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Kings zap Bolts, seize 3-2 edge

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slaughter challenged every shot inside and fought hard for every rebound he could get involved in, while Tenorio came back from a scoreless Game 4 to jumpstart the Ginebra offense with nine first quarter points that got off the Kings on the right foot.Ginebra built an 18-point lead but found itself in a dogfight in the third quarter with the Bolts, who connected from afar to even take the lead a couple of times.But when the going was at its toughest, Tenorio and Slaughter got all the help they needed as the Kings held Meralco to two Allen Durham free throws for more than five minutes near the end of the contest to pull away.“We just didn’t battle, we went to war,” Cone said.GINEBRA 85 – MERALCO 74GINEBRA 85—Brownlee 20, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 17, Devance 12, Aguilar 8, Thompson 5, Caguioa 4, Ferrer 2.MERALCO 74—Durham 27, Lanete 11, Hugnatan 8, Caram 7, Hodge 6, Dillinger 6, Newsome 5, Amer 4, Tolomia 0, Faundo 0.Quarters: 21-15, 42-35, 66-62, 85-74ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Ceres, Kaya fortify bids QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Gamescenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Greg Slaughter and LA Tenorio, missing entities for the Kings in the last game, came out and asserted their identities early as Ginebra built an 18-point lead in the first half before finishing off the Bolts with a flurry in the endgame.But coach Tim Cone said that, at this point, they would like to think of playing just one more game.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“It doesn’t win us anything, but in a best-of-three series, it’s important for us to win the first game.” Cone said. “You got to go out for a win [in this game] so you can dictate the next two games.“But our mentality right now is we want to play just one more game,” added the league’s winningest coach of all-time. “We’ll worry about Game 6 in an hour. Right now, we just want to enjoy this one.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES BOCAUE—Facing a very determined foe in a battle of attrition where neither side was willing to budge an inch, Barangay Ginebra was efficient in the stretch, and just like that, swung the pendulum of momentum its way in the PBA Governors’ Cup title series.The Gin Kings bounced back after losing the previous two games, shutting down Meralco when it mattered to pull off an 85-74 victory and take a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series before an all-time Finals record of more than 36,000 fans at Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Tamaraws regain solo 4th, oust Red Warriors

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES The Red Warriors fell out of Final Four contention after dropping to 3-10.FEU and UE were at a standstill after the third quarter tied at 49, but the Tamaraws found their groove in the fourth with Arvin Tolentino capping off a 21-8 scoring stretch with a four-point play with 3:27 left in the game.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 shutoutTamaraws head coach Olsen Racela said their game against the Red Warriors was a crucial one for the team, which came into the game having lost its last two outings and is in a tight race for the fourth spot.“Well after that loss to UP [University of the Philippines] we really needed this win,” said Racela. “Actually, we need more wins in our remaining games but this is a good confidence-booster for us going into the homestretch.” Read Next UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors PLAY LIST 02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors03:43UAAP Season 80 Preview: FEU Tamaraws02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University momentarily gained solo fourth place after brushing off University of the East, 79-63, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta ColiseumThe Tamaraws improved to 6-6 but will still wait for the result of the game between University of the Philippines and Adamson University to determine if they will keep sole possession of the fourth seed.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Grateful Manuel vows not to disappoint Ginebra fans John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jasper Parker orchestrated for FEU finishing with 18 points and eight assists while Prince Orizu towed the Tamaraws inside with 14 points and 13 rebounds.Tolentino, who’s celebrating his 22nd birthday, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds off the FEU bench.Alvin Pasaol led UE with 18 points and seven boards while Mark Olayon added 14 points and six assists.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Now the president of the Russian bobsled federation, Zubkov was disqualified and banned for life from the Olympics along with speedskater Olga Fatkulina, who won silver in the 500 meters.“I’m not going anywhere,” Zubkov told The Associated Press, saying he plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and has no intention of stepping down.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“I was working toward those medals for years. All my achievements, all my victories have always been and remain clean,” Zubkov said in a telephone interview. “Sport has turned into politics.”Russia originally topped the medals table in Sochi, but the latest cases drop it to nine gold medals, fewer than Norway and Canada. In total medals, Russia now has 24, behind the United States, Norway and Canada. Long seen as Russia’s ally, Bach seemed to confirm that position this month when he criticized “unacceptable” demands for a total ban while two Olympic panels investigate an alleged doping conspiracy.However, in a speech on Friday, Bach cautioned against those “from whichever side” who seek to influence the IOC.“Some may try to build pressure. They will be wrong,” the IOC leader told European Olympic officials meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.Russian officials have this month threatened not to televise the Pyeongchang Games, and block the release of players from clubs in the Moscow-based Kontinental Hockey League. The KHL warning came from league president Dmitry Chernyshenko, who previously headed the Sochi organizing committee.The IOC is facing the same politicized decision over Russia as it did before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.In July 2016, Bach’s board did not impose a blanket ban on Russia after investigator Richard McLaren published his first report into the Sochi program less than three weeks before the opening ceremony. Instead, the IOC let individual sports governing bodies lead the decision-making.Bach was seen then as prioritizing Russian athletes’ rights to compete in what proved a chaotic period of urgent legal cases based on McLaren’s interim report. The full investigation report published last December went even deeper into the Russian doping program, and beyond winter sports.The “important difference” this time, Bach said Friday, was that accused Russian athletes have had due legal process and a fair hearing from the IOC.“Now it is about what happened at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. Now it is about us,” Bach told leaders of European national Olympic bodies. “Now it is about the integrity of the Olympic Games. Now it is about what happened at Olympic Games in a laboratory of the Olympic Games. What happened with Olympic athletes. What happened with Olympic medalists.“This is what we have to bear in mind when I say that we will take a fair decision.” A total of 14 Russians have now been disqualified this month, with nine medals lost.Zubkov said the ruling was the work of “a commission which makes decisions without any basis or proof.”“The leaders were sitting there and falling asleep behind their desks when the facts and evidence from my side were being read out. They weren’t interested,” Zubkov said. “These acts and decisions were drawn up beforehand, and it’s very plain to see.”Hours earlier, Bach — highlighting that Olympic medalists were involved in attacking the integrity of the games — told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games.Bach will chair an IOC board meeting on Dec. 5 which could ban Russia’s team from Pyeongchang because of state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bobsled athletes who could be upgraded by the IOC include United States driver Steven Holcomb, who placed third in the two-man and four-man events but died unexpectedly in his sleep six months ago. Swiss and Latvian crews are in line for gold medals.Also disqualified and expelled from the Olympics on Friday were women’s bobsledder Olga Stulneva and men’s speedskater Alexander Rumyantsev. They did not win medals.The Russian Skating Federation said it would appeal the bans at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Russian authorities, including President Vladimir Putin, deny they knew of a widespread doping program. Instead, they blame former laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov.Rodchenkov fled to the United States, where he is in a witness protection program, and made allegations as a whistleblower in May 2016 which McLaren later supported with evidence.Politics and sports are often linked in Russia, and athletes from Zubkov’s sleds have gone on to high-level positions.His brakeman, Alexei Voevoda, is now a member of the Russian parliament, while pusher Dmitry Trunenkov runs a youth program for the Russian military. Trunenkov was banned from all sports activities last year in a separate doping case brought by Russian authorities. Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. AP FILE PHOTOGENEVA — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday (Saturday Manila time) for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games.Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony in Sochi, was removed from the 2014 records in the latest round of verdicts from an International Olympic Committee panel prosecuting individuals caught in a program to cover up doping and tamper with tainted samples.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 justice Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Rickie Fowler birdies last 3 holes to take Phoenix Open lead

first_imgPistons win again with Griffin, beat Heat Daniel Berger, left, Rickie Fowler, and Bryson DeChambeau, right, finish the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament TPC in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler birdied the last three holes to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcoming a sluggish start in front of the largest crowd in golf history.Justin Thomas went the other way, wasting a brilliant opening run with another late meltdown.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’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 Former Arizona State players Jon Rahm and Chez Reavie were a stroke back along with Bryson DeChambeau. Phil Mickelson was two shots behind, another former Sun Devils star riding the crowd support.“It means a lot to me,” Mickelson said. “It’s very helpful and very important to my success. I think it’s been a big instrument in allowing me to get into the round and play and have fun and get out of the technical side.”The crowd pushed the week total to 654,906, just short of the record of 655,434 set last year.Fowler is trying to finally win in the desert. He finished a shot behind Hunter Mahan in 2010, lost to Hideki Matsuyama on the fourth extra hole in 2016, and tied for fourth last year.“It’s just a matter of time,” Fowler said. “It would just be nice if it was sooner rather than later.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Xander Schauffele and Daniel Berger also were 12 under. Schauffele shot 66, and Berger had a 68.“I’m getting the full experience playing with Phil and Jon,” Schauffele said. “Especially when all of us are playing well.”Fowler is wearing a pin on his hat with a picture of Griffin Connell, the area boy he befriended at the event who died last week at age 7. Griffin was born with a rare airway disorder.“We actually had a ball go a little left on 11 today and we joked about it that Griffin took one in the chest and kept it out for us,” Fowler said.center_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Fowler shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to reach 14-under 199 with a round left at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, the fan-friendly layout packed with an estimated 216,818 fans on an 80-degree afternoon.“I really made some good swings coming in,” Fowler said. “I just wasn’t getting the ball close enough and finally on the last few there I was able to get some good looks.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe fourth-ranked Thomas, the PGA Tour player of the year after winning five times last season, birdied the first six holes to take the lead. But instead of making a run at his second sub-60 round in a little over a year, Thomas had to fight for an even-par 71 that left him eight shots back. He dropped six strokes in a three-hole stretch, making a bogey on the par-4 14th, a triple bogey on the par-5 15th and a double bogey on the rowdy par-3 16th. On Thursday in the first round, he had a double bogey on 16 and a bogey on 17.Thomas left the course without speaking to the media. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The four-time tour winner began his birdie run with a 17-footer on 16 and connected from 9 feet on the par-4 17th and 18th holes. He also birdied 13 after playing the first 12 in even par with a birdie and a bogey.“I just kind of had to fight through it,” Fowler said. “The swing was just a fraction off. It wasn’t bad, still made some good swings out there, but just had to try and get the ball in the short grass, get some looks and try not to make many mistakes.”Rahm had a 65, playing alongside Mickelson and Schauffele for the third straight day. The 23-year-old Spaniard had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine. He won two weeks ago in the California desert at La Quinta to jump to No. 2 in the world.“I hit the ball really well off the tee, gave myself a lot of opportunities,” Rahm said. “But the main key today was my iron play. My game was a lot more accurate than the first few days and thanks to that I had a couple better birdie chances and a couple more went in.”Reavie birdied the final two holes for a 67.“To win tournaments out here is great, but to win one that you grew up going to would be very special,” Reavie said. “For me, this is a fifth major.”DeChambeau shot 68. He lost the lead with a bogey on 17 after driving into the water.“Tempo and rhythm,” DeChambeau said. “If I can control that and control my golf swing like I have been the past three days I think that I’ll be fine.”Mickelson birdied the final two holes for a 66. He’s making his record-tying 29th start in the event he won in 1996, 2005 and 2013.“If you look at it, it looks like a very simple, solid bogey-free round, 5 under,” Mickelson said. “It was anything but that. I made some really nice up-and-downs to keep the round going and when I did hit some good tee shots and hit some good shots into the fairway I was able to get aggressive and make some birdies.”last_img read more

Ancajas back in Manila after his stunning title defense in US

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis tears ACL in left knee Apart from his fight in Texas, Ancajas also made a stop in Los Angeles to train at Freddie Roach’s famed Wild Card Gym.The 26-year-old Ancajas made his much-anticipated US debut on Sunday and did not disappoint following a masterful performance in a TKO victory over Mexican challenger Israel Gonzalez in the 10th round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAncajas decked Gonzalez thrice throughout the lopsided bout that saw the IBF super flyweight champion in total control right from the opening bell. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines watches after dropping Israel Gonzalez of Mexico in their junior bantamweight fight Sunday (Manila time) at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Photo taken from Top Rank Boxing’s Twitter account (@trboxing)Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas is back home fresh off his title defense at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.Ancajas landed at NAIA Terminal 1 on Wednesday morning, coming off a two-week trip to the United States.ADVERTISEMENT US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending 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 Citylast_img read more

Zark’s-Lyceum crushes Mila’s Lechon by 47 for 5th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Mike Nzeusseu led Zark’s-Lyceum with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino and Kim Cinco both poured 12 markers in the beatdown.CJ Perez was held to a conference-low nine points, but also collected five boards, two assists, and a steal as he allowed the Jawbreakers substitutes to shine in the game with 55 bench points.Ken Acibar led the league doormat Mila’s Lechon (0-4) with 16 points.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 102 — Nzeusseu 15, Cinco 12, Jc. Marcelino 12, Perez 9, Jv. Marcelino 8, Serrano 7, Tansingco 7, Baltazar 6, Liwag 6, Marata 6, Ayaay 4, Ibañez 4, Santos 4, Caduyac 2.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Jett Manuel leaves good impression in belated Ginebra debut Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MILA’S LECHON 55 — Acibar 16, Delfinado 9, Herradura 7, Ng 6, Derige 4, Iñigo 4, Parala 4, Padilla 3, Sarangay 2, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Luz 0, Montuano 0.Quarters: 25-25, 44-39, 73-47, 102-55. “I was mad at the players at the start because we’re playing to their brand of basketball. That’s why I called two early timeouts to make sure that we’re in the right frame of mind,” said coach Topex Robinson.From close 44-41 lead,  Zark’s-Lyceum zoomed to decisive 67-41 advantage with 3:24 left in the third quarter, made easy by the Mighty Roasters’  pathetic showing in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We don’t have control on how our opponents play. We always tell the players that no matter who we’re playing, we have to play at our best every time. If the opportunity is there to score, well keep on scoring,” he said.“Basketball has been good to us and the only thing we can do is to respect the game. I just told them that they’re so lucky that they’re in this team that nurtures that kind of respect for the game.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum shook off its early struggles and clobbered Mila’s Lechon by 47 points, 102-55, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.The Mighty Roasters stayed in step of the Jawbreakers in the first half thanks to their 42-percent shooting from the field, but restored order in the third frame and fired 23 unanswered points to cruise to the easy win.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Gilas five repeats over Japan

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Jayson Castro, out of the Australia game because of a sprained ankle, delivered the telling blow with 10.6 seconds left, and Blatche hauled down the game’s last rebound before letting out a primal yell that was drowned by the collective roar of the crowd that showed its appreciation the entire night.“We really got the lift we needed from the crowd,” Reyes said.Blatche finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds, with Troy Rosario coming back from an injury to contribute 14.Kiefer Ravena had 13 points and five assists, playing heads-up all night at the point with Castro still not 100 percent.“We played good, but in order to beat the Philippines, you have to play very good,” Japan coach Julio Lamas said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Against an enemy that simply refused to die, a Gilas Pilipinas crew that drew a lot of energy from its faithful throng continued to plod along in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers on Sunday night.Bouncing back from a flat start and surviving a sputtering finish that had a huge hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena sitting on pins and needles in the dying minutes, the gritty Filipinos outlasted Japan, 89-84, to fortify their hold of second place in Group B.ADVERTISEMENT View comments After having what seemed like a disagreement with coach Chot Reyes in the second quarter, Andray Blatche let it all hang out in the second half, joining hands with Calvin Abueva in hitting clutch baskets that kept the game Japanese at bay.Team Philippines thus bounced back from a 68-84 loss to Australia in Melbourne on Thursday and upped its record to 3-1 after sweeping Japan in the double-round first phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Japanese slumped to a fourth straight defeat and have all but been eliminated.“I have to be honest, if this game was played in Tokyo, it would have been a different outcome,” said Reyes after the hard-earned win which saw the Filipinos nearly blow a 15-point second-quarter lead as Japan came within 86-84 with a minute left. 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 MOST READcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Espina: 500K in 102 hours Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Pocari overcomes Power Smashers in 5 sets, takes 1-0 semis lead

first_imgAfter U15 triumph, girls look to U17 World Cup BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES The Lady Warriors’ finally breath out a huge sigh of relief when Power Smashers import Kannika Tipachot’s final hit went wide.Michelle Strizak led the Lady Warriors with 20 points while Myla Pablo, who put Pocari at the 14-12 match point, added 16.Jeanette Panaga and Desiree Dadang were also vital in Pocari’s offense scoring 14 and 13 points, respectively.Tipachot led the Power Smashers with 20 points while Hyapa Amporn and Jovelyn Prado combined for 29.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View commentscenter_img Giving up a two-set lead and having to play a fifth one drew Abella’s ire after he saw that his team relaxed come the third set.“We relaxed,” said Abella. “We need to stay focused if we want to win the game, unfortunately we weren’t able to do that in the fourth set.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have to work on the players’ mindset because we don’t have any problems scoring, the problem is sustaining leads.”Scores were tied at 10-10 at the latter part of the fifth set and three quick points allowed Pocari to take a breather. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games FILE PHOTO – Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat had to dig deep into its bag of tricks to upend gutsy Power Smashers in five grueling sets, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12, and take the first game of their best-of-three semifinals series in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Warriors blew a two-sets-to-none lead before averting disaster in the fifth set and flirting with defeat didn’t sit well with head coach Rommel Abella.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

UAAP Season 80 Preview: New look, same goals for FEU Tamaraws

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Year after year, Far Eastern University has always been a contender for the UAAP title.This season is no different for the Tamaraws — except for one thing: a new head coach in Olsen Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTaking the mantle from his brother Nash, the PBA great seeks to continue FEU’s winning ways in his coaching debut in the collegiate scene after being in the pros for the past five years.“I feel I’m here to continue the program of coach Nash. We’re still running the same system: the dribble-drive. But of course, I’m bringing in my own ideas as well,” he said. “Just like any other team, our realistic goal is to make the Final Four and then let’s see what happens from there,” he said. “But I always tell my players that no expectations, that what we expect from them actually is for them to play hard every single game, give it their best every single game, and the result will take care of itself.” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo UAAP Season 80 Preview: Now contenders, Adamson Falcons embracing the pressure For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:43UAAP Season 80 Preview: FEU Tamaraws02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It will be new Tamaraws squad under Racela with only Ron Dennison and Prince Orizu as the remaining players from the champion team which won the title two years back.But this time, FEU will have the likes of RJ Ramirez, Jasper Parker, Hubert Cani, and Arvin Tolentino joining the fray to make for a solid challenger to the UAAP throne.“Even though we are much smaller this year, we’ll make up with it through quickness because we’re a guard-based team,” said Racela.Despite the different look, the emphasis on excellence remains the same as FEU seeks to stretch their Final Four appearance to five years straight.But Racela doesn’t want to put too much pressure on his wards, simplifying his challenge to just give it their all every single game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Coach: Olsen RacelaLast Season: 9-5 (Final Four)Holdovers: Ron Dennison, Prince Orizu, Axel IñigoAdditions: RJ Ramirez, Jasper Parker, Hubert Cani, Arvin TolentinoKey Losses: Raymar Jose, Monbert Arong, Ken HolmqvistADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

CWG probe begins, govt sets up panel

first_imgThe probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) restarted on Friday even as the government set up a committee to fix accountability for lapses. The committee will be headed by V.K. Shunglu, former chief of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), and evaluate the organising and conduct of the Games. It will examine the lessons learnt, fix accountability and submit a report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh within three months.At the same time, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Enforcement Directorate (ED), CAG and CBI returned on the trail of the Suresh Kalmadi-led CWG Organising Committee. The CAG is all set to resume its audit of the Games Village from Monday. CAG chief Vinod Rai visited the Village on Friday along with Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy and did a survey.  The CVC too has stepped in to examine the bid documents of CWG projects even as the CBI received complaints from various sources about malpractices. According to sources, the Enforcement Directorate will restart its investigation next week.  With the pressure building up, CWG Organising Committee CEO Jarnail Singh ordered the preparation of all documents by Saturday for inspection. The run-up to the Games was marred by allegations of corruption and mismanagement. The BJP, which had then raised the matter in Parliament, again demanded a thorough probe. “The jury of the people is out. They cheered each player and artiste but jeered Kalmadi and company. This shows the mood of the nation. We will pursue issues of corruption and mismanagement in CWG preparations,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told agencies on Friday.advertisementThe Congress said that the guilty, if any, should not be spared. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari said: “If at all there has been an alleged misappropriation and wrongful spending of government funds, it obviously needs to be probed and people found responsible should be brought to book.”last_img read more