Eric Kelly falls to Brazilian foe in ONE Manila undercard

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Barcelona to face Valencia in Copa del Rey semifinals Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chinese flyweight Ma Hao Bin (9-1) settled for a unanimous decision victory over Sotir Kichukov (13-7).The winner of ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament was the clear aggressor in the match but did not have enough power in his strikes to knock his Bulgarian foe out, allowing the fight to go the distance.Hayato Suzuki (18-1-2) also inched his way to a title shot as he submitted Yago Bryan (3-4).The Japanese contender squeezed the air out of his Brazilian foe as he locked in the rear naked choke to take the victory at the 4:03 mark of round one.Emilio Urrutia (11-4) displayed his impeccable striking as he knocked out Bruno Pucci (5-3).ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Things didn’t get better from there as Nunes caught Kelly’s right foot, sending him to the ground before locking in the D’arce choke at the 1:31 mark of the second round to gain the submission victory.Kelly dropped to 12-5 as he suffered his fourth straight defeat, while Nunes rose to 11-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPhoto from ONE ChampionshipIn the night’s other matches, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao (364-46-9) will also go down in history as the victor in the first ever Muay Thai bout in ONE Championship, stopping Joseph Lasiri (31-5) in the second round.The 25-year veteran athlete out of Evolve MMA punished his Italian foe with his thunderous high kicks which reverberated throughout the 20,000-seater arena, before closing out the match with a killer right straight which floored Lasiri with 2:30 to spare in the second round. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ The American featherweight connected with his barrage of punches, bloodying his Brazilian foe in the process before flooring him with a right hook at the 3:33 mark of the opening round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Photo from ONE ChampionshipEric Kelly failed to hoist the country’s flag as he fell to Rafael Nunes in the undercard of ONE: Global Superheroes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Desperate to snap his skid, the Baguio-native tried to bring the fight to the ground but almost found himself in trouble late in the opening round against his Brazilian foe.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Jr. NBA draws record crowd in Butuan selection camp

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pelicans extend Okafor through the end of the season Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES TIpoff at the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Butuan.Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 welcomed a massive 1,505 young crowd in its the Mindanao leg at Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City over the weekend.Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 from Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Davao, Sarangani and other provinces in Mindanao trooped to the first-ever Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camp in the city for the record-setting numbers.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Young Higa-onon, Manobo and Banwaon players all tried their luck, but only 11 aspirants got the golden ticket to the two-day basketball exposition at the the National Training Camp on May 18 to 20.Selections from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Training Camp in Butuan.These 11 are: Richard Carvero III, 13, and Paolo Matthew Kho, 13, of Corpus Christi School; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College; Zhan Paolo Moreno, 13, of Xavier University; Michael John Sarmiento, 13, of Father Saturnino Urios University; Klein Tyrone Tagotongan, 13, of St. Mary’s School; and Vince Uchi, 14, of Alabel National Science High School for the boys division and Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School; Mikylla Taborada, 13, of Kauswagan National High School; and Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School for the girls division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJr. NBA coaches Rob Newson and Jeffrey Cariaso made the selections after two day’s worth of basketball training and scrimmages.“There’s a lot of talent here,” said Newson. “We were really impressed with at least three of the kids who were selected that we really feel have the natural ability to make it until the end. The kids love the game. They worked really hard and I’m excited to see them in Manila.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Baguio is set to host the next Regional Selection Camp on March 17 to 18 before it goes to its final stop in Manila on April 21 and 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

