Not the same without Messi

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admitted that playing without Lionel Messi in the team was a “very different” experience. Messi has missed Barca’s last three games, including last weekend’s 4-3 loss at Celta Vigo, but has started running again this week. “It’s very different [the team with and without Messi]; one is nothing like the other,” said Rakitic. “We know the importance Leo has for us, but there’s a squad; and we have to continue moving forward. But it’s very different playing without Leo. You don’t have be very smart to know that.” Coach Luis Enrique has given those of his players not with their national teams time off until Monday, but the Argentinian is expected to be at the team’s training base on the weekend to continue his rehabilitation as he looks to make a return in next week’s La Liga contest against Deportivo La Coruna. He was diagnosed to miss three weeks of action. Barca are also hoping that French defender Samuel Umtiti will be fit for Depor’s visit. Umtiti injured his knee in training ahead of September’s draw with Atletico Madrid, but trained this week. However, Barca have been dealt a new injury blow with Friday’s news that Jordi Alba has left the Spain camp with a hamstring problem sustained in the World Cup qualifying draw with Italy on Thursday.last_img read more

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Beyoncé considering purchase of Houston Rockets ownership stake—report

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The famed business magazine also cited Beyoncé’s net worth at $350 million, while her husband Jay-Z is believed to be worth around $810 million.The power couple are avid NBA fans, often appearing in regular season games and a fixture in the sidelines during the All-Star weekend.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA legend Mutombo looking to purchase Houston RocketsADVERTISEMENT Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the 35-year-old former “Destiny’s Child” singer was certainly interested, after husband Jay-Z sold his 1 percent stake of the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.The report added that Beyoncé could become a valuable asset by adding “superstar sizzle to any ownership group, likely helping the team with local and international marketing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Alexander purchased the Rockets in 1993 for $85 million.Forbes’ estimated value of the team is as high as $2 billion, given its blockbuster off-season transactions of acquiring Chris Paul via trade and signing James Harden to a long-term contract. The club’s popularity overseas—particularly in China—may further boost its value as well, the report said. MOST READ SMBeer, TNT renew rivalry POWER COUPLE Beyonce Knowles and rapper husband Jay Z. AFP PHOTOThe search for the next Houston Rockets franchise owner continues and one internationally acclaimed pop star has entered the scene.Houston, Texas-native Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is reportedly mulling over a minority ownership of the Rockets franchise, after owner Les Alexander put it up for sale last month.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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San Sebastian stays in Final Four race with humbling of Mapua

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 The Golden Stags powered through the Cardinals futile inside defense, scoring 48 points in the paint while holding Mapua to just eight in the other end.San Sebastian also scored on 21 layups while allowing Mapua to only one.Jayson David ran rampant with 24 points to lead the Golden Stags while Gayosa and Alvin Capobres had 18 and 17 points, respectively.Christian Bunag put up a 13-point, 16-rebound double-double for Mapua, which is at a miserable 3-14 card.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jordan says NBA superteams will create 28 ‘garbage’ teams—report For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ San Sebastian immediately took control of the match building a 10-point lead, 31-20, at the end of the first quarter en route to the rout.Alfren Gayosa gave San Sebastian its biggest lead of the game at 88-64 going all the way to the rim with 3:30 left in the fourth.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“This game was all about team effort,” said Golden Stags head coach Egay Macaraya. “We had 21 assists, we had good looks from the three-point line, and the rebounds were there.”“The whole team wanted to win today and they showed heart, they showed we’re still here.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian pushed its bid for the fourth spot in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball after pulling down Mapua, 97-70, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The fifth-seeded Golden Stags stopped their three-game losing streak and improved to 8-9, tied with another Final Four-seeking team in Arellano. Both teams are half a game behind the no. 4 Letran.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Kevin Love to return for Cavaliers against Milwaukee

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Associate head coach Larry Drew said Love’s minutes will be restricted in Cleveland’s game against Milwaukee. Drew is running the team while coach Tyronn Lue takes a leave of absence to address health issues that have included chest pains and a loss of sleep.The Cavaliers are third in the Eastern Conference despite dealing with several injuries. Larry Nance Jr. (sore right hamstring), Rodney Hood (strained lower back), Cedi Osman (strained left hip flexor) and Tristan Thompson (sprained right ankle) were ruled out of Monday’s game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKyle Korver has returned to the team after missing Saturday’s game because of a family emergency. He’s also been dealing with a sore right foot and was a game-time decision Monday.by Taboola Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Magnolia sees end of series View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism FILE – Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) drives against Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will return Monday after missing six weeks because of a broken left hand.Cleveland was 11-9 without Love, who was injured on Jan. 30. He’s averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 48 games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson could miss month with sprained left foot

first_imgMOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Dwyane Wade, LeBron James embrace final chance to compete on court Thompson got hurt in the third quarter when he twisted his foot while landing on the foot of Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon. Thompson tried to stay in the game before signaling to Cleveland’s bench that he needed to come out. He did not return.Afterward, Thompson didn’t think his injury was too serious.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just fell forward on it, it’ll be all right,” he said. “It happens when you’re rebounding and the little guys are down there. It’s part of the game. I’m just glad I was able to walk off on my own two feet.”Thompson underwent further tests on Tuesday, which confirmed the sprain. The Cavaliers said he will be out a minimum of two weeks, and his status will updated “as appropriate.” The eight-year pro is having one of his best seasons, averaging 12 points and a career-high 11.6 rebounds in 27 games. Thompson has also embraced a leadership role with the young Cavs, who have experienced a coaching change and dealt with numerous injuries, the biggest to Love, who may not be back until mid-January after undergoing toe surgery.Thompson’s injury will force coach Larry Drew to make yet another lineup change. He’s likely to start Larry Nance Jr. at center.The Cavaliers host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Tristan Thompson #13 reacts as George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers teases him after Thompson made a mistake that lead to an Atlanta Hawks basket during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on October 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson’s strong season has stalled.Cleveland’s starting center could miss a month after spraining his left foot in Monday night’s 108-92 loss at Milwaukee. Thompson has been playing at an All-Star level and has been one of the few bright spots for the struggling Cavaliers, who are 6-21 and already missing star forward Kevin Love.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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First Lady takes ICT training to Bina Hill Institute

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger on Tuesday morning said that she was pleased to launch the nationally certified programme, the Information and Communication Technology workshop, at the Bina Hill Institute Youth Learning Centre (YLC), Region Nine(Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).First Lady Sandra Granger along with participants and organisers of the programmeThe First Lady urged the 34 participants to capitalise on the opportunity to learn and use the skills that they would gain to develop their community.“I always say I do not want to conduct a workshop where people get a piece of paper and at the end of it, to put in a drawer. The workshop must lead to the certification that leads to development and employment for the people who take part in it, and those people will be young people like yourselves or women [and] older people, who do the child care and senior care workshop,” Granger is quoted by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Information and Press Services Unit as saying.Meanwhile, Principal of the Institute, Dr Laureen Pierre said that she too was pleased that the First Lady has brought the programme, first of its kind, to the Institute. She noted that although the institution has done well over the years and has produced qualified graduates, it has struggled with acquiring accreditation and attracting accredited programmes.“This training programme, as we are told, offers that. This is a new beginning for the YLC and I want to say thank you to the First Lady for taking the initiative of moving us along,” she said.Dr Pierre also noted that the Institute was receiving much support from the Government, and that for 2019, it received a subvention of over $50 million.The three-week-long workshop, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry’s Board of Industrial Training (BIT), will also include information on STEM Robotics and Microenterprise.last_img read more

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Bandits posing as GRA officers rob WCD business

first_imgA Patentia, West Bank Demerara businessman is now counting his losses after five men outfitted with identification as Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Officers descended upon his business and relieved him of a quantity of liquor, cellphone cards and cash.The businessman has been identified as Ram (only name given). According to reports, the man was tending to his business when the men entered and identified themselves sometime after midday on Friday. He allowed them access and after that, they revealed their true identities when they started to demand cash among other things.The men also took the CCTV DVR hard-drive and escaped in a silver Bluebird motorcar. Ram quickly alerted the Police and a number of roadblocks were quickly established but the men made good their escape.The recent attack came after a similar group visited the business place of a woman and escaped with a quantity of liquor as well.Meanwhile, the GRA is advising the businesses to be on the lookout for persons posing as GRA officers who are visiting shops and other business premises to conduct “enforcement checks.” Several of these reported acts have occurred on the East Coast of Demerara, East Bank of Demerara and West Coast of Demerara in recent weeks.Take the following precautions; request proof of identification since all staff of the GRA are required to carry identification cards during the course of their duties; note the identification number and name of any individual claiming to be from the GRA; verify the legitimacy of the exercise by calling 227-6060 extension numbers 3201-3208 or 4601; and officers of the GRA are not authorised to collect monies from taxpayers since all payments are to be made at the cashier’s – GRA’s regional offices and its headquarters,” the GRA said.The Police investigations are still ongoing.last_img read more

