San Sebastian repulses EAC to even slate at 5-5

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Francis Munsayac led EAC (4-6) with 14 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Irvin Mendoza got 11 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 81 – Calisaan 19, Calma 12, Costelo 11, Navarro 11, Bulanadi 9, Valdez 8, David 4, Baetiong 3, Mercado 2, Capobres 2, Gayosa 0, Ilagan 0, Are 0.EAC 69 – Munsayac 14, I. Mendoza 11, Bautista 10, Diego 10, Garcia 10, Onwubere 9, Bugarin 3, Pascua 2, Guzman 0, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 21-16, 38-33. 53-52, 81-69.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NBA: New Cav Jae Crowder recalls mother’s passing the same day he was traded Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES San Sebastian’s Michael CalisaanSan Sebastian shut down Emilio Aguinaldo College in the clutch to eke out an 81-69 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Michael Calisaan finished the game this time out and unleashed 19 points and five rebounds to lead the Golden Stags, atoning for his ejection in the two team’s first round tiff.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next “Praise God that Michael wasn’t thrown out (unlike in our first round game). He was really big for us,” said coach Egay Macaraya, as San Sebastian leveled its record to 5-5.JM Calma missed out on a double-double with 12 markers and nine boards, Ryan Costelo unfurled 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Renzo Navarro went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 markers, four dimes, and two boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At least, we followed our game plan, but it was really tough facing them. Maybe, EAC just got tired because they have a short rotation,” said Macaraya.With the Generals fighting back and trimming the lead down to just two, 67-65 with 3:42 left, San Sebastian went on a 12-0 charge, capped off by a Costelo basket to put the game out of reach, 79-65, with 34.6 ticks remaining. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Manganti in the right place at right time to save the Falcons

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Manganti who was, as the cliché goes in “right place at the right time,” said he was surprised when Adamson center Papi Sarr missed his putback attempt.READ: Manganti game-winner lifts Adamson past UPFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSarr collected the rebound after Jerrick Ahanmisi missed his long jumper with the scores tied at 71-71 with less than 10 seconds left in the game, but missed a wide-open attempt at the basket.“I was like ‘what the [expletive]?!’” said Manganti Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fortunately, Manganti was behind Sarr and had the presence of mind to go for the winner as the seconds wound down.“I told him [Sarr] ‘good pass,’” said Manganti who finished with eight points. “He should’ve had a clear layup, he was right there, he blew it. I’m glad I was there to save us.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Pingris wants to see more from Acox amid subpar showing in semis Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSean Manganti emerged as the unlikely hero for Adamson on Wednesday when he scored the game-winner that lifted the Soaring Falcons past University of the Philippines, 73-71, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.The 6-foot-3 forward grabbed his second rebound of the game and nailed the game-winning putback that gave the Soaring Falcons a 4-2 record and a share of third place in the standings.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Akari-Adamson whips Che’Lu-San Sebastian for third straight win

first_imgPBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson got its act together in the second half to beat Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 84-75,Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Jerrick Ahanmisi struggled from the field, shootihg only 2-of-11 three but still came away with 18 points on top of hree rebounds, and three assists, while Jonathan Espeleta continued his tear with 15 markers, three dimes, and two boards.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rain or Shine trades Jericho Cruz to TNT View comments AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Egie Boy Mojica added 12 points, while Cameroonian bruiser Papi Sarr tallied a double-double of 11 markers and 10 rebounds in the victory.Coach Franz Pumaren reiterated that he still sees a lot of work to be done on his side despite the Falcons moving up to third place with a 3-1 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We still have a lot of hard work to do. I’m stressing that we’ve only been together for one month, and we’re still not in that great of a basketball shape right now. As you can see, there’s still a lot of lapses because some of our rookies are still getting used to our adjustments,” he said.Akari-Adamson did a good job making the most of its chances, turning Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s 24 turnovers to 27 points which helped them establish a 15-point lead, 69-54, early in the fourth quarter. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Samboy De Leon and Alfred Batino carried the Revellers with 14 points apiece as their side suffered back-to-back losses to fall to 2-3.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 84 — Ahanmisi 18, Espeleta 15, Mojica 12, Sarr 11, Lastimosa 7, Manganti 7, Hill 6, Pingoy 5, Catapusan 2, Bernardo 1, Buenaventura 0, Camacho 0, Macion 0.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 75 — Batino 14, De Leon 14, Faundo 13, Ilagan 12, Jeruta 5, Lao 5, Bulanadi 4, Costelo 4, David 4, Calisaan 0, Santos 0.Quarters: 24-16, 37-37, 60-53, 84-75.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Dear Kobe … LeBron animated over Bryant scoring Oscar

