Raiders owner Mark Davis spits on nostalgia before the team’s final game in Oakland

first_imgIt was a simple question. There was nothing simple about the answer. There never is.#Raiders fans deserve more than this from an owner. Sad. pic.twitter.com/KdECPMbIOr— Cameron Cleveland (@CamCleve2) December 16, 2019 You heard correctly. “Any nostalgia for you at all, knowing that this is it here?” Raiders owner Mark Davis was asked before the final Raiders game in Oakland.“No,” he said. “I went through this in 1982… And, uh… That’s… “No.”We pass no judgment on those of you …last_img read more

SMC toasts big year

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño While waiting for top rookie pick Christian Standhardinger, the San Miguel Beermen topped the PBA Philippine Cup (against the Hotshots). Standhardinger was still playing for Hong Kong Eastern in the Asean Basketball League and joined the Beermen in the Commissioner’s Cup, which was eventually ruled by Barangay Ginebra (against the Beermen).The team that went on to capture the Asean crown? Alab Pilipinas, which was backed by SMC and whose imports eventually went on to play for the Beermen (Renaldo Balkman) and the Gin Kings (Justin Brownlee) in the PBA.The triumphs of San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra, Magnolia, Petron and Alab Pilipinas were hardly coincidental, said SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua, who credits the strong support system laid out for the different teams by SMC big boss Ramon S. Ang.“Whatever the teams need, we try to give them,” said Chua.“We’re like family. We treat each other like family, that’s why we’re like this,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Over the din of the music and celebration, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero screamed into the microphone: “I hope there are more events like this in the future!”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img That was Friday night, when the Hotshots partied at the San Miguel Corp. headquarters to toast the franchise’s 14th PBA crown, the season-ending Governors’ Cup.The day before, Petron’s Blaze Spikers ruled the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino conference for that franchise’s second crown this year. Petron’s volleybelles had earlier captured the Grand Prix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefMagnolia’s crown came on Wednesday when the Hotshots scored the first 12 points and coasted to the title in Game 6 of the Finals series.The back-to-back wins by squads under the SMC group underscored the comglomerate’s dominance in the country’s sporting landscape. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Reality bites in PBA Draft; road to pros not always easy MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “[This] just shows that San Miguel, especially Boss Ramon S. Ang, is focused—not only on the business side of it all. He’s hands-on with everything.”And Victolero may get his wish for more parties like this. The SMC group doesn’t look like it is slowing down any time soon.“We’re not going to stop now. 2019, 2020, we have to find ways to make us competitive,” Chua vowed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bruins rout Blues 7-2, take 2-1 lead in Stanley Cup Final

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Then they got on the ice and delivered.The stars led Boston to a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Defenseman Torey Krug scored a goal and had three assists, top-line center Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists, Pastrnak and Brad Marchand got on the scoresheet and the top power-play unit was a perfect 4 for 4 — on four shots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s about time we get going,” said Pastrnak, who scored his first goal in the final. “I still think we haven’t played our best. But we are up 2-1 and we need to meet tomorrow, look at the video and get even better. That’s our focus in this group, and we’ve got a lot of good players, so we know we can even elevate more.”Game 4 is Monday night in St. Louis. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ UP NEXTSundqvist returns to the lineup for Game 4 on Monday night to give the Blues back an important grinder.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s fun to see everyone contribute,” Johansson said. “I don’t think anyone cares who scores or what, but it’s fun to see everyone contribute.”The Bruins are two victories away from their first Stanley Cup since 2011 and Boston’s third in a row in the four major North American professional sports.The Blues came out flat and continued a troubling trend of parading to the penalty box. After being the least-penalized team through the first three rounds, the Blues took seven more minors Saturday to give them 17 in the final.“We do have to limit the penalties for sure,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “We know they have a dangerous power play and we’ve been flirting with danger here the whole series and it burnt us tonight.”Staying disciplined was Berube’s focus given the charged atmosphere that delivered on all the hype. His players didn’t practice what he preached, and Berube’s staff even got a penalty for unsuccessfully challenging Kuraly’s goal for offside with 7.8 seconds left in the first period. Berube believed it was a 50/50 call and took a chance that cost his team when Pastrnak scored on the ensuing power play.Just about everything went wrong for the Blues, who were forced to put backup Jake Allen into the game. He gave up one goal on four shots.Binnington allowed five goals on 19 shots before getting the hook for the first time in his young NHL career but will be back in net for Game 4.“I’ve got to be better,” Binnington said. “I got to do a better job giving my team a chance to win. They scored three goals in the first. That’s never good. They’re a good hockey team. We have to get back to our game.”One silver lining for the Blues is they scored their first power-play goal of the series and ended Boston’s streak of 19 consecutive penalties killed. St. Louis couldn’t kill off a single Bruins power play, which paved the way for the first blowout of the series.NOTES: Bruins D John Moore made his series debut in place of concussed teammate Matt Grzelcyk. … The Blues were without suspended forward Oskar Sundqvist. Zac Sanford saw his first playoff action since April 14 in replacing Sundqvist. … Allen hadn’t played since late in the regular season, April 3 at Chicago. … Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm, “The Office” actress Jenna Fischer, ex-St. Louis Rams players Isaac Bruce and Chris Long, current Kansas City Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, NASCAR’s Richard Petty and Bubba Wallace and retired track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee were among the celebrities in attendance. 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(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence.No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston’s best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt the pressure level was something around a 2.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Warriors, Raptors make fixes before NBA Finals resume Boston chased Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, silenced actor and Blues super fan Jon Hamm and a raucous crowd that was fired up for the first Cup Final game in St. Louis in 49 years. The Bruins survived an initial onslaught and then simply took it to the home team.“We’ve been through so much together this year that we just rely on one another in uncomfortable situations,” said Marchand, who assisted on Krug’s goal. “When we get through it, we get through it together.”Nothing was more important to get the Bruins through this than Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak getting on track. The line combined for five points in a decidedly better effort at 5-on-5 and on the power play.“We spent less time in our zone,” Bergeron said moments after the win. “When we do that we have more energy on offense.”Tuukka Rask was solid as usual in goal with 27 saves, and the Bruins continued to get contributions all over their lineup. Trade deadline pickup Charlie Coyle continued his hot run with his eighth goal of the playoffs, fourth-liner Sean Kuraly scored his second in three games and Marcus Johansson added goal No. 7 in the final minutes.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more