LeBron passes Jordan with 867th straight double-digit game

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, is congratulated by Kevin Love, after James broke Michael Jordan’s NBA record by scoring at least 10 points in his 867th straight regular-season game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Cleveland, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — Still chasing championships, LeBron James caught — and passed — Michael Jordan on one list.James broke Jordan’s NBA record by scoring at least 10 points in his 867th straight regular-season game, a streak the Cavaliers superstar could make nearly untouchable by the end of his brilliant career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Detroit’s Griffin has bone bruise, to be evaluated in a week Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters James entered Friday’s game against New Orleans sharing the mark with Jordan, one of his boyhood heroes. But with one of his patented two-handed dunks midway through the first quarter, James moved ahead of Jordan, whose streak stretched from 1986 to 2001.During a stoppage in play, James was handed the ball and he received a standing ovation from the sellout Quicken Loans Arena crowd, which included pop superstar Justin Timberlake.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJames last failed to score in double digits on Jan. 5, 2007, against Milwaukee. In the time since, he has won three NBA championships, left Cleveland for Miami and returned, and established himself as one of the best players in league history.At 33, he’s playing as well as ever and next month he’ll head into the playoffs attempting to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James can envision a day when his record is toppled.“I think records are always meant to be broken,” he said. “At the end of the day I think a lot of people didn’t believe Mike’s record would ever be broken, so who am I to say that mine won’t be?”James’ record underscores his durability, reliability and scoring skill. And although it may not be viewed in the class as other notable streaks like Joe DiMaggio getting a hit in 56 straight games or Cal Ripken playing in 2,632 straight, the mark is still special.An avid sports fan, James said all of those streaks are meaningful.“They’re all great achievements in their own right,” he said. “You all know Cal Ripken and his ability to be out on the diamond every single day, play that many consecutive games. Joe DiMaggio, every time he went up in a game he was going to get a hit. That’s just production for a ball club. This streak as well, being available to your teammates and being able to put the ball in the hole, I don’t know if there’s one that’s more than another.“They’re all pretty cool achievements in their own right.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James never set out to break Jordan’s mark, but by staying healthy and being consistent, he moved himself to the top of another statistical list.And with the end of his career seemingly years away, James is poised to re-write history some more.“It’s not like I set out to say that I want to be the No. 1 in scoring 10 points, double digits or consecutive games or whatever that and whatnot,” James said. “But any time like a statistical category comes up and I’m able to accomplish something like that, I mean it’s pretty incredible. It’s been like 11 years that I’ve been able to accomplish this feat so I’ve been able to take care of my body, that’s one, and I’ve been around some great teammates and coaches and two organizations that have allowed me to be who I am, so that’s two.“And just going out and playing for the joy of the game.”To put James’ double-digit scoring mark in perspective, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s career scoring leader, scored at least 10 in 787 consecutive games. Among current players, Houston’s James Harden has done it in 257 games — 410 behind James.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 awardlast_img read more

