PSL Grand Prix: Sta. Lucia outlasts Generika in 5 sets

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Kingad eyes to bounce back in ONE: Visions of Victory Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sta. Lucia Realty overcame a slow start to escape with a 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 15-7 victory over Generika-Ayala in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix on Tuesday at Bacoor Sports Complex in Cavite. Bohdana Anisova, formerly of the Ukraine national team, erupted for 28 points and MJ Philips chipped in 22 to tow the Lady Realtors to their first victory. SLR coach George Pascua said his key players led by veteran setter Rubie de Leon are slowly adjusting with the rest of the team.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Tiger Woods, Ernie Els named captains of Presidents Cup in Australia

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Woods and Els are forever linked in the Presidents Cup. The matches ended 17-all in 2003 in South Africa, and the rules then required captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to put one name in an envelope for a sudden-death playoff in case of a tie.Both made par on the 18th hole in the playoff. Els had to make a 12-footer to stay alive on the second hole. As darkness fell, Woods had to make a double-breaking putt from 15 feet for par. Els followed with a 6-foot par putt. Nicklaus and Player agreed the cup should end in a tie.“We couldn’t believe the amount of pressure we felt, and we both had won major championships,” Woods said. “But nothing felt like that.”The International team has won only one time, in 1998 at Royal Melbourne, when the matches were played Dec. 10-13. The American team had most of their fun in the casinos or Christmas shopping online. The second time at Royal Melbourne was Nov. 17-20 in 2011, and Woods holed the clinching putt in a 19-15 victory.Next year’s matches will present a few changes in qualifying and format.Both teams will get four captain’s picks instead of two, and qualifying will end after the Tour Championship, which is expected to be early September. The picks will be closer to the matches. Also, teams must use players at least once (previously it was twice) before the singles matches.Woods also was an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup in 2016, and he will be an assistant for this year’s Ryder Cup in France.“It was just a natural progression to one day become a captain,” Woods said.He will be 43 when the matches are played, making him the youngest captain in Presidents Cup history. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “But then after a little bit of thought I said, ‘You know what? That sounds like something I really want to do,’” Woods said. “I called Jay up and said, ‘Might you be interested in me possibly being the captain in 2019?’ Silence. And he said, ‘Yeah, we might be able to work that out.’ So here I am.”Still to be determined is whether Woods plays.Coming off his fourth back surgery, Woods took a big step in his comeback last week when he finished one shot behind at the Valspar Championship.“I would like to get to a point where I would have to make that decision, get to where I’m playing well enough where I could make the team on points,” Woods said. “But I wouldn’t want to have the conversation and go, ‘Self.’ And so let’s just see how it progresses.”Hale Irwin was the only player-captain in the Presidents Cup in 1994, the first event, and he had Paul Azinger handle the captaincy when Irwin was playing.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 That changed a couple of months ago when Woods asked PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan about the U.S. captain for next year’s matches in Australia, and the usual suspects were mentioned. Monahan asked if anyone had been left out, and Woods added another name to the short list.“Me.”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 folkWoods and Els, who both played eight times in the Presidents Cup and were involved in a high-stakes playoff that ended in a tie, were introduced as captains on Tuesday. The 2019 matches will be Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne, the latest the event has been held.Woods was an assistant captain when the American won for the seventh straight time, 19-11, last year at Liberty National. In early discussions about the next one, Woods said he was more comfortable serving as an assistant. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods talks to reporters following his second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will duel in the Presidents Cup again, this time as captains. Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia, according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the captain selections have not been announced. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)ORLANDO, Fla. — Ernie Els was always the logical choice to be the International team’s next captain in the Presidents Cup.Tiger Woods at first thought it might be soon for him.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Man United pays price for timidity in limp Champions League exit Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Tautuaa gets fresh start with Globalport: ‘I’m going to work as hard as I can’

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tautuaa will look to improve on his Philippine Cup numbers, when he averaged 8.64 points and 7.82 rebounds during the eliminations, under the tutelage of fiery Globalport head coach Pido Jarencio.And the newly minted Batang Pier already took a liking to Jarencio’s explosive demeanor, a far cry from the calm and collected approach of Tautuaa’s previous coaches in Jong Uichico and Nash Racela.“He’s good, he’s got that fire in him and he’ll get mad when needs to but he’ll encourage when he needs to,” said Tautuaa. “He sets that balance and it’s good especially that for this team we got a lot of tools.”Tautuaa joins a Globalport team that has Kelly Nabong who anchors the middle, Sean Anthony who stabilizes the wings, and Stanley Pringle who have worked as the team’s general since 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tautuaa’s first two years in the PBA were met predicaments outside his control as injuries hampered the fun-loving big man throughout his stay with TNT, bruising his rib in early 2017 with the pain lingering for much of the year.Those injuries may have limited Tautuaa’s on-court production, but that didn’t have an effect on his psyche as he now tries to start off on fresh legs with for Globalport.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 crownTautuaa was part of a blockbuster trade that sent him and two future draft picks to the Batang Pier’s camp in exchange for shooting guard Terrence Romeo and Yousef Taha.“It’s a new start, a fresh start, and I’m going to work as hard as I can,” said Tautuaa after their Thursday practice Green Meadows clubhouse. “I’m in this spot where I was given an opportunity with a great team and I just got to go as hard as I can for them.” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Balanza saves Wangs-Letran to end D-League run on a high Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 It’s no secret that Moala Tautuaa hasn’t had much individual success when he joined the PBA in 2015 as the top overall pick.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

JRU stint serves as inspiration for Alvarez in new volleyball journey

first_imgShola Alvarez (right) with Alyssa Valdez and a fan on stage during the PVL grand fans day. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOShola Alvarez became the volleyball benchmark for Jose Rizal University when she led it to its first Final Four appearance and became the first Lady Bomber to win the MVP in the NCAA women’s volleyball in Season 93.The charming hitter, though, is ready to to embark on a new journey in the club level and she plans on using her learnings from her NCAA stint as a motivation when she suits up for Tacloban in the Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canaleta’s 28-point effort for naught as Bolts lack ‘equal contributions’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Of course what I did and I didn’t do when I was in JRU serve as a source of motivation,” said Alvarez in Filipino during the grand fans’ day on Friday at TriNoma Activity Center. “It’s like I’m pulling off this inspiration from somewhere else.”Alvarez, who won her MVP in her fifth year with JRU, unfortunately wasn’t able to lift the Heavy Bombers past the Final Four after they fell to eventual champion Arellano University in straight sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17.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 crownAnd it’s this mix up of honor and heartbreak that Alvarez would bring to the PVL with the Lady Warays.“I finished my NCAA career with all these achievements so there are expectations for me to perform well,” said Alvarez. “My mindset right now is to become a better player for my club.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident To guide Alvarez in her quest are a couple of seasoned coaches in three-time NCAA champion Obet Javier and Nes Pamilar, who won titles both as a player and as a tactician from the bench.Alvarez is aware of the achievements of her coaches, with Javier taking up the deputy role and Pamilar being the chief man on the Tacloban bench, and even called them “legends.”“I’m excited with my career trajectory after playing in college because I have coaches who are almost legends in the sport of volleyball,” said Alvarez. “I’m excited to learn from them especially the things I didn’t learned in college.”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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Stephen Curry set for Manila return in September

first_imgDon’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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Mindanao riders shine in MMF Supercross Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img The two-time MVP and three-time champion with the Warriors will visit Manila for a second time in September. As per Under Armour News Twitter, Curry will make stops in Manila, Wuhan in China, and Tokyo in Japan for his September tour.When Curry first met his Manila fans, he had just won his first title, first MVP, and got his first signature shoe with Under Armour.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 4 years. 3 World Championships. 2 MVPs. @StephenCurry30 continues to work hard each day to prepare for next season. And on September 5, @UABasketball will bring him, his mindset and his will to win to the Philippines, China and Japan. Manila, Wuhan and Tokyo – get ready! pic.twitter.com/x0DBGMW8yr— Under Armour News (@UAnews) July 11, 2018It was way back in 2015 when Golden State superstar Steph Curry first made a visit to Manila.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 after one more MVP award, two more NBA titles, and four more shoes, Curry is set for a return.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Column: Triple G-Canelo rematch should be must-see TV

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UAAP: UST holds off FEU for first win under Ayo FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a weigh-in in Las Vegas. Golovkin’s trainer says his fighter was insulted when Alvarez tested positive for a performance enhancing drug that caused their planned May middleweight title rematch to be postponed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS — For a sport often given up for dead, boxing is suddenly very much alive.Turn on the TV and there’s probably a fight on from somewhere. Tune in, and there’s a good chance even the most casual boxing fan will find something to like.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The heavyweight division is coming back, and there’s a group of welterweights so talented they are bringing back memories of the 1980s, when fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and Marvelous Marvin Hagler ruled the ring and the biggest fights were magical affairs staged outdoors on the Las Vegas Strip.Networks are getting into bidding wars for fights, and a string of new deals means there’s more boxing on free television than ever before.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 ChrissAnd, of course, there’s Saturday night.That’s when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena to try to settle what they couldn’t the first time around in a hotly anticipated showdown with the middleweight title at stake. The fight is a rematch of their draw last September, and this time both fighters have made it clear they just don’t like each other. LATEST STORIES It’s a combination that should make this a pay-per-view worth reaching into the wallet for, though it’s not cheap. Boxing still insists on a buy-in for its biggest fights, and at $84.95 to watch at home, this fight needs to deliver in a big way to justify the cost.Whether it does won’t be known until the two actually get into the ring together in a fight delayed from May after Alvarez tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. But there’s a lot to like about two big punchers meeting to settle things at 160 pounds the way fighters used to do it back in the day.“I believe it will be a big drama show,” Golovkin said. “I wanted the first fight to be a big drama show, but he wouldn’t fight me.”Golovkin’s complaint about Alvarez not standing toe-to-toe with him in the first fight isn’t his only issue with the rematch. He also believes Alvarez is a cheater, and dismisses his claim that eating tainted meat in his native Mexico led to the positive test for clenbuterol.“It’s very strange because we know what happened. He was caught for doing illegal substances,” Golovkin said through an interpreter. “As far as his stories about the meat, you have to be really stupid to believe these kind of stories after being caught doping.”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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golovkin’s other complaint centered on the purse split for the fight. Alvarez, who was a proven pay-per-view draw, got 70 percent of the take in the first fight, and was supposed to get 65 percent in the second, had it happened in May as planned.But Triple G stood his ground, finally getting a 45 percent share after already booking another fight elsewhere that would have paid him only a fraction of the millions both he and Alvarez will make for their showdown.All of which, of course, has raised some bitter feelings in the Alvarez camp.“It’s definitely more personal now. I really don’t like him,” Alvarez said. “It’s personal, and I take it that way. It will make me train harder and give it the extra push to knock him out.”The fight itself is a classic matchup that has the potential to deliver more than the first fight, a good scrap that lacked the drama of knockdowns and ended in a draw that satisfied neither fighter. Whether it does largely depends on the chances both fighters take — or refuse to take.Golovkin, the Kazakh who lives in Los Angeles, thought he won the first fight easily, even though one judge had it 118-110 for Alvarez. Golovkin did win the early rounds and seemed to be controlling the action until he faded late in the fight.Golovkin, who has knocked out almost everyone put in front of him (38-0-1, 34 knockouts) has vowed to be more aggressive in the rematch. Alvarez, too, says he has some new tricks he will pull out to try to regain a fan base upset with him after his positive test for PEDs.Whatever the strategy, it’s the kind of fight that might have taken place it in the 1980s, when the best fought the best under the stars at Caesars Palace. Boxing is on a roll again, and the biggest fight of the year should set a tone for the sport moving forward.A year after they first met, Golovkin-Alvarez II is once again must-see TV. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Indiana Pacers hit all right notes in 121-94 blowout over Utah Jazz

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Domantas Sabonis #11 of the Indiana Pacers celebrates against the Utah Jazz at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 19, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Domantas Sabonis nearly had a triple-double and the Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 121-94 on Monday night.Sabonis had 19 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as Indiana won its third straight — this one without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who sat out with a sore right knee.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kemba Walker stays hot, scores 43 as Charlotte Hornets upend Boston Celtics Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Ricky Rubio matched his season high with 28 points to lead Utah, which has lost three of four and looked weary on the final night of a five-game trip. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 11 rebounds in a game that wasn’t close after the first quarter.Utah coach Quin Snyder pulled his starters midway through the fourth.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 ChrissIndiana used an 11-2 spurt to take a 19-12 lead and scored the first seven points of the second quarter to make it 39-19.When Rubio warmed up, the Jazz came back. The Spaniard scored 14 straight points for his team during one stretch, and Joe Ingles’ 3-pointer that cut the deficit to 47-41. Pacers: Have won four of five and improved to 3-4 against Western Conference teams. … Tyreke Evans made his first start with Indiana and had eight points and five assists in place of Oladipo. … Bogdanovic went 3 of 4 on 3s. … Rookie Aaron Holiday scored 19 points while Thaddeus Young and Doug McDermott each had 12.UP NEXTJazz: Plays its only home game in a 13-day stretch when Sacramento comes to town Wednesday.Pacers: Will try to extend their winning streak Wednesday in Charlotte.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Indiana answered with four straight points, closed the half with a 57-47 lead and started the second half on a 9-0 run to make it 71-53.Rubio responded again by scoring 10 of Utah’s 12 points during a four-minute stretch in the third quarter. That made it a 12-point game, but Utah never got closer.Myles Turner had 12 points, six rebounds, and three blocks for the Pacers.TIP-INSJazz: Went 2-3 on the trip. … Gobert has 15 double-doubles this season and went 5 of 8 from the field after starting the night with the top field-goal percentage (70.2) in the NBA. … Rubio was 10 of 13 from the field and 5 of 6 on 3-pointers. … Jae Crowder scored 14 points and was the only other Utah player in double figures. … Ingles played in his 239th consecutive games, the second-longest active streak. … The Jazz finished with 18 turnovers.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Who will take home crown?

first_imgIt all boils down to today for the PSL rivals. —Sherwin VardeleonWhat was expected to be an epic final battle between the two most fearsome franchises in the league fittingly comes down to a no-tomorrow match for the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino crown on Thursday.F2 Logistics, down for the count after suffering a straight-set defeat in Game 1, got up swinging in Tuesday’s Game 2 and inflicted Petron’s first defeat in the conference en route to extending the best-of-three title series.ADVERTISEMENT Serving as appetizer for the 7 p.m. match at Filoil Flying V Centre is the Collegiate Grand Slam gold medal match between University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, where the winning team will take home the Dominic Sytin trophy.University of the East and Far Eastern University battle for bronze in the opener.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 ChrissF2 Logistics had actually lost a fourth straight set against Petron when it tripped in Game 2’s opener, but the Cargo Movers took the next three sets in gritty fashion to deny the Blaze Spikers a repeat of its 2015 feat of sweeping its way to the title.All of a sudden, it is Petron confronted with history, and it isn’t a good one. The Blaze Spikers are in danger of reliving the horror of 2017 when they blew 1-0 lead in the Grand Prix finals to lose to the Cargo Movers. 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom UAAP vs NCAA in high school semis Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “We have learned our lessons; this has happened before it won’t happen again,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos. “We are still optimistic of our chances. We will not let this get away from us.”Petron looked headed for the title until the second set of Game 2, when F2 Logistics finally found its form with superb blocking, a strong service game and wholesale scoring.Healthy and in her element in the championship series, Ara Galang unloaded 20 points, while Majoy Baron and Cha Cruz-Behag added 14 and 13, respectively.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus, though wary of his foe, is waiting to strike at any moment in the decider.“I don’t want to be complacent, but when opportunity presents itself, we will take it,” said De Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Brett Brown: Jimmy Butler wasn’t disrespectful when questioning role

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brown dismissed the report before Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.“I didn’t feel like any of that crossed the line,” Brown said. “He’s vocal. He’s all in and he has opinions, but it’s instigated by me. None of this should surprise anybody. He’s got opinions. He wants to be heard. And he should be heard.”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 ChrissButler was not available for comment, and the Sixers said he would not play Saturday night due to an upper respiratory infection.Philadelphia acquired Butler, a four-time All-Star, last month with an eye on making a run to the NBA championship. But meshing Butler with stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid hasn’t always been easy — which Brown acknowledged. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 76ers are 16-8 since acquiring Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves in November.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “There’s nobody trying to figure this out more than I am,” Brown said.Butler’s contention is that he would like to be used more in pick-and-roll or isolation situations offensively, but those aren’t hallmarks of Brown’s offense.“You can’t always win on your own terms,” Brown said.Brown said that he would like to accommodate Butler’s request as much as he can without completely altering his system and what he thinks will work for the 76ers’ other stars.“The team part of this is my true north,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mr. Football’ Elmer Bedia optimistic of Azkals in AFC Cup MOST READ FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, front, drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense. A report published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia coach Brett Brown denied a report that Jimmy Butler was disrespectful while questioning his role in the 76ers offense.A report published on Friday said that Butler recently challenged Brown in a disrespectful way and wants to be utilized differently in the coach’s offensive scheme.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

‘Fake’ coaches, fixers undermine China’s football ambitions

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “But I can imagine there are some charlatans out there,” he said, adding that the profession was blighted by various “scams” in China.Among those, according to several figures in the sport, are middlemen given money by local authorities to find foreign coaches for schools, only to keep as much as half of it and pay the coach the rest.The greatly diminished wage means that experienced or well-qualified coaches often do not come to China.“China is under a different level of scrutiny these days because of the amount of money being spent at the very high end,” said Byer, referring to top-tier CSL clubs.“There are plenty of other countries that don’t have enough qualified coaches at the grassroots level.“But there’s lots to criticize around the world when it comes to grassroots development and money.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief One well-qualified coach, who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to talk to media, said there was a “free-for-all” and bemoaned how unscrupulous coaches were giving the rest a bad name.Mario Castro, who holds a UEFA B license from the Portuguese football federation, paints a similarly bleak picture.“We have three huge problems in China: the fake coach, the unqualified coach and the coach without knowledge,” said Castro, who has worked in China since 2016 and is technical director at a Shenzhen-based tie-up with top-tier French club Toulouse.“In the small cities the academy or company needs a foreign face, even if the coach doesn’t have a degree or UEFA certification.“In the big cities there is a huge market in part-time coaching and most of the coaches don’t have a certificate to be a coach or work with children because it is very difficult to find a real coach to work only a few hours per week.”‘Charlatans’The Chinese Football Association (CFA) declined to comment on the situation when approached by AFP.But the organization last month issued a set of rules in an effort to regulate the chaotic coaching market — a tacit admission that a problem exists.Tom Byer, a renowned coach with vast experience of grassroots football in several countries, said the problem of ill-equipped coaches was not unique to China.And the American, who has worked with the Chinese education authorities, said that he had never come across a “fake” coach. LATEST STORIES Federer, Nadal, steam into Indian Wells quarterfinals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Even if you give them Wu Lei, they will erase (his talent), that’s the reality,” the 44-year-old told AFP, referring to the Chinese forward who recently left SIPG for Spain’s Espanyol.“Nothing has (improved) in 20 years because there is no building (effective structure). It’s almost a desert of youth football education.”‘Free-for-all’ Despite a population of 1.4 billion China have qualified for the World Cup only once, in 2002, when they exited without a point or even a goal.President Xi’s government is pouring money into youth football, but Xie said it was often going to waste. He alleged that some schools were even making up results without playing matches.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FILE – China’s supporters cheer after their team scored during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football match between Kyrgyzstan and China at the Khalifa bin Zayed stadium in al-Ain on January 7, 2019. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)Rapacious middlemen and coaches with forged or few qualifications are trying their luck in China’s fast-growing grassroots football, imperiling its ambitions to become a major force in the sport, insiders warn.At the behest of football-fan President Xi Jinping, for whom it is a soft-power tool, the world’s second-biggest economy is throwing resources at the game domestically.ADVERTISEMENT Central to that is getting more youngsters to play at schools, clubs and academies. The education ministry plans to have 50,000 “schools characterized by soccer” by 2025.But five people involved in youth football in the country told AFP they had encountered coaches with counterfeit certificates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJust being from overseas was sometimes enough to get work, many involved in the scene said, as so-called coaches — Chinese and foreign — rush for a share of the money swilling around football in China.Former international forward Xie Hui, now an assistant coach at Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Shanghai SIPG, said there was “a huge problem” with youth coaching. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more