Emma Stone in Talks (Again!) to Make Broadway Debut in Cabaret

first_img Cabaret, starring Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Alan Cumming, is scheduled to play Studio 54 through January 4, 2015. In addition to Williams and Cumming, the musical currently stars Bill Heck, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. Will Emma Stone star in Cabaret after all? A production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com that the actress is “in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway.”  View Comments Related Shows Stone, who is best known for starring in the Amazing Spider-Man film series had initially been tapped for the production, but scheduling conflicts did not allow her to open the return of the Tony-winning revival. She would take over from current star Michelle Williams, who recently extended her stay in the Roundabout Theatre Company production through November 9.  Cabaret Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

NHL playoffs schedule 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels for every series

first_img SN illustration https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f1/fe/nhl-playoff-bracket-052219-ftr_qeq4b53gsfx51u0s6d0cjfukk.jpg?t=-534397806&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Watch NHL playoff games live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)The action continues at 7:30 p.m. ET with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins against the upstart Barry Trotz-led Islanders on NBCSN. And then it’s out to the Western Conference for a late-evening three pack. The Blues visit the Jets (8 p.m. ET), the Predators host the Stars (9:30 p.m. ET) and the Golden Knights and Sharks round out opening day with the nightcap (10:30 p.m. ET).On Thursday, April 11, the remaining three series get underway, highlighted by the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals and the rematch of last year’s first-round thriller between the Bruins and Maple Leafs.Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs could last a full 14 days; potential Game 7s are scheduled for April 24.Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the 2019 NHL playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules and live-streaming information.LIVE: Today’s NHL scores, updates, TV schedule2019 NHL playoffs bracket The 2019 NHL playoff bracket is set and the schedule has been released, meaning it’s finally time to sit back and enjoy the best two months in hockey.The chase for the 2019 Stanley Cup starts Wednesday, April 10, with a jam-packed slate of five games, starting at 7 p.m. ET when the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning, who tied the NHL record with 62 wins in the regular season, host the Blue Jackets. DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Stars 3, Predators 2DAL leads series 1-0April 13Predators 2, Stars 1 (OT)Series tied 1-1April 15Predators 3, Stars 2NSH leads series 2-1April 17Stars 5, Predators 1Series tied 2-2April 20Stars 5, Predators 3DAL leads series 3-2April 22Stars 2, Predators 1DAL wins series 4-2(*if necessary)Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Blues 2, Jets 1STL leads series 1-0April 12Blues 4, Jets 3STL leads series 2-0April 14Jets 6, Blues 3STL leads series 2-1April 16Jets 2, Blues 1 (OT)Series tied 2-2April 18Blues 3, Jets 2STL leads series 3-2April 20Blues 3, Jets 2STL wins series 4-2(*if necessary) NHL playoffs 2019: TV channels, live streamTV: NBC, NBCSN, USA, CNBC, NHLNStream: NBC Sports Live | fuboTV (free trial)Live scores: SN ScoreboardThe 2019 NHL playoffs will be broadcast across NBC’s family of networks in the United States. First-round games are scattered across NBC, NBCSN, USA and CNBC through as late as April 24. From there, the second round on will be covered exclusively by NBC and NBCSN. NBC will show every game during the Stanley Cup Final.The primary outlet for live-streaming 2019 NHL playoff games is NBC Sports Live, available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire are NBC’s lead broadcast team for the NHL playoffs.NHL playoffs schedule, results by seriesBoston Bruins vs. St. Louis BluesDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 27Bruins 4, Blues 2BOS leads series 1-0May 29Blues 3, Bruins 2 (OT)Series tied 1-1June 1Bruins 7, Blues 2BOS leads series 2-1June 3Blues 4, Bruins 2Series tied 2-2June 6Blues 2, Bruins 1STL leads series 3-2June 9Bruins 5, Blues 1Series tied 3-3June 12Blues 4, Bruins 1STL wins series 4-3Boston Bruins vs. Carolina HurricanesDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 9Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2BOS leads series 1-0May 12Bruins 6, Hurricanes 