NLEX pips Kia for 2-0 start

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kia forced the issue and cut the deficit to five, 98-93, with Markeith Cummings converting on a three-point play with less than 20 seconds left in the game but Kevin Alas iced the game from the free throw line for NLEX’s final two points.“We relaxed too early and our execution was bad in the last quarter,” said Guiao. “We lost focus.’Aaron Fuller led NLEX with 24 points and 19 boards while Kevin Alas and Carlo Lastimosa added 13 points apiece.Cummings had a game-high 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a nice feeling to put together a winning streak, the confidence level is getting better,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. “We were really excited before this game because there is something good that is happening within the team.”“We are getting good and balanced effort from everybody, and aside from the balance we have an import that is giving us the scoring consistently.”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’The Road Warriors, though, didn’t cruise to the victory as their 27-point lead, 78-51, at the start of the third quarter slowly dissipated until the final minute of the game. As, his team struggled to maintain its lead in the final period Guiao was called with two technical fouls in a span of 54 seconds and he walked off the playing floor with 4:19 left in the game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX stopped Kia in its tracks and chalked up its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup, 100-93, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Road Warriors improved to 2-0 while the Picanto fell to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT After hot game, Pessumal guarantees SEAG gold for Gilas in KL LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View commentslast_img read more

Pocari bucks 2-set hole, grounds Air Force to book Finals berth

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Pocari Sweat needed a major jolt to turn back hard-fighting Air Force Wednesday en route to its fourth straight finals appearance in the Premier Volleyball League Open conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Guino-o, pitching in for an off Kai Nepomuceno at opposite position, unloaded 14 points for the Lady Warriors.“Good thing we got that positive vibe once again. I told them to just enjoy it, don’t dwell on the negative things,” said De Guzman. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 Starting off cold against the determined Jet Spikers, the Lady Warriors found themselves under siege after losing the first two sets before clawing their way to a thrilling 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10 win in Game 3 of the semifinals.Myla Pablo scored 22 points, most of them in the third set where the Lady Warriors made a solid stand from 17-19 to extend the match.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’“I was telling my teammates let’s help each other, we can do it despite the scores,” said Pablo.Pocari has won the past three conferences in utter domination of the league it joined just last year. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH gets deadline to decide on SEAG 2019 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It will now face BaliPure in the championship match after the Water Defernders melted the Creamline Cool Smashers in their semifinal decider, 25-22, 27-25, 25-23.Game 1 of the best-of-three series is on Saturday.And for a while, it didn’t look like Pocari Sweat was going to make it there.“From the start we had trouble with our first ball,” said coach Rico de Guzman in Filipino. “And we started playing very stiff and tentative. It looked like we didn’t want to win the first and second sets.”Fortunately for Pocari, the Lady Warriors were able to steady themselves just in time and then got a big boost from stringer Heather Guino-o.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga 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 Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.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’Thailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.The Thais awarded 18 free points to Japan, but none bigger than their last two that happened in the final sequence of the match that awarded Japan the victory. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Moksri Chatchu-on led Thailand with 20 points while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

