St. Benilde records first win in final game in PVL

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSt. Benilde capped off its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference with a four-set win over Technological Institute of the Philippines, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers owned the fifth spot in Group B with a 1-4 record while the Lady Engineers at the bottom with a 0-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT Ikeh’s shows off 3-point stroke, Blue Eagles not surprised It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They were too relaxed in the first set and I told them that we were both winless teams and whoever wants this game more will eventually take the victory,” said Lady Blazers head coach Macky Cariño in Filipino.“What they did in the first set looked like they didn’t want to win, good thing they were able to get their acts together to get the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRanya Musa led Benilde with 19 points while Rachel Austero and Felicia Cui combined for 27 points.Alyssa Layug had 12 points to lead the Lady Engineers. MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


Robinson admits San Beda ‘stronger, more experienced’ team

first_imgTNT acquires Onwubere as Phoenix makes moves Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I guess my job as the coach is to put them in the right frame of mind. The excitement will always be there, but it’s a matter of channeling it to positivity. We’re more excited than nervous, to be honest,” he said.“We know it’s our first time to be in this level and it’s really an unchartered territory for us. But rather than being scared, we should be excited. We know that we got nothing to lose and we’re happy where we are. We know we wanted to be in Finals and we did everything in the best way that we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRobinson knows how the Red Lions operate, and he even served as an analyst for the clash between San Beda and San Sebastian in the final level of the stepladder semis on Tuesday.And the third-year mentor could only derive one thing from their Finals date. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “It’s obvious that (San Beda) is determined to win,” he quipped. “At the end of the day, they’re the stronger team, they have more experience than us and it showed against San Sebastian. With coach Boyet (Fernandez) there, and they have a good group of guys that are motivated to show that they are the defending champions, we know what we have to face.”Robinson had only one more reminder for Lyceum: to stay the course and continue what it has been doing all season long — playing to inspire.“I just remind them of our vision, which is to inspire others. Of course, we want to be on the winning side, but victory or not, our vision will not stop,” he said. “We’ll still do what we have do and our dedication will never change. It’s really an opportunity for us to inspire people. That will never change.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee PLAY LIST 01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum coach Topex Robinson is well aware of the monumental task he has to face entering the NCAA Season 93 Finals.After steering the Pirates to their first ever playoff appearance, the youthful mentor has been stern in keeping his wards in check  for the best-of-three championship clash against San Beda, which starts on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more


Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal

first_imgPhoto from GoNepal.comThe draw against bottom team Nepal last Tuesday in Kathmandu cranked up the pressure on the Philippine Azkals, who are suddenly on a slump after a strong start to the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.And while the Azkals are still on top of Group F with nine points and are still unbeaten in five matches, the fact remains that the squad has dropped six points in the last three games after two draws with Yemen and the goalless tie with Nepal.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc “It’s disappointing,” said Araneta. “We have to talk to coach (Dooley) on what the team needs as we should have won that game. I don’t know what are the reasons for that but we can’t afford another bad result.”Araneta said he would also sit down with Azkals manager Dan Palami to discuss preparations for the next game, which will probably include a training camp, before the start of the PFL season.The nightmare scenario for the Azkals is a loss to Tajikistan and a win by Yemen over Nepal on March 27. Even with a loss, the Azkals will still qualify if Nepal holds Yemen to at least a draw.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Azkals coach Thomas Dooley has refused to put the blame on his players, saying they fought well despite the conditions in Nepal, where some standouts like Misagh Bahadoran suffered altitude sickness.“The players did an excellent job when you think what they had to go through the past three months,” said Dooley, noting the compressed schedule of the Philippines Football League as well as the conditions in Nepal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIn Manila, Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta expressed alarm over the run of results of the team, which needs a draw against Tajikistan on the final day of qualifiers on March 27 to clinch an Asian Cup berth.But Araneta said the federation, which spent an additional P700,000 more for the Azkals’ accommodations in Nepal after they arrived a few days earlier to acclimatize, will give the team its all-out support to ensure qualification. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Read Next Champ Tabora back in PH after World Cup triumphcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments 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 awardlast_img read more