Towns, Wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I live my life very Amish-like,” Towns said. “Other than video games, I don’t think I have a reason for electronics. It’s a life that I’ve always loved.”___76ERS AT HEAT76ers lead 2-1. Game 4, 2:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: It’s simple: The team that has imposed its will is 3-0 in this series. Philadelphia took the pace where it wanted it in Games 1 and 3. Miami out-toughed the 76ers in Game 2. The Heat have to find a way to keep Philadelphia’s 3-point shooting in check; the 76ers made 18 shots from beyond the arc in Game 3. Joel Embiid is back from a concussion and a broken bone around his eye, and an already-confident Philadelphia bunch seems to have even more swagger now.KEEP AN EYE ON: 76ers guard Marco Belinelli. The 76ers are 25-6 when he plays and 14-1 when he scores at least 15 points. In this series, he’s 13 for 27 on shots from 20 feet and deeper, and many of those makes have been daggers for Miami.PRESSURE IS ON: Heat center Hassan Whiteside . Backups Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo have played a combined 145 minutes in this series, while Whiteside has played only 41, with 11 points, nine fouls, seven turnovers and three field goals in the three games. There’s no room for error now for Miami, so either Whiteside will figure it out fast in Game 4 or the Heat will get someone else into his spot.HISTORY LESSON: This is the fourth time in Dwyane Wade’s career that the Heat have trailed an Eastern Conference opponent 2-1. In the three previous Game 4s in that scenario, Miami has won all three with Wade averaging 26.7 points in those second-round games against Indiana (2004 and 2012) and Toronto (2016).___TRAIL BLAZERS AT PELICANS MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Broner: Vargas fight ‘very important for my career’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Pelicans lead 3-0. Game 4, 5 p.m. EDT, TNT.NEED TO KNOW: The sixth-seeded Pelicans are on the cusp of a surprising sweep of the third-seeded Blazers, and their margin of victory has grown in each game. They dominated Game 3, leading by as many as 20 points in the first half and 33 in the second. Veteran guard Rajon Rondo has masterfully run the offense, and the Pelicans have played unselfishly with a different scoring leader in each game: Anthony Davis with 35 in Game 1, Jrue Holiday with 33 in Game 2 and Nikola Mirotic with 30 in Game 3.KEEP AN EYE ON: Portland’s body language, intensity and aggressiveness. Guard Damian Lillard challenged the Blazers to ramp up those aspects of their game, stressing that the Pelicans were “a lot more aggressive than we were and we didn’t dish it back out. I think in the playoffs and in a situation like this, when a team is coming for you like that, you’ve got to maybe go out of your way to do it back, even if that means foul trouble or some altercations happen out there.”PRESSURE IS ON: Lillard. The Pelicans have sold out to stop the Portland star, who missed nine of 14 shots in Game 3. “It’s either going to be a tough shot, or I’ve got to give the ball up,” Lillard said. “I’ve got to trust making the right play, and when it comes time I’ve got to take my chances and I’ve got to take those tough shots.”INJURY UPDATE: Blazers starting forward Evan Turner missed Game 3 because of a toe injury in Game 2. The team did not update his status on Friday.___ROCKETS AT TIMBERWOLVESRockets lead 2-0. Game 3, 7:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN.NEED TO KNOW: The Rockets cruised to a 20-point victory in Game 2 despite only 12 points on a staggering 2-for-18 shooting performance by James Harden. After squandering their chance to steal Game 1 on the road in a three-point loss, the Wolves are back home in a big hole against the team with the best record in the NBA. They’ll need a big boost from a home crowd celebrating the team’s return to the postseason to send the series back to Houston for a Game 5.KEEP AN EYE ON: Gerald Green. The 32-year-old journeyman, once acquired by the Wolves in the franchise-altering 2007 trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, made five 3-pointers in Game 2 for postseason career-high 21 points. 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast And they want a win.The Timberwolves host the Rockets on Saturday night in Game 3. Earlier in the day, Miami takes on Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference and New Orleans hosts Portland, both in Game 4. Later, Utah visits Oklahoma City in Game 3.Towns tried his best to shrug off the bad vibes and stinging rebukes when speaking with reporters on Friday.“You dwell too much on the past, you forget that you’ve got to take care of the present,” Towns said.The chatter on TV and Twitter, he said, has escaped him.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets.The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5 for 18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series against the Rockets. Towns has found himself the subject of pointed criticism from analysts, fans and even his own team.ADVERTISEMENT PRESSURE IS ON: Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Though cornerstones Towns and Andrew Wiggins are getting their first taste of postseason, Thibodeau and veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Teague he brought in last summer have plenty of playoff experience. The Wolves have been largely directionless on offense against the Rockets and their underrated defense.INJURY UPDATE: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who has sat out the first two games with a sprained ankle, is likely to play in Game 3. Forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who dislocated his shoulder in the second-to-last game of the regular season, said this week he wouldn’t rule out a return in this series.___THUNDER AT JAZZSeries tied 1-1. Game 3, 10 p.m. EDT, ESPN.NEED TO KNOW: In the first two games, the higher-rebounding team has been the winning team, with Game 1 going to Oklahoma City and Utah taking Game 2. A critical part of this trend will be Thunder center Steven Adams and his presence on the floor. He played just 22 minutes in Game 2 before fouling out. The Thunder will have to do better against Utah center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors, who combined for 31 rebounds in Game 2.KEEP AN EYE ON: Russell Westbrook. He has taken a secondary role at times in this series, but that might change. With Oklahoma City’s inability to close in Game 2 after leading in the fourth quarter, Westbrook could look to be more of a scorer in Game 3. He’ll need more help from Carmelo Anthony, who has made just 11 of 31 field goals in the series.PRESSURE IS ON: George. The man who called himself “Playoff P” before the series began came out with 36 points and eight 3-pointers in the opener. He followed that with a dud, just 18 points on 6 for 21 shooting.INTRIGUING MATCHUP: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell vs. Thunder guard Corey Brewer. Mitchell used his speed to slice through the Thunder defense for 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter of Game 2 . He was essentially unstoppable once he decided to stop shooting 3-pointers. The Thunder could be forced to put George on him more if Brewer struggles defensively again. The switch-heavy Rockets have double-teamed Towns to a stifling effect, and the Timberwolves sure haven’t helped their 7-footer out by getting him the ball in favorable situations in the post.“They’re coming to double. He knows that. He has to face up, be strong with the ball, make quick moves,” point guard Jeff Teague said. “But we have to figure out how to get him running, get him some easy buckets.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe team’s struggles have taken a little luster off Minnesota’s first postseason home game in 14 years, but the fans who remember the Timberwolves reaching the Western Conference finals in 2004 will surely be eager to witness the playoffs in person no matter the daunting challenge in this first round.“This organization, all of our fans, they deserve this moment,” Towns said. View commentslast_img read more

