D-League: Wangs-Letran escapes Perpetual for back-to-back wins

first_imgQuarters: 25-10, 40-38, 65-62, 88-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ View comments Prince Eze cut that lead back to one, 84-83, but Bonbon Batiller scored on the layup before Quinto put on the finishing touches from the foul line.Edgar Charcos led Perpetual (2-4) with 29 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, while Eze had 26 markers, 12 boards, and five blocks.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 88 — Publico 17, Quinto 14, Calvo 12, Balanza 10, Fajarito 10, Batiller 8, Mandreza 6, Ambohot 4, Yu 3, Balagasay 2, Trinidad 2, Taladua 0.PERPETUAL 83 — Charcos 29, Eze 26, Coronel 8, Peralta 8, Villanueva 6, Aurin 2, Mangalino 2, Tiburcio 2, Pido 0, Tamayo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Marcial eyes Olympic gold before going pro Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESRey Publico carried Wangs Basketball-Letran down the stretch to the 88-83 victory over Perpetual Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The veteran big man drilled the crucial six points for the Couriers as they fended off the Altas belated rally.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Publico got 17 points and five rebounds, while Bong Quinto added 14 markers, eight boards, and seven assists as Wangs-Letran netted back-to-back wins to rise to 4-2.JP Calvo chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, and six dimes, while Jerrick Balanza and Christian Fajarito both had 10.FEATURED 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“A win is a win. But we still played bad, especially on defense. Luckily, we were aggressive in the second half and we were able to recover,” said coach Jeff Napa.The Couriers were holding on to a precarious 78-77 lead in the last 4:42 when Publico strung six straight points to give his side an 84-81 lead with 54 seconds remaining. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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

Pacers rip Cavaliers to snap LeBron NBA playoff streak

first_img“Stay calm, stay composed, play the game I have all year long,” Oladipo said of the key to his overwhelming day.“My teammates did a great job of making plays and getting stops like we have all year long. This was a great team win.”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 crownJames had won 21 first-round playoff games in a row until the rout, having never before lost the opener in a first-round NBA post-season series.James, seeking his ninth career trip to the NBA Finals and fourth league title, had not dropped a first-round playoff game since the New York Knicks beat Miami in the fourth game of the 2012 opening round, a minor setback on the Heat’s title run, a career first for James. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Pacers jumped ahead 33-14 after the first quarter and led by as much as 23 in holding off the Cavs, who came no closer than seven points the rest of the way.“We got out hard defensively, showing LeBron some bodies,” Oladipo said. “I’m not worried what we showed (people). I’m worried about my team and coming out to play one game at a time until we beat them.”James had a triple double in a losing cause with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. The rest of Cleveland’s starters only managed 25 points, Kevin Love with 17 rebounds but only nine points.J.R. Smith had 15 points off the Cavaliers’ bench while Myles Turner had 16 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 15 for Indiana.The Cavaliers had their lowest-scoring first period of the season and only five baskets with six turnovers in the opening quarter, drawing boos as they walked off at half-time trailing 59-38.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives past Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers during the second half in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Indiana won the game 98-80 to take a 1-0 series lead. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Forget LeBron James making his eighth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers star might have trouble just getting out of the opening round of the playoffs.Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 32 points to power the Indiana Pacers over the host Cavaliers 98-80 on Sunday in the opening game of their first-round NBA playoff series.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland pulled within 73-65 entering the fourth quarter but the Pacers unleashed a 12-2 run for an 88-71 edge and cruised to the finish.Celtics edge Bucks in OTThe Boston Celtics nearly fell victim to another Eastern Conference opening upset bid before edging visiting Milwaukee 113-107 in overtime.Al Horford scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Boston while Terry Rozier, starting in place of injured Kyrie Irving, added 23 points. Marcus Morris scored 21 off the bench while Jaylen Brown netted 20 and Jayson Tatum contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.“We’ve been down a lot, a lot of injuries, and we’ve always found a way,” Horford said. “Morris made some big shots, Tatum down the stretch, Terry — that’s what we’re all about. We just find a way.”Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 35 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and gave the Celtics headaches until fouling out in overtime.“He’s a great player,” Horford said. “He knows how to finish around the rim. He has great touch. We tried to contain him as best we could. We made a lot of turnovers. We have to work on that. I’m just glad we got this first win.”Khris Middleton added 31 points, hitting five-of-seven three-pointers, with eight rebounds and six assists in a losing cause.The Bucks, who have not won a NBA playoff series since 2001, have been losers in seven consecutive first-round playoff series.Rozier, making his first playoff start, sank a three-pointer with a half-second remaining to give Boston the lead but Middleton drilled another equalizer from halfway between the arc and half-court at the final buzzer to force over-time at 99-99. /cbb Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Urbiztondo regains top form just in time for Alab’s title drive

