Turner, Jansen decline Dodgers’ qualifying offers

first_imgBoth Jansen and Turner are likely to find significant interest on this year’s free-agent market.Jansen has already won the Trevor Hoffman Award as the National League’s top reliever after converting a career-high 47 saves (in 53 save chances), leading the majors with a 0.67 WHIP and topping all relievers with a 9.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He held opposing batters to a .150 batting average, lowest among all major-league relievers.Turner has emerged as a middle-of-the-lineup hitter in the past three seasons with the Dodgers and was also a Gold Glove finalist at third base this year.But Friedman indicated the Dodgers’ strategy will involve letting the market for those two to play out rather than trying to set it and re-sign them quickly.“Both guys are very, very high on our list,” Friedman said Monday. “We’ll just kind of play out the winter a little bit, let them do what they want to do while keeping ourselves in position to sign them hopefully. If not for whatever reason, we have alternatives and have kind of thought through the market, free agent-wise and trade-wise. LOS ANGELES — As expected, Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner both declined the qualifying offers made to them by the Dodgers before Monday’s deadline.The decision does not affect the Dodgers’ ability to negotiate with or re-sign Jansen or Turner. By making the qualifying offer (a one-year, $17.2 million contract for 2017), however, the Dodgers have protected their right to receive draft pick compensation if either signs with another team.Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was on MLB Network on Monday morning and reiterated the team’s desire to re-sign both Jansen and Turner.“Yeah. Both guys have been a big part of our past success and we hope they will be a big part of our future success,” Friedman said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for both of them. They’ve put themselves in position to go out and test the free-agent market so we’re trying to be respectful of that and allow them to do that. They’ve earned that right.” “So much of it is drafting off of them and what they want. If either guy said, ‘Hey, let’s sit down and try to knock something out’ in the next day or two, we would seriously engage. I just think it’s being respectful of them getting to free agency for the first real time for both … and let them feel good about their situation and their decision. We want them to ideally come back and feel really good about it.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

