Gesta: I am going to become the new World champion

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is my second opportunity for a World title and I have nothing to lose, I am going to become the new World champion,” said Gesta as per WBA’s official Twitter account. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Time to ‘act now’ as road gets tougher for free-falling NLEX Weights from LA: Jorge Linares 135Lbs – Mercito Gesta 134.8 Lbs. WBA Lightweight Championship #LinaresGesta pic.twitter.com/IzFZ6pDaiw— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) January 26, 2018Mercito Gesta doesn’t let his stature in the lightweight division deter his unwavering confidence ahead of his title fight against WBA, The Ring World lightweight champion Jorge Linares.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 folkDespite being the no. 26 boxer in the division as per BoxRec and no. 15 in WBA’s ratings, the 30-year-old challenger is confident he will soon wear the black-and-gold belt.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases And if Gesta is new to the World title scene, Linares is the polar opposite.Linares (43-3) will go to his seventh straight World title fight and 13th overall.And in the 12 title fights the 32-year-old Venezuelan featured in, he tacked a record of 12-2.“I am in a great moment and I do not want anyone to take it from me,” said Linares.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track .@JorgeLinares : “I am in a great moment and I do not want anyone to take it from me”.@TheRealMGesta : “This is my second opportunity for a world title and I have nothing to lose, I am going to become the new world champion”.#LinaresGesta pic.twitter.com/koYTQBbcWy— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) January 26, 2018Gesta (31-1-2) clocked in at 134.8 lbs while champion Linares was at 135 lbs, the limit for the lightweight division.This fight marks Gesta’s first title fight since 2012 when he lost to Miguel Vazquez for the IBF belt.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Viray twins win San Beda’s 1st NCAA beach volley title via sweep

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re so ecstatic because after two years of losing in the finals, we finally won it,” said the MVP Ella in Filipino.In the men’s division, Palo Lim and Joshua Mina of EAC also completed a perfect 11-0 sweep after breaking down University of Perpetual Help’s duo of Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13.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 folkLim and MVP Mina’s win also marked the Generals’ first title in the beach volleyball tournament. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano San Beda walked away from the sand courts looking as immaculate as the summer sun after fending off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 21-17, 21-10, to complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at Boardwalk in Subic.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray, who are two-time silver finishers in the beach volleyball circuit, gave San Beda its first title in the tournament after pulling off an 11-0 season sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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City advances to Champions League QFs despite loss to Basel

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano City took the lead in the eighth minute through Gabriel Jesus in his first start in 2018, but Mohamed Elyounoussi equalized in the 17th and Basel regularly broke through the home side’s midfield in the final hour of the game.Wing back Michael Lang earned Basel its latest victory over a Premier League giant by smashing a rising shot inside the near post through goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s attempted save in the 71st.“You will find in all the clubs in the world,” Guardiola said, “that when you make six changes, the team is not the same.”Still, City’s first home loss since a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League in December 2016 came as a surprise.And it was something to savor for Basel, the Swiss champion that has been a scourge of English powers with wins over Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham in European competition since 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Basel’s Michael Lang, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League, round of 16, second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Basel at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — With its first home loss in 15 months, Manchester City ended up stumbling into the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Wednesday.Not that Pep Guardiola was particularly bothered about a surprise 2-1 home loss to Basel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “This kind of position is not going to happen in the quarterfinals, where you have a 4-0 (lead) from the first leg,” the City coach said. “When it’s scary to be (knocked) out, the rhythm will be completely different.”Indeed, it was difficult to draw too many conclusions from what was only City’s fourth loss of the season in all competitions.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 folkA 4-0 win in Switzerland in the first leg three weeks ago made qualification almost a formality for a team that is 16 points clear in the Premier League and one of the favorites to win the Champions League.Guardiola fielded a virtual reserve side at Etihad Stadium for the return match, and making six changes from its previous game disrupted the fluency of the team’s passing and pressing game. Elyounoussi played a key role in the winning goal, slipping the ball through for Lang to fire home from an acute angle.City is in the Champions League quarterfinals for only the second time.“Maybe people will think the way we played today, we are not able to fight to go through,” Guardiola said. “We will see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We have a certain pride,” Basel coach Raphael Wicky said, “and against a team that plays every three days and is beating everyone, it’s very special.”City advanced 5-2 on aggregate and became the second English team through to the quarterfinals, after Liverpool from Tuesday.Tottenham couldn’t make it three, though, losing 2-1 to Juventus at Wembley Stadium as the Italian side clinched a 4-3 aggregate victory. Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scored goals in the space of three minutes as Juventus came from behind following Son Heung-min’s opener.There are still chances for Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea next week.With qualification all but secured from the first leg, Guardiola played many of his fringe players — like 34-year-old Yaya Toure and a player half his age, English prodigy Phil Foden — and it showed at times.According to football data supplier Opta, City completed 978 passes — the most recorded by a side in a Champions League match since Opta began compiling stats in 2003-04. Many of those passes lacked penetration, though.“To just pass for itself is nothing,” Guardiola said. “The second half was really, really poor.”Jesus worked hard in his first start since a serious knee injury sustained on Dec. 31 but he was understandably rusty, the ball sometimes not sticking when it was played into him.The Brazil striker was in the right place at the right time for his goal, though, tapping in from close range at the far post from Bernardo Silva’s low, teasing cross. It was his first goal in his last 14 appearances.It was from one of those regular breaks in behind Toure that Basel scored its equalizer, with Blas Riveros’ cross deflecting off John Stones into the path of Elyounoussi, who drove home a shot from 10 meters. MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Woods picks up pace, bringing game and buzz to Tampa Bay It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Davis stars in Pelicans’ impressive sweep of Trail Blazers

