Shawn Cooney’s IMCA Late Model national rookie of the year eagle will do double duty as a bookend trophy. He’d also earned top honors for first-year drivers in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division five years ago. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)DES MOINES, Iowa – Shawn Cooney admits that it took about a week for it to sink in that he’d really won his first IMCA Late Model feature.Now he’s enjoying the satisfaction of earning national rookie of the year honors for the second time.Cooney, 20 years old and from Des Moines, Iowa, led all first-year drivers in the Late Model division with 669 points, good for 12th place in the 2018 national standings. His first win came on Aug. 10 at Marshalltown Speedway.“I didn’t believe I’d done it for about a week,” said Cooney, son of two-time national champion Todd Cooney. “I had told my dad I wanted to beat him in a race we both finished, and I was able to beat him, Darrel DeFrance and other amazing Late Model drivers.”“It was a pretty out-of-this-world feeling,” he continued. “I grew up watching a lot of these guys and to be able to race with them and win was incredible.”IMCA’s 2013 national Sport Compact rookie of the year – and now the fifth driver to earn IMCA’s top rookie award in different divisions – Cooney raced a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod before taking the big step to a Late Model.“I always thought I’d race a Late Model but to be 100 percent honest, I never thought I’d get the national rookie of the year award, or get my first feature win in my rookie year,” he said. “Late Models were a whole new ballgame. There is so much respect in this division and all the Late Model guys are so good at what they do. They flew by me at the start of the season.”Cooney made 22 starts at Marshalltown or Benton County Speedway and was 14th in his first Deery Brothers Summer Series outing on Memorial Day at Boone Speedway.“I could always ask my dad when I had questions but he told me to do what I thought was right. said Cooney. “He’s taught me as much as he could but we have different driving styles. He’s always encouraged me to figure out things for myself.”Wins-1 Top Five Finishes-3 Starts-23HIS CREW: Dave Saffel, Mike Doland, Curtis Glover and Jake Murray.HIS SPONSORS: Terry May, Dynamic Drivelines and Alan’s Seamless Gutters, all of Des Moines; and KS Engineering of Albert Lea, Minn.
Madison, IN—According to Sheriff David Thomas, on Wednesday, April 22, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department received lab confirmation that one of our jail officers tested positive for COVID-19. The officer last reported for duty on the evening of Wednesday, April 15.During the COVID-19 screening process in our COVID-19 Checkpoint, the officer was found to meet criteria devised by the jail medical staff and based on CDC recommendations which denied him access into the facility. The officer was immediately sent home without ever entering the facility. The jail officer did not have close contact with any inmates or jail staff for more than 48 hours prior to his presentation of symptoms according to Sheriff Thomas.The Jefferson County Jail is taking extra precautions to keep staff and inmates safe. This includes all the officers wearing gloves and masks as necessary and all areas are being cleaned often and in accordance with CDC recommendations. They also have multiple handwashing stations available to workers and inmates and hand sanitizer.The Sheriff has also waived all medical co-pays for any inmate who may present COVID-19 symptoms. According to Sheriff Thomas, officials are screening all new book-ins and quarantining them for 14 days prior to transferring them to the cell blocks.
A Florida woman is going to jail for throwing a drink on GOP Representative Matt Gaetz in June of this year.Amanda Kondrat’yev, 35, was sentenced last Monday to 15 days in jail, 100 days of probation, and a $500 fine.The incident was captured in a now-viral video.In the video, Rep. Gaetz is seen leaving his “Won’t Back Down” town hall meeting in Pensacola before he is hit directly in the chest with what appeared to be a red slushy. Kondrat’yev, who was holding a sign which said, “Gaetz – wipe the blood from your hands, A+ rating – NRA, save our kids vote Gaetz out in 2020,” was detained at the scene.Kondrat’yev reportedly ran as a Democrat in 2016 for the seat that Gaetz won representing the state’s 1st Congressional District but withdrew from the race.Gaetz appeared at Kondrat’yev’s sentencing hearing, asking for jail time, according to her attorney.Kondrat’yev’s plead guilty to assault on a member of Congress in August.She is scheduled to begin her sentence on Dec 2.