‘An absolute joke’: Roma furious over referee’s decisions

first_imgRoma’s Aleksandar Kolarov, right, reacts at the end of the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Roma and Liverpool at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Liverpool advanced to its first Champions League final in more than a decade despite a 4-2 loss at Roma on Wednesday. The Reds scored two early goals and that was all they needed to advance 7-6 on aggregate after a 5-2 win in the first leg. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)ROME — First it was Juventus. Now it’s Roma.Both Italian clubs were eliminated from the Champions League following questionable decisions by the referee. And both are demanding that the video assistant referee (VAR) be installed immediately in the top club competition.ADVERTISEMENT The VAR has already been introduced in Serie A this season and will also be used at the upcoming World Cup in Russia for the first time.“There were two clear penalties not given — and a red card,” Roma sporting director Monchi said after the Giallorossi were eliminated from the semifinals on 7-6 aggregate despite a 4-2 win over Liverpool on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The time has come for Italian football to raise its voice. Well done to Liverpool, of course. But these things need to be reviewed. I do not understand why VAR is not used in the most important club competition there is.”Roma protested to no avail for a hand ball on Dejan Lovren in the first half, a potential penalty committed on Edin Dzeko after the break, then a clear handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold shortly after the hour mark. MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ UEFA’s hesitation is due to the fact that the Champions League involves so many countries, many of which — like in the English Premier League — don’t use the VAR domestically.Still, a bigger problem for Roma was conceding two goals in the first half of both legs against Liverpool.“We gifted them two goals thanks in part to our naivety,” Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said, referring to defensive lapses. “But after that we had them on the ropes. The boys did something amazing. It was almost the perfect game — which we didn’t manage at Anfield.“But the mentality we need for this competition has improved,” the coach added.It was the first time Roma reached the semifinals since getting beat by Liverpool in the 1984 final, which was held in its stadium. And it came in the season after long-time Roma captain Francesco Totti retired.“I congratulate my teammates. I am so proud of them all. To be captain of this group of great players is an incredible privilege,” said new Roma captain Daniele De Rossi. “But now to make this run even more memorable we have to make sure we qualify for the competition again next year.”With three matches remaining in Serie A, Roma sits third, level on points with fourth-place Lazio and four ahead of fifth-place Inter Milan. The top four finishers qualify for the Champions League.“This has got to be something we continue, year on year,” defender Federico Fazio said. “We need to learn from our mistakes. We’ve got to think positively. We need to lift our heads and carry on.” P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Bickerstaff: Grizzlies will rebound from 60-loss seasoncenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “You just can’t let stuff like this go,” Roma’s American president Jim Pallotta said. “The handball (on Alexander-Arnold) was obvious to probably everyone in the world except the referee on the pitch.“If we don’t get VAR in the Champions League stuff like this is just an absolute joke.”Less than a month ago, Juventus was fuming over the penalty that resulted in its elimination from the quarterfinals.English referee Michael Oliver called the penalty in the third and final minute of stoppage time, leading to Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal that meant Real Madrid advanced on 4-3 aggregate.“We’ve got the technology to avoid these mistakes,” Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said at the time. “UEFA isn’t against the VAR, it just has a technical problem that needs to be resolved. If the problem is instructing the referees from all of the federations then let’s take some of them aside and set up a quick course.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES 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 View commentslast_img read more

Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

first_imgHe said the magnitude of the occasion hit him when the boisterous yellow-clad Australian fans all sang the nation’s national anthem before the match against France.“Your heart is pumping through your chest and you realized the gravity of the situation — you’re here representing the whole nation on the biggest stage,” he said. “It is emotional but I’m also very proud to be a part of it.”STREAKDenmark is unbeaten in its last 16 international matches. The last loss was in October 2016 against Montenegro (1-0 in Copenhagen).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But it’s an admittedly difficult journey. France and Denmark lead Group C with wins, while Peru rounds out the group. Australia, the lowest-ranked team in the group at No. 36, is vying to advance out of the group stage for the first time since 2006.Denmark, returning to the World Cup after missing out on Brazil, is coming off a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday in Saransk. Yuffus Poulsen, who plays for German club RB Leipzig, scored the lone goal.The 12th-ranked Danes, who beat Mexico 2-0 in an exhibition before the start of the World Cup, reached the quarterfinals in 1998.The opening victory over Peru did have a cost: Starting midfielder William Kvist fractured two ribs and is likely to miss the rest of the tournament. Kvist was injured in a hard collision with Peru’s Jefferson FarfanAustralian defender Trent Sainsbury spoke to the media in Kazan before heading to Samara, reinforcing the team’s confident outlook going into the team’s second match.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Coming away from the France game, it’s refueled us and we can tango with the best,” Sainsbury said. “I know the boys are running on a high at the moment, but I don’t think that’s going to change until after the last game against Peru and we’ll see where we are then.”SIDE TRIPDanish defender Jonas Knudsen made an unexpected side trip home following the victory over Peru. That’s because wife Trine gave birth to the couple’s daughter — who wasn’t due for a few more weeks.Knudsen’s teammates funded the private plane to whisk him back to Denmark for a day to meet his child. He rejoined the team on Monday.KERR WEIGHS INAustralian women’s national team forward Sam Kerr took a look at the Socceroos in a piece for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ABC Grandstand.“I really wasn’t sure how we would do this tournament, I didn’t know where our team was at and had no idea how the other teams would show,” she wrote. “After watching our game and the Peru-Denmark game I am pretty confident we can advance from our group.”Kerr has seen her own World Cup success. The Matildas, as Australia’s women’s team is known, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Cup in Canada.YOUNGESTAustralia midfielder Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at the World Cup, at 19 years and five months. LATEST STORIES View comments Australia fell 2-1 to the French on Saturday in Kazan. But the scoreline didn’t reflect the Australian team’s gritty defensive performance against the 1998 World Cup champions and highest-ranked team in the group.Antoine Griezmann scored in the 58th minute following a contentious penalty — the first awarded at the World Cup under the video review system. The referee didn’t pick up the initial foul, but awarded the penalty after watching a replay on a sideline TV monitor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAustralia captain Mile Jedinak equalized from the penalty spot before Paul Pogba’s deflected shot hit the cross bar and crossed the line in the 81st to clinch the win for France. The goal was confirmed by goal-line technology, and FIFA later credited it as an own goal.While struggling to accept Griezmann’s PK, Australia coach Bert van Marwijk remained positive overall heading into Thursday’s match at Samara Stadium. “When you see this game you must have confidence for the rest of the tournament,” van Marwijk said. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia’s Mile Jedinak, center, speaks with his teammates after the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)SAMARA, Russia — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark.The plucky underdog label seems to inspire the Socceroos.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

MPBL: Bataan pulls away to beat Batangas City

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bataan Risers’ Pamboy Raymundo. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueBataan went on a late run to beat Batangas City, 81-67, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Wednesday night at Bataang People’s Center.The Risers outscored the Athletics, 13-0, in the final three minutes and 50 seconds to break loose from a tight duel and pick up their first win.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan With Bataan holding a 68-67 edge, Vince Tolentino sparked the Risers’ surge before a Robby Celiz layup off a steal by John Villarias capped the run and extended the lead to double-digits, 77-67, with only 1:36 left.Tolentino posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds that went with five assists while Celiz came off the bench and had 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBatangas (1-1), which ruled the league’s inaugural conference, missed its last seven attempts from the field.Lester Alvarez paced the Athletics with 17 points but shot 5-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-13 from downtown. Tey Teodoro, known for his scoring, fired blanks, missing all of his nine shots, seven of which from the 3-point line. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sweden blanks Mexico 3-0, but both head to knockout round Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Ilagan forced to watch from bench as Stags come up short vs Pirates

first_imgSan Sebastian ultimately fizzled out in the final minutes after the Pirates’ constant traps even before the ball handler crossed the midway line.Ilagan said he regretted what had happened and he just promised that he would keep his emotions in check the next time he steps on the court.“The coaches told me that I have to develop my leadership and to communicate better with the younger players,” said the third year Ilagan. “I’m teaching the younger players the things I learned from past veterans like Ryan Costelo. Whenever they feel pressure I just talk to them.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Rhea Dimaculangan begs off from PH volleyball national team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img And if there was one player who deemed the setback too bitter to swallow it had to be Regille Ilagan.The diminutive gunner was punishing the Pirates for 18 points before he got called for his fifth and final foul at the 8:02 mark of the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I got carried away with my emotions, because I’m not used to this type of atmosphere and this is all my fault,” said Ilagan in Filipino. “I got into it, I got a technical. I couldn’t do anything about it so I just cheered my teammates on.”With Ilagan on the bench, the Stags carried on and tallied four straight steals for a 9-1 run to give them a 69-68 lead. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West San Sebastian didn’t open the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament the way it wanted to after bowing to Lyceum, 67-65, in a heartbreaker Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Silver lining for young and old athletes at Asian Games

first_imgThe Uzbekistan veteran missed out by one-tenth of a point on a gold medal, which went to 16-year-old South Korean Yeo Seo-jeong with 14.387 points. Yeo was born 10 years after Chusovitina made her Olympic debut and won gold in the team event in ’92 in Barcelona.At the other end of the spectrum, 15-year-old Shardul Vihan became India’s youngest medalist in shooting at the Asian Games when he took silver in the double trap final behind Shin Hyun-woo of South Korea.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’Vihan attends high school in Meerut, where 16-year-old 10-meter pistol gold medalist Saurabh Chaudhary is from.China continued to dominate the podium across co-host cities Jakarta and Palembang and its medal tally hit 100 — including 51 gold — halfway through the fifth day of competition. Women’s vault gold medalist South Korea’s Yeo Sejeong, centre, stands with silver medalist Uzbekistan’s Oksana Chusovitana, left, and bronze medalist North Korea’s Pyon Ry Yong during the medal ceremony for apparatus final at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Oksana Chusovitina continued her quest to compete at an eighth Olympics by winning asilver medal in the vault at the Asian Games at the age of 43.Chusovitina won the vault at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, and in between took silver medals in the event at the 1994 and 2014 editions of the continental games.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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced That included golds in six of the day’s first eight rowing finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal China’s Asian Games medal haul hits 100 with 51 golds Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

