PBA: Bolts near twice-to-beat, push Aces to brink of elimination

first_imgBreak new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tolomia hit all five of his triple tries and finished with a career-high 24 points, while de Ocampo, six times a champion with the Texters, fit in so well with the new system that he scored 10 points in just 16 minutes.Allen Durham scattered 26 points, had 18 rebounds, six assists and two blocks to lead the Bolts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESWith several new pieces added to the crew that finished second last season, coach Norman Black is not talking about – and has gotten the results contrary to – his Meralco Bolts needing to jell.“We’re starting to blend well together, starting to become cohesive,” Black said after the Bolts bamboozled Alaska, 106-78, to move within another victory of clinching a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 awardcenter_img Rookie Mike Tolomia, added to the lineup less than a month ago, and Ranidel de Ocampo, the veteran superstar acquired from TNT KaTropa in a three-team deal who was playing his first game, were big as the Bolts broke loose in the second period and turned what was an anticipated close game into a ho-hum.It was the seventh win in nine games for Meralco, while the loss was the first in the last four games for the Aces, who slumped to a 3-7 card and are in danger of missing the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeralco now effectively has a two-for-one chance of nailing a top four berth, as the Bolts close out opposite GlobalPort and then powerhouse San Miguel Beer.“There are a lot of teams fighting for top four spots,” Black stressed. “And this is the time of the conference where you need to win games, otherwise, you won’t get it. And a top four berth has been our goal right from the start.” LATEST STORIES View comments Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight winlast_img read more

NBA: Celtics rout 76ers as Hayward, Irving return

first_imgBoston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward (20) drives past Philadelphia 76ers’ Dario Saric (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.Marcus Morris added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Al Horford had nine points and five blocks.ADVERTISEMENT The Celtics survived a lethargic start and rough shooting night but rallied to lead by as many as 18 in the second half.Boston won despite shooting just 43 percent (42 of 97) from the field and 30 percent from the 3-point line (11 of 37). But the Celtics’ struggles didn’t dampen the mood inside TD Garden for the return to regular-season action for Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.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 ChrissBoston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving looks to pass against Philadelphia 76ers’ Markelle Fultz (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.Hayward played in his first game since undergoing surgery and more than 10 months of rehabilitation for the gruesome left ankle injury he suffered five minutes into last year’s season opener. Asian MMA star slams ‘shocking’ Las Vegas brawl MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIEScenter_img Celtics: Visit the Raptors on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He received an extended ovation from the home crowd during a pregame introduction that included a video montage of his rehab process.Irving was also back following a pair of surgeries on his left knee that caused him to miss the end of the regular season and playoffs.They shot a combined 6 for 26 for the game. Hayward finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes. Irving had seven points and seven assists.Including the playoffs, Boston has now won 10 straight games at home over Philadelphia, which it defeated in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.Boston got some distance in the second half thanks largely to its bench, which outscored its Philadelphia counterparts 44-26.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title After receiving loud ovations during pregame introductions, Irving and Hayward both had sluggish starts.Hayward missed his first four shots before making back-to-back jumpers. Irving missed his first nine attempts from the field. He didn’t score until finally connecting on a pair free throws early in the third quarter.Play was sloppy all around in the first half.The Celtics missed seven of their first 10 shots and the Sixers started just 4 for 11.The ball also pinballed around the floor at times, with both teams having trouble keeping possession. The Sixers were the most careless, committing 11 first-half turnovers that led to 10 Celtics’ points.TIP-INS76ers: Outscored the Celtics 50-34 in the paint. … Jerryd Bayless (left knee), Wilson Chandler (strained left hamstring), and Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) all sat out.Celtics: Outrebounded the 76ers 55-47.UP NEXT76ers: Host the Bulls on Thursday.last_img read more

