first_imgLegion of Griffins: 1-handed LB joins twin on Seahawks P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “I think that’s going to be a chip on his shoulder. He has something to prove,” he said. “Back in my time, when he lost to Matthew Wright for the [Heritage MVP] award, I know he felt bad because he also wanted to win and you could see that in our practices. He did get the Finals MVP, but in my mind, Brickman and Wright were co-MVPs.”“So with him not winning the award once more, coupled with Mono’s situation in the Finals, I believe people will really see how good Jason Brickman is,” said Vanguardia.Game 4 is on Monday, still at Stadium 29 in Bangkok.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES READ: Alapag ‘big fan’ of Brickman: ‘One of the smartest point guards I’ve seen’“I coached Jimmy when he was a rookie when we drafted him in Talk ’N Text,” he said. “Jimmy and Jason have similarities, especially with the leadership, ball handling, and they’re tough. Like Jimmy Alapag, you can just give Jason the ball and he knows what decisions to make.”Vanguardia, though, wonders how Brickman, who averaged 10.4 points, 10.3 assists, and 5.9 rebounds this season, was once again snubbed for the Heritage MVP award.“I was surprised why he wasn’t named as the Heritage MVP,” he said, as the award went to Chong Son Kung Fu’s Fil-Am reinforcement Mikh McKinney. “For me, he deserves the award. Brickman was there from the start whereas McKinney came in late. But that’s how the voting went and we can’t do anything about it.”Vanguardia believes that the snub will fuel Brickman’s game, especially with Mono Vampire on the brink of losing the ABL title after Alab took a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five championship series after a 99-93 win in Game 3 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “You can see that he makes his teammates better,” Vanguardia proudly said. “You know how better Sam Deguara is, but it’s the trust the team is giving him, he’s the leader. He’s the one dictating their offense and you can see that he’s not shying away from the spotlight.”Vanguardia coached Brickman under the banner of the Westports Malaysia Dragons, where the team, alongside Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright, claimed the 2016 ABL title.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 crownSince then, the Fil-Am playmaker has continued his ascent in the regional league and has given himself another shot at winning a title, this time with the Thai side.Seeing how Brickman has evolved as a player, Vanguardia couldn’t help but compare the 26-year-old to PBA legend and now San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueIf there’s one person who isn’t surprised with how good Jason Brickman is, it’s definitely Ariel Vanguardia.Vanguardia is happy that finally, the Filipino crowd is witnessing how special his former prized point guard is as he dazzles for Mono Vampire in the bright lights of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Finals.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations PBA: Rain or Shine keeps top spot, trips Magnolia in OT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ateneo’s Jhoana Maraguinot was the Lady Realtors’ latest recruit, linking up with Far Eastern University’s Toni Rose Basas, Jeanette Villareal, and Carly Hernandez, and University of the East’s Roselle Baliton.The Lady Realtors announced the signings on their Facebook page and also on a video presentation they shared on their social media accounts.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 crownMaraguinot, Basas, Villareal, Hernandez, and Baliton will boost Sta. Lucia, which finished fifth in the 2018 Grand Prix, the group’s highest finish in the PSL indoor tournaments. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sta. Lucia ended a frenetic week of signings on Saturday that saw five collegiate players from the UAAP join the team ahead of the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LeBron vows NBA fightback after ‘one of toughest career losses’ Baldwin, though, showed what being an Ironman is all about as he mustered enough strength to push through and keep Brown, a 12-time Ironman champion in New Zealand, at bay. He finished with a time of eight hours, 50 minutes and 13 seconds.Brown came in second while Cochrane was in third.Brown put the pressure on Baldwin beginning the 19-kilometer mark onwards where he was just about a minute away from catching up.Sensing the serious threat, Baldwin went for one last push to create a sizeable distance inside the last 10 kilometers.“The hardest part was the run for sure. The first 10k I felt quite good. The 10-20k was terrible and then the last 20k, I just dug in,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The motivation I think was to have the chance to finally win the Ironman. I worked so hard for so long and when I had that chance within sight I wasn’t gonna let it slip,” Baldwin, who looked like he could still go for another round despite completing a grueling 3.8-kilometer swim, 180 km bike and 42 km run.“I was just prepared to suffer for so much today and I did and that’s what got me to the line first and I was very happy.”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 crownBaldwin had a comfortable lead after the second transition from bike to run with another Kiwi in Simon Cochrane,  who was running second at that point and was five minutes and 20 seconds behind heading into the run, while Brown, a 12-time Ironman champion in New Zealand, trailed by eight minutes and 33 seconds.But Brown gained steam as the race went weary, overtaking Cochane near the halfway mark of the marathon and cutting Baldwin’s lead down to less than two minutes approaching the last 10 kilometers. Nick Baldwin of Seychelles at the finish line after a grueling full Ironman race. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC—Nick Baldwin hung on to beat Cameron Brown of New Zealand in a close finish in the first full-distance Ironman race in the Philippines on Sunday here.It was a victory of firsts for Baldwin, who finally won his first full Ironman in the Philippines’ inaugural whole distance competition and became Seychelles’ maiden winner.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Baldwin was met by his fiancée just before crossing the finish line and the two shared an emotional moment after.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Our game was sloppy and messy. Our defense and first ball was all over the place,” Adamson head coach Airess Padda said.Three straight errors from the Lady Altas gave Adamson the second frame.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’The Lady Falcons had 12 blocks while Perpetual only had four.Eli Soyud delivered 17 points for Adamson while Chiara Permentilla added 13. Asia League looks to expand reach as region’s biggest offseason event Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Adamson made quick work of Perpetual Help, 25-19, 25-18, 25-16, in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference women’s opener on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Down 10-12 in the third set, the Lady Falcons uncorked a 15-4 bomb to seal the result.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Maria Tripoli had 12 for the Lady Altas. Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ New faces for Azkals Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Beda celebrates after scoring against Perpetual. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonSan Beda bucked a third-set collapse to hack out a 25-19, 25-15, 9-25, 25-21 victory over Perpetual Help in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference on Wednesday night at FilOil Flying V Center to keep its semifinal hopes alive.It was just the second win of the Lady Red Lions but they can still take a long route to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda has to beat the University of the Philippines and then hope St. Benilde loses its two remaining matches against Perpetual and San Sebastian.Perpetual absorbed its fifth defeat in six outings and is out of contention along with winless San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Adamson, University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University have already snapped up the first three semifinal berths. —MARC ANTHONY REYES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college That game, however, became a precedent for Kouame as UP tried every trick to stop him in Ateneo’s next match.Kouame was quiet on the offensive end for the Blue Eagles putting up just nine points as the Fighting Maroons converged on him every chance but he did get 16 rebounds in the 83-66 Ateneo win.Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo de Manila University, forward)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena has been relatively quiet for the Blue Eagles during the first round averaging just 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists and those averages included his production of 8 points, one rebound, and four assists in their loss to the Tamaraws.Those seven games have long been over and Ravena seems to have made his proper arrival in the season when he showcased what he’s really capable of against the Fighting Maroons.Ravena tore up UP’s defenses and put up 21 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks as the Fighting Maroons ducked for cover during his continuous onslaught.CJ Cansino (University of Santo Tomas, small forward)CJ Cansino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s almost unfair to consider CJ Cansino to be a rookie at this point in time.UST’s wunderkind was a sight to behold for the Growling Tigers as he displayed unparalleled versatility as a wing.Cansino finished in seventh in the MVP race after the first round after accumulating 57.4286 statistical points and averaged 14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Tigers in the first round. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown His exploits, though, aren’t the only ones that came with a green La Salle jersey.Santi Santillan (De La Salle University, center)Santi Santillan and Baltazar’s frontcourt partnership for La Salle was crucial against the Soaring Falcons as both big men showed capabilities not only under the basket but also away from it.Both big men can play outside and hit jumpers and Santillan used that to his advantage when he put up 16 points, including three from beyond the arc, nine rebounds, and two blocks.Santillan also showed his composure for the Green Archers when he scored half of his output in the fourth quarter. Del Potro calls knee fracture a ‘hard blow’ The Green Archers are sitting comfortably in the fourth spot of the standings with a 4-3 record and part of that relative success was the play of Aljun Melecio.Melecio has been La Salle’s heart and soul throughout the season and his performance at the end of the first round spoke volumes of the trust the Green Archers put on him.Against