Image Courtesy: Getty/StockvaultAdvertisement uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0ioWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E30a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ntakWould you ever consider trying this?😱b148Can your students do this? 🌚1kahRoller skating! Powered by Firework While the tension between USA and Iran rises, former Australian cricketer and current coach of Brisbane Heat cricket club Darren Lehmann was under attack from hackers, as his Twitter account was hijacked and and used to spread propaganda against Iran. Following the incident, Lehmann has decided to stay off from social media for some time.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/StockvaultOn 3rd January, Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian military general was killed after an airstrike carried out by American drones near the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. While global tensions had risen after the attack, Lehmann’s official Twitter handle was hacked, and anti-Iran imagery and posts were being circulated from his account.The hackers targeted Lehmann’s account while the 49 year old was busy in Brisbane Heat’s game against Sydney Thunder in the KFC Big Bash League yesterday.Advertisement The perpetrators, still unidentified, altered Lehmann’s Twitter account name to ‘Qassem Soleimani | F**k Iran’ and also changed the profile picture. Alot of abusive tweets had been posted, such as-“I fully support @realDonaldTrump F**k Iran. rest in piss qaseem soleimani.”Advertisement “Man We Giving Back Whoever Tweet F**k Iran Get A Free Follow G Get It Trending #F**KIRAN”Image Courtesy: India TodayBefore Lehmann had any clue of what happened to his Twitter, these propaganda and anti-Iran posts had already reached his 341,000 followers. After regaining access to his account, he had deleted all those posts.Soon after, Lehmann followed up with three tweets, clarifying about what happened, and also stated that he will be away from Twitter and other social media platforms for some time. Below here are the tweets he posted.Lehman, who made 37 test and 117 ODI appearances for the Australian cricket team, regretted on the incident, and added that he will be absent from Twitter in the near future.It took Lehmann quite some time to get the problem sorted out, and he sent his gratitude to the club and Cricket Australia for their assistance.In yesterday’s match at Spotless Stadium in Sydney, the Heats secured a 16 run victory, after the game was reduced to 5 overs for the chasers by the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method.With 6 points from 6 games, Brisbane Heats are 5th in the BBL table, and are taking on Hobert Hurricanes on Thursday at The Gabba in Brisbane.Also read-The biggest bash of the cricket calendar – 2019-20 Big Bash League to be aired only on Sony Pictures Sports Network from 17th December 2019Australian cricketer Marcus Stoinis faces penalty for homophobic abuse in BBL Melbourne derby Advertisement
Reggae Boyz and Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is hoping to continue his finest year in football to date with the Reggae Boyz as he rallies Jamaicans to help the national senior team to victory over Costa Rica next month in their key World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium.The Jamaicans will face off against a strong Costa Rican outfit on Friday, March 25, with the aim of pushing up the table after losing their opener to Panama (0-2) before their close 1-0 win over Haiti.Jamaica sits third in Group B with three points, with Costa Rica leading the way with six, followed by Panama on three and Haiti without a point.”I am asking the Jamaican people to come and support the Reggae Boyz and help us in our conquest to try and qualify for the World Cup,” said Morgan, who has captained Leicester City to the top of the Barclays Premier League.Morgan was speaking via a recording played at the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) secretariat yesterday.”We need you guys to come to the Stadium and make as much noise as possible and give us the drive and determination to perform and give our very best. We need you all there, so the more the merrier. Please come and support us. We need you guys, and, of course, see you guys at the game, and all the very best,” he said.
