PBA Season 43 Preview: Globalport parades hungry veterans, feisty rookies

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will third time be the charm for Pido Jarencio?But the charismatic mentor isn’t leaving anything to luck in his third time to coach GlobalPort, saying that the team’s progress will largely depend on how hard it works.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“All we have to do is work. We’ll do everything we can to win and be competitive,” he said.With the dynamic duo of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle leading the way, the Batang Pier are looking to go beyond expectations anew, the same way they did under Jarencio two seasons ago when they reached their first ever franchise semifinals appearance. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coach: Pido JarencioKey Players: Terrence Romeo, Stanley Pringle, Sean AnthonyKey Additions: Kelly Nabong, Lervin Flores, Nico Elorde, Yousef TahaKey Losses: Mike Cortez, Mac BaracaelADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments And the outspoken mentor, though, has reasons to be optimistic with a has good mix of hungry veterans led by Sean Anthony, together with new acquisitions Nico Elorde, Kelly Nabong, and Lervin Flores in the roster.“I feel those players will complement with Terrence and Stanley. The old players we got are still competitive, while the young blood we got are fighters,” he said.GlobalPort failed to moved past the quarterfinals last season, and Jarencio could see the hunger in his players’ eyes.With the presence of two of the most potent guards in the league, the Batang Pier could still be considered as a dark horse.“There’s still room for improvement for us on both defense at offense. At the same time, we need to work onour chemistry,” said Jarencio. “On their own, the players can compete, but what we need here is total team effort.”ADVERTISEMENT Paul leads Rockets over Hornets for 11th straight win It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Thieves burglarise home of Christopher Ram Jr

first_imgBandits in the wee hours of Wednesday morning burglarised the home of Christopher Ram Jr and carted off almost .2 million in household items and cash.The men reportedly entered the Lot 18 Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown home by prising open a door in the upper flat of the house.Based on information received, the 34-year-old man retired to bed at about 23:00h and when he woke at 04:00h, he found his house burglarised with several portable equipment gone.These include a television set, a music set belonging to his father, a wrist watch, electrical and computer appliances, clothing and local and foreign currency. In addition, the bandits took away his bank cards.Upon investigating, Ram Jr found that one was his dogs was injured by the men. After realising he was robbed, he attempted to contact the Police by dialling 911The door that was prised open to gain entry into the housebut was cut off on several occasions.On the last attempt, someone answered and recommended that he make a report at the closest Police Station since the burglars had left the scene.However, Ram Jr stated that the area in which he resides has been a target of burglars and bandits, and there are few houses which have been unscathed; and as such, argued that the Police ought to be aware of the vulnerability of the area.“The President has said that he would like to see fewer weapons in the hands of private citizens and that these should be left to the law enforcement agencies. As good as this may sound, in practice, it means that citizens are left at the mercy of the bandits and an ineffective public security system,” the man stated in a release to the media.The victim added that he is a US citizen and would have returned to Guyana to pursue a career and to live in a country he loves to call home.“I am the Manager and CEO of a Human Resources Company Accedo and part of our efforts is to persuade members of the Diaspora to return and work in Guyana,” he added.Meanwhile, with his recent experiences with the lack of effort the Police Force to treat certain matters with a high degree of sensitivity, he explained that his experience has now forced him to reconsider his decision about Guyana. Only recently, the Guyana Police Force has disclosed that serious crimes are down by 19 per cent and more so, the President has stated that his Government is exploring the possibility to have guns removed from the hands of civilians.This statement by the President came in light of recent reports that legal firearm licence holders are renting their weapons to criminal elements.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgWhere: Santa Clarita Medical Offices, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia Wednesday Nightlife: Cowboy Couture What: The first big event of the 2007 Cowboy Festival is Cowboy Couture, a fun fashion show featuring outfits by 15 different Western designers from all over the country. Vendors will be selling clothing and accessories in the Couture Boutique set up in the theater parking lot. Tickets are $20 per person and maybe ordered by calling (661) 286-4021 or visiting www.cowboyfestival.org. When: 6-10 p.m. Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall General: Cowboy Festival What: The 14th annual Cowboy Festival will take place April 25-29 at Melody Ranch and other local venues. The festival will showcase the best performers in western entertainment. Festivities will include the Spaghetti Western Family Dinner, a Behind the Scenes Tour, and the Walk of Western Stars gala dinner and awards ceremony. For information or tickets, visit www.cowboyfestival.org or call (661) 286-4021. When: Wednesday through Sunday. See Web site for exact times and locations Where: Melody Ranch and other local venues Thursday Meetings: All Valley LeTip What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals that is dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. Our referral group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road. For information, call (661) 297-3333 or (800) 799-7449. When: 7 a.m. Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia Day Activities: “Proud to be Me” story time What: Acceptance and respect are the themes that will be celebrated at our final performance in the Performing Arts Series. For information, call (661) 251-2720. When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Jo Anne Darcy Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country Classes: Entrepreneurship 101 What: A highly interactive and hands-on series of classes designed to guide and assist entrepreneurs and small business owners through the development stage of their business: ABC’s of Starting a Business, Business Plan Writing, Maximizing Your Success with a Marketing Plan, and Access to Capital. Material fee $20 (paid to instructor). Registration closes April 23, class fee is $50. For information, call (661) 252-8852 or visit www.goldenoakadultschool.com When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Placerita Junior High School, 25015 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall Friday Art Events: Film screening: “Something Wicked This Way Comes” What: Come and enjoy a screening of the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” For information, call the Valencia Library at (661) 259-8942. When: 4-6 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Saturday Clubs: Community Hiking Club What: Join Santa Clarita’s new Community Hiking Club, designed to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Two hikes will be led today – one easy 3-mile and one strenuous 8-mile at Whitney Canyon. For information, call (661) 259-7721, e-mail fhoffman@parks.lacounty.gov or visit www.californiawild.org/santaclarita/Hiking.html. When: 9:30 a.m. Where: Meet at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Charity: Pilates Faire What: This exciting day is all to benefit Circle of Hope Inc., a local breast cancer nonprofit 501(c)3. Please call to reserve a Pilates class that day – half hour for $25, one hour for $50 and only $20 for the dance show by the instructors. All proceeds from classes go to Circle of Hope. The event will also include vendors and raffles. For reservations or information call Pilates Teck at (661) 260-1609 or visit www.circleofhopeinc.org. When: Noon-5:30 p.m. Where: Pilates Teck, in the Tanner Building, 22800 Lyons Ave., Newhall Day Activities: Urban Legends: Truth and Lies What: Steven Henegar shares a lively mix of personal and family experiences, tall tales, and traditional American stories of adventure and magic. Call (661) 259-8942. When: 2 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Sunday, April 29 Sports: Castaic Annual Run/Walk What: The Castaic Area Town Council’s 11th annual Castaic Community Run/Walk. The 10-mile course follows the beautiful and historic trail route to the top of the dam. The 5K course is a wonderful scenic run that takes you through the lower lake area. The uniqueness of our course adds to the enjoyment of all who participate. The Kids 1K course covers some of the adult run and is relatively flat. Children aged 5 and under need to be accompanied by their parents. Proceeds from the event will go to the Castaic Education Foundation, the Castaic Area Town Council, the Castaic Lions Club and other nonprofit organizations. The Castaic Lions Club will be cooking up a pancake breakfast before, during and after the race. The breakfast is free to runners and sponsors with only a $4 charge to all others. When: 8 a.m. Where: Castaic Lake lower lagoon parking lot, 32132 Castaic Lake Road, Castaic 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunday Music: “Opera Talks” at Valencia Library What: The Opera League of Los Angeles will present “Opera Talks,” highlighting some of the performances of the current season as well as providing information on the art of the opera. Call (661) 259-8942. When: 2 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Tuesday Health: Bereavement support group What: A free grief support afternoon group sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and open to the public meets in the second floor conference room. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers from the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more information, call (818) 375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 4-5:30 p.m. last_img read more

