“Our guys are dying to get to the All-Star break,” Kerr told reporters. “We’re limping to the finish line to the All-Star break.”But that respite won’t come until February 16, and the Warriors had six games to go before then, starting with a clash with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Warriors at 41-11 are just two games ahead of the Houston Rockets for first place in the Western Conference.On Friday in Sacramento they coughed up 25 turnovers — one short of their season-worst — and didn’t put the lowly 16-35 Kings away until the fourth quarter. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stands on the court during their game against the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on January 23, 2018 in Oakland, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — The Golden State Warriors own the best record in the NBA, but coach Steve Kerr says the reigning champions are feeling the effects of the fight to stay at the top.Kerr said after the Warriors’ sloppy win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday that his players are “mentally fried”.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases On Saturday they were trying to wrap up a three-game road trip with a winning record, after opening it with a blowout loss to the Utah Jazz. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak NLEX ends slump, trips Ginebra OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track
LATEST STORIES And just like that, despite enduring a two-game slide before Wednesday’s dominating victory, Adamson grabbed a piece of the lead with its sixth win in eight outings.The Falcons share the same record with idle Ateneo but own the tiebreak against the defending champion for now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJerrick Ahanmisi fired 21 points and Papi Sarr finished with 15 points for Adamson.Earlier, former Adamson high school star Encho Serrano bucked an illness to key La Salle’s second straight victory at the expense of University of the East, 79-59. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But it was Serrano’s play that turned out to be the biggest difference for La Salle.A dominant presence in high school with his strength and athleticism, Serrano scored on transition baskets and daredevil drives, providing a quick reminder why so many schools wanted to recruit him.What made the performance even more remarkable was the fact that Serrano had to go to the hospital for a checkup the morning before the game as he was suffering from a flu.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOver the past few playdates, three schools have had their moment at the No. 1 spot in the UAAP men’s basketball standings. And on Wednesday afternoon, Adamson took its turn at the top anew.On a day a rookie from its high school program finally showed his worth, the Falcons snapped a two-game slide with a 69-58 drubbing of National University at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ With Aljun Melecio cooling off after an explosive performance against Adamson last Saturday, Serrano, the former high school star from Adamson, finally came out of his shell, finishing with 18 points in just 18 minutes.“I just really wanted to play to get my confidence,” said Serrano in Filipino.Andrei Caracut also dished out his best game of the season with 16 points as the Archers kept their explosive form against a UE team that showed little fight in the middle quarters.“We need everyone to step up in the second round,” said La Salle coach Louie Gonzales, whose team pulled level with FEU at third spot with a 5-3 record.Melecio was held to just eight points after back-to-back 20-point performances against Ateneo and Adamson, but big men Santi Santillan and Justin Baltazar put together 25 points for the Archers.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Looking to cruise, Aces slog past Dyip on Harris’ heroics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
… recent MoU suspendedPassengers heading to the United States (US) from Guyana, and who will be transiting in Trinidad and 10Tobago (T&T), will now have to undergo security screening before boarding their flight to the US, the T&T Civil Aviation Authority has announced.This new move blanks the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, which was established in 2015 to promote a “One-Stop” security arrangement to improve the processing of passengers transferring at Piarco International Airport and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Caribbean Airlines flights.According to the T&T Aviation Authority, the direction comes directly from the United States Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which issued an Emergency Amendment, to the aviation security measures applied at the Last Point of Departure (LPD) for flights to the United States.“This Emergency Amendment takes immediate effect. The US TSA Emergency Amendment directs aircraft operators to screen all transfer and transit passengers and their accessible property at the Piarco International Airport as the LPD when travelling to the United States, prior to boarding the aircraft,” the Aviation Authority said on Tuesday.Consequently, passengers originating from Guyana and other destinations transferring at the Piarco International Airport to the United States must undergo security screening together with their accessible property. It said the Emergency Amendment issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration supersedes the Memorandum of Understanding established between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago for the Mutual Recognition of Aviation Security Measures, which allowed passengers originating from Guyana and transferring at Piarco International Airport, Trinidad, to continue their journey without undergoing screening.“To ensure aircraft operators comply with the United States TSA Emergency Amendment to screen all transfer passengers and their accessible at the Piarco International Airport as the Last Point of Departure into the United States, the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority in collaboration with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the MOU between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago,” the Trinidad agency said.The suspension is effective immediately. The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) said it regrets any inconvenience to passengers travelling from Guyana and transferring at the Piarco International Airport, which may have been caused by the suspension of the MoU as a result of the TSA Emergency Amendment.It assured that it will continue to collaborate with the United States Department of Homeland Security TSA and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority with a view to improving the security processing of passengers originating from Guyana and transferring at the Piarco International Airport to the United States.
