17 Sep

Women’s tennis looks to end 2010 season on a high note

first_imgAfter winning the ITA Southwest Regional Championships last weekend, four USC players are in Flushing, N.Y., today to start  play in the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. Two other USC players will compete at Duals in the Desert, an annual tournament in Palm Springs, Calif.Serving it up · After winning the regional title, senior Maria Sanchez and three of her teammates are heading to New York to play in the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships this weekend. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information Sophomore Danielle Lao, the singles regional champion, senior Maria Sanchez, the regional runner-up and No. 3 seed in the country, and junior Alison Ramos and sophomore Valeria Pulido, doubles champions, will represent USC in New York.With only the top 32 singles players and top 16 doubles teams in the nation competing, it is no small feat that USC has four players in the competition. Those who participate in the tournament are champions from USTA/ITA Regional Championships nationwide, the USTA/ITA National Small College “Super Bowl” champions, the doubles champions and singles quarterfinalists from the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, in addition to at-large and wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee.For USC players participating in the tournament, the stakes are high. This is the last tournament the team will compete in until January.“This is a single elimination tournament so [our] goal is to be a front runner. … A good start will give us a huge advantage,” Ramos said. “We are flying across the country with the goal of winning the tournament and nothing less.”With their hearts set on winning, the Women of Troy will face many obstacles on their way to the top.“It’s indoors, and we don’t get a chance to play indoors, and there’s the time zone change disadvantage,” coach Richard Gallien said. “The trick in these things is to stay alive long enough to get your sea legs.”Duals in the Desert also starts today, with freshman Kaitlyn Christian  and senior Cristala Andrews playing for USC. Senior Lyndsay Kinstler would have also participated, but she had to back out because of pneumonia.“There’s gonna be a lot of good competition, so it’ll be a good chance to get some matches in,” Christian said. “We’re just all really excited to play in preparation for our season.”USC will face UCLA and University of Georgia players in this tournament. The Women of Troy would have also battled Northwestern and University of Texas, but those two schools will not be participating because of financial reasons.The ITA Indoor Championships and the Duals in the Desert will wrap up on Friday, and the women’s tennis team has high hopes for the last individual tournaments it will participate in until early next year.“It’s our last opportunity to compete for a long time so my hope, win or lose, is that we do it with a great deal of class and integrity, and, god-willing, the kids will knock off a few matches here or there and carry that onto January,” Gallien said.last_img read more

6 Aug

Dick’s Brewing Company Releases New Beer For Seattle Sounders

first_imgSubmitted by Dick’s Brewing CompanyGorilla Football Collective (GFC), an official supporters group of the Seattle Sounders FC, has partnered with Big Al Brewing and Dick’s Brewing Company to bring two distinct, craft beers to the 2013 soccer season. GFC, a 501c(3) organization with a charitable emphasis, enjoys giving back to the community through its “CIVic Ticket” program, community service projects and fundraising events. Proceeds from both beers will benefit Gorilla FC Charities.Big Al Brewing created for Gorilla FC Civ’s White IPA which is made using American Two Row, Malted Wheat, Unmalted Wheat, Oats, and given bitterness and aroma with Nugget and Cascade hops. This beer was designed with balance, flavor, and drinkability in mind. A refreshing wheat beer, with a unique Belgian character, balanced by an assertive bitterness and bright hop aroma and flavor and comes in at 6.0% ABV.Alejandro Brown President/Head Brewer of Big Al Brewing had this to say about the project. “We are proud to partner with Gorilla FC who share our passion for Seattle Sounders FC and our commitment to community. We look forward to raising many pints of Civ’s White IPA and funds for local charities while supporting our beloved Sounders with this remarkable organization!”Dick’s Brewing Company is also working with GFC and they have produced the Dick’s Au GFC. The Dick’s Au GFC is a Golden Ale brewed with American Two Row, Malted Wheat, and Magnum hops. The Au GFC is dry hopped with 3 distinct varieties; Saaz, Mt. Hood and Tettnanger. The first sip brings refreshing crispness with a slightly sweet malty aftertaste. The dry hop adds a nice floral and herbal backbone to the beer making it a great session beer with a 5.5% ABV. Julie Young, Owner and Dave Pendleton, Head Brewer of Dick’s Brewing Company said, “We are very excited working with GFC as we are huge football fans! We love supporting GFC’s charity activities and are happy we can do that through our beer.” Dick’s Au GFC is a play on the periodic table symbol Au for Gold and when being ordered go ahead and ask your bartender for an,  Au GFC!Big Al’s Civ’s White IPA and Dick’s Au GFC will have a special release at four GFC partner bar locations on March 2nd, 2013 for Sounders first kick: Fado Irish Pub in Pioneer Square, Auto Battery Bar and The Summit Public House on Capitol Hill, and Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Greenwood. Starting March 3, you will be able to find these two beers around the Puget Sound area. Soccer is a cause for drinking, now you can drink for a cause with Big Al and Dick’s and GFC! The beers are available now at the two breweries. Facebook33Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

