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UAAP Volleyball: Ateneo recovers, stops FEU’s winning run

first_imgFILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo started its second round campaign on a high note as it stopped Far Eastern University in its tracks, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles recovered from their four-set loss to De La Salle at the end of the first round and have won five of their last six games to hike their record to 5-3, the same record as the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With hot teams, Davis, Lillard hot names in MVP discussion MOST READ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson It also helped that head coach Tai Bundit was back with the team after he went to Thailand the previous week and that Ponggay Gaston was inserted as one of the team’s libero beside Ria Lo.“Ponggay as a libero was a big factor because she has those strong arms and she can receive well,” said Madayag. “And coach Tai lifts your spirits up because you can see him cheering you on.”Maraguinot paced Ateneo’s offense with 15 points while Kat Tolentino added 11.Toni Rose Basas led FEU’s charge with 10 points as Bernadeth Pons, the fourth-leading scorer of the tournament with 16 points a game, got limited to a season-low five points.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo was firmly in control of the Lady Tamaraws in the third set holding fort throughout the majority of the match.After an 18-14 lead, the Lady Eagles allowed just three more points on the side of the Lady Tamaraws with Jhoanna Maraguinot eventually finishing off FEU with two straight kills.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 folkCaptain Maddie Madayag said their win over FEU was a big morale-booster for them after they saw their then four-game winning streak get snapped at the hands of the Lady Spikers.“This is really a big plus to our confidence and our training really paid off because we showed how we really play,” said Madayag in Filipino. “”We just wanted to do what we normally do in training and this game really boosted our confidence.”last_img read more

PSL: F2 scores second win at expense of woeful Smart

first_imgFrom a 15-15 tie, the defending champions displayed their pedigree and outscored Smart 10-2 to close out the match.After Sanja Trivunovic scored an off-the-block kill to cut the deficit to two, 19-17, Kim Fajardo retaliated in the clutch scoring three of F2’s last six points.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 folkFajardo scored on a service ace for the Cargo Movers’ 23-17 lead before scoring another to end the match.Although they won in straight sets, head coach Arnold Laniog said the team is still far from satisfied with their performance. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kennedy Lynn Bryan of F2 over Sanja Trivunuvic and Maureen Penetramte-Ouano of Smart. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOF2 returned to the winners’ circle and made quick work of Smart, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers, who lost to undefeated Petron in four sets on Saturday, bumped their record to 2-1 while Smart has yet to win in four outings.ADVERTISEMENT Guiao develops another talent in Michael Miranda GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This isn’t what we are expecting from us,” said Laniog, who took over Ramil De Jesus who is now the team’s consultant, in Filipino.“Although they’ve been together before, they still have to work on their chemistry.”MJ Perez led F2 with 15 points while Aby Maraño and captain Cha Cruz combined for 16 points.Gyselle Silva had 17 points to lead Smart while Trivunovic added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Blazers claim No. 3 seed with win over Utah

first_imgMOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Before the game Terry Stotts said the outcome of the Pelicans’ finale against the Spurs was unlikely to have an impact on how Portland approached the Jazz. New Orleans won 112-98.“Like I told the team, winning the division is a big deal. It’s always going to be there. It’s always going to be in the rafters, the banner will be up in the practice facility,” Stotts said afterward. “It’s been an up and down season, but I’m really pleased with the way we played tonight. We played well, and have some momentum going into the playoffs.”Dante Exum, who left Utah’s victory against the Warriors the night before with leg soreness, played for 20 minutes with six points.The Blazers went up 39-27 on McCollum’s reverse layup in the second quarter and led by as many as 16 points in the first half. Portland led 55-41 at the break and Lillard led all scorers with 19 points.No Jazz player was in double figures. Mitchell struggled in the first half, going 3-for-13 from the field.McCollum wrestled a rebound and got the jumper from close in to give the Blazers a 67-50 lead. Lillard’s layup ended the third quarter with Portland 80-59.Portland extended the lead to as many as 24 points, but the Jazz closed with within 85-74 with 7:39 left on Mitchell’s layup and a free throw. Lillard came back in the game and made three jumpers to push Portland’s lead to 91-76.“This group’s had an excellent season. They year isn’t over,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We have a chance to play in the post-season. That’s something that these guys have accomplished.”TIP INS:Jazz: Derrick Favors played in his 500th game with the Jazz. He’s the 12th player in franchise history to reach the milestone. … It was Gobert’s 31st double-double of the season. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Damian Lillard had 36 points and 10 assists and the Blazers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-93 victory over the Jazz Wednesday night to earn the Northwest Division title.With the win in the regular-season finale, Portland claimed the third seed in the Western Conference and will play the sixth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans in the opening round.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“One game and we’re playing for the third spot and the division championship,” Lillard said about the team’s motivation against the Jazz. “And that’s something to be proud of it. That’s something to care about and to play for. We worked too hard not to go and get that, especially on our home floor.”The Jazz, who saw a six-game winning streak snapped, fell to the fifth seed. They’ll face No. 4 Oklahoma City on the road to open the playoffs. The schedule had not been set. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives to the basket past Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The Blazers won 102-93. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trail Blazers already knew their opponent for the first round playoffs, and they had already locked up home-court advantage.But they were still inspired for their regular-season finale against the Utah Jazz.ADVERTISEMENT Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell, who the night before set the new single-season record for 3-pointers with 186 — breaking Lillard’s rookie mark — was 1-for-8 from the perimeter but finished with 17 points.Ricky Rubio also had 17 while Rudy Gobert had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, who were coming off a 119-79 victory at home against the Warriors on Tuesday night.“We rushed a little bit. We weren’t all on the same page at times,” Mitchell said. “We were really taken off our course. When they get into you, you gotta get the guy off you and make the play. Over time that really disrupts you.”CJ McCollum had 19 points for the Blazers, who led by as many as 24 points in the second half.For both teams, the game was all about seeding because the first-round playoff matches were determined earlier in the evening. The Blazers secured home-court advantage for the first round for the first time since 2009.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lakers cap off 35-win season with beating of Clippers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trail Blazers: Maurice Harkless told reporters before the game that it was unclear if he’d be able to return in the first round. Harkless had arthroscopy on his left knee on March 28. … Evan Turner won the team’s Maurice Lucas Award as the player who best represents Lucas’ spirit in his contributions off and on the court.FOCUSING ON THE OPPONENT: Both teams were already talking about the first-round matchups.“It’s just a different style of basketball going into the playoffs, especially with that team (the Thunder),” Derrick Favors said. We just know it’s something we’ve got to be prepared for, be ready for. We’ve got to be mentally strong going in and just be ready to play, but also have fun and enjoy it.”Lillard noted that Portland split the regular season series with the Pelicans.“They stole one from us here, and we felt like that was a game that we should have had. We had a bad third quarter,” Lillard said. “But they have Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Rondo, E’Twaun Moore, they’ve got a lot of guys that make them a dangerous team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

PH Malditas bow to South Korea, end World Cup hopes

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Korea, meanwhile, joins semifinalists Australia, Thailand, China, and Japan to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 series lead on Spurs PH women’s football team. Photo from AFCThe World Cup dream is over for the Philippine Malditas.South Korea sent the Philippine women’s football team packing with a 5-0 walloping in the fifth-place playoff inthe 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Tuesday morning in Amman, Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Keeping things tight in the first half, the Filipinos found themselves playing catch-up after Jang Sel-Gi scored in the 34th minute, before Lee Mi-Na doubled the lead just before halftime.The Koreans continued to impose their will after the break with Lim Seon-Joo making it 3-0  with another goal in the 56th minute.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 crownCho So-hyun put on the finishing touches in the dominant win with a brace after putting the ball to the back of the net in the 66th minute and with a penalty kick in the 84th minute.The Malditas finished third in Group A with a 1-0-2 slate and now shift their focus to their preparations for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Alapag ‘big fan’ of Brickman: ‘One of the smartest point guards I’ve seen’

first_imgPhoto from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — San Miguel Alab Pilipinas may have pulled off the win, but coach Jimmy Alapag couldn’t help but be in awe of Mono Vampire guard Jason Brickman.“I’ve been a big fan of Brickman for a long time,” he said of the Fil-American playmaker.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’ll try to watch the tape and figure out how to try and limit him. His 14 assists accounted for easily 30 points. We have to do a much better job,” he said. “I’ve been a big fan of him but I’m gonna try not to big of a fan until this series is over.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “This season, I’ve had an opportunity to see his game up close and I’m really really impressed. One of the smartest point guards I’ve seen in a long time. For somebody who doesn’t blow you away with athleticism and size, his basketball IQ is off the charts. If you let him pick you apart, he will.”Brickman was one of the reasons why Mono Vampire stayed in the game despite its giant Sam Deguara being hobbled by foul trouble.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 crownHe finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, 14 assists and five steals, but wasn’t able to finish the game as he suffered from cramps at the 2:48 mark of the fourth quarter.That was one of the breaks Alab got in the game en route to a 143-130 overtime victory on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals. Still, there’s no doubt in Alapag’s mind how good Brickman is, as he even likened him to an NBA legend.“The first guy that comes to mind is John Stockton. Their build, again having been a point guard my entire career, watching the passes that he makes and seeing the type of seam that he throws them through, it’s a really, really small window and he gets the ball through there. It’s much different than some of the point guards that we’ve seen in the ABL, who are more athletic and might be a little be faster. He beats you with his ability to forward the ball and he throws it with accuracy,” he said.Alapag can confidently say that if Brickman goes to the PBA, there’s no question that he can flourish among some of the region’s best players.“Absolutely, without question, he’d be one of the best point guards in the PBA tomorrow,” he said, giving his stamp of approval to the 28-year-old guard.But for now, Alapag must find ways to limit Brickman’s impact on the floor ahead of Game 2 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Brownlee misses free throw late, redeems self in OT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

Neymar fitness in the spotlight as Brazil face Croatia

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Brazil’s striker Neymar laughs during a training session at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield Training Centre, north-east of London, on May 30, 2018 ahead their international friendly football match against Croatia. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBrazil will keep a close eye on the fitness of star striker Neymar when the World Cup contenders face Croatia in a friendly at Anfield on Sunday.Neymar, who scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, has not played any form of football since February after breaking his foot.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This is the first steps to getting his confidence back to 100 percent for the World Cup.“We also support his recovery because without a doubt he will be the difference for our team.“I’ve been in his position when I was younger, being injured isn’t easy even when getting back from injury doing daily workouts even when the bone is still hurting is still difficult.“Neymar is ready. He is fit. He’s not had a good injury and it takes time to recover. But he’s training well, he’s feeling well.”Neymar could play some part as a substitute at Anfield, but Selecao boss Tite is unlikely to take any unnecessary risks, with their opening World Cup fixture against Switzerland looming on June 17.ADVERTISEMENT But Brazil’s squad has had a relaxed feel to it this week ahead of the more serious work.There is a sense of wishing to right wrongs of the past, with the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany at their home World Cup four years ago still weighing heavily on their minds.Yet Brazil has always been regarded as the most watchable team in world football and intend to carry on their role as great entertainers, win, lose or draw in Russia.“We cannot promise the title, but we can promise great matches,” said captain Thiago Silva this week.“By the time of the World Cup you will see great football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 26-year-old Paris Saint Germain ace sat out training on Thursday as a precaution.But his Brazil team-mate Fernandinho has given a positive assessment of Neymar’s condition just two weeks before the start of the World Cup on June 14.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“By the movements and dribbles he has been doing in training, he has shown he is well,” said the Manchester City midfielder.“He is confident which is important, he shows that he isn’t scared of our defenders as he takes them on without fear.center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial That said Neymar must surely have some game-time, with a friendly against Austria in Vienna on June 10 serving as Brazil’s other warm-up fixture.Coutinho returnsBrazil, five-time world champions, have spent the week training at Tottenham ahead of their opening World Cup warm-up fixture.The match with Croatia gives the Liverpool crowd the opportunity to see former Reds star Philippe Coutinho.Brazil forward Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona in January, while his international colleague Roberto Firmino will also be hoping to feature on his home club ground.It is uncertain what kind of reception Coutinho will receive, with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish this week requesting the “boo boys” to stay away from the match.“We haven’t had that conversation about Philippe returning to Anfield,” Fernandinho said.“But I believe he’s happy because he spent a couple years at Liverpool, had some fantastic games where his performances managed to take him to Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.“I believe it will be an honor for him to return to a city and home he knows well.”Brazil has an injury doubt over Renato Augusto and he is likely to miss Sunday’s fixture due to a right knee issue. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cavs’ Green appreciates NBA Finals run after heart surgery Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Pacquiao would’ve ‘easily’ beaten Mayweather in their prime, says De La Hoya

first_imgFILE — Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya has no doubt Manny Pacquiao would beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. had the two fought in their prime.Mayweather and Pacquiao finally faced each other in 2015 in a megafight that came several years too late as both fighters stepped inside the ring already at the tailend of their careers.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Santos admits Abueva not playing in semis a relief for Beermen Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Mayweather won by unanimous decision but De La Hoya said the result would’ve been “a lot different” had the showdown happened earlier.“Pacquiao would have beaten him easily. In their prime? Absolutely,” said De La Hoya, who had the chance to fight both fighters before retiring in 2009.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’De La Hoya lost to Mayweather by split decision in 2007 and suffered a TKO defeat to Pacquiao in 2008 before announcing his retirement five months later.De La Hoya, who is a former six-division champion, arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday from Los Angeles in time for the final press conference of “The Fight of Champions.” View commentslast_img read more

Go for Gold routs Marinerong Pilipino, gains share of lead

first_imgPBA IMAGESGo for Gold-College of St. Benilde obliterated Marinerong Pilipino-TIP, 86-71, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Monday.The Scratchers avenged their first-round defeat to the Engineers and are now tied with Che’lu Bar and Grill at the top of the standings with similar 7-2 win-loss records.ADVERTISEMENT “We might not be able to score much every game but defense we have a chance to take every game,” Go For Gold head coach Charles Tiu said.Go For Gold scored 11 fastbreak points compared to the Engineers’ two.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’The Scratchers also sank 11 triples in the match out of 29 attempts and buried 17 out of the 19 free throws.Jai Reyes dropped 19 poonts and eight rebounds for the Scratchers while Dan Wong followed suit with 14 markers. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Abu Tratter scored 16 points for the Engineers in a losing effort. Compton hopes resolute Aces become inspiration to ‘the little guys’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

US Open ’18: On the clock! 25-second countdown’s Slam debut

first_imgAnd while neither was a big fan of introducing digital readouts on court to show the 25-second countdown before each first serve, the two men with a combined 30 Grand Slam singles titles seem ready to accept that they must abide by a change intended to add uniformity to their sport.“I just need to go faster,” Nadal said, matter-of-factly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Djokovic’s take: “I’m pretty comfortable with it.”Both got a chance to see what this new, stricter world will look like during a test run at a handful of hard-court tuneup tournaments over the past month. Alvarez slams ‘hypocrite’ Golovkin ahead of rematch Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal He said players already have been docked as much as $1,500 during recent tournaments.“The intent is not to fine players. The intent is to get players used to this new procedure and also to truly build consistency,” Widmaier said, “so the matches start when they’re supposed to start for television and for fans.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Some of the guys might think this is targeted to them,” said Gayle Bradshaw, executive vice president for rules and competition on the men’s tour.Referring to Nadal and Djokovic, specifically, Bradshaw added: “They’ll adjust. And I think for Rafa, it’s going to be a benefit: Him wearing down the other guy.”The U.S. Tennis Association, ATP and WTA are tracking what competitors, spectators and TV broadcasters make of the new system. Reviews from players so far have mostly been positive or indifferent, although Serena Williams said she’s “not a fan of it at all.”“You’re aware of it. You certainly look at it and notice it. I do think it’s a good thing,” said Andy Murray, a three-time major champion. “It’s one of those things in tennis that is so stupid: The players were sort of expected to sort of be counting to 25 in their head. … How are you supposed to know how much time you’re actually taking?”Wimbledon semifinalist John Isner and others noted they would step to the line to serve and still have plenty of time — sometimes 10 seconds or more — left, enabling them to catch their breath or think about how to approach the next point.ADVERTISEMENT ‘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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, photo, a ball boy stands next to the serve clock during a match between Kei Nishikori, of Japan, and Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Any discussion of the serve clocks that will make their Grand Slam debut during the U.S. Open’s main draw starting Monday, and could become a regular part of tennis as soon as next year, inevitably turns to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.They are two of the greatest players in history — and two of the slowest between points. For one thing, Djokovic’s incessant bouncing of the ball before a service toss delays things. So do Nadal’s habitual mannerisms: the touching of the nose, the tucking of the hair, the grabbing at the shorts, and on it goes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I didn’t feel rushed at all, by any means,” Isner said. “Maybe it can slow you down.”That might have contributed to one unintended consequence during the three men’s tournaments where clocks were used for qualifying and main draws: longer matches. It’s a small sample size, and, of course, it’s dependent on the particulars of individual contests — nearly 30 percent more matches went to 7-5 or a tiebreaker in the third set in 2018 than 2017 at those events. But third sets lasted an average of 5 minutes longer this year than last year. First sets were nearly 1 1/2 minutes longer this year while second sets were a minute shorter.Servers were warned 74 times and returners received nine warnings at the ATP and WTA tournaments with the clocks.It’s possible this setup will become more widespread as soon as 2019; the ATP Board could consider that for the men’s tour during its U.S. Open meeting.The amount of time taken between points has been a subject of discussion in tennis for quite a while now, just as other sports are concerned about whether events that take too long are losing viewers in this age of short attention spans and competition for eyeballs (take Major League Baseball’s limits on mound visits, time between innings and movement toward a pitch clock).“This just makes it a little more transparent, a little more visible,” U.S. Open tournament director David Brewer said. “North American fans are used to shot clocks. They actually expect this sort of thing.”There already was a time limit in tennis, but it was entirely up to a chair umpire’s discretion, because no one — most importantly players, but also folks in the stands and TV viewers — knew exactly how many seconds had elapsed. Now it will be apparent to everyone, much like a shot clock in the NBA and college basketball or a play clock in the NFL and college football.The serve clocks — along with a strict 7-minute period from when players enter a court until a match begins, also shown on digital readouts — were tested during 2017 U.S. Open qualifying.The basics of the serve clock: After announcing the score, chair umpires start the countdown (they have leeway to wait if a particularly long point merits an extra pause). If the 25 seconds expire before the service motion begins on a first serve, the server will receive a warning, then be assessed a fault for each subsequent violation (second serves are supposed to happen without delay, so clocks won’t be used). If the returner isn’t ready at the end of 25 seconds, first comes a warning, then the loss of a point with every other violation.The basics of the pre-match period: Clocks will count a minute from when players step on court until the coin toss, 5 minutes for the warmup, then another minute until the opening point. Delays can result in fines of up to $20,000, according to USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape

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