…her “unique skills” an asset – GreenidgeThe coalition Government has rehired former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Prime Ministerial Candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper to assist the Foreign Affairs Ministry with her “unique skills”.Elisabeth HarperAmbassador Harper, a career diplomat, was the Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry before stepping down last year to run alongside PPP/C Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar for the 2015 General and Regional Elections.According to Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge at the Ministry’s year-end press briefing on Thursday, Ambassador Harper was retained by the Ministry to work in the areas of documentation and border issues, which he said she has “unique skills” in.The Minister noted that as Director General and a staffer within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Harper had worked very closely on the matters pertaining to sovereignty, a fact they have already begun capitalising on.“Mrs Harper has been retained by the Ministry latterly to work with us in a couple of areas in which she has rather unique skills and… because of the delicacy of (sovereignty), we have been utilising the skills of Mrs Harper to assist us in that area and that is ongoing; it will continue,” the Minister stated.Moreover, Greenidge went on to say that given the high staff turnover at the Ministry, coupled with difficulties in execution of duties, the Ministry is looking to retain the institutional knowledge of past employees such as the former Director General.“In this Ministry, I’ll be able to point to you many rooms that have documents and few people in here, if any, can tell you what the documents are. On that side, we try to utilise the knowledge of those who have worked here in the past,” he explained. Since the defeat of the PPP/C at last year’s elections, Ambassador Harper had vanished from the limelight and was rarely, if at all, seen at any of the now Opposition’s events.Ambassador Harper had held the post of Director General at the Foreign Affairs Ministry since 2001. She was also an Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) at her time of retirement.Harper, who is a recipient of the Golden Achievement Award, began her career at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1976 as a Registry Clerk and worked her way up to hold the title of Director General.She had previously served as Director of the Department of the Americas and Asia at the Foreign Affairs Ministry from 1996 to 2001; a consular officer at the Guyana High Commission in London from 1991 to 1995, and Head of the Frontier Division from 1990 to 1991.Described as a distinguished public servant, Harper has been a member of Guyana’s delegation to various meetings of Caricom, the Latin American Economic System, the Association of Caribbean States, United Nations, the Commonwealth and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), among others.Harper had also served in several other positions, including Ambassador to Caricom (2003 to 2015); Non-resident High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago (2003-2015); Non-resident High Commissioner to Barbados (2004-2015); Non-resident High Commissioner to Grenada (2006-2015) and Non-resident High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis.
The 2-0 win, in which France star Antoine Griezmann set up the opener for Angel Correa on 18 minutes, lifts Atletico into second, six points behind Barcelona who play Levante on Sunday.Atletico stay two points clear of third-placed Valencia, who are on 37 points after coming back from an early deficit to beat Girona 2-1 thanks to a first-half Janos Ramalho own goal and Daniel Parejo’s penalty three minutes after the break.Costa had been lively the whole match and received a yellow card for a foul in the 62nd minute. Five minutes later he met a low cross to put his side 2-0 up and immediately earned a second yellow for leaping into the stands to celebrate with fans.The brooding striker looked totally perplexed by the decision but his borderline style of play may inject some much needed bite to the Atletico forward line.“His presence gives us speed and directness. And he frightens opponents too,” said Atletico Coach Diego Simeone after the game.“The referee was unable to consider the emotional aspect (of Costa’s behaviour), the rules are the rules,” he said.Simeone’s side looked as hard to beat as ever — with just eight goals conceded and one defeat in 18 league games — but they have scored only 27 with Griezmann struggling to find the net, hitting just five league goals so far.Atletico haven’t won La Liga since Costa left for London, where he won two Premier League titles in three years after rifling the Madrid club to their tenth league championship with 27 goals.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa (L) is shown a red card after celebrating a goal during the Spanish league match against Getafe © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMadrid, Spain, Jan 6 – Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe.Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoining the Spanish club from Chelsea.
