An air of positivity had been building around Old Trafford after a run of four straight wins in all competitions. United began the weekend atop of the Premier League standings, but have now been usurped by Manchester City and Arsenal after an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium. “I put the question already at half-time and also after the match because normally I say the things how I see it in the game. “But, yeah, that is also difficult to answer for the players at this moment because they are all in an emotional moment. “We have lost, we have lost in a way that you cannot lose when you are top of the bill or top of the league – you cannot start like we have started and they know that. “The worst thing is that everybody is going away, even out of London airports. “They are flying away and I cannot build up a new situation that they have the confidence to play football, to win your next battle against Everton away, for example.” Van Gaal began to clam up after giving those initial answers in the post-match press conference, during which he defended the decision to leave defensive Morgan Schneiderlin on the bench. There were no selection questions for his Arsenal counterpart, though, which must have been a relief for Arsene Wenger after a tough few days dominated by the decision to play David Ospina. The Frenchman bristled this week when asked about the choice to leave Petr Cech out of the starting line-up in Tuesday’s shock 3-2 defeat to Olympiacos – a result Arsenal bounced back from impressively. “I’ve been at the club for 19 years and I know what you want is a strong response in a big game when you have a big disappointment,” Wenger said. “But we (took it in) perspective and focused on what is important. It’s us and not too much what was said and we focused on what is important in the game and that is part of being at the top level. “The pressure on any disappointment today is massive and it’s maybe a little bit more difficult to deal with it but we did well.” Ozil, Theo Walcott and Sanchez were amongst the standout performers for Arsenal, with Wenger downplaying the latter’s injury as a “little groin problem”. However, there was certainly no talking down the importance of a result that puts them two points off leaders City. “To win in a big game is always a statement,” Wenger said. “We are in it, we are two points off the league leaders, Manchester City, so I hope that result today will give us belief to fight for it.” Louis van Gaal was “amazed” by Manchester United’s display as Arsenal got back to winning ways in some style. Exceptional Alexis Sanchez efforts either side of a fine Mesut Ozil strike meant the match was over inside 19 minutes, leaving Van Gaal as perplexed as he was angry. “I didn’t expect that,” he said. “I was surprised – not performing our game plan, not the will to win. I didn’t see that. “We were top of the league so I was surprised – amazed, maybe that is a better word. “When you give a team like Arsenal so much space to play football, then you know that you shall lose. “And we have prepared ourselves also in that way, to play more contact but don’t lose your aggression. “It was amazing for me and I am very disappointed.” Van Gaal bemoaned United’s lack of intensity, aggression and pressing after defeat in north London – the worst possible way for his side to approach the international break. “That I don’t know,” the Dutchman said when asked why the encounter had played out like that. Press Association
Actress Lori Loughlin opted to plead not guilty in connection to the cheating scandal and is now facing additional charges that could land her in jail for a maximum of 50 years. Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman is officially out of prison.The 56-year-old was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, after serving her 14-day sentence, which began on Oct. 15.Huffman was supposed to be released from the low-security prison on Sunday, which would have been the 13th day of her sentence.However, she was released on Friday, her 11th day behind bars, per prison policy for inmates who are scheduled to be released on weekend days, according to reports.Huffman will reportedly be placed on supervised release for a year.She plead guilty in May of this year for her role in the college admission scandal.Related content:Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence for cheating scandal
