Kobe Bryant. AP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant said he would kneel during the pre-game national anthem if he was still playing in the NBA.Bryant, appearing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast released on Wednesday, responded during a series of rapid-fire questions “kneel” when asked what he would do.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 “A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly “Make America Great Again”,” Bryant tweeted.Bryant retired in 2016 after two decades with Los Angeles where he won five NBA championships.In their pre-season games so far, the Lakers have stood with locked arms during the anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said he expects the players in the league to stand during the anthem, and the league issued a memo to teams offering suggestions on how they might address the current political climate when the season opens this month.READ: Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthemFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDemonstrations during the anthem have become a hot topic across sports after US President Donald Trump bitterly criticized NFL players who declined to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” to draw attention to racial injustice.Bryant himself weighed in on Trump’s remarks last week via Twitter. Bolts return to PBA finals DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
View comments Arellano University eyes a double celebration as its men’s and women’s teams try to finish off their respective foes in the 93rd NCAA volleyball tournament on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.“We can’t afford to give them a chance to beat us,” said coach Obet Javier as his Lady Chiefs gun for a second straight women’s title and third overall.ADVERTISEMENT Almodiel, a 20-year-old transferee from Southwestern University in Cebu, vowed to strike back strong.“I felt the pressure. I hope to bounce back,” said Almodiel.In the juniors’ division, defending champion Perpetual Help and Letran start their own best-of-three duel at 11 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Lady Chiefs shoot for a finals sweep after turning back the San Beda Lady Red Spikers, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, in Game 1.Regine Anne Arocha and Jovielyn Grace Prado are expected to star anew in the 4 p.m. showdown after the duo led three other players who finished in double-figures.In men’s action, the Chiefs also stunned the fancied Perpetual Help Altas, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, to gain the upper hand in their best-of-three duel.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 folk“I’ll just try to help the team win a championship,” said Christian dela Paz, who delivered 24 points in the opener.The 20-year-old Dela Paz outshone Perpetual Help’s Joebert Almodiel, the newly awarded rookie MVP and Best Outside Spiker, who was held to eight hits in his first finals appearance in the NCAA. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GA tackles crucial POC issues LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Bell, a versatile 25-year-old spiker who led University of Texas to four Final Four appearances, including an NCAA title in 2012, came through with 27 attacks to finish with 29 points for the Blaze Spikers, who are looking to redeem themselves after falling short in last year’s finals.Former Most Valuable Player Lindsay Stalzer was also stunning as she chipped in 19 kills, two aces and two blocks for 23 hits while Mika Reyes and Frances Molina tallied nine and eight points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PH bowlers get feel of Asiad foes Katherine Bell made a strong first impression in powering Petron to a 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23 victory over Cocolife in Game 1 of their Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix best-of-three semifinals series Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Coming in as a late replacement for Hillary Hurley, Bell shone at the attack zone to give Petron an early lead in the showdown.Should Petron win Game 2 on Thursday, it will clash with the victor of the other semifinal pairing between reigning champion F2 Logistics and Foton, which are still playing at press time.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Isa Molde lifts the trophy after UP claimed the PVL Collegiate Conference championship after surviving FEU in five sets. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonIsa Molde never expected to win MVP of the conference despite leading University of the Philippines to the PVL Collegiate Conference Finals.But after spearheading the Lady Maroons to a historic volleyball championship, the school’s first in 36 years, there wasn’t any doubt who the Finals MVP was.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UP wins first major volleyball title in 36 years, sweeps FEU in PVL Finals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college She tallied 16 in Game 1 where UP also won in five sets after rallying from two sets down.“She’s been my MVP since we started playing,” UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said of Molde.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal READ: UP star Isa Molde named PVL Collegiate Conference MVP“I’m so happy. It felt like winning the UAAP,” said Molde, who was named Finals MVP, in Filipino during a TV interview.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 Chriss“We just picked each other up and fought,” she added.Molde, who took much of the offensive load with Tots Carlos out the whole conference with a shin injury, led all scorers with 22 points, including a hit that put the Lady Maroons at match point after trailing, 7-13. View comments
She told the BBC in comments published Friday that she was “treated with disrespect” at a recent meeting.“I think it’s indicative of two things,” Scott said. “One is lack of regard for the athlete’s voice in general. I think it’s also indicative of leadership of WADA’s alignment with the Olympic movement.”US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart, who last month condemned the decision to reinstate RUSADA, applauded Scott’s comments, indicating the International Olympic Committee had unduly influenced the global anti-doping body.“The IOC tail is now unquestionably wagging the WADA dog, and that is not something anyone who cares about clean, fair sport wants to see,” Tygart said in a statement on Friday backing Scott.“The show must not go on as it does today –- and that is why we want to make it crystal clear to athletes that USADA will always stand with them and listen to their voices as we continue to push for a reformed WADA so that, for the first time, it starts to represent those we are supposed to serve: the athletes.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000United States Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart backed the comments by Beckie Scott that WADA is too close to the Olympic movement © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / ALEX WONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Beckie Scott, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Committee, says in a BBC interview that she was “bullied” by some WADA officials over her opposition to reinstating Russia’s anti-doping agency.Scott, a Canadian former Olympic cross-country skiing champion, last month resigned from the panel that recommended lifting the ban on RUSADA, which had been declared non-compliant in 2015 after revelations of a vast state-backed scheme to avoid drug testers.
