Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watches from the sideline during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady thinks his next game against the Philadelphia Eagles is a little like the last time he played them.The reigning NFL MVP says he’s eager to get back on the field for the first time since the Super Bowl, and his next chance is in Thursday night’s exhibition game against Philadelphia. Brady did not play in the preseason opener against Washington last week.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Brady, who turned 41 this month, said he is feeling healthy and planning to play on Thursday night. The decision will be up to coach Bill Belichick.“I certainly plan on being out there,” Brady said.Also Tuesday, Brady repeated that his goal is to play “a long time.” He reportedly reached an agreement that could boost his pay this year by $5 million in 2018; he is signed through next season.“You always have short-term goals and long-term goals, and this year’s the one I’m focused on,” he said. “Obviously, I want to play for a long time, so I’ve said that for a while. Feel like I’m a broken record.”ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve got a big one against the Eagles and we know the challenge they present,” Brady said on Tuesday. “So, (we’re) trying to put a lot into it and see if we can obviously get a lot out of it. You know, it’s a big test. They’re a good team and we’re going to have to play well.”Philadelphia beat the Patriots 41-33 in February for its first Super Bowl title. The teams will meet again in New England this week, with considerably less on the line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But you wouldn’t know if from listening to Brady, who said there is urgency even in the second game on the exhibition schedule, because the team needs to line up against an opponent to measure its progress.“They’re important,” Brady said. “If it was a waste of time, we wouldn’t do it. I think there’s a lot of urgency, and you know we’re not where we need to be, got a lot of work to do and these practices are a part of it, (along with) the opportunities that we get in the game.” View comments
– Earl Williams South Gate 49, L.A. Jordan 44 Junior guard Monique Puentes scored 25 points, and junior forward Brittany Acosta had 11 as the Rams (4-12, 3-8) defeated the host Bulldogs in an Eastern League game. Junior forward Natalie Aguilar made three free throws in the final minute to seal the win. Boys basketball Before the Narbonne High girls basketball team hit the floor against Gardena, Gauchos coach Tim Barnes said that his players are going to play like they are the best team in the CIF L.A. City Section. Against the Panthers on Wednesday, the Gauchos got balanced scoring from Ify Ibekwe (12 points), Gabrielle Clark (11), Amber Scruggs (11) and others as they led by 20 points at halftime and went on to soundly defeat the visitors 76-22 in a Marine League matchup. “Our last game will probably be against Washington on Friday,” said Ibekwe. “We’ve worked so hard individually and as a team to get where we are. We deserve to be in the playoffs. But if we don’t get in, no one can take away our pride. We are 25-3. You can’t take it away from us.” With the win, Narbonne improved to 10-0 in league. If the Gauchos can’t get a court order to intervene with a CIF ruling that keeps them out of the playoffs, their season will end at home against Washington at 7 p.m. on Friday. St. Anthony 74, St. Genevieve 59 Senior center Howard Douglas scored 27 points, and senior forward Michael Cotton had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Saints (23-3, 8-0) ended the regular season by beating the visiting Valiants (3-4 league) in a Santa Fe League game. Jon Carcamo also scored 10 points for St. Anthony, which won a league championship for the first time in 19 years. The Saints captured the Santa Fe League title last Friday with a win over Salesian. Avalon 53, Tarbut V’Torah 47 Senior center Nick Radde and senior guard Cesar Ocampo each had 15 points to lead the Lancers (12-5, 4-4) past the host Lions in a San Joaquin League game. Chaz Delehant also scored 14 points for Avalon, which will play at Torah again today at 10 a.m. King-Drew 59, Washington 47 Senior guard Aaron Hill scored 24 of his 29 points in the second half to help the Golden Eagles (22-6, 12-0) beat the host Generals (14-8, 7-4) in the final Marine League game of the season. Timothy Thompson also had 10 points and 10 rebounds for King-Drew, which will play again in the first round of the L.A. City Section playoffs on Tuesday. The seedings come out 11 a.m. Saturday. Boys soccer Jordan 2, Compton 1 Jesse Castaneda and Danny Vazquez each scored for the Panthers (12-6-2, 6-4-2), who closed their Moore League schedule with three consecutive victories. Millikan 6, Lakewood 2 Senior midfielder Gerardo Garcia had three assists to set a school record with 35 for his career in a Moore League victory. Millikan (25-1-3 overall) finished league play at 8-1-3 and in second place. Senior forward Noe Medina and junior midfielder Salvador Melendrez each scored two goals for the Rams. Gahr 4, Downey 0 Sophomore forward Gerardo Navarro recorded a hat trick, and senior goalkeeper Eder Garcia made three saves to record the shutout as the Gladiators (8-5-6, 2-4-4) defeated the visiting Vikings in a San Gabriel Valley League game. Girls water polo Los Alamitos 6, Edison 3 Kaylee Miller scored four goals and Allie Taylor made five saves for the visiting Griffins (4-1) in Sunset League play. Los Alamitos hosts Wilson on Friday in a nonleague game at the Joint Forces Training Base. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!