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Catena: “Aspas is the player I had the hardest time defending”

first_imgHe also reviewed some of his most special moments with the Strip. “I’m from Madrid and I always liked Rayo. It’s a nice feeling to wear this shirt. My most special moment with her was the debut in Primera (Rayo-Valladolid, 1-2). We were descended, but still it was special to see my family in the field and with our fans. She is different, committed and supports us regardless of the result, “explained the defender, one of the most beloved players in the stands, who a colleague has specially marked: “Alberto, the captain”. Catena also spoke of her day to day in the running of the bulls. “In the morning I do bikes, exercises with weight and rubber. In the afternoon I dedicate myself to series and board games“said the Mostoleño, who dared with some recommendations for quarantine:” A book? ‘The tunnel’ by Ernesto Sabato. A series? ‘Game of Thrones’. I have seen it several times, I am very geek of the series. A movie? ‘The wolf of Wall Street’ Table games? In Reus he played a lot with Pol Freixanet and his girlfriend. ‘Adventurers on the train’ ‘Carcassonne“ To train, the center-back uses flamenco or reggaeton (“the old one, ‘Gasoline’ style). Catena takes care of herself, although she is aware that returning to normal will take a while yet. “I wish football could resume as soon as possible, it keeps us alive, but returning to activity should be something global for the whole of society and when there are no risks. Now our responsibility is to stay at home. “Before resuming the competition he advocates a preseason” of one or two weeks “, not only to set up the physique, but” also to prepare the head “.center_img Catena is clear. “Iago Aspas is the player I have had the hardest time defending, he is a different footballer”, confessed the Rayo central defender, who faced each other with Celta’s attacker in the last game of the franjirrojos in Primera. That May 18, 2019, Rayo went ahead (2-0) until Aspas burst in to equalize the contest with a double in the last ten minutes. That was the defender’s confession to one of the questions that the fans asked him through GOAL.last_img read more

 

Out of Adamson, Robbie Manalang tries to make waves with new team

first_imgPBA IMAGESFor the longest time, everyone expected Robbie Manalang to have one last run with his fellow Falcons with Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.The Fil-Am guard, however, found himself on the outside looking in.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Though his debut was spoiled by Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian’s come-from-behind 83-79 win on Thursday, the 5-foot-7 playmaker shared that he couldn’t feel more at home with the Titans.“It’s a good group of guys here. They’re playing really hard, so it was easy for me to come in here and play my game. Coach Mark (Herrera) puts a lot of trust in me, so I just have to go there and play as hard as I can,” he said.Manalang knows that it would take time for him to fully jell with the team and for the AMA to collectively mesh as a unit given its inexperience. But he said that it shouldn’t be used an excuse with the Titans yet to crack in the winning column after three games.“We’re still a new team. I’m new to the team, too, and I just started practicing with them week ago. We’re still trying to learn how to gel with each other. But we still want to get the W. Hopefully by next game, we’ll be a lot better,” he said.As for that imminent clash between AMA and Akari-Adamson on March 1, Manalang said that he’s looking forward to it and would love to gain that victory over his former team.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think Akari made a decision that they wanted to play with their rookies,” he shared.It would be understandable if Manalang harbored some kind of anger towards his former team, but the 24-year-old isn’t wired that way as he remained gracious to the Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That’s ok and I totally understand that. I wouldn’t be the same player I am today without them,” he said. “I know coach Franz (Pumaren) wants his team to be ready for the UAAP. I wish them the best.”Manalang did well in his first game outside of the confines of Adamson, lighting up for 28 points, three rebounds, three steals, and two assists in his 38 minutes of action for new squad AMA Online Education. “I wouldn’t say extra motivation but of course, I’m a competitor. Every time I step onto the court, I wanna play. And I’d love to play against those guys. I did it for two years, every day in practice, so I’m excited,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare burns Mila’s Lechon for back-to-back wins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READlast_img read more

 