LeBron pushes Lakers past Jazz for 7th win in 8 games

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brandon Ingram scored 24 points while the Lakers struggled in their first game back from an Eastern Conference road trip, but still persevered to earn the final win in this franchise’s first 7-1 stretch since the last eight games of the 2012-13 season.Although the Lakers have shown signs of being a dynamic offensive team around James, there wasn’t a sign to be seen against the undermanned Jazz, other than Ingram’s uncommonly aggressive performance. The Lakers committed a season-high 24 turnovers and managed just 10 assists all night, struggling to get out on the break and foundering in half-court sets.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 ChrissSo they produced one of their best defensive games of the season, holding Utah to the fewest points scored by an LA opponent since last February.“There’s going to be games where you just don’t shoot the ball well, and tonight we turned the ball over,” James said. “We’re trying to be a really good team, and there’s going to be games where we’ve got to do it defensively. Tonight we did that.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Jazz: At the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.Lakers: Host the Orlando Magic on Sunday. TIP-INSJazz: Mitchell was 2 of 9 and committed two turnovers before his injury. … Rudy Gobert had 13 points and seven rebounds.Lakers: Josh Hart played 14 scoreless minutes despite a strained tendon in his left ankle. … After returning at 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning from a trip to Florida and Cleveland, Los Angeles has begun a stretch with six of seven at Staples Center. … JaVale McGee had 12 points, and Ball added nine points and 10 rebounds.POST-TURKEY MALAISENeither team did much to distinguish itself early on the first game back from Thanksgiving. The Lakers held Utah under 30 percent shooting for most of the first half, but then blew an 11-point lead in the final 3 ½ minutes while committing 13 turnovers in the first half.Ingram and Lonzo Ball were Los Angeles’ biggest contributors early, with both youngsters going hard to the hoop. James had only four points in 16 minutes at halftime, and he had only five assists on the first 21 field goals by the Lakers’ stagnant offense.GETTING DEFENSIVEWhile the Lakers had their own success on defense, the Jazz are among the NBA’s premier defensive teams. Utah held the up-tempo Lakers to 13 fast-break points and just five offensive rebounds in addition to LA’s 24 turnovers.“If we’re not making shots, we’ve got to do something else to try to win, and tonight that was playing defense,” Thabo Sefolosha said. “That was working for us, but we couldn’t make it work on the other end.”UP NEXT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Crawford’s last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James dunks during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 90-83. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Although the Los Angeles Lakers haven’t won many games with defense over the last half-decade, LeBron James can inspire his new teammates to all sorts of feats that seemed impossible not too long ago.James had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and he seized control of an ugly game with nine points in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ seventh win in eight games, 90-83 over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Neither team took a commanding lead in the second half until James hit a layup and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions with 3:15 to play. James then blocked a shot by Alec Burks in the final seconds as Los Angeles held on to snap its seven-game skid against Utah.“We never really got in a rhythm shooting the ball,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Some of it is Utah is a really good defensive team, and some was us playing somewhat selfish basketball. There were positions that we should have made extra passes, and we harp on that all the time. We’ll continue to harp on that.”Donovan Mitchell scored four points before he bruised his ribs in the second quarter and didn’t return, depriving the Jazz of their top producer and compounding their already formidable offensive struggles. The Jazz won’t provide an update on Mitchell’s condition before Saturday.“He’s our leading scorer, so it impacts the game,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s not a crutch or an excuse. I liked the fact that we kept competing.”Burks scored 17 points and Joe Ingles had 16, but the Jazz have lost three straight and five of six.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more