Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars

first_imgLast year, with an import-laden team led by NBA veteran Al Thornton, the Philippines won the Jones Cup via a sweep.Gilas last won the event in 2013, when Reyes became the first Filipino coach to triumph.Reyes will fly to Taipei from the US where he attended to some business matters.Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Ed Daquioag, Kevin Ferrer, Fonzo Gotladera, Raymar Jose, Bobby Ray Parks, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros are the other members of the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Guevarra, Aguilar eye PPS tennis repeat in Naga Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Jones Cup will be the first full event of Paras, the high-leaping son of PBA legend Benjie seen by many as one who could dominate the pro league in the future.“Kiefer, Kobe and Christian will have no problems adjusting to the PBA [brand of play],” Reyes told the Inquirer on Thursday via text message.Gilas will be using the Jones Cup to get the momentum it needs for two more events before playing in the World Cup Qualifying proper starting November.The Filipinos, with import Mike Myers, open up against a club team from Canada at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the first of their nine straight games.They wind up against Iran on July 23—the likely title match.ADVERTISEMENT Coach Chot Reyes will take with him a very young team that will be the face of Team Philippines in the future.Members of the Gilas Cadet program, a hardy bunch of professional rookies now enjoying the good life, will don the country’s tri-colors in the multination event that the Philippines will try to win for the sixth time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright will play their second straight international tournament together with amateur stars Kiefer Ravena, Fil-German Christian Standhardinger and Kobe Paras.The trio first played with PBA superstars in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association tournament that Gilas ruled with ease two months ago. The first step to the World Cup in China will be taken Friday when Gilas Pilipinas 5.0 flies out to Chinese Taipei for the 39th edition of the Jones Cup Invitational.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heroics like this will be the ones to solidify Salado’s lore in Legarda, as he was quick to make up for his crucial free throw misses in regulation and take charge in extra period.Coach Jerry Codiñera may still miss Jio Jalalon from time-to-time, but having Salado in his corner is not too bad of a replacement.(2) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals Last Week: 1Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s top performer suffered a slight dip in the rankings, thanks largely to his eight turnovers in Lyceum’s 78-73 win against San Sebastian compared to Salado’s six.But as coach Topex Robinson said, CJ Perez is going to win some and lose some for Lyceum this season.Fortunately, the losing part has yet to happen through three games as the Pirates stand as the lone unbeaten team in the league so far.It will be an interesting tiff, though, next Tuesday, with Perez and Salado set to cross paths when Lyceum takes on Arellano.(3) Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists Last Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJRU is still Tey Teodoro’s team, but it won’t hurt if it finds its cornerstone for the future.Jed Mendoza has come out of nowhere for the Heavy Bombers, inserting himself as a reliable cog for coach Vergel Meneses. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets The 21-year-old rising star has definitely made his imprint this past week, drilling the game-tying three with two-tenths of a second remaining in regulation to force overtime against Arellano.Though the game ended in a loss, Mendoza made sure that it would no longer be the case when the Heavy Bombers faced Letran, firing 17 points to lead his side to the W.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions 9.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals Last Week: 3Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda may have went 2-0 this past week, but Robert Bolick’s campaign took a hit because of the caliber of his team’s opponents.Blowing away St. Benilde and Emilio Aguinaldo College, the senior guard has allowed his other teammates to take the limelight as he prospers in doing the dirty work for the Red Lions.Bolick may not lead his team in scoring, but his impact for San Beda is undeniable as his veteran leadership keeps the engine going for the Mendiola crew.As the old saying goes, numbers don’t lie.(5) AJ Coronel – F, Perpetual Altas 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist Last Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its season-opening victory being forfeited, Perpetual had to go to Intramuros just to make that first victory official.And the one to shine when it mattered the most? AJ Coronel. The swingman came through in the last two minutes, stringing five straight points to overturn a close 56-55 deficit to a four-point advantage, 60-56.Coronel’s efforts allowed the Altas to pull off the 63-60 conquest, with his near double-double showing enough to hush the raucous Mapua crowd.(6) Jeo Ambohot – C, Letran Knights 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal Last Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpotlight may be on Rey Nambatac and Bong Quinto, but don’t turn your back on Letran’s frontline, especially Jeo Ambohot.The 20-year-old big man has slowly found his niche in coach Jeff Napa’s system, finishing off the Knights’ pick-and-roll plays to solidify the team’s inside-out attack.Expect more from this 6-foot-5 slotman going forward as he’s bound to gain more confidence with his impressive showing this past week.(7) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 28 points, 12 rebounds Last Week: 5Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian may have lost its lone game this week, a tight 78-73 defeat at the hands of league-leader Lyceum, but that will not overshadow Michael Calisaan’s standout performance.Firing a season-best 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds is no joke, especially with Calisaan being guarded by Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu.The statline becomes more impressive if you account Calisaan doing most of the damage for the undersized Golden Stags against a relentless crew like the Pirates. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Most of the commotion was in the middle, with teams jostling for position this early as they acknowledge the impact one win can play at the end of the tourney.But as always, the spotlight is on the players and here’s our list for the week’s top seven performers.(1) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs 25 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals Last Week: 7Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there are still any doubters on Kent Salado’s status as Arellano’s main man, the speedy playmaker just basically silenced them for good.The Cagayan de Oro native drained the gutsy game-winner in overtime to lift the Chiefs to a tight 73-72 victory over Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Guidicelli thinks Filipino triathletes slowly catching up with foreign competitors Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Calisaan may have gotten those numbers, but for sure, the senior forward wants nothing more but to rack up wins in the games to come. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Parity was in full view this week in the NCAA.All 10 teams are now in the win column, assuring that there won’t be any records of futility set this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’League pacesetter Lyceum had to sweat it out against fellow preseason favorite San Sebastian, while San Beda went 2-0 in its considerably light schedule this week.READ: NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 1 LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Tanduay stretches win streak to five, dispatches Racal

