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Ross lauds Fajardo: He’s in conversation to be best PBA player ever

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What makes it work is he’s such a selfless guy and I think he could probably average 30 if he wanted to but I don’t think that’s in him. He wants to share the limelight and pass the ball. He doesn’t want it all to be about him.”Ross is a two-time Finals MVP and was two steals away from a quadruple-double in the Beermen’s closeout game of the Hotshots.Fajardo’s monstrous double-double in Game 5, however, was too big of a shadow that it towered over Ross’ line of 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and eight steals.The Kraken put up a ridiculous 42-point, 20-rebound double-double that earned him his second Finals MVP.“I’m glad he’s the leader of our team and I’m glad that I’m able to play with someone as humble and as great as him,” said Ross. “40 and 20 in a closeout game? That’s for you guys to talk about. He works hard and he really does this for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Top 2 seeds set in East and West; everything else TBD LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Beermen have compiled six titles from 2015 until the early part of 2018 when they won their fourth straight Philippine Cup, beating Magnolia, 108-99, in Game 5 Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.San Miguel is thoroughly in the midst of greatness, and in the middle of that success is four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.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 crownFor point guard Chris Ross, having Fajardo alone puts them one step closer to become one of the greatest teams ever.“We all benefit from his greatness, he’s in the conversation of probably being the best player ever to play in the PBA,” said Ross, who also compiled a resume worth of note. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ San Miguel has inarguably been the most dominant team in the PBA for the past three seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Marikinalast_img read more

Padda’s lessons go beyond volleyball court for graduating Lady Falcons

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The graduating Lady Falcons from Adamson University not only left a coach, but also a life mentor.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 “Even though I played in the club league, when I returned to Adamson I was still a crybaby, but coach Air inspired me because she was such a strong figure and she can fight whatever fight.”Tempiatura, who had to take a backseat to Tonnie Rose Ponce throughout the season, had her moment in the sun for the Lady Falcons in their last game when Padda made her the primary libero.And the graduating defensive anchor made sure to thank Padda for not only making her a more confident woman but also showing to the UAAP community what girl power is about.“The lessons she taught me won’t just stay here in the UAAP, but in my whole life as well,” said Tempiatura in Filipino. “She changed me because I was shy and quiet before, but coach Air taught me to be more vocal.”“Coach Air also taught me to fight for what we have because sometimes our coaching staff, who are all females, are belittled but she taught me to be proud of it,” added Tempiatura.Emnas, who also skipped Season 79, said Padda became her greatest motivator not only inside the volleyball court but also outside of it.“Coach Air has a different way of motivating you not only in the game but also in real life,” said Emnas, who had 24 excellent sets in her final UAAP game. “She molded me to become a better person to the point that she even appears in my dreams.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat, Jellie Tempiatura, and Fhen Emnas donned the navy-and-white jerseys of Adamson for the final time on Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym and joining them in their departure are the lessons head coach Air Padda had taught them.Padda has been with Adamson for just two years but the American head coach has left an imprint that her players won’t ever forget.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 crownFor Galanza, playing under the tutelage of Padda meant she got unwavering support and a familial bond that didn’t break even though she got sidelined with an injury during the few months before the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament began.“She’s always given me so much trust even though I became quite rebellious but she was always there for me and I never saw her gave up on me,” said Galanza in Filipino. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Galanza had 12 points in her UAAP farewell in Adamson’s sweep of University of Santo Tomas, 25-6, 25-23, 25-23, as the Lady Falcons settled for the fifth seed with a 6-8 record.“She’s the coach whom you can open your personal problems to and she was there for me when I was injured and she never made me feel that I was out of the team during that time.”Paat, who sat out the year Padda first coached Adamson, made a longing bond with her head coach that she masterminded the “Wakanda Forever” celebration the Lady Falcons use in reference to the Black Panther movie.“Coach Air pushed me really hard that you won’t have any choice but to follow her orders and stick to her system,” said Paat, who had 13 points in her final UAAP game, in Filipino. “She made me a better person and a better player in and out of the floor.”Paat used her time off from Adamson to play with Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga but she made it a point to return as a Lady Falcon in her fifth UAAP year to play under Padda.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew George, Westbrook lead Thunder over Jazz Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Jazz try to slow Harden in Game 2 after Game 1 rout

first_imgLATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cruz positive F2 Logistics can pull off another PSL finals comeback View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “There’s no answer. He’s seen it all,” D’Antoni said. “Now, he might play bad and that’s because he’s human. But there’s nothing that you can conceivably come up with that can stop one of the best offensive players ever.”Harden led the NBA in scoring in the regular season by averaging a career-high 30.4 points a game and ranks second behind LeBron James this postseason with 31 points a game.Houston’s Trevor Ariza, a player known for his defense, has the task of guarding Mitchell in this series. He was asked what he would try if he had to guard Harden. There was a long pause before Ariza let out a loud sigh and said with a laugh: “I’d figure out a way to slow him down.”But the veteran is happy to be playing with Harden and not against him.“I’m glad I don’t have that problem right now,” he said. “I wouldn’t tell them what I think. I would let them try to figure it out on their own.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The top-seeded Rockets expect to see a different team than they did in Game 1 after the Jazz had only about 36 hours between the end of Game 6 against the Thunder and the start of this series.“I think a couple days’ rest will help them and we’ll get the best they’ve got,” D’Antoni said.The Jazz refused to use fatigue as an excuse for their poor performance in Game 1, but they did admit that they were feeling better about this game with a little bit of rest. Mitchell said having two days to break down film and work on their game plan has also been beneficial.Despite trailing by double digits for most of Sunday’s game, the Jazz don’t seemed daunted or discouraged entering Game 2.“A lot of people have been hitting me up saying: “Try to keep your head up. It’s only Game 1,’” Mitchell said. “And my head was never down. I don’t think any of our heads were ever down. It’s just one game out of a long series … I think being down 0-1 last series and seeing how we came back and responded definitely gives you a sense of more hope than if this would have been the opening round.”The Jazz will try and even the series without starting point guard Ricky Rubio, who sat out Game 1 and is out indefinitely with a strained left hamstring. The Rockets believe Rubio’s absence changed things for Mitchell. He scored a playoff-high 38 points in Game 6 to lead Utah to the win before scoring 21, which were his fewest of the postseason, on Sunday.“It makes Donovan handle the ball more than they would like,” Ariza said of Rubio’s injury. “He’s their dominant scorer at this point so when he has to handle the ball and get everybody involved in the game it kind of takes away from him scoring the ball all the time or being aggressive all the time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He is a (heck) of a player so it’s going to be tough, but we feel like we can just try to make it a bit tough on him for the whole (time) he’s out there,” Utah’s Joe Ingles said.Harden made seven 3-pointers in Game 1, leaving the Jazz focused on limiting him from long range.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“Just make him a driver,” rookie Donovan Mitchell said. “He loves getting back to that 3. They got comfortable in the first half and they went up 30. So just being able to make them uncomfortable and not let them dictate what we do on defense. Make sure we dictate what they do.”Coach Mike D’Antoni isn’t concerned about anything that the Jazz might throw at Harden on Wednesday and believes the only thing that can keep Harden from a big game is, well, Harden. Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) talks to guard James Harden during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — No one on the Utah Jazz is using the word “stop” when referring to what they’ll try to do to James Harden in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night after the Houston Rockets’ star scored 41 points in a Game 1 rout.They’re simply searching for ways to slow him down a bit after he’s averaged almost 36 points a game in five meetings this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

WNBA: Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx in finals rematch

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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Chelsea Gray #12 of the Los Angeles Sparks is fouled by Maya Moore #23 of the Minnesota Lynx during the second half of Game Three of WNBA Finals at Staples Center September 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS — There was no better way for the WNBA to open its 22nd season than with another intense matchup between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx.After the Lynx received their championship rings and raised a fourth banner in the arena, Chelsea Gray and the Sparks gave them their parting shot.ADVERTISEMENT Gray had 18 points, including a double-clutch off-balance in the lane at the buzzer that gave the short-handed Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Lynx on Sunday in a dramatic rematch of last year’s finals.“Chelsea is the game-winner queen,” said Odyssey Sims, who led the Sparks with 21 points. “I don’t know how she squeezed up and flipped it in. I still don’t believe. I don’t even know how, but it was amazing.”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 crownLindsay Whalen had 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds left, to lead the Lynx back from a deficit that reached 10 points late in the third period. Gray then took the ball after a timeout at the left wing, used a spin dribble to evade Seimone Augustus and reached the paint in time for the final heave.“I’m very proud of this team right now,” Gray said. “We kind of set the tone for the season.” LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Sparks-Lynx title pairing was made possible in 2016 when the WNBA switched to a conference-less postseason format, and the Sparks won on Minnesota’s home court that year. Last fall, the Lynx avenged that crushing loss by beating Los Angeles at Williams Arena, where Whalen played her college games, while Target Center was being renovated.Over the previous two years, the Sparks and Lynx split their 16 matchups, with five wins apiece in the playoffs and three victories each in the regular season. This was the first time the Lynx lost a season opener since 2011, the year of their first title. They had won 23 straight regular-season games in May.Nneka Ogwumike added 19 points and nine rebounds and Essence Carson had 10 points for the Sparks, who shot only 3 for 18 from 3-point range but still outscored the Lynx 25-11 in the third quarter.Whalen and 2017 league MVP Sylvia Fowles, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds, led the resurgence for the Lynx.They were riled up when Fowles was whistled for an offensive foul in the post, with an agitated Whalen giving official Tiffany Bird an earful. A few minutes later, after Fowles cut the lead to 59-53 with a layup, Sparks newcomer Cappie Pondexter got into a shouting match with Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve during the break in action. They were each given a technical foul, as were Whalen and Sims.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ogwumike knocked down a 3-pointer for a 71-68 lead with 3:08 remaining, and she turned a turnover by Rebekkah Brunson into a layup in transition and a five-point edge with 2:08 to play. The Lynx had a staggering 24 turnovers that turned into 23 points for the Sparks, more than in any game last season.Fowles hit two foul shots with 56 seconds left to bring the Lynx to 73-72, but Sims answered with a long jumper. Whalen came back with a pair of free throws, and Fowles grabbed the rebound of a missed 3 by Sims on the other end to set up two more foul shots for Whalen.That still left enough time for the Sparks to answer.“We just didn’t come out ready to go, which is disappointing and what we’ll have to clean up,” said Whalen, the newly minted head coach at her alma mater, Minnesota, who has begun her 15th season in the league.Brunson pitched in 15 points, but Maya Moore had just 11 points on 4-for-14 shooting for the Lynx. Augustus had just six points.“We had so many players out there that had no idea what they were doing for whatever reason. Maybe they were tired. No idea,” Reeve said.The Sparks couldn’t have expected much more production without star Candace Parker, who didn’t take the trip because of what was announced as a back injury. Russian center Maria Vadeeva, a key offseason acquisition, has not joined the team yet. Jantel Lavender, another important veteran, has not finished with her overseas club yet, either.“We love Candace. She’s a heck of a player, one of the best in the league, but I just kind of focus on the people that are here,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “That’s all we do.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

LeBron, Harden unanimous selections to All-NBA Team

first_img‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James keeps the ball from Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris during the first quarter of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James was named to his league-record 12th All-NBA First Team on Thursday, joining Houston Rockets guard James Harden as a unanimous selection.James, seeking an eighth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals in his 15th NBA campaign, moved past Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone for the most selections to the elite squad by a global media panel, being named on all 100 ballots.ADVERTISEMENT The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player ranked third in the league with 27.5 points a game and also averaged 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists a game.Harden, this season’s NBA scoring champion with 30.4 points a game, was a unanimous choice for the second year in a row. He also led the NBA with 265 3-point baskets and has sparked the Rockets into the Western Conference final.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 crownOthers on the All-NBA First Team included Golden State forward Kevin Durant, New Orleans center Anthony Davis and Portland guard Damian Lillard, who was given his first nod onto the select squad.Davis ranked second in the NBA with 28.1 points per contest and grabbed 11.1 rebounds a game, while Lillard was fourth with 26.9 points a game and four-time scoring champion Durant ranked sixth with 26.4 a game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations James, Harden and Davis are finalists for this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player award.Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Cameroonian center Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers were named to the All-NBA Second Team along with San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, who edged Golden State’s Stephen Curry by one vote for the last spot on the second squad.The All-NBA Third Team included Curry, Indiana guard Victor Oladipo, Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns and Oklahoma City’s Paul George.It was the first time on any of the post-season honor teams for Embiid, Oladipo and Towns.Davis led the NBA in blocked shots with 2.57 a game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ James had a career-high 18 triple doubles and played in all 82 games for the first time in a season.Harden record the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history and had 50-point performances this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Curry on Warriors’ Game 7 comeback win: ‘There’s always time to turn it around’

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A miserable first half for Golden State saw Eric Gordon make it 54-43 on the stroke of half-time with an aggressive driving layup.Yet Golden State flicked the switch after the break, and Curry and Durant soon began raining down buckets from distance.A Durant three-pointer tied it at 61-61 and Curry then struck with a three of his own to give Warriors a 64-61 lead, the first time they had led since a fleeting 9-7 advantage early in the first.Two more quick threes from Curry gave the Warriors a nine-point advantage at 72-63, and from their the NBA champions were too strong as an increasingly desperate Houston chased the game.Kerr later said there had been no hint of panic at halftime as the Warriors trailed.“I just tried to remind them that at halftime it was an 11-point game, and that’s two minutes. If we get a couple of stops and a few threes we’re back in it,” Kerr said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Extremely frustrating’Rockets ace James Harden, who finished with 32 points, said his team’s second-half performances in games six and seven had decided the fate of the series.“One half of basketball. Two games, six and seven. We just didn’t have the same energy that we had in the first half, the pace,” Harden said. “It’s extremely frustrating.”Earlier it looked as if Houston were ready to snap the Golden State-Cleveland monopoly, shrugging off the injury absence of Chris Paul to make a fast start.The Rockets swarmed over the vaunted Warriors offense to keep the visitors firmly on the back foot.The Warriors looked nervous from the outset, with a string of early mistakes that included two turnovers.Durant missed three free throws in a row early on as Houston gradually pulled into a 24-19 first quarter lead.A disgusted Kerr told a courtside television interviewer it was the “one of the worst quarters of basketball we’ve ever played.”The pressure continued in the second, with Clint Capela outstanding on defense for Houston with a string of rebounds.The Rockets pulled away in the second, with Harden to the fore as the hosts moved 15 points clear with both Durant and Curry struggling from three-point range. The Warriors’ Western Conference finals game seven victory in Houston handed them a 4-3 series win, and came after the Rockets had led by as many as 15 points in the first half.READ: Round 4: It’s Cleveland vs. Golden State, againFEATURED 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 Warriors had looked vulnerable after a sluggish first-half performance that saw them trail 54-43 at half-time.But just as they have done throughout the playoffs, the Warriors found an extra gear in the third period, with Curry and Durant suddenly finding their range from three-point distance to come roaring back into the contest. POC eyes anti-doping information drive amid Ravena ban “Basketball is a 48-minute game and no matter how badly we played, how many shots we missed, there’s always time to turn it around,” Curry said. “The second half was unbelievable. Happy to be back in the finals.”The Warriors outscored the Rockets by 33-15 in the third quarter, surging into a double-digit lead that they never looked like surrendering.Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni meanwhile attempted to put a brave face on a loss which came after his team had battled into a 3-2 lead earlier in the series.“I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” D’Antoni said. “There’s no quit in them. We saw where the bar was this year, but we just couldn’t quite get there.“We’ll take our summer off and then we’ll try it again next season.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates with teammates as they receive their trophy after defeating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Stephen Curry inspired a second-half fightback as the reigning champion Golden State Warriors booked their fourth consecutive NBA finals appearance with a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday.Curry scored 27 points with Kevin Durant adding 34 as the Warriors advanced to an unprecedented fourth NBA finals meeting in a row against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Meralco surges to QF

first_img“They may look easy, but it’s not. It has always been a struggle,” said Black.Out of the playoffs for good, the Elite will cap their campaign in the conference against the San Miguel Beermen on July 4 carrying a dismal record of just one win in 10 games.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine tries to also peel away in the race for the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs when it battles Phoenix Fuel in a Petron Saturday Special at Mall of Asia Arena.The game is at 4:30 p.m., after which San Miguel Beer battles dangerous TNT KaTropa.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Leaving nothing to chance, Meralco played exceptional ball against the weakest team in the league.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts readily responded with their best game yet, drubbing the Blackwater Elite Friday night, 102-75, to seal a sure seat in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.The third straight victory of the Bolts not only bought them a ticket to the quarters, it also kept Meralco in the running for that all-important twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs.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“We’ll certainly go for it, but right now it’s more about trying to beat the teams ahead of us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black, whose Bolts share an identical 6-2 record with the TNT KaTropa.Later in the night, Alaska held off stubborn NLEX, 120-111, to also bolster their playoff bid. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Anjo Caram was the most consistent guy on the floor for Meralco. The quick-footed backup point guard completed a turnover-free night with 13 points on top three rebounds and three assists.“They focused much of their defense on Arinze (Onuaku), leaving most of us open,” said Caram.  “It’s a big win for us going to the playoff stretch. Right now, we’re in control of our destiny as we face the top teams in the league.”Winning over the Elite has become a feel-good moment for the Bolts as they prepare to end the elimination round with a four-game stretch in nine days.They are scheduled to meet fellow quarterfinalists Alaska on Sunday, TNT next Friday and Rain or Shine on June 24.With the Meralco lead ballooning to as many as 41 early in the fourth, Black had the luxury to field his bench players and rest his starters for good.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Butcher wants Azkals to scale own Mount Everest In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Surging San Miguel survives TNT in heated matchup

first_imgFrom an 83-83 during the ejection, the Beermen staged a 14-5 run that Chris Ross capped off with a three-pointer for the 97-88 lead with 3:13 left.Austria added they had to win their game against TNT to get into a stable position for a playoffs spot and eventually defend their Commissioner’s Cup title.“This was a badly needed win and thankfully we were able to survive TNT,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “They [the KaTropa] know the importance of this game and they want to kick us out because if we’re out of the playoffs the other teams will have a chance to win the championship.”Renaldo Balkman, who scored six points in the late-game run while blocking two shots, finished with a game-high 43 points, 15 boards, four assists, and six rejections to lead the Beermen.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had 19 points, six rebounds, and two blocks while Alex Cabagnot added 12 points for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Frustrated Chan after Phoenix blows big lead anew: ‘We never learn our lessons’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Joshua Smith led TNT with 26 points and 18 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer overcame a tense affair and took down TNT, 99-94, to move into a tie in fourth place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The game saw four players get ejected. TNT’s Terrence Romeo and San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter got tossed after they got into a verbal spat late in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Beermen forward Arwind Santos and KaTropa’s Anthony Semerad were also thrown out of the game, this time in the fourth quarter, after the two exchanged elbows during a scuffle.“I give my salute to Arwind and Marcio because they showed that they will give their all for the team and they will go into a rumble if necessary,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria.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 Beermen won their fourth game in five matches to tie GlobalPort and Magnolia with identical 4-4 records.Santos and Semerad’s ejections in the 7:36 mark of the fourth eventually became the turning point of the game and it was San Miguel that took the chance to run with it. View commentslast_img read more

Filipino netizens divided on Alphonse Areola’s World Cup win

first_imgMOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team On Facebook, some netizens reacted positively to Alphonse’s win:Elizabeth Gaerlan-Davis said, “Congratulations!!!Because of you I began to watch football/ soccer. Congratulations. I told my husband that France will win because you’re in it. Representing Filipinos. Of course it’s a team effort and for those who are complaining they can’t do what you’re doing. Thanks for a great Sunday. Awesome! Cheers from Vegas, Nevada!Sunshine Smith-Tioco wrote, “He is equally proud to represent both the Philippines (where his parents and family came from) and France (the country that nurtured his skills, gave him a break and believed in his talent). Stop with the crab mentality! #burn Congratulations, Alphonse!!!Ramon Sr Areola, a Facebook user who shares the athlete’s surname, Congrats Alphonse and with the whole French Team. VIVE LA FRANCE!!! Daming bitter dito. Hindi nakakatulong yong mga negative comments ninyo laban kay Alphonse Areola.Just be proud with him!!! Don’t speculate too much. Why not try to reach him or his parents to gather more infos.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps02:14Carpio 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Born to Filipino parents in Paris, Alphonse has already won two World Cup championships for France: the 2013 U-20 (Under 20 years old) World Cup, and Sunday’s 2018 World Cup championship.READ: PH pride: World Cup champion France’s goalkeeper is FilipinoFEATURED 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’Alphonse, one of France’s soccer national team’s three goalkeepers, posted a photo of him holding the World Cup trophy and he captioned it: “KEEP CALM! The World Cup is here! CHAMPION DU MONDE!”Filipinos had mixed reactions to Alphonse’s post about his team’s win, officially France’s second World Cup title in history. The country won its first World Cup exactly 20 years ago in 1998 when the international football tournament was held in France. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Baka wala siyang dalang Phil Flag, simple as that. Huwag masyadong bigyan ng negativo ang di niya pagwagayway ng ating bandila.Kilala ko siya!!! At never niyang ipinagkailang pure Filipino blood siya. Atsaka tuwing may interview siya ng media ay lagi niyang sinasabing Filipino siya. Very humble na bata yan. Nababasa niya lahat na mga commento sa kanya kaya kung pwede ay Tulungan na lang natin siya sa pamamagitan ng pagbati sa kanya at huwag ng bigyan ng mga negatibo ang kakulangan niya. Atsaka di siya Pulitiko o artista na kailangang silipin ang mga munting pagkakamali niya.Kung si Wesley So elite player ng Chess ngayon pero tuwing maglaro siya ( not a team) ay hindi ang Pilipinas ang dinadala niya. Samantalang ang nagpalaki sa kanya ay Pilipinas?”X Irene Azcueta asked, “Why can’t some of us be happy for this young man.. he is of Filipino heritage but his a french man as well… be proud of him because his not just representing himself but the entire Filipino culture/heritage. Just be happy. #positivevibes”Mary Jane Hiller said, “Ang Daming Bitter. Clearly you cannot please everybody. He is 2nd Goaler. A Filipino Race playing for FRANCE. So why should he bring Philippine flag Haller! Common sense lang naman di ba? Magalit kayo kung winagayway nya ang flag ng France but he didn’t so why complain? You guys are not being reasonable. Life must go on.”Some netizens were not very pleased about Alphonse’s win:One Facebook, Tim Uliman said, “Alphonse Areola some fans are mad at you because you are not proud of your Filipino heritage as a world cup champion you should’ve bring a little Philippine flag with you in the winners podium while having the champion trophy…and wave it if you are proud of it…they are furious on you…”On Twitter, Moyyst said, “Filipino by blood. French by Birth. Birth place is thicker than Blood Alphonse?”Some also commented on his participation in the World Cup. Thug Magnificent said, “Staying calm that’s all you did during this tournament I didn’t see you start a game.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES PHOTO from Alphonse Areola’s official Facebook pageAlphonse Areola is officially the first Filipino to win a World Cup championship.However, Filipinos have diverse sentiments on the achievement as Alphonse did not accomplish it carrying a Filipino flag but a French one.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

GALLERY: Relive San Miguel’s Game 2 romp of Ginebra

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins ONE Championship ventures into boxing Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenaldo Balkman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJapeth Aguilar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoe Devance. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenaldo Balkman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenaldo Balkman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo against Greg Slaughter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRenaldo Balkman guarding Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Jaworski. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPBAADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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’center_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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more