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The longer Brownlee stays in PH, the more he feels at home

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter leading Barangay Ginebra to another title, Justin Brownlee would be the first to admit that he feels right at home here in the Philippines.“I feel more like a Filipino the longer I stay here. I love it here,” Brownlee said.ADVERTISEMENT Inspired Parker delivers for FEU with his family in attendance 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES And even after all the celebrations he’s been in with Ginebra winning back-to-back Governors’ Cup titles, the 29-year-old couldn’t stay away from the game he loves.He even follows UAAP games featuring the Adamson Soaring Falcons and his friend Papi Sarr, who, like Brownlee, is also handled by the same agent in Sheryl Reyes.“I like the team and I like (Sarr) as a player. I think he’s an incredible rebounder and when he gets the ball around the basket, you might as well say it’s two points,” he said. “It’s a lot similar. The college atmosphere, for me, has a lot of excitement especially with the band playing and the fans they get really into it. They get emotional. It’s really exciting.”Leaving the country on Tuesday, Brownlee couldn’t help but feel emotional as he leaves what he felt his second home once again.But the 6-foot-7 forward is keeping his fingers crossed that the Gin Kings will give him a call to return to the Philippines anew next season.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully, I could return pretty soon. I definitely would love to play the second and third conferences. I don’t think (Ginebra) has decided yet, but hopefully, I’ll be back, for sure,” he said. “I’m just trying to relax right now, reflect a little bit, and take it from there. But Ginebra will always be my priority.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That feeling shouldn’t come as a surprise given how warm the legions of Ginebra fans have welcomed Brownlee with open arms in the two years he’ve spent in the country.So inculcated is the soft-spoken reinforcement that he already has his go-to food whenever he goes out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I love the chicken adobo here,” he said.But it’s not just the food, as Brownlee said that what makes him love the country more is the people’s passion for the sport of basketball — the same reason why the former St. John’s standout found himself here, roughly 9,000 miles away from his hometown of Tifton, Georgia. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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JetHawks armed, ready

first_imgLANCASTER – The road to Fenway Park now includes a leg on the Antelope Valley Freeway. The Boston Red Sox’ single-A farm team players put in an appearance Monday as JetHawks at media introduction day. The JetHawks and Red Sox signed a two-year Player Development Contract in September in a deal that brings the Bostonians back to the West Coast for the first time since 1955, when they were San Jose affiliates. The Red Sox are the third JetHawks affiliate since the franchise’s inception in 1996. The JetHawks were a farm team for the Arizona Diamondbacks the past six years, and for the Seattle Mariners for five years before that. The Red Sox have assigned some of their top pitching prospects to Lancaster. Michael Bowden, Daniel Bard and Kris Johnson are ranked fourth, fifth and 10th, respectively, by Baseball America among the Red Sox’ top organizational prospects. “Starting pitching is our backbone,” JetHawks manager Chad Epperson said. The JetHawks had their first official workout Monday afternoon in advance of Thursday’s season opener against the Bakersfield Blaze. They will play an exhibition game against Antelope Valley College today at 5 p.m. Their arrival ends months of speculation within the organization of what Lancaster’s playing conditions are really like. The Antelope Valley’s high winds and thin air have caused previous parent clubs to be cautious about sending young pitching prospects to extraordinarily hitter-friendly Clear Channel Stadium. “We’ve been joking about it all spring, but I’m not going to change anything I do,” Bowden said. “I’m excited to be here. It’s going to make me a more disciplined pitcher.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want 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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‘Treble winners? Ha!’ Arsenal and Chelsea fans argue about the Gunners’ win over the Blues

first_imgArsenal’s 1-0 defeat of Chelsea in the Community Shield continued the pre-season promise shown by the Gunners.Following triumphs in the FA Barclays Asia Trophy and Emirates Cup competitions, it marked a fifth win from five pre-Premier League season games.It was also the first time Arsene Wenger has managed to beat a team led by Jose Mourinho, this time with former Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech in an Arsenal shirt.All reasons to be positive ahead of the real battles to come, but that didn’t stop Chelsea and Arsenal supporters arguing about the significance of North London’s triumph over West. 1 Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield last_img

