San Beda pips Chiang Kai Shek for crown

first_imgJM Lagumen drilled in the game-winning triple with five-tenths of a second left to help San Beda beat Chiang Kai Shek College, 66-65, on Thursday and rule the 6th PSSBC Dickies Underwear Cup at SGS Stadium in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City.After trailing by as many as 11 points in the third canto, the Red Cubs rallied to go toe-to-toe with the Blue Dragons before Lagumen sealed the comeback win.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “You can see in my players how they really wanted to win this one. We were down by double figures in the third but they just kept on coming back,” said San Beda coach JB Sison.The Red Cubs took home P80,000 in cash plus a trophy and became the first team to win two titles. They also ruled the 2014 tournament.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 folk Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Tiu embraces bigger role for Rain or Shine Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Drummond, Harden sit as Pistons beat Rockets

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pistons: In addition to Drummond, Detroit was without G Reggie Jackson (sprained right ankle) and F Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor).UP NEXTRockets: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.Pistons: Visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Monfils wins Qatar Open in 4th appearance in final As usual, Houston relied heavily on 3-point shooting. The Rockets went 7 for 13 from beyond the arc in the first quarter, but were only 8 for 34 after that.Detroit was the more efficient team from 3-point range, going 12 of 25.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 folkChris Paul had 16 points and 13 assists for Houston. Ish Smith scored 17 points for Detroit, and Dwight Buycks added a career-high 16.There were eight lead changes and six ties in the first half, and Houston led 58-57 after two quarters. Detroit then outscored the Rockets 31-19 in the third. A dunk by Harris put the Pistons up 72-65, and Reggie Bullock’s 3 near the end of the period made it 86-72. Houston rallied late and cut the deficit to four with 15.5 seconds left, but Smith made two free throws for Detroit at the other end.TURNAROUNDThe Pistons rebounded nicely from one of their worst games of the season, a 114-78 loss at Philadelphia on Friday night. Detroit is 5-2 in the second game of back-to-backs after going 3-14 last season.TIP-INSRockets: Harden is out with a hamstring strain. Houston was also without C Nene, who has a bruised right knee.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, left, Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith, center and Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Tobias Harris scored 27 points, and the Detroit Pistons held on for another win against one of the NBA’s top teams, 108-101 over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.Detroit is only four games over .500, but the Pistons have beaten Golden State, Boston, San Antonio, Minnesota and now Houston. The Rockets are without injured star James Harden, but the Pistons were missing their own standout, with Andre Drummond sidelined because of a right rib contusion.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

PBA: Kia halts 16-game skid, upsets Rain or Shine

first_imgBrady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury But it appeared like the game was really for the Picanto after the Elasto Painters muffed two free throws and five makable attempts from the field, three of which came in the last 19.5 ticks.Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu, one of the best free throw shooters in the league, had a couple of splits from the line. He also missed an open triple from the right corner that would’ve given the Painters a one-point lead in the waning seconds.The game got testy late in the second quarter that saw the ejection of Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan and Kia’s Eric Camson after engaging in a fight.Glen Khobuntin filled in for Camson, scoring eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, including back-to-back baskets that gave the Picanto a 96-89 cushion with 1:52 remaining.Mark Yee nearly had a double-double with 13 points and eight rebounds while Rashawn McCarthy and Roider Cabrera led Kia with 14 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rookie Rey Nambatac notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Painters, who fell to 2-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Mark Yee. PBA IMAGESKia finally stopped its seemingly interminable slide after stunning Rain or Shine, 98-94, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Picanto ended a 16-game losing skid dating back to last conference. It was Kia’s first taste of victory since pulling off a double overtime win over Phoenix on May 21, 2017.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m more relieved than anything else because of this win,” said Kia coach Ricky Dandan. “We broke that [16-game losing skid] and this will go a long way in our rebuilding our ball club.”“It was really difficult for us because our confidence were all shot, but we really had no choice but to move forward and look at the positives despite all of those blowout games,” he added. “We really dug deep and our guys really worked hard for this win.”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 folkKia posted its first win this conference after a 0-4 start but not after surviving an anxious final minute where the Picanto barely avoided a major collapse.Protecting a three-point lead with 55 seconds left, Kia turned the ball over twice. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending 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 View commentslast_img read more

Curry scores 44, Warriors hold off late rally by Clippers

first_imgGolden State led 104-93 on David West’s two free throws with 11:31 to play before a 9-0 Clippers run cut it to two.Curry let it fly from nearly halfcourt to end the first quarter, both his furthest 3 of the season and first as time expired. Those have been his signature shots in recent seasons, so the sellout crowd went crazy.The two-time NBA MVP made another 3 just before halftime, then Los Angeles’ Danilo Gallinari drained a 47-footer at the buzzer to get the Clippers within 70-58 at the break.“Steph was incredible as he always is,” Clippers guard Austin Rivers said.Tobias Harris scored 22 points, Gallinari wound up with 15 and DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles, which had won five of six.McGee earned his fifth start of the season and had six points and four rebounds in nearly 14 minutes.The Warriors are now 7-1 this season in the next game against an opponent after losing the first meeting. The Clippers beat Golden State 126-106 on Jan. 10 at Oracle Arena.Thompson made two quick 3s to become the 10th Warriors player to reach 10,000 career points in the regular season, and his first 3 moved him past Joe Barry Carroll (9,996 points) for 10th place on the franchise’s career scoring list.Golden State lost at Portland before the break but improved to 13-1 following a loss this season.TIP-INSClippers: Gallinari had an X-ray on his R hand and it was negative. … Williams had a season-high 11 assists. … Los Angeles shot just 11 for 31 from 3-point range. … The Clippers lost for only the sixth time in their last 19 games. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Warriors: West added 10 points. … Patrick McCaw missed his second straight game with a sprained left thumb, while Jordan Bell sat out a 13th in a row with inflammation in his left ankle.ANALYTICS ASSISTKerr used the resources of analytics guru Sammy Gelfand throughout the break to determine the Warriors aren’t defending nearly as well in the first five minutes of games than a year ago.“Sammy Gelfand did not get an All-Star break,” Kerr said, explaining the biggest issue as, “We’re just not trying hard enough.”SHOOTAROUND NO-SHOWClippers guard Tyrone Wallace, on a two-way contract, had to fly into the Bay Area on game day. And the driver brought him straight to Oracle Arena, but the Los Angeles shootaround was not there.“I told him to just go lay on the couch in my office back there,” coach Doc Rivers said. “The car took him to the hotel and he got there after shootaround.”UP NEXTClippers: Visit Phoenix on Friday.Warriors: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday after the Thunder won at Golden State 125-105 on Feb. 6. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He returned from a Hawaiian family getaway over the All-Star break and changed starting centers. It worked well enough for him to stick with JaVale McGee over Zaza Pachulia for another night.Stephen Curry swished a beautiful buzzer-beater from way back early and hit another timely 3-pointer late on the way to scoring 44 points, and the Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 134-127 on Thursday night.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 folk“We’re a championship team. We’re not about to sit here and act like we’re this battered team that had a horrible season and we’re looking for any glimmer of hope,” Green said. “I understand we haven’t been as great as most people expect. We’re still a damn good basketball team so we don’t need no ‘but it’s a step in the right direction.’ You may get that out of someone but I don’t really roll like that.”Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight assists, Klay Thompson added 19 points, and Green contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. Gilas Pilipinas shifts focus to Japan LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It takes a full effort. It’s not easy to win an NBA game, it’s really not,” Kerr said. “It takes the full 48. We’re not there yet.”Curry shot 14 for 19, including 8 of 11 from deep, and made all eight of his free throws in his third 40-point game of the season. Curry also had 10 assists, six rebounds and two steals.The buzzer-beater was sweet, giving Golden State “a good vibe.”“Obviously I feel every one I take has a chance to go in,” he said. “Not really worrying about shooting percentages, just chuck it and see what happens.”Kerr challenged his superstar roster to begin games better on the defensive end, which the Warriors did. Then the Clippers nearly came back with a surge down the stretch in what became an entertaining back-and-forth in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a 3-point basket at the buzzer in the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Draymond Green wants the Golden State Warriors to be rolling into the playoffs again this spring.Steve Kerr is looking for ways to spark the defending NBA champions to make sure that happens, to bring the high-flying Warriors back to playing superb basketball on both ends.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Spurs

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Go for Gold signs Paul Desiderio MOST READ Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket between San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) and forward Rudy Gay (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — That faint M-V-P chant wasn’t for Russell Westbrook.It was for 37-year-old forward Nick Collison.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Rudy Gay and Davis Bertans each scored 14 points for the Spurs, who have lost eight of 10.LaMarcus Aldridge was held to 11 points on 5-for-16 shooting“They were very aggressive,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They did a good job. He didn’t have one of his best nights, that’s for sure, but his effort was great. It just didn’t work for him tonight, and OKC was a big part of that.”Brewer’s corner 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half gave the Thunder a 52-43 lead. He led Oklahoma City with 10 points before the break.Thunder center Steven Adams came down hard on his left ankle early in the third quarter and did not return. Without his presence on both ends of the floor, the Spurs quickly took advantage and cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 62-58. The Thunder recovered after a timeout and led 77-68 after three quarters.Collison took over in the early part of the fourth quarter. He made a reverse layup to make it 82-70, drew the fifth foul on Aldridge with 7:41 to play, then scored in close a minute later to give the Thunder an 89-72 lead.The Spurs cut their deficit to seven with about two minutes to play, but Westbrook later clinched his triple-double on an assist to Grant for a 3-pointer that put the Thunder up 12.TIP-INSSpurs: F/C Pau Gasol started after sitting out against Golden State on Thursday with a right shoulder injury. … F Kawhi Leonard remained out while recovering from a right quadriceps injury.Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson was out with a concussion he received when he ran into Adams on Thursday against the Phoenix Suns. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Westbrook, the NBA’s most valuable player last season, scored 21 points and posted his 19th triple-double of this season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the San Antonio Spurs 104-94 on Saturday night. Collison, a fan favorite who has been with the Thunder since the team moved from Seattle, stole the show.Collison was pressed into action because starting center Steven Adams came down hard on his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return. Collison entered the game in the fourth quarter for the first time and responded by scoring all seven of his points in a 2:41 span in the fourth quarter for Oklahoma City.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 folkCollison heard the chant and got a kick out of it.“Sometimes, I feel like the walk-on in college games,” he said. 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Westbrook was glad to see Collison show he’s still got it. Collison hadn’t scored as many as seven points in a game since scoring seven on March 22, 2017, against Philadelphia.“He puts in the work and he’s always ready to go,” Westbrook said. “Tonight was one of those nights where he got his number called and he answered like he does every time. It’s a blessing to be on the floor with a guy like him. He’s so unselfish. It’s good to see.”Collison said he just tries to remember that he could be needed at any time. This time, it came in a key matchup between teams that are in the running for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.“There has been a couple years for me where I haven’t played much,” he said. “I’m just trying to focus when I’m out there on what is actually going on. Trying not to let it get into my head too much that I haven’t been out here in a long time — really just focus on the play in front of you. I’ve gotten better at that as I’ve gone on. You just have to stay ready.”Westbrook had 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 98th triple-double of his career. Jerami Grant scored 15 points, Corey Brewer added 12, Paul George and Alex Abrines each scored 11 and Patrick Patterson had 10 for the Thunder, who improved to 6-3 since the All-Star break.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES STAT LINESOklahoma City’s bench scored 50 points.“I think the biggest thing to me was the emphasis on moving the ball and letting the ball find the open man,” Donovan said.OLD SCHOOLOn several occasions, Popovich played a lineup of players who all were at least 30 years old. Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Gay and Gasol add up to a combined 173 years old. Green, the youngster of the group, turns 31 in June. Ginobili, the elder statesman, is 40.UP NEXTSpurs: at the Houston Rockets on Monday.Thunder: host the Sacramento Kings on Monday. View commentslast_img read more

Almost there

first_imgLa Salle won a sixth straight game and remained in the lead. With two games to go, it has the inside track on one of two twice-to-beat berths after dealing UST a ninth loss in 13 games.Team captain Kim Kiana Dy scored 12 points for La Salle, which went on a team-building activity during the Lenten break.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“We really bonded as a team and we got to know each other better,” said Dy. “And it has an effect [for us] on the court.”Dy said La Salle “is still not yet 100 percent, we need to improve on many aspects of the game and be more aggressive.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. To seal a twice-to-beat edge, La Salle must win at least one of its two remaining games—against Adamson and archrival Ateneo.National U finally won in the second round when also-ran UE came up with an uninspired effort.“It was a big relief that finally we got over the losing streak,” said Jaja Santiago who delivered 22 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ seventh win in 13 games.NU led the first round with a 6-1 record only to go on a tailspin in the second round.The win also allowed the Lady Bulldogs to stay in fourth spot, which they can seal with a win over Far Eastern University when they end their classification assignment.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel Beer-Alab sets semis date vs HK Otherwise, Adamson can force a playoff if the Lady Falcons prevail over the Lady Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending 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 Taal Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle added to listless University of Santo Tomas’ woes on Sunday night after a straight sets win, and the powerhouse defending champion Lady Archers could prove too much to handle for anyone in the Final Four after zeroing in on a twice-to-beat edge in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Spikers pounded out a 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 victory over the Tigresses at Filoil Flying V Centre to rise to 10-2 even as the National U Lady Bulldogs snapped a five-game slide after a 26-24, 26-24, 25-20 win over the University of the East Lady Warriors earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

Pace car for Pacer: NBA’s Victor Oladipo to start Indy 500

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Oladipo was a fan favorite at Indiana University before he gave up his final year of eligibility to enter the draft.He was acquired in last summer’s trade for Paul George and blossomed into an All-Star in his first season with the Pacers. He averaged 23.1 points last season and is considered the front-runner for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.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 FILE – Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers reacts during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 29, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500.He will lead the 33-car field to the starting line in a 2019 Corvette ZR1 on May 27. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.85 seconds and reach a top track speed of 212 mph.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Nadal avenges Shapovalov defeat, Djokovic through View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Aguilar, Tenorio rue Ginebra’s ‘missed chances, crucial turnovers’ in 2OT loss

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nabong on ejection: ‘I’m here to protect my players’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It’s painful if you look at it in the short term, it was a costly turnover but I think we’re not going to look at the game because of that turnover,” said Tenorio in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We’re going to look at the whole game and there were also a lot of missed chances.”Tenorio’s turnover wasn’t the first miscue a Ginebra point guard committed late with Scottie Thompson making a similar passing error just 25 seconds earlier.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 crownCuriously, both passes had one intended recipient in Joe Devance.Tenorio and Thompson, however, weren’t the only Gin Kings who committed late-game blunders. Forward Japeth Aguilar turned from hero to goat when his game-tying triple in regulation became a mere footnote later in the match after he muffed two crucial layups.Aguilar’s first miss happened with five seconds left in the first overtime that would’ve broken the 92-92 tie, and the second came in the last 19 seconds of the game when he air balled an attempt that would’ve cut the deficit to a point.“It happens, I missed,” said Aguilar, who had 25 points and nine boards, in Filipino. “But that’s not the issue, because we had chances in the second overtime. I thought we had some good looks but we didn’t convert and had some crucial turnovers.”Tenorio, whose team climbed back from a 46-30 hole at the half, said the team is still adjusting to a new system that will cater three big men—Greg Slaughter, Aguilar, and import Charles Garcia—in a five-man lineup.“We didn’t start well especially us in the starting five and we’re still adjusting with what we’re doing especially we now have three bigs so we have to be patient,” said Tenorio. “We’re there, we actually made adjustments and we just have to be consistent.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere were several factors that led to Ginebra’s 103-98 double overtime loss to Phoenix, but it was the turnovers in the crucial moments that dealt the biggest blows.And one such incident was LA Tenorio’s costly error with 2:19 left in the second overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

first_imgLATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding It’s unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin.Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. Cleric Fethullah Gulen has denied the allegation, but tens of thousands of people suspected of ties to his network have been arrested or fired.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 elder Kanter, a professor, was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer.Anadolu said the indictment alleges he contacted some 120 suspects with alleged links to Gulen, including dozens who were said to have communicated through an encrypted messaging application. View comments FILE – In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 file photo, New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, right, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, talks with Mark Bryant, left, a Thunder assistant coach, before Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Turkey’s official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group.” Anadolu Agency said Monday, June 18 that an investigation of Mehmet Kanter was completed and prosecutors would seek a conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a 2016 failed coup. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)ISTANBUL — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday.The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year.Prosecutors charged him in December with insulting the president in a series of tweets. They want to try him in absentia and have him sentenced to more than four years in prison, if he is convicted.“Keep my family, innocent people in your prayers,” the basketball player tweeted Monday with the hashtag “DictatorErdogan.” His Twitter account is withheld in Turkey.Under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the coup, Turkey has arrested more than 50,000 and sacked some 110,000 people alleged to have infiltrated state institutions for Gulen. The government said the crackdown was needed to fight alleged acts of terror.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Polansky ends Grand Slam season as tennis’ luckiest loser

first_imgView comments Polansky lost to No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev on Tuesday in the first round, but not until after he’d become the first player to compete in all four Grand Slam tournaments in a season as a “lucky loser.”That is the term for someone who falls in the final stage of qualifying, yet still is randomly drawn into the main field when a spot opens up because of a withdrawal. That’s how the 119th-ranked Canadian got into the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018.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’And though he went 0-4 once he got to the majors, his good fortune made him the envy of some players far better than him.“A couple of them have come up to me and just like rubbed my shoulders to try to get some luck, that kind of thing,” Polansky said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Peter Polansky of Canada returns the ball during his men’s singles first round match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Two of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Peter Polansky was still trying to qualify for the U.S. Open when fellow players began congratulating him.When it comes to tennis’ luckiest loser, there was no need to wait to see if he’d win.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Polansky’s ranking rose to a career-best 110 in June, not that far from the top 101 spots that qualify automatically for the U.S. Open. With some solid play later in the year, perhaps he can get there in time for Australia.Then Polansky wouldn’t even need luck.“Yeah, that’s the goal,” he said. “I think with the summer I’ve had I’ve set myself up pretty well to achieve that. I think I need maybe one or two more good results and that should do it.”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 a nightmare’: Players melt in US Open extreme heat MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced How good was Polansky at losing, and yet still coming out a winner? When he did it for the fourth time last week, fans on social media accused him of tanking so he could become the first person to accomplish the lucky loser Grand Slam.“I swear, every match I lose, like, guys think I’ve thrown the match,” Polansky said. “Like, sold the match.”Polansky had a chance to take luck out of the equation last week when he won his first two matches in New York. At that point, players knew he had it wrapped up.“They were like, ‘Congrats, you’re in,’” Polansky said. “No, not yet.”He lost his final match to Donald Young, but sure enough, he was then drawn into the field of 128 anyway.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more