#KicksStalker: Irving gets cheaper sneaker line

first_imgNike revealed the information during its Investor Day in Portland where it described the Kyrie line as “the biggest shoe in the industry.”The new line will be priced at $80, $40 less than what the Kyrie 3 runs in retail stores.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIrving joins fellow Nike basketball athletes LeBron James (LeBron, Soldier, Ambassador, Witness), Kobe Bryant (Kobe, Venomenon, Kobe Mentality, Mamba Instinct), and Kevin Durant (KD, Trey 5) who have multiple sneaker lines.Forbes reported in May that Irving and James had the most sneakers sold, in terms of dollar value, from March 2016 to March 2017. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LA Tenorio named PBA Finals MVP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Kyrie Irving’s sneaker legacy just got another chapter.As per Sole Collector, Nike will introduce another sneaker line under the Boston Celtic’s name.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 View commentslast_img read more

SBP eyes record crowds for 3×3 tourney

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Games will be played at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan—which has a seat capacity of 55,000—so SBP hopes to set a 3×3 crowd attendance record.The Philippines previously hosted the Fiba 3×3 World Tour events for club teams that saw packed audiences at SM Megamall in Ortigas and Robinsons Place Manila as PBA stars like Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva represented the country.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“One of the things we viewed as important was the success of the World Tours in the two malls in the previous years,” said Fiba managing director Alex Sanchez. “We would like to give the event a strong push for the Filipinos to see if they can develop a strong program to be in Tokyo 2020 (Olympics).”SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said aside from Romeo and Abueva, past 3×3 players like Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Glenn Khobuntin, Karl Dehesa, Russel Escoto, Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng head the list of candidates. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES SBP president Al Panlilio FILE PHOTOThe Fiba 3×3 World Cup just might be a teaser for the Philippine hosting of the 2023 World Cup, but Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) expects to draw record crowds just the same for the event slated June 8 to 12.“We’re excited because there will be 40 teams from different countries coming over to the Philippines,” said SBP president Al Panlilio. “3×3 is basketball, but played differently. It’s equally exciting.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ “It’s very heartwarming because we’re getting a lot of volunteers among the PBA players,” Barrios said during the event launch Thursday at Bonifacio High Street.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Padda, Lady Falcons relish pressure from school officials Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Michael Jordan returns home to North Carolina, meets with hurricane victims

first_imgCharlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)WILMINGTON, N.C.— Stephanie Parker isn’t quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence.So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn’t hold back giving the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets a big hug and a thank you.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen driver who survived horror crash vows to race again MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “It means he hasn’t forgotten,” Parker told The Associated Press about Jordan’s visit to Wilmington, North Carolina. “It means we are important.”Jordan returned to his hometown wearing North Carolina Tar Heels blue and met with some hurricane victims, many of whom have benefited from his $2 million donation in September. Jordan gave $1 million each to the Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolinas Hurricane Florence Response Fund.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“I can give money all day long, but at some point you want them to understand you’re human,” Jordan told AP.Jordan handed out Thanksgiving dinners at a home improvement store and gave away Jordan Brand shoes at a Boys & Girls Club Tuesday where he once played as a child. LATEST STORIES 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Fred Lynch coached Jordan when he was 15-year-old freshman playing on the junior high school basketball team at Laney High School in Wilmington. He sustained minor damage to his nearby home, but said several neighbors only a block away suffered total destruction as a result of flooding and wind damage to Hurricane Florence.Lynch said Jordan has visited Wilmington periodically since leaving to play college basketball at North Carolina and embarking on an NBA career that included six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls, five league MVP honors and 14 All-Star game appearances.The 55-year-old Jordan still has an aunt, cousins and friends here and his nephew who attends college at UNC Wilmington. Jordan was most recently here in April at his high school filming a Gatorade commercial.Lynch said he wasn’t surprised when Jordan stepped up to help the people of Wilmington and the surrounding areas — donating money and his time.“From the time I coached him as a ninth grade, he was always looking out for people,” Lynch said. “He’s always trying to do the right thing and always trying to better himself and his community. That’s pretty much what he’s been about his entire career.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Parker has lived the nightmare that’s become all too familiar for hurricane victims around the country.She, her husband, and their four children ages 3 to 8 heeded the warnings to evacuate the area. They took refuge in a Red Cross shelter, but when they returned, their apartment was flooded with two feet of water and their minivan crushed by a fallen tree. They spent nearly two months in shelters until recently being placed in a hotel while they await permanent housing.“It’s been stressful,” she said, taking a long, deep breath. “At first it was really, really hard to realize that you lost everything. But people like Michael Jordan donating to the Red Cross and donating to people who have gone through what we’ve gone through is an incredible blessing. We are so very, very thankful.”Jordan broke into a wide smile when asked about his meeting with Parker.“You really want to trust that money goes to the right people,” Jordan said. “And when you see it goes to the right people, it makes me feel good that I did the right thing.”ADVERTISEMENT Jordan said he’ll continue to monitor the hurricane recovery efforts and would consider partnering with others to continue to help improve living conditions.American Red Cross executive director James Jarvis, who is based out of Wilmington, said that the organization set aside a $50 million budget to help people affected by Hurricane Florence.Jarvis said at the height of the storm the Red Cross sheltered more than 20,000 people in 172 locations. They provided 1.3 million meals and snacks. They’ve also distributed money to more than 6,500 families, doling out more than $3.8 million to help families get on the road to recovery.“I wanted to be an igniter to the process,” Jordan said of his initial donation. “But it’s going to take a long time before things get back to normal. Whatever way I can contribute I will.”He also hopes that Charlotte hosting the All-Star game in February will provide an impetus for more financial aid to the region.“I am pretty sure that the league will have some support systems that will reach out to this community,” Jordan said. “And we are going to do a lot in Charlotte, too. But the overall game is about helping other people, so I can see it reaching all the way down to this area.”Natalie English, the president and CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, said it’s still too early to estimate the financial damage to the area.But she said Jordan’s donations resonated in the community.“I think it means a lot to people here that Michael remembers his home and that he cares about where he was for his formative years and he is giving back to help restore the community,” English said.This is not a one-time deal for Jordan. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Earth Angels, Blanco for FA Cup Finals

first_imgBlanco FC and Earth Angels FC are set for the FA Cup finals at a date to be announced by the Liberia Football Association.In the home and away two-leg encounters, Earth Angels defeated Sr. Pro 4-1 in their first leg and completed their qualification with a 2-1 win in the second leg last week at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Blanco FC defeated Determine Girls 1-0 in their first encounter and completed their qualification with a 2-0 victory in their second match last week also at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Earth Angels and Blanco are now set for the finals to determine the FA Cup Champion of Liberia in 2014.Meanwhile selected female players are presently undergoing training for an impending friendly soccer match in Sierra Leone. The trip is slated for March 8.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pastor denies molestation charge

first_imgSarsoza’s attorney, Edward Shkolnikov, said he advised his client not to go to the church but wasn’t sure if he still works there. Sarsoza has been on administrative leave, according to Betty Cooney, communications director for the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She said he has been with the Whittier church as an associate pastor for about 20 years. She said most of the organization’s information about the case has come from newspaper reports. “We’ve been praying for the people involved because it’s a real trauma,” Cooney said. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – An associate pastor at Whittier Seventh-day Adventist Church pleaded not guilty Friday to molesting a 9-year-old girl. Prosecutors charged Misael Blanco Sarsoza, 56, of West Covina with a felony count of committing a lewd or lascivious act upon a child under 14. Whittier Court Commissioner Loren DiFrank informed Sarsoza there is a protective order in the case, meaning he must stay away from the victim and must not dissuade witnesses. Sarsoza, who remains free on a $100,000 bond, will return to Whittier Court next month for a hearing. According to the criminal complaint, the alleged molestation happened April 2. The document does not say where. The girl’s grandparents reported the alleged abuse to Whittier police, who arrested Sarsoza on April 5, authorities said. At the time, police said, Sarsoza was working as an assistant pastor at the church. He gave Bible study classes and prepared sermons. Sarsoza also had direct contact with various children in the church, police said. Relatives accompanied him to Friday’s arraignment. A man who identified himself as Sarsoza’s son declined comment. last_img read more