4 Aug

Mapping History in Red Bank

first_img“We’d like to do more. We’d like to have more historical tours – artists, writers. These are things we’re going to work on. We need more people to actually do the tours.” Growing up on Oakland Street, Colmorgen remembers hearing the cadence as soldiers drilled in the National Guard Armory on Chestnut Street, now an ice hockey rink. Winters, she would skate on Mohawk pond, near what is now Count Basie field, or race across the frozen river from the foot of Front Street to Marine Park, leaping over the holes eel fishermen had cut into the ice. Visit the library website at redbanklibrary.org for more information. It was then they realized the tours could be a regular offering. In 2018, the library hosted six tours; three more are scheduled for this spring. To accommodate those who can’t make a Saturday tour or prefer to explore on their own, another library volunteer, Mary Ellen Mess, created a map of the tour sites that can be downloaded on the library website at redbanklibrary.org. Colmorgen, a veteran traveler who taught elementary school in Middletown for 37 years, considers the borough library her second home. It was here that she signed up for first library card and here also that she spent one summer trying to read her way through all the biographies in the children’s room. Her family’s roots in Red Bank span generations. The daughter of milkman Carl Colmorgen and his wife Catherine, a nurse, Colmorgen lives today in the same Oakland Street house her parents settled in when she was a year old. Her oldest brother Carl returned to Red Bank after 35 years in Florida and is now known for the humorous hats he dons for his job as a crossing guard. Her brother Rob is retired from the Red Bank Police Department.  RED BANK – Red Bank Public Library was about to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2017 when Linda Hewitt, the library’s circulation supervisor, outreach and program coordinator, decided it might be fun to conduct a walking tour of the town as part of the celebration. The Eisner enterprise also brought workers to Red Bank from many places in the world. To accommodate the growing number of Italian immigrants who were working in his factory, Eisner also helped acquire the land for the construction of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church.  “Anything we can’t verify, we don’t say,” Colmorgen stressed. Although she’s traveled the world, Red Bank still holds a special place in her heart. “It’s survived a lot of changes. Some good, some bad,” she said. “But it’s a place I’ll always come back to. It’s still home.” It was also a big success.  Their first task was to do their homework. Using the abundance of resources available in the library’s book and periodical collection and in the Local History Room, they made a list of the borough’s historic sites, tracking down the facts associated with each one.  Colmorgen then compiled a notebook containing photographs, illustrations and background information on each site featured on the tour. There was plenty of fact-checking involved. At one time, someone suggested Theodore Roosevelt had worn an Army uniform from the Eisner factory. Colmorgen called Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, New York, the home of the 26th president for more than 30 years, to check on it. It turned out Roosevelt had his uniform made at Brooks Brothers.  Spring 2018 Walking Tour. This year’s walks are scheduled for April 27, May 28 and June 22 . Photo courtesy Red Bank Librarycenter_img “We’re not going to say it if it isn’t correct,” added Colmorgen. This year the walks will take place April 27, May 28 and June 22. The tours are free, but donations are always welcome, and you do have to sign up in advance. “We try to limit the walk to 20 people to make sure everyone can hear and the sidewalks don’t get too crowded,” Hewitt said. She’d also be delighted if someone who reads this article has some volunteer time to give to the library. By Eileen Moon “She’s crazy for history,” Hewitt said.  Sigmund Eisner, an immigrant from an area then known as Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) began a manufacturing business in Red Bank at the turn of the previous century. Beginning with one sewing machine, Eisner built a thriving commercial empire that made uniforms for the U.S. Army and the Boy Scouts of America. The Galleria shopping center was the center of the Eisner manufacturing business for generations. To make it happen, Hewitt enlisted the help of retired teacher, lifelong borough resident and dedicated library volunteer Kathy Lou Colmorgen. In the spring of 2017, Hewitt and Colmorgen shared the fruits of all that research as they led the library’s 80th anniversary walking tours. “We did two of them the day we celebrated the 80th,” Hewitt recalled. “It was a collaborative effort.” The tours begin at the Red Bank Public Library and end at the Galleria shopping center on Bridge Avenue. “I call it the Eisner to Eisner tour,” said Colmorgen, who was named the library’s Volunteer of the Year in 2017. “We’re a library, so it has to be accurate,” Hewitt said with a smile.  “We have the perfect person,” Hewitt said. Her grandmother Karoline Dietz was a German immigrant whose family owned Dietz’s Market in downtown Red Bank, and all the male members of the family were volunteer firemen with the now-defunct Relief Engine Company. So when Hewitt asked for her help with the walking tour, there was no question she would say yes.last_img read more

