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  • Dragons cool off fiery Alab

    first_imgView comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Viray twins win San Beda’s 1st NCAA beach volley title via sweep GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew WESTPORTS MALAYSIA DRAGONS 90 — Eversley 36, Munzon 19, Kuek 14, Purdy 11, Davis 9, Wong 1, Teo 0.SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 89 — Balkman 33, Brownlee 25, Parks 10, Domingo 7, Raymundo 6, Urbiztondo 6, Maierhofer 2, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0.Quarters: 24-26, 44-47, 65-69, 90-89.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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Alab had the last shot but Dondon Hontiveros misfired on a right corner 3-pointer as time ran out.Still, it was a valiant effort from San Miguel Alab, which only suffered its second defeat in nine games on the road and fell to third place with its 11-5 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRenaldo Balkman carried much of the scoring load with 33 points that went with 19 rebounds, while fellow World Import Justin Brownlee chimed in 25 markers, five rebounds and seven assists and four blocks.Unfortunately for Alab, fatigue got the better of Brownlee late as he missed two crucial freebies with 31.2 seconds remaining that could given the lead back to the Filipinos. MOST READ FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBuoyed by its sellout crowd at MABA Stadium, the Westports Malaysia doused red-hot San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, 90-89, Sunday in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League in Kuala Lumpur.Joshua Munzon sank the game-winning free throw off a foul by Lawrence Domingo with 8.0 seconds left as the Dragons ended Alab Pilipinas’ eight-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. was limited to just 10 points and seven rebounds before picking up his fifth foul with 1:49 left to play.Alab played a dangerous opponent in Westports Malaysia (5-10), which was in desperation mode to stay in playoff contention.World Import Chris Eversley led the Dragons with 36 points and six rebounds before fouling out midway through the payoff period, while Munzon filled the stat sheet with 19 markers, eight boards, three assists, six steals and two blocks.Kuek Tian Yuan shot 4-of-5 from three to wound up with 14 points and six rebounds, while Jawhar Purdy had 11 markers, six boards, and four dimes in the win.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • NBA fines Pelicans coach Gentry, Pistons Van Gundy for ref rants

    first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You know why? Because he doesn’t bitch and complain about it,” Gentry said. “He just keeps playing the game. So then it comes down to just a few plays in the game. You can’t guess on plays when you got teams playing for playoff spots. You can’t guess on a foul. That’s not right. That’s not the way you do it. We are fighting our asses off for a playoff spot.”Shortly after announcing Gentry’s fine, Kiki VanDeWeghe, executive vice president of basketball operations, announced Van Gundy’s.Van Gundy baldly claimed the Pistons “got screwed” by officials in their 100-87 loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland that left Detroit in ninth place in the East, their playoff hopes fading with every defeat.“They held and grabbed on every play and they got away with fouls all over the place,” Van Gundy said. “We got absolutely screwed all night.”He cited a string of calls he disagreed with, including two fourth-quarter drives to the basket by Pistons star Blake Griffin.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s not a clean strip when you slap down and the ball goes up in the air,” Van Gundy said. “Try it sometime: somebody hold the ball, hit the guy on the ball and knock it down and see if it goes up in the air. He gets screwed twice.”The outbursts by Gentry and Van Gundy were just the latest to draw fines from a league that doesn’t tolerate public criticism of officiating.Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Griffin was fined $15,000 on Friday after calling officiating in his team’s Thursday loss to the Rockets “a joke.”      /mufSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 He was especially angry about a foul called on New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday while Houston star James Harden was shooting a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter — a call that drew jeers from the home crowd and eventually saw Gentry whistled for a technical for arguing it.“All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game, not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game,” said an emotional Gentry, whose Pelicans are eighth in the Western Conference and fighting for their playoff lives.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“All of you take a look at the play, and if you think that’s a foul, if anybody out here thinks it’s a foul, then you tell me, and I’ll shut up, and I won’t say one more thing. You take a look at the play and tell me what you think when a guy comes up and winks and says, ‘I got him.’”Gentry also complained that Pelicans star Anthony Davis “never gets a call”. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry yells to the officials after being ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. APThe NBA dropped $15,000 fines on New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy on Sunday for their bitter criticism of officiating in games on Saturday.Gentry was seething after the Pelicans’ 107-101 home loss to the Houston Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia wrests lead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

  • Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push

    first_imgView comments Added King: “They’ve been through a lot themselves, so they totally understand what’s going on. The two of them have transcended sports. The BJKLI is not about sports. It’s about every industry. To try to get equal pay for equal work, and that means across the board, from CEOs down to entry level.”Her group was formed in 2014, and other advisory board members include 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick, former NBA player Jason Collins, singer Elton John and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.It was a pretty easy sell for King to add the Williams siblings, owners of a combined 30 Grand Slam singles titles, along with another 14 they’ve won together in doubles.“We always put our hands up for Billie. We love her. She has a tremendous history, not just in women’s tennis, but in leading rights for people, in general, no matter who they were,” Venus Williams said. “Billie could be at the point in her life now where she could say, ‘Hey, I’m going to sit back and enjoy my life.’ But she’s still working hard for others. And that’s a prime example for every single person. Your work on this earth never ends, as long as there is inequality.”King, for her part, looks at the Williams sisters as among those who can carry on the work she started decades ago.ADVERTISEMENT The following afternoon, she won one of her seven major singles championships. About 1½ years later, Wimbledon announced it would, indeed, offer the same prize money to men and women in all rounds of the tournament, and the French Open soon followed suit, eliminating the pay gap at the four majors.Now, Williams and her sister, Serena, are adding their names and voices to the push for equal pay across all types of jobs that the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) is championing.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 two current tennis stars are joining the advisory board of the group founded by the former player, and Tuesday’s announcement was timed to coincide with Equal Pay Day, which approximates how far into a new year a woman must work to earn what a man made by the previous Dec. 31.“Venus, in particular, helped us get equal prize money in the majors. She was amazing. She really got Wimbledon to make the big step,” King said in a telephone interview. “Venus has always had the courage to step up. And Serena’s the same way. They step up. I mean, Serena is not afraid to say whatever is on her mind.” MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I am in my 70s, so I am looking to younger people to take up the mill as I phase out over time,” King said. “I’ve got energy right now, so we’re teeing everything up so we’re in great shape for the legacy of the BJKLI, because I want it to have a life after I’m out of here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Che’Lu-San Sebastian stuns Gamboa-St. Clare, advances to D-League semis Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this March 2, 2009, file photo, Billie Jean King is flanked by Venus, left, and Serena Williams after Serena defeated Venus in the championship match of the Billie Jean King Cup tennis exhibition, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Venus and Serena Williams are adding their names and voices to the push for equal pay championed by the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. The two current tennis stars are joining the advisory board of the group founded by the former player. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players.“I said: ‘All of our hearts beat the same. When your eyes are closed, you really can’t tell, next to you, who’s a man and who’s a woman.’ And (I asked them) to think about their daughters and their wives and sisters. How would they like them to be treated?” Williams recalled. “Sometimes, we lose track of, and don’t even realize, our own bias and our own prejudice. And we have to confront ourselves.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Scrounging for a team in a summer league, Brownlee finds a home instead

    first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Despite finishing out of the podium, Batang Gilas flies home with history “I was in a panic. I had to call around, I was able to get a hold of (agent) Sheryl (Reyes) and she was in the NBA Summer League in Vegas at the time,” coach Tim Cone said. “She gave me a list of names and at the end of the list of names was Justin Brownlee.”Cone had seen Brownlee play before and knew his game fits the PBA like a glove.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 was the guy that I’ve always wanted because I had scouted him in previous Summer Leagues and in the D-League and I’ve always thought he’s going to be perfect for this league,” he said.“She said he (Brownlee) could make it and he’d get on the plane next day and he got on the plane next day and lo and behold.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption02:14Carpio 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 Cone had faith in Brownlee even before the forward could put on the kind of scoring display that he is now known for.“I remember he missed his first eight. He was 0-for-8 in that first game. I remember that distinctly because when I was telling everybody about Justin, I was telling them, ‘He’s a lights out shooter.’ I kept telling everybody that,” said Cone, who won his third title since transferring to Ginebra—all with Brownlee as his import.“But as the conference progressed, we knew we had something special and mostly it’s not just special on the floor,” he added. “What makes an import truly special is the combination of what he is on and off the floor.”The PBA has a long list of great imports who have come and gone but there are only a few who left a lasting legacy.Cone believes Brownlee, widely-regarded as one of the best imports in Ginebra history, belongs in that elite company.ADVERTISEMENT “The guys that can do both are really the special ones. I said that about Norman Black, Bobby Parks, Sean Chambers absolutely and I think Justin Brownlee is another one,” he said.“He’s just great on both sides and it’s hard to find that. It’s really harder than you think to find greatness on and off the court.”Looking back, Brownlee still can’t wrap his head around the kind of journey he’s had considering how it started.“You mean back in 2016? Yeah, I didn’t expect, I definitely didn’t expect this. I was just hoping I could come and help out the team, you know with Paul, he was injured,” the 30-year-old Brownlee, who was named Best Import in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup, said.“I think he had a timetable, a few weeks to a month or whatever it was. I was just coming in to just do whatever I can to help the team win, and I was gonna be the replacement.”Not too long ago, Brownlee was in the Summer League hoping to crack a roster spot.“He wasn’t playing in the Summer League. He was walking around in Las Vegas at that time hoping to make a Summer League team and he didn’t make it,” Cone said.He found a home instead. Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Justin Brownlee celebrates after making a basket. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwo years ago, Justin Brownlee was brought in by Barangay Ginebra originally as a temporary replacement for first-choice import Paul Harris.The Gin Kings needed Brownlee to fill in after Harris suffered a gruesome hand injury just before the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup began.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

  • Asia League: Bad luck hits iECO as Howell ‘doubtful’ for PH team’s next game

    first_img“I hope it’ nothing serious and this is a short tournament and he’s got a good career ahead of him and he’s going to play for Israel so I wish him all the best,” said Vanguardia of his 27-year-old import.Howell, 27 and a naturalized citizen of Israel, has been playing in the Israeli Basketball Premier League from 2015 up to present time across three teams.He was also able to debut for the country during EuroBasket 2017.Vanguardia said Howell was rushed to Macau University of Science and Technology Hospital after the game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Howell was trying to defend the Golden Kings’ transition offense when he slipped on a wet spot on the floor and landed awkwardly with his left knee bearing the brunt of the fall. iECO head coach Ariel Vanguardia said they might play without their big man against Xinjiang on Thursday.“I pray that he can play but judging from the injury, because it’s not just the ankle but it’s also the knee and he can’t put any weight his left foot,” said Vanguardia Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.“He’ll be doubtful for the next game.”Howell, who won the Best Import award in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, writhed in pain after his fall and was eventually stretchered out of the playing floor at the 6:26 mark of the first quarter.Although he was able to rejoin his team’s bench late in the second half, all he did was give moral support while resting his left leg on a chair.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Richard Howell lies down on the floor and clutches his left knew. He slipped while going back down in defense and his left knee bore the brunt of the landing. #Terrific12 pic.twitter.com/KNhJtKgY6L— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) September 18, 2018MACAU—iECO’s is off to a miserable start in the Asia League The Terrific 12 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 ChrissThe Green Warriors not only bowed to Ryukyu badly, 103-75, but they also lost centerpiece big man Richard Howell due to injury.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Start time for Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon in limbo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

  • Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

    first_imgAnthony Joshua celebrates defeating Alexander Povetkin to retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight boxing titles, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Wembley Stadium in London. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)LONDON — With blood streaming out of his busted nose, Anthony Joshua was in deep trouble once more in front of 80,000 stunned spectators at Wembley Stadium.Alexander Povetkin, a 39-year-old Russian with supposedly his best days behind him, was dominating heavyweight boxing’s new superstar with his powerful inside work and punching power.ADVERTISEMENT Like 17 months ago when he was knocked down by Wladimir Klitschko in the same venue, Joshua was looking vulnerable. And just like that career-defining night, he came through.Joshua slowly picked off a tiring Povetkin and delivered a brutal finish in the seventh round to retain his WBA, IBF, and WBO belt on Saturday.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“A few years ago,” Joshua said, “maybe I wouldn’t have won that fight.”The end was emphatic, and trademark Joshua. A left hook left Povetkin open and Joshua followed through with a straight right that sent the challenger to the canvas. Povetkin had his head through the ropes at one point but he managed to get to his feet, only for Joshua to pile in with a flurry of punches that caused the referee to step in and stop the fight with 1:01 left in the round. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil On a rainy night that forced spectators at ground level to wear plastic ponchos as protection from the wet conditions, Joshua struggled in the early rounds and was rocked by a three-punch combination from Povetkin in the first.Blood poured from Joshua’s right nostril and he might have lost rounds two and three, too, with Povetkin dangerous close in and with his fierce left hook.“It’s a nice way to wake up and knew you’re in a tough fight,” Joshua said.Using his long reach and fighting on the back foot, Joshua came back into the fight and Povetkin was looking for the big punch for the knockout.Povetkin sustained a bad cut over his left eye in round four and was noticeably slowing up by the end of round five. He had no answer to Joshua’s barrage of punches in the seventh that set up the crowd-pleasing finish.The Russian, who was the WBA “regular” champion from 2011-13, was getting a shot at a world title for the first time since testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs twice in a seven-month period in 2016.Coming in the same week as his native Russia was welcomed back into global sporting competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency after a notorious doping scandal, the timing of the fight seemed apt.And he put up a game fight, one which proved to be Joshua’s toughest test since Klitschko. It was the first time Povetkin was stopped inside the distance.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “There is a lot of pressure, the whole country is rooting for me,” said Joshua, whose phenomenal pulling power has seen him attract almost 400,000 spectators to his last five fights. “The energy in here spurs you on and you do feel that pressure, I’m not going to lie.”Joshua’s record moved to 22-0, with 21 wins coming inside the distance. He is booked to return to Wembley on April 13 for his next bout, and the plan is for the opponent to be either WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder or former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.They confirmed earlier Saturday they will be fighting on Dec. 1, likely in Las Vegas.Asked in the ring who his preferred opponent would be, Joshua said: “My No. 1 would be Wilder, let’s not talk about a No. 2 or 3.”Selling the Povetkin fight was harder than usual for Joshua and his promoters, with the Russian boxer now at veteran status and conceding around 11 kilograms on the champion. Joshua was 1-10 to win with some British bookmakers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Pliskova beats Osaka on home soil to win Pan Pacific Open Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

  • Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch after January bout

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Since then, speculation about a possible rematch between the two welterweights has flickered, with Mayweather saying in September he was ready to fight Pacquiao.“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram.Meanwhile, Pacquiao, who will be fighting in the United States for the first time in two years in January’s bout, said Monday he remained solely focused on Broner before any return with Mayweather.“We cannot underestimate Broner and this fight,” Pacquiao said. “We will discuss anything with Floyd Mayweather after that.”Pacquiao, 39, will face Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Speaking in New York to confirm details of his January 19 fight against Adrien Broner, Pacquiao said he had discussed a rematch with Mayweather during a recent trip to Japan.“When I met up with Floyd in Japan, we talked and he said he wants to come out of retirement to challenge me,” Pacquiao said.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“All I know is fighting in the ring and entertaining people. That’s my job. Floyd has come out of retirement and we’ll see after this fight.”Manny Pacquiao (L) speaks to the audience during a press conference at Gotham Hall in preparation for his upcoming match against Adrien Broner (R) on November 19, 2018 in New York City. The match is set to take place on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPMayweather scored a unanimous victory over Pacquiao in 2015’s “Fight of the Century”, which was largely regarded as a let-down despite being the highest-grossing fight of all time. Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

  • Utah Jazz turn to defense to take down Golden State Warriors

    first_imgUtah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, fouls Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) as he drives up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Playing strong defense has typically proven to be a winning formula for Utah. Getting to that point has taken more turns and detours than the Jazz anticipated this season.Beating the defending NBA champions offers evidence that Utah is finally finding the defensive form the team and its fans took for granted at the end of last season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They created a little bit of separation, but we fought hard and I liked that energy and effort on the defensive end,” Curry said. “We gave ourselves a chance to get over the hump down the stretch, but it just didn’t happen.”Utah used a 10-0 run to take a 19-11 lead in the first quarter. Gobert scored on a pair of dunks and Korver made two 3-pointers to fuel the spurt.The Warriors rallied when Curry took over in the second quarter.He totaled 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the quarter. Curry scored his last three baskets — a pair of layups and a 3 — to help fuel a 11-5 spurt that gave the Warriors a 48-42 lead.He didn’t have same impact in the second half, scoring just 11 points on a total of five baskets.“We just gave him different looks,” Crowder said. “I feel like the way we played him wore on him a little bit. We just gave him a lot of bodies to see in front of him.”Utah edged back in front 56-53 just before halftime when Ingles knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer in the corner and then stole the ball from Durant to set up a pair of free throws from Ricky Rubio.SHOOTING STRUGGLESMitchell was a season-worst 19.2 percent from the field. His previous low was 21.4 percent when he went 3 for 14 for 12 points in a 96-88 win over Memphis on Nov. 12th.It marked the third straight game where he took at least 20 field goal attempts and shot under 40 percent from the field. Mitchell found other ways to make an impact. He totaled six assists, five rebounds and two steals. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hot-shooting San Antonio Spurs rout Orlando Magic HOT CURRYSince returning from an 11-game absence due to a groin injury, Curry has shot at a blistering pace. Wednesday night marked his fifth game in the last nine with 30 or more points. He has shot 47 percent or better from the floor in six of those contests and has missed just one free throw on 47 attempts so far in December.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant passed Gary Payton (21,813 points) for 32nd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He now has 21,836 points. … Golden State held the Jazz to 39.8 percent shooting. It is the first time the Warriors lost this season after holding an opponent to under 40 percent from the field.Jazz: Gobert grabbed eight of his 15 rebounds in the first quarter. … Utah tallied at least 39 points off the bench for the fifth straight home game. … The Jazz finished with 30 assists, the seventh time they have had at least 30 this season. Ricky Rubio led the way with 10 assists. Utah is 27-0 dating back to Nov. 26, 2008, when getting 30 or more assists at home.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Dallas on Saturday.Jazz: At Portland on Friday night. Stephen Curry scored 32 points and Kevin Durant added 30 in just the Warriors’ second loss in eight games.“We let them off the hook a little bit,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They weren’t playing that well but we made a lot of mistakes. We couldn’t find the necessary energy and execution you need to win in this building.”After taking a three-point lead at halftime, the Jazz stayed in front through much of the third quarter as Ingles, Korver and Crowder combined for seven 3-pointers over the last half of the quarter.Utah outscored Golden State 9-2 to open the fourth. Ingles finished off the run with another outside basket, giving the Jazz a 93-82 lead.Durant cut Utah’s lead to 106-103 on a 3 with 1:12 remaining. He missed a potential tying basket from the corner with 39 seconds left. Andre Iguodala had a shot at another outside basket in the final seconds, but also missed. The offensive rebound went off Curry’s hands and out of bounds with 2.4 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Joe Ingles scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 15 rebounds, and matched his season-high with four blocked shots to lead the Jazz to a 108-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.Utah held Golden State to 40 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from the perimeter. The biggest stops came in the final two minutes when the Warriors missed three out of four shot attempts – including a pair of 3-pointers that could have forced overtime.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“We defended for a full game,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “We were locked into the game plan. When you play defense like that, and we shoot the way we did, the outcome is going to be the way it was.”Jae Crowder added 18 points and 11 rebounds while Donovan Mitchell had 15 points on 5-of-26 shooting as Utah won its fourth straight home game.last_img read more

  • Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro: Don’t count my outside hitters out

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Kat Tolentino comes alive to lead Lady Eagles rally 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Eagles, though, relied heavily on Kat Tolentino, who scored just two points in the first two sets but finished with a total of 19.“It’s really trusting the fundamentals, we already have the skills, the players are already equipped with the skills we just have to believe that they have it,” said Almadro.The Lady Eagles’ spirited comeback earned them a 2-1 record to tie University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines in second place.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Oliver Almadro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro had a simple message for his team’s doubters.The Lady Eagles were on the brink of defeat when they trailed two sets to none against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying That was until the former two-time champions dug deep and showed to the volleyball-watching community just how tough their team is to eventually take the win, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12.“People shouldn’t count my outside hitters out, I know my outside hitters are beginners but they lifted us today,” said Almadro. “Jules (Samonte) and Ponggay (Gaston) are silent killers for today and people will really count them out but I believe in them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“People will really count Dani [Ravena] out but I believe in her, people will really count out our receive and defense but I believe in them. That’s the most important thing, we must believe in our skills and believe in our fundamentals. Believe in what we’re preparing for.”Samonte and Gaston teamed up in the Lady Eagles’ fightback in the fourth set with the two finishing with a combined 16 points after the match.last_img read more

  • More Children Vulnerable to Preventable Diseases, MOH Discloses

    first_imgThe Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has disclosed that though free routine immunization services are available throughout the country, but it is not being utilized by mothers and caregivers.The Deputy Director of NHPD, Richard Tarr, said that this situation is leaving several children unprotected thereby making them vulnerable to preventable sicknesses. “Most women are not taking their babies for vaccination though the government is making frantic efforts and this is not good for the children,” Tarr said.Mr. Tarr made specific references to three of the 15 counties where they are high number of children that are not immunized. He named Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Gedeh Counties as counties that posed more challenges.The Health Ministry official spoke at a media interactive forum at the offices of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday, May 1, in Monrovia. He said more than 24 percent of children fewer than five years died in Liberia from sicknesses that could be prevented by vaccines.The media-health stakeholder interactive meeting was intended to brainstorm on a more effective ways in which awareness messages could be created for caregivers to take advantage of the routine vaccines.There are five different vaccines that a newborn should take before reaching their first birthday. These different vaccines are BCV vaccine which protect children from bad cough, polio vaccine, pentavalent vaccine, PCV or Pneumonia and measles vaccines. Four of these vaccines are provided routinely across the country. These are known as Routine Immunization (RI).However an estimated 1.5 million children died each year-one every 20 seconds from sicknesses that can be prevent by these vaccines. Vaccines protect people from catching sicknesses that cause death and disabilities. Vaccines giving during childhood prevent 2.5 million annually around the world.Mr. Tarr said Montserrado County has more unvaccinated children than all other counties combined. He indicated that 5,971 children in Montserrado are missing Penta 3 vaccine while an additional 12,938 miss measles vaccine.Providing some statistics, which he termed as challenges that they are faced with, he said 33 percent, which are about 49,628, of under-one population live in Montserrado. Nine out of ten of these children live in densely populated Monrovia districts. He said only 98 of the 241 facilities in the country provide routine immunization.He noted that Polio campaign has overshadowed routine immunization. Free RI services are available every day, but are not being utilized. There is need to increase demand and improve service delivery.He said that there are three interventions to keep children healthy and strong. They are, vaccines, nutrition and hand washing.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and some of its partners, notably United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) will on May 6, 2014 began observance of this year African Vaccination Week (AVW), which seeks to create more awareness about the importance of immunizing children.The AVW is to also strengthen RI services by increasing awareness of the importance, the need, and the right of all persons to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.AVW is also intended to sustain advocacy, expand community participation and improve immunization service deliveryShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more