La Salle management ‘firmly behind’ Ayo in Green Archers’ rebuilding phase

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next De La Salle University on Wednesday threw its “full support” for head coach Aldin Ayo after the Green Archers lost in the UAAP championship round to archrival Ateneo in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Floyd Mayweather shuts down rumors of UFC crossover: ‘I’m not doing it’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ La Salle management, however, did not quell any speculation regarding Ayo’s time as head coach of the Green Archers but it implied that the 40-year-old will still call the shots for the team in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League in February.“We stand united as a team to regroup and regain the crown next season,” said the management in the statement. “Now more than ever, we are strongly committed to bounce back with a resolve that is uncompromising and unflinching.”“We will forever hold our banner high and bright, a shield of green and white.”ADVERTISEMENT In a statement from the university’s Office of Sports Development, the management said it is “firmly behind coach Aldin Ayo and his staff as we start the process of rebuilding for the future.”The Green Archers lost 88-86 in the third game of the series that saw the Blue Eagles hoist the Season 80 trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe loss also sparked the rumors surrounding ding the tenure of Ayo with De La Salle.It’s been rumored that Ayo will leave La Salle in the end of the 2017-2018 academic year with University of Santo Tomas looming as the likely destination for the former UAAP and NCAA champion coach. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Thirdy not surprised over manong’s stellar NLEX debut

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Koy Banal throws hat in UE coaching sweepstakes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed MOST READcenter_img FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSocial media continued to buzz about Kiefer Ravena’s scintillating debut on Thursday, a day after he punched in big numbers to help NLEX hold off stubborn KIA, 119-115, in the PBA Philippine Cup.The second overall pick in the 2017 Rookie Draft matched his hype as he delivered 18 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and two steals at Filoil Flying V Centre, falling just three rebounds short of a triple-double right in his first professional game.The only one not joining the conversation on how surprising the debut was? Brother Thirdy Ravena, who already saw the big game coming.“I was kind of expecting him to do Kiefer things even in the PBA,” he said. Thirdy, coming off a championship with Ateneo in the UAAP, watched Kiefer’s PBA debut with dad Bong and mom Mozzy.“Usually, the transition is tough especially from college. Usually, when you’re a rookie, you feel nervous,” added Thirdy, who affectionately calls Kiefer ‘manong’ as a sign of respect. “But he was aggressive and he’s just playing his game. Now that I’ve seen him do that on a professional stage, that just speaks about how his game is and how good he is.” 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to G-League team to practice

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Thomas, who averaged 28.9 points last season as one of the NBA’s top playmakers, said he wants to be “special” when he returns to the floor and not “just another body.”After a slow start, the Cavaliers have won 18 of 20 and 11 straight at home. They’ll visit the Golden State Warriors on Christmas and play at Sacramento and Utah next week before returning to Cleveland to face Portland on Jan. 2.The next day, they’ll play in Boston for their second matchup with Irving. This time, they might have Thomas on the floor.“We’re all excited for when he’s able to come back to the team, but he’s been around the team all year,” James said. “It’s not like he hasn’t been here and he’s been at a rehab center or something. Whenever he’s ready to go, we’ll be ready. He’s never had a timetable here. When he’s ready to go and the training staff gives him the OK and the docs give him the OK, it will be an exciting time for our team.”ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Loaded enough? Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas catches a pass before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Cleveland. Thomas, who has yet to make his debut with the Cavaliers, played four-on-four with other Cleveland players and coaches on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, a significant step in his recovery from a hip injury. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Isaiah Thomas is one big step closer to joining the Cavaliers.Cleveland assigned the All-Star point guard to its Canton G-League team so he could practice and scrimmage with the Charge on Thursday, a significant development in his recovery from a torn labrum in his right hip. Thomas was scheduled to work out at the Cavs’ training facility in Independence.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH On Wednesday, Thomas said how his body responds from the stress of 5-on-5 scrimmages will determine how soon he’ll be able to make his debut with Cleveland. He’s been sidelined since aggravating a hip injury in the playoffs last season with the Boston Celtics.The Cavs have said since October that they believed Thomas would be able to play in NBA games by Jan. 1. The 28-year-old was acquired during a hectic offseason in a trade for All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. The Celtics sent Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a draft pick to Cleveland in the blockbuster deal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCleveland is eager to add him to the lineup, and LeBron James has sensed that Thomas is ready.“Yeah, his attitude is getting worse and worse because he’s getting closer and closer,” James said following the team’s morning shootaround before hosting the Chicago Bulls. “When you get closer and closer to something you love and you want, your attitude actually gets worse.” Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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USOC CEO apologizes, says he was unaware of Nassar abuse