3 Aug

Stingy Defence keys Leafs early season success

first_imgStingy?That would be the understatement of this early Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Call it, maybe, highway robbery as goalies Josh Williams and Quinn Yeager of the Nelson Leafs have almost single-handily lifted the Green and White to near the top of the KIJHL overall standings a month into the season.The tandem currently leads the league in goals allowed entering week four of the current Junior B Hockey campaign.“Our goaltending has been very good,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey.“(Josh) Williams is playing just the way I thought he would, and has been a real leader by example. He and Quinn Yeager are the two of the hardest workers every practice and their play reflects that.”Not since Garrett Beckwith and Peter Alexander backstopped the Leafs to a KIJHL Championship in 2009 has Nelson had such a strong goaltending combo.Williams, the KIJHL’s leading netminder with 1.00 goals against average, has started the season playing lights out hockey, registering three wins — two of the victories shutouts — as the Leaf coaching staff rotates the goalies.   Rookie Yeager has been just as impressive, with a 2.55 goals against average and a win and a tie in three games.Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the Border Bruins in an early-season showdown in the Boundary City Friday.The Leafs trail Murdoch-leading Grand Forks by a single point in division standings. The Border Bruins have played one more game.Saturday, the Leafs return home following a three-game road trip to host the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.Nelson doubled Creston last week 6-3, thanks to a three-goal hat-trick by Jack Karran.Injury free to start seasonHeading into this weekend, Morey said Nelson is basically injury free.“Both Logan Wullum and Michael Bladon have been medically cleared to play,” he said.“It is likely Wullum will make his regular season debut Friday in Grand Forks while Bladon will likely make his first appearance on Saturday at home in the rematch of last weekend against Creston.”Team packed in at the topGrand Forks, Summerland and Princeton currently are locked in a three-way tie for top spot in the KIJHL.Nelson is fourth with nine points with Kimberley and Kelowna next with eight.last_img read more

2 Aug


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2016)–Consistent Paulina’s Love registered her first stakes win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita as she held off the late charge of Stormy Lucy to prevail by a neck under Gary Stevens while covering a flat mile on turf in 1:36.06.A comfortable second to longshot Moanin going to the far turn, Paulina’s Love, with Theatre Star to her outside, took command five sixteenths from home and was all-out to hold off the late charge of Stormy Lucy, a Grade I winner.Trained by Richard Baltas, Paulina’s Love, a Louisiana-bred daughter of Mizzen Mast, was the third choice in a field of 11 older fillies and mares at 7-2 and paid $9.60, $4.80 and $3.80.“I’ve fallen in love with her,” said Stevens, who is now three for five with “Pauline” in the afternoon. “These (owners) have been so patient with her and have allowed Richard to do what he wants with her. She just keeps developing and getting better and better. She exploded at the eighth pole just like the last time…“I rode her with a lot of confidence, like she was the favorite. She minds, she lets me do what I want, whatever the pace scenario is. When she’s done, I’d like to take her home and put her in my backyard.”Owned by KM Racing Enterprise, Inc. and Head of Plains Partners, LLC, Paulina’s Love, who came off a big allowance win over the course on Dec. 30, improved her overall mark to 13-4-3-3. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $304,990.“She’s special at this distance and even better when she gets a little time between races like we did here,” said David Meah, assistant to Baltas, who was at Fairgrounds, in New Orleans on Saturday. “She had a perfect trip. I didn’t expect Flavien (Prat, aboard pacesetting Moanin) to go out like that, but it’s okay. We came home in front and that’s all that matters at the end of the day.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Stormy Lucy, as is her custom, was far back early and came with a rush late, but just fell short. The second choice at 7-2, she paid $4.60 and $3.20.“There wasn’t a straw in her path,” said Desormeaux. “She gave me a dream ride. She absolutely flew to the wire. The winner was a nose better today, that’s all. They were too good today.”Ridden by Alex Solis, Kerri Belle rallied three-wide turning for home and proved third best, finishing 1 ¾ lengths behind Stormy Lucy. Off at 6-1, she paid $5.00 to show.“I had a perfect trip,” said Solis. “She ran hard, she just didn’t get there.”Fractions on the race were 22.84, 46.36, 1:10.90 and 1:23.45.First post time on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

2 Aug


first_imgRACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2017)–Longshot Cuddle Alert, claimed for $10,000 this past August, rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap at Santa Anita by a head under Agapito Delgadillo while getting six furlongs in 1:09.86.  Trained by Melissa Saldana, the 6-year-old California-bred mare by Bedford Falls registered her first stakes win in her 21st career start.Breaking from the rail in a field of five California-bred or sired fillies and mares, Cuddle Alert was a close fourth while under restraint at the half mile pole, rallied three-wide turning for home and overhauled both heavily favored Sunday Rules and pacesetter Late ‘n Left well inside the sixteenth pole to win.“I’m a little sore,” said Delgadillo, who was unseated during the running of Sunday’s second race.  “My collarbone is a little sore, the same one that I’ve broken twice already but it’s nothing big…She always finishes well.  I knew she likes to run in the stretch, so I waited for it.”A close fourth down the hillside turf course in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint here on Jan. 28, Cuddle Alert was dispatched at 8-1 and paid $18.40, $6.60 and $2.60.Owned by Reed Saldana and Leopoldo Urbina, she collected $60,000 for the win, boosting her career earnings to $229,000.  Her overall mark now stands at 21-6-1-7.“I can’t put it into words, to be honest,” said Melissa Saldana, who, along with her horse, collected her first career stakes win.  “She’s special.  She’s very, very special.  The stretch run was awesome.  She had to sit much closer than she usually does so she ended up going quicker than what she’s used to.  She still had that final kick though and just got up…“We’ll probably give her about 30 days before we run her again because I think she does better with a little more time…She gives her all every time that we ask her to come out here.”Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Late ‘n Left set fractions of 21.93, 45.01 and 57.19.  Off at 9-1, she paid $7.60 and $3.00.Sunday Rules, who had been idle since July 4, tried to rally while between the winner and runner-up, but was third best under Tyler Baze.  Off at 2-5, she paid $2.10 to show.The Spring Fever Handicap is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California bred or sired horses.last_img read more

16 Dec

When is a Window Upgrade Worth the Extra Cost?