Cancer Institute offers free Pap Smear screening

first_imgCervical Cancer Awareness Month…introduces the Brachytherapy procedureBy Lakhram BhagiratThe Cancer Institute of Guyana announced that it would be offering free Pap Smear screening for the month of January in commemoration of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.The Institute is urging all women to come forward and take full advantage of the free screening since early detection of cervical cancer means a higher chance of survival.Dr Syed Mujahid Ghazi and Dr Sayan Chakraborty standing next to the Brachytherapy machineThe Cancer Institute’s Outreach Director, Dr Syed Ghazi at a press conference on Tuesday said that cervical cancer was the second most common cancer in women in Guyana, and noted that it was often detected too late. He adds that the Institute screens over 1000 women per year for cervical cancer.Dr Ghazi informed that Cervical Cancer is now at endemic proportions in the Caribbean and Guyana, but noted that the Cancer Institute continued to work with its Caribbean partners with the aim of eliminating cervical cancer by 2025.“From the beginning what I noticed, I saw women coming in later stages and we couldn’t have been able to do anything, but slowly and gradually now we see less and less numbers of those with higher stages of cancer and we now see people walking in to come for screenings,” he noted.“A lot of times these patients’ signs and symptoms are not taken seriously by general physicians. Many times, they cannot comprehend what the symptom is leading to and many times the delay happens when the women go from one doctor to another and those are the cases where we get later stages of cancer,” Dr Ghazi added.Meanwhile, the Institute’s Medical Director and Oncologist, Dr Sayan Chakraborthy, noted that he would endorse the Pap Smear over VIA for testing for cervical cancer.“The basic difference between VIA and Pap Smear is that in VIA we are actually putting some acetic acid on the cervix and noting the colour change of the cervix. It is an effective process of screening and it is used in a lot of places in many countries. Now what Pap Smear does is it actually takes scrapings of the cervix and vagina, putting it on a slide and seeing it under a microscope,” he said.“Pap Smear is more specific in finding precancerous or cancerous lesions. We are actually seeing it under a microscope and having a better knowledge of it,” Dr Chakraborthy added.He advised that if women were seeing abnormal discharge and pain or bleeding after sexual intercourse, they must immediately seek attention since these were some of the signs of cervical cancer.The Pap Smear is done seven days after you would have seen your period and one must abstain from sexual intercourse three days before the appointment.Stop self-treatingDr Ghazi used the opportunity to warn against relying on herbal medicine to cure various forms of cancer. He added that he has nothing against the herbal treatments along with spiritual approaches, but noted that relatives should not advise patients to abandon the conventional medication and treatment.“When they come to us after six months or five months, they are at a higher stage where they cannot come back and we see it every year. Every year, I lose three or four women. I am telling you, last year I lost three of my breast cancer patients because they were distracted from the treatment,” Dr Ghazi noted.He said that millions of dollars have been spent on research and development of the conventional treatments and urged patients to ignore those who warn them that chemotherapy and radiation therapy would kill or burn them.“I beg people, I request of people if you want to advise somebody, advise them you can use them together with the treatment. You can add it but for God’s sake don’t tell people don’t do the treatment,” he added.Brachytherapy treatmentThe Cancer Institute has since boosted its cervical treatment services with the procurement of a Brachytherapy machine aimed at significantly reducing the instances of remission. The machine was procured almost five months ago and has been operating with favourable responses ever since.The treatment of cervical cancer comes in three stages and includes chemotherapy, external radiation and internal radiation.The Cancer Institute’s Medical Director, Dr Chakraborthy, said that with the acquisition of the Brachytherapy machine, Guyana was now on par with international treatment specifications. He noted that the machine was not only for the treatment of cervical cancer, but can be used for a variety of other cancers’ treatment, adding that the primary focus for now was the treatment of cervical cancer.“With this particular new machine we can pinpoint our treatment to the tumour and the tumour alone providing safety to the surrounding structures. We have introduced this; we have rolled it off and we have started the treatment,” he said.Brachytherapy or internal radiation is the final part of cervical treatment. The Brachytherapy machine is fully computerised.Dr Chakraborthy added that since the installation of the machine, they have conducted over 50 applications on over 22 patients and were seeing favourable results.“I did a study from March 2013 to March 2015 on 100 patients of cancer where we did not have the Brachytherapy procedure, but the other modalities and unfortunately, we found that about 35 per cent of the patients came back with the cancer even after having the complete treatment with the other modalities,” he noted.Dr Chakraborthy said that this number should decrease with the new treatment method.Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and is caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). If detected early, it can be treated and completely eliminated.last_img read more

3 GM cars on 10 Best list for 2008

first_imgFinally, some Christmas cheer for those beleaguered execs at General Motors Corp. Robert A. Lutz fulfilled a pledge to deliver “benchmark” cars after being to a top executive in 2001. The company finally cracked an exclusive motoring list. And in a big way. GM placed three vehicles in Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Best list for 2008, which appears in the January edition that became available this week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThat’s fitting, because in 2004 Lutz took over responsibility for GM’s global product development. And GM is the only domestic company to make the top 10. Eight models are repeaters. GM’s nameplates on the current list are Chevrolet’s Malibu and Corvette and the Cadillac CTS. It’s the first top 10 for the CTS and Malibu, while the Corvette has racked up 14 nods. General Motors spokesman Jeffrey Holland said that having three nameplates on the Car and Driver list is good news. “It really kind of reinforces the fact that General Motors is coming out with some super-good products right now. It shows that some of our hard work and diligence on our turnaround is starting to pay off,” he said. And he notes that the midsize Malibu is popular with consumers. “We can’t build them fast enough to keep them on dealer lots,” he said. The editors at Car and Driver were impressed, too. “This year, the strong showing by General Motors proves that the company’s stable management and consistent strategy is really starting to pay off. For the new Chevy Malibu to make our list demonstrates that, for the first time in about 20 years, GM can compete with the likes of Toyota and Honda in the important family-sedan segment,” said Csaba Csere, the magazine’s editor in chief. The Accord returned to the list, for a record 22nd time, but with a brand new Accord that is completely different than last year’s model. And it’s the 17th appearance for the BMW 3-Series. Winners are selected by 12 of the magazine’s editors, who rate cars on a scale of 1 to 100 with a focus on functional performance, driving satisfaction and value. To be considered, each model must be available in the U.S. by January 2008 and cost less than $70,000 or 22 times the average transaction price last summer. Manufacturers must also provide a vehicle for testing by the Car and Driver staff. Winners from previous years are renominated if they meet the price criteria, the magazine said. This is the 26th year for the 10 Best list, and imports have accounted for more than 50 percent of the winners. Alisa Priddle, senior news editor at CarandDriver.com, said that the three GM models are impressive – especially the Malibu, which she tested back-to-back with the Toyota Camry. “The Malibu was definitely a better performer than the Camry,” she 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

GAA News: Kilcar come out on top in match against Killybegs

first_imgIt was a busy weekend for the club concluding with the championship on Sunday our Seniors topped Group two following a 0-24 to 0-07 win against Killybegs in Fintra and now face Termon in the Quarter Finals while our Reserves needed a 30 points plus win and St Eunans to win to make the Quarter Finals and they put in a fine performance winning 7-22 to 1-03 they face Naomh Conaill in the Quarter Finals both sides are home to Bundoran in our final home match of the season this Sunday.Club MeetingThis month’s Club Meeting has been rescheduled until Thursday 15th September in Áislann Chill Chartha at 9pm.UnderageCongratulations to all who participated in the Michael Doherty Memorial Tournament on Saturday. The A competition was won by our neighbours Naomh Columba and the B competition was won by Ardara. CLG Chill Chartha would like to thank everyone who helped make a day a success. Our Minors were defeated in the championship Quarter Final on Friday in Towney while our Under 13s lost to Naomh Ultan on Sunday by 5-07 to 4-06 our Under 16 are in Championship action against Four Masters on Sunday no confirmed throw in time yet. Well done to our Under 12s who won the Shield following a hard fought match against Bundoran it was a great display by both teams well done to all. Club GearWe now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, new half zip tops, polo shirts and children’s kit bags and shorts now in stock we now have Bobble Hats also in stock. You can also now buy club merchandise online via our website.Topaz Cash for ClubsCLG Chill Chartha has been registered in the Topaz Cash for Clubs 2016. It’s free to do and every time you spend €30 on fuel in Topaz, CLG Chill Chartha gets 1 token. Depending on how many tokens we collect the club may receive money towards club gear (for free!!). To participate you will need to be a registered Topaz Play or Park member. Pick up a form/tag in your local Topaz and connect with CLG Chill Chartha at the Topaz Cash for Clubs website. Now register and get collecting it’s free and you can win prizes too.  Club AppWe have now 227 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Lotto Jackpot WinnerThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,100 this week’s numbers were: 10, 12, 13 and 14 winners were: €50 Mary Doherty, Main Street, Kilcar €30 Desmond Haughey, Curris €20 Mary Gallagher, Glenties and Denise McSweeney, Kilcar. For those not living in the area you can buy your Lotto’s online at clgchillchartha.com click the Club Lotto section for details!Club BingoThere was no winner of the Jackpot so it’s now €7,950 on 45 numbers; Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo! This week’s winners were: €150 Margaret Brady €85 Ann Marie Campbell €70 Breege Boyle, Francis Cunningham, Denise Boyle, Mary Duddy, John Conwell, Maggie O’Donnell and Margaret Cunningham.Jimmy Beag CunninghamCondolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Beag Cunningham, Carrick who has passed away Jimmy captained Cill Chartha in the SFC final against McCumhaills in 1963. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAA GAA News: Kilcar come out on top in match against Killybegs was last modified: September 7th, 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) Tags:GAAkilcarNoteslast_img read more

‘I never once met Sullivan or Brady while working for West Ham’

first_imgStuart Pearce has made a shock admission by revealing he never met David Sullivan or Karren Brady while working on West Ham’s coaching staff last season.Pearce joined the club, whom he represented as a player, as assistant manager to David Moyes when the latter was appointed boss last November.He helped guide the Hammers to Premier League survival, but was dismissed along with Moyes at the end of the campaign; Manuel Pellegrini has since been made West Ham’s new head coach.Pearce joined talkSPORT on Friday morning and was discussing his spell with West Ham, making a shock admission which says a lot about the club’s ownership.In the seven months he spent at the London Stadium, between November and May, Pearce has revealed he never met Sullivan and Brady, West Ham’s co-chairman and vice-chairman respectively, with the only interaction he had with the owners coming through David Gold.“I never met Mr. Sullivan or Karren Brady in the seven months I was there,” Pearce revealed. “I never met them once.“If I owned a football club, or ran any organisation, I’d make it my business to welcome new faces into the football club. The working environment is the training ground.“Unless they decided Mr. Gold is going to be the face of the board, and he’s going to be the one to come in – and to be fair, he’s very, very personable, and he used to come to every game and pop into the dressing room after games.“I can’t speak for David [Moyes]… he had links with all three.“But from a personal view I never met two of the three in the seven months I was there.” 1 ‘I never met Sullivan or Brady in the 7 months I was there’ ?Stuart Pearce reveals David Gold was the only #WHUFC owner he met during his time at club… ⚒️? https://t.co/AYsRgJWZEr pic.twitter.com/NhlPEOjUpB— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) June 1, 2018https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more


first_imgThe funeral takes place today of tragic Shane Brolly who was killed in a road crash in Ballybofey on Monday morning last.A huge crowd is expected at St Mary’s Church in Convoy at 11am to say a final farewell to the popular young man.Shane’s twin sister Emma was hurt in the incident and paid a loving tribute to the brother she said meant so much to him. Shane, an accomplished horse-rider, was the backseat passenger in a car which was in collision with another vehicle on the Glenfin Road just after 3.30am on Monday last.FUNERAL OF TRAGIC CONVOY MAN TODAY was last modified: June 27th, 2013 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:crashfuneralShane Brollylast_img read more


first_imgMeryl McFadden!DONEGAL has another famous daughter – Hollywood actress Meryl Streep.Genealogists say Streep descends from families who emigrated from Dunfanaghy 150 years ago.The revelations come in the online magazine Irish Lives Remembered – in its January edition. Reporter Fiona Fitzsimons say the star’s great-great grandparents on her mother’s side were Manus McFadden (born 1831) and his wife Grace Strain (born in 1842).They married in Doe chapel in February 1864 and emigrated to America straight away, arriving in April 19, 1864, says Fitzsimons.The magazine also delves into the rest of the family tree of the McFaddens and Strains.You can read the rest of the story here: https://interactivepdf.uniflip.com/2/71043/321104/pub/REVEALED: ACTRESS MERYL STREEP IS A McFADDEN FROM DUNFANAGHY! was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:GeneaologyMcFaddenMeryl StreepStrainlast_img read more


first_imgPratt,T.341.30 Miller,M.2400 Green,G.1-4-4.00 Lancaster10/14/2005010658 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Clifton,D.1 Bills,Q.1-30 Reed,C.15442.90 Lacelle,B.180 Culver,J.520140.2 Solano,M.19140.71 Montez,J.290 Fleming,J.362.00 Clifton,D.30018 Merritt,T.40024 Schram,C.61178168130.18 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA RECORD: 2-8-0 Solano,M.1006 Punting Total50173634.7 Castaneda,L.05314 Quartz Hill10/07/2005010038 Merritt,T.1256034.84 Merritt,T.194253023.43 Palmdale09/30/2005010053 Boron09/23/2005010047 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Montez,J.351323.80 Antelope Valley11/04/2005010029 Lucerne Valley09/09/20051003619 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. TOTAL200528076355 Miller,M.461.50 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Rushing Total31810413.37 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Pratt,T.42137077.70 Solano,M.69187202135.17 Miller,M.1 Culver,J.177.00 Golden Valley09/16/20051002414 Culver,J.121871 Scoring Total107376 Arceneaux,T.8630 Montgomery,M.6770 Reed,C.3210 Clifton,D.451473.32 Merritt,T.2390 Culver,J.1208 Littlerock10/21/2005010350 Clifton,D.240 Blackburn,J.1 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Green2151 Receiving Total414602 Highland11/11/2005010734 Castaneda,L.45153534.1 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Passing Total15341184602 Montgomery,M.1 Interceptions Total5 Green1006 Merritt,T.1 Schram,C.17171.00 Bills,Q.50651.30 Pioneer Valley09/02/2005010013last_img read more

Football Picked Fourth In PFL Preseason Poll

first_img Print Friendly Version The upcoming 2017 season marks the 25th year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The league will feature 11 teams each playing an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Championship.  The Bulldogs begin their 2017 campaign on Sept. 2 against South Dakota at Drake Stadium at 6 p.m. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Drake University football team was picked to finish fourth in the Pioneer Football League standings in a preseason vote of the league’s coaches. The Bulldogs, set to begin their fourth season under head coach Rick Fox, return nine All-PFL honorees and 18 student-athletes that started in 2016. Pioneer Football League 2017 Preseason Coaches’ PollTeam, Points1. San Diego (9), 992. Dayton (2), 923. Marist, 694. Drake, 675. Campbell, 62    Jacksonville, 627. Butler, 49 8. Morehead State, 429. Stetson, 2910. Valparaiso, 2411. Davidson, 10• First-place votes in parentheses.• 10 points awarded for a first-place vote, with one point less for each succeeding place. (Maximum score = 100)• Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Drake earned 67 total points in the poll. San Diego, which won the 2016 title, again received the coaches’ nod to win the 2017 PFL title, earning 99 points with nine first-place votes. Dayton earned 92 points with two first-place votes, while Marist was picked third with 69 points.last_img read more