Cone on freethrow disparity: Ginebra was the ‘more aggressive’ team

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees head coach Tim Cone had no qualms about the glaring free throw disparity between his team and TNT in Game 3 of their semifinals series in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday.The Gin Kings, who are now a win away from a Finals berth, had 43 free throw attempts and converted 30 of them, while the KaTropa had just 14 tries on the charity stripe and made 12 of those shots.ADVERTISEMENT Cone added his team was the one that got the short end of the officiating stick back in Game 2 when the KaTropa had 35 free throws while all they had were 18 attempts.READ: Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’ The league’s winningest coach said it’s all a give and take affair in terms of free throw shooting.“We gave up 35 free throws in Game 2… they were the more aggressive team in Game 2,” said Cone of TNT. “I wasn’t happy with the officiating in Game 2 because they [the KaTropa] were beating us up. They were grabbing and holding Greg [Slaughter] and doing all kinds of stuff and they weren’t able to do that today.”READ: TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2ADVERTISEMENT “We’ll see what happens in Game 4, but to me it’s just tit for tat.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody “We went to the line a lot because we were the more aggressive team tonight,” said Cone at Smart Araneta Coliseum after their 106-103 win. “I don’t care what TNT may say, that’s the way it is.”READ: Ginebra nears finals, nips TNT in game 3FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTNT also committed more fouls than the Gin Kings tallying 30 infractions, seven more than what Ginebra had.“You are the more aggressive team, you can get to the free throw line. I’m okay with the free throws.” In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Adamson stops UE’s win streak

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Soaring Falcons held fort at the third place with a 6-3 record while the Red Warriors saw their two-game win streak snapped and slipped to 2-7.Jerrick Ahanmisi capped off Adamson’s 19-7 run that spanned the last two quarters with a fade-away bank shot with 2:22 left in the game that gave the Soaring Falcons a 64-55 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren knew facing a UE team that had won two straight games would be a different task compared to their meeting in the first round which ended in a blowout, 79-60 .“It was not an easy game for us, we struggled because UE is on a streak and they really played well,” said Pumaren. “They’re not the UE team that we played during the first round.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “But my team stayed within the course, and we just had to slow [Alvin] Pasaol down a bit.”Pasaol was averaging 30.67 points the past three games but the Soaring Falcons managed to slow him down to 22 points and 12 boards.Papi Sarr powered Adamson with 12 points and 15 boards while Jerrick Ahanmisi led the team in scoring with 14 points.Mark Olayon added 16 points for the Red Warriors who lost Nick Abanto and JC Cullar to injuries in the fourth quarter.Abanto hurt his knee late in the final quarter a few minutes after Cullar fell awkwardly on his left ankle with 6:35 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Adamson U won its fifth game in six outings in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after swopping down on University of the East, 66-57, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Fierce rivals take the court as Eagles battle Archers

first_imgThe Eagles have remained almost intact with stars Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go also flashing more polished games under Tab Baldwin. Angelo Kouame has also turned out to be an upgrade from graduated foreign player Chibueze Ikeh, after dishing out a 20-point, 14-rebound performance in a win against University of Santo Tomas last week.Save for a stunning upset to the Adamson Falcons at the start of the season, the Eagles have been in superb form with back-to-back blow-out wins over National U and UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Game time is at 4 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena with the Eagles looking for their fifth win in six games, while the Green Archers aim to continue their rise after a roller coaster start to the season.“There’s no need to motivate the players if it’s an Ateneo-La Salle game,” said La Salle coach Louie Gonzales, who will be figuring in his first rivalry game after serving as deputy to Aldin Ayo the past two seasons on the Archers bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s a responsibility for us to come out and give everything. We know it’s going to be tough because since the start, Ateneo is the team to beat.With Mbala no longer around, Justin Baltazar and Santi Santillan have been trying to fill the hole in the middle this season. Returning guards Aljun Melecio and Kib Montalbo will also provide scoring spark. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Two teams that have not only split the UAAP basketball titles the past two seasons, but also form the fiercest rivalry in varsity sports in the country duke it out for the first time in Season 81 on Saturday.And while the odds have favored defending champion Ateneo after its impressive run to the crown last year, La Salle remains as dangerous as ever in the post Ben Mbala era.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Weary after air travel, young PH athletes’ spirits up as they hunt for golds View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Lukaku helps Man United over derby hangover

