Bivol stops Barrera in 12th, defends light heavyweight title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Mexico’s Uzcategui stops Dirrell for interim IBF crown GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Bivol wasn’t bothered by a cut near the right eye in the second round from what appeared to be a clash of heads that the ringside doctor checked a couple of times in the later rounds but never affected him.He began to assert control in the fourth, catching Barrera with a left early in the round and following with a flurry of punches and a couple solid hooks. He kept piling up the punches and appeared to have Barrera hurt again in the eight. , then scored again later in the fourth with some solid left hooks.Barrera fought hard from there but Bivol was just too fast and accurate, and hurt the challenger again in the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) outlanded Barrera 243-75 in total punches, according the final stats, in the first of two light heavyweight title fights at Madison Square Garden. Sergey Kovalev then defended his WBO belt against Igor Mikhalkin.It was Bivol’s second defense of the title he was given when Andre Ward vacated it upon retirement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBarrera (21-2) was offered a fight first with Kovalev but chose instead to take less money for a shot at Bivol, perhaps counting on his experience over his 27-year-old opponent.But he had no answer for the champion’s speed and accuracy and did well to last as long as he did. His only previous loss had been to Ward. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City NEW YORK — Dmitry Bivol of Russia stopped Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera in the 12th round Saturday night to defend his WBA light heavyweight title.Bivol was dominating the fight and a little over a minute from winning an easy decision when he caught Barrera with a hard right to the head to set up the knockdown. Barrera was able to get up in time but the referee stopped the fight at 1:41 of the round.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

SHS-Ateneo de Cebu stuns no. 1 Ateneo de Manila in NBTC Elite Eight

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo did not quit just yet as SJ Belangel and Jason Credo pulled them to within two points with 17.5 seconds left, only to see the Cebuanos turn up the heat on defense to put the game away for good.In all, SHS-Ateneo made good on 10-of-23 shots from deep. “I just told them to shoot it when they’re open because we were having a hard time inside. Kai is really tall,” said Auquico.The Magis Eagles advance to the Final Four and will next take on National University, which earlier survived a history-making 51 point-outing from Jalen Green to take the 98-92 victory over Filam Sports.Green’s outburst was the most a player has scored in the 11-year history of the league, but that was overcome by clutch makes from Rhayyan Amsali and Terrence Fortea.Amsali posted a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double while Fortea scored 24 points and the two connived for the pivotal 8-0 push that broke a score of 84-all and built a 92-84 advantage in favor of NU.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Third Game: LSGH 69 – Fornilos 17, Cagulangan 14, Marcos 11, Sangco 6, Lao 5, Espinosa 5, Mosqueda 4, Lepalam 4, Natividad 2, Cruz 1, Perez 0, Morales 0.SAN BEDA 64 – Talampas 21, Oliva 17, Lazaro 7, Andrada 6, Calibo 5, Sanchez 4, Pelipel 3, Alcantara 1, Llarena 0, Estacio 0, Valencia 0, Competente 0.Quarters: 16-16, 33-35, 49-56, 69-64.Fourth Game: SHS-ATENEO DE CEBU 72 – Pastor 21, W. Yu 18, Javelosa 8, Colonia 5, Manaytay 5, Diaz 5, Mantua 3, Nacua 3, Bersaluna 2, Visser 2, B. Yu 0, Chua 0.ATENEO DE MANILA 70 – Sotto 19, Credo 12, Padrigao 11, Belangel 7, Berjay 5, David 4, Chiu 4, Diaz 4, Jaymalin 3, Santos 1, Escalona 0.Quarters: 25-12, 34-32, 53-49, 72-70. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSHS-Ateneo de Cebu busted all brackets in the 2018 Exped SM-National Basketball Training Center National Finals after toppling number one seed Ateneo de Manila, 72-70, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Errol Pastor spearheaded the telling 18-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters before Wilson Yu and the rest of the Magis Eagles fended off the newly-minted UAAP champion Blue Eaglets in a wire-to-wire win.ADVERTISEMENT Chris Ross’ recovery nearing a ‘hundred percent’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Green took charge from that point and kept the Filipino-Americans battling, but the Bullpups had an answer all throughout. “It was a good thing our defense picked up in the second half, and so did Terrence,” said a beaming head coach Goldwin Monteverde.The other pairing will then see a showdown between NCAA champion La Salle Greenhills and Metro Manila Basketball League titlist Chiang Kai Shek.The Greenies punched their ticket after rallying by San Beda, 69-64, behind Inand Fornilos’ 17-point, 11-rebound double-double and Joel Cagulangan’s all-around line of 14 points, eight assists, five steals, and three rebounds.Challenging them in the semifinals will be the Blue Dragons who scorched Mapua, 86-67, on the back of John Galinato’s 22 points.Meanwhile, NBTC Division 2 will see Final Four battles between La Salle Lipa and St. Benilde International School Calamba as well as Letran Bataan and St. Louis-Don Bosco Dumaguete.The Chevrons of Lipa made their way there after edging out Bacolod Tay Tung, 69-63, while Laguna’s St. Benilde set up a matchup with them by dethroning 2017 champion Assumption Montessori Cagayan de Oro, 76-62.In the opposite bracket, Balanga’s Knights and the St. Louis-Don Bosco of Negros paired up in downing Assumption Davao, 78-73, and Jesus the Loving Shepherd Naga, 83-78, respectively.The Scores:First Game: CHIANG KAI SHEK 86 – Galinato 22, Asuncion 19, Antiporda 18, Celis 12, Luciano 5, Agbong 4, Lim 4, Banez 2, Flores 0, Ramirez 0, Tolentino 0, Aying 0, Beltran 0.MAPUA 67 – Jabel 14, Arches 13, Escamis 12, Sarias 8, Bonifacio 8, Smith 6, Dennison 3, Samontesa 3, Romano 0, Licardo 0, Castor 0, Marzan 0.Quarters: 10-12, 42-34, 70-52, 86-67.Second Game:NU 98 – Fortea 24, Amsali 17, Oczon 16, Quiambao 13, Abadiano 8, Tamayo 8, Minerva 7, Manalang 3, Gonzales 2, Javillonar 0, Malonzo 0, Coyoca 0, Puray 0.FILAM SPORTS 92 – Green 51, Clark 17, Wilson 9, Jackson 6, Garcia 5, De Leon 3, Ayala 1, Sanderson 0.Quarters: 19-26, 47-41, 66-67, 98-92. LATEST 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pastor scored 21 points on top of eight rebounds and two assists while Yu contributed 18 markers and six boards.“We just told them to stay composed. We wanted to make most of the opportunity since we’re already here,” said coach Francis Auquico.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPastor, a post player by trade, also showcased the shooting he has been working on and hit 3-of-4 attempts from deep.Two of those came in the 18-0 blast that turned a one-point margin late in the third into a 68-51 lead with under seven minutes remaining. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

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