SMB stays unscathed, escapes NLEX

first_imgMOST READ June Mar Fajardo was also instrumental in the win, unloading 11 of his 25 markers in the third quarter comeback after San Miguel battled back from a nine-point halftime deficit, while also hauling down 16 boards, two dimes, a steal, and a block.After the Road Warriors took a 58-49 lead at the halftime break, the real Beermen came out to play in the third quarter as it went to Fajardo and set up the see-saw battle.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 folkTensions arose in the final five minutes of the game after Michael Miranda got ejected for kicking Chris Ross, who was also thrown out after engaging in a verbal altercation with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao with 1:46 to play.Alex Cabagnot, who also corralled 14 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds in the win, and Santos delivered the coup de grace as San Miguel stayed on top of the standings at 4-0. The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 109 — Santos 26, Fajardo 25, Cabagnot 14, Lassiter 14, Pessumal 10, Ganuelas-Rosser 6, De Ocampo 4, Ross 4, Heruela 2, Mamaril 2, Semerad 2.NLEX 98 — Ravena 15, Mallari 12, Quiñahan 12, Soyud 12, Miranda 10, Tiongson 8, Fonacier 6, Uyloan 6, Al-Hussaini 5, Alas 5, Taulava 3, Baguio 2, Gotladera 2.Quarters: 31-24, 49-58, 74-74, 109-98.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Miguel’s Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel shrugged off a listless first half and fought off a tough NLEX crew, 109-98, to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.Arwind Santos was all over the court for the Beermen, doing it all for his squad with 26 points on 5-of-12 shooting from three, to go with 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Marcio Lassiter also shot 3-of-8 from threes to nab 14 markers to go with his four boards and four dimes.As elated as coach Leo Austria is for the win, he didn’t expect the game to come easy for the Beermen given the heightened sense of urgency for NLEX, which has now lost its last three assignments.“With NLEX losing their last two games, we knew they will come out hard and it happened. They refused to lose because of their pride and experience. I knew from the start that this will be an exciting game even though in the last few minutes, we’re leading in double figures. But I’m happy to see my players persevere and get this win,” he said.Second overall pick Kiefer Ravena continued to impress in this duel against famed backcourt defenders, finishing with 15 points, six assists, and three rebounds.Alex Mallari, JR Quiñahan, and Raul Soyud had 12 in the losing effort as the Road Warriors fell to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian Open 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

Batang Gilas falls to Australia in Fiba Asia U-16

first_imgMcLaude Guadaña led the Philippines with 11 points and three rebounds, while RC Calimag chimed in 10 markers and three boards.Kai Sotto added nine points, four rebounds, an assist, and a steal, while Yukien Andrada had eight markers and five boards in the defeat.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 Philippines dropped to 1-1 in the preliminaries to end up at second place in Group B. It still moves on to the quarterfinals, where it will meet Hong Kong on Thursday.Jay Rantall paced Australia with 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists, Kobe Williamson got 14 markers, five boards, two steals, and two blocks, and Luke Travers had 11 points and seven rebounds. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Romeo ‘feeling like a rookie again’ as he joins first TNT practice Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Australia asserted  its dominance as it controlled the boards, 51-33, and forced the Philippines to commit 26 turnovers, which led to 26 points in its favor.The Scores:AUSTRALIA 82 — Rantall 15, Williamson 14, Travers 11, Capetola 9, Herbert 8, Wigness 8, Swaka 7, Jackson 6, Madden 2, Meakes 2, Tsapatolis 0.PHILIPPINES 52 — Guadaña 11, Calimag 10, Sotto 9, Andrada 8, Padrigao 5, Fortea 4, Cortez 2, Lazaro 2, Chiu 1, Balaga 0, Bautista 0, Go 0.Quarters: 18-13, 38-25, 62-40, 82-52.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas Pilipinas bowed to the mighty Australia, 82-52, Wednesday in the 2018 FIBA Asia U-16 Championship in Foshan, China.The national youth team tried to stay in step with the powerhouse Boomers in the first quarter, but ultimately lost grip of the game in the second quarter and fell behind by as much as 82-51 late in the game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