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Bob Willis and termed him as one of the biggest heroes of the sport. Willis, who spearheaded the England bowling attack for more than a decade, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70 after prolonged illness.In a statement, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said Willis was one of English cricket’s biggest heroes.”We are extremely sad to hear of Bob’s death and I would like to extend deep condolences to his family on behalf of the ICC.”He was one of the biggest cricket heroes of his time, a fast bowler respected the world over. He led the England bowling attack with aggression and the sight of him charging in to bowl is entrenched in the minds of people who watched cricket in the 1970s and 80s.”To finish with 325 Test wickets as a fast bowler is no mean achievement and his part in the Headingley Test against Australia in 1981 is one of the most remarkable performances in cricket. He was also admired as a broadcaster in later years and his contribution to the game will be remembered for a long time,” he added.The fast bowler captained England in 18 Tests and 29 ODIs. He took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984. Willis produced a devastating career-best of eight for 43 in the third Test of the 1981 Ashes at Headingley, which helped England to a famous win over Australia. England went on to win the series 3-1 and Willis finished with 29 wickets at 22.96 in six matches.In domestic cricket, the Sunderland-born bowler started his career at Surrey, before spending 12 years at Warwickshire, finishing with 899 wickets from 308 first-class matches at an average of 24.99. IANSAlso Read: India Aim to continue T20I Dominance over West IndiesAlso Watch: Struggling for over six years! “The Bodo-Fight for Identity” documentary film to be screened soon
With a 100 percent increase in thefts from cars near campus since this time last year, Department of Public Safety officials are warning members of the USC community to remove valuable items from their cars to help prevent burglaries.Since the beginning of the semester, there have been 32 reports of property stolen from cars in North University Park, according to DPS officials. DPS Crime Analyst and Crime Prevention Specialist Wyman Thomas said at this time last year there had been 16 burglaries.Secure? · Cars in Parking Structure X might seem safe, but burglars often steal GPS units and other electronics from cars in parking structures. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanAccording to the crime reports, burglars typically gain entry to a car by smashing the passenger window. DPS officials said the most common items stolen are GPS navigational units, but thieves also steal iPods, cell phones and wallets. The total value of items reported stolen has reached $14,850.The recent spike in thefts from cars has prompted DPS to reach out to the USC community, warning students in an e-mail to keep valuables out of sight when they leave their cars parked.“If we can get people to not make things so attractive, then that would help make it go away because there isn’t anything to take,” Thomas said.DPS Capt. David Carlisle said items like GPS units and iPods are “easy scores” for burglars, as they are portable and can be easily concealed.“These are popular items that thieves can steal and quickly turn around and sell for profit,” Carlisle said.Echoing Thomas’ sentiment, Carlisle said the best step in preventing car burglaries is to stow electronics when leaving the car.“One of the best ways to stop people from breaking into cars is to have people keep their valuables out of sight,” Carlisle said.The crimes have been occurring in alleys, backstreets and parking structures.Aside from advising students to take precautionary measures, DPS is also implementing various patrol operations and strategies to address these problems. Methods include undercover officers, bicycle officers and increased patrols. DPS also holds weekly crime analysis meetings to address any trends or increases in crime.Thomas said a strong DPS presence is key in helping to deter car thieves but admitted, “We are being visible, but we can’t be at every corner by every car; it becomes a serious challenge for us to be everywhere at the same time.”Sydney Mills, a senior majoring in fine arts, was a victim of a car burglary while on a trip in San Francisco that resulted in the loss of her clothes, textbooks and camera. Since then, Mills said she is particularly careful.“I normally try not to keep anything in my car. I’m still paranoid,” Mills said. “Most of the time it’s people passing by and seeing something that they can grab. I think if you don’t have anything noticeable, you won’t have your car broken into.”Gabriel Becerra, a freshman majoring in applied mathematics, said he feels keeping his items out of sight is enough to keep his property safe.“I’ll cover up anything that looks like something someone would like to steal because, if they can’t see it, then they won’t think there is anything there,” he said. “They don’t want to take a chance breaking into a car where there isn’t anything worth taking.”DPS suggests keeping any portable device or valuable items, including loose change, in trunks. Carlisle said burglars will not take the time to try to open a trunk if they can’t see that there is anything of value inside.Carlisle said it only takes seconds for burglars to break into a car, but they won’t bother breaking in if they are not sure something is there.“Usually they break into cars when they see something of value inside,” said Carlisle.Thomas hopes the combined efforts of the community and the high visibility of DPS will make the burglars go elsewhere.“Our goal is to have the bad guys think that we are everywhere,” said Thomas. “We want to send a message to the perpetrators that this area is being watched.”
