first_imgView image | gettyimages.com Last night the joy in Metsville reached euphoric dimensions as the improbable became the unbelievable: The Mets had swept the Cubs in four straight games, winning the National League pennant. Now they’ll play either the Kansas City Royals or the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series starting Tuesday.This amazing outcome for a team that unarguably sucked this summer had even seasoned observers saying crazy things as they tried to wrap their heads around it.In the post-game analysis on SNY, Mets former manager Bobby Valentine, whose grin is broader than the one permanently plastered on Mr. Met, said he was so happy that he felt like ripping his clothes off, which provoked such laughter off camera that the studio started to sound like a sports bar in Queens. Remembering how he once showed up in the Mets dugout wearing a fake mustache after he’d been ejected for arguing with an umpire, you wouldn’t put it past him.But you couldn’t blame him. Valentine was the skipper the last time the Mets reached this far when the Mets played the Yankees in the 2000 Subway Series—and the Yanks predictably triumphed.In another studio Keith Hernandez, the great Mets first baseman with the dapper mustache, could barely contain himself as he tried to control his emotions, keep his suit buttoned, and describe what he said was an historic night for the franchise—and he’d been part of the 1986 World Series, the last time the Mets won it.And that victory was never assured since Boston had taken an early 2-0 lead in the series before New York battled back. The Sox were about to clinch Game Six at Shea Stadium before the hometown crowd. The Mets were behind by a run in the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs and two strikes on Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson when his legendary squibbbler up the first base line slipped under the glove of Boston’s Bill Buckner. Following the advice of the immortal Mets sports radio announcer Howie Rose, we “put it in the books.”Granted, over the years, Mets fans have been through a lot themselves, which makes the victory all that sweeter. We never take anything for granted. The darkness is always lurking off the foul lines.Even last night, no lead was enough, especially when the Cubs had men on base. That’s the difference in confidence between Mets supporters and other fans.In the back of our minds we remember 2004, when the Yankees had a 3-0 lead over the Red Sox for the American League pennant. Back then Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry admitted that he’d be hard-pressed to choose between the Red Sox’s finally winning the World Series in what seemed like a gazillion years or his beating the worst president since World War II, George W. Bush.This time around we knew that baseball whiz Theo Epstein had left Boston to oversee the Chicago Cubs, bringing along Sox slugger Manny Ramirez to give hitting tips. How many times in the last few days have Boston fans evoked 2004, saying they’d like to watch a closer series? Are they kidding me? Let them root for the Blue Jays! We wanted it to end right there and then. But first we had no choice but to hang onto every pitch.In the fourth inning, the Cubs had the bases loaded with no outs, for crying out loud, and they were only down by four runs. We’d seen what they’d done to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had slammed them to the ground. Then Cubs’ Starlin Castro drilled a shot toward left field. In a nanosecond our captain, David Wright, leaped high in the air like the great ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and snagged it in his glove.It may have been the defensive play of the game, and it was done by a guy with spinal stenosis, a debilitating, painful condition that had sidelined him for months this season, even casting doubt on whether his career as a Met was over. Now, he’s going to the World Series to represent a team he’s played for since he first came to the Majors.And what about the guy who cried this season when he thought he’d been traded? Wilmer Flores heard the news from social media as he took his position at short stop, fighting back the tears, as fans at Citi Field applauded him for his service. His unabashed loyalty to a team he’d been associated with since he was 17 years old was cathartic. At the time, the idea that a player actually cared about being a Met when the team was barely above .500 seemed inconceivable. After all, this was a team that had been no-hit by a no-name pitcher from the San Francisco Giants when there were more SF fans than Mets fans in the stands.Last night in Chicago Flores caught a foul amid the bull-pen crowd gathered near the third-base stands, making a play reminiscent of Yanks’ Derek Jeter. It was a huge out. The metaphorical clouds of doom and gloom that had been gathering suddenly parted, at least temporarily. Soon, the team’s transformation from mediocre to superior was complete with an 8-3 win.Following his unparalleled Mets pitching peers—Noah “Thor” Syndegaard, Matt “The Dark Knight” Harvey, and the lanky, long-haired Jacob DeGrom—Long Island native Steve Matz pitched a great game. The 24-year-old rookie lefthander who starred at Ward-Melville High School almost got a hit down the right-field