AVC: Philippines drops to 8th place after close loss to Kazakhs

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The Filipinos finished the tournament at eight place after three straight losses but they are still ensured of a spot in the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup.The Philippines, after spirited efforts in the third and fourth set, floundered in the final set scoring just two attack points.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’Adding salt to the wound, Alyssa Valdez’ final attempt hit net to award the Kazakhs’ the seventh place in the tournament.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente looked at the brighter side of things and said their performance proved they can roll with the other higher-ranked countries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “It’s unfortunate but at least we extended the game to five sets, and we proved that we can give these other countries a fight,” said Vicente in Filipino. “We just have to work harder in training and push ourselves more so we can be a better team.”“Another important thing for us is that we have the exposure in the international arena.”Yekaterina Zhdanova punished the Philippines with 24 points while Katerina Tatko added 15 for the Kazakhs’ cause.Kazakhtan captain Radmila Beresneva and Alla Bogdashkina put up 14 points apiece.Jaja Santiago spearheaded the Philippines with 18 points while Valdez and Jovelyn Gonzaga combined for 21.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Kazakhstan finished as the seventh seed in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after it stopped host Philippines, 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3, Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs, ranked no. 21 in the world, had already beaten the Philippines once in the tournament when the two met in the group stages of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 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 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View commentslast_img read more

Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fight

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Golovkin has 19 straight title defences and now needs just one more victory to tie Bernard Hopkins for the most middleweight title defences in a row at 20.Golovkin waited a long time to get his first fight on boxing’s biggest stage in the United States. He has fought in 22 cities and seven different countries but never before in Sin City.This fight should have already happened and Golovkin had to push hard to get a deal. But it was left to marinate until there was no other option for Alvarez, who was fighting for just the second time over 155-pounds.Golovkin wasn’t going to let anything distract him while training for this fight. He even missed the birth of his daughter on September 8 because he was in the gym training for the fight. His wife, Alina, gave birth to the couple’s second child.While Golovkin plans to enjoy more time with his expanding family, Alvarez is going to take several months off.“I am going to rest for the rest of the year and we will fight again next year,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golovkin is considered one of the fittest athletes in boxing and he needed every ounce of that conditioning and every extra breath of air to withstand the force of Alvarez’s body and head punches. Alvarez says he would use his rematch clause for a second fight against knockout king Golovkin, who has now gone the distance his last two fights. In March, he had his streak of 23 consecutive knockouts snapped when he outpointed Daniel Jacobs.Some said Golovkin was showing his age as Jacobs had an unexpected surge over the final three rounds before losing by a narrow decision. Alvarez doesn’t think Golovkin is ripe for the picking but says he might have lost some of the fear factor.“He has a different power than others I have faced,” Alvarez said of Golovkin. “But he is not the monster everybody is talking about. I didn’t feel that.”ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Desiderio ends shooting slump with career game vs UE Canelo Alvarez (L) exchanges blows with Gennady Golovkin during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Gennady Golovkin retained his three world middleweight titles, fighting to a draw with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for middleweight supremacy that lived up the hype. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKIThree-belt champ Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez look set to rule the resurgent middleweight division for years to come after their 12-round slugfest Saturday which fittingly ended in a stalemate.“It was a great fight,” said boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya. “This is one of the best fights we have seen in recent years.”ADVERTISEMENT Golovkin, who was making his Las Vegas debut, and Mexico’s biggest star Alvarez delivered on all levels as two of boxing’s pound-for-pound best met at the T-Mobile Arena Saturday in a highly-anticipated fight that was two years in the making.The evenly-matched fight ended in a draw which meant Kazakhstan’s Golovkin would keep his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts.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“We knew going into this it would be a war,” said Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez.Golovkin will earn a $3 million purse and Alvarez will make $5 million.  Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more

Cone can’t wait to tell good pal Spoelstra about PBA record crowd

first_imgREAD: More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6“He’s been in the NBA Finals and such but he’s never coached in front of 50,000 people so I got a one up on him,” said Cone. “It’s awesome, I’m proud of being part of it.”“Nobody does that, nobody coaches basketball in front of 54,000 people. Maybe 30,000, or 25,000. But 54,000? That’s such a privilege.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE—As Tim Cone steered Barangay Ginebra to a 101-96 win over Meralco in Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup Finals, he knew he had just been part of something special.Not only did Cone chalk up his 20th title, he and the Gin Kings celebrated it in front of a record crowd at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Game 7 drew 54,086 fans in attendance and Cone couldn’t wait to tell his good friend and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about it when he flies to the United States for a family reunion and watch an NBA game between Golden State and Miami at Oracle Arena in Oakland.READ: Game 7 breaks PBA attendance record anew 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“It’s unfathomable you’ll play in front of 54,000 people,” said Cone Friday at Philippine Arena. “I’ll watch the Warriors-Heat game in San Francisco and I’d get a chance to see Erik Spoelstra and I can’t wait to tell Erik that I just got through coaching in front of 54,000 people. That’s amazing.”The two coaches share a special bond and there will surely be a lot of ribbing happening when they catch up. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Desiderio nails clutch 3 as UP forces tie at 4th with FEU 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’ View commentslast_img read more

