Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The Bolts stumbled to their fourth straight defeat and at 2-5, are in danger of missing the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It keeps you on your toes a lot more,” Newsome said. “You can’t just hard show or you can’t double-team him because he is a willing passer, so he’ll make the right play majority of the time, and that comes down to playing team defense in order to stop somebody like that.”Romeo has been nothing but stellar this conference, topping the league in scoring as expected with his 27.0 point average.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngWhat’s makes him deadlier, however, is the facet the Scoring Champion has developed in the offseason.Often criticized for his unwillingness to pass the ball, Romeo has shown he is more than just a lethal scorer. And through seven games, Romeo is also leading the league in assists averaging 6.1 per game. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine The Bolts saw first-hand how hard it was to go up against the new and improved Romeo as the former Far Eastern U star took the backseat as the rest of the Batang Pier erected an early 16-point lead before sealing the game in the end with 12 of his game-high 27 points coming in the fourth.“It’s always a tough matchup because you know he’s going to go for it almost every possession. You have to be aware of what he’s doing, where he is at all times. He’s just a great player,” said Newsome. “It’s no secret that Terrence is one of the premier scorers in this league, so he did what Terrence does and for us, it was about shutting down the other guys, because we knew Terrence was going to come out and score.”Although Meralco did a great job in shutting down Stanley Pringle, that wasn’t the case for the others as Romeo anchored GlobalPort to its fourth win in seven games.“Of course, we wanted to limit Stan. He was below his average, but what hurt us was a lot of other guys got above their average, so it kind of defeated the purpose of the game plan,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Elite failed to recover from ‘sloppy’ start vs SMB MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESAs hard as it is to defend Terrence Romeo, the job gets tougher now as the scorer has slowly evolved into a willing passer.That’s what Chris Newsome observed following Meralco’s 97-89 defeat to GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments
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1 Messi scores against Bayern Munich Barcelona sealed a 3-0 Champions League first leg victory against Bayern Munich to move a step closer to the 2015 final.Victory came via the boots of Lionel Messi, who scored twice and Neymar.Messi’s second was the pick of the bunch as he left World Cup winner Jerome Boateng on his backside and chipped the ball over Ballon d’Or nominee Manuel Neuer into the net.The second leg in Munich, will be live on talkSPORT on 12 May – will Pep Guardiola’s men turn it around?
But by adding an estimated $4 million in grosses, “Pirates” surpassed 2002’s “Spider-Man” to become the sixth-highest grossing movie of all time, with a gross of $407.6 million domestically. Disney also released the year’s second-highest grossing film, “Cars,” which has taken in $240.5 million. Overall, it was a typically slow late-August weekend at the box office, but the top 12 receipts did beat the same weekend last year by 4.3 percent. This results in 20 of the past 23 weekends surpassing 2005 numbers, according to box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations Co. Free-falling from first place last weekend to ninth was “Snakes on a Plane,” which suffered a 56 percent drop in business with $5.86 million in ticket sales. The New Line Cinema release, which opened far below projections last weekend, has a 10-day total of $26 million. A big batch of films finished in single-digit millions, led by second-place “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” The Will Ferrell racing comedy, released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, took in an estimated $8 million, for a four-week total of $127 million. Climbing all the way up to third place was the Fox Searchlight comedy “Little Miss Sunshine,” which earned an estimated $7.5 million after doubling its number of theaters to 1,430. Now in its fifth week, “Sunshine” has been given a gradual rollout to benefit from strong word-of-mouth buzz and has taken in $23 million to date. “The holding power is just phenomenal,” said Steve Gilula, Fox Searchlight’s chief operating officer. “We are ahead of where we expected to be, and I think we’ll play well not only into September but October as well.” The numbers four-through-10 films finished within about $1 million of each other, so the pecking order could change when final numbers are released today. Opening in fourth place was the comedy “Beerfest,” released by Warner Bros., which took in an estimated $6.5 million, followed closely by the Universal Pictures’ comedy “Accepted,” which made $6.47 million for a two-week total of $21.1 million. Paramount Pictures’ “World Trade Center” was a close sixth, adding $6.39 million to a total that now stands at $55.55 million. The Disney dancing flick “Step-Up” took seventh with $6.2 million and has taken in $50.4 million in three weeks. Universal’s release “Idlewild,” starring OutKast duo Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton, opened in 973 locations and took in an estimated $5.9 million for eighth place. The film’s audience was 82 percent African-American and 61 percent female. Also, New Line released the kids comedy “How to Eat Fried Worms,” which opened in a dismal 12th place with estimated ticket sales of $3.95 million. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Putting an explanation point on its already record summer, Disney scored a touchdown with its new football drama “Invincible,” which took in $17 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie starring Mark Wahlberg is based on the true-life story of Vincent Papale’s rookie season in the NFL as a 31-year-old walk-on. The movie drew an audience fairly split between males and females, with about half over 34. “It’s a football-themed movie, and we’re in the beginning of the football season, but it’s more than that: It’s about an interesting character who’s an underdog in a feel-good story ,” said Chris LeRoy, executive vice president of general sales for Disney’s Buena Vista Distribution arm. “We’re very pleased to have our third number-one movie this summer.” It has been a magical summer for Disney at the box office, especially thanks to the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” which finally dropped out of the top 10, finishing 11th.
For the third straight year, Jaguar dealers scored top marks for customer satisfaction, according to a J.D. Power survey released Wednesday. The study ranked dealerships by the quality of the facility, the salespeople, the paperwork and financing process, delivery and satisfaction with price. Power polled more than 42,000 new-car buyers for the survey. Cadillac ranked second, while Lincoln and Porsche tied for third. “To lead the industry for three consecutive years reflects the tremendous standards that our dealers consistently achieve,” said Jaguar’s Mike O’Driscoll. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The Power study also revealed that more than half of new-car buyers go to a single dealer before they buy. They have done their homework on the Internet and know exactly what type of vehicle they want. So when they walk onto a dealer’s lot the level of customer service may not make or break a deal, but it does affect whether or not they return to service their auto, according to the study. “People who are very satisfied with the sales process, 90 percent of those people say they are likely to return to the dealer for service,” said Power analyst Tom Gauer. Offering the best customer service at car dealerships is a competitive business. This year dealers upped their numbers by focusing on the basics – answering questions, frank negotiating, and lots of attention, even after agreeing to a price. Timing was a key issue, with the average buying process taking roughly three hours. Dealerships that kept customers busy while waiting for financing by showing them how to program radio stations or adjust seats improved their scores. Nonpremium nameplates placed in the top 10, with Saturn and Lexus tied for fifth place. Buick was seventh while Mercury placed ninth. American carmakers continue to speed ahead of many of their Asian rivals, which prompted mixed explanations from experts. “They’re trying harder,” said Peter Welch, president of California Motor Car Dealer’s Association. “When your sales volume starts to fall, they are a very creative bunch.” Brett Hoselton, an analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets, said it boils down to expectations. “The person who buys a Toyota knows they are paying a premium for that car compared to a comparable American brand, and they want better service.” Gauer, at Power, believes Asian nameplates appeal to a younger buyer, who are more discerning. “The younger the buyer, the more critical they are in their evaluations,” Gauer said. “They just don’t give top box evaluations. … It makes it more challenging for them to do well on these customer satisfaction surveys.” email@example.com (818) 713-3735 The top 10 nameplate rankings for customer satisfaction with dealers 1. Jaguar 2. Cadillac 3. Lincoln (tied) Porsche 5. Lexus (tied) Saturn 7. Buick 8. Volvo 9. Mercury 10. Mercedes-Benz 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow 3 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Barcelona stars are set to welcome in the Chinese New Year by emblazoning their kits with their names in Mandarin tonight.Barca face arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-finals this evening. Barcelona will wear special shirts against Real Madrid BEST OF MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will be looking to see off Barcelona Special shirt names for a special match! #ElClásico #ChineseNewYear pic.twitter.com/FWVGrwsuvh— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 6, 2019 shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card And as it is the first day of the Chinese New Year today, the Liga giants will mark the occasion by having their names written in Chinese characters on the back of their shirts.This is the year of the pig in China and this week has seen celebrations take place all around the world.Barcelona’s clash with Real will also join in with the festivities with the club saying: “[We] will wear some unique shirts in this Wednesday’s game against Real Madrid. 3 no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY “To commemorate the Chinese New Year, which is being celebrated this week, the shirts will have player names with Chinese characters just below the regular names, the first time that the Club has added new characters on the back of the shirt.“Also known as the Spring Festival, this traditional festival is the most important of the year in the Chinese calendar, which in 2019 marks the Year of the Pig.“This year is also an important one for the strategy of establishment of Barca in China, which will experience its most important moment next summer when the first team will visit China and Japan on their preseason tour.” Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Kick-off time and team newsThe semi-final first-leg tie will take place at Nou Camp on Wednesday, February 6 with kick at 8pm UK time.The return leg will take place at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, February 27, kicking off at the same time.Real only have injury concerns over Jesus Vallejo and Luca Zidane going into the clash but it’s a different story for Barelona.Ousmane Dembele, Rafinha, Jasper Cillessen and Samuel Umtiti are injured while Lionel Messi is a big doubt. Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a doubt for this week’s Copa del Rey El Clasico ADVICE REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Argentine trained with the Barca squad yesterday as he looks to prove his fitness after suffering a leg injury in Saturday’s La Liga win over Valencia.Ernesto Valverde has admitted he’s still unsure if the 31-year-old will be available for the El Clasico tie at the Nou Camp.Valverde said: “I’ve not seen Messi today so have no answer, we will see how he is. I’m not big on taking risks when there are a lot of games ahead of us.“If La Liga ended tomorrow, if it was our last game… but if a player has an injury, whether it’s Messi or not, I prefer to be careful.”
shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 no dice huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Joe Gomez has been a big miss for Liverpool’s defence RANKED BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects Joe Gomez to return from injury in the next four to six weeks.The England defender underwent surgery on a broken leg on Monday and has not played for the Reds since sustaining the fracture against Burnley in December. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars But Klopp said that did not mean fans should expect another spending spree in the summer.“I’m not a massive numbers guy, but Mike Gordon (president of Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group) is in today and he didn’t jump on me this morning and say, ‘the numbers are fantastic, come on let’s go and spend all the money!’” said the Reds boss.“I know about what we did. We didn’t only earn a lot, we spent a lot in the last couple of years.“It was always clear we had to change things for the better. That’s what we did with different things.“We built a really strong squad – unfortunately we have a lot of it unavailable at the moment – but it’s a squad built for the future and not only this season.“That’s fine, I hope we don’t need too much money in the next years, because if you have the right players in, work with them.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Klopp also played down the background noise which has surrounded them being usurped by Manchester City at the top of the table in midweek.He added: “I got a message this week, another sign that people think I need help – I don’t need help, I’m fine – but it said in the last 10 games, City dropped 12 points and we dropped seven.“Is it interesting for me? Not really, but obviously the view from outside is completely different.”Liverpool announced record pre-tax profits of £125million in the annual accounts on Friday. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool boss Klopp said: “Joe’s surgery went pretty well.“But (it will be) four to six weeks to return to play.There is likely to be a longer wait for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return from a serious knee problem, which has sidelined him since April.The midfielder was included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad list submitted to UEFA this week but will not be available until the later stages, if they get past Bayern Munich in the last-16.Klopp added: “If we got to the semis of the Champions League again he should be available, quarter-finals maybe.“We put him in the squad as we think there’s the chance for him to play.” Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was in great form before suffering the injury REPLY
Lee Wallace acknowledges that playing top flight football next season could boost his chances of being called up to the Scotland squad.The Rangers left back missed out on Gordon Strachan’s squads for friendlies against Czech Republic and Denmark, despite being tipped for a call up.Strachan admitted that Wallace was unlucky to miss out due to the number of left sided options currently available to the national team.Wallace understands the decision not to include him and recognises the argument that he might need to play in the Premiership to force his way into the reckoning. “The only true relevance is how best I can contribute to the club that I’m playing for and love playing for every single week.” “There’s no relevance in me talking about or wishing I can be there,” he said.“I can totally take that argument where you have to be playing at the top level in your country to be in with a chance of being selected for the national team.“But when Rangers do get back to the top flight, for me it’s not about looking at that road, it’s about how we can keep moving forward and that’s European football.“We’re not too far away from completing the first set of goals. Once we do go up, there’ll be another set of goals unleashed that myself, my team-mates, the manager and the coaching staff will attack with all guns blazing.
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