Westbrook, George lead Thunder rout of Durant, Warriors

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “They’re one of the best teams in movement, in player movement, in ball movement,” George said. “So we had to match the physicality as well as their pace. I thought that was the key tonight. Our motor was ready for that intensity.”Durant scored 33 points but didn’t get as much help from the cold-shooting Splash Brothers of Curry and Klay Thompson, who added 21 and 12 points, respectively. They combined to go 11 of 27 from the floor and 4 for 15 on 3-pointers as the Warriors lost for the third time in four games. They lost their tempers, too — as in five technicals total.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 folkDraymond Green was ejected with 8:13 remaining after a second technical when he argued with the officials.“It was a rough night,” Curry said of the officiating, while insisting that wasn’t what lost the game. 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 Carmelo Anthony sprained his right ankle early in the game, but Oklahoma City never slowed down in ending a seven-game skid at Oracle Arena with its first win on the Warriors’ home floor since a 116-97 victory on April 11, 2013.Westbrook scored 21 points in the first quarter, making nine of his first 10 shots as the Thunder led 42-30. They never trailed.“That was the game right there, the first quarter and they have 42 points,” Durant said. “You’ve got to give them credit, they came out with a lot of energy and we didn’t match it.”Golden State had been 11-0 following a loss this season. The Warriors also lost for the first time in seven games when taking on an opponent that had previously beaten them this season, with the Thunder having won 108-91 at OKC on Nov. 22.This could be a win that turns momentum for Billy Donovan’s Thunder, who had dropped four of five since losing defensive star Andre Roberson to a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee.Durant scored eight straight against his old team during one first-quarter stretch.Oklahoma City, which allowed 13 3-pointers in losing at home to the Lakers on Sunday, limited the Warriors to 8 for 28 from deep.“It didn’t feel like us, that’s for sure,” Kerr said. “We’re out of whack right now. We’re just not playing the way we normally do in terms of the ball movement, the pace and the spacing. And our defense has not been good either. It’s been a struggle.”Green was hit with the Warriors’ third technical of the night at the end of the first half and had to be held back from officials. Meanwhile, Westbrook went down beneath the Thunder basket after crashing into the stanchion.TIP-INSThunder: OKC went 12 of 31 from 3-point range after shooting 8 for 25 on 3s in the first meeting. … Josh Huestis earned his second start of the season after rookie Terrance Ferguson started the previous five. … The Thunder came in forcing 16.3 turnovers per game while averaging 9.31 steals. The sellout crowd went crazy when Durant was called for a foul with 1:35 remaining in the third and replays show that Westbrook had clearly slipped and no contact was made. Warriors owner Joe Lacob tossed his jacket in disgust.“We were way worse than the officials were,” coach Steve Kerr said. “We got completely outplayed.”By the 6:32 mark of the fourth quarter and the blowout still in force, fans began leaving the building.Durant said it’s up to the Warriors “to hold ourselves accountable out there.”Westbrook shot 13 for 26 and George went 11 of 23 with six 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip.Westbrook had 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to get the better of old buddy and teammate Durant, George scored 38 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder embarrassed the defending champions 125-105 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Warriors: Golden State had 12 first-half turnovers for 19 Thunder points, 25 turnovers in all. … Thompson became the 28th player in NBA history to make 1,500 career 3s. … Backup C David West returned after missing a game for personal reasons. He also rested Friday at Sacramento so hadn’t played in two straight. He received a technical midway through the second quarter. … Since 2014-15, Golden State is 25-3 playing a team that had won the previous matchup. … Andre Iguodala’s phrase and motto “Black History is Golden” was used for a T-shirt giveaway Tuesday as the Warriors kick off their celebrations of Black History Month.NO LEAD AT HOMEIt had been since April 18, 2012, against the Lakers that the Warriors never led in a home game.KERR’S MARKKerr coached his 300th regular-season game and remained at 248 victories.“When you have a lot of talent at the beginning of your coaching career, you can implement things that will work and then you can get credibility with winning and grow as a coach while you are winning and it’s a much easier process that way,” he said. “I was very fortunate to have this job as my first one.”Irate at the officials, Kerr received a technical at the 9:38 mark of the second quarter.UP NEXTThunder: Visit Lakers on Thursday.Warriors: Host Dallas on Thursday trying for a 10th straight victory in the series and 11th consecutive at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ateneo back on track, UST remains unbeaten in UAAP men’s volleyball OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Ginebra puts ROS on brink

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Slaughter was sidelined by a sprained ankle and remains doubtful in Wednesday’s Game 2.Earlier, blue-chip rookie Kiefer Ravena pulled off two decisive plays in the dying seconds as NLEX moved a victory closer to the semifinals with a tight 105-99 win over Alaska.Ravena stealthily snatched the leather off a jump ball and went straight to the cup with 18.8 seconds left, giving the Road Warriors a safe four-point lead.Prior to that act of heroism, Ateneo’s two-time UAAP MVP found a cutting Michael Miranda underneath for the go-ahead basket that shifted the momentum to their side after the Aces took control late in the game.“It was a great team effort,” said Ravena after pouring 12 of his 25 points in the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The higher the stakes, the better Barangay Ginebra has become.Even without the towering Greg Slaughter in the lanes, the Gin Kings showed they’re better than the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters with an imposing 88-80 triumph Monday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Gin Kings are beginning to recover their championship form after struggling big time in the elimination round to gain a decisive headstart in their best-of-three quarterfinal series.Japeth Aguilar, nursing the piercing pain on his back, more than filled the void left by Slaughter after forcing the Painters to flounder inside the paint.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 folkIt was the dynamic duo of Sol Mercado and Scottie Thompson, however, who provided the firepower for the Gin Kings.Mercado scored all of his 13 points in the second half and Thompson was three assists shy of a triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. Did Arum and Pacquiao tell the truth? 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 MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

PH kiteboarding ace Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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. The 16-year-old Tio, who hails from Boracay Island, topped Haoran Zhang of China and local bet Sarun Rupchorn. Tio tallied 26 points after 20 elimination rounds while Zhang scored 34 and Rupchorn finished with 41.Tio, who is coming off a victorious stint in the Boracay leg of the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour just last month, gained steam in the last two days of competition while Rupchorn wavered.READ: Tio, Kappel top Boracay leg“We’re all delighted with how our team fared in the YOG elims. This has been a triumphant moment for all of us Filipinos. Getting a slot in the YOG was no easy task and now that we’re in, this may be our chance of winning our first-ever gold in the YOG,” said PKA president and team manager Jay Ortiz.Meanwhile, Chinese Jingle Chen took the only YOG spot in the girls’ side, scoring 16 points to best compatriot Kewen Li (32) and Thai Nicharan Rodthong (43.3).ADVERTISEMENT FSU comeback and payback as Seminoles oust top-seeded Xavier Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Christian Tio holds the Philippine flag as he receives his trophy after topping the Kitesurfing Youth Olympic Qualifiers Asia/Oceania in Thailand and earning the lone Asian berth in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChristian Tio earned the lone Youth Olympic Games spot after ruling the Iconic Kitesurfing Youth Olympic Asia/Oceania Qualifiers Sunday in Pranburi, Thailand.Tio, one of the Philippines’ fast-rising stars in kiteboarding, overcame stiff competition that gathered the best 15 to 18-year-old kiteboarders in the continent during the five-day event.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Beach winds, challenges fuel dreams of Boracay kiteboarder“It’s been a tough week,” said Tio. “It’s been a goal to get to the Olympics and we’ve been waiting for kiting to get into the Games for sometime, so it feels pretty good to qualify and have the honor of representing my country.”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“Now I’m it, I’ll do my best to win it,” added Tio, son of pro kiteboarders Chris Mohn and Liezl Tio.The Youth Olympic Games will be staged in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Thunder clinch: Oklahoma City runs past Miami

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook’s first point gave him 2,000 for the season. He’s the 49th player to get there in consecutive seasons, and only the second player with 2,000 points and 800 assists in back-to-back years. The other is Oscar Robertson, who did it five times. … Alex Abrines, who made the first Thunder field-goal attempt on the team’s 11th try, was held out of the second half with concussion symptoms.Heat: Miami outscored Oklahoma City 58-32 in the paint but got to the foul line only 14 times — compared with 38 by the Thunder. … The Heat shot 5 for 22 from 3-point range.WADE HONOREDHeat guard Dwyane Wade was presented with the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March, recognizing his response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union donated $200,000 toward getting students to the “March for Our Lives” event in Washington last month, and he’s reached out in multiple other ways to the families of victims and survivors. “I came back to this city at a time when I was needed, when my voice was needed,” Wade said.TITLE WINNERSDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski sat midcourt with Heat CEO Nick Arison, his former manager with the Blue Devils. Coach K was one of three accomplished college coaches at the game; Rick Pitino was also there, near Thunder coach Billy Donovan — who played guard on Providence’s 1987 Final Four team (coached by Pitino), and a two-time NCAA title winner at Florida before going to Oklahoma City.UP NEXTThunder: Host Memphis on Wednesday.Heat: Host Toronto on Wednesday. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in the Thunder finale Wednesday to average a triple-double for the second straight season.The Thunder missed their first 10 shots, gave up the game’s first 12 points and wound up trailing by 18 during the opening quarter. They eventually settled in and got the deficit down to single-digits late in the first.And from there, it stayed that way.Miami’s lead was down to three by halftime, and Oklahoma City tied the game twice in the third quarter — only to have the Heat immediately answer with bursts, first an 8-0 spurt after the initial tie, then a 5-0 run to take an 81-76 lead into the fourth.Corey Brewer’s driving layup with 10:28 left put the Thunder on top for the first time all night, 85-84. Before long, it became a runaway.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, attempts to steal the ball from Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Paul George scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook got his 25th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched a playoff spot with a 115-93 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night.Westbrook finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists for the Thunder, who were down 18 in the opening minutes before outscoring the Heat 39-12 in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks to 50th win The 27-point margin was the third-worst for any quarter in Heat history, and the worst ever in a game at Miami.Jerami Grant scored 17 points and Carmelo Anthony added 11 for Oklahoma City, which made 14 3-pointers.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 crownJosh Richardson scored 18 points and Hassan Whiteside added 16 for the Heat, whose playoff seed won’t be decided until the season-finales Wednesday. Justise Winslow and Tyler Johnson each scored 12 for Miami, and James Johnson added 11.For George, it was a rare win in Miami — his Indiana teams were 2-18 overall and 0-10 in regular-season contests when he faced the Heat on the road.last_img read more

Jawbreakers complete D-League Final 4

first_imgMOST READ Lifesavers keep PSL hopes alive Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum hacked out an 82-77 triumph over Centro Escolar University on Thursday as the Jawbreakers completed the Final Four cast in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.MJ Ayaay spearheaded the Jawbreakers’ rally from 72-61 with 7:27 left via a 21-5 closing run as Zark’s sealed a best-of-three clash with second-ranked Marinerong Pilipino starting Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES View comments Ayaay posted 15 points, four rebounds, five steals, and four blocks to make up for the absence of CJ Perez from the final 4:54.Jayvee Marcelino led Zark’s Burger with 17 points, twin brother Jaycee contributed 10, while Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu tallied 12 points and 16 rebounds.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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

MMA fan Ancajas proud to see compatriots shine in ONE

first_imgAncajas even entered the ring and raised Banario’s hand after his split decision victory over Adrian Pang in the night’s co-main event.“It really feels different watching it live. I was really happy seeing Gina, Honorio, and Kevin win. I was shouting the whole time,” he said.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 crownBut don’t expect the 26-year-old southpaw to enter the MMA circuit soon, even with the ONE Super Series set to stage boxing fights in future dates.“I’m just really a fan of ONE Championship. I’m just thankful for the guys who invited me here,” he said. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Ancajas, though, is just happy to see his compatriots make a name for themselves in the mixed martial arts field, especially in ONE, the same way he’s slowly building his name in boxing.“For me, ONE has really grown, and with the ONE Super Series, it will be better for the boxers because there’s only a handful of promoters left. So for me, I feel it would really help the other Filipino boxers in the long run,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Belingon continues resurgence, eyes ONE title shot In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Jerwin Ancajas poses for a photo with Team Lakay standouts Gina Iniong, Honorio Banario and Kevin Belingon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netA confessed mixed martial arts fan, Jerwin Ancajas, WBA super featherweight champion, truly enjoyed his time watching ONE: Heroes of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This is my first time watching it live because before, I only watch this on TV,” Ancajas said as he joined Team Lakay bets Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, and Gina Iniong in the post-fight press conference.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Che’Lu-San Sebastian inches closer to D-League title, fends off Zark’s-Lyceum

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames CJ Perez was stifled in Game 1, finishing with eight points on a 3-of-11 shooting, on top of seven rebounds, and seven assists.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 107 — De Leon 18, Batino 17, Calisaan 15, Bulanadi 13, Costelo 13, Ilagan 9, Siruma 7, Collado 6, David 3, Ablaza 2, Faundo 2, Taganas 2, Capobres 0.ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 103 — Jc. Marcelino 23, Nzeusseu 19, Ayaay 13. Jv. Marcelino 10, Baltazar 9, Pretta 9, Perez 8, Serrano 5, Tansingco 3, Caduyac 2, Yong 2, Ibañez 0.Quarters: 34-26, 55-57, 76-76. 107-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSamboy de Leon hit the big shots late for Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian as it pulled off a huge 107-103 Game 1 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The former Magnolia forward nailed the go-ahead triple with 1:19 to play that gave the Revellers a 104-101 lead and took the air out of the Jawbreakers.ADVERTISEMENT 25 standouts from NCR move on to Jr. NBA national training camp Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ De Leon finished with 18 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from three, to go with five rebounds and three assists.CJ Perez kept things interesting with two foul shots in the final 39.1, but that was quickly negated by a huge undergoal stab from Michael Calisaan with 28.8 seconds left, 106-103.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 crownZark’s-Lyceum failed to find its mark from that point on with Allyn Bulanadi putting on the finishing touches with a split before Ryan Costelo intercepted the ensuing possession to seal the deal for Che’Lu-San Sebastian.Alfred Batino also chimed in 17 points and 10 boards, while Calisaan got 15 and 12. Bulanadi and Costelo both had 13 points in the victory.“Both teams deserved to win but it was in the end game where the difference was our defense. It was a good comeback for our team,” said coach Stevenson Tiu whose Che’Lu-San Sebastian survived the absence of leading scorer Jeff Viernes, who was called up by GlobalPort in the PBA.The Revellers won the battle of the boards, 60-48, while also going 10-of-25 from three.Che’Lu-San Sebastian has a chance to claim the crown in Game 2 on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Jaycee Marcelino paced Zark’s-Lyceum with 23 points, eight rebounds, four steals, and three assists, while Mike Nzeusseu got 19 and 11.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Officials picked the flags up off the pool deck and hastily reattached them to the broken metal hoist but were unable to raise them again while the anthem was played for a second time, to the bemusement of Sun and spectators watching in the stands.Diplomatically, Sun played down the incident when quizzed by reporters, saying he was just relieved to finally win the 200 freestyle title which had eluded him in the two previous editions of the Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Even though he is the reigning Olympic and world champion, Sun had never won the four-lap race at the Asian games, finishing runner-up to South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan in 2010 and second again to Japan’s Kosuke Hagino four years ago.“I’ve waited eight years for this title,” Sun said. “It also gives me a golden grand slam of Olympic, world and Asian titles. It’s a perfect result, a dream. It’s unbelievable.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 MOST READ China’s Sun Yang. APJAKARTA, Indonesia — Sun Yang thought he’d seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday’s opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games.In an embarrassing technical blunder for games organizers, the flag hoist collapsed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem as Sun stood atop the podium after winning the 200-meter freestyle final.ADVERTISEMENT Officials held the flags up in their hands for the subsequent medal ceremony before locating a replacement hoist for the remaining presentations. By the end of the night, China edged Japan 4-3 in the first seven finals decided.Sun, who is trying to win the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle titles in Jakarta, cruised to victory in one minute 45.43 seconds.He was outside his best but with a busy program the 26-year-old did enough to win comfortably and celebrated in animated fashion, clenching his fists and punching the air in delight.Xu Jiayu, the reigning world champion, celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning his first individual Asian title in the 100-meter backstroke.He reached the wall in 52.34 to equal the games record and deny Japan’s Ryosuke Irie a third straight win in the event.ADVERTISEMENT Wang Jianjiahe led a Chinese 1-2 in the women’s 1,500m freestyle final, edging her fellow 16-year-old in the last desperate lunge to the wall to win in 15:53.68.China won the first golds decided in the pool but Japan hit back by winning the next three, setting the stage for an intense six-day contest to determine Asia’s top swimming nation in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Satomi Suzuki secured her first major title when she broke the games record to win the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.40, and Daiya Seto retained his 200 butterfly crown in a time of 1:54.53 after trailing for the first three laps.“I got a bit frantic in the last 25 meters, but I got the job done,” he said. “It gives me a lot more confidence going into next year’s world championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”Japan finished off the night with yet another games record to win the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Asian Games: Philippines’ ‘inexperience’ showed in loss to Thailand, says Valdezlast_img read more

Bolt’s bid for pro contract in Australia ends without a deal

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joel Embiid uncorks 41 points as 76ers beat Clippers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Fifa 98’s Usain Bolt is seen during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former international players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)GOSFORD, Australia — Usain Bolt’s bid to become a professional soccer player in Australia has ended with the Olympic sprinting great failing to agree on a contract with the Central Coast Mariners.The Mariners announced Friday that Bolt’s indefinite training period with the club “has drawn to an end, effective immediately.”ADVERTISEMENT Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales00:50Trending Articles03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Central Coast reportedly offered Bolt a contract worth 150,000 Australian dollars ($110,000) and hoped to get a third-party endorsement to increase the package into the millions, but management for the eight-time Olympic gold medalist rejected the offer.“It has been a pleasure to work with Usain as he pursued his desire to become a professional football player,” said Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth. “This has been a mutually beneficial partnership that brought an increased level of excitement and attention to both the Mariners and the A-League.”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 ChrissBolt, who has never played soccer at an elite level, practiced with the Mariners squad in September and October but only played in some low-level, non-league matches.“I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners’ owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there,” Bolt said in a statement released by the club. “I wish the club success for the season ahead.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bolt scored two goals in a trial game but wasn’t included in the squad for the A-League season opener on Oct. 21, when Central Coast had a 1-1 draw in Brisbane. Mariners coach Mike Mulvey said after that match that he wasn’t aware the club had made an offer to Bolt.The 32-year-old Bolt retired from competitive track and field last year and has since explored options in Germany, South Africa, Norway, and Australia to gain a professional soccer contract.His first game for the Mariners, an exhibition against a selection of amateur players, attracted a big crowd, and Bolt’s bid to join the A-League has generated plenty of headlines. But critics questioned Bolt’s ability to play at an elite level and others wrote it off a publicity stunt.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Novak Djokovic: ‘I’d be lying if Roger Federer record not on my mind’

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic (R) walks past Switzerland’s Roger Federer during a break, during their men’s singles semi-final tennis match on day six of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)Novak Djokovic admitted he’d be “lying” if overhauling Roger Federer’s mark of 20 Grand Slam titles was not on his mind but insisted Saturday it will be a great challenge to get there, especially with the sport’s widely-hyped young generation stepping up.Djokovic, who sent out an early warning ahead of the official kick-off of his 2019 season with a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory over Kevin Anderson to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, took his Grand Slam tally to 14 by picking up the Wimbledon and US Open titles within the span of the last five months.ADVERTISEMENT The 31-year-old Serb is currently six majors behind Federer and three adrift of Rafael Nadal, but is likely to keep up the pressure on his rivals this upcoming season considering how he recaptured his dominating form in the second half of 2018.Asked if there is a record he dreams of capturing before the end of his career, Djokovic said: “I would lie if I say I didn’t want to get to as high as Grand Slam wins number possible. That’s definitely the objective, the desire, the goal.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“Those are probably the tournaments where I want to do my best for the rest of my career, however long that’s going to be, and of course trying to also fight for No. 1 with everyone else.”Djokovic has lost just three times in the last six months, but all three defeats came against players aged 22 and under (Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto, Karen Khachanov in Paris, and Alexander Zverev in London at the World Tour Finals). Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Jamal Murray scorches with 46 on 9 3s as Nuggets hold off Suns Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title On Thursday, the world number one conceded that “the face of tennis is changing” due to the influx of new young talent and he believes the ‘Next Gen’ will make it harder for him to stay on top.“There’s a new generation of players, Nadal and Federer are still there, (Andy) Murray and (Stan) Wawrinka are coming back, Zverev is the leader of this Next Gen“Men’s tennis is as good as it can be in terms of competition, in terms of personalities, it’s good to see new faces,” he said after his fourth title victory on Saturday in the UAE capital.“For me it’s going to be a big challenge and a big ask to stay at such a high level, it’s very demanding especially as a family man. It’s different in the last couple of years. But I like challenge in life, because from the challenges we grow and we learn. So I try to embrace whatever is in front of me, I have to accept it but I’m working for the best.”Djokovic now heads to the Qatar Open in Doha next week where he faces Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in the opening round.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Later in January, he will begin his bid to win a seventh Australian Open title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more