Abueva leaves Alaska-Blackwater game due to ‘personal emergency’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Alaska’s Calvin ABueva. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska forward Calvin Abueva left the game between his team Alaska and Blackwater even before the opening buzzer sounded at Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday.Abueva, who also ditched the Aces’ practice four days in a row, was said to be dealing with a “personal emergency” as people close to the situation described it.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Security staff inside Araneta said Abueva left the venue while the game was being played.When asked about Abueva, the Aces coaches declined to comment during the halftime break.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 folkApart from missing his club’s practices, Abueva was also absent from Gilas’ weekly practice for three consecutive Mondays. Chot Reyes has since dropped him from the pool.Alaska is currently sitting on a 3-2 record and is tied with TNT for the third spot. DeMarcus Cousins out for the season with Achilles tear 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 View commentslast_img read more

Mayfield, ‘dangerous’ Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.”The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Mayfield finished 18 of 22 for 238 yards, continuing his bounce back after throwing three interceptions in the first half last week at Houston. The brash No. 1 overall pick continues to develop and the Browns are growing with him.Mayfield was asked if he woke up feeling as dangerous as he did three weeks ago before beating Atlanta.“I think you know the answer to that one,” he said, drawing laughter.Landry felt that way, too.“I guess waking up feeling dangerous is contagious,” he said. “We pulled together as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew There were no smiles or laughs in Carolina’s locker room as the Panthers (6-7) suffered a loss that could haunt them for months and will increase the heat on coach Ron Rivera.Newton passed for 265 yards, but overthrew Jarius Wright on 4th-and-goal at the 3 with 2:35 left. Carolina got the ball back, but Newton, who has been playing with a sore right shoulder, badly missed Devin Funchess and was intercepted by Damarious Randall with 57 seconds left.Following the game, a glum Newton didn’t offer any excuses.“We’re done with the cliche sayings, it just comes down to doing our jobs,” Newton said. “I’m not talking about nobody but myself.”Carolina came in just a half-game out of the second wild-card spot in the NFC, but with only three games left, including two against New Orleans, the Panthers are going to need help to make the postseason.Christian McCaffrey had two TD runs for Carolina and finished with 101 total yards.“It stinks,” McCaffrey said. “A lot of people are against us right now, but I’ll fight for every one of these guys. That’s exactly what I’m going to do and I know a lot of guys will do as well. We lost. We’ve lost a few in a row. It’s kind of us against the world right now.”Browns rookie Nick Chubb scored on a 1-yard run to give the Browns a 23-20 lead with 13:05 left. The score came one play after Landry took an inside handoff and weaved his way down field. Greg Joseph clanged the extra point off the left upright, keeping the Panthers within three.Newton drove the Panthers to the 3 before throwing two straight incompletions, ending Carolina’s best chance to take the lead.Mayfield’s 51-yard TD pass to Landry tied it 14-all with 8:27 left in the second quarter. View commentscenter_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons Rolling left out of the pocket to buy some time, Mayfield stepped up and confidently delivered a perfect strike to Landry, who was well covered on the play by safety Eric Reid, his former LSU teammate. As fans celebrated, Landry and several teammates sat down in the end zone’s corner and pretended to warm themselves around a camp fire.“It was cold outside,” Landry said, smiling.FAST STARTOn Cleveland’s first play, Mayfield unloaded a pass that traveled more than 60 yards in the air to wide receiver Breshad Perriman for a 66-yard pickup. Two plays later, Landry scored on his short run.HOME SWEET HOMEThe Browns improved to 4-2-1 at FirstEnergy Stadium, clinching their first winning home season since going 7-1 under coach Romeo Crennel in 2007.“That’s pretty cool because the Dawg Pound has always been loyal to us,” said guard Joel Bitonio, who has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the team. “We want every team to say, ‘We don’t want to go to Cleveland to play.’”NEWTON’S LAWWith his first completion, Newton eclipsed 3,000 yards passing for the eighth straight season. He came in needing 1 yard to reach the plateau and surpassed it on a 25-yarder to Curtis Samuel on Carolina’s second snap.Newton joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in history to reach 3,000 yards in each of their first eight seasons. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton, Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Cleveland Browns damaged Carolina’s postseason hopes with a 26-20 win Sunday over the Panthers, who dropped their fifth straight.Mayfield bravely threw a 51-yard TD pass into traffic to Landry, who had a 3-yard scoring run and added a long run — on a similar call — early in the fourth quarter to set up a go-ahead touchdown.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 ChrissPlaying the spoiler role down the stretch, the Browns (5-7-1) kept their faint playoff hopes alive while improving to 3-2 under interim coach Gregg Williams, who needed just five games to match former Browns coach Hue Jackson’s win total over two-plus seasons.“Everybody loves winning,” said defensive end Myles Garrett. “It’s different for us because of the negatives we’ve been through, but that’s all in the past.” PAY DIRTChubb became the first Browns player to score a rushing TD in five consecutive games since Greg Pruitt in 1975.ROOKIE RECORDMayfield joined Kurt Warner (1999) and Brad Johnson (1996-97) as the only players since 1966 to throw at least one TD pass in each of their first 10 career starts.INJURIES:Panthers: No significant injuries.Browns: C JC Tretter barely made it off the field in the third quarter before dropping to his knees. Tretter, who has played several weeks with a severely sprained right ankle, returned to the game.UP NEXTPanthers: Host New Orleans on Sunday.Browns: At Denver on Saturday. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

An F in fitness

first_imgWHITTIER – Just one in four children in Whittier and area communities is physically fit – a fact that mirrors “a silent epidemic of obesity and poor nutrition” among students across the state, according to results from this year’s California Fitness Report. For More Info AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Physical Fitness Testing results – From the State Department of Education Released Monday, the report showed a vast majority of Whittier-area students in fifth, seventh and ninth grades could not pass physical fitness tests measuring strength, endurance and flexibility, among other abilities.Among the least in shape were fifth-graders in the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, where only 9.2 percent of 997 students were able to meet state standards in all six areas of the Fitnessgram, the measure used by the state to determine students’ physical fitness.And that was up from 6.8 percent last year. The slight jump was in line with a statewide trend in which most California schools saw the number of physically fit students rise by about 3 or 4 percent from a year ago.Not good enough, said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, who added that “far too many students\ failing to reach even minimal levels of physical fitness.”“A silent epidemic of obesity and poor nutrition is endangering our children’s health and their ability to learn,” O’Connell said in a statement. “This is just one more reminder that we need to rededicate our commitment to turn this trend around.”In the Whittier area, Students in the Whittier City School District scored higher than students from most other local districts on the physical fitness tests. About 27 percent of fifth-graders meet the standard, and 35 percent of seventh-graders were able to pass.Whittier City School District Superintendent Carmella Franco said all district schools received new exercise equipment. Also, more teachers are stressing state physical education standards.“We have in our board policy that students will be physically fit and healthy, with the expectation that it will positively impact students’ academics,” she said.State law requires districts to administer the physical fitness test yearly.It measures six major fitness areas: cardiovascular endurance, body fat, abdominal strength and endurance, trunk strength and flexibility, upper body strength and endurance, and overall flexibility.In the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, the numbers of physically fit ninth-graders actually declined from last year – from 13.9 percent to 12.1 percent this year.About 33 percent of 3,342 ninth-graders in the Whittier Union High School District met all six standards.“Aligning our procedures really did make a difference in our results,” Tryon said. “So the improvement of our scores is what we’re focusing on this year.”To view the results, visit www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf. Tracy.Garcia@sgvn.com(562)698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more