BURTONPORT FIGHTER JOSEPH DUFFY SIGNS SENSATIONAL DEAL WITH UFC

first_imgJoseph Duffy has penned a sensational deal with the UFC.Burtonport’s MMA fighter Joseph Duffy has penned a sensational deal to join the UFC.Duffy is the last man to beat current UFC poster-boy Conor ‘Notorious’ McGregor and he also inflicted defeat on Ireland’s other UFC star Norman Parke.Duffy only returned to Cage Warriors in August having become disillusioned with the sport in 2011. Duffy tried his hand at professional boxing and had a perfect record of 7-0, before being enticed back into MMA by Cage Warriors who offered him a lucrative six-fight contract.Duffy’s return to Cage Warriors was welcomed by MMA fans who were massive supporters of the explosive Duffy in his formative years in the sport.It was hoped that if Duffy could be successful in Cage Warriors he could use it as a stepping stone to break into the UFC market.However, nobody could’ve have expected that after just SIX months back, Duffy has earned himself a sensational deal. Stunning victories over Damien Lapilus last August at Cage Warriors 70 in Dublin, before stopping Julien Boussuge with a spectacular KO at Cage Warriors 74 in London in November ensured Duffy attracted attention. .UFC officials have been in negotiations with Cage Warriors for quite a while about securing the signature of Duffy, who they expect to be a valuable commodity in the growing Irish MMA market.Duffy’s signature now increases the Irish presence in the UFC, it’s reported the Burtonport man penned a lucrative contract with UFC officials who negotiated the deal.The UFC hope to give Duffy his debut in the octagon in March or April. No further details are available just yet, but all we know for now is that it can’t come quick enough. BURTONPORT FIGHTER JOSEPH DUFFY SIGNS SENSATIONAL DEAL WITH UFC was last modified: January 7th, 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:burtonportcontractHome-page SportJoseph DuffyMMAnewsUFClast_img read more

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QPR v Watford player ratings

first_imgSee also:Austin nets winner as QPR seal play-off spotQPR’s Bond plays down Austin injury fearsQPR 2-1 Watford: Highlights of Rangers’ Easter Monday victoryQPR need key players to ‘turn up’ – GreenTwo more goals for QPR striker JohnsonMbia would have been a ‘force’ – RedknappRangers duo fit despite injury scaresRangers boss faces decision on DunneFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Sharks’ adjustment on power play has paid dividends

first_imgCHICAGO — The Sharks hope they’ve found the right formula for greater success on their power play, and it partly involves splitting up the two most valuable members of the man advantage units.After starting the season 0-for-15 through three-plus games, the Sharks have converted on three of their last five power play chances, including going 2-for-3 in Thursday’s 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.In the first period, Kevin Labanc scored at the 11:30 mark from a sharp angle and Patrick …last_img read more

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Crows and Apes Related by Convergent Evolution

first_imgScientists have noticed that crows have some of the same tool-making skills as apes, and in fact, are even better tool makers.  How could such vastly different animals show such similar mental skills?  Science1 explains this as another example of convergent evolution:Discussions of the evolution of intelligence have focused on monkeys and apes because of their close evolutionary relationship to humans.  Other large-brained social animals, such as corvids [crows and ravens], also understand their physical and social worlds.  Here we review recent studies of tool manufacture, mental time travel, and social cognition in corvids, and suggest that complex cognition depends on a “tool kit” consisting of causal reasoning, flexibility, imagination, and prospection.  Because corvids and apes share these cognitive tools, we argue that complex cognitive abilities evolved multiple times in distantly related species with vastly different brain structures in order to solve similar socioecological problems.Yet that poses a conundrum; how could a crow or an ape evolve a cognitive toolkit without having the reasoning ability to decide they needed the toolkit to solve socioecological problems?  The evolutionary jargon is sufficient explanation for these evolutionists: “cognition in corvids and apes must have evolved through a process of divergent brain evolution with convergent mental evolution.”    See also the report on National Geographic News, which says crows rival many nonhuman primates in intelligence.  James Owen concludes, “If we’re as smart as we think we are, perhaps we need to keep an even closer eye on those clever old crows.”  A picture of crows perched happily on the arms of a scarecrow comes to mind….1Nathan J. Emery and Nicola S. Clayton, “The Mentality of Crows: Convergent Evolution of Intelligence in Corvids and Apes,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5703, 1903-1907, 10 December 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1098410].How this kind of nonsense makes it past peer review is a study in the devolution of intelligence.  They just make up phrases out of Darwin Silly Putty and call it an answer; “divergent evolution” and “convergent evolution.”  That explains everything.  How many million mutations had to converge for this trick?  The authors show good flexibility, imagination and prospection, but need to evolve some better causal reasoning.(Visited 79 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Kudos for African craft merchant