ONE Championship hopes to tap into India market

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ONE Championship, the premier mixed martial arts outfit in Asia, is looking to expand its continental influence further.After chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong had a private audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the MMA promotion now looks to tap into the market of the Indian subcontinent.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ateneo, NU keep perfect slates in UAAP juniorscenter_img Sityodtong was in India to at the 2017 Global Entrepreneur Summit and took the opportunity to have a private conversation with Modi.In a statement, Sityodtong discussed with Modi how India can become one of the biggest markets for ONE Championship.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 folkSityodtong also gave Modi a plaque of appreciation and a pair of ONE Championship gloves.Although India is the second-most populous Asian country behind China with almost 1.2 billion people, it has yet to hold a ONE card and the promotion hopes Sityodtong’s conversation with Modi could forge the path. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rivalry rekindled as Gargano falls in NXT Takeover: Philadelphia

first_imgTommaso Ciampa attacked his former teammate Johnny Gargano after NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia. Photo from WWE.comJohnny Gargano’s night went from bad to worse at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia.Just moments after narrowly losing to Andrade “Cien” Almas in their NXT Championship match Sunday (Manila time) at Wells Fargo Center, the charismatic cruiserweight was nailed with a crutch to the back by his former DIY teammate Tommaso Ciampa as he ended the night on a pile of heap.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gargano showed how big his heart is as he kept himself in step of Almas for the entirety of the match and almost claimed the biggest prize in the developmental ranks if not for the interference of Zelina Vega.Luckily for him, his wife Candice LeRae came to the rescue and evened the odds, chasing the Vega out of the ring.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 folkUnfortunately, Gargano was just at the wrong place at the wrong time as Almas pushed him to the ring post while they were on the ring apron and nailed the killer running double knee smash and followed it up with the elevated hammerlock DDT to score the three-count.Aleister Black also topped Adam Cole in a hellacious Extreme Rules match after catching the leader of the Undisputed Era with the Black Mass. The former champs already nailed the current titlists with the Super Collider, but O’Reilly was able to reverse the powerbomb attempt as he head-scissored the injured Akam to his partner Rezar and rolled him up for the three-count.The Velveteen Dream also came out on top of Kassius Ohno after nailing a Death Valley Driver and hitting a Purple Rainmaker for the victory.Stories, however, weren’t limited in the ring for the night as independent scene standouts Trevor “Ricochet” Mann, EC 3, and War Machine were all spotted at ringside, potentially signaling their signing with the company.powered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mercito Gesta loses title fight to Jorge Linares Black was primed to get the victory after dropping Cole from a fireman’s carry to the back of two steel chairs and hitting a dropkick, but his foes cohorts Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish stopped the three count and nailed Black with the Enter the Dragon.SAnitY would make the save to set the stage for Black hitting a double knee stomp on Cole onto the announce table before the two recovered and finished the match in the ring.Ember Moon survived a tough challenge from Shayna Baszler as she retained her NXT Women’s Championship despite an injured left arm as she reversed her challenger’s armbar to a rollup.Frustrated with the result, Baszler went berserk as she attacked Moon and locked her in a Kirifuda Clutch twice.The Undisputed Era also edged the Authors of Pain to keep their NXT Tag Team Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Juventus will treat Madrid match ‘like a final’

