FEU ends Ateneo’s 30-game win streak, UP stops UE in men’s volleyball

first_imgFar Eastern University stunned a seemingly invincible Ateneo side with a commanding three-set sweep, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Tamaraws dealt the Blue Eagles’ their first loss in the UAAP since falling to Adamson in a five-setter in the first round of Season 78.ADVERTISEMENT In the first game, University of the Philippines whipped University of the East, 25-22, 25-15, 25-13, to start its campaign.Jerry San Pedro had 12 points to lead the Fighting Maroons while Wendel Miguel and John Millette put up 11 points apiece.Geric Ortega and Noel Alba led the Red Warriors with seven points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 “This is a big win for us because this will give a very big boost in our confidence, I just hope that we won’t relax after this,” said FEU head coach Rey Diaz in Filipino.“I hope the players won’t be contented with this one win, because if you won’t excel if you’re already satisfied with this one.”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 folkJohn Paul Bugaoan led the Tamaraws with 13 points while Jude Garcia and Richard Solis had 11 and 10 points, respectively.Reigning four-time MVP Marck Espejo had 12 points for Ateneo. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Rickie Fowler birdies last 3 holes to take Phoenix Open lead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

Celtics overcome James’ 40-point triple-double, take 2-0 lead

first_imgBOSTON, MA – MAY 15: Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics reacts after dunking the ball in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Two of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout.LeBron James took a literal shot to the jaw in Game 2 but kept right on scoring.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial James was also astoundingly efficient, using his dribble to create space, while he knocked down an assortment of jump shots.He finished the opening quarter 8 of 13 from the field and 4 of 7 from the 3-point line.His momentum was stunted briefly at the 3:50 mark of the second quarter, when Jayson Tatum was whistled for a foul after catching James jaw with his shoulder as he attempted a steal. James stayed in the game and connected on one of his ensuing free throws, but then exited to the locker room with Cleveland leading 47-36.The Cavaliers said James had a neck sprain. He returned after missing less than two minutes of game time.Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland’s lead to 55-48 at the break.“I think we just have a group of guys that really believe in each other,” Horford said. “Our group in tough times, we’ve always found a way.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Were outscored 50-42 in the paint after being outscored 60-38 in Game 1.Celtics: Went 10 of 31 from the 3-point line.QUOTABLE “We’ve got to be tougher. I think they’re playing tougher than we are. We see that. They’re being physical. They’re gooning the game up and we’ve got to do the same thing.” — Cavaliers coach Ty Lue40-POINT MANAccording to Elias Sports Bureau, James now has three career playoff 40-point triple-doubles. That is the most in NBA postseason history.DEFENDING A TEAMMATESmart said Smith’s play was a “dirty shot.”“That’s not the first time JR has done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us,” he said. “It’s like a bully, you keep letting a bully keep picking on you, he’s going to pick on you until you finally stand up. And that’s what I tried to do.”UP NEXTGame 3 is Saturday in Cleveland. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re going to fight,” Rozier said. “At this point we don’t care if we win by half a point. If we win, that’s all that matters.”James added 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He scored 21 of Cleveland’s 27 points in the first quarter , tying his playoff career high for points in a period. His 42 points marked his fifth 40-point game of this postseason. James had just 15 points and missed all five of his 3-point attempts in the Cavs’ Game 1 loss.But he didn’t seem to play with the same force after straining his neck in a first-half collision and the Cavaliers wilted in the second half, with the Celtics outscoring them 59-39.“I think I’ll be fine. I’m not going to lose sleep over it. You go out and when you lay everything on the line, at the end of the day, you can live with that,” he said. “They did what they had to do, and that was protect home, and now it’s our time to try to do that, as well.”Kevin Love finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds for Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT As expected, Tristan Thompson started in place of Kyle Korver in the hopes his presence could energize what was a sluggish Cavs offense in Game 1. Thompson got Cleveland’s first basket of the night and helped to limit Horford’s effectiveness on the inside early on.Korver added 11 points off the bench for Cleveland. But starters Thompson, JR Smith and George Hill combined for just 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting.Tempers flared with 3:49 to play with Boston leading 97-89. Marcus Morris got in Smith’s face after Smith pushed Horford in the back to prevent a layup. Smith shoved Morris and the pair had to be separated.Smith was assessed a flagrant foul and both received technical fouls.“I felt like it was uncalled for that type of play there,” Horford said. “We have each other’s backs. … We moved on to the next play way and we locked in after that.”Smith said there was no malicious intent on the play.“I blatantly pushed him. It wasn’t like I was trying to low bridge him or something. Just make sure he didn’t get it,” Smith said. “It was a good, hard foul.”Boston’s balanced attack was effective again, with six players reaching double figures. Cleveland had 15 turnovers leading to 13 Boston points. The Celtics turned it over just six times.Boston led 84-77 after three quarters and took command late in the fourth with the Cavs getting little offense other than from James. Cleveland’s starters were pulled with 1:48 left and the Cavs down 14.James was on the attack from the opening tip. He turned the ball over the Cavs’ first possession. But it was one of his only miscues in the first quarter. Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew So did the Celtics.Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Boston withstood a 42-point night by James to beat Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.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 crownTerry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.Boston improved to 9-0 this postseason at TD Garden. The Celtics have never blown a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs.last_img read more