first_imgLATEST STORIES James acknowledged Bryant’s line on Twitter, posting: #WeAreMoreThanShutUpDribble. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus But while he and Bryant had a fierce on-court rivalry, James, who won acclaim for a supporting role in the comedy “Trainwreck” and owns a film production company, said he isn’t driven to match Bryant’s Hollywood haul.“Nah, it’s never been one of my goals,” he said of winning an Oscar. “But now that I’m in a movie and film and TV business and doing so many things, if at some point we can be nominated and win the Oscar, that would be something that I never thought that would happen for sure. We’ve got some things in the works, so we’ll see what happens.”James has served an executive producer for several TV series and his company is working on documentary about Muhammad Ali. He’s also planning a sequel to “Space Jam,” which starred Michael Jordan.During his acceptance speech, Bryant took a swipe at conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who recently lectured James and Kevin Durant after they were critical of President Trump.“As basketball players we’re supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said. “I’m glad we do a little but more than that.”ADVERTISEMENT James joined Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and other current and former NBA players to congratulate Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar won an Academy Award in the animated short film category.Holding his Oscar, Bryant later said, “I feel better than winning a championship, to be honest with you. I swear I do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOn Monday, James said he watched Bryant’s film, “Dear Basketball,” which was based on a poem the five-time champion wrote in 2015 in advance of his retirement from playing, the night it debuted.“It was phenomenal,” James said. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Canelo Alvarez tests positive for banned drug, blames meat Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next LeBron James warms up during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James watched Kobe Bryant score big again.But he’s focused on a different shiny trophy than the one his former rival snagged Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Teng lifts Flying V past Cignal

first_imgMOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng came up with the big plays down the stretch to rescue Flying V and pull off the come-from-behind 86-84 victory over Cignal HD Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The highly-touted swingman drove to the right and banked the tough go-ahead leaner against the defense of Raymar Jose with 4.3 seconds remaining, before completing the and-one to put the Thunder up by two.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Power Smashers stun leaders Bali Pure, get share of second place BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img The Hawkeyes still had a chance to win the game, but Jason Perkins struggled to get a basket on his drive in the waning seconds of the game.Teng puts Flying V up, 86-84! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/NnDaavcE45FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) May 25, 2017 Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teng’s endgame heroics capped off his 33-point outing that came with four rebounds and three assists.“Jeron knew that we needed him to be our go to guy. The boys didn’t want to lose the game and he carried us during that crucial play. It was a big play for us,” said coach Eric Altamirano.Thomas Torres chipped in 16 markers and eight boards, while Gab Banal had 11 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.Flying V recovered from a 77-69 deficit in the final 4:04 as it went on a 14-2 tear, capped off by a Banal fastbreak.Perkins scored on a leaner, which was followed by a huge three-pointer from Davon Potts to push Cignal up, 84-83 in the last 7.6 seconds, before Teng pulled off his biggest plays of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Perkins anchored the Hawkeyes with 22 points and four rebounds, while Jose tallied a double-double of 19 markers and 14 boards in the tough loss.The Scores:FLYING V 86 – Teng 33, Torres 16, Banal 11, Thiele 8, Tampus 6, Webb 5, Colina 4, Salamat 3, Austria 0, Canada 0, Gamboa 0, Mendoza 0.CIGNAL HD 84 – Perkins 22, Jose 19, Raymundo 14, Villarias 7, Potts 6, Cahilig 4, Arboleda 3, Sara 3, Atkins 2, Bringas 2, Sumalinog 2, Arong 0, Bartolo 0, Batino 0.Quarters: 20-23, 41-42, 59-64, 86-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Warriors focus on crown, not historic unbeaten run

first_imgFiloil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win “We want 15-0. That’s what we want,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday, his version of taking one win at a time.“We literally have never once mentioned 16-0. To me it’s a miracle that it’s even a possibility. It’s so hard to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe difference between making history and taking the title was put in clear perspective last year when the Warriors won an NBA record 73 regular-season games but lost the finals to Cleveland, squandering a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series and falling to the greatest comeback in finals history.“We’re more focused on what happened last year in terms of we were up 2-0 and we came here and the series shifted,” Kerr said. “That’s the important lesson, not any historical benchmarks or anything like that. It’s definitely not something we’re focused on.” The Warriors, who won 113-91 and 132-113 at home over the Cavaliers, swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio to reach the finals.They surpassed the 13-win streaks of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and the 2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers to set the record, although “Showtime” Lakers star Magic Johnson claimed Monday his squad would have swept the Warriors in a series.Hearing that, Warriors forward Draymond Green began a long period of laughter before saying, “That’s my thoughts.”The best record for any champion in NBA playoff history belongs to the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1 to claim the crown, their only loss in the opening game of the finals.‘A huge hurdle’ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The Warriors know history can be bittersweet. There are four championship banners in the team’s practice facility and a much smaller one to commemorate 73 wins.“We have a huge hurdle to get over tomorrow,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “To give ourselves a chance at even coming close to thinking about (16-0), we need to really just lock in on how hard this 48 minutes is going to be to really seize control of this series.“We talked about it before — 16-0 doesn’t matter in any stretch of the imagination unless that’s a closeout game. And that’s the opportunity in front of us, because all it is is just winning a championship and doing what you need to do to get that done.“Tomorrow is another step in that direction that we need to be ready for.”Complacency will not be setting in for the Warriors, Green vowed.“There’s no feeling of we’re almost there. You’ve got to play every game like you’re down. If you can keep that mindset you’ll eventually reach the goal,” Green said. “But to say we’re up 2-0, we’re good, we still got two more games to win and those two will be way harder than the first two.”Green had said that the effort to win 73 games might have taken focus on the title quest last year, but Curry said he had no regrets about how Golden State handled the situation.“That was a decision that we had talked about and we had discussed as a group,” Curry said. “I don’t know if there may be have been a little bit of a mental fatigue when it comes to just how much it took to get that 73 done and then having to restart and go to the playoffs. “But honestly I wouldn’t regret those decisions at all. We were one game away from winning a championship, so I don’t think you can second guess that that much.“This situation, it’s nice to be able to just turn the page and focus on winning the championship and in its purest form and that’s what we’re about right now.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPA year after making history but falling one game short of an NBA title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run.The Warriors remained perfect in the 2017 post-season by sweeping the first two games of the NBA Finals at home and enter game three Wednesday at Cleveland on a record 14-0 playoff win streak — two wins shy of the first undefeated run to a championship.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Fresh Federer ready for Wimbledon history bid