Teng to use excitement as motivation in rookie year

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Teng debuted for Alaska Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup and went of on a blistering start scoring eight points in the opening period against Magnolia.But his output went on a gradual decline in the following quarters as the Aces lost to the Hotshots 108-95 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.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 folkTeng admitted he was too ecstatic to play in his first PBA game, but he will use that same excitement as motivation to play better in future outings.“I’m super excited because this is a dream come true for me,” said Teng in Filipino after finishing with 16 points and two rebounds. “Ever since I started playing basketball entering the PBA like my father has been my dream.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lee nets 30 as Magnolia opens PH Cup campaign with win vs Alaska OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 “I was really excited going to this game and I think I will use this as motivation and it’s a positive thing for me.”With all that excitement surrounding him, Teng added he needs to fully grasp Alaska’s system and that he’s still adjusting to the professional game.“It’s a learning process for me, I’m still getting to know the system of Alaska, they’ve been together for so many years now,” said Teng, who played 25 minutes.“This is really different from the D-League or college, this is the professional level, and the best guys are here. It’s a big adjustment for me and as a player I’ll try to improve on what I can improve on.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Whenever someone embarks on his first day on the job, unwarranted jitters usually overwhelm that individual and Jeron Teng is no exception.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Chelsea overwhelms Stoke in 5-0 win in Premier League

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Willian converted a penalty to make it 4-0 before Davide Zappacosta completed the rout with a strike from outside the area.Stoke had already lost 4-0 at home to Chelsea this season and, with defensive injuries weakening the squad, seemed resigned to defeat before kickoff as under-pressure manager Mark Hughes left many of his best players — like Xherdan Shaqiri and Joe Allen — out of the lineup.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 folkMonday’s game against another struggling team in Newcastle was clearly in Hughes’ thoughts, but it meant Chelsea was likely to have it easy despite leaving Hazard out of the team. Stoke has conceded a league-high 46 goals.Rudiger headed in Willian’s cross for the first goal in the third minute before Drinkwater scored his first goal for Chelsea by firing a rising shot into the top corner after Pedro’s cross was deflected out. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Phil Younghusband engaged to Fil-Spanish GF Chelsea’s Willian, left, celebrates with teammate Gary Cahill after scoring his side’s 4th goal from the penalty spot during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Stoke City in London, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Chelsea left Eden Hazard on the bench and still overwhelmed Stoke in a 5-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday, with the first three goals coming in the opening 23 minutes.Goals by Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater — with a thumping shot from the edge of the area — and Pedro Rodriguez put Chelsea in charge at Stamford Bridge.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments LATEST STORIES Willian set up Pedro for the third, and was tripped to earn a penalty in the 74th — soon after Alvaro Morata was substituted. The Brazilian found the corner of the net, and Zappacosta — a second-half substitute — also notched his maiden Chelsea goal for the last goal in the 88th.Chelsea moved 13 points behind leader Manchester City, which plays Crystal Palace on Sunday.Chelsea overwhelms Stoke in 5-0 win in Premier LeagueADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Timberwolves send Lakers reeling to 7th straight loss

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Allen, Crabbe help Nets beat Magic Towns started it with a dunk and jumper, and Wiggins added a pair of jumpers. A 3-pointer by Tyus Jones gave Minnesota a 91-72 lead with 1:11 to play.Los Angeles got within nine early in the fourth before Butler scored the next six Minnesota points to help push the lead to 103-88.Butler has at least 20 points in eight straight games.After scoring a franchise-best first 17 points Sunday against the Pacers, Minnesota nearly broke the record.Wiggins scored nine points as the Timberwolves’ jumped out to a 16-0 lead. He also added an alley-oop feed for a dunk by Butler and grabbed a couple rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds. Gorgui Dieng had 17 points off the bench.Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points off the bench for the Lakers, who’ve lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. Los Angeles was once again missing three starters: center Brook Lopez (ankle), and guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (legal) and Lonzo Ball (shoulder).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 folkJulius Randle scored 15 points and Brandon Ingram had 14 for Los Angeles. Kyle Kuzma, the team’s leading scorer at 17.9 points per game, played just 18 minutes and scored all six of his points in the third quarter.With its early commanding lead whittled to as little as five points early in the third quarter, the Timberwolves went on a 13-0 run late in the quarter to seemingly put away the Lakers. MOST READ Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, right, tries to reach the ball as Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram drives in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and the streaking Minnesota Timberwolves started fast and held off the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 114-96 on Monday night.Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 30th double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Minnesota win for the seventh time in eight games and 10th in 13.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Los Angeles, which had eight turnovers in the opening 12 minutes, got within 30-18 by quarter’s end. All Lakers’ points came from the bench after the starters were pulled 3:36 into the game.TIP-INSLakers: Los Angeles wore its light blue throwback uniforms with MPLS on front. . Ball (left shoulder sprain) missed his fifth straight game. … Caldwell-Pope likely missed his last road game due to a legal travel restriction stemming from a March 2017 incident. The Lakers are not away from Staples Center until Jan. 13.Timberwolves: Towns had four fouls — three were offensive. . Minnesota is 11-1 at Target Center against Western Conference foes; 2-5 vs. Eastern Conference teams.UP NEXTLakers: Open a five-game homestand Wednesday against Oklahoma City.Timberwolves: At Brooklyn Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more