A look at soil health in the farm bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseBill Richards has been concerned with the health of his soil for a long time.For more than 40 years, Richards and his family have used no-till to reduce costs and limit soil and nutrient runoff on their Pickaway County farm. Richards has also spent countless hours educating his fellow farmers about the importance of managing their land in a productive way while still protecting the environment. He served as the chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Soil Conservation Service from 1990 to 1993 as well.“In the late 1950s the agronomists were telling us there was no reason to till other than weed control. Ohio is the cradle of no-till because at Wooster we had Dr. [Glover] Triplett and Dr. [David] Van Doren who started the original no-till research. There was a group that got started and I was sort of the ring-leader, trying these things to make them work on a farm level,” Richards said. “It is a change. It is different management and a different culture. We have a culture carrying over from the plow of the old days where farms should look neat and clean and the soil should be turned over. We fell in love with big tractors and big horsepower. It is hard to get farmers to change, but when the prices get down near the variable costs of production, farmers are going to be looking for a way to produce more efficiently. When we started no-till, our mission was to save fuel and machinery costs — we had no idea about the soil improvement and the erosion reduction we’d see. We learned very quickly that with no-till we could spread over many more acres, but we haven’t progressed like we should. Other countries like Brazil, Argentina, Australia that do not have the price structure like we have here have adopted no-till at a much greater rate than we have here in the U.S.”For Richards and many others reducing and eliminating tillage has changed the way they farm and view the soil.“No-till has been a revolution in the way we farm and those using it long term are really benefitting. Then when you add cover crops you really can see the benefits. One of the problems is that we are not doing a good job of measuring those benefits. We have to be able to prove that we are really benefitting and lowering the risk of farming,” Richards said. “No-till is not the only conservation practice, but it is the easiest and the best and the fastest way to raise productivity and make row-crop production much more efficient. We have been taught that it is all about yield, but it is how much money you have left over at the end of the year that really counts. Some years for us, no-till has lost us money, but over time it has made up money. No-till farmers benefit long term and our tenants also really benefit from that soil improvement from no-till.”Today, no-till is seen as an important component of conservation and (maybe more importantly) improving soil health that is more often being considered in the ongoing 2018 Farm Bill discussions.“Back in the ’85 Farm Bill they tied conservation to agricultural payments for the farms. That got a great jump in no-till because no-till was the fastest easiest and most profitable way to meet those standards. That sort of slipped away,” Richards said. “That is something that will probably be looked at very carefully in this upcoming farm bill. There is going to be a big push to tie conservation to crop insurance and that will bring no-till to the front again.“What responsibility are we willing to accept in return for low-cost crop insurance? I think that is going to be one of the issues in the farm bill that will cause some discomfort in the countryside. I think we have the duty and moral responsibility to use the best conservation technology available to control erosion, improve soil and water quality and increase productivity in the production of food fiber and energy for the long term benefits of people all over the world.”Richards and others have speculated that soil health requirements for participation in the crop insurance program could be a future farm bill possibility. In the initial version of the 2018 Farm Bill released by the House Ag Committee in April the crop insurance program was virtually unchanged from the previous farm bill, though as more is learned about the complexities of measuring and improving soil health, there is greater likelihood that soil health will work its way into the farm bill.But what exactly is soil health? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service defines it as: the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. Every farmer knows that some soils are healthier than others but there is still plenty to learn about why and how.Jim Hoorman, an NRCS soil health specialist based in Ohio, outlined four key principles of improving soil health.“The first one is minimizing your soil disturbance. When you till the soil, you are burning up your organic matter and we have lost 50% of our organic matter in most of our soils. The second principle is to maximize the amount of live roots. You want to feed the microbes and we know that where we have live roots we will get 1,000 or 2,000 times more microbes,” Hoorman said. “The third principle is rotate your crops and maximize surface residue. You rotate crops to minimize problems with insects and diseases and you want to keep surface residue to protect the soil from erosion. You also want to increase your biodiversity above ground and below ground. The more species you have out there, the more soil life you will have and the healthier the soil system will be. Those are the key principles we are promoting at the Soil Health Division of the Natural Resource Conservation Service.”Improving soil health is certainly not an overnight process, Hoorman said.“Many times we have to crawl before we walk or run. A lot of these farms started with no-till and later added cover crops. The best place to start with cover crops is after wheat because you have several months for things to grow. Other great places to start are after a hay crop or maybe after some CRP ground. As guys go along they learn more about equipment, seeding rates and management,” Hoorman said. “It is also important to get cover crops out early by using shorter season corn and soybeans so you can get your cover crops planted, growing in the fall and get more roots.”More farmers are finding that healthier soils will ultimately produce better yields with fewer inputs, though there are often short-term yield sacrifices for long-term gains for improved soil health and farm profitability. This is one factor that makes the soil health advantages hard to quantify and more challenging to incorporate into federal farm programs.Jim Moseley, former U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary, was on a panel with Richards and others at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in March and said he was hoping soil health would be a bigger part of the farm bill discussion this time around.“I have been kind of disappointed in the discussion of the farm bill in the last year and a half. It has been about maintaining the status quo,” Moseley said. “We have had an unprecedented amount of new information and enthusiasm beginning to come forth in this area of soil health. If you have this beginning to sweep across the landscape with farmers I guess I expected there would be something innovative that would come out of this legislation to move us forward a little bit and that just hasn’t happened.”One bit of soil health progress in terms of federal policy Moseley highlighted, however, could develop with the March 1 introduction of the Agriculture Data Act of 2018. The legislation would aggregate and anonymize the vast amount of farmer data that the U.S. Department of Agriculture already manages, making it accessible to land-grant university researchers while maintaining producer privacy. There will likely be a push to include a version of the Agricultural Data Act of 2018 in the next farm bill with one goal being to potentially develop future policy based on gaining a better understanding of the benefits of soil health.“The world of big data is sweeping across agriculture so we can make better decisions. That is in the private sector, but in the public sector it is difficult to access the wealth of data in the RMA, FSA and NASS. We have worked on this project for a year and a half there has been legislation introduced to collate and access the data so we can do a better job of giving answers to some tough questions,” Moseley said. “What is the linkage between the farmers doing good conservation practices related to their net profitability? Individuals are trying to make that correlation but their data sets are hard to come by. USDA holds real data. You can take the real data and synthesize it into a real solution. Once you get that then you can begin to develop policy around it.”And, beyond policy development, the lessons potentially learned through the research made possible through the Agricultural Data Act of 2018 could add credence and incentive at the farm level to focus on improving soil health outside of federal policy. Proof of profitability is a powerful incentive.“The No. 1 question about conservation from farmers is, ‘How is it going to help me with profitability?’ Big picture, there are three things that help with profitability and production: genetics, technology and the third leg to that soil for us to feed the growing population is soil health,” Moseley said. “Without soil health we have an unstable stool. If we are absent soil health we don’t get there.”last_img read more

