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  • Coach says La Salle’s inexperience showed in loss to FEU

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle stayed in step with Far Eastern University for three quarters, but only to succumb to the Tamarraws’ hot shooting in the fourth, 68-61.READ: FEU clips La Salle to open UAAP Season 81 campaignFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But while he rues his team’s failure to close out games, Gonzalez, who appeared in his first UAAP game as head  coach, still saw some positives from his players.“Too bad we lost, but like I said, I’m optimistic with my team. I’m sure we’re gonna get better,” he said. 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japan rejoices in having first tennis grand slam champion Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez during the Green Archers game against the FEU Tamaraws in the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournnament. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLa Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez said the Green Archers’ opening game loss in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament exposed his team’s immaturity.“It’s very evident in this game how young we are as team competing against a seasoned team,” Gonzalez said, admitting the Green Archers still lack the ability to close out games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ “But to do that, the team has to figure out who to give the ball to, how to start attacking, and make adjustments, most especially during crunch time.” View commentslast_img read more

  • Sunderland said to be keen to sign Townsend on loan from Tottenham

    first_imgSunderland are looking to sign Andros Townsend on loan from Tottenham, according to Goal.com.Townsend impressed during a loan spell at QPR, who want to sign him on a permanent basis but believe Spurs are unlikely to let him go.Several other Premier League clubs, including Newcastle, would also be interested in the 23-year-old wide-man should he become available, Goal say.QPR have enquired about Townsend several times since his loan spellMeanwhile, Chelsea are among the clubs supposedly looking to sign Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets.It comes after reports in the Spanish media that the player could move during next month’s transfer window or in the summer, with Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain said to be keen.The Express say Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested and that Busquets could be tempted to move to England.For more transfer speculation, including QPR’s Adel Taarabt being linked with a move to the United States, see Sunday morning’s Paper Talk.See also:Palace linked with Taarabt, Newcastle said to be considering Austin bidFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • The Buckeye Cowboy — Kirby Hidy

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you have ever been around the Farm Science Review, The Ohio State Fair, The Sale of Champions, The Agriculture Hall of Fame Breakfast, Pork Congress, Power Show or a number of other events around Ohio and saw a salty-haired, mustached man sporting a cowboy hat and a smile, I can almost guarantee  that you met Kirby Hidy.We lost our great friend and co-worker over the weekend and for a man who brought so much life to every conversation he had, it is hard to believe that he is gone. Kirby was in and around Ohio agriculture for decades. He worked at The Ohio Department of Agriculture, The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, WRFD Radio, with me years ago at The ABN, and over the last five years after he and I began working here at The Ohio Ag Net.Kirby was the most simple, yet complex man I have come to know. He didn’t need much. His family and a group of friends he considered family would do.The complexities came from what molded him over time.He was an Ohio boy, who found his love for the cowboy way during the years he lived in Texas. His passions were diverse. He loved horses, The Dallas Mavericks, The Texas Longhorns, wood working, jazz music, disc golf and above all, telling a good story. Some stories he told almost sounded made up from out of the blue. But if you knew Kirby, you knew they were true…with some ad libbed details to add a little color to the picture. What noble cowboy can’t tell a good story?For Kirby, life was all about the people he spent it with. The conversation would most always turn to his wife and three kids and he would beam when he talked about them. He had a way of making every meeting at our conference room table interesting. His wit was so fast sometimes he couldn’t take the toothpick out of his mouth quick enough to get his quip in and make us all laugh out loud.He had a group of friends that he had known for years, some since college, that he would play poker with every month. I can tell you for a fact that it was never about how many chips he was up or down — he was always winning by just being a part of that camaraderie.That is how everyone that came across Kirby Hidy at one time or another should feel. For having met him, we all hit the jackpot. People were the highlight of his life and he most certainly accentuated all of ours.Peace, Love, Dove, Compadre. We will miss you.last_img read more

