SOLID DONEGAL SEE OFF GALWAY IN NATIONAL LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgMac Niallais: Had a good game for DonegalDONEGAL put on another solid performance today as they travelled to Galway in National League Division 2 and come home with two more points.Colm McFadden hit a stunning goal as Donegal finished on 1-16 to 0-12.Last week Christy Toye shone and this week it was the turn of Odhran MacNiallais and Dermot Brick Molloy to show they’re not just in this Jim McGuinness squad to make up the numbers. Michael Murphy and McFadden were as solid – and as brilliant as ever – Murphy pointing some superb frees.And Karl Lacey and Paddy McBrearty also put in very good displays for their county today. But it was the same across the pitch – goalkeeper Durcan finding his range today from kick-outs…with and against the wind and Kavanagh dominant in midfield (and hopefully not injured).Leo McLoone and Martin McElhinney also put in great performances, the latter in particular.Even sub Declan Walsh – on the pitch with just a few minutes to go – hit a point. To be fair, Galway threw what they could at Donegal with Paul Conroy and Eoin Concannon showing the west could be awake again in the Championship this year.Our nearest neighbours Derry – who stand in our way in that competition – are really bubbling up. They went to Killarney today and beat a good Kerry side by two points.Cathal Mac Suibhne will have his in-depth view later this evening. SOLID DONEGAL SEE OFF GALWAY IN NATIONAL LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Division TwodonegalGalwayNational Leaguelast_img read more

ROSSES BOXER MC SHANE HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK WITH VICTORY TOMORROW NIGHT

first_imgRosses boxer Shaun Mc Shane will be hoping he can get back to winning ways tomorrow night in his clash with English fighter John Green at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. Mc Shane steps back into the ring for the first time since his narrow defeat to Polish fighter Marek Laskowski.Mc Shane was left frustrated by the tactics of his Polish opponent and was defeated narrowly on points. In what was only his second professional fight, Mc Shane has insisted he learned a lot from his last bout with the experienced Laskowski, and is confident he can defeat the unbeaten Newcastle-based fighter John Green.Mc Shane told Donegal Daily, “I’ve been training for the last five weeks for this fight, but with work commitments I’ve been finding it hard to give it 100%.“It’s not ideal, and I’m the type of person that likes to give everything 100% but I’m been unable to focus solely on the fight because of work.“It’s hard to get time to do everything, but you just have to do your best and hope it works out OK. Mc Shane has plenty of knowledge about his next opponent, but has admitted it’ll be a tricky fight, and that he’ll have to be at his best to succeed.Shaun McShane pictured with a few of his fans that travelled to Glasgow from Donegal to witness him win his first professional fight against Ryan Love.“I’m boxing a guy from England, and being a proud Irishman, I’ll need no motivation to fight someone from England.“I no all about him,  he’s a southpaw which is always awkward to fight against, but I’ve dropped down to lightweight for this fight which would be my natural weight.“In my two previous fights, I’ve been operating at light-welterweight and the last fighter was a welterweight.“It’s too much to be giving away, so I’m confident fighting at my naturally weight that I get the job done. Mc Shane says the hard work is done now, and it’s all about getting his head right mentally for what will be a difficult fight on Friday night.“The work is done now, we’ll have a few easy sessions this week just to keep weight right and we’ll see how it goes on the night, I’m looking forward to it and I’m confident.Mc Shane says he will take a break after this bout, as he needs to get key-hole surgery on his knees.“I’ll be looking forward to a break after this because I’ve been training pretty much non-stop since the new year, and I need key-hole surgery on my knee because it’s causing a few problems. “So hopefully, I can get a good victory now on Friday night, and have a wee break.Mc Shane thanked all his supporters who have travelled to his fights from Donegal, and the Irish Diaspora living in Glasgow for their support.“Thanks to everyone who has been following me so far on Facebook, and for all the updates and messages of good luck on my page, it’s much appreciated.ROSSES BOXER MC SHANE HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK WITH VICTORY TOMORROW NIGHT was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:boxingdonegalHome-page SportnewsShaun Mc Shanelast_img read more