the Soaring Falcons, Melecio was on kill mode putting up 22 points in the Green Archers’ 79-78 overtime win.Melecio wasn’t just putting up shots, he was also making the buckets when it mattered the most.He was the one that sent the game to overtime when he drilled a floater with 13.6 seconds left in regulation for the 64-64 tie and he went at it again in the extra frame when he made another teardrop for La Salle’s 69-64 lead with 4:04 to play.Honorable mentionsJustine Baltazar (De La Salle University, center)Melecio isn’t the only one responsible for La Salle’s steady trajectory in the UAAP as he had plenty of help from the Green Archers’ big men.First off is center Justine Baltazar whose length has been a problem for opposing players.Baltazar’s gangly capabilities was a big factor in the Green Archers’ 79-78 win over the Soaring Falcons when he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, and five blocks. Adamson University no longer has that armor of invincibility while Ateneo is looking more and more like the defending champion.Far Eastern University was among the elite for less than 24 hours when perennial archrival University of Santo Tomas took down the Tamaraws again at the start of the second round.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 ChrissDe La Salle is, surprisingly, on a stable ground in the fourth spot while University of the Philippines is looking to approach a slippery slope to futility.Enough of that, here are the players that made Week 5 into a spectacle. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s the transition week between the first round and the second round and the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament just turned from wild to downright bonkers.The fight for positioning for those precious top four spots are heating up.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And part of those numbers were his line of 16 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, when UST ripped UP apart, 86-72, in a master class of Basketball 101.Cansino followed that up with five points, 12 rebounds, and three assists in the Tigers’ 78-70 over the Tamaraws helping UST to get to an overall 4-4 record for the season.BackcourtJohn Lloyd Clemente (National University, shooting guard)John Lloyd Clemente. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe first round was some sort of feeling out phase for John Lloyd as he tried to find his niche with National University’s backcourt rotation.Clemente averaged meager numbers of 8.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ first six games of the season.Then end of the first and Clemente looked to have finally found his footing with the Bulldogs when he led NU in their 88-61 conquest of University of the East.Clemente put up 21 points, a career-high, and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulldogs who snapped a five-game losing streak when they beat the Red Warriors for a 2-5 record.Aljun Melecio (De La Salle University, shooting guard)Aljun Melecio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs crazy as the season has been, De La Salle seems to be on a steady pace. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FrontcourtAngelo Kouame (Ateneo de Manila University, center)Angelo Kouame. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHe’s Ateneo’s 6-foot-10 rock in the middle and Angelo Kouame has undoubtedly become a towering presence in both the offense and defensive ends for the defending champions.Kouame has been nothing short of brilliant in Week 5 displaying defensive intensity and offensive prowess for the Blue Eagles as they split their two games between the first and second rounds.The center had a bittersweet ending to his first round when his line of 16 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks couldn’t save Ateneo against FEU losing 63-60.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgGuiao will bare his pool of 18 to 20 players during the meeting to be presided by TNT’s Ricky Vargas, who has just been given a one-year extension as PBA board chair.“Whoever coach Yeng picks for the national team will be allowed to play by the board,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.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 ChrissThe PBA will take a break from Nov. 17 to Dec. 4 to give way to the fifth window of the qualifiers.“It may be pushed to Nov. 19 if we’re to have a playoff game for the last quarterfinal berth,” said Marcial. The PBA also takes a breather Wednesday and Friday in observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Alex Cabagnot, Gabe Norwood, Scottie Thompson, Poy Erram, Ian Sangalang, Marcio Lassiter, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Beau Belga and Asi Taulava were part of the team that dropped a 73-81 game to Iran in Tehran on Sept. 13.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Team Philippines’ preparation for the next window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers will start after national coach Yeng Guiao presents his program in a meeting with the PBA Board of Governors next Tuesday.The Nationals resume their chase for a spot in the 2019 World Cup in China with back-to-back home games at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay against Kazakhstan on Nov. 30 and versus Iran on Dec. 3.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View commentscenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 7 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Benzema was one of the few regular starters on the team, along with captain Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Benzema and Ramos played only the first half, being replaced by Federico Valverde and Nacho Fernandez, respectively.Solari, who hasn’t been ruled out as a permanent replacement for Lopetegui, pleased fans in his debut by including Vinicius Junior in the lineup. Lopetegui had seldom used the 18-year-old Brazilian forward who arrived amid high expectations in the summer but had played mostly in the “B” squad.One of the best players in the match, Vinicius Junior nearly scored in the 72nd with a powerful shot that struck the crossbar.Solari, who had been coaching Madrid’s B team, is a former Argentina midfielder who played for Madrid in the early 2000s. He helped the team win the 2002 Champions League, being involved in the play that led to Zinedine Zidane’s superb winner in the final.“We are working as if Solari will be our coach for the rest of the season,” Madrid defender Fernandez said. “He knows the club, has experience. We are not the ones making these decisions, so let’s see how it goes. But he is a great coach.”ADVERTISEMENT Among the other possible candidates to replace Lopetegui are former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.BARCELONA SURVIVESOusmane Dembele led Barcelona’s reserves in a difficult match in northern Spain, and it was his cross from a set piece that led to Clement Lenglet’s winning header a minute into stoppage time.Cultural Leonesa challenged the four-time defending champions throughout the match and had a few good chances to break the deadlock.“We made some mistakes, but what was important was to win,” Lenglet said. “It’s was a good away result.”The hosts had midfielder Sergio Marcos sent off with a second yellow card after Barcelona’s goal.OTHER MATCHESGirona conceded in the 88th but equalized six minutes into injury time to earn a 2-2 draw at Alaves in a match between top-tier teams.Valladolid, owned by former Brazil striker Ronaldo, cruised to a 2-1 win at second-division club Mallorca, while Getafe netted late to secure a 2-1 victory at Cordoba, another second-tier club.The return matches in the round of 32 are scheduled for December. 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 Real Madrid’s Alvaro Odriozola, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Melilla and Real Madrid at the Municipal Alvarez Claro stadium in the Spain’s enclave of Melilla, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.(AP Photo/Javier Gandul)MADRID — Real Madrid began life without Julen Lopetegui with a comfortable win in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, when it was Barcelona that struggled to defeat a third-division opponent.Barcelona needed an injury-time goal to win 1-0 at Cultural Leonesa, while Madrid cruised to a 4-0 victory over third-tier Melilla in a first-leg match in the round of 32.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters; will lose No. 1 ranking Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Interim coach Santiago Solari was on the bench as Madrid won with goals from Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Odriozola and Cristo Gonzalez in a match played in Spain’s small enclave in Africa.It was Madrid’s first game since Lopetegui was sacked on Monday, a day after the team was crushed 5-1 by Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium for its fifth loss in seven matches in all competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m happy because the team worked hard and showed character,” Solari said. “The players showed they are fully committed.”Benzema scored his sixth goal of the season from close range after a low pass by Odriozola in the 28th minute, and Asensio added to the lead with a one-timer from near the penalty spot after a nice set up by youngster Vinicius Junior on the final play of a rainy first half. Vinicius Junior helped set up Odriozola’s 79th-minute goal, his first with the club. Odriozola then made the cross for the injury-time goal by Gonzalez, also his first with the main squad.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PBA IMAGESChris Tiu may be the last of basketball’s gentlemen, a genuine class act on and off the court who has proven that nice guys do not always finish last.But a career dotted with championships in college and in the pros and unparalleled devotion to the national team may have reached its end in the form of a 30-point explosion that rescued Rain or Shine and towed it to a 107-101 victory over NLEX in the Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Tiu saved the import-less Elasto Painters with the kind of shooting he had always been known for and, in a gesture thick with foreshadowing, his teammates ran him through several screens, urging him to keep shooting. Later, teammates and coaching staff embraced him as he went to the bench with 25.4 seconds left.“This is what it feels like when your teammates are always looking for you and wanting you to shoot,” Tiu said. “They kept looking for me, setting screens for me and if I missed, they urged me to shoot again. This is what it feels like and it feels good.”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 ChrissNot only was Rain or Shine without an import, the Elasto Painters also played without stars Maverick Ahanmisi, Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan.“Our bigs played well but Chris played his heart out and like you said, maybe he’s retiring but … with 30 points he shouldn’t retire,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 The 33-year-old Tiu, a member of the original Gilas team in 2009 before he was selected as the seventh overall pick by the Elasto Painters in the 2012 Draft, said he is still uncertain of his future.“We’ll see. My contract is expiring I think in November or December this year. I have to talk to our bosses Raymond and Terry, see what they have in mind and then,” Tiu said. “I think I can still play. I mean, today, I don’t know how many minutes I played but I felt pretty good.”In the second game, Meralco came up strong in the last two quarters to rout San Miguel Beer, 111-81.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seniors Desiderio, Vito save day for UP MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant never found his typical offensive flow and found it a little strange playing without fiery Draymond Green, even if they have yet to make up from all that went down a night earlier in Los Angeles.Durant isn’t sharing any details.ADVERTISEMENT Former athletic trainer Chelsea Lane returned to Oracle with Atlanta and so did ex-Warriors performance coach and therapist Michael Irr and former assistant athletic trainer John Dusel.Lane, who was key to getting Curry back on the court for the playoffs, left the organization after the latest championship run to become Atlanta’s executive director of athletic performance and sports medicine.Warriors general manager and assistant GM Kirk Lacob presented the rings outside Atlanta’s locker room during pregame warmups.Lane joked about texting a photo of her ring to departed center Zaza Pachulia, who won’t return to Oracle until late March with his new Pistons team to get his sparkling jewelry.UP NEXTHawks: At Denver on Thursday night.Warriors: At Houston on Thursday to begin a three-game road trip all in Texas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Does Durant agree?“Who knows, we’ll see,” he said.Dazzling Atlanta rookie Trae Young was held to four points on 2-for-12 shooting and missed all five of his attempts from beyond the arc. The Hawks dropped their eighth straight to the Warriors and seventh in a row at Oracle Arena.Golden State shot 6 for 21 in the opening quarter, missing 7 of 9 3-point tries.“Not an easy game back-to-back, just coming in a little fatigued, a little emotionally spent and we had to grind it out,” Kerr said. “I’m proud of the guys. It wasn’t our best game but it was a good effort. We stayed solid.”TIP-INSHawks: Atlanta hasn’t won on Golden State’s home floor since a 95-79 victory on Feb. 25, 2011, and not in the series since Feb. 6, 2015. … The Hawks are 1-7 on the road, 0-3 vs. the Western Conference. .. Prince has hit at least one 3 in his first 13 games. “Just to see him in rhythm, in our offense with the ball and body movement that we like to play with, really helped everybody out,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said.Warriors: Durant made all 11 of his free throws and grabbed six rebounds. … Jerebko posted his 11th career double-double. … Golden State is 40-60 all-time without Curry, 23-19 since 2014-15. … The Warriors are 3-0 in the second game playing consecutive nights. … Golden State sold out for the 300th consecutive game, the fourth-longest active streak in the NBA.SMALL RING CEREMONYBehind the scenes, a few more Warriors championship rings were delivered. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Draymond Green benched by Warriors after Kevin Durant spat Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I’m going to keep that in house, that’s what we do here,” Durant said. “I’m not trying to give nobody no headlines. What happened, happened. We’re trying to move on, we’re just trying to play basketball.”Durant scored 29 points with a key jumper in the final minute, a day after a shouting episode on the bench with Green at least in part led to his teammate’s suspension Tuesday, and the undermanned Golden State Warriors held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-103.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 ChrissREAD: Draymond Green benched by Warriors after Kevin Durant spatKlay Thompson added 24 points as Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his third straight game with a strained left groin. The two-time MVP shuffled and danced as he celebrated big plays from the bench. Taurean Prince scored 22 points, making four 3-pointers and finishing 8 for 14 from the floor in the Hawks’ fifth straight loss and ninth in 10.Durant led the way despite shooting 9 of 23 hours after the Warriors suspended All-Star Green for one game without pay for conduct detrimental to the team. He got into it with Durant on the bench at the end of regulation in a 121-116 overtime road loss to the Clippers and Green wasn’t even at the arena Tuesday.Jonas Jerebko started in place of Green and had season bests of 14 points and 14 rebounds — “He was our MVP tonight,” coach Steve Kerr said — as the Warriors stayed unbeaten in the second game of a back-to-back this season.Quinn Cook dished out six of Golden State’s 28 assists playing in Curry’s spot.“I think we’re all professional. We all love each other. We’re with each other every day for nine months. Brothers are going to fight and brothers are going to get into it,” Cook said. “I think the biggest thing, we know the common goal, we know what’s at stake. These guys have been great for a while. I think we’re all going to get past this and come together. It’s going to make us stronger.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more