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Blake starts with 47.26 in 400m

first_imgYohan Blake, the 2011 World 100 metres champion, opened his 2017 season with a 47.26 seconds clocking over 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic track and field meet at the National Stadium yesterday.Blake, however, had several athletes ahead of him in the time-final event. Kavon Nelson of Akan Track Club led the way with 46.54 seconds, followed by Racers Track Club’s Zharnel Hughes (46.58) and Olympian Jaheel Hyde third with (46.67). Annsert Whyte (46.84) and Kemar Bailey Cole (47.03 ) also got under 48 seconds.In the women’s 400m, Dawnalee Loney of Mico University College clocked 53.64 to return the best time.In the 100m for Class One boys, Ashanie Smith of St Catherine High led the way with a personal best 10.59 seconds.He was the fastest time overall ahead of Odane McPherson of Greater Portmore with 10.63 and Delano Dunkley of Jamaica College (JC)10.63. Calabar High’s Tyreke Wilson clocked 10.75 and his teammate De’Jour Russell, 10.79.C’BAR TAKES 4X100MCalabar took home the Class One 4x100m relay in 40.38 seconds ahead of Jamaica College (40.63) and Excelsior High (40.70).Junine Goodison of Excelsior topped the Class One girls’ 100m with 11.73 while Tissana Hickling of St Jago High (11.78) and Aneka Brissett of the same school (11.85) finished second and third, respectively.Shaunelle Wallace of Immaculate Conception won the girls’ Class Two 100m with the fastest overall time of 12.05. Second was Kimone Shaw of St Jago (12.07) while her teammate, Shaneil English, was third with 12.13.last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 7

first_imgWith the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Torrential rains couldn’t stop the NCAA this week that even the oft-postponed triple-header finally pushed through on Friday.And after it’s said and done, we are left with only two games to wrap up the first round on Tuesday, with last year’s Final Four teams wrapping up their first round assignments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’As for our list, the usual suspects did come back, churning out strong performances as they seek a spot in the annual midseason festivities that is the All-Star Game.With that being said, here’s our list of the week’s best players. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net(2) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AAfter missing last week’s list, the pacesetter for the MVP plum returned with a bang.Against cellar-dweller Mapua, the Pirates followed the lead of CJ Perez, with him not only getting it done in the offense but also anchoring the team’s choking defense.His performance was so steady that even the team’s third stringers got a piece of the action en route to their dominant 97-74 blowout victory.Perez, though, acknowledges that the season is just getting started and the rest of the league will be out to deal Lyceum its first defeat come the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(3) Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs24 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWith Kent Salado taking a back seat on offense, Levi dela Cruz took the baton and ran with it as he set a career-high performance to help Arellano nab the 87-81 win over St. Benilde.The 22-year-old transferee has come out of Salado’s shadows to emerge as the key component in helping the Chiefs break out of their four-game losing slump.If dela Cruz continues this tear, we may just be seeing the start of a possible second coming of Arellano’s lethal guard combo of the past.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(4) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers19 points (4/13 3PT), 3 reboundsLast Week: N/A How rude could Tey Teodoro be?He even went to San Sebastian to remind everybody why he’s one of the deadliest snipers in the league, silencing the home crowd with his three-pointers from the parking lot to help JRU secure the 73-62 victory and extend its winning run to three straight games.But echoing coach Vergel Meneses, he needs more consistent performance from Teodoro like this one if the Heavy Bombers want to make a late run to the Final Four in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(5) Lervin Flores – F, Arellano Chiefs14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ASurprising as it was, Lervin Flores makes his first appearance in this list for the season thanks to his steady contributions for Arellano in its skid-busting conquest over St. Benilde.The veteran forward has finally shown what he’s capable of, commanding the Chiefs’ defense after a woeful start this season.Coach Jerry Codiñera’s offense will always revolve around Salado, but Flores’ efforts must always be there if last year’s runner-up wants to make it to the semifinals in the long run.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(6) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas14 points, 20 rebounds, 1 assists, 4 blocksLast Week: 3Perpetual may have went on a two-game losing slide to end the first round, but Prince Eze’s contributions shouldn’t be discarded.The Nigerian remains as a force to be reckoned with down low, keeping the Altas in the game despite losing in the end to EAC. PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu What’s in store for your animal sign this year Sidney Onwubere vs AJ Coronel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(1) Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals21 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWithout Hamadou Laminou to bank on, coach Ariel Sison has made it clear that EAC must double, if not triple, its effort if it wants to progress to the Final Four.And one of the measures he did was to squeeze out all the minutes Sidney Onwubere could give him.On Friday, the Fil-Nigerian forward showed that he’s more than ready to the task, leading the Generals to a gutsy 61-57 win over Perpetual to finish the first round and show why he has to be included in the discussions for the MVP plum.As daunting as the task may be, Onwubere may have to live with the reality that he’s going to need to give everything he has if EAC wants to make it to the last dance.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Eze, however, could not carry the load alone as coach Jimwell Gican needs to challenge his locals, especially Gab Dagangon and GJ Ylagan, to come to Perpetual’s aid if it wants to churn out a late drive in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net(7) Jayson David – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags18 points (5/8 3PT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/ACoach Egay Macaraya’s secret weapon is a secret no more.Jayson David finally lived up to the hype of his mentor, going bonkers from beyond the arc despite San Sebastian losing to JRU.What better way for him to explode than on his home floor, where he stepped up for the undermanned Golden Stags, which sorely missed the presence of leader Michael Calisaan.David, though, has to prove that he’s not a one-game wonder as he needs to sustain this showing once San Sebastian springs back to action in the second round. MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Adamson clips UST for first win

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments Winning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img UST quietly went on a 14-4 run in the final five minutes of the game to cut Adamson’s 81-66 lead to five, 85-80, but time wasn’t on the Growling Tigers’ side as the Falcons held on until the final buzzer. Adamson also forced UST to turn the ball over 41 times, the most since Far Eastern University had 44 errors in 2003, and Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren said his team’s defense made it all happen. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I have to give credit to our players, the 41 turnovers is a testament to the defense our players put on,” said Pumaren.“Although we’re still struggling and we made a lot of mistakes down the stretch so I have to give credit to UST for playing hard.” Robbie Manalang led Adamson with 19 points and five assists while Kurt Lojera added 16.Papi Sarr returned to action after recovering from a groin injury and put up 10 points and grabbed four boards in limited minutes. Jeepy Faundo led put up 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead UST while Steve Akomo also finished with his own double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ateneo bounces back, brushes off Lyceum for 2nd win Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University snatched its first win in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after tripping University of Santo Tomas, 88-81, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Falcons improved to 1-1 while the Growling Tigers are still winless after two games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

James, struggling Cavs routed again as Raptors romp

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during a break in play during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — LeBron James isn’t enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench.James and his struggling Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided rout of the season, overwhelmed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “That I haven’t played in the fourth quarter,” he said, adding his team is getting “tore up.”Kevin Love, who scored 10 points, said he’s confident the Cavs can turn it around in time to reach the finals for a fourth straight season.“We have enough talent here to get over that hump and make a lot of good things happen,” Love said. “Right now it’s just tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel but it is there. We will get out of it and we will get better.”Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and a season-high 18 rebounds and the Raptors overcame the absences of two starters.C.J.Miles scored 16 points, Pascal Siakam and Norm Powell each had 14 and DeMar DeRozan 13 for the Raptors, who were without point guard Kyle Lowry (bruised tailbone) and forward Serge Ibaka (suspension). Jakob Poeltl had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA volleyball: JRU blasts EAC behind Alvarez’s 24 The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day defeat at defending champion Golden State. James scored 26 points in this loss while Isaiah Thomas missed his first 11 shots.“I don’t know where it kind of went wrong or what happened,” James said. “We’ve got to try to pick it back up and find it.”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 folkAfter losing to Minnesota 127-99 on Monday, the Cavaliers fell by an even bigger margin. Toronto’s 133 points were the most by any Cavaliers opponent this season, and marked the third straight game that Cleveland has allowed at least 127.So, what has been James’ biggest beef with Cleveland’s last two losses? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Toronto’s 29 wins through 40 games are the most in franchise history. The Raptors started 28-13 in 2016-17.END OF THE LINEThomas failed to make at least one 3-pointer for the first time in 60 games. It had been the second-longest streak in the NBA behind Golden State’s Klay Thompson (95).UP NEXTCavaliers: Thomas is expected to rest when Cleveland concludes a back-to-back by visiting Indiana on Friday. The Pacers have won both meetings with the Cavs this season.Raptors: Host Golden State on Saturday. Toronto has lost seven straight to the Warriors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson VanVleet made six of eight 3-point attempts as the Raptors connected on a season-high 18 shots from beyond the arc.“I was really proud of the way he came to play,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.Toronto’s 12-game home winning streak was snapped in Tuesday’s loss to Miami, but the Raptors bounced back in their first meeting with Cleveland since the Cavaliers swept the Raptors out of the second round of the playoffs last May.Thomas connecting on a short jumper at 7:22 of the third quarter for his first basket. He finished 2 for 15 and went 0 for 6 from 3-point range. Playing for the fourth time this season as he returns from a right hip injury, Thomas scored four points in 24 minutes.“He’ll be fine,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “He’s going to have to work out some kinks, but he’ll be fine.”Lowry missed his second straight game after he was injured in a heavy fall in overtime of Monday’s win at Brooklyn. Lowry participated in shootaround Thursday morning but is still too sore to play.Ibaka served a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami’s James Johnson in Tuesday’s home loss to the Heat.Leading 30-24 after one quarter, the Raptors extended their lead in the second thanks to their bench. Siakam scored 10 points and VanVleet had eight as Toronto led 65-40 at halftime.TIP-INSCavaliers: Thomas missed all 10 of his field goal attempts in the first half. … G Derrick Rose who has been out since Nov. 7 with an ankle injury, will not play Friday at Indiana. G Iman Shumpert, out since Nov. 20 with a knee injury, is also expected to miss Friday’s game. … Cleveland is 11-11 on the road.Raptors: Outscored Cleveland 76-48 in bench points. … Outrebounded the Cavs 63-35.RECORD-BREAKING START MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

La Salle outlasts FEU in five; surprising Adamson downs UP

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano After trading blows with FEU for a 5-5 tie in the fifth set, the Lady Spikers turned up the heat and went on a 10-2 run to end the match with Michelle Cobb connecting with Desiree Cheng for the sharp kill.La Salle’s first semblance of disparity in the fifth set was its 12-6 lead when Aduke Ogunsanya brushed off Jeanette Villareal’s attempt.La Salle already had a 24-22 advantage in the third set and needed just one point to finish off FEU. But Kianna Dy’s first attempt to end the match went out of bounds.Dy’s second attempt got blocked and Villareal denied Ogunsanya that gave FEU the 25-24 lead before Bernadeth Pons calmly scored the Lady Tamaraws’ 26th point of the third set.Adamson, though, wasted no time and stunned University of the Philippines, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, in the other game.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano La Salle’s championship poise again came in full show. —AUGUST DELA CRUZLa Salle coach Ramil De Jesus didn’t like how his Lady Spikers let the game almost slip.But then again, De Jesus thought it might be the kind of match the defending champions needed.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 The Lady Falcons soared to their second straight win for a 2-1 card, already eclipsing their one-win total from Season 79, while the Lady Maroons slipped to their second straight loss and a 1-2 record.“It feels good, because last year was really tough for us and only winning one game it was hard so getting our second win, we’ve already our record and it feels good,” said Adamson coach Air Padda. “It shows that there’s been growth in the program and our team is not a pushover from last year.”With the Lady Falcons up two sets to none and holding a 23-18 lead in the third, Diana Carlos managed to score two straight points to cut the margin to three, 23-20, and give UP a semblance of fight.Carlos’ back-to-back hits prompted Padda to call time, and Jema Galanza calmed her mentor down with a pinpoint kill that went through UP’s defense and put the Lady Falcons at the 24-20 match point.UP’s Marian Buitre then gave Adamson the win when she failed to get the ball over from her side of the floor.Adamson had eight service aces in the first set alone.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed La Salle survived Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, to streak to its third straight win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I always tell the team that even though they got the first two sets, we will lag behind in the third set,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “It’s fairly easy to score the first 24 points, but it’s very difficult to get that last one.”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“These five-set matches are good because we can already see what needs to be fixed and it’s really a test for the team’s character.”The Lady Spikers, who tied National University on top at 3-0, sent the Lady Tamaraws skidding to their second straight loss after an opening-day win. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Awaiting Pacquiao’s ring return View commentslast_img read more

After 10 years in G-League, Ingram makes NBA debut for Lakers

first_imgIngram’s fourth 3-pointer with 51 seconds left trimmed Houston’s lead to 102-99, but the Lakers couldn’t score again. Ingram finished 6 for 8 from the field and 4 for 5 on 3-pointers along with three rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal.“That’s a testament to hard work, never giving up, and just sticking with it,” said Julius Randle, who scored 17 points.Gerald Green scored 16 points as Houston hung on late to avoid its first back-to-back losses since Jan. 6. But in the first half, the Rockets lost backup forward Luc Mbah a Moute to a dislocated right shoulder while dunking in this meaningless game.Mbah a Moute will have an MRI exam Wednesday.“With Luc, it’s tough, but we can’t take it back now,” Paul said. “We’ve just got to pick it up by committee. … Luc has been unbelievably important. Just his spirit, the way he plays, he defends, rebounds, runs, all that stuff.”Rookie Josh Hart scored 20 points for the Lakers, who played without injured Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma in the penultimate game of their franchise-record fifth consecutive losing season.TIP-INSRockets: Ryan Anderson missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. … Mbah a Moute missed 15 games in December and January with the same dislocated shoulder. He re-injured the joint without contact, heading immediately to the locker room.Lakers: Ball missed his seventh straight game with a bruised left knee, while Ingram has played just two games since March 1 due to a groin strain and an apparent concussion. Ball, Ingram and Kuzma — who has a sprained left ankle — are unlikely to play in the club’s season final on Wednesday night, coach Luke Walton said. If that’s the case, Ball will finish his rookie season averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Kuzma will finish his promising rookie campaign with 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.LONG TIME COMINGIngram made his NBA debut for the Lakers after 384 games over a full decade in the developmental G League, including parts of the past six years with the Lakers’ affiliate. The former American University physics major has hit 713 3-pointers in the G League with 46-percent accuracy, but his slight stature kept him out of the NBA until this late call-up. Ingram played briefly in Australia, but mostly declined chances to play overseas because he was determined to earn an NBA shot through the minors. He once tutored teammates in math to make extra cash in the offseason. Ingram averaged only 9.1 points this season for the South Bay Lakers, but hit 47.5 percent of his 3-pointers.LUC INJURED Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Suns top Mavs as reserves rule for lottery teams After a decade in the minors, Ingram seized the chance to live his long-deferred dream by scoring 19 points for the Los Angeles Lakers.Paul and the Houston Rockets were impressed, even if they still came out on top.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 crownPaul scored 22 points and James Harden had 21 points and 10 assists in the Rockets’ 105-99 victory Tuesday night.The Rockets kept steamrolling toward the playoffs with their 31st victory in 34 games — but everybody was watching Ingram, the slim shooter with salt-and-pepper hair who hit four 3-pointers for the Lakers in an NBA debut that would have been undeniably impressive even if he hadn’t been waiting his entire professional life for it. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It was excellent,” Ingram said with a broad grin. “Once we went out as a team for warmups, I just felt some electricity out there. It was amazing. The crowd, the lights, it was just once in a lifetime. It was awesome.”Los Angeles promoted Ingram from its South Bay affiliate for the final two games of another dismal Lakers regular season, and the G League’s career leader in 3-pointers hit a 3 on his first NBA shot.“I tried not to think about the first one going down,” Ingram said. “But to a man, everyone was like, ‘When you get it, just let it go!’ All the players, all the coaches. It was crazy. To see that first one go in, I felt great.”After a few more baskets, the sellout crowd moved from charitable support to full-throated roars, including chants of “M-V-P!” that brought a smile to Ingram’s face. Ingram had flown his wife and two daughters in from Virginia to watch the culmination of their work.“To play the way he played, that’s the stuff that dreams are made of,” said Lakers center Brook Lopez, who scored 12 points. “Just an inspirational story. He belonged out there.”ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READcenter_img 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 The Rockets are locked into the top seed in the Western Conference, but coach Mike D’Antoni still kept his regular starters and rotation. Houston then took a potentially important hit when Mbah a Moute dislocated his shoulder for the second time this season while dunking in the second quarter.Mbah a Moute averages 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds while playing nearly 26 minutes per game as a key rotation player.“I think it’s less (serious) than last time, but I don’t know,” D’Antoni said.UP NEXTRockets: At the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.Lakers: A “road” season finale against the Clippers on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles Lakers guard Andre Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul warmly greeted Andre Ingram when the 32-year-old guards both arrived at the Staples Center scorers’ table to check in. Although they were born six months apart, Paul was in his 892nd regular-season game, while Ingram was making his NBA debut.“I told him I heard about his story, and that grind is unbelievable,” Paul said. “I told him, ‘Much respect.’ I mean, 10 years grinding in the G League, to finally get an opportunity and to play like that, it’s pretty special.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Rondina, Gervacio stun USA for PH’s first win in FIVB beach volleyball

first_img“We just played our game and we wanted to show to the Filipinos watching what we are capable of,” said Rondina in Filipino. Jackielyn Estoquia and Dhannylaine Demontaño lost to Paraguay’s Erika Bobadilla and Michelle Amarilla, 21-19, 21-13, in Pool A to open the campaign for the Filipinos.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 Paraguay duo is atop Pool A with two points and is tied with Thailand’s Thatsarida Singchuea and Pawarun Pawarun Chanthawichai.Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, meanwhile, dropped a 21-20, 21-9 heartbreaker to Japan’s Takemi Nishibori and Ayumi Kusano. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio for team Philippines. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe tandem of Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio emerged as the early leader in Group D after a sweep of United States’ Lindsey Fuller and Kaley Melville, 21-12, 21-15, in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Friday at SM Sands by the Bay.Rondina and Gervacio are the first team from the Philippines to win their opening matches and earn two points after the other Filipino squads dropped their assignments early in the morning.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Warriors’ shooters deal with off-nights in different ways ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Japan zoomed to the top of Pool B along with Norway’s Janne Pedersen and Hanne Zylstra with two points apiece while Soriano and Tan’s settled for a point.Another Philippine team in Lourdilyn Catubag and Karen Quilario succumbed in straight sets to the Netherlands’ Katja Stam and Julia Wouters, 21-14, 21-11, in Pool C.The Dutch duo are atop Pool C with Japan’s Shinako Tanaka and Sakurako Fujii with two points while the Catubag and Quilario are at third with Hong Kong’s Ting Chi Yuen and Wai Yan Au Yueng with one point.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

Garcia on Ginebra loss to TNT: ‘I let my team down’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The loss sent Ginebra to a 0-2 start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and the Gin Kings’ early struggles have sparked a call from their fans to replace Garcia.The Los Angeles native hears all the doubts. That’s why he himself knows that he has to perform better than what his numbers show, averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists this conference.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 got to be patient. Obviously. I’ve given up nothing. I’ve got to be more aggressive,” he said, taking responsibility for the KaTropa defeat.“I think I let my team down and I could do better out there.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ But it’s not all Garcia’s fault as even Cone called out his locals to show up as the Gin Kings prepare for Friday’s game against Blackwater.Garcia also remains confident that Ginebra will eventually weather this storm.“I believe in my guys. We’re gonna battle out there,” he said. “Also, it’s a system. Whatever coach Tim’s system is, I’ll go do it. It’s not about my skill set because I know what I can do. I’m not worried. It’s basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Neil Etheridge, Cardiff City earn Premier League promotion Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident PBA IMAGESCharles Garcia is keeping his faith in coach Tim Cone’s system as he aims to integrate himself better to Ginebra moving forward.“It’s a process, I’m new to the program and the team and it’s still a long season,” he said after the Gin Kings suffered another defeat, this time against TNT, 96-92 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Honorio Banario, Edward Kelly face tough foes in ONE China card

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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In the main event, “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her women’s strawweight belt against Brazil’s Samara “Marituba” Santos, who will be making his ONE debut.The 28-year-old Banario is aiming to regain his world champion status and an impressive performance against Khan will definitely bring him closer to a title shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Banario has been on a resurgence, having won his last five fights, including a split decision victory over Adrian Pang last April.Kelly hopes to get back on track after suffering a TKO loss to Narantungalag Jadambaa two months ago but he is expected to have his hands full against Lee. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – Honorio Banario celebrates after his knockout win over Jaroslav Jartim. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFilipino fighters Honorio “The Rock” Banario and Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly will be put to the test against stiff competition in ONE: Beyond the Horizon set on September 8 at Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.Banario, the former ONE featherweight champion, faces Singaporean sensation Amir Khan in the co-featured bout while Kelly is pitted against the explosive Christian Lee.ADVERTISEMENT Lee (9-2), the younger brother of reigning ONE women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee, is also coming off a loss after failing to dethrone lightweight titleholder Martin Nguyen last May.The 20-year-old Lee’s other defeat have also come against Nguyen.Four Super Series showdowns are also scheduled as part of a stacked fight card.Ognjen Topic takes on Tukkatatong Petpayathai in a kickboxing match in the bantamweight division, Han Zi Hao clashes with Stergos Mikkios in a bantamweight Muay Thai duel, Daniel Dawson locks horns with Mustapha Haida in a kickboxing bout in a160-pound catchweight while Hakim Hamech battles Yukinori Ogasawara in a flyweight Muay Thai fight.In other MMA fights, Roman Alvarez collides with Daichi Takenaka, Chen Lei goes up against Muhammad Aiman while Phat Soda faces Elipitua Siregar.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Fajardo hard on self after missing two free throws in Beermen loss to Gin Kings View commentslast_img read more

PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson

first_imgNational team head coach Yeng Guiao, right, assistant Caloy Garcia, center, and guard Jordan Clarkson during practice. Musong R. Castillo/INQUIRERJAKARTA—For someone whom Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao described as one that “could break down any defense at will,” Jordan Clarkson looked so passive offensively in practice Sunday afternoon he bordered on being boring.Guiao, though, in the very short time that he has handled the Cleveland star in the NBA, knows exactly what Clarkson is up to.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I want to use him in a way that can make the team better,” Guiao told the Inquirer. “With the attention that he is getting here, counting the international media, we can be sure that all defenses will be trying to shut him down.“And that’s where his teammates should step up to help him,” Guiao went on. “You saw how he can pass the ball. With his skill set, he could definitely find the open man once he’s in trouble (with the defense).”But given an endgame scenario, when the clock is winding down and the Philippines having the ball with a chance to win it with one shot, Guiao was asked whom will he go to for the final play.“Of course we all know what we’re going to do,” Guiao said with a wide smile. “We’ll give the ball to Asi (Taulava) behind the three-point line.”He then went off and made his way to the bus, chuckling like a little kid before looking back and saying: “Like I said, JC (Clarkson) can break down any defense in the last six or seven seconds (of the game clock).”Guiao didn’t need to say that he was kidding about Taulava.RELATED VIDEO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms NLEX blasts NorthPort for 2-0 start Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ And it’s because of Clarkson.“It’s just another game,” Clarkson told the Inquirer before boarding the team bus back to the Athletes Village. “I’m excited to play, yeah. But, you know, I’ll just treat it like any other game, play the best that I can play and help the team win.”Clarkson has become the toast of these Games, as reports have reached Philippine Team coaching staff and management of brisk ticket sales among local fans wanting to get a glimpse of the 26-year-old half-Filipino in action.“He really is different,” Guiao said of Clarkson. “He’s special. I have never coached anyone with the talent and athleticism that he has. And I am truly honored to be the first (Filipino) to coach an active NBA player.”Guiao reiterated that Clarkson will not be a one-man wrecking crew for Gilas against the Chinese—or whomever the Filipinos will play afterwards.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “It seems as if he’s trying to gauge his teammates,” Guiao told Filipino scribes who were in Day 4 of the Clarkson watch, as Gilas practiced for two solid hours in preparation for a mammoth contest with tournament favorite China happening Tuesday afternoon.“You can see him passing more often than taking a shot because he’s trying to find out who among his teammates could be the most reliable in game situations,” Guiao explained after the full-throttle practice at Plaza Festival gym here.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’“But if you look at him closely, kayang-kaya niya itong level of basketball dito (he can easily dominate the level of basketball here),” Guiao said.Gilas slugs it out with China at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. in Manila) on Tuesday at GBK’s Basketball Hall, and though the Philippines is listed as the great underdog against the Great Wall, Guiao and the rest of his gang are exuding some confidence. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 awardlast_img read more