“We’re just trying to figure out which one he’s strong at, but I’m really pleased to have him. Art’s role will be very important to help us replace what Joe brings for us because they have similar skills. But we think he’s going to make a big impact on our team,” Cone said.Dela Cruz, meanwhile, knows how big is the task ahead of him and he’s grateful for the opportunity to perform.“It’s a huge task, but I’m motivated because my teammates are giving me the confidence and they’re allowing me to play my game,” he said. “I’m thankful to all of them because I have a chance to learn from this team and extend my game.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES View comments This early, head coach Tim Cone is excited to deal with the good problem that the versatile Dela Cruz brings to the table. “I like Art dela Cruz so much because he’s a playmaker. I was making a joke earlier that he’s so versatile, we don’t know where to play him. We don’t know whether to play him as our point guard, or our off-guard, or our small forward, or the power forward because he can do it all,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseTraded to Ginebra from Blackwater after missing the last two conference due to an Achilles injury, dela Cruz has been tirelessly working his way back to form.That effort from the 25-year-old forward is not lost on Cone. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Art dela Cruz. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonBad news for Ginebra as Joe Devance is out until February after finally undergoing surgery on his injured foot.But the good news is, Art dela Cruz is more than ready to step up in Devance’s absence as he makes his debut for the crowd favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Beyoncé presents Colin Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
The bodies of the two friends who went missing on Tuesday last following a mishap in the Essequibo River were recovered on Friday morning. Dead are 50-year-old Ravie Chutie of Hog Island and 56-year-old Ozard Russell of Aliki, Essequibo River. Their bodies, according to information received, are badly damaged.It was reported that the two now dead men along with Janet Robinson, the reputed wife of Chutie, were travelling along the Essequibo River in a wooden boat powered by a 15-horsepower engine when they encountered rough waters.The pounding waves caused Chutie to lose balance and fall overboard and in a bid to save his friend’s life, Russell went after him, but neither of them resurfaced.The boat drifted to the Hog Island foreshore where Robinson alerted persons. A group of men went in search of the two men but came up empty-handed.The police were contacted and based on reports received, the woman said that the two men were intoxicated since they drank a bottle of alcohol before they departed from the Hubu Koker, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted shortly
Chase’s fourth-quarter performance in Thursday’s showdown against San Antonio League rival West Covina was enough to make those doing the chanting hoarse. Chase helped solidify his fans’ claim by scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter to complete his game-high 30 in a 71-67 win over the Bulldogs. Rowland and South Hills split the league title, after Nogales was upset by Walnut in other action on Thursday. “It was just that our offense became stagnant, and I couldn’t watch us stand around and shoot 3-pointers,” Chase said. “I thought if somebody was going to shoot 3-pointers, it might as well be me. “I wouldn’t say I was feeling it, because I missed a couple of shots in the second quarter. It was more of me just taking over and not letting us lose. I couldn’t let us lose.” Rowland evened its season record at 14-14. The Raiders were just 6-10 entering league play and not considered a title contender. Rowland and South Hills finished at 5-3 in league. “I can believe we’re league champs,” Chase said. “I believe coach \ Hamlow sets our schedule up for a reason. When we come to league, we know we can compete with anybody in here. I’m just disappointed we didn’t win it by ourselves, because we lost to Walnut.” West Covina fell to 16-11 and 4-4 in league. The Bulldogs can blame the loss on not getting low-post standout Ralph Nevarez untracked. The senior scored only 14 points. “We couldn’t get him open, and when we did, they called a foul on him,” West Covina coach Gary Prestesater said. “I don’t know what it is. It’s frustrating.” West Covina led 60-57 midway through the fourth quarter before Chase exploded. It started with a 3-point play to tie the game with 5 minutes left. Chase drained a 3-pointer on Rowland’s next possession to make it 63-60. Following a baseline jumper by teammate Mark Perez, Chase hit another 3-pointer to make it 68-60. Chase scored nine points during Rowland’s game-deciding 11-0 run. “I’ve got 11 seniors and they worked their tails off,” Rowland’s Hamlow said. “It paid off for them. I’m proud as heck of them. Our kids got out and played tough defense. And, we hit shots.” West Covina didn’t go away, however. Kerry Carter’s bank shot completed a 7-0 run that had the Bulldogs in position to pull out the win. Down by one, West Covina had one possession when Carter was called for pushing off. Seconds later, the Bulldogs couldn’t get the rebound on a missed free throw and had to foul Chase, who made both free throws for a 70-67 lead. Carter’s attempt at a game-tying 3-pointer tantalizingly hit three times on the rim before bouncing off. Chase then hit another free throw for the final margin. “When league began is when it began to click,” Hamlow said. “Thank goodness, it began to click at the right time.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Rowland Heights vs. West Covina ROWLAND HEIGHTS – There were chants of “MVP”raining down from Rowland High School’s cheering section each time Raiders guard Philip Chase made a basket.