2BOS leads series 2-0May 14Bruins 2, Hurricanes 1BOS leads series 3-0May 16Bruins 4, Hurricanes 0BOS wins series 4-0San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis BluesDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 11Sharks 6, Blues 3SJS leads series 1-0May 13Blues 4, Sharks 2Series tied 1-1May 15Sharks 5, Blues 4 (OT)SJS leads series 2-1May 17Blues 2, Sharks 1Series tied 2-2May 19Blues 5, Sharks 0STL leads series 3-2May 21Blues 5, Sharks 1STL wins series 4-2(*if necessary)Round 2Eastern ConferenceBoston Bruins (A2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 25Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 2BOS leads series 1-0April 27Blue Jackets 3, Bruins 2 (2OT)Series tied 1-1April 30Blue Jackets 2, Bruins 1CBJ leads series 2-1May 2Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 1Series tied 2-2May 4Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 3BOS leads series 3-2May 6Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 0BOS wins series 4-2New York Islanders (M2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 26Hurricanes 1, Islanders 0 (OT)CAR leads series 1-0April 28Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1CAR leads series 2-0May 1Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2CAR leads series 3-0May 3Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2CAR wins series 4-0Western ConferenceSan Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 26Sharks 5, Avalanche 2SJS leads series 1-0April 28Avalanche 4, Sharks 3Series tied 1-1April 30Sharks 4, Avalanche 2SJS leads series 2-1May 2Avalanche 3, Sharks 0Series tied 2-2May 4Sharks 2, Avalanche 1SJS leads series 3-2May 6Avalanche 4, Sharks 3Series tied 3-3May 8Sharks 3, Avalanche 2SJS wins series 4-3*If necessarySt. Louis Blues (C3) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 25Blues 3, Stars 2STL leads series 1-0April 27Stars 4, Blues 2Series tied 1-1April 29Blues 4, Stars 3STL leads series 2-1May 1Stars 4, Blues 2Series tied 2-2May 3Stars 2, Blues 1DAL leads series 3-2May 5Blues 4, Stars 1Series tied 3-3May 7Blues 2, Stars 1 (2OT)STL wins series 4-3Round 1Eastern ConferenceTampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Blue Jackets 4, Lightning 3CBJ leads series 1-0April 12Blue Jackets 5, Lightning 1CBJ leads series 2-0April 14Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1CBJ leads series 3-0April 16Blue Jackets 7, Lightning 3CBJ wins series 4-0Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 11Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 1TOR leads series 1-0April 13Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1Series tied 1-1April 15Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2TOR leads series 2-1April 17Bruins 6, Maple Leafs 4Series tied 2-2April 19Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1TOR leads series 3-2April 21Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2Series 3-3April 23Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1BOS wins series 4-3(*if necessary)Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 11Capitals 4, Hurricanes 2WSH leads series 1-0April 13Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)WSH leads series 2-0April 15Hurricanes 5, Capitals 0WSH leads series 2-1April 18Hurricanes 2, Capitals 1Series tied 2-2April 20Capitals 6, Hurricanes 0WSH leads series 3-2April 22Hurricanes 5, Capitals 2Series tied 3-3April 24Hurricanes 4, Capitals 3 (2OT)CAR wins series 4-3(*if necessary)New York Islanders (M2) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)NYI leads series 1-0April 12Islanders 3, Penguins 1NYI leads series 2-0April 14Islanders 4, Penguins 1NYI leads series 3-0April 16Islanders 3, Penguins 1NYI wins series 4-0Western ConferenceCalgary Flames (P1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 11Flames 4, Avalanche 0CGY leads series 1-0April 13Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)Series tied 1-1April 15Avalanche 6, Flames 2COL leads series 2-1April 17Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)COL leads series 3-1April 19Avalanche 5, Flames 1COL wins series 4-1(*if necessary)San Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (P3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2SJS leads series 1-0April 12Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3Series tied 1-1April 14Golden Knights 6, Sharks 3VGK leads series 2-1April 16Golden Knights 5, Sharks 0VGK leads series 3-1April 18Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2VGK leads series 3-2April 21Sharks 2, Golden Knights 1Series tied 3-3April 23Sharks 5, Golden Knights 4 (OT)SJS wins series 4-3(*if necessary)Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)last_img read more