first_imgUnited took the lead after 25 minutes at Old Trafford, and largely against the run of play, as Lukaku scored just his second league goal since the end of September.Anthony Martial brushed off his marker and slipped a pass to Juan Mata, who launched a towering cross into the Bournemouth area.Lukaku easily outjumped Nathan Ake just outside the six-yard area, and headed goalwards, with visiting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic seeming to misjudge the ball’s flight as it looped into the top corner.United, for whom 21-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay made just his second league start, had clearly been suffering from the effects of Sunday’s intense disappointment and could have conceded first.On 20 minutes, Callum Wilson’s superb dummy from Ake’s pass played in Josh King, whose shot was well-blocked by Phil Jones.Then Charlie Daniels was allowed space to cut through midfield before unleashing a powerful shot that was kept out by David de Gea at full stretch.Ryan Fraser’s cross just eluded King, but Dan Gosling collected the ball, cut back to a better angle and saw a strong effort parried well by De Gea.As conditions deteriorated in the wind and driving sleet, United bought some breathing space with their goal.– Rashford rattles bar –Bournemouth’s goalkeeper Asmir Begovic jumps for a shot that rebounds off the post during their match against Manchester United in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFBut Bournemouth were quickly back in their rhythm, a deflected shot from Junior Stanislas drawing yet another fine save from the diving De Gea.Simon Francis should have done better when presented with the ball, from a Fraser corner, but skied a shot high over the goal from 15 yards.That chance had come from an error by Lukaku — as, of course, had City’s winner in the derby — and the Belgian’s mixed fortunes continued before the interval when he was cautioned for a foul on Harry Arter.Bournemouth still might have gone in level at the interval, after Fraser’s injury-time cross-shot almost found De Gea out of position, only for the Spaniard to make a superb adjustment and bat it away.United sought to take better care of the ball after the restart.An early shot from Mata, set up by Lukaku’s selfless lay-off, was blocked before Martial missed a glorious chance to double his team’s lead on the hour.Lukaku’s close-range shot was well saved by Begovic and when the rebound fell to Martial, six yards out from an open net, he cleared the crossbar, albeit under slight pressure from Gosling.Coincidental or not, Mourinho soon replaced Martial with Marcus Rashford, who almost scored a remarkable second goal with a ferocious strike that struck the underside of the bar and bounced to safety.Bournemouth substitutes Jermain Defoe and Benik Afobe offered more threat after Eddie Howe threw them on and the latter was denied by De Gea’s legs when Adam Smith played him in.Bournemouth threatened to pinch a point deep into stoppage time, but Fraser could only drive a shot into De Gea’s body from a free-kick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku (R) heads the ball past Bournemouth’s Dutch defender Nathan Ake to score during their match against Bournemouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Romelu Lukaku’s 14th goal of the season got Manchester United back to winning ways in a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday following their derby defeat by Manchester City.United were far from convincing, but after Sunday’s loss to City and the ugly changing-room altercation that followed, they at least prevented Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders from increasing their 11-point lead.last_img read more

Transfer report: Tottenham plotting £16m swoop for 20-year-old Venezuelan ace

first_img1 Tottenham are ready to splash out close to £16million on young Venezuelan midfielder Yeferson Soteldo.According to Don Balon, Spurs are looking to swoop for the pocket-sized 20-year-old next summer after another season in South America.The report also states that Watford are keen on a deal to bring the youngster to the Premier League too.Able to operate as a winger on either flank or in an attacking midfield role, Soteldo is currently playing for Chilean side Huachipato after securing a move in January from Zamora FC.He is yet to get off the mark for his current club in eight appearances, but he did hit 21 goals in 84 appearances for his former employers.Standing at just 5ft 3in tall, Soteldo is known for his dribbling ability and his impressive performances have also earned him four caps for Venezuela.He also starred at the recent U20 World Cup, but couldn’t prevent his country from suffering defeat to England in the final. Venezuelan starlet Yeferson Soteldo last_img read more


