and then we added in the next W-2 and my jaw hit the floor," Kraft said. "There was no way I wanted to believe that what I was looking at was accurate." President Trump promised a red...Keep on reading: I Owe How Much? Americans Shocked by Impact of New Tax Law.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Work in progress: Lady Eagles still working on maturity, consistency

MANILA, Philippines---It's going to be a process for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Eagles had another shaky end game performance, but this time they were able to pick up a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 first win over University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament Wednesday. Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino, two of Ateneo's leaders this year, admitted the team is still a work in progress. "I think the game was a good show of our character towards the end and it's just that we couldn't finish the game," said Tolentino, who led Ateneo's offense with 22 points. "Our team needs to work on that for the coming games...Keep on reading: Work in progress: Lady Eagles still working on maturity, consistency.....»»

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Skid-busting win over FEU shows Lady Maroons’ ‘step by step’ improvement

MANILA, Philippines---University of the Philippines has slowly started to rise to prominence in the women's volleyball landscape for the past three years, but there are still teams that the Lady Maroons have yet to beat well until now. UP hadn't beaten Far Eastern U in their last eight minutes but that changed Wednesday in theUAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Maroons were able to secure their first victory against the Lady Tamaraws in five years, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, in another milestone moment. UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said the Lady Maroons' latest victory is a sign that the team is headed in the right direction. "Everything comes with chan...Keep on reading: Skid-busting win over FEU shows Lady Maroons’ ‘step by step’ improvement.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Justine Dorog brushes off injury woes for hot-starting UP

MANILA, Philippines – This season, University of the Philippines' Justine Dorog finally returns to her original wing spiker position. But she's also bringing in a new mindset after overcoming some injuries in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament. "Sa akin kasi, sabi ko na nandito lang yung balikat ko na may ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Scorpions win NCRAA after perfect 11-0 season

Scorpions win NCRAA after perfect 11-0 season.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports19 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Eagles bounce back, prey on Tigresses

Struck down the last time out, Ateneo spread its wings and clawed University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, in the UAAP season 81 women’s volleyball at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

UAAP men s volleyball: UST upends Ateneo, FEU thumps UP for 2nd straight win - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesUniversity of Santo Tomas survived a tough five-setter over Ateneofor its first win, 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 15-12, in the UAAP Season 81 mens volleyball tournament Wednesday at.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News21 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

UAAP volleyball: UP Lady Maroons beat FEU Lady Tamaraws for 1st time in 5 years - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines ended a five-year curse after upending Far Eastern University for the first time in five years, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News21 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

UAAP volleyball: Ateneo bounces back, holds off UST for first win - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesAteneo got into the winners circle after prevailing over University of Santo Tomas,25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 womens volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News21 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

UAAP: UST coach Kung Fu Reyes livid over late missed call

UST Golden Tigresses head coach Emilio 'Kung Fu' Reyes expressed his displeasure over a missed call that could have changed momentum late in the fourth set. Trailing late in the fourth set, 20-17, UST was on the verge of cutting more of the Lady Eagles' lead. Reyes then called out Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston for allegedly changing positions in the previous possession and thus should have been called for a rotation error.  Instead, what they got was a net touch violation on Janine Balcorta, and confusion ensued, as a timeout was called. Reyes fumed along the sidelines and got a yellow card for arguing with the second referee in the next possession.  "Kitang-kita. Wala na eh. Ewan ko ah. Ang interpretasyon nila parang basketball. Pag di daw nila nakita, di tinawagan. Kino-contest ko na," explained Reyes.  "Sinasabi ko na. Beforehand, nag-drdribble pa lang yung server natin, tapos sila rin nag-tripping. Ang masakit kasi, hindi naman kami ipapanalo kung yun ang tinawag. May chance na nakadikit," he added. The fourth-year coach for the Golden Tigresses however clarified that it was not the game-defining call, but suggested something else could have happened, especially with the way how momentum swung in their favor. UST ultimately lost the game the set and the game, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 22-25. "Na-receive na yung bola sa depensa, tapos tatawagan kami ng touch of the net? Lahat ng mali na naitatawag sa amin. Samantalang mali na doon sa harapan nila, di pa nagagawa yung action sa ano sa serve, 'di pa natatawagan hanggang sa matapos yung serve. Kitang-kita, ayaw nila i-correct yung sarili nila," a fuming Reyes exclaimed. He also called on the UAAP to get referees who have had playing experience to get a more personal feel of the game, to see the nuances that a regular spectator might miss. "Ang dapat unang tinatanong dyan kung volleyball player yung referee if they understand the nature of the game. Ganoon lang kasi yun. Biruin mo, nakikita ko yun, nagco-coach ako ng anim na taon, tinitignan mo yung kabila, nakikita ko. Ano ba ang nakikita nila? Yun net, check ball?" "Ang dami yung positioning ng tao, nagpalit lang ng dalawa di na nila alam kung tama o mali yung position? Tao tayo oo, pero they understand the nature of the game. Dapat alam nila ang rotation." He also added that acknowleding the error could have prevented him from blowing his top, but he never got the apology. "Dyan sila kumikita eh. Diba? Ganoon yun. Di yung sasabihin na nagkakamali. Oo nga nagkakamali pero ano yun very basic yung ano. Tapos magdadahilan pa sila? Ano ba naman yung sabihin nila na 'di ko nakita coach'? Yung pag-amin, ma-relieve ka kahit papaano. Pero they keep on denying. That's bullsh*t. Ganoon na yung nangyayari." Talking about his team's performance, he did note how his middle blockers underperformed since the reception was poor. He also praised Ateneo's counterparts for delivering, which was the main factor in the Lady Eagles' first win of the season. With his personal losing streak against Katipunan extending to seven games dating back to Season 78, he wishes that he could now end it in the next round. "Yun yung magandang motivation sana na maka-isa kami pero outstanding ang talo ng Ateneo, lalo na at the net." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: Lady Maroons snatch solo lead

University of the Philippines preserved its unblemished card after defeating Far Eastern University, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The trio of Isa Molde, Justine Dorog and Tots Carlos displayed another superb showing to pace the Lady Maroons in their second straight win in as many outings. The victory was UP’s first win against FEU since the second round of Season 76. "FEU is a good team, they keep on changing tactics and that gave us a lot of challenge. It was a good win and we hope that we continue with it in the next games to come," said UP coach Godfrey Okumu.   Carlos finished with 15 points anchored on 12 spikes while Dorog got 12 markers for UP. Molde posted 11 points and added 17 digs for an all-around performance for the Lady Maroons, who got a good service game going that translated to 14 aces.   UP was quick to recover after yielding the second set and took control of the fourth set early. The Lady Tamaraws made one final push, saving four match points before Molde finished them off with a powerful hit.     FEU dropped to 1-1 slate tied with University of Sto. Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University. For the second straight game rookie Lycha Ebon fired a game-high 16 points while adding 10 digs and seven excellent receptions for the Lady Tams. Celine Domingo had 11 markers while Heather Guino-o and freshman France Ronquillo combined for 14 points FEU.        --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2019Related News