As a sign of gratitude, Adorador offered coaching gig in UE girls team

first_imgFor the better part of five years, Shaya Adorador has been the undisputed face of University of the East and not an hour after she played her last game as a Lady Warrior she’s already got an offer to become a vital figure in the school’s athletic department.Athletic director Rod Roque, who served as the team’s interim head coach after the exit of beleaguered Francis Vicente midway through the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, said he has offered his star hitter an assistant coaching position for the school’s girls’ volleyball team.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 crownRoque, who looked like an excited grandfather during his and Adorador’s post-game press conference after their loss to University of the Philippines, 14-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23, wants Adorador to have the coaching experience as soon as possible.“We’re very grateful to Shaya and as a sign of our gratitude she will be the assistant coach of the girls’ volleyball team, and she can’t refuse,” said a smiling Roque in Filipino Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym. “This will be a training ground for her.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Adorador stayed with the team despite the team’s lack of success, winning a combined two games from Seasons 76 until 79, and the departure of rookie captain Celine Domingo who transferred to Far Eastern University after just one season.“I didn’t regret staying in UE because it’s a different sense of pride the school has been helping you since you were in high school,” said Adorador in Filipino. “I want to return the favor even though I wasn’t able to raise UE’s level.”Adorador added that she still has to think about Roque’s offer, to which the fun-loving mentor responded that the contract was already printed and that “Shaya just needs to sign it.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deputy Karl Dimaculangan named new Lady Warriors head coach It pays to be loyal.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Standhardinger cleared to play in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The 6-foot-8 PBA rookie missed his last two games with San Miguel in the Commissioner’s Cup but Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio said Standhardinger was deemed fit to play just in time for the 3×3 tournament.“Yes, he will be playing,” said Antonio in a report from Spin.ph. “Our lineup is intact, they had practice this afternoon and we’re good to go.”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 crownStandhardinger suffered from a swollen left knee which saw him miss the Beermen’s past two games in the PBA’s second conference, matches the Beermen won to get to a 3-3 record.The PBA freshman will team up with Globalport’s Stanley Pringle, and TNT’s Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario in the tournament that will run from June 8 to June 12 at Philippine Arena. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christian Standhardinger has been medically cleared to take the floor for the Philippines in the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Injured Valdez, Morado still show up at national team pool training The Philippines are ranked 48th in the world and is grouped with Russia (3rd), Brazil (8th), Canada (32nd), and Mongolia (5th). Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Ateneo nips La Salle in OT

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 Tab Baldwin, however, hopes it was played better.Angelo Kouame delivered the crucial baskets and Ateneo held off La Salle in overtime, 81-75, Tuesday night in the Filoil Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.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 crownKouame scored the last three field goals, including a strong inside bucket that sealed the game, 79-75, with 39.1 seconds left.The Blue Eagles finished the elimination round with a 9-0 record in Group A while the Green Archers dropped to 7-2. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES It was everything expected of a game between basketball’s two fiercest rivals. Tough shots, a lot of swag and a clutch ending.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In praise of referee Robert Byrd Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I thought it was a fairly sloppy game,” said Baldwin, Ateneo’s coach. “Perhaps, when green goes against blue, it’s gonna be tough to find a well played game of basketball.”“I don’t really have a lot to say about the game, I thought it wasn’t a great game of basketball. It might have been entertaining. I thought La Salle probably played with a bit more grit, a bit more toughness than we did,” he added.Ateneo looked on its way to a victory after Thirdy Ravena made a step back triple with the shotclock winding down that put the Eagles on top, 70-66, with 23.5 seconds left.But Aljun Melecio made a three and La Salle sandwiched a split by Isaac Go with a Jolo Go layup off an inbounds play with 0.3 ticks remaining to force overtime.Earlier, San Beda crushed Mapua, 95-60, to seal a quarterfinal slot while Lyceum tripped UST, 93-88.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup photographer gets Croatia invite

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Boxing at 2020 Olympics remains in doubt LATEST STORIES AFP photographer Yuri Cortez, who unwittingly became part of the celebrations of Croatia in their World Cup semi-final match against England, gestures during an interview with AFP in Mexico City on July 12, 2018.When Croatia scored the goal against England that took them into the World Cup final on Wednesday, AFP photographer Cortez unwittingly became part of the celebrations as he was buried under a pile of joyous players. / AFP PHOTO / BERNARDO MONTOYAYuri Cortez, the AFP photographer who became a World Cup sensation after he kept shooting pictures despite being piled-on by Croatia players, has been invited to the European country for a week’s holiday.“Only make sure to bring your goodwill and camera and please indicate when you would like to visit Croatia,” said the Croatia tourism office.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “They just kept coming towards me and they fell on me! It was a crazy moment, they were delighted. Then they suddenly realized that I was underneath them.Quick as a flash, he picked up his camera and took some remarkable close-up shots of the Croats’ joy.“Then they asked me if I was OK. Another one picked up my lens and another player (Domagoj Vida) gave me a kiss.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “Very happy,” replied Mexico-based Cortez when contacted by Croatia’s tourist boss Kristjan Stanicic.“We talked for a few minutes. He said he wanted to invite me to discover the country, its beauty, its food…and just tell them where I wanted to go.”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’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Some images of the dramatic celebration of Croatia’s second goal against England during the semi final of the world cup #FifaWorldCup2018 #EnglandvsCroatia #CRO #CROvENG #CROENG #RussiaWorldCup2018 #Russia2018 #Rusia2018 #Nikon #CroaciaInglaterra pic.twitter.com/4wTwObDT8t— Yuri Cortez (@YuriYurisky) July 12, 2018 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Stanicic said: “After Zagreb, we are going to show Yuri everything that is best in Croatia, our coasts, our islands and continental Croatia.”Cortez unwittingly became part of Croatia’s celebrations when Mario Mandzukic scored in extra-time to give them a 2-1 win against England in the World Cup semi-final.The striker ran to a corner of the pitch at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium to share his joy with his teammates.“I was just changing my lens as the players ran towards me,” said Cortez, who was positioned next to the pitchside advertising boards.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Dirk Nowitzki eyes December for start of 21st season with Mavs

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Either way, Rawlings didn’t want to wait past this season to honor the player who led the Mavericks to their only championship as the NBA Finals MVP in 2011 and is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history with 31,187 points, seventh on the all-time list.Rawlings lauded Nowitzki for his willingness to be visible in public, mentioning that he was elected the same night Nowitzki was celebrating a birthday and they ended up at the same club.“That was LIT!” Nowitzki interrupted, drawing laughs.“A kid came here that was skinny and didn’t really know much about life and only lived at home,” Nowitzki said earlier. “Like I said earlier, grew into a man here. Off the court, try to help out, try to help this great city be better. Try to represent the city the right way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 2007 NBA MVP said he started running on a treadmill about two weeks ago and has steadily increased the intensity. Nowitzki has played in a couple of games involving staff members during practice. But until he goes through several full practices, his debut will have to wait.“The reason why we’re taking it so slow now is once I get out there, I want to finish the rest of the season healthy,” Nowitzki said. “I don’t want to come back too soon now and then have setbacks again like I did with the Achilles a few years ago. Next thing you know I missed another few weeks.”Nowitzki said the significance of this debut hasn’t made him any more anxious than the painstaking wait when all indications were the surgery wouldn’t affect what could — and many presume will be — his final season.“I’ve been antsy,” he said. “Had the surgery in April and it’s been nothing but rehab and treadmills. Love to step out there soon and get the kick of competing, the crowd involved. It’s just something I miss. And once my career is over, that’s for sure something I’ll miss, the kick, the rush, the adrenaline.”Nowitzki said he wasn’t ready to decide how the injury will influence a decision on a possible 22nd season.ADVERTISEMENT Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki makes a face as he is presented with the key to the city of Dallas by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, during halftime of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki was ready to take the court Wednesday night — at halftime, for a ceremony in which the Mavericks star was presented a key to the city by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.As for when the 7-foot German’s record 21st season with the same franchise will begin after a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery seven months ago, Nowitzki said the goal is sometime in December.ADVERTISEMENT Boxing gets big new platforms even as HBO exits sport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 13-time All-Star had surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle just before the end of the 2017-18 season. Nowitzki was on schedule to be ready for the start of this season before a setback led to tendon soreness just before the start of training camp in September.Nowitzki spoke alongside Rawlings before the ceremony during the Mavericks’ game against Brooklyn.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“It’s just hard when I haven’t done much for eight weeks and there’s a 40-year-old basically starting from scratch to try to get back in shape to play NBA minutes,” Nowitzki said. “Hopefully soon. Hopefully, somewhere in December I’ll be ready and the body will respond the right way.”Nowitzki is set to become the first player to spend all 21 seasons with the same team. Until he makes his debut, he will technically share the record of 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 View commentslast_img read more