Manager admits interest is affecting Stones

first_img1 John Stones Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits John Stones has been affected by interest from Chelsea.But the manager has emphasised once again that the Toffees are not a club looking to sell their top players.There has been talk of Chelsea preparing a third bid for England defender Stones after so far having £20million and £26million offers rejected by Everton this summer.And asked on Thursday whether the situation had affected the 21-year-old, Martinez said: “Yes, and it is something where you hope you learn from it and you get more mature and those experiences are good experiences.“Clearly John is one of the outstanding young talents that we have in the squad and you are going to get that sort of interest from the outside.“But all we are focused on is Watford. John is an Everton player and there is nothing else to comment on that.”When asked about the prospect of Chelsea coming back with an improved offer for Stones that Everton would find hard to ignore, Martinez said: “You shouldn’t worry about situations you cannot affect or control.“I said from the beginning – when you are not a club that is trying actively to sell players, the focus is just to try to be as good as we can at the weekend and see how ready we are individually and as a team.“Everything else is stuff that does not bother me now at all.”last_img read more

Scanners aid in hunt for suspects

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The capture of a man accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl is drawing attention to new technology that allows police to find stolen cars by scanning vehicle license plates. San Jose police used cameras mounted to an officer’s cruiser to find the stolen vehicle used by the man suspected of abducting and molesting the girl. Public agencies are increasingly using the technology to help with a variety of tasks, from vehicle theft investigations to parking enforcement. The technology was developed two decades ago and is used in London to automatically charge motorists for using busy roads during peak congestion periods.last_img read more

Crash knocks car off freeway, seriously injuring driver

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS — A crash on the Ventura Freeway this morning knocked a car off the freeway, where it landed upside down and seriously injured the driver, authorities said. The unidentified person was extracted from the car and taken to a local hospital, along with a second motorist involved in the collision and whose vehicle remained on the freeway, said Ron Myers, Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman. The collision happened around 8:32 a.m. on the westbound freeway near Shoup Avenue. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Frequent fliers

first_imgCHICAGO – As the Angels spent the past couple of days rolling up their frequent flier miles, the Chicago White Sox rested and waited. It was their reward for sweeping the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox out of the playoffs, setting them up nicely for their American League Championship Series against the Angels. In the seventh, Molina threw out A.J. Pierzynski trying to steal. “I think he was confused,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said of Pierzynski, who had zero stolen bases during the regular season. “I think he must have missed the sign.” The Angels got just enough offense against White Sox starter Jose Contreras, who had won nine consecutive starts, including one in the postseason. A home run by Garret Anderson in the second inning gave the Angels a 1-0 lead, and they turned consecutive singles by Steve Finley and Adam Kennedy to start the third into two more runs. The pitchers held on from there, but they said it wasn’t any easier than holding off the powerful Yankees lineup to win the division series. “It’s a different type of lineup, different type of hitters,” Shields said. “They still make you work, they run the bases, the put the ball in play. And they still have some pretty good thumpers too. We have a little different strategy with their hitters, but you still need to make pitches.” Shields came up with probably the pitch of the game in the bottom of the eighth when the White Sox had runners on first and second with two outs and cleanup hitter Paul Konerko up. Shields retired Konerko on a flyball to center. “I was just trying to get Paul out somehow,” Shields said. “He’s had an incredible year. I was trying to make a pitch for him to pop out on, or hit a groundball at somebody. After I got him, I could breath easier.” The Angels could also rest easier, knowing they could return to the team hotel and sleep until noon today if they wanted, with no flight planned on their itinerary. “We’re supposed to be tired, but once we’re between the white lines, you don’t think about it much,” Molina said. “You just play the game. But when we got that third out in the ninth inning, that’s when I felt tired.” Contreras had not lost a start since Aug. 15 and was the AL’s pitcher of the month for September. He retired the side in order in the first, but Anderson led off the second with a home run, blasting a 2-0 pitch into the right-field seats. In the third, the Angels flipped on their little ball switch after Finley and Kennedy began the inning with singles. Figgins sacrificed the runners to second and third, and Orlando Cabrera drove in Finley from third with an infield single. Vladimir Guerrero followed with a comebacker to Contreras, who would have had a play at the plate on Kennedy. But Contreras never looked home, and tried to turn the double play. Cabrera was forced out at second, but his hard slide forced second baseman Tadahito Iguchi to throw wildly, allowing Guerrero to reach first and Kennedy to score for a 3-0 Angels lead. “That helped us a lot,” Molina said. “We scored first and had a 3-0 lead, and we took over after that. Maybe you expect a lot of mistakes or miscues because of the circumstances we went through, but we played a great game.” The White Sox crept back in it, first getting a solo homer from Joe Crede in the bottom of the third to make it 3-1. In the fourth, Carl Everett singled and came around to score on Pierzynski’s two-out single to cut the Angels’ lead to 3-2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! However, it was the White Sox who appeared soggy in the Angels’ 3-2 victory in Game 1 before a crowd of 40,659 at U.S. Cellular Field, made to look that way by Angels starter Paul Byrd and relievers Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez, and an Angels team that executed nearly flawlessly. Byrd gave up two runs and five hits in six crisp innings, Shields followed with two scoreless innings and Rodriguez remained perfect in save situations in the playoffs with a scoreless ninth. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Angels did all the little things needed in a tight game, getting a bunt down, stealing bases, making plays on defense. The White Sox didn’t, looking more like they were the team that had flown from New York to Southern California to Chicago in less than 48 hours, not the Angels. “You have to execute out there,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We were fortunate we were able to. This is the way the series is going to be. The White Sox execute small ball probably better than anybody in our league.” But not in Game 1. The Angels were 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts, while the White Sox had two runners thrown out by catcher Bengie Molina. Scott Podsednik, who finished second in the league with 59 steals behind Chone Figgins, was thrown out on a pitchout called from the bench by Scioscia in the fifth inning. “He’s a very good manager,” Molina said. “He was a catcher in the big leagues for 13 years. He has a pretty good idea who’s going.” last_img read more