Obama to speak at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense School hopes to fill gap for data analysts through online course PLAY LIST 02:21School hopes to fill gap for data analysts through online course02:52Obama plays Santa at children’s hospital in Washington, DC03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 27: President Barack Obama watches from courtside during the season opening game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center on October 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 97-95. Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Former President Barack Obama will speak at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 23, though it’s unclear what he plans to discuss.The conference announced Friday night on Twitter that Obama, an avid sports fan, will make an appearance.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MIT has held the conference annually since 2007, hosting industry professionals to discuss the role of analytics in sports. This year, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman are scheduled to speak, as are retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez, FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver and Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Obama routinely filled out NCAA Tournament brackets on ESPN during his presidency, and his White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, once said Obama would consider being part of the ownership group for an NBA franchise.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 Read Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Long break helped GlobalPort correct ‘bad habits,’ says Jarencio Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


Kiefer ‘not surprised’ Thirdy made 23-for-23 list: He really worked for it

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena was the least surprised that his brother Thirdy made the cut in Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” list.After all, he saw first hand how hard the UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP worked to get to the level where he is in right now.ADVERTISEMENT “Honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It’s something that each and every one of them deserve, and being part of the ’23-for-23’ is something he (Thirdy) really worked for in the last couple of years,” Kiefer said.“It just goes to show that if you work hard, the Lord will be there because He knows how hard you’ve worked for it.”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 folkHowever, Thirdy’s inclusion to the pool doesn’t guarantee anything. That’s always been the case ever since, even to the current Gilas Pilipinas pool where every player is fighting for a spot in the final lineup.That’s why Kiefer echoed Reyes in encouraging his younger brother to keep working. “You’re in the pool, so it’s either you make yourself into the lineup or out of the pool. You have to control what you can control and that is how you play and how consistently you’ll be in practice.”Though Kiefer didn’t really give his brother any advice, he said that Thirdy has perfectly understood his situation in Gilas as one part of the young bloods.“At the start, it’s always jittery, seeing your idols and playing against them, playing with them, and learning the system, but it’s something that you should be proud of yourself,” he said. “You’re here for a reason. The coaches picked you for a reason. And it’s up to you how you maximize your time in this program.”The older Ravena, though, couldn’t avoid thinking about the prospects of teaming up with his brother once again.READ: Kiefer looks forward to possibility of playing with Thirdy at GilasADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson PH women’s football eyes bigger goals in 2018 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “Basketball is a very small world. You’ll never know who’ll your encounter in your professional career once again,” said NLEX’s prized rookie in the PBA.“Just being in the pool and just being in the same vicinity with Thirdy, it’s really kind of still new to me. Hopefully, in the long run, may be it in 2023 when we’ll become teammates, it’s fine. I’m sure it’s gonna be worth the wait for me and my parents.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