line himself. In his Major League debut back in June, he’d hit a two-run double, and went 3-for 3. When he was 11, Matz had reportedly first come to the attention of professional baseball when he was spotted by a scout at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, which many frustrated parents of Long Island Little Leaguers probably know as Baseball Purgatory. Now he’s living the dream, pitching his favorite team from childhood into the World Series.There are many things to savor from last night’s game, which condemned the Cubs to their 107th consecutive season without a championship. To them, we say, wait ‘til next year.First, hats off to Terry Collins, the oldest manager in baseball, at 66, who pointed out that he clinched the pennant on what would’ve been his parents’ 73rd wedding anniversary. He’d played for a decade in the minors, and became a manager in 1981, even getting fired along the way.As Collins told reporters in Chicago after the game, he got a note from his mom when he was 12 years old so he could skip school and watch the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and the Yankees. “Then I’m sitting there tonight (thinking), ‘Holy crap, now you’re in it, after all these years!’”Collins made a lot of great moves over the season to keep the team competitive. To the consternation of fans, he stuck with the slumping first baseman Lucas Duda in the playoffs—he’d been 3-for-24—and last night Collins was rewarded big time. Duda hit a three-run blast off Cubs’ Jason Hammel, who’d had him buried in a 3-2 hole. Up next was catcher Travis D’Arnoud, who also homered. The team had a four-run lead and the first inning wasn’t even over. But I don’t know any long-time Mets fans who dared to relax. It was too early for that.Weird things also happened last night in Chicago. When D’Arnoud was behind the plate, the Cubs Tommy LaStella fouled a ball off his face mask that plunked the Cubs Miguel Montero’s batting helmet as he stood on deck. Cubs veteran catcher David Ross blanked out that our pitcher, Steven Matz, only had two strikes when he ran off the field thinking his team was out of the inning. Maybe Ross forgot he was in the National League.And poor, pitiful, portly Kyle Schwarber, a former catcher whom the Cubs stuck in left field. He landed flat on his belly more than once, his white uniform stained green with Wrigley Field grass, his miscues helping the Mets pile on their lead.This team may have never trailed in the playoffs but that was the farthest thought from my mind when Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets phenomenal center-fielder with the thick bushy eyebrows, was spotted in the dugout, wearing a pennant championship T-shirt as well as his protective goggles for post-game champagne spraying. Cespedes hadn’t been seen since he’d left the game in the second inning with a sore shoulder. Good god, the game wasn’t over yet! Talk about a jinx, about hubris, about tempting fate! Put a duffel bag over that guy and hustle him back inside the locker room!But there were his teammates leaning over the railing, smiling, laughing, waiting to mob the mound. Bartolo Colon, our 42-year-old veteran pitcher, looked like a bemused Buddha as he contemplated his first trip to the Fall Classic. He’d come on to relieve Matz in the fifth-inning after three Mets players had let a shallow two-out pop-out drop amid them. Colon pitched perfectly, keeping the Cubs at bay.And then, when we thought there was nothing left for him to prove, Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth-inning. It was Murphy’s sixth consecutive home run in the playoffs, not only a franchise record, but one for the history books! His achievement earned him the MVP trophy for the National League championship series. Afterwards, the Mets right-fielder Curtis Granderson told reporters that “I can tell my kids I played with Babe Ruth!” Some of us would nominate Granderson as the Mets MVP for the inspiring role he’d played all season long in keeping the team in the hunt for October.Asked for an explanation about his amazing home-run streak, Murphy said, “I can’t explain. Just ride it…” As he put it to another reporter, “Let the blessings flow!”Who thought he’d stay this hot? Nobody I know. After all, during the regular season, he only hit 14 home runs, his career high, and here he was aiming for the record books. When he came to bat in the eighth inning, who expected him to “go yard”? The Mets had six runs, the Cubs only one. But then lightning struck again—and Murphy hit a two-run homer beyond the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field. You just can’t make this up. No Hollywood producer would buy this script.But here they are, four games away from a ticker-tape parade down Broadway. Who would have believed it? Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

