Adamson makes presence felt, stuns NCAA champion

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEAG debacle aftermath: Young Aklanon’s big splash must not be in vain LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next View comments Galanza topscored with 18 points, Soyud had nine and Lea-Ann Perez eight for the Lady Falcons, who contained Arellano’s vaunted gunners with tough floor defense.Jovielyn Prado, one of Arellano’s top contributors, could only muster 11 points, while Andrea Marzan added eight. Regina Arocha contributed just two.Adamson created ripples during its opening match, whipping University of the Philippines last Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Falcons were nowhere near the team they were in the previous UAAP season when—they could only cough up one win—as they dominated the Lady Chiefs, who didn’t show a trace of being the current NCAA champs.Christine Soyud instigated the Lady Falcons’ raging start as they posted a 19-10 lead in the opening set, taking advantage of the Lady Chiefs’ spotty defense that was so solid the previous two matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn posting its second straight win and keeping its tournament slate clean, Adamson handed Arellano its first setback in a 2-1 start.Comebacking setter Fen Emnas did an excellent job distributing the ball, making 29 excellent sets for Soyud and Jem Galanza to blast away. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe reigning queens of the NCAA bowed to the cellar-dweller of the UAAP.In a stark reversal of roles, Adamson drubbed Arellano, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The 10 things to know going into this NBA season

first_imgView comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The offseason was loaded with changes. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George went to Oklahoma City, Gordon Hayward and Irving went to Boston, Isaiah Thomas got sent to Cleveland, Jimmy Butler is now in Minnesota and Paul Millsap calls Denver home. That’s seven All-Stars who moved, a record for an NBA offseason.Every coach who started last season will start this season. That’s an NBA first.Here’s 10 things to know about the NBA season that is finally here:10. QUICK STARTERSFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Antonio, Toronto and Miami will likely start 1-0 — because under current management, San Antonio, Toronto and Miami almost always start 1-0. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is 18-2 on opening night, Raptors coach Dwane Casey is 7-1 and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is 7-2. Spoelstra has started 1-0 in each of the last six seasons, the longest such run in the NBA. A coach in need of a 1-0 start? Try New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry. He’s dropped five straight openers and is 2-9 on opening night. Brooklyn, Orlando, Milwaukee and Utah have the league’s longest current opening-night losing streaks, starting 0-1 in each of the last four seasons.9. FROM DISTANCELast season was the third straight where the NBA’s team single-season 3-point record fell, starting with Houston (933 in 2014-15), Golden State (1,077 in 2015-16) and Houston again (1,181 from 2016-17). Between the Rockets, Cleveland, Boston and the Warriors, four of the five highest single-season 3-point totals inhistory came last season. Don’t expect the 3-ball to go away anytime soon, either. 8. LEBRON’S MARKSLeBron James’ list of milestones is about to get longer. He comes into this season 1,213 points shy of becoming the seventh NBA player to reach 30,000, meaning it should happen by about the All-Star break barring any extended absence. He’s also on pace to eclipse the 8,000-rebound and 8,000-assist marks this season. The only other player in NBA history with 25,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 6,000 assists is Kobe Bryant. James already has all those numbers, and counting.7. WHERE’S THE DEFENSE?In 2014-15, half the league — 15 teams — held opponents under 100 points per game. Two seasons later, San Antonio and Utah were the only teams that managed the feat. The league’s planned crackdown on traveling this season might help, but it’ll be interesting to see if defensive numbers improve in this era of 3-point-reliant, pace-and-space basketball.6. MAYBE MINNESOTAThink about this, with apologies to fans in the Pacific Northwest: There have been more NBA playoff games in Seattle over the last 13 years than in Minneapolis. This will finally be the year that changes. The Timberwolves, who last reached the postseason in 2004, should return this spring even in a loaded Western Conference with Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and new addition Jimmy Butler leading the way.5. SPURS CHASE HISTORYIf the Spurs win 41 games this season — a safe bet — it’ll be the 21st consecutive season where San Antonio finishes the regular season at .500 or better. That would tie the NBA mark in that department, matching the feat set by the Utah Jazz from 1983-84 to 2003-04. The Spurs set a record for consecutive winning seasons last year with their 20th. (Utah was 41-41 in 1984-85.)4. DIRK’S LONGEVITYDallas’ Dirk Nowitzki enters this season 31 games away from passing Kevin Willis for No. 6 on the NBA’s all-time list. At 48,673 minutes, he’s also within striking distance of No. 5 Elvin Hayes (50,000), No. 4 Jason Kidd (50,111) and No. 3 Kevin Garnett (50,418).ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Garcia heats up late as EAC caps off season with a win LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FILE – This Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, and Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry battling for a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. The Warriors and Cavaliers are being penciled in to meet in the NBA Finals once again. They’re going to drive most of the conversation this season, a fact that is not lost on the league or its TV partners. When the season tips off Tuesday, Cleveland will take the center stage first, followed by the Warriors. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)Happy New Year, NBA.The 72nd regular season starts Tuesday night, when Boston heads to Cleveland and Houston goes to Golden State. Fans in Cleveland will boo Kyrie Irving, fans in Oakland will cheer the Warriors’ latest championship banner, and the march toward April will finally be underway.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  3. STEPH WATCHStephen Curry will have just turned 30 when this regular season ends. And by then, he legitimately could be No. 3 on the NBA’s all-time 3-point list. Curry starts this season No. 10, and at his current pace will pass Ray Allen for the top spot sometime in the 2019-2020 season.2. NEW DEADLINENo longer will the All-Star Game be overshadowed by talk of who’s getting moved where (like last year, when DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the Pelicans while players were still in locker rooms in New Orleans immediately after the game). The trade deadline will now be 10 days before the All-Star break, so this season that means Feb. 8.1. AND THE WINNER IS …How can anyone pick against Golden State right now? The Warriors will get their third title in four years, which is the easiest prediction possible. So we’ll finish this with some probably less-than-chalk picks: LeBron James is going to reclaim the MVP award, the Rockets will have a game where they connect 30 times from 3-point range and Charlotte’s Steve Clifford will be coach of the year.last_img read more

PSL, locals recognize imports’ impact in Philippine volleyball

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2018 PSL Grand Prix Presscon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith the Philippine SuperLiga starting off its season on a new format, the league couldn’t help but thank its foreign players for helping improve the quality of play in the country.During the league’s press conference Thursday at CenterStage in Mall of Asia Complex, Chairman Philip Juico and Ambassadress Aby Maraño expressed their gratitude to the teams and the visiting players.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH D-League: Jackson, Coffee Lovers use underdog tag as motivation NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Read Next The PSL also welcomed Smart as its newest team putting the total to eight and joining clubs F2 Logistics, Petron, Sta. Lucia, Generika, Cignal, Cocolife, and Foton.Juico also gave credit to how teams quickly adjusted to the new calendar and having the imports ready in time for the first game day on Feb. 17.“For many of you, this is a big responsibility because of the commitments before,” said Juico. “It does take time for teams to make adjustments and we’re very grateful to the teams for not only agreeing to the shift but bringing very good players, both locals and from overseas.”Teams practically retained its core of local players and imports with the exception of the Cargo Movers who won’t have the likes of Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Mary Joy Baron, and Desiree Cheng due to the quartet’s commitment to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The PSL usually starts its season with the Invitational Cup, which serves as some sort of a preseason tournament, before moving on to the All-Filipino Conference and the import-laden Grand Prix.This time, the Grand Prix became the first conference as the PSL changed its schedule to comply with the shifts in the calendars of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and the Fédération International de Volleyball, the sport’s governing body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In behalf of all the Filipino athletes, we are grateful to see great action from you,” said Maraño to the imports. “You inspire us and you motivate us to do so much more on our end.”“Of course learning from you will make Filipino athletes better so that we can take volleyball to the top,” added Maraño who plays for defending champion F2 Logistics.last_img read more

Dragons cool off fiery Alab

first_imgRead Next FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBuoyed by its sellout crowd at MABA Stadium, the Westports Malaysia doused red-hot San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, 90-89, Sunday in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League in Kuala Lumpur.Joshua Munzon sank the game-winning free throw off a foul by Lawrence Domingo with 8.0 seconds left as the Dragons ended Alab Pilipinas’ eight-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Alab had the last shot but Dondon Hontiveros misfired on a right corner 3-pointer as time ran out.Still, it was a valiant effort from San Miguel Alab, which only suffered its second defeat in nine games on the road and fell to third place with its 11-5 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRenaldo Balkman carried much of the scoring load with 33 points that went with 19 rebounds, while fellow World Import Justin Brownlee chimed in 25 markers, five rebounds and seven assists and four blocks.Unfortunately for Alab, fatigue got the better of Brownlee late as he missed two crucial freebies with 31.2 seconds remaining that could given the lead back to the Filipinos. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WESTPORTS MALAYSIA DRAGONS 90 — Eversley 36, Munzon 19, Kuek 14, Purdy 11, Davis 9, Wong 1, Teo 0.SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 89 — Balkman 33, Brownlee 25, Parks 10, Domingo 7, Raymundo 6, Urbiztondo 6, Maierhofer 2, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0.Quarters: 24-26, 44-47, 65-69, 90-89. LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. was limited to just 10 points and seven rebounds before picking up his fifth foul with 1:49 left to play.Alab played a dangerous opponent in Westports Malaysia (5-10), which was in desperation mode to stay in playoff contention.World Import Chris Eversley led the Dragons with 36 points and six rebounds before fouling out midway through the payoff period, while Munzon filled the stat sheet with 19 markers, eight boards, three assists, six steals and two blocks.Kuek Tian Yuan shot 4-of-5 from three to wound up with 14 points and six rebounds, while Jawhar Purdy had 11 markers, six boards, and four dimes in the win.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Viray twins win San Beda’s 1st NCAA beach volley title via sweeplast_img read more

‘Small’ Marano coming up big for PSL Manila

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — You won’t miss her out there on the court: She hits hard, screams even harder and literally lifts her teammates up after a point. Oh and let’s not forget about the hair clips.Benched in the first game here, Aby Marano is slowly but surely becoming a integral part of the Rebisco PSL Manila competing here in the tough Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT During a heart-to-heart talk with the coaching staff, Marano even shared her thoughts.“I was thinking (after not being used against Hisamitsu Springs) that once I get to play I will play my heart out,” said Marano, who went on to score 10 points against Vietin Bank the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHead coach Francis Vicente cited the energy Marano provides to the team which was sorely needed after it absorbed a three-set defeat to Tianjin Bohai Bank.“That’s how she (Marano) generates energy, let’s all have that energy,” said Vicente. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Amid 0-3 start, PSL Manila stays strong ahead of Thailand game Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “Let’s not forget why we’re here. It doesn’t stop here we are just beginning let’s show that we deserve to be here,” said the F2 Logistics stalwart of the Philippine Superliga.The 24-year-old Marano, however, is undersized for a middle hitter at 5-foot-9 which could play a big factor in the selection of the national team preparing for the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Seniors.The team is already teeming with towering middles like 6-foot Mika Reyes, 6-foot-3 Gen Casugod, 6-foot-2 Lourdes Clemente and 5-foot-10 Maika Ortiz.“I know that I’m small for the position, and we have many middle hitters here,” said Marano. “But I don’t want to stop there, so I tried to lose weight so I can jump higher.”Against Supreme of Thailand on Monday, Marano gets the chance to play against her idol, superstar Pleumjit Thinkaow — if and when she gets to play.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month PLAY LIST 02:57DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month00:50Trending Articles01:45Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemia

first_img“We request the Lasallian community to extend assistance and support to Yan Yan during this time,” the statement read.Official statement on Yan Lariba’s condition:#KayaMoYANFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting*ERRATUM: The BDO Account is 870-007-459 pic.twitter.com/sHhXJgz0Jl— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) May 30, 2017 Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involved Philippines’ Ian Lariba hits a shot in her women’s singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. AFP FILE PHOTORio Olympian Ian Lariba has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), her family disclosed Tuesday.In a statement released by DLSU Sports, Lariba’s family shared that the 22-year-old Lasallian paddler will undergo treatment this week after seeking blood donors to help her cause late since last week.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ US gymnastics team dominates at the Rio Olympics PLAY LIST 00:44US gymnastics team dominates at the Rio Olympics02:36Rio: No common cell tower policy under my watch01:07Fireworks and music kick off Paralympics in Rio01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The school also urged the community to extend financial assistance to Lariba’s family during their time of need.She dominated the UAAP table tennis field in her five-year stint for the Green Paddlers where she became a three-time Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year in Season 74, and the UAAP Athlete of the Year in Seasons 77 and 78.Lariba earned a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the Philippines’ first table tennis representative to the quadrennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

Top 2 slots sealed

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Justin Brownlee scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds and the Gin Kings had little trouble thwarting the Floodbuster, who failed to make it past the eliminations for the second straight conference after a 3-8 record, good for 10th spot.Ginebra will thus await the winner of the knockout clash between the Batang Pier and Alaska for No. 8 on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, while the Beermen will be clashing with seventh-ranked Phoenix Petroleum in the quarterfinals.The Fuel Masters, GlobalPort and the Aces all finished with 4-7 records, but Phoenix grabbed No. 7 because of having the best quotient.TNT KaTropa finished No. 4 and will clash with fifth-ranked Meralco in a best-of-three series. Defending champion Rain or Shine, No. 6 with a 5-6 record, will battle the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer accomplished the first thing it set out to do in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, and coach Leo Austria knows the question on everyone’s minds.“It won’t be easy,” Austria said on Friday night, moments after his Beermen claimed the first twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs after a 112-101 decision of GlobalPort at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “We now have the opportunity, but it will entirely be up to us,” he said when asked if he can see a clearer road to the Finals—and a shot at the second jewel of the coveted Triple Crown. “But we will be playing (solid) contenders (in the playoffs). It will be hard.”After getting 34 points from import Charles Rhodes and twin digits from five locals, San Miguel closed out its elimination round stint with a 9-2 card, tying idle sister team Star and Barangay Ginebra at the top and finishing No. 2 in the rankings behind the Gin Kings after the quotient system broke the tie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGinebra also finished with a 9-2 record and grabbed the second quarterfinal bonus after a 94-80 whipping of Mahindra later in the night, and since they and the Beermen were the only teams to defeat the Hotshots in the eliminations, they knocked Star out of the twice-to-beat privilege.“We didn’t play that well. We didn’t have the flow we wanted to play with,” Ginebra’s Tim Cone said after steering the Ginebra franchise to its first No. 1 finish in 20 years—the last time that happened was when Gordon’s Gin was reinforced by Chris King in the 1997 Commissioner’s Cup. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ceres eyes another celebration at home Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Lassiter hoping Beermen can build on success as playoff road gets tougher

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “That was crazy,” remarked Marcio Lassiter of the San Miguel import’s late defensive stand. “I think it’s just something for all of us to be a reminder of. Never giving up whenever you’re on the court, and he showed that. He could’ve obviously let him go for a layup, but he never gave up on the play, and he was able to come up with a tremendous block. We just got to build on it and do the same likewise.”But the win wouldn’t be possible if not for Lassiter’s hot shooting early, drilling three treys in the first half where he got half of his 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe sweetshooter was just glad to have been able contribute to the Beermen’s cause to start the playoffs.“We’re glad that we were able to take care of business tonight. We’re able to set the tone and get some stops, set the defensive edge early, and we just carried it throughout the night,” said Lassiter, who ended the game with a 5-of-10 sniping from beyond the arc. Lassiter, though, acknowledges that the job is about to get tougher and tougher as the playoffs progresses.With that being said, he wishes that San Miguel can sustain the razor-sharp focus they had on Tuesday to the Final Four to finally exorcise the demons that have haunted the squad in the second conference.“Every year is a new team, so I’m glad that we’re all together, healthy for the most part, and just playing together, be able to play our brand, and just coming out here and continue to play hard. We’re hoping to build on it for the next round, and that’s going to be even tougher,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Qatar’s unifying World Cup vision erodes as nations cut ties BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShowing no letup in its quarterfinal tiff against Phoenix, San Miguel coach Leo Austria refused to let go of the gas pedal and kept his starters until the 2:00 mark of the fourth period.With his first five on the floor, the Beermen kept their grip of the game in the extended garbage time with Charles Rhodes emphatically delivering a chasedown block on JC Intal which led to an easy June Mar Fajardo slam dunk on the other end.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

LOOK: Green trolls Cavs with ‘Quickie’ shirt, LeBron reacts

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage James, who has returned to social media after what has become an annual hiatus during the playoffs, did not let Green’s antics slide, though he seemed to be a good sport about it.He reposted a photo of Green wearing the shirt with the caption: “That’s what she said, HUH?!?!? 😂😂”ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide The Dubs finished off LeBron James and the Cavaliers in just five games, and Green wasn’t going to let anyone forget about it.READ: Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street paradeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The Q — that’s what those guys’ arena’s called,” Green said in an interview with NBC Bay Area. ““We got them out here quick, with the trophy. Quickie.”Green, known as one of the most notorious trash talkers in the NBA today, even said that the shirts were produced in Cleveland no less. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire UFC scouring for Asian fighterscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Warriors finish off Cavaliers in 5 games, regain NBA titleWhile he admitted he has been waiting to strike back after the Cavaliers snapped up the championship last year, Green said the taunting is all in good fun, even calling James “his guy.”“You know, I can’t forget the Ultimate Warrior shirt last year from LeBron,” Green said in the same interview. “And the 3-1 tombstone cookies, and all of that. So I was waiting on this moment. But definitely my guy. That’s family.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Draymond Green sings during the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship rally Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland is celebrating its second championship in the past three years. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Fresh off Golden State’s recent title conquest, Draymond Green naturally did not waste the chance to taunt the Cleveland Cavaliers.During the Warriors’ championship parade at Friday (Manila Time), Green wore a black tee with the word “Quickie” emblazoned on it—with the letter “Q” resembling that of the logo of Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers’ home court.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

Federer shines bright in twilight zone

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It would also take him to 19 career majors and make him the oldest champion at Wimbledon in the Open era.“The plan was always to hopefully be strong later on in my career,” said Federer who will face Tomas Berdych in Friday’s semi-finals.“I don’t see myself playing better than a few years ago. I always hope to improve every year.“I’m just very happy that I’m still doing so well. Am I surprised? Maybe a little bit.”The contrast between Federer and Murray and Djokovic on Wednesday was impossible to ignore.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving It was his 100th match at the All England Club and the 50th Grand Slam quarter-final of his career.At 35, Federer is the second oldest man to reach the semi-finals after Ken Rosewall who finished runner-up in 1974 at the age of 39.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsREAD: Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’With ‘Big Four’ rivals Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic suffering injury-hit exits on Wednesday and Rafael Nadal having lost in the fourth round, Federer is favourite to reclaim the Wimbledon title on Sunday and break the tie for seven he has shared with Pete Sampras since 2012. MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Defending champion and world number one Murray lost in five sets to Sam Querrey of the United States, hobbled by a long-standing right hip injury.Djokovic, the three-time winner, quit after two games of the second set of his quarter-final against Berdych with a right elbow injury.Like Murray’s hip, the elbow problem plaguing Djokovic has been a constant menace for many seasons.It has got so bad that Djokovic admitted he is contemplating either surgery or even an extended break from the sport.Federer has already trimmed back his schedule, skipping the 2016 and 2017 French Opens which were won by Djokovic and Nadal.After losing to Raonic in the Wimbledon semi-finals last year, Federer shut down his season to rest a knee injury which had already required surgery earlier in 2016.He came back in January this year, won the Australian Open for his 18th Slam, added the Indian Wells-Miami Masters double before hibernating again through the claycourt season.“Once you hit 30, you’ve got to look back and think of how much tennis have I played, how much rest did I give my body over the years, how much training have I done, did I do enough, did I overdo it or not enough,” he explained.“It’s always calibrating the whole thing. For me it worked out. Sometimes the body and the mind do need a rest.” CBB Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Switzerland’s Roger Federer, left, celebrates as he leaves the court after beating Canada’s Milos Raonic, right, at the end of their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. APLONDON, United Kingdom — Roger Federer insists he is only slightly surprised to find himself tantalizingly within touching distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.The Swiss star reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 12th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) win over Milos Raonic.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more