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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Thompson said he loves that Boston is playing “hard and chippy.” But he knows if the Cavs don’t ease the burden on James, this fight could be over sooner than expected.“Other guys have to contribute and other guys have to step up,” Tristan Thompson said. “Of course, it’s a huge luxury having LeBron on our team. At the same time, we have to be ready to play and we have to do our job.”And get off James’ back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer’s table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. At left is teammate JR Smith. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James recovered quickly from his neck strain. There’s still too much stress on his back.He’s carrying the Cavaliers. It’s a springtime tradition.ADVERTISEMENT If Cleveland is to even the series at home, that has to change starting in Game 3 on Saturday.“We have to ramp it up,” said J.R. Smith, who didn’t score in Game 2 and committed a critical flagrant foul. “We’re playing too slow. We’re making ‘Bron play hero ball, which is tough to do, especially in the Eastern Conference finals. We got to help him. With that said, we have to give him an opportunity to make him feel confident to give us the ball so we can make the right plays. We got to help him and he’s got to help us.”Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said James “did everything” in practice Thursday, but the 33-year-old had left the floor by the time media members were allowed in for interviews. James was spotted in the fitness and training area inside the facility.Lue said the Cavs spent time breaking down video of the two losses. There was plenty to dissect.Cleveland has had puzzling defensive lapses, and Lue said there were up to nine instances in Game 2 alone where communication breakdowns led to easy baskets or open shots for the Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT As has been the case for much of his 15-year career, James has had to perform at an extraordinary level throughout these playoffs, most recently in Cleveland’s Game 2 loss at Boston.Bouncing back after taking a blow to the jaw from Jayson Tatum’s shoulder that violently twisted his head and sent a chill down the spines of Cleveland fans, James finished with 42 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.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 crownIt was not enough, however. His teammates failed him and the Cavs fell into a 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference finals.Kevin Love (22 points, 15 rebounds) helped, so did Kyle Korver (four 3-pointers) and Tristan Thompson (8 points, 7 rebounds). But too many other Cavs ranged from mediocre to awful.center_img On offense, Lue feels Smith and point guard George Hill, who have been outscored 72-12 in two games by Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier, need to be more aggressive and attack the basket.Smith believes it’s simpler than that.“Make shots, that’s the only thing we can do,” said Smith, who is 2 for 17 and 0 for 7 on 3-pointers in the series. “I mean obviously we can do more on the defensive side, but our main focus is to make shots right now when we get it. If we don’t have them, try to make the next-best play. Right now ‘Bron and Kev are working overly hard, trying to carry us. We just got to step up and do our job.”But talking a good game is one thing, playing one is another. The Cavs don’t have time for speeches or excuses. With their season inching toward danger, results are all that matter.Hill didn’t record an assist in 28 minutes in Game 1 and had three points in Game 2. He missed time in the opening round against Indiana with back spasms and has been puzzled by his drop-off after playing so well in Cleveland’s sweep over Toronto.“I’m trying to figure it out myself,” he said. “I think a little bit of just trying to be more involved offensively, trying to be more involved defensively, not waiting until a play is possibly called and things like that to go do it. I’ve just got to be more assertive, I’ve got to play with that edge like I did in the second series“There’s no one to blame but myself. You’ve got to look yourself in the mirror and say, ‘What can I do better?’”The Cavs know they need to be more physical after the Celtics took the fight to them in Boston.Lue raised some eyebrows following Game 2 when he described Boston’s players as “gooning up” the series. Lue explained he wasn’t being critical.“It’s not a bad thing to goon it up,” he said. “Like, they’re taking hard fouls, they’re being physical. They’re playing playoff basketball. So that’s all I meant by it.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Road to the French Open 2018: Get to know Alex Eala, the next PH tennis superstar Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the nearly 4,000 people that watched the first game between Creamline and PayMaya in the championship round of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, the match in front of their eyes was the first step in taking the title.But for High Flyers head coach Roger Gorayeb, what he saw was a performance not worthy to even be in a championship conversation.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Kevin Durant puts on show for Filipino fans Although the set scores weren’t blowouts, the Cool Smashers handily beat the High Flyers, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.And Gorayeb wasn’t shy in describing his team’s championship intensity, or the lack thereof.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’“I can’t put into words what happened during the game,” said Gorayeb in Filipino as his team fell 0-1 in the best-of-three series. “The teamwork was gone, the passion was gone, the desire was gone.”“It’s as if we went here to just play a volleyball, but not a championship game. It’s like we played in the eliminations that we can afford to lose because there will be 10 more games after this.