Schroder, Ilyasova help Hawks get consecutive wins

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bradley Beal had 20 points for Washington (19-16), which was trying for its first three-game win streak since mid-November. Markieff Morris had 18 points and eight rebounds, and John Wall finished with 10 points and 11 assists.Already saddled with home losses last month to Phoenix and Dallas, the Wizards were beaten twice this month at Brooklyn, the latest a 35-point setback last week. Losing to Atlanta dropped Washington to 9-10 against teams under. 500.“I think as a team we think that certain teams we play are going to lay down against us, but they come out and compete every night,” Wall said. “This is their job. This is what they’re going to do.”The Wizards fell behind for the first time when Belinelli hit three free throws at the 4:54 mark of the third. The lead changed hands a couple of times before John Collins’ tip-in at the period buzzer put the Hawks up for good at 78-76.“A tip like that can do a lot,” Collins said. “I wasn’t expecting everybody to get as excited as they did, but I guess in the moment I was just playing. I’m happy I could be of assistance.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Washington coach Scott Brooks went with a three-guard lineup midway through the fourth with Wall, Beal and Jodie Meeks joined by Otto Porter Jr. at forward and Morris at center. It didn’t work.Down by nine, the Wizards pulled within four on Beal’s 14-footer and Morris’ dunk with 6:17 remaining, but they lost focus as Schroder hit a layup and immediately stole Wall’s inbound pass to set up Ilyasova’s two free throws. Ilyasova followed with a 3, Schroder hit two free throws and Miles Plumlee had a tip-in to make it 101-90.The Hawks’ biggest lead was 18 in the fourth.“It doesn’t matter if we’re playing away or home,” Meeks said. “We have to win games like this.”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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder, left, of Germany, dribbles against Washington Wizards’ Markieff Morris in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA, Georgia—Dennis Schroder was excited about the consecutive wins for the Atlanta Hawks.He was more pleased that his team beat an opponent that has more talent, at least on paper.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Everybody was just locked in for 48 minutes,” Schroder said. “That’s the key, and we played together.”Schroder scored 21 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20 and the Hawks won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 113-99 victory Wednesday night over the mercurial Washington Wizards.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 folkThe Wizards were coming off their best win of the season, a high-energy 111-103 victory at Boston on Monday, but they have been unable to shake a reputation for playing down to the competition.Marco Belinelli scored 19 points in 20 minutes for Atlanta, the NBA’s worst team at 9-25. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Evans’ 32 points lead Grizzlies past Lakers View commentslast_img read more

Must-see Masters with Tiger Woods back among the best

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims That prompted Jason Day to say, “For him to come back and win … I don’t think it’s going to be a huge surprise now.”As much as golf has missed the energy he brings to a tournament, Woods has missed golf, especially that first full week in April.He has been to Augusta National each of the last two years for the Champions Dinners. Just like always, Woods walked up the stairs to the locker room reserved for Masters champions. But there were no clubs. No boxes of golf balls. No need to register. No tee time.“Very frustrating,” Woods said. “Because I love playing Augusta National. I love it. And I know how to play it. Sometimes I don’t play it well, but I know how to play it. Me being out there on those greens and hitting putts and being creative, there’s no other golf course like it in the world and there’s no other golf tournament like it.“It is literally … it’s a players’ heaven.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Woods, Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are the betting favorites for this Masters.Johnson won at Kapalua by eight shots to start the year. Thomas won in a playoff at the Honda Classic with two bold shots, and he holed a wedge from the fairway that got him into the playoff with Mickelson in Mexico. McIlroy birdied five of his last six holes to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Then two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson ended two years without a victory by winning at Riviera and the Match Play.For McIlroy and Johnson, there is a mixture of pressure and redemption. Three players have a shot at the career Grand Slam this year and it starts with McIlroy at the Masters, who for the fourth year goes to Augusta National needing only a green jacket to compete the greatest collection in golf. Mickelson at the U.S. Open and Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship will get their opportunities later.Johnson will make progress simply by teeing off. He was denied that last year after he slipped down the wooden staircase of his rental home in Augusta on the eve of the Masters and had to withdraw with a back injury. He was the clear favorite a year ago, the winner of three straight tournaments.A man of few thoughts except for the shot ahead of him, Johnson prefers not to dwell on the memories of last year.“Why? There’s nothing you can do about it,” he said. “That has nothing to do with anything that is happening now.”Woods, too, is all about moving forward.Gone, at least for now, are the back problems that kept the starter on the first tee at Augusta National from uttering four words that golf fans long to hear: “Fore, please. Tiger Woods.”For those who felt as though the Masters could not get here soon enough, Woods was right there with them.“Very eager,” he said with a smile. “I feel like I’m physically able to do it again. And it’s going to be a lot of fun.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This March 18, 2018 photo shows Tiger Woods lining up a putt on the second green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. This Masters is as much about a red shirt as a green jacket. Woods is back at Augusta National for the first time since 2015, and he even looks so much like the Tiger Woods of old that he has been installed as a co-favorite (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)This Masters is as much about a red shirt as a green jacket.Tiger Woods is back for only the second time in the last five years, and what makes the sight of him at Augusta National even more tantalizing is that Woods is starting to look like the player who dominated golf for nearly 15 years.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘It’s on:’ Pacquiao, Matthysse set for July 15 clash in Malaysia Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback He has power. His short game is sharp. He makes putts.Never mind that Woods is not ranked among the top 100 players. Or that it has been 13 years since he last won the Masters in that Sunday red shirt, and four years and eight months since he last won any tournament.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 buzz following Woods since his return from a fourth back surgery has been bigger and louder than when he was No. 1 in the world, piling up 79 victories on the PGA Tour and 14 majors. The longer he was away from the game, the more his feats looked even more legendary. And the longer he was gone, the more plausible it was that Woods might never return, at least not at a competitive level.In his last three starts leading to the Masters, Woods was within one shot of the lead at some point in the final round. His only close call was the Valspar Championship, when he was a 40-foot birdie putt away on the 18th hole from forcing a playoff. 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Can he win? It seems like such an absurd thought considering where Woods was even a year ago.He told Jack Nicklaus at the Champions Dinner last year how much he was hurting, and Nick Faldo was struck by the negative tone. Woods had fusion surgery on his lower back two weeks later. Then, in another low moment, he was arrested in the early hours of Memorial Day on a DUI charge when Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car.The image of Woods pumping his fist in that red shirt was replaced by the sunken eyes of his mug shot. Woods attributed it to a bad combination of prescription drugs and sought treatment.He sure didn’t look like a Masters favorite then. He didn’t look like one just over six months ago at the Presidents Cup, where as an assistant captain he said he could picture a scenario where he didn’t return to competition at all.Now he has one thing in mind: another green jacket.“I’m just building toward April,” he said.The biggest obstacle for Woods? So is everyone else.Adding to the anticipation of the Masters, which starts April 5, that all the best players are hitting their stride going into the first major of the year. In the first 12 weeks, 11 players who won on the PGA Tour already were eligible for the Masters.That list even includes Phil Mickelson, still going strong, as capable as ever to win a fourth Masters and become the oldest champion at age 47. The playoff victory over Justin Thomas in the Mexico Championship was the validation that Lefty needed.“I needed to get a win before Augusta so I wasn’t trying to win for the first time in four-and-a-half years at that event,” Mickelson said. “This certainly boosts my confidence and gives me a lot of encouragement.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

Alyssa Valdez relishes chance to train alongside former rivals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Moreover, @AlyssaValdez2 said that she’s excited to be handled by a multi-titled mentor like coach RDJ. pic.twitter.com/X8tU0C6Gg2— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018 De Jesus assures no favoritism as 8 La Salle players attend first day of tryouts The three-time UAAP MVP is looking forward for more chances to share the floor with the country’s top volleyball talents as they gear up for two major international tournaments this year.Second phase of the tryout is on April 18, with more names expected to attend the session.“I’m looking forward to teaming up with Sisi (Rondina) and the other UAAP players. For sure, there are a lot of talented players who are in shape and I’m sure that they can contribute. Hopefully, we see them in the next tryouts,” he said.“We all have a wish and that is to be complete and have a longer time to prepare so that we can have a good showing when we represent the country.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “From Ara Galang to Cha Cruz to Tyang Aby (Maraño) to Kianna Dy, from the recent to those who played in the UAAP before, they all have the experience and they all want to serve the country,” said Valdez.It was also a reunion of sorts as Valdez once again teamed up with former UST High running mate Kim Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The last time I played with her is back in the SEA Games and it feels good. Kim is very chill, but she wants to see the fire and your passion every time you step on the court. It’s really exciting every time I get a chance to play with her,” he said..@AlyssaValdez2 shares her thoughts on today’s tryouts. pic.twitter.com/S4qOWaD2Ad— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018Valdez had a chance to partner with Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy, and Majoy Baron in the two-set scrimmage as the national team got the ground running under new coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not everyday that Alyssa Valdez gets to play with her former rivals.But with the national team once again opening its doors, the former Ateneo star is pouncing on the rare chance to play alongside former and current La Salle players.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