Ibrahimovic made a massive impact in his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions before sustaining a knee ligament injury in April last year.However, the Swedish star made a remarkable recovery to return to action in November, only to suffer a recurrence of the problem the following month.The recent arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal is likely to limit his chances for Mourinho’s side, and the Portuguese coach will not stand in Ibrahimovic’s way if he wants to move on in the final days of the January transfer window.Commenting on the exit rumours, Mourinho said: “He told me nothing about it. The first time I read or heard something about that was from the media. He never mentioned that to me so I don’t know.“Zlatan is in the last year of his contract. If that is true and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country, we are here to help and to create conditions for that to happen, not to make his life difficult.“The last thing that Zlatan told me was that he wants to recover totally and feel ready to help the team. He is working hard to be fit. He is not injured, he is in a moment of trying to feel really ready for the demands of Premier League football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ibrahimovic made a massive impact in his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions before sustaining a knee ligament injury in April last year.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he will not deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic the opportunity to seek regular game time elsewhere amid reported interest from the MLS.The 36-year-old striker had been linked with a move to the United States before he joined United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.
17: 44: Michael Murphy lifts the Ango-Celt…it’s coming home to Donegal tonight. It’s a play-off date for Derry against Kildare. Murphy named Man of the Match by the sports writers. It was Colm McFadden for us. Thanks to everyone who followed the game with us today. Video and match reports will follow later. We’re off for a pint (or three) first!17:40 START THE PARTY: DONEGAL WIN BY SIX POINTS17:37 DONEGAL HAVE WON THE ANGLO-CELT CUP AND ARE ULSTER SFC CHAMPIONS 17:34: Man of the Match Colm McFadden scores a superb point after great team play. It’s a wonderful point. Donegal 1-11, Derry 0-8.17: 33 Kielt scores a point. It’s Donegal 1-10, Derry 0-8. Three minutes of injury time.17: 32. Start celebrating folks….just a minute left.17:30: Donegal fans are celebrating already. Derry need two goals. And Donegal are playing their socks off. 17:27 Donegal are five points to the good; Derry are all over the place. It’s looking good for Donegal…..and then Michael Hegarty scores a super point to increase the lead to six points. It’s Donegal 1-10, Derry 0-7.17:26: Controversy as Emmett McGuickan goes down in front of the Donegal goal. Derry fans shout for a penalty. But referee waves play on; but then stops play to allow McGuickan to get treatment. McGuickan gets the smelling salts. Donegal are six minutes away from their first Ulster title in 19 years. Derry’s Michael Friel is booked for an off-the-ball incident.17:24 Derry hit their tenth wide of the game. Donegal are fighting for every ball.17:21 Captain Michael Murphy scores a superb point after great defending by Donegal. It’s Donegal 1-09, Derry 0-07. Donegal have 12 minutes left to hold this lead and win the Anglo-Celt.17:20: Donegal are hassling Derry at every turn. Derry can’t play. Donegal are defending like men possessed. 17:14 Space opening up across the field; and with the wind building up again, it is becoming scrappy. Donegal get a free 30 yards out. Colm McFadden scores. It’s Donegal 1-08, Derry 0-7. Donegal have 7 wides; Derry have 9.17:10: James Kielt scores a superb point after good work from the back by Derry. It’s Donegal 1-07, Derry 0-7. 3 points in it.17:09. Derry’s James Kielt scores a point. It’s now Donegal 1-07, Derry 0-6. 46 mins gone.17:08 Michael Hegarty scores after more great work by Murphy. Donegal lead 1-07 to Derry’s 0-5. 17:07: Murphy wins the ball again; this time he feeds Colm McFadden who scores to put Donegal four points ahead. It’s Donegal 1-06, Derry 0-5.17:03: There is a fracas off the ball. Donegal’s McBrearty is on the ground. He is treated for more than a minute. There is a melee – and referee gives yellow cards to Donegal captain Michael Murphy and Derry’s Dermot Mcbride.17:02 It’s Donegal three points ahead Donegal 1-05, Derry 0-5.17:00 IT’S A PENALTY. Referee – from 50 yards away – says Danny Devlin brought down Michael Murphy and the referee says it’s a penalty. It appears the umpire gave it. Murphy steps up to take the penalty and…..SCORES!!!!! TV replays suggest penalty was harsh.17:00 Enda Muldoon tries a shot from way out on the right but it goes wide. First chance of the second half goes to Derry.16:58: Players back on the pitch for the second half. Who will win the Ulster title this year? Donegal need to get a grip on midfield. And we’re underway….Derry win possession from the throw-in.16:49 ALL square at half time in front of 20,000 very nervous fans. Everyone heading for the burger vans (bring lots of cash). Donegal were dominating in the early stages and the O’Donnell boys looked good, but Derry have slowly come back into it. The wind is definitely playing its part. It really is any side’s game; and Donegal can win the Anglo-Celt if they play like they did in the opening part of the first half.16:40: HALF TIME AT CLONES: DONEGAL 0-5, DERRY 0-5Derry scorers: C Kielt 0-2, J Kielt 0-1, Gilligan 0-1, Donaghy 0-1Donegal scorers: McFadden 0-1, Thompson 0-2, Murphy 0-1, Bradley 0-116:39: It’s a free for Donegal….but Michael Murphy puts it wide! Incredible. In the build-up Donegal had played on and scored a goal. But it is disallowed as the referee had blown for the free…a free missed by Murphy. IT’S HALF TIME. Donegal haven’t scored for 18 minutes.16:37: Muldoon puts the 45 wide.16:36: Derry increase pressure. Keeper Durkan makes good save. At the other end McBrearty has a go, but Derry keeper saves. Still all square. Derry have a 45 at the other end. Three minutes of injury time being played.16:32: Rory Kavanagh goes down in midfield. Treated for his injury. The St Eunan’s man has to come off and that is a blow. Martin McElhinney of St Michael’s comes on.16:31 Martin Donaghy scores a point for Derry and the game is all level. Derry have come back into it. Donegal 0-5, Derry 0-5.16:30: 29th minute. Derry get free and Gilligan (a fitness trainer with Glenties last year) scores a point. Donegal 0-5, Derry 0-4. Just a point in it.16:27: Charlie Kielt scores a superb point with the outside of his boot. 26 mins gone and it’s Donegal 0-5, Derry 0-3. Michael Bateson is taken off and replaced with Donaghy.16:25: 23 minutes gone and Donegal are confident. Derry are mis-hitting balls all over the park. Donegal hit a wide. Michael Bateson hits Mark McHugh off the ball and get a yellow card.16:22 Donegal win the ball from the kick-out; McFadden wins the ball and Anthony Thompson points. It’s Donegal 0-5, Derry 0-2. Derry seem out of sorts and Donegal are now settling much better.16:21: Ryan Bradley scores an excellent point to increase Donegal’s lead. Donegal 0-4, Derry 0-2.14:18: McGlynn fouls a Derry forward. James Kielt scores from the free to pull the score back. Donegal 0-3, Derry 0-2. 18mins gone.16:16: Kavanagh pumps the ball up; McFadden wins the ball and plays off to Donegal captain Michael Murphy who points. It’s Donegal 0-3, Derry 0-1.16:15: Michael Hegarty has a chance to increase the lead but hits the ball wide when he could have scored. Good work by McFadden in the build up. 14 mins gone.16:13: Donegal win the ball in midfield. Referee misses a push in the back and Anthony Thompson runs through to put Donegal ahead again. Donegal 0-2, Derry 0-1.16:12: Derry work the ball from the back, but hit the ball well wide. No side has really settled yet. A lot of nerves out there.16:09: Charlie Kielt levels the game with a long range point which goes over off the post. Donegal 0-1, Derry 0-1. Eight minutes gone.16:06: McFadden wins a free – and puts Donegal in the lead with a point. There’s 4.45 mins gone. Donegal 0-1, Derry 0-0.16:04 Patrick McBrearty takes a shot from 35 yards. He has the distance; but it’s wide.16:01 And we’re underway….Derry win the ball but Diver penalised for overcarrying. Michael Murphy goes forward and shoots….but it’s wide. It looks like a point but umpire says ‘no’. Derry go up the other end and also hit a wide. This time it really is a wide.16:00: Gallagher and Kavanagh start in midfield for Donegal. National anthem being played. 20,000 at the game.15:55: The players are on the pitch and following the band around Clones park. Donegal and Derry flags blowing stiffly in the breeze.15:48 A good crowd here at Clones as donegaldaily.com starts live coverage of the Ulster Senior Football Championship final between favourites Donegal and our neighbours Derry. It’s 19 years since Donegal won the Anglo-Celt and Jim McGuinness’s charges have a great chance to bridge that gap today. The conditions are poor, very windy. Wind gusts of around 30mph.15:00. The drive down was ‘windy’ – right soft day. Plenty of Green and Gold on the roads across to Co Monaghan today. Nice atmosphere in and around Clones all morning. A lot of talk about the weather.14:45: Good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of Donegal v Derry. Greetings to all of you abroad. We’ll bring you every kick from today’s match. Throw-in 4pm.ULSTER SFC FINAL: LIVE TEXT FROM CLONES ON DONEGAL V DERRY was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Donegal v DerryDONEGAL V DERRY LIVE TEXT REPORTS
The Quiet Moment Tearooms back in the day!Over the past two decades a lot has changed on Letterkenny’s Main Street.Many familiar faces and businesses have gone their various ways.And although it may also have changed its guise, the Quiet Moment Tearooms has ben serving customers and continues to do so in those twenty years. Reeling in the years…..!The premises celebrates its 20th anniversary this Saturday, July 19th.And to mark the occasion, owner and well-knwon local businessman Brendan McGlynn is revisiting the very day he opened the restaurant.As well as face-painting and music, the Quiet Moment will be offering teas and coffees at 1994 prices – which is about 50 cent per cup!We can’t guarantee that Brendan will be wearing the same suit he wore back in 1994 but he will certainly have that all familiar welcome and chat for customers. Why not pop in and say hello and get the cheapest cup of tea or coffee in town – all the way from 1994.If you need any further info there is some on our websitehttp://www.quietmoment.ie/about.htmlThe Quiet Moment Tearooms as they stand proudly today. BRENDAN GOES ‘QUIETLY’ BACK TO THE ’90s WITH HIS TEA AND COFFEE PRICES! was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Brendan McGlynndonegalletterkennyThe Quiet MOment Tearooms
The Bryce Harper sweepstakes moved into a new and interesting phase this week — the phase where super-duper agent Scott Boras attempts to charm the money belt off suitors for his client’s services.Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle at the general managers meeting in Southern California, Boras employed Eddie Haskell-grade ingratiation. Eddie Haskell? If you never had the pleasure, more’s the pity. Here is a short primer:Anyway. As anyone worth his fantasy baseball …
OAKLAND – Despite remaining sidelined for the past month with a strained right calf, Kevin Durant is still expected to return at some point in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. But when?“We’re hoping he can play in Game 5 or 6,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Everything in between, I’m not sharing because it has gone haywire. There is so much going on it doesn’t make sense to talk about it. Hes either going to play or he’s not. So tonight he’s not playing.”Durant will miss Game …