PH volleyball team names official spokespersons

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Hail the truly triumphant in war and peace Maraño later clarified the misunderstanding, saying practice was canceled and announced via the team’s Viber group chat which Valdez was a part of. But she became a target of hate tweets.Valdez dismissed the incident, saying: “As far as I’m concerned my commitment with the national team stays.”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’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 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) Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational women’s volleyball team head coach Francis Vicente on Tuesday named team captain Mika Reyes and assistant team captain Aby Maraño as the only players who can give statements about the national team.“The problem is when people get information from nonlegit sources,” Vicente told the Inquirer, referring to emotional social media posts that centered on the misunderstanding that only Alyssa Valdez showed up for a Sunday practice.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyerlast_img read more

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Blackwater replaces injured Trevis Simpson, taps Henry Walker

first_imgMOST READ 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 Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Henry Walker. PBA IMAGESBlackwater will sign up a familiar face in Henry Walker as its replacement import this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Team manager Johnson Martines said that the Elite have decided to bring back the 29-year-old scorer in a bid to end the team’s woes in the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Maximizing bigs, Ginebra goes back to triangle The 25-year-old forward was netting 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his first two games, before being hounded by his injuries and going scoreless in the Elite’s 118-93 loss against the Beermen on Saturday.Walker will make his debut for Blackwater on Sunday against Rain or Shine. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This will be Walker’s third stint in the PBA after previously suiting up for Alaska and NLEX.In his last ride with the Road Warriors, he averaged 30.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals as he led his team to a seventh-place finish before bowing out in the quarterfinals against San Miguel.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’Martines shared that Walker is set to arrive to the country on Wednesday once his papers get cleared.Blackwater has stumbled to a 0-3 start this conference, with import Trevis Simpson suffering a torn groin muscle.last_img read more

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5 reasons to give badminton a try

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 1. Burn caloriesAs the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton can definitely work up a sweat! And although you might not be as fast as two-time Olympic champion Lin “Super” Dan, a game of badminton will still get you moving and your heart rate up. Even a moderately intense workout can help prevent cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke as well as reduce your risk of obesity and diabetes.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’2. Reduce mortality riskA large-scale study published last year looking at over 80,000 British adults also found that racquet sports such as badminton, tennis and squash are some of the best for lowering risk of death, with those who enjoy a game on the court benefiting from a 47 percent reduction in their mortality risk than those who do no exercise at all. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak PLAY LIST 00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 3. Boost eye healthA 2013 study from Russia found that playing badminton could help boost eye health. The two-year study found that many children stopped wearing glasses within just two months after taking special badminton lessons three times a week. The findings, from the National Badminton Federation of Russia, even helped put the sports on the country’s sports curriculum.The research also found that the sport could be beneficial to adults who spend too much time working in front of a computer screen, and that badminton’s effect in strengthening eye muscles showed some impressive results.4. Get some fresh airLike other racquet sports such as tennis, badminton is great to play outdoors in the summertime. Getting out into nature and soaking up some vitamin D can also bring additional health benefits, including improved mental health and a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and autism thanks to topping up vitamin D levels.ADVERTISEMENT What’s in store for your animal sign this year Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Cignal HD wins back-to-back D-League titles Badminton can be a great sport to try in summer as well as providing a range of health benefits. Image: simonkr/IStock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Badminton World Championships 2017 currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, until Sunday 27 August, you might be feeling inspired to pick up a racquet and give the sport a try.Here we round up five reasons why getting out on the court can not only be fun, but also give your health a boost.ADVERTISEMENT Just remember to also wear sunscreen and seek the shade when you need it to avoid a risk of sunburn, and possibly skin cancer.5. Be more socialA badminton match with friends is a great way to socialize, which has health benefits of its own as well as making sport more fun. Spending time with friends can help to stave off loneliness, depression, reduce the risk of an early death, and help to reduce stress levels, which can also lead to further health problems. JBRELATED STORY:After loss, Aussie Olympian binges on fast foodSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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Archers unleash fury after Ayo fumes

