first_imgCarpio 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: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rey Nambatac said that his most memorable basketball memory Letran’s championship in 2015, but that may have changed in a course of a week after he just fulfilled his dream of making it to the pros and joined the Rain or Shine Elastopainters last Sunday.But there’s more to this former Letran star than basketball. Find out more about Rey Nambatac in this edition of INQUIRER 7.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jarell Eddie defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, showing off a spectacular array of big shots and slick passes.And if Boston’s Marcus Smart hadn’t missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, it still wouldn’t have been enough for a win because the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t hit their free throws down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kuzma hit five 3-pointers and dominated down the stretch, yet Los Angeles nearly gave it away by missing 10 of its 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, including four in the final 20 seconds. The Lakers are the NBA’s worst team at the free-throw line and also at the 3-point line, where Kuzma’s teammates were a combined 2 for 19 — which made this win all the more improbable to coach Luke Walton.“I have confidence that those guys that missed them tonight will make them in the future,” Walton said. “But hopefully we can remedy that sooner rather than later.”Kyrie Irving scored 33 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who opened a four-game road trip by extending their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Smart added 22 points and led the Celtics back.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed two free throws for Los Angeles with 5.7 seconds left, but Smart’s final miss over Caldwell-Pope’s defense allowed Los Angeles to snap a four-game losing streak against Boston.“It was a great game for us to learn from,” Irving said. “Minor details, you know? Getting offensive rebounds and blocking out. Taking opportunities to force them into tough shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Irving led the Celtics back within two points late, but Kuzma and Julius Randle came up with big baskets on offensive rebounds. Smart then hit two free throws for Boston with 19.2 seconds left after Josh Hart missed two for LA, trimming the lead to 106-105.Clarkson hit two free throws, and Terry Rozier hit a twisting layup with seven seconds left before Caldwell-Pope’s misses.TIP-INSCeltics: Al Horford returned with 13 points and 12 rebounds after missing the last game in the concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the head. … Boston beat the Lakers 107-96 on Nov. 8.Lakers: Caldwell-Pope (right heel) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) played after being questionable before game time. Ingram had seven points on 2-for-11 shooting. … Kuzma has 15 20-point games this season, the most by a Lakers rookie since Eddie George in 1995. … Fans near courtside included Ryan Leaf, Dodgers stars Kenley Jansen and Yasiel Puig, and comedian Nick Kroll.HAYWARD HEREGordon Hayward was with the Celtics after traveling to Los Angeles last week. He will stay in town for the next 7-10 days to continue his rehabilitation from his horrifying left ankle injury just five minutes into the season. Boston coach Brad Stevens said the move is designed “just to mix it up” during Hayward’s extensive rehab, which is still proceeding on schedule. Stevens said Hayward could begin traveling with the team full-time by early March as he continues to work toward a return. Until then, he’ll watch practice from the sidelines while staying as stationary as possible. “He’s a really good spot-up shooter,” Stevens said with a grin.KUZMAGICKuzma, the Lakers’ impressive rookie forward from Utah, had his best offensive game since Christmas. He put the Lakers ahead during a 3 ½-minute stretch of the fourth quarter with 13 points and a behind-the-back assist to Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk that brought Staples Center to its feet. He added four rebounds and three assists without and turnover and did it all in less than 27 minutes of play. “His fourth quarter was incredible,” Walton said.BALL OUTLonzo Ball missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore left knee for the Lakers, but they’ve developed a solid offensive approach in the absence of the rookie point guard. Replacements Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso contributed little offensively, but Clarkson had another outstanding playmaking game, and Randle contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Stay in LA to face the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night.Lakers: At the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to open a five-game road trip. LA plays 11 of its next 14 on the road. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak NCAA volleyball: San Beda zooms to 6-0 after comeback win View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “That’s why we’ve got practice tomorrow,” Kuzma said with a grin.The Lakers still have much to learn, but they took another major step with a victory in this hallowed NBA rivalry.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 folkKuzma scored 28 points and the surging Lakers sent the Celtics to their fourth consecutive loss, 108-107 Tuesday night.Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points in the sixth consecutive home win by the Lakers, who have won three straight and seven of nine overall during their best stretch of the season. 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first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX outsteadied Magnolia down the stretch to win 88-87 in a highly intense Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Rookie Kiefer Ravena made big plays in crunch time, setting up Alex Mallari for the go-ahead 3-pointer, 86-84, before securing a crucial rebound and sinking two free throws in the final 14.4 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ravena scored 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter but he wasn’t the lone hero for the Road Warriors when it mattered most.Veteran guard Cyrus Baguio also thrived in the clutch, scoring eight of his 17 points while Mallari finished with 14 points against his former team where he won four championship including a Grand Slam in 2014.NLEX hit big shots and locked down on defense as well, limiting Paul Lee, who only had eight points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field and five turnovers in close to 27 minutes of action.Lee, whom Guiao called as the Road Warriors’ “biggest problem” heading into the best-of-seven semis, was held scoreless in the first half.With Lee in check, Ian Sangalang and PJ Simon carried the Hotshots on the offensive end with 21 and 20 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img He also had a key steal after the Road Warriors threw away a crucial inbound less than five ticks to go that preserved the victory.“As I said before this game, we’re just in this for the ride. We’re enjoying our adventure. This is an adventure for us,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. “As a team, it’s the first time we made the semifinals. We’re like gatecrashers here in the semis. We weren’t invited but we’re still here.”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“We knew coming into this game that it would be a defensive matchup so we had to fine-tune our execution and we really worked hard on our execution,” added Guiao, whose team committed only 13 turnovers while forcing the Hotshots to commit 22.Game 2 is on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The offense picked up in the third quarter after both teams combined for only 59 points in the first half with NLEX leading, 32-27.RELATED VIDEO Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Pingris stretchered off after hurting left kneelast_img read more

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first_imgCarpio 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aldridge’s double-double fuels Spurs past Warriors Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I was expecting a close game a game but it never was,” said Adamson coach Ama Santiago in Filipino. “We just clicked.”Santiago had every reason to anticipate a back-and-forth duel for the crown after UST took Game 1, 4-3,  and Adamson needed a strong sixth inning in Game 2 on Friday to even the series.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 the Lady Falcons were just on another level and their championship experience showed when it mattered most.Basa, who retired five batters and Severino, who delivered RBIs in the third and fifth innings and hit a perfect 4-of-4, were named co-Finals MVPs. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson Lady Falcons. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAdamson proved too much for University of Santo Tomas as it cruised to a 6-0 shutout to retain the softball title in UAAP Season 80 Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.The Lady Falcons, whose dynasty stood tall for the eighth straight year, banked on Lyca Basa and Edna Severino to dump the Tigresses in the finals decider.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Adamson replicated its feat in the 2008-09 season when it won both the softball and baseball championships.  “At first, coach Binarao and I never talked about the double championship, but when we saw that possibility, we asked each other about who is going to win the title first,” said Santiago, referring to Adamson’s baseball head coach Orlando Binarao.“When he won it first, I told him that we will try our best to follow suit and that they’re going to be our source of inspiration to win the championship game.”Adamson, which bagged its 17th softball title overall, also reaped the individual awards with Jeanette Rusia taking home the season MVP. She also ended the year with the most homeruns and most RBIs.Her teammate Nicole Padasas was named Best Hitter while Severino had the most stolen bases.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Meanwhile, Ann Antolihao, who just played her final UAAP game for UST, was recognized as Best Pitcher.Rounding out the awardees were University of the East’s Aimee Salvador went home with the Best Slugger award. Ateneo’s Ingrid Laurel is this season’s Rookie of the Year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ They still can seize control of the series by winning the next two in Indianapolis.To avoid such a plight, the Cavs could give their star player some help — or they will need more command performances from The King.But finding a stronger supporting cast Friday night in Game 3 could be potentially problematic with Kevin Love trying to play through an injured left thumb. Love, who is right-handed, said X-rays of the hand were negative even though he sat out the final 3 1/2 minutes of Game 2 as the Pacers continued to close the deficit.“He’s great, yes sir,” coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday. “Ready to go.”The Cavs did not have media availability Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Ginebra replaces Shane Edwards Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers’ JR Smith (5) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident.They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT Indiana, meanwhile, spent most of the day working on corrections.“I’ve already watched it,” Oladipo said, cutting off a question about whether he’d been studying film. “But I’ll probably watch it again.”While coach Nate McMillan didn’t provide specific details about what adjustments he might make, the Pacers figure the simplest solution to containing James and regaining control of the series will be focusing on themselves.“I think offensively, we didn’t have the proper spacing and we were letting them push us off our spots, like we did to them in Game 1. And Victor got into foul trouble,” Collison said. “There were a lot of encouraging signs from that game because we didn’t play our best basketball.”___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sure, his sensational 46-point, 12-rebound effort in Game 2 exposed flaws in Indiana’s defense and allowed Cleveland to even the series, but it sure didn’t shake the faith of the fearless Pacers.“It’s a good sign when you lose by three and the best player in the world has a game like that,” Indiana point guard Darren Collison said.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 crownThe Pacers shouldn’t be rattled.They are 4-2 against the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs this season, fought back from an early 18-point deficit Wednesday with Victor Oladipo in foul trouble and still had a chance to tie the score on Oladipo’s wide-open 3-pointer with 27 seconds left. MOST READ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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. last_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Finals pressure, La Salle’s championship poise too much for Basas, FEU in Game 1 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 FILE – This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry’s return from a knee injury will wait at least one more game.Curry was sitting out the opener of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal matchup against New Orleans as he continues to fully recover from a sprained left knee.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Curry was injured March 23 on the same night he returned from a six-game absence with a hurt right ankle.“We practiced the whole week with the understanding that Steph was probably going to play,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “And he will play. It’s not like he’s going to miss the entire series. We practiced both ways. What we’ll do is Plan B, I guess, Plan A, whatever you want to call it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Coach Steve Kerr made the announcement during his pregame news conference Saturday night. Kerr says it’s “very likely” the two-time MVP will play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.“Just made the decision based on giving him the extra few days and the fact he only scrimmaged yesterday,” Kerr said. “You’ve been out five weeks and we’re playing in the playoffs, I don’t think one scrimmage is enough, even though he feels great, he wants to play and pleaded his case. But we’re going to sit him tonight and very likely he’ll play Game 2.”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 crownAs usual, Curry insisted he “feels great and he’s ready to go,” said Kerr, who is encouraged Curry feels so good.Curry returned to full practice with contact Thursday and only scrimmaged 5 on 5 for the first time Friday, and Kerr prefers that Curry get additional on-court time at full speed Sunday before inserting him back into the rotation — which could be off the bench initially or on a minutes restriction, or both. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Ceres-Negros stays on top View comments Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 win over the Celtics and eliminating Boston from the Eastern Conference finals in the decisive seventh game.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES TIP-INSCavaliers: Shot just 2 of 17 from 3-point range in the first half. They made three of their first 22 shots before James and Green connected on back-to-back attempts midway through the third quarter.Celtics: Paul Pierce, whose number was retired by the Celtics this season, cheered the team on from courtside. … Rapper 21 Savage was also at the game. … Boston was 7 for 39 from 3-point range, with Terry Rozier missing all 10 of his attempts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s not the one they want.James had to do it without Kevin Love — Cleveland’s only other all-star — who sustained a concussion in Game 6 and was replaced in the lineup by Jeff Green. Making his first start since the first-round opener against Indiana, Green scored 19 points and added eight rebounds — the star of James’ starless supporting cast.The Celtics have had more time to get used to their injuries: Gordon Hayward has been out since the first game of the season, and Kyrie Irving has been sidelined since March. With the rookie Tatum and second-year Jaylen Brown, Boston established itself as the team of the future in the East.But the present still belongs to James.And, for now, that means Cleveland, too.ADVERTISEMENT In the first close game of the series — and the lowest-scoring — James played all 48 minutes and had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter for his sixth straight Game 7 win.The NBA Finals begin Thursday at either Houston or Golden State. The Rockets host the seventh game of the West finals on Monday night.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 crownJayson Tatum scored 24 for Boston, which was looking to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010. Al Horford scored 17 points and Marcus Morris added 14 with 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who led 72-71 with six minutes remaining before the Cavaliers scored 15 of the next 17 points to pull away.James and Horford embraced after the buzzer, then the Cavaliers donned NBA Finals hats and Eastern conference championship shirts before shuffling off the court to receive their trophy. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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first_imgRoger Federer earlier put Team Europe ahead by saving three match points for a 6-7, 7-6, (10-7) victory over John Isner.Isner staggered Federer with a body serve that caused the 20-time Grand Slam winner to stumble early in the match. But Federer regrouped and fought off two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before capturing the deciding 10-point tiebreaker used in the Laver Cup.In the opening doubles match, Jack Sock and Isner saved two match points in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Federer and Zverev 4-6, 7-6, (11-9).The three-day, five-session tournament at the United Center drew 93,584 fans.Team Europe won the first Laver Cup last year in Prague. The tournament moves to Geneva, Switzerland, next year.ADVERTISEMENT “Obviously it was an amazing feeling,” Zverev said. “So special to clinch it for us guys and Europe. It’s great how it ended.”Anderson, who lost in the Wimbledon finals this year, said Sunday night’s setback affected more than just him.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“You’re playing for something different. You feel like you didn’t come through for the team,” he said.Had Anderson won, Nick Kyrgios of the World team would have played Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in a deciding singles match. But it was not necessary because the European team had reached 13 points. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Team Europe’s Roger Federer celebrates a men’s singles tennis match win against Team World’s John Isner at the Laver Cup, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)CHICAGO — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgUP stuns La Salle, returns to UAAP Final Four after 21 years Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight 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 award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum CJ Cansino’s first year with University of Santo Tomas came to a bitter end after he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee against University of the Philippines last Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cansino added that the moment he fell down to the floor against the Fighting Maroons, he prepared himself for the worst and he looked forward to what he will do after the operation, which is set on Monday.“The moment it happened, I prepared for the worst I expected that it will be an ACL tear so I can prepare myself mentally on what I will do after the operation,” said Cansino who’ll go under the knife on Monday.Cansino, however, wasn’t alone when he suffered the injury as he had the support of teammates and coaches who immediately sent him well wishes.Another person who gave Cansino a bit of a pep talk was teammate Renzo Subido who also suffered an ACL tear prior to Season 78.“I told him to really focus on his therapy and he has to be patient with it,” said Subido in Filipino. “When he comes back I told him to make sure that his body has gotten stronger so he can prevent any further major injuries.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Growling Tigers still had a game left on their schedule in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament but all Cansino did against Ateneo on Wednesday was look from the sidelines.Despite the crushing injury, the youngster didn’t show any adverse feelings and instead vowed that he would be back a better person come Season 82.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 will work this offseason so I can come back just in time for Season 82,” said Cansino in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “I promise that I will be back for Season 82.”The Growling Tigers finished the competition as the sixth seeds with a 5-9 record after their 102-62 loss to the Blue Eagles. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgAPDENVER — Nikola Jokic’s impressive numbers took a backseat to his coast-to-coast dunk.Cheered by the sellout crowd for his jam, he was also teased by his teammates. To him, the slam was a thing of beauty.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “You try to play him straight up, he’s going to do what he wants,” Hornets guard Malik Monk said. “We just tried to play him straight up and he just exploited us on that. He’s a great player. I can’t say anything bad about him.”At 26-11, the Nuggets are off to their best NBA start in franchise history. This also marks the latest they’ve been in first place in the conference since March 16, 1977.To think, they’re not even at full strength yet. But they’re getting closer. Millsap and Gary Harris, who had 17 points off the bench, are steadily getting back up to speed after returning from injuries. The team is still missing starter Will Barton.“It’s good to be healthy. It’s good to be whole,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Both (Millsap and Harris) showed they’re ready to take their starting jobs back. Me bringing them off the bench was trying to get them back into a game rhythm.”Kemba Walker had 20 points for the Hornets, who kicked off a six-game trip. Bismack Biyombo added a season-high 16 points.Trey Lyles and Millsap hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give the Nuggets a 105-93 lead. Craig cemented the win with a dunk on a fast break with 1:50 remaining to extend the lead to 14.Denver scored 27 points off turnovers.“When you play hard, good things happen,” Harris said. “We have to continue to do that.”TIP-INSHornets: Biyombo was in the starting lineup with C Cody Zeller out after he had surgery to fix a broken right hand. … G Jeremy Lamb missed a second straight game with a strained right hamstring. “He’s progressing well,” coach James Borrego reported. … F Marvin Williams was called for a flagrant foul when he tried to prevent a layup by Craig in the second quarter. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His slam in the third quarter led to some good-natured ribbing from teammates such as Torrey Craig, who also had a high-flying dunk.“He’s feeling pretty bouncy lately,” Craig playfully said.Jokic took it all in stride.“Just because (Craig) can jump high, doesn’t mean he can dunk better,” Jokic said.Jokic turned in another impressive stat line, also adding six assists, three steals and one blocked shot. He was 16 of 29 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the line.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Nuggets: Denver led Charlotte in points in the paint by a 64-48 margin. … Had a season-high 31 second-chance points. … Jokic’s 29 shot attempts were a season high.OH, BROTHERIt was a Hernangomez family reunion as Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez faced older brother Willy, who’s a center for the Hornets. Juancho didn’t score in nearly 20 minutes of work, while Willy had 10 points in 15:35.Willy Hernangomez didn’t play in their first meeting Dec. 7, when Juancho had 15 points in Denver’s 113-107 loss.FRONT-ROW SEATCraig had the hustle play of the day late in the fourth, saving a ball heading out of bounds and winding up about five rows deep into the stands.“I had beer all over my shorts and legs,” said Craig, who finished with 12 points.ENERGYMonk scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, including a 3-point buzzer-beater over Jamal Murray to end the third that cut it to 89-84.“I just try to bring energy every time I step on the court,” Monk said. “I did a pretty good job of that.” LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Poetry in motion,” the 7-footer said.Jokic scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, reserve Paul Millsap added 18 points and the Western Conference-leading Nuggets knocked off the Charlotte Hornets 123-110 on Saturday for their 10th straight home victory.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 ChrissThat’s two straight games where Jokic’s now had a memorable dunk .“If I’m not tired and 100 percent sure I’m going to dunk it, I’m going to dunk,” Jokic explained. “But two points is two points — however you score.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra UP NEXTHornets: At Phoenix on Sunday night.Nuggets: At Houston on Monday, the first of a two-game, back-to-back trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam each score 30, Raptors beat Bucks MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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