LAKE LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program is seeking an artist to apply his or her creative skills to a gymnasium planned for Stephen Sorensen Park. The 14,100-square-foot gym and community building is part of a $9.9 million park expansion. “We are trying to get an artist on board as soon as possible and give the artist the opportunity to study the building and identify the most desirable areas for the art,” said Rebecca Banyas, project manager for the civic art program. Lots of interior wall space is available, as well as several outdoor sites. Artists with an interest in or connection with the Lake Los Angeles area are encouraged to apply. The park, originally named Lake Los Angeles Park, was renamed for sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Sorensen, who was shot to death in August 2003 while investigating a routine trespassing case outside Lake Los Angeles. The park is about 100 acres; three acres initially were developed in the 1990s as a grassy area with picnic tables, a small playground, horseshoe pits, restrooms and a parking lot. The second phase, completed in August, included construction of two lighted outdoor basketball courts, a lighted multipurpose field and baseball field, concrete walkways, landscaping, irrigation improvements and additional parking. email@example.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The budget for the artwork is $64,000, which must include all artist fees, fabrication, insurance and installation. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday. An artist will be selected in May. Information on how to apply can be found at www.lacountyarts.org/civicart. A “Request for Qualifications,” or RFQ, can be downloaded from the Web site. A copy of the RFQ can also be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (213) 974-8300. The building will include a wood-floor gym, staff offices, full kitchen, multipurpose room and a classroom. Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2008 and be done by fall ’09.
“It’s obviously an honor for us to get this award,” Palmdale station sheriff’s Deputy Dave Jennings said. Law enforcement facilities were evaluated by local citizens in their respective municipalities based on established criteria in the Altus-sponsored Police Visit Week 2006, which was held Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. Law enforcement experts validated the survey results. Facilities were graded in five categories: community orientation, physical conditions, equal treatment of the public (without regard to gender, race or class bias), transparency and accountability, and detention conditions. The North America region was made up of 15 U.S. facilities and five from Canada. Mexico was included in the South America region for cultural reasons. PALMDALE – The Palmdale sheriff’s station is among the world’s top law enforcement facilities. That’s the conclusion of Altus Global Alliance, an international nongovernmental organization promoting ethical law enforcement practices. Altus announced that Palmdale’s station was the best in North America earlier this year, and, earlier this month, called it the second-best among the world’s participating law enforcement stations. The Palmdale station was among 20 North American facilities evaluated by the group, and among 471 involved in the study internationally. Earlier this year, the Palmdale station was visited by a law enforcement expert, who supported the public’s findings. Paula Poncioni, a University of Rio de Janeiro police studies professor, said in an e-mail she was impressed with the station’s clean interface, and its ability to adapt to rapid growth and shifting demographics. “I was impressed by several community partnership programs that show the emphasis in the relationship between the police station and the community with a preventive conception of the police work,” Poncioni said. Jennings said the station’s high marks are a tribute to its personnel, and a station-wide commitment to establish a rapport with the community. “We realize we’re never going to be perfect, but we’re going to strive to be perfect,” he said. “Even though we did very well, these scores show that there are still areas we can improve upon.” email@example.com (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000In 38 games, there were 32 wins, 106 goals scored and 100 points collected in last season’s Premier League race. Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, quite probably the greatest club manager in the modern era, Manchester City sauntered to the title, and now play the first game of the new season against Huddersfield Town.Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side broke records on their way to the Premier League title last seasonFirst things first Before you go any further, head on over to the Oddsshark website, find your favourite betting agency and get your account up and running via your credit card. As a brand new customer and with the Premier League season up and running, there should be a wide range of promotions and offers available to you.Where can I win money in this tie?Last week, City picked up where they left off at the back end of last season, and coasted to a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Now, they play in front of their own fans for the first time this season against a side who did well just to maintain their top flight status last term.Goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva capped a wonderful display from Guardiola’s side, while Huddersfield made a disappointing start to the season. The Terriers lost 3-0 on their own patch to Chelsea and are now staring st two defeats on the bounce at the start of this campaign.For there is no getting away from the fact that City are overwhelming favourites for this contest. Looking at the simple bet based solely on the outcome of the game and City are priced at just 1.10 to take all three points, while Huddersfield are all the way out t 26.00 to record what would be a shock win – even a draw is in double figures, at 13.00.This looks like one of those games where City look more than capable of notching up a cricket score and specifics will be important if you want to profit in this one. A 4-0 thrashing in favour of the champions is priced at 8.00, meaning that a US$ bet would lead to a pay out of US$40.Goals would look to be the order of the day here – after all, City have scored in 17 of their last 18 fixtures. Over 2.5 goals in the game is priced at just 1.33, with under 2.5 goals at the much higher 3.40.In addition, Guardiola’s side scored in 18 of their 19 home matches last term. Ironically enough, the one side to stop them finding the back of the net was Huddersfield, who managed to hold the champions to a goalless draw.The odds on that happening again are long, however. To give you an idea of just how unlikely that would be, 0-0 on Sunday between these two is priced far out at 23.00 – that means a US$5 bet would lead to a whopping US$115 pay out.All in all, though, Huddersfield’s away from last term was dire. The Terriers won just three of 19 games on the road and, in all honesty, the vast majority of their fans must be dreading this trip to the Etihad Stadium.You can back Manchester City to win to nil (without Huddersfield scoring a goal) at just 1.57, with other “specials” equally short, such as winning both halves (1.72) and scoring in both halves (1.44). One special might be worth backing is City to be ahead after 10 minutes – you could almost quadruple your money on that outcome, at a price of 3.75.City scored over three goals in 13 of their 19 home games last season and this would look to be a great opportunity to start up that trend for the new campaign. You can back City to win and over 3.5 goals in the game at 1.83.Of course, it remains to be seen who will score those goals. Argentine forward Sergio Aguero is the outright favourite at 1.36 to net during the game, while he is at 3.10 to score either the first or last goal of the game.Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, who endured a torrid time at the World Cup this past summer, will be keen to get off the mark for his club. The 21 year old is at 1.44 to score at any time, and you can back him at 3.50 to break the deadlock.Premier League round 2 fixtures:Saturday, 18 August(3.25) Cardiff x Newcastle (2.55); draw (3.10)(1.90) Everton x Southampton (4.75); draw (3.50)(2.05) Leicester City x Wolves (3.90); draw (3.50)(1.28) Tottenham x Fulham (12.00); draw (6.00)(2.10) West Ham x Bournemouth (3.70); draw (3.60)(1.80) Chelsea x Arsenal (4.50); draw (4.00)Sunday, 19 August(2.45) Burnley x Watford (3.40); draw (3.10)(1.10) Manchester City x Huddersfield (26.00); draw (13.00)(5.50) Brighton x Manchester United (1.75); draw (3.60)Monday, 20 August (7.50) Crystal Palace x Liverpool (1.44); draw (5.00)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
1 Radamel Falcao Radamel Falcao will start on the bench for Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Queens Park Rangers.The on-loan Colombian striker joined the Red Devils on transfer deadline day, but will have to watch as Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are up front.Daley Blind, another new arrival at Old Trafford, along with Marcos Rojo will make their debuts though, as Louis van Gaal shuffles the pack for the arrival of Harry Redknapp’s Rangers.Manchester United: De Gea, Evans, Blackett, Rojo, Da Silva, Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Blind, Mata, Rooney, van Persie.Subs: Shaw, Falcao, Januzaj, Lindegaard, Fletcher, Valencia, Pereira.QPR: Green; Hill, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla; Sandro, Kranjcar, Fer; Phillips, Hoilett, AustinSubs: Traore, McCarthy, Onuoha, Henry, Vargas, Zamora, Taarabt.