Ben Roethlisberger made a candid admission for the quarterback of a team that has won 28 of its last 35 games and considers itself to be among the NFL’s elite. Even if his Pittsburgh Steelers play as well as possible in Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game, Roethlisberger suggested Wednesday, they won’t win if the Indianapolis Colts play equally as well. “This team is an unbelievable football team,” Roethlisberger said of the Colts, who won their first 13 games before dropping two of their final three. “They’re as good as it gets in the NFL. It’s going to take our A-plus game to go out and beat their B-minus game.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Steelers, accustomed to being a favorite and owning homefield advantage only to falter in the AFC title game, clearly seem to be reveling in this new they-can’t-win mode. “I think it’s a really good assessment,” All-Pro guard Alan Faneca said of Roethlisberger’s remarks. “They’ve shown all season what they can do offensively and defensively and how well they can do it on both sides of the ball, that it takes a great effort just to play on their level.” No player would say he’s glad to be returning to the noisy din of the RCA Dome, where the Steelers were visibly rattled and unnerved during a 26-7 Monday night loss on Nov. 28. But returning to the road, where the Steelers are 14-3 the last two seasons, hasn’t created any ominous air of defeat. HOF finalists Roethlisberger wasn’t winking when he made the comment, but no doubt was accentuating the theme of the day inside the Steelers’ locker room. Namely, that the whole country is picking against them, and they might as well start packing for their six-month vacation before training camp starts. “I don’t think anybody is picking us to win,” Roethlisberger said. “Obviously, they’re the best football team in the NFL and we’re just the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’re going to go in and obviously try to find a way to just put a few points on the board and compete.” Troy Aikman and the late Reggie White were among the 15 finalists announced Wednesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. They joined Thurman Thomas and Warren Moon as finalists in their first year of eligibility. Results of the vote will be announced Feb. 4. Aikman quarterbacked Dallas to three Super Bowl titles between the 1992-1995 seasons. “If I were to be selected for induction, it would be the most meaningful individual achievement of my athletic career,” Aikman said. “It’s not something that I choose to spend a lot of time talking about, because I think that kind of talk is unfair to those men who have already earned their place in the Hall of Fame.” White, who died on Dec. 26, 2004, was one of the NFL’s dominant defensive linemen through the 1980s and ’90s. Thomas was a star running back on the Buffalo team that won four consecutive AFC titles from 1990-93. Moon threw for nearly 50,000 yards in the NFL after starting his career in the Canadian Football League. Brees to stay Drew Brees let the secret slip the San Diego Chargers would like to sign him to a long-term deal. Brees was discussing his shoulder surgery and rehab during a conference call with San Diego reporters when he was asked if the team had told him anything about his future. “They want to pursue me long-term,” Brees said from Birmingham, Ala. “I know that’s something that for the next few months everybody’s going to be working on. I know they want me long-term and I want to be here long-term.” “We are going to try to long-term him,” GM A.J. Smith said. Saints in Superdome NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue expects the New Orleans Saints to play all of their home games at the Superdome next season. Tagliabue also sought to reassure the community during a visit to the city Wednesday that the NFL is not moving the Saints back for a single season to make the league appear sympathetic to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The commissioner said it was clear to him that Saints owner Tom Benson plans to remain in New Orleans beyond 2006. He added that the NFL was even beginning discussions with local leaders about when New Orleans might be ready to host its next Super Bowl, which would be the city’s 10th. Palmer on mend Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer had surgery on knee ligaments torn during last weekend’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2006 season. The operation was Tuesday in Houston, and he will begin rehabilitation this week in California, the team said Wednesday. Coaching updates The Green Bay Packers and 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy were nearing a deal to make him their next coach late Wednesday, a person involved in the negotiations said. The deal to hire McCarthy, the Packers’ quarterbacks coach in 1999, should be announced today. Oakland will interview its first candidate to replace fired coach Norv Turner when it meets with Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders today. Cleveland offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon wrapped up formal interviews with New Orleans. He also has been mentioned as a candidate for the head coaching jobs at Detroit and Green Bay. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gardai in Co Donegal want to use a computer seized from a pervert to train officers to spot other paedophiles. The computer was seized as part of an operation into child pornography.The case has been dealt with but Gardai now want to use the contents of the computer. An application was made at Letterkenny Circuit Court to have the computer handed over to Gardai.State prosecutor Patricia McLaughlin said such computers are usually destroyed under the law.However she stated “Usually the application is to destroy it but Gardai want to use it for the training of officers in this type of thing,” she said.Judge John O’Hagan said he presumed it was the hard-drive of the computer which Gardai would be seeking to access.However he added “I think it is not a bad idea but I have a feeling I may not have the power (to hand the computer over to Gardai),” he said.He granted a destruction order on the computer but put a stay on it until further investigations are carried out.GARDAI SEEK PAEDOPHILE’S COMPUTER TO TRAIN OFFICERS IN SEX CASES was last modified: November 7th, 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:courtsGardainewspaedophilepervertSex casestraining
South African citizens will be able to apply for their smart card ID cards at Home Affairs kiosks in FNB and Standard Bank branches as part of a pilot project set to start in April 2015.Two of South Africa’s biggest banks – FNB and Standard Bank – had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Home Affairs for the pilot project, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said at a media briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday.Nedbank has expressed its willingness to participate, Gigaba said, adding he was hopeful Absa and the South African Post Office would soon join in too.Gigaba said the plan was part of the government’s plans to help make the ID cards accessible to all citizens.“There are several new innovations that are going to be introduced by the department in the course of this and the next financial years to assist South Africans in applying for their Smart ID Cards and passports in an extremely convenient way.Those that are eligible to apply for Smart IDs are pensioners older than 60 years or 16 year-olds.Citizens will be able to submit their application as well as their biometric data via the kiosk at the bank. This includes taking a “biometric photograph”, submitting automated fingerprints and electronic signatures.The minister said it was hoped the innovation would help ease the queues at Home Affairs’ 403 offices, while also delivering a crucial service to citizens more efficiently.TargetThe government plans to convert the more than 38-million citizens with green-coded ID books to Smart ID Cards.“We have issued over 1-million Smart ID Cards in less than a year,” Gigaba said. “We are confident of reaching the target of 1.6-million cards by the end of the 2014/15 financial year.”Deadline for birth registrationThe government was also continuing with its campaign to register children within 30 days of birth in efforts to maintain the integrity of the National Population Register, Gigaba said.“We will cease the process of the late registration of births by 31 December 2015. This critical milestone will ensure that we safeguard our identity, citizenship and secure our population register.”Source: SAnews.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kevin Love had 31 points and a season-best 18 rebounds, while James contributed 20 points, six rebounds and six assists in a rivalry missing one key piece: Warriors star Stephen Curry, who missed his eighth straight game with a sprained right ankle.Thompson scored 24 points and Draymond Green had a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. It was Golden State’s 12th win in 13 games after its 11-game winning streak was snapped by Denver on Sunday (Manila time).Warriors rookie Jordan Bell traveled with 2:13 left and James tied it. Bell made up for that mistake with a key offensive rebound and pass to Thompson for his fourth 3.James’ 3-pointer with 10:39 left pulled Cleveland within one, but Green answered with a 3 and Andre Iguodala scored two of his nine points the next time down. In another key sequence, Durant blocked Tristan Thompson’s shot with 6:23 to go and dunked moments later.No surprise, the up-tempo, running rivals provided high entertainment once again. The Warriors last June captured a second championship in three years against James and the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I forgot all about it,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said with a chuckle.The teams will see each other again soon, playing Jan. 15 in Cleveland.KD requested James for his defensive assignment, to which he explained simply, “I just like guarding my position.”The Cavs, having won six of seven and playing for the first time since Thursday, had their run of scoring at least 100 points end at 26 games.The Warriors were at nearly full strength again aside from Curry, who could return this week once he goes through some scrimmages at practice.Center Zaza Pachulia was available but didn’t play after sitting out seven consecutive games, while Shaun Livingston came back after missing four games with a sore right knee.Bell — who addressed the sellout crowd at midcourt moments before tipoff — started at center and had eight points and six rebounds.SHOOTING WOESThe Cavs’ 31.8-percent shooting was the lowest by a Warriors opponent in nearly four years, since Charlotte shot 31.2 percent from the field on Feb. 4, 2014.“We just didn’t make shots,” Lue said. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after blocking a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — LeBron James drove to the basket in the waning seconds and Kevin Durant swatted away any chance Cleveland had at a Christmas Day comeback.Durant pumped his fist again and again, emphatically shook his head and pounded his chest in delight. It looked a lot like the dominant Durant from the NBA Finals six months ago.ADVERTISEMENT A REAL RIVALRYSure, this one felt a little strange without Curry or Kyrie Irving, now in Boston.