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “Every time he watches, we loses, so we just wanted to break that and also continue our momentum so that we’ll go home smiling,” said coach Lawrence Chongson said of the no-bearing game for the third-seed Tanduay.Von Tambeling led the Rhum Masters with 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while James Martinez got 12 markers and three dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Emil Palma added 11 points, eight of which coming in the fourth quarter for Tanduay, as they fended off an upset-seeking Racal crew which got to as close as four, 74-70, with four minutes left to play.Paul Varilla also had 10 markers, six boards, and two assists in the conquest for the Rhum Masters. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Eric Kelly moves up to lightweight for Boku fight Racal suffered its third straight defeat, sixth in its last seven games, to wound up with a 3-6 slate, with a game against CEU on Tuesday remaining in its schedule.Allan Mangahas poured 14 points to lead his side in the losing effort.The Scores:TANDUAY 81 – Tambeling 13, Martinez 12, Palma 11, Varilla 10, Gaco 9, Sollano 7, Eguilos 4, Taganas 4, Vigil 4, Terso 3, Alvarez 2, Santos 2, Villamor 0.RACAL MOTORS 72 – Mangahas 14, Tallo 10, Cabrera 9, Pontejos 9, Lozada 8, Capacio 6, Faundo 4, Gomez 3, Ortuoste 3, Cortes 2, Grimaldo 2, Octubre 2, Apreku 0, Ayonayon 0.ADVERTISEMENT Emil Palma. PBA IMAGESTanduay continued to gain steam going into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals, nipping Racal Motors, 81-72 Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With their fifth straight victory, the Rhum Masters ended their eliminations campaign with an 8-2 slate, while also giving team owner Bong Tan, who was in the audience, a win.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Quarters: 21-16, 49-44, 68-60, 81-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees READ: PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds“These two guys are brothers, I’m like the adopted son,” said Reyes, referring to the Mella brothers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’They won their second straight SEA Games gold in the same event, although the winning tradition dated back from 2013 for the Mella, who played with a different teammate back then.Together they won bronze in 2014 World Championships in Mexico. Philippine men’s poomsae team after winning its second straight SEA Games gold medal. Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — They work out together. They train together. They win together.Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. bonded very well as they moved seamless toward the Southeast Asian Games  taekwondo poomsae gold medal Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “We are very close because we bonded a lot during training and work out,” said Raphael, who is taking up computer science at La Salle.Reyes shed happy tears as he just came off a bronze medal finish in the individual event after a clean routine. Malaysia won the men’s individual event and Indonesia was seconds.“All our hard work paid off,” said Dustin.They will see action in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View commentslast_img read more

Alcacer shines in Messi’s 600th game for Barcelona

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Defending champion Real Madrid, 11 points behind Barcelona in fourth place, hosts Las Palmas on Sunday.LATE TRIUMPHAtletico Madrid avoided another poor result with a hard-fought win against Deportivo thanks to Thomas Partey’s late free kick.Atletico’s second win in nine matches ended a streak of three consecutive 1-1 draws in the league and Copa del Rey.“We knew how to suffer,” said Partey, who also scored on Tuesday in the draw with Qarabag in the Champions League. “In the end we deserved these three points. This win will give us a boost.”The victory at Riazor Stadium moved Atletico to four points behind Valencia.It was the sixth loss for Deportivo, which stayed in 16th place.WINNING STREAKValencia’s attack keeps impressing, having outscored opponents 28-8 in its run of eight straight wins in all competitions.“We are not getting too excited, we know it’s difficult to maintain this,” Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia said. Messi attracted a little extra attention by becoming the third Barcelona player to reach the 600-match milestone, behind captain Andres Iniesta (643) and Xavi Hernandez (767).Meanwhile, Alcacer, who hadn’t been getting much playing time, scored the winner by redirecting a right-side cross by Ivan Rakitic on a rainy night at Camp Nou.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We have to take advantage of the chances we get as a starter,” Alcacer said. “I got my chance.”He opened the scoring from inside the area after a long pass by Luis Suarez from near the midfield line in the first half. Dani Parejo scored the first against Leganes from a free kick, Rodrigo added a header in the second, and Santi Mina converted a late penalty.Italian striker Simone Zaza, who entered the game at Mestalla Stadium with eight goals in six games, was visibly upset when he was substituted near the end. He refused to greet his teammates or coach Garcia and went straight into the locker room. Zaza has nine goals for the season, three fewer than league-leader Lionel Messi.“He wanted to play 90 minutes and got upset, but we already talked about it,” Garcia said.Leganes, in its second season in the first division, had won three of its last five league games. It is eighth in the standings.HOME VICTORYAlaves beat Espanyol 1-0 for its first home win of the season.Christian Santos scored the winner one minute into the match, ending Alaves’ five-game losing streak at Mendizorroza Stadium.Espanyol played a man down from the 39th because of a red card to defender Mario Hermoso. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FC Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer, right, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. APMADRID — On the day Lionel Messi played his 600th match for Barcelona, Paco Alcacer got the job done for the Spanish league leaders, scoring in each half to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Barcelona’s 10th win in 11 matches kept the Catalan club four points in front of Valencia, which defeated Leganes for its seventh straight league victory.ADVERTISEMENT Alcacer had scored only once in five games this season.“I hope they will help give him more confidence,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.Guido Pizarro equalized for fifth-place Sevilla early in the second half with a firm header that bounced in front of the goal.Messi, who made his club debut in 2004, had an average night by his standards. He had a goal called off for offside, and was uncommonly issued a yellow card in injury time.Third-place Atletico Madrid, eight points off the lead, needed an injury-time goal to earn a win at Deportivo La Coruna 1-0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Grizzlies make 13 3-pointers, beat Clippers 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 View commentslast_img read more

Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgBrazil’s Neymar takes the ball forward watched by England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England’s Eric Dier during the international friendly soccer match between England and Brazil at Wembley stadium in London, Britain, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.ADVERTISEMENT For Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.” 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 MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Substitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals While Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Global trips Meralco in PFL semis first leg; Guirado scores in Azkals return

