first_imgTotten’s interest isn’t in the achievements but with his athletes, whom, he joked, can give back to him in a different way.“Hanging out with young weightlifters keeps me young,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What Totten, the 66-year-old CEO and head coach of a national weightlifting team, experienced as a competitor shaped his coaching philosophy, which has bred considerable success.Totten of Littlestown coached six different world teams, two Olympic teams and three Pan American teams. In 1992, he helped start the East Coast Gold weightlifting team, which has gone on to win 11 men’s national titles and eight women’s titles with the most recent sweep coming at the 2018 National Championships held in Kansas City in May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The joke is we’re shooting for world domination,” Totten said.Totten’s accomplishments and dedication to the sport were honored when he was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame during nationals this year. View comments “I guess I’m really showing my age now,” he joked.Although he didn’t make it to the Olympics as an athlete, Totten would later get the opportunity to manage and coach teams at the Olympics in 1996 and 2004.At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Totten described entering the opening ceremonies, a moment in his life he will never forget as he recounted the camera’s flash bulbs and the raucous crowd.“I literally floated down the ramp,” he said. “I mean it was just unbelievable.”No U.S. athletes won medals during those games, but Totten believes American weightlifting has come a long way since then.“It’s still the ultimate to be able to say that you competed in the Olympics, so, and people don’t realize that, hey, if you even if you get in the top 10, that’s a really big deal,” he said.The opportunity to coach was natural to Totten, who spent his career as a physical education teacher and high school coach of several sports in Carroll County.Today, East Coast Gold has about 15 active centers and almost 300 athletes.“We kind of have the motto, it’s like, we’re trying to do the right things for the right reasons for the right people, and it seems to work,” Totten said. “We try to do things the right way.”How East Coast Gold approaches competition MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names As Totten began lifting in the gym, he felt he got better at his sports.“I think probably the best part of it is that just from the whole psychological standpoint, just building confidence and assuredness in what I could do,” he said.Inspired by the world champions and Olympians who trained at York Barbell, “the mecca of weightlifting at the time,” Totten decided to enter his first competition when he was in 10th grade.“It was a little scary because I was basically by myself,” Totten said. “I had no coach and pretty much coached myself, just learned out of magazines and watching those guys and just kind of learned by trial and error.”Those experiences taught Totten important skills, like perseverance and attention to detail, that he later applied in his coaching career.“The things that took me a while, now I can pinpoint that on other people and fix it pretty well,” he said.Totten used his arduous beginnings in the sport to provide for weightlifters what he never had as a young competitor.“What I found that there were athletes kind of out there on their own that didn’t have a coach, didn’t have a facility,” he said. “They just kind of were in the same boat I was growing up where, just kind of doing it on their own, so I really had a connection with these lifters.”Managing Olympic teamsTotten’s weightlifting career brought him to two Olympic trials in 1980 and 1984. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES East Coast Gold’s main goal is to take care of its athletes so they can perform their best. They can accommodate them with hotel rooms for competitions and a medical staff.“We take care of all their competition needs (so) once they’re there, pretty much they don’t have to do anything besides just put the weight over their head,” Totten said.Without support like that, outside factors can cause stress and take away from performances in competition, he added.“We feel that if we can take care of all that stuff for them, then they’re going to be more relaxed, perform better, and I think it shows,” Totten said.East Coast Gold has several satellite centers, including the main one in Virginia Beach, with the intention of developing more coaches, who can in turn develop more athletes.“We just try to individualize because everybody’s different, and there’s a lot of generic programs out there on the Internet and a lot of Internet geniuses, I understand,” Totten said. “But the bottom line is you have to be able to communicate and have the relationship, and I think that’s one of the things that we do really well, and the athletes know that. I think that’s why they kind of migrate toward us.”Casey Rohrbaugh, a former Penn State gymnast from Hanover, trains with Totten twice a week in Westminster and attested to his value as a coach.