LA loves the Olympics, even though they’re 11 years away

first_imgWinning start FILE – In this July 31, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028, at Stubhub Center in Carson, outside of Los Angeles, Calif. After a debacle in Boston, the U.S. Olympic Committee turned to Los Angeles to host the Olympics. That city commissioned a poll showing 88 percent of its residents supported bringing the Olympics back to Southern California. That overarching public support has been a cornerstone of the city’s bid, even though there are questions about whether anyone in Los Angeles is all that excited about an event that is still 11 years away. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than anything, the United States was looking for a city that liked the Olympics.After a debacle in Boston, where public support for hosting the games hovered at around 40 percent, the U.S. Olympic Committee turned to Los Angeles, which almost instantly commissioned a poll showing 88 percent of its residents supported bringing the Olympics back to the city.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson De Boer fired by impatient Palace after only 4 games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground A key element missing from the poll, conducted by Loyola-Marymount, was any question about cost, the likes of which almost always bring with it a more negative reaction. For instance, a nationwide poll conducted by The Associated Press in 2015 found 89 percent support to host the Olympics somewhere in the United States. But when respondents were asked if they would support a bid in their local area if it were paid for with a combination of public and private funds, only 52 percent said yes.“It doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t include that question,” said Chris Dempsey, who spearheaded the No Boston Olympics campaign. “We found that to be the most effective argument for us as we were taking our case to the public.”The prospect of — or actual results from — public referendums has made several cities in Western democracies reluctant to put forward bids, or caused them to pull bids that were already on the table. Hamburg, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; and Rome were all in the running for 2024 before pulling out. Left with only Paris and Los Angeles — which replaced Boston as the U.S. bidder — and worried about the future of bidding, IOC president Thomas Bach steered the committee to awarding the 2028 Games, as well, saying the current process “produces too many losers.”Los Angeles has always been a winner when it comes to hosting the Olympics. The 1984 Games famously ran a profit and reshaped the marketing side into the colossus it has become.“I actually think people in Los Angeles have very warm and fond memories of the 1984 Games, and that plays into it,” Dempsey said. “What I think they don’t remember is the context of the Olympics in the bidding process for 1984. They forget that, effectively, LA was the only bidder.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That allowed Los Angeles to dictate the financial terms of its bid in a way that cannot be done today.The virtual lack of dissent for the 2028 Games could also be, quite simply, because they’re not on the minds of the people in one of the world’s busiest cities, and largest sports markets.After a quarter-century without the NFL, Los Angeles is in a honeymoon phase with the Rams and Chargers, who have relocated to Los Angeles over the past 24 months. Both the area’s baseball teams are in the playoff chase. The city has two NBA and NHL teams, two major college football teams, and the list goes on. Outside of the occasional staged event hosted by the city’s bid committee, there’s very little signage or buzz whipping around Southern California about an event that’s more than a decade away.“While the Olympics will no doubt enter the conversation and become a compelling, ongoing topic, it will take a while given the time and attention being lavished by fans elsewhere,” said David Carter, executive director of the Marshall Sports Business Institute at University of Southern California.When the latest Loyola Marymount poll was released, LA 2028 organizers touted it as a byproduct of Los Angeles’ Olympic legacy from 1984. The organizers also tout a $5.3 billion budget — exceptionally low for modern-day Olympics — and a plan with virtually every venue already built. There is a government guarantee, but it would only kick in if a number of safeguards, including insurance policies and a $487 million contingency fund built into the original budget, were to fail.“That’s why it’s easy to believe in and support our 2028 plan — low risk and ready to go,” said LA 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman.Still, an 83 percent approval rating is 16 percent higher than the number in Chicago at a similar point in the 2016 race and 24 percent higher than New York at a similar point in the 2012 race. And it’s more than double the number in Boston before that bid tanked.“It was surprising to me, in this day and age, it’s hard to find any issue where support is near unanimous,” said Steve Koczela, who led the independent polling effort in Boston. “You see very strong support for what, in other places, is a controversial idea.” Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ That signal of overarching public support has been a cornerstone of the city’s bid, even though there are legitimate questions about whether anyone in Los Angeles is all that excited about an event that is still 11 years away.On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will award Los Angeles the 2028 Olympics, and give the 2024 Games to Paris. The initial polling, about the 2024 Olympics, garnered the 88 percent approval rating among LA residents. A follow-up poll, asking for opinions on hosting the 2028 Olympics, came in at 83 percent approval.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth numbers outpaced even the IOC’s own internal poll (78 percent), as well as the vast majority of polls conducted this century in candidate cities while they’ve been in the so-called application round, trying to determine whether the Olympics would be welcomed.The Los Angeles poll was commissioned by the bid committee; independent polling, with no attachment to the bid effort, was key to sealing Boston’s fate as a city that simply did not want the games. View commentslast_img read more

Guiao wary of ‘dangerous’ Kia

first_img“Some people think that Kia is an easy assignment but it’s not. Definitely they will be a better team than last year, and that’s what we have to prepare for.”The tussle will also serve as the PBA debut of Kiefer Ravena, the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Guiao said the key for the Road Warriors in this first game will be to focus on the task at hand and not get distracted.“We’ll try to focus on what we can do and not on the uncertainties and the controversies. You can’t do anything about it. It’s just a distraction, if you think about it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYeng Guiao has been branded as an unconventional coach before — one who uses unusual lineups and fields in players who do not necessarily fit the mold of most cookie cutters.But even the fiery coach would admit that he has not seen anything as unconventional as to that of Kia’s approach.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Durant spoils Kobe’s special night, lifts Warriors over Lakers in OT “We haven’t seen the ‘unconventional’ ways they’re talking about,” Guiao said as new-look NLEX faces the Picanto to open their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“We are also going to be in the dark because that might be the weapon they are talking about. Everybody is curious on what they have with their unconventional system. We haven’t had any chance to scout them, but the other team has already scouted us.”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 folkWith the uncertainty that Kia brings, Guiao knows that the Road Warriors have their work cut out for them, especially with the Picanto leaning on veterans like Ronald Tubid and JayR Reyes, who both experienced triumph with San Miguel over the past year.“The problem with that is Kia has something to prove especially after the controversy. A team that has something to prove is always dangerous and that is something that we have to be careful of,” he said. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss Japan quake trauma

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson On March 11, 2011, the day the quake hit, Hanyu was practising at a skating rink in his hometown of Sendai, one of the cities worst impacted in the powerful tremor.The young Hanyu had to watch in horror as the ice began to crack beneath his skates and the walls shook.After fearing his skating career had been washed away with the closure of the ruined rink, Hanyu moved to Tokyo to train, opting to stay in Japan despite fears over radiation levels from the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.Hanyu said Saturday that when asked the same question about the quake four years ago in Sochi, scene of his first gold, he did not know how to reply.But now a double Olympic champion, Hanyu was more forthcoming.“Four years ago, when I won gold, I was able to say ‘hello’ to those people affected (in the quake), they were able to show me a lot of smiles,” Hanyu said.“Maybe this time the affected people can give me more smiles.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I was in the inner land of the area that was affected and I was affected by the earthquake.“The electricity, gas and water were shut down and those days were very rough.READ: Japan’s Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program“But there were more people who were affected to a more serious degree, particularly those affected by the tsunami and nuclear power-plant issues.“I felt very sorry for those people.”ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ The slender star with a huge following in Japan was lucky to survive after being caught close to the epicenter of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake which triggered a huge tsunami and nuclear disaster in northeast Japan.READ: Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating 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 folkAsked by journalists to reveal more about that fateful day, Hanyu — a budding teenage skater at the time — paused for several seconds as he composed himself in front of the world’s media, and inhaled deeply.“Those were really extremely rough days,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Double Olympic figure-skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu battled his emotions on Saturday to open up on the trauma he suffered in surviving the deadly 2011 Japan earthquake.Moments after the 23-year-old Japanese successfully defended his crown at the Pyeongchang Games, there was a sombre moment when he was asked to talk about the quake and consequent tsunami that left more than 18,000 people dead or missing.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings ONE launches Super Series for stand-up martial arts Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PLAY LIST 02:12SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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

Batangas-Tanduay gains semis; QC extends series

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lady Eagles, Tigresses eke out tough wins The schedule and venue of Game 3 will depend on the outcome of the other two series.The Classic lost for the first time at home as they struggled to counter the Capitals’ hustle and energy in the second half. They missed Paolo Hubalde who was sidelined by an injured rib.Alvarez finished with 17 points and Acuña added 14 for the Athletics, whose depth and firepower were again on full display against an overmatched Bataan team that lost Gary David due to fouls early in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Unfazed by the lively hometown crowd that cheered on their every mistake, the Capitals turned the tables on the Classic after riding the heroics of guard Alwin Alday.The 5-foot-10 Alday, a star in recreational leagues in Metro Manila, pumped in 10 points, four rebounds and four steals to typify the Capitals’ gutsy stand.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 crownHesed Gabo, the former Mapua guard, tallied 17 points, including a dagger of a triple with 1:11 remaining that gave the Capitals a 72-62 edge.“The mentality coming to this game was not do-or-die, it’s do or do it,” said QC coach Vis Valencia. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Top seed Batangas City-Tanduay punched its ticket to the semifinals on Saturday night with another dominant performance, while Quezon City-Royal Manila lived to fight another day after grinding out a stunning 76-68 away win over Valenzuela-Yulz in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup at Valenzuela Astrodome.The Athletics rolled past the Bataan Defenders Baishipping, 95-82, behind solid efforts from ex-pros Lester Alvarez, Val Acuña and Jhaymo Eguilos to complete a two-game sweep of their quarterfinal series.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Perez rescues Zark’s-Lyceum to force do-or-die in D-League quarters

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum’s hopes rested on shoulders of CJ Perez and the reigning NCAA MVP led his side to a gutsy 104-95 victory over Centro Escolar University to remain fighting in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The hardworking forward uncorked 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter ru n which turned an 88-90 deficit to a 99-92 lead for the Jawbreakers with 1:41 remaining, before Spencer Pretta and Mike Nzeusseu put on the finishing touches in the win.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Despite the win, Robinson remained wary of the three-seed CEU heading into the do-or-die tussle.“We know that they’re gonna bounce back. We know they’re champions and they have the experience. There’s no reason for us to celebrate. We’ll make adjustments for Thursday,” he said.Rod Ebondo fired 32 points and 25 rebounds in his first game since suffering a back injury to lead the fight for CEU.Judel Fuentes chimed in 14 markers, while Art Aquino had 12 in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Perez also grabbed five rebounds, dished out five assists, and swiped the ball twice to help Zark’s-Lyceum force a winner-take-all Game 2 affair on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.“If CJ missed those shots, we might’ve lost the game, but that’s CJ for us. He’s gonna win games, he’s gonna lose games, but today, he was on his rhythm and they really wanted to win,” said coach Topex Robinson.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 crownNzeusseu topped the Jawbreakers with 28 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks, Jaycee Marcelino chimed in 16 points and six rebounds, and twin Jayvee got 11 markers, four dimes, and three boards in the triumph.The Jawbreakers survived the game despite squandering an 18-point lead, 49-31 lead in the first half. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 104 — Nzeusseu 28, Perez 26, Jc. Marcelino 16, Jv. Marcelino 11, Ayaay 10, Ibañez 5, Caduyac 3, Tansingco 3, Pretta 2, Cinco 0, Serrano 0.CEU 95 — Ebondo 32, Fuentes 14, Aquino 12, Manlangit 9, Chan 7, Wamar 7, Cruz 6, Arim 5, Caballero 3, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Veron 0.Quarters: 32-21, 62-55, 75-79, 104-95.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With World Cup nearing, Asian teams still hiring and firing Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘Underdog’ Dasmariñas surprised at early KO win over Frenchman

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “I expected that I will win by knock out, but didn’t think that I will knock him out that early,” said Dasmariñas in Filipino.Dasmariñas, a southpaw, sent Guerfi flat on his back with a cracking left hook to the jaw just 40 seconds into the fourth round to gain the vacant International Boxing Organization crown.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 crownREAD: Filipino sensation KOs Frenchman for IBO title“I didn’t expect to hit him that hard,” he recalled. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:01PH’s Eumir Marcial win by KO middleweght final (Highlights)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 Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES 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 The 25-year-old Dasmariñas, who upped his mark to 28-4-19 KOs, not only embraced the underdog role heading into the bout against the No. 4 ranked fighter by the WBC, but he also flourished.READ: Dasmariñas still not used to fanfare ahead of 2nd crack at IBO belt“I am thankful to everyone who has helped me, specially Ringstar and Scott Farrell, who trusted in my capabilities, even though I’ve been called an underdog, “ he said. “But I prefer being called an underdog, so I wouldn’t feel that pressured.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas (R) fights French opponent Karim Guerfi during the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Batamweight world title in Singapore on April 20, 2018. Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas defeated French opponent Karim Guerfi seconds into the fourth round to win the International Boxing Organisation bantamweight world title in Singapore. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas YeoMichael Dasmariñas, a rising Filipino boxing star, knew he would knock out Frenchman Karim Guerfi in their bantamweight title fight in Singapore.But he still ended up surprising himself.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rivero eager to face old school as Gilas cadets play La Salle nextlast_img read more

PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 lead

first_imgSan Miguel pulled away in the third quarter and dismantled Barangay Ginebra, 132-94, for a pivotal 2-1 series lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo also broke the 20-point barrier with 22 points and 15 rebounds.Christian Standhardinger has 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench while Marcio Lassiter played distributor with 12 points and nine assists.Justin Brownlee carried Ginebra with 32 points and 11 boards.The Beermen can move closer to another title with a win on Game 4 on Friday.RELATED VIDEOS Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Football Federation Australia unhappy at FIFA-backed reportcenter_img Austria’s instructions seemed to have unleashed the Beermen’s hidden monster as they tied the league record for the largest win in the finals, a record that once solely belonged to Alaska when it beat San Miguel 99-61 in Game 6 of the 1998 Philippine Cup.“I told them ‘no let up on offense’ and that’s what happened,” said Austria. “This win, though it is a blowout, this is just one win and there’s a long way to go.”Austria, nonetheless, is surprised with the outcome.“This is a championship game and we’re expecting a close fight, but I have to give credit to my players and I can see that they really want to win.”Renaldo Balkman led San Miguel with 28 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three blocks while Chris Ross, bloodied forehead and all, inspired the Beermen with 23 points, on 7-of-13 shooting from deep, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Beermen have tasted some momentum after getting stunned by the Gin Kings in the opening game, winning their last two games by an average of 31.5 points.From a close 53-51 lead at the half, San Miguel pummeled Ginebra with a 39-21 barrage and jumped to a 92-72 advantage heading into the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But the Beermen were not done yet. They opened the fourth quarter with a 15-5 run capped off by Alex Cabagnot’s jumper to push the lead to 107-77 with 7:17 left in the game.San Miguel head coach Leo Austria gave his team just one instruction when they started to build up steam, and that was to continue their offensive barrage against the downtrodden Gin Kings. ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more