Fajardo rues timing of injury

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first_imgFajardo walked out of the Big Dome with a big boot encasing his right foot just minutes after San Miguel beat NLEX, 125-112, in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup.The 6-foot-10 center said his injury started way back in the Philippine Cup but the fracture did not manifest immediately and it was after the wear and tear in the Commissioner’s Cup that it fully developed.“There’s a crack on the bone so the shin has to be rested, no activities whatsoever and during the first week I just hung out in my bed room only leaving to eat,” said Fajardo, who has started to do core exercises.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo watches behind the Beermen’s bench as his team plays against NLEX in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFate couldn’t have dealt June Mar Fajardo a worse card than this.After knowing better not to involve himself in the brawl against Australia in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Fajardo was a virtual lock for the next window in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Clock ticks as Guiao prepares PH team for Fiba qualifiers Fajardo was just one of the four players that weren’t given Fiba suspensions—the other three were Gabe Norwood, Baser Amer, and Allein Maliksi—but fate intervened and handed the amiable giant a fracture in his right shin.The injury would leave Fajardo out of action for two months, effectively erasing any hope that he would play against Iran and Qatar, and the reigning four-time PBA MVP is nowhere near happy of his current predicament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s very unfortunate because this is fourth window and I won’t be able to play,” said Fajardo in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Of course, I will miss playing and I’ll be out of the window but I won’t be able to do anything about it because I can’t force any movement on it and that’s the advise of the doctor.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Pirate attack off Suriname leaves 16 missing

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first_imgSixteen fishermen are missing and feared dead after pirates raided their boats off the coast of Suriname and forced them to jump overboard, the Associated Press reported on Monday.The fishermen were part of a group of 20 in four boats who were attacked off the Atlantic coast of Suriname, said Commander Jerry Slijngard of the Surinamese Coast Guard according to the news agency.It was reported that four men managed to swim to shore and three of them remain hospitalised. They told Police and the Coast Guard that the assailants, suspected of coming from neighbouring Guyana because of their accents, beat them with machetes and forced them to jump into the sea. They said some of the victims had batteries tied to their legs to weigh them down.According to the Associated Press, Coast Guard and Police vessels, along with members of the Fisheries Collective Association, have searched for the missing men and the pirates since the attack late Friday.“We are still searching the area with family members of the fishermen, hoping for a miracle,” Fisheries Collective Association President Mark Lall is quoted as saying.last_img read more

Kings get past Ducks this time

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first_imgSunday, the Ducks rallied from deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 to force overtime. They also got good news when they learned defenseman Chris Pronger was not seriously injured when he was struck in the chin and throat by Visnovsky’s one-timer in overtime. “Give them credit,” Ducks winger Ryan Getzlaf said of the Kings. “They battled hard and didn’t give up at all. Every time we had a chance (to break open the game), they came back and answered. They hung around long enough to sneak away with it.” Teemu Selanne scored a goal and assisted on two others, including Getzlaf’s goal that tied the score 3-3 midway through the third period. Selanne’s goal was his 301st in two stints with the Ducks, a franchise record. Of passing his old linemate Paul Kariya, now with the Nashville Predators, Selanne said, “Obviously, it’s a great honor. It’s a really nice bonus.” Like Getzlaf, Selanne praised the Kings for their determined play. ANAHEIM – The Kings took their role as tomato cans seriously. Perhaps at season’s end they’ll receive a nice thank-you note for helping the wobbling Ducks regain their edge after a lackluster stretch that threatened to shake their stranglehold on first place in the Pacific Division. In the end, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky won Sunday night’s game for the Kings 4-3, with the deciding goal in a shootout in front of an announced sellout crowd of 17,363 at the Honda Center. “I’m surprised they’re where they are in the standings,” Selanne said. Of the Ducks, he added, “If we play like that, we’ll have no problems with anybody. I’m not worried that we lost a point. I’m very happy with how we played.” Visnovsky, Michael Cammalleri and Derek Armstrong scored for the Kings, and Sean Burke had 39 saves. But it was the manner in which the Kings played that was so impressive. They didn’t back down from challenges and skated purposefully. No King epitomized their weekend of resilience more than Visnovsky, who was knocked woozy by a thunderous open-ice check by Chris Kunitz late in the third period. Visnovsky never missed a shift and responded with the winner in the shootout. Asked if it felt sweet to deliver a payback of sorts in the shootout, he nodded, smiled and said, “Yeah, I think so. … It’s just scoring goals. I had no plan. I faked my shot, the goalie makes his move and I make a quick shot through his legs.” The Kings played without team captain Mattias Norstrom, who suffered a sprained knee Saturday when Kunitz thumped him with a tough check in the first period. The Kings hope Norstrom will be fit to play later in the week. The Ducks played without checking-line center Todd Marchant, who suffered an abdominal strain Saturday. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI today. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “We really looked at it as a playoff series for our guys,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “We prepared for it like it was a playoff series.” But the Ducks (35-16-9) earned a point and extended their lead over the second-place San Jose Sharks to six points. They picked up three out of a possible four points during an entertaining home-and-home series with the last-place Kings (20-31-10), having won a 3-2shootout Saturday night at Staples Center. last_img read more

McKinlay admits surprise following Watford sacking

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first_img Former Watford boss Billy McKinlay Former Watford boss Billy McKinlay admitted he was “disappointed” and “surprised” to lose his job after just eight days in charge at Vicarage Road.The 45-year-old replaced Oscar Garcia as head coach at the end of September and opened his account with a 2-1 victory over Brentford before drawing with Brighton last weekend.But McKinlay, who resigned from his role as Northern Ireland’s assistant manager in order to concentrate on Watford, lasted only eight days, with Slavisa Jokanovic appointed as his successor last week.The former Dundee United midfielder told Sky Sports: “I was disappointed.“I was surprised to be appointed in the first place, but for it to only last as short as it did was a surprise to say the least.”When asked whether he would be returning to his role as Michael O’Neill’s assistant, McKinlay said: “That is something for another time.” 1last_img read more

BREWERY BAR IS PLACE TO BE AS GAA FANS ARRIVE FOR BIG GAME

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first_imgIt promises to be a busy night in the Brewery Bar in Letterkenny tonight (SAT).There is a real buzz in the Cathedral Town with O’Donnell Park hosting the big GAA game between Donegal and Roscommon.There are plenty of Roscommon fans in town and where else to have some great food a bit of craic then in the Brewery on Market Square where food in the bar/restaurant being served until 10pm The Walsh Brothers will be playing from 9:30pm to until midnight and father that DJ Oisin will take it through to the early hours of the morning.See you there.BREWERY BAR IS PLACE TO BE AS GAA FANS ARRIVE FOR BIG GAME was last modified: March 12th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Brewery BarGAA fansletterkennylast_img read more

Colombia boss has ominous warning for England ahead of last-16 clash

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first_img Pekerman consoles Rodriguez after limping off the pitch The result means they were drawn against the South Americans with the tantalising prospect of a quarter-final against either Sweden or Switzerland awaiting the victor.And Pekerman, who led his country to the last eight four years ago in Brazil, was confident he could repeat the feat against the Three Lions.“I definitely think England have what it takes to do well, but it will be a match in which Colombia is going to be confident of playing at a high level and getting a good result,” he told reporters. Colombia players celebrate after their victory over Senegal Gareth Southgate consoles his Three Lions after defeat to Belgium “We know that any team that reaches the last 16 is good, we are talking about the best 16 teams in the world.“Obviously England can have a good day or an even better day. England is a young team, has a lot of harmony and you can tell they have a lot of faith in themselves.“Now a different kind of match is heading our way, these will be completely full-on, to the death matches, win or you are out. These are extreme situations.” Despite qualifying as winners of their group, Colombia may be forced to play without star man James Rodriguez.The 2014 Golden Boot winner limped out of the 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday, with Pekerman admitting the news was ‘extremely concerning’.center_img 3 3 Colombia manager Jose Pekerman claims his side do not fear England, but is expecting their last-16 showdown to be a ‘completely full-on, to-the-death’ match.The Three Lions finished second in Group G behind Belgium after losing 1-0 to their European rivals on Thursday night. 3last_img read more

NOW ALL OF DONEGAL IS ‘COURTING’ OUR GAA TEAM AT CROKER!

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first_imgCourts employee David Moen nails his colours to the mast!Even the Donegal court service if flagging up Donegal’s chances against Armagh at Croke Park this Sunday.A loyal GAA fan hung this flag from the window of the courthouse in Letterkenny today nailing their colours to the mast.Needless to say the loyal fan wasn’t courts service employee David Moen who hails from – Monaghan! David, a fanatical Liverpool FC fan, says he will be supporting Donegal tomorrow but that will change if his county manage to beat Dublin in the second quarter-final tomorrow at Croker.If Jim and the boys do the business, the court could be turned green and yellow for the semi-final.A defeat could see them before the judge!  NOW ALL OF DONEGAL IS ‘COURTING’ OUR GAA TEAM AT CROKER! was last modified: August 8th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:courthousedonegalGAAletterkennylast_img read more

Why do 49ers keep adding to offensive line depth?

