CJ Perez backs up the hype in Pirates debut

first_imgMOST READ Perez is just glad to finally be on a competitive setting anew after three years of treading in the Team B circuit while serving his residency.“I’m really happy to play for LPU and I’m glad to play for NCAA again. I’m so excited,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Perez’ giddiness, though, may have gotten the better of him as he also committed seven of Lyceum’s 21 turnovers, a part of his game that coach Topex Robinson playfully took a shot at.“He’s still the same, same with his turnovers,” said the youthful mentor to his prized possession in jest. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReturning to his old stomping grounds, CJ Perez didn’t look like he missed a beat as he dazzled in his first official NCAA game with Lyceum.The 23-year-old lived up to the hype and racked up 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the Pirates’ NCAA Season 93-opening 96-75 victory over JRU on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “If we can be consistent, we can go far this season,” he said.And Lyceum can test its mettle early as it gears up for defending champion San Beda on Friday. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But Perez took it in stride, knowing that he has to be better in the coming games.The 6-foot-2 prodigy, however, doesn’t want the spotlight all for himself, saying that the secret for the huge acclaim the Pirates have been getting from their preseason showing should also be credited to his teammates.“I’m the same CJ Perez, but the team is what helps us win. It’s our camaraderie, we’re all close and we’re all focused, which bonds the team and makes us work, especially on the defensive end,” he said.Lyceum gave the fans a glimpse on how potent the team can be when locked in, shutting down the usually gritty Heavy Bombers.Perez noted that the performance was just the tip of the iceberg as he expects the Pirates to continue working hard in hopes of figuring in the Final Four race later in the season.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time View commentslast_img read more

A BETTER CALL?

first_imgHowever, it one-ups the iPhone by folding open lengthwise to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and a second, non-touch sensitive screen. The lack of a hardware keyboard has been one of the main complaints about the iPhone. The Voyager will connect to Verizon Wireless’ latest data network, providing speeds much higher than the AT&T network the iPhone uses. The Voyager also has direct access to Verizon Wireless’ online music store. However, the Voyager will not come with a large built-in memory for songs and video, offering instead a slot for memory cards up to 8 gigabytes. Nor are its screens as large as the iPhone’s. It’s an open question whether the Voyager can encroach on the iPhone’s cachet or match its ease of use. Apple has sold more than 1 million units since the phone-cum-iPod hit the market June 29. In announcing its holiday lineup, Verizon Wireless did not say how much the Voyager or three other new phones would cost. It also didn’t give a specific launch date, saying only that they would be in stores before Thanksgiving. Verizon also showed off an LG phone called the Venus. It has two screens on its face, of which the smaller is touch sensitive, with controls for the phone’s music player and camera. The phone slides open to reveal a numeric keypad. Verizon Wireless is also bringing out a version of the BlackBerry Pearl, with fast data network access. The slim e-mail oriented phone is already available on the slower networks of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. (Like Verizon, AT&T has a third-generation cellular broadband network, but it’s not used by the AT&T Pearl.) The fourth phone in the lineup is the Juke, by Samsung. A small unit that flips open like a jackknife, it features an iPod-like wheel to control the music player. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. of New York and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Peter Svensson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – In time for the holidays, Verizon Wireless is launching a cell phone that looks much like the hottest phone so far this year: Apple Inc.’s iPhone. Like the iPhone, the LG Voyager features a large touch screen, a camera and extensive multimedia, Web browsing and e-mail capabilities. last_img read more

PADDY IS STILL MAKING HIS ‘VOICE’ HEARD DESPITE CLOSE CALL

first_imgDonegal singer Paddy Molloy is still giving it socks on RTE’s The Voice.Paddy Molloy performing on The Voice tonight.The Glenties man got a bit of a shock tonight when he didn’t get the vote from Kian Egan’s group to go through to the next round.Not even his number one fan Jamelia could help get him over the line. But Paddy did manage to get voted in as the outsider by the public and the judges votes.A stunned Paddy, who had huge support in the audience, said he was simply lost for words when interviewed by presenter Kathryn Thomas.But now that his scare as been put behind him, Paddy has promised his fans he will be upping the tempo next week on the show.He told his Facebook followers “Wow…. Close call!! Thank you so so much for keeping me in the race!!! “Big big week next week the gears will be up’d and I will push on!!”  PADDY IS STILL MAKING HIS ‘VOICE’ HEARD DESPITE CLOSE CALL was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Paddy MolloyRTEthe voicelast_img read more