0Shares0000Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic with skipper Luka Modric during their extra-time win over England © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 12 – Ecstatic Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident tiredness will not be an issue for his side when they face France in the World Cup final despite once again coming through extra time to beat England on Wednesday.Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 in the semi-final clash in Moscow, with Mario Mandzukic claiming the winner in the 109th minute after Ivan Perisic had earlier cancelled out Kieran Trippier’s free-kick opener. Dalic’s side were clearly exhausted, but they managed to fight on to the end of two hours of gripping football to take the country of just over four million people into the final for the first time.However, the biggest concern looking ahead to Sunday’s game is bound to be fatigue, with Croatia having also required extra time and penalties to come through ties against Denmark and hosts Russia in the past two weeks.France will have had 24 hours longer to prepare for the game after edging out Belgium 1-0 in 90 minutes in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.“This is fantastic. Two players played with half a leg, but it didn’t show. In extra-time nobody wanted to be substituted. This shows character and is what makes me proud. Nobody gave up,” said Dalic, whose team have played the equivalent of one match more than the French.“We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it. Going to extra-time might be a problem along with the fact France have had an extra day to recover but there will be no excuses,” he added.“We have to play as if this were the first game in this tournament.”Domagoj Vida and Mario Mandzukic let the young ones join in the post-match celebrations on the Luzhniki pitch © AFP / YURI CORTEZNo team has ever made it to the World Cup final after going to extra-time in all three prior knockout rounds — England twice won in extra-time in 1990 before losing on penalties to West Germany in the semi-finals.Dalic was only appointed as Croatia coach towards the end of their qualifying campaign, leading them to Russia via a play-off win against Greece.– ‘Better in all aspects’ –He described France as a “top-drawer team with fantastic players”, but his own side have earned their place in the final, their victory over England coming after they earlier destroyed Lionel Messi and Argentina with a 3-0 win in the group stage.Luka Modric has been inspirational throughout their run, yet there were numerous outstanding performances at the Luzhniki Stadium as Croatia recovered from a shaky opening half hour.Among the best was Marcelo Brozovic, the Inter Milan midfielder brought into the line-up to provide extra steel in front of the defence.“We were the better team in all aspects of the game,” said Dalic.“We played better than we did against Argentina. I told the players before the game there was no pressure — we have reached the semi-finals, enjoy your football and this was exactly what we did.”Croatia now have the chance to take revenge on France after losing 2-1 in Paris when the sides met in the semi-finals back in 1998 — Dalic travelled to that World Cup as a fan.With such a modest population, they are the smallest country to get to a World Cup final since Uruguay back in 1950, and in the modern game it is a staggering achievement.“For Croatian football and Croatia as a country this is history being written,” said the 51-year-old Dalic.“We are going to play England in the League of Nations (in October) and we don’t have a proper stadium to play that game. But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us.”He will just be hoping that all of them are fit enough for one last effort against a fearsome French side.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
West Brom v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT on Sunday 23 August at 1.30pm.Chelsea responded to last weekend’s hammering at the hands of Manchester City by dipping into the transfer market with two eye-catching signings.Ghanaian left-back Abdul-Rahman, effectively a replacement for Filipe Luis, cost £17million and will be expecting to do more than just warm the bench after such a substantial fee.The acquisition of Pedro, though, has really captured the imagination after a rather subdued few months in the transfer market. While the Blues’ title rivals were strengthening considerably, their was a real feeling at Stamford Bridge that, up until the Spanish forward signed for £21.4m, their recruits were contingency plans for when injuries occurred.PEDRO: MOURINHO SAID ‘HE NEEDED ME’ AT CHELSEAPedro is a proven match winner and one of the best professionals in the game. While La Liga imports haven’t always adapted instantly to the demands of the Premier League, you can expect him to apply himself and put his body on the line for the cause.So how will the Blues line up against West Brom this weekend? talkSPORT takes a look…Possible Chelsea XI: Pedro and Baba Abdul-Rahman 1 Goalkeeper and DefenceAfter a pretty shambolic start to the new season, Chelsea’s defence has come under scrutiny after shipping five goals in two games.Thibaut Courtois’s dismissal against Swansea on the opening weekend will see Asmir Begovic retain his place in goal, and he may have pushed the Belgian for a regular spot after a string of impressive saves against City.The Blues’ back line needs rejuvenating, so Mourinho could look to hand Abdul-Rahman his debut at left-back and switch Cesar Azpilicueta to the opposite flank. The performances of Branislav Ivanovic – usually so reliable – have been below par after getting the run around by Jefferson Montero and Raheem Sterling respectively, so a spell out of the side may benefit the Serbian.John Terry was hooked at half-time during the City defeat after a personal pasting from Sergio Aguero, but he should retain his place in the starting XI at the Hawthorns alongside Gary Cahill.MidfieldPedro’s arrival could see a reshuffle in midfield, although former Barcelona team-mate Cesc Fabregas’s position is causing Mourinho a headache at the moment. Fabregas is one of the Blues’ most crucial creative assets, but he has been criticised for neglecting his defensive duties from a central midfield role. However, because West Brom are not a top eight side, expect him to pair up with Nemanja Matic in a midfield two.Chelsea’s attacking three behind a sole striker has been the cornerstone to their success in recent years, and Pedro on the right of that triumvirate should enhance the Blues’ fluidity. With Eden Hazard a shoe-in on the left, that leaves Willian and Oscar fighting it out for the number 10 spot behind Diego Costa. While neither have hit the ground running so far this season, the former is most likely to get the nod due to his work-rate.AttackThe most undisputable position in the Chelsea side. It’s simple – if Costa is fit, he starts.How do you think Chelsea will line up with their possible new side? Tell us by commenting below…You can listen to West Brom v Chelsea live on talkSPORT on Sunday from 1.30pm.