  • What’s down

    first_imgPreity Zinta. She went underwater for her 36th birthday, snorkelling in the Maldives to celebrate.Sonu Nigam.Sonu Nigam. With fewer songs on hand, the 37-year-old singer is now concentrating on his hair, with bizarre results. The bun atop his head at an awards show was an all-time low. Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan. The man behind this summer’s genius blockbuster, Inception, was not among the list of Oscar nominees for Best Director. Is it a bad dream? Pooja BediPooja Bedi splits from beau Dwiti Vikramaditya days after announcing to the world that they were to get married.  Veena MalikVeena Malik. A case has been filed in a Lahore court against her for “immoral acts”. Salman Khan.Salman Khan’s alcoholic consumption. The actor is off drinks till he completes his new film.  Preity ZintaPreity Zinta. The Kings XI Punjab owner had a spat with Siddharth Mallya of Royal Challengers over Saurabh Tiwary who had already been sold to the latter for USD 1.4 million.  (From India Today magazine issue dated January 24, 2011)GovindaGovinda’s weight. The actor is trimming the excess baggage to look fit for his upcoming film Naughty @ 40. He has lost 8 kg. (From India Today magazine issue dated January 24, 2011) Anil KumbleAnil Kumble, who withdrew himself from the IPL auction. Sigh. One gentleman less in a very gentleman-less version of the game.  (From India Today magazine issue dated January 17, 2011) Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh. The Indian batsman finds himself in a rather unflattering list with a British newspaper naming him as one of the Top 10 Sporting Egos of recent times.  (From India Today magazine issue dated January 17, 2011) advertisementlast_img read more

  • Andy Murray seeks to end Rafael Nadal’s French Open domination

    first_imgRafael Nadal has won eight tiles in Paris with 64 match wins against a single defeatBriefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.For the first time in this year’s tournament, the eight-time champion dropped a set.And this had to be on Nadal’s mind: His opponent, David Ferrer, could present real problems. Not only is Ferrer ranked No. 5, and not only was he the runner-up at Roland Garros a year ago – to Nadal, of course – but he also beat Nadal on red clay the last time they played each other.So how did Nadal handle this test? Perfectly. From late in the second set, he won 10 games in a row, and 13 of 14 the rest of the way, to come back and beat Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1, setting up a semifinal Friday against Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.”At the beginning,” Nadal acknowledged, “David was playing with a higher intensity than me.”But once Nadal made a key adjustment – deciding to dispense with his surprisingly off-target backhand as much as possible and instead do whatever he could to use his topspin-heavy forehand – he took over.After committing 28 unforced errors across the windy first two sets, Nadal had zero in the third, and only three in the last.”When I was able to hit with my forehand,” Nadal said, “I felt that I was in control.”Ferrer, for his part, said that in the latter stages, “I lost my concentration, my focus.”advertisementIt was Nadal’s 33rd consecutive win at the French Open and improved his record in the event to 64-1. His only loss at the tournament came to Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009.The Spaniard, who turned 28 on Tuesday, is not used to facing much in the way of hardship at Roland Garros. So Nadal took what he was able to do against Ferrer as a good sign.”At the end of the day, I am rather happy to have been able to turn the situation around,” said Nadal, who wasn’t thrilled to be put on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the second-largest arena, for the second time this year. “I managed to pull through, even though it was complicated.”The route Murray took during his 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0 victory over No. 23 Gael Monfils of France was far more circuitous, finishing right on the cusp of dusk after 9:30 p.m. In front of a crowd loudly pulling for Monfils at Court Philippe Chatrier, Murray was terrific at the outset, mediocre in the middle, then closed on a high.After a brief discussion with a tournament official over whether there was enough sun to play the fifth set – the Roland Garros courts have no artificial lights – Murray made the whole thing moot. He raced through that set in 21 minutes, winning 24 of 31 points, as Monfils appeared to stop trying.”Everything happened very fast,” Monfils said.Said Murray: “It was so dark at the end. Thankfully for me, he played a poor fifth set once I got ahead.”Murray will be playing in the French Open semifinals for the second time; he lost to Nadal in 2011. In all, Nadal owns a 14-5 edge in their head-to-head matches.”I need to recover very well,” Murray said, “and try to be especially calm for that one.”The other men’s semifinal will be No. 2 Novak Djokovic against No. 18 Ernests Gulbis.Earlier, No. 4 Simona Halep of Romania and No. 28 Andrea Petkovic of Germany both moved into the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Thursday’s other women’s semifinal will be 2012 champion Maria Sharapova against 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.Halep beat 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-2, and Petkovic defeated 2012 runner-up Sara Errani by that very same score.A year ago, Halep arrived at Roland Garros ranked 57th. But over the past 13 months, she’s won seven titles. Petkovic, meanwhile, is enjoying a resurgence.She made it to the top 10 in 2011, when she was the only woman to reach three major quarterfinals (although she went 0-3). In late 2012, she hurt her right knee, and her ranking plummeted to 177th last year. But she’s worked her way back, and after eliminating Errani, the gregarious Petkovic kissed her racket – something she said she’d never done before.”I don’t know what happened to me. I was just overwhelmed by emotion,” Petkovic said. “I had no boy to kiss, so I kissed my racket, right?”last_img read more