Understanding Generations

first_imgby Karen Shirer, PhDIf you work in a team whether at home or work, or in the community, you know firsthand that when a person was born matters. For example, my father and mother were born between World War I and the Great Depression. Both the depression and World War II (my dad was a WWII vet) deeply shaped their attitudes, worldviews, and approaches to life and work. My brothers and I struggled as teenagers in the 1960s with their frugalness and hawkish attitudes toward war. Yet, we loved their stories of growing up in rural Wisconsin — yes, they did walk 2 miles, uphill, to school in raging blizzards.In May 2017, the Military Family Learning Network (MFLN) Family Transitions sponsored a two-part webinar series for family-serving professionals titled Engaging across Generations. (Part I: Unique Mindsets and Part II: Tools & Techniques) The facilitators, University of Minnesota Extension Educators Lisa Hinz and Brian Fredrickson, defined “generation” as a group that shares birth years, age, location, and critical developmental stages. If you were born in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 shaped your development. But if you were born in the late 1940s into the early 1960s, you are a Baby Boomer, shaped by the sheer size of the group and events like the Vietnam War and assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.Part I of this webinar series familiarized viewers with five generational groups, describing their unique mindsets, expectations, and work styles. Below is a recap of the key points that will help you understand what members of each generational group has in common. Keep in mind that one’s generation does not tell the whole story about a person and that genetics, culture and ethnicity, and other experiences shape an individual. But these broad descriptions can give insights to help you better navigate your relationships at home and work, and in the community.Generations: Who Are They?Traditionalists, born before 1946, were shaped by war (WW II and the Korean War), the Great Depression, innovations like automobiles, radio, and telephones, and the labor movement. Common characteristics include national pride, duty and country, and the experience of hard times followed by prosperity.Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, were defined by the Cold War, the Vietnam War, The Civil Rights and Women’s Movement, television, and the assassinations of noted political figures including John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boomers share optimism, a consumer orientation, equating work with worth, and a focus on personal development and health.Gen Xers, born between 1965 and 1980, recall the Challenger Disaster, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 1970s energy crisis, the first computers and games, and MTV and cable television. Xers often show independence, desire stability, value diversity, think globally, and are more technologically literate than boomers.Millennials, born from 1981 through 1995, participated in the tech boom, were shaped by the attacks on Columbine, Oklahoma City and the World Trade Center, and had high student debt. They are characterized as optimistic, individualistic, socially committed, and native to all things digital.Gen Z, born since 1996, are being shaped by the 24/7 tech revolution, smartphones, terrorism and endless war, and The Great Recession of 2008. Although they are emerging as a generation, they are seen as devoted to social media, need for instant results, global mindset, and diversity.Some additional key facts about generations:These generational descriptions can only be applied to the United States. Other countries likely have different events and experiences that shape their generations.Millennials make up the largest part of the labor force today as more Baby Boomers retire.White Americans make up more of the Baby Boomer generation than the Millennial generation. People of Color are the majority among Millennials and Gen Z.Jennifer Deal, author of Retiring the Generation Gap, notes that all generations have similar values, particularly related to work; they just express them differently.Do you want to learn more? Here are three steps you can take today:View Part I of webinar series, Engaging across Generations, titled “Unique Mindsets.”Review the resources highlighted in the Generations Part I webinar, including Jennifer Deal’s book. Note, additional webinar materials (Generations: Who Are They? Webinar handout, webinar slides, and handout, “Engaging Across Generations Part I”) are located on the webinar event page under the “Event Materials” located at the bottom of the page.Participate in the October 31st webinar sponsored by MFLN Family Transitions & Personal Finance on Financial Planning for Different Generations: Touchstones, Tasks & Teaching Strategies. Karen Shirer is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and the Associate Dean with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. Karen is also the parent of two adult daughters, a grandmother, a spouse, and a cancer survivor.last_img read more