Rain or Shine trades Jericho Cruz to TNT

first_imgReturning from a foot injury, Cruz has saw his numbers drop as he averaged 2.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in the three games he suited up for Rain or Shine this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Reportedly dissatisfied with his role with the Elasto Painters, the former Adamson star now gets a fresh start with TNT, which is desperate for a spark with a 4-5 card this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCruz was drafted ninth overall by Rain or Shine in the 2014 PBA Draft. He earned a spot in the 2015 All-Rookie Team and was named Most Improved Player and Mr. Quality Minutes in 2016.Onwubere, meanwhile, is playing limited minutes in his first conference as a pro, with the former Emilio Aguinaldo General norming 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in the five games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz’ tenure with Rain or Shine has come to an end on Tuesday after the Elasto Painters shipped the 27-year-old guard to TNT in exchange for rookie Sidney Onwubere and a 2018 first round pick.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the deal has been struck, with the papers already on its way to the PBA Commissioner’s Office.ADVERTISEMENT He was picked eighth  by Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Draft, but was acquired by TNT in a trade involving Justin Chua and Jon Gabriel.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 2 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

 

Clarkson, Hood help Cavaliers hand 76ers first home loss

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joel Embiid had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, which had won four in a row overall and 20 consecutive contests at home dating to last season. The 76ers’ last home loss came last March 13, a 101-98 defeat to Indiana.Philadelphia was booed by a large contingent of the sold-out crowd late in the contest.“We had no spirit,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We didn’t play defense in front of our home fans. We’re at home. That’s a game that you win.”J.J. Redick scored 23 points and Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler had 22 apiece for the 76ers. Simmons added 10 assists.“It doesn’t feel good,” Embiid said. “We have to learn from it. They came here tonight to prove themselves.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Philadelphia 76ers’ Amir Johnson, right, dives for the loose ball before Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood, left, could get it during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — On paper, it looked like a mismatch. The Cavaliers didn’t view their game against the 76ers that way and it showed.Jordan Clarkson scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Rodney Hood had 25 and Cleveland stunned Philadelphia 121-112 on Friday night, snapping the 76ers’ perfect home record.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cavaliers: Cleveland played its second game without J.R. Smith since Tuesday’s announcement that the Cavaliers sent home the veteran guard, who has requested a trade. … G George Hill (sprained right shoulder) missed his seventh straight contest.76ers: Philadelphia’s record for consecutive home victories is 24, set during its 1983 championship season from Nov. 27, 1982-March 23, 1983. … G Markelle Fultz missed his second straight game following his agent’s announcement on Tuesday that Fultz wouldn’t practice or play until having his right shoulder examined. Fultz, who sat on the 76ers bench, is scheduled to see a specialist on Monday in New York. … Philadelphia native and former middleweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins sat courtside.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Houston on Saturday night.76ers: At Brooklyn on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 MOST READcenter_img The Cavaliers slowly extended their one-point lead to start the fourth. Cleveland took leads of seven, eight, nine — on Harrison’s 3 — and 11 before increasing it to 12 on Clarkson’s 3 from the right wing with 3:50 left. The advantage eventually grew to 15 points on Clarkson’s layup with 1:48 when the outcome was no longer in doubt.“Once he gets going, he’s tough to defend,” Drew said. “We count on him to bring instant offense and he did tonight.”The 76ers took their largest lead on Simmons’ layup that made it 79-74 with 2:53 left in the third quarter. The Cavaliers finished the period by scoring 10 of the final 14 points to enter the fourth up 84-83.FOR STARTERSPhiladelphia came out sluggish to start the contest, and the Cavaliers took advantage by scoring the first seven points and growing their lead to 22-8 on Sexton’s jumper with 4:08 remaining in the first.“I thought our guys came out at the start of the game and really dictated the pace of the game,” Drew said. “Offensively, I thought we did a really good job of executing and we were able to sustain for four quarters.”HOT SHOOTINGThe Cavaliers shot 52.7 percent from the field and made 11 of 22 3-pointers.“That’s the NBA, anybody on any roster can get hot at any time,” Butler said. “They had one of those nights where they were making shots. We have to do a better job of taking them away.”TIP-INS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Vera has high praise for fellow Filipino ONE champ Folayang, Team Lakay Philadelphia entered as the NBA’s lone undefeated team at home at 10-0, while the Cavaliers were 0-8 on the road with the worst overall record in the league at 2-14.“We’re not really going to look at our record and count ourselves out of any game,” coach Larry Drew said. “We knew it was going to be a tough task. We knew we had to be on point on both ends of the floor. I’m just happy our guys played with the effort and energy they did. And it finally paid off.”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 ChrissColin Sexton added 23 points, Cedi Osman scored 20 and Tristan Thompson had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who had lost three in a row, including Wednesday’s 109-105 home defeat to the Lakers in LeBron James’ return to Cleveland.“Despite our record, we’re tough and resilient,” said Andrew Harrison, who made a key 3-pointer with 5:12 remaining. “We all play hard. If we continue to do what we’re doing, (the record) will get better.”last_img read more

 

Playing for Ginebra ‘both curse and blessing’ as crowd darlings race to prepare for opener

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “The idea of being a member of this group and that fan base overrules any inconveniences that we may have, we’ll come out.”Cone knows that he doesn’t have that much time in his hands to prepare the Gin Kings for the 13th so he had to resort to two-a-day practices.And these are the kinds of sessions that Cone used during the 1990s when he coached Alaska.“These guys are experiencing what it’s like to play when I was a young coach—when I wanted to kill people,” joked Cone.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ FILE – A PBA game day at Philippine Arena on Christmas Day. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra is literally on a race against time.The Gin Kings are in a pinch less than two weeks before the start of the 2019 PBA season after they were told that they would play in the opening day on January 13 from the initial schedule of January 19.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone impressed with Ginebra hopeful Teytey Teodoro: ‘He reminds me of Willie Miller’ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The league suddenly tapped the crowd darlings to be on opening night since the season opener would be held at the 55,000-capacity Philippine Arena and Ginebra has the fan base to more than fill the seats.“I told the guys that’s the curse and blessing of being a member of Ginebra,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team’s practice Friday at Upper Deck.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“You’re going to do things because of your popularity, you have a huge fan base and you will be asked do things that teams aren’t being asked to.”Ginebra already showed its tremendous power in filling up Philippine Arena in Games 5 to 7 of the 2017 Governors’ Cup finals against Meralco, and that’ the drawing power PBA wanted from the Gin Kings for the season opener. View commentslast_img read more

 

Despite its league-worst record, New York Knicks still most valuable NBA team

first_imgNew York Knicks center Enes Kanter. left, forward Mario Hezonja, center, and guard Damyean Dotson, right, watch the game action from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — The New York Knicks are worth $4 billion, making them the most valuable NBA team for the fourth straight year, according to Forbes. That’s despite having the worst record among the league’s 30 teams.In its annual rankings, Forbes said the Knicks’ value increased 11 percent from last year because of a $1 billion renovation of Madison Square Garden, completed in 2013, that has produced a series of new revenue streams.ADVERTISEMENT The Knicks, who feature a starting lineup with three new players acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, lost at home Tuesday night for a franchise-record 15th straight game. They began Wednesday with a 10-43 record.Forbes says the Los Angeles Lakers remain in second place with a value of $3.7 billion, up 12 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRounding out the top five are the Golden State Warriors ($3.5 billion), Chicago Bulls ($2.9 billion) and Boston Celtics ($2.8 billion).The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13 percent from last year. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Two Koreas to hold talks on traditional wrestling exchanges Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

 

WHATS HOT: ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Vigil

first_imgLiberia hosts Bring Back Our Girls Campaign: Where will YOU be May 16 at 3 P.M.? Well Join Liberians as the Minister of Gender, the Gbowee Peace Foundation, Hope Foundation, the Gbomai Bestman Foundation, AALG, AAW-Peace, Ufund Solutions and PAYOWI) host a vigil for the 200+ girls abducted in Nigeria…at a Liberia supports Bring Back Our Girls campaign.The Cachelle International 2014 Creative Arts Benefit Gala: On Saturday, May 24th at 4pm at the Royal Grand Hotel on 14th street Sinkor, Cachelle creative arts center will be hosting its first annual creative Arts Benefit Gala. The event is said to be a cocktail event with performances in Ballet, Modern dance, Jazz, Piano and Hip Hop will be done. Proceeds from the gala will go towards scholarships for children and young adults in the community. Your support will also allow us to create and implement a variety of fine and performing arts programs that will impact the lives of so many children in Liberia.Liberians Host Musical Awards in the US: Liberians will host the 2nd annual musical awards in Philadelphia on the 31st of May which will be an all white memorial day weekend. Liberian artist both living in the Us and Liberia will be awarded in categories such as best song of the year, best artist and so fort.New Liberian artist release hit single: going by the name of  ‘Daa Kant’, he’s a fresh new voice in the entertainment industry and has already started making people jump to their feet with his latest single ‘Come Touch’, a reggae joint. The single was released on April 25th and can be found on facebook and sound cloud. Daa Kant is said to be the only Liberian artist residing in North Carolina and is doing different types of music, reggae, hip hop and R&B.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

 

Inter-High School Drama Competition Kicks-off in February

first_imgThe Liberia Movie Union (LIMU) has announced the commencement of its national inter high school drama competition. LIMU has targeted 60 schools for this year’s drama and performance school awards.The inter-high drama competition is in collaboration with Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) and supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE).LIMU vice president, Ms. Kadiatu Kaba made the disclosure recently in Monrovia. She   stated that  the aim this year’s inter-high school drama event was  designed to awaken hidden talents in the country  and to bring unity amongst schools in arts by exposing society ills and most of  all; promoting  the country ‘s culture through learning institutions.The LIMU VP revealed that auditions will start February 14, while the preliminary begins on the 30th of the February, with the grand finale scheduled for March 20th 2014.The audition is expected to take place at Providence Island and will be graced by an array of government officials intended to inspire and stimulate students that would qualify for the preliminary contest. “The Introduction of Inter-high School Drama is being used as a tool to translate Liberian culture, value and norms to modern society.  It would also serve as a means of discovering new actors, artists and other entertainers that may one day replace our current batch of stars and help maintain our culture,” Mrs. Kaba explained.She indicated that during the 2013 competition; three schools were victorious, including:  Susan A. Berry emerged the overall winner while Len Miller High School won second place and Soltiamon Christian High School took third. All winners walked away with rewarding cash prizes aimed at motivating their respective schools. 2014’s cash awards are LD$25,000 for the winner; LD$15,000 for second place; and LD$ 10,000 for third.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

 

Commercial Web site will offer TV, movies

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – In Big Media’s latest attempt to combat Google Inc.’s YouTube, NBC Universal and News Corp. are banding together with AOL, MSN and Yahoo Inc. to form an ad-supported online video network for full-length TV shows, video clips and movies. The new venture, which has yet to be named, is expected to launch this summer and would allow people to watch many shows online for free, including “Heroes” from NBC and “24” from Fox, which is owned by News Corp. As YouTube does, the site would also allow users to upload their own videos and share the site’s videos elsewhere, NBC and News Corp. executives told reporters on a conference call. The network would also be open to distributing programs from other media companies, they said. The venture is clearly aimed at countering the explosive growth of YouTube, which has attracted millions of viewers to its homemade and user-contributed video clips, some of which are taken from copyright-protected TV shows. The news comes just one week after another major media company, MTV owner Viacom Inc., took its own approach toward battling YouTube, filing a $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that the site encouraged copyright infringement of Viacom’s shows such as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.” YouTube says it’s protected by law so long as it takes down any copyright-protected material as soon as it’s asked to. Peter Chernin, the president and chief operating officer of News Corp., said the new venture was aimed at providing viewers with a “legitimate, easy, widespread way” to view programming. Chernin also said the venture was open to distributing shows from other programmers, as long as they agreed to the copyright protection and economic terms of the venture. He added, however, that it was unlikely that other media companies would become ownership partners in the new venture. CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network were notably absent from the announcement, but NBC’s CEO Jeff Zucker stressed that the new company was “open for business with anyone.” Zucker said the new site would also allow users to buy and download programming, particularly movies, similar to the way that Apple Inc. sells TV shows and movies on its iTunes store. He said prices would likely be comparable to those seen on iTunes and elsewhere. CBS spokesman Dana McClintock said in a statement that the company was continuing to have discussions with Fox and NBC to determine whether it would participate, and in the meantime, “we wish them well.” McClintock said CBS would continue to pursue interactive distribution deals on an “open, non-exclusive basis.” ABC didn’t return a call for comment. The new venture will show programs on its own, yet-to-be-named site and also on the sites of its Internet partners: Yahoo, Time Warner Inc.’s AOL, Microsoft Corp.’s MSN and MySpace, which is owned by News Corp. The programs also would be shown on sites owned by NBC and News Corp. themselves, such as NBC.com and Fox.com, Chernin said. At least one hit show on Fox won’t be available on the network at first – “American Idol” – since News Corp. doesn’t own the online rights to it. Despite the initial absence of CBS and ABC, Jamie Rizzo, a credit analyst for media companies at Fitch Ratings, predicted that other programmers would likely join the venture, assuming it gains traction. “At the end of the day, they’re going to go where there’s two things: copyright protection and payment for their content,” Rizzo said. Several media companies have experimented with ways to stream video of their shows over the Internet and sell advertising to support it, but no dominant business model has emerged. CBS offers streams of several shows online, and this month is offering free ad-supported showings of NCAA basketball games. Several networks also sell downloads of their shows that can be viewed on iPods, televisions and computers through iTunes. YouTube allows for millions of users to see clips from network shows uploaded by users, but several media companies have fought what they say is unauthorized use of their programming and have demanded that it be taken down. Last year, NBC famously asked YouTube to remove unauthorized “Saturday Night Live” clips of the mock-rap video “Lazy Sunday,” which had received huge numbers of viewings. NBC and News Corp. say they have already signed up a number of key advertisers for the network, including General Motors Corp., Intel Corp. and Cadbury Schweppes PLC. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

 

Son scores stunner as Spurs crush Burnley

first_imgWith Spurs already rampant after early goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura, Son stole the show before half-time when he ran from deep inside his own half past a host of Burnley defenders and capped the astonishing burst with an ice-cool finish.Since christening the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with its first senior goal last season, Son has now been directly involved in 15 goals in 15 appearances at the plush north London arena.Son’s 77 goals in Spurs colours since his 2015 move from Bayer Leverkusen have featured some memorable moments but none have been quite as dazzling as this one.The 27 year-old winger’s 10th goal of the season ranks among the best ever scored by a Tottenham player, alongside Ricky Villa’s 1981 FA Cup final gem and Gareth Bale’s Champions League classic against Inter Milan in 2010.It was the culmination of a swaggering Tottenham display that featured further goals from Kane and Moussa Sissoko, putting them back on track after their 100 per cent start under new boss Jose Mourinho was ended by Wednesday’s defeat at his former club Manchester United.As if Son’s masterclass wasn’t enough to lift Mourinho’s spirits, Tottenham also kept the first clean-sheet of his reign after conceding twice in each of his first four matches.Tottenham are up to fifth place, six points behind fourth placed Chelsea, after their fourth win in five games in all competitions under Mourinho.Aware that his players were feeling sorry for themselves in the Old Trafford dressing room on Wednesday, Mourinho urged them to respond to the first setback of his reign by showing “rage and anger”.It took just five minutes to see Mourinho’s impassioned plea had the desired effect.Son laid a cushioned pass into Kane’s path and, with the Burnley defence backing off too far, he advanced unchecked before blasting a thunderous 25-yard strike past Nick Pope.Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (L) shoots past Burnley’s Nick Pope © AFP / Ian KINGTONTottenham were pouring forward with such pace and poise that Burnley were powerless to stem the tide as Mourinho’s men struck again four minutes later.– Jaw-dropping –Son was involved again with a scintillating run and low shot that Pope blocked into the path of Burnley defender Ben Mee, who deflected it high into the air.Dele Alli flicked a back header towards the net and Lucas was on hand to tap in his fourth goal of the season from virtually on the goal-line.Mourinho slept at Tottenham’s training ground immediately after flying back from Manchester, allowing him extra time to work on the Burnley game-plan, but even he couldn’t have drawn up Son’s 32nd minute stunner.Taking possession on the edge of his own penalty area, Son looked for a pass before deciding the best option was to go it alone.He accelerated with such speed that in the blink of an eye he was past McNeil’s challenge and through a Burnley defence still regrouping from their own attack.After evading Eric Pieters’ despairing lunge, Son was face to face with Pope and his clinical low strike was the perfect finish to a jaw-dropping goal.Tottenham weren’t finished yet and Kane got his second in the 54th minute, cleverly gliding away from two Burnley defenders before firing into the roof of the net from 18 yards for his 15th club goal of another prolific season.Sissoko’s emphatic drive rounded off Tottenham’s biggest league win of the season in the 74th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son Heung-min (C) celebrates after his stunning strike in Tottenham’s win against Burnley © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 7 – Son Heung-min scored a sublime contender for the Premier League’s goal of the season as the South Korean’s moment of genius inspired Tottenham’s 5-0 rout of Burnley on Saturday.On the day he was presented with the AFC Asian International Player of the Year award by compatriot Park Ji-sung, Son underlined his place among the game’s elite with arguably the greatest effort of his glittering career.last_img read more