first_img27 November 2003Hannafrica, an online catalogue business, has tapped into the West’s insatiable appetite for African crafts to become a South African export success story.The company, which started operations in 2000, exports upmarket African furniture and merchandise, and has helped to pave the way for small South African businesses get their products to overseas markets.Jewellers, artists, furniture manufacturers and craft makers have all benefited from selling their goods through Hannafrica.The big breakthrough for owner Greg Hanna came when he secured a contract to supply Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom lodge and a 1 300-room hotel in the United States.But it was no easy task. Hanna had to make numerous trips to the US to convince Disney that they could do the job. “At first they did not believe a little country in Africa could deliver,” Hanna told The South African Exporter.Now, Disney is looking to acquire a new range of products offered by Hannafrica, and the company is reportedly also starting to work with Disney on a big jewellery project.The company is also looking to expand into the interior design market in the US, and hopes to start selling its products in the Middle East and Japan.As Hanna told the Sunday Times: “With Japan being the world’s second-biggest economy, this is definitely a market we will break into over time.”Hannafrica has notched up numerous awards along the way. The company recently won the Gauteng 2003 Exporter of the Year award. It has also won a President’s Award for the most successful new entry in the export market.Says Hanna: “We have the creativity and passion to continue creating exciting and fresh product for export.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Pork Checkoff submits comments on 2015 Dietary Guidelines

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Pork Checkoff has submitted a second round of comments to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture supporting the role of lean meat in a healthy diet. The comments include research not previously considered in an earlier report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). This group will recommend new dietary guidelines for the American public. The new guidelines, revised every five years, are scheduled to go into effect early next year.“The National Pork Board supports the recommendations in the previous dietary guidelines for the consumption of lean meat and protein foods,” said Adria Sheil-Brown, manager of nutrition communication and research with the National Pork Board.Those recommendations are based on the published science and focused on the benefits of choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods.“Americans will enjoy better health through more frequent selection of naturally nutrient-rich foods, including lean meat,” she said.Consumption data show that nutrient-rich meats are not overconsumed in the average American diet.“In fact, more than 60% of the U.S. population is consuming the Protein Food Group at or below the recommended intake levels and low intake of protein remains a special concern among older adults, according to the technical report,” Sheil-Brown said.The Pork Checkoff’s comments included details that research has shown how lean meat, including pork, plays an important role in many aspects of a healthy diet:• Iron — Iron is under-consumed by adolescent and premenopausal females, including women who are pregnant. The 2015 DGAC recommends adolescent and premenopausal females increase consumption of foods rich in iron. Heme iron is only found in meat and is more available than the non-heme iron from plant sources. Data indicate that heme iron is absorbed by the body at levels ranging from 15 to 35% while iron from plants (non-heme) is absorbed at levels ranging from only 2 to 20%. A three-ounce serving of pork tenderloin delivers 5% of the daily value (DV) of heme iron.• Potassium — Few Americans consume potassium in amounts equal to or greater than the adequate intake level, yet there are a number of health benefits from dietary potassium including its effect on blood pressure. A three-ounce serving of pork tenderloin is a “good” source as it delivers 10% of the DV of potassium.• Vitamin B-12 — Lean meat is also an important source of vitamin B-12, a micronutrient not found in plant-based foods. As the dietary research scenarios within the DGAC technical report note, generally when animal foods were replaced in various ways with plant foods, the research indicated “micronutrient intake was generally similar with the exception of a drop in vitamin B12.” A three-ounce serving of pork tenderloin delivers 8% of the DV of vitamin B-12.Sheil-Brown says that lean-protein benefits have been linked to better body weight management, positive impacts on cardiovascular disease, lowered hypertension in adults and positive effects in controlling type 2 diabetes.last_img read more

