Busy year ahead for PH football

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Azkals are also seeing action in the AFF Suzuki Cup late in 2018.Araneta said that P15 million will be allotted for the Malditas, who will vie in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan in April.“It will be a busy year for us next year,” said Araneta. “We’re hoping to raise more funds for our programs.”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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The budget proposal was approved during the PFF Congress at L’Fisher Hotel here over the weekend.The bulk of the budget, Araneta said, would go to the technical department, which covers grassroots and age-group teams, and the national teams.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 folkThe construction of a new football center inside the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite, was also included in the budget along with the installation of the floodlights for the PFF National Training Center field.For their international campaigns, the Azkals will need P58 million as they try to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in March. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc BACOLOD CITY—Bracing for a busy year ahead, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has approved a P167 million budget for projects and programs for 2018, when the men and women’s national teams play in big international tournaments.PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta said that while the federation will continue receiving subsidy from the International Football Federation (Fifa), Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Asean Football Federation (AFF), it would still need to raise about P32 million from other sources to meet the budgetary requirements.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Ramsay hands Ceres fitting farewell gift Read Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

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8 marathons to run before summer

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wozniacki cruises into Australian Open 2nd round Could chill-out music boost your post-workout recovery? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Runners pass the Ginza shopping district during the Tokyo Marathon 2017 in Tokyo. Image: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura via AFP RelaxnewsLooking for a challenge in 2018? Look no further than these eight marathons, all coming up before the summer season. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Tokyo Marathon (Japan), Feb. 25ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ The first major race of the year is the Tokyo Marathon in Japan. As part of the World Marathon Majors series, it’s one of six of the world’s largest and most renowned marathons, along with New York, Berlin, Boston, Chicago and London. It’s also one of Asia’s most popular marathons.Rome Marathon (Italy), April 8 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 folkFrom the Vatican to the Coliseum, the Rome Marathon — held since 1982 — is a great opportunity to catch some of the city’s sights, soaking up the Italian city’s stunning architecture as you run.Boston Marathon (United States), April 16  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The United States’ legendary Boston Marathon is one of the world’s largest and most famous. It’s also the world’s oldest annual marathon. The race, which draws around 500,000 spectators each year, celebrates its 122nd edition in 2018.Lake Annecy Marathon (France), April 22With breathtaking lake and mountain scenery, the Lake Annecy marathon is a truly magical event. After Albi and Paris, this race is one of France’s oldest. It’s in the top 10 of French marathons with 8,500 runners from 21 countries around the world.London Marathon (United Kingdom), April 24The British capital’s prestigious marathon — the Virgin Money London Marathon — is expecting some 45,000 runners this year. Starting just south of the Thames, the route runs from Greenwich and Blackheath to Buckingham Palace. Along the way, runners will see some of the British capital’s most famous sights, including the London Eye.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Great Wall Marathon (China), May 19A particularly challenging marathon with its many climbs, descents and steps (5164), China’s Great Wall Marathon runs along and on the Tianjin section of the monument, east of Beijing. Although difficult, the route promises breathtaking scenery, making it one of the most unusual races of its kind.Rio de Janeiro Marathon (Brazil), June 3 Held in a dream destination, the Rio marathon is considered one of the world’s most scenic, with a route that takes runners alongside its famous beaches, including Recreio, Barra, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. The race starts at Praça do Pontal do Tim Maia with the finish line in Flamengo. Tromsø Marathon (Norway), June 16The marathon in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, located north of the Arctic Circle, starts at 8.30 p.m. at the water’s edge, in daylight. This unusual “midnight sun” marathon, one of Scandinavia’s biggest, attracts 5,000 runners.More marathonsThis year, three new marathons join the international race calendar: the Baobab Marathon in Togo, Feb. 13; the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon in Nigeria, Feb. 4; and the Namur Marathon in Belgium, April 22. JBRELATED STORIES:What to do post-run to maximize your resultslast_img read more

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Pumaren: Ahanmisi ‘too nice’ and ‘needs to be selfish like Ritualo’

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pumaren believes Ahanmisi could be something more and not just be limited to being knock-down shooter, the moment he assumes the role of being the team’s go-to guy.Ahanmisi has the numbers to back him up, averaging 12.7 points on a 35 percent shooting from three, to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists, emerging as one of the Falcons’ top guys this past UAAP Season 80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Pumaren wants more.“He needs to be aggressive. He needs to be a little more selfish. He can drive to the basket and ask for ball, but he’s too nice that he wants to share the ball to his teammates,” said Pumaren, going to as far as giving Ahanmisi someone to emulate. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Akari-Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, a little more selfishness from Jerrick Ahanmisi won’t hurt, especially that the Fil-Nigerian guard will now be given the keys to lead the Falcons from this point on.“That’s what I’m trying to say to him, that he needs to be more assertive. He’s too nice,” the veteran bench tactician said.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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ “He needs to be selfish like Renren,” he said, referring to former La Salle star and now Adamson assistant coach Renren Ritualo. “He needs to watch videos of how selfish Renren was.”Though Pumaren’s comments could be seen as a little comical, Ahanmisi heard his coach’s message loud and clear as he slowly accepts the responsibilities of being Akari-Adamson’s undisputed leader.“I just got to embrace it,” he said. “I just got to listen to what he says. Coach knows what’s better for me and I just got to take what he says and do it on and off the court.”Ahanmisi channeled his inner Ritualo and gave Pumaren a glimpse of what he can do as the first option.He caught fire from downtown, hitting 7-of-8 from three to finish with 26 points on top of four assists, and three rebounds in the Falcons’ 100-89 victory over AMA Online Education in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT But it’s not just in this game against the Titans that Ahanmisi has been able to show his mettle. He has been a consistent force for Akari-Adamson, netting 16.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.0 steal for the conference.Ahanmisi, the younger brother of Rain or Shine guard Maverick in the PBA, knows that the spotlight will be a little brighter in this buildup as he will be counted on to carry the mantle for the Falcons, whether he’s ready or not.“I just got to adjust to it. Rob (Manalang) is gone but I’ll try to lead the team to the right direction and help the young guys adjust to coach Franz’ system,” he said. “Our team is young. We got some new guys coming in, but we got some vets also. We just got to mold and learn from each other. And personally, whatever coach Franz needs me to do, I’ll do it as best as I can.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Barkley, Griffin shone but Brown didn’t at NFL combine View commentslast_img read more

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Raptors roll to 8th straight win, rout Knicks

first_imgLATEST STORIES Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, drives to the basket past New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Between an emotional win in their last game and an early start to this one, there were plenty of reasons why the Toronto Raptors might not be sharp.And a pretty simple reason why they were.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The game was the NBA’s first live broadcast of a game in prime time in India. It was the first of five games this season being shown live at a 10 p.m. India start time.UP NEXTRaptors: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday.Knicks: Host Dallas on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “We just want to hoop, man,” All-Star DeMar DeRozan said. “Every time we get an opportunity to hoop, we’re going out there and doing what we know how to do and that’s to play, whether if it’s an early game, a late game, whatever it may be. No matter who we’re playing.”Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 and the Raptors kept right on rolling, beating the New York Knicks 132-106 on Sunday for their season-high eighth straight victory.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 folkThe Raptors had no letdown after edging NBA-leading Houston on Friday in a matchup of the No. 1 teams in each conference, leading much of the game even with DeRozan shooting just 4 for 16 for nine points.But seven Raptors finished in double figures in Toronto’s 15th win in 16 games. The Raptors fell one point shy of their highest total of the season, set in a victory over Cleveland on Jan. 11. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Raptors got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from CJ Miles to lead 32-27 after one, then one from Malcolm Miller at the half to make it 65-57. And when New York got within seven late in the third quarter, the Raptors closed the period with an 11-2 run to take a 102-86 cushion to the fourth.TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto has scored 100 or more points in 19 straight games, one shy of the franchise record set in the 2009-10 season. … Casey said before the game that reserve G Delon Wright would remain out with a sprained right big toe, but Wright felt good enough after working out that he played 20 minutes off the bench, scoring 12 points.Knicks: New York played without starting center Enes Kanter because of back spasms. F Lance Thomas sat out with a sprained right thumb after he was hit in the loss at Milwaukee on Friday. X-rays taken before the game were negative. … G Courtney Lee came off the bench after missing the last two games for family reasons. Coach Jeff Hornacek said Lee would practice Monday and likely return to his starting spot Tuesday. … New York opened the first of the two remaining five-game homestands on its schedule.TIPPING OFFBoth coaches were asked before the game if they were worried about a 1 p.m. start that felt like noon because of the beginning of daylight saving time.“Those 12 o’clock games, 1 o’clock games, you never know how the players are going to end up coming out, but we’re pretty young team so I would expect that it would be fine,” Hornacek said.Casey was more concerned that it would be a factor.“No question it does, because you’re out of your body rhythm, your rhythm of you’re used to playing at 7, 7:30,” he said. “You’re out of your routine so to speak, so again, it becomes a professional approach and a professional game.”MORE ON THE TIP TIME Julius Randle’s 36 lead Lakers past LeBron’s Cavs “They’re playing fantastic basketball right now and they’re continuing with that momentum through this last part of the season,” Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “They’re playing playoff basketball.”Hardaway scored 25 and Luke Kornet had 18 as the Knicks dropped their seventh straight game and 15th in the last 16.Coach Dwane Casey talked to the Raptors in the morning about this being a trap game, warning them to forget about their 108-105 victory over Houston and to ignore the Knicks’ record.But none of that, or the early tip, slowed Toronto, which shot 50.5 percent.“All we can do is keep getting better as a team,” Lowry said. “We understand that teams are going to come out there and throw their best shots at us and we’ve got to just maintain.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Creamline books outright semis berth

first_imgExperience—and most likely a dash of pride—weighed far heavier than talent and youth Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Creamline brushed off the token opposition BaliPure-NU put up to score a 25-22, 25-18, 25-16 rout and make the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference outright at FilOil Flying V Center.As expected it was league darling Alyssa Valdez who spearheaded the Cool Smashers’ virtual clinic, unloading 15 points, including four aces, to lead her team to their fourth successive victory.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“We really prepared against them knowing that they are a young and fighting team,” said Valdez. “They are a very strong team.”“It’s a total effort on our part and Jia (Morado) distributed the ball to everyone that’s why we were able to win it in three sets,” added Valdez who is looking for her first title in almost three years. With relief from summer heat, Brown seeks Century Tuna crown Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img In the second game, Paymaya stopped a two-game losing skid after shutting down Petro Gazz, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, to occupy solo second spot.Import Tess Rountree scored 19 points for the High Flyers (4-2), who dropped the Angels to 3-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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With attacks clicking, Madrid and Barcelona dominate early

