Reavis eyes one more assist from Victolero

first_imgRafi Reavis gets an assist from Chito Victolero, his teammate 18 years ago in another league, to break a basketball “deadlock.” —DENISON REY A. DALUPANGIt’s been so long since Rafi Revis last received an assist from Chito Victolero on the basketball court—it was sometime around the last time they won a title together.“Our first [title] was 18 years ago—as teammates,” the Filipino-American big man recalled. “Now with him being my coach, and now winning [another] one under him, it’s just awesome. Words can’t describe it.”ADVERTISEMENT Reavis and Victolero go way back. They were teammates at the San Juan Knights in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association. After winning a title together with the Knights, they joined the PBA in the same 2002 draft class.Their time together has forged a bond that has helped Victolero’s stint as head coach of the Hotshots.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“I always talk to (Rafi) and check with them for suggestions and all,” said Victolero.And with Magnolia’s recent victory, Victolero dished off another assist to Reavis to help break a basketball deadlock. The 16-year PBA veteran now has the most crowns for an active player at 11, snapping a tie with San Miguel Beer’s Yancy de Ocampo. The milestone is a testament to Reavis’ longevity as it is the shared expertise between player and coach.“Some people have an expiration date that’s a little earlier than others. Like myself, my expiration date is probably a little bit longer,” he said. “My shelf life is a little longer. Some guys know when it’s time to give it up. But guys like myself, I’m just gonna try to play as long as I can because I’m still enjoying it.”And Reavis doesn’t mind enduring the sacrifice it takes.“Discipline and hard work, you know. I try to keep myself in shape, eat right, just try to stay relevant, work as hard as I can all the time,” he said. “And I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.”“I don’t think I’m a handicap to the team. As long as I feel like I’m being a gem or doing something positive for a team, then I’ll stick around,” added Reavis, who averaged 4.27 points and 3.82 rebounds in the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT “I feel like I’m in my late 20s or something like that. I feel great. I see myself sticking around at least four years.”And Reavis hopes for another assist from Victolero as he chases another goal.“Asi (Taulava)—he’s another guy that I’ve been chasing. I’d like to play at least a year longer than him… I’ll keep working on myself and stay in shape so I can achieve that goal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Students’ tennis tourney revived Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Debt down! Wages up! £80m transfer warchest! All you need to know about Man United’s finances

first_imgManchester United have reported a record annual revenue of £433.2million for last season. Here is a quick guide to the club’s 2012/13 balance sheet…– This is the club’s total income. It does not include any outgoings, such as wages, taxes and transfer fees. – United recorded a profit of £23.8m for 2013/14, down from the previous year’s £146.4m (a sum that was entirely due to a one-off tax credit from American assets of £155m).– Spending on new players was £78.9m net, including the signings of Juan Mata and Maroune Fellaini, but not those who have joined since June, including Luke Shaw, Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao.– United’s wage bill went up by 19 per cent to £214.8m, an increase of £34.3m.– Sacked manager David Moyes and some members of his coaching team were paid £5.2m compensation.– Underlying profits (EBITDA) provide a guide to corporate financial health, and in United’s case these were £130.1m for 2013/14, compared with £108.6m the previous season. This is expected to fall to £90m-£95m next year.– It is estimated that United’s revenue for the 2014/15 season will be somwhere between £385m to £395m, which represents a drop of £38m to £48m, due to a lack of Champions League football.– The Red Devils’ sponsorship income increased by 49 per cent last year, with a number of new deals. Commercial income now makes up 44 per cent of the overall revenue.– Gross debt is down to £341.8m from £389m, and the cost of servicing that debt down to £27.4m. In 2010, five years after the takeover, the debt had risen to £710m from an initial £660m. Since 2010, large chunks of the debt have been paid off. 1last_img read more


first_imgFrancis’ self portraitA Donegal man has quit his job as an electronic engineer to coachsurf around the world taking photographs!Francis Cassidy, the son of Hugh and Marie from Old Laghey Road, Donegal Town has become a ‘Stray Photographer’.Francis’s adventure began in Finland in March. Since then he has travelled across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway to the city of Vladivostok, got the ferry down to South Korea and is currently travelling down through Asia.Many just might consider that Francis has one of the best jobs in the world!People can follow the adventures of the Stray Photographer on his blog –  HOW ONE DONEGAL MAN ‘ENGINEERED’ HIMSELF THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY JOB! was last modified: May 31st, 2013 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:Donegal TownFrancis Cassidystrayphotographerlast_img read more

