Guiao rues NLEX’s poor rebounding in loss to Phoenix

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wright lauds Phoenix’s conditioning in win over NLEX View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs NLEX was left to face the reality of dropping its first game, head coach Yeng Guiao looked at the bigger picture instead of focusing on just one player.For Guiao, Kiefer Ravena’s bad night coinciding with his team’s 102-95 loss to Phoenix Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup was pure coincidence.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fuel Masters also capitalized on the Road Warriors’ 18 turnovers turning it into 16 points off those miscues.Guiao also dismissed the free throws Ravena and Juami Tiongson missed late in the game, and insisted that it was his team’s poor rebounding that brought them down deeper.Ravena missed two free throws with 2:31 left in the game and NLEX trailing 98-90 while Tiongson missed his turns earlier in the fourth, 4:47, with Phoenix up 94-88.“Kiefer missed two free throws, Juami missed two free throws during the last three or four minutes when we could’ve changed the complexion of the game,” said Guiao, whose team sits with a 2-1 record.“They’re not poor free throw shooters, they are very decent at the line, those things can happen, but what cannot happen is for you to lose second chance points and offensive rebounding by that gap.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I’m not concerned about Kiefer’s off-night,” said Guiao at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I don’t want to put any more pressure on him by putting those kinds of expectations. We lost as a team.”Ravena averaged 19 points, 8.5 assists, and 4.5 rebounds in his first two games but was limited to just eight points, seven assists, and one rebound.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 folkThose figures, however, weren’t the ones Guiao looked into with NLEX getting outrebounded, 19-10, on offensive glass and allowing the Fuel Masters to score 22 second-chance points.“Offensive rebounding isn’t just Kiefer’s responsibility,” said Guiao. “It was almost a 100% difference, 19-10, and the offensive rebounding number was not really the fault of Kiefer alone, it’s a team thing and we have to take responsibility for that.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 awardlast_img read more

Burton Albion land former Stoke midfielder on loan from Sheffield United

first_img1 Florent Cuvelier Burton Albion have landed former Stoke midfielder Florent Cuvelier on loan from Sheffield United.The 22-year-old has not appeared for the Blades since Boxing Day and has now decided to move in order to secure some first-team football.And Cuvelier has agreed a deal to join Burton on loan until the end of the season.last_img

Poll: Did you cry at the Great British Bake Off last night?

first_imgThe Great British Bake Off came to a dramatic conclusion last night with Nadiya Hussain crowned 2015 champion.It was an emotional final, but the Drivetime team want to know – did you cry at the Great British Bake Off last night? Nadiya Hussain 1last_img

When are the Football League Championship (EFL) fixtures released?

first_img1 The Football League fixtures for 2016-17 are released on Wednesday 22 June 2016, including Championship, League One and League Two matches.The Championship will feature some massive clubs, and for the first time in European football history, two European Cup-winning clubs will compete in a second tier division, as Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest line up in the competition.They will be joined by former English champions Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town, Preston and Wolves.From the 2016-17 season on, the Football League – an organisation with a history stretching back to 1888, and for over 100 years responsible for all professional football leagues in England – is being rebranded the ‘EFL’.But we’ll still be calling it the Football League for a while yet!last_img read more

IT’S OFFICIAL – DONEGAL V DUBLIN IS A SELL OUT

first_imgThis man sold out Croker five times over, and the clash between Donegal and Dublin is also a sell out.The GAA have officially confirmed that the All-Ireland semi-final between Donegal and Dublin is a sell out.It’s been speculated for weeks that the game would attract the maximum capacity at Croke Park which is 82,300.And earlier this afternoon the GAA officially confirmed that there was no tickets left available for the match which is one of the most highly anticipated clashes in the GAA in recent years. It’s the first football game to sell out HQ since last year’s All-Ireland final between Dublin and Mayo.The game will provide two very contrasting styles of play.Dublin’s attacking style of play has won many plaudits, while Donegal’s blanket defence approach has received widespread criticism, despite the fact they’ve secured three Ulster titles and one All-Ireland playing that way.The fact both counties meet in the MFC All-Ireland semi-final adds spice to the occasion, as if it needed anymore. Sunday promises to be a cracking encounter, and the 82,300 in attendance will certainly enjoy the fanfare on offer.NOTHING BEATS BEING THERE!   IT’S OFFICIAL – DONEGAL V DUBLIN IS A SELL OUT was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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:CrokerdonegaldublinGAAnewssell-outSportlast_img read more

I HOPE I’M NOW KNOWN AS MARK MCHUGH’S FATHER – MARTIN MCHUGH

first_imgAn emotional Martin McHugh has paid tribute to his son Mark.The Kilcar man was working for RTE today and was pictured at full-time running to his son and giving him a huge hug.McHugh Snr could be seen crying tears and speaking privately to his son. Martin McHugh paid tribute to his lad and said he has had to become a footballer the hard way.“It was never easy for him growing up and there was always a little pressure on him.“He was always known as Martin’s McHughs son and I would like to think now that I will be known as Mark McHugh’s father,” said Martin.   I HOPE I’M NOW KNOWN AS MARK MCHUGH’S FATHER – MARTIN MCHUGH was last modified: September 23rd, 2012 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:Mark McHughMartin McHughlast_img read more