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Sparks were rewarded for their enterprising play in the 61st minute when Tahj Minniecon slotted home a penalty after he was fouled by Daryl Regala.Struggling for most of the match, Global came alive late with a comeback that puts Akbar Nawas’ side in a strong position to reach the finals. With their away goal though, Meralco just needs a 1-0 win in the second leg on Saturday to also advance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe first leg of the other semifinal matchup between Kaya Makati and Ceres Negros starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday at University of Makati Stadium.Meanwhile, Filipino-Spanish striker Angel Guirado scored in his return to the national side, while Kintaro Miyagi was on target in his debut as the Philippines crushed a youthful Laos side, 3-1, last Friday at the start of the Chinese Taipei Football Association Invitational Tournament at Municipal Stadium in Taipei. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson F2 Logistics dumps Iriga City, seals top quarterfinal slot Skipper Phil Younghusband opened the scoring in the 35th minute, before Guirado and Miyagi struck in the second half as the Azkals proved too strong for their Southeast Asian foes in the four-nation tournament which also features Timor Leste and Chinese-Taipei.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National team standout Pika Minegishi scored in the 93rd minute as Global Cebu edged Meralco Manila, 2-1, to grab a slender advantage in their Philippines Football League semifinals at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Wesley Dos Santos equalized for Global just before stoppage time with a glancing header off a corner from Minegishi as the Cebu side finished with a flourish.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Akari-Adamson bounces back, fends off late rally from Go for Gold

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Falcons coach Franz Pumaren isn’t worried too much on how his side blew the large lead admitting that they are still “groping for form.”“We’re process of experimenting. We have six new guys in our team and we’re trying to make sure they all get minutes,” he said as Akari-Adamson rose to 2-1. “That’s why we’re here, so that we can explore what the players are capable of doing and preparing us for the bigger leagues.”Alejandro dropped 11 of his 19 points in the payoff period fightback as he shot 5-of-7 from three, while Salem flirted with a double-double with his 15 markers, nine rebounds, and four assists.Go for Gold, which fell to its second defeat, dropped to a 1-2 slate.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 MOST READ AKARI-ADAMSON 98 — Espeleta 24, Manganti 14, Lojera 13, Lastimosa 12, Ahanmisi 11, Sarr 10, Catapusan 4, Buenaventura 3, Bernardo 2, Hill 2, Macion 2, Mojica 1, Camacho 0, Longalong 0.GO FOR GOLD 92 — Alejandro 19, Salem 15, Dixon 12, Gutang 12, Casiño 9, Domingo 6, Gaco 6, Leutcheu 6, Pasturan 3, Naboa 2, Pili 2, Young 0.Quarters: 32-18, 56-40, 74-60, 98-92.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Pilipinas pressed for time again Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson survived a late flurry from Go for Gold to take the 98-92 victory Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Sean Manganti chipped in 14 markers, eight coming in the payoff period to halt the uprising from the Scratchers, while also collecting seven boards and two dimes in the bounce back win.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES It was Jonathan Espeleta, though, who set the tone for the Falcons, firing 19 of his 24 points in the first quarter. He also had five rebounds and two rebounds.Kurt Lojera chipped in 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Jerom Lastimosa had 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEspeleta couldn’t do anything wrong in the opening frame as his early explosion allowed Akari-Adamson to grab an 18-3 start which extended to 25, 69-44 in the third quarter.J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem, though, helped Go for Gold fight back and trim the deficit down to just six, 86-80, with less than four minutes to play before Jerrick Ahanmisi and Manganti sealed the game shut OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Caram provides spark to revive Bolts’ playoff bid

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Meralco spoils Devance’s return with win over Ginebra Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Caram admitted that his unlikely outburst made the victory sweeter as the Bolts got one over the Gin Kings, their tormentor the past two Governors’ Cup Finals.“It feels great that we won. First, because we want to make it to the quarters and coach told us that we had to win our remaining games and treat them as championship games, and second, going to this venue where we had lots of bad memories, it was a motivation for us to win over Ginebra,” he said.Despite coming out on top, Caram knows that there’s no time to revel as Meralco still sits outside the playoff bracket currently tied for ninth with TNT and Blackwater at 4-6.With one game left in its elimination round schedule, Caram and the rest of the Bolts have no choice but to go all-out as they try to make one last run to the quarterfinals on Saturday against Magnolia.“We have no other choice but to work for it. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. So we’ll treat that game as a championship game because if we lose, there’s no more tomorrow for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — “Never say die” has always been Ginebra’s mantra.But on Sunday, it seemed like the tables were turned when Meralco got one over its rivals.ADVERTISEMENT Fighting for survival in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, the Bolts clawed their way back from a 69-77 deficit in the fourth period to pull off a thrilling 84-82 victory to stay alive in the playoff race.“We want to be known as a team that doesn’t give up even if we’re undermanned,” said Meralco playmaker Anjo Caram, who was one of the team’s unsung heroes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMissing key guys like Ranidel de Ocampo, Jared Dillinger, and now, Cliff Hodge due to an MCL sprain, the diminutive guard proved to be the spark Meralco needed, firing a career-high 16 points to go with three rebounds.“We want to show it to the fans, to the company that we will fight until the end. We won’t give up and that’s how we honor the game which is to give our best every time,” he said. 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 View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

Danger zone

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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film True enough, the Mongolians survived an early barrage from the Filipinos before imposing their will, using their height and heft inside the paint and their outside sniping.Not even a dazzling display from Pringle, who finished with six points, and some early outside sniping from Pogoy and Rosario, could lift the Filipinos past the experienced Mongolians, who are coming off a runner-up finish in last week’s leg of the 3×3 world tour.Mongolia rallied from a 4-9 deficit, behind Tsenguunbayar Gotov who had seven points on three two-point shots and Delgernyam Davaasambuu, who added six points.Rosario was hit with a technical foul for an elbow on Gotov with the Filipinos leading 9-7. Pogoy was also hit with an unsportsmanlike foul that gifted the Mongolians two free throws, tying the game at 11.But the biggest shot of the game turned out to be the three-point play completed by Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan off Rosario, extending the Mongolians’ lead, 19-14.ADVERTISEMENT Gotov wrapped up the win with a two-pointer with 1:40 remaining as the Mongolians evened their card at 1-1 just like the Filipinos. Also at 1-1 is third seed Russia, which beat Brazil, 20-16, before losing to Canada, 20-17.The Canadians, led by sharpshooter Steve Sir, lead Pool C with a 2-0 record after besting Mongolia, 21-15, in an earlier match.In Pool A action, defending champion Serbia, led by 3×3 superstar Dusan Bulut, rolled to back-to-back wins at the expense of New Zealand (22-13) and the Netherlands (21-17). Kyrgyzstan stunned Romania, 20-18, in overtime to even its card at 1-1. Romania and the Netherlands are also at 1-1.The women’s team of Jack Danielle Animam, Gemma Miranda, Afril Bernardino and Janine Pontejos looks to stay alive in the quarterfinal race as it battles Spain and Hungary Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? BOCAUE, Bulacan—The road to the knockout stage just got tougher for the Philippines in the men’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ginebra logs road win vs NLEX Struggling to adjust to the physical play and rules of the competition, the Filipinos split their first two games, including a 21-17 defeat to Mongolia Saturday night that left their hopes of making the quarterfinals in jeopardy at Philippine Arena.Made up of Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy, the hosts, who opened their bid with a 15-7 win over sixth seed Brazil, now face the daunting task of beating early leader Canada and third seed Russia on Monday to clinch their place in the knockout 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“It was a very good start for us, but we won’t have that element of surprise in our next games,” said coach Ronnie Magsanoc after the win over Brazil which saw Pringle, Rosario and Pogoy score four points each.“The next games will be harder because they’ve seen us play.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more