PBA donates P46 million to POC

first_imgThe PBA contribution, meanwhile, is geared towards the training and development of the athletes for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and the 2019 SEA Games here in the country. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith eyes geared towards helping Philippine sports as a whole, the PBA has extended a helping hand to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).Led by PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, the Board of Governors donated a sum of P46 million on Sunday which was received by POC president Ricky Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident San Miguel Corporation (SMC) sports director Alfrancis Chua also expressed his company’s desire to help Vargas in his tenure in the POC, saying that all of these is for the betterment of Philippine sports as a collective.“In San Miguel, we want to help the athletes in any way we can. My boss Ramon S. Ang donated 20 million so that we can help our Filipino athletes,” he said.Receiving the checks with Vargas were POC chairman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, secretary-general Pato Gregorio, deputy secretary-general Karen Caballero, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio, National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) president Prospero Pichay, and Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) secretary Ed Picson.Vargas said that there are already selected programs where the funds will go to.The SMC contribution will be for a specific NSA that the company will opt to godfather, while the MVPSF fund will be for incentives of medal-winning athletes and programs.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victolero: Magnolia ‘surrendered’ in endgame vs Phoenix The San Miguel Corporation and the MVP Sports Foundation each gave P20 million in checks to the POC, while all 12 PBA teams chipped in P500,000 to amount to the league’s P6 million contribution.“I would like to thank with gratitude the PBA for their contribution and San Miguel Corporation and the MVPSF. These are all directed contribution towards athletes, towards NSAs for the program for Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games,” said Vargas. “We are very thankful for all of these contributions for the athletes, for the program, and for the country.”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 crownMarcial said that the act of goodwill was an initiative of the Board of Governors back in their planning session in Hong Kong.“The Governors said that they wanted to help and support the POC since the president is also our chairman,” he said.last_img read more

Filoil: Letran sends listless JRU to sixth straight loss

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Letran went on an offensive tear shooting 54 percent from the field, 36-of-67, while limiting the Heavy Bombers to a 29-of-73 clip.The Knights ran the Heavy Bombers aground, scoring 24 fastbreak points while tallying 12 steals.Darius Estrella led the Heavy Bombers with 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Colegio de San Juan de Letran continued its stable run after taking the air out Jose Rizal University, 94-71, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors to take 3-2 series lead Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The Knights improved to a 3-2 record in Group B while the Heavy Bombers remained winless at 0-6 and kept their place at bottom of the standings.John Calvo led the way for Letran finishing with 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while Bong Quinto added 17 points.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 crownLetran opened with a strong 20-9 first quarter and was never threatened from there.“We performed better, the effort was there, the discipline was there, and as a coach you won’t ask for more,” said Knights head coach Jeff Napa in Filipino.last_img read more

All eyes on Alyssa as semifinals kicks off

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFour clubs start their royal rumble for a spot in the championship round on Sunday, but all eyes are on fixed on league darling Alyssa Valdez, who hasn’t won a title in almost three years.Valdez will be front and center for top seed Creamline, which will battle rebooted three-time champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force in a best-of-three semifinal series of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Mixing hoops and academics–the Ateneo way 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also serving up their own series—in a much low-key manner—are PayMaya and BanKo Perlas.The last time the 25-year-old poster girl held a trophy was in 2015 when she helped PLDT Home Ultera to back-to-back titles along with the likes of Jaja Santiago and Grethcel Soltones.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 crownWith the Cool Smashers building their team around Valdez, fans are hoping to finally witness the end of a long title-drought.Having Valdez’s back are imports Kuttika Kaewpin and Nikolina Asceric, and fellow local superstars Michelle Gumabao, Risa Sato, libero Melissa Gohing and Jia Morado. LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees But out to spoil the fun are the Lady Warriors led by Myla Pablo, who can match Valdez’s power and skills—and gallery appeal.Imports Arielle Love and Madeline Palmer will beef up Pocari along with role players Jeannete Panaga, Del Palomata, Angel Antipuesto, libero Jellie Tempiatura and playmaker Wendy Semana.Not to be overlooked is the separate showdown between the High Flyers and the Perlas Spikers.“I think we’re just about even in manpower although they’ve got strong imports and PayMaya is a well-coached team,” said BanKo-Perlas mentor Dong dela Cruz, whose charges are riding on a seven-game winning run.He is hoping the string of wins can give the Perlas Spikers needed momentum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