The USC women’s soccer team ended the 2012 season on a thrilling note, with students storming McAlister Field after a buzzer-beating goal from then-junior midfielder Jordan Marada sunk No. 2 UCLA in overtime. The upset victory over the Bruins was a sweet consolation for a team that missed out on the NCAA tournament largely because of their inability to win close games.Redirect · USC senior midfielder Jordan Marada hopes to lead her team to a resurgent 2013 season. Marada started every game last season for the Women of Troy and notched a team-leading five goals and five assists. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanLeading up to their breakthrough against UCLA, the Women of Troy had lost three consecutive games by a score of 1-0, including a heartbreaking double overtime loss to No. 1 Stanford in the team’s showcase match of the season at the Coliseum. The team won just two of its nine overtime games and lost by a single goal nine times en route to a 6-10-3 (3-6-2 in the Pac-12) record.Though dismayed by the results, USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin, who made NCAA history by winning a national title in his first season at USC in 2007, saw the silver lining in such a bittersweet year.“I think our players have learned valuable lessons from such a tough season with so many close matches,” Khosroshahin said. “The players have matured, both individually and as a team, and they are more determined than any team we’ve had here in a while.”Sophomore defender Erin Owen, who started 18 games last season, also feels that her teammates learned important lessons from the 2012 season.“Last year’s losses have taught us to start the games the way we end them. Being focused from the start will hopefully allow us to get an early lead and not rush at the end of the game to score goals,” Owen said. “Those losses have been our motivation to work hard and focus on the small details.”A wealth of experience certainly inspires confidence for the 2013 Women of Troy, who return several starters and key players. This comes as a welcome sign for Khosroshahin, whose 2012 roster featured mostly underclassmen.Co-leading senior scorer Marada returns, as do several other midfielders: seniors Elizabeth Eddy, Autumn Altamirano and Haley Boysen, as well as junior Alex Quincey. Along the backline, junior goalkeeper Caroline Stanley anchors a defense that will remain largely intact from a season ago. Defenders redshirt junior Mia Bruno and sophomore Marlee Carrillo return, each having logged significant minutes last season.Though the team lost last year’s co-leading scorer Samantha Johnson, the Women of Troy will still have plenty of scoring options. Sophomores Katie Johnson, Megan Borman, Whitney Pitalo and Jamie Fink combined for 45 starts and eight goals from the forward position in their first seasons with the team.With an abundance of experience giving the team a boost on the field, the continuity on the roster has also paid dividends in building camaraderie among the players, with bonds being strengthened through the trials and tribulations of last season.“Since last season, our class really focused on trying to help the upperclassmen with their leadership roles,” Owen said. “Our commitment to do what was in the best interest of the program proved to our teammates that we will always have their backs, and this built a lot of trust between us that led to a very successful spring season.”The team opens up the season on the road against a San Diego State squad that is ranked No. 11 in the preseason polls, and things do not get easier from there — for better or worse, the Women of Troy will be receiving a fair amount of exposure against highly ranked teams in 2013.Nine of the team’s 20 scheduled games will be televised on the Pac-12 Network, including road tests against No. 20 California, No. 2 Stanford and No. 5 UCLA. The Pac-12, as usual, figures to be one of the toughest conferences in the nation. UCLA has spent much of past two seasons ranked No. 1 in the country, while Stanford is two seasons removed from a national title and coming off yet another Final Four appearance. The Trojans will have to be at their best throughout the conference schedule to compete with these perennial powerhouses.Khosroshahin recognizes the difficulty of his team’s schedule but is confident his team can play with the best in the nation.“We’re USC. It really doesn’t matter who we play,” Khosroshahin said. “We are prepared to meet any challenges we face this year.”Khosroshahin’s players echo those sentiments. Johnson believes the team’s rigorous offseason training will help them compete with the best.“During the preseason, we have set high standards in our fitness testing so that we can compete against the highest-level teams,” Johnson said. “We have been preparing for this season since our last game against UCLA, and we are ready to showcase our hard work.”The Women of Troy’s game experience, along with their relative youth, should have students and fans excited for the future of the program. Though it will not be easy, the team has the right ingredients to once again ascend the college soccer ladder after enjoying the view from the top six years ago.And, after a sub-.500 season last year, the team is not mincing words when it comes to expectations for 2013.“Our goal this season as a team is to win a national championship as well as a Pac-12 championship,” Johnson said. “But in order to do so, we have to be disciplined in every game and execute our game plan.” Follow Daily Trojan @dailytrojan
Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha Johansen has been acquitted on all counts of corruption by a high court in Freetown.Her acquittal, along with SLFA General Secretary Christopher Kamara, paves the way for the lifting of a ban from global football.The two top SLFA officials, were surrounded by their jubilant supporters as they left the court. Both were standing trial on three counts of corruption brought by the Sierra Leone Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).They were accused of misappropriating US$50,000 given to SLFA by CAF for covering of cost for the conduct of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tests on 30 players of the Sierra Leone Under-17 team in 2014 and dishonestly appropriated US$ 5,000 to repay a loan to the husband of Isha, Arne Johansen.Justice Reginal Finn said the prosecution had failed to prove their case and that there was no evidence before him to hold the defendants culpable.Football’s world governing body, FIFA, suspended Sierra Leone in October last year due to the third-party interference in the running of the SLFA,Soon after the suspension FIFA said it would “wait for the completion of the trial before further measures can be considered, including the lifting of the suspension, if deemed appropriate.”The ban came after the country’s anti-corruption commission (ACC) set aside Johansen and Kamara and handed over control of the SLFA to Vice-president Brima Mazola Kamara and Assistant Secretary General Abdul Rahman Swarray.The ACC says that under Sierra Leone law, both Johansen and Kamara must vacate their posts until their case on corruption-related charges concludes.FIFA always maintained that it would only recognise Johansen as the SLFA president.Sierra Leone’s ban saw them disqualified from the qualifying campaign for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Four more Miami Marlins players have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to at least 17, according to team doctors.On Monday, the total of confirmed cases stood at 11 players and two coaches.The team was benched due to the virus for the first two home games, which were set for Monday and Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles.As of Monday, nine Marlins players on the 30-man roster, two taxi squad players and two staff members had tested positive, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, though he didn’t believe games needed to stop now.“This could put it in danger,” said Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “I don’t believe they need to stop, but we just need to follow this and see what happens with other teams on a day-by-day basis.”Fauci made his comments on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”“Major League Baseball — the players, the owners, the managers — have put a lot of effort into getting together and putting protocols that we feel would work,” Fauci said. “It’s very unfortunate what happened with the Miami (Marlins).”The New York Yankees game against the Phillies is reportedly being put off for a second day in Philadelphia due to a coronavirus outbreak with the Miami Marlins. More than a dozen Marlin team members have tested positive for COVID-19 and they had just wrapped up a series with the Phillies this past weekend. Further testing is putting the Yankees-Phillies games on hold as the two teams were set to begin a four-game set on Monday. The Yankees would have to use the same clubhouse as the Marlins.
Work Out WorldThe WOW name is a recognizable brand, according to Anthony Miscia who manages the Red Bank studio on Broad Street, but each site is individually owned. The Red Bank and Tinton Falls locations are owned by the Roma family who have a commitment to fitness.Lauren Cascio is Red Bank’s head trainer and has a philosophy that stresses “variety” in an exercise program. “We want clients to enjoy the experience,” she says, “and one way to help do that and keep the interested and moving toward fitness and weight goals, is to be sure there are not doing the same thing every visit.”Cascio says a well-rounded fitness program includes one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer, group classes in programs like pilates, yoga or kick boxing (offered at the Tinton Falls location), and working out on your own. “I help clients develop a varied program that works for them,” she says, “that focuses on their main interests and goals.”WOW’s Red Bank facility, with aerobic machines overlooking the Navesink River, has a studio feel but includes 30 state-of-the art aerobic and kinesis machines and thousands of pounds of free weights.30 West Front St., Red Bank www.workoutworld.com By Art PetrosemoloIt’s that time of year when just about everyone is thinking, “How can I lose the extra weight I put on over the holidays?” Or, for some, there is the New Year’s resolution to eat better and exercise on a regular basis.In the two river area, there is no shortage of gyms, personal trainers, health clubs, and the like, all looking to help you meet your weight loss and fitness goals. But more often than not, and the professionals at these fitness centers will attest, most individuals may start a program with good intentions but give up when they don’t see instant results.Getting fit and staying fit isn’t easy and if you don’t believe it, don’t start, the professionals say. First, be sure your doctor agrees with you starting a fitness program; then do your research on options, check your diet, talk to the professionals at fitness centers, and yoga and pilates studios and make a plan.I had a close sailing friend who always said before we started out on a long cruise, “Plan the sail; sail the plan… and we’ll get to our destination safely.” The same goes with fitness. You need a plan, a