Solis seeks to honor hero

first_img “She didn’t ask for all the attention, but she deserves it,’ Solis said. Keil moved to Covina 48 years ago and was the first resident on her street, said her daughter, Adrianne Whitmore, 48, who grew up in Covina and now lives in Chino Hills. “I think she would be so honored, so touched, for the city to do something like that because she loved the city,’ Whitmore said. Keil would feel honored by the recognition, although she was modest about such things, Whitmore said. “She never could understand why everyone made such a fuss over it all,’ Whitmore said. “It was something she just did as part of her duty. It was something she was proud to be doing.’ COVINA — The Covina post office may get named for a local hero who made life- saving deliveries of her own. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, introduced a bill to name the post office at 545 N. Rimsdale Ave. in honor of Lillian Keil, the most decorated female veteran in U.S. military history. Keil, who died of cancer at age 88 on June 30, served as a flight nurse in World War II and the Korean War, evacuating wounded soldiers from the battlefield in 425 missions. Naming the post office for Keil is a fitting honor for someone who became a trailblazer in the military, Solis said. She was a very strong woman, very kind and approachable, Solis said. Solis’ bill is expected to be heard by the Committee on Government Reform later this month, and would need approval from Congress, the Senate and President Bush. In the San Gabriel Valley, this will not be the first post office named recently after a soldier. In November 2003, Solis received federal approval to name the Duarte post office after Francisco Martinez Flores, a 21- year-old Duarte resident killed while serving with the Marines in Iraq. Keil lived in Covina but she was also very active in West Covina, West Covina Councilman Steve Herfert said, adding people can learn a lot from her life story. “The reward in her life was not monetary. It was helping people,’ Herfert said. “She came from the greatest generation but she did what she did without wanting thanks for it. She believed in serving other people. She saved countless lives.’ @tagline columnist:Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail at rodney.tanaka@sgvn.com. 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

HOSPITAL ACCUSED OF ‘OUTRAGEOUS SPIN’ OVER AXED DIABETES NURSE

first_imgDanny v Dinny: Double Olympian Danny McDaid tackles minister Dinny McGinley over cuts to children’s diabetes servicesPARENTS of 141 children in County Donegal who are being treated for Type 1 Diabetes have accused the hospital of ‘outrageous spin’ after a nurse who looks after them was axed.The full-time specialist nurse position has been done away with by Letterkenny General Hospital.Instead she will join a team which will look after the children AND 5,200 adult diabetes patients. Outraged relatives – including double Olympian Danny McDaid – today picketed the hospital as Health Minister Dr James Reilly re-opened the emergency department which was flooded last July.But his trip was overshadowed by the sight of young children with potentially-fatal type 1 diabetes holding placards at the entrance.As Dr Reilly left the hospital to have a walkabout at the Cheshire apartments, crowds of relatives demanded that the specialist trained nursing position be reinstated.They surrounded the Minister’s PR advisor and Junior Minister Dinny McGinley demanding that children-only services return. Mum Denise Gillespie, who met the Minister to discuss the issue, was furious at how their campaign had been reported elsewhere this afternoon.“The amount of spin is unbelievable and unfortunately some people have swallowed it,” said Denise, whose 14-year-old daughter Emer has diabetes.“The facts remain the same. We had a dedicated paediatric-trained expert nurse working with all the children here in County Donegal,” she said.“That position has gone. The nurse is still there but she is integrated into the adult service along with other nurses who do not have any qualifications to deal with paediatric diabetes.”She said the Minister had said he would look at using national resources in the five centres in Dublin, Cork and Limerick to help patients in Donegal. This could include a phone service for parents, said Dr Reilly.“The nurse on the other end of the phone needs to know the unique circumstances of every patient,” said Mrs Gillespie.Experts say a dedicated children-only diabetes nurse should be provided for every 100 children with the illness. The hospital proposals breach those guidelines.Anne McLaughlin, from Buncrana has a 10-year-old son Michael who has Type 1 diabetes. “We are losing out here,” she said.“They are merging paediatric services with adult services and that is highly dangerous.“We have to take my son to Dublin as he is fitted with an insulin pump. That means a 5am start once a month; getting back at 8pm.“These services should be here – all five centres of excellence are in the south of the country, 3 in Dublin, one in Cork and one in Limerick. It’ just wrong.”She said 50 patients with fitted insulin pumps made the journey to Dublin – at a combined cost of €10,000 a month out of their own pockets.Many parents asked why nursing experts couldn’t come to Letterkenny for three or four days every month instead.In a statement the hospital said: “The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes has created a new post for an Integrated Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist and as a result, the nursing resource in Letterkenny General Hospital will be restructured, delivering benefits to both children and adults with Diabetes.“There are currently two Clinical Nurse Specialist posts and one Staff Nurse post in the Diabetic service at Letterkenny General Hospital. These resources will remain unchanged. A new post of Integrated Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist will link diabetic hospital care to diabetic community services.“The outcome of these changes will be that nursing support for children with diabetes within the hospital will remain at current levels. Overall services will be enhanced through the support of the Integrated Services Clinical Nurse Specialist, who will work across both the hospital and the community.“One of the two hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist posts will have a focus on children with diabetes and the other will have a focus on adults with diabetes. A staff nurse with experience in diabetes is being recruited to support both these roles. The existing midwifery allocation to support pregnant women with diabetes will also continue unchanged.“The hospital is in the process of recruiting permanent Consultants to two vacant posts within the Paediatric service. One of these posts is being advertised as a Consultant Paediatrician with a Special Interest in Diabetes. In the interim, Consultant cover for children with diabetes is currently being provided by a locum Consultant Paediatrician.”Hospital manager Sean Murphy admitted that one of the roles would focus two thirds of the time on child patients – while another nurse would spend around half her time on paediatric care.The consultant won’t be hired for at least six months.HOSPITAL ACCUSED OF ‘OUTRAGEOUS SPIN’ OVER AXED DIABETES NURSE was last modified: March 3rd, 2014 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:diabetesletterkennyNURSElast_img read more