The 10 dirtiest nations in World Cup history

first_imgBetVictor have analysed the data and, by giving five points for a yellow card, seven for a second yellow, and 10 for a red card, have worked out a definitive ranking.Find out the dirtiest nations in the history of the tournament below… As we head into the World Cup in Russia, players will be on their best behaviour.No superstar wants to let his nation down with a sending off, which would damage game plans for the tournament. The dirtiest nations in World Cup history have been revealed. In such high-pressure situations, though, it’s inevitable there will be yellow cards, fouls, and more.But since the first World Cup in 1930, which countries have been the worst offenders? England striker Wayne Rooney is sent off against Portugal in 2006. Miroslav Klose may be the top goalscorer in World Cup history but he’s also been sent off at a finals. center_img 3 3 3 *Red cards includes ones for second yellows**Germany includes Germany, German DR and Germany FR.last_img read more


first_imgLARGO Foods in Gaoth Dobhair has started its cutback in part-time jobs – leading to the loss of 26 positions.Previous stories on this below:   CONFIRMED: CRISP FACTORY STARTS TO AXE JOBS was last modified: April 3rd, 2012 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:CONFIRMED: CRISP FACTORY STARTS TO AXE JOBSlast_img read more


first_imgA MAN who died in a suspected hit and run incident in Co Donegal yesterday was former Army chef Eunan McDevitt.The 47-year-old father of two, who had been based at Finner, was found lying at the side of the N15 near Ballyshannon at 00:40 yesterday morning.A post mortem was carried out by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy last night. Gardai believe Mr McDevitt, from Ballybofey, was hit by a vehicle which then left the scene.Forensic experts are understood to have gathered vital evidence at the scene which may help identify the vehicle involved.The scene remained closed off for most of yesterday.Superintendent Leo McGinn has issued a public appeal for witnesses to come forward. People are asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station at 071 9858530 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111. HIT AND RUN VICTIM WAS FORMER ARMY CHEF was last modified: September 30th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Cerritos CC teams are off to fast starts