first_img“There were lots of distractions, I can say that, in the first round,” admitted Ayo, whose team finished at No. 2 with a 12-2 slate. “But we were able to overcome them and we were able to focus when the second round came. It’s just being focused and being committed to the objective, which is to win the championship,” he said.The Green Archers head to the Final Four against No. 3 Adamson riding a seven-game winning streak.Ayo is confident coming into the duel but he is also wary of the challenge the Falcons present.“It will be a dogfight, for sure. They’re going to prepare against us. Our last game in the second round was close, it was decided less than a minute or two. So for sure, it will be difficult for us. We’re going to prepare against them.”Armed with a twice-to-beat edge, the Green Archers take on the Soaring Falcons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT And that proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Ayo, who took off his jacket and slammed it to the floor in frustration.“I always thrive in anger and hatred. I’ve always been there. My players can say that and that’s how I was raised,” he said. “Personally, anger or hatred fuels my adrenaline and it helps me in making right decisions.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHis players responded as La Salle got its act together and went on a decisive 10-0 run to finish the game and hack out a 79-76 victory.“They executed the game plan because we’re not going to quit. We’re not just going to wait there and allow them to beat us. We’re going to do our part, we’re going to compete, and we’re going to do whatever it takes, just to win, in the right way, of course,” he said. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Go moves on from costly miss in Ateneo loss to La Salle OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson De La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo couldn’t seem to solve what’s puzzling La Salle that it can’t shake off Ateneo on Sunday.Whatever the Bicolano mentor did for the first 30 minutes wasn’t working and the Green Archers found themselves down 12 in the fourth quarter and by seven, 69-76, with 2:24 remaining.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Lakers retire Kobe’s two jersey numbers

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Diddy wants to be first black team owner in NFL Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPFive-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was hailed as the “greatest” Los Angeles Laker of all Monday by fellow legend Magic Johnson in a ceremony to retire Bryant’s jersey numbers.The tribute came at half-time of the Lakers’ Staples Center matchup against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, with Bryant’s Numbers 8 and 24 joining other inspirational Laker icons from the team’s 70-year history.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “It’s not about my jerseys that are hanging up there for me. It’s about the jerseys that were hanging up there before.”Many of the team’s past legends were on hand to welcome Bryant, who retired after the 2015-16 campaign as an 18-time All-Star, a 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player and two-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time NBA scoring champion and two-time Olympic champion.Bryant, 39, said fans inspired him to put in the work every day that became his trademark over two decades with the Lakers, an unprecedented feat.“Those times are the dream,” Bryant said. “It’s not the destination. It’s the journey. If you accomplish that, your dreams won’t come true — something greater will.”With a nod to his “Black Mamba” nickname, Bryant closed his remarks with, “Mamba out.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re here to celebrate the greatest to ever wear the purple and gold. He made us rub our eyes and wonder what did we just see,” said Johnson, now Lakers president of basketball operations.“There will never, ever be another Kobe Bryant.”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 folkBryant played 10 seasons in each retired number, winning three titles in the single-digit uniform top and two in the higher number jersey.“Thank you so much for tonight,” Bryant told the crowd, which chanted his name while giving him a standing ovation. With his family on hand to watch, Bryant was honored with the mention of such career highlights as his career-high 81-point game in a 2006 victory over Toronto, the second-highest point total in any game in NBA history.Also acknowledged was his final game, when he became the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points, hitting the mark on the number in his farewell victory over Utah.“There will never be an athlete in his last performance to top this man’s performance — 60 points. Man,” Johnson said.The most emotional moment came when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, who has helped keep the Lakers heritage together, paid tribute to Bryant.“What we’re celebrating is the journey you took us on for those 20 years,” Buss said.“If you separate the accomplishments of each of those jerseys, both of those players would be in the Hall of Fame.“We asked for your hustle and you gave us your heart which was so much more. You have forever made your mark on this franchise.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

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Floyd Mayweather shuts down rumors of UFC crossover: ‘I’m not doing it’

