Brilliant Kyrgios too good for Dimitrov in Brisbane

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kyrgios served superbly in the second and third sets, winning over 80 percent of points on his first serve and facing just one break point.Dimitrov, on the other hand, has struggled with his serve all week and Kyrgios was able to take full advantage, with his returns keeping the Bulgarian under constant pressure.He cracked at 3-3 in the third set and was broken, and the way Kyrgios was serving, the match was as good as over.“I hadn’t beaten him before (so) going into today, I knew that I was going to do something a little different,” Kyrgios said.The Australian said he wanted to disrupt Dimitrov’s rhythm and be aggressive.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return during the men’s singles against Steve Johnson of America at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNAControversial Australian Nick Kyrgios produced two sets of superb tennis to see off top seed Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday and reach the final of the Brisbane International.Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and set up a decider against American Ryan Harrison.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He played a pretty solid first set, I played a pretty loose game to get broken,” Kyrgios said.“From then on, I felt pretty in control of the match.”Kyrgios will be the overwhelming favourite to win his fourth title when he takes on Harrison. The two players have some history between them, going back to 2015 when in a match against Stan Wawrinka, Kyrgios told the Swiss star that fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with his girlfriend.A week later Harrison and Kokkinakis had to be separated by officials during a fiery match, with Harrison reportedly saying “Wawrinka should’ve decked Kyrgios and I should deck that kid.”But Kyrgios downplayed any tension between the two.“(Our) matches haven’t been very close, so I don’t really know why there’s much history there,” he said.De Minaur had looked like becoming an unlikely finalist when he took the first set against Harrison, the world number 47, and led 5-3 in the second set tiebreak.However, Harrison stepped up the pressure and reeled off the next four points to take the set and level the match.Harrison then broke de Minaur twice at the start of the decider and although the Australian got one break back he was unable to complete the comeback.  Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Hornets whip slumping Lakers Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Harrison had earlier ended the fairytale run of 18-year-old wildcard Alex de Minaur 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in two hours and 37 minutes.Kyrgios admitted after his quarter-final win over Alexandr Dolgopolov that he sometimes turns his talent on and off “like a tap”.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 folkAnd as he has done all week, he started slowly against defending champion Dimitrov, losing the first set to a single break of serve.But he came out firing in the second set, breaking Dimitrov twice and taking just 30 minutes to level the match. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Nowitzki cherishes 20 seasons, content to help Mavs rebuild