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Creamline held a 13-11 lead midway through the fourth set but that two-paint margin was just the precursor of an impending 9-2 Cool Smashers run that Alyssa Valdez capped off with a smooth kill for the 22-15 buffer.And one of the two points that were put on PayMaya’s board during the run wasn’t the High Flyers’ own doing, as it was an error when Valdez overshot her spike.“Alyssa didn’t play that well today but it was us who had the problem,” said Gorayeb. “The way we played today was as if this wasn’t a championship game, we played better in our previous games where we really fought.”“This is our worst game, we had bad games before but this was the worst.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins gestures during a media conference Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Cousins signed a one-year, $5.3M deal with the defending champion Warriors. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he’ll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he’s a bad teammate.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img “Making it to the playoffs won’t be an issue for this team obviously. Once the basketball part comes, everything else will take care of itself.”A throng of media attended the news conference, flanked by 150 young fans who were taking part in a basketball camp held by Warriors. Cousins answered questions from two of the youngsters who were eager to know who his favorite players were growing up.The 27-year-old with a quick temper and a history of piling up technical fouls at a rapid rate showed a playful side when he joked about the possibility of fighting with new teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, two players with whom he’s had on-court issues in the past.“Might as well,” Cousins said as the crowd laughed.Cousins turned serious at one point when asked about reports that he had been offered a new contract by New Orleans before signing with Golden State.“Only me and (Pelicans general manager) Dale Demps know what was said on the phone that night,” Cousins said. “We both know the truth and I’ll leave it at that.”As for his new team, Cousins has assimilated quickly. He played with several members of the Warriors while winning a gold medal as part of Team USA during the 2016 Summer Olympics.“Me and Draymond clicked right away,” Cousins said. “We’re two goofballs that like to joke around a lot. Same with KD and same thing with Steph (Curry). It’s a great group. I think we’ll mesh well.”Until he is medically cleared to play, Cousins will continue to rehab and learn coach Steve Kerr’s system. He’ll also reach out to the Oakland community, something he made a quiet habit of while in Sacramento playing for the Kings.“I get out in the ‘hoods,” Cousins said. “I want to go to the worst, the grimiest places. That’s where I want to be. Those are usually the kids or the communities that kind of get left behind or forgotten about. I feel like I was in that situation at one point. That’s where my mindset is and that’s what I stand for.” “Just a chance to play for a winning culture,” Cousins said Thursday. “I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of this era. Those two things alone, that pretty much sums it up.”Looking relaxed while sitting on a stage next to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, Cousins was at ease during a news conference at the team’s practice facility.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’Golden State’s fiery big man seems content in his new surroundings and wants the hardware to show for it.“Every guy said let’s go get another championship,” Cousins said. “They are a well-established team and they could have easily been like, ‘No, we don’t need him.’ But they were excited like a team that’s never accomplished anything.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While his signing in Golden State drew mostly groans from around the NBA, Cousins didn’t need much persuading to join the two-time defending champions. He has never played in the postseason, is coming off Achilles surgery in January and didn’t attract much attention in free agency until signing a $5.3 million, one-year contract with Golden State.From the Warriors’ side, it’s a case of the rich getting richer. They’ve won the championship three of the past four seasons with an attack heavy on perimeter shooting and defense. In the 6-foot-7-inch, 270-pound Cousins, they now have a dominant presence on the low block as well.“It’s a different dimension,” Myers said. “It’s not something that we’ve ever had as far as a low-post threat since I’ve been here. I’m excited. I hope he’s excited.”Cousins averaged 25.2 points and career highs in rebounds (12.9), assists (5.4) and minutes (36.2) with New Orleans before getting hurt. He has been frustrated by the tediousness of rehab but is being cautious in his approach.“I’m progressing weekly, which is a positive,” Cousins said. “As far as a timetable . to be determined. I have to be smart about it. I’m in a unique situation as well where I’m not needed right away. Time is kind of on my side so I have a chance to get to 100 percent.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likelylast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ The Blue Eagles erected a 24-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.UE tried to fight back midway through the third quarter with an 8-0 run but it hardly made a dent on the Blue Eagles’ fortress with Ateneo still leading by 14, 58-44, after the Red Warriors’ futile show of force.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“We wanted to control the boards, the second one is we knew that UE fights hard and in regards to out core we wanted to match their intensity from the start until the end,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.UE averages 17.67 offensive rebounds making the Red Warriors the third best team in that category but the Blue Eagles managed to take that away with unrelenting hustle underneath. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ateneo outrebounded UE 46-27 and had a distinct 19-9 advantage in the offensive glass.“We wanted to make sure we executed well against their changeup defense so we’re quite happy with the fact that we addressed those three things,” added Arespacochaga whose team converted on a 34-of-71 clip while holding UE to 28-of-61 shooting.Despite a near flawless outing, the Blue Eagles suffered an injury scare after wingman Raffy Verano, who led Ateneo’s offense with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, suffered an ankle sprain at the 8:52 mark of the fourth.A big factor in Ateneo’s rebounding dominance was Angelo Kouame who finished with eight points and 15 boards.Alvin Pasaol led the Red Warriors, who have yet to win after four games, with 17 points and eight boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo made easy work of University of the East, 89-62, for its third straight win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Both African teams, Nigeria and Senegal, feature former American college and WNBA players who have competed against U.S. players. Both squads led the U.S. before falling.“They have two eyes just like we have two eyes,” said Nigerian guard Sarah Ogoke, who grew up in Houston. “They don’t have six heads.”Still, the Americans have the best players, and even if Bird and Taurasi don’t return in 2022 when they both will be in their early 40s, the U.S. has a solid nucleus with World Cup MVP Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner. The Americans are 100-1 in major international competitions since the 1996 Olympics.One thing that will help the U.S. stay on top is a change in the qualifying system for the Olympics and World Cup. There will be qualifying tournaments starting in November 2019 and then in February 2020. The Americans already have secured a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.These new tournaments will give the U.S. an opportunity to train more and play in meaningful tournaments during those months instead of working out at camp for a few days with many players missing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments “It’s a chance for us to get together and get some of our younger players an opportunity to compete in international competitions,” USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley said. “We also will have the opportunity to host some of the events as well.” “The World Championship, now the World Cup, is always the hardest one to win,” said Taurasi. “It’s a grind, it’s physically tough and mentally tough. When you talk about playing three games in three nights, you just don’t do that anymore as a pro. This is the only tournament that challenges you in that way.”The Olympics, where the Americans have won six straight gold medals, are somewhat easier with days off between medal-round games.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“Listen, three games in a row? I’m lucky if I play back-to-backs in the WNBA,” Bird said. “It’s a question mark. Three game in a row? And the other thing about these games is, they are very intense. Teams are picking up full court. They are pressuring you for 40 minutes. For these other countries, they’ve been champing at the bit, waiting for these games. We’ve just come off seasons.”While the U.S. still hasn’t lost since earning the bronze in the 2006 World Cup, the games are getting more competitive. The U.S. trailed at some point for every game in the tournament until the title game against Australia, which it won 73-56 on Sunday. The Americans won the six games by an average of 20.3 points — their slimmest margin since 1998. With women’s basketball growing around the world, teams just aren’t as afraid of the U.S. as they used to be. LATEST STORIES Brittney Griner of the United States celebrates after winning the Women’s basketball World Cup final match between Australia and the U.S.A. in Tenerife, Spain, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi know that winning a World Cup keeps getting more difficult.With the rest of the world improving, the two iconic U.S. players are especially proud of what they accomplished with a third straight championship.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US Open title ‘not the happiest memory’, admits Osaka 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 anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Josh Reyes out as Batang Gilas coach—report Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It’s with Im really happy to see my players find that groove after losing,” said Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson after steering his team to a 14-1 record. “We know it’s gonna be a tough climb from here because we’re gonna play Letran, CSB and San Beda for the next couple of weeks.”“Everybody was having fun and having fun for us is moving the basketball. This game was a testament to it,” Robinson added.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 ChrissLyceum pulled away in the second quarter where it outscored Mapua, 32-15, and led by as much as 24 points.JV Marcelino missed his second straight game after suffering a deep cut in the face in Lyceum’s stunning loss to University of Perpetual Help on September 21 that needed eight stitches. 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 award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Warren Bonifacio had 17 points for the Cardinals (4-11) while Justin Serrano added 15, including 13 in the third quarter where the game got testy.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum secured at least a playoff for a twice-to-beat edge in the Final Four after blasting Mapua, 92-76, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez led the way with 20 points and 11 assists as every Pirate who played scored.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “We just got heart, we could’ve been down so many times before we got to this game but the guys they dug down,” said Durham after the Bots’ completed their semifinals bid with a 108-103 win over Phoenix in another must-win Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts had to overcome the Fuel Masters’ twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, making it an even ballgame with a 90-74 opener win.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 ChrissWhat’s impressive about the streak is that Meralco, which is a two-time runner-up in the conference, started the eliminations at 1-6 and had to win four straight games in order to just make it to the playoffs.Durham, a two-time Best Import, said his team has the experience to bank on in times of adversity, like in the clincher against the Fuel Masters. Almost there: Alas, Phoenix learn from playoff exit LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 After falling 91-84 with 3:01 remaining, the Bolts mounted a 10-0 run and tied the game at 94 with 19 seconds remaining after Reynel Hugnatan’s free throws.Although Jason Perkins forced overtime with a three-pointer with 7.4 seconds left to play, momentum was already on Meralco’s side.“This season we had trials and tribulations, we just stayed together and as a family, as one unit, and we were able to come out with a win against a very good team,” said Durham who had 32 points, 21 rebounds, and nine assists.Meralco started overtime on a high scoring eight straight points on the back of Baser Amer’s back-to-back three-pointers to take a quick 102-94 lead.The Bolts also held the fort on the defensive end allowing a Fuel Master field goal only after more than three minutes into overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Meralco got over the hump of surviving six straight do-or-die games in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and Allen Durham knows it wasn’t just talent that kept them alive in that toughest of times.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We just got to keep fighting, whatever the score is in the end that’s something we have live with,” said Durham. “We are going to fight until the clock says zero.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Leonard has 29, Raptors win 5th straight, top Heat Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Malik Monk tied a career high with 26 points on seven 3-pointers, and Marvin Williams added a season-high 13 rebounds and chipped in 20 points for the Hornets.“We’re better than this, and I’m not taking anything away from them,” Williams said. “Coach preaches to us day after day that we have to protect the rim.”Collins had three hard dunks in the fourth, the last one coming in front of Walker to make it 122-119 with 1:26 remaining. His athletic putback with 2:46 left kept Atlanta leading by two, but his biggest play was stopping Walker in the lane to help the rebuilding Hawks to a rare victory.The Hawks began the game with NBA’s worst record and had the league’s worst defense during its 10-game skid, allowing an averaging of nearly 117 points. Charlotte was the ninth opponent to score at least 40 in the first quarter against Atlanta.Trae Young finished with 18 points, and the Hawks got 16 each from Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Collins had 23 points and 11 rebounds and swatted away Walker’s runner in the lane as time expired, helping the Atlanta Hawks snap a 10-game losing streak with a 124-123 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.Walker, the NBA’s second-leading scorer, hit a jumper to put Charlotte up by one with 48.2 seconds remaining, but he committed a shot-clock turnover on the next possession and finished 7 for 23 from the field for 22 points.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 ChrissKent Bazemore scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead basket for Atlanta, taking an inbound pass and driving past Dwayne Bacon for a layup with 4.6 seconds to go.“They didn’t really know what we were running,” Bazemore said. “Saw an opportunity to get back with my left hand and made a play.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Hawks: At Miami on Tuesday night. Charlotte took its biggest lead at 13 on Bridges’ layup in the first minute of the second quarter. The Hawks tied it at 60-all on Prince’s 3 at the 2-minute mark. The Hornets were up one entering the third.“They just flat-out put their heads down and drove right by us,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “The second quarter was all about our poor transition defense.”Walker was just 3 for 14 when he hit a 3 to make it 82-73 midway through the third. The Hawks tied it at 84-all a couple of minutes later when Young fed Collins for a one-handed dunk, and Borrego called timeout. After Walker followed with an airball 3, Collins hit a layup for the Hawks’ first lead since midway through the first.Bembry’s layup made it 100-92 for Atlanta’s biggest lead.The teams took a combined 84 3-point attempts. Walker, Williams and Young each hit four.TIP-INSHornets: G Tony Parker missed his second straight game with a rib contusion, but Borrego had him in uniform to provide leadership. It’s a relationship of mutual respect. Borrego, in his first season with Charlotte, was a San Antonio assistant for 10 seasons of Parker’s 17-year career with the Spurs. During an official timeout early in the fourth, Parker was animated as spoke to the players who were headed back to the floor before Borrego and his staff walked over. … F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed his sixth straight game with a right ankle sprain, but Borrego thinks he’s close to returning and could play when Charlotte opens a four-game homestand Monday. Kidd-Gilchrist has averaged 8.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 13 games.Hawks: Rookie G Kevin Huerter made his third start, this time in place of Bazemore, who was listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain. Huerter scored four points in 22 minutes. Bazemore had started every game this season. “We have a lot of young guys and as a veteran you’ve got to give yourself up sometimes,” he said. “It’s a good opportunity to shake things up. We’d been through 19 games, and it just wasn’t working. Sacrifice yourself sometimes, and look, the basketball gods took care of me.”UP NEXTHornets: Host Milwaukee on Monday night. MOST READ Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) goes up to shoot as Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum (5) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)ATLANTA — John Collins was certain the ball would go to Kemba Walker, so it was just a matter of getting in position to alter his shot.“We knew he was going to get to a strong right (move) and get to a step-back if he could,” Collins said. “He ended up going for the floater, and I timed it perfectly with the game-winning block.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 anew View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia PBA Finals: Magnolia frustrates Alaska anew, takes 2-0 lead Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Trailing 73-71 with a minute left, Compton called a timeout to set up an offensive play that could have turned the game’s balance to Alaska. Instead, it paved way for Magnolia to run away with the win.Magnolia forward Romeo Travis was able to intercept the inbound pass, allowing the Chito Victolero to call a timeout with 53.2 seconds left to set up the offense for the Hotshots.The Hotshots weren’t able to score immediately but got their chance to ice the game with 15.9 seconds left after Jio Jalalon got to the foul line for two free throws, 75-71.Compton added that even though his team had its own mistakes, there were also the cheap hits that the referees didn’t notice.“I have not yet once publicly called out the officiating but those guys foul a lot,” said Compton, who pointed out Magnolia point guards Jalalon and Mark Barroca.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Compton lamented his team’s terrible execution, saying it was the Aces’ 26 turnovers that contributed to their doom in the 77-71 loss to Magnolia that sent them trialing 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.“We turned the ball over 26 times and that was huge, credit to Magnolia,” said Compton Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We should take better care of the basketball.”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“They [the Hotshots] played great defensively and for the most part we were solid defensively. We just got to be better because 25, 26 turnovers that’s the prime story of the first two games of this series.”While each of the 26 turnovers hurt them equally, the Aces’ biggest blunder was the one they made in the final minute of the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MANILA, Philippines—For Alaska head coach Alex Compton, Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals boiled down to one thing—turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT “I admire Mark and Jio a lot, those two are great defenders, but they karate chop or trip a ball handler and that’s a foul, and for some reason, the referees don’t call it.”Fouls or not, Jalalon and Barroca combined for five of the Hotshots’ 20 steals in the game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGinebra had a blistering start in the fourth quarter going on an 18-6 run to take an 81-66 lead after Greg Slaughter’s three-point play with 6:26 left in the game.“The opening game is always tough, you can often times start lethargic and we’re not in great shape,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “We’ve got really good talent, we know what we want to do, but sometimes we get tired.”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 ChrissCone added that it was his team’s versatility that pushed them to the victory especially in the fourth quarter when he didn’t have a legitimate center in the final four minutes of the game and instead relied on wingmen that surrounded Scottie Thompson and LA Tenorio.“In the fourth quarter we went small and matched up with the, the versatility of our team is a weapon for our coaching staff,” said Cone. “It’s a long day and we’re glad we got through it.” Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Barangay Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar goes to the basket against TNT in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBULACAN, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra got off to a good start in its 2019 campaign after rolling past TNT, 90-79, in the PBA Philippine Cup opener Sunday night at Philippine Arena.This wasn’t the first time the two teams opened a PBA season in the same venue as they also played in the first game of the 2014-15 Philippine Cup with the Gin Kings taking the 101-81 win over the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Family-oriented’ June Mar Fajardo taught by mom to always stay away from trouble Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The KaTropa tried to fight back in the latter part of the fourth quarter with Jayson Castro’s 3-pointer cutting the deficit to 11, 82-71.Thompson, however, had a couple of pretty plays down the stretch first with bail-out bank shot right before a brilliant assist to the trailing Kevin Ferrer for the 88-71 lead with 4:26 left in the game.Japeth Aguilar led Ginebra’s offense with 21 points while getting four rebounds and swatting three shots.Greg Slaughter added 15 points and seven boards while Sol Mercado finished with 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists for the Gin Kings.Roger Pogoy had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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