Motorist rescued just in time

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Moments later the car went up in flames. “We don’t have any experience with fire or how to fight fires, but we figured we’re pretty big guys, we can do our darndest to try and get him out,” said Officer Paul Waymire, a 16-year-veteran on the Los Angeles Police Department. “We tried to get him out several different ways,” rookie Officer Jeff Jensen said. “Out through the back, we broke the windows, the smoke would come out, we tried to open all the doors, all of them were jammed shut.” The entire rescue was caught on videotape by another bystander. “It’s a miracle they were able to save him, and probably he should have been gone by now without those people,” Elizabeth Sanchez, Reinoso’s aunt, told KCAL (Channel 9). “The burn, the smoke, the accident, putting it all together, is terrible.” SUN VALLEY – In a dramatic life-saving rescue caught on videotape Sunday, two Los Angeles police officers and some good Samaritans pulled a man from his car just moments before it exploded after a four-car freeway collision, authorities said. Two passing LAPD officers from the Mission Station and other motorists struggled to get 22-year-old Alexis Reinoso out of his two-door Nissan on the southbound Hollywood Freeway near Sheldon Street, LAPD Officer Kristi Sandoval said. His legs were pinned as flames from an engine fire began to lick out of the dashboard. As the fire spread, one motorist tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher borrowed from a Greyhound bus while the two police officers and other bystanders pulled Reinoso from the car, Sandoval said. center_img “I think without the help of the people, maybe my son would be gone by now,” Reinoso’s stepfather, Jeffrey Sarmiento, told the TV station. “We would like to thank all of them for their help and for saving my son’s life.” The LAPD officers were traveling north on the Hollywood Freeway when they were flagged down by other motorists, Sandoval said. The crash occurred when Reinoso drove his car onto the freeway too fast near Sheldon Street and collided into a van, said California Highway Patrol Officer Tariq Johnson. His car then collided into another car before stopping. The van skidded to the center divider, bounced back into traffic and hit a fourth car, Johnson said. The CHP did not release the names of the other drivers or the makes of the cars involved. Johnson said Reinoso suffered a broken pelvis, but had no life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Minister threatens to strike teachers off payroll in lead up to ASTI strike

