NBA fines Wizards’ Markieff Morris, Celtics’ Marcus Morris

first_imgBoston Celtics’ Marcus Morris tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing an official during a game against Toronto on Friday night. Morris shoved official Ken Mauer aside when Morris and Toronto’s OG Anunoby had to be separated after a near-fight that drew other players less than three minutes into the Wizards’ 122-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Frampton outpoints Donaire in battle of former champions Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Meanwhile, Marcus Morris was also docked $15,000 for criticizing officials after the Celtics’ 116-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was called for a technical foul in the third and was critical of the officiating after the game.In October, the brothers were acquitted by a Phoenix jury in an aggravated assault trial. They were on trial on charges that they helped three other people beat a man in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game. The twins played for the Phoenix Suns at the time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

West Ham set to move for Newcastle boss Benitez

first_img0Shares0000Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez, pictured in August 2017, downplayed the fight between his players Jamaal Lascelles and Mohamed Diame, saying he had seen worseLONDON, United Kingdom, May 17 – West Ham are planning on making a move for Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez.The Spaniard almost became Hammers boss in the summer of 2015 before they were gazumped by Real Madrid. West Ham co-owner David Sullivan remains on good terms with Benitez.Benitez is believed to have a £6m release clause in his Newcastle contract and wants assurances about his transfer budget before committing his long-term future to the club.The 58-year-old remains in discussions over a contract extension in the north-east, as his present deal has only 12 months left to run.Benitez has earned plaudits for guiding the Magpies to an impressive 10th-place finish in the Premier League, capped by a 3-0 romp against Chelsea on the final day.Sky Sports News also reported on Wednesday that West Ham had met with representatives of former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, although it is understood wages are a major stumbling block.The Hammers confirmed earlier in the day that David Moyes would not return to his role as manager following the expiration of his six-month deal.Hammers co-owner David Sullivan said: “We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next 10 days.”West Ham are also interested in Paulo Fonseca, manager of Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bafana go out with pride intact

first_imgThe nation never stopped cheering Bafana. This hopeful woman painted her face withthe colours of the national flag. The national flag and vuvuzela are stillthe pride of South Africa(Images: Bongani Nkosi) Gilolas Breton, a French national, has beenenjoying South Africa(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, Joburg)MEDIA CONTACTS• Morio SanyaneCommunications directorSouth African Football Association+27 82 990 0835Bongani NkosiBafana Bafana might have bowed out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, but South Africa’s support for the tournament remains intact – thanks to a spectacular final performance by the national team.The South African football squad performed gallantly to beat European giants and former champions France by two goals to one in Bloemfontein on 22 June. For the first time in World Cup history, the team amassed four points in the initial group stages.This was not enough to see them through to the next round.  Mexico, who lost their last group match 0-1 to Uruguay, finished on the same number of points but conceded fewer goals than the 83rd ranked South Africans. This gave the Mexicans the advantage and they went through, along with Uruguay.Local supporters watched the match against France with great enthusiasm, hoping that their beloved boys would score a record number of goals to thwart Mexico’s push to the round of 16. The nation was gripped by euphoria when Bafana scored their first goal. The second goal, scored by striker Katlego Mphela in the 37th minute, sent them into raptures and raised hopes dramatically.That hope was sustained right until the last whistle. Disappointment, and contrasting excitement, was written on every face.Dancing for BafanaMusic and dance in the public viewing area in Newtown’s Mary Fitzgerald Square, where I was, did not stop at the end of the game. The vuvuzela blared with its unique thunderous sound.  South Africans that I spoke to acknowledged that their nation’s pride has reached a new high.“I’m 100% happy about our performance,” Mpho Selebalo from Kagiso, a township west of Johannesburg, said after the match.“We died a proud death,” said Innocent Ndlovu from Rosettentville, a suburb in Johannesburg. “I’m disappointed, but at least we made history by beating France.“We are also making history by hosting this spectacular World Cup. I support the tournament all the way,” Ndlovu added.Ndlovu did not waste time in choosing a new country to support, opting for the top-ranked Brazilians. “Bafana was my first choice.”Brazil seems to be a favourite of many South Africans, not surprising since this is a team that has always had a place in local hearts. Where African teams, who’ve disappointed, are concerned, Ghana carries the hopes of many.“Brazil is the best. Even if they do not win the World Cup I know they’ll make it to the final,” said Tshepoaka Mathebula, a street vendor in Johannesburg.Support not dwindlingSupport for the World Cup is far from dwindling, if soccer fans’ views are anything to go by. “I feel like crying. But I’m still supporting the World Cup,” said a visibly emotional Pat Mahlangu.Jappie Mathabathe, a Bafana fan from Braamfontein, said he won’t stop cheering for the spectacle “because I’m proudly South African”.Fans can still look forward to top-class football played in the country’s magnificent stadiums. The thrilling Argentineans, led by the mesmerising Lionel Messi, have secured their place in the last 16. The Brazilians are tipped to collect the maximum nine points in Group G – but the Samba Boys will first have to beat the inspired Portugal, also likely to progress, to accrue all points.However, nations like current champions Italy, the star-studded Spanish team, the desperate England, Ghana and Germany will have to play their hearts out in order to qualify for the knock-out round.Interesting times ahead indeed. There’s no question that South Africans will still frequent the stadiums and public viewing areas, and the vuvuzela will still add to the thrilling atmosphere at these venues.South Africans are great hostsInternational fans are enjoying the vibe in exciting South Africa. Many are surprised that the country is not what the European and British media organisations have made it out to be.Gilolas Breton, a French fan from Réunion, is amazed that South Africa is not a war zone. “I saw on TV and read in the newspapers that people are being killed in South Africa. I think it’s false,” he said.Breton, who jetted out of the country on 23 June, said he found South Africans to be welcoming. “I even slept in Soweto… I’m happy that I’ve enjoyed my travels in South Africa,” said Breton, who watched the Bafana versus France match at Mary Fitzgerald Square.“I think South Africa is a country that’s developing very fast,” he said.last_img read more

SA seminars for Japanese investors

first_img27 May 2013 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is partnering with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi United Financial of Japan to host seminars in Yokohama this week to promote Japanese investment in South Africa. According to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, the seminars are a follow-up on a memorandum of understanding (MOUs) signed by the DTI and the bank in February. The DTI said in a statement on Monday that other MOUs would be signed with other institutions this week aimed at providing Japanese companies with market intelligence to help them to establish businesses in South Africa. “The business seminars will give a chance to South African businesses to have bilateral business interactions with their counterparts in Japan.” Davies said South Africa was looking to promote more value-added exports from South Africa so as to diversify the country’s trade away from traditional resource-related products. To this end, South Africa would be promoting manufactured goods in sectors such as agro-processing, automotives, clothing, leather and textiles, metals beneficiation, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He added that Japan was an important export destination for South Africa. “Japan is South Africa’s third-largest export destination, and an important traditional trading partner. “According to information from Japan External Trade Organisation, South Africa ranks either first, second or third as Japan’s source in the world for imports of preserved pears, preserved apricots, grapefruit, prepared peaches, ground nuts, motor cars of a capacity less than 1 500cc, cane sugar, oranges, rock lobster, macadamia nuts, apricots and juices.” The DTI will also participate in the African Fair 2013, the biggest business event related to Africa in Japan, taking place during the upcoming Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit. “High-end items such as Rooibos espresso, Fairtrade wines and Wedgewood nougat will be showcased to appeal to the sharp Japanese palette,” Davies said. “Artwork from Ardmore Ceramics as well as Carrol Boyes design items, among others, will be exhibited during the Fair.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

South Africa marks Women’s Month

first_img1 August 2013 South Africa marked the start of Women’s Month on Thursday, with the government set to host a variety of events to celebrate women’s achievements in the country, along with dialogues on the opportunities and challenges facing women today. The national Women’s Day event will be held at Thulamahashe in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga province on Friday, 9 August. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs kicked off the month by hosting a conference focusing on women in local government. The Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the annual Women in Science awards, while the Department of Health will be hosting a dialogue with young women on teenage pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Department of Basic Education will highlight their flagship Techno Girls project, which encourages girls to study science and follow science-related careers. An alumni function will be held with girls who have benefited from the programme. Various roundtables will be held by the departments of Trade and Industry and Public Works with business women in various sectors including the construction industry. South African Women in Law will host their annual programme promoting the role of women in the law fraternity. The Department of Home Affairs, meanwhile, has honoured the four women who led the 1956 Women’s March against apartheid’s pass laws by naming the four machines that will produce the country’s new smart ID cards after them. “Our Constitution recognises women as equal citizens, with equal rights and responsibilities,” acting Government Communications and Information System CEO Phumla Williams said on Thursday. “We are inspired by all patriotic women who took up the fight for gender equality and freedom.” Williams added that the country was marking Women’s Month “mindful of the growing scourge of child and women abuse. “Government continues its fight against acts of crime as we have seen recently with the speed with which the police moved in apprehending those who seem set on inflicting harm on our sisters and mothers.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

PDP blames separatists for truce failure

first_imgThe ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) blamed the “cold response” of the separatists for the Centre’s decision on Sunday to withdraw the orders on the cessation of operations in Jammu and Kashmir, while the Opposition parties described it as “an admission of the grave situation prevailing in the State.”Government spokesman and PDP Minister Naeem Akhtar said the Hurriyat’s inability to come up with a positive response and contribute to the ceasefire offer “is a testimony to the new reality that the separatist leaders are no more a factor in J&K and have lost the leverage over their own constituency.”“It’s sad that the measure that could have set the stage for dialogue was not reciprocated,” said Mr. Akhtar.Both the separatists and the militant leadership in Kashmir had rejected the Centre’s gesture to stop counter-insurgency operations, saying “it’s not serious to address the Kashmir problem.”Also Read  Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah described the Centre’s decision as “admission of failure.”“The failure is the failure of everyone who wanted to give peace a chance,” said Mr. Abdullah.The Congress claimed the situation in the State has slipped back to the 1990s.“There were no takers for the unilateral ceasefire both within and outside and across the borders. Instead, the situation took an ugly turn on the borders in the Valley, resulting in its revocation,” said State Congress president G.A. Mir. He said the fresh situation has posed a challenge to the smooth conduct of the Amarnath yatra.“The Centre has failed to take all mainstream parties on board and evolve a national consensus on the Kashmir situation while taking significant decisions,” said Mr. Mir.The heightened militant activities during the ceasefire period left 51 people dead in the Valley, including 20 militants and 13 civilians. Eighteen security personnel also died as militants resorted to firing, used improvised explosive devices and set off over 20 grenade explosions. Government not to extend ‘cease-ops’ in Kashmirlast_img read more

Jarin wants less Alejandro-centric offense from Bulldogs

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University head coach Jamike Jarin wants his players to stop relying on just one person to get themselves out of tight situations.In the Bulldogs’ 90-83 loss to Far Eastern University Wednesday, wingman J-Jay Alejandro was the lone player from Jarin’s team to display the fighting spirit in the fourth quarter against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES Racela proud of Tolentino’s improved defensive effort For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. And seeing just one player try to carry the whole team did not bode well with Jarin as they dropped to 2-3 in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball standings.“An all J-Jay offense is a concern,” said Jarin at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “This team is not talented enough to win games individually so it has to be a collective team effort. We need to step up offensively and defensively.”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 shutoutNU trailed 76-68 at the start of the fourth until Alejandro willed the Bulldogs to a 9-2 run late in the period to cut the deficit to five, 86-81.Alejandro scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth while his teammates mustered just four in the final period. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

SEA Games basketball to be held at MOA Arena, after all

first_imgMiguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “As requested by POC president and PBA chair Ricky Vargas, to the SBP which we agreed, we want to bring nothing less but the best PBA talent that we can assemble. We want to win the gold medal in baseball and the SBP is fully committed to make this a reality,’ said Panlilio.The Philippines has won 17 of the 19 previous stagings and has held the championship for the past 12 SEA Games.It would be the first time SEAG basketball is held here since 1991 Manila edition. The country was under sanction by the Fiba (international basketball federation) when the Philippines also hosted in 2005.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This was confirmed by Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon “Tats” Suzara who had a meeting with Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas officials.Suzara, Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas and SBP president Al Panlilio issued a statement Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We heard the voices of our people. We were also made aware that some sectors have started to put the blame on certain agencies without really understanding the complexities of the situation,” said the statement.“Holding an event in this magnitude is a shared responsibility among different sports elders and even our people,” added the statement. “This event is a showcase of our capacity to hold massive regional sporting events.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIEScenter_img Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Warriors overcome Timberwolves to regain no. 1 spot in West Suzara said they MOA Arena has finally accommodated the basketball meet which is considered the main attraction in the biennial meet, besting the traditional centerpiece events of track and field and swimming.Basketball events will be held Dec. 4-10, although practice for men’s and women’s is set for Dec. 1-3.The MOA Arena staged the Fiba Asia Championships in 2013 and the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2016.But it was reported last week that it couldn’t hold the basketball games due to several events that were booked already.Instead, the smaller FilOil Flying V Center was tapped, triggering reaction from the basketball-crazy nation.ADVERTISEMENT The highly anticipated basketball events in the Southeast Asian Games will be held at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the modern, 15,000-seater venue that was earlier said to be unavailable for the meet.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Price of Kawasaki Ninja 300 goes up by Rs 10,000; no change in features

first_imgKawasaki Ninja 300The price of sports bike Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been increased by Rs 10,000, making it available for Rs 3.96 lakh (on-road Mumbai). No change in the product has been reported so far to justify the increase.Reasons for increase in price have not been disclosed by Kawasaki. It still comes with the same set of features, colours and body work. For a sports bike priced close to Rs 4 lakh, it is surprising that it does not even come with Antilock Braking System (ABS), which is considered vital for a high speed vehicle. Given that the new KTM RC 390 has been priced attractively, it was expected that prices of Ninja 300 would be reduced, which appears to create doubts on the product.Ninja 300 is powered by a 296 cc four stroke engine with 38 bhp of power and 27 Nm peak torque, mated to 6 speed return type transmission. Its closest rival, KTM RC 390, powered by a single cylinder 373.27 cc engine produced 42 bhp power and and 35 Nm peak torque at 7,000 rpm, also mated to 6 speed gearbox. With the RC 90 priced Rs 1.5 lakh lower than the Ninja, will Kawasaki really be able to sustain itself? To get an answer to this question, keep watching this space for more.last_img read more