NBA: New Cav Jae Crowder recalls mother’s passing the same day he was traded

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winning start Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics megatrade centered around elite point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, but versatile forward Jae Crowder was included in the package as well.Speaking to the media during the Cavs’ introductory press conference, the 27-year-old wing player shared how he informed his sick mother, Helen Thompson, that he was going to Cleveland, just minutes before she lost her life.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “There was a lot going on that day, obviously,” Crowder said, in a video uploaded by Def Pen Hoops on Twitter. “The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ And like five minutes later she passed.”Jae Crowder talks about telling his mom about his trade to the #Cavs five minutes before she passed away… pic.twitter.com/UVfZ7dISazFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) September 7, 2017Thompson died of cancer on her hospital bed last Aug. 22, the same night the Celtics shipped Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first round pick to the Cavaliers, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. UAAP Season 80 Preview: Expect the ‘unpredictable’ from La Salle Green Archers Although that day would forever be tragic in Crowder’s eyes, the Marquette-product remains grateful to have an opportunity to play for the top team in the Eastern Conference.“Yeah, that day was tough,” he added. “But it was a good day for my basketball career to move on to an organization like this, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, and be able to put myself in position to play for it all. I couldn’t ask for nothing else.”Crowder enjoyed his best statistical season in the league last year, averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 39.8 percent shooting from behind the arc.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Global Cebu settles for 2nd in Singapore

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Albirex scored two more from the spot, before Salenga’s effort was parried away for the final count.Global is the first Filipino team to reach the final of the event—CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Global Cebu’s historic run in the RHB Singapore Cup 2017 came to a heartbreaking end on Saturday after the Philippine club bowed to Albirex Niigata in a penalty shootout at Jalan Besar Stadium.The Filipinos equalized twice to send the game to a shootout only to falter, 1-3, as the Japanese-flavored side playing in the Singapore League wrested the crown for the second straight season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_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 MOST READ “You can see we came here to do what we had to do, so credit to the players who never gave up,” said Global Cebu coach Akbar Nawas.Former National U star Paolo Salenga sent the game to extra time by heading home a free kick from Pika Minegishi in the 109th minute, after Kento Nagasaki put Albirex ahead, 2-1, in the 96th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGlobal defender Wesley Dos Santos also scored off a Minegishi free kick in the first half to cancel out Tsubasa Sano’s opener.But it was Albirex which held its nerve in the shootout with Global missing the first two attempts from Dos Santos and Daruy Roberts, while Albirex converted one out of two —with Sano missing after Nagasaki converted. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Magsayo keeps int’l feather crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

No. 2 Wozniacki saves 2 match points, advances to 3rd round

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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “That was crazy,” said Wozniacki, who has reached two Grand Slam finals and was a semifinalist here in 2011. “I don’t know how I got back into the match.“She’s a tricky opponent and she had nothing to lose. And then I think she realized she was up 5-1 and she let off the speed just a little bit, and I was like, this is my last chance. I have to go in and attack.”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 folkWozniacki won the next nine points, and 24 of the 31 points played from when she first faced match point. She clinched a 75-minute third set on her first match point when Fett netted a backhand.A loss for Wozniacki would have seriously opened up the bottom half of the draw following the first-round defeats of 2017 finalist Venus Williams, U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and No. 10-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No. 23 Gilles Muller outlasted Malek Jaziri in five sets, Kyle Edmund had a straight sets win over Denis Istomin — who beat then defending-champion Novak Djokovic in the second round here last year — and Andreas Seppi beat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina is the next highest-ranked player on that side, and she next plays 15-year-old qualifier Marta Kostyuk — the youngest player to win main draw matches at Melbourne Park since Martina Hingis in 1996.Belinda Bencic had a letdown two days after upsetting Williams, losing 6-1, 6-3 to Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.Bencic, who combined with Roger Federer to win the Hopman Cup for Switzerland earlier this month, saved three match points on her serve before netting a backhand to give No. 124th-ranked Kumkhum a spot in the third round for the first time.“I tried to reset and focus on the next match,” Bencic said. “I think it was also a very tough second round, for me the toughest I could get.”Kostyuk, who entered the season-opening major ranked No. 521, followed up her first-round win over 25th-seeded Peng Shuai with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over wild-card entry Olivia Rogowska.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki reacts after defeating Croatia’s Jana Fett during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki fended off two match points and rallied from 5-1 down to win the last six games in the third set and avoid a second-round upset at the Australian Open.Former No. 1-ranked Wozniacki used her experience to save match points in the seventh game of the deciding set against No. 119-ranked Jana Fett, who was making her main draw debut at a major, and eventually pull off a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 win.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone As Australian Open junior champion, Kostyuk got a wildcard into the qualifying draw. She won three three-set matches to reach the main draw and is already guaranteed around $143,000.She could lose some of that after being given a code violation after the chair umpire ruled she had communicated with her mother in the crowd.Kostyuk is managed by Ivan Ljubicic, who works with Federer, and so gets the benefit of some first-rate analysis.“Ivan is always helping me … after every match, he’s telling me what’s wrong,” she said, smiling, after she framed a wayward serve on her first match point but got it right the second time.Kostyuk’s progress is set to become more difficult, with a meeting against fellow Ukrainian Svitolina in the next round.Svitolina, who won a tour-leading five titles in 2017, had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Katerina Siniakova.Their fellow Ukrainian, Kateryna Bondarenko, beat No. 15-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the day’s opening match on Melbourne Park’s third show court to reach the third round here for the third time.No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from 5-2 in the fifth to overcome Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in a 3-hour, 37-minute match.No. 6 Marin Cilic beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 and advanced along with No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, who was leading 6-2, 3-0 when Gilles Simon retired from their second-round match with a thigh injury. 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Liverpool loses at last-place Swansea 1-0 in big EPL shock

first_imgLiverpool’s Sadio Mane reacts on the pitch, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)SWANSEA, Wales — A week after inflicting Manchester City’s first loss in the English Premier League, Liverpool lost at last-place Swansea 1-0 on Monday and ended its 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Alfie Mawson’s 40th-minute strike secured one of the most surprising results of the season on a night Liverpool’s usually lethal attack toiled at Liberty Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “If you put a Formula One (car) in London at 4 o’clock in the traffic, the Formula One (car) will not run very fast like it should,” Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal said. “It was exactly what we should do to play Liverpool — put them to play the way they don’t like.”It was a far cry from Liverpool’s devastating display in its 4-3 win over runaway leader City eight days earlier when Juergen Klopp’s team didn’t seem to miss the departed Philippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona for 160 million euros ($192 million) this month.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 folkLiverpool could have done with Coutinho’s creativity against a Swansea side that defended stoutly, stifling Mohamed Salah for the most part, and took its only real chance.From a Swansea corner from the right, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk could head the ball only back into the danger area where it hit the shins of Federico Fernandez. His central defensive partner, Mawson, shot on the turn from eight meters and it flew into the corner past goalkeeper Loris Karius. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Liverpool nearly grabbed an equalizer in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time, when Roberto Firmino headed against the post and substitute Adam Lallana’s shot on the rebound was deflected over by the lunging Mawson.“Last weekend feels like it was half a year ago,” Klopp said. “It’s not what I’m interested in. I’m frustrated and angry.”Swansea stayed in last place but was tied on 20 points with West Bromwich Albion, three off safety.Fourth-place Liverpool was only two points ahead of Tottenham in the race to secure one of four qualification spots for next season’s Champions League.Liverpool hadn’t lost in the league since Oct. 22, a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ LeBron’s numbers sliding while Cavaliers slip in standings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Racela, TNT still holding out hope for q’finals berth

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES TNT started out flat, falling behind, 3-21, and saw the lead extend to as high as 30, 37-67, before playing catch-up all game long.Racela felt that one factor which played a part in that early hole was the distraction brought upon by the trade which shipped Sidney Onwubere, Kris Rosales, and its 2018 first round pick to Rain or Shine in exchange for Jericho Cruz.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“I think it had an effect in our game because when I entered the dugout, the players’ faces were different. It was really a surprise to them. I talked to them right before the game and told them that the best way to deal with it is just be professionals. It’s part of the business,” he said.The trade was only approved on Thursday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEvery game matters, and that statement couldn’t be more true for TNT at this stage in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.With TNT on the outside looking in at ninth place with their 4-6 card, coach Nash Racela rued the KaTropa’s missed chance to boost their campaign after falling to GlobalPort, 84-99 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Russian fans proudly flying flag at Olympics despite ban 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Though Jayson Castro tried to bring the KaTropa back in the game and cut the deficit to just 10, 84-94 with 2:33 remaining, Racela understood why his side was unable to complete the comeback bid.“GlobalPort’s lead was just too big. They really played well. They made their shots from the outside at the start, and they even made tough shots when we were making our run. It’s hard to make a comeback if that’s the case.Racela knows there’s no more point in crying over spilled milk as he shifts his focus on TNT’s final game against NLEX on February 28 to give his side one last chance to make an argument in entering the quarterfinals.“We still hold our fate because for us to be able to give ourselves a chance, we still need to win that last game,” he said. “If we lose that, we won’t be talking about anything. But if we still correct things and get one win, maybe that gives us some smallest of chances.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Barcelona keeps big Liga lead as Messi attends birth of son

first_imgBarcelona’s Coutinho scores his side’s 2nd goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Barcelona in Malaga, Spain, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/M.Pozo)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona increased its lead in the Spanish league without star Lionel Messi, who took leave to attend the birth of his third son on Saturday.Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho scored early in a 2-0 victory at Malaga, which was already trailing by two goals when one of its players was sent off for a dangerous tackle with an hour to go.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “The match was really just about the first half,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We scored two goals and had chances to get more, and then the match was clearly ours after the sending off.”___RONALDO ON ROLLRonaldo’s 32nd and 33rd goals gave him one more than Messi over all competitions this season.After struggling early in the season to find the net in the league, Ronaldo has 14 goals in his last nine league games.His 18 in the competition put him third behind Suarez with 21 and Messi with 24.“(Ronaldo) is from another galaxy,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “He knows he is going to score. The numbers speak for themselves.”Ronaldo struck against the flow of play in the 34th when Luka Modric intercepted a pass and set him up.Eibar defender Ivan Ramis equalized in the 50th before being substituted for injury.Madrid was six minutes away from dropping points when Ronaldo came through with a powerful header to send in Dani Carvajal’s cross and grab victory. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Barcelona eased off in the second half with its Champions League match against Chelsea at Camp Nou looming on Wednesday. Barcelona earned a 1-1 away draw in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie.Barcelona remained unbeaten in the Spanish league through all 28 rounds and extended its lead to 11 points over Atletico Madrid, which hosts Celta Vigo on Sunday.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 folkReal Madrid stayed another four points back in third place after Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to beat Eibar 2-1.___ NO MESSI, NO PROBLEMJordi Alba’s long cross met Suarez’s run near the penalty spot, where the striker floated a header into the corner of the net for the opening goal.Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, the two players Barcelona paid more than 300 million euros to sign this season, linked up to double the lead in the 28th.Dembele used a quick cut back in the area to open a passing lane and slipped a ball to Coutinho, who completed the move with a skillful flick of the inside of his right boot to beat Malaga goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez.Malaga lost Samuel Garcia to a direct red card for a rash studs-first tackle into the foot of Alba on the half-hour mark.ADVERTISEMENT ___NEW COACH WINSLevante won at Getafe 1-0 in the debut of manager Paco Lopez to break a run of 15 straight rounds without a victory.Coke Andujar headed in a corner kick in the 79th to snatch the much-needed result that lifted Levante four points away from the relegation zone.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed ___VALENCIA ON COURSEValencia is on course to lock up a top-four finish and Champions League berth after beating Sevilla 2-0, its nearest rival for fourth place.Rodrigo Moreno scored twice to give Valencia an important away victory that opened up an 11-point advantage over fifth-place Sevilla.Rodrigo Moreno netted his 11th and 12th league goals.The forward first capitalized on a mistake by Sergio Escudero, whose flubbed attempt to intercept a long pass left Moreno all alone to beat goalkeeper Sergio Rico.Luis Muriel hit the crossbar for Sevilla and Valencia goalkeeper Neto made a reflex save to parry Pablo Sarabia’s shot before halftime.Moreno beat Rico again after Geoffrey Kondogbia dribbled past three Sevilla players before playing him clear.“These are more than just three points,” Moreno said. “We have made an important step toward achieving our goal.”Sevilla visits Manchester United on Tuesday in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. The first leg finished 0-0. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Wall recovery continues with workout in Miamilast_img read more

Hernandez tabs Asian Games berth

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hernandez, a Wichita State University varsity bowler, will join Merwin Tan, Kenneth Chua, Raoul Miranda, Kenzo Umali and Jomar Jumapao in the men’s bowling team to the Games, where they are hard-pressed to capture a medal following a successful campaign in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Aimag) in Turkmenistan last year.Chua got a silver medal in the men’s individual contest at the Aimag while the PH women’s team of four, led by reigning World Cup champion Krizziah Lyn Tabora and Liza del Rosario, also brought home a silver.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 LATEST STORIES 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 Munti cages ‘unwanted’ Parks; Marikina trips GSW View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Former Asian Youth silver medalist Enzo Hernandez breezed into the semifinals of the just-concluded Singapore Open Bowling Championships only to get blown away during the medal match.Making the finals, however, proved enough for Hernandez to gain a spot in the national team bound for the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, on Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Big boost for Bolts

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArinze Onuaku’s massive frame has done wonders for Meralco—and created nightmares for other teams in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Four straight victories so far attest to that.“He’s controlling the inside for us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of his hulking import, who attracts the defense, leaving most of the Bolts with open looks at the rim.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ They need to end the elimination round with a win over the Batang Pier, who got clobbered by the Fuel Masters two days ago, 135-108, to keep their hunt for a quarterfinal spot alive.“I will make sure that our guys will give everything we have to get that pivotal fifth win,” said Columbian coach Ricky Dandan.Bidding to survive this one, the Batang Pier (4-5) have to close out their elimination campaign also with a victory against the Gin Kings.GlobalPort will have to deal with a major change in its roster after sending bruiser Kelly Nabong to San Miguel Beer in exchange for veteran Gabby Espinas and a 2020 second-round pick.The 6-foot-5 Nabong, who loves to mix toughness with swagger in the lane, joins a vaunted Beermen frontline that already currently includes four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, rookie sensation Christian Standhardinger and import Renaldo Balkman.“He’s a good addition to the team. Kelly has definitely added more depth to our frontline,” said coach Leo Austria, whose Beermen are situated in the middle of the chart (4-4) in their quest for a quarterfinal seat.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Onuaku will literally be in the middle of things anew as the Bolts face the TNT KaTropa Friday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, aiming to inch closer to a valuable twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs.But he will have to deal with another giant physical force in TNT’s Josh Smith, whose similar efficiency has been overshadowed by back-to-back losses that pulled the KaTropa down to a 6-3 record.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 Bolts definitely have the psychological edge entering their 7 p.m. after stopping the streaking Alaska Aces on their tracks with a 15-point victory.“It’s a critical game on our bid to gain a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. We have control of our fate but we have to keep on winning,” said Black. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan “If we lose, we go down in the team standings as quickly,” added Black.TNT practically has the same mind-set as coach Nash Racela seeks to win their last two games against the Bolts and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters for a chance to earn a twice-to-beat edge.The top two teams after the 11-game elimination secure the twice-to-beat leverage over the seventh- and eighth-ranked qualifiers while teams in the middle figure in a best-of-three series.Both GlobalPort and Columbian are hoping to make it to the quarters as they tangle in the 4:30 p.m. curtain-raiser at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday.Columbian got blown away by the Barangay Ginebra Kings on Wednesday and fell to 4-6 in the standings in a tie with the Phoenix Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Busmen widen PFL lead to12 points 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’ 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

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

first_imgBut Mexico midfielder Marco Fabian was one of several players who warned against complacency.“We reached our first target and have beaten Germany, but we can’t sit back,” Fabian said. “Some consider us to be group favorites now, and that’s a compliment — but it’s one we shouldn’t believe. There are no favorites in this World Cup.”The Koreans, stung by their 1-0 defeat by Sweden, could reconsider their attacking 4-3-3 formation that provided little threat and handed space to their opponents.Midfielder Koo Ja-cheol, who plays at Bundesliga club Augsburg, said players were studying Mexico on their tablets and had identified Hernandez as the major threat.“Of course we are not ready to give up. Everyone put in so much effort to get here,” Koo said. “What we want is to turn fans’ disappointment into joy.”ADVERTISEMENT As traveling Mexican fans prepare to descend on this southern Russian city, players and the federation are imploring them not to repeat it at Saturday’s match, in messages on television and social media. The Group F game will be attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.The Mexicans have reached the last 16 in their six previous World Cups, and are on course to make it seven after beating Germany 1-0. Javier Hernandez tore past defenders and found Hirving Lozano for a stylish goal in the 35th minute.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 crownCoach Juan Carlos Osorio is a fan of reshuffling his lineup — a tactic inspired by former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson — but is likely to stick to many of his opening game starters, relying on his back four to stop the pacey Koreans.Celebrations in Mexico City of the goal against Germany were so rowdy that seismologists checked reports of an artificial earthquake. It was eventually ruled out. Big boost for Bolts Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A supporter from Mexico looks at the Saint Basil’s Cathedral on the Red Square during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Mexico’s biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea.The Mexican football federation was fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,000) and warned of further sanctions over a chant by supporters considered to be homophobic during the opening game against Germany. Fans in Mexico use the chant to insult opposing goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Kobe Bryant’s wife says Lakers legend not interested in NBA return

first_imgWoods-Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPKobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, squelched rumors that her superstar husband was considering coming out of retirement to play alongside LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers.The speculation, fueled by Lakers fans’ enduring love for Bryant, was boosted by erstwhile teammate Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast prediction that Bryant would return to team with James — the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player signed by the Lakers in July.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vanessa Bryant, quizzed by a fan in the comments of an Instagram video she had posted of herself on vacation in Mexico, said no way.“Kobe will not be coming out of retirement to play again,” she said. “He doesn’t want to play again and frankly we really enjoy spending time together as a family without the crazy game schedule interfering with birthdays, holidays and special events.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Bryant, 39, played with O’Neal from 1996-2004. He won five NBA titles with the Lakers before retiring in 2016 and since then has pursued a variety of projects.In March, Bryant won an Oscar for the animated short film “Dear Basketball,” a collaboration with artist Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams.last_img read more