first_img “I was very pleased,” said Cerritos coach John Goldman. “We ran a great race.” The Falcons were led by first-place finisher Meryl Follosco, who completed the course in 18 minutes, 28 seconds. She was followed by teammates Maria Vargas (Downey High) in 19:40 and Eneida Hernandez (Glenn High) in 19:41 in second and third, respectively. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Goldman said a team goal has been to close the gap between the Nos. 2 and 3 runners. Mission accomplished. “One second,” Goldman said, “that’s about as close as you can make it.” Cerritos’ team score was rounded out by Bellflower High graduate Liliana Yera (sixth place, 20:07) and Mohani Martinez (seventh place, 20:12). The Cerritos men’s team did almost as well, placing second with 48 points. In a race featuring several unattached runners, Brandon Johnson (Cabrillo High) was second among runners representing schools (20:32) and Vincent Rojas (Millikan) was third (20:33). Five of the unattached competitors were former Cerritos runners. Freshmen Jaime Buenrostro (10th, 21:25), Robert Rodriguez (12th, 21:43) and Rafer Weaver (21st, 23:25) completed the scoring for the Falcons on the 4-mile course. Goldman said the finish was even more impressive because Jorge Cruz, the Falcons’ usual No. 5 runner, was held out with an injury. “We’re not a (deep) team,” Goldman said. “We only ran six guys. I’m really pleased with how we came out and ran a strong race. Oxnard finished first with 39 points and San Bernardino Valley was third with 58. The Cerritos women and men return to competition at the Irvine Invitational on Saturday, where the Falcons will face they’ll battle for the South Coast Conference title, such as Mt. SAC and El Camino. “It’s going to be a real good (race),” Goldman said. “We’ll have some real challenges coming up with those teams.” Down goes No.1 The LBCC men’s water polo team went 5-0 at the American River Tournament over the weekend, including a 9-8 victory over top-ranked West Valley in the championship game Saturday. It was West Valley’s first loss of the season and the Vikings’ first victory over West Valley in three tries this season. Long Beach, ranked second in the state, also topped No. 3 Golden West, 5-4, in the semifinals. The Vikings host Mt. SAC at 4:15 p.m. today. Polling place Cerritos’ 28-24 victory over rival LBCC on Saturday wasn’t quite enough to get the Falcons into this week’s COA/CCCFCA Southern California Top 20 poll. The Falcons (2-3) only managed to get into the “Others’ category, receiving six points. Cerritos didn’t receive any votes last week. LBCC (3-2) fell from seventh to 10th with 139 points. Compton, which was among the “Others’ a week ago, fell out altogether following its 24-13 loss to Citrus. The Tartars fell to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in Western State Conference South Division play. All three teams have byes this week. On Oct. 15, Cerritos opens Mission Conference National Division play at 5 p.m. at Saddleback. Long Beach hosts Mt. SAC at 5 p.m. in its Mission Conference American Division opener. Compton plays a WSC crossover game at 5 p.m. at Ventura. The Cerritos women’s volleyball team is ranked fifth in the state in the latest CCCWVCA state Top 25 poll. The Falcons are 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the South Coast Conference. Cypress is ranked 17th. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img It was a runaway victory Monday for the Cerritos College women’s cross country team at the Foothill Invitational, literally. Falcon runners took the top three places and finished with a team score of 19 on the 5K course at Legg Lake in Whittier. The best score possible in cross country is 15, meaning runners from that team swept the top five positions. last_img read more

Leinart, USC in need of a break

first_imgToday’s instant-classic, fall-classic edition of The Sporting Muse: News: Trojans play Washington but could really use a week off. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Besides playing as the two-time defending national champs while going for an unprecedented third, the Trojans have taken some hard shots the last four weeks. They trailed Oregon 13-0 and even though they won 47-13 Matt Leinart said having to come back was “fun” at the time it was not an easy victory in any sense. A week later, Arizona State ran off to as 21-3 halftime lead and Leinart didn’t have much fun, taking a NFL-sized pop that left him senseless for awhile. The Arizona game a week later should have been more perfunctory than it was, the Wildcats trailing just 28-21 in the second half. Notre Dame, of course, was a war, and now Pete Carroll is expressing concern that Leinart is bearing too much of the pressure of all-things-Trojan. “It’s only normal he would shoulder (it),” the USC coach said this week. “It’s challenging.” I’m betting Leinart would now reappraise his offseason sentiments not about passing up the NFL for his senior season, but for believing the 2005 season would be a funfest. Frankly, he hasn’t looked like he’s having fun now for a month. The best thing that could happen for USC and Leinart today is to jump out to a four-touchdown lead so Carroll could then make a John David Booty call and give Leinart and other starters, like Reggie Bush, who’s dinged up, some R&R. Muse: Since Washington is 1-5 and that win came against Idaho, this may be as close to a bye as the Trojans will get until the two week gap before the Dec. 3 UCLA game. But considering the stress the Trojans have been under the last four weeks, especially coming out of Saturday’s four-hour classic victory against Notre Dame, one worries about their mental and physical fatigue. center_img News: Trojans aren’t very Special. Muse: The thin ranks at cornerback are products of injuries and are the biggest reason why opponents have hope when their offense takes the field. Eleven of the 14 touchdowns allowed by the Trojan defense have come through the air. But they’ve really been miserable on special teams. Opponents are averaging 24.5 yards per kickoff return and have busted quite a few long returns, and a stunning 18.6 on punt returns, with two of the 12 returns going the distance. It also hasn’t helped that the Trojans are averaging almost ten penalties a game and rank third in the Pac-10 in yardage per game at 74.8. I guess there’s still some Raiders penalty mojo left in the Coliseum. News: The Other Team is also unbeaten. Muse: The Bruins have had to pull out several wins late, too, and have impressed in the process, showing the first sign of poise since Cade McNown was the UCLA quarterback and no one on the team was parking in handicapped spots. One just wonders how much longer they can straddle the line. The run defense ranks 115th in the nation while allowing 229.7 yards per game, and stats like that eventually catch up with you. The Pac-10 may not be strong but it is deep. Washington State and Arizona have challenged better teams and Stanford is a surprising 3-2. The Oregon State game today should be competitive, UCLA has always struggled against next week’s opponent, Stanford, and they then go to Arizona, a dangerous date with the Arizona State game afterwards looming bigger. News: Former teammates Matt Moore and Drew Olson square off today at the Rose Bowl. Muse: It’s pretty rare when the Pac-10 produces a game between former teammates, what with transfer rules being what they are. But Moore, who split time with Olson in 2003, sat out a year so he could play for the Beavers. This meeting also reflects the growth of Karl Dorrell as the Bruins coach. In 2003, Moore overhead a conversation among the coaches in the USC game in which Dorrell said to keep Olson in the rout because he wanted him to get more experience, which contributed to Moore’s decision. Dorrell’s first season and much of his second were marked by several faux pas moments like that. In Year Three, he appears to have overcome them and has UCLA playing inspired football. News: World Series starts tonight. Muse: For those who tuned out early, it’s the Astros versus the White Sox, the matchup all America has been clamoring for. For the baseball zealot, it’s actually cool because neither team has been on this stage, the Astros having never been to the World Series and the White Sox absent since 1959, and winless in the series since 1917. But the Sox are still kind of faceless and Houston’s name players are trading on old history ex-Yankees Rogers Clemens and Andy Pettitte, and long-suffering ‘stros Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio. Plus, pitching should dominate the series, meaning low-scoring games. The vote here goes to the White Sox for three reasons: 1, home field advantage; 2, Chicago’s Freddy Garcia versus Brad Backe in Game 4, the one pitching mismatch; and 3, Astros manager Phil Garner’s tendency for brain cramps at least once every two or three games. The best part of the series locally, of course, will be the appearance of another Dirtbag in the World Series. Mike Gallo, the redoubtable Pepe who starred for the ’98 team that went to the College World Series, is the Astros’ designated lefty out of the bullpen. But watch closely and quickly. He made 36 appearances this season but threw less than 21 innings. News: BALCO mastermind Victor Conte gets an eight-month prison sentence for his role in the steroid scandal. Muse: Considering all that the government probably spent pursuing this misanthrope and stirring up baseball’s drug policies, that’s a shameful sentence. Half of it is house arrest, too. I’d be willing to bet that Conte made 50 times the money from his sales of The Clear and other illegal items than Martha Stewart made in her little stock-sale scandal. News: NBA installs a dress code. Muse: I guess NBA Commissioner David Stern has his reasons, but I know of no one not one person who has ever cared about the way NBA players or other athletes dress off the court. Maybe this is just Stern’s way of landing a marketing deal with Armani. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe three men who were arrested yesterday morning near Ballybofey have all been released without charge this evening, Gardai have said in a statement.“A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions,” added the Garda spokesman.The men were arrested after a bomb was found under the car of a couple who are both serving PSNI officers. The device was found outside their home in the village of Eglinton. DONEGAL BOMB ARRESTS: THREE MEN RELEASED was last modified: June 19th, 2015 by John2Share 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:arrestsbombDerrydonegaleglintonlast_img read more

Local prep tennis and volleyball results

first_imgThe Warriors’ Raili Makela defeated Mileena Maki, 6-2, 6-3 in the first singles match. Del Norte … McKinleyville and Del Norte earned early-season victories while the Eureka High School tennis team fell to Northcoast Prep.In other sports, Del Norte’s volleyball team is now 6-0 after a straight-set drubbing over Gold Beach (Oregon).Del Norte tennis sweeps St. Bernard’s 9-0The Del Norte Warriors won every match against the St. Bernard’s Crusaders on Tuesday at Del Norte High School.last_img