Oilers produce stunning fourth quarter display to clinch sixth consecutive league championship

first_imgFUBA President Ambrose Tashobya hands Oilers Captain, Jimmy Enabu the league title on Wednesday nightFUBA NBL 2018City Oilers 81-73 BetWay PowerMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 17-10-2018LUGOGO – City Oilers had to do it the hard way in order to defeat BetWay Power and win a six National Basketball League Championship on Wednesday night.Trailing by seven going into the fourth quarter, Oilers restricted Power to just 13 points whilst posting 28 of their own to win game five of the best of seven series 83-17 and the finals 4-1.Power went into the game knowing that a loss on Wednesday would guarantee that Oilers win this year’s championship and the BetWay sponsored side started brightly, posting the first two points of the game through Geoffrey Soro’s layup.Despite Oilers leveling the game on four occasions in the first quarter, they could only look on as Power took it 20-17.In the second, again Power started strongly, posting the first four points and subsequently racing into a seven point lead on course to winning it 23-21 and ensuring they hold a healthy five point lead at half time.Power tried to seal the game in the third, enjoying 10 point lead at some point and eventually winning it 17-15 and taking a seven point lead into the last 10 minutes of the game.However, it was in the fourth that Oilers produced a masterclass to win the series. At the start, James Okello sank three quick points to bring the deficit to within four points with 09:36 on the clock and despite a cat and mouse game in the next few minutes, the defending champions leveled the game with just over four minutes to play following an 8-0 run.Power responded immediately with three points from Soro and then the Jimmy Enabu show started. The Oilers captain posted eight of his side’s last 15 points to help them win the 83-71.Enabu throws down a lay up on Wednesday eveningEnabu led Oilers with a game high 18 points. James Okello contributed a double double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Landry Ndikumana had 13 points and 11 rebounds.For Power, Paul Odong scored 13 points, Isaac Afidra and Stephen Wundi scored 11 points each.Power who squandered a ten point lead, should have themselves to blame after making 11 turnovers on the night.The victory means that Oilers now move level with Falcons on six championships, the most by any side in the Uganda National Basketball League.In the other final played on the day, Jamila Nansikombi posted a game high 21 points as her JKL Lady Dolphins side defeat defending champions UCU Lady Canons 70-64 in game one of the Women’s finals.JKL won quarters one, two and four en route to the victory.Comments Tags: Betway Powercity oilersfuba national basketball leagueJKL Lady DolphinsUCU Lady Canonslast_img read more

Former FAI boss Delaney rests up in Donegal while Association’s woes rumble on

first_imgFormer FAI boss John Delaney chose Donegal for a relaxing weekend away with girlfriend Emma English while the soccer association decided its future at the weekend.Delaney chose one of the most secluded hotels to spend the weekend.The 51-year-old and his long-term partner checked into the Lakehouse Hotel in Portnoo on Friday evening and left again yesterday morning. The couple enjoyed walks on the nearby strand but the weather was so disappointing that the pair spent most of their time inside the hotel.The hotel is the perfect getaway for people who do not wish to be disturbed.Although the hotel does have its own wi-fi the reception in the area is almost non-existent.Other diners and staff at the hotel were aware of their well-known guest but did not disturb the couple. One said “Everyone knew who John was or knew his face at least. They seemed very relaxed and happy together.“They were very mannerly and spent most of the time inside the hotel but they did manage to get out and get a couple of walks on the strand.“They certainly didn’t bring the weather with them as it was dull and overcast for most of the weekend with plenty of rain.“They certainly didn’t come here for the weather but they did seem very relaxed and nobody bothered them at all.”Former FAI boss Delaney rests up in Donegal while Association’s woes rumble on was last modified: July 24th, 2019 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)last_img read more