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s back to zero. In any series, you can’t get too high off a win, you can’t get too low off a loss. It’s gonna be a dogfight now,” he said. “They stole one here at our home so we got to either steal one or steal two in their house. we got to rest our bodies and go back to the drawing board, see what we can do, what adjustments we could make and hopefully, get Game 3 in Thailand.”San Miguel Alab Pilipinas and Mono Vampire break the deadlock on Game 3 on Saturday at Stadium 29.“Hopefully, we just come out with intensity,” said Urbiztondo. “We’ll initiate the physicality, we’ll initiate everything especially on the road, and most importantly, we stay together. We keep our heads high and I think we’ve been doing that all year, so we’ll be alright.”ADVERTISEMENT “It’s very big [confidence-booster],” admitted Urbiztondo of his performance. “It’s always good to have your timing back and your rhythm back after an injury.”The 35-year-old guard shared that he no longer feels any pain on his left hamstring since incurring the injury in San Miguel Alab’s game against Saigon Heat late in the eliminations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s OK. My timing is a lot better now. It’s tough coming back from a hamstring injury but coach Chappy Callanta has been really good with me, coach Jimmy (Alapag) has been really good with me. I feel really good out there and I feel I got my legs back,” he said.With him playing at 100-percent, Urbiztondo is confident the Filipino squad can regain the lead in Mono Vampire’s home court with the championship duel going down to a virtual best-of-three. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — If there’s a silver lining in San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ 100-103 Game 2 defeat to Mono Vampire in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals, it’s Josh Urbiztondo’s return his old form.The veteran sniper sizzled in the third quarter with four triples to finish the game with 14 markers  to go with three assists and two rebounds on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Pringle carries GlobalPort to close win vs Meralco Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

Little playing time, big impact: May Luna shines in Game 1 win

first_imgMay Luna. Photo from Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs expected, graduating stars Mary Joy Baron, Kim Kianna Dy and Dawn Macandili showed up for defending champion La Salle in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball Finals against Far Eastern University Saturday.But the Lady Spikers also needed a big lift from super sub May Luna in the third set to beat Far Eastern University in a hard-fought three-setter, 29-27, 25-21, 25-22.ADVERTISEMENT READ: La Salle nears 3-peat, pounces on error-prone FEU in Game 1Luna only played one full set and made it count. She converted timely hits as part of a pivotal 7-0 surge in the third set that put La Salle in the driver’s seat, 19-15, after falling behind by five, 8-3.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 just don’t want coach to think that I’m not rewarding his trust in me,” said Luna, who finished with nine points, seven of which off spikes, in Filipino. “I don’t want coach to lose that trust.”READ: Super sub May Luna always ready to step up to the plate for La Salle Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Inexperience bites FEU in Game 1 loss to La Salle P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ The third-year outside hitter’s latest performance has certainly made a good account of herself.With the Lady Spikers trailing, Luna pushed her team ahead, 16-15, with back-to-back service aces that took the air out of the Lady Tamaraws.La Salle goes for a third consecutive crown on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Just hoping to survive tough race, Benedicto gets top 5 finish in full Ironman PH

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 Benedicto, however, ended up getting more than what he expected after finishing in the top five in the top pro male against some of the world’s best triathletes.“[I was] just praying to God that I’ll be able to finish and survive the race. I just kept thinking, ‘Give me strength, Lord,’that’s what’s going through my mind,” said Benedicto, who crossed the finish line in nine hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds.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 just wanted to finish the race and not give up until I get it,” he added.Benedicto was the fastest Filipino finisher but four others in Benjamin Rana, John Philip Duenas, Jonard Saim and Arland Macasieb made it to the top 10 filling the seventh to 10th spots. Benedicto even placed higher than Austria’s Freddy Lampert, who was the race’s early leader but failed to sustain his form to finish in sixth.Each finisher received a special medal made by renowned metal sculptor Daniel dela Cruz and weavers from Marawi.“I’m very happy that they were able to make medals from Marawi. We all know that the people there are really struggling because of the war and I’m praying that they will be able to get back up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel picks up momentum, sends Ginebra to 5th loss Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Augusto Benedicto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGiving up was not an option for Filipino triathlete Augusto Benedicto on Sunday.Survival was his only goal in his bid to conquer the first full-distance Ironman race in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Compounding the worries for African supporters is that, aside from Senegal, the continent’s five teams largely aren’t scoring. Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria didn’t get off the mark in losing their opening matches to Uruguay, Iran and Croatia, respectively. Tunisia’s goal in its 2-1 loss to England came from a penalty. Mohamed Salah, Egypt’s star striker, also scored from the spot on his return Tuesday to the team following his left-shoulder injury in the Champions League final in May.The only African to score from open play so far in Russia is Mbaye Niang, who pounced on an appallingly judged and executed Polish back pass to net Senegal’s second goal at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium. The other two goals in the match were both scored by Poles. Defender Thiago Cionek deflected a shot off his right calf past his own keeper, an own goal that gave Senegal the lead. Grzegorz Krychowiak headed in Poland’s late consolation goal.Although contesting only its second World Cup, Senegal could end up carrying the hopes of all Africa if the continent’s other teams don’t quickly pick themselves up. Morocco faces a tough task against Portugal and Spain in Group B. Nigeria has to play Argentina and resilient Iceland in Group D. Tunisia has the more manageable Panama but a tough match against Belgium in Group G. Egypt’s second-match loss to Russia severely compromised its chances of getting out of Group A.Senegal’s next opponents in Group H are Japan and Colombia.“We know Africa supports us. If we can make all the other African nations proud, that is twice as glorious,” Niang said. “We’re thinking of our journey, trying to write our own story but if we can inspire the others, that’s a greater honor for us.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Air Force enters PVL men’s semis Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Senegal’s fans, their bodies and faces painted in the colors of the national flag, support their team during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)MOSCOW — By starting its World Cup with a win, Senegal also saved Africa from embarrassment in the tournament.The continent was facing the prospect of a worst-ever World Cup start before Senegal beat Poland on Tuesday. The 2-1 victory was the first and only African win in the first round of matches, after Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all lost their opening games. A few hours after Senegal’s win, Egypt then also lost its second match, 3-1 against Russia.ADVERTISEMENT As in 2002, when Senegal beat then-defending champions France in its opening match, it now hopes to build on the momentum. But coach Aliou Cisse said beating the Poles didn’t have the same history-making feel of the 1-0 victory in 2002 against the French, Senegal’s former colonial masters. From there, in what was its first and until now only World Cup, Senegal went on a run to the quarterfinals.READ: Senegal beats Poland 2-1 in first African win at World CupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It is not the same thing, not the same flavor,” Cisse said. “Everyone knows the history of France and of Senegal. France was the colonizing power of Senegal. We were the immigrant sons of that France.”Not since 1974 — when Zaire, its only representative, lost all three of its matches, conceded 14 goals and scored none — had Africa been without at least a win or a draw in the first matches. Since the World Cup expanded to a 32-team format in 1998, the worst opening round for African teams was in 2006, when Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Angola all lost their first matches and Tunisia drew 2-2 with Saudi Arabia. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Motivated

first_imgAustralian triathlete seeks 70.3 Cebu 4-peat “They (Beermen) are used to the pressure, I saw that right after we won our first title together,” said the multititled coach, who is a perfect 6-for-6 in title series appearances with San Miguel.Tim Cone will try to blemish Austria’s record and the two-time Grand Slam champion coach will have a full armory with the 7-foot Greg Slaughter in the pink of health—an able match for reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.“That’s a thing of the past,” Austria said of his Finals record. “I come into every series not trying to protect that, but aiming to win the next championship.”Austria won the last time he and Cone squared off for a championship, when Ginebra played without Slaughter in the 2016-17 Philippine Cup Finals.Both sides will be coming in with healthy rosters for the series and Austria has added a key piece to the lineup in top rookie pick Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ “Every time you play (Barangay) Ginebra in a Finals is special,” Austria told the Inquirer on the eve of Game 1 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. “The players remember what happened last year, when the expectations for (us to win) the Grand Slam were so high.”The Gin Kings ousted the Beermen in the Governors’ Cup’s Final Four last season and effectively snuffed out San Miguel’s shot at a Triple Crown sweep, and Austria believes that this is firing up his charges for the series that starts 7 p.m. on Friday.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’“Every championship (bid) is special,” Austria added. “But this one carries something more for my players since this will put us on track again toward another shot at the Grand Slam.”Austria said that they did nothing special in practice leading up to the series opener. They went through their usual plays and he believes that there will be no pressure on his Beermen even though Ginebra will have the crowd throughout the best-of-seven series. With the 6-foot-7 Standhardinger, Austria can go toe-to-toe with Ginebra in terms of size, and with imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee expected to cancel each other out, deciding the series will most likely be how the locals will perform.Fajardo remains to be the biggest matchup problem for Cone, although no one expects Ginebra to play the 6-foot-10 behemoth one-on-one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeo Austria and San Miguel Beer have been playing in—and winning—so many title series in the PBA in the last four years that some might think they have lost the appetite for it.Everyone will be surprised to find out that they are approaching the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series with the same zest they had when they chased—and won—their first, especially since they have some sort of unfinished business with the team on the other end of the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Dormitorio crashes out of medal race in cross-country cycling

first_imgMOST 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 Dormitorio got the headstart before the two Chinese riders gained steam.The crash came through the 4.5-kilometer mark. Doctors believe Dormitorio suffered a sprained quad.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Filipino Ariana Dormitorio blew a golden opportunity to win medal in the women’s cross-country cycling in the 2018 Asian Games in Subang, Indonesia Tuesday.Ranked No. 1 in the 12-rider field, Patrice stumbled in the second of the five-lap race and sustained a left thigh injury that forced her to recover at the medical tent.ADVERTISEMENT Taekwondo jin Lopez goes for shot at gold vs Chinese in semis ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img “I’m somehow disappointed,” said Dormitorio, who is ranked 100th in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). “Luck was not with me today.”Yao Bianwa and Li Hongfeng of China finished first and second, respectively.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’“The Philippine rider was strong and I am lucky to win,” said the unranked Yao, who clocked one hour, 20 minutes and seven seconds.Li crossed the finish line four minutes after her compatriot while Natalie Panyawan of Thailand crossed the finish line with a time of one hour, 26 minutes and 11 seconds to win the bronze medal. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

‘I’m a club man’: Mourinho insists Manchester United come before his future

first_imgFILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks on during their Champions League group A soccer match against Benfica, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Jose Mourinho has extended his contract at Manchester United, tying him to the Premier League club until at least 2020. United announced the new deal for its manager on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)Jose Mourinho insists he is only interested in the future prosperity of Manchester United rather than his own position at the troubled club.Mourinho has found his future as United manager the subject of much discussion after a tempestuous period, dating back to a frustrating close-season transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Mourinho refused to discuss even the most banal of topics with the media, other than to claim that he was not left frustrated by the defeat at Brighton last weekend.“No, it is not a frustration because it would also be a frustration if we win every match against the non top-six team and don’t win against the top six, that would also be a frustration,” he said.“We want to win all the time. We want to play well all the time. We don’t want to make mistakes. That is what you always want.“We want a winning style. Don’t make defensive mistakes. Be dominant. Chances, score goals and go home with the three points.”Mourinho has clearly been unhappy with the coverage the mainstream media has provided of his club over the past few months — especially a disappointing transfer market and his obviously tricky relationship with key figures at Old Trafford.And, in response, Mourinho refused to address the issue of whether or not he had entered the new season with a squad that was to his satisfaction.“You know my answer,” said Mourinho.“I do not need to answer because I do not even know sometimes why I am here because you know everything.“During the week it looks like you show that you know everything then I come here and you ask me questions. It’s a bit strange.”Even when United’s hapless press officer attempted to move the line of questioning onto the meeting with Tottenham, Mourinho refused to play ball or discuss Pochettino’s side. 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Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments When asked for his opinion on Spurs’ failure to strengthen their squad this summer, he snapped: “It is not my problem.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “In my career, I was never selfish and thinking about myself, I was always a club man.“That’s what I am. I am really happy when the supporters they support the team. Against Leicester, you can say in a normal situation because the team was playing well and was winning.“But to be supportive of the team against Brighton, where we didn’t play well and lost the match, it gives you a fantastic feeling.“I hope that feeling, the players also feel it and the players they are ready to give them everything they have.”Winning styleADVERTISEMENT That led to conjecture that Mourinho was not happy with the efforts of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who handles player signings at Old Trafford.Equally damaging has been Mourinho’s relationship with star player Paul Pogba, which has come under close scrutiny after comments made by the France midfielder.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’Mourinho was in particularly dour and uncooperative mood ahead of his team’s Premier League meeting with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham on Monday, although, in one of his few talkative moments, he did reveal his gratitude for the support shown by fans over the first two games of the season.“The supporters were fantastic in both matches,” said Mourinho. “Not for me, for the team which is the only thing that matters.last_img read more

NCAA: Laminou ends up bloodied after sustaining cut near left eye

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College center Hamadou Laminou was left bloodied and stretchered off during the Generals game against University of Perpetual Help in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday.Laminou sustained a nasty cut above his left eye after inadvertently getting kneed on the back of his head by Perpetual Help’s Jerome Pasia and the left side of his face subsequently hitting the parquet floor as he lost his balance while going for the basket.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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHe stayed down on the floor for a few minutes before being carried out on the floor and into the dugout.The 6-foot-8 Cameroonian got hurt with the Generals down 14, 61-47, with only 22.6 seconds left in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLaminou has been one of the few bright spots for the Generals this season where they missed the Final Four anew. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title NCAA: Altas near Final Four, pound Generals For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more