first_imgMOST READ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism All of the Madrid squad have travelled to Turin, although defender Nacho could miss out with a thigh injury.Gareth Bale scored twice against Las Palmas on Saturday but could be left out on Tuesday, just as he was in the round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain.Buffon is clear who he fears the most.“I have endless admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo,” the goalkeeper said. “He’s managed to get better with time. He’s changed position, expending less energy than before but he’s really lethal.“I have never seen anyone with the same assassin’s instinct as Ronaldo … I had the fortune to play against the Brazilian Ronaldo, with and against (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, but Cristiano Ronaldo is picking up record after record.”Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the five matches he has played against Juventus.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juventus was beaten in its two previous finals against Real Madrid, including a 4-1 defeat in Cardiff last year in the Champions League, but between those two clashes it won all three of its two-legged knockout matches against the Spanish giants.“Let’s hope everything will be different (from Cardiff),” Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon told the Spanish sports daily Marca.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 win the matches which last 180 minutes but lose those that last 90. Maybe we should play the finals over 180 minutes.”Juventus is again in the hunt for a treble. It beat AC Milan 3-1 on Saturday to move four points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A and is also in the Italian Cup final. Juventus’ Paulo Dybala celebrates with his teammates Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic after scoring his team’s first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado believes his team will treat Tuesday’s Champions League first leg against Real Madrid “like a final”.“They’re a fantastic side but we need to focus on our own game: we’ll play as if it were a final,” Cuadrado said ahead of the last-eight meeting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cuadrado scored Juve’s second goal against Milan after coming on as a substitute for his first appearance following more than three months out with a groin injury.“He’s come back well and has astounded me because often in the past he hasn’t done well coming off the bench,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.Juventus will have to perform better than it has done in its past two matches.After a 0-0 draw at lowly Spal, Allegri’s men were outplayed by Milan for much of Saturday’s match before Cuadrado’s 80th-minute goal.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia and midfielder Miralem Pjanic are banned after being booked in the last-16 victory over Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Domingo shines in Alab’s first-ever playoff win Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 anewlast_img read more

In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can’t solve

first_imgNo team was punished for tanking, beyond the $600,000 Dallas owner Mark Cuban was fined for his comments on Julius Erving’s podcast that the Mavericks were better off losing, but there were discussions with other clubs.“I will just say we had conversations with several teams about what the product was that they were putting on the floor and I’ll leave it at that,” Silver said.He’s hoping to take some of the incentive of tanking away with lottery that takes effect next season. The three worst teams will have 14 percent chances at the top pick, instead of the current format in which the team with the worst record has a 25 percent chance.This season that was Phoenix, which appears to also be on a multi-season tanking agenda after shutting down healthy regulars last season. Dallas, Memphis, Chicago and Atlanta also threw out some curious lineups that sometimes looked incapable of winning.The new format may not stop tanking — and could even make it worse in some respects. Teams only need to be third-worst in the league to have the best shot at the No. 1 pick, rather than having to anchor themselves at the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Adam Silver sees successes all around the NBA, yet can’t stop thinking about the teams who aren’t successful.And he can’t make them try to be.ADVERTISEMENT So Silver said the league continues to look at the issue, but even he senses that more work is going to have to be done.“We recognize that our goal is to put the best competition on the floor and it’s balanced against legitimate rebuilding of some teams. But I know we’re not there yet,” Silver said.“I certainly wasn’t satisfied, there can only be so much cajoling out of the league office and it’s one of the those things that the last place I want to go as the commissioner is the league office to start dictating minutes and which particular players should be playing at what points of the game, and I recognize that the incentives are not aligned right now that there’s a huge incentive to increase your chances in the draft lottery especially in the old system. As I’ve said we’re switching the system for next year we’ll see how much of an impact that has.”Other items from Silver’s remarks after the Board of Governors meetings:MAVERICKS MISCONDUCTSilver said the investigation into misconduct in the Mavericks’ workplace that began after a Sports Illustrated report in February could be wrapped up by early summer. He said the investigation includes every Mavericks employee and any former ones who would make themselves available.“From everything I’ve heard directly from the investigators, everyone has been completely cooperative,” Silver said. “And by the way, it doesn’t just include interviews. It includes documents, it includes emails. And that’s come directly from Mark Cuban. He’s told the investigators that and he’s told the league office that as well, that he is open book, and he’s demanding himself a thorough investigation. So we’re waiting for the outcome of that.”PLAYOFF FORMATThere were no formal discussions about changing the way the playoffs are seeded, with Silver saying there isn’t a better current solution. The Competition Committee did review a proposal for a play-in game and he expects further discussion at the summer meeting.REVENUE SHARING Owners agreed to continue the revenue sharing plan that was instituted after the 2011 lockout through the remainder of this Collective Bargaining Agreement, running through 2022-23. Silver said the goal is to make sure all teams, whether paying or receiving, have the most incentive to be competitive.“You know, nobody is happy who has to write those checks, but I think, again, they understand the league is no stronger than its weakest team,” Silver said.REFEREE RELATIONSSilver said there were positive reports from the meetings that Michelle Johnson, who oversees referee operations for the league, and head of referee development Monty McCutchen with all 30 teams in an effort to sooth friction that seemed to worsen this season.“So I feel pretty good going into the playoffs that we’ve made some real progress there,” Silver said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tanking is the problem the NBA commissioner can’t solve.He can’t force every team to try to win when they all know sometimes there’s more reason to lose. And though he understands rebuilding, he loathes losing on purpose.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“Let me add, I find it an incredibly difficult issue,” he said Friday.He spoke shortly after ties were broken for positioning ahead of the draft lottery, which seemed a bigger priority than the postseason for some teams this season. And as the Philadelphia 76ers head to the playoffs as the hottest team in the league led by youngsters they drafted during multiple seasons of tanking, it’s hard to tell other teams they can’t do it. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Retooled Raptors ready for playoff rematch with Wizards Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Ceres-Negros trips Davao, clinches 5th straight win

