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Ayo gets key pieces as Cansino stays, NCAA Jrs stars join UST

first_img‘Home is where the heart is’ as SJ Belangel commits to Ateneo The do-it-all swingman averaged a league-best 24.6 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals in his senior year for the Tiger Cubs, leading UST High School to the stepladder semifinals before falling to the NU Bullpups.Cansino has been unwavering in his commitment to UST, shunning offers from other schools. “Got loyalty inside my DNA,” he said in a tweet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Got loyalty inside my DNA. 🤷🏼‍♂️🐆 pic.twitter.com/Ra2MRDDiZB— Cj Cansino (@cjcansino1) March 2, 2018 But Cansino was not the lone haul Ayo got from the high school ranks.In a report of The Varsitarian, also joining the Growling Tigers next season are Mike Enriquez from Malayan High School, Joshua Marcos from La Salle Greenhills, and Toby Agustin and Kobe Caballero from JRU.Enriquez was the NCAA Season 91 Juniors MVP and helped the Red Robins contend during his stay where they won the NCAA Season 92 juniors championship. His last two years in the high school ranks, however, was plagued with injuries as he saw Mapua lose to La Salle Greenhills this past season.Cub ➡️ Tiger pic.twitter.com/dl3UC0N0kBADVERTISEMENT — Aldin (@AyoAV_official) March 5, 2018Marcos, meanwhile, was a pivotal part of the Greenies’ historic title run this past NCAA Season 93, where he averaged 10.7 points.On the other hand, Agustin, who averaged 16.3 markers and 7.5 rebounds in his senior year, and Caballero, who netted 14.3 points and 4.4 assists, were key cogs of the Light Bombers’ campaign this past season in a highly-competitive NCAA tournament.The quintet’s arrival will be a big boost for UST’s campaign, which went 1-13 last season under coach Boy Sablan.Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and the returning Renzo Subido will provide the leadership for the Growling Tigers’ guards this upcoming UAAP Season 81. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments 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 awardcenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Looking to replicate his fast-paced system implemented in Letran and La Salle, University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo has already started putting together the key pieces for his new-look Growling Tigers.Ayo secured the services of CJ Cansino as the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Most Valuable Player decided to remain in España.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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All-Stars stir the Vegas scene

