Title hopes end as Philippines falls to Korea anew in Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Korea spoils Gilas bidThe country’s last win over its fierce rival was back in the 2013 edition of the Asian tilt, where the Jimmy Alapag-led Gilas Pilipinas advanced to the final.Oh Se Keun topped Korea with 22 points and five rebounds, while Kim Sun Hyung went 9-of-11 from the field to wound up with 21 markers, four assists, and three boards as the Koreans advance to the semifinals.Kim Jong Kyu also chimed in 15 points, four dimes, and, two rebounds.The Scores:KOREA 118 – Oh 22, Kim S H 21, Kim J K 15, Lee S H 14, Lee Ju H 11, Choi 9, Heo 9, Park 9, Yang 5, Jeon 3, Lim 0.GILAS PILIPINAS 86 – Romeo 22, Standhardinger 17, Pogoy 12, Castro William 11, Aguilar 7, Wright 6, Jalalon 5, Abueva 2, Almazan 2, Fajardo 2, Cruz 0, Norwood 0.Quarters: 26-18, 57-49, 86-62, 118-86. Photo from Fiba.comSouth Korea remains the bane of the Philippines in continental basketball.The hot-shooting Koreans broke the Filipinos’ hearts anew with a 118-86 rout in their knockout quarterfinal duel in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img SEA Games Gallery: August 16 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Terrence Romeo waxed hot in the second quarter as he linked up with Jayson Castro to pull Gilas within six, 56-49, but Korea proved it was simply a superior team.READ: Gilas five needs pluckThe Koreans shot a mercurial 16-of-21 clip from beyond the arc and dished out 34 assists, leading by as high as 34, 112-78, courtesy of a long bomb from Yang Hong Seok with 1:57 to play.Romeo uncorked all of his 22 points in that blazing second frame, but was held scoreless in the second half by the tenacious Korean defense.Christian Standhardinger added 17 markers and four boards, Roger Pogoy had 12 points in the Philippines’ late spurt, and Castro William got 11 markers, four assists, and three rebounds as the ghost of the Korea continued to haunt the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT The loss ended Gilas Pilipinas’ impressive run, where they went undefeated in the group stages despite an undermanned line-up, and relegated the Filipinos to the battle for fifth place.READ: Gilas Pilipinas, Korea resume bitter basketball rivalryFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Not only did the Koreans take the Filipinos out of the running for the title, they also assured them of their worst finish since 2011 when Gilas Pilipinas placed fourth.Defense was the biggest issue for the Nationals as they allowed the disciplined Korean crew to shoot 73-percent from the field in the first half to grab a 16-point lead, 49-33. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

LETTERKENNY GAELS CAMOGIE AND GIRLS FOOTBALL PRESENTATION EVENING – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgGAA NEWS: Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn celebrated a year of success for camogie and girls football in the Clubhouse at Pairc na nGael on Sunday past.The 2015 presentation evening looked back at a year when the camogie team brought county, provincial and All Ireland medals to the club and the footballers gained promotion at U16 level. Highlights of 2015 for the Camogs included the Centra Hurling Day in Croke Park, meeting the President of the Camogie Association, winning county success and the infamous Mud Run team day out.Sponsors Castle Grove Country House were thanked as were club coaches Ann Marie Gibbons, Celine Sweeney, Aideen Quinn, Rory Quinn, Emer McHugh, Una Quinn, Eimear Gillespie, Ellen Quinn, Grainne Gallagher and Laoise McMenamin.U8 and U10 camogie teams received club medals whilst the U12 girls received county medals.The U14 squad celebrated winning the Donegal U14 Shield whilst the U17 squad were commended on completion of their league. U12 Player of the Year award was shared between Ciara Murray and Tori Ellis whilst Zoe Lynch received U14 Player of the Year.These girls were congratulated on their commitment, attitude and improvement throughout 2015.A special award for Outstanding Commitment to Letterkenny Gaels Camogie was given to Úna Quinn for her contribution to coaching, playing and club development.Club Chairman Charlie Cannon performed his first official duties in presenting these trophies to the girls.County success was highlighted with Anna McHugh, Eimear Quinn and Caoimhe Doherty winning Ulster and All Ireland runners up medals as part of Donegal U14 squad – Caoimhe was captain of the team and Eímear leading scorer over the year.Caoimhe and Eimear shared their All Ireland winning shield and medals for the U15 squad. Lead club coach Ann Marie Gibbons spoke about the huge improvement in all age groups and the team spirit that has been quickly and firmly established.On the girls football side Kevin Lynch spoke about the football year for Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn girls and urged parents to become involved.Coach Nicky McGarrigle was thanked for his input.At U14 level the girls completed their league with Anna McHugh receiving Most Improved Player award. Caoimhe Doherty was awarded U14 Player of the Year for her leadership on the pitch. At U16 the girls were promoted at the end of their league campaign into Division 3 playoffs.There is a strong team spirit that will carry these girls through minor league in 2016. Awards went to Ciara Sweeney for Most Improved Player and to Rachel Tinney as Player of the Year.The presentation concluded with thanks to all girls, parents and families for their continuing support and with refreshments and a slideshow of the highlights of the year.LETTERKENNY GAELS CAMOGIE AND GIRLS FOOTBALL PRESENTATION EVENING – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more