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WIN GOLDEN VIP TICKETS TO ‘WILLY WONKA’S CANDY COCKTAIL BAR’ AT THE LIQUOR ROOMS

first_imgAn exciting and fabulous new entertainment venue THE LIQUOR ROOMS has arrived on Main Street Letterkenny!THE LIQUOR ROOMS is first and foremost an exceptional ‘Cocktail Liquor Bar’ offering a variety of favourites from creamy snow-cone cocktails, gummy bear liquors, jelly shots and much much more! Enter a world of “Pure Imagination” and win Golden VIP tickets into Willy Wonka’s candy cocktail bar at ‘THE LIQUOR ROOMS’! Cool Atmosphere, Great Cocktails, Excellent Service and BIG Surprizes!!​Come play in our back garden this Summer with our ultimate late night experience and enjoy great drinks with great people, funky tunes from our resident DJ ‘s and excellent service..For our Golden Tickets Giveaway check out our Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/pages/The-Liquor-Rooms-Letterkenny  WIN GOLDEN VIP TICKETS TO ‘WILLY WONKA’S CANDY COCKTAIL BAR’ AT THE LIQUOR ROOMS was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessEntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Liquor Roomslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgCommiserations to Colaiste na Carraige senior team who were beaten last Thursday in the Ulster Semi Final. This team has given us a hugh amount of entertainment all year, thank you to all involved. The under 16 team play in the Ulster final on Tuesday in Enniskillen against St Nauls of Warrenpoint. Good Luck Boys.Our minor team game was called off this weekend. Our under 14 team was defeated by Ardara on Sunday at home.Lotto; There was no winner of the Lotto Jasckpot…Number were 3, 22, 29, 30 and lotto plus numbers were 2, 6, 10, 23. Consolations prizes went to Sorcha Ni Conaire, Gortalia, Conor Gillespie, Kille, Liam Doherty, Leiter. Lotto Jackpot next week will be €1500.Bingo;There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot this week. Winners on the night were Ann Breslin €150, Connie McGinley €70, Sally Morrow €70, Ethne Byrne€70, AnneMarie Campbell €70. Bingo Jackpot next week will be €2350 on 48 numbers.Under 8 and under 10 training in the Aislann every satruday from 11-1pm. Club Membership;Membership night in the hall this Wednesday night from 7-9pm.The Club is running an Easter Camp on the 26th and the 27th March from 10-2pm each day. To book your place please contact Kevin Lyons (087) 8361215.Club Gear;Full range of Club Gear for sale in Towney. Please contact Mary Football (087) 6168779 or Carol McBrearty on 9738343. GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 4th, 2013 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:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

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Boca v River Copa Libertadores final been called off

first_img no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ The two sets of rivals detest each other, but for this game away fans have been banned 4 RANKED REVEALED This will be the first time the two rivals have played each other in the Copa Libertadores final in its 58-year history Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF huge blow The highly anticipated Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed.Heavy rain in Buenos Aires has affected the Bombonera pitch and now the bitter rivals will play the first leg of this two-legged affair on Sunday evening.It had originally been scheduled to kick off at 8pm, but at 6.30pm, BT Sport announced the heavy downpour was playing havoc with the pitch. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 This was followed shortly after with an announcement that it had been moved to Sunday at 7pm.Known as the Superclásico, the match is one of the most fiercely contested derbies in football and is the first time Boca and River have ever played each other in the Copa Libertadores final in its 58-year history.It is also the last two-leg final the competition will stage. MONEY shining REVEALED Rain at La Bombonera has caused the Boca v River game to be delayed by a day BT Sport announced the game between Boca and River will be played on Sunday 11 November Most Popular In Football Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 4 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

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