“I think they’ll be out for two-to three weeks,” United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.Martial sustained a groin problem in the early stages of Solskjaer’s first defeat in charge, but was able to carry on until half-time before being substituted.England international Lingard pulled up with a hamstring injury towards the end of the first half.United sorely missed both players after the break as PSG struck twice in quick succession through Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe to leave Solskjaer’s side with a mountain to climb if they are to reach the last eight of the Champions League.Alexis Sanchez again struggled to make an impact off the bench with Solskjaer insisting it is up to the Chilean to show he is worth the highly lucrative four-and-a-half year contract he signed when joining from Arsenal just over 12 months ago.Sanchez has scored just five goals in 37 appearances for United, but did find the net for just the second time this season in the last round of the FA Cup in a 3-1 win at Arsenal when he linked up well with Romelu Lukaku.The Belgian and Sanchez are expected to start at Stamford Bridge on Monday, but Solskjaer did not rule out the prospect of instead showing faith in youngsters Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong, who have been training with the first team after impressing in United’s junior sides.“We’ve got still forward options but Angel and Chongy have been training with us all week so there’s a big chance they’ll be involved,” said Solskjaer.“It’s a chance for anyone who plays – Alexis, Romelu, Chongy or Angel. Anthony and Jesse have done really well for us. They’re vital in the attacking part for us, of course, with their vital attributes, their pace.“But then again with Rom and Alexis, they’ve got different skill sets and will be able to show what they can do.”Defeat to PSG in midweek was a reality check for United and Solskjaer’s chances of landing the job on a permanent basis after a run of 10 wins and one draw in his first 11 games in charge.Solskjaer made a short trip home to Norway to visit his family and take stock in the past few days, but is confident his players can recover quickly to inflict more damage on a Chelsea side still reeling for last weekend’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.“It’s a different feel of course. I hate losing games, and it seems like the boys hate losing games,” he added.“They’ve been down but there’s no point dwelling on it because there are big games against good teams coming up and we need to dust ourselves down and get going again on Monday.“You’ve got to bounce back at this club. You will always have challenges and away against Chelsea is one of the tougher challenges.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard (top) and Anthony Martial (centre) will miss Monday’s FA Cup tie at Chelsea © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 15 – Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for Monday’s FA Cup clash at Chelsea with both sidelined for up to three weeks after picking up injuries during Tuesday’s Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.The in-form duo will also miss Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford in the Premier League on February 24 and face a race against time to make the second leg of the last 16 tie against PSG in the French capital on March 6.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “This is definitely a hard choice to come up with,” White said. “It definitely was a close decision. Ultimately, in my heart, it was the right decision to move on. “It’s unfortunate to end this, but guys have to what’s best for them and frankly, Reggie brought out the best in me.” White said the fact he never liked attending classes did not influence his decision, even though he was under constant supervision to make sure he didn’t skip too many. “School didn’t have anything to do with it,” he said. “I felt I could help my family and my grandmother.” White announced his decision from Denver, where he said his grandmother was in the hospital. He said USC’s two biggest names, quarterback Matt Leinart and Bush, gave him their blessing to turn pro. “I talked to Matt Leinart and he kind of told me I should move on,” White said. “It was hard. I felt like I was leaving guys at ‘SC. I talked to Reggie and he said to go with (my) heart.” Carroll, who wanted White to stay for another year, paid only compliments to the junior, who finished his career with 3,159 yards rushing, which ranks eighth in USC history, and only 10 yards behind Bush. “We obviously hate to see LenDale go, but we understand,” Carroll said. “I think every player on our team, especially Reggie and Matt, would tell you that his presence was a key reason why our offense was so tough to stop. “He provided the physical power and mentality that softened up defenses. And when he got near the goal line, you knew nothing would stop him from scoring.” White led all Division I-A players this season with 24 rushing touchdowns and gained 1,302 yards, averaging 133.8 yards per game and 8.7 yards per carry. Ironically, his final USC carry ended in failure as he got stopped inches short on a critical fourth-and-2 situation that allowed Texas to come back and defeat the