P135-K ‘shabu’ seized in Bacolod buy-bust

first_imgThe 30-year-old John Paul Ebro, 34-year-old Mary Glo Binueza and 22-year-old Wence Uy – all residents of this city – yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Nine sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 15 grams valued at around P135,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6. They were nabbed after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P2,000 around 7:10 p.m. on June 4, it added. An antidrug officer inspects items seized from John Paul Ebro, Mary Glo Binueza and Wence Uy, who were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 6, Bacolod City on June 4. POLICE STATION 2/BCPOcenter_img The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 2. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Syracuse barely overcomes mistakes in 4-3 win over Hofstra

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse has never lost a home-opener in the Ian McIntyre era. A tie was followed by seven wins. Winning and losing seasons have all begun the same on SU’s home turf, without a loss at home for the Orange to hang their heads on. “Season-openers are season-openers,” McIntyre said.  It’s inherent that it will be a good game, but history has also allowed the Orange to stay calm, McIntyre said.   In Syracuse’s (2-1) 4-3 win over to Hofstra (0-3-1), SU had its strong moments. Ones that left Hofstra players with their hands on their knees, their bodies draped on the floor and their hands on their heads. The superiority of ACC soccer befell it. But the Orange displayed a variety of issues that plagued it a year ago. The defense failed to provide fortitude in front of its starting goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert. McIntyre and Syracuse players conceded the game was too exciting toward the end.“From a coaching perspective,” McIntyre said, “not exactly how we would have written it.”Hilpert said he thinks SU was the better team for all 90 minutes. For a large part of the game, that held true. In the 14th minute, Hugo Delhommelle, who had played almost the entirety of the game in the inner third, fired a pass down the left sideline to Ryan Raposo. Raposo, upon receiving the ball, faked right and shot a right foot shot directly at the Hofstra goalkeeper on the left side of the goal. The save deflected off his leg to Severin Soerlie, who carefully yet not fluently tapped the ball into the middle of the net and ran to the right end line. He syphoned the crowd with the subtle fluttering of his right hand, stopped, hopped and threw up an “X” across his chest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLater, Delhommelle fired a free kick to the head of Tajon Buchanan who effortlessly scored. After the play, Delhommelle turned to the sideline and saluted by sticking out his thumb and pinky fingers like a cell phone and turning them in a semi-circle. McIntyre yelled Delhommelle’s first name and stuck two thumbs up in his direction.History shows that Syracuse produces no shortage of momentous glory in its early-season competition. Sunday had that: Buchanan had a career-high two goals, the Orange scored more goals than it had in any game last season and creative dances followed each one. But the errors SU displayed stood out. And the results began to show.“It was probably not as boring as I hoped it would have been,” McIntyre said.In the 22nd minute, John-Austin Ricks whiffed a header adjacent to the SU net and pulled the Hofstra attacker down as he fell to the ground. The resulting penalty awarded a penalty kick to the Pride, and Luke Brown easily sunk the shot. It wasn’t the last time Syracuse would swing and miss. Sondre Norheim missed two headers a few possessions later that gave the Pride two corner opportunities. Ricks missed a kick in the second half and the ball went through his legs by midfield.Kamal Miller, who injured himself in the Portland game, didn’t suit up and the defense looked lost. On a Hofstra free kick right over the middle of the field, Norheim, Djimon Johnson and Hilpert formed a triangle around a Hofstra offensive player. As the ball neared Hilpert, he leaped. Going into the game, Hilpert said that McIntyre warned the Orange of Hofstra’s game plan. The Pride were tall and they would use it to their advantage.With that, the Hofstra player jumped higher and lifted the ball, narrowly dodging Hilbert’s head and bouncing into the goal. Hilpert shrugged and held both his hands up to the sideline. McIntyre mirrored his gesture, but then turned and slumped his shoulders. He located his corner of the SU bench and took a seat.“We got punished for small mistakes,” Hilpert said. Comments The moments continued to pile up, but a goal by freshman Hilli Goldhar brought the crowd back, forgetting all the sighs and annoyed yells of earlier. The freshman leaped and hollered. The clock dwindled down and approached an SU win, all they needed to do was hold firm. “Just make sure we keep this,” Norheim thought to himself. But the Pride answered in the 86th minute with a goal from Luke Brown. The crowd went from buzzing to silent. Hilpert can’t pinpoint the exact emotion he felt, a lot was going through his mind. Though, most of it wasn’t good.“Could’ve handled it better,” Norheim said.With just over two minutes remaining a goal from Tajon Buchanan lifted SU out of the abyss. He celebrated with a backflip. The SU bench erupted. The crowd followed. “When you’re a part of this team you know the game isn’t over until it’s over,” Hilpert said. “Until the clock makes that weird noise.”The countdown at the end of the game and the “weird noise” from the clock was followed with smiles from SU and its fans. This time, Buchanan’s last goal left little time for the Orange to make another mistake.Last season, SU lost all eight of its games by one goal. When it came down to the end, the Orange rarely prevailed. This season’s tide has already shifted. The Orange already had one late win under their belt and there was the preseason overtime winner over Villanova by Raposo. McIntyre said in those scenarios, ideally, the Orange prevail.The wounds exposed by a last-minute win to a mid-level Colonial Athletic Association Conference Hofstra team remained prevalent. Three goals is too much, the players said. Not just to Hofstra, to anyone. But same as a win holds little weight, Hilpert said the mistakes are the same.“The vibe just feels so different,” Hilpert said of the locker room. “It’s a new season.”last_img read more