“Golden State-Cavaliers, that’s a big game, no matter who’s playing, who’s out,” Lue said.“It will be weird, without Steph, without Ky, especially the battles we’ve had over the last three years. So both teams look different.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows just the uniforms are enough to get everybody going — and this marked the third straight Christmas matchup between the franchises, alternating home floors based on who won the title.“It’s always great to play the Cavs, they’re an awesome team,” Kerr said. “LeBron is so amazing and it’s so fun to feel the energy in the building when the two teams get together. Neither team will look the same as we will even a month from now because Steph and Isaiah Thomas both should be back, hopefully they’ll both be back. … But it doesn’t even matter sometimes, just the two uniforms in the same building gets people going.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue isn’t yet ready to guess when Thomas will return following his right hip injury. “He is progressing very well,” Lue said. “The most important thing is that he is getting to practice and playing 5-on-5 and having a chance to experience feeling well after it and not having soreness.” … Cleveland is 19-3 since Nov. 11, including 8-3 on the road.Warriors: Durant averaged 32 points over his seven previous Christmas Day games. … Golden State played its fifth consecutive Christmas game and seventh in eight. … The Warriors were 10 of 37 on 3s after they went a dismal 3 for 27 from 3-point range in losing to the Nuggets. … Kerr began his pregame session by thanking all of the arena staff and Golden State employees for their service and for working on the holiday. … Thompson’s holiday sneakers might have stood out most: neon green on the left foot, neon pink on the right. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:33 left, Durant delivered on both ends of the floor, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cavaliers 99-92 on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) in a festive holiday rematch of the past three Finals.“There’s just so much joy in the arena today because it’s Christmas and we all feed off of that,” Durant said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderDurant’s block against a driving James with 24.5 seconds left went to official review and was ruled clean. Durant finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots.“He’s one of the leaders in shot blocks a game and obviously he had five tonight, so he’s been doing a heck of a job of first of all taking the individual matchup and protecting the rim, too,” James said. 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“I tell them that once they’ve sealed their defenders, expect the ball to come their way because I’ll pass it to them,” Cruz shared. “It’s just a bonus for me if I get open in the middle because the defense is worried on the two of them.”The Gin Kings may still be dealing with a couple of injuries, with Sol Mercado also out of the lineup, but Cruz said that they are motivated to show that they are no flash in the pan and they are capable of winning the title without import Justin Brownlee.“We’re pushing each other this all-Filipino because we want to be champions without an import,” he said.“Yes, we’re coming off a championship, but coach Tim (Cone) tells us that we can’t depend on Justin. We have to step up and we want to show that we can do it.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Grey steps up for GlobalPort sans Romeo Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cruz stepped up and helped the Gin Kings come away with a 89-78 victory at the expense of the Magnolia Hotshots on Christmas Day at Philippine Arena.READ: Ginebra slips past Magnolia anew in Christmas ClasicoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“I’m always ready,” the 31-year-old Cruz said of his solid 12-point, 8-rebound performance on Monday. “Once I’m given the chance to play, I’ll always give my all to help the team. That has always been my mentality.”Not only did Cruz thrive in his move to the small forward position, but he also had a hand in Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar’s huge production as the two giants combined for 36 markers, 17 boards, and six blocks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — With Joe Devance out for the season, much of the limelight was casted on upstart forwards Kevin Ferrer and Aljon Mariano to cover the cracks.But on Monday, with Ginebra making its debut in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, it was the veteran Jervy Cruz, who filled in for Devance.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ
The 30-year-old Scot was last seen in action in his loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledon and then shut down the season after that to recover from a niggling hip injury.Murray moved gingerly on the court and clearly showed the rust physically, although he never clutched his back or showed any overt signs of still carrying the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderRefusing to run down several balls in the opening few games, he was more competitive towards the end, the highlight being a 12 minute 15 second battle to hold his serve at 1-5 down.However, the damage was already done as he lost his first two service games to go 0-4 down at one stage. Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTAndy Murray made his comeback from a nearly five months injury layoff, losing a one-set match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday.The former world number one, winner of three Grand Slam titles, lost 6-2 after filling in for Novak Djokovic, who was a late withdrawal Friday after a recurrence of pain in his right elbow.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bucks edge Thunder on controversial Antetokounmpo basket Murray did not speak to the media, but told the court-side commentator: “Obviously I made a slow start and Roberto is one of the best players in the world.“When you haven’t competed for a while, it takes time to get up to that pace. I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure.“It was nice to be able to play. I was just planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way to Australia to get some practice in with the guys.“But obviously it was unfortunate that Novak was not able to play and I was here so I agreed to play a set and obviously I am happy to be able to come out here and play in front of everyone.”South African world No14 Kevin Anderson continued his impressive run of form, dispatching world No5 Dominic Thiem 7-6 (6), 6-4 in one hour and 32 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The US Open runner-up this year will meet Bautista Agut in the final Saturday after the Spaniard benefited from Djokovic’s late withdrawal from the tournament.The former world No1 Djokovic, winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, was expected to make his comeback after nearly five months of layoff due to an elbow injury, but felt pain in the same spot while practicing and withdrew.Anderson and Thiem traded one break each in the first set before the powerful service game of the tall South African helped him hold sway over the Austrian.Winner of all their three previous head-to-head matches on the ATP Tour, Anderson then broke Thiem in the opening game of the second set, and that proved decisive in the end.In the match to decide the fifth-sixth place, Russia’s Andrey Rublev beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2.The highlight of what has traditionally been a men’s exhibition tournament will be the comeback match of the former women’s No1 Serena Williams on Saturday. The 36-year-old American, the most successful player in the history of women’s tennis with 23 grand slam titles, plays the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled to be held before the men’s final.Williams was last seen in action winning the Australian Open this January. She then took a sabbatical and to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:59Sports 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 MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Next
BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Read Next After contending for practically every season since its inclusion in 1986, the Aces faced incredible uncertainty in 2017 when they experienced their worst losing streak in history at 14 straight games between the two import conferences.After a fairly decent All-Filipino Conference finishing with a 7-4 card, Alaska went into free fall in the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups tallying a combined record of just 7-15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThe Aces also ended the year with 106-98 loss to TNT on Friday, but head coach Alex Compton wants his players to just let of everything that had happened in 2017.“For us as a team, the year 2017 wasn’t that pretty,” said Compton in Filipino Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. “There will always come a time that you will face challenges in your life.” Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of 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 Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ LATEST STORIES Still, Compton remains positive that they can turn things around and start on a winning note after starting the new season 0-2 in the Philippine Cup.“Then again I’ve told them to enjoy the New Year, celebrate the New Year with their families and flush everything bad down the toilet because 2018 will be the new hope.” Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed If there’s one year that Alaska would like to forget in its storied history in the PBA, it has to be 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Griffin returns to lead Clippers past Lakers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments
MOST READ Balkman will join two-time PBA champion Justin Brownlee as Alab’s foreign reinforcements, replacing Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa.Alab Pilipinas will play Westports Malaysia Dragons in a home game on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThe former New York Knick was banned by PBA Commissioner Chito Salud in 2013 after choking Blaze Booster teammate Arwind Santos. He was also fined P250,000.Balkman last played for Reales dela Vega in the Domincan Republic League, a local basketball league. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lou Williams scores 40 as Clippers hold off Hornets Puerto Rico’s forward Renaldo Balkman. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLERRenaldo Balkman may be banned from the PBA, but he still found a way to be part of Philippine basketball.The former Petron import is now part of Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, team owner Charlie Dy announced.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments