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

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek out his opinion,” said Kupchak, adding that Jordan is arguably the greatest player ever to play the game.Kupchak said Jordan is still very passionate about not only the NBA game, but the college game as well — and keeps up on the talent.“I hope that most of the time we are on the same page and there may be a couple of times we are not,” Kupchak said. “He may look at me and say, ‘You know Mitch, we don’t see eye-to-eye on this but you do what is best.’ Or he maybe he will look at me and say, ‘Mitch we don’t see eye-to-eye on this one but this is my decision.’ And that is his right as an owner.”In Los Angeles, Kupchak inherited a roster from Jerry West where he acknowledged “the cupboards were full.”Behind Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers became a dynasty.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Things are little different in Charlotte, which lacks the glitz of a big market like Los Angeles, the talent of a Golden State and the history of franchise like Boston.Kupchak inherits a team with 10 players under contract next season leaving the Hornets close the luxury tax threshold — making turning over the roster a little difficult.Charlotte’s most tradable commodity is Walker, who has played in the last two All-Star games and is making just $12 million a year with one season left on his contract before becoming a free agent.Walker is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, but he’s also stated that he would prefer to win playoff games rather than go through a rebuilding process.“I like a player that doesn’t want to be somewhere where they’re going to lose,” Kupchak said. ” … I know he’s had an All-Star year. It’s tough to answer the question with any certainty.”He said the same goes for the 32-year-old Howard, who rebounded from two lackluster seasons in Houston and Atlanta with a solid campaign this season for the Hornets averaging 16.7 points, 12.4 rebound and 1.6 blocks in 80 games played.Howard played for Kupchak in Los Angeles when he was GM there, and Kupchak said he didn’t want the big man to leave for Houston as a free agent.He said he’s watched Howard play recently and likes what he’s seen.“He is as lively and energetic as I have seen him play in years and years and years,” Kupchak said. “I know next year is the last year of his deal so there is some uncertainty with some of the players going forward.”There is also uncertainty surrounding Clifford’s future. SSC-Adamson semis tiff set View comments The Hornets new general manager and president of basketball operations said during his introductory news conference Tuesday this is a job he coveted. But the 63-year-old Kupchak was vague when it came to pressing questions surrounding the futures of the franchise’s top player Kemba Walker, eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard and coach Steve Clifford — as well as whether the team needs to undergo a complete rebuilding process.“I’m limited in my knowledge other than what I have seen on TV and learned in the last 48 hours,” said Kupchak, who accepted the job on Sunday. No details have been released about the terms of his contract.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 crownHe helped the Los Angeles Lakers win seven NBA titles and has spent 30 years as a front office executive, including 17 as the Lakers’ general manager.He hopes to build a winner in Charlotte too — with Jordan’s help.center_img 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Charlotte Hornets new general manager and president of basketball operations, Mitch Kupchak, answers a question during a news conference for the NBA basketball team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season.But just how he intends to help Charlotte get there remains unclear — for now.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Charlotte has made the playoffs twice in five seasons under Clifford, but has never advanced out of the first round. Clifford missed a large portion of this past season dealing with headaches related to sleep deprivation.Clifford spent one season with the Lakers and Kupchak felt at that time he had head coaching potential.But when asked directly about Clifford’s future with the Hornets, Kupchak struck a popular refrain, saying he just got the job two days ago, “so in all fairness I have not had the time” to assess.As for whether the Hornets need to rebuild, Kupchak said, “I don’t know if that is the right word or not. I think our actions in the next three months might answer that question.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ The 31-year-old Chism is also making his fourth stint in the PBA after suiting up for Rain or Shine twice in 2014 and 2015 and NLEX last year.The one-time Best Import surprised PBA fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night when he and Magnolia guard Paul Lee watched the game between the Elasto Painters and the Meralco Bolts won by the Painters in overtime.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 crownThough, Chism will be playing in a familiar league, it will be his first time being under a head coach not named Yeng Guiao.Chism, however, won’t be playing with an entirely new set of teammates with Lee his former teammate at Rain or Shine. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWayne Chism is Magnolia’s latest import in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Chism, who has been tapped to replace Justin Jackson, is the Hotshots’ fourth reinforcement this conference after Vernon Macklin, Curtis Kelly and Jackson.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Interestingly, Chism will be making his Magnolia debut against Guiao and the Road Warriors on Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Much will be expected from Chism as Jackson, who averaged 20 points, 15.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 blocks, was sent home despite his production.The Hotshots are currently fighting for a playoff spot with a 4-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary becomes World Cup’s oldest player Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Marites Pablo had 16 points to lead Benilde while Klarisa Abriam and Chelsea Umali provided ample support with 15 and 13 points, respectively.Nieza Viray’s 19 points led San Beda while China Tannagan and Kimberly Manzano had 12 and 11 points, respectively.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’St. Benilde just had a slim 46-43 spike advantage but pounced on San Beda’s sloppy offense scoring 38 points off the Lady Red Spikers’ errors. 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew College of St. Benilde snapped its two-game skid and kept San Beda winless in four sets, 21-25, 26-24, 25-8, 25-23, in the 2018 Premier Volleyball Collegiate Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers chalked up their first win and improved to 1-2 while the Lady Red Spikers dropped to a woeful 0-3.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

first_imgView comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown We end our two-part analysis of the recent performances of the Philippine women’s volleyball national team with the aim to provide an objective evaluation that may help its journey back to Asian competitions.Coach Mac Gepuela currently coaches the middle school team of Miriam College and has produced champion squads there at different levels. She is also the soothing and informative live game announcer of the Premier Volleyball League. For the national team, she suggests a long-term program anchored on a vision, leadership, training, competition at various levels, financial support and proper coordination among the various volleyball stakeholders.ADVERTISEMENT Gepuela recommends a five-year program “designed by the best and most experienced coaches.” She also suggests a Coaches Commission “backed by the national sports association could be initiated where the members of this group are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches we have. This group can also set the parameters for an organized training program.”Competition is a good barometer for gauging the performance level of athletes, as well as coaches.Gepuela clarifies though: “We have a lot of tournaments ongoing and that’s why we are able to come up with an “instant team” when an international tournament nears. Yet, the level of competition is below standard for international competition, as can be clearly evidenced by our final team standings in the most recent years.”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 ChrissFormer Santo Tomas setter Denise Tan and Gepuela agree that to reap dividends the national team must stay together longer to hone teamwork and kapit (holding together) especially in tough matches.“Our athletes and coaches need time to gel properly and develop that sense of team or working and playing together,” Gepuela adds.Just like coach and analyst Tex Suter, Gepuela recommends an accent on height and speed in selecting players and playing. The game today relies on quickness, not just in defending spikes or keeping the ball alive. Open spikes are fine but middle and combination plays have to be concealed deftly with quickness and precision. Suter compares volleyball today to athletics sprint events.“Don’t expect a runner to win if you keep sending one to a sprint event,” Suter said. Swimmer nets first PH para games gold LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Jakarta Asian Games and the Thailand Asian Volleyball Championship stints were meant to prepare the team for the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games. We can expect the competition to be tough, especially against powerhouse Thailand.The team can match up against Indonesia as seen in the Asian Games and may just need some additional training and competitive time together to steal the thunder from the Indonesians.Over the last 14 years, we have seen the emergence of truly talented Filipino players for every volleyball position.The challenge now is to develop teamwork and consistency for a squad that is already committed to the national cause. They only have to be given the tools and opportunities to perform even better.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Khabib will keep crownNurmagomedov has been suspended from the NAC for his actions after the fight, although UFC president Dana White said he would not be stripped of his title for the post-fight fiasco.McGregor tossed a steel dolly through a window on Nurmagomedov’s bus in April in New York, a provocation the Russian noted in his message.“I would like to address @ufc. Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there,” he said.“Why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started.“In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Federer hails ‘super-inspiring’ Nadal for Majorca flood help LATEST STORIES Khabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov threatened to leave the UFC on Thursday if the MMA promoters fire teammate Zubaira Tukhugov for striking Conor McGregor in a post-fight melee Saturday.Nurmagomedov, a 30-year-old Russian, kept his UFC lightweight crown with a fourth-round submission victory over Ireland’s McGregor in Las Vegas, improving to 27-0 in his professional career and 11-0 in UFC bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Nurmagomedov told the UFC in no uncertain terms that any move to cut ties with Tukhugov would see him follow his teammate away from the UFC.“If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too,” Nurmagomedov posted on Instagram and Twitter.“We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.“You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.”The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) is withholding Nurmagomedov’s $2 million prize money while it investigates the post-fight brawl.“You can keep my money that you are withholding,” Nurmagomedov said. “You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end.”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 awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After the victory, Nurmagomedov climbed out of the Octagon and went into the crowd to attack a member of McGregor’s entourage who had been heckling him throughout the fight.Tukhugov, who is from Chechnya, was seen in a brief exchange with McGregor during the post-fight brawl. McGregor was confronted by three members of Nurmagomedov’s team in the melee but later said he would not press charges.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 ChrissTukhugov had been scheduled to fight a teammate of McGregor, Artem Lobov, later this month but that bout has been canceled.I would like to address @ufc Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything… https://t.co/ufn0yhaEG5— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 11, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Indeed, the Pelicans came up with 12 steals — four by Solomon Hill — and the Clippers finished with 17 turnovers. New Orleans also blocked nine shots, with Hill swatting away two.Tobias Harris scored 26 points and Danilo Gallinari 24 for the Clippers, who were playing their first road game of the season after winning their previous two at home. Lou Williams added 17 points for Los Angeles, which narrowly outshot New Orleans but was done in by 17 turnovers.“We were rushing,” Clippers center Marcin Gortat said. “We were trying to come up with our own stuff. We didn’t really follow the scheme we are supposed to do and that’s what happened. That’s how you turn the ball over and that’s how you lose the game.”TIP-INSClippers: Shot 47.1 percent (41 of 87) but missed 15 of 20 3-point attempts. … Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell each scored 12 points. … Los Angeles reserves combined for 45 points. … Los Angeles made 22 of 27 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Rondo denies spitting at Paul, says Rockets guard a ‘horrible teammate’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clippers: Visit Houston on Friday.Pelicans: Host Brooklyn on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) high-fives guard Elfrid Payton (4) as he walks to the bench with forward Nikola Mirotic (3) during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The Pelicans won 116-109. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS— Anthony Davis did exactly what New Orleans has come to expect and Pelicans newcomer Elfrid Payton showed his hometown more of what he has to offer when clutch play is in demand.Davis highlighted a 34-point, 13-rebound, five-block performance with a left-wing 3 with less than two minutes remaining, Payton added a back-breaking 3 in the final minute of his first 20-point performance for the Pelicans, and New Orleans remained unbeaten through three games with a 116-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Pelicans: New Orleans scored 27 points in the first quarter and 25 in the fourth, marking the first two times that they failed to score at least 30 in a quarter in their first three games. They scored 32 points in second and third quarters. … Holiday had eight points and nine rebounds. … The Pelicans committed eight turnovers. … New Orleans scored 30 points on the free-throw line but also missed 10 foul shots, with Davis going 10-of-15.TURNING POINTNew Orleans shot just 39.6 percent (19 of 48) in the first half, after which the Clippers led 62-59.But the Pelicans seized control with a 21-4, third-quarter run that began with E’Twaun Moore’s 3, which tied the game at 66. Moore, who had 14 points, added another 3 and Davis also hit from deep during the decisive surge. Mirotic, Payton and Jrue Holiday also chipped in with points during the run that gave the Pelicans a 13-point lead.The Clippers never trimmed their deficit below five points after that.“In the third quarter, we came out flat,” Rivers said. “Give them credit. They played with a lot of force and pace. I thought overall, defensively, we were pretty good. There was one quarter that I thought really hurt us — the third.”LETTING IT FLYPayton had not even attempted a 3 before he sank his only attempt from deep to make it a 113-104 game with 52 seconds left.“He shot with confidence,” Davis said. “He’s practicing every day, coming in early and working on his 3-ball, staying after practice, so why not shoot it. And it was a big one for us.”UP NEXT “This was our best win,” of the three to start the season, Payton said. “We fought adversity and found a way to win. It felt good just to close out the game.”After routing its first two opponents, New Orleans won for the first time when Nikola Mirotic struggled from 3-point range. He was 0-for-6 from deep, but still managed to score 18 points and grab 12 rebounds. Julius Randle added 18 points before fouling out with 2:17 to go.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 Chriss“It was the first time we had to be in a dogfight in the fourth quarter,” Davis said. “The guys handled it well.“We know that it’s not going to fall as much as we like every night,” Davis added, referring to New Orleans making just six of 24 3-point shots. “But during the game where you have to go and rely on defense, we were able to do that.”last_img read more