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That would move the Swiss star past Pete Sampras and William Renshaw into sole possession of first place in the list of male Wimbledon champions.Federer’s charge towards another historic milestone could be helped by Andy Murray’s hip injury, which prompted the reigning Wimbledon champion to withdraw from two exhibition matches this week and sparked fears about the world number one’s readiness to defend the title.Novak Djokovic, three times a Wimbledon winner, is enduring a crisis of confidence after the worst run of his career, while French Open champion Rafael Nadal hasn’t been past the fourth round at the All England Club since 2011.American legend John McEnroe won Wimbledon three times and he agrees with the odds-makers that Federer is in pole position to hoist the trophy on July 16.Federer was happy to have McEnroe’s support, but he insisted the threat from Murray, Djokovic and Nadal are still strong.“It’s nice John thinks highly of me this season, but does it get me a couple of free rounds or maybe some big points?” Federer said.“Look, Australia went well, so did the hard courts in general and now last week in Halle.“I’m healthy, so from my side I feel good about my chances but there is such a long way to go.“There are other guys that feel great right now as well so I know it’s going to be a tough one. They will have their chance to win it.“I do believe Wimbledon will be won by one of the top contenders. I hope I’m there and if John thinks so that’s even better.” Roger Federer from Switzerland gestures during his match against Karen Khachanov (not in picture) from Russia at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany, on June 24, 2017. AFP PHOTO/CARMEN JASPERSENLondon, United Kingdom — Roger Federer believes his decision to skip the clay court season will pay rich dividends when he gets to crunch time in his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title.Having won the Australian Open during an unexpectedly strong start to the season, Federer opted to miss the French Open and the tournaments leading up to Paris so he would stay fresh for Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Cristiano Ronaldo introduces his twins Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? “Originally I was going to take seven weeks off and then play the clay, but I decided to take 10 weeks off.“I never had any regrets. When I take a decision I move on with it. I got an incredible amount of practice on grass. Now Wimbledon is coming around you want to feel your best and play your best.“I just have to focus on my first round and take it from there. If I go deep I think it could be very beneficial that I didn’t play clay at all.”With Federer’s game motoring along nicely, the 18-time Grand Slam champion is favoured by the bookmakers to win Wimbledon for the first time since 2012.– Historic –ADVERTISEMENT The 35-year-old knew he had a much better chance of winning Wimbledon, where he lifted the trophy seven times, than he did at Roland Garros, where he has triumphed only once.Although Federer lost in the first round of his return to action in Stuttgart, he quickly shook off the rust, winning the grass-court tournament in Halle for the ninth time, and he is confident the healthy state of his mind and body will be crucial in the latter stages at Wimbledon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The idea is to be mentally fresh still and eager to play, hopefully when the second week rolls around,” Federer told reporters at a Laver Cup launch in Wimbledon on Thursday.“I’ve done that without making any compromises about the grass-court season. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View commentslast_img read more

Uyloan to Cignal, Celiz to Batangas as D-League teams beef up

first_imgJonathan Uyloan, right, in a game with the Meralco Bolts. INQUIRER.NET / TRISTAN TAMAYOWith eyes geared towards the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup postseason, teams have already made moves to bolster their roster in preparation for the playoffs.Cignal HD signed up Jonathan Uyloan to add more depth to its depleted backcourt, replacing Simon Atkins.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “He should have been here in our last game, but paper work had to be fixed first,” shared coach Boyet Fernandez.Uyloan, who was placed on the reserve list by Meralco, will make his debut for the Hawkeyes in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlso, Batangas fortified its squad with the acquisition of ex-pro Robby Celiz.The veteran swingman averaged 19.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in the 10 games he played for the cellar-dwelling Zark’s Burgers. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Under Armour sends two UC players to Stephen Curry Asia Tourcenter_img Celiz’ entry is a welcome boost for the Batangueños, which are still looking to find a replacement following the departure of Joseph Sedurifa for Meralco.“We needed a scorer and I hope he can help us,” said coach Eric Gonzales.Celiz will play his first game with Batangas on Tuesday against league leader Flying V.Those moves are seen as just the first wave of transactions as playoff-bound teams look to strengthen their camps before the deadline for roster changes on Wednesday noon. CBBADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘Fan’ Valdez says team has a lot of fight to show

first_imgNGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “I’ve been watching her as a fan, and I’m really excited playing against Korea,” said Valdez as the team prepares for the quarterfinals of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in Biñan, Laguna.Valdez believes the game against Korea will help sharpen the Philippines for the future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We all know that Korea is a well-known team in international volleyball and playing against such an experienced team will be a great lesson for us players.”After this tournament, the Philippines will fly to Kuala Lumpur for the Southeast Asian Games, where it hopes to gain a podium finish. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Stay hungry, Chot urges PH “We’ll just continue fighting because this tournament is far from over.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Valdez, who leads the Philippines in scoring with 14 points a game, will look to swing the Philippines back into the win column after suffering a disappointing three-set loss to Kazakhstan at the end of the group stages.The Filipinos’ 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 defeat left them at second in Pool A with a 1-1 record while Korea, despite sitting out Kim for the first two group stage games, went 3-0 to top Pool C.And while Valdez played in all of the Philippines’ games, Kim played in just one as she had to rest after playing for nearly a month in the FIVB World Grand Prix.Valdez knows that the 79th-ranked Philippines will be a definitive underdog against the 10th best team in the world.“It’s going to be a tougher second round because there’s Korea, Vietnam but we’re here to fight,” said Valdez. “We’re here to learn, we’re here to win, we’re here to fight.”ADVERTISEMENT CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAlyssa Valdez has been, arguably, the face of Philippine volleyball for the past few years. But on Sunday the Phenom will be the one doing the admiring.The Filipino superstar will be facing off against the resolute leader of Korean volleyball, Kim Yeon-koung, and Valdez admits she’s a fan of the Fenerbahce hitter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US Open

first_imgShe sighed, shrugged her shoulders and began to answer: “I don’t know.”Moments later, her eyes darting around the room, she added, “This year is a completely different year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTalk about an understatement. In 2016, Kerber broke through to the top of tennis in a spectacular way. A player with only one previous Grand Slam semifinal appearance reached the first three major title matches of her career, winning two of them: She stunned Serena Williams in the Australian Open final, lost to Williams in the Wimbledon final, and then beat Karolina Pliskova in the U.S. Open final to rise atop the WTA rankings for the first time.Her follow-up has been quite a flop. Kerber, a 29-year-old German, hasn’t won any title of any sort this season. She is only 25-18 overall, 0-9 against opponents ranked in the top 20, and Monday’s loss assured her of falling out of the top 10 for the first time since October 2015. At Grand Slam tournaments she is 6-4, including another first-round loss in May at the French Open, where she became that tournament’s first No. 1 seed to lose so early. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I know that I’m strong and I know that I will come back stronger, for sure. I know that I will not (be) giving up,” said Kerber, the first defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open’s first round since Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005.Showers showed up before noon Tuesday and led to the postponements of dozens of matches. The only court used in the afternoon and evening was Ashe, thanks to the retractable cover constructed ahead of last year’s tournament.Pliskova, who is seeded No. 1, easily advanced by beating Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko got past Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in a match that started on Court 17 then was moved indoors at Ashe, and No. 23 Barbora Strycova defeated Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-3. Yet another seeded woman was eliminated when No. 28 Lesia Tsurenko lost to Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 6-1.At night in Ashe, No. 15 Madison Keys was to face Elise Mertens of Belgium.The only men’s matches completed were at Ashe, where No. 1 Rafael Nadal overcame a first-set hiccup before overpowering Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2. Nadal’s possible semifinal foe and chief rival for the title, Roger Federer, was to face 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe at night.ADVERTISEMENT Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns a shot from Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in the professional era to lose in the first round.The surprisingly lopsided 6-3, 6-1 loss to 45th-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan under the closed roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium at a rainy Flushing Meadows on Tuesday was former No. 1 Kerber’s latest in a long list of disappointing performances in 2017, so she was asked what she thinks went wrong this season.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Kerber’s exit further thins the women’s bracket, which was missing 23-time major champion Serena Williams to begin with because she is expecting a baby. Three of the top seven seeded women were gone before dinnertime on Day 2, with No. 6 Kerber joining Monday’s losers, No. 2 Simona Halep — beaten by Maria Sharapova in her first Grand Slam match since a 15-month doping suspension — and No. 7 Johanna Konta.While Kerber’s quick departure was stunning in and of itself, that Osaka would be the one to do it might not be quite so remarkable, even if she is just 19 and never won before against a top-10 woman.Osaka is comfortable around the grounds at Flushing Meadows, where she has been spending time, and even occasionally practicing, since she was a kid: She was born in Osaka, Japan, so represents that country, but moved to the U.S. when she was 3, has dual citizenship, and used to live on Long Island.“The site,” Osaka said, “feels really familiar to me.”She nearly upended Keys in the U.S. Open’s third round last year, leading 5-1 in the third set before losing in a tiebreaker, a collapse on her mind in the latter stages Tuesday.This time, Osaka held steady, using her powerful baseline game to bully Kerber.Osaka accumulated a 22-9 edge in winners, broke in half of Kerber’s eight service games and saved all four break points she faced.“It was not my day,” Kerber summed up. “Completely not my day.”Hasn’t been her year, either. 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