DeGale vacates IBF super middleweight title

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ FILE – Badou Jack punches James DeGale during their WBC/IBF Super Middleweight Unification bout at the Barclays Center on January 14, 2017 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPLONDON — James DeGale announced Wednesday that he has vacated his IBF super middleweight title.“I have relinquished my IBF title as I look to secure big fights in the final chapter of my career,” the 32-year-old DeGale wrote on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT “This is the final phase of my career where I want to be involved in the biggest fights possible. My team have been working very hard behind the scenes and we’ve got some exciting news to announce soon.”DeGale became the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a professional world title when in 2015 he outpointed Andre Dirrell in Boston.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 crownHe has since defended it largely on American soil, including drawing a unification fight with Badou Jack and reclaiming his title following an unexpected defeat by Caleb Truax in London, but is expected to conclude his career in Britain. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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. View comments Magnolia boosts playoff hopes with crucial win over NLEX Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Clutch Thompson downplays Game 5 heroics

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “I’m just expecting that I will be aggressive every time I’m on the floor,” said Thompson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Down 3-2, Balkman unfazed ahead of Game 6: ‘Don’t count us out’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Ginebra fell behind, 83-78, after June Mar Fajardo dunked on Thompson in transition with 3:17 left to play.That, however, became the prelude to the Gin Kings’ closing 9-0 run.Thompson’s jumper gave Ginebra the 84-83 lead off of Justin Brownlee’s assist with 36 seconds left.“I think Scottie is going to be a more and more complete player, he’s going to be a 20-point scorer at some point in his career, he’s going to average eight to 10 assists a game, probably average 12 to 14 rebounds,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.Thompson, not done with his late-game heroics, put Ginebra up, 86-83, with a breakaway layup with 23.1 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Averaging just 8.3 points a game from Games 1 through 4, Thompson was a viable scoring threat, and clutch performer, against San Miguel in the pivotal 87-83 Game 5 win.Thompson finished with a game-high 20 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, with 11 rebounds to lead the Gin Kings.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’“My teammates and coaches always tell me that if I’m open I take a shot,” said Thompson in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “That’s all I did, I will find an open spot and shoot.”And Thompson’s points weren’t just the run-of-the mill shots as he scored six of his fourth quarter points in the final 1:07 of the game. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scottie Thompson was never Barangay Ginebra’s first scoring option during first four games of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but Game 5 seemed to have changed the narrative altogetherADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Jordan cleared

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But proof that the SBP is working on an appeal is that it requested for a roster change from the Olympic Council of Asia, which runs the Asian Games. The OCA agreed to the request Tuesday.Gilas Pilipinas clashes with Kazakhstan at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. in Manila) on Thursday and the SBP continues to hold out hope that Clarkson will be made available by the NBA, which only allows the release of players for Fiba tournaments.A source from the Philippine Sports Commission confirmed Clarkson’s clearing, but only based on a “dispatch” from Indonesia that the NBA swingman was even designated as flag-bearer for the Philippine delegation during the Aug. 18 opening ceremony.A source within the Philippine Olympic Committee confirmed as much, but was mum on the NBA clearance.Reports also leaked that Clarkson already has a ticket to Indonesia, but another source said the local cage agency has no knowledge of that.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Clarkson had earlier been listed as part of the team, but was later stricken off in favor of Trollano when the NBA issued a statement refusing to clear Clarkson.An official, though, confirmed that the local cage body is still exhausting all means to get the NBA to relent, after the league had said flat out earlier that the Asian Games is not on the list of tournaments that it releases players to.China has two NBA veterans on its roster, but the SBP official said that, like Clarkson, the two Chinese still haven’t gotten clearance from the NBA yet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The problem? At press time, no official word from the NBA has been released to supersede an initial statement that it was barring the Cleveland Cavaliers swingman from suiting up.Several sources working with the Asian Games delegation relayed the news of Clarkson’s clearance, backing Gomez’s claim to media outlets that the Cavs standout can now suit up for the Philippines.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’Contacted in Indonesia, where the national team is currently making do with 50-minute practices at the official venue granted by organizers, Yeng Guiao said he was instructed by team manager Butch Antonio to “reinstate [Clarkson’s] name in lieu of Don Trollano.”A Philippine Olympic Committee source, however, said the country’s local basketball federation, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, is still waiting for official word from the NBA regarding Clarkson’s availability. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jordan Clarkson– TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.NETTwo days before plunging into action in the Asian Games basketball competition, Jordan Clarkson’s situation has turned the national men team’s world upside down anew.Sports officials led by Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez revealed Tuesday that Clarkson had already been cleared by the NBA to play for the country in the continental games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Perpetual trips Jose Rizal; St. Benilde turns back EAC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

LeBron ‘humbled’ to join Lakers, expects ‘something special’

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James fields questions during media day at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James realizes the size of the challenge he accepted when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. After eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, he knows his new team isn’t a true contender with Golden State and the NBA’s elite just yet.The superstar welcomed every step in the process Monday as he began his next chapter in purple and gold.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think this is a great start for the Lakers to get back to championship caliber,” said McGee, who just won two championship rings in Golden State. “For me personally, I feel like this is everybody’s dream as a basketball player, to put on the purple and gold and compete for a championship.”But on their first formal day together, nobody suggested the Lakers are remotely ready to compete with the Warriors, who would have four consecutive championships if James hadn’t won the Cavs’ first championship in legendary fashion instead in 2016.“We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” James said. “They can pick up right where they left off, starting with training camp. … We’re picking up from scratch, so we’ve got a long way to go. We can’t worry about what Golden State is doing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James finally made his first formal appearance as a member of the Lakers at their media day, nearly three months after he left Cleveland for a four-year, $153.3 million free-agent deal. In between posing for photos in his new gold No. 23 uniform, the 33-year-old superstar revealed part of the motivation behind his decision to join an iconic franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in five years.“No matter what uniform I’m in, I’m always humsbled that I’m able to play this game at this level,” James said. “I think we all know that this franchise has been a historical franchise in this league for years. … That’s an excitement in its own right. And then it’s just always humbling for me when I get a chance to be a part of something special.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe burgeoning entertainment mogul also politely scoffed at the notion his numerous interests in film and television production would be any distraction from his day job. Moving to Hollywood was not his motivation for going West, he insisted.“My decision was based solely on my family and the Lakers,” James said. “I’m a basketball player. I play ball. That’s what I do.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown James joined the Lakers along with veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley this summer. They’ll team up with the Lakers’ talented young core to change the face of a 16-time champion franchise emerging from the worst half-decade in its lengthy history.But James made it perfectly clear he won’t judge his achievements in Los Angeles solely on championships, particularly not during these Lakers’ first season together.“I don’t believe the only thing that’s a success in marking a season is winning a championship,” James said. “There’s only one champion, but that doesn’t mean you’re not successful. There’s going to be wins and losses, but what you control is how you prepare every day.“We’re a new ballclub coming together. They have some returning guys, but as far as the ballclub, we’re all new to each other. So we have to take our bumps and our bruises. There’s going to be good times. There’s going to be bad times. That’s what happens when a team is new. But if we continue to work the process and we continue to sacrifice for one another and put in the commitment and the time to being great, everything else will fall into place.”This perspective contrasts sharply with the ring-or-bust mentality held by Kobe Bryant, the last superstar to wear this uniform. Two seasons after Bryant’s retirement, the Lakers have been replenished by the arrival of James and the veterans that he assembled around him.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Modric crowned world’s best, ends Ronaldo-Messi eralast_img read more

Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After losing to Houston in Game 7 last year by the same 5-1 score, the Dodgers became the first team defeated on its home field in consecutive World Series since the New York Giants by the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in 1936 and ’37.Boston won its ninth title, tying the Athletics for third-most behind the Yankees (27) and Cardinals (11). All that stood between the Red Sox and a sweep was an 18-inning loss in Game 3, the longest World Series game ever. They trailed 4-0 in the seventh inning of Game 4 when ace Chris Sale rose from the dugout bench for a fiery, profane, motivational rant and woke up for a 9-6 win. Boston never trailed in Game 5.The 33-year-old Price, a Cy Young Award winner in 2012, long pitched under an October shadow cast by his regular-season success. He had been 0-9 in 11 postseason starts before defeating Astros ace Justin Verlander in the clinching Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. He won his third straight start Sunday and became the first pitcher to beat Cy Young winners in the finale of an LCS and the World Series in the same year.After allowing two runs over six inning to win Game 2 last Wednesday, Price got two outs in the ninth inning of Friday’s marathon game. He became the first to pitch into the eighth inning of a Series game on one day of rest since the Yankees’ Bob Turley in 1957.Price gave up a home run to David Freese on his first pitch, then allowed just two more hits — the last a triple to Freese that Martinez lost in the third-inning twilight and allowed to drop behind him in right. Price struck out five and walked two, retiring 14 in a row before a leadoff walk to Chris Taylor in the eighth ended his night after 89 pitches. He tapped his heart several times to Red Sox fans behind the first base dugout while walking to the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Shortstop Xander Bogaerts was the only active player on the Red Sox from their 2013 championship team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Long downtrodden during decades of despair before ending an 86-year championship drought in 2004, the Red Sox have become baseball’s team of the century with four titles in 15 seasons.Alex Cora’s team romped to a 17-2 start and a club-record 108 wins, then went 11-3 in the postseason, dispatching the 100-win New York Yankees and the 103-victory and defending champion Houston Astros in the playoffs. Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to win a title and just the fifth rookie manager overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPearce hit a two-run homer on Clayton Kershaw’s sixth pitch. Solo homers by Mookie Betts in the sixth inning and J.D. Martinez in the seventh quieted the Dodger Stadium crowd, and Pearce added a solo drive off Pedro Baez in the eighth.Pearce, a June acquisition from Toronto, had three homers and seven RBIs in the final two games of the Series. View commentscenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce celebrates his second home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — The Boston Red Sox really are that great.David Price proved his postseason mettle, Steve Pearce homered twice and Boston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games.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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Curry sets another record for 3s, Warriors hold off Nets Joe Kelly struck out three straight pinch hitters and Sale, originally scheduled to start Game 5, fanned three more in the ninth. Sale ended by throwing a slider past Manny Machado, a meager 4 for 22 (.182) in the Series, and raised both arms as catcher Christian Vazquez ran out to jump on him with glee and teammates from the dugout and bullpens followed.While Price rewrote his own legacy, Kershaw was unable to change his. He dropped to 1-4 with a 6.06 ERA in postseason elimination games. Plagued at times by an aching back, the 30-year-old lefty no longer is the dominant pitcher who won three Cy Young Awards, his famous 12-to-6 breaking ball now more 10 to 4:30.Kershaw allowed four runs and seven hits — three of them homers — in seven innings. He is 9-10 with a 4.32 ERA in 30 postseason appearances, a huge drop from his 153-69 record and 2.39 ERA during the regular season.He began aggressively, throwing strikes on his first six pitches, and the Red Sox were ready.Andrew Benintendi hit a one-out single and Pearce pulled a fastball over the middle of the plate and sent it 405 feet into the left-field pavilion.While the crowd of 54,367 for Dodger Stadium’s final game this year was stunned, Freese woke up fans in the bottom half. He drove Price’s first pitch 402 feet to the opposite field and into the right field pavilion.Betts homered on a slider that stayed in the strike zone after going 0 for 13 in Los Angeles this weekend, the first postseason home run of his career coming in his 87th at-bat. Martinez homered in the seventh, driving a fastball to straightway center.STAY AHEADBoston was 10-0 in the postseason when scoring first.I’M STILL HERElast_img read more

Harris scores 22, Clippers down Wizards

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 “We know what we have in the locker room,” said Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. “Whatever the standings might be, whatever is said on paper, you’ve got to play the game. And we like to play the game.”Bradley Beal scored 20 points and John Wall added 18 for Washington, which shot 40 percent and missed 22 of 27 3s. The Wizards are 1-5 this season and have lost 11 in a row to the Clippers in Los Angeles, dating back to Feb. 13, 2008.“Our defense was horrendous. I don’t know how we expect to win,” said Wizards reserve guard Austin Rivers. “Teams are just walking into the paint, making layups, getting open threes. It just comes from effort and talking. You’ve just got to have personal pride. You’ve got to get mad when somebody scores on you.”After Washington pulled within 81-71, the Clippers ran off 16 unanswered points, including three 3-pointers by Patrick Beverley, for a 97-71 lead with 2:15 left in the third. The Wizards missed three shots and turned the ball over twice in the run.Leading 21-18, the Clippers capped a 14-2 spurt with a 3-pointer by Williams for a 35-20 advantage with 10:58 left in the second quarter. After two free throws by Jeff Green, back-to-back lay-ins by Harris gave Los Angeles its biggest lead to that point at 42-24 with 9:24 left in the half.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, drives into Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — In a season where putting up lots of points has been a nightly occurrence, the Los Angeles Clippers have also been trying to win with their defense.Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead nine players in double-figures as the Los Angeles Clippers coasted to a 136-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Machado’s first World Series one to forget for Dodgers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It was because of our defense,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Everybody’s excited about the offense, but its the defense that does the dirty work and allows everybody to score.”Lou Williams added 17 points on his 32nd birthday for the Clippers, who shot 54 percent from the field, made 16-of-29 3-pointers, and outrebounded Washington 57-45.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“As a team, we want to not only be known as an offensive team in the West, but a defensive team as well,” said Avery Bradley who had 15 points. “We know defense wins games, and that’s our mentality going into games.”Two nights after posting a 133-113 road victory over the Houston Rockets, the Clippers held the Wizards to a season-low in points and won for the fourth time in their last five games. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Wizards got within 52-45 only to see the Clippers expand their lead to 69-54 by halftime. Back-to-back dunks by Harris early in the third quarter put Los Angeles up 77-60 with 8:26 left in the third.We have to be one of the best teams chemistry-wise,” Harris said of the Clippers. “It’s just a matter of us continuing to build on that, and I think we’ve still got a ways to go in that department.”TIP-INSWizards: Markieff Morris (flu-like symptoms) was a game-time decision. The Wizards were playing their fourth of five road games, their longest trip of the season, and fourth straight in the Pacific Time Zone. … Dwight Howard (gluteal soreness) missed his fifth straight game working out back in Washington.Clippers: Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with 4:58 left in the first quarter, his third of the game, was the 600th of his NBA career. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sank a 3-point shot from the center circle as time expired in the first quarter to give the Clippers a 28-20 lead. … Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) sat out his second straight game.FAMILY REUNIONThe game was the first in which Doc Rivers coached against his son, Austin Rivers, since Austin was traded by the Clippers to the Wizards in June after four years with the lippers.“In New Orleans (in 2014), at least the first time, it was really cool. I didn’t even know what to do. Shake his hand? Wish him luck?” said Doc Rivers. “Now, you just want to beat him. And he wants to beat me. That’s the way it is.”MULTIPLE MILESTONESWith his fourth rebound with 3:59 left in the half, Marcin Gortat moved past Al Horford into 15th place on the NBA’s all-time Total Rebound list, and finished with seven for the game, putting him at 6,153 rebounds for his career. John Wall played his 547th game for the Wizards, moving him into 9th place on the team’s all-time list, one behind Jeff Malone. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college RIVERS HOT OVER LUEDoc Rivers did not mince words when asked about the Cavaliers decision to fire Tyronn Lue on Sunday.“We talked for a long time because he’s really disappointed,” said Rivers. “But he has a lot to be proud of. He did a heck of a job in extreme circumstances. I’m probably no prouder of anybody who’s played for me and been a coach under me than Ty Lue. It makes me so angry when you see stuff like that, but there’s nothing you can do about it. He handled it better than me. He handled it with amazing class, thanked everybody. He’s better than me.”UP NEXTWizards: Conclude a five-game road trip in Memphis on Tuesday night.Clippers: At Oklahoma City, where they’ve lost three in a row, on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

Lack of bigs catches up with UST in crucial loss to Adamson

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE Championship launches eSports tournament “At first we really didn’t have any problem matching up, but when the bigs were gone that’s when it started,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ayo had no choice but to go with a small lineup in the fourth with the 5-foot-11 Joshua Marcos holding ground UST’s paint against Adamson’s 6-foot-7 center Papi Sarr.This small lineup saw UST get outrebounded 53-35  and Sarr putting up 11 points and 14 boards.Making things worse for the Growling Tigers was CJ Cansino’s momentary absence late in the game after he hurt his left Achilles’ muscle.READ: Cansino turns disappointment into motivation en route to historic triple-doubleADVERTISEMENT Cansino, who stands at 6-foot-2, landed on Sean Manganti’s foot after defending a transition layup attempt from the Soaring Falcon with 4:16 left.Although Cansino made his return with two minutes remaining to play, Adamson’s 87-76 lead was too big of a margin to overcome in such a short amount of time.Ayo, though, still commended his players’ efforts despite being undersized and being undermanned.“We still fought, my players were still playing within the system especially on the defensive part,” said Ayo. “We tried to catch up but we really didn’t have the players.”With the loss, the Growling Tigers dropped to a 5-7 record and stayed at the sixth spot of the standings. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Growling Tigers had a surprising run when 6-foot-8 center Steve Akomo went down with a head injury at the tail-end of the first round, winning three games out of five to build a 5-6 record in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.It was during this time that UST relied on bruisers Germy Mahinay and Enrique Caunan to pick up the slack in Akomo’s absence but such a limited center rotation proved fatal for the Growling Tigers in their 96-83 loss to Adamson University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Adamson enters UAAP Final Four, sends UST to second straight lossCaunan absorbed his fifth foul less than two minutes into the third while Mahinay lasted a little bit longer—less than three minutes into the fourth. UST’s big man conundrum eventually reared its ugly head.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more