… Boards have 14 days to respondTHE outfields at Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval have been rated poor by the ICC match referees who oversaw the washed-out Tests between South Africa and New Zealand in Durban, and West Indies and India in Trinidad.The ICC said the officials – Andy Pycroft in Durban and Ranjan Madugalle in Trinidad – had expressed concerns in accordance with clause three of the Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process. The match referees’ reports have been forwarded to the concerned home boards, the WICB and Cricket South Africa, which now have 14 days to respond. CSA’s response, the ICC said, will be reviewed by ICC general manager, cricket, Geoff Allardice, while match referee David Boon will assess the WICB’s reply.Then, as per the rules, the grounds will either receive a warning or a fine not exceeding US$15 000, along with “a directive for appropriate corrective action”. A repeat offence over the next five years would draw a fine not exceeding US$30 000.In all, 11 sessions out of 15 were lost to a wet and soft outfield at Kingsmead, while in Port of Spain, West Indies and India were able to play only one session across five days.It was the first Test played in Trinidad in August, which is the wet season there, and rain had hampered preparations in the days leading up to the match but during the game itself there was largely sunshine.However, with there not being enough covers at the ground to protect the bowlers’ run-ups or the outfield, and no super sopper available either, the outfield did not recover enough to allow play. The draw meant that India, who needed to win the Test to retain their No.1 Test ranking, lost the top spot to Pakistan. The Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board had already said it would investigate the reasons behind the washout.The Durban Test was also scheduled in what is traditionally the off-season in South Africa, during the winter. Rain forced the players off the field around lunch on day two, and the big damage was done to the outfield that night, when the ground took 65mm of water. Here, too, the covers did not protect large parts of the field, and the super sopper was made to stop operating for fear it would do further damage to the soft patches that persisted into day five despite no more rainfall.There were concerns over the Kingsmead outfield being underprepared even before the match began, as it had been relaid in June following complaints from South Africa and New Zealand that the surface was too hard during the limited-overs games played there last year.Similar comments were levelled at Centurion, the venue of the upcoming second Test, but the SuperSport Park outfield was relaid in April once the season ended; work could not get underway at Kingsmead till the Comrades Marathon – for which it is the ending point – was completed on May 29.
President Buhari hails Eagles, tasks team to go for goldDuro Ikhazuagbe and Omololu Ogunmade in AbujaA solitary first half goal by Akwa United FC player, Gabriel Okechukwu, gave Nigeriaâ€™s Home-based Eagles victory over hard-fighting Sudan last night in the second semi final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Nigeria is to play host country Morocco who earlier in the day defeated Libya 3-1 in final of the championship on Sunday in Casablanca. The clash between Nigeria and Sudan produced so much tension that both teams ended the game with ten men each.Before kick-off, Coach Salisu Yusuf had to rue his inability to call upon first-team players Emeka Atuloma, Sunday Faleye and Emeka Ogbuh â€“ all due to injury. And 10 minutes into the game inside the Grand Stade Marrakech, goalkeeper and skipper (and big inspiration) Ikechukwu Ezenwa was stretchered out injured.Kalu Orji Okogbue, who himself had to pass a late fitness test to be eligible for the encounter, took over the captainâ€™s band and controlled Nigeriaâ€™s resistance from behind, while also launching the salvo that Anthony Okpotu knocked down for Gabriel Okechukwu to score the only goal of the game in the 16th minute.Okechukwu, who incidentally similarly scored the winner against Angola in the quarter final in Tangier last Sunday, was alive, fit and menacing throughout, and was worth his Man-of-the-Match award at the end of the game.Ifeanyi Ifeanyi was sent off from the