Reports have claimed that Lionel Messi is open to a move to the Premier League having grown frustrated with his tax case in Spain. And while a large number of supporters claim the propsect of the Argentine magician heading to England wouldn’t happen in a million years, others have reacted with a tad more excitement.Of course, there’s the possibility that, as has been seen in many other cases, Messi could simply be vying for a new contract or may even encouraging offers so as to discover his transfer value.But, what’s the harm in a little dreaming?One Arsenal fan comically hinted that the Gunners’ lack of spending could all be a part of Arsene Wenger’s hidden plan to lure Barcelona’s No.10 to the Emirates Stadium.While another imagined Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho using Messi as a scapegoat for not tracking back during a Blues defeat…Read these and more of the best responses to the Messi rumour below. 1 Reports have claimed that Lionel Messi is open to a move to the Premier League having grown frustrated with his tax case in Spain
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after missing a shot 1 Manchester United are being heavily linked with landing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer.After four years full of goals and trophies at Paris Saint-Germain, the 34-year-old is seeking pastures new.His time at Euro 2016 with Sweden will allow him to showcase his talents, to those who maybe aren’t clued up on their Ligue 1 action.And after a quiet game against Republic of Ireland, he faced Italy on Friday afternoon. But how did he get on against the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini?Find out as we ran the rule over the Red Devils target…CreativityWhen in between the lines, Ibrahimovic looked neat and tidy as he tried to combine with John Guidetti and the tricky Emil Forsberg. Some of his passes weren’t the greatest though.Meanwhile, his dribbling allowed him to escape a number of tough situations as Azzurri shirts swarmed him.In fact it was often his movement that created Italy the most problems but towards the end following Italy’s goal, he was mainly used as a battering ram to head the ball on.AggressionThe Swedish looked pretty calm throughout, despite possible frustrations and feelings of urgency as the match went on. He remained composed in tight situations but did give away a clumsy foul in the penalty area when he could have swivelled and shot.Ibrahimovic did appear intensely focused and even when he missed an easy opportunity, despite it being ruled offside, he seemed geared up to bounce back and maintained his high levels of concentration.MovementAlthough starting alongside ex-Manchester City star Guidetti, Ibrahimovic actually played deeper to assist his midfield and pick up passes, but the two did occasionally switch this up.When the ball entered the final third on the flank, Ibrahimovic quickly peeled towards the back post, ready to receive any aerial balls, but against an uncompromising Italy back line this wasn’t too effective.When possible, the striker dropped left to annoy Andrea Barzagli, who will have been identified as a weaker link in the Italian back-three, but even Ibrahimovic couldn’t disrupt the Juventus trio too much.His drifts left also allowed Leipzig star Forsberg to move centrally and squeeze the Italian midfield with his compatiots, but it took him until the 42nd minute to register a touch inside the Italian penalty area.Around the hour-mark, a bent run saw him called offside, which was correct. Better timing would have seen him through on goal, though.His running to engage the three centre-backs was impressive but he again strayed offside before he missed an open goal, even though it wouldn’t have counted.FinishingLimited to just two chances, both in the air, in the first half, Ibrahimovic wasn’t really able to show his shooting ability.Aerially, he was narrowly beaten to the ball by Giorgio Chiellini on the first occasion, while for the second he was unable to nod the deep cross to the back post on target.Ibrahimovic did have his blushes spared approaching the final 20 minutes of the match when he spooned a shot over from just two yards out, thankfully he’d been flagged offside.Meanwhile, an attempt from just outside of the box was blocked easily as he tried to get Sweden an equaliser following Eder’s opener.ConclusionManchester United’s move for the player won’t hinge on this one game, but it may reinforce Jose Mourinho’s decision to sign the player. His intelligent movement and ability to play off a fellow striker will make him an asset.Ibrahimovic did not have a bad game and was really the most likely of Sweden’s player’s to make something happen, but the battle-hardened Juventus trio of Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini did not make his life easy as he tried to spark his nation into life.His shooting was never really tested but his movement, stamina and creativity were good against a well-drilled Italy side. His deep-lying role, though, may see Wayne Rooney convert fully into a midfielder as currently they would occupy a similar position for the Red Devils.
The city of Bordeaux has turned green this weekend, as the Republic of Ireland have come to town to face Belgium.Irish fans are instantly recognisable wherever they go, but can they recognise some of the more difficult player names from the various other teams playing at Euro 2016?And, more importantly, can they spell them?talkSPORT collaborated with our friend Paddy Power back at the Eiffel Tower fan park in Paris to see how this Irishman would get on at doing just that.It didn’t quite go to plan…