Archers shoot down Eagles

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “We’re in a very good spot because we’re peaking at the right time,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. “The players have been very responsible in terms of their commitment to our goal.”No player put Ayo’s words to heart than Cameroonian center Ben Mbala, who reprised his MVP form with 28 points and 19 rebounds, while Ricci Rivero fired 21 points, including two crucial free throws with 8.9 seconds for the final count before close to 14,000 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe victory spoiled an elimination-round sweep for the Eagles, who would have also gotten an outright finals berth with a victory.But the Archers had other plans, tightening up defensively when it mattered as they closed the game with a 10-0 run that included a short jumper from Kib Montalbo with 40.3 seconds remaining that gave La Salle a 77-76 advantage. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane PLAY LIST 01:16Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane05:02SEA 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 With 12 seconds remaining, the Eagles bungled a chance for a go-ahead basket when Isaac Go missed a wide-open floater with the rebound falling to Rivero who calmly drilled the free throws.Instead of a stepladder semifinals where La Salle would have also owned a twice-to-beat edge on the winner of third and fourth seeds, the result meant the Final Four will be played starting Saturday when the Archers face the Adamson Falcons in a rematch of last season’s pairing.Ateneo faces Far Eastern U on Sunday with the Eagles armed with the Final Four incentive.Earlier, University of Santo Tomas averted a winless season after hammering out an 88-85 victory over University of the East.The Growling Tigers finally got their acts together down the stretch to finish the season with a 1-13 record.ADVERTISEMENT The outcome had little impact on La Salle’s Final Four bid, but this was one game the defending champion Green Archers just could not afford to lose.With a pulsating 79-76 victory over fierce rival Ateneo on Sunday night, the Archers showed they’re nearing peak form heading into the most important stretch of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Foreign PGT bets eye breakthrough It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

first_imgBorn and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father’s involvement as a coach in summer leagues. Former NBA players and friends including Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found.Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband’s body was found. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on July 18, 2010.Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to “flip something for $110,000,” the document said.Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left in a car with a person she could not identify. The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on July 27 – nine days after he left her house for the last time.In the early morning of July 19, a police dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown received a call from Wright’s cellphone. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped.Dispatchers said they didn’t alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn’t confirm it came from their jurisdiction. They didn’t send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report.Wright’s body was found in a field near some woods in the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm. Police and federal marshals in Riverside County, California, arrested 46-year-old Sherra Wright on Friday (Saturday Manila time) on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records show.Wright’s decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010 — 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He was shot multiple times. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.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 folkThe case had a break earlier this month, when Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Dec. 5 in Wright’s death. Turner has pleaded not guilty. Media reports have said Turner, a landscaper, and Sherra Wright attended the same church. Rallings would not discuss the connection between Turner and Wright, but he said police were confident they knew each other.A release from the Shelby County District Attorney’s office says Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright. Sherra Wright has a court hearing Monday in California. Officials were not certain Saturday when she would be returned to Memphis. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyrie Irving helps Celtics pull away to beat Grizzlies Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Memphis.“The weapon was key,” Rallings said.The District Attorney’s office said the first attempt at killing Wright occurred between April and July 2010 and involved Turner traveling to Wright’s home near Atlanta. The indictment says Sherra Wright and Turner acquired firearms and recruited a co-conspirator, who was not named.Rallings said police are looking at other people in the investigation.Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband’s life insurance policy. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, The Commercial Appeal has reported.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ In this file photo, Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of slain NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright, grieves at the casket of Lorenzen Wright during a memorial service at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. Authorities said that Sherra Wright was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her ex-husband. APMEMPHIS, Tennessee — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis.Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright, who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Let the Games begin? Why Kim Jong Un might be interested