Jarencio vocal on return to Tigers but ‘no response’ from UST yet

first_imgJust like a persistent suitor, the 53-year-old mentor dropped hints on his Twitter account seemingly about knocking on UST’s doors.“Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! #gouste,” Jarencio tweeted on Christmas eve.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder(How do you court? I’ve been pursuing for so long but there’s still no response!)Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! # gouste— pidojarencio (@pidojarencio1) December 25, 2017Jarencio has been vocal about his willingness to again call the shots for the Growling Tigers, a team he led to a UAAP title in 2006 as well as two other Finals appearances, the last of which in 2013. He is currently the head coach of GlobalPort in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments UST has yet to name a head coach following the ouster of coach Boy Sablan, who amassed a 4-24 record in his two-year tenure, including a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80.Potential successors who are reportedly in the running for the post are former Ginebra playmaker Bal David, GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan. Aldin Ayo was once reported to replace Sablan but he squashed rumors about his potential move after reaffirming his commitment with La Salle.Tigresses assistant coach Arsenio Dysangco is currently overseeing the team practices for the Growling Tigers. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pido Jarencio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — First love never dies.And for coach Pido Jarencio, he’s not giving up on his hope to once again return to his beloved alma mater University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:29Police 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 Citycenter_img Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Lee says Magnolia has to go through Ginebra to win PBA title BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And on Monday, the PBA legend doubled down on his plea.“Ang tagal sumagot eh. Pero okay lang, manliligaw pa rin ako. Nagpapaturo nga ako kung sino marunong manligaw eh para mapasagot ko,” he said with a chuckle after GlobalPort fell to NLEX in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Philippine Arena in Bulacan.(There’s still no response. But it’s okay, I’ll still court. I actually want to learn how to court because I really want to get an answer.)Asked if he can manage having to handle coaching duties with GlobalPort and possibly with UST, Jarencio doesn’t seem to be too concerned.“Madali naman tayo, matibay tayo. Wala naman tayong ibang alam kundi basketball lang,” he said. “Sana ba kung science ang usapan o kaya football, di ko na kaya yun. Basketball din naman yun eh. Isa lang ang trabahong gagawin natin.”(It’s still basketball. It’s the same kind of work and it’s part of my expertise. It’s not as if it’s science or football which I won’t be able to do.)ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year

first_imgUS Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending 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 Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments There’s a story behind Spieth’s ‘Go get that’ line to caddie Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Eriksen, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son combined to set up an easy finish for Kane in the 39th. Kane scored Tottenham’s final goal in the 67th, lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Fraser Forster for his record sixth Premier League hat trick this year.“It was hard not to think about it going into the game being level,” Kane said. “As always, I wanted to win the game first and foremost but of course I wanted to score as a striker. To get that goal early on and get that record was a great feeling and I could enjoy the rest of the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 SPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderKane has played in 36 league matches this year, six fewer than Shearer’s 1995 total. The English forward has 57 goals this year for club and country, moving two ahead of Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Argentina for the most among players in Europe’s five major leaguesAlli curled in a shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 49th, then set up Son two minutes later for a 4-0 lead. Sofiane Boufal pulled a goal back for Southampton in the 64th and substitute Dusan Tadic scored in the 82nd. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane watches as he scores his sides 5th goal and his third of the game during their English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley stadium in London. APLONDON — Harry Kane set the English Premier League record for goals in a calendar year, raising his total to 39 with a hat trick Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) that led Tottenham over Southampton 5-2.Kane headed in Christian Eriksen’s free kick in the 22nd minute, breaking the Premier League’s previous record of 36 set by Alan Shearer in 1995.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I want to congratulate Harry Kane. Massive achievement for him — well deserved,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “We are all so, so, so happy. It’s an amazing thing to celebrate.”Spurs won for the fourth time in five league games and remaining one point behind fourth-place Liverpool, which routed Swansea 5-0. LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

Bucks rally from 20 down to beat Timberwolves

first_imgRead Next Bledsoe took a pass from Antetokounmpo and made an open 3-pointer from the corner to give the Bucks their first lead of the game at 95-93 with 2:25 to go. Bledsoe followed with a three-point play and then found Antetokounmpo under the basket for an easy two points, pushing the lead to 100-93 with 1:04 left.Minnesota perhaps wore down a night after a 128-125 overtime victory over Denver and had a four-game road winning streak snapped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderKarl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points for Minnesota and Andrew Wiggins added 21.Towns’ driving layup gave the Timberwolves a 74-54 lead in the third, but the Bucks found their missing chemistry and used a 21-10 run to end the quarter trailing by five points. The Bucks opened the fourth with a 13-4 run and tied it at 88 on a 3 by Khris Middleton with 7:06 to play. Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 102-96. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 to help the Milwaukee Bucks rally from a 20-point deficit and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-96 on Thursday night.Bledsoe had six points and made two key assists down the stretch and the Bucks found their missing defense, holding the Timberwolves to a season-low 12 points in the fourth quarter. Minnesota went cold over the last 4:21 and had its five-game winning streak snapped.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Timberwolves’ Teague sidelined by sprained knee Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:29Police 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 LATEST STORIES 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 Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jimmy Butler, who had a season-high 39 points against the Nuggets, finished with 20 points and seven assists. Tyus Jones made his fourth start of the season at point guard, filling in for the injured Jeff Teague.Teague missed the game with a sprained left knee. He got caught in a scramble of players in the final seconds against the Nuggets and limped off the court.TIP-INSTimberwolves: F Nemanja Bjelica played his third straight game after missing the previous 15 with a sprained foot. He was scoreless. … Minnesota, one of only four Western Conference teams with a winning road record, slipped to 3-8 against the Eastern Conference and 0-4 against the Central Division.Bucks: The Bucks had six turnovers in the first quarter and four more in the second. . Milwaukee extended its season-best streak of scoring 100-plus points to 17 games.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Indiana on Sunday.Bucks: At Oklahoma City on Friday. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentslast_img read more

‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is seen on a screen after the announcement of his reception of the “Best player” award during the Globe Soccer Awards Ceremony at the end of the 12th Edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference on December 28, 2017 in Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD KHALEDReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was Thursday named Globe Soccer’s Best Player for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall although he wasn’t present in person to receive his trophy.The Portuguese international also won the prize, organized by the EFAA (European Association of Football Agents) and ECA (European Clubs Association) in 2011, 2014 and 2016.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:29Police 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 “It was an amazing year, we won a lot of trophies collective and myself individual, so I’m so glad. Thank you for the people who voted for me — next year, do the same!”Real were also named best club of the year and Zinedine Zidane was best coach.“It’s an honour for me and for the club to receive this award,” Zidane told the audience.“It means things have gone well and worked well.”In other awards, Francesco Totti and Carles Puyol received player career awards, Marcello Lippi was handed a coaching career award, Spain’s La Liga was best league of the year, and Jorge Mendes named best agent.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venuescenter_img MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Djokovic to face Bautista Agut in Abu Dhabi comeback Ronaldo appeared by video link as he received the award from Italy’s Alessandro delPiero.Despite his numerous awards, Ronaldo joked that he still has plenty of room to expand his personal trophy cabinet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Don’t worry my friend, I have a lot of space,” Ronaldo, who inspired Real to the Champions League last season, told the show’s host.“For me it’s a special moment and I feel very happy to receive this award. I have to say thank you to my teammates, to my coach, to Real Madrid. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

PH caging returns to world stage

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Inquirer Sports resumes its report on personalities and events that made 2017 a year to remember.2023 FIBA WORLD CUPThe Philippines won the hosting rights to the 2023 Fiba World Cup after the Fiba (international basketball association) Central Board approved the country’s three-nation bid with Japan and Indonesia this December in Mies, Switzerland. The three hosts earned outright World Cup berths.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending 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 MOST READ CLYDE MONDILLAAt 24, Mondilla emerged as the new ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit champion after sweeping the last two legs of the circuit, including the P3-million The Players Championship last September.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCOLLEGE BASKETBALLFierce rivals Ateneo and La Salle starred in another epic UAAP Finals showdown. But the Blue Eagles came out triumphant this time with Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go taking charge in dethroning the Green Archers, 88-86, in the do-or-die Game 3. In the NCAA, San Beda completed a finals sweep to bag its 10th championship in 12 years. Robert Bolick led the Red Lions in upsetting the Lyceum Pirates who won all 18 elimination games. (To be continued) Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comJUNE MAR FAJARDOCementing his status as the best basketball player of his generation, the 28-year-old Fajardo claimed his fourth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award. The 6-foot-10 slotman, aside from powering San Miguel Beer to the Philippine Cup last March and the Commissioner’s Cup last July, helped Gilas Pilipinas stay unbeaten in two games in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Obiena puts SEA Games tragedy behind him View commentslast_img read more