Nigerian team for two bookable offence while a Sudanese defender, Bakri Bachir, who was the last man of the defence line for his team was also given the marching order for hacking down Dayo Ojo.Substitute goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye, kept the Sudanese in check as his string of saves helped Eagles weathered the storm.Sudan battled real hard to draw level but found real obstacle in Ajiboye who did everything to ensure Nigeria progressed to play in the final.Even before kick-off of Sundayâ€™s battle, Coach Yusuf and his wards have made history, as this is the first-time ever that Nigeria would reach the final of the competition, having won bronze medals at the 2014 finals in South Africa.Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari last night congratulated the home-based Eagles on their victory over Sudan in Marrakesh, Morocco.In a statement, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Buhari joined millions of football loving Nigerians to celebrate the spectacular performance of the team which qualified them for the final on Sunday with Morocco.The statement said having keenly followed the teamâ€™s progress throughout the tournament with delight, the president commended their hard-work, dedication, discipline and indomitable spirit, which he said were truly worthy of emulation.It added that Buhari urged the players and the coaching crew to remain focused and determined as they go for Gold in the final match on Sunday.“The president assures them of the unflinching support, goodwill and prayers of the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they soar to victory,” the statement added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Santa Ana Esports Arena has been revealed as the location for the final of the Universal Open Rocket League tournament, a $100,000 (£766k) tournament run by FACEIT and NBC Sports.The Grand Finals will take place in Southern California on August 26th-27th and will feature the top sixteen teams that have made it to the final event. Tickets are already on sale to the event, which cost $15 for a single-day or $25 for the entire weekend. They can be purchased here. Qualification can be achieved through battling through Regionals — which will be hosted at NBC Sports Regional Network studios on August 5th-6th and 12th-13th and will be live-streamed on the NBC Sports app as well as the Telemundo En Vivo app amongst other social media platforms. The final hour of each Regional will be shown live on participating NBC Sports Regional Networks as the company broadens its esports operations. The Grand Finals will also have substantial television coverage. In the UK, Germany, Australia and across multiple countries in Latin America it will be broadcast on Syfy. In the United States the finals will be broadcast on NBCSN and there will also be a plethora of on-demand content available across NBC, NBCSM, Telemundo Deportes as well as FACEIT and Rocket League’s website. The tournament is a deviation from traditional competitive Rocket League. The fast-paced flying car meets soccer game is normally played with three players on each team, yet NBC has chosen a two versus two format. The esports landscape is gradually seeing Rocket League become the go-to title for a mild introduction to the burgeoning esports world, with soccer and flying cars fairly easy to comprehend when compared to the likes of Dota 2 and League of Legends which are incredibly complex in their own right. Esports Insider says: A dedicated esports arena for the Grand Finals of NBC’s Rocket League venture seems apt. Here’s hoping the tournament is well received and the best two versus two teams are greeted by a sell-out crowd as they bid for the inaugural championship and the lion’s share of a whopping $100,000.