CONQUEST FARENHEIT, ELWOOD J, BAY MUZIK & ROCKIN RUDY ALL PROMINENT IN MONDAY’S $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

first_imgELWOOD J: The leading money earner in the field with $83,940, this California-bred gelding by Vronsky may hold a seasoning edge, as the Baffle will be his sixth career start.  Dispatched at odds of 3-5, he comes off a gate to wire allowance win going six furlongs on a wet fast track here on Jan. 20.  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, he has two wins from five starts and will be trying open company for the first time.  Owned by Joe L. Turner, he’ll retain the services of leading man Flavien Prat. THE $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 10 of 11                                                                                                      Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PT ROCKIN RUDY: Sold privately following a rollicking 11 ½ length maiden $80,000 claiming score going 5 ½ furlongs at Del Mar on Aug. 5, this Iowa-bred colt by Midshipman will get tested for class in his first start for Doug O’Neill on Monday.  With several bullet works on his tab, including a five furlong drill in 58.40 on Jan. 27 (best of 101 at the distance), it would appear “Rudy” is set to fire a big shot in what will be his second career start.  Owned by Reddam Racing, LLC, he’ll be ridden for the first time by Mario Gutierrez.                 CONQUEST FARENHEIT:  A close second two starts back in a Grade II stakes going a mile on turf at Woodbine on Sept. 18, this Kentucky-bred colt by Scat Daddy disappointed in his Southern California debut for trainer Peter Miller on Feb. 2, as he tried dirt for the first time and ran third at odds of 2-5.  A runaway maiden special weight winner in his debut going seven furlongs over a yielding turf at Woodbine Aug. 26, he’ll cut back in distance from a flat mile as he tries to make amends in his second start for Miller.  Favored in all three of his lifetime starts, he’ll be ridden for the second time in a row by Norberto Arroyo, Jr.  Conquest Farenheit is owned by Chad Littlefield and Rockingham Ranch. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2017)–Scheduled to be run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course on Monday, the $75,000 Baffle Stakes shapes up as a wide open affair, with Conquest Farenheit, Bay Muzik and Rockin Rudy heading a field of seven sophomores.Santa Anita has announced that it will offer fans a special 11-race card on Monday, Presidents’ Day, which is also Dollar Day at the track.  One dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs will be offered throughout the afternoon.center_img SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON SET FOR 11-RACE CARD; MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITA WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & HOT DOGS OFFERED BAY MUZIK: Idle since breaking his maiden at first asking on Aug. 20 at Golden Gate Fields, this Blaine Wright trainee won by 1 ½ lengths in virtual gate to wire fashion going 5 ½ furlongs on synthetic Tapeta, defeating 10 rivals in a front-running manner that has proven very difficult for many horses.  A West Virginia-bred by the Distorted Humor stallion Maclean’s Music, Bay Muzik will be ridden for the first time by Stewart Elliott and he is owned by Chappell Alpine Farms, LLC. Tipo Duro–Corey Nakatani–120Rockin Rudy–Mario Gutierrez–120Elwood J–Flavien Prat–122Souter–Kent Desormeaux–120Conquest Farenheit–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Bay Muzik–Stewart Elliott–120Anyportinastorm–Tyler Baze–120With an 11-race card on tap, Santa Anita will have a special early first post time on Monday of 12 noon. For scratches, changes, track condition updates and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.comlast_img read more

The only Jurgen Klopp video you need to see this week!

first_imgJurgen Klopp looks set to become Liverpool’s new manager by the end of the week, but what exactly can the Premier League look forward to, with the German’s imminent arrival?Watch the video above to find out and why Klopp took an entire football team to a remote lake in Sweden, and how he followed in Wayne Rooney’s footsteps by getting a hair transplant!Liverpool fans – it’s time to get excited!For more of the best sports video content on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!last_img

Thursday’s QPR quiz

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning overhead kick against England has inevitably led to comparisons with Trevor Sinclair’s famous goal for QPR against Barnsley. See how many of these five questions about the former Loftus Road favourite you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-64] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

IDC funds empowered fish cannery

first_img27 June 2008The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has partnered with some of the country’s leading fishing companies to develop a new pilchard canning factory in Mossel Bay – the first of its kind the southern Cape region.In a statement earlier this month, the IDC said it provided R22-million in funding for black economic empowerment (BEE) company, Mossel Bay Processors, to obtain a 60% shareholding in the new venture, Afro-Fishing.Diversified fishing group Viking Fishing holds 30% and family-owned fishing company Salkanha Group holds 10% in Afro-Fishing, bringing effective black ownership in the company to 39%.The BEE consortium, which includes fishermen and women from St Helena Bay and Plattenberg Bay, was responsible for signing the 20-year lease on which the new factory was built.IDC Food, Beverage and Agro-industries strategic business unit head Rian Coetzee said industry expectations were that fish would remain in the region for the foreseeable future, essentially backing the investment into a new canning factory.“The investment is in line with the IDC’s purpose of promoting enterprise development,” he said. “That the project is being undertaken in partnership with key industry role players and promotes investment into a new arena, further underpins the organisation’s funding pursuits.”Using well-known brandsAfro-Fishing can produce around 20 000 tons annually during the eight-month catching season, having already secured the major portion of the required supply via agreements with its shareholders, with the balance of raw fish purchases being sourced from other quota holders.Afro-Fishing founder and MD Dewald Lourens said the finished product would be supplied as company brands for three of the industry’s leading companies, who collectively hold 40% of the local market share.The project creates 320 annualised jobs at full production, predominantly among previously disadvantaged women to benefit 450 people in the Mossel Bay community, recognised for its 40% unemployment levels.The location on the quayside will play another critical role in the project’s success by enabling Afro-Fishing direct access to the offloading vessels to minimise handling of the fish and time delays – giving the company a competitive advantage within the industry via cost savings, better margins and improved yields.“This project will have major spin-offs for the economy of this area,” said Lourens. “I would recommend the IDC as development financier to any company looking for a true partner.”Taking risks, continued growthCoetzee acknowledged that the industry remained vulnerable to a decreasing total allowable catch with pilchard volumes susceptible to environmental conditions and changes in sea temperature and plankton concentrations.The total allowable catch for 2008 was reduced considerably and future total allowable catch volumes at the current level were a concern.“Although the project shows strong economic merit and capital flow from the second year, this investment also demonstrates the IDC’s willingness to take risks when commercial banks may shy away,” he said.The South African market demand for pilchards remains the highest in the world, consuming around 6-million cartons annually, and Coetzee said demand would continue to show moderate growth, driven by an increasing population and the relatively high price of red meat and chicken as alternative protein sources.An estimated 89% of the South African population consumes pilchards with the product outselling tuna – often a substitute fish source in line with increasing disposable incomes – by a factor of 9:1.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Alexandra theatre festival lauds women directors

first_imgDirectors have been running rehearsals for the Women’s Theatre Festival productions.(Image: Olive Tree Theatre)MEDIA CONTACTS• Kerryn IrvinOlive Tree Theatre: Producer+27 11 079 4153Sulaiman PhilipMokgoro Ntshieng, creative director of the Olive Tree Theatre, is passionate about her art form and its ability to transform society. She believes that if given an opportunity to tell your story, you can change perceptions.In South African theatre, women’s voices have been muted, so she and her business partner, producer Kerryn Irvin, have chosen four female directors for their inaugural Women’s Theatre Festival.The festival, from 25 to 27 October, will give female directors a platform and opportunity to show off their skills. Talented and passionate women, Ntshieng argues, hit a ceiling and then are lost to the arts due to a lack of opportunity.“It’s unfortunately true but directing is a very masculine world. The opportunity for women to tell their own stories, from the perspective of women, was the seed for this festival.”Ntshieng and Irvin put out a very limited call to friends and associates and within days they had 25 submissions, which they whittled down to just four directors; who will present their work at the theatre.“There is a need, a thirst for women directors to be given opportunities,” says Irvin.Women directors’ voicesNkoto Malybye, a drama lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology, is directing her own Lerato la Daddy, about the pitfalls of a creative life told through the eyes of a Christian father of four daughters.“As my lead says ‘Music is spiritual, the music business is not.’ I have found as a woman that my opportunities are very limited so it was important for me to be involved in this festival.”Malybye has a background in community theatre in Mpumalanga province and is aware of theatre’s power as an educational tool. Her desire to be involved in the festival – “I told them I would be happy to do anything” – stems from her belief that theatre can change perceptions.“African women deal with this idea that strong women are rebellious and need to be tamed. It’s a belief that even women have accepted. We need to change this idea that we are just meant to be pretty, silent baby makers. This festival is a chance for us to dispel that message, for our voices to be heard.”Alexandra resident Nothemba Sulupha chose to direct a work – Wombman – she wrote specifically for the festival. Her play centres on an infertile nurse at a“How she copes is the surprise you must come to the theatre to discover.”Sulupha believes it’s important that festivals like this are held. “It’s an opportunity for women to tell their own stories and hopefully gives us a chance to have a dialogue about the female experience in South Africa.”Denel Honeyball fell in love with the theatre when she saw a production of Jack and the Beanstalk as a four year old. For her, participating in the festival is about bringing theatre to the community.“It’s a safe place to open the discussion about the social issues we face as a country. It allows our imagination to travel down paths that we would not otherwise to find solutions that are inclusive.”Honeyball is directing three short humorous pieces by Italian playwright Franca Rame.“Sometimes the best way to think about things is to laugh about them … rather than to depress and teach.”She believes it’s far more important to make theatre accessible to as many people as possible rather than to be caught up in making sure they get the right message.“Yes most theatre organisations are run by men, but that’s a legacy of our past. I look at the audiences and see young people eager to be entertained. This audience is open to watching productions by and about women. That’s important because that’s how you change the future without becoming caught up in the present.”Diamond Mokoape is the most experienced director at the festival and has chosen to do This is for Keeps, a South African classic written by Vanessa Cooke, Danny Keogh and Janice Honeyman. Mokoape has updated the 1983 Market Theatre Laboratory work for a township audience.“It’s about the inelegance of the fool’s gold of a relationship built on violence and loathing. Theatre forces you to confront the truth about abuse. It’s such an intimate experience you can’t look away, you can’t ignore the action. This is what makes theatre such a powerful medium.”Township theatreThe festival faced a funding crisis from the outset but Irvin and Ntshieng were determined to hold it in Alexandra, a township north east of Gauteng’s Johannesburg city centre. Beyond giving a platform to female directors, the pair felt it was just as important to bring the theatre experience to the Alexandra residents.“An option we discounted early on was to hold the festival at the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein (Johannesburg). We applied for grants and approached local businesses to help with the funding which we eventually managed to scrape together,” says Irvin.The Olive Tree Theatre is housed in a warehouse at the Yarona Centre, a shopping mall in Alexandra. Inside, you’ll find young creative people drawn from the local community.“With the actors doing stretching exercises it looks like a yoga studio but the energy and excitement is so real and refreshing. We want to give these people a place to be creative, to try out identities safely,” Irvin explains.The partners have plans to begin a children’s theatre festival and hold exhibitions of artwork created in Alexandra. First, however, Ntshieng hopes the Women’s Theatre Festival will lead to a theatre renaissance in Alexandra and draw in a new audience.“South Africa has such a rich history of community theatre, especially liberation theatre, but we want to create a space for the community where they can see well-told lovely stories.”last_img read more

GPS and Losing Your Sense of Direction

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Most of us can no longer find our way to the places that we go to without using a GPS. We’ve become totally reliant on our smartphones to help guide us from where we are to where are going. GPS is an enormous improvement over a map, and it is a far better experience to hear the directions being spoken aloud.But, this comes with a cost. In leveraging the technology, we have become dependent on it. It’s so easy, and so good, that we rely on it, sometimes completely. In doing so, we have lost our sense of direction and the ability to find our way without using global positioning satellites.Now, a lot of people are working on trying to apply artificial intelligence to sales. Some of the solutions I have seen lately are attempting to provide guidance, a few of them literally providing the salesperson with the words to use in a live sales conversation, and others using a sort of Cyrano de Bergerac-like technique to allow the sales manager to provide the talk tracks to the rep through their headset in real time.While there is nothing wrong with teaching salespeople how to have good and effective sales conversations, doing so can’t come at the expense of them learning to understand how to have these conversations without relying on technology to do so—or worse, relying on someone to feed them their lines in real time. You only need two things to be a trusted advisor: trust and advice. Without the advice, without actually knowing things, it’s impossible to be a peer or a consultative salesperson.It isn’t enough to help salespeople by providing them the words and the talk tracks that help them have better sales conversations. That outcome is too transactional. The development of a sales professional requires that one also teach them how to understand their client’s business, to understand how to create value for those clients, and to develop the business acumen and situational knowledge that allows them to serve their clients—as well as create and win opportunities.last_img read more