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo top early NBA All-Star vote totals

first_imgVoting continues through January 21 with fan ballots counting 50 percent, current NBA players counting 25 percent and a media panel counting 25 percent to determining the 10 starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game on February 17 at Charlotte, North Carolina.All-Star Game starters and captains will be revealed January 24. Reserves will be revealed one week later.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 ChrissThis year’s all-star contest will follow last year’s format with two team captains — the All-Stars who lead their conference — each selecting rosters from pools of starters and reserve players regardless of conference affiliation.James, a 14-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player, was followed in the West front line by Slovenian 19-year-old swingman Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks on 679,839 and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant with 659,968. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Chasing a starting berth were New Orleans star big man Anthony Davis at 605,417 and Oklahoma City’s Paul George on 580,055 with New Zealand center Steven Adams of Oklahoma City next on 261,327.Three-time NBA champion and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the reigning champion Warriors topped Western Conference guards with 793,111 votes and Minnesota’s Derrick Rose joined him in the backcourt with 698,086 votes.Houston’s James Harden, the NBA’s top scorer with 33.3 points a game, was chasing a starting spot in third on 541,606 with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook next on 459,792.Antetokounmpo was followed in East frontcourt starting spot positions by Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard on 774,172 and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, a 7-footer from Cameroon, on 648,002.Embiid’s 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler was a distant fourth on 222,206.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) high-fives Josh Hart (3) at the end of the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the first fan balloting updates announced Thursday for next month’s NBA All-Star Game.Los Angeles Lakers star playmaker James received the most votes with 1,083,363 to pace the Western Conference frontcourt while Milwaukee Bucks forward Antetokounmpo led the Eastern Conference with 991,561 votes in the first fan ballot returns.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Boston’s Kyrie Irving topped the East guards with 910,329 votes and Miami’s Dwyane Wade was second on 409,156.Chasing backcourt starting spots were Charlotte’s Kemba Walker of 319,519 and Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year from Australia, on 259,993.James leads Curry by more than 290,000 votes for the West captain’s spot while Antetokounmpo has a lead of just over 81,000 votes on Irving for the East captain’s spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Whatever it takes Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Maraño, De Guzman named national team skippers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Aby Maraño and John Vic de Guzman have been named captains of the national volleyball teams that will compete in front of home fans in the Southeast Asian Games this year.“This is very exciting. I personally feel no pressure. I take this as a challenge,” said the 26-year-old Maraño during the unveiling of national squads by the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) and main sponsor Rebisco on Friday. “The only thing is that we have to sustain this all the way to the SEA Games.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The LVPI decided to forgo the major Asian tournaments to keep the team’s confidence intact.“We don’t want to be playing in the SEA Games coming from bad beatings from these countries,” said Cayco.De Guzman will captain a men’s team that includes former Ateneo star Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, spearhead of reigning UAAP men’s champion National Univerity.The LVPI had earlier predicted its teams would finish on the podium, but refused to forecast the medal. The Philippines last won a gold in the 1993 SEA Games in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao could find a foe after March 16 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Volleyball star Alyssa Valdez, also named to the national pool, praised officials for including youngsters like University of Santo Tomas’ rookie Eya Laure and foreign-born Filipinos like Kalei Mau and Alohi Robins-Handy.“We can learn from them and they from us,” Valdez said. “This is also good because we have so many young players so we can already see the future of Philippine volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe pool will undergo training camps in Japan, China and Korea where the club will go up against multiple club and collegiate teams.“We think this is a lot better than playing in the Asian Women’s and Asian Cup,” said LVPI president Peter Cayco. “And maybe we will have pocket tournaments in the country like the SEA Grand Prix.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Heat stay hot, pull away late to beat Cavaliers

first_imgThe game kicked off a season-high, five-game homestand for Miami, which has matchups left with Toronto, Detroit, Milwaukee and Charlotte — all either playoff-bound or playoff-contending in the East — before hitting the road again. Once this homestand ends, Miami will have only four home games left before the end of the regular season.COMING HOMEKnight, who grew up in nearby Fort Lauderdale, played at Miami for the ninth time in his NBA career. Each of his last four appearances have come with him wearing four different uniforms — Milwaukee, then Phoenix, then Houston and now Cleveland. He’s also played at Miami with Detroit.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Toronto on Monday.Heat: Host Toronto on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career02:14Carpio 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 Klay Thompson returns to lift Warriors over Nuggets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Rodney McGruder was having a quiet night.And in a span of 22 seconds, everything changed. ADVERTISEMENT Josh Richardson scored 20 points to lead a club record-tying eight Miami players in double figures, McGruder had a seven-point possession in the fourth quarter to help put the game away, and the Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.“How can you not have fun right now, in a playoff hunt, in a playoff race?” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “To be in a playoff race, every game has context and pressure and meaning to it, that’s a lot of fun. I want our guys to have fun with this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFun was had. Miami beat Cleveland at home for the 16th consecutive time, a Heat record against any opponent. Bam Adebayo scored 17 points and Justise Winslow finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Heat — who got 15 points from Kelly Olynyk, 13 from McGruder, 12 from Dwyane Wade, and 11 apiece from Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside.“It’s been a lot of fun. It has been,” McGruder said. “You can see it on everyone’s faces out there on the court. We’re just enjoying everyone’s success.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Cavs made 19 3s, three of them coming from Sexton, who broke Kyrie Irving’s club rookie for 3s by a rookie. But the Cavs lost Larry Nance Jr. to a chest injury in the third quarter, and he did not return. He was scoreless in 17 minutes.Cavs coach Larry Drew said his team won’t play out the season like nothing matters.“That’s not an option and our guys understand that,” Drew said. “Every time we step out on the floor, we’re going to have some good days and bad days, we understand that. But we will continue to look like a basketball team.”It was Miami’s third game in five days — and like the first two, it was tied at halftime.Neither team ever led by more than five points in the opening 24 minutes, which featured 22 lead changes and 13 ties. Cleveland outscored Miami 29-28 in the first quarter, the Heat outscored the Cavaliers 29-28 in the second, and that adds up to a 57-57 knotting at intermission.But in the third, the Heat got separation. Miami shot 68 percent in the quarter and went into the fourth up 94-83.TIP-INSCavaliers: Love said he hasn’t decided if he will be part of USA Basketball’s quest to win the Basketball World Cup in China this summer. He’ll give it more serious thought after the season. “USA Basketball has been very good to me in my career,” Love said. … Matthew Dellavedova (concussion protocol) missed the game. He took a hard hit late in the game at Brooklyn on Wednesday.Heat: A video tribute to former Heat forward Chris “Birdman” Andersen played in the third quarter. Andersen was at the game. … Olynyk has made at least one 3-pointer in 11 consecutive games, a new career high…. Friday marked the first game this season where the Heat had no players ruled out with injuries.STAYING HOME His seven-point, 22-second play sealed the outcome.He made a 3-pointer from the left corner while getting flagrantly fouled by Kevin Love. McGruder made the ensuing free throw, Miami retained the ball because of the flagrant, and McGruder then made a 3 from the right corner. A nine-point game became a 16-point game in an instant, and Miami soon finished off its fourth straight win to remain No. 8 in the East.“Strength in numbers,” Wade said. “At this time of the year, the numbers really don’t matter. It’s about us having team success.”Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 27 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 21, Love had 19 and Brandon Knight finished with 15 for the Cavaliers, who were officially eliminated from playoff contention.“They got in their run at the right time,” Clarkson said. “But I felt we were in the game for the most part. Just a lot of mistakes in the fourth.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more