“He definitely makes you want to work harder,” she said. “It’s a great quality that I always look for.”A coach herself in gymnastics, Rohrbaugh explained that Totten is constantly asking how an athlete can improve and do better to motivate them.Newer to weightlifting, Rohrbaugh already improved upon her initial appearance at nationals by taking sixth place and helping the women’s title performance this year. “I just like to think that I’m giving back a little bit and creating other opportunities for kids that probably have it a lot better than I do, but just trying to help them the best I can,” Totten said.A self-taught learnerGrowing up in Westminster, Maryland, Totten was “the little guy.”Wanting to get bigger and stronger, he got his first set of weights from York Barbell as a teenager.Totten, who went to Westminster High School, played soccer, wrestled and did gymnastics.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In this June 26, 2018, photo, Leo Totten, right, coaches Casey Rohrbaugh as she lifts during a workout session at Westminster Strength and Conditioning in Westminster, Md. Totten has coached six different world teams, two Olympic teams and three Pan American teams. Rohrbaugh, a former Penn State gymnast from Hanover, trains with Totten twice a week. (Dan Rainville/The Evening Sun via AP)LITTLESTOWN, Pa. — In his formative years as a competitive weightlifter, Leo Totten trained in “some really bizarre little places.”Holes-in-the-wall, unheated garages in the winter — you name it, he said.ADVERTISEMENT With Totten doing the programming for the competition, Rohrbaugh and a teammate began using a phrase that they now like to hashtag on social media.“In Leo We Trust.”Totten says Hall of Fame induction ‘humbling’During nationals, Totten juggled several roles, tending to both his male and female athletes as they competed.Then he heard his name over the announcements that he had to report somewhere.“I thought, ‘Uh oh. What did I do now?’” he said.Totten was informed of his Hall of Fame induction, which took him by complete surprise. He described the honor as humbling.“The appreciation I think is the thing that — you don’t do it for that,” he said. “You don’t even consider that. That’s just kind of the icing on the cake.”Totten has accumulated a lot of trophies over the years, but the hardware doesn’t mean much to him.Once, when moving, Totten threw out four boxes full of trophies, only keeping a few that were significant to him, like the first one he won. NLEX hopes to get back at Korea’s Etland in battle for 3rd DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgPARIS – From next week, one of France’s most iconic institutions – the smoky cafe – will be but a hazy memory. The extension of France’s smoking ban to bars, discotheques, restaurants, hotels, casinos and cafes on Jan. 1 marks a momentous cultural shift in a country where thinkers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir once held court while clutching cigarettes in Left Bank cafes. For smokers, this is the most distressing part of a phased smoking ban that began last February in workplaces, schools, airports, hospitals and other “closed and covered” public places like train stations. But many bartenders and restaurant staffers are looking forward to breathing easier and to clothes that don’t stink of seeped-in odors from the clouds of smoke where they work. Just about anywhere indoors will be off-limits for smoking, except homes, hotel rooms, and sealed smoking chambers at establishments that decide to provide them. “The French culture associated with smoking is a 20th-century thing, but we won’t forget the experience,” ex-smoker Lisa Zane, a Chicago-born singer who lives in Paris, said at Le Fumoir (The Smoking Den) restaurant and bar behind the Louvre. “Smoking seems insane now – we have to adapt.” The Health Ministry says one in two regular smokers here dies of smoking-related illness, and about 5,000 nonsmokers die each year of passive smoking. About a quarter of France’s 60 million people are smokers. The ban will likely mean more unsightly cigarette butts on sidewalks and in gutters. British American Tobacco’s French arm on Wednesday began a pilot program in and near Paris of putting ashtrays outside bars where tobacco products are sold. Countries like Italy, Spain, Belgium, Britain and Ireland already have smoking bans. But it’s tough to imagine the style-conscious French bundling up in blankets to smoke on chilly restaurant terraces, like some Londoners have. Many restaurateurs, cafe owners and disco operators fear lost business: Smokers who light up with a countertop morning coffee, on the dance floor or after a meal make up a huge customer base. “There will be a drop, certainly. The tobacco-bar is part of the French tradition,” said Christophe Mgo, owner of Le Marigny bar in northwest Paris. “They (customers who smoke) will surely stay less time and they will only drink one coffee or beer, instead of two.” A national union of disco owners has said it expects a 5-8 percent decline in business initially., and has urged the government to send pamphlets to police to show “understanding” in their enforcement of the ban. Some 10,000 protesters, mainly tobacco vendors, marched across Paris last month in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade lawmakers to add flexibility to the new prohibitions.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

first_imgWASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s 2007 budget proposes spending more than $2.7 trillion, showering big increases on defense and homeland security and a smattering of other favored programs such as scientific research, education and energy. At the same time, Bush’s blueprint being submitted to Congress today proposes shrinking or eliminating 141 programs while trimming $36 billion from Medicare over the next five years. The plan for the budget year that will begin Oct. 1 lays out a path to achieving two of the president’s chief domestic goals: making his first-term tax cuts permanent – they are set to expire after 2010 – and cutting the deficit in half by 2009, the year Bush will leave office. Details about the plan come from public statements, such as Bush’s State of the Union address last week, and interviews with officials familiar with the budget proposal who spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt the president’s announcement today. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The budget’s arrival on Capitol Hill will set off months of intense debate, made even more contentious by congressional elections in November, when Democrats hope to wrest congressional control from the Republicans. While Congress is expected to reshape Bush’s proposals significantly, Republicans voiced support for the blueprint’s objectives. “The American people know that our government’s too big and it spends too much, and they expect Congress to do something about it,” newly elected House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said that the administration’s proposal to trim Medicare is a “toe in the water” in the effort to get the costs of programs like Social Security and Medicare under control before 78 million baby boomers begin to retire. “The big issue is entitlement reform, and the fact that they are proceeding in that direction is a good thing to hear,” he said. Democrats sought to portray Bush’s budget as an election-year campaign document rather than an honest effort to deal with exploding deficits. The budget proposal’s release comes only weeks before the national debt will hit the current limit of $8.18 trillion, requiring Congress to vote for an increase to keep the government operating. “This budget is just detached from reality,” Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, said in an interview Sunday. “The debt is exploding, and the president isn’t facing up to it.” 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

first_imgThe election opinion poll published in this week’s Tirconaill Tribune for the Letterkenny/Milford Electoral Area shows non-party candidates are set to win almost 43% of the first preference vote. And it is no big shock that there is a huge degree of apathy on voter intentions amid an urgent demand for a new political party.The poll among 500 people in the area shows party profiles since the last local elections in 2009. Fianna Fail is on 23%: down by 17.7%: Fine Gael is on 16.3%: down by 8.4%: Sinn Fein is at 13.4%: an increase of 5%. Labour remains unchanged at just 3.7%. However the non-party bandwagon is on a roll reaching a figure of 42.7%. This is an increase of 20.3% in five years.Politicians who’ve been interpreting the poll say that turn away from mainstream politics is a clear manifestation of the demand nationally for a new political party.This poll shows a number of other factors as seen through the views of the electorate and 35% of those polled do not intend voting at all.At the same time there is a factor of a further 40% that is undecided what way they intend to vote. A graph of the Tribune’s pollOne of the interesting stats from the poll is that more than half of the ‘undecided’ are non-party.However this is where real indecision raises its head in that 60% this group may not make up their minds until they visit the polling station and see the ballot paper. Their votes could cause a real upheaval as the final seats are decided.The Tribune poll also asked voters for a verdict on the performance of the Government and Irish Water.The results are quite shocking with only 12% expressing satisfaction with the Government and 96% of the poll is outraged with the prospect of water charges next year.Fianna Fail looks well placed to win two seats but once again there is no distinct evidence of vote management to ensure they hold their third seat. This will come as good news to the chasing group of four, albeit they are under half the projected quota.The leading group includes Liam Blaney: Ian McGarvey: Ciaran Brogan and Mick Quinn all within shouting distance of the quota and above a 7% first preference figure.They are followed by Noel McBride and John O’Donnell with the quota at 9% of the turnout Michael McBride and Gerry McMonagle are also doing well to give a solid enough choice for the first eight seats.Jimmy Kavanagh of Fine Gael and James Pat McDaid of Fianna Fail are also within the top ten of first preference choices in the race for seats. Tribune editor John McAteer said “That is the theory of the poll but the actual experience may well change in the coming week as pressure mounts for those last two elusive seats and a better vote management plan right across the entire panel, but especially in Fianna Fail where Blaney and Brogan have 76% of their party share.”Others contenders names well within contention are Tom Crossan: Charlie McClafferty: Donal Cullen, Paschal Blake and Grace Boyle.INDEPENDENTS DAY! SHOCK TRIBUNE POLL PUTS NON-PARTY CANDIDATES ON 43% was last modified: May 15th, 2014 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:donegalElectionsJohn McAteerTirconaill Tribunelast_img read more

first_imgPatrick Gildea Hairdressing and Donegal Daily Makeover winner Una McDevitt visited The Centre of Excellence for her stunning transformation – and boy was it a transformation!Una before her big transformation.Una was treated to a gorgeous new look by senior stylist Anita, a certified Master Colour Technician.Una was very excited and eager for a change she also wanted a modern fun style to suit her personality. After an in-depth consultation with Anita, she decided on a fashionable graduated bob to accentuate her profile with a rich chocolate tone and soft honey relights to enhance her beautiful skin tone. And her look was completed with make-up by in house make-up artist Glow & Go’s Aoibheann Walsh.Una was delighted with her experience and thoroughly enjoyed the whole service and the professionalism of the team.“Massive thanks to Patrick and all the girls especially Anita for my makeover today. Had an amazing day. Staff are all so lovely and helpful will 100% be back. Also thanks so much Aoibheann for doing my makeup. Would highly recommend this place,” she said.Una was the lucky Donegal Daily reader who was chosen as the winner from an amazing ONE THOUSAND entries. But the good news for everyone else is that Patrick Gildea Hairdressing offers the best hairdressing experience in the North West at surprisingly affordable prices so it is within everyone’s reach! Check out their services and prices here http://www.patrickgildea.ie/patrick-gildea-price-list/..To keep up to date with tips, trends, special offers and more competitions follow Patrick Gildea Hairdressing on Facebook simply click here: https://www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing.And Una afterwards – what a transformation. SEE PATRICK GILDEA’S AMAZING MAKEOVER WITH UNA was last modified: November 1st, 2014 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:donegalmake-overPatrick Gildea HairdressingUna McDevittlast_img read more

first_imgEureka >> The Humboldt B-52s are currently firing on all cylinders, cruising into their eighth straight win Friday night with a 10-2 victory over NBO Baseball in the first of a three-game series.“Tonight was a good combination effort,” B-52s head coach Scott St. John said. “We got good pitching and we got hitting. The bats are starting to come around and guys swinging well. The big hits came when we needed them and we kept adding to the lead.”The Bombers grabbed the lead in the first inning …last_img read more

first_imgKathleen Artman Meeker is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington where she specializes in Early Childhood Special Education. Kathleen has been a K-3 special educator, childcare assistant, coach, and researcher. She enjoys developing products that make research accessible to a wide audience and is a member of the Head Start National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning at the University of Washington.  Her research focuses on using technology to make coaching efficient and effective for early childhood educators.  In this short video Ms. Meeker shares about her work through the Department of Defense Child Development Virtual Lab School at The Ohio State University.The Department of Defense Child Development Virtual Lab School at The Ohio State University is an easy to navigate online professional development and resource system that empowers professionals to build their knowledge and skills around research-based best practices in child care and youth development. It’s supported by a collection of videos, research-based content, and relevant, interactive learning materials. It offers distinct tracks for center-based professionals including direct-care providers, training and curriculum specialists, and management personnel. There is also a track for home-based care providers.  Ms. Meeker joined the Virtual Lab School team when it was funded in 2010. She led the content creation team and authored the Training and Curriculum Specialist courses. She also wrote the Child Abuse and Neglect courses. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2013 and continued supporting the work of the Virtual Lab School through writing content and leading training.A transcript of this video can be found here.last_img read more

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte in action during Copa del Rey, 16 round, against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao says defender Frenchman Aymeric Laporte is reported Monday Jan. 29, 2018, to have paid his buyout clause, looks set to leave the club, opening the way for a transfer to Manchester City. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, FILE)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City signed France under-21 international Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of 65 million euros ($80 million) on Tuesday, taking its spending on center backs since 2014 to about $250 million.The 23-year-old Laporte came close to joining City in 2016 — when Pep Guardiola took charge of the current Premier League leaders — but backed out of the move after feeling the Frenchman wasn’t quite ready.ADVERTISEMENT Vincent Kompany, the club’s other center back, has been at City since 2008 and is the captain. But the Belgium international might be surplus to requirements from next season, especially considering his injury record.City also spent about 120 million pounds (then $155 million) on three fullbacks — Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo — in the last transfer window.