first_imgMaloof has had a big hand in it. He said he and his brother, Joe, were talking about the idea of a neutral site All-Star game and pitched the thought of it being in their city to commissioner David Stern, who told them to bring it to Mayor Oscar Goodman on one condition: No betting on the game in the sports books. Being an exhibition that doesn’t get heavy action anyway, that was no problem. “If you bet the NBA All-Star game, you might as well get a life,” Gavin Maloof said. Besides, after all those parties – Maloof said his casino will host about a dozen, featuring everyone from Shaquille O’Neal to Dwyane Wade to Diddy – who can predict which players will have energy left to play well Sunday night? “There ain’t going to be no sleep, I’ll tell you that,” Wade said. “There’s going to be a lot going on.” The timing of this experiment couldn’t be better. After an occasionally rocky first half that featured headaches from the ball to the brawl, the NBA could use a few days away to blow off some steam. Photos NBA All Star LAS VEGAS – Even a city that spares no expense for a good time has never seen anything like this. The NBA All-Star game on Sunday may be meaningless and after three nights of parties, might be sloppy. But try telling that to people paying top dollar for a chance to see it. Is there a better place for that than Sin City? “I got married in Vegas a couple of summers ago and it was pretty crazy, so I can only imagine what it is going to be like with all the celebrities and an event this big,” said Washington’s Caron Butler, a first-time All-Star. Goodman called the combination of NBA stars and his city’s entertainers “a perfect honeymoon.” The players were to share the Sunday night stage with Las Vegas entertainment fixtures Wayne Newton, Danny Gans and performers from Cirque du Soleil, all scheduled to perform that night. Last year, Goodman said the festivities would rival “the heyday of a Tyson fight.” Given a year to reconsider, the mayor has amended his prediction. “As far as the expectations for this weekend, it outdoes any championship fight that I’ve experienced here,” he said. “And I’ve lived here since 1964 and I’ve seen the Alis and the Listons and the Foremans and the Fosters and the Tysons. “The buzz here is extraordinary. The parties that are being arranged at this point in time are extraordinary. It’s just going to be a weekend and a couple of days of nonstop excitement and electricity and neon and glitz and glamour, and it’s going to be everything that Las Vegas is all about.” The predictions for the weekend are staggering. Besides the prices for a ticket at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas officials estimate there will be 25,000 visitors who will generate more than $26 million in non-gaming economic impact, as the NBA shares the holiday weekend crowd with a fashion industry convention and the Chinese New Year. “There aren’t many cities where the All-Star weekend would be a relatively small event in terms of the number of people involved, but Las Vegas is such a city,” Stern said. “That said, I understand that in terms of the demand for tickets and the like, it’s been the biggest event in their history.” So how is anyone supposed to get any rest during this All-Star “break?” “Ah, you don’t,” LeBron James said. “Let’s see, Tuesday I can sleep all day in Toronto and be ready for Wednesday. I’m not going to get any sleep (in Vegas).” Green, Kapono win Boston’s Gerald Green capped All-Star Saturday with an acrobatic leap over a table to win the dunk contest, and Miami’s Jason Kapono fell just short of an event record while winning the 3-Point Shootout. Green, the Celtics’ 20-year-old swingman, performed his two most memorable dunks in the first round before that final leap over a table bearing the All-Star game logo for a windmill jam. He first made an electrifying two-handed slam on an alley-oop pass off the side of the backboard from teammate Paul Pierce in the first round. Green then jumped over fellow finalist Nate Robinson while wearing the No. 7 Celtics jersey of 1991 dunk champion Dee Brown – and shielding his eyes in the crook of his elbow in an homage to Brown’s memorable no-look dunk. Green easily won over the five-man judges’ panel of Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter – particularly when Robinson, the diminutive 2006 champion, missed nine straight times on his final dunk before finally landing a one-handed spin move. Green and Robinson eliminated Orlando’s Dwight Howard and Chicago’s Tyrus Thomas in the first round, even though the 6-foot-11 Howard came up with the most original move. Earlier, Artesia High graduate Kapono beat stars Gilbert Arenas and Dirk Nowitzki with a final-round 24 – just one shy of the event record. Kapono, the fourth-year pro who finally blossomed with the Heat this season, tied Mark Price’s final-round record and fell just one point shy of Craig Hodges’ overall mark with an impressive performance leading off the last round. “It’s something that I dreamed of as a kid,” Kapono said. “You watch Larry Bird and all those guys shoot, and obviously I learned early on that I wasn’t ever going to be in on the slam dunk part.” Kapono leads the NBA this season with 56 percent shooting on 3-pointers while averaging 11.1 points per game. He has finally found an NBA role as an outside shooting specialist after playing for three teams in his first three seasons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “This is the biggest event that ever hit Las Vegas,” said Gavin Maloof, whose family owns the Sacramento Kings and the Palms, where the players are staying. “No question about it, bigger than any fight. Let me tell you why. The tickets, they’re brokering the tickets 10 rows up, five rows up for $27,000 a ticket. “There’s never been an event that I know of in the history of the world that goes for $27,000. I don’t care if it’s World Cup, I don’t care if it’s the Stones, Super Bowl. There’s never been an event that a broker has charged that kind of an amount for any ticket, not that I know of. It’s just incredible.” last_img read more

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BROADCAST BOSSES CONFIRM THEY ARE ALLOWING DONEGAL MAN’S BID FOR HIGHLAND RADIO LICENSE

first_imgIRELAND’S broadcasting authorities have confirmed that they are allowing an open competition for the next 10-year license to broadcast services in North Donegal.It means millionaire Inishowen businessman Paddy Simpson will be allowed to bid for the license currently held by Highland Radio.The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) says it is seeking applications for broadcasting services covering North Donegal. Mr Simpson owns a number of diverse businesses north and south of the Border including a hotel in Belfast and a cinema complex and bowling alley on Derry’s Buncrana Road.He’s a native of Carndonagh and owns one of the buildings currently rented by the BBC in Belfast.If he were to secure the license, it would see it being held again in local hands.Ironically Highland’s bid to keep the franchise is still listed on the BAI’s website as having come from Charlie Collins who quit the station earlier this month.  BROADCAST BOSSES CONFIRM THEY ARE ALLOWING DONEGAL MAN’S BID FOR HIGHLAND RADIO LICENSE was last modified: June 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BROADCAST BOSSES CONFIRM THEY ARE ALLOWING DONEGAL MAN’S BID FOR HIGHLAND RADIO LICENSElast_img read more