Recently, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Margo Price was honored with her own unique strain of weed, “All American Made.” “All American Made” was released exclusively through Willie’s Reserve, the personal marijuana brand of country icon Willie Nelson. Miss Margo’s indica-dominant special strain is named after her 2017 chart-topping studio release, All American Made.Nelson, who will celebrate his 86th birthday on April 29th, has been in the music business for 63 years. While he’s famously been an advocate of the marijuana plant since the 1960’s, his time in the marijuana business—at least officially—began much more recently in 2015. That’s when Nelson co-founded Willie’s Reserve, a brand that sells flower, edibles, pre-rolls, and paraphernalia on the United States’ growing legal marijuana market.Price opened up in an interview with High Times about her recent engagement in the retail marijuana market. She explains, “It was like, ‘Guys, some [musicians] want to sell clothes on the Home Shopping Network, but I want to sell weed.’ I just wanted to do it legally this time. I hope that it’s just the first of a venture that will lead to my being more involved in weed [retail].”Margo went on to discuss the politics surrounding weed in her hometown of Nashville. She continues, “Nashville is just such a drinking city. It honestly feels like if you don’t drink, you’re just not going to be considered ‘cool’ by a lot of the performers here. I do drink, but I practice really strong moderation because it makes me feel like shit, but I look forward to a day when I can be completely open with preferring to just smoke. I think it makes everyone completely peaceful, along with all the other benefits. There’s just such a grey area for it around here: I feel like it’s pretty socially accepted, but it’s really not in certain circles here. That’s why I mostly hang out with musicians; they’re outsiders and weirdos, anyway.”On Thursday, Price shared a post to her Twitter, exclaiming that her fans, or just fans of weed, can purchase the strain at select retailers throughout the state of California. Make sure to tune into the 2019 Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 10th, as Price is nominated in the Best New Artist category. With a baby on the way in May, Price will take a break from touring for the majority of the winter and spring, before heading out on the road this summer. For ticketing information and a full list of Margo Price’s upcoming tour dates, head to her website.
PITTSBURGH (AP)—Freshman Khem Birch scored 16 points to lead No. 10 Pittsburgh over LaRoche College 101-33 in an exhibition Saturday afternoon.Birch scored 14 of his points in the second half, hitting all seven of his shots from the field and adding five rebounds. Ashton Gibbs, the Big East preseason player of the year, added 15 points for the Panthers.Gibbs scored eight of Pitt’s 11 points in a 4-minute span near the end of the first half.The Panthers held La Roche to 25 percent shooting and forced 21 Redhawks turnovers. Mike Dixon led Division III La Roche with 14 points, scoring the Redhawks’ first seven of the game.Former La Roche head coach Scott Lang was honored in a pregame ceremony. Lang died at age 41 last December after he suffered a heart attack and collapsed at center court during a practice.
Fernando Perez10318161017%$715,260 Jerry Hollendorfer56714713%$519,204 Joseph Talamo1121992317%$765,838 Felipe Valdez9071488%$342,430 Alex Solis3263419%$237,034 Robertino Diodoro2462325%$214,030 (Current Through Sunday, June ) Philip D’Amato47146530%$735,810 Peter Miller641417522%$582,330 Tyler Baze15925222516%$1,423,990 Kent Desormeaux535969%$286,584 Richard Baltas50176434%$842,120 Martin Pedroza85613147%$329,324 Doug O’Neill8616161019%$723,788 Tiago Pereira57109618%$408,090 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Bob Baffert2462525%$287,970 Gary Stevens2053325%$504,810 BAFFERT RETURNS ‘HOME’ AFTER TRIPLE CROWN‘PHAROAH’ COLLECTOR’S PRINT FREE AT SANTA ANITABEHOLDER RETURNS IN ADORATION ON SATURDAYBAL A BALI GOES FOR 10 IN A ROW IN SHOEMAKERDENMAN: ‘AND AWAY HE GOES’ ON BRIEF RESPITESANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER DORTMUND BREEZESBAFFERTS MAKE MAJOR DONATIONS TO CHARITIES Mike Smith3478321%$606,096 Mario Gutierrez4173817%$334,498 Gonzalo Nicolas8666137%$226,048 Edwin Maldonado748131311%$367,996 Mike Puype50711714%$455,840 Martin Garcia2873425%$221,410 John Sadler5359109%$292,974 Drayden Van Dyke901310914%$559,600 Victor Espinoza3166619%$489,320 FIRST 5,000 FANS TO RECEIVE TRIPLE CROWN PRINT SATURDAYSanta Anita has announced that it will provide the first 5,000 