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NU coach Bernabe tips hat off to underdogs Adamson, UE

first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:14Carpio 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 That disappointment, though, didn’t leave head coach Ghicka Bernabe with any hint of bitterness as she congratulated new champion Adamson University Pep Squad.“I’m really happy for Adamson because they’re like NU,” said Bernabe in Filipino Saturday. “I’m also happy for UE [University of the East] because it’s been so long since they got into the top three.”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 folkNU finished fourth with 610.50 of a possible 800 points, and saw its string of four straight titles come to dust.The former champions started off their routine poorly after failing to execute their lifts with several slips occurring at the beginning of their performance. Although NU recovered in the final four minutes of its Under the Sea performance, the earlier deductions were enough to prevent a fifth championship.Bernabe added that she doesn’t want the loss to dishearten her players and she hopes they can bounce back stronger in future editions of the competition.“I don’t want this loss to really affect my players because I know that they’re really good performers,” said Bernabe. “If this loss will affect someone, let it affect us coaches. I still believe in the ability of my players.” ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set NU Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University walked into Mall of Asia Arena with all the momentum in the world as its Pep Squad prepared to win its fifth straight title in the UAAP Cheerdance competition.NU Pep Squad, however, walked out of MOA Arena beaten without even getting the chance to step on the podium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance Competition LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Travel an extra grind for Division I’s smallest schools

first_imgIn this Jan. 5, 2018, photo, Northern Arizona basketball players Luke Avdalovic, Omar Ndiaye and Gino Littles leave the team hotel in Ogden, Utah to board a bus for their next game in Pocatello, Idaho. Unlike high-major programs that fly on charters and eat at nice restaurants, the Lumberjacks fly commercially and eat at chain restaurants to save money. (AP Photo/John Marshall)POCATELLO, Idaho — As the bus rolls past mileage signs for places like Malad City, Arimo and Woodruff, the long frames of Northern Arizona’s basketball players splay across the seats. Heads rest on makeshift pillows of jackets and backpacks, legs stretch across aisles, feet rise above headrests.Outside, flurries dance in the headlights as roadside reflectors flash like car turn signals. Yellow weed stalks, evidence of a recent thaw, peek through the white blanket along the highway.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Some have it easier than others.At the highest levels of Division I, buses park next to charter planes filled with spacious seats, teams’ schedules based on when the runway is open. Convenience affords efficiency: Practice at home, fly out in the evening, play the next day, head straight home.Travel at the low-major level can feel like “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” All that’s missing is the train and Del Griffith.Charter flights are not within the smallest D-I schools’ budget, so commercial is the only way to go. That means long security lines and clock-watching gate waits, just for the opportunity to fold into seats barely big enough for averaged-sized humans.Six-foot-10 and a middle seat is like 5-9 squeezed into a toddler car seat.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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’m hurting for like two hours and when I get up, my knees finally get back to normal,” said Isaiah Thomas, NAU’s 6-9 junior forward. “It’s not enjoyable.”Nor is planning.The dilemma: Early-morning practice before flying out or a pre-sunrise departure to practice later at the destination? For the return, leave early on little sleep and rest later or sleep in and get back later?No matter how coaches work it, the players end up tired.“You have to factor it in,” Sacramento State coach Brian Katz said. “You try to convince your guys, you’re 19 years old, you shouldn’t get tired from anything. But in your mind you try to account for it because it’s a factor for sure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Pockets of dense fog envelop the bus, visibility measured in yards for perilous moments before thankfully clearing.The players are oblivious to the cold world outside. Their only concern is finding comfort on this opening three-hour leg of a two-day return to Flagstaff, Arizona.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“It’s pretty hard travel after a game,” NAU coach Jack Murphy said. “You want to get home, get the guys some rest on their day off, but it’s a long day of travel on their ‘day off.’”Travel is one of the most arduous aspects of college basketball. Hours upon hours every season are dedicated to getting to the next town, buses and planes essentially becoming players’ and coaches’ mobile second homes. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIEScenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours On Erik Spoelstra’s mind these days: A berth, and a birth Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Read Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Thompson, Fajardo lead 1st PBA All-Star voting returns

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Spurs LATEST STORIES Here are the top 10 for all three PBA All-Star teams after the first window of balloting:Luzon All-StarsJapeth Aguilar – 11,692Calvin Abueva – 10,083Marc Pingris – 8,553LA Tenorio – 7,051Paul Lee – 6,880Jayson Castro – 6,566Mark Caguioa – 5,550Alex Cabagnot – 5,129Marcio Lassiter – 5,093Arwind Santos – 4,972Visayas All-StarsJune Mar Fajardo – 17,498James Yap – 17,006Kiefer Ravena – 14,550Greg Slaughter – 11,665Terrence Romeo – 11,052Joe Devance – 8,341Roger Pogoy – 7,467Jeff Chan – 7,386Chris Ross – 6,413Aldrech Ramos – 4,352Mindanao All-StarsScottie Thompson – 17,851Mark Barroca – 17,377Jio Jalalon – 14,368Peter June Simon – 13,596Mac Belo – 12,192JP Erram – 8,342Baser Amer – 7,526Rafi Reavis – 7,331Cyrus Baguio – 7,269Sonny Thoss – 6,395Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Cebuano giant, meanwhile, showed the way for the Visayas All-Stars with his 17,498 votes built from 17,250 online and 248 venue ballots.Also among the top candidates are Magnolia playmaker Mark Barroca, who had 17,377 votes to place second in Mindanao, and Rain or Shine sniper James Yap, who got 17,006 votes to wind up second in Visayas.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 folkNLEX super rookie Kiefer Ravena is also making his mark in the polls as he places fifth overall and third in Visayas with his 14,550 votes, in front of Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter (11,665 votes) and GlobalPort scorer Terrence Romeo (11,052 votes).The Hotshots are also well represented down South, with Jio Jalalon (14,368 votes) and Peter June Simon (13,596 votes) among the top vote-getters in Mindanao. Blackwater sophomore Mac Belo sits at fifth with 12,192 votes. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCharismatic guard Scottie Thompson and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo emerged as the top players in the first 2018 PBA All-Star voting returns.The third-year Ginebra guard from Digos, Davao del Sur amassed league-leading 17,851 votes from 17,573 online votes and 278 in-venue ballots to lead the Mindanao All-Stars.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meanwhile, it’s a tight contest for the pole position for the Luzon All-Stars with Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who collected 11,692, pacing the list ahead of Alaska energizer bunny Calvin Abueva, who gathered 10,083 votes.Joining them in the top five in Luzon are Marc Pingris of Magnolia (8,553 votes), LA Tenorio of Ginebra (7,051 votes), and Paul Lee of Magnolia (6,880 votes).Voting for the All-Stars will resume in the eliminations of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The top five players in each region will earn the starting positions for their respective squads in the three-leg midseason extravaganza against Gilas Pilipinas.Digos City, Batangas, and Iloilo are set to host this year’s 2017 PBA All-Star Week, slated from May 23 to 27.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

San Miguel-Alab PH draws first blood vs Saigon

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims World import Justin Brownlee flirted with a triple double for Alab, finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds on top of eight assists, while Renaldo Balkman had 17 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, and four steals as the Filipino club broke out of the gates hard and never looked back.A win this Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City will send Alab to the semifinals where it will meet second seed Eastern of Hong Kong bannered by Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger.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 crownParks hit 8-of-17 shots as he gave Alab a 97-75 advantage with 7:28 remaining, before the Filipinos cruised the rest of the way.Alapag felt his team could have played better. PPS Bicol Open netfest under way in Iriga City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “From an effort standpoint it was great but we were far from the sharpest we could be, and that’s on me,” said Alapag, whose team faced a Heat side that fielded just six players and played without head coach Kyle Julius, who got ejected with two minutes left in the first half, for most of the night.“We have to be sharper both offensively and defensively, we had the game in hand in a lot of instances but we let them get back into it,” added Alapag.Alab started pulling away late in the first half, before pouring it on again in the third period, but Alapag is worried with his squad’s defensive effort.“We gave up a hundred points to four guys tonight,” said the former Gilas Pilipinas captain. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Renaldo Balkman. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueRay Parks fired 24 points as San Miguel Alab Pilipinas continued its mastery of Saigon, 110-100, on Sunday night to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three quarterfinal series in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Facing a team it has already beaten twice in the elimination round, Alab proved relentless from start to finish as coach Jimmy Alapag’s charges put the Heat to the sword for its maiden playoff victory since joining the regional league last year.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pelicans head to NBA playoffs after turning back Clippers

first_imgSindarius Thornwell scored 20 points off the bench, DeAndre Jordan had 15 rebounds and Montrezl Harrell added 15 points for the Clippers, who have lost three in a row while being eliminated from playoff contention.The Pelicans shot 51 percent from the field and 56 percent from 3-point range in the first half. The Clippers fought back from an 11-point deficit to lead 47-45 before New Orleans closed on a 13-2 run to lead 59-49 at the break.The Pelicans were just getting rolling.Their scoring binge continued into the third, and when it was over — a 33-6 spurt over both halves — they led 79-53. Davis had nine points, Mirotic eight and E’Twaun Moore seven.“Anthony has taken this team and put it on his back,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “If we could have had a better record his name would definitely be in the MVP conversation.”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 LATEST STORIES New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Having clinched a playoff berth, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are looking ahead.They are one of five teams in the mix for the No. 4 seed in the wild West, and a win against the Spurs in their regular season finale would give the Pelicans home-court advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Gay, Ginobili pace Spurs over Kings to clinch playoff berth Clippers: They host the Lakers on Wednesday in both teams’ season finale.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Davis stirred the crowd with an off the glass pass from Rajon Rondo that resulted in a one-handed alley-oop dunk in the run.“That was exciting,” teammate Jrue Holiday said. “I’d rather him do that in the playoffs than now.”Thornwell got a roar for a jam over DeAndre Liggins in the game’s final minutes.TIP-INSPelicans: They improved to 26-25 vs the West. … They won the season series 3-1. … New Orleans hasn’t made it past the first round of the playoffs since 2007-08.Clippers: C Boban Marjanovic scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth. … Starting guards Austin Rivers (right elbow soreness) and Lou Williams (sprained right ankle) sat out, but are likely to return for Wednesday’s season finale.THE BEARDLESS ONESince shaving his beard last week, Mirotic has played like a new man. He came in averaging 28 points and shooting 56 percent from the field, compared to 14.6 points and 28 percent shooting with the beard he’d had since 2013. “You look like you’re 18 now, so you’re getting some calls,” Gentry told Mirotic.SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVEREDRookie C.J. Williams was signed to a multi-year contract after being a two-way player this season. The 28-year-old guard has appeared in 37 games for the Clippers — he started Monday — and 16 games for their NBA G League affiliate in Ontario. The North Carolina State graduate played in France, Greece and Italy and the G League before signing with the Clippers last fall. “I actually cried for about an hour,” said Williams, who surprised his visiting parents with the news. “You think of all the things you’ve done to get to this point.” Coach Doc Rivers said Williams is “a great, great person to have in your locker room. He came in and proved he’s an NBA player.”HE SAID IT“The MVP is (James) Harden. I’m going to announce it tonight.” — Rivers.UP NEXTPelicans: They host San Antonio to end the regular season on Wednesday. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img “We know we’re not done,” Davis said after scoring 28 points in a 113-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. “It wasn’t just our goal to get here, but to make some noise.”Nikola Mirotic had 24 points and 16 rebounds in the Pelicans’ fourth straight victory. They’ll be making just their second playoff appearance in seven years, having earned it without big man DeMarcus Cousins, who sustained a season-ending Achilles injury on Jan. 28.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Pelicans proceeded to lose four of five before winning 10 in a row.“When he went down, everybody on the team just picked it up,” Davis said. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

LOOK: 2018 NBA Finals schedule (PH Time)

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Curry on Warriors’ Game 7 comeback win: ‘There’s always time to turn it around’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors begin their fourth straight battle for the NBA Championship on June 1 (Manila time).Below is the schedule for the best-of-seven series:ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours NBA Finals schedule.Last year, the Warriors took home the Larry O’Brien trophy by beating the Cavaliers in five games.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 View commentslast_img read more

Four teams go undefeated in men’s Fiba 3×3 Day 1

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 English Premier League confirms winter break from 2020 LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Croatia first dismantled no.22 Jordan, 22-7, then followed it up with another dominant victory over no.74 Nigeria, 22-8.Latvia had closer wins than Croatia but victories nonetheless.The Latvians first surpassed no.9 Ukraine, 21-18, and immediately followed it up with a 22-13 victory over Jordan.Ukraine managed to get a 22-11 win over winless Nigeria to go 1-1 while Jordan is also at 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Poland, the no.6 ranked federation in the world, crushed no.48 Indonesia, 22-6, in the opening game of the tournament and then followed it up with a 21-17 win over Slovenia, the no. 2 federation, in Pool B.Estonia, the no.13 federation, replicated Poland’s success with wins over no.16 Japan, 17-11, and Indonesia, 22-10.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 crownSlovenia, the no.2 ranked federation in the world, settled for a 1-1 record in Pool B while Japan and Indonesia are at 0-2.In Pool D, world no.25 Croatia and world no.4 Latvia are at the top of the group with 2-0 records. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Latvia versus Jordan in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo from Fiba.comSeveral teams walked out of the first day of the men’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup unscathed.After the 10 teams from Pools B and D took to the floor, Poland, Estonia, Croatia, and Latvia won all their respective group stage games Friday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Abueva, Castro, Blatche lead Gilas final 12 vs Chinese Taipei

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCalvin Abueva is about to get his shot at redemption.After missing both the national team and Alaska’s camps for a few weeks, Abueva is part of final 12 who will be fielded in the Philippines’ game against Chinese-Taipei in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Chinese soccer fan pedals to Moscow for World Cup final In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The last time the Filipinos and the Taiwanese met, Gilas Pilipinas triumphed 90-83 in the first window.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gilas head coach Chot Reyes, through ESPN 5, announced the lineup on Twitter.Joining Abueva in the Gilas frontcourt in Taipei are reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, naturalized center Andray Blatche, Troy Rosario and Gabe Norwood.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 crownComprising the Philippines’ backcourt are Jayson Castro, who was named as Asia’s best point guard in 2013 and 2015, the returning Terrence Romeo, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, and Allein Maliksi.The Philippines is in the second place in Group B with a 3-1 record behind Australia, who leads with a 4-0 card. View commentslast_img read more

Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in September

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names WATCH: Pyongyang Marathon wants amateur foreign runners to race next year FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, World Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua walks in front of his own picture after a media conference in London. Joshua’s next two fights are at Wembley Stadium, it is announced Thursday July 5, 2018, as he will fight WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September and return to Wembley in April 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)LONDON — Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to the WBA title. The 28-year-old Joshua has been in training while negotiations with WBC champion Deontay Wilder stalled, but could yet face the American in April 2019.Joshua said in a statement: “Povetkin is a serious challenge that I will prepare meticulously for. He has serious pedigree and only a fool would underestimate what he brings to the table.”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’Povetkin, 38, beat David Price on the undercard of Joshua’s victory over Joseph Parker in March, having previously fought for the titles Joshua now holds in a 2013 defeat to Wladimir Klitschko. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Former Tour champion Ullrich arrested over alleged attack

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It seems Mr. Ullrich and an escort women had a dispute and that he attacked her,” Lerch said. “She alerted the hotel staff and they called police. Mr. Ullrich is still in custody.”A police statement said the woman needed medical treatment. Lerch said no further details could be given on her condition while police were investigating.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’News agency dpa reported that the 44-year-old Ullrich had been arrested the week before in Mallorca, where he lives, after an incident on the property of his neighbor, actor Til Schweiger.On Monday, Ullrich had told German tabloid Bild of personal problems. “The separation from Sara and distance from my children, whom I have not seen since Easter and have barely spoken to, have had a great effect on me. I have done things as a result that I very much regret,” Ullrich told the mass circulation daily.Ullrich, the only German to win the Tour de France, was dogged by doping allegations over his career and admitted to German magazine Focus in 2013 that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes.“Almost everyone took performance-enhancing substances then. I took nothing that the others didn’t also take,” the 1997 Tour champion said then.Ullrich served a two-year ban for doping in 2012, five years after he retired in 2007.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lee, Yap lead Asian Games lineup as team awaits Clarkson green light View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES FILE – In this July 20, 2004 file photo T-Mobile team leader Jan Ullrich of Germany pedals during his attack in the ascent of the Echarasson pass during the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Valreas, southern France, and Villard-de-Lans, French Alps. On Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 Ullrich has been arrested and is in police custody for allegedly attacking an escort in a Frankfurt hotel. (AP Photo/Peter Delong, file)BERLIN — Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is in police custody for allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.Police spokesperson Carina Lerch said the retired German cyclist was arrested after police were called to the hotel. She said Ullrich was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and could be charged with “assault or attempted murder.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more