Sonic Hunters contribute to Road Safety

first_imgTHE Sonic Hunters Motorcycle club yesterday did their part in road safety by repainting and brightening several road markings in the Kitty area.The club took the time out yesterday to paint the pedestrian crossing at Queen Street, Wortmanville, between Durban and Norton Street.According to the club, they felt the need to brighten up a few of the signs around the area in an attempt to ensure that there are no incidents due to driver-negligence.A statement also read “We felt (that) it is our social responsibility to ensure that we participate in community and group building events for our members and the community at large.”“We plan to undertake more projects like this in the near future based on the response we got today,” the statement continued.“We are hopeful that more entities can replicate our activities and not wait on the authorities to do everything. Sometimes a little bit can go a long way.”last_img read more

High Stakes as Arsenal Host Chelsea in London Derby

first_imgWith the draw being the second stalemate in succession after holding Everton at Goodison Park, Arsenal head into the weekend sitting in 11th position in the table after recording just five wins from 19 matches.There remains just an eight-point gap between themselves and today’s opponents, however, and Arteta will regard the upcoming contest as a window of opportunity.The former Manchester City assistant will also have been delighted to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang get on the scoresheet against Bournemouth at a time when the club captain’s future remains up in the air.With just 18 months left on his contract, there is the suggestion that showdown talks will soon be held between the pair, but his goal on the South coast reiterated that he remains an important part of this squad until the end of the season.Arsenal have been at their weakest at the other end of the pitch, although conceding just twice in their last three away games will only suggest to Arteta that this group of players are pulling in the right direction.Despite the contrasting positions of the two clubs, Lampard will be feeling frustrated with his squad’s inability to build on what the Englishman considered to be their best performance of the season against Tottenham Hotspur.Having successfully switched to a 3-4-3 formation against another of their London rivals, Lampard kept the same shape for the meeting with Southampton, only to witness his side put in another below-par outing at Stamford Bridge.Finding a solution to their issues at their West London home will wait for another day, with Lampard needing to ensure that his players are in the correct frame of mind before heading into a second derby showdown in quick succession.While Lampard may opt to revert to the same team which began at Spurs, the surprise element of using Mason Mount and Willian has gone, likely making it easier for Arsenal to construct a game plan.The form of Callum Hudson-Odoi has become a talking point with the academy graduate having struggled since the start of November, but the 19-year-old does not necessarily deserve to be singled out at this time with no-one in a Chelsea shirt showing the level of performance required on a regular basis.While Lampard is unlikely to cause many surprises with the personnel, this is one of the final chances for his current crop to show what they can do before their manager enters the transfer market for fresh faces.Having missed out at the weekend, Nicolas Pepe could be handed a starting role by Arteta as he looks to freshen up his starting lineup.Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has also completed his one-match suspension, with the Croatian potentially being preferred to Jorginho.Mount may come into the team in place of Hudson-Odoi, while Reece James is an option on the right side of defence if he is able to shake off an ankle problem.Today’s encounter represents the 199th competitive meeting between the two clubs, with Arsenal registering 77 wins in comparison to 67 victories for Chelsea.Neither side have been able to put together successive triumphs in this fixture over normal time since Chelsea recorded 6-0 and 2-0 successes in 2014.This will be the first contest between the teams since Chelsea recorded a 4-1 win in the Europa League final in May.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal host Chelsea in the Premier League this afternoon as Mikel Arteta takes charge of his first game at the Emirates Stadium. The Blues make the short trip across London holding a three-point advantage over the chasing pack in the race for fourth position.After picking up a point from his first fixture in charge at Bournemouth, Arteta suggested that his new side had exceeded his expectations given their previous indifferent performances.However, while earning a share of the spoils at the Vitality Stadium was a respectable result, the Spaniard will know that the result needs to be the start of a positive turnaround at the club.last_img read more

In Photos: ESPN College GameDay at USC

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @DailyTrojan ESPN College GameDay took over USC early Saturday morning, hosting their show live for the first time from McCarthy Quad. Students arrived ready with their signs an hour early, despite the 6 AM broadcast time.Photos by Ralf Cheunglast_img

Enoch Adu Kofi on target in AIK Stockholm defeat

first_imgGhana midfielder, Enoch Adu Kofi scored his debut goal for AIK in their 1-3 defeat at Mjaellby in the Swedis league on Sunday.Adu Kofi netted the equalizer from the penalty spot on the 40th minute after Mjaellby had led through Nigerian, Moses Ogbu on the 10th minute.The 29-year-old was replaced by fellow Ghanaian, Ebenezer Ofori on the 62nd minute.With two minutes to end the first half, Moses Ogbu shot Mjaellby into a 2-1 lead from the penalty spot.Back from the break, Mjaellby Taylor Silverholt grabbed the winner on the 76th minute with an assist from Max Watson.Ghana striker, Mamudu Moro was in action for 72 minutes for Mjaellby.AIK’s defeat leaves them on 12th with 13 points with Mjaellby on 7th with 19 points after 14 matches. Source: Footy-Ghana.com Tags: AIK Stockholmenoch adu kofilast_img read more

Humane Society talks about kitten adoption

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.–Those looking for a feline friend may want to know what they’re getting into before adopting. I spoke with Kaitlyn tree of the Huron Humane Society to learn more.According to Kaitlyn, one of the most important things to know about kittens is that they’re mischievous. They will find a way to get into trouble, but you have to treat them with patience and kindness. Physical punishment is less effective than positive reinforcement and a spray bottle. For behaviors like scratching, Kaitlyn recommends providing the kitten with an active outlet.“You have to keep them occupied with scratch pads, scratch mats. There’s different kinds of posts, you can use cat nip on scratch pads. And it’s an easy diversion to make them have a resource to get that out as opposed to furniture.”Kaitlyn also suggests adopting two kittens as an option. They would socialize and entertain each other, which could help lower misbehavior.The most important thing, however, is keeping in mind that kittens are babies. They need to be guided gently and given a nudge, not a smack. Instead of scolding a kitten when they teethe your hand, redirect their attention with a toy.Treat a cat with kindness, and you have a companion for life.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious United Way wraps up school supply driveNext Alcona sheriff deputies catch liquor-stealing teenagerlast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez ‘not for sale’

first_imgGary Sanchez seems like he’ll be remaining with the Yankees.New York has been asked about potentially dealing away the 26-year-old catcher, general manager Brian Cashman said during a recent interview with the YES Network. Cashman, however, said Sanchez was “not for sale.” MLB trade news: Yankees acquire starter James Paxton from Mariners “We’re going to be, I think, proven correct, we believe (about Sanchez),” Cashman said. “He’ll return healthy, ready to go, motivated to put 2018 behind him and I think he’ll have a chance to be one of the more exciting, dynamic players in 2019.”The Yankees finished 2018 with a 100-62 record and advanced to the ALDS, where they fell to the Red Sox in four games. MLB trade rumors: Yankees still working to deal starter Sonny Graycenter_img Cashman said the Yankees believe Sanchez will have a bounce-back year in 2019 after undergoing shoulder surgery in early November. He is expected to be healthy by Opening Day. “He’s a special talent and special player, special person,” Cashman said.Sanchez struggled both offensively and behind the plate last season after he was an All-Star in 2017. He allowed a league-high 18 passed balls while registering a .186/.291/.406 slash line with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs in 89 games. Related Newslast_img read more

Patrick Sandoval’s strong start cut short in Angels’ loss

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “It’s not the best way to evaluate him,” Ausmus said of the abbreviated starts, “but let’s be honest. We want to keep him healthy more than evaluate him. We’ll have more time to evaluate him.”Sandoval, who had allowed only one run and was working on his second straight effective outing, said he knew in advance he’d be on a tight pitch count.“I know it’s for my own good,” Sandoval said. “It’s to keep me healthy. I’m on board.”In Sandoval’s first two seasons after he was drafted out of Mission Viejo High, he pitched in short-season leagues. In the next two, he pitched in full-season leagues, but his seasons ended at the beginning of September.Last year Sandoval pitched 122-1/3 innings with the Houston Astros and Angels organizations. This season he has pitched 106 innings, including his minor league work, with perhaps three or four starts left before the end of the season. Ausmus said the Angels want to keep him around the same workload as he had last year. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Otherwise, he issued a first-inning walk to Matt Chapman, and that was it. He retired the final five batters he faced, including two of his three strikeouts, before Ausmus pulled him.At the time the Angels trailed just 1-0, but Jake Jewell let the game get away in the fifth.Jewell gave up a homer to catcher Sean Murphy, who was making his major league debut. After allowing a single to Sheldon Neuse, Jewell gave up a two-run homer to Marcus Semien. It was Semien’s 17th career homer against the Angels, including nine in the past two seasons. He has 101 career homers.That was more than the Angels could muster against right-hander Tanner Roark, who weaved out of trouble in the early innings before settling into a groove.In the first inning, the Angels had runners at second and third with two outs and Shohei Ohtani at the plate, but Ohtani struck out. In the third, they loaded the bases with two outs, but Justin Upton grounded out. They wasted Matt Thaiss’ leadoff double in the fourth.After that, Roark retired nine straight hitters, getting the game into the seventh inning with the four-run lead intact. Asked why not just have him pitch deeper into games, but then shut him down before the end of the season, Ausmus said the Angels believe it’s better that he gets acclimated to working all the way to the end of the season.So far the Angels don’t have plans to treat rookie Jose Suarez the same way, Ausmus said. Suarez threw 117 innings last year, and so far this year he’s at 95-1/3.While the Angels try to limit Sandoval’s work toward the end, they are seeing him making progress in his performance.Sandoval had a 6.75 ERA through his first four games. Before his next start, pitching coach Doug White suggested that he move from the third base side of the rubber to the middle. That helped him pitch five scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 28, allowing just one hit and striking out nine.Sandoval explained that the new position helped him feel more confident with his curve and slider, in addition to the fastball and changeup that he’d relied on mostly before.“Absolutely, it’s a huge help,” said Sandoval, who was back on the middle of the rubber on Wednesday night.He gave up just one hit, an opposite-field homer to Jurrickson Profar in the second inning.Related Articles PreviousThe Angels’ Shohei Ohtani shows his frustration after striking out swinging – his third strikeout in as many at-bats – during the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the dugout after striking out in the top of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. Ohtani went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval throws to the plate during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Tanner Roark #60 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the top of the first inning at Ring Central Coliseum on September 04, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols follows through on a double off Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval throws to the plate during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Jurickson Profar #23 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a solo home run off of Patrick Sandoval #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the bottom of the second inning at Ring Central Coliseum on September 04, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar celebrates after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Patrick Sandoval during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin reacts to a strike thrown by Oakland Athletics’ Tanner Roark during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Sean Murphy watches his home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Jake Jewell, his first hit in the majors, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Sean Murphy, right, is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Jake Jewell during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Jake Jewell (65) waits for Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, left, to run the bases oh a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Marcus Semien, right, celebrates with Sheldon Neuse (64) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Jake Jewell during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Jake Jewell #65 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the fifth inning at Ring Central Coliseum on September 04, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani shows his frustration after striking out swinging – his third strikeout in as many at-bats – during the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the dugout after striking out in the top of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. Ohtani went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 14The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the dugout after striking out in the top of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. Ohtani went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Expand Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone OAKLAND — Although the Angels are going to have Patrick Sandoval walk for the end of his first marathon, they still want him to cross the finish line.Sandoval was pulled after just 3-1/3 innings and 52 pitches in the Angels’ 4-0 loss to the Oakland A’s on Wednesday night, a sign of what is to come over the season’s final four weeks for the 22-year-old rookie.Manager Brad Ausmus explained afterward that the Angels want to reduce Sandoval’s workload enough that he can make it to the end of his first season pitching through September. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

State prepares rules for launching industrial hemp as a crop in 2020

first_imgThe governor’s signing of the bill that makes industrial hemp production legal has put the process in motion to create the rules for producers. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig says the 2018 federal farm bill opened the way, and the state now has to follow through.“We will apply to the U-S-D-A and seek approval from them to have a state program,” Naig explains. “So, there is quite a bit of work yet to do here before we actually have a program to implement here in the state.” He says that means there won’t be any hemp grown on Iowa farms until 2020. That gives producers time to research hemp as a possible crop.“We’re encouraging folks to take the time. We’ve got a year now to look at everything from the agronomic things that you need to look at — from a seed selection and tillage and land and all those types of things — all the way across to what are the markets for the product. Are you growing industrial hemp forfor C-B-D production or for fiber of for grain and oil production.” He says it is the same process you should use for any new crop.“We really encourage folks to take the time and understand and learn and then be ready to take the field in 2020 is that is viable for them,” Naig says.Naig says there could be some crossover in the equipment used for traditional crops and the planting of industrial hemp.“From a seeding standpoint we understand, and I think some the traditional planting equipment probably works,” according to Naig. “And then really on the harvest side, it so much depends on what the end use is.” He says you might need different equipment to harvest the hemp for oil than you do for harvesting it for fiber. Those who pushed for legalizing industrial hemp say it has a variety of uses from fabric to oils, paper and rope that could benefit farmers. Naig says you have to research if growing hemp is viable for your operation.“I’ve said many times I am confident that we can grow industrial hemp in the state of Iowa. We used to and we’re good at growing nearly anything,” Naig says. “It’s really a question in my mind of whether or not folks have a viable market for that product. And that’s really what we should be looking at from an economic standpoint.” Naig says industrial hemp has the potential to be grown anywhere in Iowa.“The legislature did cap the amount of acres that a producer can grow to 40 acres — so we’re not talking about whole sections of farmland here that would be going into farm production,” Naig explains. “Forty-acre tracts or smaller tracts of land — I think we’ve seen that in some other states like Kentucky where they’ve really been ahead here on industrial hemp production. I think it can be applied anywhere — but again — economics will really drive that.” Farmers cannot legally grow hemp in Iowa until the U-S-D-A approves the proposed regulatory plan Naig’s department is working up. The law l does not legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and requires the hemp plants to have T-H-C levels of point three (0.3) percent or less. Plants with T-H-C levels above that percentage are still considered controlled substances in the state and must be destroyed.last_img read more

Kane spares Lloris’ blushes after keeper howler as Aurier sent off

first_imgSPURS welcome Southampton to North London looking to get back to winning ways.Defeat to Leicester last weekend and then a Carabao Cup embarrassment has left Mauricio Pochettino looking for answers – and Saints will hope to take advantage.Follow live updates from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium below…Live score: Spurs 2 Southampton 1 (Ndombele 24′, Aurier OFF, Kane ’44; Ings 39′)Kick-off time: 3pmTV/Live stream: Not shown on UK TVSpurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Son, Kane.Southampton XI: Gunn, Cedric, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Redmond, Ings. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 5:04 pmSpurs 2-1 SouthamptonSpurs return to top four after Harry Kane smashed a first-half winner. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:54 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton94′ FINAL WHISTLE Spurs win 2-1 thanks to Kane’s winner.Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:53 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton92′ Saints lob the ball into the box but Lloris commands his defence and collects. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:51 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton91′ Winks replaced by Wanyama. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:50 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton90′ Four minutes added on for extra-time. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:48 pm88′ Shane Long replaces Boufal. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:46 pm86′ Free-kick Spurs, Eriksen chips it in but Dier is outstretched and misses.Flag up anyway. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:44 pm84′ CHANCE SPURS Kane dummies his way into the Saints boxes but drags hit left footed effort wide of the mark. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:43 pm83′ Bertrand flicks wide for a Spurs corner on the right side. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:41 pm81′ Kane wins a free kick on half way, Bednarek shown a yellow. Ings will be replaced by Michael Obafemi. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:39 pm80′ Chance goes begging for Southampton as Redmond puts a ball across the Spurs box but no one latches on to it. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:37 pm77′ Sissoko wins a corner and Ndombele, arguably Spurs’ best player, will be replaced by Eric Dier. Spurs have a throw in by the corner flag.Nothing comes of it and Southampton now have a throw in and push possession upfield. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:35 pm75′ Deep cross finds Boufal who wins a corner on the right side. Ball comes our to Redmond who drives a low cross but Lloris saves. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:33 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton73′ Spurs break with Lamela weaving in and out on the left and he wins a corner. Cleared at Southampton retain possession. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:31 pm70′ Winks makes a vital interception to cut Southampton’s advancing play just outside the Spurs box. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:27 pm67′ Free kick Spurs in the middle of the park, Ndombele fouled by Yoshida. Eriksen clips it into Vertonghen but he can’t control and the ball is passed back down the line. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:24 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton64′ CHANCE SPURS Ball played across the box by Rose but a stretching Kane can’t finish. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:23 pm63′ Lamela replaces Son. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:21 pmSpurs 1-1 Southampton61′ Corner Saints… headed out for another corner. CHANCE SAINTS Lloris pulls off another fine save to prevent Yoshida from equalising. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:19 pm59′ Spurs fail to clear their lines and Saints take a short free kick and progress into the Tottenham half. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:18 pm58′ Boufal causing problems on the right win beating Rose to get a cross in but Spurs clear.Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:14 pm54′ Sissoko has covered at right-back for the sent off Aurier.Son gives away a free-kick 30 yards out. Ward-Prowse is over it… what a save by Lloris to prevent the free-kick from curling into the top corner. Resulting corner falls to Hojbjerg who volleys over. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:12 pm52′ Southhampton make use of the extra man dragging Spurs wide and Redmond wins a corner on the left side. Corner broke out to the ride but a cross was held by Lloris.Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:09 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton47′ Chance for Spurs as Kane goes through on goal but was halted on the left side of the box and lost possession. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:07 pm46′ We are back underway. Load more entries…last_img read more

Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft Combine

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wiggins banks in buzzer-beater, Wolves stun Thunder 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comProspective No. 1 pick Christian Standhardinger is conspicuously absent in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine on Monday at Gatorade Hoops Center.The Fil-German forward was the lone absentee from the 44 applicants in the pre-draft workout, casting doubts on his status for the annual draft proceedings.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Attending the combine is a requirement for the aspirants to progress to the final list of applicants.Standhardinger is reportedly in Hong Kong training with his ABL team Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSources from the PBA said they have yet to hear from the 28-year-old, and that he would need to submit a letter explaining his absence from the combine to make it to the final list.In 2014, Manny Pacquiao did not participate in the combine but he submitted a letter and went on to be drafted 11th by Kia. View commentslast_img read more