Blazers foil LeBron, Cavs’ late run to stretch streak to 11 wins

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, goes up for a dunk on Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Even Cleveland’s late rally couldn’t rattle the confident Trail Blazers.CJ McCollum scored 29 points and Portland won its NBA-best 11th straight game with a 113-105 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Cavs made it uncomfortable for Portland late, when they closed the gap to three points.“It came at a time when we would have liked it not to come,” Damian Lillard said. “We cut it really close. But you can’t complain about how you get it — and we got another one.”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 folkLillard added 24 points for the Blazers, on their longest run since also winning 11 in a row in 2013. It was the Blazers’ eighth straight win at home.LeBron James had 35 points, including a highlight-reel dunk in the first quarter that had the fans at the Moda Center momentarily stunned. He also had 14 rebounds. Kyle Korver added 19 points. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Trail Blazers: Host Detroit on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentscenter_img Embiid, Simmons rally 76ers past Knicks Kevin Love, who grew up in nearby Lake Oswego, missed his ninth game with a left hand fracture. Love could return to the Cavaliers as early as next week.“We just need to continue to keep building. We’ve got a lot of injuries, a lot of guys down, so we’ve just got to have that next man up mentality,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said.Lillard, the reigning conference player of the week, made his first attempt of the game, a 3-pointer. But the highlight of the first quarter was easily James’ monster dunk over Jusuf Nurkic that pulled Cleveland in front 15-14.McCollum’s 3-pointer gave the Blazers their largest lead of the half, 55-46. James made a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to pull Cleveland to 59-54 at the break.McCollum hit consecutive 3-pointers and Lillard made another that stretched Portland’s lead to 81-66 midway through the third quarter.“I don’t know about momentum but I think we’re playing well,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Each game is a challenge. But obviously, to string together the wins that we have been, we’ve been doing good things at both ends of the floor and I think tonight was an example of that as well.”TIP-INSCavaliers: James became the sixth active player with 400 double-doubles. … It was the fifth game of a six-game road trip for the Cavs.Trail Blazers: Lillard went 0 for 5 from 3-point range in the first half, but he led all players with five assists. … With nine assists, Lillard became the third player in league history have 1,500-plus points and 400-plus rebounds in each of his first six seasons. … The Blazers have won five straight against the Cavs at the Moda Center.PRAISEJames was asked at shootaround earlier in the day if Lillard was unappreciated. “Give me Damian Lillard. I’ll show you how appreciated he’d be,” he said.UP NEXTCavaliers: Conclude their road trip on Saturday against the Bulls. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “We sustained our energy, we sustained our effort and we left everything out on the floor,” James said. “Even being short-handed we still wanted to play the caliber of basketball we are accustomed to playing, and I think we did that.”The Blazers, currently sitting in third in the Western Conference standings, led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter. Portland kept the margin at double digits well into the final period, but James and George Hill made layups to get the Cavaliers within 105-99 with 3:25 to go.Hill’s 3-pointer pulled Cleveland within three points but Al-Farouq Aminu answered with a 3 and Evan Turner added a jumper to hold off Cleveland’s rally. Jordan Clarkson’s 3-pointer made it 110-105 with 1:34 left, but James missed a layup with 33 seconds to go and Lillard made three free throws to seal it.“We’ve had some teams make pushes but we’ve always kept it at eight, nine, so it wasn’t really dangerous. Tonight they cut it to three. And they did that with momentum, and with LeBron James on the floor,” Lillard said. “So that’s a dangerous situation for us, but we got some bounces, we hit a few shots, made free throws down the stretch, and when we needed to get one or two stops we got them.”The Cavaliers, third in the East, didn’t have Larry Nance Jr. because of a hamstring injury he sustained early in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 129-107 victory over the Suns on Tuesday. Tristan Thompson missed his sixth game with a right ankle sprain.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


Magnolia sees end of series

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Guiao also acknowledges that even with Magnolia playing without Marc Pingris for the rest of the season, the Hotshots are still the favorites.“They have a wealth of playoff experience,” Guiao said. “That’s what we don’t have.”Four-peat-seeking San Miguel Beer, which ousted Barangay Ginebra, would like nothing less than the series go the distance if only to continue cooling their heels after getting dragged into five games by the Gin Kings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We experienced it before, so now, we need to have more focus and need to double our efforts and close out this series,” Victolero said after practice for the 7 p.m. game Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We know that NLEX will come out strong and we need to match or surpass that energy and aggressiveness [of the Road Warriors],” he said as he shoots to coach in a title series for the first time in his young career.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 folkLast season, the Hotshots also came into Game 6 holding a similar 3-2 lead over Barangay Ginebra, only for Magnolia to lose the next two games.“I had the same chance last year, but we lost,” Victolero said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending 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 PBA IMAGESMagnolia and Chito Victolero were in exactly the same spot last season.After learning the ropes the hard way and failing twice against a different foe, Victolero and his Hotshots know precisely what to do and what it would take for them to bundle out the NLEX Road Warriors and make the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Ancajas leads int’l, PH champs in Elorde rites Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Magnolia has won three of the last four games and seems to have figured out NLEX during the past week.But Victolero certainly hit the nail on the head in saying what they need to do, as his Hotshots cannot afford to take things for granted even for a second against an NLEX crew that is seeking to extend its overachieving run here.Counterpart Yeng Guiao has been very vocal in saying what their true aim in this Final Four is: Take the best-of-seven series the distance and learn in every game they play.“It will be a toss coin if we get to a Game 7,” Guiao had said. “I will take my chances there.”Guiao and his Road Warriors weren’t penciled to make it this far in the preseason, especially since NLEX is not the most complete team in the tournament and with Guiao just in his second year calling the shots.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more