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nowitzki has already said he is considering a 21st season. Barring a dramatic improvement through a trade, the draft or free agency, that likely means another year of helping turn Smith into a point guard that can guide a champion the way Nowitzki credits Jason Kidd for doing in Dallas.Assuming the Mavericks stay near the bottom of the West standings, they’ll have another high draft pick after getting Smith at No. 9. That will be another young player who sees the work Nowitzki does away from the court to stay in shape, and a 13-time All-Star who is frequently the last player to quit shooting after practice.J.J. Barea spent his first five seasons with the Mavericks and was still a relatively young guard at 26 when the Mavericks won the title.“I used him a lot,” said Barea, who returned to Dallas three years ago. “If I work half of what he does, I’m going to be all right. These guys, they really didn’t get him at his best like I got him. But they still see how hard you’ve got to work to be able to play out there with us.”Nowitzki doesn’t mind admitting that practice isn’t quite as fun as it used to be.“But once the ball goes up, it’s still great,” said the 2007 MVP, who has career averages of 21.4 points and 7.7 rebounds. “I still love to compete. I still love to be out there for the guys and trying to help them with my experience and spread the floor for them and maybe getting some timely scoring here and there.”Always big on self-deprecation, Nowitzki quips that he can’t help the younger players by showing them any moves. He doesn’t have to be joking to acknowledge that his patented one-legged fadeaway jumper isn’t nearly as dangerous as it was when he was Finals MVP.What Nowitzki can offer is work ethic and experience, not to mention longevity. He became the sixth NBA player to reach 50,000 minutes Tuesday night at the Los Angeles Clippers.“It’s been two decades of fun and competing,” Nowitzki said. “Getting to 20 years is special. There’s not a lot of guys that have done it. Not a lot of guys have done it with one franchise. I’m proud of that, but want to finish the season strong.”Nowitzki always finds a way to steer the conversation back to the present — and future. “I think the reality is that when you see this kind of consistency of greatness, there’s a tendency to take it for granted,” said Rick Carlisle, in his 10th season as Nowitzki’s coach. “And we must be careful about taking this for granted. We’re seeing a generational player that’s changed the game.”Nowitzki still starts — Carlisle pretty much declared earlier this season that he will start as long as he’s playing — but often sits at the end of close games. He’s probably the fourth scoring option, behind Harrison Barnes, Wesley Matthews and even rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr.But the 39-year-old played the first 54 games, an important measure for him to feel he’s contributing. Nowitzki, the only 7-footer to win the 3-point contest that’s part of All-Star weekend, is in position for the best shooting percentage of his career from beyond the arc. The number of attempts isn’t far off from his prime either.“I wish he can play forever,” said Washington coach Scott Brooks, who was at Oklahoma City when the Thunder lost to the Mavericks in the 2011 Western Conference finals and beat them in the first round the next year.“You know the time is winding down, you don’t know how many more years he has. He probably has maybe six or seven more left in him,” Brooks said, trying to keep a straight face.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Now in his 20th season, Nowitzki is comfortable with the idea that he led the Mavericks to their first title and can try to help a younger core build toward making Dallas a title contender again.“I just think I pride myself with this city, with this organization, whatever this city or this franchise goes through, I want to push it through,” Nowitzki said. “I want to be there for it. If it’s rebuilding, I want to push it through and help as much as I can. If we’re playing for a championship, then I’ll do that.”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 folkThe Mavericks haven’t won a playoff series since beating Miami in the Finals in 2011, LeBron James’ first season with the Heat. They had a woeful start for the second straight year, all but assuring that they will miss the playoffs with consecutive losing seasons for the first time since Nowitzki’s first two.The slide out of contention means little to the context of Nowitzki’s career: a 7-footer who changed the game with his 3-point shooting, the first foreign-born player to reach 30,000 points and the distinction with Kobe Bryant (Lakers) as the only players to spend 20 seasons with the same franchise. LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year FILE – In this May 25, 2011, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, holds up his arms as fans cheer during the final seconds of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Dallas. Now in his 20th season, Nowitzki is comfortable with the idea that he led the Mavericks to their first championship and can try to help a younger core build toward making Dallas a title contender again. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki made peace years ago with the reality that spending his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks would likely mean little or no chance to win a second championship.The most accomplished European player in NBA history never seriously considered leaving the franchise that courted him as a teenager in Germany and drafted him five days after his 20th birthday in 1998.ADVERTISEMENT Wizards beat Pacers to win 5th straight without Wall View commentslast_img read more

Portugal slump to 3-0 loss against the Netherlands in Geneva

first_imgPortugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts, during an international friendly soccer match between the national soccer teams of Portugal and The Netherlands, at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 26, 2018. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)GENEVA (AP) — Portugal was made to pay for a weak first-half display as the Netherlands cruised to a 3-0 win in a friendly on Monday.Cristiano Ronaldo’s evening barely improved after a rough challenge early on by Dutch defender Tonny Vilhena. He left the game after 68 minutes soon after teammate Joao Cancelo was sent off.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The European champions were well beaten by neat Dutch goals from Memphis Depay in the 11th minute, Ryan Babel in the 32nd, and captain Virgil Van Dijk in first-half stoppage time.Still, Portugal coach Fernando Santos is unlikely to shake up his squad ahead of preparing to play in a World Cup group with Spain, Morocco and Iran.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“I still believe in these players for the World Cup,” Santos said through a translator.The rebuilding project of new Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman looked more promising in Geneva than it did in a lackluster 1-0 home loss against England on Friday. NBA G League player dies after collapsing during game 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Ronaldo saved his team from defeat on Friday with two stoppage-time headers to beat World Cup-bound Egypt 2-1.The Portugal star reacted furiously at not being awarded a penalty when the score was 1-0. Replays suggested Ronaldo fell after kicking his left foot into the turf as defender Nathan Ake brushed across his back.The Dutch deserved their lead, and Depay was denied his second goal in the 43rd by Anthony Lopes diving to push away a powerful header.Without Pepe’s veteran presence, the experienced central defensive pairing of Jose Fonte and Rolando — who was substituted at halftime — simply looked slow-footed.Fonte, playing in the Chinese league, let Depay get in front of him to pounce on a loose ball and open the scoring. It finished off a sweeping Dutch counterattack which saw Van Dijk surge forward in support.De Ligt went deep into the Portugal defense to create the next two goals, first firing a powerful cross from near the byline that Babel met unmarked with a header.In his next foray, De Ligt met a free kick with a looped header to tee up Van Dijk, and the Liverpool player fired a shot across the goalmouth into the corner of the net.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “We were much more comfortable on the ball and scored first,” Koeman said. “That gave us a little bit of confidence.”Two goals were assisted by teenage defender Matthijs De Ligt, and his fellow 18-year-old from Ajax, Justin Kluivert, made his international debut as a substitute late in the game.Though Portugal exited the Confederations Cup semifinals in a penalty shootout against Chile in June, this was its first defeat inside 90 minutes since gifting Sweden a 3-2 comeback win in a friendly one year ago.In fact, Portugal has lost a friendly in March for four straight years under Santos.“Two years ago before the Euros we lost at home to Bulgaria and I didn’t lose confidence in the players,” the coach said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Balanced Raptors beat Nuggets