Local Roundup: Arcata girls basketball captures title at home tournament

first_imgArcata senior point guard Vanessa Holland scored 15 of her team-high 18 points in the second half as the Tigers won their third straight game to open the 2016-17 season and captured their home tournament title with a 68-50 victory over Foothill on Saturday afternoon.Holland, who was named tournament MVP, was one of three Tigers to finish in double figures in the win, as junior forwards Kaylie McCracken and Kaylin Campbell had 14 and 11 points, respectively.McCracken and senior guard Ashley …last_img read more

How You Tune In

first_imgStudies on rats have shown there are certain neurons that respond to changes in the background sound (see LiveScience story on MSNBC News).  We humans probably have these, too.  Rather than firing continuously, they search for changes in the auditory landscape that might be of interest: changes in pitch, loudness or duration in single sounds or patterns of sounds.  The work was done by Ellen Covey and a team at the University of Washington and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience.  “The novelty detector neurons seem to act as gatekeepers, Covey and her colleagues conclude, preventing information about unimportant sounds from reaching the brain’s cortex, where higher processing occurs.”  This is how we can ignore unimportant information, even though it may be loud.  It also may play a part in our sense of humor: “Whatever we have just heard allows us to anticipate what will come next, and violations of our predictions are often surprising or humorous.”One of the great mysteries of neuropsychology and of philosophy is the mind-body problem.  We continue to learn about the intricate machinery, the physical and chemical properties of our neurons, but how do these mechanical activities translate into our sensations of the external world?  How does a chain of processes leading to the brain connect us to what is really out there?  How can we be sure that the end of the chain, what is actually closest to us, corresponds to the source of the signal in the external world?  How can our minds choose to focus in on certain sensations around us?    Even the act of raising an arm is a complete mystery.  You can command your arm “Up!” and make it go up, or you can even make it disobey your command or stay still.  Such simple things are really baffling when you think about them.  It is clear that a fantastic array of biological instrumentation is involved, but it also appears hopelessly inadequate to reduce our mental operations to the motions of molecules.  Stories like this can be cause for thoughtful reflection.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

De Villiers named SA Rugby Player of the Year

first_img13 February 2014Springbok captain Jean de Villiers on Wednesday became only the sixth player to be named South African Rugby Player of the Year more than once, while Eben Etzebeth was named the Young Player of the Year for 2013 for the second successive season at a glittering ceremony at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.De Villiers led the Springboks to 10 wins in 12 Tests in 2013 and scored five tries in the process, following an outstanding Vodacom Super Rugby campaign for the DHL Stormers. His first-class record now stands at 254 matches with 91 tries scored.Players of the YearThe blond-haired Springbok captain also walked away with the spoils in 2008. He becomes only the sixth player to win the title more than once, following in the footsteps of Naas Botha (who won it four times), Bryan Habana (won three times), Uli Schmidt, Fourie du Preez and Schalk Burger (who all won it twice).De Villiers, who also received the award for Supersport Try of the Year after rounding off a superb team effort for the Springboks against Wales in Cardiff, beat off strong competition for the top award in South African rugby from fellow nominees Bismarck du Plessis, Etzebeth, Willie le Roux and Duane Vermeulen.Back-to-backThe 22-year-old Etzebeth became the first player to walk away with back-to-back awards for the Young Player of the Year, which confirmed his status as one of the best up-and-coming players in world rugby after yet another superb season at lock for the Springboks and the DHL Stormers.The awards to De Villiers and Etzebeth were two of the highlights of a star-studded evening during which accolades in 14 other categories were awarded to the stars of the 2013 rugby season.Three awardsThe Mpumalanga Rugby Union left with three awards following a highly successful 2013 season for the side from Nelspruit. Jimmy Stonehouse was named the Absa Coach of the Year for his efforts with the Steval Pumas and the SA President’s XV, Rosko Specman was named Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year and the Steval Pumas won the Absa Team of the Year award after winning the Absa Currie Cup First Division and finishing runners-up in the Vodacom Cup.Among the three other national teams, Cornal Hendricks (SA Sevens Player of the Year), Cheslin Kolbe (SA Under-20 Player of the Year) and Zenay Jordaan (Women’s Achiever of the Year) were rewarded for their excellent form last season.Competitions’ awardsThe other individual awards in the three remaining professional competitions went to Adriaan Strauss, who captained the Toyota Cheetahs to their first-ever playoff appearance in Vodacom Super Rugby, Scarra Ntubeni (DHL Western Province – Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year) and Fred Zeilinga (Sharks XV – Vodacom Cup Player of the Year).Le Roux’s exploits for the Toyota Cheetahs and the Springboks saw him voted as SARPA’s Players’ Player of the Year – an award voted for by the players themselves.Jonathan Kaplan, the most experienced test referee in the world, who retired at the end of last season, was honoured for his contribution to the game, which spanned two decades, while he also received the Marriott Referee Award for consistently performing well under pressure in 2013.Applauded their achievementsOregan Hoskins, the President of the South African Rugby Union, congratulated the winners and applauded their achievements in 2013.“The Springboks showed massive improvement last year and are now chasing New Zealand hard for the position of top-ranked team in the world, while our Junior Boks and Springbok Sevens teams also performed very well,” he said.“In Vodacom Super Rugby, the Vodacom Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs were top of the local pile, while the standard of play across all levels on local soil was of the highest standard.“As we prepare for what promises to be a massive year ahead, I would like to congratulate every winner on their awards, but would also like to thank every player, coach, administrator, referee, sponsor and all other role players for making 2013 a season to remember.”WINNERS AND FINALISTSSaru Rugby Player of the YearWinner: Jean de VilliersFinalists: Bismarck du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Willie le Roux, Duane Vermeulen Absa Young Player of the YearWinner: Eben EtzebethFinalists: Pieter-Steph du Toit, Cheslin Kolbe, Siya Kolisi, Jan Serfontein Sarpa Players’ Player of the YearWillie le Roux (Springboks, Toyota Cheetahs, GWK Griquas) Springbok Sevens Player of the YearWinner: Cornal HendricksFinalists: Frankie Horne, Seabelo Senatla SA Under-20 Player of the YearWinner: Cheslin KolbeFinalists: Jacques du Plessis, Seabelo Senatla Absa Team of the YearWinner: Steval PumasFinalists: The Sharks (Absa Currie Cup), Springboks Absa Coach of the YearWinner: Jimmy Stonehouse (Steval Pumas, SA President’s XV)Finalists: Heyneke Meyer (Springboks), Brendan Venter (The Sharks) Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the YearWinner: Adriaan Strauss (Toyota Cheetahs)Finalists: Willie le Roux (Toyota Cheetahs), Duane Vermeulen (DHL Stormers) Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the YearWinner: Scarra Ntubeni (DHL Western Province)Finalists: Cheslin Kolbe (DHL Western Province), Fred Zeilinga (The Sharks) Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the YearWinner: Rosko Specman (Steval Pumas)Finlists: Alshaun Bock (SWD Eagles), Tiger Mangweni (EP Kings) Vodacom Cup Player of the YearWinner: Fred Zeilinga (Sharks XV)Finalists: Marnitz Boshoff (Golden Lions), Rosko Specman (Steval Pumas) Supersport Try of the YearWinner: Jean de Villiers (Springboks v Wales in Cardiff)Finalists: Zane Kirchner (Springboks v Australia, Cape Town), Bryan Habana (Springboks v New Zealand, Johannesburg), JP Pietersen (Springboks v Scotland, Edinburgh), Jano Vermaak (Vodacom Bulls v Southern Kings, Port Elizabeth), Lwazi Mvovo (The Sharks v Highlanders, Dunedin), Pat Lambie (The Sharks v Vodacom Bulls, Pretoria), Riaan Smit (Toyota Free State Cheetahs v Vodacom Blue Bulls, Pretoria), Rocco Jansen (GWK Griquas v Golden Lions, Johannesburg), Gio Aplon (DHL Western Province v The Sharks, Cape Town) Marriott Referee AwardJonathan Kaplan Women’s Achiever of the YearZenay Jordaan (Eastern Province) Cell C Community Cup Player of the TournamentGiovano Fourie (GAP Management Despatch) Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the TournamentGrant Hermanus (Western Province) SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How to Discover Your Intrinsic Motivation

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now I have noticed something about people who have an intrinsic motivation. They either faced adversity when they were young or they know what they want now. Not everyone who faces adversity is intrinsically motivated, some find excuses where others find the way forward. And not everyone knows what they want, even if they are four or more decades into their lives.Let’s focus only on not being motivated because you don’t know what you want.I saw this quote go by on social media that said something about this not being a dress rehearsal for your life. This is your one and only life, make of it what you will. And that is my point here: you need to make your life what you will. It’s yours to do with what you wish.Drift NotThere is a certain class of people I describe as drifters. They resemble a piece of wood that is drifting along with the current of the river, first this way and then that, pushed along and being taken for a ride. Because they haven’t determined for themselves what they want their life to be, they settle into to an uninspiring life of mediocrity and comfort.These drifters are alive, but they are not really living. If you ask to see their goals, they will not be able to produce them. They wait for the week to end, looking forward to Fridays and dreading Mondays. They have a job, but they do not have work, something they do with passion.You end up a drifter when you don’t know what you want. I mean really know what you want.Intentional DesignWhat do you want your life to look like? What do you want to do? Who do you want to become? If you don’t decide these things for yourself, you will continue to drift, going where other people and external forces take you.You can be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. But not until you answer the questions as to who you want to be, what you want to do, what you want to have, and how you want to contribute. No one can do this work for you, and if you lack motivation it is because you haven’t done the work to design the life you want and put the effort into building it.Designing your life is intentional. It is not the product of a series of happy accidents.A Single QuestionThe question you have to answer to find your motivation is, “What do you want?” When you answer this question honestly, you will have found the source of your motivation. If the answer doesn’t motivate you, then it isn’t what you want. And you may be drifting.So, what do you want?last_img read more

Don’t glorify use of drugs through songs or films, says Punjab government

first_imgThe Punjab government is mulling over a new law for strict action against artistes who promote and glorify the use of drugs through songs or films.Expressing concern over the issue of the State’s youth being caught up in a cobweb of drugs, Tourism Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday said the films and songs by Punjabi artistes have encouraged this trend. “The State government is going to bring in a law soon to curb the menace,” he said at a meeting with famous folk singer Pammi Bai, who called on him to voice his concern over the issue. Appealing to the artistes hailing from Punjab to not encourage drugs in their songs and films, Mr. Channi said: “The young generation considering them as their role models has been one of the reasons for them being attracted to drugs. They should not encourage the youth to take to drugs by glorifying the menace.”last_img read more

‘Other Aguilar’ Raymond earns Cone’s praise in Ginebra win over SMB

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next PBA IMAGESFor once, it was the other Aguilar, who shone in the spotlight.The seldom-used Raymond Aguilar provided Barangay Ginebra a big lift on Sunday, helping the Gin Kings snap their three-game slide after a 100-96 win over the June Mar Fajardo-led San Miguel Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Aguilar finished with 16 points and made such a big impact in close to 30 minutes of action that his head coach Tim Cone couldn’t stop himself from raving about the former National University slotman’s performance.“I can’t talk enough about Raymond Aguilar — the other Aguilar, for once. He was just phenomenal,” Cone said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith Cone not putting Japeth Aguilar as Fajardo’s primary defender in a move to keep him from getting into foul trouble, the tall order of defending the reigning four-time MVP was now on Raymond.And the 32-year-old big man went on to defy his coach’s expectations and gave Fajardo all he could handle while also giving a boost offensively. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fajardo shrugs off SMB’s first loss “He guarded June Mar all game long. We didn’t want to put Japeth on June Mar because we didn’t want Japeth to get in foul trouble, so that chore went to Raymond. And then, he hit big shots and made big plays on his own,” he said. “It was amazing. He played out of his mind tonight and I can’t thank him enough at this point because we really needed a big game from somebody.”Aguilar’s breakout performance was just the kind of game Cone needs from the Gin Kings, especially with the team cautious in breaking in Greg Slaughter back from his injury.“The good thing about what we’re going through now is we’re developing trust in guys that we’re not used to trusting. Guys like Raymond are stepping up and playing big for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 8

first_imgMOST READ Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Forty-five games done, and it seems like the battle lines have already been drawn.Lyceum and San Beda have established control of the field, but the rest of the pack are not far behind, with leaders already gearing up for the homestretch of the eliminations come the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHowever, we must first put the spotlight on the first round as last year’s Final Four teams took center stage and rounded out their schedules.Here’s our list of this week’s top performers. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 1. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work pays off, especially for Javee Mocon.Playing second fiddle behind leader Robert Bolick all season long, the versatile forward finally gained his share of the spotlight as he helped San Beda close out the first round on a seven-game winning streak.Mocon may not get the lion’s share of the limelight for the Red Lions, but there’s no doubt that his contributions are largely to blame for his side’s ascent this NCAA season.2. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AADVERTISEMENT 5. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado could just carry so much for the Arellano.Despite the speedster’s best efforts, he still can’t stop the Chiefs from losing five of their last six games to finish the first round.One thing going Arellano’s way, though, is the week-long break, giving Salado, coach Jerry Codiñera, and the rest of the team to reassess their standing as they seek to make a huge run in the second round.6. Christian Buñag – C, Mapua Cardinals15 points, 21 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen one door closes, another one opens.Luckily for Christian Buñag, the injuries abound the Mapua lineup led to him racking up consistent double-doubles through the course of the first roundUnfortunately, those stats aren’t translating to wins, and Buñag needs more help to validate the numbers he’s pouring for the Cardinals.7. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnother strong showing from Jed Mendoza results to another win for JRU.The first-year playmaker has proven that he’s no one-game wonder, emerging as a solid contributor for Meneses’ rotation after the first round.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way for Bolick to cap off the first round.Allowing his teammates to step up in the past few games, the swingman finally took the baton and torched the net early in San Beda’s 95-70 thumping of Arellano, getting his baskets in the first half to set the tone for the blowout.The game may have been billed as a Finals rematch, but just like in last year’s championship duel, Bolick remains to be the Chiefs’ bane and made the Red Lions no match for the opposition.3. Aaron Bordon – G, JRU Heavy Bombers17 points (8/14 FG), 4 assistsLast Week: N/AAaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Vergel Meneses continues to stumble on surprise contributors for Jose Rizal University, this time, unearthing Aaron Bordon.The transferee from Cavite State University stepped up and tallied a career-best 17 points to provide the offensive boost for the Heavy Bombers in their close 68-59 escape of Mapua.If Bordon sustains his form, it shouldn’t be a surprise that JRU can hold on to its standing and move on once again to the Final Four.4. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAaron BordonSlowly but surely, Donald Tankoua is getting his groove back.Evoking memories of last season’s Finals, the Cameroonian big man churned out his best outing in the first round as San Beda once again got the better of Arellano on Tuesday.The signs are promising, and if Tankoua continues this tear, there’s no doubt that the Red Lions can also sustain this winning run. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim If Mendoza continues this stretch in the second round, things may continue looking up for the Heavy Bombers. View commentslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Superstition? CJ Perez switches kicks in tale of 2 halves

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The former Lyceum star said he was nervous and overly excited at the same time to begin the game and that played a role to him getting off to rough start.Call it superstition but his spellbinding show in the second half may have been also due to the fact that he actually changed his sneakers during halftime.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 starsThe 25-year-old Perez wore Russell Westbrook’s Why Not Zer0.2 in the first half where he struggled with just two points and then, went with the Nike Kobe AD Exodus in the last two quarters, where he just took over.Columbian rookie CJ Perez wearing the Russell Westbrook Why Not Zer0.2 in the first half against San Miguel Beer. PBA IMAGES🎥 CJ Perez mag-isa, DINAKDAK na sa fastbreak!#PBALabanKungLaban pic.twitter.com/4h3X8OCG2K— PBA (@pbaconnect) January 18, 2019While Perez announced his arrival in the PBA, another guard in Kevin Alas of NLEX reintroduced himself also on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29DOH kicks off nationwide polio vaccination drive00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Rajon Rondo returns to Lakers practice, LeBron James back next weekcenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? CJ Perez’s much-anticipated PBA debut did not disappoint after he led Columbian Dyip to a stunning win over the perennial all-Filipino champions San Miguel Beermen in the 2019 Philippine Cup Friday  at Cuneta Astrodome.Perez, the top overall pick in last month’s draft, dazzled with 26 points, 24 of which came in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Alas appeared in his first game in 10 months after being sidelined with an ACL injury.The 27-year-old Alas returned in the PG 2.5 “Fresno State.” He played 29 minutes off the bench and contributed 12 points, four assists and one steal.NLEX guard Kevin Alas returns in the PG 2.5 “Fresno State” against Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine had a triumphant season debut after beating NLEX behind a total team effort. Among those who helped the Elasto Painters in the win was veteran big man Beau Belga, who hooped in the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” and backed it up with an all-around game.Belga had a near triple-double effort of nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 96-87 victory.Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga in the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” against NLEX. PBA IMAGESADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more