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Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals after loss to Goffin

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain returns to David Goffin of Belgium during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Rafael Nadal will have to wait another year to win the ATP Finals.The world No. 1 withdrew from the elite, season-ending tournament after losing his opening match to David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday at the O2 Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters at the quarterfinal stage 10 days ago and admitted ahead of the ATP Finals on the indoor hard-court he struggles on, that his knees, which have caused him trouble throughout his career, were still “not perfect.”Despite having qualified 13 consecutive times for the ATP Finals, only eight of which he’s been fit enough to compete in, Nadal has never won the event. Spain will still be represented, as Nadal will be replaced by U.S. Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My season is finished,” Nadal said. “Yeah, I had the commitment with the event, with the city, with myself. I tried hard. I did the thing that I had to do to try to be ready to play. I tried, but seriously was miracle to be very close in the score during the match.”After two breaks of serve each, Goffin claimed an ugly opening set via a tiebreak and was on the verge of victory in the second, but Nadal’s fighting spirit saved four match points to force another tiebreaker and draw level. Nadal’s exit simplifies Federer’s path to a seventh ATP Finals title. The winner of 2017′s other two Grand Slams returns to action against Alexander Zverev on Tuesday after defeating Jack Sock on Sunday.Making his debut at the ATP Finals earlier, Grigor Dimitrov withstood a comeback attempt from Dominic Thiem and held on for a 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 victory.The sixth-ranked Dimitrov maintained his focus despite being narrowly denied a chance to serve out the match in the second set, and then being broken at his first chance in the third.“Every year you learn more about yourself, about the game, about the players,” Dimitrov said. “I’ve done also a lot of work on and off the court. It’s finally starting to kind of, like, come together.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA However, the third set proved a step too far for the 16-time Grand Slam champion, who began to struggle with his movement and was in visible pain. Goffin secured a double break to be 4-1, but Nadal rallied once more. He could retrieve only one of the breaks.“It was tough even if he was not moving 100 percent,” Goffin said. “He was hitting the ball really hard. It’s never easy to finish a match, to finish a set against him. Even if I lost four match points in the second, I had no regret. I kept going in the third.”Nadal ominously waved goodbye as he left the court, bringing to an end another auspicious season. He won his 10th French Open in June, added a third U.S. Open in September and, at 31, became the oldest man to end the year atop of the rankings.With the Australian Open still over two months away, Nadal was confident playing in London wouldn’t have done any lasting damage.“The good thing is (this injury is) nothing new,” Nadal said. “Everybody of my team, we have the right experience on this thing. We hope to manage it well, to have the right rest, the right work, and try to be ready for the beginning of the next season.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Knicks overhaul: Mills, Perry changing franchise’s identity

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues Like everyone else in the league, the two men want to win. But even before that, they want the Knicks to develop the traits of a model franchise, not the model of dysfunction that they had come to be their identity.“I knew there were a lot of things that needed to change here and we’re in the process of doing that,” Mills said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo far, so good. The Knicks are 16-14 heading into their game against Boston on Thursday (Friday Manila time) — not bad for a team that parted ways with its team president on the eve of free agency and then traded its leading scorer on the eve of training camp.“Hats off to my good friend Steve Mills. He is doing an excellent job,” Johnson wrote in a tweet after the Knicks beat the Hall of Famer’s Lakers on Dec. 12. “The future is promising for his young Knicks.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They surprised Anthony with a video tribute before his first game back at Madison Square Garden last Saturday, then the Knicks showed their former star how much things have changed by routing Oklahoma City.“I like the potential that they have,” Anthony said. “For me, just to see those guys having fun again, knowing that it wasn’t fun. The fun was lost over the past couple of seasons.”Mills had a firsthand view of it while serving as Jackson’s general manager. Another 50-loss season ended with the Knicks getting a clear signal of how fed up people were when Kristaps Porzingis, the young star who was being groomed to replace Anthony as the face of the franchise, skipped his exit meeting after the season.“Everyone was frustrated. One of our players was obviously frustrated. Our fans were frustrated, we were frustrated, and so it led us to think we have to do something different and I felt strongly about it,” Mills said. “I addressed it with Phil and our coaching staff and our entire staff, that in my view we weren’t a team that really stood for anything in particular and that needed to change.“If it meant changing the triangle, it if meant changing our day-to-day stuff, we had to become more definable by something. When someone sees the Knicks, when someone’s going to play against the Knicks, what are you going to experience when you play that team?”For Perry, the hope is a team like the Pistons of the early 2000s, who won an NBA title and went to the Eastern Conference finals every season he was their director of player of personnel. One thing he’s insistent the Knicks won’t become are losers on purpose, as he and Mills rule out tanking for a high draft pick even though both have said they want to build with youth.“Ultimately our goal is to become a championship-type organization and I have just yet to see in my time in the NBA teams that embrace tanking that ultimately will be champions,” Perry said.Mills, who played at Princeton and worked for 16 years at the NBA, and Perry, who worked previously for four NBA franchises, have plenty of friends throughout the league on both the player and team side. Both can usually be found courtside on game nights talking to people, a far cry from recent seasons when Knicks management was often unseen and unheard.And in another change, Knicks management is also talking to fans, either directly or through the media.“I think sometimes we put the players in a tough situation. We clearly put Jeff in a very difficult situation last year,” Mills said, referring to coach Jeff Hornacek. “It’s not fair to him that every question about what’s going on within the organization he has to deal with.” MOST READ Mills said at some point the fans need to hear from management.“We have a vision for where we want to take this team,” Mills said. “We want them to believe in it and feel good about it and see what we’re trying to get accomplished.”On and off the court. This file photo shows New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry, left, and president Steve Mills posing for a picture after a news conference in Greenburgh, N.Y. Mills and Perry are trying to change the identity of the New York Knicks. APNEW YORK — Magic Johnson noticed. Carmelo Anthony, too.The once misguided New York Knicks seem to have a plan. The franchise that’s been good at producing chaos but not much else has the look of a professional NBA organization under president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry — and that’s not just on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES And, it appears, much different from the past.Mills and Perry want the Knicks to be known as a team that competes hard, works hard, defends hard. They insist on players that will be accountable to the team and a team that will be accountable to its fans.The only identity the Knicks had in recent years was of a laughingstock.“People say, ‘Can you win first and then have a culture?’ Well, what is the foundation you’re building to fall back on when you talk about being sustainable?” Perry said. “So what we want to be is a sustainable team that’s good year in and year out.”Mills returned to the team president role he briefly held after Phil Jackson was ousted in late June and then hired Perry as his general manager shortly after. They went to work on fixing the Knicks’ roster and reputation, trading Anthony but earning praise by showing him respect Jackson didn’t during a tumultuous final season together.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img ‘Best in history’ Ronaldo put to test by Messi in ‘clasico’ Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentslast_img read more

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DeRozan scores 45 points, Raptors rally to beat 76ers

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq He hit two free throws with 53 seconds left after Philadelphia’s Robert Covington missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt, and then two more with 6.4 seconds left put it away.DeRozan finished 13 of 15 from the line to best the 43 points he scored against Boston last season. The Sixers only took 14 free throws as a team.“That’s been my career the past few years, getting to the free throw line,” DeRozan said. “Being able to close out the game and me understanding to slow the game down. Get the momentum going our way and try to kill them at the free-throw line.”Kyle Lowry added 23 points to help the Raptors to their 11th win in 12 games.“Sometimes you’re going to have games where you let your All-Star, your superstar, take over,” Lowry said of DeRozan.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets the ball away from Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half on an NBA basketball game. APPHILADELPHIA (AP) — With DeMar DeRozan knocking down 3-pointers early, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey thought he was back in Seattle.Down the stretch, Casey watched DeRozan do what’s made him a three-time All-Star: get to the foul line.ADVERTISEMENT Ben Simmons scored 20 points but had seven of the Sixers’ 23 turnovers in their fourth straight loss. Covington added 19 points and Dario Saric had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.Philadelphia, which blew a 16-point lead Tuesday night in a loss to Sacramento, fell to 1-7 without Embiid.“We need to come and play dirty, play tough,” Saric said.It was another day of uncertainty and false hope for the Sixers regarding their oft-injured franchise center, who went from questionable to probable to out in eight hours.Embiid missed two games with back tightness after logging a career-high 49 minutes in a triple-overtime loss to Oklahoma City last Friday. But the big man participated in shootaround and coach Brett Brown said less than two hours before tipoff that Embiid was “probable” and would play barring a setback in warmups.Embiid didn’t show any discomfort during pregame drills, but was ruled out about 30 minutes before tipoff.“He felt OK in the morning and then half an hour before the game, we learned he didn’t feel comfortable playing.” Brown said. “So we decided to rest him again.”The Sixers were also without starting shooting guard JJ Redick (right hamstring), but used Covington’s 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range to race ahead by 22.Things quickly fell apart. Lowry and Delon Wright (12 points) got hot in a 22-2 run that included bad passes and poor shots by the Sixers.“We’re going to get healthy,” Brown said. “We’re going to get better.” DeRozan combined the two to score a career-high 45 points and the Raptors overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers 114-109 on Thursday (Friday Manila time).DeRozan, a career 28 percent shooter from 3-point range, set a career high with six 3s in nine attempts in Toronto’s fifth straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought he was a young Ray Allen,” Casey said about DeRozan’s 4-of-4 first-quarter shooting from 3, reminiscing of his days as an assistant coach with the Seattle SuperSonics in the early 2000s. “That’s what we need from him. It opens up the floor, especially on nights when we just didn’t have it. We were playing in mud in the first half.”DeRozan became more conventional in the fourth quarter. His jumper with 4:13 left put the Raptors ahead to stay after they trailed 76-54 early in the third quarter. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Cañaleta catches fire for Meralco, torches Blackwater

first_imgBI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The Bolts seemingly were well on their way to an easy victory, taking a 90-71 lead with 8:19 left, but Blackwater made a late 24-8 run to trim the lead down to three, 98-95 with 33.1 seconds left before Cañaleta put the Elite to sleep late.“I thought we did a good job of recovering from a slow start today, especially in the first half. We did recover a little bit late in the second quarter and it carried over into the second half where we got off to a good start. But the energy that we spent trying to get that big lead really cost us down the stretch because we gave that lead up just as quickly as we got it. We’re lucky that we made some big shots down the stretch,” said Black.Third overall pick Raymar Jose lived up to his billing as he paced Blackwater with 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists in his PBA debut.Maliksi also chimed in 16 markers and six boards, while Roi Sumang had 15 points, six rebounds, and three dimes in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues After dropping 32, Beasley says he’s had a hot hand since day he was born View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MERALCO 103 – Canaleta 25, Amer 17, Dillinger 15, Newsome 12, Lanete 8, Ballesteros 6, Tolomia 6, Baracael 5, Faundo 4, Hugnatan 3, Caram 2, Salva 0.BLACKWATER 98 – Jose 16, Maliksi 16, Sumang 15, Belo 13, Erram 11, Cortez 8, Javier 6, DiGregorio 6, Sena 4, Pinto 3, Cruz 0, Banal 0, Marcelo 0.Quarters: 23-27, 44-44, 77-66, 103-98. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNiño Cañaleta showed Blackwater what it let go of as he delivered Meralco a thrilling 103-98 victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Left unsigned in the offseason, the veteran marksman punished his former team and went for 25 points, catching fire from beyond the arc as he shot 5-of-8 from threes on top of eight rebounds and two assists, none bigger than his dagger triple off the glass with 11.3 seconds to play to put the game out of reach, 101-95.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allein Maliksi kept the Elite’s flickering hopes alive with a three with 2.5 seconds to spare, but Cañaleta once again iced the game as he calmly drained his free throws with 1.3 ticks left.“I thought KG was exceptional tonight for us, scoring and rebounding. He’s going to be a very good addition to our team,” remarked coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBaser Amer added 17 markers, 12 dimes, and five boards, Jared Dillinger got 15 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, and Chris Newsome had 15 markers in the win.Meralco took hold of the game in the third quarter as Cañaleta caught fire and ignited 19-0 blast to turn a close 50-54 deficit to a 69-54 advantage with 4:01 to play. Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 Citylast_img read more

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