attendees on Saturday a beautiful American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion collectible print, free of charge with paid General Admission. Each item will be accompanied by a protective plastic roll-up sleeve.The print showcases the Bob Baffert-conditioned Triple Crown Champ and jockey Victor Espinoza in three must-see shots–winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes–and thereby becoming racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years this past Saturday. (All photos were shot by acclaimed equine photographer, Skip Dickstein).First post time on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. (Please note, the American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion poster will not be available in Santa Anita’s Infield Area). Eddie Truman1571247%$260,050 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano13332282024%$1,388,698 Richard Mandella3598426%$690,540 MANDELLA EYES SATURDAY STAKES SWEEPTwo-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder seeks her 10th win from 11 career starts at Santa Anita when she runs in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s ready to go,” said Richard Mandella, who trains the 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare for owner B. Wayne Hughes. “There have been a few bumps in the road, including the temperature that forced her to miss the Grade I Vanity (on May 9), but there are a lot of bumps in this business. Fortunately, Beholder has good shock absorbers.“She looks great and we’re looking forward to seeing her run.”Mandella also saddles American Stakes winner Bal a Bali Saturday in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf.“He’s in good shape,” Mandella said of the 5-year-old Brazilian-bred horse, who won his U.S. debut by a length on May 9, his first start in 11 months. Overall, Bal a Bali has won 12 of 13 starts, including his last nine in a row.The field for the Shoemaker, race five of nine: Winning Prize, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Talco, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Midnight Storm, Tyler Baze, 6-5; Seek Again, Jose Lezcano, 4-1; and Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat, 9-5.The Adoration, which goes as race eight: My Monet, Gonzalo Nicolas, 15-1; Grandiose Tactics, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Cast in Silver, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 2-5; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Wild in the Saddle, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; and Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1. Santiago Gonzalez7361568%$308,376 MIRAHMADI FILLS IN FOR DENMAN BEHIND THE MICTrevor Denman, the treasured voice of Santa Anita since 1983, is on a two-weekbreak and will return for the final weekend of the Spring Meet on June 27-28.Denman is at his Minnesota farm in an effort to get things ship-shape while also recharging his batteries from the lengthy season that began last Dec. 26.The inimitable Frank Mirahmadi, who filled in admirably for Denman last year, once again will take over behind the mic starting today.“I’ll be back for the Gold Cup weekend,” Denman said before leaving. “As I said last year, it’s a matter of taking care of the 40 little cows on the farm, so I’ve got to go back.”The farm is located in a dot on the map called Kellogg, 90 miles south of Minneapolis and about 15 miles from Wabasha.“A house is bad enough,” Denman said. “There’s always something wrong with it, but a farm is five times worse. Pipes break, water doesn’t flow, things go wrong all the time. I have a farmer who actually owns the cows, so he comes over every now and again, but you’ve got to be there.”Denman welcomed the breather after years of maintaining a shorter schedule at Santa Anita, which extended its meet with the absorption of most of the days lost by Hollywood Park with the closing of its venue in December of 2013.“I’m so used to that easy calendar every year,” Denman said. “It has been a long meet. They just keep coming at you, so the break is good. They always say, ‘Can you do it?’ Of course you can.“But you’re going to lose a bit of enthusiasm after a while. If you don’t, you’re not a human being. That battery recharge puts you up to 100 percent again.“It’s great to have Frank here. I’ve known him for over 20 years. I just feel so comfortable having him as a replacement.”FINISH LINES: American Pharoah, who will be paraded at Churchill Downs on Saturday, will return to Santa Anita Thursday, June 18 . . . Bob and Jill Baffert have announced major donations to four charities that care for racing’s retired athletes. Following American Pharoah‘s historic victory in the Belmont Stakes and becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, the Bafferts said donations would be given to CARMA, Old Friends, TAA, and PDJF. “Jill and I are blessed and honored to be in a position to be able to donate a portion of my earnings to these four special charities whose work is vital to our industry,” Baffert said. “We hope these contributions will go a long way toward supporting and bringing awareness to the very important work these non-profit organizations do in caring for our human and equine athletes.” Added Madeline Auerbach, CARMA’s Founder and Past President: “I spoke to both Bob and Jill before the race and they told me of their plans to shine a very bright spotlight on horse retirement.” Noted Lucinda Mandella, CARMA’s Executive Director: “We are very grateful to Bob and Jill for making such a substantial contribution to CARMA. Their generosity and support means so much. They have demonstrated exceptional leadership for such an important cause in our industry.” CARMA, (California Retirement Management Account), was founded in 2007 and has granted over $2.5 million dollars to charities that retire, retrain and rehome off-track Thoroughbreds. It is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that facilitate the care and retraining of horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended . . . Under regular rider Martin Garcia, Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund worked four furlongs in company Thursday in 49.20, while stablemate Flat Footed Mama went the same distance in 49.80. Baffert called Dortmund’s drill “perfect.” . . . Laz Barrera winner Kentuckian, prepping for the Los Alamitos Derby on July 4, worked five furlongs for Jerry Hollendorfer in a bullet 58.80 . . . Agent Brian Beach said Victor Espinoza will resume riding at Santa Anita next Thursday and not this Sunday as previously announced. Flavien Prat11020221118%$1,218,610 PHAROAH GAVE BAFFERT GOOD VIBES FOR THE BELMONTBob Baffert, unmistakable with his snow white hair, signature jeans and cowboy boots,was back on the beat early Thursday morning at Santa Anita, radio in hand, calling the shots for his blueblood stock including Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, before heading to Kentucky where Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will go back to the track at Churchill Downs Friday morning.Baffert, who handled the media frenzy on the Triple Crown trail with typical carefree aplomb, calling on his experience from being down the path three times previously, took time to recount American Pharoah’s front-running triumph in the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes under regular rider Victor Espinoza last Saturday, winning by 5 ½ lengths to become the first horse to capture racing’s most elusive and coveted prize since Affirmed in 1978.“American Pharoah has a high cruising speed and he wants to dominate, and it’s neat to watch him run like that,” Baffert said. “All the way down the backside, even though I could barely see, you could tell he was having fun. When he got to the three-quarter (mark), he was still pulling on Victor.“You could tell by Victor’s body language that on the far turn the other jockeys had a lot of respect for the horse. Watching the replays, Materiality had to work just to hold his spot in second. At the three-eighths pole he was still there and the one horse (Mubtaahij) made a run, and I knew he had great stamina because Mike de Kock is a great trainer and his horse had trained for a mile and a half, but then I could see he was struggling.“(Joel) Rosario saved ground and rode a really good race on the gray horse (Frosted, who would finish second). He tilted him out there and we really didn’t know how good he was, but turning for home, you could tell Victor was really loaded for bear.“Secretariat, when he turned for home, he was like that. Victor could have easily left a little bit earlier to separate himself, but he took care of the horse, just sat on him, and when he asked him to go, he just took off with him.“Victor got to take it all in, although he said he didn’t hear the crowd noise. That shows what was going through his head. He was enjoying it, and that’s got to be the greatest feeling for a jockey, to know that you’re actually going to win the race in the first turn. You just hope nothing drastic happens from there to the wire.“Going into the Belmont, the horse gave us a vibe that he was going to do it. People in the industry and in the stands at Belmont felt it was time, this is the horse, and that’s the vibe I felt going in there. I knew when I saddled him he was doing better than for all the other races.“I told that to Victor and when I did, his eyes just lit up. I said, ‘You can be aggressive. He’s going to give it to you.’ And Victor said the minute he jumped on his back in the paddock, he just gushed. I think they know when they get on them, and Victor looked at me like, ‘Hey, he’s ready.’“You have to have great people around you and I’m really fortunate that I don’t have to worry about anything. I would get completely burned out if I had to do this on my own. You can’t do it without a great staff.“But the horse just gave me that vibe. We were just worried about the break . . . but once he hustled him to the lead, the horse got rolling and he doesn’t use much energy. He’s so quick he can just get to a spot, and once he did, that was it.”Baffert was non-committal on when American Pharoah would run next.“Everybody’s trying to pin me down,” Baffert said. “He’s going to go back to the track tomorrow. Jimmy (assistant Jim Barnes) said the horse is getting pretty anxious to get back, so he’ll train, he’ll come here (to Santa Anita, on June 18) and we’ll look for something.“Our options are the Jim Dandy and the Travers (at Saratoga), the Haskell (at Monmouth), but first I’ve got to see how he is. Everybody’s dying to be the first one to get the news. As soon as he crossed the wire, everybody was asking, ‘Where is he running next?’“But the whole key is how the horse is doing.”Fellow Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella summed up best the feelings of Baffert’s peers at Santa Anita when he shook his hand and told him Thursday morning, “You made us all proud.” Elvis Trujillo585479%$269,290 Michael Machowsky2154224%$133,820
ARCADIA, Calif. (July 2, 2016)–In the best race of his career, Dalmore, who is trained by Keith Desormeaux and was ridden by his brother, Kent, engaged heavily favored Danzing Candy a quarter mile from home and proved best by a half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. With longshot Beaumarchais and Danzing Candy carving out fast early fractions, Dalmore sat a comfortable third, about three lengths off the lead with three furlongs to run and he stopped the clock after a mile and a sixteenth in a rapid 1:40.84.“It’s been a nice three-race series here with this horse,” said Keith Desormeaux. “Each race, he’s had a perfect trip. I think that’s attributed not only to Kent’s prowess but also the fact that he’s had small fields and it’s always ended up a decent pace. Although, in the two previous races, the pace was slower and today it was quick, so good job by Kent judging the pace today.”A Florida-bred colt by Colonel John, Dalmore was purchased for a bargain $47,000 as a Keeneland September yearling in 2014 and is owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Rocker O Ranch, LLC and Keith Desormeaux. Dalmore, who came off a first condition allowance win here on May 29, was off at 7-2 and paid $9.20, $2.60 and $2.10.Eased three starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct on April 9, Dalmore was subsequently a well beaten fifth in the 1 1/16 miles California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos two starts back on April 30.“The most impressive part (of today’s race) was that half mile move to the quarter pole,” said Kent. “That was all him, I never asked him. I hadn’t even used my horse yet and Rafael (Bejarano, aboard Danzing Candy) was driving. To me, I knew we had him. It was a very explosive effort by Dalmore.”With three wins and as many seconds from 11 overall starts, Dalmore picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $187,302.Unraced since beaten 20 lengths in the Kentucky Derby May 7, Danzing Candy made his first start today for Bob Baffert and he appeared every bit a 1-5 favorite as the race unfolded. As Baffert had hoped, he relaxed well under new pilot Bejarano and seemed comfortable sitting a close second behind Beaumarchais before taking the lead five sixteenths from home.“Well, he was rating pretty good, but Beaumarchais was just going so fast,” said Baffert. “When I saw that second quarter in 46, I thought ‘Oh man…’ Dalmore is a good horse.”Off at 1-5 in a field of five sophomores, Danzing Candy, who finished 8 ½ lengths clear of Prince of Arabia, paid $2.10 and $2.10.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez and off at 13-1, Prince of Arabia picked up a tiring Beaumarchais the final sixteenth and paid $2.40 to show while finishing 4 ¼ lengths clear of the pacesetter.Fractions on the race were 23.26, 46 flat, 1:10.02 and 1:34.52.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.
