Sta. Lucia hires Pascua as head coach

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arum wants Pacquiao to fight top welterweight, Crawford-Horn winner OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals FILE Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSta. Lucia just boosted its young history with some championship pedigree.The Lady Realtors announced Friday that they hired two-time champion George Pascua as their head coach for the upcoming Philippine Super Liga season.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Pascua replaced Jerry Yee who jump shipped to Total in the Premier Volleyball League.“As we transition into our team’s sophomore year, we would like to officially welcome to the Sta. Lucia family our new head coach George Pascua!” the team posted on its Facebook page.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 folkPascua, who is also the head coach of Far Eastern University, steered Petron to a 2014 PSL Grand Prix title and doubled it up with a perfect 13-0 sweep of the 2015 All-Filipino Conference. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

3×3 hoop wars reaches finale at Taguig

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track It was, however, a different story in North Luzon, as Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University dominated University of Luzon, 51-33.Metro Manila was the last stop for the Regional Qualifiers, with Our Lady of Fatima University defeating Colegio de San Lorenzo, 50-48.The five regional winners, along with the NCAA Champions Arellano University, are expected to give their all for one more day as they duke it out and earn the right to be called as the one, true National Champion!Witness the thrilling conclusion of the tournament on January 27, Saturday, 11:00AM at Vista Mall Taguig. Admission is FREE! You may also stream the games LIVE via social media at Facebook.com/PCCLeague.Catch all the exciting plays and highlights on television courtesy of our media partner, the FOX Sports Networks (airing schedule TBD).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 Be in the know and get all the latest news, schedules, and updates by visiting the league’s official website at collegiatechampionsleague.net!ADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Napa elated as Wangs Basketball-Letran off to a good start LATEST STORIES MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Six teams have made it past tough battles to make it this far and have punched their ticket in the National Finals.Due to the quirky nature of the 3×3 rules, the competition has seen its share of thrilling finishes beginning with the University of the Visayas holding off University of San Jose Recoletos 47-43 to take the Visayas Leg.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 folkThis was followed by another close contest in South Luzon, when the visiting Trace College managed to topple the host squad University of Nueva Caceres, 51-45.The close winning margin trend went on in the Mindanao Leg when Southern Philippines College were able to eke out a 46-44 victory over Southern City College. There may be less players at once on the hardwood, but the action promises to be just as intense as we enter the final stage of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League 3×3 basketball tournament!ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Belo, Cruz laugh off scuffle after double technical

first_imgAnd during the scrum, the two former Tamaraws were both called with technical fouls.After Alaska won the game 88-84, the two knew they would just share a laugh if ever it gets brought up between them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That’s nothing, that’s just how we express our love for each other, of course we both want to win and I think we got overboard with out aggressiveness,” said Belo in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I just wanted to get the ball and I was surprised that there was a technical foul. There’s nothing personal on that play, we’ll just laugh at it.” Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Banchero, Aces step up in Abueva’s absence Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Cruz, who got the last laugh after his team won, said what happened was just “tough love” between them, although he was disappointed that they were called with the technical foul.“It was just tough love between the two of us and we’re just very competitive people,” said Cruz in Filipino. “Outside the court we’re really buddies. It’s just disappointing that we were called with the technical foul.”Belo, who got called with his first technical foul, couldn’t help but poke fun at the situation posting on his Facebook account that Cruz should pay for the fine.“First tech ko sa PBA yun Carl Bryan Cruz, bayaran mo yun (That was my first technical in the PBA, pay for it Carl Bryan Cruz),” Belo posted on his Facebook account.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mac Belo goes up for a shot. PBA IMAGESCarl Bryan Cruz and Mac Belo go way back, and even a heated scuffle during the match between Alaska and Blackwater won’t dampen that friendship between the former Far Eastern University teammates.The two got entangled with 5:18 left in the game and Alaska nursing a 74-72 lead, after Belo tried to snatch the ball away from Cruz who rebounded the former’s miss.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Age is but a number, not a barrier to success – Pacquiao

first_imgPons, twice-to-beat FEU ready for tough stand from Ateneo View comments “Definitely this is not my last fight,” he said. “I think I still have got a couple of more fights (until I) retire.”Pacquiao is currently a senator in the Philippines, and many in the country believe he will one day run for president, although the boxer has insisted he is happier in the ring than politics.He conceded that it was “not easy” to juggle being a top-level boxer and politician.Matthysse – who took the vacant WBA welterweight title in January – has expressed confidence that he can beat Pacquiao, describing the Filipino as a diminished star.At Friday’s press conference, he said he was a “pretty big puncher with both hands, so that gives me a lot of confidence”.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The Filipino has won an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight classes but some have raised questions about his ability to box at the top of his game due to his age.But at a joint press conference with Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, he dismissed such concerns.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 crown“It’s not about a number, it’s not about age, that doesn’t matter,” he said. “It depends how you discipline yourself in training, how you prepare.”Pacquiao said the fight against Matthysse would not be his last, as he wants the final bout of his career to take place in his homeland. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Pacquiao has not fought since he lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown in a shock points defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn last year, and has not knocked out an opponent in nearly nine years.The Kuala Lumpur bout will likely mark the first time in 15 years that Pacquiao will be fighting without his long-standing United States trainer Freddie Roach, who expressed hurt last week after saying ties have been cut.The boxer has suggested that role might go to his own friend and compatriot Buboy Fernandez, at least for the Matthysse bout.     /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao (C) arrives for a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, 2018, ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in July. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANPhilippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted on Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.Pacquiao, 39, will fight the Argentine – four years his junior – for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt on July 15 in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Refresher course

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Arinze Onuaku PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netJust in case anybody forgot, Arinze Onuaku was the best import in this conference two years ago. And he reminded people why, putting together a performance that helped Meralco open the PBA Commissioner’s Cup strong Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Onuaku punched in 30 points, missing just one of 15 attempts from the floor, while adding 19 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks in a 43-minute stint that helped the Bolts stop the Columbian Dyip, 116-103.ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas-Sultan title tiff moves to Fresno Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I believe that our locals, the other guys, also played well. KG (Canaleta), JD (Dillinger), and the other guys,” Black said. “Great effort, great start for us coming off the All-Filipino. Hopefully, we can sustain this performance the rest of the conference.”CJ Aiken played much better offensively with 21 points that went with 18 rebounds after scoring only nine in his PBA debut in Columbian’s win over Blackwater, but the Dyip obviously need more than just that if he wants to keep his job.Jerramy King, who erupted for a career-high 30 points three days ago, had only 12 points this time on a sputtering 4-of-14 shooting from the field.Until that late Meralco spurt, though, the Dyip—riding on a strong opening victory over Blackwater—kept backing the Bolts into a corner, establishing control in the first half and staying in the thick of the fight for most of the final two periods.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s 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 “I was a game-time decision. I knew my guys needed me so I tried to give them what I could.”Later in the night, Phoenix Petroleum handed Blackwater its second straight loss via a 107-102 victory.Onuaku certainly set the bar for imports in this conference but he wasn’t the only big-time performer for the Bolts.Chris Newsome added 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while Niño Canaleta and Nico Salva combined for 15 points off the bench to give Meralco the victory.Jared Dillinger chipped in 11 points, including the dagger triple from the left corner that put Meralco ahead, 108-96, with 1:41 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT And that’s despite the fact that the bull-strong import came straight from nearby Cardinal Santos Medical Center due to a bum stomach.“First, I’d like to tip my hat off to Arinze,” said Bolts coach Norman Black. “He’s been sick the last few days. He hasn’t practiced with us and he came from the hospital.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 crown“I would like to tip my hat off to him for playing really, really well. He gives us exactly what we need—rebounds and post play.”“I’m still sick but I just tried to give my team what I could today. I only got one more day so I’ll try to do it again,” said Onuaku. “I didn’t really know how it was gonna go, I hadn’t seen my team since Friday. But they kept me involved in the game and what they wanted to do, guys were able to make some shots. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Rafael Nadal in middle of football controversy in Madrid

first_imgCarpio 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 Nadal couldn’t avoid the issue when he arrived in the Spanish capital for this week’s Madrid Open.“Well, there is a problem with today’s society, that to be a true supporter of one team, it seems that you have to be anti another team,” Nadal said Monday. “I just support Real Madrid. I have a lot of friends that are from Atletico. They are playing in a competition in Europe against an English team. I just went there to support Atletico Madrid. They invited me. I just wanted to enjoy the day, to see a great football match.”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 crownNadal was captured on camera with the jersey around his neck during the team’s 1-0 win at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Thursday, a result that allowed Atletico to reach the final of Europe’s second-tiered club competition.“The (club’s) president gave me a T-shirt as a gift,” Nadal said. “At night it was a little bit chilly, a little bit cold, and I just used it as a scarf. That’s all. But it’s always the same stuff. Maybe there’s too much hypocrisy, or I would say you people in the media have to write too many things, so you have to explore some stupid things.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Pelicans’ preferred pace presents dilemma vs. Warriors FILE – In this April 29, 2018 file photo, Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts to falling confetti after winning the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament final in Barcelona, Spain. As a longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with a Atletico Madrid jersey in Atletico’s Europa League match against Arsenal on Thursday May 3, 2018, making headlines and attracting a wave of social media reactions by fans from both clubs. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)MADRID  — Rafael Nadal has put himself in the middle of a football controversy in Madrid.A longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with a Atletico Madrid jersey during the club’s Europa League match against Arsenal last week, making headlines across Spain and attracting a wave of social media reactions from fans from both teams.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadal also discussed Sunday’s “clasico” between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which ended in a 2-2 draw after several questionable calls made by the officiating crew at Camp Nou Stadium.“I don’t have to talk about football referees,” Nadal said. “The poor referee will have a lot on his back because you have been speaking about them for hours and hours. I’m not going to contribute to that show. I think it was a great football match, nice to see. I really enjoyed the football.”Nadal said he favors after-game sanctions to try to make the referees’ life easier.“Maybe I am very passionate about football, and I’m not criticizing football,” he said. “But at the end of the day, the referees have a very hard job. It’s very difficult to make decisions when you are under pressure. There are sometimes many players that try to trick other players … It’s just a show.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

Paul Zamar readily makes impact in long-awaited PBA debut

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC After years of wait, the 30-year-old guard suited up for Blackwater on Friday and achieved what had seemed to be a long shot bid just months before.“I’m OK. I really enjoyed it,” said Zamar, who was welcomed to the league by no less than Ginebra’s Mark Caguioa when he first checked into the game at the 1:54 mark of the first quarter.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 crown“I’ve waited for this for a long time and after six years after I got drafted, it’s really a surreal feeling for me that I’m here.”Like what he did in his past stops, Zamar made the most of his time on the floor, pouring 15 points on a 4-of-5 shooting, alongside six rebounds in 21 minutes of play. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BIÑAN — Paul Zamar’s PBA dream is finally a reality.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Hopefully, we get a better result next time,” he said, turning their attention to TNT on Friday.For now, though, no one can steal Zamar’s thunder.“It’s a dream of mine as a basketball player to play in the PBA. I’m just very excited about what lies ahead,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I think that should be the attitude of any professional player, that regardless of you play one minute or get a long playing time, you should be ready,” he said.Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, it wasn’t all fun and games as the Elite suffered a 105-91 defeat at the hands of the Gin Kings — the same team which drafted the former UE Red Warrior in the fourth round of the 2012 PBA Draft.With only a week of practice under his belt, Zamar acknowledges that he still needs more time to blend in, not just with his teammates but also the schemes of new coach Bong Ramos.“We still need to adjust to the system. I also know that as a new player, I’m also at an adjustment period here,” he said.But Zamar is not losing hope, not even with the Elite remaining winless this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 0-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Slaughter excited to build on strong return from injurylast_img read more

POC eyes anti-doping information drive amid Ravena ban

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments FILE – Ricky Vargas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine Olympic Committee is ready to launch a massive information campaign on prohibited drugs and banned substances that could affect the performance and careers of Filipino athletes.Saddened by the fate that befell Gilas Pilipinas guard Kiefer Ravena, POC president Ricky Vargas said they would increase awareness on the country’s anti-doping drive by individually testing athletes in the national team.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “I met recently with PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) chairman Butch Ramirez, and we jointly decided to ramp up our anti-doping program starting with random testing of our national athletes even outside of competition environment,’’ said Vargas.READ: FDA orders review of energy drinks amid Kiefer Ravena’s doping banFEATURED 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 crownRavena was suspended by the International Basketball Federation or Fiba for 18 months after testing positive for three banned substances included in the World Anti-Doping Agency list of prohibited drugs.The rookie from the NLEX Road Warriors drank Dust, a pre-workout supplement available over the counter and sold freely in supermarkets and pharmacies, before the Gilas Pilipinas game against Japan on Feb. 25 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “While we in the POC remain steadfast in our support of the IOC’s (International Olympic Committee) uncompromising stance on the use of performance-enhancing substances, I understand that Kiefer took a pre-workout drink, completely unaware that it contained an ingredient that would result in this unfortunate situation,’’ said Vargas.READ: Kiefer Ravena tests positive for banned substances, gets 18-month suspension from FibaThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has appealed Ravena’s case before the Fiba, hoping to lessen the suspension and allow him to play for the Road Warriors in the PBA.“This is obviously an innocent act by a national player who has never been known to act in defiance of any rules. However, I understand that WADA provisions are very stringent on these matters,’’ said Vargas.“I therefore appeal to all national sports associations to be constantly aware of the dire consequences of a lack of awareness and education on what substances are to be avoided,’’ he added.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Kerr jokes about resigning after Warriors winlast_img read more

Prostitute scandal jolts Mexico World Cup squad

first_imgRead Next In June 2011, shortly before a trip to Argentina to participate in the Copa America, Mexican players hired sex workers in a hotel in Quito, Ecuador. They were fined and suspended from the national team for half a year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Among the players in attendance were goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and Benfica striker Raul Jimenez.Los Angeles Galaxy brothers Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos also attended, along with defender Carlos Salcedo and midfielder Marco Fabian, who both play for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.The Mexico team is already in Copenhagen, where they are preparing for a friendly against Denmark on Saturday before heading on to Russia.The controversy echoes similar scandals which have swirled around the team in recent years.In September 2010, Mexico players partied with women after a game in Monterrey. On that occasion, all participants were fined while defender Efrain Juarez and forward Carlos Vela were suspended from the selection for six months.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The magazine published grainy images of players arriving at the party under the headline “The true farewell of the Tri!”.However, Mexican officials said the players involved will not be sanctioned because they attended the party in their free time.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 crownGuillermo Cantu, general secretary of the Mexican Football Federation, said the players would not be punished because “they have not missed training.”“A free day is a free day and those are the risks that one runs with freedom,” Cantu was quoted as saying. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments Livingston, McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs Mexican national football team players attend a send-off ceremony at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City on May 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDOMexico City, Mexico—Members of Mexico’s national football squad held a farewell party with around 30 prostitutes before the team traveled to Europe ahead of the World Cup, reports said Tuesday.According to the TVNotas gossip magazine, nine members of Mexico’s World Cup squad partied with dozens of escorts at a private compound in Mexico City last Saturday following the team’s 1-0 win over Scotland at the Aztec Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LeBron James played in NBA Finals with broken hand after ‘self-inflicted’ injury

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James wipes his face during a news conference following Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, early Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)CLEVELAND — LeBron James says he “pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand” after injuring himself in frustration after Game 1 of the NBA Finals.James punched a white board following Cleveland’s overtime loss in the opener at Oracle Arena, calling his injury “self-inflicted” after Golden State finished a sweep of the Cavaliers with a 108-85 victory on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jeron Teng recovers from stab wounds, time frame for hardcourt return ‘uncertain’ James arrived for his postgame news conference with a cast over his right hand.He says he was upset by some calls that went against the Cavs late in the fourth quarter of their opening loss and he was upset they had missed their chance to win on the road, saying he “let the emotions get the best of me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe injury was never disclosed, and James played basically every minute for the rest of the series and put up great numbers.James scored 23 points in Game 4, his lowest-output game of the series. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more