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first_imgSANTA CLARA — All five starters from the 49ers offensive line are back from last season, but they’re not all completely healthy yet, so the team continues to add depth and options.Wesley Johnson signed a one-year deal Tuesday to give the 49ers veteran experience at center as Weston Richburg recovers from quadriceps and knee surgery this offseason.Johnson (6-foot-5, 309 pounds) appeared in 10 games with the Dolphins last season, joining them in October once former 49ers center Daniel Kilgore …last_img

Justifying a corn fungicide application

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grey Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight were yield robbers in Ohio corn fields in 2014. Conditions so far this year are causing both of these diseases to show up again.Bill Mullen of Seed Consultants says a check of the fields will indicate what actions, if any, need to be taken, considering the current farm economics.last_img

Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars

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first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Those two guards head up a deep rookie class and might be neck-and-neck in this year’s NBA rookie of the year race in which both are worthy of winning.“I’m going to throw it out there, I like the whole Grant Hill and Jason Kidd co-rookie of the years,” Miller said. “I’ll throw that out there now because I think both are well-deserving of it.”Hill and Kidd shared the award in 1995 and might enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame together this summer.Perhaps Simmons and Mitchell will be similarly linked years from now.They will be together Friday night when the NBA’s best first- and second-year players compete in the Rising Stars in Los Angeles to kick off All-Star weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Simmons, the versatile 6-foot-10 point guard from the Philadelphia 76ers with six triple-doubles and size and statistics that call to mind a young Magic Johnson, and the high-flying Mitchell from the surging Utah Jazz will garner much of the attention. But the rosters for the game, which pits a U.S. team against the World, show just how deep the league is with young talent.There’s Simmons’ teammate Joel Embiid, who joins him on the World squad, while the U.S. has Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who helped Boston lead the East most of the season. Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma will play for the U.S., though the hometown Lakers lost out on a third player when Lonzo Ball had to pull out because of injury.Dennis Smith Jr. of Dallas, who like Mitchell will compete in the Slam Dunk contest, also will suit up for the Americans.The rest of the rosters:— U.S.: Kris Dunn (Chicago), John Collins and Taurean Prince (Atlanta) and De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento). Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of Milwaukee was picked for the game but is injured.— World: Lauri Markkanen (Chicago), Dario Saric (Philadelphia), Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic (Sacramento), Jamal Murray (Denver), Domantas Sabonis (Indiana), Frank Ntilikina (New York) and Dillon Brooks (Memphis).The youngsters are winning games and admirers with skills well beyond their years. Clippers coach Doc Rivers raved about Simmons and Embiid — and said not to forget the second-year Saric — after his team was beaten in Philadelphia last week.“I’m still very impressed sometimes,” he said. “I’ve still (had) great first impressions.”The only guys who don’t seem impressed are the players themselves.Not Simmons, the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft from LSU who had to sit out a year with a foot injury but expected to hit the ground running once he could play. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Simmons expressed disappointment he didn’t get the call.Be patient, rookie. Simmons will likely get his chance someday. Maybe a bunch of them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He’s a young player that has a bright future that is going to have a long and steady All-Star career,” Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Reggie Miller said.Same with Donovan Mitchell and a few other first-year phenoms. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 “I mean I’m here for a reason and obviously Philly chose me for a reason, and I’ve spoken to Brett (Brown) a lot when I was hurt and he wanted me to run the team and be the point guard,” the Australian said. “So I know he trusts me and has faith in me, and for myself I know I definitely trust and believe in myself.”Same with Kuzma, even though he came into the league from Utah with far less fanfare after being taken with the No. 27 pick, which belonged to Brooklyn and was traded to the Lakers. He’s gone on to average nearly 16 points and join Hall of Famers Jerry West and Elgin Baylor as the only Lakers rookies with three straight games of 25 or more.“It’s pretty cool any time you’re mentioned with guys that are Hall of Famers or very important to this game’s history,” Kuzma said.“I kind of knew I was going to play well,” he added. “If you don’t have that confidence then you shouldn’t be playing really.”More important than just playing well, they’ve helped their teams have success. The 76ers have won five straight and look like a playoff team after a few dismal years. Utah is even hotter, winning an NBA-leading 11 in a row, and Mitchell became the first rookie to lead his team in scoring during a streak that long.The rookie leader with 19.6 points per game acknowledges getting distracted earlier this season by thinking too much about rookie of the year and paying too much attention to what his classmates were doing after not being taken until the No. 13 pick.“So I kind of shut all that out and just said I’m here to contribute to my team in any way that I can and help in any way that I can,” he said.Once he did, his game — and the Jazz — took off.The league’s rising stars will likely take off when they share the spotlight Friday night. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Garcia, Rios set for WBC welterweight title elimination bout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) drives to the basket around Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia. Simmons and Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell, the leading rookie of the year candidates, will play together Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, when the NBA’s best first- and second-year players compete in the Rising Stars in Los Angeles to tip off All-Star weekend. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)Ben Simmons thought he should be an All-Star by now.Yet each time Commissioner Adam Silver needed to tab an injury replacement from the Eastern Conference, he looked in another direction, to Simmons’ disappointment.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View commentslast_img read more