The Lakers and the Clippers. LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. Anthony Davis and Paul George. Did you expect anybody else to headline the NBA’s return to play after more than four months of hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic?Naturally, the second game of the NBA’s 2019-20 season restart in Orlando will be presented on a national TV channel, and it will feature two of the league’s top title contenders. It works well considering Thursday night basketball has become synonymous with the NBA on TNT. Also in line with the norm in terms of TNT’s traditional NBA game presentation is that Lakers vs. Clippers on Thursday night is part of a doubleheader, with Pelicans vs. Jazz scheduled to play out before the Los Angeles game and its start time of 9 p.m. ET.Thursday’s pair of matchups marks the first NBA games since the league suspended its season March 11 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 22 teams were invited to resume the season at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, and each will play eight seeding games before the playoffs are scheduled to start in the same location in mid-August.Below is how to watch Thursday night’s Lakers-Clippers game, the second in the NBA’s return from its coronavirus delay.NBA POWER RANKINGS:What ‘Toy Story’ can tell us about every team in Disney bubbleWhat channel is Lakers vs. Clippers on?Date: Thursday, July 30TV channel: TNTLive stream: Watch TNT | NBA League PassThe TV channel for tonight’s Lakers-Jazz game is a natural fit for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season, as TNT is the league’s home for Thursday night doubleheaders. TNT also will show Pelicans vs. Jazz earlier in the evening.TNT is available on all cable providers in the United States, as well as satellite providers DirecTV (channel 245), Dish Network (channel 138) and Orby TV (channel 101).Play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan and analyst Reggie Miller will call Thursday night’s Lakers-Clippers game for TNT.What time does Lakers vs. Clippers start?Date: Thursday, July 30Start time: 9 p.m. ETThe start time for Thursday night’s Lakers-Clippers game is a little earlier than your typical Game 2 of a TNT doubleheader. The league likely wanted to start the Lakers-Clippers game as early as possible both for viewership reasons and because it’s being played on the East Coast.The 9 p.m. ET start time for the Lakers-Clippers game means it will tip off at 6 p.m. Los Angeles time.Lakers vs. Clippers live streamAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can access live TNT programming via the Watch TNT app on his or her mobile device. That should be the preferred viewing method for anybody who has such a subscription but is not able to get in front of a TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry TNT — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each. SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowLakers vs. Clippers — as well as all NBA seeding games played in Orlando — also will be available to steam via NBA League Pass at a reduced price ($28.99) since there are so few games left in the season. However, games on NBA League Pass are blacked out in local markets.NBA schedule 2020The full 2020 NBA regular-season schedule, including tip-off times and TV channels, is listed below by date.Times and TV channels for the final two days of seeding games have not yet been revealed.July 30GameTime (ET)National TVJazz vs. Pelicans6:30 p.m.TNTClippers vs. Lakers9 p.m.TNTJuly 31GameTime (ET)National TVMagic vs. Nets2:30 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers4 p.m.NBA TVSuns vs. Wizards4 p.m.—Celtics vs. Bucks6:30 p.m.ESPNKings vs. Spurs8 p.m.—Rockets vs. Mavericks9 p.m.ESPNAug. 1 GameTime (ET)National TVHeat vs. Nuggets1 p.m.ESPNJazz vs. Thunder3:30 p.m.ESPNPelicans vs. Clippers6 p.m.ESPN76ers vs. Pacers7 p.m.—Lakers vs. Raptors8:30 p.m.ESPNAug. 2GameTime (ET)National TVWizards vs. Nets2 p.m.—Trail Blazers vs. Celtics3:30 p.m.ABCSpurs vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.—Kings vs. Magic6 p.m.NBA TVBucks vs. Rockets8:30 p.m.ABCMavericks vs. Suns9 p.m.—Aug. 3GameTime (ET)National TVRaptors vs. Heat1:30 p.m.NBA TVNuggets vs. Thunder4 p.m.NBA TVPacers vs. Wizards4 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Pelicans6:30 p.m.ESPNSpurs vs. 76ers8 p.m.—Lakers vs. Jazz9 p.m.ESPNAug. 4GameTime (ET)National TVNets vs. Bucks1:30 p.m.NBA TVMavericks vs. Kings2:30 p.m.—Suns vs. Clippers4 p.m.NBA TVMagic vs. Pacers6 p.m.—Celtics vs. Heat6:30 p.m.TNTRockets vs. Trail Blazers9 p.m.TNTAug. 5GameTime (ET)National TVGrizzlies vs. Jazz2:30 p.m.—76ers vs. Wizards4 p.m.NBA TVNuggets vs. Spurs4 p.m.—Thunder vs. Lakers6:30 p.m.ESPNRaptors vs. Magic8 p.m.—Nets vs. Celtics9 p.m.ESPNAug. 6GameTime (ET)National TVPelicans vs. Kings1:30 p.m.NBA TVHeat vs. Bucks4 p.m.TNTPacers vs. Suns4 p.m.—Clippers vs. Mavericks6:30 p.m.TNTTrail Blazers vs. Nuggets8 p.m.—Lakers vs. Rockets9 p.m.TNTAug. 7GameTime (ET)National TVJazz vs. Spurs1 p.m.—Thunder vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.NBA TVKings vs. Nets5 p.m.—Magic vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.TNTWizards vs. Pelicans8 p.m.—Celtics vs. Raptors9 p.m.TNTAug. 8GameTime (ET)National TVClippers vs. Trail Blazers1 p.m.TNTJazz vs. Nuggets3:30 p.m.TNTLakers vs. Pacers6 p.m.TNTSuns vs. Heat7:30 p.m.—Bucks vs. Mavericks8:30 p.m.ESPNAug. 9GameTime (ET)National TVWizards vs. Thunder12:30 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Raptors2 p.m.—Spurs vs. Pelicans3 p.m.ABCMagic vs. Celtics5 p.m.—76ers vs. Trail Blazers6:30 p.m.NBA TVRockets vs. Kings8 p.m.—Nets vs. Clippers9 p.m.NBA TVAug. 10GameTime (ET)National TVThunder vs. Suns2:30 p.m.—Mavericks vs. Jazz3 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. Bucks6:30 p.m.ESPNPacers vs. Heat8 p.m.—Nuggets vs. Lakers9 p.m.TNTAug. 11GameTime (ET)National TVNets vs. Magic1 p.m.—Rockets vs. Spurs2 p.m.NBA TVSuns vs. 76ers4:30 p.m.—Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks5 p.m.—Celtics vs. Grizzlies6:30 p.m.TNTPelicans vs. Kings9 p.m.TNTBucks vs. Wizards9 p.m.—Aug. 12GameTime (ET)National TVPacers vs. Rockets4 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.ESPNHeat vs. Thunder8 p.m.—Clippers vs. Nuggets9 p.m.ESPNAug. 13GameTime (ET) National TVWizards vs. CelticsTBDTBDTrail Blazers vs. NetsTBDTBDKings vs. LakersTBDTBDBucks vs. GrizzliesTBDTBDPelicans vs. MagicTBDTBDMavericks vs. SunsTBDTBDSpurs vs. JazzTBDTBDAug. 14GameTime (ET) National TV76ers vs. RocketsTBDTBDHeat vs. PacersTBDTBDThunder vs. ClippersTBDTBDNuggets vs. RaptorsTBDTBD
— high school boys scores from TuesdayOsage 74, Newman 64Bishop Garrigan 76, Belmond-Klemme 44Charles City 66, New Hampton 39Forest City 62, Eagle Grove 18Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 65, North Iowa 49Lake Mills 68, West Hancock 28Northwood-Kensett 51, North Butler 48Riceville 56, Clarksville 34 IOWA CITY — Three Iowa Hawkeyes are leaving for the NFL Draft. Defensive end AJ Epenesa and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs announced Tuesday they will skip their senior season to enter the NFL draft after helping lead the Hawkeyes to a 10-3 record and a win over USC in the Holiday Bowl. Both are projected as middle to late first-round selections and they join junior safety Geno Stone who announced last week he will enter the draft CLEAR LAKE — In the girls game, Algona jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes, but #5/3A Clear Lake went on a 17-0 run over the next six minutes on their way to a 56-35 win over the Bulldogs, as you also heard on KRIB. Chelsey Holck had 16 points while Zoe Fasbender added 10 for the Lions, who are now 10-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference. Clear Lake will travel to #12/3A Hampton-Dumont-CAL in a game that has been moved from Friday to Thursday. You can hear that game on KRIB starting at about 7:45 on Thursday night. CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa takes a share of the Missouri Valley lead into Wednesday night’s game at home against Valparaiso. The Panthers are 3-1 in the Valley while the Crusaders are 2-2 after rallying for a home win over Drake.That’s UNI coach Ben Jacobson says Valparaiso is more guard dominated this year. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press. The contract includes a club option for a fifth season that would bring the total value to $100 million. The 34-year-old third baseman returned after an injury-spoiled 2018 to bat .259 with 37 homers, 94 RBIs and a .900 OPS for the Atlanta Braves last season. He earned $23 million on a one-year deal. The Twins set a major league record with 307 home runs last season and won the AL Central. They were swept by the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series. WACO, TEXAS — A tough stretch begins for the Iowa State basketball team. Four of the Cyclones next five opponents are nationally ranked beginning with Wednesday night’s game at second ranked Baylor. ISU coach Steve Prohm says ball movement is the key against Baylor’s defense.Under coach Scott Drew the Bears are 13-1.Prohm wants sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton to be even more aggressive on offense. Haliburton is averaging nearly 17 points per game.The Cyclones have lost six straight games in Waco but several have been close.Tipoff in Waco is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight. — high school girls scores from TuesdayOsage 65, Newman 37Bishop Garrigan 76, Belmond-Klemme 39Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 53, Southeast Valley 31Clarksville 61, Riceville 45Forest City 51, Eagle Grove 22Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 61, North Iowa 10Hampton-Dumont-CAL 56, Nevada 50New Hampton 72, Charles City 60North Butler 35, Northwood-Kensett 34Saint Ansgar 55, Central Springs 28West Hancock 72, Lake Mills 31 CLEAR LAKE — Nick Danielson hit a three-pointer with six seconds to go to lead Clear Lake past #3/3A Algona 53-51 last night in North Central Conference basketball, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Danielson also had a steal in the final seconds after Algona attempted a long inbounds pass. Carson Toebe had 22 points while Andrew Formanek added 11 to lead the Lions, who remain a perfect 6-0 in North Central Conference play and are 8-2 overall. The Bulldogs drop to 8-1 and 4-1 in the conference. The Lions travel to Waverly-Shell Rock on Thursday night. Their game against Hampton-Dumont-CAL scheduled for Friday has been moved to Monday February 3rd. MASON CITY — Valley used a 14-5 run to start the second half on their way to a 57-30 win over Mason City in high school girls basketball last night in Mason City. Anna Deets had 10 points while Jada Williams added nine for the Mohawks, who drop to 7-6 overall. The Valley boys were also too much for the Mohawks, as the Tigers won 83-45. Austin Richardson had 11 points to lead Mason City, as the Mohawks fall to 3-7. Both Mohawk teams are scheduled to travel to Fort Dodge on Friday. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO & kgloam.com — NIACC vs. Iowa Lakes — women 5:30, men 7:30 EVANSTON — Luka Garza scored 27 points as Iowa pulled away in the second half for a 75-62 win at Northwestern last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery.The Hawkeyes got a lift from the return of freshman guard C.J. Fredrick who finished with 11 points and five assists after missing two games with a foot injury.Fredrick says he started feeling better at the end of last week but did not expect to play 31 minutes.Iowa hosts Michigan on Friday night, with the tipoff at 8 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO
After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m ready and it’s a big thing that I will join Manong and Kevin (Alas) because they have a lot more experience compared to mine,” said Desiderio, referring to Kiefer Ravena.Ravena, though, could only join Desiderio on the floor once his Fiba-mandated suspension in violation of anti-doping protocol is over.“Even in practice I know that I will learn a lot from them,” added Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Paul Desiderio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—“Atin to!” is coming to the PBA, and NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao knows it.Guiao used a variation of University of the Philippines “Atin To!” battlecry in announcing that he’ll be selecting the inspiring Paul Desiderio as the Road Warriors’ pick in the first round of the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila.ADVERTISEMENT CJ Perez, Ray Parks go 1-2, Paul Desiderio goes to NLEX at No. 4 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Sa amin na ‘to (This belongs to us),” said Guiao before announcing Desiderio as the fourth overall pick, and this intro sent shivers, and pressure, to the new Road Warrior.“I was surprised really because I didn’t expect that I’d be picked ahead of the other guys,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “I’m just so blessed that I’m going to NLEX and my goal right now is to not disappoint coach Yeng.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Fighting Maroons used Desiderio’s “Atin to!” shout back in the opening game of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament into their mantra during the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.Desiderio, who graduated UP as the captain of the Fighting Maroons, will join a stellar NLEX backcourt that has Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom