Tokyo: The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale on Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice. Tickets for the 33 sports range from the cheapest general tickets at 2,500 yen (USD 23) to an eye-watering 300,000 yen (USD 2,730) for the best seats at the opening ceremony. Those lucky enough to score the best seats for the showcase men’s 100m final will pay 130,000 yen (USD 1,200). But half of all tickets will be priced at 8,000 yen (USD 73) or less and special tickets priced at 2,020 yen (USD 18) are available for families resident in Japan with children, senior citizens, and people with impairments. Prices for domestic residents are “about the same as London 2012 but a little higher than the 2016 Rio Games,” Yuko Hayakawa, senior 2020 marketing official, told AFP. The lottery — only for residents of Japan during an initial period — runs until May 28, with successful applicants notified on June 20 and payment due a fortnight later. The website saw high demand upon opening with a queue system in place even though tickets are not sold on a first-come-first-served basis and everyone entering the lottery by May 28 having an equal chance of scooping tickets. Overseas applicants will be able to snap up tickets from June 15 via special “Authorised Ticket Resellers” in each country. Organisers have not offered a precise number of tickets available at various stadium configurations are still being finalised with just less than 450 days to go until the opening ceremony. But they said it would be roughly the same as the 7.8 million tickets they estimated when bidding for the right to host the Games.RELATED Of these tickets, an estimated 70-80 per cent would be allotted to Japanese residents with the rest going to overseas fans. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will run from July 24 to August 9. Tickets for the Paralympics will become available this summer. Fans wishing to start planning their applications can access the website at https://ticket.tokyo2020.org/?culture=en-us. Boxing tickets are not available as the IOC has frozen preparations for the competition amid a spat with the governing body AIBA. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. No tickets will be available for Boxing as IOC has frozen preparations due to a spat with AIBA.Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 24 to August 9. highlights
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Bermuda changed captains but produced another woeful batting display as they slumped to a six-wicket defeat to resurgent Namibia to extend their miserable run in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier here yesterday.Bermuda’s fourth successive defeat came as they limped to 106 for nine after they were sent in at the ICC Academy Ground No 2. Namibia raced to victory with 41 balls to spare to get back into playoff contention with two wins, despite seamer Kamau Leverock’s three-wicket haul.The result left Bermuda as the only side in Group A without a point and in need of a miraculous run of results elsewhere, combined with wins over Scotland and the Netherlands in their remaining two matches, in order to remain in the hunt for one of six places up for grabs for qualifiers at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.Bermuda, who face Scotland today and group leaders the Netherlands on Saturday, would also require an enormous swing in their net run rate if they are to force their way into the fourth-place spot.After dispiriting batting performances against Papua New Guinea and Kenya, Bermuda made a change in captaincy, replacing Dion Stovell with 32-year-old off-spinner Rodney Trott.Stovell dropped himself after scoring nought, one and four in the three previous games.Trott took over the captaincy despite Terryn Fray having been previously named as vice-captain, while Derrick Brangman, Malachi Jones and Sinclair Smith – batting at No 11 as a specialist wicketkeeper, a novelty in T20 cricket – were brought in for George O’Brien, Allan Douglas and Stovell.But it made little difference as an all-too-familiar batting collapse resulted in Bermuda slumping to 42 for six at the halfway stage, Sussex all-rounder Delray Rawlins making only six.Okera Bascome, who made six, four and nought opening the batting in the first three games, dropped to number eight and made a fine 37 from 31 balls, while Brangman made an unbeaten 23, as the pair gave the total an air of respectability.But Namibia raced to 35 without loss from the opening two overs, seamer Jones going for 11 runs and left-arm spinner Brangman, 24, and despite Leverock snapping up three for 19, his best T20 international figures for a second game in a row, the southern African side powered home.Canada top Group B after winning their third game in a row, upsetting Ireland by 10 runs.
Freshman forward Mark Zengerle and the rest of the Badger rookies recieved a reality check after being swept by North Dakota.[/media-credit]There wasn’t much more Scott Gudmandson could do.The Wisconsin senior goaltender made 63 total saves on the weekend, but No. 10 North Dakota skated away with 4-2 and 1-0 wins over the No. 13 Badgers.The Fighting Sioux were the next big test for a young Badger squad and UW found out how it measured up against a preseason Frozen Four favorite.The verdict? Maybe next year, kids.Last season, the Kohl Center was home to an experienced, deep team with a standout defensive corps. This weekend, the team was in the building – it was just wearing black and green.Gudmandson kept Wisconsin (6-4-2) in the game all of Saturday, giving up a goal to Matt Frattin at 8:44 in the second with North Dakota (7-4-1) on the power play. The shot from behind the right circle got past Gudmandson to give UND a 1-0 lead.Entering the third period, UW still trailed just 1-0 and an Evan Trupp charging penalty gave the Badgers their own power play. A frustrating night on offense got a slight reprieve when Derek Lee found defenseman John Ramage at the right point, slapping a shot past UND goaltender Aaron Dell to tie the game 1-1.The tie didn’t last long though, as less than two minutes later, Corban Knight got a stick on a puck to deflect it in past Gudmandson for a 2-1 UND lead. Knight struck again just 2:21 later, to put the Sioux up 3-1.Frattin would add his second and Justin Schultz’s goal to make it 4-2 was all the offense the Badgers would get for the rest of the game.It was exactly the kind of game head coach Mike Eaves thought he would have seen already.“I think some eyebrows have been raised and were raised by our pretty good start. This is more of what I thought we would see early: our goaltending having to play well, letting us hang around and try to find a way to win the game,” he said. “We’re going through some growing pains right now.”Even many of the veterans on the team are just sophomores. Assistant captain Craig Smith took a delay of game penalty giving UND the power play it needed to go up 3-1.North Dakota on the other hand, is full of experience, a big reason the Sioux were expected to win the WCHA. Eaves characterized them as more assertive than the Badgers.“The way they got to time and space better than we did,” he said. “That’s one of the thing we were coaching on this bench: we spent too much time gliding, rather than striding and getting there.”“I think we were playing on our heels both nights,” Schultz added. “They were playing on their toes and we were just standing back, waiting for something to happen; we didn’t really take it to them at all.”The four goals on the scoreboard hide the outstanding effort the Badgers got from Gudmandson. Time and time again he came up with pad and glove saves, including a highlight-reel point-blank glove save as he tumbled to his side.Friday night’s game was more indicative of his play, in the 1-0 loss.Usually, when a team takes two five minute majors in a game, it doesn’t deserve to win. And when a team doesn’t score a goal on two five-minute power plays, it doesn’t deserve to win either.So it looked like the Badgers were headed for a scoreless tie with the Sioux. Instead, a defensive miscue in transition allowed UND’s Jason Gregoire to skate in the zone undisturbed and he sent a wrist shot over Gudmandon’s right shoulder to give North Dakota a 1-0 lead that would hold up as the final.“I thought I played well. But obviously I’d like that last goal back,” Gudmandson said. “Guy made a pretty nice shot, but other than that I thought I played pretty well.”UW was outshot 25-16 Friday and 43-16 Saturday, forcing Gudmandson to stay busy. More tellingly though, Wisconsin was simply outplayed most of the series, as the Sioux controlled the flow of the game.UW’s power play, which came into the series at 30.6 percent, went 0-6 Friday, managing just five shots in the 18 total minutes with the man advantage. The way North Dakota stifled the Wisconsin attack was reminiscent of Boston College’s shutout of the Badgers in the national title game back in April.“They had two or three levels, it reminded me of the championship game against BC, where they did the same type of things,” Eaves said. “And our ability to slide a guy off and get somebody open was something I don’t think we did very well.”In UND, the Badgers saw the team they were last season and the team they still could be – eventually. But no series exposed Wisconsin’s youth like this one did, giving Eaves plenty of teaching points.While the lessons to be learned are aplenty, there’s no worry on the coach’s part.“With a young group, I’m not that concerned,” Eaves said. “I think they can bounce back because they’re almost na?ve. OK, we’ll go back to work and coaches are going to give us direction. Sometimes with young teams, that [na?veness] is a good thing.”
Submit Share StumbleUpon Share Kalamba Games appoints Tamas Kusztos as Head of Sales December 9, 2019 Related Articles Vereeni VC backs Megalotto for next stage of critical growth February 27, 2020 Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has agreed on an investment partnership with industry brokerage RB Capital to acquire a 20% equity share in hi-definition igaming development studio Kalamba Games.The transaction is conducted for an undisclosed seven-figure sum and will seek to accelerate the introduction in game capacities for Kalamba partners, whilst accelerating the content provider’s commercial pipeline.RB Capital specialises in identifying the industry’s best value investments, across all functions of gambling’s value chain.Meanwhile, for Vereeni, the investment in Kalamba complements its existing market portfolio, in which the venture fund has invested in games content, business intelligence, software development, crypto and blockchain disciplinesTim Heath, founding partner at Vereeni Investments, said: “In less than two years, Kalamba Games has displayed the creativity and expertise required to make a major splash in slots development. By taking a significant equity share, we are confident that Vereeni Investments can help Kalamba Games reach the next level in its development.“We are also thrilled to have struck this deal alongside RB Capital, which brings an unmatched level of experience across the igaming space.”Steve Cutler, CEO and co-founder of Kalamba Games, added: “[Co-founder] Alex Cohen and I, as well as the whole team at Kalamba, are very excited that we have joined forces with Vereeni and RB Capital, who bring the financial resources and strategic capital, that match our vision for being a tier one supplier in the casino games industry.“The investment gives us the ability to scale up the development teams in Krakow, maintain our already aggressive velocity and build the Games Platform coupled with the engagement and retention tools, that the industry still desperately needs.“We will also be setting up the new head office in Malta, where we will continue to strengthen the business development, marketing and finance teams.”Backing the investment, Julian Buhagiar, co-founder, RB Capital, said: “It is truly a pleasure for us to be working with Steve, Alex and all the team at Kalamba. We’ve been watching them closely for a while now, and in a short time, they have built a very compelling games portfolio. It is very exciting to be supporting their efforts to acquire new territories with their disruptive content. We see significant opportunities for growth ahead for Kalamba.” Vereeni backs Indian DFS enterprise Nostragamus September 24, 2019
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday put to death an Iowa chemistry student-turned-meth kingpin convicted of killing five people, capping a week in which the Trump administration restored federal executions after a 17-year hiatus.Dustin Honken, 52, who prosecutors said killed key witnesses to stop them from testifying in his drugs case, received a lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Two others were also put to death during the week after a hiatus of nearly 20 years, including Wesley Purkey. His lawyers contended he had dementia and didn’t know why he was being executed.The first in the spate federal executions happened Tuesday, when Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death for killing a family in the 1990s as part of a plot to build a whites-only nation. Lee’s execution, like Purkey’s, went ahead only after the U.S. Supreme Court gave it a green light in a 5-4 decision hours before.Honken, who had been on death row since 2005, was pronounced dead at 4:36 p.m. The inmate — known for his verbosity at hearings and for a rambling statement declaring his innocence at sentencing — spoke only briefly, neither addressing victims’ family members nor saying he was sorry. His last words were, “Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for me.”A Catholic priest, Honken’s spiritual adviser, stood near him inside the death chamber. Honken spoke on his back, strapped to a gurney under a pale-green sheet. He didn’t look toward witnesses behind a glass barrier, keeping his eyes firmly fixed on the ceiling.Honken’s lawyer, Shawn Nolan, said his client was “redeemed” and had repented for his crimes.“There was no reason for the government to kill him, in haste or at all,” Nolan said. “The man they killed today … could have spent the rest of his days helping others and further redeeming himself.”In a statement, Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said “just punishment has been carried out.”“Nearly three decades after Honken coldly ended the lives of five people … all in an effort to protect himself and his criminal enterprise, he has finally faced justice,” Kupec said.After officials began administering the lethal injection, Honken began blinking his eyes, his fingers twitching and his lips quivering. After several minutes his breathing became more labored. He turned increasingly ashen as blood drained from his face and hands. His fingers gradually stopped twitching, and his breathing became shallower until it stopped.Honken was pronounced dead after 30 minutes — longer than the other two executions. An official with a stethoscope walked into the small death chamber, put his fingers on Honken’s neck to check for a pulse, listened for a heartbeat, then exited.Seconds later, officials announced the time of death.Honken, whose crimes struck at the foundation of the U.S. justice system, always seemed the least likely to win a reprieve from the courts. After the two previous executions were repeatedly delayed amid back-and-forth legal maneuvering, Honken’s began almost on the minute it had been scheduled for weeks.While out on bond in his drugs case in July 1993, Honken and his girlfriend Angela Johnson kidnapped Lori Duncan and her two daughters from their Mason City, Iowa, home, then killed and buried them in a wooded area nearby. Ten-year-old Kandi and 6-year-old Amber were still in their swimsuits on the hot summer day when they were shot execution-style in the back of the head.Their primary target that day was Lori Duncan’s then-boyfriend, Greg Nicholson, who also lived at the home and was also killed. He and Lori Duncan were bound and gagged and shot multiple times. Honken had recently learned Nicholson, a former drug-dealing associate, was cooperating with investigators and would likely testify against Honken at trial.Lori Duncan didn’t know Nicholson was an informant and she wasn’t involved in drugs.As the investigation into Honken continued, he killed another drug dealer working with him, Terry DeGeus, beating him with a bat and shooting him.Honken had earlier informed the judge in his drug case that he would plead guilty at the end of July. But days after the still-undiscovered killings of Nicholson and the Duncans, he told the court he would stick to his not guilty plea.A statement from the Duncan family said the execution provided a degree of justice and closure to the family.The two young Duncan girls “never had a chance to grow up and share in the joys and sorrows of their life,” it said. “Their mother never got to see them having their first dance, first date or first walk down the aisle at their wedding.”“We will continue to live with their loss,” it said. “However, this is a step toward healing of broken hearts and shattered lives.”Investigators found the Nicholson and Duncan bodies only seven years after the killings, in 2000, after Johnson scrawled out a map showing a jailhouse informant where they were buried. DeGeus’ body was found a few miles from the wooded area.Honken was considered so dangerous that the judge took the rare step of impaneling an anonymous jury. Other security measures included fitting Honken with a stun belt under his clothes to prevent him from trying to escape.Johnson, Honken’s girlfriend, was convicted in a separate trial and sentenced to death. A judge later reduced her sentence to life behind bars.In recent days, prison authorities permitted Honken to make his last calls to family and friends, according to Sister Betty Donoghue, a Catholic nun whom he called Wednesday.On death row, Honken befriended Lee and knew his execution was called off one hour, then was back on another hour, Donoghue said.“He was very upset with the way Danny died,” said Donoghue, who visited Honken regularly over the past decade.Yet Donoghue, of the Sisters of Providence just outside Terre Haute, said she was startled by how calm Honken sounded over the phone.“He was at peace. I was totally amazed,” she said. “He believed he would go to heaven. He is ready to meet his maker.”At his sentencing in 2005, Honken denied killing anybody, but Donoghue said she never heard him say he was innocent.Honken’s mother, brother and college-age daughter visited him in prison in recent days, she said.
Singapore21120.443 USA22042.12 Uganda3122-0.104 Remaining matches15 November: Singapore v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 1); Denmark v USA (Oman Club Turf 2) 8.30am16 November: Oman v USA (Oman Club Turf 1); Kenya v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)18 November: Kenya v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1); Oman v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 2)19 November: Singapore v USA (Oman Club Turf 1)SOURCE: ICC.com********RELATED STORIES Denmark3030-1.116 Oman 155/7, 47.2 overs (Jatinder Singh 73; Bashir Shah 2/29, Saif Ahmad 2/32)LIVE SCORES (click)All eyes on 2023 World CupThe 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three is an international cricket tournament that is currently taking place in Oman between 9 and 19 November 2018. It forms part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.The top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, and the other four teams will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League.The 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is scheduled to take place in April 2019 in Namibia.Six teams will qualify for the tournament:Papua New Guinea (9th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Hong Kong (10th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Canada (3rd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)Namibia (4th in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)TO BE DETERMINED (1st in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)TO BE DETERMINED (2nd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)Standings so far TeamPlayedWonLostPointsNNR Kenya3122-1.176 Uganda struggled with the bat on Tuesday. PHOTO @ICCRESULTS #WCL3 *Kenya ?? 178/4 beat Uganda ?? 177/9 *Oman ?? 155/7 beat Denmark ?? 154 all outTOMORROW #WCL3 Uganda ?? vs Singapore 8.30am USA vs Denmark ?? 