PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 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 MOST READ The deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1 while local-born applicants have until October 12 to file their papers.Once the preliminary list for Fil-foreign rookie hopefuls has been released, a month-long deliberation on the applicants’ eligibility will ensue and the final list of applicants will be released on October 27.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 shutoutThere will be a two-day Draft Combine late in October to test the applicants’ skill sets and gauge their physical abilities in front of PBA coaches. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Malaysia aims to be top gun of the 2017 SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PBA Rookie Draft aspirants. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAspiring neophytes can now take the first step to their dreams with the PBA now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The draft proceedings is set on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila as it ushers in the new wave of players coming in the league.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Brazilian with German Olympian’s heart runs race of her life

first_imgBrazilian Ivonette Balthazar, 67 (C), who was submitted to a heart transplant one year ago, participates in a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) fun run alongside Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 24, 2017. Balthazar got her heart from Stefan Henze, 35, a German Olympic canoeing team coach and winner of silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics, who died in a car accident. AFPBrazilian Ivonette Balthazar felt jittery ahead of a Rio de Janeiro road race Sunday, but her heart — transplanted from a German Olympian a year ago — spurred her on.In the midst of a long recovery from a transplant operation last year, the three-kilometer (1.9-mile) fun run alongside Rio’s Copacabana Beach seemed like a marathon to 67-year-old Balthazar.ADVERTISEMENT That heart, though, wouldn’t let her sit back.“The heart of an athlete beats inside me, the heart of a young person,” she said at the start line. “This heart demands more from my body than I was used to.”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 shutoutSo, dressed in lycra and purple running shoes, with the number 2799 and a big red paper heart pinned to her shirt, Balthazar set slowly off with hundreds of other competitors down the famous seafront.Only 13 months ago, while her home city was hosting the Olympics, Balthazar faced imminent death. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sparks avoid collapse, beat Lynx in Game 1 of WNBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:59Sports venues to be ready in time for 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Feels like goldAlthough she has regular physiotherapy at the hospital, the race was Balthazar’s first major unmonitored physical outing.Nervous about how she’d hold up, she decided to walk, not run.But Balthazar grew visibly more confident, her pace increasing until she moved at a brisk stride. Tears of joy welled up when she reached the halfway mark — then flowed at the finish line.Even on the happiest days, Balthazar is aware of the inseparable sadness, often thinking of Henze’s family.She’d love to meet his mother, “to hug her and thank her,” Balthazar said, mindful however that this might be too upsetting for his relatives.While she celebrates daily victories, “on the other side there is an entire family crying,” Balthazar said.So she does her best — for herself and for her silent partner.“The two of us are here,” Balthazar said.After the race, she embraced her own elderly mother, her daughter and grandchildren, before posing for photos with the race medal around her neck.center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Her heart — ravaged by smoking, years of stressful work at her human resources agency, and a heart attack in 2012 — registered barely 40 beats a minute. Although she’d risen to the top of the waiting list for a new heart, it seemed too late.Then on August 15, 2016, she got a call from Rio’s heart hospital, the Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia.Stefan Henze, a German Olympic canoeing team coach and winner of silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics, had died in a car accident — and Balthazar was assigned the 35-year-old’s heart.Ever since, she says she and Henze have become a team of sorts. On Sunday, she put that partnership to the test.“If I didn’t have this heart, I wouldn’t be running,” Balthazar said. “This race today is a challenge for me — and for him.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Anyone finishing could pick up a medal — but it really meant something to Balthazar.Copying a gesture often seen on Olympic podiums, she bit down playfully on the metal prize.“This is a gold medal for me,” she said. Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

13 PH kids earn FC Barcelona training slots

first_imgRead Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Santos, Matias rule Sletba Open Senior Masters Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Lien Dale Manuel (Vicente Lim Elementary School), Lara Angela Amante (Isabelo de los Reyes ES), Liam Arc Villaran (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Kevin H. Hadap (Diosdado P. Macapagal ES), Heaven Andrei Teodosio (Ilaya Barangka Integrated School), Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza (Xavier School), Alexis Caitlin Tan (Keys School Manila), Joseph Kyne Garces (Don Bosco-Cebu), Marcus Lucas Arias (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Lorenz Albert Tortona (Xavier), Enzo Gacutan Courbet (Brent International School), Boris Malcolm Uy (Keys School Manila) and Ethan Jacob Roxas (Paref Springdale-Cebu) are the members of the PH delegation.Activities, which will run until Oct. 23, include a match-viewing at Camp Nou where they will see their FC Barcelona heroes in the flesh.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 shutoutThe program is also highlighted by special training sessions with Barca legend Eric Abidal.“May the journey of these kids inspire more young Filipinos to reach for their dreams,” said Milo’s Robbie De Vera during the recent team sendoff at Abe Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. —VANESSA B. HIDALGO LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A total of 13 kids will comprise the first Milo FC Barcelona team that will take part in a global camp starting Sunday at Camp Nou, the home team of the famed football club.The final cast was culled out of a pool of 150 kids who took part in the Milo FCB Road to Barcelona Training Camp on Sept. 2 and 3. They were picked by an expert panel from Milo Philippines, Philippine Football Federation and FCBEscola Youth Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Despite unbeaten record, Torres not rushing for a title shot

first_imgMOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Photo from ONE Championship.Jomary Torres has quickly emerged as one of the top contenders in her division but she feels that she’s yet to reach the championship-caliber level that she wants herself to be in.“I’d like to enjoy the win first. I think I’ll still have a hard time contending for the title,” she said after preserving her immaculate 4-0 record with a win over April Osenio in ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Raymond Aguilar, Cruz fill Slaughter’s big shoes The 21-year-old Torres knocked out Osenio just 40 seconds into the match, proving that she’s one of the promotion’s rising stars in the strawweight class.“It feels good that I tested my mettle against a fighter from Team Lakay. I’m happy with the outcome,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Jomary Torres says that she’s just preparing for whoever fighter @ONEChampionship will have for her in the future. pic.twitter.com/fQ1cPweTox— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Whoever opponent ONE gives us, even if it’s short notice, we’re always prepared. We’re training three times a day and whoever opponent they put against Jomary, I know that she’s ready to accept that fight,” he said. The win kept the Zamboangueña’s amazing climb up the ranks after her shocking second round submission win over Thai fan favorite Rika Ishige and a unanimous decision conquest against Indonesian Nita Dea last year.Torres feels she can still improve on a lot of things before aiming for loftier goals — especially a shot against newly-minted ONE women’s strawweight Champion Xiong Jingnan.“I’m developing my wrestling and boxing, same with my ground game,” she said. “We’re always ready.”Her coach Rene Catalan, though, said their camp is always ready for any opportunity that pops up.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

George, Westbrook’s triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Grizzlies: Are 7-7 against teams on the second night of a back-to-back. Oklahoma City lost to Cleveland on Tuesday night. … F Chandler Parsons returned after an extended absence with right knee soreness. He played 12 minutes, scoring five points. … At 18-38, Memphis is at its lowest percentage of wins before an All-Star break since the 2008-09 season, when it was 15-37.YOU GET A T, AND YOU GET A T, AND.The Grizzlies were whistled for four technical fouls in the game, including one for Bickerstaff and another for Evans. Harrison actually was disqualified from the game twice, first for drawing his sixth foul with 5 seconds left in the game, then getting a technical as he left — his second of the game. He was whistled for the first early in the third quarter.HARRISON IMPROVEMENTHarrison reached a career high in points for the second time in the last three games — a stretch that started after a nine-point performance with four turnovers against Atlanta on Feb. 6. Bickerstaff noted there was “a hard conversation” with Harrison before the guard eclipsed his previous career best with 23 points against Utah. “Tonight, you saw the confidence and the belief in himself,” Bickerstaff said. “You saw the shots he was making down the stretch. He just has to be that guy over and over and over again.”UP NEXTThunder: All-Star break. Return Feb. 22 for a road game against SacramentoGrizzlies: All-Star break. Return Feb. 23 to host the Cleveland Cavaliers. “The first half we were great and generated really good shots,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought we came out in the third quarter with the right mindset, but we struggled to put the ball in the basket. That made us a little stagnant, and we were never able to find that rhythm like we had in the first half.”Westbrook finished with 15 assists and 13 rebounds in his 17th triple-double of the season. Carmelo Anthony added 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOklahoma City had a 22-point advantage early in the third, but Memphis outscored the Thunder 31-19 in the quarter to cut it to 92-84. The Grizzlies eventually cut it to 115-114 on a step-back 3-pointer from Tyreke Evans that banked in with 47 seconds left.But Anthony answered with a 3-pointer — the Thunder’s 17th of the game — with 26 seconds remaining to seal the victory. The 17 3-pointers is a record for the team since they came to Oklahoma City. The bulk of those came through the first three quarters as the Thunder built their lead. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I just thought we got hot,” said George, who was 6 of 9 from outside the arc. “We moved the ball and we just made the game easy.”Andrew Harrison led the Grizzlies with a career-high 28 points, while Evans finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. Jarell Martin had 17 points and eight rebounds as Memphis lost its seventh straight.Interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff praised his team for not quitting when they trailed 73-53 at halftime in the Grizzlies’ last game before the All-Star break.“They could’ve easily laid down, packed it in and got ready for vacation. But you see time and time again, that’s not their makeup,” Bickerstaff said. “That’s not who they are.”TIP-INSThunder: Have won eight of the last nine in the series. … The 73 first-half points were three short of Oklahoma City’s high for a half this season. . Oklahoma City is 12-5 when Westbrook records a triple-double. . George has led the Thunder in scoring in five straight. .The Thunder were 11 of 18 from the field, including 8 of 12 from outside the arc in the second quarter, while outscoring Memphis 39-20 in the frame.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Davis leads Pelicans’ rout of Lakers MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers (6) as he drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Despite a 28-point performance from Paul George and another triple-double by Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder still needed a last-minute push to gain a win.The Thunder almost squandered a 22-point, second-half lead before scoring the final six points to escape with a 121-114 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The win was only Oklahoma City’s third in the last nine.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum View commentslast_img read more

Derrick Rose signs with Minnesota, reunites with Thibodeau

first_imgPacquiao faces Matthysse Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Rose took some time off earlier this season to evaluate his options. He’s joining a Timberwolves team bidding for its first postseason trip since 2004, and entered play Thursday holding the sixth seed in a very close Western Conference race — where four games separate the eight teams from third place to 10th.He said he isn’t worried about role, and said he can fit in alongside fellow Wolves point guards Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones.“I think I can play with anybody, to tell you the truth,” Rose said. “I know the game. I’m not a selfish player. I’m not here for stats or anything like that. I just want to win and help this team and franchise win.”Rose averaged 9.8 points with the Cavaliers this season. For his career, Rose is averaging 19.2 points and 5.8 assists. Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Rose may debut as early as Thursday night, when Minnesota plays host to Boston.“The only thing I’m missing now is the opportunity,” Rose told reporters in Minnesota on Thursday. “Talking to Thibs, he sounds like he’s going to give me the opportunity, so it’s all about learning the guys and fitting in at the right time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMinnesota will be the fourth team Rose plays for, and technically his fourth franchise in the last 11 months. Rose spent his first eight NBA years in Chicago, five of those with Thibodeau as his coach. He was with New York last season and started this season with Cleveland, but appeared in only 16 games with the Cavaliers largely because of injuries.“We just thought he could help the team,” Thibodeau said. “That’s what our expectations are: come in, be a good teammate, try to help us win. … He’s been around, he’s been in a lot of games. I think he’s seen a lot of different things, he’s a familiar with what we’re doing, he’s played with some of the guys we have. So that’s a plus.” Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The Cavaliers traded the former All-Star to Utah last month as part of the massive restructuring of their team, and the Jazz waived him shortly afterward.Rose has been working out since, and this week became a father again — just three days before completing the deal with the Timberwolves, who were willing to wait for his new daughter to arrive before asking him to make the move.“I think I’m familiar with a lot of guys that’s here,” Rose said. “Just staying ready and coming here and trying to make it to the playoffs and I feel like I can help in some way.”Miami guard Dwyane Wade, who was teammates with Rose earlier this season in Cleveland, said he expected Rose and Thibodeau would reunite — and insisted the 29-year-old guard still, when healthy, can be elite.“He was the best player in training camp,” Wade said, noting that LeBron James was hurt for most of Cavs camp last fall. “It’s always been about health with D-Rose.”ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ 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 Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPFor Derrick Rose, what’s old is new again.Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a move that reunites the 2011 NBA MVP with three mainstays from his days in Chicago — coach Tom Thibodeau, as well as Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Timberwolves did not release the terms, but a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the deal is for the remainder of the season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Stags sizzle

first_imgFirst GameSSC-R 86—Calisaan 22, Costelo 16, David 14, Capobres 9, Calma 7, Valdez 6, Fabian 5, Ilagan 3, Bulanadi 2, Sangalang 2, Navarro 0, Gayosa 0, Baetiong 0, Meraco 0, Are 0.NU 82—Alejandro 20, Gaye 14, Bartlett 12, Salem 8, Diputado 8, Yu 7, Morido 7, Tibayan 4, Lastimosa 2, Abatayo 0, Mosqueda 0, Aquino 0, Rangel 0, Go 0, Galvelo 0.Quarters: 25-21, 39-36, 60-61, 86-82.Second GameARELLANO 95—Salado 30, Flores 18, Nicholls 13, Canete 13, Villoria 10, Concepcion 5, Abanes 2, Enriquez 2, Taywan 2, Rivero 0, Mecca 0, Padilla 0.EAC 92—Munsayac 27, Onwubere 25, Garcia 14, Bautista 9, Diego 9, I. Mendoza 3, Bugarin 3, Pascua 2, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Tampoc 0, N. Mendoza 0, Guzman 0, Gonzales 0.Quarters: 27-21, 46-47, 66-74, 95-92. Francis Munsayac of EAC eludes the defense of Zach Nicholls of Arellano and soars for a goal. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBig man Michael Calisaan fired 22 points as San Sebastian stunned National University, 86-82, Monday for its fourth straight victory even as Arellano finally barged into the win column in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup.The 6-foot-4 Calisaan joined forces with diminutive guard Ryan Costelo down the stretch as the Stags sent the Bulldogs crashing to their third straight defeat in the preseason tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT The Chiefs leaned on Kent Michael Salado’s scoring as they turned back Emilio Aguinaldo College, 95-92.The fleet-footed Salado finished with 30 points, including the marginal baskets, as Arellano finally posted its first win after four straight losses.The Generals’ third defeat in five outings put to waste a stellar performance from Francis Munsayac who had 27 points.Later, CJ Perez led a balanced offensive with 15 points as Lyceum rolled past Perpetual Help, 89-73, to climb to third in Group A with a 5-2 record.SCORESADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Global cebu eyes AFC Cup finals MOST READ The Bulldogs looked headed to end their slide when they took a 10-point edge in the third quarter, before TK Ilagan and Costelo combined for three triples that sparked the Stags’ comeback.Costelo nailed two consecutive triples that ignited a killer 13-1 run as the Stags seized control of the match, 79-68, with 4:22 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“It’s good preparation for the season now that we’re starting to win,” said Stags coach Egay Macaraya, whose squad moved up to fourth in Group B with a 4-1 slate. “It only means we’re improving, but we still have a long way to go if we want to contend in the NCAA.”JJ Alejandro led NU with 20 points while Ghanaian center Issa Gaye had 14 and eight rebounds. The Bulldogs dropped to fifth spot in Group B. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View commentslast_img read more

Pumaren, Cone surprised to get techs for trying to pacify Tenorio, Romeo

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “That’s just two tough guys going at it. LA is a feisty player and he won’t back down on anybody. I thought he was defending Romeo well especially down the stretch. We all know that Romeo wasn’t backing down with anybody either,” explained the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor. “You get two tough personalities, they’re gonna clash and things are gonna happen sometimes. That just comes from competitive spirit, the two of them have competitive spirit. You move on.”READ: Tenorio surprised by Romeo’s hit that led to scuffleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRomeo and Tenorio were jockeying for position on a rebound play but frustration got the better of the GlobalPort scorer as he whipped his right arm to the waist of the veteran Ginebra guard.Romeo was slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2 and got ejected with 3:28 left, while Tenorio was charged with a technical foul for taunting after gesturing to the Batang Pier fans to go to sleep. 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV UE ‘slowly getting right feel,’ ends Filoil campaign with win over Letrancenter_img Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone and GlobalPort mentor Franz Pumaren said they have no issue with LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo showing emotions on the court late in their quarterfinals clash on Tuesday.Tenorio and Romeo, who was guarding each other, got into a heated argument with over three minutes left in the Kings’ 96-85 victory over the Batang Pier that sent them into the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT However, Cone and Pumaren both took exception of the technical fouls when both entered the court to diffuse the heated situation.READ: Brownlee waxes hot, pulls Ginebra to semis“I got a technical for going on the court, but for 27 years, I’ve always felt that a head coach can only go on the court when a fight or a tussle breaks out because they can be peace makers,” said Cone. “No one else can go on the court but head coaches. That’s always been the rule, as far as I can remember, so I was shocked when they gave me a T for going on the floor because you want to get somebody out there with authority who will break that up. Coach goes out there and says, ‘Hey, stop it!,’ and they’ll stop.”GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPumaren agreed: “As far as I know, head coaches are allowed to enter the court. We are there not to create any fight or whatever. All basketball, as far as I know, head coaches are allowed to enter to pacify the players. We’re the only one allowed to enter just to make sure we put everything in order.”Cone couldn’t help but remember the time when he had to get in between the Marc Pingris-Kelly Nabong skirmish back in 2013, where his role of a coach immediately turned to a peace maker.ADVERTISEMENT “Everybody kind of remembers the Marc Pingris-Kelly Nabong fight that I got involved in. I didn’t want to, but I needed to go out there and help out,” he said.READ: Tim Cone gets ‘a bit scared’ Those memories came rushing back when Cone saw things getting heated between the two stars, saying that he had to interject himself to protect Tenorio from getting handed a one-game ban if things had escalated for the worst.“I just wanted to make sure that LA didn’t do anything silly to get thrown out or get suspended for the next game,” he said.Though Cone said that he’ll gladly accept the fine, he hopes to get some explanation from the league office in these situations.READ: Tim Cone recalls holding back Nabong during Mixers-Batang Pier altercation“I had to take the technical foul and the fine that goes with it, but I still believe that head coaches should be allowed, in those situations, to go on the court and protect his players from themselves basically,” he said. “If I go out there and I start screaming at somebody, or I start getting involved and going after the other guy, then fine, give me a technical. But not for going out to protect my players. Anyway, we’ll see if it clarifies.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES 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 View commentslast_img read more

Lonzo Ball ‘blessed’ to play for Lakers, Johnson

first_imgLonzo Ball, right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. APSay what you want, but Lonzo Ball is living the life the big baller way.Drawing heavy media fanfare throughout his journey to the 2017 NBA Draft, the UCLA standout got what he wanted as dons the purple and gold this season after the Los Angeles Lakers picked him second Thursday (Friday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Adding to Ball’s excitement is a chance to mingle with Laker great and current president of basketball operations Magic Johnson as he hopes to pick the brain of the five-time NBA champion.“I don’t think there’s one thing you can learn from him. Just everything he’s going to teach me is going to be useful. Obviously he’s the best point guard to ever play, so I’m looking to go in there and just learn from day one,” said the 6-foot-6 playmaker. “There’s never going to be another Magic Johnson, so I’m trying to be myself, but if I can come halfway short of him, you know it’s going to be good.”But for now, all Ball wants is to buckle down to work and help the Lakers reclaim their lost glory.“That should be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to meeting all those guys and getting on the court with them and trying to win. Right now, I’m just focused on playing and I just want to get on the court,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 The 19-year-old Ball is looking forward to representing his hometown and play for a proud franchise like the Lakers.“I’m just thankful for everybody helping me get here and I’m truly blessed to be able to play for my hometown,” said the Anaheim, California-born guard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis father, Lavar, has repeatedly expressed his family’s desire to have the eldest Ball child to play for the 16-time NBA champions. Now, everything is real as they will see Lonzo hit the same floor legends like Kobe Bryant played on.“It felt great. You know, my dad was right there, my brothers. I know mom is watching at home and all the rest of my family. They’re all supportive, and like I said, I’m just truly blessed to be in this position. I feel good. Tonight was supposed to be a good night and it definitely was,” he said. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img NBA: Jimmy Butler’s trainer blasts Bulls GM after draft day trade Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Asean Schools Games: PH undefeated en route to girls’ basketball title

first_imgMOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from Ministry of Education, Singapore/ASG.The results gave the Philippines two points to finish at the top of the table for the round-robin competition with eight points and no losses.Meanwhile, Thailand took home the silver medal after beating bronze medallists Malaysia 78-52.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 starsIndonesia finished fourth and Singapore fifth. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Philippines’ girls basketball team in ASEAN Schools Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/EDSTER SYSINGAPORE – The Philippines clinched the girls’ basketball championship at the Asean Schools Games on Wednesday.On the final day at Our Tampines Hub, they put in a dominant performance to beat host Singapore, 82-32.ADVERTISEMENT View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PH gets bronze in Asean Schools Games girls’ volleyball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more