India finishes 16th in Asian Beach Games

first_imgDanang (Vietnam), Oct 2 (PTI) India ended their campaign in the 5th Asian Beach Games at 16th spot with 24 medals, including two gold, here today. Shweta Ramdas More won the gold in womens 48kg-52kg class traditional martial arts event by beating Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung of Vietnam on the final day of the competitions here. India won 2 gold, 4 silver and 18 bronze in the Games to end at 16th spot in the medal table. India were, however, fifth in terms of total number of medals won. Hosts Vietnam topped the medal table with 139 medals (52 gold, 44 silver and 43 bronze), followed by Thailand (90) and China (49) in the top three. Earlier, Deepa Prakash Gawale won a silver medal in the womens Dragon Tiger Form Vovinam event. A 208 member contingent represented India in 13 different sports disciplines in the Asian Beach Games. PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

Courts fail both CBI Rajeev Kumar agency steps up hunt

first_imgNew Delhi: The courts in West Bengal failed both the Central Bureau of Investigation and Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday, as the agency failed to get a non-bailable warrant (NBW) for Kumar’s arrest in the Saradha case and the former Kolkata Police Commissioner failed to get anticipatory bail.The Barasat District court, where both the CBI and Kumar had put in their pleas for an NBW and anticipatory bail respectively, said that the pleas were not maintainable and that these matters are beyond the jurisdiction of the District Judge of North 24 Parganas. The court disposed the pleas, asking both parties to approach the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Earlier in the day, both parties were disappointed with the Special court in Barasat as well, as the trial court had said the same thing about their pleas, directing them to approach the District and Sessions court, as it was a court for MPs and MLAs. Meanwhile, the CBI has stepped up its hunt for Kumar, who has not been seen since the Calcutta High Court had lifted his protection from arrest, noting that he was still only a witness in the case and not an accused, despite which the CBI pressed for an arrest warrant. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, the central probe agency’s grounds for seeking an arrest warrant was “evasion of summons”, with CBI sources saying that Kumar had failed to appear before them despite three summons issued to him in the last three days. “This shows that he is evading the process of investigation by not joining the probe,” an official said. Officials added that special teams have also been constituted to locate the former Kolkata top cop, who is now posted as the ADGP (CID) of West Bengal. Sources in the know had earlier said that CBI had sent a letter to Kumar’s lawyer on Monday, asking his client to appear before agency officials at 10 am on Tuesday. The agency had then approached the trial court for an arrest warrant against him. Officials also said that they had sent a letter to the chief secretary, home secretary and the DGP of West Bengal, looking to know more about Kumar’s location and telling them to ask him to join the probe. The top officials of the state had said that they had communicated the agency’s notice to Kumar, but he is yet to join the probe. After the Calcutta High Court had lifted Kumar’s arrest shield, the CBI had issued a summons to him, following which he had sent a communique asking for one months’ time before joining the probe. In fact, the CBI had taken the matter to the Supreme Court of India once again, when it filed a caveat on the same day, to prevent Kumar from challenging the High Court order in the Apex Court.last_img read more