Yap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star

first_imgView comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Star handily won the elimination duels in the first two conferences, and even swept the Elasto Painters, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.Yap believes Rain or Shine has already turned the page, not only on its rivalry against the Hotshots, but also on its overall campaign this conference and moving forward.“We’re more active on defense and we have a better communication. I think we can sustain this if we continue what we’re doing. We have to be consistent on defense and stick to our system,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT James Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not everyday that you see James Yap go scoreless in a game.Rain or Shine’s game against Star on Sunday marked the first time Yap didn’t hit a single point since July 24 last year when he was still with the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victolero pleased with Star’s effort despite loss to ROS But the two-time PBA Most Valuable Player couldn’t care any less as Rain or Shine finally got one against his former team Star, 92-88, on Sunday.With Yap taking a backseat, the Elasto Painters exorcised their demons and nabbed a victory over the Hotshots, while also claiming their fourth win in six games this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Of course, I’m happy. I’m thankful for my teammates because we finally got one,” said a relieved Yap, who saw limited minutes and went 0-of-2 from the field. “We’re 0-4 against them, so I’m just grateful to my teammates that even if I’m not inside, we’re still able to get the win.”Since the blockbuster trade that saw Yap and Paul Lee switch teams, Rain or Shine has yet to beat Star until Sunday. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

Brownlee: We have to slow Durham down

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe probability of Meralco import Allen Durham dominating a game is as good as inevitable.Durham, the Governors’ Cup back-to-back Best Import, is averaging 30.0 points, 18.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in the first three games of the finals against Barangay Ginebra, a team that has a towering frontline with 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic02:14Carpio 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 PBA Finals heads to Philippine Arena for Game 5; Free rides provided LATEST STORIES The bull-strong Durham posted a 20-20 in Game 2 but he still managed to kick it up a notch with 38 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and five blocks in Game 3 to lead the Bolts to victory.It’s a no-brainer that the Gin Kings’ top priority in Game 4 is to limit Durham’s production.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut even Gin Kings import Justin Brownlee isn’t sure if that’s even possible the way Durham has been tirelessly doing it all and yet show no signs of slowing down.“No. 1 I think we have to find a way to probably slow Allen Durham down,” Brownlee told reporters after Meralco took Game 3, 94-81. “He had a big night. If he continues to have a big night for them it’s gonna be a lot of trouble for us. So I think that’s one of the thing that we’re gonna try to do.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Brownlee said Durham hasn’t done something that is out of the ordinary by his standards.“Not really surprised. It was almost a have to win type of situation for him. I’m sure they don’t want to go 3-0. We knew they’re going to be aggressive, they’re going to fight the whole game,” Brownlee said.“It wasn’t a surprise. He’s a tough player especially down low. He can get the ball down low, get the rebound and stuff like that so it actually wasn’t a surprise.”Game 4 is on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Azkals held to a draw anew as Asian Cup berth remained elusive

first_imgLATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo from GoNepal.comThe Philippines’ AFC Asian Cup qualification bid remained hanging in the balance after the Azkals were held to a goalless draw by Nepal last Tuesday at ANFA Stadium in Kathmandu. Carlie de Murga was denied by the crossbar in second half stoppage time and Daisuke Sato’s header was also cleared off the line as the Azkals failed to break down a resolute Nepalese side, which was already out of contention in Group F. ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Blackwater owner thinks Ellis on his way out of PBA after continued no show Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The spell of good play from the Azkals was highlighted by a couple of big opportunities in the 35th minute. Curt Dizon cut inside from the right and stung the palm of the Nepalese keeper Kiran Limbu, who could only save the ball into the path of Mike Ott. The diminutive atttacker, however, couldn’t get solid contact with the Kiran to beat. Just after the hour mark, Kiran was called into action by Simone Rota, who rifled a long range effort. The rebound fell to skipper Phil Younghusband, who sprayed his effort wide. The game opened up late in the second half as the Azkals threw men forward and Junior Munoz and De Murga had to make a couple of timely blocks to deny the hosts from going ahead. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley sent Pika Minegishi and James Younghusband into the fray in the hopes of boosting the attack. Off an Iain Ramsay’s inswinging corner, the ball found its way Sato, whose free header was cleared off the line in the 83rd minute. Well drilled and disciplined defensively for most of the contest, the Nepalese rode their luck in stoppage time. Neil Etheridge’s free kick picked out De Murga whose header rattled the crossbar as the Azkals came within inches of qualifying with a game to spare.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ It was the third straight draw for the Filipinos, who were held to back-to-back stalemates by Yemen.But as it stands, the Azkals still have the inside track in the race for the two Asian Cup berths after improving their tally to nine points. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneTajikistan and Yemen are just three points behind with a match at hand, which means the grim prospect of not qualifying is still possible for the Azkals, who have to beat the Tajiks on March 27 at home.Playing in high altitude, the Azkals took awhile to settle into the match. The first chance came in the 21st minute when Iain Ramsay found De Murga inside the box only for the defender to send his shot over the bar.  View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Sidelined Chris Bosh wants to ‘keep options open as a player’