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “The status of the match will be decided by the LFI Board of Directors,” the league said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marañon scored in the 42nd minute, chipping the ball past Nick O’Donnel, while Ott struck early in the second half, following up his saved effort by firing into an empty net.Goalkeeper Toni Doblas produced a couple of spectacular saves following Ott’s goal, preserving the clean sheet for Ceres, which turns its focus on the AFC Cup Asean zone semifinals against Yangon United on May 9 and 16.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 crownDavao remained in second spot with 11 points on three wins and two draws.Meanwhile, the league announced that it had canceled the match between Kaya Iloilo and Global Cebu at Iloilo Sports Complex due to “unfortunate circumstances.” MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC F2 logistics forges decider with methodical game 2 dismantling of petron ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Defending champion Ceres-Negros streaked to its fifth straight victory at the expense of the Davao Aguilas, 2-0, on Wednesday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Goals from Bienve Marañon and Mike Ott gave the Busmen maximum points as they stayed unbeaten, while pinning a first loss on the Aguilas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ROS takes over

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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario were in that Gilas team against the Aussies, with Pogoy being meted out a five-game suspension.Marcial even went on to suggest that Rain or Shine borrow players from the Gilas Cadet program where they can tap the likes of Richie Rivero, Kobe Paras and Abu Tratter.The PBA’s board of governors will meet Thursday to discuss the matter even as several league standouts have expressed their willingness to play for the PH team.Arwind Santos, the 2013 Most Valuable Player, and San Miguel Beer teammate Christian Standhardinger, Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra, Vic Manuel of Alaska, Beau Belga of Rain or Shine, among others, have sounded off their willingness as the Philippines tries to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.Also suspended were Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Matthew Wright, Japeth Aguilar, Carl Bryan Cruz and Jio Jalalon and naturalized player Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Fiba also ordered the Philippines to play its first home game, against Qatar in the first week of September in the second round of the qualifying series, behind closed doors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Yeng Guiao, Rain or Shine’s former coach who also called the shots in a 2007 Philippine Team that played in the Asian Championship in China, will also likely coach the Painters.But Rain or Shine cannot take players from other PBA teams with the Governors’ Cup going on.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’“That cannot be done, because the PBA will not be stopping play for the Asian Games,” Marcial said.TNT KaTropa was supposed to represent the Philippines in Indonesia for the Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 Games, but suspensions to Gilas Pilipinas regulars in the aftermath of the brawl last July 2 against Australia all but made the team shorthanded. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The net will decide ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rain or Shine may represent the Philippines in the Asian Games next month in lieu of the 10 Gilas Pilipinas players banned by Fiba (international basketball federation) last week.Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Willie Marcial said it is almost a done deal, with the team’s schedule in the season-ending Governors’ Cup to be altered for the Painters to squeeze in the Asiad campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San Miguel

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal And if muscling their way underneath wasn’t enough, the Beermen forced 21 Ginebra turnovers and 15 of those were steals tallied under San Miguel’s box score.“They’re too good for us,” said Cone as his team dropped 2-1 in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Anticipating a dogfight vs Cone’s Ginebra, Chris Ross comes out firing Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone didn’t go into detail how his team got obliterated at the hands of defending champion San Miguel in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT Alaska, Cone’s first team with the PBA, bamboozled San Miguel 99-61 in Game 6 of the 1998 Philippine Cup and that 38-point blowout stood for 20 years until the Beermen caught up.It would’ve been a 40-point blowout for the Beermen had Aljon Mariano not made shot the game’s final layup with 44 seconds remaining.READ: Anticipating a dogfight vs Cone’s Ginebra, Chris Ross comes out firingSan Miguel was potent on both ends of the court shooting at a 51.5 percent clip on 52-of-101 shots and was 14-of-34 from long distance while holding Ginebra to just 35-of-74 attempts from the field.The Beermen also outrebounded the Gin Kings, 55-38, and was ahead 20-8 under the offensive glass.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Cone’s Gin Kings lost 132-94 in a game that was tied for the most lopsided loss in the PBA championship match and the league’s winningest tactician was frank about his team’s performance.“I have nothing to say other than I am embarrassed by our performance,” said Cone Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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’READ: PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 leadCone, who owns 20 league titles, saw his team get manhandled in a way that was almost reminiscent of what he once did to the Beermen two decades earlier. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more