San Beda sends Gilas Cadets to 0-3 start in Filoil

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments James Canlas led San Beda with 16 points while Donald Tankoua finished with a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double.Carl Tamayo had 13 points and six rebounds to lead the Cadets while Kobe Paras added 11 points and five boards. San Beda sprung to a commanding 78-47 lead after Calvin Oftana scored on a layup at the 6:28 mark of the fourth.“Gilas is a strong team, they have athletic players who are aggressive in rebounding the ball and we can’t allow Gilas to get the rebounds,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “If we prevent them from getting the rebounds we will get the win.”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 crownFernandez’ words became the mantra for the Red Lions as they shoved and pushed the Cadets underneath the basket to get a 51-33 rebounding advantage.Although the Cadets managed to trim the lead to 18, 80-62, the Red Lions were quick to weather things down when Javee Mocon gave San Beda an 88-65 lead with 1:42 left in the game. Urged to shoot more, Manuel drops career-high to lead Alaska Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda showed no mercy in dealing with the Philippines’ future basketball representatives after bullying the Gilas Cadets, 91-70, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The third-seeded Red Lions improved to 2-1 in Group A while the Cadets dwell at the bottom with a 0-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES 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 awardlast_img read more

Golden Knights’ magic ride heads to conference final

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Marc-Andre Fleury was his usual brilliant self with 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the postseason and Vegas benefited from a couple of fortunate bounces to advance to the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.“It’s a bit crazy thinking about it for sure,” defenseman Brayden McNabb said. “But we’re here to win. We’re not going to get caught up in we shouldn’t be here or whatever. We’re here to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Golden Knights have done that all season despite being thrown together at the expansion draft last June among players deemed expendable by their former teams. They won eight of nine games to open the season to take the league by a bit of shock, posted 109 points to win a Pacific Division filled with playoff-tested teams and then gone 8-2 in the playoffs with a first-round sweep against Los Angeles and a six-game series win over the Sharks.They became just the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in its first season. The Toronto Arenas won the Stanley Cup in the first postseason in league history in 1918 and St. Louis won two rounds to win the all-expansion West Division in 1968. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Next up for Vegas is the Western Conference Final against either Winnipeg or Nashville. The Jets lead that series 3-2 heading into Game 6 at home on Monday night.While the Golden Knights got help from a couple of shots that hit the iron and went out for San Jose and one that went off the post and into the net for a goal by Nate Schmidt that was only detectable on replay, the recipe for success has been speed, tenacity and depth more than luck.“We made ourselves a good team,” Fleury said. “We had great chemistry right from the start. We keep improving throughout the season. I feel like we’re using everybody in the lineup to get wins. That’s what’s made us successful.”Fleury has been a big part of that, capped by his fourth career series-clinching shutout, one shy of Chris Osgood’s NHL record.Fleury allowed just three goals in the sweep against the Kings, posted shutouts in the opening and closing games against San Jose and was brilliant in an overtime win in Game 3 over the Sharks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Van Gundy won’t return to Pistons as coach or team president Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vegas Golden Knights players hug after a 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks during Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN JOSE, Calif. — The crew of castoffs that carried the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to a division title and two rounds of playoffs wins in a reality-defying season are more than just a feel-good story.They’ve proven themselves to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ But he has had plenty of help. William Karlsson scored 43 goals in the regular season and had the overtime winner in Game 3 of this series. Jonathan Marchessault is tied for the team lead with 11 points this postseason, including the first goal in the clincher against the Sharks. Even the fourth line played a big role Sunday by controlling the puck and hemming San Jose in the defensive zone.“We’re having a lot of fun in this room,” Schmidt said. “″The guys have just been having a blast all year with each other. I think that we’ve done a lot more than we thought we were capable of, but we continue to set the bar to new heights with our group. We continue to just set new expectations for yourself. This group believes in each other and that’s more than anything you can ask for.”The Golden Knights took control of this game with some good fortune in the second period. It started when usually reliable Marc-Edouard Vlasic turned the puck over in his own zone. Reilly Smith took control near the blue line and found Marchessault alone in front for a goal that trickled between Martin Jones’ pads.The Golden Knights then added to the lead after an icing by Brent Burns led to an offensive zone faceoff. David Perron beat Tierney on the draw and Schmidt took a shot that appeared to deflect off the post and out.Play went on for 25 more seconds before the buzzer rang, with the situation room in Toronto calling for a video review. That quickly showed that the puck bounced off the post, off a piece equipment inside the net and out.Vegas then had a delayed celebration for the goal that made it 2-0.That was the type of bounce the Sharks didn’t get early in the game when they hit the post or crossbar three times in the opening period and then again in the third when they tried to cut into Vegas’ lead.“It’s a fine line,” coach Peter DeBoer said. “I think we had a couple of those that didn’t go in. That’s hockey. But Vegas deserves to be moving on. They played great. They finished the chances when they needed to and got saves when they needed to.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel wins the Canadian Grand Prix

first_imgFerrari’s Sebastian Vettel of Germany crosses the finish line to win the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL — Sebastian Vettel led from the pole to the checkered flag — and then some — to claim a long-awaited Ferrari victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.The four-time world champion sped on after the checkered flag was waved one lap too early, finishing his wire-to-wire victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday to claim his third win of the year and the lead in the Formula One standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I was a bit confused. I told them I don’t think the race is over yet,” said Vettel, who confirmed on the counter in his car and with his team that he was only completing his 69th of the scheduled 70 laps.“Some of the marshals were already celebrating,” he said. “I was just worried that people don’t jump on the track and start celebrating. We’re still going at full pace.”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 crownCanadian model Winnie Harlow blamed race officials for telling her the wrong time to wave the flag. Formula One regulations say that if a checkered flag is waved too early, the race is over as of the last completed lap, making the results official as through 68 laps.F1 spokesman Matteo Bonciani said there was confusion getting the message from a course official to Harlow on the platform. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES “WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO WAVE THE FLAG A LAP TOO EARLY!” Harlow wrote on Instagram. “You had one job sir!!! Hahaha but so grateful everyone was safe today and no one got hurt!”Had any passing occurred on the 69th or 70th laps, it would not have counted, Bonciani said. But there was not, and Vettel picked up the 50th win of his career, his second in Montreal and the first for Ferrari at the track since Michael Schumacher won three in a row from 2002-04.Mercedes was second with Valtteri Bottas — not erstwhile championship leader Lewis Hamilton — about six seconds back after never really challenging for the win. Max Verstappen was third and the other Red Bull car, driven by Daniel Ricciardo, was fourth.Hamilton, who was fifth on Sunday, fell from the top of the Formula One standings and now trails Vettel by one point, 121-120. He had been going for a record-tying seventh victory in Montreal and a third win in four races.“I’m the opposite of confident,” said Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff, whose team failed to deliver with an engine upgrade in time for the weekend and also botched its tire strategy in practice.ADVERTISEMENT With 11th French Open, Nadal not obsessed with Federer’s 20 Grand Slams “I think this is a major wake-up call for every member of the team,” he said. “Everybody needs to assess how to improve performance. … Those marginal gains are going to make all the difference.”Starting cleanly, Vettel was pulling away from the field when a crash between Brendon Hartley and hometown favorite Lance Stroll brought out the safety car in the very first lap. On the restart, Sergio Perez skidded onto the grass but managed to straighten himself out and rejoin the race.Vettel had no such trouble, leaving the jostling behind him as he steered through the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) track named for the Ferrari driver and Montreal native who earned his first Formula One victory here 40 years ago.“Grazie,” the German said to his Italy-based team before grabbing a red and yellow Ferrari flag and waving it on his way to the podium.“They’ve been waiting long enough for Ferrari to win here,” Vettel said. “Forty years after Gilles won his Grand Prix here, it’s nice to show Ferrari is still alive. It’s nice to become part of that story, hopefully a little bit more in the future.”Bottas finished second for the fourth time in seven races this season. The fifth place finish was Hamilton’s worst of the year, but he said his engine was giving him problems all season and he was happy he was even able to finish.“It could get a lot worse. I could have had a DNF (did not finish)” which would have put him another 10 points behind Vettel, he said. “I’m just grateful the engine made it.”Verstappen’s podium was his second of the year, and it eases some of the pressure he has felt with a series of mistakes that cost him and the Red Bull team in Azerbaijan and Monaco. After arriving in Montreal, Verstappen half-jokingly threatened to head-butt any reporter who asked about the crashes.The day was less positive for two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who was celebrating his 300th Formula One race. He retired to the garage after 43 laps — the eighth time he failed to finish in Montreal.It was also a short day for Stroll, a Montreal native who locked up with Hartley heading into Turn 5 on the first lap. A year ago, Stroll picked up the first Formula One points of his career in his hometown. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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WORLD CUP: Haunted by inconsistency, Serbia gambles on youth

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ A former national team defender and Bundesliga veteran, Mladen Krstajic is closely aligned with the federation’s wishes for the faster integration of the players who won the Under-20 World Cup in 2015.He was first brought in as a caretaker after Muslin’s dismissal, despite having never held a previous coaching position. But he has yet to calm the national anxiety after delivering highs and lows on the road to Russia. The latest setback was a 1-0 loss to Chile in a friendly.Unapologetic, Krstajic said the results of friendly matches were meaningless because they were only about preparation.“You would expect experienced players to have better form, but younger players have more potential — that’s a fact. We have both,” he said. “Testing younger players in the game (against Chile) was a conscious decision, to see how they would combine with the players who got us qualification.”GOALKEEPERSADVERTISEMENT Serbia’s talent in midfield also includes attack-minded Luka Milivojevic, a regular scorer at Crystal Palace.FORWARDSKrstajic likes to field a 4-2-3-1 formation to exploit the goal-scoring talents of his midfield.Aleksandar Mitrovic remains the preferred lone striker and he produced six goals in qualification. While his finishes often look unspectacular, the 23-year-old forward who plays at Fulham on loan has perfected close-range finishes.Krstajic added some young forwards to his roster, including 20-year-old Benfica player Luka Jovic, who is on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt.Fire-power may also come from Aleksandar Prijovic, the top scorer in the Greek league at PAOK Thessaloniki and hero at home for producing the winning goal against Georgia that sent Serbia through.GROUP GAMESSerbia will open against Costa Rica on Sunday in Samara. The team will then face Switzerland in Kaliningrad on June 22 before traveling to Moscow to face Brazil on June 27.SQUADGoalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan), Marko Dmitrovic (SD Eibar), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv) FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 filer, Serbian players pose for a team photo prior to the World Cup Group D qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Georgia at the Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)With a mandate to integrate the country’s promising young players into the squad, Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic was hired after the national team had already qualified for the World Cup.He has abandoned some of the caution shown by predecessor Slavoljub Muslin, whose conservative selections helped Serbia win its European qualifying group after failing to reach the 2014 tournament.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 The towering Vladimir Stojkovic was first choice during the qualification campaign, which exposed the team’s irregular form.The Serbs conceded 10 goals in as many matches. The 34-year-old Stojkovic has bounced around half-a-dozen European leagues, making the rare switch from Red Star Belgrade to city rival Partizan.Predrag Rajkovic, a 22-year-old former national youth team standout, made his senior debut at 18 and has put in another six appearances.DEFENSEBranislav Ivanovic has long been a defensive rock, playing more than 100 times for his country while winning trophies with Chelsea.The center back seemed a natural choice to remain captain when Krstajic took over. Instead, he picked Roma left back Aleksandar Kolarov, a seven-year Manchester City veteran admired by English fans for his reliable form and viral online Christmas videos.MIDFIELDERSMuslin’s departure was blamed largely on his reluctance to use Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the tall, fast and versatile Lazio central midfielder.It was little surprise that the 23-year-old Milinkovic-Savic, called “the sergeant” in Italy for his commanding style, was included.The country’s second highly bankable star is another midfielder, Nemanja Matic, who has so impressed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that he’s a potential captain for next season. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The late shift in philosophy, however, has raised fears that Serbia’s consistent results could unravel.One of seven national teams created after the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia has never made it past the group stage at a World Cup.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 crownHere’s a closer look at the Serbia team:COACH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Defenders: Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Uros Spajic (Anderlecht), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina)Midfielders: Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade)Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Thessaloniki), Luka Jovic (Benfica)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gilas last Filoil game leaves Uichico disappointed: ‘We didn’t play hard enough’last_img read more

Bahamas’ Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Ayton, who turns 20 next month, is certain that he’ll be the first pick in the annual selection of top college talent by NBA teams.“I know I’m going No.1,” Ayton told a press conference earlier this month.Standing at 7ft (2.13m) tall and weighing in at 260 pounds (117kg), Ayton has earned comparisons to Los Angeles Lakers legend O’Neal — and he is happy to measure himself up against the four-time NBA Finals champion.In fact, Ayton believes he could form a partnership in Phoenix with Devin Booker similar to the Lakers’ famous O’Neal-Kobe Bryant double-act which dominated the NBA.“Honestly, I could see myself in Phoenix,” Ayton said in April. “I could see a little Shaq and Kobe 2.0,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Deandre Ayton attends the PUMA Hoops HQ kickoff where Walt “Clyde” Frazier signs the first ever life long contract with PUMA on June 18, 2018 in Brooklyn. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for PUMA/AFPTowering Bahamian teenager DeAndre Ayton is poised to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, with the Phoenix Suns set to snap up the 7ft center who compares himself to Shaquille O’Neal.Barring a major shock, the 19-year-old Ayton is widely expected to be selected by the Suns, who finished the season propping up the Western Conference with a dismal record of 21 wins against 61 defeats, the worst record in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ayton, a dominant force in college basketball last season for the University of Arizona Wildcats, is seen as the closest thing the draft gets to a sure thing.The teen has already impressed the Suns during a workout, with general manager Ryan McDonough describing the youngster as a rare but raw talent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think this is my 16th draft in the NBA and you could probably count on one hand the number of guys with his size, athleticism, footwork, balance, touch,” McDonough told The Los Angeles Times.“It’s a unique package. The fact that he hasn’t been playing the game all that long makes it all the more impressive,” McDonough added. Ayton’s self-assurance, and certainty that he will be picked first, has not endeared him to other top prospects in the draft however.Duke University big man Marvin Bagley, who is expected to be one of the top three picks, believes he should be above Ayton in the pecking order.“People could take it how they want, but I know DeAndre, we’re both competitive, but at the end of the day we both play this game to be the best,” Bagley told Sports Illustrated this week.“So no, I don’t think (Ayton) should be drafted before me.”Elsewhere on Thursday, Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic is expected to feature prominently after declaring himself available for selection.The 19-year-old point guard head to New York just days after sealing the Spanish league championship with Real Madrid.Doncic is projected to go with the fourth pick of the draft, with the Memphis Grizzlies tipped to snap up the talented youngster.Doncic, who recently won the Euroleague MVP award, said he expects to be chosen with one of the top five picks. Any team ignoring his talents would be making a mistake, he said.“Pick one to five, it will be amazing to be selected there, especially for a European guy,” Doncic said. “I need to show it on the court, because I need to prove it. I can see who made a mistake not drafting me. After my rookie season, I will see who made a mistake.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

New league NBL focuses on grassroots talents

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal NBL execs during league launch. Photo from NBL-Philippines FacebookA new amateur basketball league that caters to homegrown talent will have its inaugural season.The National Basketball League will open on August 25 with 12 teams, bearing local players, from Bataan, Bulacan, Camarines Sur, Dasmariñas, Laguna, Marikina, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Parañaque, Quezon City, Rizal, and Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 NBL will have amateur players aged 18 to 29-years-old who grew up in their respective provinces, cities, or municipality.The games will be played in the different provinces giving the local communities to watch their talents from up close.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’NBL commissioner and former PBA player Nandy Garcia said there is a potential from provincial players as he himself is a testament to that after scouts discovered him in a league in Imus.“My life in basketball has gone full circle being the commissioner of the NBL. I’m looking forward to seeing new potential talents from our member teams,” said Garcia in a press conference on Wednesday at the Dad’s Restaurant – EDSA. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Young South Korean footballers head to Pyongyang Peza offers relief to ecozone firms NBL chairman Celso Mercado said the NBL will not compete with the PBA nor the MPBL but will serve as a supplement league whose players can then jump to the higher levels.“We are focusing on our grassroots development of our teams from provinces, cities, and municipalities. It is our dream that NBL players will be noticed by professional and semi-professional leagues,” said Mercado.The NBL is also planning to organize a women’s commercial league and a youth league that could be finalized in the coming months.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Stephen Curry scores 51 points with 11 3s as Warriors win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Thompson’s touchKlay Thompson missed his first three 3-point tries before connecting with 6:36 left in the third and scored 19 points.Thompson is 4 for 27 from long range through the initial five games.“One thing I love about Klay is he’s going to shoot his way out of anything,” Kerr said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? But this was all Curry’s show. No. 30 knocked down his 11th 3 of the night late in the third from 32 feet back.“It’s just one of those nights you just have so much fun playing the game,” Curry said. “Taking some dare shots and trying to sustain that for as long as I’m out there on the floor.”He scored 31 in the first half, finished with his sixth career 50-point game and made 10 or more 3s for the 10th time. The 51 points matched his most at Oracle Arena.Curry hit his first five 3-pointers then after his fifth one drove to the basket and was fouled. He made two free throws to chants of “MVP! MVP!” The two-time winner of the award had the ninth 30-point half of his career and fourth at home.“It was a joy to be on the same court with that. That was sick,” Durant said.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The “MVP!” cheers continued. Curry shot 15 for 24, 11 of 16 from 3-point range and made all 10 free throws, missing his career high of 54 set in February 2013 by three points.“He was, I don’t even know how to describe what I witnessed tonight, amazing, video-game stuff,” Kerr said. “… Some of the shooting was just mind-boggling. Nobody’s ever done what he’s doing, pulling up from I don’t know, 32.”Curry has scored 30 or more points in four of the first five games and had 29 on Monday against Phoenix, also playing just three quarters. He has hit at least five 3-pointers in each game so far.Bradley Beal bruised his sternum early then returned late in the first half and wound up with 23 points. Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 17 points off the bench for Washington.Beal said he took an elbow from Durant. X-rays were negative.“Breathing was a little messed up and it felt like my rib was out of place,” Beal said. “It hurts but I’ll be OK.”1975 ChampsThe Warriors honored the 1975 championship team, which swept the Washington Bullets 4-0 in the finals that year. Five members of the team attended morning shootaround then Hall of Famer Rick Barry joined the group for the game.Six players and assistant coach Joe Roberts took turns hoisting the trophy during a ceremony before the second quarter. Coach Al Attles wasn’t in attendance as originally planned because he wasn’t feeling well.Golden State sported gold throwback jerseys for the occasion. Curry grinned as he kept lighting up the floor, scoring 51 points and finishing with 11 3-pointers in only three quarters of the Golden State Warriors’ 144-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.“The last 3 in the first quarter was probably the funniest thing I’ve experienced on the court. Two guys on our team are yelling at the time from the time I was at the free throw line: ‘Don’t pass it! Don’t pass it! You better shoot it!’ All that type of stuff,” Curry said. “That’s going through my head while I’m dribbling down. That’s kind of all the motivation you need just to launch it. Thankfully it went in.”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 ChrissCoach Steve Kerr couldn’t even be upset when his superstar let it fly from any distance he desired: “You got a guy taking 40-footers and you’re on the sideline going, ‘Yeah, that’s a good shot,’” Kerr said.Kevin Durant added 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Draymond Green had 11 of his 12 assists in the first half to help two-time defending champions finish with 37 after dishing out 35 assists in a 20-point victory against Phoenix on Monday.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California—Stephen Curry pulled one from Michael Jordan’s old celebratory playbook and shrugged like no big deal whatsoever.Nah, not at all. Just another 3-pointer from way downtown.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lakers coach Walton fined $15,000 for criticizing officials LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the leading scorers.Is it a case of business as usual in this Champions League?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 ChrissMaybe not.While there seems to be an ever-widening gap between the biggest, richest clubs and the rest, there also appears to be more potential winners than ever in a last-16 lineup that sets up what could be a thrilling knockout stage. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Napoli had the most points — nine — of any team failing to advance after getting drawn in a group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.Napoli kicked off at Anfield on top of its group on Tuesday. After a 1-0 loss, Napoli had fallen to third, edged by Liverpool on a head-to-head tiebreaker of goals scored.Five seasons ago, Napoli had 12 points yet didn’t advance because Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal also had 12 and better tiebreaker statistics.With 30 minutes to play on Wednesday, Shakhtar was on course for the round of 16. Lyon tied the game and advanced instead.The game was moved to Kiev, after Shakhtar’s previous two home games were in Kharkiv, due to martial law being imposed during the latest Russian aggression affecting Ukraine.Shakhtar has also played in Lviv since last hosting a Champions League in its modern Donbass Arena in November 2013. Weeks later, Russian annexed Crimea and the Donbass region was affected by conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatists that continues.SURPRISE TEAMThey are young. They are fearless. They have a point to prove. It would be some story if Borussia Dortmund manages to go all the way.Like Liverpool last season and Monaco the year before, the Champions League likes to throw up a surprise story and Dortmund might be the new darling of Europe this time round.Top of the German league by seven points, Dortmund also won its Champions League group and conceded a competition-low two goals in six matches. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No eastern European team advanced. The most eastern team in Monday’s draw? Bayern Munich. Even the final is being played in Madrid, rather than Kiev last season.The Champions League seems truly a western affair. Teams not challenging for their national title, like Manchester United and Schalke, advanced with a game to spare. Russia is the sixth-ranked league by club performances in UEFA competitions yet for the third straight year its top-seeded champion — Lokomotiv Moscow — failed to advance.The round-of-16 lineup looks ever more like a Super League in waiting.PRIZE MONEY SKEWThe on-field domination of the richest teams comes in the first year of a near-40 percent hike in UEFA prize money, with more designed to go to them.UEFA and the European Club Association designed a format to distribute 1.95 billion euros ($2.22 billion) among 32 teams with a new element rewarding teams for past titles.It ensured preventing what happened two seasons ago when Leicester, a newcomer banking lucrative British television money, earned more than eventual winner Real Madrid.This season, Madrid was sure to earn 50 million euros ($57 million) from UEFA before kicking a ball.UNLUCKIEST TEAMSNapoli is due a lucky break, and Shakhtar Donetsk is long overdue a home game. In this Dec. 8, 2018 photo Dortmund players celebrate after scoring during the Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Saturday’s 2-1 win at Schalke was Dortmund’s first Ruhr derby win in three years. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)The usual pretenders topped their groups.Nearly all of the top teams advanced.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Yet, Lucien Favre’s side is better known for its attacking flair, with players like Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho — bought from Barcelona and Man City — particularly standing out.Dortmund has had to rebuild after selling star players such as Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and it has been done wisely and boldly.Five years after last reaching the final, Dortmund is a team to fear in the Champions League once again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It would be the 13-time European champion’s biggest achievement yet if it can pull through again.ENGLISH REVIVALAll four of England’s representatives have advanced for the second straight season, even if two of them — Liverpool and Tottenham — left it to their final matches.They have deep squads, increasingly the best and most sought-after coaches, and a sheer force of numbers — 25 percent of the remaining field.Manchester City and Liverpool, in particular, should be among the favorites for the title.Can City manager Pep Guardiola, the outstanding coach of his generation, end what will be an eight-year personal wait to win Europe’s top prize, and for the first time away from Barcelona?Can Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp juggle contending in the Premier League with trying to reach a second straight Champions League final?MIND THE GAPThe most successful leagues in (western) Europe are becoming more successful in the Champions League.The big four leagues — England, Spain, Italy and Germany — have 12 representatives, or 75 percent of the total. Two more come from fifth-ranked Ligue 1 in France, plus there is Porto from the seventh-ranked Portuguese league. Ajax is a relative outlier from the 11th-ranked Eredivisie in Netherlands. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk A look at some things that stood out in group play:MADRID ON THE WANEThe most dominant team in the 27-season Champions League era might be on the wane.Real Madrid advanced as a group winner but lost home and away to CSKA Moscow and doesn’t have the same aura without Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus. The team is on its second coach of the season — a rookie in Santiago Solari — and is fourth in La Liga.Madrid’s players have won four of the last five Champions Leagues and usually come into their own in the knockout stage in terms of game management and handling the pressure. That was when they had Ronaldo to rescue them, though.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ASEAN University Games: NU barges into men’s volleyball finals No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Gina Iniong dedicates upcoming ONE fight to ailing mother

first_img“She knows that we love her. We’re not the type of family to always say, ‘Ma, I love you,’ but we’re always here for each other. We know that no matter the hardships we go through, the whole family will be there to support you. That’s how we show our love.”Iniong hopes to get a world title shot down the road but her main focus right now is to get past Radzuan and win for her family more than anything.“This upcoming fight, this is for my family.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When we found out about her condition, we were all shocked. We were so clueless. Next thing we know, it’s already in stage 5,” said Iniong.“My mother didn’t want to go to the hospital even though she felt ill. It was only when my older sister noticed swelling [all] over her body that we were able to bring her to the hospital.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIniong may be a mixed martial artist but she is a daughter first and she’s currently balancing her time preparing against Radzuan and taking care of her mother.“When we found out, the advice of the doctor was to undergo dialysis. We provided her with everything she needs. We’re working hand in hand for her,” the Team Lakay member said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ FEU holds off NU in UAAP volleyball opening win 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPGina Iniong’s upcoming fight isn’t going to like her previous ones.Iniong returns to the ONE Championship cage on Saturday against undefeated Jihin Radzuan in ONE: Clash of Legends at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, in a bout she dedicates to her family particularly her mother, who has been diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Buchanan Farmers Vulnerable to Climate Change

first_imgThe County Agriculture Coordinator (CAC) of Grand Bassa County, Joyce Kolvah, has disclosed that most subsistence farmers in her county have become vulnerable to climate change.She made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer newspaper recently in Buchanan City.According to Madam Kolvah, climate change is a serious problem leaving farmers vulnerable in Grand Bassa County.“Climate change is a serious problem for farmers in Grand Bassa County. Even this January, the county is still experiencing constant rainfall causing flooding in the fields of vegetable farmers. Our rice farmers, who are in the uplands cannot burn their farms.She said that most farmers are still accustomed to the traditional upland farming methods in her county, making it difficult for them to succeed in agriculture.She disclosed that last year she noticed almost 36 farmers could not burn their farms to start the process of growing fresh crops.“This year it is raining more often, which could make the lives of farmers very difficult. They may not be able to succeed in farming to feed their families,” she reiterated.She said because of the effects of climate change, she is encouraging farmers in the county to prioritize lowland farming.However, Madam Kolvah stated that farmers are yet to grasp the concept of moving to the swamp for crop production.“Our farmers are so use to the uplands that they are not willing to move to the lowlands. We are asking them to compare the yield of their production from the lowland to that of the upland in the hoped they can learn a lesson.She said if the issue of climate change in the county is not fully addressed food production would remain scarce.Madam Kolvah also explained to the Daily Observer that she established a demonstration site at the county’s office to train farmers.The country specific report released on climate change in April, 2013, by the United States Forest Service (USFS) states that the major challenge in addressing climate change is how to improve the conditions of rural subsistence farmers whose livelihood squarely depend on agriculture.It furthers that the opportunity for Liberian farmers to rebuild their lives after the protractive civil crisis is to become resilient in the face of climate change.Lofa, Bong, Bomi, Cape Mount and other counties were named in the report as places where farmers are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more