first_imgMost weeks Dino Babers enters his Monday morning press conference and immediately asks for questions. Monday, after SU’s 27-23 loss at Clemson, he approached the podium with an index card and spoke for nearly two minutes.To start, he announced long snapper Matt Keller will be out for the season. Keller was seen with a sling on his arm after the loss Saturday. Then Babers shifted his tone. He expressed his pride in Syracuse’s effort against the now No. 4 Tigers. But he didn’t want to look back any longer.“We have to move on from that game,” Babers said. “We can’t finish and reach our goals if we keep looking back to the past. And I know that you have questions to ask and I’ll answer those questions.” The questions came. After the reviewing the film, Babers was more specific as to why SU couldn’t hang onto its 10-point fourth quarter lead.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFirst, he mentioned three first downs in the second half. “That’s not enough,” he said. Then, he brought up the 96-yard Clemson drive which ended in a game-winning touchdown, which used too much clock. Lastly, he questioned himself. He said the two plays he had “50-50” decisions on timeouts came on Clemson’s 4th-and-6 from its own 48 and before the final touchdown of the game. Babers noted he didn’t call a timeout before the 4th-and-6 because he didn’t want to give the “rookie” quarterback Chase Brice and opportunity to talk through the play with his coaches. He wanted to challenge Brice to do it on his own. Before the final touchdown, Babers contemplated giving the defense a break because of the play count building up against his team on the drive, but he didn’t pull the trigger.“Those are my two 50-50s,”  Babers said. “I’m not saying they’re wrong. It was just ‘hey, 50-50 make a call.’” “So there was a lot of stuff going on,” Babers continued while cracking a smile. “But it was one heck of a game wasn’t it? It really was.”Later, Babers compared his team to Clemson last year. He praised the Tigers: “the big thing Clemson didn’t do last year, is they didn’t let Syracuse beat them twice.” He added Syracuse needs to do the same this year. The best thing for SU is to turn the page, he added. “I don’t think they’re occasional,” Babers said of his team. “But we have to prove it. And this an opportunity right now to prove it. We’ve had a setback it’s our first one of the year. Now, what are we going to do now?”Other notes from Monday’s presser When asked if he considers Clemson a rival of SU, Babers opted to list Boston College as the Orange’s rival. He added: “If you want to find out where you are as a football team, playing (Clemson) you normally do.” Babers on Pittsburgh: “They have two big backs they run the football with. They believe in running the football. I’ve coached at that university and they’re a bunch of tough guys that like to grind it out and pound and lean on you. And we just saw what happened to us in the last game when someone decided to do that.”When asked about the health of Antwan Cordy, who left Saturday’s game in a sling, and Chris Elmore Babers said, “Both of those guys will be fine. Both of them will be in the next game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rob Picciolo, an Angels coach from 2006-13, died on Wednesday, his family confirmed. The cause of death was not released.Picciolo, who was 64, was the Angels bench coach in his final seasons with the club. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the Angels’ roving infield instructor. He had previously coached with the Padres, from 1990-2005.Picciolo played nine seasons in the majors, including the 1984 season with the Angels. He was primarily a shortstop, but also played third base and second base. He was a backup infielder for the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers team that reached the World Series.Picciolo starred at Westchester High, Santa Monica College and Pepperdine before signing with the Oakland A’s in 1974.last_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PBA IMAGESChris Tiu may be the last of basketball’s gentlemen, a genuine class act on and off the court who has proven that nice guys do not always finish last.But a career dotted with championships in college and in the pros and unparalleled devotion to the national team may have reached its end in the form of a 30-point explosion that rescued Rain or Shine and towed it to a 107-101 victory over NLEX in the Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Tiu saved the import-less Elasto Painters with the kind of shooting he had always been known for and, in a gesture thick with foreshadowing, his teammates ran him through several screens, urging him to keep shooting. Later, teammates and coaching staff embraced him as he went to the bench with 25.4 seconds left.“This is what it feels like when your teammates are always looking for you and wanting you to shoot,” Tiu said. “They kept looking for me, setting screens for me and if I missed, they urged me to shoot again. This is what it feels like and it feels good.”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 ChrissNot only was Rain or Shine without an import, the Elasto Painters also played without stars Maverick Ahanmisi, Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan.“Our bigs played well but Chris played his heart out and like you said, maybe he’s retiring but … with 30 points he shouldn’t retire,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines 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 LATEST STORIES The 33-year-old Tiu, a member of the original Gilas team in 2009 before he was selected as the seventh overall pick by the Elasto Painters in the 2012 Draft, said he is still uncertain of his future.“We’ll see. My contract is expiring I think in November or December this year. I have to talk to our bosses Raymond and Terry, see what they have in mind and then,” Tiu said. “I think I can still play. I mean, today, I don’t know how many minutes I played but I felt pretty good.”In the second game, Meralco came up strong in the last two quarters to rout San Miguel Beer, 111-81.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seniors Desiderio, Vito save day for UP MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAn Garda Siochana in Donegal have arrested four people for alleged immigration offences this year, it has emerged. It is understood that at least one of the arrests came following an inspection of a business premises in the Donegal area.Gardaí in multi-agency operations arrested all those in question under the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employments Permits Act 2003. The arrests were part of ongoing policing operations and as part of Operation Thor.These inspections are intended to address issues including immigration, people trafficking, employment law, revenue offences and the welfare of persons.It is understood that a number of other persons have been encountered and processed by An Garda Síochána with regards to regularising their immigration status and the processing of deportation orders.However, Gardaí were unable to comment further on the arrests because some matters are before the courts. A spokesperson told Donegal Daily: “Members of An Garda Síochána, including appointed local Immigration Officers participated alongside officers from Revenue Commissioners, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and Workplace Relations Commission in planned operations.“During the course of operations to date this year, four persons have been arrested by members of An Garda Síochána in respect of alleged offences under the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employments Permits Act 2003.“For operational reasons, it is not possible to elaborate further with respect to this matter.“The other agencies referenced have and are following up on issues arising from operations and inspections conducted in Donegal.”Immigration officials swoop on business premises in Donegal and make arrests was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgAstronomers have detected a star that should not exist.  Current theory cannot explain the composition of a star in the constellation Leo.  This “freakish star,” moreover, is probably not unique.  What is it, exactly, that modern star formation theory does explain? Science Daily reported the reactions by astronomers to this star, named SDSS J102915+172927, found with the Very Large Telescope in Chile. They called the star “primitive” because it has very low abundance of metals – that is (to astronomers) any elements heavier than hydrogen, helium and lithium (the initial elements thought to be formed after the big bang)  The strong spectral line of calcium was detected, but they had to look long and hard to find others.  Space.com posted a video with freakish music to match, showing the star’s location in Leo, headlining, “Star That Should Never Have Existed, Exists.” At New Scientist, Lisa Grossman tried to describe the surprise of finding this star: Imagine you’re an archaeologist. You find what looks like the skeleton of a protohuman. One hand seems to be grasping an object – could it be a clue to how these early beings lived? You scrape off the mud only to find that the object resembles a cellphone. Your sense of shock is akin to how Lorenzo Monaco of the European Southern Observatory in Chile and colleagues must have felt when they examined the elemental composition of an oddball star, prosaically named SDSS J102915+172927. Two major difficulties arise from this star.  Elisabeth Caffau (University of Heidelberg, University of Paris) explained the first: “A widely accepted theory predicts that stars like this, with low mass and extremely low quantities of metals, shouldn’t exist because the clouds of material from which they formed could never have condensed.”  New Scientist said this star has 4.5 millionths the heavy elements found in our sun. The other difficulty is the low abundance of lithium.  “Such an old star should have a composition similar to that of the Universe shortly after the Big Bang, with a few more metals in it,” Science Daily said.  “But the team found that the proportion of lithium in the star was at least fifty times less than expected in the material produced by the Big Bang.”  What happened to it?  Maybe the star ate it.  Another astronomer suggested as much: “It is a mystery how the lithium that formed just after the beginning of the Universe was destroyed in this star.”  This is a blow to the primordial star soup theory, the New Scientist article suggested.  “The first stars are thought to have condensed out of the hot soup left over from the big bang and contained only hydrogen, helium and a trace of lithium,” wrote Grossman.  “They were giants tens of times more massive than the sun, and they quickly exploded as supernovas.”  She added in jest, “Until now, the universe seemed to agree.”  This “impossible star” is smaller than our sun, and if it is primordial from the big bang, “couldn’t form from the same primordial stuff as these early giants” because the gas clouds “would be too hot to squeeze apart into separate clumps.”  It would have taken several generations of stars to go supernova to generate enough carbon and oxygen to act as coolants that would allow condensation into smaller stars.  “According to the theory, this star should not have been able to form,” Grossman commented.  “But it did.” If this were the only star like this, maybe they could consider it a freak.  “The researchers also point out that this freakish star is probably not unique,” the article on Science Daily ended.  No explanation was given, no revised theory offered; just another trip through the looking glass: Caffau said, “We have identified several more candidate stars that might have metal levels similar to, or even lower than, those in SDSS J102915+172927. We are now planning to observe them with the VLT to see if this is the case.” Theories are fun till facts come along and mess them up.  Now watch the theory rescue devices go into action.  One astronomer in the New Scientist article said maybe this star is a piece of a primordial giant star.  Maybe the giant star had a disk of material spinning like an out-of-control merry-go-round, and this star is like one of the children thrown out onto the grass.  Like we said, theories are fun till facts come along and mess them up.  Astronomers must have their fun, facts notwithstanding.  When the rescue devices become so numerous they smother the original theory, they defeat their purpose, even if the rescuers are having lots of fun. Remember that scientific observation is very different than scientific explanation.  After laughing about the primitive star with a cellphone, we are reminded of a funny quote by astronomer Geoffrey Burbidge in 1965, “If stars did not exist, it would be easy to prove that this is what we expect.”  Go look at the stars (picture).  Are you better off with astronomers’ explanations than you were 46 years ago?(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgMILO executives during the announcement of the Philippine team for the FC Barcelona training on Wednesday. Photo by Bong LozadaThirteen kids are set to go on a trip of a lifetime as they head to  Spain this October to experience the brand of football of the La Liga giant FC Barcelona.The selected youngsters, who were chosen after two-day camp conducted by MILO and FCB Escola Youth Academy, will be in Barcelona from October 15 to 23 for a series of trainings and other activities including watching a live La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga at Camp Nou.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES But Willy De Ocampo, the Vice President and Business Unit Manager of MILO Philippines, said they are “committed to bringing everybody to Barcelona.”“Rest assured there won’t be anyone left behind, everyone will fly either on Saturday or Thursday,” said De Ocampo. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Tamaraws come up short against the Green Archers anew From 150 participants, Lien Dale Manuel, Lara Angela Amante, Liam Arc Villaran, Kevin Hadap, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza, Alexis Caitlin Tan, Joseph Kyne Garces, Marcus Lucas Arias, Lorenz Albert Tortona, Enzo Gacutan Courbet, Boris Malcolm Uy, and Ethan Jacob Roxas impressed coaches the most during the camp held last September 2 to 3.“We believe that we have a really good team of kids who exemplify the right mix of values and skills that both MILO and FC Barcelona advocate,” said the brand’s sports executive Robbie De Vera Wednesday during the press conference in Taguig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFormer Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will also join the young footballers in the training camp where they will also undergo classroom sessions at FCB Escola and technical skills development on the pitch.Unfortunately, there were hiccups when it came to processing of visa with a some of the kids with only a few days left before the trip. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBatangas continued to stockpile in preparation for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup playoffs, this time, fortifying their frontline on Tuesday.Coach Eric Gonzales secured the release of Leo Avenido from Gamboa Coffee Mix, while picking up Joseph Gabayni and Jebb Bulawan from the free agent pool.ADVERTISEMENT UFC: Ex-champ Daniel Cormier congratulates Jon Jones for winning title Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant The three will join Robby Celiz as the new recruits for the Batangueños as they will play later against Flying V.The 38-year-old Avenido averaged 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists this conference for the Coffee Lovers, where he also filled the role of the head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGabayni last saw action in the PBA D-League with Racal last conference, while Bulawan suited up for JRU.Meanwhile, Flying V has also made minimal moves to its camp as it activated Ryusei Koga in lieu of Mike Gamboa. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ The Fil-Japanese guard last played for Victoria Sports-MLQU, and his entry will give the Thunder another playmaker as they gun to complete a sweep of the eliminations.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more