first_imgMOST READ For sure, North and South Olympic rivalry runs deep.The North boycotted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and instead hosted the World Festival of Youth and Students, a sort of socialist equivalent, the following year. The Koreas tried marching together under a “unification flag” in three Olympics, but that didn’t stick. The blue-and-white flag last flew at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy.North Korea isn’t a big Winter Olympics country to begin with. It has only sent teams to eight and won only two medals: a silver in 1964 and a bronze in 1992. Both were won by women, in speed skating and short track skating.Still, it’s not unprecedented for the North to send athletes to major competitions in the South.Kim sent a full team to the Asian Games in Incheon in 2014 and dispatched three of his top lieutenants to attend the closing ceremony and meet with the South’s unification minister. Whatever progress was made in those talks seems to have dissipated soon after the trio went home, however.ANY CHANCES OF GOLD?Well, not really.It isn’t entirely clear if Kim intends to send athletes to Pyeongchang or just officials.There might still be some wiggle room, but only two athletes, pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik, are qualified to go. Skating to the Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life” for their short program, the two won North Korea’s first medal — a bronze — at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan in February last year.Nevertheless, Kim Jong Un likes sports. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The answer probably lies somewhere in between.But why, after a year marked by the test of his country’s most powerful nuclear bomb to date and a record number of missile launches, is Kim starting off 2018 by proposing talks across the Demilitarized Zone?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 folkWHAT’S ON THE TABLEKim stressed in his speech that 2018 will be an important year for the Korean nation. FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, the official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea. With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to discuss Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)TOKYO— With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to hash out Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Skeptics are calling the offer, floated by Kim during his annual televised New Year’s address, a cynical tactic to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, while optimists see it as a sign of hope that Kim has decided to dial back his defiance and come in from the cold.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Following the example of former Soviet bloc countries like East Germany, Kim has elevated the role of sports to a new level for North Korea, lavishing praise and rewards on medal-winning athletes while the official media catalogues each win in international competition as proof of the nation’s ideological superiority and physical grit.“Upon receiving the New Year Address made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, sportspersons in the DPRK are filled with firm determination to achieve fresh victory,” its state-run news agency reported Tuesday, using the acronym for the North’s official name.The report went on: “It is the determination and will of all sports officials, players and coaches to produce more excellent results in international games this year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The North will be marking the 70th anniversary of its Sept. 9 founding and the South’s hosting of the games, Kim said, “will serve as a good occasion for demonstrating our nation’s prestige” and “we earnestly wish the Olympic Games a success.”To that end, he suggested Pyongyang send a delegation and “adopt other necessary measures.” He presented all of it in a familiar framing — saying the Korean people must work together on their own toward reunification to “frustrate the schemes by anti-reunification forces within and without.”In North Korea-speak, that means anti-Pyongyang hardliners in the South and the United States and its allies.Kim did not say what kind of a delegation he has in mind. But North Korea quickly restored a hotline with the South that had been cut off for two years to allow communications to resume. South Korean President Moon Jae-in applauded the gesture and the two sides are set to meet on Tuesday at the border village of Panmunjom for the time since December 2015.TAKING SEOUL’S TEMPERATUREADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Just about the time the Olympics will be wrapping up and the Paralympics getting underway, tens of thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops would normally be staging the world’s biggest annual war games.This year, however, Moon convinced President Donald Trump to postpone them until everything is over.The exercises feature the United States’ most advanced weaponry and in recent years have included training for “decapitation” strikes on Kim himself. In his New Year’s address, Kim pointedly referred to that, claiming the U.S. can’t launch an attack “on me or our country” now that North Korea has a viable nuclear deterrent.Kim would love to see the war games called off for good. Or at least scaled down.With their postponement, he might believe Moon may be willing to go further down that path. And if Moon isn’t, Kim can say he tried and use that as a justification for launching more missiles or space-bound rockets and maybe even trying another nuclear test later this year.The bottom line: it never hurts to take Seoul’s temperature every now and then.Engaging directly with Seoul does, in fact, tend to complicate things for Washington. Sanctions, meanwhile, are taking their toll. Easing tensions would give Kim breathing room to boost the domestic economy.One of his key projects — also mentioned in the New Year’s speech — is developing tourism in the Wonsan-Kumgang area on North Korea’s east coast. Kim already built a luxury ski resort there and doesn’t want to see it go to waste. With Trump’s North Korea travel ban now in effect, Pyongyang might be thinking of wooing tourists from the South.Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il, had some success with that idea from the late 1990s until 2008, when a South Korean housewife was shot dead for wandering into a restricted zone.UNUSUAL, BUT NOT UNPRECEDENTED Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Sloppy offense doomed Ginebra, says Slaughter

first_imgView comments “We didn’t really make it hard on them with our offense,” said Slaughter Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We had just 30 something points (33) in the first half and they took advantage of us every time with their offense.”What it lacked in size against Ginebra, Blackwater made up for in speed and sheer guts to punish the Gin Kings in transition.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 folkThe 6-foot-7 JP Erram and 6-foot-4 Mac Belo both scored 22 points as the two ran circles around Japeth Aguilar and Slaughter who stand 6-foot-9 and 7-feet, respectively.Blackwater’s fast-paced offense played to the tune of 16 fast break points and 29 points off turnovers. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES “Every time we had a sloppy offensive possession, they pushed it to the other side,” said Slaughter whose team turned the ball over 21 times. “It’s tough when they spread the offense, and also our main problem was our execution on offense.”Slaughter also commended how Erram, his former teammate in the UAAP with Ateneo, matched up with him despite their substantial size difference.“Poy’s good, we’re both from Ateneo, so I know how hard he works so I wasn’t surprised,” said Slaughter who finished with 20 points and 10 boards. “He continued to work hard and hard work always pays off.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Ginebra Gin Kings. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor Greg Slaughter, Ginebra’s 94-77 shock loss to Blackwater boiled down to one thing—poor execution on offense.It was Blackwater’s first victory against Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup and Slaughter admitted the Elite just had their way against the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Effort pays off as Blackwater neutralizes Ginebra’s height advantage Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

CEU, St. Clare hurdle rivals

first_imgPasaol, playing for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, faced his longtime collegiate coach, now serving as general manager for Centro Escolar University.CEU beat Marinerong Pilipino, 104-93, in its debut match.Rod Ebondo paced the Scorpions with 31 points and nine rebounds while Judel Fuentes added 20, including five crucial points in the homestretch.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 folkPasaol said their time away from each other won’t change the kind of relationship they have as they exchanged banter before the game at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.“Manong even kidded that my butt is getting hot sitting on the bench,” the forward related. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track He may be away from Pumaren and his job may be a lot different from his role with the Red Warriors, but Pasaol knows the veteran mentor is always watching him.For now, he’s keeping the faith in coach Koy Banal whose Skippers dropped to 1-2.“I still need to learn coach Koy’s system that’s why I haven’t got much playing time yet,” said the 22-year-old Pasaol.In another match, Wangs Basketball-Letran overcame a 16-point deficit to pull off an 83-82 win over Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian and stay unbeaten in two starts.Che’Lu-SSC dropped to 1-1, the same record of Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare which routed Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 104-81, in the opener.Trevis Jackson scored 30 points while Malian big man Mohammed Pare got 18 points and 11 boards for the Coffee Lovers, who led by as many as 31 points, 99-68, late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Marinerong Pilipino’s Gab Banal (right) draws a foul from CEU’s Joseph Manlagit in their D-League match Monday .—AUGUST DELA CRUZWangs-Letran stays unscathed after second win Alvin Pasaol admitted he felt weird seeing his former coach Derrick Pumaren on the other side.“I miss him,” Pasaol said on Monday, the first time they were on opposing ends after Pumaren’s departure from University of the East last year.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Chris dela Peña paced Batangas-EAC (0-2) with 14 points. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETGAMBOA-ST. CLARE 104—Jackson 30, Pare 18, Ambuludto 13, Dionisio 9, Hallare 9, Bitoon 8, Rubio 6, Rebugio 6, Penaredondo 3, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Jumaquio 0.BATANGAS-EAC 81—Dela Peña 14, Maguliano 13, De Joya 9, E. Mendoza 8, Laude 7, Diego 7, J. Mendoza 6, Bautista 5, Altamirano 4, Tampoc 4, Martin 0, Pate 0.Quarters: 20-21, 53-38, 81-59, 104-81Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres eyes huge upset vs Tianjinlast_img read more

Magnolia rallies behind fallen Pingris

first_imgMOST READ Magnolia guard Paul Lee honors injured teammate Marc Pingris by putting the veteran forward’s jersey number on his shoes in their duel against NLEX in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia may be undermanned, but it remains undeterred.Marc Pingris may not have been physically present at Mall of Asia Arena after he tore his ACL in his left knee in Game 1, but he served as an inspiration for the rest of the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT “He told us to win this series for him,” said Paul Lee, who broke out of his struggles, unloading a game-high 27 points.Lee even honored Pingris by adorning his shoes with the veteran forward’s jersey number.“Kuya Ping reminded us that we can’t turn back the time and everything has already happened. He’s already injured and we can’t do anything about it, so we need to make this memorable because we’re already in this stage. He just reminded the other guys to step up because we really need our bench,” he said.The reserves did heed Pingris’ words, accounting for 31 bench points as the Hotshots pounced on the listless Road Warriors.It was an emotional win for Magnolia but the fact remains that the Hotshots only evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Lee uses former coach Guiao as motivation in Game 2 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Pingris’ jersey number 15 was written on tapes attached to the Magnolia players’ uniforms on Monday as they took the 99-84 Game 2 win against NLEX to level their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series on Monday.READ: Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to even seriesFEATURED 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 folk“Ping is not here with us, but the inspiration that he gives us is huge,” shared coach Chito Victolero. “Every now and then, Ping will text us and tell us to play the game for the team.”The Hotshots rallied behind their fallen leader and delivered a performance to remember in Game 2. LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The question, however, is if they could sustain their run and achieve their goal of finally making it back to the finals after four years.But if there’s one thing Pingris has repeatedly taught this group, it’s that it doesn’t matter who they face, all the Hotshots need to do is to believe in themselves.“Kuya Ping always tells that we can do this, that we can win,” said Jio Jalalon. “So that’s big for our morale that in kuya Ping’s words, he truly believes in us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Far removed from Grand Slam glory, Barroca, Magnolia hungrier than ever for crown

first_imgIt’s been four years since Magnolia, which was then known as San Mig Coffee, completed a rare Grand Slam but that stretch seem to have turned into an eternity in the ever-changing PBA.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Since the Hotshots triumphed in the 2014 Governors’ Cup, the PBA has seen three commissioners and four champions,  including the rise of San Miguel as one of the best All-Filipino teams ever.The Hotshots stand in the way of the Beermen’s search for their fourth straight all-Filipino Cup crown, and they are hungrier than ever, especially they’ve proven that they can push their reigning champions to the limit.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“San Miguel has been winning titles for the past years, while we’ve been battling for that opportunity for four years,” said star guard Mark Barroca in Filipino after their Thursday practice at Ronac Art Center. “We’re really hungry for one more.”Magnolia can get the lead anew in their best-of-seven finals series on Easter Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback India probed over needles in Commonwealth Games village Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery More than just ending their drought, there is additional motivation for Barroca along with the last batch who felt the glory of being in a Grand Slam team.Barroca is aware that Magnolia’s elders in Rafi Reavis, PJ Simon, Marc Pingris, Justin Melton, and himself won’t be teammates for long.Reavis, 40, is the oldest of the group with Simon, 37, Pingris, 36, Barroca, 32, and Melton, 30, nowhere near the age of athletic prime in the PBA.“PJ is getting up in years, Ping, Rafi, and even Justin,” said Barroca who was 28-years-old when they completed the Grand Slam. “It’s been so long and I think it’s time for us to take the championship.”“I know that PJ and those guys are nearing retirement so before they leave I want to give them another championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Petron wants PSL Invitational title this time

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MPBL: San Juan thumps Pampanga, Parañaque clips Valenzuela 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Now that the tournament will reinstate the special playing regulations that will require all teams to play their whole lineup, Delos Santos said they will ask their second stringers to level up their game.“We’ll definitely push the other players especially the bench players to improve their conditioning and to really give their best because they’ll all be playing in the game,” he said.Delos Santos will also be banking on senior players Ces Molina, Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo and their veteran setter Rhea Dimaculangan in their bid to get another PSL title after capturing the Grand Prix crown last May.Other teams participating are Generika, F2, United Auctioneers, Cherrylume, Cocolife, Smart, Sta. Lucia and Cignal.The tournament will also feature the Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team. However, the games of the national team will be non-bearing matches.ADVERTISEMENT PSL officials also explained that the national team players will be playing for their respective club teams when their games are held.The Chooks-to-Go PSL Invitational Cup will start on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blaze Spikers head coach Shaq Delos Santos said they are more eager to get back on track after losing to Japan’s Kobe Shinwa University and Cignal in the finals last year.“Our loss before in the Invitational Cup is a good experience for us because it made us realize that we really need to step up and be more careful every game,” said Delos Santos in Filipino at the press conference Thursday at Amelie Hotel in Malate.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 crownKobe Shinwa shared the PSL Invitational title with Cignal after dismantling Petron, 25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18 last year.“Definitely, we really want to get this [championship] that’s why we’ll give our best this time,” said Delos Santos. With the Philippine Superliga Invitational 2018 coming up, expect Petron to bring their A-game as they look to make up for a mishap that happened the last time this tournament was played.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Warriors to re-sign big man Kevon Looney

first_imgKevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with JaVale McGee #1 and Kevon Looney #5 during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will be much younger next season, and general manager Bob Myers is working to keep much of the core intact to chase another championship.Versatile big man Kevon Looney will re-sign with the two-time defending champions on a one-year deal for the minimum, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In his third professional season, the 22-year-old Looney averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.While the Warriors lost center JaVale McGee to the Lakers, they added DeMarcus Cousins on Monday to give Golden State five potential All-Star starters once Cousins returns from a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery.ESPN first reported Looney’s agreement.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Looney’s new deal cannot become official until he signs after the moratorium period is lifted Friday.Golden State already reached agreement with two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant on a two-year contract with a player option.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 crownBringing back Looney, a power forward and center, was a top priority for Myers, who also hopes to re-sign guard Patrick McCaw.Looney lost about 30 pounds last offseason to transform his body, make himself faster and give him a regular spot in coach Steve Kerr’s rotation, even earning starts in five postseason games during the absence of Andre Iguodala. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Remembering parents’ advice, Fajardo chooses to stay away from brawl Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

Walker, Pinto continue to push each other to be better

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Things won’t always be peachy between two competitive players like Blackwater import Henry Walker and star point guard Nard Pinto.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Walker, who is treated as the team’s older brother, said he wants nothing but the best for his teammates and he will do whatever it takes for them to succeed and part of that is giving some tough love here and there.“I told him ‘bro, I just want you to be at your best, you’re playing against one of the best point guards on the PBA and he can’t get on the floor and you not get on the floor. He’s a champion,’” said Walker. “He’s [Pinto] got to bring it everyday and I don’t expect anything less than that and I’m going to be on him like he would on me the same way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The two would push each other to the limit that tempers sometime flare between them, and that was in full display Wednesday when the Elite battled San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Walker and Pinto got into each other’s faces late in the first quarter when Beermen point guard Alex Cabagnot dove for a loose ball in front of Pinto, prompting Walker to yell at him.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’Both Walker and Pinto, though, downplayed the incident saying the game’s intensity just caught up with them.“I’m on Nards everyday because I can see the type of player he can be and that’s is, I don’t want him to come out there and do a disservice to himself and not be at his best,” said Walker after the Elite’s 103-100 win over the Beermen. Blackwater is on a surprising 2-0 start after beating the Beermen for the second time this conference following their 106-96 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.Pinto was given the Player of the Game nod after he put up 15 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists while Walker finished with 35 points, 17 rebounds, and seven steals.“When he’s out there and he’s playing, he’s attacking, he’s aggressive, it’s a whole different team. He got a big game, 15, nine, and seven and in order for us to be successful he’s got to be heading the attack,” said Walker.Pinto, meanwhile, sees Walker’s aggressive attitude towards him as the 30-year-old import’s way of showing some tough love.“Henry just wanted to win and even in practice he’s like that,” said Pinto in Filipino. “I too was carried away with my emotion but after we both apologized to each other and everything was forgiven.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more