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a 3-point shot during the first half of Game 4 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday.Jrue Holiday capped his 41-point performance with an 18-foot pull-up jumper that gave the Pelicans a six-point lead with 40 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next White Sox reliever Farquhar suffers brain hemorrhage during game MOST READ LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rajon Rondo added 16 assists, and Davis also had 11 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, which is moving on to the second round of the playoffs for only the second time since the NBA returned to the city 16 seasons ago.C.J. McCollum scored 38 for the Trail Blazers, who responded to a blowout loss in Game 3 by keeping Game 4 close until the final minute. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 27, Damian Lillard added 18 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 18 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out.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 crownLillard’s difficult driving layup had just tied the game at 60 when the Pelicans briefly pulled away, going on an 11-2 run capped by Davis’ 3.Soon after, Nikola Mirotic added step-back 3. Davis, who scored 19 in the third quarter, then added a layup while falling down after a hard foul by Aminu, after which Davis flexed both biceps while still sitting on the court.center_img Holiday’s transition 3 made it 87-72, prompting Portland to call timeout while Holiday walked slowly toward mid-court, nodding and smiling wide as he soaked in the crowd’s adulation.New Orleans led by 13 to start the fourth quarter, but Portland refused to wilt, opening the period on a 15-4 run that included Nurkic’s hook shot, 20-foot jumper and dunk. McCollum’s transition layup made it 104-102 with nearly nine minutes to play.Portland got as close as a single point on Aminu’s layup with 5:08 to go, but Davis responded with 12 points over the final 4:56, staring with a layup as he was fouled and a 3-pointer. Holiday scored six points during the final 2:52, starting with his 3-pointer. The pair combined for all but one of New Orleans’ points during that pivotal stretch.Leading up to Game 4, Lillard spoke of the need for the Blazers to ramp up their intensity and physicality. From the tip, it looked as though they’d done so.In stark contrast to Game 3, when New Orleans led by 18 in the first quarter, this game was tight and testy.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Anthony and Ed Davis received double technical fouls after bumping one another following one of Anthony Davis’ dunks — and that was just the beginning.McCollum was called for a flagrant foul when he stormed into the lane behind E’Twaun Moore and grabbed the Pelicans guard by the shoulders to thwart a driving layup attempt. Moore then shoved McCollum and was assessed a technical foul.And in the final seconds of the half, double technical were assessed to Rondo and Portland center Zach Collins after Rondo lowered his forehead into Collins’ chest and Collins shoved back.When halftime arrived, New Orleans led 58-56.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Played without 6-foot-9 forward Maurice Harkless. Coach Terry Stotts said Harkless, who’d started Game 3 when Turner was out, had a recurrence of knee soreness that had hampered him late this season. Stotts said that while Harkless was in too much pain to play, his knee did not appear to have structural damage. … Became the first No. 3 seed to lose in the first round since Denver lost to Golden State in the 2013 playoffs. … The Blazers fell to 6-7 in first round playoff series in which they had home-court advantage. … McCollum was Portland’s leading scorer during the series, averaging 25.3.Pelicans: Mirotic had 10 points and 11 rebounds. … Moore finished with 14 points. … Captured the first playoff sweep in the franchise’s 16-year history … Committed 14 turnovers, with Holiday committing seven.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Begin the offseason.Pelicans: Prepare for a second-round series for the first time since 2008.last_img read more

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Rain or Shine survives GlobalPort in heated duel

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PVL: PetroGazz snaps losing skid, rallies past skidding BanKo Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The Batang Pier staged a 7-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Nico Elorde with 22 seconds to go to cut the margin to four, 94-90, but they didn’t have enough time to complete their comeback.Reggie Johnson finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists to tow Rain or Shine while James Yap added 14 points.White led Globalport with 21 points and eight boards while Sean Anthony put up a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ GlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong and Rain or Shine guard Maverick Ahanmisi were then ejected at the 3:40 mark after getting into a scuffle that also saw Ryan Araña get ejected for entering the floor.With the victory, the Elasto Painters momentarily claimed solo top spot after improving to a 5-1 record while the Batang Pier fell to 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRain or Shine held an 84-79 lead more than 20 seconds prior to the scuffle and Tiu, who was initially told to get to the nearest hospital after getting elbowed in the face, sank a three-pointer that gave the Elasto Painters a 92-83 lead.“It was another hard-earned victory for us, and at least the players’ focus were still there after the scuffle,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia. “Another nice thing about it was Chris was able to deliver when he came in. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine scraped past GlobalPort, 96-90, in a heated affair in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Crowd darling Chris Tiu was the first to receive the brunt of the physicality after his face got the sharp end of Malcolm White’s elbow midway through the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

first_imgPortugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup Even if it wasn’t pretty for a half, Belgium did what it was supposed to do in Group G. The victory keeps the team on track for its final group match against England, which is likely to determine the top spot.Panama needs a result against England if it wants any opportunity of the final group game against Tunisia to have meaning.KEY TO SUCCESSBelgium was finally able to finish its chances after seeing several attempts in the first half end up in the side netting or punched away by Penedo.Panama’s defense was stingy but also disorganized at times and became even more susceptible after Mertens’ goal forced Panama to push forward looking for an equalizer.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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Belgium is now unbeaten in its last six World Cup openers, dating back to 1986.Panama was unable to duplicate what Senegal accomplished in 2002 as the last team to win in its World Cup debut. The Central Americans played their style — physical, aggressive, sometimes looking more like wrestling than soccer — and managed to hang with the Red Devils for more than an hour. But they never created threatening scoring chances — Panama scored only nine goals in 10 World Cup qualifying matches — and eventually Belgium finished its opportunities.The emotion was heavy for the Panamanians who flocked to the Black Sea resort town to see the country play its first World Cup match. Fans cried at hearing their national anthem and the players on the field fought their own emotions while singing. Their voices rose with every Panama attack and the singing and dancing almost never stopped. Panama’s players stayed on the field to salute the fans several minutes after the match ended.Luminaries like Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and baseball star Mariano Rivera were in attendance. They would have just preferred something a little less challenging than one of the pre-tournament favorites.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, left, fails to score past Panama’s Roman Torres and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, right, during the group G match between Belgium and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)SOCHI, Russia — Dries Mertens’ perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage.Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup opener on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Saddled with massive expectations and a lineup of talent the envy of other teams in the tournament, Belgium finally showed flashes of being the dominant team worthy of title consideration.The two goals from Lukaku came shortly after Mertens scored from about 18 yards in the opening moments of the second half, finally relieving some pressure after Belgium was unable to break down Panama for the first 45 minutes.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 crownLukaku’s first goal came 20 minutes later, but the pass from Kevin De Bruyne made it possible. Rather than shooting through a crowd of Panama defenders, De Bruyne cut a pass with the outside of his right foot onto Lukaku’s head and into the net.Lukaku added a second on a breakaway minutes later, chipping Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo as he left his net. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

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PVL crowns within Lady Maroons, Bulldogs grasp

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the men’s final, Bryan Bagunas and Madzian Gampong had 16 points apiece as defending champion National U also won Game 1 over University of Santo Tomas, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17.“We adjusted and forced UST to lose reception,” said NU coach Dante Alinsunurin.In the matches for third place, FEU frustrated Adamson, 20-25, 23-25, 29-27, 25-16, 15-10, in the men’s side.The women’s team of UST then beat Adamson, 25-20,27-29, 13-25, 25-19, 17-15.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Lady Tamaraws charged to the match with a confident gait to take the first two sets in Game 1 of the best-of-three final series at Filoil Flying V Centre.UP, a finals first-timer, can end the series this Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Roselyn Rosier, who turns 20 on Monday, scored 15 points for UP, while Isa Molde had 16.“It calms me down seeing my teammates help me out,” said Rosier. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cone eyes 3-peat for Kings View comments The team with the championship heart extinguished the squad that boasted championship experience.University of the Philippines, fast embracing the style of Kenyan coach Godfrey Okumu, pulled the rug from under Far Eastern U, 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-5, on Sunday to move one win shy of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

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Tournament format eliminates PH gals, but team still preparing for classification round

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “In reality, we are fighting in the level of fifth down,” said Delos Santos. “We are not there yet, but we are getting there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Warriors, Steel forge huge upsets Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—After a dramatic victory rendered moot by a change of tournament format, Team Philippines brushed off the news of its exclusion from the quarterfinals with the nonchalance of a hair flip.Instead, it focused on what it still can control and went on with its scheduled workout at Sima Thani Hotel’s gym before heading to lunch Wednesday. The Filipinos are set to watch the Korea-Chinese Taipei quarterfinal duel at Korat Chatchai Hall before heading off for a break at Terminal 21 Mall.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “No need to think about what could have been, we are taking it very positive and moving forward,” said coach Shaq delos Santos.The Philippines, with Alyssa Valdez, Mylene Paat and Aby Maraño leading the charge, destroyed Kazakhstan Tuesday night to post its first win in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.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 ChrissThe win could have easily qualified the country to the quarterfinals but the tournament used a new format that automatically seeded six teams in Groups A and B (China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Chinese Taipei) to the quarterfinals based on their performances in the Asian Championships last year.Thus, Chinese Taipei qualified despite going winless in the preliminary round and Japan advanced with little worry over its two losses suffered by its Team B. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown That left the teams in Group C—Australia, Iran, Kazakhstan and the Philippines—to fight for the last two slots in the quarters. Australia and Iran came from behind to beat the Philippines in five sets.“The team takes this as a blessing in disguise,” said Delos Santos. “We played 14 sets in three matches, we need to recover and rest.“And now we have two days to prepare. Today we had weights training and then tomorrow ball training. Now we are in better shape to come up with a higher placing.”They will face on Friday the loser of the Korea-Taipei duel in the classification match. A win would line the Philippines up for a battle for seventh place, while a loss would toss it to a contest for ninth.The best scenario is for the country to win on Friday and then on Saturday against a still undetermined opponent to finish fifth, its best ever in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Spurs rally to keep Lakers winless with LeBron

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Patty Mills hit a go-ahead jumper with 6.8 seconds left and the San Antonio Spurs kept the Lakers winless with LeBron, rallying from a six-point deficit in the final minute of OT for a wild 143-142 victory Monday night.James tied it on a magisterial 3 with 2.4 seconds left in regulation, and he finished his second Lakers home game with 32 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds.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 ChrissBut the superstar missed two free throws with 12.8 seconds to play before Mills coolly put the Spurs ahead. James then missed a step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer, thoroughly deflating Staples Center as the Lakers fell to 0-3.After cooling down, LeBron did not seem discouraged by the Lakers’ last-minute failure against a quality opponent — and while Los Angeles was missing suspended starters Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram . “We’ve just got to get over the hump,” Kuzma said. “It’ll be a breath of fresh air when we get our first win. The three teams we’ve played, they’ve all been together for quite some time. That means something.”UP NEXTSpurs: Host Indiana on Wednesday.Lakers: At Phoenix on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James’ dramatic 3 from a full step beyond the arc capped the Lakers’ improbable rally from an eight-point deficit in the final 1:04 of regulation. The Lakers then took a 142-136 lead late in overtime with huge contributions from unsung rookie big man Johnathan Williams, who played important minutes in his NBA debut after JaVale McGee fouled out.But the Lakers sputtered and the Spurs rallied. Rudy Gay’s 3-pointer cut the Lakers’ lead to 142-141, and James missed his free throws before the jumper by Mills, who had 12 points.“I like the direction we’re going in,” James said. “Obviously it’s not resulting in wins right now, but it’s a long process. We had our chances. We was up six with a minute to go, with less than a minute to go, and just couldn’t get a stop.”TIP-INSSpurs: Dante Cunningham had three points and 12 rebounds in 29 minutes as a starter. Jakob Poeltl, who started the first two games, didn’t play. … Marco Belinelli scored 15 points in a reserve role for the Spurs, and Rudy Gay had 16 points.Lakers: Svi Mykhailiuk and Williams made their NBA debuts in the shortened rotation. Mykhailiuk, the Ukrainian rookie out of Kansas, went scoreless in 17 minutes. Williams dunked on a pass from Mykhailiuk for his first basket, and he finished with eight points. … Before the game, LA assigned German rookie Isaac Bonga to their G League affiliate. … Celebrities at the game included Natalie Portman; Geri Halliwell and her husband, Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner; boxing champions Terence Crawford and Floyd Mayweather; and Los Angeles Rams Todd Gurley, Ndamukong Suh and Nickell Robey-Coleman.BANNED BALLERSIngram and Rondo began their suspensions stemming from their brawl with the Houston Rockets last Saturday. Ingram got a four-game ban for confronting an official and throwing punches, while Rondo got three games for punching and spitting on Chris Paul.THE REPLACEMENTSKuzma and Lonzo Ball were in the starting lineup in their teammates’ absence, and both second-year pros excelled. Kuzma finished one point shy of his career high, while Ball had 14 points, six assists and six rebounds. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It’s not” discouraging, James said.“I know what I got myself into,” he added. “It’s a process. I get it, and we’ll be fine. I didn’t come here thinking we were going to be blazing, storming right out of the gate. It’s a process, and I understand that.”LaMarcus Aldridge had 37 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan added 32 points and 14 assists before Mills made the biggest shot. The Australian guard did it while playing Tony Parker’s traditional role on a familiar San Antonio play.“It’s always good when you make shots or make an impact,” Mills said. “Other than that shot, it was a team victory. It was a gutsy win. Everyone participated.”Kyle Kuzma had 37 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, and Josh Hart added 20 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime.James was then reminded in spectacular fashion that nothing will be easy in this West Coast chapter of his career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:06Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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PH women’s football team notches second win in Asian qualifiers

first_imgPhilippine women’s football team. Photo from pff.orgThe Philippine national women’s football team notched its second win in the 2020 Women’s Olympic Tournament Asian Qualifiers, rallying from a goal down to whip host Tajikistan, 3-1, Thursday at Hisor Central Stadium in Hisor, Tajikistan.A report posted at the Philippine Football Federation’s website (pff.org.ph) said the Philippines fell behind in the 26th minute before UST’s Shelah Cadag came through with the equalizer four minutes later to net her fourth goal of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UEFA gets $230M sponsorship from Chinese payment platform Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments La Salle’s Sara Castañeda slotted in the go-ahead goal in the 50th minute and padded the lead in the 76th from the penalty spot. The win gave the Malditas six points and kept them second behind Chinese Taipei on goal difference. 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 ChrissUp next for the Philippines is Mongolia on Sunday, with qualification to the second round of the qualifiers at stake.last_img read more

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