first_imgThere’s no doubt that windows are getting better — much better. The double-glazed, low-e units that looked so ground-breaking a few years ago seem merely ordinary now that Canadian, European and some U.S. manufacturers are producing high quality triple-glazed units.Triple-glazed windows offer substantial benefits, including improved indoor comfort and lower energy bills.But they aren’t cheap. Homeowners who are already facing painfully high building costs have to weigh the costs against the benefits. Are triple-glazed windows really worth the added cost?Jon Wyman recently posed this question in a Green Building Advisor Q&A as he weighed the benefits of an upgrade for a double-wall house in western Massachusetts.Wyman had already been planning to use triple-glazed windows in most of the house but was looking at another $4,800 up-charge to put triple-glazed units in the rest of the openings.Marvin triple-glazed windows, with a U-value of 0.24 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.31, would cost $963, compared with $583 for Marvin’s double-glazed units with a U-value of 0.33 and an identical SHGC. RELATED ARTICLES Windows, Glass, Ratings, and InstallationMusings of an Energy Nerd: Passivhaus WindowsEnergy Solutions: Making the Case for Triple-Glazed Windows 7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 4. WindowsChoosing Triple-Glazed WindowsAll About Glazing Options PRODUCT GUIDE WindowsSorry, no simple answersFuel costs will be lower and the house will be more comfortable with all triple-glazed windows, writes GBA senior editor Martin Holladay. That much is a given.But the real question, he adds, is whether lower energy savings can be quantified? “You’ll need to use energy modeling software to answer that question,” Holladay says. “It would be necessary to model your home with the two options, and compare the energy use data.”Christopher Briley agrees that energy modeling is the only reliable way to compare double- and triple-glazed window performance. Even offering a gut reaction is tough, he adds, without knowing more about the design of the house and whether windows are primarily for heat gain or for admitting daylight.“Then there’s the matter of how you feel about the investment,” Briley says. “Let’s shoot from the hip and say an upgrade in windows to triple-pane saves you $240 a year (using today’s fuel costs). Is it worth it to you? They are higher quality. They will feel different, even look a little different. I’m afraid there are too many variables to tell you for sure what you’d save or not save.”But the advantages of triple-glazed units are still clearEven without running energy software to predict actual savings, Stephen Thwaites of Thermotech Fiberglass Fenestration points to several advantages of triple-glazed windows.On the qualitative side, Thwaites would expect more comfort and greater resistance to condensation. Especially with larger window sizes, having the inner layer of glass warmer makes a “big, big difference in comfort,” he says.Condensation should be less of a concern in new construction where ventilation can be more easily controlled. Even so, Thwaites adds, “any triple beats any double, although obviously a warm edge triple will have the least condensation.”On the quantitative side, the relative savings offered by really good windows can be “substantial” as wall thickness increases, he says.Energy modeling that factors in solar gain and window U-factors is the best way to caluclate savings for a specific house. However, in simulations for one double-wall house, Thermotech predicted savings of 35% with triple-glazed units over low-e double-glazed units.“This is likely pretty close to an upper limit for any savings claims,” he adds.Experience counts, tooAndrew Henry offers first-hand experience in comparing Marvin double-glazed and Thermotech triple-glazed units. He had both in his own house, located north of Ottawa.Henry says he saw “quite a bit” of condensation on the double-hung units, while “for all intents and purposes I don’t get condensation on the Thermotech triple-glazed windows.”“As for comfort, I’d much rather sit near my triple glazed windows on a cold night than my double glazed windows,” he adds. “You can feel the convective draft looping around when sitting next to the double glazed windows on a cold night.”Consider the type of window as wellThe type of window — double-hung vs. casement, for example — also has a bearing on comfort and energy savings.“If you’re looking at triple glazing because of energy performance, you might want to reconsider your choice of double-hungs,” writes James Morgan.“Depending on local wind conditions, casements can offer significantly better air-sealing performance; also they can be substantially smaller than double-hungs and still meet code egress requirements.”Along the same lines, John Brooks would consider reducing the number of operable windows and doors. Fixed windows not only cost less, he says, but are also better than operable units in terms of U-factor, air tightness, and durability.“I know that a window gives a three-in-one package (light, view, and ventilation),” Brooks says. “Sometimes dividing the functions works too.”Windows are a sound investmentUnlike kitchen counters, cabinets, and other easily replaced building components, windows are difficult and expensive to change later.“In 20 years, what will you regret about your specification decisions? Homeowners NEVER regret putting in too much insulation or buying high-performance windows,” Holladay says. “However, some homeowners get tired of the bathroom fixtures or kitchen cabinets. You might want to scrimp elsewhere, and invest in the good windows.”last_img read more