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 LATEST STORIES “To be honest, I’m looking at today’s game and I put myself in that position and how I would benefit from the faster basketball, more threes, catch-and-go opportunities, attacking the paint with more space, that’s what kind of gets me juiced up and riled up when I watch today’s game,” he shared.“I would really want to teach someone how to function without having to have plays called for you.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Chris Bosh: ‘My health is great. I’m feeling good’ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? After being officially waived by the Heat last July, Bosh bared what’s next for him.“Probably not coaching. It’s always very interesting. I’m always going to be around the game of basketball,” the Georgia Tech product said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I plan to keep my options open as a player moving forward, but that’s not coaching. Maybe front office work, working with teams and spreading the game, maybe teaching the game to young people, that’s something that’s a very big passion.”With the game shifting to a more free-flowing offense with emphasis on outside shooting, the sweet-stroking big man also can’t help but think how he’ll fare in today’s NBA. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas.  AP Photo/LM OteroChris Bosh’s stellar career as a basketball star may have been cut short due to severe blood clots, but he recently made it clear that he’s not done with the sport.An 11-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion, the 33-year-old lanky forward expressed his thoughts about his future during an interview on NBA TV’s coverage of the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers game on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Antetokounmpo scores 32 to help Bucks breeze past Kings Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

McIlroy plans busy schedule leading to the Masters

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, hits from the bunker on the ninth hole during a practice round at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, N.C. McIlroy plans to play at least seven tournaments leading into the Masters next year. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)Rory McIlroy took off the final three months of the year to heal his body and clear his mind, and he appears eager to get back to work.With a series of announcements over the last week, McIlroy revealed what likely will be his most ambitious schedule ahead of Augusta National in the 10 years he has been eligible for the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT That means McIlroy will play three straight weeks (Pebble, Riviera, Honda), take a week off, then another three weeks in a row (Valspar, Bay Hill, Match Play) and then have a week off before the Masters.Meanwhile, The Guardian is reporting that McIlroy’s best mate, Harry Diamond, will remain as his caddie.McIlroy split with J.P. Fitzgerald after the British Open, and Diamond worked for him the rest of the year.LAST CHANCE: Brandt Snedeker flew halfway around the world to play in the Indonesian Masters. He hopes it can lead to an invitation to that other Masters.Snedeker is No. 51 in the world, and this is the last tournament available for him to play. The top 50 at the end of the year earn a spot in the field at Augusta National. Snedeker, who missed five months with a sternum injury, will have plenty of competition beyond Justin Rose.Four other players have hopes to get into the top 50 — Satoshi Kodaira (No. 50), Dylan Frittelli (No. 55), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (No. 56) and Yusaku Miyazato (No. 58).ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Indonesian Masters may not be the last chance for everyone.Kiradech last week won the Thongchai Jaidee Invitational on the Asian Development Tour, which offers minimal ranking points. That victory, however, makes him eligible for the final ADT event in Thailand called the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship. Depending on how he fares in Jakarta, if Kiradech wins in Thailand, he might get enough points to crack the top 50.For those who don’t make it, Augusta National also takes the top 50 in the world from the March 25 ranking two weeks before the Masters.GARCIA AWARDS: A green jacket, a bride, a baby on the way and now the awards are starting to cap off a memorable year for Sergio Garcia.The Masters champion was selected as the European Tour golfer of the year, the first time he was won the award. Garcia won three times this year, including the Dubai Desert Classic and the Andalucia Masters, to go along with his first major championship at Augusta National.The award was decided by a panel consisting of golf media.