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Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry

first_imgThe 40-year-old Terry is beginning his 19th season in the NBA. He appeared in 74 games with the Bucks last year and averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes per game. He also made 73 3-pointers in 171 attempts from beyond the arc.The 6-foot-2 Terry, who was selected by Atlanta with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 draft, has career averages of 13.8 points and 3.9 assists in 1,359 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson APMILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season.The Bucks announced the contract Monday night. There was no word on the length or value of the deal.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyeslast_img read more

Italian tenor honored at funeral with one final standing ovation

first_imgMODENA, Italy – Luciano Pavarotti received a final, tearful standing ovation at his somber funeral Saturday after a recording of the Italian tenor and his father singing “Panis Angelicus” filled his hometown cathedral. Many of the mourners cried as Pavarotti’s unmistakable voice filled the cathedral, a poignant reminder of the talent lost with his death Thursday at age 71 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Pavarotti and his father had sung the duet in 1978 in the same cathedral – an event Archbishop Benito Cocchi said was described by someone who attended it as “a weaving of two tenors.” In a series of eulogies, Pavarotti was remembered as one of the world’s greatest singers, a symbol of Italy, a humanitarian and – in a message from his 4-year-old daughter, Alice – a father. “Papa, you have loved me so much. I know you will always protect me,” his daughter said in a message read during the service, while her mother, Nicoletta Mantovani, sobbed in the front row. Among the 700 guests were Italian Premier Romano Prodi, U2 lead singer Bono, U2 guitarist The Edge, movie director Franco Zeffirelli and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Also sitting in the front row were Pavarotti’s first wife, Adua, his three grown daughters and his sister. The 90-minute service was filled with music, from Bulgarian-born soprano Raina Kabaivanska, who cried as she sang the opening hymn, Verdi’s “Ave Maria,” to tenor Andrea Bocelli’s “Ave Verum” during the communion. Flutist Andrea Griminelli played a solo. Thousands of admirers filled the piazza outside the cathedral watching the service on a big screen. The crowd erupted in applause when the white, maple casket covered with flowers – including Pavarotti’s favorite, sunflowers – was carried outside by 11 pallbearers. At the same instant, the Italian air force’s precision flying team roared overhead, trailing vapors of green, red and white – the colors of the Italian flag. Modena’s streets were filled with admirers who applauded as a black hearse bearing Pavarotti’s body went by. The tenor was buried at Montale Rangone cemetery, where members of his family, including his parents and stillborn son, Riccardo, are also interred. In his homily, Cocchi said the presence of so many dignitaries was a sign “of the esteem, the affection and the gratitude that universally surrounds the great artist.” But he said it was also significant how Modena residents paid tribute to their native son, breaking their silent vigil outside the cathedral when Pavarotti’s body arrived Thursday night with applause “not joyous, as in other occasions, but intense and sincere.” “The death of Luciano Pavarotti has made us feel more impoverished,” the archbishop said. “The maestro was and will always be a symbol for our city.” Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram, saying Pavarotti had “honored the divine gift of music through his extraordinary interpretative talent.” Prodi praised Pavarotti for his humanitarian work and peace efforts and also expressed the gratitude of all Italians for the image of the nation he carried to all corners of the globe. “Italy is sad today, but it is also proud of him,” Prodi said during the service. “Here, in the cathedral of his hometown, Italy expresses its gratitude to him.” Pavarotti was beloved by generations of operagoers and pop fans alike for his breathtaking high Cs, hearty renditions of popular folk songs such as “O Sole Mio” and collaborations with singers such as Bono, with whom he recorded “Miss Sarajevo” in 1995 to raise money to help rebuild Bosnia. Pavarotti was the world’s best-selling classical artist, with more than 100 million records sold since the 1960s, and he had the first classical album to reach No. 1 on the pop charts. During a public viewing period that began Thursday night and continued until hours before the funeral, more than 100,000 people filed past Pavarotti’s casket and filled condolence books placed by vases of sunflowers outside the cathedral. Similar books are being made available at Italian embassies and consulates around the world, the Foreign Ministry said. “You can feel the legend. You feel it from the air that circulates inside the cathedral,” said Susy Cavallini, a 43-year-old Modena resident. “He was an exceptional man, for his humanity, for his culture and for his friendships.” That Pavarotti – a divorced man who had a child out of wedlock – was given a public viewing and a funeral in the cathedral spurred some debate. A Modena parish priest, the Rev. Giorgio Bellei, told the Corriere della Sera daily newspaper that the move amounted to “profanation of the temple.”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