A year after suicide try, Cardona back in GlobalPort

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first_imgThe former De La Salle University Green Archers star tallied 4 points and 2 rebounds in eight minutes of play in the Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday as his team lost 99-109 to his ex-squad NLEX Road Warriors.“Sobrang happy ako na nakapaglaro uli ako sa PBA,” said Cardona. “Noong unang pasok ko nga sa court, feeling ko parang rookie ako uli. Hindi ko nga alam ang itsura ng court basta masaya ako nasa PBA uli ako.”“Sa totoo lang, hindi ko in-expect na makakabalik pa ako sa PBA since iyong nangyari sa akin last year,” Cardona said, pertaining to his suicide attempt by overdosing himself with sleeping pills.He admitted that his dwindling PBA career – then head coach Boyet Fernandez kept him in Road Warriors’ reserve list – being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and his marital woes – were factors.But “kung ano man iyong nangyari sa akin, alam ko na may pagkakamali ako. It’s time to move on,” said Cardona, who was joined in GlobalPort by fellow ex-Green Archers’ Mike Cortez, Ryan Arana, Philip Paredes, Rico Maierhofer, and Arnold Van Opstal.Batang Pier head coach Franz Pumaren said Cardona earned his spot in the team and was not signed as an accommodation (Cardona was his former Green Archers player).“Basketball fans might think that it’s more on an accommodation but he proved that he deserves to be in the team,” said Pumaren. “I think, down the road, he can help us.”“You know, in life, there’s always room for people to change if you give them a chance,” added Pumaren. “If he stumbles and there is a chance for you to pick him up, why wouldn’t you?”/PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’A year after suicide try, Cardona back in GlobalPort ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Tuesday, September 5, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – GlobalPort Batang Pier guard Mark Cardona returned to the PBA more than a year after a failed attempt to take his own life.last_img read more

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Charge fall to 87ers on Cavs Night

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first_img Related Topics Kenny Honaker Quinn Cook led all Charge scorers in Friday night’s loss, recording 27 points, six rebounds, and four assists.The Charge (6-8) will be back in action on Friday, December 23rd, when they host the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls affiliate) at 7:00 p.m. EST.center_img Tonight, the Canton Charge hosted the Delaware 87’ers inside Canton Memorial Civic Center for a special “Cavs Night” show-down.Both teams scored well through the early stages of Friday night’s game. Eric Moreland set the pace for the Charge, scoring nine points in the first quarter. After one quarter of play, the Charge were out in front (30-26).Moreland continued to play well as the second quarter progressed, tallying 15 points, five rebounds, and three blocks before the break. A 52% mark from the field through the first two quarters pushed the Charge to a five point lead at the halftime horn (53-48).Coming out of the locker room, the Charge fell a bit flat on the defensive end of the floor. The 87’ers scored 37 points in the third quarter and led by 12 heading into the fourth (85-73).Despite a valiant come-back effort in the final quarter, the Charge weren’t able to overcome their previous miscues on defense. When the smoke cleared inside Canton Memorial Civic Center, the Charge had fallen to the 87’ers by a score of 114-107.last_img read more

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Bonner, Palmer Jr to the rescue

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first_imgA brilliant sixth-wicket stand of 169 between Nkrumah Bonner and Paul Palmer Jr spared the blushes of the Jamaica Scorpions and has left their Regional Four-day Championship game against the Barbados Pride fairly evenly poised going into today’s second day. At stumps yesterday, the home team reached 218 for seven after being asked to bat. The two came together with the score on 27 for five, with opening bowlers Miguel Cummings and Markino Mindley threatening to dismiss the Scorpions for less than the 75 they made when the two teams met in the first round. It was a tale of woe for the first five wickets. Kennar Lewis, for his third straight innings, was out off the outside edge for six to a ripper off an away swinger from Mindley. Garth Garvey, called back to the team after three straight hundreds in club cricket, got a great ball from Cummings that found the edge through to the wicketkeeper. He made only one. Brandon King was given out leg before wicket to Cummings to one that cut back in and went for nought. Jermaine Blackwood played with bat away from body and was snapped up at second slip for five, while Assad Fudadin drove carelessly down the throat of mid off and was gone for one. It could have ended up being embarrassing for the Scorpions at that point, but Bonner and Palmer Jr set about repairing the damage, first with resolute defence and as they gained confidence, some rasping stroke play. Bonner was especially impressive. Playing in his first game of the season, he demonstrated the kind of technical acumen that has mostly eluded the Scorpion batsmen in the tournament so far. It was easily the most impressive innings by a Scorpions batsman at home all season. He was only three runs short of his century when he played around a straight one from Jonathan Carter and was out leg before wicket. His knock included 13 majestic fours off 202 balls. Palmer Jr never played his most fluent innings, but he stuck around manfully for 66 from 204 balls before he drove loosely at Roston Chase and was caught at slip. Derval Green and Jerome Taylor will resume on eight and four, respectively. Mindley looked lively and got the ball to do a bit. He grabbed three for 36 from 15 overs. There was a wicket apiece to Miguel Cummings, Carter, Shemar Springer, and Chase. AT SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS STADIUM: Leeward Islands Hurricanes, replying to Windward Islands Volcanoes’ 200 all out, reached 132 for four at the close. Scores: Volcanoes 200 (Sunil Ambris 92, Kimani Melius 29, Dennis Smith 27; Sheno Berridge 4-34, Alzarri Joseph 3-36). Hurricanes 132 for four (Devon Thomas 63 not out; Alick Athanaze 2-16).last_img read more

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Report: Bristol City 0-2 Cardiff City

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first_imgLex Immers and Stuart O’Keefe did the damage with two simple finishes as some heavy second-half pressure proved in vain for Lee Johnson’s men.The head coach named an unchanged team after City secured a fourth win in five games at Nottingham Forest last time out, though Luke Ayling was fit enough to return to the squad after six weeks out with a knee injury to replace youngster Zak Vyner on the bench.But Cardiff have been on a good run themselves, losing only one of their last eight, and started brightly.Right-back Lee Peltier picked up a great position as he surged into the City box, but Immers sliced his volley well wide from ten yards much to the delight of another sell-out crowd in BS3.The locals were on their feet again when Lee Tomlin showed some brilliant footwork to evade a sea of blue shirts and force a corner, from which Nathan Baker attacked at pace but headed over.It was typically frenetic for a derby game but lacking clear sights of goal for either side.Dutchman Immers had seen the best of them, and it was he who profited from an even more straightforward chance to edge the visitors in front after 21 minutes.It came at the end of a sustained spell of Cardiff pressure in which top scorer Anthony Pilkington retrieved possession down by the corner flag and played a cute pass inside for Joe Ralls.Ralls powered into the box and slid the ball across goal for Immers to score with a routine finish from six yards.Cardiff’s play-off push has been built on a rock-solid home record, but they were looking pretty confident on their travels when Ralls tried his luck on the volley from distance at the end of a slick counter-attack.City’s in-form marksman Jonathan Kodjia had not been involved in much of the play but the Frenchman forced a first notable save from David Marshall on 28 minutes.Charging on to a long pass over the top, Kodjia struck a bouncing ball firmly into the ground that popped up and needed Marshall to parry into the danger area before Bobby Reid claimed a penalty when eased out by Bruno Ecuele Manga, only for City appeals to fall on deaf ears.The hosts were enjoying plenty of the ball, with Cardiff content to play on the break, but the bulk of the City threat was coming from set-pieces.Pilkington and O’Keefe both hit goalbound shots before the interval – one saved and one blocked – to leave the Bluebirds feeling quite pleased with their first half’s work.Marshall was voted man of the match when the two sides met in South Wales back in October, and the Scottish international would have to react smartly to keep out Tomlin’s deflected toe poke ten minutes into the second period as City chased an equaliser.Then the keeper was called upon to punch clear a wicked inswinging corner from Luke Freeman, before the midfielder shot wide from the same passage of play.Ayling entered the fray along with Aaron Wilbraham for the final 25 minutes as Johnson set about turning City’s second-half dominance into goals.Joe Bryan duly switched from central midfield to a left wing position, leaving Marlon Pack as the only holding player in a 4-1-3-2 formation.Still City’s most likely route to a result was coming via the dead ball. Again Marshall was in the right place to keep out Tomlin, stooping to his right to turn aside a free kick that bounced awkwardly in front of him, before Scott Golbourne’s low drive had the Scot breathing a sigh of relief as it skidded wide.Bryan and Wilbraham combined to good effect but Ecuele Manga made a crucial block as time continued to ebb away, before Kieran Agard replaced Kodjia in Johnson’s final change.Cardiff had rarely ventured out of their half since the break, but made the game safe with a sucker punch seven minutes from time.Leicester City loanee Tom Lawrence had shifted from the right flank to the left and cut infield on to his stronger side before letting fly with a shot that O’Donnell did well to tip on to the crossbar, only for O’Keefe to follow up with a low header from point-blank range to effectively kill the game.City kept going and forced more corners – one of which Wilbraham headed over from six yards – but Agard’s booking for a dive summed up the sense of desperation inside Ashton Gate as the travelling fans rejoiced in their derby bragging rights.last_img read more

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Richt: ‘No idea’ who will be Georgia’s quarterback

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first_imgHOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs are in search of a starting quarterback and a drought-ending Southeastern Conference title.First things first, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt says he has “no idea” who will win the quarterback job. His only prediction at SEC media days Thursday was that it will be “a tremendous competition” between Virginia graduate transfer Greyson Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta.Lambert has to play catch-up in learning the offense since he only recently arrived on campus.“I think it’s going to take a while,” Richt said. “We have 29 practice opportunities before the first game, and we’re going to get a rotation where we can see the guys that we want to see compete and then make a decision on who should be the starter.“But right now, I don’t know who that is.”Lambert started nine games for Virginia last season, but left after losing the starting job in the spring.Offensive lineman John Theus said he’s confident in all of those quarterbacks, from what he’s seen on the field and in offseason drills.“Greyson’s competitive, Faton’s competitive, Brice is competitive,” Theus said. “It’s just going to be interesting to see who wins.”As a team, the Bulldogs are trying to win their first SEC title since 2005. They were picked as the heavy favorite to win the Eastern Division by reporters covering SEC media days — but to lose to Alabama in the championship game.That’s been a trend. The West has won six straight championship games and the Bulldogs have fallen twice in Atlanta during that span.Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell makes it clear they’re ready to snap that streak.“Oh, it’s time. It’s time,” Mitchell said. “Our goal is to break through that glass ceiling.”The Bulldogs have annually been among the division’s preseason favorites, only to fall short. Missouri has won the East two straight seasons.What’s held Georgia back?“If I knew that, I might be the smartest man,” Mitchell said. “But I don’t have that answer.”Once again, the Bulldogs figure to have a loaded backfield. This time tailback Nick Chubb is considered a potential Heisman Trophy contender after a huge freshman season.Richt didn’t bring his biggest star to media days, saying he prefers to bring seniors.Richt doesn’t think the hype will get to Chubb, calling him “a pretty quiet, unassuming guy.”“He doesn’t care about that,” the coach said. “He cares about working hard, playing hard and helping Georgia win. I really appreciate that about him. “last_img read more

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Huskies Hold on to Beat SMSU

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first_imgThe St. Cloud State University men’s basketball team came out on top after a close game against Southwest Minnesota State University on Friday night.The game stayed close the whole way through. After the first half of play it was SCSU that held a small advantage, 39-35, over SMSU. The Huskies were able to stretch their lead out by another three points in the second half of the game to beat the Mustangs 77-70. About Connatix V56490 1080p HD 720p HD 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img About Connatix V56490 Trevon Marshall led the team with 25 points and five rebounds. Anthony Roberts put up 16 points and 10 rebounds to earn his first career double-double. Illya Tyrtyshnik added 10 points, three rebounds, and six steals.The Huskies improve to 6-4 and 3-1 NSIC. They will take on the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on AM 1390 Granite City Sports. Auto (360p) 360plast_img read more

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Coronavirus in Pilsen has been confirmed, the club reports 28 infected…

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first_imgPhoto: Lukáš Kratochvíl, hcskoda.czComprehensive testing in the Pilsen club revealed 28 positive findings of the covid-19 disease. The club informed about it on its website. Pilsen announced on Monday that due to the current health situation and for preventive reasons, it is canceling Tuesday’s planned semi-final match of the Generali Česká Cup with Třinec, with the players and the implementation team being tested.The vast majority of results are now known. “Based on extensive testing at HC Škoda Plzeň for covid-19 disease, a positive result was found in 28 players, members of the team’s implementation team A and club employees,” the club informed.Photo: Milan Podpera, hcplzen.cz“One test is still pending. The club is in contact with the regional hygiene station, based on its decision, it will then follow, “the Indians added, adding that they will not provide any further information for the time being.Pilsen hockey players are currently in quarantine. The opening semifinal match will most likely be contumed in favor of the Steelmakers and it can be expected that no retaliation will take place in Silesia. The fate of the series will be decided by the union.The question mark also hangs over the second series between Liberec and Pardubice. The White Tigers also had to postpone the home duel, there were three cases of coronavirus infection in their staff. The rest of the team went for tests, the results of which are not yet known. Share on Facebook Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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`No evidence’ Pybus was architect of Wisden success: Skerritt

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first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt, has downplayed Richard Pybus’s role in West Indies’ shock Test series win over England in the Caribbean earlier this year. In fact, Skerritt said there was “absolutely no evidence” that the controversial Englishman was behind the 2-1 series result, which saw the home side recapture the prestigious Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade.“The team beat England in two Test matches. There is no reason to believe that it was because of Pybus,” Skerritt told i95FM in a wide-ranging interview aired here Thursday night.“There’s absolutely no evidence to believe that Pybus caused that, nobody has been able to show that.”Dave Cameron Pybus was appointed head coach just days before the start of the series last January, a move that was embroiled in controversy, especially after it emerged he had been hand-picked by then president Dave Cameron.The home side then crushed England in the first Test at Kensington Oval by 381 runs, behind captain Jason Holder’s magnificent unbeaten maiden double hundred and Roston Chase’s eight-wicket haul in the second innings.West Indies then pulled off a 10-wicket in the second Test in Antigua to win the series, before going on to suffer a comprehensive 232-run defeat in the third Test in St Lucia. Skerritt, who ousted three-term incumbent Cameron at the CWI elections last March, said the series result had simply represented a “peak” for West Indies, but pointed out thatRicky Skerritt.overall, results had continued in a negative direction.“We have had our peaks and troughs over the years but if you look at the success curve, it’s been trending downwards,” the former St Kitts and Nevis cabinet minister explained. “So even when you get a little peak and then a trough, you’re getting more troughs than peaks so you’re continuing to go downwards. The England Test series was a peak; what we have to do is get more peaks than troughs so that the curve turns and starts to go upwards.”Pybus was removed as head coach following Skerritt’s arrival and replaced by ex-West Indies batsman Floyd Reifer, in an interim role.CWI announced this week it was launching its recruitment process for a permanent head coach and Skerritt said the qualities being now sought had not been reflected in Pybus. “We need a coach who’s going to be able to teach young people and follow them through on the fundamentals and help them be the best they can be,” Skerritt asserted.“Pybus was hired as a high performance director; he had no achievements as a high performance director. Pybus only wanted one job and that was to be coach. We want a coach who wants to be a teacher of the best young people in the Caribbean.”The region’s former director of cricket, Pybus and CWI parted ways after he was reassigned to his substantive role as as high performance director.last_img read more

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Marqise Lee, Matt LaCosse bring Pats list of opt outs to 8

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first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 3rd August, 2020 07:40 IST Marqise Lee, Matt LaCosse Bring Pats List Of Opt Outs To 8 The number of New England Patriots who have decided to sit out the season because of concerns over the coronavirus continues to grow. COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 3rd August, 2020 07:40 IST The number of New England Patriots who have decided to sit out the season because of concerns over the coronavirus continues to grow.On Sunday, receiver Marqise Lee and tight end Matt LaCosse joined a list of six other Patriots players who have already declared their intentions to sit out this season.Lee signed a one-year deal in April coming off two injury-filled seasons in Jacksonville. LaCosse is entering his second season in New England.Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, tackles Marcus Cannon and Najee Toran, running back Brandon Bolden and fullback Danny Vitale previously opted out.During a conference call with reporters Sunday, safety Devin McCourty criticized the NFL for reportedly considering moving up the deadline for players to make their decisions about the upcoming season.“I think it’s an absolute joke that the NFL is changing the opt out period, mainly because they don’t want to continue to see guys opt out,” he said. “I’m sure they’re shocked about how many guys have opted out. But it’s the same thing when we sign a (collective bargaining agreement), sometimes some of those things that we think are good sometimes backfire.”McCourty declined to say whether he would play in 2020. But he said it was disingenuous for the league to expect players to make informed decisions with Monday marking the first time he and his Patriots teammates will fully experience the safety protocols that have been put in place at the team facility.“So to act like guys are making a decision based on something other than virtual meetings is a joke,” he said. “But I think it’s something that we go through as players and when players understand how much power we have, we’ve seen things change. Primarily on this deal with the COVID-19 and trying to get everything back we saw some of that strength.“So we’ll see how everything turns out come Wednesday, if that ends up being the deadline.”The league and the players’ union previously agreed that any player who decided not to play this season would get a $150,000 stipend if it is a voluntary move, and $350,000 if it is for preexisting medical reasons.LaCosse’s decision marks the Patriots’ latest disruption at the position, which woefully underperformed last season after Rob Gronkowski initially retired after the 2018 season. LaCosse, Ben Watson and Ryan Izzo combined for just 36 receptions and two touchdowns in 2019.Gronkowski never had fewer than three touchdowns in any of his nine seasons in New England and only had fewer than 36 catches once.Running back James White said the glimpses of the Patriots facility that he has seen have been promising, with “everything spaced out, giving everybody the right amount of distance between one another.”He said the team will work to fill in the gaps, no matter how many more players that potentially decide not to play this season.“The outlook doesn’t change whatsoever,” he said. “We’ll come in here from Day 1, whenever we get into the building as a group and work extremely hard. … Every team has adjustments to make.” LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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A “30 Rock” reboot? Jane Krakowski wants to go to there

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first_imgNBC Photo: Jessica Miglio(NEW YORK) — Could there be there a 30 Rock reboot in our future? Jane Krakowski is keeping her fingers crossed.“[A revival] would be a dream come true. We all had the greatest time on that show,” Krakowski — who played Jenna Maroney, the self-absorbed star of the fictional show “TGS with Tracy Jordan” — told The Hollywood Reporter at the Sunday night opening of co-star Tina Fey’s Mean Girls on Broadway.For the moment it’ll remain a dream, although Krakowski says, “There’s definitely been talk and conversations.”“We all say over and over again that working on that show was probably the best experience we’re ever going to have in our careers, as far as creativity goes,” she continues. “We’re still so proud of the writing and the great characters. It was such a success and all of those things were amazing.”“Right now, [reboots are] the trend,” adds the 49-year-old actress. “And I would be thrilled if the trend continued over into 30 Rock.”In the meantime, Krakowski and her Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt co-stars — Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess and Carol Kane — are gearing up for the show’s fourth season of comedy from creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, debuting May 30 on Netflix.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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