goal, and a means to achieve success and then the persistence and fortitude to succeed. Here are some local fitness locations that will give you some options to help you succeed this year.Brahma YogaLisa Aquino has turned her passion for yoga into a business at Brahma Yoga. For the past eight years, her Sea Bright yoga studio and spa has been catering to adults and children with yoga classes for all levels. Brahma Yoga also runs a 200-hour training program for yoga instructors.Yoga is a no burn out, stress reducing series of exercises that children as young as three can start to help their balance and focus. “Yoga also works for teens, adults and senior citizens to help fitness, balance and reduce stress,” Aquino says. ”As an added benefit, regular yoga participants find they sleep better too.”Classes are 90 minutes and taught by certified instructors. There is a warm-up, build-up, back down, relaxation and meditation segment to each class. There are 20 yoga instructors at the site and Brahma specializes in yoga.“We also have a holistic spa,” Aquino says, “and do massage therapy and a number of other treatments. Being close to the beach we are quite busy in the summer with many vacationing yoga enthusiasts looking for a studio when they are here at the Jersey Shore.”1050 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright www.brahmayoga.comAtlantic Club Fitness Director Diane Karpus says Atlantic Club members love group exercises. With more than 100 classes each week, all open to members as part of their membership fee, there is something for everyone. “Members enjoy the family feeling that comes with exercising with friends in a group setting,” Diane says.But there is a lot more than group programs at the Atlantic Club. The younger (10 years old) of a two-site fitness operation, Atlantic Club Red Bank is no sleepy sister to the larger Manasquan site. The club has hundreds of visits a day by men and women for one-on-one sessions with one of the three dozen personal trainers, workouts on state-of-the-art aerobic and strength equipment that is updated regularly, group classes, fitness swimming or water aerobics.Members are given a fitness evaluation and plan as well as complimentary three month assessments whether they chose to work with a personal trainer or exercise by themselves.The Atlantic Club is an adults-only facility but does provide childcare on site for moms and dads who need someone to keep their children active while they exercise or enjoy the services at the club’s Milagro Spa. The club has a children’s swim team that meets Sunday evenings and occasional short-term programs for teens.Also, on-site at the Atlantic Club is Crest Physical Therapy for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. The Atlantic Club supports the program with certified post-rehab trainers to help patients continue rehabilitation.325 Maple Ave., Red Bank www.theatlanticclub.comCommunity YMCAFor years, although there were always small boutique work-out facilities in the area, your option in the two rivers communities to join a full service facility was the Community Y in Red Bank. Linda Ambis is the executive director of the Maple Avenue location. Today, she points out, with the commercializing of fitness and wellness it has become an industry unto itself and there are dozens of focused facilities or larger health club/fitness centers to choose from.“We recognize the growth in the industry in the past 10 years,” Linda says, “ and have adjusted to meet the needs of our existing members and, at the same time, attract new individual members and families.” The Community Y is big, 60,000 square feet, and open weekdays 17 hours a day to accommodate hundreds of visits.One of the things that sets the Y apart is its family focus. They have programs for children as young as three months (mommy and me aquatics) to senior citizens with every age group in-between covered too.The Maple Avenue location has undergone a major renovation in the past year with updates to its lobby, childcare area, fitness studios, Teen Zone and pools. The Teen Zone on the first floor is popular with youngsters who have access to a personalized, interactive fitness location with floor supervision.Like other large fitness centers, the Y offers classes on land and in the water that run the gamut from cardio, strength, yoga, pilates, cycling to water aerobics.The Y also offers the largest aquatics program in the area – taught by certified Y and Red Cross instructors – with aquatic fitness sessions for adults and swim lessons for children from three months right up to nationally ranked competitive teams.“New Y members get a wellness orientation with a plan customized for them,” Linda says, “and it is based on their interests and goals with the hope it will keep them motivated.” Wellness coaches help individuals with equipment and exercises between, or in lieu of, personal training sessions.The Y staff encourages family participation and helps members find programs that will interest their children or other family members. The popular after school “fit kid,” program, for example, combines 30 minutes of strength and 30 minutes of cardio training. Childcare is available.“I encourage members to set realistic goals for fitness,” Linda says, “and then to break them down into small bites and to celebrate successes. And above all,” she concludes, “try new things and have fun in the process.”166 Maple Ave., Red Bank www.cymca.orgMike Duffy Personal Training“For many people, a fitness program isn’t going to happen without help,” says Mike Duffy. “Goals are easier to reach with individual help and motivation.”Duffy, who has a degree in exercise science and 28 years in the business, has two locations with the Oakhurst operation running for 13 years while the Little Silver site is five years old. Carol Ann, Mike’s wife, handles the phones and appointments while keeping Mike and the other nine personal trainers with clients.