“This is an amazing honor,” Garcia said. “I think both on and off the golf course, it has been a unique andunbelievable year, and one that I will definitely remember my whole life.”The British-based Association of Golf Writers also honored Garcia with its Golf Writers Trophy. It’s the second time Garcia won the AGW award. He also won in 1999 when the 19-year-old was runner-up to Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship, won two European Tour events and went 3-1-1 in the Ryder Cup.“To be voted the award for a second time, it is extremely exciting and hopefully I will be able to win it again,” Garcia said. “We know that both the golfers and the media go hand-in-hand in this business, and we always appreciate when they recognize you for something as big as this.”DRUG SUSPENSION: Mark Hensby has been suspended for one year under the PGA Tour’s anti-doping policy for failing to provide a sample.He becomes the fourth PGA Tour member to be suspended since the policy took effect in 2008. Embiid scores 28 in return as Sixers top Wolves Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The most McIlroy has ever played before the Masters was seven tournaments — in 2009, the first year he was eligible for all four majors, and in 2016. Next year he is planning to play eight.McIlroy, coming off his first winless year since 2008, will start the new season with two tournaments in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) before he embarks on a busy PGA Tour schedule. He is playing the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the first time, followed by the Genesis Open at Riviera and a third straight week at the Honda Classic, not far from where he lives.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseMost peculiar about McIlroy’s schedule is that he is skipping the World Golf Championship in Mexico City and instead will play the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook for the first time, and then play the following week at Bay Hill. That’s two tournaments he has never played, and three courses (two at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am) that he will have to learn.His manager said McIlroy also would play the Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas, where two years ago he reached the semifinals. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Under the policy, the tour does not release where Hensby was playing when his name was selected for drug testing. Hensby, who has not had full PGA Tour status since 2008, is a past champion. He missed the cut in nine of the 14 events on the Web.com Tour this year. He played twice on the PGA Tour, missing the cut at the Barbasol Championship and getting disqualified at the Sanderson Farms Championship in late October, the last event he played.The 46-year-old Australian won the John Deere Classic in 2004 and played in the Presidents Cup the following year.GO LOW: For the second time this decade, the PGA Tour had two players break 60 in the same year. Paul Goydos (John Deere Classic) and Stuart Appleby (Greenbrier Classic) did it in 2010, while Justin Thomas (Sony Open) and Adam Hadwin (CareerBuilder Challenge) did it this year.Perhaps a better example of how scoring is getting lower is not an individual round but rather all four of them.There were 120 players who posted all four rounds in the 60s in 2017 without winning, and 23 players did it more than once.Eight players had all four rounds in the 60s without winning at three tournaments — Webb Simpson, Sean O’Hair, Ollie Schniederjans, Richy Werenski, Brian Harman, Tony Finau, Brian Gay and Charley Hoffman.DIVOTS: Justin Rose will be host of the British Masters next year, and he has selected Walton Heath as the venue for the Oct. 11-14 event. … Shubhankar Sharma, Erik van Rooyen and Shaun Norris each earned a spot in the British Open next year as the top finishers in the Joburg Open. … The LPGA Tour stop in Singapore has changed its name next year to HSBC Women’s World Championship. It used to be the HSBC Women’s Champions. Inbee Park is the defending champion for the March 1-4 tournament. … The R&A has created a new amateur championship for junior girls. The inaugural Girls Under-16s Open Championship will be held at Fulford on April 27-29.STAT OF THE WEEK: Justin Rose won the HSBC Champions and earned $1,660,000. He is playing the Indonesian Masters, with total prize money of $750,000.FINAL WORD: “I hope he manages his expectations more than everybody else’s expectations, like he’s going to come back and be Tiger of past. I think he still has a little bit of time on his side, but not a whole lot.” — Greg Norman on Tiger Woods. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Hoops, iconic AF1s highlight ‘Battle Force Manila’

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With performers like Jess Connelly, Mike Swift, DJ Nix Damn P!, Abra & Loonie, and Matt X AC providing the sounds, cagers did what they know best and proved their supremacy against their fellow ballers.Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoUltimately, it was the G-Force crew of Marky Mercado, Fran Asuncion, Jay Sacluti, Tim Cu, Nino Atilano, and Nikko Montelibano who reigned supreme and won the event’s basketball battle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseProfessional dunker David Carlos also showcased his mettle as he was unsurprisingly crowned as the dunk king, while Bobby G. torched the hoops the most to come away victorious in the three-point shootout.But it wasn’t just all ball as word wizards and dance floor dynamos also took the court to the delight of the crowd. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Romero says PBA governors ‘move on,’ assures fans of same ‘basketball fun’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoJames Kevin Asis, Raymart Caraan, and Jayson Jullanda, collectively known as the Yo Gang, trashed their competition to win the rap battle, while The Empire, made up of Melvin Calayag, Melvin De Guzman, Zhey Estolano, Angelito Delos Reyes, and Justin David outshone their foes to take the seat in the dance battle throne.Aside from the numerous battles, the event also saw basketball fans mingle with some of the top professional players.Also appearing in the event are sought-after editions of the Air Force 1 like The Roc-a-Fella, Acronym and Travis Scott versions.Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoADVERTISEMENT Battle Force Manila. Contributed PhotoStyle met substance two weekends ago as basketball and shoe aficionados converged at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the launch of Air Force 1.Commemorating the anniversary of the release of the iconic shoe, Nike threw the biggest party for the Metro’s best ballers while also uniting them with the city’s best rappers and hippest dancers.ADVERTISEMENT 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Westbrook, George lead Thunder to victory over Jazz

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points for the Jazz after missing the last two games with a big toe contusion. It was his 11th 20-point game of the season, the most among NBA rookies.“Russell had a really good all-around game from start to finish,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Thought we had a great night from Paul. Carmelo didn’t maybe shoot the ball as well as he has the last couple games, but he got the kind of looks that (we like). He got 10 3s up, which was great.”The Thunder controlled the game most of the night and weren’t threatened after a spurt by George and Westbrook that pushed their lead to 13 in the third quarter. Westbrook’s pull-up jumper was lethal, and back-to-back 3-pointers by George seemed to take all the energy from Utah. The Jazz never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.“I didn’t feel like we executed offensively,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “When you play a team that’s long and athletic defensively, you need each other even more. You have to execute with even more force and commit and we weren’t able to do that.”Oklahoma City outscored Utah 29-21 in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The Jazz held their only lead of the game at 4-3.“They take you out of your offense,” Mitchell said. “They’re aggressive. As you saw, I made a few passes that, against certain teams, are open. But when you have guys who are long and athletic and quick, those passes aren’t there.“That’s the one thing we have to accept, the aggression, and then counter it. I don’t think we did that until we got toward the end of the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) drives against the Utah Jazz in the first half during an NBA basketball game. APSALT LAKE CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder got the kind of night they envisioned when they brought in Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook.Westbrook had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Thunder won their fourth in a row with a 103-89 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers Utah had no answer for Westbrook, George and Anthony, who were playing the second night of a back-to-back.“We’re just finding it,” Anthony said. “Everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to do. Everybody’s playing their game. We’re not playing as tense and thinking so much out there on the basketball court as we were a couple weeks ago. The flow of the game is starting to become better and better for everybody. Guys are starting to be comfortable with what’s being asked of them and kind of just accepting it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Just playing basketball at this point.”Westbrook had his 11th triple-double of the season. George had 26 points, five rebounds, a season-high six steals and two blocks, and Anthony added 16 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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

LOOK: LA Tenorio meets lookalike on Christmas Day

first_imgBOCAUE — LA Tenorio got quite a Christmas surprise when he met his doppelganger on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Victolero praises Ginebra’s defense in Magnolia loss LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lando Bago, 38, came in full Barangay Ginebra uniform at Philippine Arena here as he watched his idol lead the crowd favorites to an 89-78 victory over fierce rival Magnolia.Tenorio couldn’t help but smile during the encounter as he thanked the Sta. Maria, Bulacan native for his undying love and support for the Gin Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There’s a lot of them (lookalikes). From Mark (Caguioa) to Jayjay (Helterbrand). But for us, for them to show their support with that, it’s really a good thing for me and I’m thankful for them,” he said.The 33-year-old playmaker said that fans like Bago give Ginebra players inspiration as they go out of their way just to show support for their idols. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “There’s a lot of them who have those stories, who come from far-flung provinces just to see us and it warms our hearts,” he said. “We’re lucky to have fanatics like them. It adds motivation for us every game to play hard and give our 100-percent because that’s what they want from us — to give our 100-percent effort, win or lose.”Tenorio did send Bago home happy as he delivered the goods for the Gin Kings with his statline of 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and five steals in the victory, giving the Ginebra faithfuls, who trooped to the world’s largest indoor arena a merry Christmas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Castro hopes young guns grow up quickly in time for 2023

first_imgLATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lone high school player Gozum overwhelmed in presence of Gilas stars OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I hope that we inspired them that they had a chance to train with us. In the future, we’ll be the ones watching them once they are the ones playing for the national team,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It feels good because you can see it in their faces that they’re excited and they want to learn. It’s a good feeling for me as a veteran that I can give them advice about the international game that they can use in case they get called up.”Seeing the young guns buckle down to work, Castro was ecstatic for the future of the national team as he worked with guys like Robert Bolick, CJ Perez, Paul Desiderio, and Juan Gomez de Liaño in the session, giving them pointers on how a guard’s role in coach Chot Reyes’ system is played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCastro said the young guards are lucky that they are already getting valuable lessons and exposure at their age.“Their advantage is they started this early. At their age, they’re already part of the pool. They still have the time to develop their skills and there are still lots of training camps and tournaments that they can join to fast track their development. I just hope they grow quickly so they will be ready for 2023,” he said. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJayson Castro felt more rejuvenated with the infusion of the young bloods in Gilas Pilipinas’ evening practice session at Meralco Gym.“I feel younger,” Castro said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Gin Kings shocker

first_imgGesta fails anew; Duno impresses OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raymond Aguilar tied his career-high with 16 points, and though he actually didn’t limit Fajardo, who finished with 33, he had some big buckets that kept the Beermen at bay.Cone is now looking forward to the Kings’ next game on Saturday against NLEX at Cuneta Astrodome where 7-foot cornerstone Greg Slaughter could make his return.Confusion marred the final 4.6 seconds when Chris Ross took the first of two free throws originally intended for Chico Lanete. He was slapped a technical foul as Tenorio made it a safe four-point lead for Ginebra.GlobalPort, still without star Terrence Romeo, scored an impressive 107-88 plastering of Meralco in the first game.Meanwhile, former Purefoods point guard Ulysses Tanigue passed away on Sunday due to a lingering illness. He was 43.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ “This was a mismatch, in the first quarter, we had no chance,” Cone said after the Beermen looked like they were simply going through the motions. “Our guys just dug in and made a run at halftime and we kept momentum.“We started believing and that was the key. We kept forgetting how good we could be.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRaymond Aguilar was the surprise performer for the Kings, who leveled their record to 3-3 and dealt the Beermen their first loss in six games, dropping San Miguel into a tie for the lead with another sister team, Magnolia.“Who would have thought it?” Cone asked of the win, before heaping praise on “the other Aguilar. “He was just phenomenal. He guarded June Mar (Fajardo) all game, he hit big shots, made big plays on his own. He was amazing.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESTim Cone was in shock Sunday night, minutes after a bizarre finish had his undermanned Barangay Ginebra crew snapping a three-game losing streak in the PBA Philippine Cup.The multititled coach drew a hero out of one of the most obscure men on his bench, as the Gin Kings brought down erstwhile unbeaten sister team San Miguel Beer, 100-96, that put them back in the middle of the pack at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more