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Lady Maroons turn back Red Spikers

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody Alisa Buitre (left) and Isa Molde underscore the UP Lady Maroons solid blocking against the San Beda Red Spikers on their way to a three-set romp.University of the Philippines steadied a shaky start in the third set and frustrated San Beda, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, to boost its Final Four bid in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre yesterday.The Lady Maroons fashioned out the victory in a little over an hour, with most of that time spent fighting off a letdown in the third set before completing the shutout.ADVERTISEMENT The Red Spikers dropped UP in a 3-8 hole in the third set, but Diana Carlos, Isa Molde and Justine Dorog provided the strong finish the Lady Maroons needed to seal the victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP Rising In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees UP thus notched its third straight win after dropping a five-setter to unbeaten group leader Adamson Lady Falcons (3-0).The victory tied UP with idle Arellano U at 3-1 as the Lady Maroons stayed in the hunt for one of the semifinal berths in the two-division tournament serving as the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth teams will dispute that semifinal slot on Sept. 30.The Lady Maroons also virtually knocked the Red Spikers (2-2) off the race going into the last four playdates of the elimination round. LATEST STORIEScenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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Jarin on NU loss: ‘Adamson guards outplayed us’

first_imgCarpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NU Bulldogs head coach Jamike Jarin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University lost to Adamson University Sunday night and Bulldogs head coach Jamike Jarin accepted the defeat with nothing but good things to say to the Falcons.“We had our chances but they were able to maximize our mistakes and they had their mistakes and we just couldn’t convert so hats off to Adamson, they played better than us today,” said Jarin after the 83-76 defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Adamson’s frantic defense bamboozled the Bulldogs, who turned the ball over 22 times.And leading the Falcons’ defensive charge was Jerie Pingoy who, aside from his 12 points and five assists, had six steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Adamson played good defense, we looked tired,” said Jarin. “Everybody from Adamson is playing like that.”The Falcons capitalized on NU’s sloppy play and scored 24 points off turnovers and zoomed to 20 fastbreak points.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The Adamson guards just outplayed us, hats off to them.” DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Confident Ross, Beermen unfazed by odds entering playoffs It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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#KicksStalker: Irving debuts Kyrie 3 ‘Celtics’ in season-opener

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 San Sebastian forces three-way tie for last Final 4 berth CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics tries to get around Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPKyrie Irving has fully embraced the Boston lore.In the Celtics’ season opener against Irving’s former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, a new player exclusive of the Nike Kyrie 3 emerged.ADVERTISEMENT Irving donned what happened to be the first Celtics-inspired colorway of his third Nike sneaker and it featured shamrocks on the green toebox.Kyrie Irving laces up the “Shamrock” Nike Kyrie 3 PE during @celtics shootaroundFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog🎥 @NBA pic.twitter.com/tP0DRdeWcs— B/R Kicks (@br_kicks) October 17, 2017 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES A gold Swoosh brings the pop on the primarily black shoe while electric green pods appear on the outsole.Irving once said that Boston is a “real, live sports city” as per the Associated Press.“A lot of different cultures, food, and people. You get it all, especially in Boston. You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series lead

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson McCullers left in the sixth as Los Angeles scored twice to cut into a 5-1 deficit. Peacock followed, and shouldered the load for a shaky bullpen by posting his first save in 11 years of pro ball. The right-hander was nearly perfect, walking one and striking out four.“It was awesome,” said Peacock, who made 21 starts and 13 relief appearances during the regular season. “I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life.”Coupled with four shutout innings from McCullers to finish off the Yankees in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the unconventional Astros became the first team to have two saves of three-plus innings in one postseason.On a night when a lot went right for Houston, also credit third base coach Gary Pettis, who’s been having quite a postseason. He boldly sent Josh Reddick careening home on a wild throw by reliever Tony Watson for a two-out run in the fifth.The Astros rode the momentum of a thrilling victory Wednesday night in Los Angeles, where Marwin Gonzalez hit a tying homer in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch from star closer Kenley Jansen, and Houston went deep three times in extra innings before hanging on to win 7-6 in 11.Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger almost won that game with a drive that was caught on the warning track in the ninth. He fanned all four times up in Game 3, leaving him 0 for 11 with seven strikeouts in the Series.“I think he’s just in that funk right now where he’s chasing balls out of the strike zone,” Roberts said.This game wasn’t nearly as dramatic, not that the home crowd minded.Fans were revved up from the start when injured Houston Texas defensive end J.J. Watt — who has raised more than $37 million for relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey — wobbled out to the mound on crutches to throw the first ball.Soon, it was time for the Houston hitters to take over. Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa and George Springer celebrate Game 3 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — A perfect fit in their own place, the Houston Astros are halfway home.George Springer and the Astros broke out the bats early this time and kept up their big run at Minute Maid Park in October, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gurriel homered into the Crawford Boxes in left to begin the second — he became the 13th hitter already to homer in this Series. Reddick followed with a double and Evan Gattis, the designated hitter with the game in an American League park, drew a walk.Gonzalez launched a drive off the wall in left and wound up with an RBI single when Gattis held at second, seeing if the ball would be caught. Brian McCann singled home another run with one of his three hits, and Alex Bregman’s sacrifice fly made it 4-0.When Altuve doubled, Darvish was done after 1 2/3 innings. He threw 49 pitches and the Astros swung and missed only once.Darvish had done well at Minute Maid, going 4-1. That included a 2013 start when he was one out from a perfect game for the Rangers before Gonzalez singled.“The fastball command wasn’t there, and the slider was backing up. So he just really didn’t have the feel and couldn’t get any type of rhythm going,” Roberts said.Last month, Darvish and several Dodgers players wore Houston Strong T-shirts to raise money for hurricane relief. The four-time All-Star who previously played in Texas also contributed to the relief efforts.On Thursday, Darvish kidded that maybe his goodwill would lead to good luck.“Since I made that donation, maybe I can use a ball that doesn’t have much pop in it,” he said through a translator.Nope, didn’t quite work out that way. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The ballpark was booming from the start, with cheers, chants and a train whistle echoing beneath the closed roof. Deep in the heart of football country, a sellout crowd stood much of the evening. And with every Houston batter getting a hit or walk, fans enjoyed the Friday Night Sights.“The energy in the building is second to none,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “It’s loud. They’re loud from the very beginning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogYuli Gurriel homered to begin a four-run burst in the second inning that sent Yu Darvish to the shortest start of his career. Astros curveballer Lance McCullers Jr. wobbled, but protected the lead into the sixth.Brad Peacock rose to the occasion with 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief to put the Astros two wins from their first championship. MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Green, Beal ejected after fight during Wizards-Warriors game Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coming off a dramatic rally to win Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, the Astros improved to 7-0 at home this postseason. Jose Altuve & Co. have dominated, too, outscoring the Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers 36-10 in that span.“We’re very comfortable here,” Hinch said.Springer lined a leadoff double in the first and the Astros went on to win a home game for the first time in the World Series. They were swept by the White Sox in 2005, and this win left them two victories from a most elusive championship.Game 4 will be Saturday night when Charlie Morton starts for Houston. Left-hander Alex Wood pitches for the Dodgers, facing a lineup that has put at least one runner on in 14 straight innings.“Obviously, this crowd is into it. Very educated, very enthusiastic,” Dodgers manager Dave Robert said. “They’ve got some confidence over there, that team.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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James Harden scores 41 points, Rockets beat Heat

first_imgGoran Dragic and Josh Richardson each had 30 points for Miami. The Heat have a five-game losing streak, their longest slide of the season.Harden eclipsed the 40-point mark for the eighth time this season. He was 13 of 25 shots from the field, going 5 of 12 from 3-point, and hit 10 of 12 free frees. He also had six assists and rebounds.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 folkHarden scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat were unable to get any closer than 94-90 with five minutes left.Clint Capela added 13 points for the Rockets, who are 24-1 when Harden, Paul, and Capela play. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Miami Heat 109-101 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory and 10th in 11 games.Chris Paul added 24 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds for the Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Harden scored 16 points in the opening quarter to help  the Rockets take a 35-24 lead.The Rockets led by as many as 17 points in the first half at 53-36, but Dragic scored Miami’s final 10 points of the half to help cut it to 61-57 lead at the break.        /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

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Kane leads Spurs’ recovery in 2-2 draw at Juventus

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Allegri went for an attacking lineup, with Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Mario Mandzukic supporting Higuain.And that paid off right from the start in a terrible opening 10 minutes for Spurs.Mousa Dembele fouled Miralem Pjanic, 30 yards (meters) from goal, inside the first minute. Pjanic himself took the free kick and picked out Higuain, who beat the offside trap to volley into the far corner.Matters swiftly went from bad to worse for Spurs as Ben Davies tripped Bernardeschi inside the area and referee Felix Brych pointed instantly to the spot.Higuain stepped up and placed a precise penalty into the bottom left corner for his second goal of the match and his eighth in his last five matches.Tottenham had a mountain to climb against a side which had reached the Champions League final in two of the past three seasons. Juventus had not let in a goal in 2018 and had only conceded one in its past 16 matches.However, with Juventus content to sit back, Spurs began to dominate possession and almost got one back in the 26th but goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon pulled off a great save to keep out Kane’s header from point-blank range.Higuain almost got his hat trick after a swift counterattack and some lovely interplay with Pjanic, but he fired narrowly wide of the left upright.Buffon did well to tip another Kane effort round the post but Spurs were getting closer and did get back into the match 10 minutes from halftime.Kane ran onto Dele Alli’s through ball, took it round the onrushing Buffon and calmly deposited into an empty net. 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It was the first goal Juventus had conceded in 696 minutesSpurs pushed for the equalizer but Juventus almost extended its lead on the stroke of halftime when Serge Aurier brought down Douglas Costa in the area. Higuain stepped up again but failed to complete his hat trick, firing onto the crossbar.He had another good chance to grab a third, shortly before the hour, but he headed a corner straight at Lloris, who had done well to tip Bernardeschi’s effort round his post moments earlier.Juventus was made to pay for its missed opportunities as Buffon was caught out by a low Eriksen free kick into the bottom left corner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, 2nd left, celebrates with teammate Erik Lamela and Harry Kane, right, after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first-leg soccer match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspurs, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)TURIN, Italy — At a crucial moment in its Champions League last-16 match on Tuesday, Tottenham survived against Juventus simply by standing still.Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris chose not to dive in either direction as Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain approached to strike his second penalty of the game. With no big gaps appearing, Higuain smashed the ball straight down the middle and saw it cannon off the crossbar.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak A goal would have given Juventus a commanding 3-1 lead at halftime. Instead, Spurs managed to recover from a terrible start and level in the second period to finish at 2-2, ahead of the second leg at Wembley on March 7.Lloris had dived low to his right against Higuain’s successful first spot kick, getting a hand to the well-placed penalty.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 folkHarry Kane and Christian Eriksen scored in each half after Higuain had netted twice inside the opening nine minutes“I feel so proud,” Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino said. “We showed great character against a team that played two finals in three years, with amazing experience on the pitch. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bucks’ G-League affiliate picks up Brandon Jennings LATEST STORIES “We are a young team in this competition. To show that performance is to be proud and to congratulate the players because they were fantastic.”Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri reacted strongly afterward when it was suggested his team, which is going for a seventh successive Serie A title, should have beaten Spurs, which is fifth in the Premier League.“I think people have lost a bit of objectivity,” said a clearly annoyed Allegri. “Juve plays to win but it’s not favorite. You can’t go to the final every year. I think the lads are having a great season, but it’s a long leap from there to think they’re going to win a last-16 match 3-0.“That drives me nuts, because people don’t have an idea about the other teams. I can’t accept that people are getting depressed over a 2-2 draw, it seems like we lost 8-0.”It was also an exciting first half in Basel, with Manchester City scoring three goals before going on to win 4-0 to leave it with one foot in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Japan’s Ira Brown recalls good memories as PBA import in return to PH

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt felt like a homecoming of sorts for Ira Brown when Japan flew to Manila to face Gilas Pilipinas for the second time in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Now playing as a naturalized player for Akatsuki Five, the 35-year-old forward’s memories came rushing back to him as he recounted his days playing in the PBA in front of the Filipino fans as a reinforcement for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT “I love it. It’s something that I look forward to because it gives me energy,” he said.Though Brown only played two games for the Beermen, it was enough to leave a lasting memory on him.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 folkHe had his moments in his short stint, making game-winning putback to lift the Beermen over Meralco back in the 2011 PBA Commissioner’s Cup before getting replaced by David Young.And what made his return to the country more special was the same electric energy the crowd had at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “I remember the energy the crowd gives and it was great to be back and play in the Philippines,” he said.Unfortunately for Brown, Japan remained winless in the first round of the Asian qualifiers following an 84-89 loss as the Japanese saw their comeback bid fall short against Jayson Castro and Co.“I thought we were in the game,” shared Brown, who tallied 16 points and eight rebounds for his side.Despite his solid numbers, the 6-foot-4 forward rued his free throw woes, going 2-of-10 from the charity stripe as the Akatsuki Five also missed 15 free throws as a whole in the game.“That’s terrible,” admitted Brown, who now faces an uphill climb if he wants to lead Japan to the second round of the Asian qualifiers. “I can’t do that if we want to beat teams especially on the road. I gotta do better job at that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lesnar set for WrestleMania rematch after 7-man Elimination Chamber Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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No slaughter?

first_imgMOST READ “Our big question mark is if Greg would play,” said Cone.“If we play Friday, I would say he won’t play. Given another day or two, he may play. But we do expect him to be back sometime in the series. We just hope that we’re still in the series by the time he’s available.”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 folkSlaughter sat out both playoff games against Rain or Shine due to a sprained ankle, but Cone acknowledged that he would need all of his weapons against a star-studded squad like San Miguel.“That’s a big thing for us, whether Greg can play and help us equalize against San Miguel,” said Cone. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Both teams battled in the last Philippine Cup Finals with the Beermen emerging victorious to claim their third straight all-Filipino title.The winner of this series goes on to play the winner of the other semifinals, which features Magnolia taking on NLEX.The Road Warriors swept the Alaska Aces, 2-0, during their quarterfinal showdown after a tense 87-83 victory in Game 2 Wednesday night, thus claiming their first Final Four stint in franchise history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bayron fends off Lascuña charge, leads by 2 strokes Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Without Slaughter, the Gin Kings absorbed a 1-4 series loss—a defeat that still lingers for Ginebra veteran LA Tenorio.“Of course, we’re motivated by payback,” said Tenorio. “Last season, we didnt have Greg. But we came all the way from No. 7, so we just ran our of steam to be honest.”The Beermen reached the semifinals by disposing of TNT KaTropa, 106-93, in the quarterfinals with Fajardo shooting 35 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.“I think we have enough talent also, enough people also to contain June Mar and their shooters and their bigs, and also, their guards. We’ll see,” Tenorio said.“It’s gonna be tough for us, definitely. But again, we will fight. We have to really be focused on the game plan especially against June Mar. Really June Mar is playing [on] a different level now.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Greg Slaughter Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its “equalizer” still doubtful, Barangay Ginebra takes on the challenge of toppling the “monster” whose shadow has loomed large over the PBA Philippine Cup in the past three seasons, starting Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.As if beating the three-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen over a seven game series is not tough enough, Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, a winner of 22 PBA titles, has to make his team cope with the absence of prized big man Greg Slaughter in the early part of the matchup.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Gennady Golovkin thinks Canelo, De La Hoya are doping cheats

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism De La Hoya is Alvarez’s longtime promoter and a former six-division champion. He retired from boxing in 2008.Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in mid-February in the fighters’ voluntary anti-doping program, and the results were revealed two weeks ago.Eric Gomez, the president of De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, responded sharply to Golovkin’s comments.“He doesn’t sound like a confident fighter,” Gomez told The Associated Press in an email. “GGG is trying to find a way out. If he doesn’t want the fight, he should just say so. Just last week he said the exact opposite. His remarks about needle marks, Oscar and every other lie are outrageous, false and defamatory, and we will deal with them appropriately.“As for Canelo, he is focused on his training,” Gomez added. “He didn’t need any more motivation, but now he has it.”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 LATEST STORIES “Again with Mexican meat? Come on,” Golovkin said on Tuesday, referencing Alvarez’s attribution of his failed test to his consumption of tainted meat in his native country.“I told you, it’s not Mexican meat,” Golovkin added. “This is Canelo. This is his team. This is his promotion. … Canelo is cheating. They’re using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it’s not happening.”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 folkGolovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) spoke pointedly about Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) before a workout at his high-altitude training camp in Southern California. For the first time, the unbeaten Kazakh middleweight champion repeatedly said he believes Alvarez has used banned substances for previous fights, including their first bout last September.“It was pretty obvious when (Alvarez’s) muscles were all (enlarged) … and with the traces of injections, which were visible,” Golovkin said through a translator. “I can talk about Oscar De La Hoya, too. He is also not clean. He’s dirty.” View comments Over the hump The Nevada Athletic Commission still hasn’t announced whether it will level any disciplinary action against Alvarez, or even when it might hold a public hearing about its decision. The fight is just over six weeks away at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Golovkin expects to be in the ring on Cinco de Mayo until he hears otherwise from Nevada or Alvarez, who has scarcely commented on the positive test since Golden Boy issued a statement blaming the mistake on meat contamination that is common in some parts of Mexico. Canelo also moved his camp to the U.S. after his failed test, but is training behind closed doors.Golovkin also is still upset about the verdict in his first bout with Alvarez. Golovkin and his camp felt they comfortably won the bout, which was ruled a draw.“He’s always been the favorite, always had benefits,” Golovkin said. “I don’t think I would have the same amount of benefits as he has. That’s why I never use any drugs, because I know there won’t be any preferences to me.”If the Nevada commission postpones the rematch, promoter Tom Loeffler echoed Golovkin’s interest in booking a middleweight title unification bout with Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders, who holds one of the four major belts.But Golovkin and Alvarez both realize their biggest paydays will come in bouts against each other. That’s why Golovkin is determined to keep training to face Canelo, even while accusing his opponent of artificial enhancement of his physique.“You should take a look at the photos and ask a doctor,” Golovkin said. “Ask any doctor. Let him explain what those (muscles) are. It’s better even to use the lie detector. Then there wouldn’t be any silly questions about meat or fruits or chocolate.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, Gennady Golovkin attends a news conference in Las Vegas. Golovkin is in training camp for a fight that might not happen. The unbeaten middleweight champion is waiting to hear whether his rematch with Saul Alvarez on May 5 will be canceled after Canelo failed a doping test. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — Gennady Golovkin plans to go ahead with his rematch against Canelo Alvarez on May 5, even after Alvarez failed a doping test last month.But Golovkin also believes Alvarez is a cheater whose attempt to blame the test on bad meat is a joke and a symptom of more extensive corruption in boxing.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Shot at history keeps Lassiter, Beermen hungry

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The fourth one will put us in history, it means a lot to me, it means a lot to all members of the team, our organization,” said Lassiter.  “We know how much hard work we put in and we’re not just going to let it slide.”The Beermen have a worthy Finals opponent in Magnolia,  the team that last completed the league’s Grand Slam in 2014, and so far, the Hotshots have proven they can put up a winning stand against the defending champions with the best-of-seven series tied at 1-1.Lassiter has been filling up the stat sheets for San Miguel so far against the Hotshots, averaging 18.5 points, 3. 5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks, and don’t expect him to slow down.“I really think that the winning aspect and the only way to be known as a great team, or the greatest ever, is you got to win championships. No one remembers the second place. And I think winning is the most important thing to do if you know about the aspect of being the greatest team ever.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism San Miguel has been in the Grand Slam conversation the moment it won two titles in the 2014-2015 season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 MOST READ No ‘exotic tea’ or shisha – Russian football’s guide on doping Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fact, the Beermen are a perfect 5-of-5 in their championship series from the 2015 Philippine Cup until the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.This level of dominance has put San Miguel under an immense amount of pressure, especially that the Grand Slam has still eluded this crop of Beermen, but that attention on the team is something the players actually relish.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“I think the motivation behind this all is to strive for excellence and I think it’s good that we always have that pressure of being in the finals every conference,” said Lassiter Wednesday at the team’s practice gym at Acropolis..What also fuels the fire is the chance to become the best local team the league has ever seen, and they have a chance to do that with an unprecedented fourth straight Philippine Cup title. View commentslast_img read more

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