Marcelino twins help Lyceum go 14-0

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Lyceum lost hold of a 20-point lead, 53-33, in the first half and allowed the EAC to cut the deficit to just six, 78-72 ,with 4:42 remaining after a Rustan Bugarin undergoal stab.But the Marcelinos weaved their magic to help Lyceum break away in the clutch as they strung eight straight points to establish the 86-72 lead in the last 46.6 seconds.“There was this one stretch that I just let them play. I want them to find a way to really get back. You have to trust them that if they made a mistake, they have to figure them out on their own how to fix it. Hopefully, there will come a time that I don’t need to coach them anymore and it’s helping them grow,” said Robinson.The Generals succumbed to their second straight defeat to fall to 6-8.Jerome Garcia paced EAC with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Sidney Onwubere had a double-double of 15 markers and 11 boards in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LeBron on plans to finish career as a Cavalier: ‘It hasn’t changed’  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters 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 With the Pirates four games away from completing the eliminations sweep, coach Topex Robinson finally acknowledged the possibility of taking a thrice-to-beat advantage in the Finals, saying his team would be foolish not to grab the opportunity.“It’s there. It’s in front of us. But again, the mindset that we really put in is all of the games that we’re gonna play is gonna be crucial. Even though you think about sweeping the eliminations, it’s not a guarantee that you’re going to win a championship. There’s still a lot of flaws that we have to work on, and we have to keep on improving,” he said.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 shutoutMJ Ayaay topscored for the Pirates with 15 points and nine rebounds, while CJ Perez once again did it all with 13 markers, seven boards, and six assists in the triumph.Jaycee Marcelino fired six of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, to go with four dimes, while Jayvee Marcelino had nine markers, seven assists, five steals, and three rebounds.center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments LATEST STORIES The Scores:LYCEUM 86 – Ayaay 15, Perez 13, Jc. Marcelino 11, Caduyac 9, Jv. Marcelino 7, Tansingco 7, Pretta 6, Nzeusseu 5, Cinco 5, Baltazar 2, Ibañez 2, Santos 2, Liwag 2, Marata 0.EAC 74 – Garcia 17, Onwubere 15, Munsayac 9, Tampoc 8, Bugarin 6, Guzman 5, Diego 4, I. Mendoza 3, Corilla 3, Neri 2, J. Mendoza 2, Pascua 0.Quarters: 29-19, 54-39, 74-59, 86-74. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum banked on the Marcelino twins late to down pesky Emilio Aguinaldo College, 86-74, and stay unbeaten in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Brothers Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino were instrumental in the endgame, scoring the Pirates’ last 10 points in the final five minutes to preserve their unblemished 14-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Mysterious plane damage while in flight rattles Oklahoma Thunder

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES “What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is safe, though,” Anthony wrote.The Thunder were travelling to Chicago to face the Bulls later Saturday following a 119-116 loss to Minnesota on Friday. /cbb John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Several players demanded an explanation for the damage.“We had a rough flight to say the least,” New Zealand star Steven Adams said in a Tweet addressed to NASA, prominent astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson and scientist Bill Nye.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 shutout“30,000 feet in the air. Flying to Chicago. What caused this?” Adams wrote above an image of the damaged plane.Carmelo Anthony was similarly concerned, posting the same image of the plane’s badly dented nose. Oklahoma Thunder Steven Adams is boggled about what caused this huge dent on the nose of the jet they traveled on from Minnesota to Chicago. STEVEN ADAMS TWITTER PAGECHICAGO, United States — Spooked Oklahoma City Thunder players took to Twitter on Saturday after a plane carrying them to Chicago suffered mysterious damage mid-flight.Dramatic images posted by Thunder players on social media showed the nose of their jet travelling from Minnesota caved in.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters 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 Here comes the reign again Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more