Trojans in the Rose Bowl. “Losing that game made me want to come back more and avenge that loss,” White said. “But ultimately in my heart, it was the right decision for me to move on.” Bush said in a statement he completely supported White’s decision. “I’m happy for him and I know it’ll work out for him,” Bush said. “I’m behind him 100 percent. He’s like my brother.” During his announcement, White briefly held back tears. “I don’t want to cry and be a baby, but it’s a big step forward for me and my family,” he said. “They dealt with the hard-headed LenDale.” Exactly where White gets drafted will be the next question. He leaves this weekend for Florida to begin training full-time with people hired by his cousin, Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups. “I need to get my 40 time up,” White said, referring to the 40-yard dash. Carroll believed White would be a first-round pick, he just thought he would be a top-five pick if he returned for one more season. White did not ask for an NFL evaluation, unlike Justice, Bing and wide receiver Steve Smith, who is returning for his senior season. “The hardest part was to leave my family at USC,” White said. “Steve Smith, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush.” Of that group, only Smith will be back next season. Notes: Carroll left today for Eureka, Calif., where he will attend the funeral for the father of USC linebacker Rey Maualuga. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! USC officially lost LenDale White on Wednesday and will lose Reggie Bush today, meaning two of the greatest tailbacks in school history will depart early for the NFL within 24 hours. If that isn’t enough, junior safety Darnell Bing is now leaning toward applying for the NFL Draft, worried he might risk injury if he plays another year in college, according to sources. That would make USC coach Pete Carroll 0 for 4 in his recruiting efforts, because junior offensive tackle Winston Justice will announce as soon as today that he also is turning pro. Bush’s decision is a foregone conclusion, and he already hired agent Joel Segal to represent him. He is considered a possible No. 1 pick, as the Houston Texans are believed to be interested in him and Texas quarterback Vince Young. But Wednesday was White’s day, as he announced from Denver that he would go pro, a decision that wasn’t surprising since he already hired agent Eugene Parker and never met with Carroll this week to discuss his future.
Gareth Southgate has named his latest England squad for the Nations League matches vs Croatia and Spain, with James Maddison, Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho all earning their debut call-ups.Maddison, the Leicester midfielder, has been rewarded for his fine start to life at the King Power Stadium following his summer transfer from Norwich by making it into Southgate’s 25-man selection. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 silverware Most read on talkSPORT.com latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Ross Barkley’s upturn in fortunes at Chelsea means he is in line to win his first cap since the friendly against Australia in May 2016, but his Blues team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek has not made the cut due to a lack of game time this season. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The 21-year-old, who has previously been capped by England at youth level, has scored three goals and assisted a further two in his first seven appearances for the Foxes.Mount makes it into the squad on the back of some excellent performances on loan at Derby from Chelsea, having also impressed playing for Vitesse last season. The 19-year-old only made his debut for England Under-21s last month.Sancho, 18, earns his call-up having impressed for Borussia Dortmund since joining from Manchester City, having netted one goal and assisted eight for the Bundesliga side this season.Uncapped Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is back in the squad after recovering from a long-term knee injury, though Will Hughes misses out, while Harry Winks, capped once, returns the day after starting for Tottenham against Barcelona in the Champions League. BEST OF England face two away trips during the international break as the Nations League sends them to Rijeka to take on Croatia – who defeated Southgate’s side in the World Cup semi-finals – and then to Seville for a clash against Spain.The Three Lions were beaten by La Roja in the reverse fixture at Wembley last month, and will be hoping to pick up their first three points in UEFA’s new international competition.England squad for matches against Croatia and Spain, in fullGoalkeepers: Bettenlli, Pickford, McCarthy, ButlandDefenders: Alexander-Arnold, Rose, Walker, Stones, Tarkowski, Maguire, Gomez, Shaw, TrippierMidfielders: Chalobah, Mount, Dier, Winks, Barkley, Maddison, HendersonForwards: Sancho, Sterling, Rashford, Welbeck, Kane gameday cracker 2 LATEST SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed Maddison has been one of the Premier League’s best players so far this season REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sancho has really hit the ground running since joining Borussia Dortmund Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion