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No. 6 McNeese Upsets Defending Champion, No. 3 Abilene Christian

first_imgIn the 74th minute, Ruelas scored one on her own after winning the ball from the defender and lofting one past Johnson’s left side for a 2-1 advantage. Box Score | Photo Gallery Just five minutes later, the Cowboys leveled the score as Mariah Ruelas found Rachel Young on a cross, and Young drilled one past Rachel Johnson. .@McNeeseSoccer goes up 2-1 thanks to this Mariah Ruelas goal! pic.twitter.com/MGTk07bzNQ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 McNeese will face No. 2 Northwestern State in the semifinal round at 4 p.m. Friday. The Wildcats got on the board in the 59th minute after Christina Arteaga dropped a corner kick right in front of freshman Caylen Wright, who finished it off to make it 1-0. CONWAY, Ark. – No. 6 McNeese confirmed that there will be no repeat champion at the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, knocking out defending tournament titlist and third-seeded Abilene Christian on Wednesday afternoon. It was a quiet first half as both squads tallied just four shots each, but ACU managed to put three of theirs on goal. McNeese net-minder Gabrielle Christy got her hands on all three to keep the match scoreless through the first 45 minutes.last_img read more

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Nadal, Federer back at the top in 2017

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nadal’s drought without so much as one appearance in a major semifinal had stretched to about 2½ years.By the end of the Australian Open, though, they were squaring off to decide the title.It was the pair’s ninth Grand Slam final against each other — it’s happened at least twice at each major except the U.S. Open, where they have never met — but first since the 2011 French Open.At the time, Nadal said Sunday, “I was surprised.”But he wasn’t taken aback by what he and Federer were able to do later in the year. It was clear — to Nadal, to everyone — that they were once again capable of being the dominant figures in their sport.“To come back and win all four Grand Slams was quite an achievement, regardless of how good they are. There is a lot of very tough competition,” said Kevin Anderson, the first-time major finalist who failed to put up too much of a fight in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 loss to the No. 1-ranked Nadal.“When they’re healthy, I think they have so many skills they can rely on. In addition to that is just the amount of experience they have had,” Anderson said. “Playing at this level, I think they feel very comfortable, and obviously they might get nervous, but just like anything, the more you do it, the more used to it you get.”It didn’t hurt that the three men who are next in the pecking order all had down years and injury issues: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. All missed the U.S. Open. All could return to contention for big prizes next year.Add in that trio’s major totals (Djokovic has 12, Murray and Wawrinka three apiece), and since the start of the 2005 French Open, the top five men have won 49 of the past 51 Grand Slam championships.Still, after all this time, there are still two who stand alone at the top: Rafa and Roger. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View comments “There is just two things that probably we share — that is passion for what we are doing, passion for tennis , passion for the competition,” Nadal said, “and the spirit of improvement all the time.”The question was put to him Sunday night: How important is it for you to catch Federer in the race for most Grand Slam titles?“I really never thought much about that. I just do my way. He does his way,” Nadal responded. “Let’s see when we finish, no?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground As of Monday, they are ranked 1-2 .Federer began this season at No. 16, having missed the last half while letting his back and left knee heal.Nadal was No. 9, having pulled out after the second round of the French Open and skipped Wimbledon entirely because of an injured left wrist.“When you get (an) injury,” Nadal said, “then (it) seems like the season is a disaster.”Federer began 2017 having gone 4½ years without a Grand Slam title.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after beating Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, to win the men’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Who would have guessed at the start of 2017 that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would divvy up the year’s four Grand Slam titles?And who could possibly pretend to know what 2018 will bring for them?ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ By the time Nadal was biting the handle of the U.S. Open trophy on Sunday night , his usual way of celebrating a tournament victory, he had raised his career Grand Slam championship count to 16: three at Flushing Meadows, an unprecedented 10 at the French Open (including this June, shortly after turning 31), two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open.That moved him back within three of Federer, whose 19 is the record among men: an unprecedented eight at the All England Club (including in July, shortly before turning 36), five at the U.S. Open, four at the Australian Open (including in January) and one at Roland Garros.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“Of course, (it’s) something difficult to imagine, eight months ago or nine months ago, that we will be winning two Grand Slams each,” Nadal said. “But here we are.”Indeed, in January, it sure appeared that the two greats of the game had left their best days behind. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LA loves the Olympics, even though they’re 11 years away A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Grace and Glory Wins Treasure Hunt

first_imgLiberia’s biggest and most prestigious Christian drama competition, Treasure Hunt, ended with Grace and Glory Church walking away with L$44,550 as winner of the Hunt.Grace and Glory defeated Monrovia Christian Fellowship, last year’s 1st runners up, with a drama titled “Heritage,” which highlights the importance of teaching children their heritage and constantly reminding them not forget it.In his congratulatory remarks, Vision International Production founder and organize of the event, Cosme Pulano, said the organization’s doors remain open to the winner to ensure that their drama team is transformed into a movie production house.He added: “You deserve this year’s Treasure Hunt trophy. Your performance and hard work brought you this far. For the fact, since you guys started along with 16 other churches, your performance has been outstanding. “Realistically, the road this year was challenging, with hurdles and situations that could have derailed or plunged us into perpetual agony. Amid the odds, Jesus kept this boat afloat; and we have peacefully sailed closer to the harbor.“To our Treasure Hunt 2016 participants, we say that this year’s event would not have been a success without your hard work and participation. Many of you have understood that you are hidden talents, and you must ensure that this treasure is fully utilized before you leave this earth.” In their acceptance remarks, Grace and Glory church expressed gratitude to the host for the award.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GARDAI LAUNCH INITIATIVE AFTER BANK FRAUD SCAMS

first_imgAs a result of continuing incidents of fraud, a Joint Crime Prevention Initiative has been established by An Garda Síochána – Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland.“An Garda Síochána are warning members of the public and businesses to be vigilant due to reports from a number of banking customers who have fallen prey to frauds that involve various forms of information extraction from a person,” said Donegal’s crime prevention officer Sgt Paul Wallace.There are two main ways this is carried out, he said: 1. Phone Fraud Scam• The fraudster uses an invented scenario to engage a targeted victim in a manner that increases the chance the victim will divulge information or perform actions that would be unlikely in ordinary circumstances.• During the course of a phone call or series of calls, the perpetrators obtain enough information to take control of the victim’s bank account including full details of the online banking passwords following which fraudulent high value payments are made.2. Hacked Email Accounts • Personal email accounts of some customers (particularly company directors and individuals of high net worth) are being compromised, in many cases as a result of the individual responding to a Phishing e-mail.• Having gained unlawful access to the company director’s e-mail account, the hacker will familiarise themselves with the email correspondence therein.• The hacker will then issue e-mails from this account, posing as the company director, providing an excuse as to why all contact with him must be by email (“I’m boarding a plane and will be out of reach”)The hacker may then either:Contact the bank purporting to be the company director, and instruct that a payment be made to a fraudulent beneficiary account, or Contact a colleague in the company’s finance department (e.g. financial controller, or some such person) instructing the issuance of a high value payment to a fraudulent beneficiary. In this latter situation, the bank will have been given a legitimate payment instruction by the finance department.AdviceSaid Sgt Wallace: “Always ensure your Anti-virus software is up to date and capable of scanning for malware, and all known viruses, Trojan horses etc.“All inbound calls/e-mails that seek any kind of sensitive information or make payment instructions should be treated as potentially suspect. “Where a staff member receives payment instructions via e-mail, then enhanced checking procedures should be implemented at all time“Ensure that all calls/e-mails from strangers (who are seeking potentially sensitive information, of any kind) are handled with appropriate caution.”The victim of fraud should, in the first instance, report incident to their local 24 hour Garda station.Garda Stations in Donegal providing a 24/7 service are:Letterkenny on 91-67100Milford on 91-53060Buncrana on 93 – 20540Ballyshannon 071-98 51002.Remember 999/112 in cases of emergency & www.garda.ie/crime prevention for further information.GARDAI LAUNCH INITIATIVE AFTER BANK FRAUD SCAMS was last modified: January 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BANKdonegalfraudGardaWarninglast_img read more

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Uganda eliminated from World cup qualifiers after poor show in Nigeria

first_img Tags: FIBA 2019 World cup qualifierstop Rwanda’s Kenneth Gasana tries to get past Jordin Mayes of Uganda on Sunday (Photo by Agencies)FIBA 2019 World cup qualifiers-AfricaUganda 79-92 RwandaLagos, NigeriaSunday, 01-07-2018The Uganda men’s national basketball team will not take part in the second round of the 2019 World cup qualifiers let alone the tournament proper in China.This was confirmed on Sunday when the Silver Backs lost 92-79 to East African counter-parts Rwanda in the third game of the second phase of qualifiers in Lagos, Nigeria.Going into the game against Rwanda, the Silver Backs knew that anything short of a win will see them eliminated as they had also lost to Nigeria and Mali on Friday and Saturday respectively.Rwanda got the game rolling with a Kenny Gasama lay up inside the first minute but seven seconds later, Robinson Odoch replied instantly with one of his own to tie the game.It was a tight affair for the next few minutes with both sides trading baskets until Rwanda threatened to pull away when they went on a run of 7-0 at some point to take a 16-8 lead.At the end of the first quarter, Rwanda was leading 25-23 and the contest that promised to be mouth-watering was living up to expectations.The second was more like the first with both sides having several exceptional spells but non of them managing to pull away and it was Rwanda who edged it 18-17 with the score board reading 43-40 at half-time.It was in the third that Rwanda managed to fend off Uganda, first registering the first five points of the quarter then holding a 16 point lead at some point before winning the quarter 27-17.With only one quarter to play and Rwanda leading 71-57, it was more of damage limitation for the Silver Backs in the fourth.Darrius Garret made a lay up to increase Rwanda’s to15 lead at the start of the quarter and from there on wards, they had answers to every Ugandan question and managed to see out a 92-79 win and progress to the next round of qualification.For the Silver Backs, they will fly back into the country with their heads held low after another disappointing show that had build momentum when they finished second in the first phase held in Mali.Kenny Gassan top scored on the night with 20 points for his side and added six rebounds and two blocks to his impressive display.Robinson Odoch registered a team high 18 points on a night that the team literally collapsed in the third quarter after starting impressively. John Deng Geu and Jordin Mayes added 14 and 16 points respectively.Uganda finished bottom of the pile in Group B with 7 points from six games played while Mali and Rwanda joined favorites Nigeria as the three teams that progress to the next round.In the second round, the top three teams from each group will be placed in a group with three other top teams.All results from the first qualification round, are carried over to the second round. Games will be played in September 2018, November 2018 and February 2019. The top two teams in each group along with the better placed third team will qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup proper.Tunisia, Cameroon, Chad, Angola, Egypt Morocco, Senegal, Central African Republic and Ivory Coast are the other teams that made it to the second roundUganda’s performance at the qualifiers:First Phase in Mali.-Uganda 86-102 Nigeria-Mali 79-76 Uganda-Uganda 76-63 RwandaSecond Phase.-Nigeria 109-66 Uganda-Uganda 80-95 Mali-Rwanda 92-79 UgandaComments last_img read more

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Jacob Evans (hip) likely to return Monday against Grizzlies

first_imgCHICAGO — Warriors guard Jacob Evans is likely to return for Monday’s game against the Grizzlies, head coach Steve Kerr said after shoot-around Friday morning.Ruled out for Friday night’s game against the Bulls, Evans will have missed 21 games with an adductor strain in his left hip before returning.Following the returns of center Kevon Looney and guard D’Angelo Russell this week, the Warriors have 11 available players for Friday. Should Evans come back, as expected, the Warriors could have …last_img read more

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Township yoga brings peace and healing

first_imgMore women than men attend township yoga classes, with ages ranging from four years old to 70. (Image: Green Shoot Films)• Elle MatthewsFilm ProducerGreen Shoot Films+27 83 780 5554elle@greenshootfilms.com• Andy Birkett gets his green number, at 23 • Johannesburg bikes for Madiba in the Freedom Ride • In the swim of things at the Midmar Mile• Sithole: SA’s wheelchair tennis champion wins againLucille DavieTownship and yoga are not two words that naturally go together, but for Elle Matthews yoga in townships has become a way of helping others to live more peacefully in extremely stressful conditions.Matthews, a film producer with Green Shoot Films, launched the Township Yogi Project in February last year in three townships in Durban, the sub-tropical coastal city where she lives – Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma. And now, a year later, she has 17 people on her team, 14 volunteer teachers, and up to 60 people attending classes on a weekly basis in just one venue.“We decided to focus on the townships of Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal, notorious for their crime and violence and HIV/Aids incidence, and then roll out the project into other townships across South Africa,” says Matthews, who has registered the project as a non-profit organisation.How did this all come about? In 2012, she went on a 10-day yoga retreat to Thailand – “those 10 days changed my life”, she explains. She became increasingly aware of desperate people sitting on the curbs, looking for jobs. “Or the despair of people I knew who lived in the townships and were victims of crime and violence, or living with the effects of HIV/Aids in their lives. I kept saying to my husband, ‘They need to do yoga.’”She got together a group of volunteer yoga teachers, and teaching started at the Ohlange Institute in Durban, a place of some significance. Nelson Mandela cast his first democratic vote at the institute in 1994. It is also the place where John Dube, the first president of the African National Congress, opened a school. The yoga classes were also held in Aids clinics and community halls.Women in their 60s get down on the mat to enjoy the benefits of yoga. (Image: Green Shoot Films)Township teachers“At the same time, we identified four guys living in the townships – who all have various stories of hardship and suffering – and began training them as yoga teachers through the Jivananda Centre in Durban North,” says Matthews. They completed the course in December 2013, and are now running their own yoga classes.Matthews has extended the project into northern KwaZulu-Natal, and she plans to launch in Soweto in Johannesburg in the coming months, and Cape Town later this year. Classes are run from Mondays to Saturdays. More women than men attend, with ages ranging from four years old to 70. Some gogos, or grandmothers, walk to class using walking sticks. There are also special classes for children.Matthews and her director husband have funded the project through their film company so far, with some donations. They are making a documentary on the project, and have big ambitions for it. “We are looking for international distribution for the documentary, but it will also be sold through non-traditional distribution methods such as DVD, internet downloads etc,” she says. “We are also aiming to get corporates and smaller companies to sponsor DVD copies to be distributed into townships, so people can become aware of the power that yoga has to change lives.” The documentary will be called Township Yogi. Profits from the film will go towards the project.Benefits are feltAnd already the benefits are being felt. “One of our newly qualified township teachers suffered from tuberculosis [TB] and the nurses at his local clinic told all the patients there to go with him to yoga because they had never seen anyone recover so fast from it and become so physically strong within such a short period after suffering from TB.”Kwazi Manzi, 47, has qualified as a teacher. He describes how it has given him “confidence, perseverance and understanding”. “I feel physically and mentally connected – it brings peace, and tones your muscles.” He says, too, that it has changed his life – he now looks at things more optimistically, and can “inspire others to do good”.Another new teacher, Kenneth Shange, says he hopes to bring “peace and healing to his community”. Matthews says it is stories like these that give her and her team inspiration, and “confirm to us that yoga has the power to elicit tremendous change across so many people’s lives, in the townships”.The effect of yoga is seen in a reduction of stress and tension in families, and how that effect ripples through people’s immediate communities. (Image: Green Shoot Films)Stress and tension easesAnd that change has been measurable, she stresses, although it is impossible to measure its effects on crime and violence in the townships. But the effect is seen in a reduction of stress and tension in families, and how that effect ripples through people’s immediate communities.“Our goal is not to change townships, but rather to change individuals who live in those townships – and then the spirit of the townships will change. We want to change hopelessness and desperation to peace and hope, ill health and suffering to strong, empowered people who can face their ill health and difficulties with true strength of spirit… that’s the kind of change we’re seeing because of the power of yoga.”The practice teaches people to breath correctly, as well as strengthens the immune system, thus reducing stress. “Yoga promotes strength, flexibility, relief from pressure on the abdominal organs, and enhances circulation, and can be hugely beneficial to the millions of people we have living with illnesses such as TB and HIV,” says Matthews.“Ultimately we want to use the benefits of yoga on people suffering in various desperate situations, and see whether it can be used as a practice to improve their health and quality of life – which could have huge consequences for South Africa going forward, as the country struggles to manage its Aids crisis, as well as rising poverty, unemployment, crime and violence statistics.”last_img read more

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Google Crowdsources Reader, Docs and Search Features

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWriteWeb first wrote about Google Product Ideas in late 2008. At the time the site was focused on collecting mobile ideas. Today Google is offering users a chance to submit on a variety of products. Within each sub-site users can view the top voted suggestions, the most popular concepts, the newest submissions and the ideas that have been “answered” or acted upon. While Google Reader’s Answered Ideas page is currently blank, it will be interesting to track what the team chooses to work on and why. To submit your product ideas visit the main Product Ideas page. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google has just opened the floodgates. With millions of users, it’s only natural that the company is prioritizing features and crowdsourcing new product ideas. In a recent blog post, the company has revamped Google Product Ideas as a series of separate feedback pages for iGoogle, Google Docs, Google SketchUp, Google Ad Planner, Google Custom Search and as of today, Google Reader.The Google Reader Team is asking users to submit new features, bundles (reading lists) and custom links. From here submissions can be shared and users can move ideas up or down in a Digg-like voting mechanism. dana oshiro Tags:#Google#web last_img read more

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Factual Friday

first_imgSource: Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center’s Medical Surveillance Monthly ReportPicture Source: U.S. Army FlickrThis post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img

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Irving doesn’t mention LeBron in his goodbye to Cleveland

first_imgVIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues” pic.twitter.com/leFoxAIkX2— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his trade to Boston was finalized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIrving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had stalled, posted a lengthy thank-you note and video on his Instagram account Thursday. While somewhat vague about his intentions, the All-Star guard explained some the reasons that led to him requesting the Cavaliers trade him following six seasons — and three straight trips to the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ In a meeting last month with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, Irving said he wanted out. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Arellano’s Lervin Flores crowned new NCAA slam dunk king Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img LATEST STORIES After the Cavaliers had concerns about Thomas’ hip injury, they asked for more and obtained a 2020 second-round pick from the Celtics, completing the deal.In his video, Irving thanked Gilbert and Cleveland’s ownership group for taking “a chance on a 19-year-old kid that was coming off a stubbed right toe, of being in a very, very immature place at the time.”The Cavaliers selected Irving with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 after he played in just 11 games at Duke because of injury.He was a four-time All-Star with Cleveland and made the biggest basket in franchise history, a 3-pointer in the closing moments of Game 7 in the 2016 Finals that propelled the Cavs to the title.While Irving and James had their differences, the two seemingly managed to work through them. After the Cavs were beaten by Golden State in this year’s Finals, Irving spoke at length about what it meant to play with James and how much he had learned.But as he closed his video, Irving didn’t acknowledge their relationship.“And to my teammates: crazy stories, crazy experiences and just unbelievable human beings, man,” Irving said. “You all know how this brotherhood goes, man. All love.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “You understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” Irving said in the more than 4-minute video . “And when you get to that point and you understand that the best intentions for you and ultimately to be in your truth, and find out what you really want to do in your life and how you want to accomplish it — that moment comes and you take full advantage of it.“And there are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and to be somewhere you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you maximizing your potential.”Irving apparently felt it was time to get out from under the colossal shadow cast by James. The pair won an NBA title together — the first for any Cleveland team since 1964 — in 2016, but Irving did not single out James in his video or the accompanying note.When the Cavs first announced Irving’s trade on Aug. 22, James offered praise to his younger teammate on Twitter , saying: “Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together.”Irving’s comments were his first since the trade. He was sent to the Celtics for All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the 2018 first-round pick Boston acquired from Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines 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 Games View commentslast_img read more