Boogie Bomb: Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal — not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA free agency period, but the most intriguing. The low-risk, high-reward deal was confirmed by two people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can yet be signed.“5 All-Stars on 1 team…. wow,” Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky wrote on Twitter.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 crownIndeed, that is the case for the Warriors, who will be adding Cousins to a lineup that includes All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as well as a former NBA Finals MVP in Andre Iguodala.The Warriors, predictably, were thrilled by a move that gives them a player who averaged 25.2 points last season before getting hurt and has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for his career. “The 3rd splash Brother,” Curry tweeted.The Warriors lost center JaVale McGee to James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday as part of the flurry of moves on Day 1 of free agency, and it took general manager Bob Myers less than a full day to replace McGee with Cousins.The Lakers kept the moves going Monday, adding Rajon Rondo — once a playoff rival of James, and now someone who will be giving him the ball.A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to AP that Rondo had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Lakers for $9 million. Like Cousins, Rondo was part of the New Orleans Pelicans last season. To help replace the Cousins void, the Pelicans agreed to a two-year deal with former Lakers big man Julius Randle, who will now pair with his fellow Kentucky product Anthony Davis in the New Orleans frontcourt.So in less than 24 hours, not only did the Lakers lure James out of Cleveland — but added two players who were longtime antagonists in his annual quest to win the Eastern Conference, first by agreeing to a deal with Lance Stephenson on Sunday night and then moving Monday to convince Rondo to join what will be his sixth different NBA franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Anthony Tolliver changed teams again, this time going back to one of his former stops — Minnesota, which will sign him to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million. Tolliver has played for nine different franchises, and spent last season with Detroit.The Pistons added Jose Calderon, who will reunite with his former coach Dwane Casey. Calderon signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of about $2.4 million. Calderon was with James in Cleveland last season.So he’s leaving Cleveland — and so is the massive banner showing James and bearing the phrase “We Are All Witnesses.” The 10-story banner in downtown Cleveland is scheduled to be taken down by Nike later this week, even though some Clevelanders said they hoped it would remain as a tribute to James’ years with the Cavs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ Ref duped by Neymar play-acting, Mexico coach says Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan James is back on vacation while the Lakers are busy building a roster around him.“For him, it’s just business as usual,” former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant said of James during a Monday appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump.” ″He’ll come to work. He’ll work hard every single day. I’m really excited for our young players, because they get a chance to watch him work up close and so I think that speeds up their learning curve. … I think it’s just important for ’Bron just to be himself and continue doing what he’s been doing.”After just over $1 billion in new contracts were agreed upon starting late Saturday night and through the official first day of free agency Sunday — with James going to the Lakers, Durant staying in Golden State, Chris Paul staying in Houston and Paul George staying in Oklahoma City, among other news — the dollar figures cooled off a bit for Day 2.The intrigue didn’t stop, especially when the Warriors landed Cousins — basically with the money that Durant didn’t take by structuring his deal as a two-year deal with an option year.“Got to Love the NBA,” Orlando’s Wesley Iwundu tweeted.Also Monday, Derrick Favors agreed on a $36 million, two-year deal to stay with the Utah Jazz. Upon hearing that news, his teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert reacted by quickly posting similar requests on Twitter — that being that Favors finally grabs a dinner check.He can do that now, and then some.JJ Redick is back with the Philadelphia 76ers, agreeing to a one-year deal worth about $12 million. Redick averaged 17.1 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season with Philadelphia, when he made $23 million.With James out of the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia believes it can make a run at getting to the NBA Finals. So does Boston — which, coincidentally, gave away the No. 9 jersey that Rondo used to wear there Monday by completing the long-expected signing of Brad Wanamaker, a guard who comes to Boston after spending the last seven seasons in Europe.Wanamaker played his college ball at Pitt, and is coming off being selected MVP of this year’s Turkish League finals. NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 13: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Smoothie King Center on December 13, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPDeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season.And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

AFF women’s championship: Philippines blasts Singapore for 1st win

first_imgView comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Marc Pingris sorry for ‘inappropriate’ timing of selfie in Gilas brawl Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial The Philippines’ got a 2-0 lead after Nur Umairah Natasha Khairul Anuar slotted the ball into her own net in the hour mark.Quinley Quezada then thumped the Philippines’ third goal of the match, 3-0, in the 77th minute to seal the Malditas’ victory.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 Philippines evened out its record in Group B, 1-1, after losing to Myanmar in a 4-0 thrashing.The Malditas will next face Vietnam on Saturday. Singapore vs Philippines. Photo from aseanfootball.org.The Philippines bounced back from a debilitating loss in its first match and dealt Singapore a 3-0 beating in the ASEAN Football Federation Women’s Championship at Jakabaring Stadium in Palembang, Indonesia on Tuesday.Joyce Semacio opened up the Malditas’ account in the fifth minute for the Philippines’ first goal of the match.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

Isner finally reaches 1st Wimbledon quarterfinal on 10th try

first_imgJohn Isner of the US celebrates winning a point from Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their men’s singles match on the seventh day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)LONDON — At long last, John Isner is a Wimbledon quarterfinalist, finally making that far in his 10th appearance.He’s also in the final eight at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011.ADVERTISEMENT The No. 9-seeded Isner moved into a matchup against No. 13 Milos Raonic, the 2016 runner-up at the All England Club, by beating 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) with the help of 22 aces and by saving the only break point he faced Monday.It allows the 33-year-old Isner, the highest-ranked U.S. man, to have something about Wimbledon to relish other than his victory in the longest match in tennis history: 70-68 in the fifth set against Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours spread over three days in 2010.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’He’d never even been past the third round at the grass-court Grand Slam until this year.“Certainly this tournament, since that long match, has sort of been a house of horrors for me,” Isner said. “I’ve lost a lot of close ones since that match in 2010 — a lot of very, very close ones, a lot of deep five-set matches, third round especially.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments MOST READ He had lost four five-setters in a row at Wimbledon until last week.He’d been 0-3 in the third round until last week.“There was certainly some doubt, when you have left this tournament the last nine, 10 years pretty disappointed with my result, gone home sort of hanging my head a little bit,” Isner said. “But not the case this year.”His main asset is his booming serve, which he sees getting a boost because of the dry, hot weather that produces even bigger bounces than usual.If he can pick up just the occasional service break, he’s tough to beat right now.ADVERTISEMENT “It was a pretty weird match, to be honest. A lot of aces, short rallies. There was no play from the baseline at all. That was a bit annoying, because I was used to playing long rallies — play the point, construct the point,” said Tsitsipas, who was trying to become the first Greek man to reach a quarterfinal in Grand Slam history.“But today it seemed like there was no plan when I was playing. It was just happening, like, randomly. He was serving very well and didn’t give me a lot of options to break.”Could be similar on Wednesday between Isner and Canada’s Raonic, another top server who beat 103rd-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.Asked how he’d describe Isner’s serve, Raonic said: “Incredible.”Raonic’s isn’t too shabby, either. He hit 37 aces and never faced a break point against McDonald, who won the NCAA singles and doubles titles for UCLA in 2016.“The key is going to come down to one, two, three points, here and there. That’s pretty much it. I don’t think we’re going to have many consecutive opportunities on each other’s serves. It’s going to be coming down to those moments (and) being sharp in the right moments, who is going to be able to step up, be the one that’s able to dictate, putting more pressure on the other guy,” Raonic said. “I think it’s going to be decided by small margins.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadal finally back in Wimbledon quarterfinals after 7 years Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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

ONE: Pacio submits Mitsatit with ‘passion lock’ for third straight win

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joshua Pacio submits Pongsiri Mitsatit. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn one of the most creative finishes the promotion has seen, Joshua Pacio employed a unique submission hold and forced Pongsiri Mitsatit to tap out in the first round of their strawweight fight in the ONE: Reign of Kings Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.After securing the full mount earlier in the fight, Pacio had Mitsatit’s back and tried to pull the Thai fighter’s left arm all the way to his nape.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mitsatit eventually tapped out 3:37 into the fight.“I feel awesome, I cannot express my feeling fighting in front of these people,” said Pacio, who is a member of the famed Team Lakay stable. “I think I’ll call it the ‘Passion Lock.’ I tried that once in the gym and I thought it will be best if I try it here.”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’This is Pacio’s third straight win, bumping his record to 12-2 while Mitsatit (9-1) saw his nine-fight winning streak get snapped.Rene Catalan throws a strike. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEarlier in the preliminary card, Filipino strawweight Rene Catalan scored a unanimous decision win over Indonesia’s Stefer Rahardian. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img PBA board not consulted by SBP about Asian Games withdrawal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Catalan peppered Rahardian with strikes with the Indonesian managing to survive the fight by clinching.It’s now Catalan’s fifth straight win as he improves to 5-2 while Rahardian fell to 8-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Alaska adds to SMB’s troubles

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The loss was the third straight for the Beermen in a 2-4 card as the mighty franchise dropped to eighth spot with three games left. San Miguel would need to win all of its remaining five games to have a solid shot at finishing in the upper half and avoid being saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage in the first round of the playoffs.Kevin Murphy, who planed in as a replacement for Arizona Reid two games ago, scored 45 points and had 11 rebounds but still couldn’t rescue the Beermen.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 ChrissChristian Standhardinger had 28 and 13 and Arwind Santos 20 for San Miguel.Meanwhile, NorthPort put its foot on the gas in the fourth quarter and reduced the Columbian Dyip to a total wreck, 118-101, in the first game. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Alaska Aces’ Mike Harris dunks the ball against the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—A defense-oriented Alaska side beat San Miguel Beer in a high-scoring contest, 127-119, as the Aces shored up their drive for a lofty finish in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations in a Petron Saturday Special at Ynares Center here.Mike Harris scored 36 points and had 23 rebounds and five locals tossed in 11 or more with Vic Manuel coming off the bench to shoot 20 and help the Aces rise to 5-1 with a second straight win—tied for second with idle Magnolia and just half-a-game out of the lead being held by defending champion Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT The Batang Pier dropped 32 points on the hapless Dyip in the payoff frame and won for the first time since June 22, when they also thumped Columbian behind Stanley Pringle’s career-high 50 points.NorthPort hardly moved in the standings with a 1-6 card, but the win could trigger a late surge for the Batang Pier, who can claim at least a tie for the last playoff berth with a sweep of their remaining four games.“I think it was the law of averages, we were really due for a win,” said NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio after getting 26 points and 10 rebounds from Mo Tautuaa, 26 points and seven assists from Pringle and 25 points, nine rebounds, six steals and five feeds from Sean Anthony.“Three of those six losses could have gone our way,” Jarencio went on. “I just kept telling the team to take the positives out of those losses and keep playing.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PH youth Olympians ready Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Youth Olympic Games: PH’s Yuka Saso misses out on women’s golf medal

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum BUENOS AIRES—Yuka Saso narrowly missed out a podium finish after faltering in the medal playoff of women’s golf Thursday in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.ADVERTISEMENT Nobilio scored a birdie during the playoff to assure her of the silver medal, leaving Spitz and Saso to scramble for the bronze. Spitz sank a seven-footer for par but Saso, who went over the green after her tee shot veered to the left, flubbed the putt from six feet and eventually bogeyed the hole that gave the Austrian a sure medal.“For me, it’s already a medal. These things happen because you are competing with the best in your sport and there are only three medals,’’ said Philippine chef de mission Jonne Go.“We still have a chance in the team event and we have other athletes who are still competing,’’ added Go, who was accompanied by Medical and Scientific Athletes Services head Josephine Joy Reyes of the Philippine Sports Commission for the entire duration of the Games.Saso will partner with Carl Jano Corpus in the mixed team event for three rounds beginning Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Corpus ended up tied for 16th overall with Sangha Park of South Korea in the men’s division won by Karl Vilips of Australia.“We’ll just try to enjoy the game. I’m comfortable with Carl because we grew up together,’’ said Saso.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Our fans are everywhere’: NBA still growing internationally Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Swimmer Nicole Oliva is schedule to race in the heats of the women’s 400-meter freestyle on Friday, kiteboarder Christian Tio is still in the thick of the fight in his event that will end on Saturday while archer Nicole Tagle opens her campaign on the same day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The reigning Asian Games individual champion miscalculated a six-foot putt for par during her three-way tiebreak with Alessia Nobilio of Italy and Emma Spitz of Austria on hole No. 1, completely denying Saso a medal in these Games despite a spectacular final round.Kim Grace of Australia assembled a one-over 71 for a tournament-best 211 over three days to pocket the gold medal at the wind-swept Hurlingham Club here.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 Chriss“It’s really cold out here and my lips are already dry,’’ said Saso, who led all scorecards for the day after firing one-under 69 to rally from five strokes down and compile a total of 214.But the Filipino-Japanese ace wasn’t alone after finishing the round with Nobilio and Spitz coming home also three strokes behind Grace for a share of second place with Saso. View commentslast_img read more

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep honored by ITF as World Champions

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the men’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)LONDON — Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named the 2018 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday after each won Grand Slam titles and finished the year atop the world rankings.Djokovic, recognized by the ITF for the sixth time, won the Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles a year after undergoing surgery on his right elbow.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. All hands on deck MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 The champions are determined by the ITF according to a system that weighs each player’s results during the calendar year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I am particularly proud of this achievement after all that I’ve been through physically this year, but part of me always believed I could make it back to the top,” Djokovic says.Halep, who won the French Open in June, earned the honor for the first time despite being unable to compete at the WTA Finals because of a back injury.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 Chriss“To be recognized in this way is really special and provides extra motivation to keep working for next season,” Halep says.Mike Bryan and Jack Sock were named the winners in men’s doubles, and Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova claimed the women’s doubles honor. View commentslast_img read more

ABL: Late run propels Alab Pilipinas past Formosa Dreamers

first_imgMOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Alab aims to keep its record clean when it faces the Singapore Slingers (5-2) for the first time this season on Sunday at Caloocan Sports Complex.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from ABLMANILA, Philippines—Defending champion San Miguel Alab Pilipinas went on a late run to fend off the Formosa Dreamers, 86-72, and remain undefeated in the 9th Asean Basketball League Season Friday night at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Alab ended the game on a blistering 21-3 blast after trailing by four with a little over six minutes left to improve its league-best record to 3-0.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL healing, next evaluation in Februarycenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Renaldo Balkman posted a double-double with 19 points and 20 rebounds that went with five assists while PJ Ramos had 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead Alab.Alab also drew timely baskets from Ray Parks, Ethan Alvano and Caelan Tiongson that sparked the telling run.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 ChrissParks, the reigning two-time Local MVP and second overall pick in the 2018 PBA Draft, finished with 13 points and four rebounds while Pao Javelona came off the bench and added 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field.American import Malcolm Miller scored a game-high 23 points on a tough 7-of-22 shooting night for the Taiwanese side, which dropped its second straight game after starting the season at 6-0. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more