Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kyrie Irving’s 36-point effort to beat Boston 105-102 on Friday night, snapping the Celtics’ four-game winning streak.Ginobili set up the winning basket by sneaking into the paint for an offensive rebound with 25 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT San Antonio held Boston to one field goal in the opening four minutes of the final quarter to erase a five-point deficit to set up the last-second dramatics.Jayson Tatum had 20 points, and Jaylen Brown added 15 for the Celtics.Boston scored the game’s first 11 points, prompting San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich to call a timeout and make mass substitutions during the run. Irving hit two more 3-pointers after the initial run, and Popovich drew a technical foul.The Spurs’ first lead on a fallaway 3-pointer by Ginobili at the close of the first half for a 56-55 advantage.Brown had 10 points in the third, including two monstrous dunks late in the quarter that awed the crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ TIP-INSCeltics: Forward Marcus Morris was listed as questionable while rehabilitating his left knee, but felt comfortable enough during pre-game warmups to play. Morris finished with five points in 25 minutes after being listed. … Boston suffered its first loss to a Western Conference after winning eight straight. … The Celtics are 10-3 on the road, trailing only Houston (11-1) and Golden State (11-3) for the league’s best road record.Spurs: Popovich would not confirm a report by the San Antonio Express-News that Leonard will make his season debut Saturday in Phoenix. “Sooner rather than later,” Popovich said, repeating the answer he has given all season about the All-Star forward’s return. … Parker has played 36,000 career minutes as a starter, 24th in league history. … Ginobili has played 26,000 minutes in his career, all with the Spurs, the fourth most in franchise history behind Tim Duncan, Parker and David Robinson. … Green has 500 steals and 401 blocks in his career. Green, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the only players since 2009 with 500 steals, 400 blocks and 800 3-pointers.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Detroit on Sunday night in a battle between two of the top four records in the Eastern Conference.Spurs: Visit Phoenix on Saturday night in what could be Leonard’s season debut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio.Irving, who scored a career-high 57 points against San Antonio in 2015 while with Cleveland, created havoc again at the AT&T Center. Irving finished 13 for 21, including 6 for 10 on 3-pointers, but missed his final two 3s. His final 3-pointer rattled in and out as the buzzer sounded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe Spurs, already without Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Anderson, lost Danny Green in the first half. Green left with tightness in his left groin. There was no update on the severity of the injury.Pau Gasol had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay had 15 points, and Tony Parker added 11 for the Spurs. The Spurs are undefeated with Parker in the lineup through six games. 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments LATEST STORIES Warriors beat Pistons to finish unbeaten trip OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke

first_imgJeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Jeff Horn’s reward for a successful first title defense since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a potential bout with Terence Crawford.A failure could send him back into boxing obscurity.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Does it matter?” Stanley said. “He’ll know his name afterward, I promise you that — he won’t forget it.“Gary’s a consummate pro. He’s come here to fight and win. They both made weight, they’re both fit. The only difference is Jeff’s got the world title and Gary wants it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defense against Gary Corcoran on Wednesday to dispel anynotion that he got a hometown decision against Pacquiao in Brisbane last July. If he gets his way, it could set him up for a big 2018.READ: Jeff Horn’s vision comes to fruition with win over Pacquiao FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseTop Rank promoter Bob Arum attended Tuesday’s weigh-in and said a win here “will lead to massive fights coming next year.”“I think Pacquiao is going to return to the ring. Terence Crawford will be the mandatory for this fight. The biggest building in Las Vegas is on hold for this fight,” Arum said. “Going to have a tremendous year in the welterweight division and these two participants … will be giving it their all to see who will go ahead as part of these major programs that will take place next year.” LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball sign with Lithuanian club MOST READ Corcoran is 17-1 since turning pro in 2011 and is ranked 10th by the WBO. He is the underdog and isfighting outside of Britain and Ireland for the first time for his first world title.READ: Crawford wants winner of Pacquiao-Horn 2 Trainer Peter Stanley said his boxer would not be intimidated by the situation.“We’ve fought away from home before in front of bigger, more hostile crowds against bigger boys,” Stanley said. “There’s nothing new here.”The buildup to the fight has been overshadowed by accusations from the Corcoran camp that Horn resorted to head-butting Pacquiao, and claims from the British-based boxer that he would resort to biting if confronted with the same circumstances. At the official news conference, one of Corcoran’s trainers held up a laptop computer to show images of Horn clashing heads with opponents and later wore a cap with a glove attached at the top in a swipe at the head-butting claims.Horn and his trainer Glenn Rushton responded by wearing caps with a pair of boxing gloves on top of earmuffs to protect from biting.Both boxers were expecting an aggressive, walk-up style of fight.Rushton said Horn would be furious but fair.“It is boxing. It’s not table tennis — it’s tough,” Rushton said. “Stop (complaining) — Jeff’s one of thefairest fighters in the world.”Corcoran doesn’t have a high profile, and even ring announcer Michael Buffer mistakenly called him by the wrong name at the weigh-in. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Horn, now unbeaten in 18 bouts, knows what it’s like to be given no chance of beating the champion, so he is trying to think only about Corcoran at the Brisbane Convention Centre. That’s not far from where he beat Pacquiao in front of more than 51,000 fans in an outdoor bout at a regular rugby venue.READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision win“I’ve got until after this fight to start having discussions,” he said. “He’s definitely a possibility if I can manage to get through Gary first.”The Australian former schoolteacher was written off before taking on Pacquiao (59-7-2), but pressured the eight-division champion for 12 rounds in an upset that changed the trajectory of his career.Pacquiao’s camp disputed the unanimous decision, which was widely panned by critics but later confirmed after further scrutiny by the World Boxing Organization. Pacquiao had a rematch clause for the Horn fight, but so far hasn’t committed to a date or venue.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Ginebra repeats over Rain or Shine for 1-0 lead in quarterfinals

first_imgView comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Joe Devance wanted no part of any overtime periods this time out as he helped Ginebra to an 88-80 Game 1 win over Rain or Shine in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals duel Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 36-year-old forward triggered a telling 12-0 run in the middle of the payoff period that turned a close 70-69 Gin Kings lead to a decisive 82-69 advantage, capped off by a Sol Mercado trey with 4:49 to play.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Beau Belga led Rain or Shine with 17 points and five rebounds, while Ed Daquioag got 16 markers as both came off the bench.The scores:GINEBRA 88 — Tenorio 16, Devance 15, J. Aguilar 14, Thompson 14, Mercado 13, Ferrer 6, Mariano 6, Cruz 4, R. Aguilar 0, Caguioa 0.RAIN OR SHINE 80 — Belga 17, Daquioag 16, Ahanmisi 10, Ponferrada 9, Nambatac 8, Trollano 6, Washington 5, Norwood 4, Tiu 3, Maiquez 2, Almazan 0, Borboran 0.Quarters: 21-23, 44-43, 68-64, 88-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Alaska’s Abueva vows to get back at NLEX in Game 2 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ed Daquioag and Don Trollano tried to keep the Elasto Painters within striking distance, chopping the deficit down to six, 84-78, in the final 1:49, but Devance was there to clean up Japeth Aguilar’s miss, 86-78, with 1:22 remaining.LA Tenorio iced the victory from the charity stripe as he canned his freebies with 46.2 ticks left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Luckily, we had that stretch where we stretched in the lead in the fourth quarter and hung on,” said a relieved coach Tim Cone as Ginebra.Devance posted 15 points, four rebounds and five assists to lead his side in only his third game back from a foot injury. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tenorio unloaded 16 markers on a 4-of-9 shooting from downtown, to go with four boards and three assists, while Scottie Thompson flirted with a triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists.Japeth Aguilar also had 14 markers, nine boards, four dimes, and four blocks for the Gin Kings, who outlasted the Painters in triple overtime, 100-92 on Friday.For Cone, the tough Game 1 was a perfect example of how hard the games are in the playoffs.“It wasn’t a pretty game, but playoffs aren’t pretty. Let’s put our heads together and bang them, let’s see who can stand up, and that’s what we did tonight.”Game 2 is on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

After Curry goes down, Durant rallies Warriors past Spurs

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and almost single-handedly led the undermanned defending champions’ fourth-quarter rally past the San Antonio Spurs for a 110-107 win Thursday night after Curry went down early.Durant hit his third straight jumper to tie it with 2:01 remaining before the Warriors went ahead on Draymond Green’s putback the following possession. Klay Thompson made two free throws with 15.9 seconds left.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 folkBryn Forbes’ 3-point try from the top to tie it hit the front rim as the final buzzer sounded.“I felt good shooting the midrange as always,” Durant said. “I tried to press go and shoot every time, not bad shots.” Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks off the court after as he passes San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr chuckled not about Stephen Curry’s latest ankle trouble but just how good the Golden State Warriors can be without their two-time MVP.“We still have three All-Stars when Steph goes down,” Kerr said. “We still have a lot of talent.”ADVERTISEMENT LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points to lead the Spurs, who were without a star of their own after starting center Pau Gasol sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder late against Memphis on Monday.Back-to-back Spurs dunks put San Antonio ahead 101-93 with 4:44 remaining before the Warriors mounted quite a comeback.Golden State trailed 87-78 going into the final 12 minutes, earning a fourth straight win and eighth in 12 against San Antonio after a 122-105 home victory Feb. 10.“We have to do a better job of just getting it to everybody and making sure we’re sharp so that we don’t have dry possessions like that in the fourth quarter,” San Antonio’s Danny Green said.Curry tweaked his troublesome right ankle driving left for a layup at the 9:38 mark of the first quarter with two Spurs around him. He limped into the tunnel grimacing in pain and frustration, then initially stayed in the game to shoot free throws before heading to the locker room. The team said he was getting re-taped and going through tests, then Curry didn’t return — but the Warriors are going to be cautious at this stage of the season with the playoffs beginning next month.Curry missed 11 games in December with the sprained right ankle and injured it again last Friday at Atlanta. He won’t travel or play at Portland on Friday.Kerr is more concerned about health than the No. 1 seed now.“We’ll get Steph healthy. We’ve proven we can win without him,” Kerr said.Thompson began 2 for 10 and missed his first three tries from 3 before connecting from the top early in the fourth. He finished with 13 points and six assists. He needs one more 3-pointer to reach 200 or more 3s for the sixth straight season, which would tie Curry for an NBA record of most such seasons — and also for doing it in successive years. Ray Allen has the second-most seasons with 200-plus 3s in NBA history at five.TIP-INSSpurs: Before the game, coach Gregg Popovich joked that Kevin McHale would start at center in place of Gasol. McHale was on the call for TNT’s broadcast of the game. … San Antonio shot 8 for 22 in the first quarter and 1 of 5 from 3-point range. … The Spurs were just 6 of 22 from deep overall. Warriors: Golden State’s 10 turnovers matched its third-lowest total for the season. … The Warriors were 1 of 11 on 3s in the first half, trailing 50-46 at the break, and just 8 of 30 from long range — four of those 3s from Durant. … Raiders owner Mark Davis and coach Jon Gruden sat courtside.WARRIORS INJURIESReserve center David West missed his second straight game with an infected cyst in his right arm. The training staff is evaluating options to determine whether it will need to be removed, yet Kerr hoped to have West’s situation resolved in the coming few days.Rookie forward Jordan Bell, who sprained his right ankle Tuesday against Brooklyn, will be out through the weekend and re-evaluated Tuesday.Andre Iguodala was sidelined with a sprained left wrist.KERR QUOTEABLE“This kind of sustained success is almost unheard of,” Kerr said of the Spurs. “So what they’ve done is remarkable.”UP NEXTSpurs: At Oklahoma City on Saturday.Warriors: At Portland on Friday looking to avenge their last defeat, 123-117 on Feb. 14 leading into the All-Star break.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Irving returns as Celtics past Timberwolves UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Green had his third triple-double this season with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.Curry was lost for the night to a rolled right ankle early in the first quarter, then the Warriors responded without him to win their seventh straight since the All-Star break.“It’s just always a kind of hold-your-breath type of moment when that happens,” Green said.Durant’s 14-footer from the right wing with 3:14 left got Golden State within 103-101, and then he answered a Spurs basket with another jumper the next time.The NBA Finals MVP blocked two shots in the first half to set a new career high for a season and now has 108, besting the 105 blocks he had in 2012-13.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

2 Indian athletes barred for breaching ‘no-needles’ policy

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast It’s the second time India has been investigated here for breaching the Commonwealth Games “no-needles’ policy after a doctor with the boxing team was reprimanded last week.Indian team official Davinder Chaudry held a news conference later Friday and said the delegation planned to appeal the ban on Thodi.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 crownA statement said testimony from an Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) investigator was “credible,” and cast doubt on comments from the two athletes.“The testimony of athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi, who denied all knowledge … are both unreliable and evasive,” the ASADA statement said. “Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the No Needle Policy.” 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 this Thursday April 12, 2018 photo, India’s Rakesh Babu competes in the men’s triple jump qualifying at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Babu and his compatriot, race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodii have been banned from the Games and ordered to return home immediately after being found with needles at the athletes village. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)GOLD COAST, Australia — Two Indian athletes were banned from the Commonwealth Games on Friday and ordered to leave Australia “on the first flight available” after needles were discovered in their room at the athletes village.Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin said triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi had been banned from the Games and ordered to return home immediately.ADVERTISEMENT Kobe Paras heads home, commits to Gilas program MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Babu had qualified for the triple jump final and was due to compete on Saturday. Thodi finished 13th in the 20-kilometer race walk last Sunday.Martin said cleaners had found a needle in a cup in the apartment assigned to Babu and Thodi on Thursday. ASADA investigators then searched the room and located another needle in a bag belonging to Babu.As a result both had been removed from the athletes village and their accreditation was suspended.“When the Commonwealth Games Federation says no tolerance, the Commonwealth Games Federation means no tolerance,” Martin said.Under games rules only medical practitioners and athletes who give prior notice and with an approved medical condition requiring auto-injection such as diabetes can bring needles into the athletes’ village.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As well as the athletes’ suspensions, “strong reprimands” were issued to Indian officials including the team’s chef de mission with a warning that any further breaches could result in suspension of accreditation.Team official Chaudry said the sanctions didn’t appear to be fair.“The question is how they are confident that one syringe is being used by both athletes,” Chaudry said. “Why did they took action on both athletes? The apartment, they have six athletes in the apartment. So we are appealing on this ground.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Paul, Harden power Rockets over Jazz for 3-1 lead

first_imgLATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident UP NEXTThe series shifts back to Houston for Game 5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) defends during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.Paul, playing the sidekick to Harden for most of his first season in Houston, took center stage, controlling the tempo and getting to his favorite spots as the Rockets led from start to finish.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Donovan Mitchell scored 25 before fouling out and Joe Ingles had 15 for the Jazz.Mitchell started finding lanes to the basket late and got the Jazz within 85-80 after he fueled a 10-2 run. But Paul, who matched his scoring high for this playoff run, hit a pull-up jumper and found Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer to put the Rockets back up by double digits and they never looked back.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 crownHouston, which has been known for their offensive firepower, put forth a disruptive defensive effort.Clint Capela, the anchor of the Houston defense, had 12 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, one of which featured a Dikembe Mutombo-like finger wag in the fourth quarter. 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Rockets went up by 15 in the second quarter before the Jazz closed to 51-46 on back-to-back three-point plays by Mitchell. Utah trailed 58-48 at the half.Neither team was accurate from beyond the arc as the Jazz were 7-for-29 and Houston went 10-for-38.TIP-INSRockets: Harden’s 14 first-quarter points were the most for him in the opening period this postseason. … Flying to close out on an Ingles’ 3-pointer in the second quarter, P.J. Tucker raked the Jazz sharpshooter across the face and earned a Flagrant 1. … Capela and Mitchell got double technical fighting for rebound in the fourth quarter and Houston coach Mike D’Antoni got another for his reaction to the play.Jazz: Ricky Rubio missed his fourth straight game due to a left hamstring strain suffered in opening round but is close to returning. … Gobert, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds, blocked two shots in the opening moments but the Rockets burst to another big lead, 11-3, just as they did Game 1 and 3. … Royce O’Neale left the game with 9:09 left in the first quarter with an apparent knee injury but returned at the end of the period.ADVERTISEMENT Durant’s scores 38, Warriors down Pelicans for 3-1 lead View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

PetroGazz’ Tiu out for six weeks after ankle injury

first_imgMOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PetroGazz hitter Wensh Tiu is set to miss a maximum of six weeks of action after suffering an injury on her right ankle in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Tiu, who was underused in the Angels’ first three games, broke out with 10 points in PetroGazz’ five-set win over BanKo, 15-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-9, on Sunday at Batangas City Sports Coliseum.That game, however, was when the outside hitter twisted her ankle resulting to a peroneal tendon dislocation.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“According to the doctors it will need to spend two weeks of being immobile, it really has to rest for that period,” said Tiu in Filipino Saturday. “We will go back after two weeks for a follow-up check up. A surgery is possible if this doesn’t heal on its own.”Tiu said she could play in as early as two weeks if her ankle healed on its own but her movements would be vastly limited. “If I can play after two weeks maybe it would be the bare minimum because I have to look out for my ankle,” said Tiu whose Angels have improved to a 1-3 record.“Of course I feel sorry for what happened because we finally got a win but I’m sure the wins will continue because you can see the drive from everyone,” said Tiu.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

NCAA Season 94 officially opens

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “Sports development transcends beyond the physical aspects of sports,” said Tamayo. “It also involves developing character and honing leadership skills. Moreover, sports has a way of bringing people together and bring change.” Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The oldest collegiate sports association in the country officially opened on Saturday with host University of Perpetual Help ushering in the 94th season of the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT The 12 member schools of the NCAA led the ceremonial rights at Mall of Asia Arena a couple of hours before the start of the men’s basketball tournament.“We are delighted to spearhead various sports events and work together with the other schools to bring the NCAA fans another memorable season,” said Perpetual Help president Anthony Jose Tamayo.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’Season 93 champion San Beda will take on the hosts Altas in the opening game with last year’s runner-up Lyceum facing San Sebastian.Tamayo said the Season 94’s theme  “UnParalleled Heights through Sports Development,” a play on Perpetual Help’s acronym, is a testament to the NCAA’s “commitment to develop sports in the country.” 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Suns want Ariza to provide talent, leadership to young team View commentslast_img read more

Almazan fails to make presence felt in Rain or Shine’s game 1 loss

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs With the way things are going for Rain or Shine, head coach Caloy Garcia needs all the help he can get.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan was stellar in the previous two games putting up 16.5 points and 8.5 boards in more than 24 minutes.That performance saw a massive dip against the Gin Kings, who played without Japeth Aguilar, when Almazan scored zero points and grabbed just three rebounds in 13 minutes of action.Garcia said its crucial for them to adjust during the game itself if they hope of scoring the equalizer in Game 2.“For us, the lesson was we had to adjust during the game and go to mismatches, which we didn’t do today,” said Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team The no.1 team in the eliminations has hit a snag in the playoffs, losing two of its last three games and trailing 1-0 in the best-of-five semifinals against Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Rain or Shine is two games away from elimination, still plenty of time to right the ship, but Garcia is concerned over the production of one of his players.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’And that is big man Raymond Almazan.“I felt that he wasn’t focused enough in this game today,” said Garcia after their 102-89 loss Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I don’t know if he’s under the weather I just feel he wasn’t in the game today.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

La Salle boosts Final Four bid, dumps UST by 41 points

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Curry, Durant lead way in Warriors’ 7th straight win Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—De La Salle strengthened its hold of the third spot after trouncing University of Santo Tomas, 110-69, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Ynares Center here.The Green Archers took their fourth win in five games and improved to a 7-4 record while the Growling Tigers dropped to a 5-6 record but can still finish the game day as the fourth seeds if University of the Philippines (5-6) loses to National University.ADVERTISEMENT The Green Archers would then show no sign of remorse come the third quarter outscoring UST 34-9 to take an 84-40 lead and effectively burying any hope the Growling Tigers may have had at that point.Melecio eventually finished with 22 points with five rebounds and six assists to lead six La Salle players to finish in double-digit scoring,Mark Dyke had a breakout game with 16 points and six rebounds for La Salle with Andrei Caracut and Jolo Go putting up 15 and 14 points, respectively, while Justine Baltazar and Encho Serrano had 13 points apiece.Marvin Lee put up 26 points for the Growling Tigers while CJ Cansino added 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Utilizing a pressure defense from the opening tip, last season’s runners-up blitzed to an early 27-8 lead after Brandon Bates’ bucket with 2:50 left in the first quarter.La Salle maintained that big lead over the Growling Tigers well into the halftime break thanks in large part to Aljun Melecio’s 16-point outburst in the first half.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“I think it was just the consistency because the entire game the only coaching I did was to rotate the players but they met the challenge of being consistent,” said La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez in Filipino. “There are thing we are doing well but we don’t stop there, we keep on improving.” View commentslast_img read more