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Fires raise worries about insurance rate hikes, cancellations

first_imgMajor insurers are inspecting homes in high-risk areas throughout the West and threatening to cancel coverage if owners don’t clear brush or take other precautions. “Yeah, it’s pretty worrisome. They might start not insuring us; that’s pretty scary,” said Bruce Fowler, a resident of San Diego’s Scripps Ranch neighborhood who was evacuated to Qualcomm Stadium this week. Fowler’s home narrowly escaped being destroyed in 2003, the last time fires swept Southern California with such ferocity. More than 3,600 homes were destroyed then, and insured losses surpassed $2 billion, according to the Insurance Information Institute. So far, about 1,500 homes have been lost across Southern California due to the fires. The number is expected to rise. Insurers said they have sufficient reserves to pay claims that will likely surpass $1 billion. “Insurance companies are in the business of taking these types of risk,” state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said. “The companies are in great health and have substantial reserves,” he said. Poizner said he has talked to several insurance company chief executives in recent days and been assured they are taking steps to swiftly pay claims. On Wednesday, he declared an insurance state of emergency, allowing out-of-state claims adjustors not licensed in California to come to the state to handle claims. Paul Hopkins, chief executive of Farmers Insurance Group Inc., echoed Poizner’s outlook. “We don’t set our rates or underwriting guidelines based on a single event,” Hopkins said. “We have no desire nor has it been our past policy to start doing mass cancellations.” But the likelihood of companies taking a harder look at underwriting and pricing policies increases with the price tag of the fire, said Donald Light, a senior analyst with Boston-based financial consultant Celent. “The higher the final reckoning, the more likely companies are going to act.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOMES: State officials try to assuage fears, even with damage expected in billions of dollars. By Gary Gentile THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Despite reassurances from state officials, homeowners in fire-ravaged Southern California might have plenty to worry about when it comes to their home insurance. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.With damage estimates reaching $1 billion in San Diego County alone Wednesday, homeowners fear that insurance companies will raise rates or even cancel policies. State officials and consumer advocates say that’s not likely, but the scope of the fires and past tussles with insurers make many Californians skeptical. Officials say they’ll be able to rein in rates, pointing out that insurance in California is highly regulated, and authorities aren’t likely to approve any increases in premiums, especially after pushing companies to reduce premiums this year. Also, California remains the nation’s largest market for homeowner insurance, which is a profitable line of business despite the risks. That didn’t stop Allstate Corp., the nation’s second-largest property-casualty insurer, from announcing earlier this year that it would no longer underwrite new California homeowner policies, citing the risks of wildfires and earthquakes. The company is also seeking a 12 percent rate hike for its existing customers. last_img read more

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Morrison scores 31 as ‘Zags beat Waves

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. – Adam Morrison scored 31 points and No. 6 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 102-73 on Saturday night for its 31st straight home victory. J.P. Batista added 27 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-3, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who beat Pepperdine for the ninth consecutive time. Batista made 13 of 14 shots. Pepperdine (5-10, 1-2), which starts two freshmen and a sophomore, got 19 points from Tashaan Forehan-Kelly. The Waves were undone by 15 turnovers and Gonzaga’s 55 percent shooting, including seven of 10 3-pointers. Gonzaga has won 14 straight conference games and nine of its past 10 overall. It was the third time it has topped 100 points this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Morrison, a 6-foot-8 forward who leads the nation with an average of 28 points per game, made 8 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 from the free-throw line. He added nine rebounds. Gonzaga led 43-36 at halftime, and Derek Raivio scored their first seven points of the second half for a 50-38 lead. Raivio finished with 15 points. Willie Galick’s basket brought Pepperdine to within 54-47. But Morrison scored 11 points during a 23-6 run that built a 77-53 lead for the Bulldogs. The Waves did not threaten again. Galick finished with 13 points and Gregg Barlow 14 for Pepperdine, which shot 46 percent. In the first, Gonzaga jumped to a 17-9 lead by making 8 of its first 11 shots. center_img Galick’s 3-pointer capped an 8-0 Pepperdine run that brought the Waves to within 21-18. Gonzaga replied with a 15-4 run, including six free throws by Morrison, to rebuild a 36-22 lead. Michael Gerrity’s spinning layup capped a quick 9-2 Pepperdine run that took just over one minute and cut Gonzaga’s lead to 38-31. Gonzaga led 43-36 at halftime, behind 15 points by Batista, who made seven of eight field goals, and 14 by Morrison, who made 10 of 12 free throws. Forehan-Kelly had 14 points in the first for Pepperdine. Gonzaga is tied with Illinois and Southern Illinois for longest home-winning streak in the nation at 31. The Bulldogs have yet to lose in the two-year-old McCarthey Athletic Center. 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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SCHOOLS GAA: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL

first_imgALLIANZ Football Championship Finals:Roinn 1  Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana/Stranorlar v Gaelscoil, Leitir Ceanainn (Boys)Roinn 1  Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana/Stranorlar v Lurgybrack (Girls)Roinn 2  Tooban v Creevy/Killymard (Boys)Roinn 2 Scoil Eoin, Moville v Scoil Aodh Rua & Nuala/St. McCartonsRoinn 3 Kilmacrennan NS v Dooish/SW winners (Boys)Roinn 3 Kilmacrennan NS v Castlefin/SW winners (Girls)Roinn 4 Annagry/Drumkeen/Downings v Inishowen/South winners (Boys)Roinn 4 St Baithins/Carrick/Derrybeg v Inishwoen/South winners (Girls)Roinn 5 (Blitz final) Coimín/Belcruit/Leitir/Mín Tíne Dé/South winners /SW (c) (Boys)Roinn 5 (Blitz final) Stramore/Ranafast/Mín Tíne Dé/Drimnacross/South winners/SW (c) (Girls)*Football semi finals will take place week beginning April 16th with county finals taking place week beginning April 23rd. Teachers are kindly asked to forward results to Mel O’Donnell (PRO) to cumanndl@hotmail.comROUNDERS: The finals of the rounders competitions (large & small schools) are fixed for 12th May 2012.MINI 7s: The divisional trials will be held in each division in April. Schools who wish to send children (1boy and 1 girl per school) forward for the Mini 7s should contact their divisional rep. Schools are kindly asked not to nominate any child who has previously been sent forward for trials. WEBSITE: The board have recently launched a new website. The address is cumanndonegal.comSCHOOLS GAA: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL was last modified: April 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SCHOOLS GAA: ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOLlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS – MALIN CLUB NOTES

first_imgMENS FOOTBALL:Saturday’s game seen Kilcar start strong against the Black N Amber men, however, mid-way through the first half Malin fought back. Points from Stephen Mc Laughlin and Seamus Houghton along with a goal from Brendan Mc Laughlin, seen Malin leading at Half Time with a score line of 0:04 to 1:04. In the second- half Kilcar, responded and used the wind advantage placing Malin under increased pressure. Two subsequence goals towards the end of the second half ensured a Kilcar win. Final Score: Kilcar 3:13 Malin 1:08. Both Senior and Reserve Teams are expected to travel to Killybegs on Saturday, with throw in times of Reserves 6pm and Seniors 7:30pm. LADIES FOOTBALL:Ladies Football training continues on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 8pm- 9pm. There will be a possible friendly match with Carn on Wednesday night, throw in time and venue to be confirmed.GIRLS FOOTBALL: U16/U14 Girls continue to train on Wednesday’s at 5:15pm.U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pmU10/U8/U6 continue to train on Saturday mornings at 11:15am till 12:15, all sessions are €2.BOYS FOOTBALL:U6 age group continue to train within the Club Gym on Sunday mornings from 10am -11:15am.The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.U8 age group continue to train on Sunday mornings at 11am to 12:30pm, also within the Club Gym. All underage sessions are €2.U10 age group continue train on Sunday’s from 12:30 to 1:30pm. U14 Training takes place on Monday from 5-6 and on Thursday from 4.30 to 6.00.HURLING:U10/U12 Boys and Girls Hurling continue on Friday Evenings from 6pm-7pm. All equipment provided €2 per session.MALIN CUL CAMPS: Cul Camps dates have been set for the 15th to 19th of July, registration forms will be given out to all children at the beginning of June.GO GAMES:U8 Go Games began on Saturday the 4th, in which Malin played Muff, the next Go Games for this age group will be Saturday 18th of May. The U10 Go Games will begin this Saturday at 11am, please check out Clubs Facebook page for more information during the week.U16 FINAL:After defeating Urris with an impressive score line of 1:16 to 1:04, Malin U16 team will take on Burt in the Inis Eoghain A Final next Sunday 12th of April. All Support is needed for this final which is set to take place at 7pm in Burt.MR & MRS:The club will be holding a Mr & Mrs Competition, on Saturday 25th of May. Money raised by the Mr & Mrs competition will go towards purchasing new equipment for the Club Gym. Tickets priced at €10 and will be available during the week.LIVE TO PLAY ROAD SAFETY COLOURING COMPETITION:Congratulations to Urblereagh National School and to our Under-age players who were joint winners in the 2013 Live to Play Road Safety Colouring Competition that was run by the Ulster GAA Council.ITEMS TO BE RETURNED:It is asked that anyone that has items borrowed from the Club is asked to return them, for example tables and chairs.COFFEE DAY:There will be a Coffee day on the 10th of May in the Good as New Shop, Pound St. Business Park, Carn. All proceeds will go to Oncology and Palliative Care.MALIN GAA PRIVATE LEAGUE WINNNERS:Congratulations to young Conor Mc Laughlin from Shantla who was the winner of the Malin GAA Private League in the Gaelic Life NFL fantasy football competitions. Also Well Done to Paul Martin Mc Daid in Boston who came out on top in the Malin GAA Private League in the Allianz NFL prediction competition.LOTTO:There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €800. The €50 winner was Colm Curley, Maragard, Malin, with N & R Kelly receiving the €20 seller’s prize. Winning sequence was 5-7-6-4-2-3-1. Next week’s lotto jackpot stands at €850 and we thank the local community for their continued support of the weekly drawMATCH REPORTS:It is asked that all team managers to inform the PRO team of upcoming matches, reports and competitions.PRO:For the next number of weeks Christina Mc Laughlin will be taking over all PRO duties. She can be contacted on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email addressGAA NEWS – MALIN CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 5th, 2013 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:Malin GAA Club noteslast_img read more