first_imgMcGregor, meanwhile, has noted publicly several times that he wants a rematch against Mayweather but under the UFC banner.Pundits, however, doubt the cunning Mayweather will risk his unblemished fighting record, especially out of the comforts of the boxing ring.“I never said I was going to fight in the UFC,” Mayweather said. “I didn’t say that. I just said if I wanted to and what I could do. ‘Would’ and ‘could’ do isn’t the same thing. I’m not going to do it, though.” Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Mayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh-in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.  APUFC President Dana White dropped a bombshell revelation on Wednesday, claiming that he was having “real” talks with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. about possibly fighting inside the octagon.The 40-year-old slugger, however, denied White’s claims and said that people have “misconstrued” his earlier comments about mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “People said, ‘Floyd said, Oh, he’ll be fighting in the UFC for a billion dollars’ – that’s not what I said,” Mayweather explained in an interview with FightHype.com. “What I said was this: I made a billion dollars. If I made a billion dollars before, I’ll do it again. If I choose to get in the UFC and fight for the UFC, or fight three fights or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights. I could make a billion dollars.”After cashing in over a hundred million dollars in his retirement bout against UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor last August—notching a 50-0 pro career record in the process—fight fans marveled at the idea of a rematch under MMA rules.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“If I choose to get in the octagon and fight – fight three fights, three or four fights, and then fight Conor McGregor in the octagon. We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather, and I don’t look forward to getting back in the boxing ring,” he said.“That’s what I don’t look forward to doing. So, I’m just saying, I could (make a billion in the UFC). I’m not doing it. But I’m saying, what I could do is make a billion dollars quick if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying.” Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In only his first conference in charge, the former UAAP champion coach of University of Santo Tomas has injected a light and positive atmosphere within the Batang Pier as they make a push for a playoff spot.The Batang Pier went on to register a 108-91 victory over the Picanto as they stayed on track for a Top 6 finish at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Coach is like a friend to us, but at the same time we give him the utmost respect,” Araña said in Filipino. “The atmosphere has been great whether we win or we lose. Every time we lose, he tells us to move forward and focus on the next game.”Jarencio’s approach is paying dividends with the Batang Pier improving to 5-5 for a tie of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra heading into their final game of the elimination round against Phoenix Petroleum on March 2. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments MOST READ 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (left) dribbles his way past KIA’ s Reden Celda. —SHERWIN VARDELEONWith more than a minute remaining and victory against KIA in the bag last Wednesday night, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave Ryan Araña a free rein to call a play during a timeout, much to the surprise of the veteran forward.Although Batang Pier guard Stanley Pringle scored on the next possession, the play designed by Araña wasn’t executed, drawing a laugh from Jarencio and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The mind-set right now is to try to get into that Top 6 so we will play a best-of-three series in the quarterfinals,” said Sean Anthony, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes on the floor. “We want to be playoff-ready and that Phoenix game is another playoff game.”Later, Blackwater tightened up its defense down the stretch to close out the elimination round with an 83-78 trouncing of Phoenix Petroleum to keep its quarterfinal hopes alive.Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose each finished with 14 points, while JP Erram continued his stellar showing with 12 points and 19 boards for seventh double-double of the conference as the Elite wound up with a 5-6 record.“We’re hoping that five wins will be enough for a playoff for the quarterfinals. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Wade turns back the clock and 76ers in Game 2 Heat victory

first_imgLATEST STORIES He turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series.“I saw moments,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s what defines Dwyane Wade.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 36-year-old flashed the form of a three-team NBA champion with the Heat, not the journeyman who bounced around the last two seasons with forgettable stints in Chicago and Cleveland.Wade made 11 of 17 shots and put on a show in the second quarter and put it away in the fourth. MOST READ Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade reacts to his basket in the last minute of the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Heat won 113-103. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers’ rally by popping a 16-foot fadeaway with the shot clock ticking down. Wade made a halfhearted attempt at reaching his hand out toward a fallen defender before he scooted on his way.Wade was up, the Sixers were down and suddenly, a series.ADVERTISEMENT Wade contributed with baskets, assists and free throws over the final 4 minutes to close out the win.Simmons led the Sixers with 24 points and Saric had 23.“I hate this feeling but maybe it’s a good reminder for everybody for next game to lock in,” Simmons said.TIP-INSHeat: Goran Dragic scored 20 points and James Johnson had 18.76ers: Philly native and Hollywood star Kevin Hart rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell and sat courtside a few seats down from Allen Iverson. … Team consultant Jerry Colangelo was at the game.EMBIID UPDATEEmbiid wore his black mask and put on a 3-point shootout in pregame that had fans going wild with each shot. Again, there was no timetable on when Embiid would return this series, if at all.“I can’t wait to get him back,” coach Brett Brown said. “He, to me, is the difference maker. Joel Embiid changes the dynamics in many ways of this team. There will be a reintroduction of him back into the team.”LINEUP CHANGE 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “He can settle the group with his experience, his championship experience,” Spoelstra said.The Sixers badly needed injured All-Star center Joel Embiid to settle them. The Sixers nearly pulled off an epic comeback and rallied from 16 down to just two points late in the fourth.Philly fans were going wild and suddenly the home-court edge that had made the Sixers unbeatable for a month seemed like it would perk the team back up for one more notch on the winning streak.Wade buried two big buckets down the stretch that pushed back the Sixers and tied the series as it shifts to Miami for Game 3 on Thursday.The Sixers lost for the first time since March 13 to Indiana. They won 16 straight to end the regular season and the first game of the playoffs and played their 10th straight game without Embiid.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “You need Joel Embiid,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said.Embiid went on Instagram after the game and wrote, “sick and tired of being babied.”Wade’s play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference. He pump-faked his way to 15 points in the quarter — impressive enough, even moreso that he outscored the potent Sixers by two points.Wade made his first seven shots of the game and passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA’s career postseason scoring list.After a Game 1 victory where they couldn’t miss, the Sixers couldn’t make a big bucket in the first half. The Sixers made a team playoff-record 18 3s in Game 1 and missed a whopping 16 of 18 3s in the first half. Robert Covington missed all five and Dario Saric was 0 for 4. The Sixers made four baskets and scored 13 points in the quarter.The Heat slowed the game down — exactly the kind of style where the Sixers needed Embiid in the middle — and used a collective of defenders on Ben Simmons that rattled the rookie point guard early.The passing-and-pushing offense that got the Sixers to the No. 3 seed in the East failed them for the first time since early March.But there was life left in the fourth.Saric was fouled by Wade and sank both from the line to make it 91-82 and he followed with a 3 the next time down that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Saric broke up a pass on defense that led to a Simmons dunk and suddenly 18 straight wins was within reach.Ersan Ilyasova made a tip shot to close to 98-96. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lue seeks more aggressive LeBron after NBA playoff loss Ilyasova got the start at center for the first time in Embiid’s absence over Amir Johnson.REMEMBERING GREERThe 76ers held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Hal Greer. Greer died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81. He’s the 76ers’ career leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.“He was a graceful man. He was class. He was a gentleman,” Brown said.UP NEXTGame 3 is Thursday and Game 4 is Saturday in Miami.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

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Butcher wants Azkals to scale own Mount Everest

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lions formalize No. 2 rank with rout of Generals In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 But Butcher won’t be easily pleased.“It is okay to [be] reaching a level but it is horrible and awful to just rest on your laurels at that level.”Butcher compared it to climbing Mount Everest, saying: “You don’t stop halfway up. You want to go right to the top.” —WITH A REPORT FROM AFPADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Terry Butcher (RIGHT), a former national team player for England, is the new Azkals head coach. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP PHOTO / Andy BuchananIf the Philippine Azkals want to impress new coach Terry Butcher, they will have to understand the former England captain’s big goals for the country.Butcher, who will lead the Azkals at their first ever Asian Cup in January, said in Moscow that the World Cup “is our target for the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “The Philippines is in the Asian Cup. Why can’t we look further on? That what we have to do,” Butcher said in a video interview released by the Philippine team.Butcher and senior football advisor Scott Cooper were both introduced Thursday night as the men who will steer the country in the AFF Suzuki Cup and the AFC Asian Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe replacement of Dooley, who led the country to its first Asian Cup qualification in history, hasn’t dampened the morale of the team, which wants to make the most out of the switch.“Whenever there’s a change in coaching staff, there’s the opportunity for all players to prove themselves,” said star Phil Younghusband. “When we see that change, you see a lot more energy, a lot more freshness within the team. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the players who are very excited and looking forward to the challenge and trying to impress Scott and Terry.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES An answered prayer Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with “fun style of play.”“I feel the support, the love all the time,” he said. “My grandma is real proud I’m able to do this now.”The Philippines is playing a tournament for the first time since 10 players and two coaches were suspended following a wild brawl in a World Cup qualifier against Australia on July 2. Three Australian players were also suspended.Video of the brawl was widely played around the world, with punches thrown, chairs tossed at players, and security needed to restore order.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After getting a special exemption from the NBA to play for the Philippines in Jakarta, the US-born Clarkson should be ready to suit up for the next game against China. And that has the attention of ex-Houston Rockets and Chinese all-star center Yao.Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn’t going to play,” the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines’ reporters after Thursday’s game. “Now, being able to participate is awesome.“I’m very excited to know that I’m finally getting to do this, being able to play … for the country. It’s definitely something that I’ve been looking forward to.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Chinese retired professional basketball player Yao Ming watches during the match of Philippines against Kazakhstan during their men’s basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines.Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines’ opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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