Romeo on dribbling violations: Ref officiated from another planet before

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ He finished with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting from the field, two rebounds, three assists, one steal, a block but had five turnovers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 PBA IMAGESTerrence Romeo has one of the best handles in the PBA today and it was uncharacteristic of him to commit three straight dribbling violations late in the fourth quarter of TNT’s win over GlobalPort Sunday night.Romeo, the ball-handling wizard, was called for a carry twice before being whistled for a travelling violation over a span of 26 seconds beginning at the 3:02 mark of the fourth quarter that left the KaTropa guard in disbelief.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Former college teammates De Jesus, Pascua face off in UAAP Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Siguro may nakikita yung referee na talagang nakikita niya siguro yung sa galing ibang planeta eh,” said Romeo following TNT’s 128-114 against his former team.“Hindi ko alam kung ano, so siguro next time, mag-aadjust ako, kasi ewan ko kung saang planeta siya nag-referee before, eh wala akong magagawa. Pero ‘di bale, adjust na lang ako, sana makapasyal ako sa planeta nila next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown(I don’t know what the referee was looking at but perhaps the referee was watching someone from another planet. But I guess I would just have to make adjustments next time because I don’t know what planet the referee officiated before so I can’t do anything about it. I’ll just make adjustments and hopefully, I’ll be able to visit their planet next time.)The 26-year-old Romeo made his much-anticipated debut for the KaTropa after playing his first five seasons as a member of the Batang Pier. He appeared in only his third game this season after being sidelined by a knee injury.last_img read more

PH pride: World Cup champion France’s goalkeeper is Filipino

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Alphonse started playing football at the age of seven when he joined the soccer club of “Little Angels,” the Entente Sportive des Petits Anges of the 7th (ESPA 7), located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.The 6’4” goalkeeper started out as a field player but when he substituted for their club’s goalkeeper, he realized that it was the position that he really liked.At 16 years old, he became the youngest goalkeeper to sign a professional contract with PSG.Alphonse has represented France in various world competitions and has won the World Cup for the country twice: the first was when France won FIFA U-20 (Under 20 years old) World Cup in 2013, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship that the team won on Sunday.Alphonse’s first professional match happened on May 18, 2013 when he played for RC Lens Club. Less than a year later, on May 11, 2014, he was voted Best League Goalkeeper.By 2016, Alphonse was playing for the elite Champions League. He joined the Villarreal club in Spain. This is a small family club located in Castellon, Valencia, but is rated as one of the best in La Liga.With Villareal, he became the holder of best club record of not letting a single goal pass through his cage for 620 consecutive minutes of playing time.After his stint in Villareal, Alphonse returned to PSG in 2016 and he still plays for the club at present.DiversityWhen Alphonse started playing in 2000, it had only been two years since France bagged its first World Cup championship in 1998. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Filipino heritage PHOTO from Alphonse Areola’s official Facebook pageTwo world-class Filipino athletes brought pride to the Philippines on July 15: Senator Manny Pacquiao who scored a knockout win to claim the WBA welterweight title and Alphonse Areola, one of the three goalkeepers of France, the 2018 World Cup champions.Moments after France’s national soccer team “Les Bleus,” officially called Paris Saint-Germain-Chambly (PSG), was crowned world champion, Alphonse tweeted: “KEEP CALM! The World Cup is here! CHAMPION DU MONDE!”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Manila is fit to play at the first-ever Fitness Playground Alphonse was born in Paris to Filipino parents on February 27, 1993. He is the third child among four siblings.Alphonse, 25, is married to Filipino-Lebanese Marrion Valette Areola, with whom he has two young daughters: Aymma-Lyse and Ayleen-Grace. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs KEEP CALM ! The World Cup is here ! CHAMPION DU MONDE ! 🏆⭐️⭐️ @equipedefrance #fiersdetrebleus #ChampionduMonde pic.twitter.com/6OqS6RqDiT— Alphonse Areola (@AreolaOfficiel) July 15, 2018FEATURED 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps02:55Tourism’s gifts and woes for Santa and Sami homeland02:14Carpio 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The historic win of France’s multicultural national soccer team that year spiked an interest in soccer among the French.CNN reported that 1.5 million people gathered at France’s famous shopping district, Paris’ Champs-Élysées, to celebrate the win of France’s national soccer team, nicknamed then as “The Rainbow Team” with players from different parts of the world.This year, Alphonse is one of France’s several national players who come from immigrant families.LA Times reported that 16 of France’s 23 national players this year came from countries like Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Germany, Morocco, Portugal, and Zaire.Kylian Mbappe, the sensational 19-year-old who scored two goals in France’s finals battle against Croatia, is part Cameroonian, part Algerian.Midfielder Blaise Matuidi, born in France to African parents, said, “The diversity of the squad is in the image of this beautiful country that is France.”On his website, Alphonse said, “All alone we go faster, together we go further!”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Well-loved Scalabrine learned to embrace White Mamba role

first_imgScalabrine, who played a stretch four, was never his team’s top player.  He usually entered the game as a substitute, but that doesn’t mean the man who has become known as the “White Mamba” didn’t get the loudest cheers.“First, I was like ‘why am I getting extra attention when they [the fans] should be focusing on the team?’ and that lasted for like two years,” said Scalabrine during an interview at NBA’s Philippine headquarters in Bonifacio Global City Thursday.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’Scalabrine, who is in the country for the NBA 3X happening this weekend, admitted he had come to embrace his role with any team he was playing for, even if he played mostly in garbage time with the game all but decided.“I just totally embraced the fact that when I get into the game I would give people what they want, because they stick around, they cheer, so might as well give them a bucket or something like that.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Silver lining for young and old athletes at Asian Games Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Scalabrine, who first played for the New Jersey Nets, received his god-like status when he signed with the Boston Celtics, where he won a title in 2008. And even though he moved to the Bulls in 2010, Scalabrine still enjoyed the cult following.It also helped that all of Scalabrine’s teams, the Nets, Celtics, and Bulls, were all talent-laden clubs.Scalabrine played with Jason Kidd with the Nets when they reached two consecutive finals in 2002 and 2003 and he had a chance to be teammates with the trio of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen in Boston.During his time with Chicago, Scalabrine shared the floor with the young Derrick Rose,  who was named the MVP in 2011.“For me to come into games, you’ve got to be on good teams because good teams beat people up by 15, 18, 20 points,” said Scalabrine, who is now an analyst at CSN.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine talks to members of the press during his media availability at NBA’s Philippine headquarters on Thursday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn the NBA, there are polarizing players who receive both fame and infamy while there are those whose fan base only resides in their respective team’s cities.Then there’s Brian Scalabrine, a perennial role player who in some way is universally loved in all of basketball circles.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Latest Patriots’ win highlights weapons Brady still has

first_img“It’s really not about those things to me. It’s about points,” Brady said after New England’s 38-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night .It was the second straight game the Patriots have scored 38 points. It’s also the second consecutive week that it’s looked like Brady and the offense are turning a corner following a lackluster 1-2 start to the season that included a paltry 10-point effort in a loss to Detroit.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“Ultimately we gotta score more points,” Brady said. “We scored 38, which is great. But we have more in us.”Buoyed by the return of receiver Julian Edelman from his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers, Brady looked like the reigning regular-season MVP for the first time this season. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ “It was great. There’s some things that obviously we have to work on. But it was good to get out there and catch some rocks and go out there and make some plays and be with the fellas,” Edelman said. “I haven’t played football in like, 405 days or something like that. It was good to be out there with the crowd rocking. It was awesome. It was amazing. It’s great to be back.”DISAPPOINTING STARTWhile the Patriots are finding their footing, the Colts have lost three straight and slipped to 1-4.One of the recurring themes has been self-inflicted mistakes, particularly turnovers. Indianapolis had three more on Thursday.“We’re not going to win consistently until we learn how to get out of our own way,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said. “I think when we look at ourselves, we’re going to have to learn how not to lose before we want to give ourselves a chance to win. And so, it’s frustrating, the stuff out there. We’re all frustrated but I don’t think anybody’s losing the belief.”INJURIES PILING UPLuck did his best to keep Indy in the game, even as injuries continue to pile up around him.Indianapolis entered the game with receiver T.Y. Hilton headlining a list of five starters that were sidelined. The Colts added four more key players to that list on Thursday.Linebacker Anthony Walker left in the first quarter with a concussion. Safety Clayton Geathers was initially evaluated for a concussion early in the second quarter, before clearing the protocol. But he remained out with a neck injury. Defensive tackle Margus Hunt (knee) and DT/DE Denico Autry (hamstring) also both had short nights.Coach Frank Reich said the injuries weren’t even discussed entering the game. UST Tigresses sweep UAAP beach volleyball elims, book finals berth Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum On a night in which he notched his 500th career regular-season touchdown pass, he spread the ball around to eight receivers and threw for a season-high 341 yards.He was spot-on from the start, completing his first nine passes on an opening drive that ended with a 1-yard TD pass to Cordarrelle Patterson. Brady didn’t complete more than two passes on an opening drive in any of the team’s first four games.And after an offseason that featured lots of player departures on the offensive side of the ball, Thursday’s victory also highlighted just how many weapons Brady still has at his disposal.Rookie running Sony Michel came up just two yards shy of his second straight 100-yard game. Tight end Rob Gronkowski broke out of a recent fog with six catches for 75 yards. And recent acquisition Josh Gordon notched his first touchdown — Brady’s 500th — showing off his ability as the big-play threat this offense has been missing.Edelman’s return might have simply been an extra cherry on top an already-decadent cake.ADVERTISEMENT New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— Tom Brady isn’t worried about the shortcomings that the Patriots’ offense has displayed so far this season — whether it’s turnovers or lack of downfield passing.His measuring stick for progress is much more simplistic.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s the hand that is dealt you,” Reich said. “You can’t have penalties, turnovers, and drops against a good team, against any team, especially on the road. So, we just got to pick up the pieces and I still have a lot of confidence in our players.SLINGING IT AROUNDPerhaps because of all the injuries, Luck is having to carry a lot more of the offensive load for the Colts.Over the last two games, he has attempted 121 passes. According to Elias Sports Bureau that’s the second-most pass attempts in a two-game span in NFL history and the most ever in a five-day span. Philip Rivers holds the record with 123 pass attempts in Weeks 6 and 7 in 2015.MILESTONESColts K Adam Vinatieri missed a 38-yard field goal in first quarter. But it marked his 673rd attempt, passing Gary Anderson for second on the all-time list.Vinatieri made a 54-yarder in the second quarter on his 674th attempt. He now trails only Morten Andersen’s 709 career attempts.With his victory, Brady has now tied Vinatieri for most wins by player in NFL history (226). Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Ateneo recovers; Creamline nears final 4

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Chan rallies, shares Riviera plum with Bernice Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum That’s when Gandler pressed it down with back-to-back hits that was followed by a Madayag ace and De Leon tip-in which iced the match in the Lady Eagles’ favor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But the Lady Falcons made sure they had their moments in the match before losing for the 10th time.Hoping to score a morale-restoring win, Adamson caught Motolite-Ateneo napping in the second set to steal a set against the league’s most fearsome squad.The Lady Falcons paid dearly in the next set as Maddie Madayag, Bea de Leon and rookie Vanie Gandler buckled down to work for a lopsided frame.In the fifth set Adamson coach Airess Padda was overheard telling her players “they (Lady Eagles) don’t need this as much as we do.”That worked slightly for the Lady Falcons who led the fourth, 18-16, on an ace by Trisha Genesis.But Motolite-Ateneo’s Jules Samonte ignited a searing windup with a kill-block before Adamson gave up the next two points via attacking error.ADVERTISEMENT In an out-of-town match, Creamline needed five sets to dispose of Pocari Sweat, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 15-8, in Legazpi City.The win was the eighth for the Cool Smashers who, like the BanKo Perlas Spikers, moved within a win of making the semifinals outright.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 Lady Warriors slumped to 5-6 although they still have a solid chance of making the Final Four if they can win all their three remaining matches in the eliminations.Needing the win to boost its morale follwoing a defeat at the hands of BanKo Perlas, top semifinalist Motolite-Ateneo was all business in scoring their 10th win in 13 matches. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ 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? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Motolite-Ateneo pulled away from the field while Creamline inched closer to the semifinals after crushing their opponents Sunday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Encountering just a few minor bumps, Motolite-Ateneo put Adamson-Akari in its rightful place—winless and at the bottom of the standings—with a 25-23, 16-25, 25-14, 25-20 triumph.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Led by Andre Drummond, Pistons pour it on this time to rout Nuggets

first_imgDetroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway pours a drink on center Andre Drummond after the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — For the second straight game, the Detroit Pistons had a big third-quarter lead at home.This time, they kept pouring it on.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Denver was without forward Paul Millsap, sidelined by right ankle soreness, and the Nuggets were also missing Gary Harris (right adductor strain) and Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain). Denver looked sharp early, scoring 36 points in the first quarter, but the Nuggets managed only 19 in the second and trailed 68-55 at halftime.“Regardless of how many bodies we had, we didn’t defend at all,” coach Michael Malone said. “Andre Drummond completely dominated us all game. He’s an outstanding player, but 14 points and eight rebounds is a really good game for most players, and he had that in the third quarter.”Drummond’s work was done after three quarters. None of the Pistons’ starters played in the fourth, and the backups extended the lead.Detroit’s collapse against the Clippers began toward the end of the third, but that didn’t happen this time. The Pistons were up 97-83 after three. Stanley Johnson then opened the fourth with a three-point play and a 3-pointer, and Luke Kennard added a 3 of his own to push the lead to 23.DEPTHADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Andre Drummond scored 14 of his season-high 27 points in the third and the Pistons snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak, beating the Nuggets 129-103 on Monday night.Detroit blew a 25-point lead in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, but the Pistons never allowed Denver to make much of a run in the second half. Blake Griffin added 17 points for Detroit, and Reggie Jackson scored 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Played with the same energy we had in that Clippers game but sustained it for the full game,” Drummond said. “That last game really hurt.”Trey Lyles had 20 points for the Nuggets, who dropped out of a tie with Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference. Nuggets: Visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Pistons: Visit the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Detroit’s bench was outscored 80-17 in the loss to the Clippers, but the Pistons turned that around in a big way against the short-handed Nuggets. Detroit’s reserves finished with a 60-28 edge. Johnson scored 21 points, and Langston Galloway added 18 for the Pistons. Kennard finished with 14.“Tonight our bench was huge,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “If we get that from them every night, we’re not sitting here out of the playoff race. We’re in the middle of the pack somewhere.”The Pistons trail Miami by 1½ games for the last playoff spot in the East.FIZZLING OUTThe Nuggets scored nearly a quarter of their points in the first 5½ minutes. They led 25-18 after a 3-pointer by Malik Beasley — but their offense slowed considerably after that.“We were missing shots, so they were running, and then they killed us on the glass,” Beasley said. “They’ve got Andre and Blake and Zaza (Pachulia), so they are going to be tough, but we weren’t making it hard enough for them.”TIP-INSNuggets: All five Denver starters scored in double figures, led by Monte Morris with 18 points. Beasley and Nikola Jokic had 16 each.Pistons: Drummond surpassed his previous season high of 26 points. … Detroit also set a season-best with 32 assists, and the 60 points by the benchmarked a season high.UP NEXT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Body visible in wreckage of plane carrying football player Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

No Michelle Morente for La Salle in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines—Michelle Morente caused some stir when she left Ateneo and transferred to De La Salle in September 2017. Morente, though, won’t be suiting up at all for the Lady Spikers in women’s volleyball with the defending champions instead slotting in former University of Perpetual Help star Lourdes Clemente in the final lineup for Season 81.Morente represented De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament and her inclusion in the first-semester sport meant that she’s exhausted all her playing years in the UAAP.Clemente, who passed the UAAP’s mandatory eligibility period for a student coming in from the NCAA, meanwhile, will play out her fifth collegiate playing year as a Masters student after graduating with a degree in Tourism at Perpetual.With her collegiate career over, Morente will suit up for F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga to play with former La Salle stars Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Mary Joy Baron who all graduated from the school in 2018.Another player not included in a Season 81 lineup is former U-17 attacker Nicole Magsarile for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Fighting Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu said Magsarile still has to develop as a more lethal wing hitter and that it would be a waste if she would be included into the Lady Maroons’ Season 81 roster and spending time behind the pecking order of Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, Marian Buitre, Caryl Sandoval, and Roselyn Rosier.Carla Sandoval, the fourth scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, wasn’t included in the Golden Tigresses’ Season 81 lineup but she will play for Foton in the PSL.Toni Rose Basas emerged as Far Eastern University’s second fiddle to Bernadeth Ponns in Season 80 won’t be playing for the Lady Tamaraws this year due to her shoulder injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 STORIESlast_img read more