Birthday letdown: Jazz top Cavs, spoil James’ celebration

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Mitchell shot 10 for 17 from the field. Ricky Rubio had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.“He’s a player,” James said. “The kid had a lot of game and they’ve been riding that wave all season since they realized what they actually got. He’s not afraid of the moment. They put him in situations where he can succeed and he tries to take advantage of it.”James did not record a point or an assist during the game-changing third quarter, which Utah opened with a 23-3 run. Cleveland connected on just 4 of 19 shots in the quarter.“We turned the basketball over, we couldn’t make shots,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “I just thought defensively we weren’t very good. Second unit gave us a great boost and got us back in the game, moving the basketball, getting stops defensively.“Tristan (Thompson) was great, (Dwyane) Wade was great, Jeff Green was great. So that was a good sign for those guys to get us back in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BIRTHDAY MEMORIESJames was in a storytelling mood at the pregame shoot-around when asked about his favorite birthdays. He enjoyed turning 18 but said there was “this false notion that you’re a grown man.” Even James couldn’t do whatever he wanted.“There was always certain clubs and stuff I used to go to and they were like, ‘Come on LeBron, we know you’re not 21,’” James said with a laugh. “‘We cannot let you in here and mess up our liquor license.’ So 21 was pretty cool, too. … I turned 21 and went to Vegas and that summer. I was like, back then I was so happy to show my card! ‘I’m 21, let me up in here! I’m up in here!’”Fake identification wasn’t an option, considering he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated before he was 18.“I wish,” James said. “Who was I going to be?”UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.Jazz: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. “Just have no conscience when it comes to certain things,” Mitchell said. “I missed a few shots that I normally make and just moving on to the next shot, making the right play at the right time. Just treating the last two minutes the same as the first two.“If you overthink it, that’s the first mistake right there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderJames had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists as his personal losing streak at Utah extended to seven games, four of them with Cleveland. The Cavs’ three-game losing streak is their second this season.Mitchell blew by J.R. Smith and made a layup in traffic over James with 35 seconds remaining to give the Jazz a 100-97 lead. James then missed a layup, and Utah finished off the game from the free-throw line. The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak. James powered the Cavaliers’ late rally, but the Jazz were able to hold on.The Cavs led by 10 at the end of the first quarter. Utah chipped away in the second and trailed 53-48 at halftime.“We played very well defensively in the third quarter,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Thabo (Sefolosha), he’s competitive. We know what kind of defender he is. He’d be the first person to tell you LeBron is special and there’s nobody more unique. You just do the best you can and hope for the best.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue said Isaiah Thomas (hip), who has not played this season, looked good during a Friday scrimmage and felt good Saturday. Doctors have not yet cleared Thomas to play, Lue said.Jazz: C Rudy Gobert was re-evaluated Saturday and will miss at least two more weeks with a sprained PCL.BRUTAL STRETCHThe Jazz had lost 10 of 12 while playing a brutal schedule that included 11 games against teams in position to make the playoffs. Snyder acknowledged there’s been a psychological toll, but said the team is resilient.“We try to make it about more than winning and losing,” Snyder said. “I think a focus on the process or improving and those things.“I don’t sense us being incredibly despondent. But that doesn’t mean there’s not some psychological toll that’s taken a little bit.” Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 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 Citycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha, left, guards against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)SALT LAKE CITY — There’s no longer any surprise in the Jazz locker room when Donovan Mitchell takes over a game. Teammates have begun to expect it from the rookie, whose latest feat was to outduel LeBron James on the four-time MVP’s 33rd birthday.Mitchell scored 29 points, and Utah handed James and the Cleveland Cavaliers their third straight defeat, 104-101 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Lady Chiefs start title defense with drubbing of Lady Cardinals

first_img8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Mapua managed to salvage a few more points before their impending loss with Katrina Racelis scoring on a beautiful through the block kill that cut the Lady Cardinals’ deficit to 23-12.Princess Bello countered Racelis’ attack with an off-the-block kill to put the Lady Chiefs at match point and Arellano then savored Joanelivert Mercado’s miscue for the game’s decider.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderArellano head coach Obet Javier said he wanted his team to get off to a strong start in Season 93 and begin their momentum as early as possible as they defend the title.“Every time I meet with the players I always tell them that in Season 92 we were the champions, and that’s okay, but this year we have to defend this,” said Javier. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ For Isaiah Thomas, no hard feelings in his return to Boston US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony02:57US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong01:29Police 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “If we worked hard for Season 92, this Season 93 we have to push through even harder.”Mapua was at the mercy of Arellano’s constant attacks throughout the game with the Lady Chiefs unloading 46 scoring spikes and eight aces while the Lady Cardinals managed just 15 scoring spikes and four service aces.Regine Arocha led Arellano with 12 points while Andrea Marzan added nine.Dianne Latayan had six points for Mapua.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venuescenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Arellano University had a strong start to its title defense in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after dismantling Mapua in straight sets, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs built a huge 22-8 lead in the third to all but seal their first win after Jovielyn Prado and Glydel Liu exchanged spikes for the defending champions .ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more