first_imgThe government plan to strike hundreds of teachers off the state payroll if the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) protest goes ahead at the end of October.The proposed protest would be effective in over half of Ireland’s secondary schools.Over 80% of ASTI members have voted in favour of strike action over the pay of recently qualified teachers. The Department of Education told the Sunday Independent that they would take teacher’s off the state payroll if the school is forced to close.ASTI, the only teachers’ union that have still not signed the Lansdowne Road Agreement, will cease their supervisory and substitution duties for seven days between October 27th and December 7th.Some affected schools have begun issuing application forms for parents to supervise the children in the school during the ASTI strike.A spokesperson for the Department of Education says; “In circumstances where schools are forced to close as a result of the withdrawal of teachers from their duties relating to supervision and substitution, teachers who have not made themselves available for these duties will come off the payroll.” The spokesperson also added that there is a current deal on the table; including a 22% pay increase for recenently graduated teachers, and a 9% increase for teachers with over 11 years of experience.Minister threatens to strike teachers off payroll in lead up to ASTI strike was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox

first_imgCleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin waits for Chicago White Sox’s Rob Brantly to round the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — The Indians had already locked up the best record in the AL, captured the Central Division title and compiled the second-longest winning streak in baseball history.With one last victory, now it’s back to the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Josh Tomlin pitched into the sixth inning and Jay Bruce drove in a pair of runs, leading Cleveland to a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday to close out the regular season.It was the Indians’ 102nd victory — second most in franchise history — and gave them 33 wins over their final 37 games dating to Aug. 24, when it began an AL-record 22-game winning streak.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 shutout“You obviously want to take a step forward going into the playoffs, and we were able to do that today,” said Tomlin, who is penciled in as the fourth starter in the postseason.“Now, I think I speak for everyone in the clubhouse when I say, ‘It’s time to get to work.’ We’re all pulling the same ropes, trying for the same goal of winning the World Series.” Ramirez went 2 for 2, including his AL-high 56th double, and Carlos Santana added a sacrifice fly. Rob Brantly hit a leadoff homer in the fifth off Tomlin for Chicago’s lone run.“We finished the season in a good place and I’m excited, so happy to be in the playoffs again,” All-Star shortstop Lindor said. “We put ourselves in this position and I can’t wait for it to start. I’m looking forward to the whole experience.”THE NEXT STEPThe White Sox finished 67-95 in their first year under manager Rick Renteria. It was their worst record since 2013, but featured the development of SS Tim Anderson, 2B Yoan Moncada, 3B Yolmer Sanchez, DH Matt Davidson, RHP Carson Fulmer and RHP Juan Minaya, among others.“All in all, I think we showed improvement and we showed some fight,” Renteria said. “People should be optimistic about the coming years.”TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: OF Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle) went 0 for 2, but said he felt “great, ready to go” following the game. The two-time All-Star had been sidelined for seven weeks before delivering a pinch-hit single Saturday. “If I’m on the playoff roster, that’ll be great,” Brantley said. “And if I’m not, I’ll be the biggest cheerleader on the team.”UP NEXTThe Indians take on the winner of Tuesday’s wild-card game. Game 1 of the best-of-five Division Series is Thursday at Progressive Field. Cleveland will have home-field advantage over every potential playoff foe, except for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who led the majors in wins. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:37Protesters 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 Cleveland begins its playoff quest in an AL Division Series against the winner of the wild-card game between the Yankees and Twins. It lost the 2016 World Series in seven games to the Chicago Cubs.“It’s been a special regular season,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “We were talking about that today as a staff, how proud we are of these guys. Now, we’re going to embrace the next challenge, whatever that may be.”Tomlin (10-9) tossed 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out six and giving the club five pitchers with double-digit victories. Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth for his 30th save as Cleveland set a majors’ season record with 1,614 strikeouts.Bruce’s two-run single in the first gave him 100 RBIs for the second time in his career and helped the Indians take a 3-0 lead. Cleveland acquired the 30-year-old slugger in an Aug. 9 trade with the Mets.White Sox right-hander Chris Volstad (1-2) walked Francisco Lindor, Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez to begin his day — all of them scored — before settling down. He allowed three hits over six frames in his second start in the majors since 2012.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LA would support a US Winter Games, but it’s complicated MOST READlast_img read more