“Last summer we had a problem, with six or seven players out of contract and over 30 years old, so we needed to make a change,” Guardiola said. “We decided to sign four or five different players and at this stage, Manchester City, when you want to compete at the highest level, you need to spend.“One day, maybe this club will spend 130-200 million pounds on one player. So far, we haven’t had to do that.”Laporte made his debut in 2012 for Bilbao under Marcelo Bielsa — a coach revered by Guardiola — and quickly became one of the Spanish league’s most promising players. He said he likes to bring the ball out from the back, giving him the pedigree that suits Guardiola’s vision and making him a likely rival for Stones to play alongside Otamendi.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Foes first, friends after “Defenders do this more than ever before,” Laporte said in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine. “I spend as much time in training and matches working on starting attacks as I do stopping them.“I’m usually quite calm in possession, so this helps initiate quicker, more fluid attacks from the back. I also like playing long, cross-field passes to change the position of an attack and give us another option. Variety is important.”Barcelona has previously been linked with Laporte, who has similar qualities to Gerard Pique.The size of the fee reflects the shortage of top-quality, left-footed center backs around at the moment — and comes two weeks after City turned down the chance to sign Alexis Sanchez partly because of the Chile forward’s financial demands.Laporte has signed a contract until 2023 and becomes City’s most expensive player, with the fee exceeding the reported 55 million pounds spent on Kevin De Bruyne in August 2015.City has four of the five costliest defenders in Premier League history — Laporte, Stones, Walker, and Mendy.Laporte, who hasn’t played for France’s senior team, will be available for the knockout stage of the Champions League.“All I know,” he said in an Instagram message to Athletic’s fans on Monday, “is that I will never forget the place where I’ve become a better player and a better person. That’s why this is not a ‘goodbye,’ only a ‘see you soon.’” LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Eighteen months later, City clinched the signing of the left-footed, ball-playing defender after meeting his buy-out clause, strengthening the team’s options in what has been a problem position for Guardiola and previous managers.“He’s strong in the air, good quality with the pass. He is experienced, fast and he has the skills we need,” Guardiola said. “He is the perfect age, 23 years old, so hopefully he will have a long career here at Manchester City.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLaporte is the second most expensive defender in soccer history, with only Virgil van Dijk — who joined Liverpool from Southampton for 75 million pounds ($100 million) at the start of January — costing more.Since City won its most recent Premier League title in 2014, Eliaquim Mangala has arrived from FC Porto for a reported 42 million pounds and Nicolas Otamendi joined from Valencia for 32 million pounds in 2015. Another center back, John Stones, cost an initial 47.5 million pounds in 2016. 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first_imgPH 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Vargas eyes ‘controversial’ changes to POC charter, including age limit for officials Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National University battles defending champion Ateneo to open second round action of the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball tournament on Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Bullpups (6-1) hope to score a repeat of their 78-62 first-round victory in their 3 p.m. duel with the Blue Eaglets.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far Eastern University-Diliman and Adamson U, bunched in a three-way with Ateneo in second place at 5-2, clash at 11 a.m.The NU-Ateneo showdown will also feature giants Kai Sotto, the Ateneo center who is leading the season MVP race, and NU’s Carl Tamayo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn their first-round duel last Dec. 15, Tamayo tallied a double-double effort of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sotto paced the Eaglets with 23 points and 13 boards. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementZhaire Smith broke his left foot during an NBA developmental camp in Las Vegas, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania, and is expected to miss a substantial amount of time.It’s the second injury to 76ers rookies this season after 26th overall pick Landry Shamet sprained his right ankle early into Summer League action and was forced to sit out.Smith, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 draft, reportedly sustained the injury during a developmental camp in Las Vegas on Monday. He will have surgery later this week.The Sixers don’t have much in terms of wing depth. In adding Mike Muscala, the Sixers traded away both Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Wilson Chandler will get minutes at the three, but the rest of the perimeter rotation remains unsettled.The possibility of the Sixers adding another piece is still there, of course. Bayless feels like a prime buyout or trade candidate. Perhaps targeting another expiring deal from a non-competitive team in exchange for second-round picks is on the table. Or Kyle Korver. Advertisementlast_img read more