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Nextcenter_img “If you’re the USOC and you’re really committed to this, what you should do is get on the phone to the USA (Gymnastics) board and say you’re out or we’re decertifying you,” Manly said.He said Maroney does not seek damages in the lawsuit, but only to be released from the nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses in the settlement.Maroney reached the settlement with USA Gymnastics in December 2016.In October 2017, she publicly revealed the extent of the abuse she suffered in a Twitter post, saying Nassar began abusing her when she was 13 and attending national team training camp.Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting female gymnasts, possessing child pornography and molesting girls who sought treatment. He was sentenced earlier this month to serve 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography. Though Maroney was not part of that case, she and her mother wrote letters to the court detailing Nassar’s abuse and how it impacted the gymnast.ADVERTISEMENT Grassroots program TM Basketball Para sa Bayan joins forces with LA Tenorio in 3 provinces Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The USOC is named as a defendant, and the lawsuit says the federation had long promoted a culture that concealed known and suspected sex abusers.In the letter, Blackmun said “I am so sorry that the Olympic family failed these athletes,” and that while the USOC found out too late, it has taken steps to prevent future abuse by creating the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which investigates sex-abuse allegations in Olympic sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And I want to be crystal clear on the topic of transparency,” Blackmun wrote. “During my tenure as CEO, which began in 2010, we have never been, and will not be, party to any effort to conceal or keep confidential allegations or instances of sexual abuse.”Maroney’s lawyer, John Manly, called the letter “repugnant.” Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Nasser, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. APThe leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says in a letter he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law enforcement got involved, and that he had no knowledge of a settlement between USA Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in a case involving the now-imprisoned former team doctor.CEO Scott Blackmun sent the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, on Thursday (Friday Manila time), the day after Maroney filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the nondisclosure clauses in the settlement.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Rain or Shine holds off TNT for 1st win

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Cañaleta provides veteran lift, hot shooting for Meralco Read Next View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRain or Shine needed a solid defensive job in the end game as it held off TNT, 82-79 to open the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on a good note Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.The Elasto Painters’ defense held through in the clutch as Jayson Castro and Kelly Williams botched their late three-pointers which could have tied the game at 82.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities As happy as Garcia was to start the year right, he noted that this game should serve as an eye-opener for Rain or Shine to buckle down and focus on what it prepared for in the offseason.“It’s good to start the season with a win but again, we had so many lapses. We turned the ball over too much, gave offensive boards up to TNT. The nice thing about it is we’re able to get this win. But I told the boys that we prepared so hard for this in the offseason and it’s unfortunate if we’re just going to waste it with these kinds of performances,” he said.Castro topped TNT in the losing effort as he flirted with a triple-double of 18 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds.Roger Pogoy added 16 markers but shot 0-of-7 from threes, while Anthony Semerad got 13 points before injuring his right knee early in the fourth quarter.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Still, coach Caloy Garcia regarded his wards as “lucky” as Rain or Shine survived the duel despite committing 19 turnovers and allowing the KaTropa to grab 33 offensive boards.“We’re just lucky that they missed those late threes. We had so much lapses in this game,” he lamented.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBeau Belga led the Elasto Painters’ balanced attack as he fired 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists.Chris Tiu was also instrumental in the victory, chiming in 12 markers and three boards, Raymond Almazan added a double-double with his 11 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks, while Gabe Norwood also got 11 markers and four boards for the team’s first win of the season. RAIN OR SHINE 82 — Belga 14, Tiu 12, Almazan 11, Norwood 11, Ahanmisi 9, Daquioag 8, Borboran 5, Nambatac 5, Trollano 4, Ponferrada 3, Maiquez 0, Yap 0.TNT 79 — Castro 18, Pogoy 16, Semerad 13, Williams 11, Rosario 8, Reyes 7, Torres 4, Tautuaa 2, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Tallo 0.Quarters: 20-20, 43-37, 62-51, 82-79. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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NBA Christmas Day Games on BTV and NBA Premium

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Notable NBA games have been a staple hardcourt action during Christmas Day. Rival teams, compelling storylines and rematch of the NBA Finals are some of the games that are scheduled this year. ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIES BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Rain or Shine holds off TNT for 1st win This game puts the spotlight on young and up & coming superstars Lonzo Ball & Brandon Ingram of LA, who happens to be the back to back 2nd picks of the NBA Draft, as they go head to head with Rookie of the Year winners from 2015 & 2016 Andrew Wiggins & Karl Anthony Towns of Minnesota.With Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, we bring all the NBA action right at your doorstep #PlaybyPlayEveryDay #ThisIsWhyWePlay #NBAonBTV.Basketball TV is seen on Cignal Ch. 95, Dream Cable Ch. 34, GSAT Ch. 36, and Cablelink Ch. 60. Follow Basketball TV via facebook.com/BasketballTV, Twitter and Instagram @BTVHoops.NBA Premium TV is seen on Cignal SD Ch. 96 and HD Ch. 262, and Cablelink HD Ch. 350.Contact your local provider now to subscribe to Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV and never miss an action throughout the whole NBA season. In as estimate, games to be aired combined for both channels are at 600 from the Regular Season to the Finals. ADVT Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State WarriorsLIVE at 4 AM on NBA PremiumNow with Kyrie moving over to Boston; Cleveland remains to be a worthy contender against the defending champions with a retooled roster and still the arguably best player in the league Lebron James. Golden State on the other hand still has that intact lineup from last season featuring 4 All Stars in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and last season’s Finals MVP Kevin Durant.Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles LakersLIVE at 11:30 AM on NBA PremiumADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Solar Entertainment, through BTV and NBA Premium TV, guarantees NBA fans in the Philippines to never miss the action and get their basketball fix on this special day. Tune in on December 26 and don’t miss the following games:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston Rockets vs Oklahoma ThunderLIVE at 9 AM on BTVThese 2 Western Conference Powerhouse teams were the busiest in the off-season as they acquired All Stars to bolster their lineup with Houston trading for Chris Paul and the Thunder trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View commentslast_img read more

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Nash: Challenge is for us to make shots

first_img“I think if you look at the whole game, Jayson was making the right decisions. He was taking the shots that he needed to take, making the right passes. But it just so happened that his teammates weren’t able to convert,” he said.Castro churned out an impressive statistical line of 18 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds in the season opener, but his support group didn’t do enough to pull off the W.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTNT threw up 102 attempts and converted 31, a 30-percent shooting clip which further sinks when looking at the three-pointers: The Texters went 8-of-38 from downtown.Further weighing the team down was the exit of Anthony Semerad, who was performing relatively well and shot 3-of-7 from threes to notch 13 points. Semerad left the game after injuring his right knee at the 8:38 mark of the fourth period, which further put the Texters at a disadvantage. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro did all he could for TNT, but even his near triple-double performance couldn’t prevent his side from falling to Rain or Shine, 82-79, Friday night at the start of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign.And for coach Nash Racela, it’s all because the other KaTropa players need to step up and make their shots.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Though Racela acknowledged the 33 offensive boards his team snared, as well as the 73 total rebounds TNT hauled, as a positive they could build on, he said he’d rather have his side drilling those shots than getting second chances.“We got those 33 because we missed a lot of shots. The energy was still there despite us missing our shots. We were trying to get shots off those misses, which is a good sign for us, but then again, we’d rather have us making our attempts,” he said.Luckily for the Texters, they will have a week-long breather before trying to correct those miscues as they take on Alaska on Dec. 29, at Cuneta Astrodome.“For sure, they’ll force us to take the outside shots again, so it’s a challenge for us to make it from the outside. Again, we’ll find ways to have better execution next time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closedcenter_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NBA Christmas Day Games on BTV and NBA Premium Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View commentslast_img read more

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Drummond’s double-double leads Pistons over Knicks

first_imgNew York had won five of six, including a victory Thursday night over the Boston Celtics. Porzingis finished with 29 points on 28 shots, and Enes Kanter added 22 points and 16 rebounds.“We weren’t able to get going downhill all night,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We only got six free throws, so there wasn’t a lot of penetration and we took a lot of outside shots.”The Pistons pulled down four offensive rebounds in the first two minutes on their way to a 12-2 lead. Drummond had six points and six rebounds early, but the Knicks got back into the game when he went to the bench with two fouls.Drummond was limited to seven minutes in the half, but the Pistons still led 52-44 at intermission. Harris and Anthony Tolliver each scored 10 points, while Porzingis had 10 points and six rebounds for the Knicks.Kanter’s follow shot gave the Knicks a 69-68 lead with three minutes left in the third, and he followed with another on the next possession. New York finished with an 18-2 run to move the margin to 75-70, but the Pistons scored the quarter’s final four points to get within one.“We really have to work on our third-quarter defense, because this is three games in a row where it has gotten us into trouble,” Van Gundy said. “It’s really the whole second half, but especially the third quarter.”Detroit kept that surge going in the fourth, starting the period with a 10-4 run to lead 84-79 with 10:03 to play.The Knicks tied the game with 3:45 left when Drummond was called for goaltending, and Porzingis followed with a mid-range jumper to put New York ahead 95-93. After the teams traded baskets, Harris missed and Jarrett Jack hit a short jumper to make it 99-95 with 1:48 to play. Instead, Detroit finished with a 9-2 run to post a 104-101 victory and a fourth win in five games.“Down four in the last two minutes is a bad situation, but I was very happy with the way we closed out the game,” Van Gundy said. “We made some big defensive plays and Reggie (Jackson) attacked on the offensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJackson’s runner in the lane made it 101-101 with 44 seconds left, and Ron Baker turned the ball over at the other end. Jackson then split a pair of free throws to give the Pistons a one-point lead with 23.7 seconds to go.Stanley Johnson forced Courtney Lee into a bad shot, then hit two free throws to put Detroit up 104-101. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) and center Kyle O’Quinn (9) block a shot by Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDETROIT — For a few moments Friday (Saturday Manila time), Stan Van Gundy thought his Detroit Pistons were going to fall back into the same bad habits that plagued them early in December.After leading for most of the game, the Pistons found themselves trailing the New York Knicks by four with 1:48 to play. A loss would have dropped them to 3-9 in December and a game behind the Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I was going to attack the rim, but they cut me off, so I tried to step through and take the shot,” Lee said. “I thought there was contact, so I leaned in, but they didn’t call the foul.”Kristaps Porzingis missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.“At the end of the game, we were going to switch everything to make sure we always had someone on Porzingis,” Van Gundy said. “He’s 7-foot-3, so he can shoot over anyone, but our guys were making it as tough as possible.”Andre Drummond finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Tobias Harris scored 24 points. The Pistons had seven players in double figures, including reserves Johnson and Ish Smith.“The loss (Wednesday) in Dallas really hurt, because we didn’t play with any energy in the second half, and we let them have a good run,” Drummond said. “Tonight, we tried to come out and put a lot of effort into the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lakers’ Caldwell-Pope serving sentence at detention center Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Durant leads Warriors past Lakers for 11th straight win

first_imgRockets GM says team is ‘obsessed’ with dethroning Warriors Kyle Kuzma scored 27 points and fellow rookie Lonzo Ball had 24 points with five 3-pointers in his first visit to Oracle Arena. Julius Randle added 21 points off the bench for Los Angeles, which snapped the Rockets’ 14-game winning streak Wednesday night in Houston.Durant shot 9 for 20 in the Warriors’ 10th win in a row at home against the Lakers and sixth overall after Golden State outlasted the Lakers in overtime Monday night in Los Angeles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWarriors coach Steve Kerr and Lakers coach and former top Golden State assistant Luke Walton had a nice chat near the Warriors bench after the final buzzer.Still without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, Golden State got some much-needed reinforcements. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0), Larry Nance Jr. (7) and Brandon Ingram, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant had 33 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four blocks, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 113-106 on Friday (Saturday Manila time) for their 11th straight victory.Rookie Jordan Bell recorded his first career double-double with season bests of 20 points and 10 rebounds, making a key layup with 2:45 to go and dunking a minute later. Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Draymond Green added 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as he came back from a shoulder injury for the defending champs.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Green returned after missing five of six games with soreness in his right shoulder, while Andre Iguodala also was back after sitting out Wednesday night’s win against Memphis with flu-like symptoms.The Lakers, who trailed by as many as 23 in the third quarter before getting within 84-72 going into the final 12 minutes, briefly took their first lead of the night at 89-88 on Randle’s 3-pointer with 7:43 remaining.Los Angeles cut the lead to 86-81 on a steal by Josh Hart and Kuzma’s layup with 9:39 left, then 88-86 when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer at the 8:09 mark.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more

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Hornets storm back from 18 down, trounce Bucks

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, drives against Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, of Australia, in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Dwight Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kemba Walker had 19 points and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-106 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Treveon Graham and Frank Kaminsky each had 14 points as Charlotte’s bench shot 16 of 27 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics05:08DOST-Pagasa 11 A.M. weather update, November 22, 201900:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Middleton knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner with 6.4 seconds remaining, cutting the lead to 1. Walker, who had missed three of his previous five free throws, calmly stepped to the line and made two more free throws to push the lead to 3.Milwaukee didn’t take a timeout after Walkers made second free throw and Bledsoe missed 3-pointer from the left wing that would have tied the game. Walker added two more free throws to put it away.Antetokounmpo played against the Hornets in Milwaukee on Friday night and had 26 points and seven rebounds while playing 36 ½ minutes in Milwaukee’s 109-104 victory. But Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Antetokounmpo developed soreness in the knee after the game. Antetokounmpo entered the game second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ DeRozan scores 29, Raptors beat slumping 76ers Khris Middleton had 31 points, while John Henson and Eric Bledsoe each had 16 for the Bucks, who had beaten the Hornets the night before in Milwaukee. All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play on the second night of the back-to-back because of right knee soreness.The Bucks led by one at halftime and appeared ready to break the game open after starting the second half on a 19-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Charlotte, which missed its first six shots from the field in the third quarter, stormed back to take the lead with 3:46 left in the game after Howard backed down Henson in the lane and scored on a 3-point play and Marvin Williams converted two free throws.The Bucks had a chance to tie it with 10 seconds left, but Middleton couldn’t get to the rim while guarded by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and had to settle for a fade-away 18-footer, which rimmed out. Michael Carter-Williams grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled. He converted both free throws to make it a two-possession game with 8.4 seconds left.last_img read more

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Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12) attempts a three point shot against Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game. APMEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won many games lately, and those few victories have featured drama in the closing seconds.Tyreke Evans had 30 points and 11 assists, Marc Gasol had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Pelicans pull away after halftime, top Heat LATEST STORIES Memphis had its largest lead of the game with 5 minutes left, 109-93, before Austin Rivers and Williams began chipping into the advantage. Eventually, the guards helped craft a 19-6 run, pulling the Clippers within 115-112 with 1:00 left after a 3-pointer from Williams. After a couple missed attempts by Memphis, Doc Rivers called timeout with 21 seconds left. But Los Angeles never got off a shot in the ensuing possession.“I didn’t like the last play at all,” the Clippers coach said. “I thought we were looking for the 3, which we wanted, but we also could have gotten a quick 2. But we basically just dribbled the clock out.”Memphis has struggled in at least one quarter in games throughout the losing skid. This time, Memphis used a strong third quarter to stretch its 63-59 halftime lead to as many as 12. The 16-point advantage in the closing 5 minutes was enough of a cushion for Memphis.For the Clippers, playing the second night of a back-to-back after a win in Houston on Friday, there wasn’t quite enough energy to overcome the deficit.“Emotionally, on defense, we weren’t communicating,” Austin Rivers said. “We weren’t into it. They got too many buckets, and it cost us down the stretch.”ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Clippers had the ball with a chance to tie in the closing 21 seconds, but a tough Memphis defense forced a bad pass from Lou Williams, and Evans ran the ball down in the backcourt as the horn sounded. The victory was only the third for Memphis in the last 22 games. In each, the opponents failed to convert shots for a tie or victory on the final possession.“You take the win any way that you can,” Memphis interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We’ve got to be better in those moments, though.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAustin Rivers had 38 points, his second straight game setting a career high, while Williams finished with 36. But no other Clippers player reached double figures. DeAndre Jordan, the league’s leading rebounder, had 18 boards.“It was a great comeback at the end when you’re down that many,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.last_img read more

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Pringle wary of Ravena ahead of GlobalPort-NLEX tiff: ‘He’s already a great player’

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStanley Pringle is well aware of how good Kiefer Ravena is having shared the court with the NLEX rookie in pickup games years ago.“I’ve played with Kiefer since before I was in the PBA. He’s great competitor and a hard worker,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed TNT vet Kelly Williams showing no signs of slowing down View comments LATEST STORIES But that was then.Now, Pringle looks to test Ravena’s mettle when GlobalPort faces NLEX on Christmas Day at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderRavena is coming off a stupendous debut for the Road Warriors where he flirted with a triple-double with 18 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in their 119-115 victory over Kia last Wednesday.Pringle, meanwhile, will be tasked to lead the fight for the Batang Pier in their season opener without backcourt partner Terrence Romeo, who is still recovering from a knee injury. The Fil-American guard expects a great game between the two sides.“He’s already a great player. It’s going to be hard with Kiefer playing, you have to figure out what he can do and we need to execute what we scouted,” he said.Pringle, however, wouldn’t want to look at the tiff as a duel between him and Ravena, saying that in the end, it’s still a team game.“I’m not really looking at edging anybody. I’m focused on our team. When the coaches scout, we execute and that’s what it’s all about,” he said.And that’s just the mentality GlobalPort needs as it seeks to have another playoff run this conference with the return of coach Pido Jarencio, the same mentor who led the franchise to its only semifinals appearance to date.ADVERTISEMENT “This 2018 is going to be great,” vowed Pringle. “As far as the team, we’re looking at the semifinals. We have all the goals and plans set in and we’re gonna work hard. It’s gonna be a great season. It’s gonna be exciting.”last_img read more

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Caguioa pays tribute to Helterbrand, wears No. 13

first_img8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m gonna be wearing this for one conference as a tribute to @jayhelterbrand. Merry Xmas to everyone,” Caguioa posted on his Instagram account (@47markcaguioa). Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’center_img LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – Brothers for life, Mark Caguioa is paying Jayjay Helterbrand the ultimate tribute.The 2012 PBA Most Valuable Player is momentarily shelving his famed number 47 jersey as he opted to wear jersey number 13 for the entirety of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Balanced NLEX subdues GlobalPort in Christmas clash MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed The two guards were teammates since the Helterbrand entered the league in 2001 and played for Ginebra until last season.Both won an MVP award while winning six titles, the last being the 2017 Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand retired after the 2017 season, leaving Caguioa without his backcourt partner for the first time in 17 years.In his first game wearing his longtime partner’s jersey number, Caguioa poured seven points, on a 3-of-5 shooting from the field, alongside six rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Balanced NLEX subdues GlobalPort in Christmas clash

first_imgBI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Quiñahan preserved NLEX’s 10-point cushion in the fourth before Ravena and Fonacier drilled treys to seal the win in the waning minutes.“We’re just taking advantage of the breaks we’re getting, and at the same time, it’s giving us time to jell,” said Guiao.Pringle’s high-scoring output and all-around brilliance went to waste as he also corralled 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the losing effort.Sean Anthony chimed in 19 markers, nine boards, and three dimes off the bench, while Jonathan Grey got 13 points and two assists.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Kiefer Ravena unloaded 20 points and had two rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead the assault for NLEX. He capped another stellar outing and punctuated the Road Warriors’ victory with a slam with 37 seconds left.“We just gave ourselves and our supporters a really nice Christmas gift on Christmas day,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“We’re happy that we were able to carry our winning momentum because it’s going to be a two-week break for us. But we’ll keep on practicing through the holidays.”The Road Warriors took advantage of the Batang Pier missing the services of main gunner Terrence Romeo, who is still recovering from his knee contusion, as they made the world’s largest indoor arena as their playground to knock off the numerous rallies from the opposition. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — NLEX shared the blessings and in turn, went on to have a merry Christmas after a 115-104 win over GlobalPort to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Monday at Philippine Arena here.Leaning on a balanced attack, the Road Warriors negated the 33-point outing from Stanley Pringle to improve to 2-0 in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities NLEX 115 — Ravena 20, Quiñahan 19, Fonacier 12, Tiongson 10, Alas 9, Baguio 8, Gotladera 8, Miranda 8, Mallari 6, Monfort 5, Rios 5, Taulava 3, Al-Hussaini 2.GLOBALPORT 104 — Pringle 33, Anthony 19, Grey 13, Nabong 9, Araña 8, Elorde 5, Guinto 4, Juico 4, Taha 4, Flores 2, Sargent 2, Gabayni 1.Quarters: 25-25, 50-45, 84-76, 115-104. Christmas tradition: Warriors, Cavs headline holiday hoops Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Ginebra, NLEX turn back rivals

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The loss was the first in two games for the Hotshots, whose top gunner, Paul Lee, was shackled all night long by the unforgiving Ginebra defense.“I thought we played Paul Lee very, very well. He is so scary, he is so talented and I have a lot of respect for that guy,” Cone said as Lee finished with just 16 points after tossing in 30 against Alaska last Wednesday.“We prepared really hard for him [defensively],” Cone said.Meanwhile, with another impressive collection of all-around numbers, Kiefer Ravena keyed a 115-104 NLEX victory over shorthanded GlobalPort in the curtain raiser.Capping a 20-point night with a breakaway slam, Ravena also finished with five rebounds, four steals and a couple of assists while going error-free in almost 30 minutes as the Road Warriors won a second straight game while slowly coming to terms as to who their franchise player will be.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It was a much better game that NLEX played, compared to its shaky win in its season debut a couple of nights back against lightly regarded KIA Picanto.And it was also helped by the fact that the Batang Pier, again under the guidance of Pido Jarencio, played without top gun and national team standout Terrence Romeo.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao readily admitted as much.“We were lucky that Terrence did not play,” Guiao said in Filipino. “Against only Stanley (Pringle), he was more than a handful. What more had Terrence played?”Guiao, though, stressed the importance of getting the right chemistry to avoid something like what happened against the Picanto.“We just gave ourselves a nice Christmas Day gift [and] we have a two-week break, but we will keep practicing through the rest of the holidays,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa More than winning their debut against one of the teams listed as a favorite here, the Kings showed that they have the manpower to challenge powerhouse San Miguel Beer and end the Beermen’s stranglehold of what has been the most important tournament of the season.“This is really his conference and he is the only match [one-on-one] for June Mar (Fajardo, the San Miguel cornerstone and reigning four-time MVP),” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said in praise of his 7-foot center. “And don’t forget that two years ago, he was leading this conference in scoring and rebounding before he decided to have surgery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThere were three others who tossed in twin digits for the Kings, with LA Tenorio coming up with another splendid quarterbacking effort with 15 points and the last of his six assists going to Japeth Aguilar for a two-handed alley-oop slam that was wildly appreciated by the crowd of more than 22,500.Aguilar, Cone’s athletic 6-foot-9 power forward, scored 12 like Jervy Cruz, who came off the bench. What a year for Ceres Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City BOCAUE, BULACAN —Flexing his biceps after overpowering two defenders for a short stab and drawing a foul to boot, Greg Slaughter completed a three-point play to cap a dominating performance inside that practically announced how ready Barangay Ginebra is to challenge the PBA Philippine Cup kingpin of the last three seasons.Despite having to deal with a constant double- or even triple-team defenses, Slaughter finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks and led the Gin Kings to a pretty impressive handling of Magnolia, 89-78, Monday night at Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View commentslast_img read more

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Hotshots’ Pingris returns but still ‘at 60 percent’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. And he’s just keeping a positive view for the Hotshots as they take the extended break as a chance to recover and recuperate from their respective injuries, with a better showing in 2018 all in mind and putting this defeat to the Gin Kings behind.“Every time we lose, we learn a lot. And we’re still positive that we can make it to the semis. But before we do that, we need to work on our mistakes. We need to blend well with each other, and I believe that we can still improve,” he said.Fortunately for Magnolia, it goes on a 16-day break before facing Kia on January 10.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LOOK: LA Tenorio meets lookalike on Christmas Day View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:15MMDA: 90% of Mabuhay Lanes, 60% inner roads cleared01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Marc Pingris indeed got his Christmas wish as he fought through a bad back and played in Magnolia’s Christmas Day tussle against Ginebra on Monday.“I was also surprised that I played,” Pingris admitted. “But I really thank coach that I was able to play. At least, he still believes in me even though I’m still not in a good condition.”ADVERTISEMENT Pingris made his season debut at the cavernous Philippine Arena, seeing action for 25 minutes and chimed in six points, five rebounds, two assists, and a block for the Hotshots.Unfortunately for Pingris, his Christmas wish didn’t come in full as his efforts weren’t enough as Magnolia fell to Ginebra, 78-89.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderStill, Pingris feels better as the days go by, noting that he’s slowly gaining grounds in terms of his recovery.“I’m at 60 percent now,” Pingris said as he continues to work his way back to tip-top shape. “I need to regain my timing and my breathing. I rested for 10 days and I still hasn’t recovered from that. Coach has been handling me with caution in our practices.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Meralco sends Garvo Lanete to NorthPort for 2020 draft pick

first_imgDOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines PLAY LIST 02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines00:50Trending Articles01:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Meralco opens its campaign in the 2019 Philippine Cup against Blackwater on Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening The deal came just less than a week after the Bolts acquired the services of much-improved guard John Pinto from Blackwater for Jason Ballesteros and a 2020 second round pick.Meralco is looking to improve on its 11th place finish in the Philippine Cup last season where it finished second to the last in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Bolts are coming off a semifinals appearance in the 2018 Governors’ Cup.Lanete played sparingly in the previous conference, logging only 7 minutes per game and averaging just 2.0 points. View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Garvo Lanete. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMeralco continued to make some changes in its roster after shipping Garvo Lanete to NorthPort in exchange for the rights to the 2020 second round pick.The PBA approved the trade on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño NBA coaches put priority on their health to cope with grindlast_img read more

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9 months agoFormer Leeds and South Africa striker Phil Masinga passes away

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Former Leeds and South Africa striker Phil Masinga passes awayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Leeds United and South Africa striker Phil Masinga has passed away. He was 49.The South African played in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club for two years after joining from Mamelodi Sundowns in 1994.”It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of former striker Phil Masinga’s passing. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends,” the club said on Twitter.SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said: “Sad day for South African football.“A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play.” last_img read more

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Updated 2015 Big 12 Tournament Bracket

first_imgBig 12 tournament bracket updated.Update 2: We have a more updated version of the bracket here.Update: Midway through Thursday, we’ve got two more games in the books. Baylor held off West Virginia in the early contest, while Kansas avoided disaster by hanging on against TCU in the second tilt. Here’s the updated bracket heading into tonight’s games, via the Big 12.Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 6.18.24 PMEarlier: The 2015 Big 12 Tournament got underway yesterday in Kansas City with a pair of preliminary round games. No. 9 seed TCU dispatched eighth-seeded Kansas State 67-65 while Texas, the No. 7 entry, defeated No. 10 seed Texas Tech 65-53.The quarterfinal round tips off today at 12:30 PM EST, with No. 5 Baylor squaring off against No. 4 West Virginia. TCU will face top-seeded Kansas at approximately 2:30 PM EST. After a brief respite, the tournament reconvenes at 7:00 PM EST with the seventh-seeded Longhorns playing No. 2 Iowa State. The final game of the night features a pair of in-state rivals, No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 seed Oklahoma State.Here’s the entire updated bracket, courtesy of the Big 12. big12Check in throughout the day for live updates on the Big 12 post-season.last_img read more

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