first_imgYear after missing US Open, Nishikori shines in return Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins There were doubts about whether Madrid could remain an offensive threat after Ronaldo departed for Juventus. The club didn’t sign a top player to replace him, and instead kept Bale and Benzema, who had struggled while the Portuguese forward was still in action in Spain.It turns out the veteran duo has done more than enough to keep Madrid competitive, with Benzema already scoring four league goals and Bale three.Not having Ronaldo may have actually helped because it was his absence which allowed his former teammates to thrive again.Madrid used to play with the ultimate goal of putting Ronaldo in position to score, and when Bale or Benzema played, part of their role was to either open spaces or create opportunities for Ronaldo up front.Now things have changed, and they are the ones who teammates are looking for in attack. Both have become protagonists and have been working together to share the responsibility of carrying the team’s attack.“Bale and Benzema are playing brilliantly, but so is everyone else,” Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said. “Their goals are important, but they’ll only score if everyone does their job and we’re managing that so far. The most vital thing is to win games and having nine points after three games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The lone scorer in the team’s 1-0 win at Valladolid — another promoted club — was Ousmane Dembele, who has been gaining prominence in the attack alongside Messi and Luis Suarez. Dembele also netted on Sunday, along with Ivan Rakitic and Jordi Alba.After a lackluster first season with Barcelona, Dembele has gotten off to a solid start.Ernesto Valverde began with Sergi Roberto in the midfield to support the attack in the opener, but in the last two matches he used Philippe Coutinho as the team’s playmaker in the absence of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho, the midfield duo who left in the offseason. Coutinho was on the bench in the first match, but came in as a substitute and scored a goal.“I’m happy with how the team has created chances,” Valverde said.MADRID’S OLD GUARDADVERTISEMENT 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 Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are already five points behind going into the first international break, while Valencia is seven points adrift and Villarreal already trails by eight.MESSI AND BARCELONAFEATURED 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’Barcelona is at the top of the league because it has scored 12 goals, two more than Real Madrid, with both teams conceding twice.As usual, Messi has been leading the attack for the Catalan club, scoring four goals — two in the 3-0 opening win over Alaves and two in the 8-2 rout of promoted Huesca on Sunday. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Alonso)MADRID — With Lionel Messi thriving again and Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale making up for the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona and Real Madrid are threatening to run away early in the Spanish league.Madrid and Barcelona are the only teams with a perfect start after three matches, earning healthy gaps to other potential title contenders and showing signs the league may he headed for another two-team race.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones returns Dec. 29 in rematch vs Alex Gustafsson

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jones (22-1) is widely considered the greatest talent in mixed martial arts, but he has repeatedly sabotaged his own career with mistakes outside the cage.Jones hasn’t fought since July 29, 2017, when he beat Daniel Cormier to win the light heavyweight title for the second time. Jones’ victory was overturned when he tested positive for steroid use and received a 15-month suspension.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 ChrissJones beat Gustafsson in their first bout in September 2013, escaping with a debatable decision in the toughest fight of his professional career. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Read Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title FILE PHOTO – Jon Jones, left, and Alex Gustaffson face off during the official weigh-in for their first fight in 2013. The two figure in a rematch set on December 29, 2018. APLAS VEGAS — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to regain his belt when he returns from suspension Dec. 29 in a rematch with Alex Gustafsson.The UFC announced the main event for its traditional year-ending show in Las Vegas on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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PBA: San Miguel gaining steam after stopping TNT

first_imgRejected by La Salle in high school, Sean Manganti shows how far he’s come Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer posted back-to-back wins after rallying past TNT, 107-96, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.The Beermen closed the game on a 32-10 surge after trailing by 11 points at the 9:46 mark of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img It was a crucial win for San Miguel Beer, which appeared to have put its early struggles behind.The Beermen rose to sixth place with a 4-4 mark while also stopping the KaTropa’s three-game winning run.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 ChrissKevin Murphy almost had a triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for San Miguel while Christian Standhardinger added a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds.Marqus Blakely had 26 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists for TNT, which dropped to a seventh-place tie with idle NLEX at 4-5. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Eduard Folayang, Shinya Aoki meet again in stacked ONE Championship card in Japan

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Hotshots rule After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The premier mixed martial arts organization have put together a slambang ONE: A New Era fight night on March 31 that will see three world title defenses and the first appearance of ONE Championship’s two prized recruits.Team Lakay bet Eduard Folayang is set to defend his ONE lightweight world title against the same person he stopped to get the crown in 2016.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 ChrissFolayang will face Japanese icon Shinya Aoki in a long-awaited rematch for the belt four months after the Bagui0-native recaptured the lightweight throne with a unanimous decision win over Amir Khan.Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion’s biggest signings last year, are also scheduled to make their much-awaited debut in the ONE Championship cage. ONE Championship is pulling out all the stops for its debut card in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alvarez will face top lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia while Johnson, widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in history, will take on hometown bet Yuya Wakamatsu in the card.In the other blockbuster title bouts, Xiong Jing Nan faces challenger Angela Lee, who is looking for to become ONE’s first two-division champion, in the ONE women’s strawweight bout while Myanmar hero Aung La N Sang defends his middleweight strap against Ken Hasegawa out of JapanThe ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix will also kick off at ONE: A New Era with initial bouts yet to be announced.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Bradley Beal’s scoring barrage propels Wizards past 76ers

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Jimmy Butler added 23 points, and Ben Simmons had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia. A night after hitting more than half of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc, the 76ers shot 8 of 27 from 3-point range, going 3 of 20 in the first three quarters.“The combination of not being able to make some shots, the turnovers creating a lot of their offensive looks was too hard to overcome,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said.Philadelphia cut what had been a 26-point deficit in the third quarter down to 12 in the fourth on the possession that followed Embiid’s charge.Beal answered by individually outscoring the visitors 14-5 to make it 116-95 with 4:22 left. He shot 6 of 11 from 3-point range and 13 of 21 overall from the field. Not to mention a gutsy defensive play.“He’s willing to do whatever it takes to win,” Ariza said. “We all see that in him.”ADVERTISEMENT NOT OTTO SHAPEPorter continued in his current role off the bench, but played 33 minutes in his fifth game since returning from his 10-game injury layoff. That was his most action since Dec. 5, though he insisted his return is still a work in progress.“There is nothing easy about getting back,” he said. “Just getting back in game shape, that is the biggest (thing), getting my second wind.”TAKE IT BACK!Philadelphia has lost six of its eight games in the second game of back-to-back sets. Against Washington, however, Simmons didn’t believe the timing of the game mattered.“I think that was just lack of competitiveness,” Simmons said. “I don’t think we competed.”WHOSE HOUSE?A sizable contingent of 76ers fans made their presence known. That included booing the Wizards’ player introductions and chanting “E-A-G-L-E-S! EAGLES!”TECHNICALLY SPEAKINGWashington picked up two technical fouls during a 32-second stretch early in the third. Thomas Bryant received his for hanging on the rim too long following a dunk, and Jeff Green got the second for arguing. Brown also picked up a tech for arguing a call in the second quarter. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dribbles the ball between Philadelphia 76ers guard Landry Shamet (1) and guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 123-106. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — After rising off the floor midway through the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal flashed a thankful smile.Washington’s leading scorer had survived the full force of Joel Embiid.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Beal drew the charge from Philadelphia’s brawny center, then went on to score 14 consecutive points and finish with 34, helping the Wizards beat the 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night for a split of the home-and-home set.“I don’t mind taking charges — I’m a physical player,” Beal said. “But with Jojo, it’s a little different story. He’s a big fella. I’m glad I got a lift in yesterday.”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 ChrissOtto Porter Jr. added 23 points, his most since returning from a quadriceps injury this month, and Trevor Ariza had 17 to help Washington improve to 4-3 since losing All-Star guard John Wall for the season.Embiid had 35 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers. They committed 23 turnovers, and had a four-game winning streak end. TIP-INS76ers: J.J. Redick (back) sat out a second consecutive game, but Brown doesn’t expect his absence to last long. “We’re in sort of hyper-sensitive mode with J.J,” Brown said about his most productive 3-point shooter. “He’s that important.”Wizards: Led 25-20 after the first quarter despite committing seven turnovers. … Porter Jr. played with a sore right hand after injuring it Tuesday night in Philadelphia.UP NEXT76ers: Host Atlanta on Friday night.Wizards: Host Milwaukee on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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