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first_imgLATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Young went for a takedown that brought Bolick to the floor, igniting a series of ejections that saw Bolick and Doliguez get thrown out with 2:28 remaining in the game.Fernandez, meanwhile, was suspended for his second infraction of “disrespecting game officials.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendBolick was also given a warning by NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal for the aforementioned offense.The suspension took Bolick out of the running for any individual award including the Most Valuable Player plum. Bolick is currently sixth in the MVP race. —BONG LOZADA, Inquirer.net Winning start 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. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe NCAA on Wednesday imposed one-game suspensions on San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez, Red Lions Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez, and College of St. Benilde wingman Carlo Young.The three players were involved in an in-game scuffle late in the Red Lions’ 72-58 win on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ PGT Asia 2nd leg begins at Splendido MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ So forced to must-win with black A costly, catty dispute finally settled JP Erram and James Sena, though, will have their hands full trying to keep up with the Ginebra frontline, which may be a key for coach Leo Isaac if he wants his wards to forge an upset against the rampaging Kings.Meanwhile, Alaska, after snapping a 14-game losing streak dating back to the last conference, clashes with GlobalPort in the 4:15 p.m. game, looking to win again and stay mathematically in the hunt of advancing.The Batang Pier will be coming off a loss to NLEX as they played without Stanley Pringle.Pringle had to rush back to the United States on Sunday to attend to his ailing father.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground Ginebra will be the wearier team coming into this game, but its last victory was something the Gin Kings needed—a severe test for the first time in their six-match winning streak.“This was our first close game this conference,” Cone had said as they moved closer to the top spot—and the lightest playoff assignment.The Kings will look for another authoritative outing from their twin towers of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter. But the Elite will also have to figure out LA Tenorio, the league’s best at the point right now, and Justin Brownlee, a consistent producer in the clutch.Walker has been devastating, to say the least, though taking on this stint on short notice to be able to get in shape for a more lucrative contract that starts late October in the China pro league.And he has taken the Elite along for the ride, as the franchise won three games for the first time in its PBA existence before establishing club marks in that one-sided win over the malfunctioning Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Five days removed from an adrenaline-pumping win in front of the biggest crowd in the PBA Governors’ Cup that extended the conference’s longest winning streak, Barangay Ginebra returns to action on Friday night trying to sustain that intensity critical at this stage of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend With a playoff berth already in the bag, the Gin Kings can’t afford to slack one bit as a Blackwater crew willing to confirm its new-found respect while enhancing its own playoff drive will be out for blood in the 7 p.m. contest at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Ginebra will be coming off an epic 105-101 overtime victory over Star last Sunday, a match that drew thousands and spiked television ratings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe defending champion Kings will not be playing against a team of similar caliber—or following—but they have to muster the same intensity they flaunted against the Hotshots in the face of a rising Elite.Blackwater has won four of its last five games since suiting up Henry Walker, and the Elite will be coming off a franchise-best performance in bamboozling KIA Picanto a week ago. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgCousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past Cavs View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Miami. Irving scored nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat, 96-90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Kyrie Irving has done a lot of things in Miami: relaxation, offseason workouts, even the filming of an “Uncle Drew” commercial.Something he hadn’t done there? Win.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jayson Tatum scored 20 and Marcus Smart added 16 for the Celtics, who beat Miami for the eighth consecutive time. And afterward, Tatum marveled at Irving’s closing flurry.“It was weird because I’ve seen it on TV so many times,” Tatum said. “And I just saw it in person. I liked it.”Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami, which got 16 apiece from Josh Richardson and James Johnson. Former Boston forward Kelly Olynyk had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who were 7 for 31 from 3-point range.At 2-3, and mindful of how last season’s 11-30 start cost Miami a playoff spot, the Heat already sound anxious to get things fixed.“I don’t want to have a season like last year, when it’s late and we figure out things,” Dragic said. “We’ve got to do it now, because it’s important.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Miami was held under 100 points for the first time this season. Boston outscored Miami 53-37 in the middle two quarters — holding the Heat to 39 percent shooting from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range during that 24-minute span. But the big problems that Spoelstra was unhappy about postgame were Boston’s edges in points off turnovers (21-13) and second-chance points (21-9).UP NEXTCeltics: Host San Antonio on Monday, looking to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Spurs.Heat: Host Minnesota on Monday, the fifth game in this six-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Miami was down 11 going into the fourth, then got within two on a pair of occasions late — when Irving got rolling.He hit a short floater to put Boston up 88-84, and after Dragic scored to cut the Celtics’ lead to two again, Irving pulled off one of his acrobatic reverse layups to restore the four-point edge.And on a possession extended by a Boston offensive rebound, Irving’s 3-pointer with 57 seconds left made the margin 93-86.