8.30amKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Struggling Kenya still had enough Tuesday to virtually extinguish Uganda’s hopes of snatching a much sought place in World Cricket League Division Two.Uganda has struggled with the bat, and it showed again as they could only manage 177/9 from their 50 overs despite a half ton from Dinesh Nakrani (50). The Cricket Cranes are yet to score 200 runs in an innings at the ongoing World Cricket League Division Three in Oman.Having opted to bat first, Uganda again found runs hard to come by at the top of the order as none of their top three scored more than 11.Skipper Brian Masaba (21), Nakrani and Deusdedit Muhumuza (16) provided some resistance in the middle overs but the spin of Shem Ngoche and seamers of Sachin Bhudia kept the run rate below four.At 33/3 in response, the Kenyan chase looked in trouble. But skipper Irfan Karim (59 not out) steadied the ship alongside first Rakep Patel (22) and then Nelson Odhiambo (53 not out) as they cruised to a six-wicket victory. Oman33060.613 Scores in briefKenya won by six wickets at Oman Club Turf 2Uganda 177/9, 50 overs (Dinesh Nakrani 50, Charles Waiswa 22*t; Sachin Bhudia 2/12, Shem Ngoche 2/13)Kenya 178/4, 45.5 overs (Irfan Karim 59*, Nelson Odhiambo 53*; Frank Nsubuga 2/28)Oman won by three wickets at Oman Club Turf 1Denmark 154 all out, 41.4 overs (Saif Ahmad 41, Anique Uddin 31; Jay Odedra 3/30, Bilal Khan 3/36) It was Kenya’s first win of the tournament. Kenya, the only ICC Associate member to appear in five successive editions of ICC World Cup – 1996 to 2011 – are in free fall in the world rankings and have since been demoted to division 2 and now division 3.Uganda went into the game minus key bowler Irfan Afridi, who has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.In a statement, ICC said, “Per Article 3.6.2 of the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions, video footage of Irfan’s bowling spells were provided to the Expert Panel of Mark King and Andrea Cutti, who are members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, for their analysis and assessment. The assessment revealed that the amount of elbow extension in Irfan’s bowling action was above the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.”In their last game, USA complained about Afridi’s action to the umpire, alleging chucking, and he was withdrawn before he could complete his spell.Up next for Uganda is Singapore, then a final game against Oman. Uganda’ Cricket Cranes only win was against lower ranked Denmark last Friday.Uganda has won all encounters with Singapore, beating them at their last two World Cricket League matches, by 66 runs in 2017 and a famous 1-run victory in Nepal in 2014.Oman are favourites to bounce back to Division two, but meanwhile, USA can move back to the top of the standings on Thursday when they take on bottom placed Denmark. Share on: WhatsApp
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Diego Godín has not had the start he expected in his new adventure and is in a delicate situation at Inter Milan. According to the Italian newspaper La Gazzeta dello Sport, the Uruguayan does not have a good relationship with his coach, Antonio Conte, and it has gradually faded, according to the Italian newspaper La Gazzeta dello Sport. The center arrived in Milanese lands last summer in search of new professional challenges, after spending nine seasons at Atlético de Madrid, where he was the leader of the defense and a true benchmark in the dressing room. However, the last few months have not gone as expected.Godín had a start to the campaign where he started being important, curdling big games, like the second in the league against Udinese. In fact, in the Champions League only one match was lost, the first against Slavia Prague. The rest of the games started, in a group that Inter finished third, after FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. But, little by little, the central was losing prominence. He had come to be the leader of the defense, to make a leap in quality for the team and to bring experience to a young group. Some specific errors and their difficulties in adapting to the three central system, indisputable for Conte, together with the explosion of the young Bastoni, they have made the Uruguayan only have started in 12 league games.If Italian football finally resumes, it will probably be with a frenetic pace of matches. This will lead many teams to make continuous rotations, and there Godín could regain the prominence he has lost since he arrived at Inter. The Uruguayan has always been a leader, and not a year ago was the benchmark behind one of the strongest teams in Europe in recent years.His age (34 years) and his salary (6.5 million net per season) make it difficult for him to find accommodation, despite his great reputation. Therefore, the best Inter and Conte can do is try to win back a player who still has a lot to contribute. His character will make him recover, as he has done so many other times.
MANDEVILLE, Jamaica (CMC):Jamaica defeated Guyana by five wicketsin the opening roundof the Regional Under-19 Championship at Manchester High Schoolyesterday.Scores:Guyana 203 all out off 44.3 overs (Ronaldo Alimohamed 39, Kassem Khan 29, Akenie Adams 23, Keemo Paul 20, Oshane Thomas 3-41, Tyrone Daley 3-32, Odean Smith 2-51).Jamaica 204 for five off 45.2 overs (Shahid Crooks 73 not out, Ramone Francis 53; Sherfane Rutherford2-32).
Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Knicks in Christmas debut Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) grimaces after straining his left groin, during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Lakers won 127-101. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James left Tuesday’s game against Golden State midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin and was listed as questionable to return.The Lakers star grabbed at his left groin after slipping under the Warriors basket at the 7:51 mark of the third trying for a loose ball.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Members of the training staff came out and James tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room.James, playing his second straight Christmas game against the Warriors at Oracle Arena after losing last year’s matchup with Cleveland, had 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before exiting.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments