San Beda clobbers Arellano to end 1st round on seven-game streak

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bolick dropped 13 of his 23 points in the first half, to go with six rebounds and two assists in the win.Javee Mocon also unloaded 19 markers, 14 boards, three dimes, two steals, and a block in his all-around performance, while Donald Tankoua also contributed 15 points, five rebounds, and six assists in the victory as San Beda wrapped up the first round at 8-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We were happy that we got this win to finish the first round with only one loss. At least, we’re two games ahead of third-running JRU,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, with his eyes firmly locked into the future. “As I always say, our goal is to always take good care of ourselves and look forward on winning more games.”Kent Salado paced Arellano (3-6) with 26 points, two rebounds, and two assists, while Lervin Flores got 10 markers and six boards. MOST READ Kobe Paras reminisces dad Benjie’s UP days View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda went on a killer tear in the second quarter and cruised to a 95-70 beatdown of Arellano to close the first round of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on a seven-game winning streak Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Evoking memories of last year’s Finals, Robert Bolick once again emerged as the biggest thorn in the side of the Chiefs as the senior guard anchored the Red Lions’ 20-3 assault in the second frame to turn a close 28-27 lead to a 48-30 halftime advantage.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Surprise starter Archie Concepcion also churned out a solid showing with 10 points and eight rebounds in the defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 95 – Bolick 23, Mocon 19, Tankoua 15, Potts 6, Soberano 6, Noah 6, Tongco 5, Bahio 5, Cabanag 4, Doliguez 3, Carino 3, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Adamos 0.ARELLANO 70 – Salado 26, Flores 10, Concepcion 10, Enriquez 6, Canete 3, Ongolo Ongolo 3, Meca 3, Dela Cruz 2, Nicholls 2, Villoria 2, Alcoriza 2, Taywan 1, Abanes 0, Padilla 0, Filart 0.Quarters: 23-18, 48-30, 70-52, 95-70.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Trump criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

first_imgKenya loses hosting rights to African soccer tournament In Detroit, anthem singer Rico Lavelle took a knee at the word “brave,” lowering his head and raising his right fist. In Nashville, anthem singer Meghan Linsey, took a knee as she finished singing.Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, whose brother, Woody, is the ambassador to England and one of Trump’s most ardent supporters, called it “an honor and a privilege to stand arm-in-arm unified with our players during today’s national anthem” in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The issue reverberated across the Atlantic, where about two dozen players took a knee during the playing of the U.S. anthem at Wembley Stadium.“We stand with our brothers,” Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said. “They have the right and we knelt with them today. To protest, non-violent protest, is as American as it gets, so we knelt with them today to let them know that we’re a unified front.”Jaguars owner Shad Khan and players on both teams who were not kneeling remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the playing of the anthem and “God Save The Queen.” No players knelt during the British anthem.“Me taking a knee doesn’t change the fact that I support our military, I’m a patriot and I love my country,” Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. “But I also recognize there are some social injustices in this country and today I wanted to take a knee in support of my brothers who have been doing it.”Alexander said he’ll go back to standing for the anthem next week.“I just wanted to show them that I was with them today, especially in the backdrop of our president making the comments about our players, about their mothers,” Alexander said. “And then you put that in conjunction with how he tried to gray-area Nazism and KKK members as being fine people, I had to take a knee.”The National Hockey League’s reigning champion Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sunday they’ve accepted a White House invitation from Trump. The Penguins said they respect the office of the president and “the long tradition of championship team visiting the White House.”Before Game 1 of the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis on Sunday, the Los Angeles Sparks left the floor while the Minnesota Lynx stood arm-in-arm. The Sparks returned to a chorus of boos when the song was finished. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Defensive star Von Miller was among the large group of Denver Broncos who took a knee in Buffalo Sunday, where Bills running back LeSean McCoy stretched during the anthem.“We felt like President Trump’s speech was an assault on our most cherished right, freedom of speech,” said Miller, who normally steers clear of politics and social issues.Dozens of more players protested before the Raiders-Redskins game, the final one of the day and not far from the White House in Landover, Maryland. All but a handful of Raiders sat on their bench and seven Redskins took a knee while their teammates stood arm-in-arm along with owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen.In Chicago, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the tunnel except for one player, Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who stood outside with a hand over his heart. Both the Seahawks and Titans stayed inside until after the national anthem was over in Nashville, a throwback to the pre-2009 NFL when teams, not the league, set pre-game policy regarding players standing on the sideline for the anthem.A handful of NFL players had been continuing Kaepernick’s protest this season, but that ballooned Sunday following Trump’s two-day weekend rant. It began with the president calling for NFL protesters to be fired and continued Saturday when he rescinded a White House invitation for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors over star Stephen Curry’s criticism.The president’s delving into the NFL protests started by Kaepernickbrought new attention and angered many players who took one insult as a personal attack on their mothers.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,’” Trump said to loud applause Friday night at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama.“I’m a son of a queen,” Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett said.Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady was among the New England Patriots who locked arms in solidarity in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Aaron Rodgers did the same with his teammates in Green Bay.“Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!” Trump tweeted Sunday. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump also mocked the league’s crackdown on illegal hits, suggesting the league had softened because of its safety initiatives.Kahn, who was among the NFL owners who chipped in $1 million to the Trump inauguration committee, said he met with his team captains before kickoff in London “to express my support for them, all NFL players and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump.”Among the strongest criticisms of the president Sunday was this from Saints coach Sean Payton: “I’m disappointed in the comments that were made. I think we need a little bit more wisdom in that office,” he said of the White House. “I want that guy to be one of the smarter guys in the room and it seems like every time he’s opening up his mouth it’s something that is dividing our country and not pulling us together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody View comments Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is nearly empty during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Steelers and Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Chicago.President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.A week ago, just six players protested.ADVERTISEMENT Most NFL players on Sunday locked arms with their teammates — some standing, others kneeling — in a show of solidarity. A handful of teams stayed off the field until after “The Star-Spangled Banner” to avoid the issue altogether.As he prepared to board Air Force One to return to Washington from New Jersey, Trump said the players protesting the anthem were “very disrespectful to our country” and called again on owners to stop what he considers unpatriotic displays in America’s most popular sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“This has nothing to do with race,” Trump said. “This has to do with respect for our country.”The president’s attack on athletes turned the anthems — usually sung during commercials — into must-watch television shown live by the networks and Yahoo!, which streamed the game in London. In some NFL stadiums, crowds booed or yelled at players to stand. There was also some applause. The NFL and its players, often at odds, used Sunday’s anthems to show unity. One of Trump’s biggest supporters in the NFL, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, joined the chorus when he expressed “deep disappointment” with Trump.“I like Bob very much. He’s my friend. He gave me a Super Bowl ring a month ago. So he’s a good friend of mine and I want him to do what he wants to do,” Trump said. “… We have great people representing our country, especially our soldiers our first responders and they should be treated with respect.“And when you get on your knee and you don’t respect the American flag or the anthem.”The protests started more than a year ago when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the anthem as a protest of police treatment of minorities. This season, no team has signed him, and some supporters believe NFL owners are avoiding him because of the controversy.A handful of white players didn’t stand Sunday, but the vast majority of those actively protesting were black.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Black admits ‘not very happy’ with how Game 7 was governed

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set READ: Gins can’t relax–ConeWith Black opting to not go into details, the press went to his deputy Luigi Trillo for some explanation.“Obviously, there were calls that were tough down the stretch. They called certain backings, we thought there was a backing, but Ginebra played well in the start,” he said.Although he shared the same sentiment with Black, Trillo did give the Gin Kings some credit for what was a hard-fought game.“It’s hard to play a knockout game chasing from behind. They had a lot of energy to start the game. LA and Justin hit shots that were mano-mano. They made some shots, and it is what it is. Hats off to them,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo boots out UE from Final Four race, gains twice-to-beat 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 The usually outspoken Black kept his mouth shut regarding the outcome of the game even as he failed to hide his frustration on the heels of another bridesmaid finish.READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Other than that, I don’t really have any comments. I wasn’t very happy with the way the game was governed tonight and I don’t wanna give the Commissioner any money so I’d just leave it at that, okay? Thank you,” he said as he made his exit.Though Black did not expound on what he meant, he was certainly referring to how the game was officiated in the endgame. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Bolts crawled their way back from 20 points down, 32-52 in the second quarter and finally strung a huge run in the endgame, cutting the lead down to single digits.READ: Black blasts Cone after post-game spat Black, though, was left fuming on the bench after the officials made two head-scratching calls.The first was a foul on Anjo Caram, when LA Tenorio tripped in his own foot without the diminutive guard making any contact with the veteran playmaker, at the 2:45 mark of the fourth quarter. That call rewarded Tenorio two freebies which brought Ginebra’s lead back up to 11, 96-85.The second was the more heartbreaking, as the officials failed to call a backcourt violation on Justin Brownlee in the final minute just mere seconds after Jared Dillinger sliced the lead down to four, 100-96.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Meralco coach Norman Black kept it short and sweet after his side once again finished runner-up to Ginebra, losing Game 7, 101-96, in front of a record-breaking Philippine Arena crowd.“First of all, congratulations to Ginebra and coach Tim (Cone),” he said as he made his way out of the dugout.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Drummond powers Pistons past Kings

first_imgMOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Pistons had 18 points off Sacramento turnovers, while the Kings only had nine. They have recorded more points off turnovers than their opponent in nine of their 10 games.“This wasn’t our best game, but we were able to get some stops when we needed them,” Harris said. “We’re building off each other, and that’s a good thing.”Sacramento (1-8) lost its seventh straight game and gave up more than 100 points for the sixth time in a row. Zach Randolph led the Kings with 19 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 14.“This is a learning experience,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “It was a small-ball game tonight, and they were able to hurt us with that.”Back-to-back 3-pointers by Reggie Jackson and Harris gave the Pistons a 77-69 lead late in the third quarter. Detroit led 85-74 heading into the fourth, and held off a brief Sacramento surge early in the period.ADVERTISEMENT Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph (50). APDETROIT — Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy knew during the offseason that he needed another piece to get the Pistons into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.It appears he found the right player in Avery Bradley.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “That wasn’t an easy win by any means,” Van Gundy said. “We didn’t have a lot of energy, and their starting lineup gave us a lot of trouble, but we were able to grind it out.”The Pistons scored the game’s first 10 points, but Randolph scored 10 points in the first quarter to keep the Kings close. Sacramento led briefly in the second quarter, but Bradley’s 13 points were enough to give Detroit a 52-49 lead at halftime.“It seemed like we were down four points around 80 times tonight, but we could never put together the big run we needed,” Joerger said. “We talked about how much ball pressure they use, and then we would come down three times and they would deflect three passes.”TIP-INSKings: Randolph’s first-quarter scoring started moments after Michigan State’s winning field goal against Penn State was shown on the Little Caesars Arena scoreboard, accompanied by the MSU fight song. Randolph went to the Final Four as a Spartan in 2001.Pistons: Jon Leuer (ankle sprain) missed the game, while Johnson is day to day after leaving in the third quarter with a sore hip flexor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bradley scored 24 points, Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 108-99 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The 26-year-old Bradley went 10 for 15 from the field. He was acquired in a trade with Boston in July.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ve said this several times, but he has really changed the defensive demeanor of our team,” Van Gundy said. “He doesn’t deserve all of the credit — moving Stanley (Johnson) into the starting lineup has also helped — but we’re playing much better defense with Avery on the floor.”Tobias Harris added 20 points for Detroit (7-3), which won for the fifth time in six games. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Rose returns to Cavaliers to resume rehab on sprained ankle

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Rose, whose career has been dogged by serious knee injuries, initially hurt his ankle on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s made seven starts and is averaging 14.3 points and 26.9 minutes with the Cavs, who signed him to a one-year, $2.1 million free-agent contract this summer.The three-time defending Eastern Conference champions anticipated using Rose as a backup to Isaiah Thomas.However, with Thomas continuing to recover from a hip injury, Rose was thrust into the starting lineup to start the season and showed flashes of his All-Star form while dealing with the sore ankle.Rose’s minutes could be affected going forward. Thomas is expected to return in the next few weeks and Dwyane Wade has been playing well running the point for Cleveland’s second unit.The Cavs have won 11 straight heading into their game Monday night in Chicago. Rose spent seven seasons with the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The 28-year-old has averaged 19.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds since being taken as the No. 1 overall pick in 2008.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Milwaukee. Estranged point guard Derrick Rose has returned to the Cavaliers. The former NBA MVP left the team on Nov. 9 after being sidelined with a sprained left ankle. His latest injury had Rose contemplating whether to continue playing, but the Cavs said Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, that Rose has rejoined the team to resume treatment and rehabilitation. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)CLEVELAND — Derrick Rose ended his self-imposed separation from the Cavaliers.The point guard, who has been dealing with a sprained left ankle for much of his first season with Cleveland, returned to the Cavs on Monday to resume rehab and treatment.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo fulfills promise to graduating Tolentino with UAAP title A frustrated Rose had left the team on Nov. 22 to contemplate his future, but he’s back and working toward a return to the floor.Rose had been in contact with coach Tyronn Lue and general manager Koby Altman in recent days. The conversations were described as “positive,” and the team said he will report to its Cleveland Clinic Courts training facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThere is no timetable on when he’ll play.“This has been a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick,” Altman said. “We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court.”last_img read more

Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Coach Leo Austria described Meralco as San Miguel’s first test in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.He was right as the Beermen barely escaped the Bolts, 103-97, Wednesday night at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT June Mar Fajardo was in his usual dominant self, unloading 26 points and nine rebounds while the guards, led by Alex Cabagnot, fired on all cylinders that kept Meralco at bay.Cabagnot led all scorers with 29 points that went with seven boards, and four assists, Marcio Lassiter got 18 points built on four treys, with five rebounds and three dimes, while Von Pessumal shot 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to wind up with 11 markers on top of five rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m so thankful that we ended the year with a bang,” said Austria as his side shot 13-of-29 from rainbow country. “With this win, I think this will motivate us to play better next time.”The victory almost slipped from the Beermen’s grip as a late charge from the Bolts, who trailed by as much as 22 points, threatened and came to within, 102-97, after Mike Tolomia drilled a trey with 38.9 seconds remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MERALCO 97 –  Tolomia 21, Canaleta 17, Hugnatan 16, Newsome 13, Lanete 10, Bono 8, Amer 7, Baracael 2, Ballesteros 2, Caram 1, Faundo 0, Sedurifa 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 30-18, 59-41, 81-73, 103-97.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending 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 Revilla puts past behind with Phoenix win over former team Kia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco had a chance to trim the lead further, but Nino Cañaleta’s three went in and out as Fajardo secured the rebound and Chris Ross iced the game with a split at the free throw line with 5.3 ticks left.Tolomia dropped 21 points on a 5-of-9 clip from threes, to go along with four rebounds and six assists.Cañaleta added 17 markers and nine boards, while Reynel Hugnatan had 16.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 103 — Cabagnot 29, Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Pessumal 11, Ross 9, Santos 8, Mamaril 2, Lanete 0, Heruela 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Richardson’s layup lifts Heat past Jazz

first_imgLATEST STORIES SILVER WATCHESNBA Commissioner Adam Silver watched the game from the stands. He’s in Miami for league marketing meetings scheduled for this week.BOTH SIDESWhiteside had tip-ins on consecutive possessions in the first quarter, 22 seconds apart, which sounds great — until realizing it happened on both ends of the floor. Favors was credited with the basket when Whiteside accidentally deflected the ball in for two Utah points, and on the ensuing Miami possession the Heat center tipped in a miss by Dragic.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Washington on Wednesday night, as their trip continues.Heat: Visit Toronto on Tuesday night, then visit Indiana on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Utah played a very good basketball game,” Spoelstra said. “In many ways, they deserved to win this one. But we’ve got to make up some ground. We’ve given up some games that we wish we could have had back, so quite frankly we need to steal some.”Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic each scored 16 points for Miami. Richardson and Hassan Whiteside each had 14, James Johnson 13 and Kelly Olynyk had 12.Mitchell scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half, but couldn’t save Utah from dropping its seventh straight on the road. He went into the backcourt to take the final inbounds pass and wound up taking a jumper from the right side that missed as time expired.Mitchell kicked himself afterward, realizing too late Rodney Hood might have been open.“I should have made the right read instead of shooting it,” Mitchell said.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Olympic champ Shiffrin dominates slalom for 40th career win 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 was the right call.Richardson’s layup with 5.1 seconds left capped a Miami rally from eight points down in the fourth, Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper for Utah at the buzzer and the Heat simply stole one in the final moments to beat the Utah Jazz 103-102 on Sunday.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“He drew it up for me and I was kind of surprised,” Richardson said.So surprised, in fact, that Richardson emerged from that huddle telling Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson to get ready for his pass. But a lane opened to the rim, Richardson laid the ball home and the Heat won their fourth straight — all by single digits, Miami’s longest stretch of such wins since November 2012. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) dribbles against Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI — The last Miami play was designed by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra to put the ball in Josh Richardson’s hands, and with it came the right to decide who would take his team’s biggest shot of the game.He chose himself.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hood scored 17 points, Thabo Sefolosha added 13 and Derrick Favors 11 for the Jazz, who fell to 3-17 on the road.“We obviously did a few things right,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “It doesn’t feel like it right now.”Miami improved to 2-14 when trailing after three quarters.The Heat led for 20 of the 24 first-half minutes, but their lead was only 49-47 at the break.Mitchell was 3 for 12 in the opening half, after going 5 for 14 against the Heat when the teams met in November. It was like he was due to break out — and did just that, needing only 3 minutes to score Utah’s first 11 points of the second half.He made his first five shots of the third, ended up 6-for-8 for 13 points in the quarter and Utah took a 75-74 lead into the fourth. Mitchell put the Jazz up 93-85 with 6:28 left, but Miami finished on a 18-9 spurt.“Find a way at the end,” Spoelstra said.TIP-INSJazz: The 3:30 p.m. EST tip is the earliest for Utah this season. … The Jazz scored 74 points in the teams’ first meeting this season; Joe Johnson’s jumper with 1:09 left in the third gave Utah 75 on Sunday. … Utah is off until Wednesday, which means the Jazz — who had time for exactly one non-gameday practice in December — will get one during this trip.Heat: Miami plays seven of its next eight, and 11 of its next 14, on the road. … There’s been no change yet in the status of Dion Waiters, who sought a second opinion on his sprained left ankle last week. Waiters missed his sixth consecutive game. … The Heat sent Derrick Walton Jr. to Sioux Falls of the G League over the weekend, after he appeared in 12 games with Miami.last_img read more

Seoul: North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South

first_imgSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals sat for rare talks at the border to discuss how to cooperate in Olympics and improve their long-strained ties.The Koreas’ first talks in two years were arranged after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un recently made an abrupt push for improved ties with South Korea after a year of elevated tensions with the outside world over his expanding nuclear and missile programs. Critics say Kim may be trying to divide Seoul and Washington in a bid to weaken international pressure and sanctions on the North.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Suspension of the military drills would be unacceptable for Seoul because that would seriously undermine the alliance with its chief ally the United States, which wants to put more pressures on Pyongyang. The North views the drills as a rehearsal for a northward invasion.President Donald Trump on Saturday expressed hope for some progress from the talks and said he was open to talking with Kim himself. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley later said the U.S. administration isn’t changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea, saying Kim would first need to stop weapons testing for a “significant amount of time.”In his New Year’s Day address, Kim said there is an urgent need to improve inter-Korean ties and that he is willing to send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Games. He urged Seoul to halt the military drills with the U.S. and said he has a “nuclear button” to launch missiles at any target in the United States.South Korean liberal President Moon Jae-in, who favors dialogue as a way to defuse the North Korean nuclear standoff, welcomed Kim’s outreach and proposed talks at Panmunjom. Kim quickly accepted.“As President Moon has said, the improvement of relations between North and South Korea cannot advance separately from resolving North Korea’s nuclear program,” Brian Hook, a chief adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, told reporters in a conference call late Monday Washington time. “And so, we remain focused on our global pressure campaign. That campaign is designed to bring Kim Jong Un to the table for meaningful negations.”The Trump administration agreed last week to delay springtime military drills with South Korea until after the Games. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis insisted the delay was a practical necessity to accommodate the Olympics, not a political gesture.Trump and Kim traded bellicose warlike rhetoric and even crude insults last year, as the North conducted it sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation and three tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles.The International Olympic Committee said Monday it has “kept the door open” for North Korea to take part in the Games. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the registration deadline has been extended and that the Switzerland-based committee supports North Korean athletes in the qualification process, while respecting U.N. sanctions against North Korea. 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The two sides were to continue their negotiations later Tuesday at Panmunjom, the only place on the tense border where North and South Korean soldiers are just feet away from each other. A North Korean soldier late last year defected to the South across Panmunjom amid a hail of bullets fired by his comrades. He was hit five times but survived.The meeting began with an amicable atmosphere Tuesday morning, with chief North Korean delegate Ri Son Gwon saying he hopes the talks would give “a New Year’s first gift — precious results (of the talks) to the Korean nation.” Ri’s South Korean counterpart, Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, said he also hopes they would come up with a “good gift” for people in both Koreas.The overall prospect for the negotiations was still unclear. The two Koreas have a long history of ending key talks without any agreement and failing to follow through with rapprochement accords.An agreement on the North’s Olympic participation had been widely expected before the talks began, but the Koreas remain sharply at odds over how to improve their overall ties.North Korea is expected to demand rewards in return for South Korea’s offer for family reunions and military talks, like Seoul halting propaganda broadcasts and scaling back or halting military drills with the U.S., observers say.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES During the talks, the North Korean delegation said it would send an Olympic delegation, which includes officials, athletes, cheerleaders, journalists and others, South Korea’s Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung told reporters, according to media footage from the border village of Panmunjom, the venue for the talks.South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. South Korean media said North and South Korea have begun talks at their border about how to cooperate in next month’s Winter Olympics and how to improve their long-strained ties. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)The South Korean delegation, for its part, proposed North Korea send a big delegation and conduct a joint march during the Feb. 9-25 Game’s opening and closing ceremonies, Chun, one of the five South Korean negotiators, said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe said South Korea also suggested resuming temporary reunions of families separated by war and offering military talks designed to reduce animosities in frontline areas. South Korea also stressed the need to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Chun said.North Korea responded by saying the two Koreas must try to promote peace and reconciliation through dialogue, he said. 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Aces nab first win, beat Meralco

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ But it wasn’t just Abueva with Alaska drawing 50 points off the bench led by Vic Manuel’s 19.“It was a tough hard-fought game against a tough team. Most particularly, I’m proud of our defensive energy. I thought that set the tone,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton.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 felt there was contributions from everybody who stepped on the floor. [Kevin Racal] knocks down two huge threes and that’s the game. I’ve been talking to K-Racs a lot and he’s a smart basketball player,” he added. “It was really a team effort.”With Meralco threatening to take over, Kevin Racal kept the Bolts at bay with two straight 3-pointers — the last giving Alaska a 93-86 cushion with 2:08 remaining. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Chinese marathon champion banned for eight years over doping Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Calvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESAlaska notched its first win after holding off Meralco, 103-98, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Calvin Abueva did a little bit of everything with 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals despite battling through foul trouble for the Aces, who improved to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Things got testy in the third quarter when Abueva and Meralco swingman Jared Dillinger got tangled underneath the basket. Both got slapped with a technical foul.The incident was reminiscent of their scuffle four years ago when Dillinger held Abueva by the collar.Chris Newsome led all scorers with 23 points while Niño Canaleta and Baser Amer added 16 and 15 points, respectively for the Bolts, who dropped to 1-2.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Swiss marvel Federer still proving himself

first_imgRoger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory over Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the men’s singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at the Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)Roger Federer says even though he reclaimed the No. 1 ranking and captured his 20th career Grand Slam title in January he still has plenty to prove on the ATP Tour.“You always have. As much as I like to tell you ‘it doesn’t matter how I play here’ I didn’t come here to lose first round two and two,” Federer said on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT “As little pressure as there seems to be, there is always pressure on the top guys. “You are always the centre of attention and expectations are there. 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“I am definitely in a good place. I also feel that I have less to prove today than in the past, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want it badly. I need to have that drive to be successful.”Federer was speaking ahead of his opening match in at the ATP Masters at Indian Wells. The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the ageing process, claiming a sixth Australian Open crown two months ago.The defending champion has enjoyed a perfect start to 2018, winning in Melbourne and the Rotterdam Open, and taking his career singles title tally to 97.“You do care about the moments. You do care about the fans, what they think and how they portray you. You care about the result,” he said.Federer will open the defence of his Indian Wells title with a second-round match against Federico Delbonis of Argentina, who beat American Ryan Harrison 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Federer comes into the elite event as the oldest ATP number one in history. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles than Federer, with 109. ADVERTISEMENT Federer is not alone in his hunt for a sixth Indian Wells crown. Serbian Novak Djokovic, who is making his first return to the Tour since the Australian Open, is also a five-time Indian Wells winner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Dave Ildefonso leaves Ateneo, commits to NU Federer has spent a record 306 weeks at No. 1. He reclaimed the honour a couple of weeks ago in Rotterdam and he will remain No. 1 if he reaches the semi-finals in Indian Wells.He said the older he gets the more he appreciates the top ranking.“The feeling of getting back to No. 1 is deeper and gratifying because when you are old you know how much work you put into it,” he said. “In 2004 when I finally got to No. 1 it was a relief because I had blew my chance earlier in Montreal when I lost to (Andy) Roddick. I thought, Oh man, hopefully I get to number one in the world one day.“When I finally got it, I just felt like I’d probably deserved it. I had played a lot.”Federer said getting back to the top spot was a big motivator at Rotterdam.– ‘Went to chase it’ –“This one was different because I went to chase it. It was all about world No. 1 when I went to Rotterdam and winning it there then going back home and celebrating. “So it felt different, yes.”The Swiss is 64-5 with nine titles since returning in 2017 from a left knee injury.A five-time Indian Wells champion, he won this tournament three straight years beginning in 2004. His other victories came in 2012 and 2017. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more