Whicker: Clippers return to their gallant, short-handed days in loss to Bucks

first_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters LOS ANGELES — The main load that had to be managed at Staples Center on Wednesday was Giannis Antetokounmpo.He played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Kawhi Leonard didn’t play for the Clippers. Despite that, the Bucks had to play deep into the final minute to win, 129-124, with Antetokoumpo blocking a 3-point attempt by JaMychal Green at the end, not long after he drove, pivoted, got fouled and hit both shots for a five-point lead.Knowing his limitations, Antetokounmpo got rid of the ball quickly on the next trip, before he got fouled, and Khris Middleton put the Bucks up four with free throws.The Clippers, fueled by Landry Shamet’s four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, kept coming but never had the ball with a chance to tie. “There’s so many things that come with his size that you have to respect,” Williams said. “When he gets the ball deep, you don’t want to overhelp, and then he’s got a lot of talented players to get the ball to. It’s a difficult read.”Shamet’s fourth-quarter spree, including a long bank shot from behind the line, was probably the biggest encouragement. The second-year man was shooting 37.2 percent coming in.“As we continue to build this team and grow, we want to start seeing guys have big games like that,” Williams said.Neither did Rivers have trouble finding sunshine.“We made some mistakes, finding shooters,” Rivers said, “but generally I loved the way we played.”That was last year’s theme, the gutty little Clippers fighting to the end. This season, the end isn’t supposed to be bitter. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img “They had us on our heels all night,” Lou Williams said, after his rare start produced 34 points on 9-for-27 shooting. “We kept coming, but they were able to keep making plays.”Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the best bench combo in the league, both started and played more than 39 minutes. Harrell fought through long Milwaukee arms and scored a career-high 34 with 13 rebounds.“We lost, and since we lost, you’d rather they’d gone up 25 so we could have gotten them (Williams and Harrell) out of there,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s just one of those coach’s things. I didn’t like those minutes.”That’s because the Clippers play Portland here Thursday night. Leonard will join in after a night of “load management” in Game No. 8. Late in the game, the video board showed Leonard on the bench, in civilian garb. The reaction from Staples Center was not unanimously positive.But Russell Westbrook did the same thing Monday night for Houston in the second half of a back-to-back, and this is 2019 reality. Leonard took 22 of 82 regular-season games off with Toronto last season and was the MVP of the NBA Finals. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 It’s a withering critique of the regular season, although the Clippers might regret this loss to Milwaukee if the two teams have the same record and meet in the Finals, which would decide the home-court advantage, and that is certainly possible.The problem for the Clippers is that they still don’t have Paul George (shoulder), for whom they traded Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and a slew of draft picks. It was more of a test of the Clippers’ vaunted bench than it could handle. Milwaukee’s reserves outscored their Clipper counterparts 47-11, with George Hill making six of seven 3-point shots. The L.A. replacements shot 7 for 25.Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo roared back from a 3-for-10 first half to score 38 with 16 rebounds, nine assists, two blocked shots, two steals and 18 free-throw attempts.“It’s a team effort trying to guard him, because he’s so long,” Maurice Harkless said. “He’s gotten a lot more aggressive the last two years. He’s a lot stronger. He started making some open shots, which is a part of his game he works on.”The Clippers, in fact, engraved an invitation for Antetokounmpo to take all the long bombs he wanted. He was 7 for 14, and 5 for 8 in the second half.“I’m fine with that,” Rivers said.“Obviously that’s the one thing that’s been missing with his game,” Harkless said. “When he takes that to a new level, there’s no telling how good he can be.”Antetokounmpo, almost a month short of his 25th birthday, is the reigning league MVP and has evolved into a true break-the-mold force, a 7-footer who turns away the world at the rim and yet functions as a point guard. Especially on the break, his burst is so startling that the Clippers sometimes just fouled him as an insurance policy.Harrell and the other Clippers backed off him, but Antetokounmpo drove anyway and then made plays for his outside mates while he was being double-teamed in the air. With all the space the Clippers were forced to concede, the Bucks had room to attempt 49 3-point shots and made 18 of them.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more