Antetokounmpo arrives in Manila for charity stint

first_imgBlack Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ The “Greek Freak” faced the media Thursday afternoon at Fairmont Hotel in Makati before he plays exhibition drills with national team members Ranidel De Ocampo and Gabe Norwood at Glorietta Activity Center.Antetokounmpo will also host the final match of the 3-on-3 tournament featuring students from MakSci.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’The one-time All Star will leave the country on Monday.INQUIRER is the official media partner of  “The Greek Freak Invades Manila.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Theus says ‘no way to say who’s the best’ coach in NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo as he faced the media at Ascott Hotel in Makati Sunday.Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo arrived in Manila on Sunday for a charity event.King Bally Entertainment Group brought the reigning Most Improved Player to the country with the proceeds of  “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” going to Makati Science High School.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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NASA a little short on the right stuff

first_imgHouston, we have a … nutjob: In a fit of jealousy an astronaut in a diaper is accused of driving 900 miles to kill another astronaut to get her out of the picture so she could date a third astronaut. Nope, I’m not touching that one. Too easy. Too many others have already had their go with it. I’m leaving this one alone. So, that’s that. Nothing to see here. Move along. But if I were going to… In an attempt to stop further problems like what Lisa Nowak had to deal with, NASA has introduced what it’s calling the Thousand Mile High Club. “They’ve been docking up there for years,” said one NASA sexpert. “This would just be a natural next step, and as a bonus it should relieve some of the pressure they encounter when they land.” Very old school: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., explained his comments in reference to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., saying that he didn’t mean African-Americans aren’t mainstream or articulate or clean. “I just meant to say that they may not have the necessities to swim,” Biden said. “I hope now we can put to rest all this folderol concerning me being ignorant about coloreds.” Half glass full: President Bush’s new budget provides for increased military spending in Iraq and Afghanistan and decreased earmarks for Medicare. “It’s really a quid pro quo,” said Bush’s budget director. “More war keeps thousand of soldiers from ever getting to the age where they’ll need Medicare. Put that together with the fact that their orphaned children don’t have to wait the usual 50 years to spend their life insurance, I think you’d agree it’s really a win-win situation for everyone.” I must, I must improve my lust: A study has revealed that soap can increase breast size. Ivory Soap Corp has reported an enormous increase in men making purchases for their wives. “It works for other body parts, too,” said one researcher. “With our findings we expect a significant rise in men staying in showers a bit longer than normal.” Somebody has to stop this guy: Once again, this past week, less than one week after the last oldest person died, the new oldest person in the world died. “It’s a puzzling condition,” said Dr. Centenarian. “One thing for sure, it’s not healthy to become the oldest person in the world. It seems to be a death sentence.” It’s all in the name (you make up): Sections of Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley’s oldest community, keep breaking up into smaller communities like Lake Balboa and Valley Village, hoping that the more charming names will distract people from realizing that nothing else has changed. In hopes of keeping any more pieces of geography from defecting, the portion of Van Nuys that still remains will be changing its name to Adorable Puppy With Huge Beverly Hills Adjacent Eyes Hamlet. Taking one for the city: Mayor Gavin Newsom defended his affair with an aide’s wife as just the boost the San Francisco straight community needed. Well, that’s straightened out: After three weeks of intense therapy, Rev. Ted Haggard, who had resigned as leader of his megachurch because of having sex with a gay prostitute and using illicit drugs, is determined to no longer be homosexual. “I was only attracted to one gay guy,” said the newly straight Haggard. “Besides, when I had sex with him, how was I supposed to know he was gay?” Our priorities a bit inverted? Sen. Barack Obama has admitted past cocaine use. President Bush was once pulled over for drinking and driving. Vice President Cheney had two DUIs. Sen. Ted Kennedy, well, just Sen. Ted Kennedy. They all won their elections and continue to serve. This past week Akron Watson of San Antonio, selected to go to the next round on “American Idol,” was bounced because he was discovered to have a misdemeanor for marijuana possession. It proves one important thing. Americans aren’t particularly fussy about who’s running this country, but we certainly won’t stand for someone in the music industry using drugs. The no-punchline needed story of the week: An audit of the firm hired by the city to improve oversight and speed workers’ compensation claims for police and firefighters revealed the company provided slow claims service and unsatisfactory oversight. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com). 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

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David Moyes fined £30,000 by FA for ‘slap’ remark to female journalist

first_imgFormer Sunderland manager David Moyes has been fined £30,000 for his “slap” comment towards a journalist in March, the Football Association has announced.Moyes was charged by the FA following a conversation which took place between the Scot and BBC Newcastle and Radio Five Live reporter Vicki Sparks at the end of a post-match interview.Moyes was unhappy with one of Sparks’ questions and said to her: ”You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there, so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman. Careful the next time you come in.”The Football Association on Friday said he was guilty of “improper and/or threatening remarks” following the match against Burnley on March 18.Although the interview was over at the time Moyes made his remark, the camera was still running and footage of the incident was published three weeks later by a national newspaper.Moyes was contrite about the incident when questioned at a subsequent press conference.He said: ”In the heat of the moment, I made a mistake in my comments to a BBC reporter, which I profoundly regret. I was disappointed with myself for it.”I subsequently phoned the reporter and apologised, which she accepted. It’s not my character, it’s not my type, as most people know and once again I apologise for it.”The club described Moyes’ conduct as ”wholly unacceptable” but stood by him as he attempted – in vain – to preserve Sunderland’s Premier League status.Moyes denied the charge but the FA’s independent regulatory commission upheld it.An FA statement read: “David Moyes has been fined £30,000 in relation to comments he made after the Sunderland versus Burnley game on March 18, 2017.“It was alleged his remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA rule E3(1).“He denied the charge, however it was found proven following an independent regulatory commission hearing.”Moyes resigned from his role at the Stadium of Light on May 22 following Sunderland’s relegation. 1last_img read more

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10 thoughts on Wes Lunt

first_imgYou all know the news by now: 1s is transferring, presumably to Southern Miss or Akron or somewhere he’s going to throw 60 TDs and haunt us for the next four years.[1. We’ll probably get housed by 12-0 Akron in the Fiesta Bowl in 2017 as he solidifies his first round draft status with 5 TD throws and 455 yards in Glenn Spencer’s swan song as defensive coordinator, but whatever.] Anyway, I have 10 thoughts on what was, what is, and what could have been…1. First things first — and I know everyone has an opinion on this — I think Lunt is going to be (was always going to be) a star. I know some of you disagree (“he’s fragile!” “he’s not mentally there!”[2. I have no idea how one can deduce this from the amount of football he played last year and what he did when he was on the field.] “he’s all show!”) but it’s all there. Go back and watch the Arizona game, I mean my gosh that was his second college football game and he was rolling like he’d been studying OSU’s offense since kindergarten.I could be wrong, I often am, but I think OSU fans are going to look back at this transfer as basically the opposite of Joey Graham or John Lucas transferring in to Stillwater — there’s going to be lots of “crap, I wish we still had that dude” going on.2. Some people on Twitter were complaining that Gundy misplayed this and that’s why Lunt is leaving but I don’t really think that’s the case. Obviously nobody knows what went on behind the scenes but I’ll never be convinced that Gundy shutting down media coverage of his QBs affected Lunt’s decision at all.There was definitely an “am I going to be the starter?” conversation at some point (probably recently) and whatever Gundy’s answer was to that (obviously “no”) wouldn’t have changed even if there wasn’t a restraining order on all members of the Oklahoman and Tulsa World. Now, I do think Gundy got burned long-term by his decision to start Chelf next year, but we’ll talk about that in a minute.3. This means Clint Chelf was always going to start. It has to. Gundy’s not rolling out there with J.W. against 10 Mississippi State defenders in the box. He’s just not. And why does it mean Chelf was always going to start? Because you don’t leave a conference favorite if you were going to be the starting QB. Gundy basically said as much today:[email protected] He felt that was in his best interest for the future, so we have to adjust. He left on good terms and we want the best for him— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) May 10, 2013 4. Based on what was in the Oklahoma this morning and this tweet from Gundy, nobody really saw this coming. That’s not surprising I guess, as Lunt is a notoriously quiet, reserved guy, but still it’s rather shocking. If you say you weren’t shocked by the news then you are much more clairvoyant than I am.5. 244 days ago Wes Lunt was the starting quarterback of 18th-ranked highest scoring team in the nation and Jenni Carlson had just basically a “he’s the next Warren Moon” column about him. At least he doesn’t have to deal with Jenni Carlson anymore?6. From his perspective I just….I don’t….get it. There had to be something going on other than Chelf being the starter because it’s not like Lunt thought he wasn’t going to beat out Walsh over the next two/three years. Even if Chelf started you still have to sit out a year if you transfer. Are there that many better places for a QB, who presumably wants to play in the NFL, to be than OSU?As is usually the case with stuff like this it was probably a combination of reasons but I’d put my money on him being homesick. I just don’t see his relationship with Monken being as important to him as everyone thinks. Go back and read this story by Kelly Hines from last year — he’s always been kind of a homebody (understandably so as an 18-year-old!) and maybe he just never got over that.7. Ok back to Gundy’s decision to start Chelf (or Walsh if you prefer that narrative…just somebody other than Lunt). I think Gundy though he could get Lunt to redshirt for a year and I think if he didn’t think that he might have started Lunt just out of obligation this year so we could have him for the next three.I think Gundy likes the way Chelf handles the team — his teammates seem to get more hyped for him than they do Lunt[3. I may or may not be basing this on a ridiculous social-media-campaign-turned-t-shirt-bonanza based around a phrase used when describing the velocity of an outdated form of cross-country travel. OK, I am.] and I think Gundy knows that. But I also think he knows that three years of Lunt > one year of Chelf + two years of J.W.Dare somebody to ask him on Twitter.8. I got killed on Twitter last night for my “Smart for one more year or Lunt for three?” question but I don’t really think it’s all that absurd. You guys have been so spoiled the last few years that you don’t know remember what it’s like to have an average QB like Walsh running the show. I don’t hate Walsh, I think he’s a gamer, but J.W. Walsh isn’t going to be winning you Big 12 Championships (and if he is, then I’ll gladly eat these words).Smart is great but one year is one year. I agree with the narrative that Smart is more important to hoops than Lunt was to football, but two years worth? Maybe, but I think you’re selling Lunt short.9. If a QB from Illinois plays football at OSU and never talks to the media during the football season, did he actually play football at OSU?10. Here’s another theory: from the second Monken got the job at Southern Miss, Lunt was always going to transfer there. The hole in this theory is that OSU’s season was over before the spring semester started so he could have transferred then but it wouldn’t have mattered anyway as he still would have had to sit out the 2013 season.I don’t 100% believe something like this would happen but if the rumors are true and Yurcich really does want to run the ball more with his QB (Berry said so here) then maybe there’s something to it.Whatever the case, like I said yesterday, I’m super bummed out about Lunt leaving. I really felt like he had a chance to be an all-timer as a Cowboy. The leap you make from your freshman to sophomore year is usually ridiculous and I think his would have been no different. Plus he had the perfect backup in Walsh.OSU was set at the QB depth chart for the next three years.Now? Akron in 2017 in Tempe. You heard it here first.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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