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback TIP-INSNuggets: Leading scorer Gary Harris (right knee) missed his sixth straight game. … Jokic had eight assists. … Denver shot 14 for 21 in the second.Raptors: Toronto is 19-11 against Western Conference opponents. … Lowry and DeRozan each had eight assists.UP NEXTNuggets: Conclude a seven-game road trip at Oklahoma City on Friday.Raptors: Visit Boston on Saturday. The Raptors and Celtics meet twice in Toronto’s next three games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Thibodeau laments lack of toughness; Wolves try to hang on Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Serge Ibaka had 13 points, Pascal Siakam 12 and Kyle Lowry 11 as the Raptors improved to 31-7 at home.Toronto, which lost to the Clippers on Sunday, avoided what would have been its fifth two-game losing streak. The Eastern Conference-leading Raptors have yet to lose three consecutive games this season.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 crownNikola Jokic had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and Paul Millsap scored 20 points for the Nuggets, who lost their second straight and fourth in six games.Jamal Murray scored 15 points and fellow Canadian Trey Lyles had 13 for the Nuggets. Up 85-82 through three quarters, Denver reeled off five straight points in the first minute of the fourth to open an eight-point advantage. Toronto answered with a 13-2 spurt over the next four minutes. Denver called timeout after VanVleet’s driving layup gave the Raptors a 95-92 lead with 6:55 to play.Toronto led 111-101 after Poeltl capped his outburst with a layup with just over a minute left. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Murray and Wilson Chandler cut it to 111-107 with 18 seconds remaining. After VanVleet made a pair of free throws, Jokic banked home a 3 to make it 113-110 with 10 seconds to go, but Denver couldn’t get any closer.Lowry scored nine points in the first and Wright banked home a half-court heave at the buzzer to give Toronto a 25-23 lead after one. Denver shot 1 for 8 from 3-point range in the first, but went 8 for 8 at the free throw line.A 3 by Lyles gave Denver a 47-39 lead with 5:43 left in the second but Valanciunas scored eight points and Ibaka had six as the Raptors rallied to tie it at 58 at halftime.Millsap scored 12 points in the third.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 Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) scores as Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler (21) looks on during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, and Fred VanVleet each scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Denver Nuggets 114-110 on Tuesday night.Jakob Poeltl scored all of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, including eight straight for Toronto at one stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘Healthy’ Manuel showing no signs of slowing down for league-leading Aces

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours These scoring exploits made Manuel the sixth-best scorer in the conference and the top among locals.And Manuel has one person to thank for high caliber offense—two-time MVP Danny Ildefonso.“Coach Danny has been a very big help for me and for the other big men in the team,” said Manuel, who finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds against the Road Warriors. “We’re getting extra work out every day and we’re really pushing hard in practice.”Ildefonso started working as an assistant coach in Alaska at the start of the 2017-2018 season when the spot opened up after Louie Alas and Topex Robinson left for Phoenix.“What Vic’s done is all on himself because he’s been listening diligently,” said Ildefonso. “I’m just teaching him new techniques like attacking the basket and shooting from the perimeter.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Aces 6-foot-4 big man has wreaked havoc in the league putting up 24.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in eight games.And Manuel feels he’s in the best form of his career.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“I think this is it,” said Manuel in Filipino after Alaska’s 120-11 win over NLEX Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’m healthy right now, I’m playing well, and I’ll just continue what I’m doing.”Manuel has scored at least 22 points in his last seven games and the only time his scoring dipped below 20 was during the Aces’ opening game loss t0 Rain or Shine, 109-103, in a game where he had 12 points. LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the tight race for the top spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, one man has stood out for one of the best teams in the league.Alaska is in the running for the No. 1 seed this conference with a 7-1 record and it’s largely because of its  power forward Vic Manuel.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Calimag, Batang Gilas unfazed of France and NBA prospect Hayes

first_imgLATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Batang Gilas faces early tests in Fiba U-17 World Cup Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The French-American guard is just one of the many potential NBA talents in the tournament and for Batang Gilas center Kai Sotto, playing against world class opponents brings out the competitor in him.“There’s pressure but for me, we have to use that as our motivation to work harder for us to know what we’re really made of,” Sotto said in Filipino.The 7-foot-1 Sotto also gave his teammates an important reminder heading into te tournament.“This is a different experience to be able to play against the best of the best, but hopefully, we won’t forget that we are also among the best of the best,” Sotto said in Filipino. “We just have to be confident in ourselves and do what we can. If we work together we’ll be able to reach our goal.”More than talent and the Xs and Os, Batang Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes said the players should believe that they can defy the odds.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGoing head-to-head with some of the world’s best teams doesn’t send chills down RC Calimag’s spine. Matching up against potential NBA players doesn’t make the Philippines’ gutsy guard flinch either.Batang Gilas faces its biggest challenge yet less than two weeks from now as it competes in the Fiba Under-17 World Cup where Croatia, Argentina and France, led by European sensation Killian Hayes await. ADVERTISEMENT Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps PLAY LIST 02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps02:55Tourism’s gifts and woes for Santa and Sami homeland01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Calimag and the rest of the team, though, have no reason to fear.“We’re motivated because coach told us that the No. 1 player in Europe Killian Hayes is there, but we don’t care if he’s also in the same group as ours,” Calimag told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Monday during the team’s sendoff dinner.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’re just here to play our game. We’re also basketball players like him so why get scared? We prepared really hard so we can’t go there and be scared. We’re just going to fight and play with heart.”Killian Hayes was named MVP in the Europe Under-16 Championship after leading France to the gold medal. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We should believe. We can’t go there thinking that we can’t win. Otherwise, why else are we going through all this?” said Reyes.“These are your peers, of course, you’re saying you’ll be battling future NBA players but who knows? There might be a future NBA player here and you being exposed to the world stage can help you achieve that as long as you’ll be putting in the work and believe that we can compete.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

PVL: Cignal tallies 2nd straight win at expense of Smart

first_imgMOST READ Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat had their will against the Giga Spikers, putting up 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the HD Spikers to a 2-0 record in Group B.Despite handling the Giga Spikers easily in the first set, the HD Spikers were rattled in the second set allowing Smart-Army to force an extension.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 crownAnd that is a source of confernce Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga who reminded his players to get their composure back and finish the match in the third set.“That’s been our problem once the morale of the team goes down, you have to compose them right back up,” said Barroga in Filipino. “You have to remind them of their responsibility.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Koreas to field joint teams at Asian Games Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cignal started to build momentum for its title defense after taking its second straight win at the expense of Smart-Army, 25-10, 26-24, 25-18, in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Thursday at Strike Gym in Bacoor.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Daquis was the first one to dictate the tempo in the third set with two straight service aces for the 16-5 lead.Although the Giga Spikers cut the deficit to four, 22-18, the HD Spikers were able to finish off the match after scoring three straight points.Nerissa Bautista and Dimdim Pacres had six points apiece to lead the 1-1 Giga Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Gilas assistant Uichico regrets actions in Gilas brawl

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The ugly fight erupted at the 4:01 mark of the third quarter as both benches cleared following a dustup involving Gilas’ Roger Pogoy and Australia’s Daniel Kickert.READ: SBP apologizes for Gilas-Australia brawlFEATURED 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 crownA total of 13 players from both teams were thrown out upon thorough review of the incident that also saw Uichico among the Gilas mob ganging up on a seemingly defenseless Chris Goulding of Australia, who was flat on his back while being pummeled.“Tonight, my emotions got the better of me like a father who cares about his sons,” Uichico wrote on Twitter. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico lamented his involvement in the ruckus with the Australian national team in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers at Philippine Arena on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT ATP, WTA eye outside help for tennis players harassed online MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town READ: Aussies ‘feared for safety’ after brawl vs Gilas Uichico admitted his actions were unjustifiable.“That does not excuse my actions and I apologize to everyone as in hindsight I should not have gotten involved. This is a painful but maybe necessary lesson for me.”RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Staying on mountaintops

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cone practically admitted that his Kings are now at the peak of their game and said that there are a lot of factors that could make his crew lose focus at this critical point in the tournament.“The more you win the less you focus,” explained the two-time Grand Slam winner. “I thought we didn’t practice well (on Tuesday) for the first time (since the winning streak began) and they heard it from me. When that happens, you start tumbling off the mountain.”The knockout clash between the Elasto Painters and the Batang Pier happens at 7 p.m., with top-seeded Rain or Shine trying to avoid the ignominy of losing a twice-to-beat advantage for the second time in franchise history.GlobalPort, on the other hand, will be seeking a followup to a 114-113 win on Tuesday when Jonathan Grey hit the marginal triple from deep right corner with 11 seconds remaining before the Painters muffed three good attempts to turn the result around.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “We’re through (to the semifinals), and that’s the good news,” Cone said after sweeping Meralco with a 104-90 win in their best-of-three quarterfinal series at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. “But at some point, you have to come down off the mountain. We’ll see how we can stay on that mountain.”Defending champion San Miguel Beer followed sister team Ginebra in the Final Four after withstanding a tough TNT KaTropa stand, 106-102, in the nightcap for a similar sweep that set the Beermen up for an interesting best-of-three clash with Alaska.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’Renaldo Balkman scored 25 points and four others tossed in twin digits for the Beermen, who will be clashing with the Aces in a series for the first time since the famous “Beer-acle” of the 2016 Philippine Cup where they roared back from a 0-3 deficit in the best-of-seven series to win the title.The Kings, who started the tournament 1-5 before turning things around, await the winner of the Rain or Shine-GlobalPort quarterfinal matchup that will be decided on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena, and though their best-of-five series won’t start earlier than Saturday, Cone said there’ll be no rest for his intrepid bunch. MOST READ “When you have momentum that’s when you need to go at it really hard,” Cone explained. “You don’t take days off; you take it (streak) for as long as you can.”Justin Brownlee has been the common denominator to the Kings’ success in the last two seasons and Meralco has been on the bitter end of that Ginebra run, with the Bolts now losing the last three series that they have played against the Kings, counting the last two Governors’ Cup Finals.“He’s the energizer bunny of this team,” Cone said of Brownlee, who tossed in 36 points that went with nine assists and six rebounds.Arinze Onuaku had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bolts, who drew 17 points from Chris Newsome, 11 from Baser Amer and 10 from the veteran Reynel Hugnatan.But Meralco couldn’t sustain a hot start and spent the final two quarters trying to come back from an 18-point deficit.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Chan, Wong PH bright spots in Junior World LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Justin Brownlee soars right through the heart of the Meralco defense to lead Ginebra to the semifinals.—AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra won a seventh straight game and barged into the Final Four of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night as the Gin Kings continue to be the hottest team in the tournament.Coach Tim Cone, though, believes that it’s both a blessing and a curse and knows that his job has just gotten tougher.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

UEFA increases Nasri’s doping ban to 18 months

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, Sevilla’s Samir Nasri controls the ball during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Dinamo Zagreb and Sevilla, at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia. Former France midfielder Samir Nasri’s doping ban has been increased from six to 18 months following an appeal from UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)NYON, Switzerland — Former France midfielder Samir Nasri’s doping ban has been increased from six to 18 months following an appeal from UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector.The player was suspended for six months in February following an investigation into intravenous drip treatment he received in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES The 31-year-old Nasri, who also had a spell with Arsenal, recently had his contract terminated at Antalyaspor of Turkey.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Column: Bookies go from pariahs to partners in NBA deal 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 awardcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ A Los Angeles clinic, Drip Doctors, posted a photo of Nasri on its Facebook and Twitter accounts in December 2016, saying it provided the midfielder with a drip “to help keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season.”The clinic described it as an infusion to boost the immune system.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’UEFA said on Wednesday the 18-month ban for Nasri, who is currently without a club, would be backdated to start from July 2017.At the time of his treatment, he was on loan at Spanish team Sevilla from Manchester City. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more