1 Dec

Non-resident Odias push for modern public library system

first_imgThe Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA), a forum of non-resident Odias, has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to set up a well-integrated modern public library system in the State by implementing the Odisha Public Library Act, 2001.The OSA has offered to assist the government by linking up with domain experts and extend other support for creating a public library ecosystem in the State.“Public library is the most democratic public institution that will promote literacy, including early childhood literacy, digital literacy, skill development, employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion,” said OSA president Lalatendu Mohanty.Expressing happiness over the State government’s announcement to set up a panchayat library-cum-infotainment centre in each gram panchayat to cater to the needs of people of the rural areas, the OSA said it would help create a knowledge-based society.“To start with, Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras should be used for rural libraries. In urban areas, municipalities can provide existing or new infrastructure from the city budget. The pre-existing private libraries with excellent track record should be adopted based on their interest. All school libraries need to be converted into digital libraries at the panchayat level with custodians and librarians in place for better management of the library system,” the forum recommended.last_img read more

30 Nov

Ginebra nears top four, beats Rain or Shine

first_imgMOST READ WATCH: Nike unveils new ‘Statement Jerseys’ for 30 NBA teams LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra regained its winning ways after scraping past Rain or Shine, 89-82, to inch closer to a top four finish in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Gin Kings, again, claimed solo leadership at 8-2 but not after withstanding a fight from the Elasto Painters, who rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 28 points and 10 rebounds while LA Tenorio hit timely baskets late to finish with 16 points.Scottie Thompson did a little bit of everything with 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists and one block for the Kings, who redeemed themselves after a loss to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRaymond Almazan nearly had a double-double with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Painters three nights after posting 25 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Phoenix in Antipolo.Rain or Shine missed a chance to secure a playoff berth and fell to 5-4. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Read Next View commentslast_img read more

29 Nov

Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League

first_imgMila’s Lechon are 0-4 in its run with an average losing margin of 26.3 points, including a 47-point mauling, 55-102, at the hands of Zark’s Burger-Lyceum last Thursday.Incidentally, that defeat raised questions regarding the team’s purpose in the league after its players seemingly showed no desire to play the game as they made head-scratching plays and miscues that turned a closely contested game into a humiliating blowout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutObservers saw the Mighty Roasters commit unforced turnovers and forcefully botched their shot attempts in the second half.Making matters worse were testaments from the Jawbreakers relating that the players from Mila’s Lechon were urging them to run the score up in an apparent desire to stretch the lead to as high as 50 points. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Clutch Ravena named PBA Player of the Week for 2nd time Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next This pathetic showing led the PBA’s technical committee to launch an inquiry, with the league summoning head coach Jesse Ricardo and lead assistant Edward Deveza on Friday. The league also called for the players’ presence on Monday afternoon to air their side of the story.This isn’t the first time the league newcomer found themselves embroiled in an issue this conference.The Mighty Roasters severed ties from then-leading scorers Leo Gabo and Andoy Estrella after just one game when the two decided to miss their game against Perpetual on January 30.Both Gabo and Estrella didn’t give any notice to the Mila’s Lechon brass as they opted to prioritize their commitments with the Quezon City Capitols in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), which had a game later in that day.Despite the pullout, the management hopes to make a comeback and field in a better team for the 2018 Foundation Cup later this year.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum With Mila’s Lechon’s withdrawal from the league, wins of JRU, Perpetual, Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, and Zark’s-Lyceum over the squad will all be nullified as the conference proceeds with just 12 teams. Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas PLAY LIST 00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas00:50Trending Articles01:17Sotto says ‘ninja cops’ existed even before Duterte administration01:29Police 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 PBA IMAGESAmid controversies surrounding the team, Mila’s Lechon has decided to withdraw from the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Team owner Aika Salanguit made the announcement on Monday, citing “internal problems” in fielding a competitive crew which led to their decision to disband the Mighty Roasters’ campaign in their maiden conference.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more