Perkins perfect fit for Fuel Masters

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I really feel that we picked the right guy,” he said. “He’s playing like he’s not a rookie and he really has a PBA body.”The 25-year-old Perkins is listed at 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds. During his time in the UAAP, he was a handful on the low block with his ability to post up and hit the outside shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPerkins showed it on Tuesday against Alaska where he finished with nine points and two rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench.Alas feels Perkins still has a lot of room for improvement. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jason Perkins listens to coach Louie Alas in the Phoenix’s first practice session on Monday. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netPhoenix head coach Louie Alas is convinced rookie Jason Perkins is a perfect fit for the Fuel Masters.Perkins was the fourth overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft and as early as the preseason, Alas is impressed with the former La Salle standout.ADVERTISEMENT Issues from last year’s championship hampered La Salle, says Ayo LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “The thing he needs to do is to bring his energy level up because with my system, we play high-energy on defense and if he is playing major minutes, he needs to have extra energy.”Perkins is not the only addition to Phoenix in the offseason.The Fuel Masters also landed LA Revilla and Justine Chua, whom Alas said would play a big role right away.“Revilla is a big help to the team and also Perkins and Justine Chua. They’re really a major part of our rotation.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READlast_img read more

Ex-Rampart cop charged

first_imgA former Los Angeles police officer implicated in a 1990s corruption scandal in which officers were accused of framing scores of innocent people pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of perjury and making a fake city seal for a police identification card. Michael Buchanan, 35, of Santa Clarita was arraigned on one count each of perjury and making a counterfeit seal, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of making a false statement in an application for a security guard license. Buchanan’s attorney, Harland Braun, said the case was filed in retaliation for Buchanan’s filing a lawsuit with other former Rampart station officers in which they claim the Los Angeles Police Department mistreated and wrongfully fired them. “The civil case is coming up next month and they’re trying to dirty (him) up in anticipation of that case,” Braun said. Deputy District Attorney Renee Korn said the charges have nothing to do with the lawsuit against the city, which is to be heard in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors accuse Buchanan of stating on a security guard license application that he was an active police officer and of submitting a false police ID with a bogus city seal. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner James Bianco allowed Buchanan to remain free on his own recognizance over prosecutors’ objections. Bianco said Buchanan has a long record of coming to court when ordered to do so. Buchanan could receive up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted of the three charges, Korn said. A Police Department panel recommended that Sgt. Brian Liddy, another officer implicated in the Rampart scandal, be fired for alleged misconduct during a 1999 narcotics arrest. Buchanan, Liddy and former Officer Rafael Perez were among a group of officers accused of crimes that included framing suspects and filing false police reports in the city’s poor, largely minority Rampart area west of downtown. The three were convicted in 2000 of conspiracy for falsely claiming that they were hit by a truck driven by gang members. The judge overturned the verdict, ruling that the jury had misunderstood a police report, and the District Attorney’s Office decided against retrying the case. Buchanan was fired in 2004 and Liddy has been on unpaid suspension for about five years, according to his attorney. Liddy, who is also part of the ex-officers’ lawsuit against the city, also contends the new allegations are an attempt to sully his image before the civil trial. Braun said lawyers for the family of slain rapper the Notorious B.I.G., who have also sued the city, have uncovered information that will help Buchanan and other ex-officers in the civil case. The Rampart scandal came to light in 1998 when Perez told investigators that corruption and brutality had become common in the Rampart station. Perez cooperated with investigators in exchange for a lighter sentence after he was caught stealing cocaine from a police evidence room.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