“What sets us apart,” he says, “is our concern with personal nutrition and how we include it as part of our training program.”Clients sign up for three or six month time periods with two sessions each week with their personal trainer. A specific program is designed by Duffy and his staff to meet individuals’ fitness goals and each session lasts 60 minutes. They also have trainers certified in post-rehab training to help individuals continue their road to full recovery from injuries, operations and initial rehabilitation.Duffy’s runs the popular “Boot Camp” programs for adults five days a week with a 5 a.m. and evening session. After school Boot Camps for children 8-12 also are popular.147 Markham Pl., Little Silver www.mikeduffyspt.comLA BoxingAccording to Kristina Caswell, who works the front desk at LA Boxing and also works out at the club, there is no other workout that lets you burn 800-1,200 calories in an hour.“All our instructors have fight (boxing, kick boxing or mixed martial arts) experience,” Kristina says, “and they run intense group sessions.” There are classes all day at LA Boxing’s Shrewsbury location with class size up to 20 men and women.“It is a challenge,” says Jay Connelly, a lawyer who owns the Shrewsbury and Marlboro facilities with partners, “as the instructors constantly change-up the workout to keep you on your toes with cardio, strength and toning exercises.”One of the reason individuals enroll at LA Boxing is they get tired of the traditional workouts using treadmills and other exercise machines. They are looking for a new challenge.Clients usually do a one-hour workout, twice a week, Connelly says. It will include a warm-up, shadow boxing, work on the heavy bag, core workout and a cool down, stretch segment.“Yes you can get into the ring,” Kristina says, “if you are a member of one of our fight groups or through personal one-on-one training with one of our personal trainers and yes it is a rush.”150 Shrewsbury Plaza, Shrewsbury www.laboxing.com/shrewsbury
Serbian footballer Aleksandar Prijovic was sanctioned this Sunday with three months of house arrest after skipping confinement emergency in Belgrade, decreed as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Police confirmed the case that rIt matched that of the also Serbian and Real Madrid player Luka Jovic. The white player’s trip to his country in mid-March did not sit well with Serbian authorities and even the country’s president threatened to arrest him if he left home. This is what happened to Prijovic, a player of the Saudi and international Al Ittihad with Serbia, arrested for not complying with the country’s rules in order to avoid COVID-19 infections.The RTS network collected the statements of the police chief in Belgrade, who gave details of a meeting of about 20 people in a hotel. Prijovic pleaded guilty on Sunday to the Belgrade prosecutor’s office to avoid further punishment.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Superman’s first cape and Bilbo Baggins’ pipe to go on auction00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Tautuaa had 10 points and seven rebounds before getting ejected following the incident.“Guys play differently around the world. Dunking and putting your feet in my face, where I come from is very disrespectful. But you know, I kept my head [in the game] nobody got hurt, we’re up by , I have no worries.”Tautuaa, who played his first three seasons at TNT which selected him as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, reportedly downplayed the incident as just part of basketball.The meeting between the KaTropa and the Batang Pier was a keenly-awaited clash featuring two teams that figured in a blockbuster trade involving Terrence Romeo and Tautuaa three weeks ago and it didn’t disappoint.In terms of entertainment and drama, the game lived up to its billing with the Batang Pier rallying from 21 points down before the KaTropa responded in the fourth quarter to avoid a total meltdown.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The “adversities” Tyler referred to included his late-game scuffle with Batang Pier big man Mo Tautuaa.Tyler and Tautuaa got into it with less than three minutes left after the Fil-Tongan’s feet hit the former NBA veteran’s face after a dunk.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn response, Tyler grabbed the left foot of Tautuaa, who retaliated by kicking him on the chest.“There were times when I wanted to blow up and things didn’t come my way, but I just took a second to think about it and look at the score and think about my teammates, you know I gotta stay in the game and be smart for them,” said Tyler, who finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds in only 26 minutes due to foul woes. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ PBA IMAGESTNT import Jeremy Tyler may have failed at staying out of foul trouble but he felt he succeeded in keeping his emotions in check during a heated game against GlobalPort Sunday night.“There’s a lot of things that happened that’s not ideal but it’s all about how you handle it. I thought, because we have a bunch of really nice guys, I thought we handled a lot of adversities well including myself,” Tyler said after TNT won, 128-114.ADVERTISEMENT Still groping for form, Romeo has ‘acceptable’ debut for TNT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments