first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Team Caguioa rules Ginebra 3-on-3 Camarines Sur leg Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Orchids Hotel is a stone’s throw away from Arellano University where the team practices twice a day.The highly bankable and explosive spiker said on Thursday that she would at least lend her presence for the Cool Smashers in the ongoing Open Conference.“I’m really hoping to help the team and contribute even by my presence or better yet by playing,” said Valdez, who joined the club practice hours after arriving with the national team from Japan, where they held an extensive training camp.Valdez said she’s focused on the national team as it aspires for a quarterfinal finish in the Asians and a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19 to 31.But she said she’s also concerned with Creamline, which has managed to win three matches while she was in Japan to sweep its way to the semifinals as the top seed.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez will see action when Creamline starts its best-of-three Premier Volleyball League semifinals against BaliPure on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It’s not my decision to make (playing for Creamline) but I would really love to play (in the PVL) and help because I have commitments with them too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This after Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, the country’s national federation for the sport, gave her the green light to play with her club team.The approval has one condition, though.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’“Yes (she’s allowed to play) I already informed Rebisco. But she will stay with NT (quarters),” said LVPI acting president Pete Cayco.The Nationals will be quartered in Orchids Hotel in Manila starting Friday ahead of the Aug. 9 to 17 Asian Senior Women’s Championships in Biñan, Laguna. LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

first_imgDespite having his polo qualifications challenged by Johor Crown Prince Ismail Idris after his inclusion in Malaysia’s polo squad was announced, he is set to be the first minister in the region to take part in the SEA Games. The 41-year-old Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia previously played in international matches, and in July’s Malaysia Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thailand, for example, have been represented by at least two royalties. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej won the OK dinghy class in sailing at the 1967 Bangkok SEAP Games, while Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana – the only daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – clinched the badminton team gold at the 2005 Manila SEA Games.FAIQ BOLKIAHFEATURED 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’ The Brunei national football team captain is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. He announced himself at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, when Brunei finished bottom of their six-team group. Royal blood aside, the 19-year-old is a footballing prospect, having already recorded appearances for the youth sides of English Premier League clubs Southampton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ It is not often that you can tell your friends and family that you took on a king or princess, but some SEA Games athletes can.Ever since the inaugural South-east Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1959, the biennial event has seen royal descendants participate in sports which pit them against people of different backgrounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View commentslast_img read more

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Portugal’s Ines Henriques celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)LONDON — The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record.Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES The Frenchman’s time was the second fastest in history. Diniz set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.“A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50 (kilometer) walk,” Diniz said. “Last night I kept away from watching the TV because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today.”Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.The 20-kilometer walks were also held Sunday. Yang Jiayu of China won the women’s event in a personal best time of 1:26:18. She beat Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico by only 1 second.Antonella Palmisano of Italy was third in 1:26:36.ADVERTISEMENT “The last 5 (kilometers) were really tough,” said Henriques, whose previous world record was 4:08:26. “My goal was to go under 4 hours and 6 minutes.”Yin Hang was second in 4:08:58, followed by Chinese teammate Yang Shuqing in 4:20:49.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’Only seven women started the race, which was being run at the worlds for the first time, and only four finished.In the men’s 50K, Yohann Diniz of France won in 3:33:12. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Football, Netball, Water polo bets open PH bid MOST READ Lyu Xiuzhi had been in line for bronze, but the Chinese walker was disqualified with about 50 meters to go.“In the last 100 (meters) I was in a hurry,” Lyu said. “I forgot that I already had a medal.”The men’s 20K was also close. Eider Arevalo beat 18-year-old Sergei Shirobokov of Russia by two seconds to win gold.The Colombian finished in 1:18:53. Caio Bonfim of Brazil was third in 1:19:04.Action will return to the Olympic Stadium later in the evening on the final day of the championships, and the United States is expected to add more to its medal haul in the 4×400-meter relays.American great Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.Other finals are in the women’s 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men’s high jump and 1,500.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA to honor Marawi soldiers in Game 6 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calisaan, though, isn’t looking that too far ahead as he keeps his sights set on the present.“In the four years that I’ve been here, it’s only this time that we made it to the Final Four. What more if we become champions, right?,” he said.“I’m just focused, thinking of ways on how we could win because I really wanted to win, especially it’s coach Egay’s birthday,” he said. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLast year, Michael Calisaan was at the lowest point of his life after figuring in a motorcycle accident that led to his subpar showing in the NCAA.He lost his confidence and his game. But slowly, Calisaan picked himself up and, with the help of his head coach Egay Macaraya, built his way back.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees PLAY LIST 02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The 22-year-old unleashed a career-best 36 points on 14-of-22 shooting from the field on top of 10 rebounds.His biggest moment came in the clutch, drilling the dagger trey from the top of the arc with 18.3 seconds remaining to seal the deal and bring the Golden Stags back to the semifinals for the first time since 2013.“Maybe it’s because of all the hard work that coach has been telling us. We’ve been doing a lot of extra work in practice. We’re shooting not only 200, but 300 triples every day, so we really had the confidence shooting those threes,” he said.Macaraya sees a bright future ahead of Calisaan.“If he plays like that all the way, he can be one of the top picks in the PBA Draft. I just tell him that he always has to avoid distraction and just focus. He understands already how important his second life is, and the process to success is to just do the hard work,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Coach Egay really helped me. He took me wherever he go so I can regain my confidence,” Calisaan said in Filipino, harking back to his stint with Cafe France in the PBA D-League.Lending a helping hand to Calisaan was a no-brainer for Macaraya after seeing how hardworking and strong-willed the 6-foot-4 forward is.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“When I first came to San Sebastian, I really knew that he had that fire in his heart. That’s why I really took him wherever I went because I see it in his eyes that he really wants to win,” Macaraya, who celebrated his 56th birthday, said.Fast forward to Tuesday, and all of the trust Macaraya gave to Calisaan bore fruit in the form of San Sebastian’s 74-69 victory over Letran to claim the fourth seed in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith TNT emerging as one of the early contenders this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, coach Nash Racela knows that his team could not afford to drop its third loss in four games when it clashes against Blackwater on Wednesday.But he’s not batting an eyelash knowing how resolute his team is.ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve realized that this team has been really good in making comebacks ever since. After a loss, we’re always confident that our team will play better the next time,” he said.The KaTropa are coming off a 76-88 defeat to San Miguel in Iloilo, where the team engaged in a tight battle until the final five minutes.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 folkRacela is aware that TNT lacked the endgame swagger which led to a 1-2 record early on this conference. But he believes that his players are mature enough to see their deficiencies and expects more from his side in the game against the Elite.“I really felt we gave ourselves a good chance in that game. In the last five minutes of the game, the game was tied and then we fielded in supposedly our best five against their best five but the finishing kick was the problem. Hopefully, we end better in this next game,” he said. TNT will be tested against a Blackwater side which is fresh from a confidence-boosting upset over Ginebra, 94-77, last Friday.“We just reminded our players that Blackwater is really an elite team. It’s in their name: Blackwater Elite,” he said. “They beat Ginebra, they beat Rain or Shine, and they almost beat Meralco, so they could have been 3-0 at this point.”Though traditionally, TNT has had the upper-hand in its past clashes against Blackwater, Racela reiterated to his wards that this season, no team is a pushover and it can’t underestimate anyone if it wants to come out victorious.“I think Blackwater really deserves a lot of respect and that’s something that we are emphasizing our team: to really give them respect that they deserve,” he said. “We just hope that again, we treat them like San Miguel. Hopefully, we give our best effort.”ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Abu Tratter making most of chance to train with Gilas Pilipinaslast_img read more

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Knicks: Travel to face Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.Jazz: Host DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak SMB muscles past NLEX Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Jazz missed three straight 3-pointers on one possession with less than 30 seconds left that would have tied the game at 115 after a late 11-2 run that included Joe Johnson’s corner 3 and Rudy Gobert’s three-point play.Courtney Lee scored 18, and his 13-point third quarter helped the Knicks rebound from a 10-point deficit to take an 85-78 lead into the fourth. Kristaps Porzingis added 18 points.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 folkGobert had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his first game since Dec. 15 due to a sprained knee, but the second-team All-NBA center looked athletic in his return. He also had three blocks.Rodney Hood had 18 points, while Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio each scored 17. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) drives around Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Utah Jazz 117-115 on Friday night.Hardaway pulled up for a 3-pointer from the top of the arc and finished the four-point play after a foul, then added a dunk to give the Knicks a 109-100 advantage with 3:21 remaining. The fifth-year guard was 6 for 7 from behind the arc as New York shot 55 percent from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 The Jazz took a 55-49 lead into halftime thanks to an aggressive Hood, who returned to the starting lineup for the first time in nearly a month. A 16-6 stretch highlighted by a pair of twisting layups from Gobert and Derrick Favors’ dunk pushed the margin to 48-38 before the Knicks chipped away right before the break.TIP-INSKnicks: Coach Jeff Hornacek plans to keep Hardaway on a minutes restriction of about 25 per game during the current seven-game road trip as he continues to work his way back from a left leg injury. He played 27 minutes against Utah.Jazz: Utah hasn’t won consecutive games since the first week of December.GOBERT BACKGobert played 30 minutes in his return, though coach Quin Snyder has the big man on a minutes restriction. Snyder wasn’t sure if Gobert would be available Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back. Snyder said it was possible, but the decision would be made later.SWITCHING UPSnyder moved Hood back into the starting lineup for the first time since Dec. 21. Joe Ingles was sent to the bench for the first time all season. “We haven’t started games well — that’s no secret,” Snyder said. “That’s no one guy’s fault. If that’s anybody’s fault, it’s mine. Guys are going to play about the same minutes, they just play it at slightly different times.”UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes knows there’s no point in complaining about lack of time to prepare for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“We’re used to that. We left for Beirut and we became together three days before the tournament started. But it is what it is,” he said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With the Philippines’ monumental clash against Australia in Melbourne just three weeks away, Reyes is hoping to finally stage daily practices with the players, who are set to be pulled out from their mother ballclubs by next week.“We’re in constant communication with the Commissioner’s Office. Commissioner Willie (Marcial) was here and hopefully, we get the players starting February 12, at least one week before we leave,” he said.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 folkNaturalized center Andray Blatche, meanwhile, will only be released by his CBA team Xinjiang Flying Tigers on the said date.“I think the CBA will release its players only on the 12th or 13th. We’re trying to get his team to release him earlier but I think the official CBA window is only from February 12 to 26.” Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lady Altas return to Final Four, oust Lady Blazers With little options, Reyes is just trying his earnest to get Gilas in its best shape as it visits world no. 10 Australia on February 22 before flying back home to have a rematch against Japan on February 25.“Of course, the more time to prepare, the better for us. But that’s out of our hands,” he said. “We’ll just continue to learn and get familiar attacking against bigger-sized players.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOranza virtual Tour champion Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Maria Perez of F2 over Janine Navarro and Stiix Horton of Cignal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe unbeaten leader drubbed Cocolife, 26-24, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, to keep its perfect record in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.It was the seventh straight win in the first round of preliminaries for Petron, which also stopped Cocolife’s four-game winning run.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img The Blaze Spikers, though, aren’t assured of anything yet as the second phase of eliminations will have all teams battling each other again.Hurley sat it out due to injury but it didn’t matter for the Blaze Spikers, who encountered a rough patch only late in the third set when they squandered a 17-12 lead to lose the frame.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 folkBut they returned even stronger in the fourth with Lindsay Stalzer producing 22 points, including the winning smash from back row.Sara Klisura fired 38 points but could not prevent the Asset Managers from absorbing a third loss in seven matches. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In the first game, defending champion F2 Logistics’ seamless offense proved enough to disrupt Cignal’s connection.The Cargo Movers flustered the HD Spikers throughout the match to score a 25-21, 25-17, 25-14 win. Last season’s MVP Maria Jose Perez of Venezuela led the assault with 16 points as F2 rose to 4-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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

first_imgAnthony Joshua celebrates with his belts after victory over Joseph Parker to become the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)CARDIFF, Wales — After just 21 fights, Anthony Joshua is a three-belt world heavyweight boxing champion.He finally knows what it’s like to go 12 rounds, too.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Frustrated by the movement of Joseph Parker and the irritating interventions of inexperienced referee Giuseppe Quartarone, Joshua required a decision by the judges to add the WBO belt to his WBA and IBF titles.It was never in doubt, with two judges awarding it to Joshua 118-110 and the other making it 119-109. It was Parker’s first loss in 25 fights, and Joshua 21st straight 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 crown“I was switched on, focused and went 12 rounds. It was light work,” said Joshua, after a mature, patient but hardly headline-grabbing performance.“This was about boxing finesse. I stuck to my word.” All-star John Wall returns as Wizards trump Hornets Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina One powerful left shook the WBO champion in the fourth, but Parker got through with a straight right through Joshua’s defense midway through the fifth, sending the Briton reeling for the first and only time.Parker’s left eye was bleeding and starting to close by the end of the 10th round but he managed to take Joshua the distance. The result was emphatic, though.It was only the second heavyweight unification title bout between unbeaten fighters, after Mike Tyson against Tony Tucker in 1987.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next All 20 of Joshua’s previous wins came via knockout — and only two had gone beyond seven rounds.But, thanks to Parker’s reactions and counterattacking skills, one of the sport’s biggest punchers barely landed a clean shot with his big right hand.Quartarone didn’t help, either, constantly getting between the two fighters and stopping the flow of the contest. There were boos at the final bell from many in the crowd of 78,000 inside Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, seemingly aimed at an Italian referee who was taking charge of his first world heavyweight title fight.“Ref seemed too hurried to break them up at times,” tweeted former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. “But it was a clear win for AJ and he showed maturity (and) patience.”Joshua moved to within one win of matching Lewis’ achievement of cleaning up the sport’s most glamorous division.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Big-punching American Deontay Wilder holds the other main heavyweight belt, the WBC’s, and could meet Joshua before the end of the 2018.“Wilder, let’s go baby,” Joshua screamed in his interview inside the ring.And he wants to stay in Britain to complete the set.“I’m not interested in coming to America,” Joshua said. “We are staying right here.”Neither Joshua nor Parker came close to getting knocked down, showing respect for each other’s undefeated records. They hugged after the final bell, though Parker knew he had been beaten.“I was beaten by the better man,” said Parker, who demonstrated no nerves fighting in front of the biggest crowd of his career. “It’s been a good experience being here and I’m thankful for the opportunity.“I want to go back and come back stronger.”There is a rematch clause for the fight, but Joshua might have other ideas. Namely Wilder, or mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin, who beat David Price in the undercard.After the epic nature of his 11th-round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko, Joshua has had to battle for two scrappy wins in Cardiff — first over the awkward Carlos Takam in October last year and now Parker.Joshua controlled the center of the ring, using his superior reach and jab, but Parker — bobbing and swaying — proved a tough target. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. 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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero’s departure from La Salle on Thursday has naturally sparked speculations on where he will end up next.It’s not surprising that rumors point to a reunion with former Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo at University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES After all, a talent like the 20-year-old is rare given his athleticism which earned him a spot in the UAAP Season 80 Mythical Team after averaging 14.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 steals in his sophomore year with La Salle.Even Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said that he wouldn’t mind if Rivero decides to  join the Soaring Falcons, but whether they will join the arms race is still up for discussion with school officials.“I’ll be hypocrite if I tell you that I’m not interested. Wherever school he goes, he’ll be an asset,” said Pumaren. “We’ll discuss it with the coaches, we’ll discuss it with the management, we’ll discuss it with the school,” he said.UP coach Bo Perasol also knows valuable a talent Rivero is, but also denied any talks of Rivero being a part of the Fighting Maroons’ future.“I think every team would want to have a talent like Ricci in their team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle repeats as UAAP women’s football champion, beats UST Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ayo, however, said he hasn’t communicated with his former player in any way and denied any knowledge of Rivero’s future plans.“We haven’t talked and I don’t know where he will go,” said Ayo in a text message to Inquirer.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 crownAnother person close to the situation said there hasn’t been a sign of Rivero in the Growling Tigers’ training, let alone in the UST campus.Rivero’s future plans, though, are certainly piquing the interest of other teams in the UAAP. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meanwhile, NU coach Jamike Jarin said that Rivero is not on the Bulldogs’ radar, saying, “I don’t know anything on where he will go.”Ateneo team manager Epok Quimpo has already quashed the rumors of Rivero joining the Blue Eagles before, ruling out any chances of the 6-foot-1 guard going from green to blue.Aside from the short statement posted on his Twitter account, the Rivero camp has been mum on his next move. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more