“That’s what he is,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s a great closer in this game.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston has won five straight in Miami, matching the longest such streak in franchise history. … The Celtics aren’t sure if Marcus Morris (sore left knee) will be able to play when they return home Monday, but coach Brad Stevens thinks Morris will be ready sometime in the coming week. Morris has already missed as many games this season — six — as he did in the previous four seasons combined.Heat: C Hassan Whiteside (bruised left knee) missed his fourth consecutive game, and the Heat still aren’t sure when he’ll return. … Miami had what became a five-point possession late in the second quarter, when Richardson made two free throws after a Flagrant-1 on Al Horford — followed by a three-point play from James Johnson. … Dion Waiters didn’t play in the fourth quarter and scored only five points.HELLO, AGAINStevens keeps a close eye on former players, and Olynyk and Jordan Mickey — former Celtics now with the Heat — are no exception. “I really root for everybody,” Stevens said. Same goes for Spoelstra, who texted injured Celtics forward Gordon Hayward words of support after the All-Star’s grotesque ankle injury in Cleveland in the season opener. Hayward considered signing with Miami as a free agent this past summer.SCORING DROUGHT He’s now crossed that off the list as well.Irving took over down the stretch, scoring nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03 and the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat 96-90 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was Irving’s eighth time playing at Miami, and the first time he walked off the Heat home floor a winner.“Just big possessions down the stretch (and) understanding you have to stay poised,” Irving said. “It’s unwavering in those situations like that. Winning time — so it’s pretty simple.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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first_imgOklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) grabs a rebound in front of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics rallied from 18 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.Al Horford scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Boston has allowed 94 or fewer points in every game during its winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Irving made a 3 and was fouled by Westbrook. Irving missed the free throw, but came up with the rebound and made a layup to put the Celtics up 87-81 with 4:13 to play. Irving’s layup with 14.6 seconds remaining gave Boston a five-point lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Paul George had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 11 assists for the Thunder. Carmelo Anthony had 10 points and 14 rebounds but shot just 3 of 17.In a play that seemingly summarized the first half, Irving drove hard to the hoop in the closing seconds of the second quarter and went for a layup before Andre Roberson emphatically swatted it to the ground as time expired with the Thunder leading 55-37. Irving was 1 of 9 from the field before the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoston chipped away at Oklahoma City’s lead throughout the third quarter and cut it to a point. Irving had nine points in the period to help the Celtics shave their deficit to 71-67.A 3-pointer by Semi Ojeleye with just under six minutes to play tied it at 79, and a 3-pointer by Horford put the Celtics ahead 82-79. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgFor the first time in two decades, War Games saw the light once more at NXT TakeOver: War Games. Photo from WWE.comNXT enters a new era — an undisputed era.Bursting to the scene last August, the trio of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish, collectively known as the Undisputed Era, backed up their hype as they ruled the main event of NXT TakeOver: War Games Saturday (Sunday Manila time) in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McIntyre attempted one more Claymore, but Almas evaded the attempt and trapped the Celtic Colossus on the top rope, allowing him to nail the La Sombra and the three-count.Ember Moon also captured the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, beating Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, and Kairi Sane in their fatal-4-way match.The War Goddess finally ascended to the top of the women’s division after nailing Royce and Cross with her Eclipse, pinning Cross for the win.After the match, former champion Asuka took the title and awarded it to Moon in a show of respect between the former rivals.In the night’s other matches, Aleister Black scored a huge victory over The Velveteen Dream after hitting his sultry foe with the Black Mass.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lars Sullivan also showed that he’s the new force to be reckoned with, beating Kassius Ohno with the Freak Accident.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Standouts from the independent scene, the three showed that they are here to stay in the developmental ranks, outlasting the NXT Tag Team Champions SaNitY and the team of Roderick Strong and the Authors of Pain inside War Games, a match that hasn’t been seen in almost two decades.It was a hellacious match between the three groups, but Cole had the last laugh for his squad as he hit the flying knee and drove a steel chair right into Eric Young to score the pinfall and truly shock the system.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIt was the same case for the NXT Championship, as Andrade “Cien” Almas beat Drew McIntyre to win the title and trigger the changing of the guards.The brash El Idolo was about to fumble his chance for the title after getting hit with the Scot champion’s Claymore, but his manager Zelina Vega put Almas’ foot on the bottom rope to break the count. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Andray Blatche finally back with Gilas MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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first_imgMoreland, 32, spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Rangers. The 32-year-old left-handed batter hit .246 with 22 homers 79 RBIs in his first season with the team last year. His home run total was just behind Mookie Betts (24) and Hanley Ramirez (23) on the Red Sox, who hit an AL-low 168 for the season.“I love playing here, love the guys, everything about it,” Moreland said in a conference call with reporters. “Looking forward to being back and maybe taking care of some unfinished business.”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 folkMoreland broke his toe last year, but never went on the disabled list, playing in a career-high 149 games.“I don’t like to point fingers at things. I know it didn’t feel good,” he said. “That’s who I am, I’m trying to go out there and play. … I’m not planning to break my toe this year, so hopefully we can stay out of that.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES “Hanley will be capable of playing first base this year,” Dombrowski said. “If we open the season as we are right now with no other additions, I’m really not sure how that would split.”Moreland won a Gold Glove in 2016 and was a finalist for the award last season. Dombrowski said his defense makes him more valuable than he may appear.“There are a couple of guys that hit more home runs, that from an offensive perspective might be more appealing,” Dombrowski said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Moreland gets $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons as part of the deal announced Monday. He can earn $500,000 annually in performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 500 and 550 plate appearances.Red Sox baseball boss Dave Dombrowski said the team wanted to look around before bringing Moreland back. When Carlos Santana signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, that removed one of the big options.“We jumped in at that point,” Dombrowski said. “We figured we would move forward at that time.”Moreland’s return could reduce playing time for Ramirez, who could be traded. Ramirez’s contract includes a $22 million option for 2019 that would become guaranteed if he has 1,050 plate appearances in 2017 and ’18 combined and passes a physical at the end of next season. Ramirez had 553 plate appearances last season.Ramirez started 108 games at designated hitter and 17 at first base last season, when he was slowed by a left shoulder injury that required surgery in October. Bryce Brentz and Blake Swihart are DH options against left-handed pitchers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ FILE – This Sept. 23, 2017 file photo shows Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland celebrating in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Robert Stephenson in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Moreland is remaining with the Red Sox, agreeing to a $13 million, two-year contract, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)BOSTON — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $13 million, two-year contract to return to the Boston Red Sox and play for former teammate Alex Cora.“He’s a great baseball guy,” said Moreland, who was on the Texas Rangers when Cora made a brief appearance there in 2010. “He was a great teammate then, and I don’t expect anything different from him as a manager.”ADVERTISEMENT Slain NBA star’s ex-wife appears in California courtlast_img read more

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first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “(Blackwater) deserved to win this game,” he said. “They came out really prepared against us and we didn’t play our usual game for 48 minutes. There were times that we did what we have to do, but we were not consistent. Hats off to Blackwater. They deserved to win this game.”As powerful as the Gin Kings are this conference, consistency has been their biggest issue.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 folkTenorio, however, believes that this may be a blessing in disguise for Ginebra as it now has no excuse but to go back to the basics and humble itself.“Last game, we felt that we were supposed to lose that and we didn’t learn from that. Now, what was supposed to happen, happened,” he said. “So I’m looking at this game as a positive sign for us because if we had won this game, we wouldn’t have seen any room for improvement. When you’re winning, you don’t mind your mistakes and you always think you’re doing the right thing. So I think this is the right time for us to look at what we still need to improve on.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:21School hopes to fill gap for data analysts through online course01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sloppy offense doomed Ginebra, says Slaughter View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio offered no excuses for Ginebra’s tough 94-77 loss to Blackwater for its first defeat of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.The Gin Kings’ nightmares finally caught up on them on a night when they played a team determined to prove that it could roll with the heavyweights.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tenorio went to as far as saying that had they faced off against the top-tier teams with the same lackadaisical effort, it’s about certain that Ginebra will be ran out of the venue.“Had we played San Miguel, TNT, or NLEX, or Meralco, most likely we’ll be routed. So we just have to do better to be one of the contenders again. We cannot play this kind of game, especially going into the playoffs against the top teams,” he said.Fortunately, Ginebra has nine days to refocus  before facing off against Alaska on January 21.Thar game, though, is the least of Tenorio’s concerns for now“It’s still far. We have to be worried about ourselves and the team because we can’t play this way. So we have to think what we can improve on as a team, especially on the defensive end,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Book it: Devin Booker hits 28 to win 3-point contest Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Dimitar DILKOFFAsa Miller finished 81st in his first run in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Entering the course 104th, the Fil-Am alpine skier had a slight slip early in his run in the course but was still able to gather himself and finish the track with a time of 1:27.52.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano He is 19.25 seconds behind leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who had a time of 1:08.27.Only 85 of the 105 competitors were able to finish the course in their first run.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 folkMiller can improve his total time in Run 2, scheduled at 12:45 p.m. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgFultz’s season has certainly sprung back to life.With a playoff berth clinched for the first time since 2012 and only 10 games left, Fultz decided the time was right to come back from an injured shoulder and busted confidence that had cost him all but four games of his rookie season.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 crownFultz, who did not speak to the media, came off the bench against Denver.“It was his decision,” coach Brett Brown said. “It’s been fluid. I get goosebumps telling you all that. I’m so proud of him. The people around him have done great things. I give that kid credit.” MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The Process” orchestrated by former general manager Sam Hinkie and now led by Colangelo has seemingly worked — and a healthy, confident Fultz could only make the Sixers a force in the Eastern Conference for years ahead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit. Fultz will return to the 76ers’ lineup on Monday, March 26, 2018. Coach Brett Brown made the surprise announcement before the Sixers’ game against Denver. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)PHILADELPHIA — The curious case of Markelle Fultz took a surprising turn when the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft was in the lineup for the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday for the first time since October.All-Star center Joel Embiid tweeted a GIF of WWE star The Undertaker rising from a casket.ADVERTISEMENT “This recovery was a little bit longer than expected,” Colangelo said.The 76ers traded the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick to the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 pick with the intention of drafting Fultz.Fultz, a 6-foot-4 guard, kept a low profile and the only updates came from media shooting his video drills where he usually seemed to have little range, an inability to hit catch-and-shoot jumpers and an awkward form.The scrutiny surrounding his broken shot rattled the University of Washington star and he seemingly had been healthy enough to play — but his morale needed as much of a lift as his jumper.“Never was it at a stage where it definitely was going to happen,” Brown said. “Today, I felt something good with the performance he has been having in practices and some workouts. You could tell he has a confidence and a spirit.”Fultz averaged 6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his four games this season. He didn’t attempt a 3-pointer. Colangelo said he didn’t know if Fultz would play in the summer league.“The risk-reward, I’m going to lean on reward,” Brown said. “He’s different than anything that we have.”Colangelo said a drop-dead return date was never established, though the Sixers were getting closer to having one.“There’s going to be setback along the way in terms of your confidence,” Colangelo said. “I’m not even certain we can he’s 100 percent. But he’s 100 percent ready to get out on the floor in his own mind.”Led by Embiid and rookie of the year favorite Ben Simmons, the Sixers have won 42 games and put one of the worst stretches of basketball in NBA history behind them. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The team announced Dec. 9 the soreness was gone, the imbalance had been resolved, and he was going to participate in “elevated on-court basketball activities.” Then on Jan. 2, the team announced Fultz had been cleared to begin the final stage of his “return-to-play program.”The whole saga has mostly been a mystery, from likely return dates to the origin of the injury.“The cause is unknown at this stage,” team president Bryan Colangelo said. “We don’t know where it started, when it started. But it was some time from the time we saw him in summer league … to something that very quickly rose to awareness in late September, early October.”Fultz struggled with his mechanics when he did play, and his shooting form was widely mocked around the NBA. 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first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Throughout the PBA Philippine Cup, Kelly Nabong served as Globalport’s main anchor in the frontcourt, having to deal with rebounding and playing defense against the league’s bigger centers and forwards.ADVERTISEMENT “Mo’s a very good rebounder, he can stretch the floor, shoot the three, he can defend imports and that takes a hell of a load off from me because I usually guard the import,” said Nabong Thursday at the team’s practice facility in Green Meadows.“It’ll give me a little break when he comes in get some fresh in there, it’d be pretty good. I’m actually excited when we got him for the team.”Tautuaa, during in the 11 games he played with TNT in Philippine Cup eliminations, averaged 8.64 points and 7.82 rebounds.Although Tautuaa brought additional depth to the Batang Pier’s frontcourt that also includes Bradwyn Guinto and Joseph Gabayni, Nabong said he won’t be taking a step back.“I’m still going to do what I’m going to do and I’m still going to stay active and do everything to help this team win,” said Nabong. “I know Mo brings the same kind of energy, same kind of talent, same kind of everything to help the team win.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Standing at just 6’5”, Nabong is short compared to the likes of 6’9” Japeth Aguilar, 7’0” Greg Slaughter, and the four-time MVP 6’10” June Mar Fajardo.Despite his stature, Nabong used his might and strength to average 13.45 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.45 blocks per game in the Philippine Cup eliminations.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 crownNabong, however, will now have a vital frontcourt partner as Globalport acquired Moala Tautuaa from TNT after sending away Terrence Romeo and Yousef Taha.Tautuaa came to the Batang Pier’s camp on Tuesday along with two future draft picks, and Nabong is already giddying up for his potential partnership with the 2015 top overall pick. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism D-League: Akari-Adamson snares top spot, escapes JRU In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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