Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game

first_imgAdamson coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren said the Falcons’ 80-74 loss to defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament came down to crucial calls.“We shouldn’t let the referees decide the game,” said Pumaren Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The first was Ben Mbala’s block on Sarr which looked to be a goaltend violation, in Pumaren’s eyes and the video replay, and the second was the foul call on Jerie Pingoy as the Adamson point guard wrestled the ball away from Kib Montalbo.“I don’t want to sound like a sour grape but it showed there were a couple of calls that were questionable.”With the loss, the Soaring Falcons fell to a 6-4 card but stayed at the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down Tamaraws Arguably the biggest controversial call of the game was Papi Sarr getting called with a three-second violation with 49 seconds left in the game with the Soaring Falcons down by only two, 74-72.What made the call questionable was that official call was a three-second violation while the baseline referee called an offensive foul on Sarr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“First of all I don’t think that was a three-second violation,” said Pumaren. “That was crucial, the refs made the decision.”A couple of more plays in the third quarter also left Pumaren bewildered. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

The reasons for Liverpool’s upswing in form revealed

first_img 6 6. Dropping Simon Mignolet – albeit for four games – Dropping the Belgian was necessary given his poor form and while his recall to the first team was through circumstance rather than design, Simon Mignolet looks a different man from the one who was described by Kop hero Bruce Grobbelaar as being ‘like a vampire’ (scared of crosses, geddit?). Protected by a more assured backline, Mignolet is certainly feeding off of the good vibes of his defence, but in terms of his shot-stopping and decision-making, this looks like a man who is taking full advantage of his second-chance. 2. Daniel Sturridge’s return from injury – Click the arrow for more reasons for Liverpool’s excellent form – An important factor in Liverpool regaining their attacking edge has, unsurprisingly, been the return of Sturridge. While he hasn’t necessarily been bagging the amount of goals some would have expected, Sturridge’s all-round attacking play has been a cut above that offered by Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert. Since his return to action, the Redmen have scored 12 times in seven matches, an encouraging statistic and one that could prove important during the final furlong in the season. Cast your mind back to the middle of December and Liverpool were at perhaps the lowest point of their season.Comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Old Trafford by an admittedly low-par Manchester United side, the Reds’ domestic campaign looked to be hanging by a thread.Since then though, Brendan Rodgers’ men have undergone a transformation that has seen them embark on a hugely impressive run of just one defeat in 18 matches in all competitions – 1-0 against Chelsea in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup – winning 12 and drawing five.Their latest victory – 2-0 away to fellow Champions League hopefuls Southampton – leaves the Redmen just two points off the top four and three off third-placed Arsenal.But what have been the reasons for their upswing in form? talkSPORT reveals all… 5. Philippe Coutinho’s form – Click the arrow for more reasons for Liverpool’s excellent form – Coutinho’s rich vein of form has been crucial to Liverpool’s upswing in recent weeks. The Brazilian has been at the heart of nearly everything that has been great about the Redmen’s attack and his creativity has, at times, been nothing short of inspirational. His sumptuous strike against Southampton showed that he is finally adding goals to his game as well. While he may not be Liverpool’s answer to Luis Suarez, he brings a level of intricacy that had been missing earlier in the campaign. 4. Lucas Leiva’s steadying of the ship – Click the arrow for more reasons for Liverpool’s excellent form – Although he may be out of action for the time being, the Brazilian’s return to form and the starting XI was hugely important in the steadying of the ship. Arguably more important that Steven Gerrard in the middle, Lucas did what the Kop captain couldn’t – provide an effective shield to help settle Liverpool’s shaky backline. His performances – and the Reds’ subsequent results – brought a confidence and winning mentality that was severely lacking. Prior to his injury, Lucas topped the charts in terms of tackling in the Premier League, notching up on average 4.07 tackles-per-game. 3. Re-introduction of wing-backs – Click the arrow for more reasons for Liverpool’s excellent form – Rodgers’ decision to deploy Can as part of a back three has allowed him to re-introduce a wing-back system that has been hugely beneficial to how Liverpool now play. Not only have the Redmen displayed good width, the use of wide men has resulted in the emergence of three exciting players who were looking lost in previous months. Lazar Markovic is finally looking like a £20m player, while Alberto Moreno has found his way in English football after a tricky start. The tactic has also allowed Jordon Ibe to earn his stripes in the first team and bring even more dynamism to Liverpool’s ranks. 6 6 6 6 Liverpool are on the up and here’s six key reasons why! No. 1: Emre Can in defence – Click the arrow above, right, to see five more reasons behind Liverpool’s excellent form – The German international endured a slow start to life at Anfield, with fans seeing just a brief glimpse of his potential in the narrow defeat to Chelsea at the start of November. Viewed as a bit of a square peg for a round hole, Rodgers’ struggled to find a place for Can, but the Kop boss looks to have finally found a home for him in defence. Physically impressive and technically gifted, Can has brought strength and consistency to Liverpool’s backline. Following his deployment at the back, the Reds have conceded just five times in the Premier League, stretching back eight league fixtures, while they have kept five consecutive clean sheets away from home for the first time in 30 years. 6last_img read more

Vacancy: Leading coal merchant requires coal bagger

first_imgA leading Donegal coal merchant requires coal-bagging operators.Coyle Coal, a busy coal yard in Buncrana, is offering excellent hourly rates.No previous experience is required as full training will be given. If you are interested in these positions please send your CV to gillian@coylecoal.comVacancy: Leading coal merchant requires coal bagger was last modified: November 30th, 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) Tags:baggerbuncranacoyle coallast_img read more

Letterkenny celebrates Tidy Towns success after scooping gold medal

first_imgThe Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee is celebrating another top achievement today (Mon) after scooping a Gold Medal in the 61st annual TidyTowns competition.Letterkenny was also the county award winners for Donegal.Meanwhile, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan was named as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019, beating 918 entries from towns and villages throughout the country. On hand to present the prizes at the Helix was Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 28thyear.Speaking after the awards ceremony, Minister Ring said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Glaslough who are very deserving winners.  Glaslough, who first entered the SuperValu TidyTowns competition in 1966, have great passion and pride in their community.“They have been consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local, regional and European level. Today, all that commitment and dedication has paid off with the top prize being awarded to them.“This is the second time that Glaslough has been awarded Ireland’s Tidiest Town, which is a remarkable achievement and shows that the commitment and enthusiasm of the TidyTowns committees continue to remain strong. “I want to congratulate Glaslough and all of the other deserving prize-winners announced today.  The work of all those involved in the TidyTowns effort results in the attractive and welcoming towns and villages we see all over the country, and from which we all benefit.“It is this passion and pride that has made our towns and villages not only attractive and welcoming for visitors, but have created a ‘sense of place’ for those who live, work and raise families there.“That is why this competition has continued to flourish for more than 60 years.”Minister Ring also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees around the country to assist them in their continued efforts to enhance their towns and villages.Letterkenny celebrates Tidy Towns success after scooping gold medal was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Confident India set sights on U-19 World Cup final

first_imgTheir confidence at an all time high after the narrow win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the quarter-finals, India would look to carry on the good show against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Thursday.Having started on a poor note, losing their lung opener against the West Indies, India managed bring its campaign back on track with back-to-back victories against Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea before registering a narrow one-wicket win over Pakistan in the last eight round.However, the batting department remains a major cause of concern for the Indian going into the crucial game. Leaving aside the match against Zimbabwe, where the top-order clicked in unison, the Indian batsmen have been inconsistent so far in the tournament.Skipper Unkunt Chand has amassed 104 runs from his four outings in the tournament with 78 against Zimbabwe being his best, while Baba Aprajith, before his match-winning half-century against Pakistan, could manage a meagre 43 from three outings.Opener Prashant Chopra though scored a duck in the last match, has been the most consistent batsman for India with two half-centuries against his name.”Sandeep bowled well and Ravikant and Passi were equally good. Fielding was also top notch,” skipper Chand had said after the match against Pakistan.Like India, New Zealand also managed to snatch a win from the jaws of defeat against in-form West Indies in the quarters.New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi hit 12 off the last three balls, with a boundary off the last delivery, to see his side home by three wickets against the West Indies.advertisementAnd the onus would be on Sodhi to come up with yet another magical knock against the Indians.The Black Caps though will be missing the services of all-rounder Henry Walsh against India after the Wellington-based player had returned home yesterday with an ankle injury. Northern District’s batsman Ben Hyde has joined the team as his replacement.New Zealand captain Will Young, on the eve of the match, said that India would be a tough side to beat.”The victory over the West Indies has given the team a lot of belief ahead of the semi-final and the whole group is excited by what lies in front of us,” Young said.”India is a strong side and it will be a tough match, but at the same time we feel confident that if we play to our potential we can beat them,” he added.Teams (from):India: Unmukt Chand (capt), Akshdeep Nath, Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandipan Das, Harmeet Singh, Akhil Herwadkar, Rush Kalaria, Kamal Passi, Smit Patel (wkt), Ravikant Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Vikas Mishra, Vijay Zol.New Zealand: Will Young (Capt), Ben Horne, Ben Hyde, Joe Carter, Michael Davidson, Robert O’Donnell, Will Young, Edward Nuttall, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Quinn, Sean Davey, Theo Van Woerkom, Arnie Yugaraja, Connor Neynens, Cameron Fletcher.last_img read more