Read Next “I hope people will understand the principle behind it. I’m fighting for the office of the Commissioner because nobody, no matter how powerful they are, should be able to frighten it, scare it, or threaten it,” he said in an emergency press conference Thursday at PBA Office in Libis.READ: PBA board opts not to renew Narvasa’s term as commissionerFEATURED 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 shutoutGovernors from seven teams, namely TNT, NLEX, Meralco, Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and Blackwater, held a special board meeting earlier in the day and agreed to no longer renew the term of Narvasa, saying they have already lost confidence on his leadership over his controversial decisions during his two-year tenure, with the last straw being the approval of the controversial San Miguel-Kia trade involving top overall selection Christian Standhardinger.Meanwhile, Narvasa has the support of five teams — San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia, with all five conjuring a statement saying that the move to take him out of his commissionership is unlawful based on PBA by-laws. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Standing his ground, the 55-year-old executive said that he has no qualms relinquishing his post but argued that grounds for his expulsion must be done the right way.READ: SMC group stands by Narvasa, questions move by ‘renegade’ PBA governors“I’m willing to resign. There’s no problem with that. But what I’m saying is that procedures have to be followed and the reasons have to be clear. They have to know what the loss of confidence is constituted, and what the procedure is. It could have been discussed within the Board. Why did they have to go through all of this exercise and cause public shame?” he said.“What is it that we’re fighting for? Why am I still here? It’s a matter of principle. I’ve always been a stickler for rules, and all we’re asking is we want to find out if were the proper issues followed? If they were, then they will also have no problem in not renewing or voting to end my term. They say that you serve at the pleasure of the board, and the only time we can take you out is if we have two-thirds of the vote. They say that I only have one year in my term. They should have done it in the proper forum, which is inside the boardroom. As long as they follow the procedures and the rules, we’re ok. We’re not fighting against them. We’re fighting for the principle that the rule has to be followed.”Narvasa then urged the Board to convene as one unit and come up with a solid decision with regard to his post, saying that he only wants the league rules to be observed.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES View comments Chito Narvasa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs of now, Chito Narvasa is still the commissioner of the PBA.The beleaguered executive said that he will fight for his post amid calls for his ouster from seven members of the Board of Governors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Let’s be a league of rules, not of men,” he said. “If it’s for principle, then I must stay. I hope that the Board will be able to determine really what is the right procedure. They should come up with the right decision.”The embattled executive is also hoping to find a compromise before the 43rd season of the PBA opens on December 17.“I will not abandon the PBA. We have a long, long time before the opening, so we will see how everything will work out. I’m hoping and praying that you will understand. I’m willing to sacrifice for the PBA as long as all these things are in place,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 Rings! Astros’ Carlos Correa makes post-title proposal US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong PLAY LIST 02:57US Defense chief says alliance with Philippines remains strong00:50Trending Articles02:50Philippines reaffirms commitment to United Nations01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay scored breezy half centuries as Chennai Super Kings crushed Wayamba by 97 runs to register their second consecutive win in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Centurion on Wednesday.Chennai vs Wayamba, ScoresChampions League 2010 – Special CoverageBrief Scores: Chennai 200-3 (20); Wayamba 103 (17.1) With two victories out of as many matches in Group A, Chennai had inched a step closer towards the semifinal race while Wayamba faces the ignominy of elimination.Sent into bat, Raina scored a blistering 44-ball 87 while Vijay made 68 off 48 deliveries to enable Chennai post a formidable 200 for three in their alloted 20 overs.Raina and Vijay complimented each other well and shared a 137-run second wicket stand that came off just 72 deliveries.Raina bejeweled his innings with six boundaries and as many sixes while Vijay found the fence nine times and crossed it once.For Wayamba Chanaka Welegadara picked up two wickets for 47 runs off his four overs.Chasing the huge target, Wayamba never got off their hooks and were finally bundled out for 103 in 17.1 overs.Wayamba’s struggle can be gauged from the fact that only four of their batsmen — Shalika Karunanayake (25 not out), Ajantha Mendis (15), Isuru Udana (14) and Mahela Jayawardene (10) — got double figures.R Aswin (4/18) and Albie Morkel (3/22) were the wrecker-in-chief for Chennai, picking up four and three wickets respectively.Wayamba had a horrible start to their run chase as they lost two of their top-order batsmen inside the third over with just 18 runs on the board.Morkel was the successful bowler on both the occasions.advertisementWhile he had opener Jeevantha Kulatunga for a first ball duck in the second delivery of the innings, captain Jehan Mubarak outside edged one straight into the gloves of his Chennai counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the third over.As if that was not enough for the struggling Wayamba, their most-experienced batsman Jayawardene once again disappointed as he upper-cut one straight to Muttiah Muralitharan at third man off Doug Bollinger with the scoreboard reading 18 for three.Morkel scalped his third victim of the day in the form of Janith Perera, who produced a leading edge straight into the palms of Muralitharan.Off-spinner Ashwin then joined the party and cleaned up both Kaushal Lokuarachchi and Thisara Perera within a span of four balls to spell the doom for the Sri Lankan side.Laxmipathy Balaji and Muralitharan too registered their name in the scoreboard with the wicket of Isuru Udana and last man Chanaka Welegadara.
Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Fortunately for the Painters, the Fuel Masters also played sloppy with 23 turnovers that led to 26 turnover points by Rain or Shine.Rain or Shine was behind 75-68 with 8:16 to play after Matthew Wright’s triple before the Elasto Painters chipped away at the deficit thanks to a 12-2 run in the final three minutes.Bowles gave Rain or Shine an 82-80 lead on a three-point play then, drilled the dagger of a floater with 50.2 seconds remaining to set the final count.James Yap, who left the game early in the third quarter due to a groin injury, finished with 15 points while rookie Javee Mocon made his presence felt with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double.Richard Howell led the Fuel Masters with 27 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Rain or Shine captured its second straight win after gutting out an 89-82 win over Phoenix in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Center here.The Elasto Painters evened their record to 2-2 and in the process sent the undermanned Fuel Masters to their third consecutive loss and a 1-3 slate.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Vic Manuel plays extended minutes, gives Aces big lift Denzel Bowles lit up with 28 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, for Rain or Shine. He also grabbed 14 rebounds.Despite the win, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia wasn’t happy with how his team performed especially with his players turning the ball over 22 times and allowing Phoenix to score 25 points off of it.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 looked bad, technically I felt that we didn’t deserve this win,” said Garcia. “It’s good that Denzel was able to give us this win, he didn’t want to lose. That’s the kind of character from an import that you want.”“The nice thing is we didn’t stop playing defense, but I think it’s our offense that suffered today.” View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Phoenix played without head coach Louie Alas who served the second of his two-game suspension while forward Calvin Abueva is still serving his indefinite suspension.Both Abueva and Alas were slapped with infractions for their involvement during the brawl between Phoenix and TNT on June 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Newcastle, Everton eyeing Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamaraby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille’s 19-year-old centre-back Boubacar Kamara is attracting Premier League interest.The Evening Chronicle says United have taken a look at Kamara in recent times, but the Ligue 1 club have now tied him down to a new deal.Nevertheless, Newcastle and Everton have impressive teenager Kamara on their database.Kamara has already made 54 first team appearances and would be considered immediate first team material but after Marseille battled to get him to sign a new deal – he now has a £16million price tag. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoom It has taken a whole year for all of the idle ships of South Korean defunct shipping company Hanjin Shipping to be fully removed from the idle fleet following the company’s demise, according to Alphaliner.The former South Korean shipping giant was officially declared bankrupt by the Seoul Central District Court on February 17, less than six months after it first filed for court receivership.Hanjin’s departure from the liner trades in September last year brought the idle fleet to 1.6 million TEU, as 0.6 million TEU was added from Hanjin’s ex-tonnage.As explained by Alphaliner, the majority of these ships were pulled from the idle fleet in April this year when the new East-West Alliance services resulted in a surge in vessel demand.Six of Hanjin’s former ships were sent to scrapyards, while the others were taken over by other carriers, leaving only one ship from the fleet idle-the 1,647 TEU Orion, owned by Alpha Ship.“However, the capacity discipline and rate stability that followed Hanjin’s departure have also been eroded as the container shipping market steps into the post-Hanjin era,” Alphaliner said.Since September 2016, over 1 million TEU has been added to the active fleet amid ramping up of deliveries of ULCVs. Hence, the fleet currently stands at 20.44 million TEU, up by 5.7 percent year-on-year.Alphaliner believes that the onset of the slack winter season from October will put further pressure on freight rates.“The rate truce that carriers have largely abided by since Hanjin’s sudden exit one year ago, now appears to be crumbling. Rate slashing just ahead of the October holidays in China points to further rate instability as carriers continue to jostle for market share,” Alphaliner pointed out.“The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) has recorded six consecutive weeks of declines and, despite strong peak season demand, carriers in August and early September failed to push rate increases through. This is a clear sign that rate cutting is starting to take hold once again.”A new rate war is being predicted as carriers post black figures for the second quarter of this year heralding fairer winds when compared to the horrendous second quarter of 2016.Ten carriers posted black figures in the second quarter of 2017, while only two reported losses for the quarter, those being Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), which booked a loss of USD 81.8 million, and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL), which recorded a loss of USD 55.1 million.