Croatia to consult Rakitic for advice on thwarting Messi

first_imgMessi missed a penalty and endured a frustrating afternoon overall, with Iceland managing to neutralise him through an outstanding collective effort.Croatia, who top Group D after beating Nigeria, will now look to do the same and they have a headstart in Rakitic, who has spent the last four years with Messi at Barcelona.“Of course, Rakitic will be my assistant for the next three days and we will certainly look for some advice on how to stop Messi,” Dalic said.“I always ask my players about such things, about anything and everything, I love communicating and accepting every tip I can get.“He likes it too, Ivan will tell me, I will use all the information I can, and Luka (Modric) and (Mateo) Kovacic will also help. They play against him (for Real Madrid) as well.”This could be Messi’s last World Cup and even if he does play in Qatar in 2022, he will be 34 and likely past his peak.It means time is running out for one of the game’s greatest ever players to add a World Cup to his collection but Dalic said he would not feel guilty if Argentina were knocked out.“No not at all,” Dalic said with a smile. “After all this could be my last World Cup too.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatian Ivan Rakitic will be asked for advice on how to thwart his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi ahead of the clash with Argentina © AFP / LLUIS GENESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Lionel Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic will be asked for all the tips he has on how to stop the striker, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic admitted on Sunday.Croatia face Argentina in Novgorod on Thursday and could put their opponents on the brink of an early exit after the South Americans were held to a draw by Iceland in their opening game.last_img read more

Bury snap up former England Under-21 star on loan

first_imgBury have signed goalkeeper Scott Loach on a two-month loan deal, the club have confirmed.The former Watford shot-stopper, who was called up to the senior England squad in August 2010 for a friendly against Hungary, has joined the Gigg Lane club from Rotherham United.Loach has signed for the Shakers on a short-term deal until January 17 in a move by manager David Flitcroft to strengthen his squad in League Two. 1 Scott Loach last_img

DONEGAL MAN JOE NAMED COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2012

first_imgWell known Donegal man Joe Boland is celebrating today after being named the Community Champion for 2012.The Lifford photographer was the unanimous choice for the inaugural award by judges.As part of his prize in being named the Calor Ireland Community Champion, Joe had donated the €7,500 prizemoney to the 19th Donegal Scout Group (Lifford/Clonleigh). Joe, a scout leader with the group said the money will make a huge difference.“It will mean so much to the group. We can get new equipment and new tents.“This award is not for me but for all the other scout leaders and scouts who have never received any recognition for their tireless work over the years,” he said.Joe, a photographer with the Derry Journal, also received a personal prize of €1,500 with he is also donating to the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, the Rainbow Animal Rehousing Centre and the Lifford Hospital Restoration Centre. “I feel great. I also just want to say a big thank you to all the people who voted for me.“It’s great to be recognised but it’s also great what we can do with this money now,” he admitted.  DONEGAL MAN JOE NAMED COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2012 was last modified: September 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CALOR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONJoe BolandLiffordSCOUT LEADERlast_img read more

MAN JAILED FOR ABUSE OF THREE SISTERS OVER EIGHT YEAR PERIOD

first_imgA man has been jailed for sexually assaulting three Donegal sisters and their friend over an eight year period.The man, who is in his 60s, cannot be named for legal reasons.He appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with nine different offences which happened between 2001 and 2009. Gardai told the court that one of the victims first told her uncle about the incidents who then told her father.The father then informed a female relation of the victims whom the court heard still dates the man.After some time the accused agreed to see Gardai and he admitted the offencesThe sexual assaults began when the girls were aged 7, 11, 17 and 22.Details of the various assaults were given to the court.On one occasion the accused gave one of the girls a massage but then touched her privates.On other occasions he touched them after lying beside them on a bed at their homes when they were asleep.The older victims told Gardai they felt guilty that they had not come forwarded earlier to save the other victims form going through the same ordeals.The man gave evidence and said he was ashamed of what he had done to all four girls.A probation report revealed he suffered from erectile disfunction and didn’t feel like he was doing great harm to the girls at the time.However Judge John O’Hagan said that if the public would be “shocked” if they could attend the case which was held ‘in camera.’“If members of the public were in here they would be shocked and furious if any of their children were touched in this manner the way he did for his own personal gratification,” he saidHe added that the age gap was phenomenal and that he must have known what he was doing was wrong.He sentenced the accused to two years in prison and suspended the last six months of the term.MAN JAILED FOR ABUSE OF THREE SISTERS OVER EIGHT YEAR PERIOD was last modified: July 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit Courtsexual assaultlast_img read more