first_imgA whole host of Donegal GAA stars are launching their inaugural All-Star Performance camp that will take place over the Easter Period. However, this camp is unique and offers an alternative approach to that of other GAA camps that are usually run during the holiday periods.The Donegal GAA stars that have organised the All-Star Performance camp will implement their own expertise in Sports Science and Sports Performance Development. All-Ireland winners Michael Boyle and Peter Witherow spent time with the Sports Science department at Premier League side Queen Park Rangers last year.Witherow recently spent a fortnight with the Manchester City Sports Science team last month as part of his Masters degree in Sports Performance at the University of Limerick.Donegal star Martin McElhinney who is running the camp holds an Honours Degree in Sports Science.The trio will be joined by Neil McGee, Christy Toye, Odhran MacNiallais, Antoin McFadden and Donegal Ladies star Geraldine McLaughlin. The unique camp will focus on Identification, Education and development of key characteristics of Gaelic football performance.Key Camp Components1. Performance Testing2. Physical Preparation and Nutrition3. Tactical awareness 4. Skill DevelopmentThe four-day All-star Performance Camp begins on March 30th and ends on April 2nd.The four-day camp will take place at St Michael’s GAA Club in Dunfanaghy and will run from each day from 9.30am until 3pm.The camp is exclusively for boys and girls aged between 11 -16 only. To register go to the ‘All-star Performance Camp’ Facebook page or contact Martin Mc Elhinney directly on 0876768239.CoachesMichael Boyle (All Ireland Winner 2012, Msc Sports Performance)Martin Mc Elhinney (All Ireland Winner 2012, Bsc Sports Science,)Neil Mc Gee (All Ireland Winner 2012, 3 time All star)Christy Toye (All Irealnd Winner 2012, Bsc Sport & Recreation)Odhran Mc Niallais (All star Nominee 2014, Ulster All star 2014)Anton Mc Fadden (All Ireland Winner 2012, Bsc Sports Science)Peter Witherow (All Ireland Winner 2012, Msc Sports Performance)Geraldine Mc Laughlin (All Ireland Club winner with Termon 2014, Donegal Young Sports person of the year 2014) DONEGAL GAA STARS LAUNCH INAUGURAL ‘ALL-STAR PERFORMANCE CAMP’ was last modified: March 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All-Star Performance CampdonegalGAAInauguralMartin McElhinneyMichael BoylenewsPeter WitherowSportUniquelast_img read more

Craig Levein recovering well at home and will pick the Hearts team this weekend

first_img 2 While the 53-year-old is now back home and progressing well, it is unclear when he will return to the dugout.Assistant manager Austin MacPhee – who will take control during Saturday’s game – said: “He’s recovering well.“He’s home now and he’s in very good spirits and we are all delighted that that’s the case.“Craig will pick the team at the weekend.”MacPhee added: “It was a massive shock for us all. (Owner) Ann Budge phoned me on Monday morning and when you first hear news about someone you are close to, it’s shocking news.“The best thing is that a couple of hours later we had positive news and he was already on the road to recovery. He’ll be back as soon as he can.” Hearts re-signed Demetri Mitchell on loan on Tuesday and are bidding to bring Dundee forward Craig Wighton to Tynecastle.And Levein has been involved with MacPhee and owner Ann Budge during a busy week ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.“I have been speaking to him every day and working with Ann on the transfers,” MacPhee said. “He is fully abreast on all the developments.” Craig Levein will not be at Hearts’ Premiership clash against St Mirren on Saturday as he continues his recovery from illness, but he will pick the team.Levein was taken to hospital on Monday morning to undergo emergency treatment for what was understood to be a heart-related issue. 2 Craig Levein is in his second spell at Hearts manager Demetri Mitchell is back at Hearts after a successful loan spell last season last_img read more

Liverpool were in talks to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe… twice

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? changes He completed a permanent transfer to PSG earlier this year after spending last season on loan with the Ligue 1 giants from Monaco, the club with whom he started his career.It was during the 2016/17 season that Mbappe burst onto the scene, scoring 26 goals in all competitions as the principality club won the league and reached the Champions League semi-finals. Most read in Premier League How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY There was intense transfer speculation in the now 19-year-old that summer due to his world class performances on the biggest stage, and PSG eventually won the race for a player touted to win the Ballon d’Or in the coming years.However, Liverpool – who take on PSG in the Champions League this evening – were keen on signing Mbappe before he moved to Paris… twice.A report in L’Equipe has detailed the two approaches Liverpool made for Mbappe while he was still playing for Monaco, one in the winter of 2015/16 and the other in summer 2017. whoops predicted revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Mbappe is an established world class player despite his youth Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Klopp couldn’t give Mbappe guarantees over play time the first time he could have headed to Anfield, but the youngster was reportedly ready to join Liverpool when the second approach came around.He was convinced by Klopp and was set to become the club’s joint-highest paid player, but PSG blew the Reds’ financial offer out the water to complete what has already turned out to be an excellent signing. gameday cracker 2 tense Liverpool were in talks to sign Kylian Mbappe on two separate occasions before the France international moved to Paris Saint-Germain.Mbappe, the forward, is widely regarded as the best young player in world football, having won multiple league titles and the World Cup before leaving his teenage years. 2 silverware Mbappe enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season in 2016/17 last_img read more

Smith to defend title at the Copper Box

first_imgMitchell Smith will make the first defence of his southern-area title at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 30 November.Harrow’s super-featherweight prospect recently won the belt – his first professional title – with a points victory against Scott Moises at the same Olympic Park venue.That took the 20-year-old’s record to 7-0 and he will return to east London on another Frank Warren-promoted show that will be headlined by Dereck Chisora and Billy Joe Saunders.Wembley’s unbeaten welterweight Gary Corcoran (6-0) is also set to appear on the bill.See also:Smith is made to work for first pro titleFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Instinct: ‘Somehow’ Is Not an Evolutionary Explanation

first_imgWhy does America’s most prestigious scientific journal put up with a story like, ‘somehow it evolved in an ancestor’?The word ‘somehow’ appears twice in this summary on of a Perspective piece in Science about the evolution of instincts:A pair of biology professors, one with the University of Illinois, the other with Macquarie University in Australia has proposed in a Perspective piece in the journal Science that the traits we see as instinctual in animals were likely learned by ancestors. In their paper, Gene Robinson and Andrew Barron suggest that those behaviors learned by ancestors wound up in their DNA somehow, making them instinctual behaviors in later generations….But where did these innate abilities come from? That is the question posed by Robinson and Barron—they suggest many, if not all innate abilities arise due to an ancestor learning how to do something and then somehow passing that information along in their DNA.To fill in the details of the ‘somehow’ so that it rises above the Stuff Happens Law, the evolutionists wave the word ‘epigenetics’ around. Their use of the word, however, is devoid of empirical evidence, rendering it equivalent to the ‘somehow’ hypothesis. Note the rise in the perhapsimaybecouldness index:The pair suggest such a form of natural selection could lead to behaviors being adopted at increasingly early stages, until they appear as if hard-wired into the brain, which suggests they might display it even before a given stimuli had been encountered. They readily acknowledge that no such mechanism has been found for converting epigenetic changes into DNA changes, but note that epigenetics is still a young science and that such a mechanism could yet be found.Does the statement in Science improve on this vacuous episode of imaginary hand-waving? It’s only one paragraph long.An animal mind is not born as an empty canvas: Bottlenose dolphins know how to swim and honey bees know how to dance without ever having learned these skills. Little is known about how animals acquire the instincts that enable such innate behavior. Instincts are widely held to be ancestral to learned behavior. Some have been elegantly analyzed at the cellular and molecular levels, but general principles do not exist. Based on recent research, we argue instead that instincts evolve from learning and are therefore served by the same general principles that explain learning.From this kind of explanation, we learn several things:We know what we can observe.Evolutionists ‘know little’ how animals ‘acquired’ instincts.Evolutionists ‘hold’ that instincts are ancestral.There are no general principles for the evolution of instincts.Explanations for learning and instincts evolve by convergent evolution.You can get away with empty speculation in Science Magazine, as long as you are an evolutionist.Their explanation suggests a conundrum: did the ancestor learn by instinct? That conundrum has a corollary: do evolutionists learn by instinct to devise evolutionary explanations?This is a good time to review the Three Steps to an Evolutionary Explanation: (1) Worship Darwin with all your heart, soul, strength and mind; (2) Observe a fact; (3) Confabulate a mythoid that says the fact evolved somehow, and offer it in worship to Darwin. (Visited 719 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more