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Lagan Harps suffer heavy defeat away to Glengad in FAI Junior Cup

first_imgLagan Harps FC News: Our men’s team suffered a heavy defeat when they went down 7-1 away to Glengad Utd in the FAI Junior cup. Gavin Mc Glanaghy was our scorer. Youngsters Caolan Murray and Jack Parke made their debuts towards the end of the game. This Sunday we are at home to another Inishowen side, Culdaff Fc in the Ulster Junior cup, Kick off is 1.30. Our u/14’s lost 5-0 away to Fintown Harps but our u/12 reserves won 4-1 away to Fintown. Scorers were Matthew Peoples, Shay Mc Cole(2) and Jamie Davenport. Our u/8’s and u/10’s were in blitz action against Letterkenny Rovers. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,3,16 and 21. This Sunday there is a charity match in Bonagee at 6.00pm between former Lagan and Bonagee stars. Everyone welcome to what should be a good evenings fun.Three people had three numbers with Mary Mulvaney drawn out and winning €50. Next weeks jackpot is €7275. The club extends sympathy to the families of Shaun Mc Geehan(Corkey), Gerry Dunnion(Castlefin) and Jimmy Doherty(Letterkenny) on their recent bereavements.Lagan Harps suffer heavy defeat away to Glengad in FAI Junior Cup was last modified: October 24th, 2016 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:FootballLagan Harps FCSportlast_img read more

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‘West Ham need a result and fast – or they could be playing catch-up all season’

first_img 2 West Ham already risk being left behind at the foot of the Premier League table after their shocking start to the season, believes former Hammer Stuart Pearce.New manager Manuel Pellegrini, who spent over £100million in the summer transfer market, is yet to taste a league victory in charge of the London club, having suffered defeat in each of their first four games.The Chilean’s side are routed to the foot of the top flight table having conceded ten goals and scored just two, and it appears things could get worse in a horror run of upcoming games against top-six opposition. Record £40m signing Felipe Anderson has had a less than rosy start to life at West Ham 2 And Pearce has warned the Hammers they need to get their act together fast, or be faced with playing catch-up for the remainder of the campaign.FACT: West Ham have lost more games than any other team in Premier League historyAsked if he is surprised by West Ham’s early season struggles, the former West Ham and England defender said: “Yes, especially when you look at the money that has been spent this summer.“But the other side of that is Manuel is still getting to know the players, not only the ones he had already got there but also the nine new ones who have come through the door.“I don’t expect them to be around this position at the end of the season, but a good start in the Premier League is absolutely vital and unless they galvanise a result very soon they’re going to be permanently playing catch-up. West Ham are in for a long and tough campaign, believes Stuart Pearce “They have a tough run of games coming up – Everton away and then Chelsea, Spurs and Man United all at home.“But we beat Chelsea and drew with Arsenal at home last season, and West Ham are the sort of side who can go out and beat one of these teams.“But they need a result, and quickly if they can.”Listen back to Stuart Pearce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

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NEW GORSE FIRE RAGES IN ANNAGRY THIS MORNING

first_imgThe fire rages in Annagry this morning. Pic courtesy of Paddy Barry.Several fire crews are this morning fighting what’s has been described as “a massive” gorse fire in the Culacrick area of Annagry.The fire has been burning for several hours and is nearing several houses.There have been further fires overnight including a fire in Killygordan.  Glenties and Dungloe fire crews tackle a blaze at 4am in DoocharyNEW GORSE FIRE RAGES IN ANNAGRY THIS MORNING was last modified: April 10th, 2013 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:Annagrygorse firelast_img read more

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