Pasaol reminds Pumaren of ‘joyous’ PBA great Meneses

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Alvin Pasaol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHigh-scoring and fun-loving.Those were some of words University of the East coach Derrick Pumaren used to describe his star scorer Alvin Pasaol.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “There are type of players who seem like they just want to enjoy the game. That’s how I am. I just enjoy the game. If I’m not enjoying it, when I’m not smiling, I’ll do just 20 points. But when I enjoy the game, the opponents are dead,” the PBA great said.Though Meneses admitted that he only saw part of Pasaol’s game, he could understand Pumaren’s analogy.“He’s so relaxed but he’s gonna kill you. It’s almost the same to my game. What coach Derrick said was true. If he’s slimmer, he may be scoring 80 in a game,” he said.“Of course, coach Derrick knows me. So for him to compare me, I can be a model for the boy. Whatever I’ve achieved when I was still playing, he could follow my footsteps and I become an inspiration for him.”Amid the fanfare, Pumaren’s hopes that not only Pasaol sustains his hot streak, but also for the Red Warriors to make a late run to the Final Four in the second round.“When you’re in a zone, you feel that everything is gonna go right for him. Hopefully, he’ll continue to have that follow up, but he has to maintain that level that it’s not over yet, that he’s not just a two-game sensation and then in the next seven games, he’ll be non-existent.”Beyond UAAP Season 80, Pumaren has grander aspirations for his superb scorer.“Hopefully, I can also produce another MVP in the PBA,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES MOST READ And on the heels of his 49-point game and 81-point week, the veteran mentor couldn’t help but compare his 6-foot-3 swingman to a star he handled many moons ago.“He is like Vergel,” said Pumaren, referring to Jose Rizal University coach Vergel Meneses. “Vergel he loves to have fun, but when it’s time to play, when it’s business, then he goes down to work. That’s his attitude, and that’s the same with Alvin.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPumaren  had the privilege to coach Meneses in the pro league with the now-defunct Sunkist. They won two PBA championships and nearly a Grand Slam as the man they called “The Aerial Voyager” became the 1995 PBA Most Valuable Player.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThough their partnership was considerably short, what stood out the most for Pumaren was Meneses’ joyous attitude, which is also something that he sees in Pasaol. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With new coach beside him, Soriano confident ahead of ONE fight Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Alvin likes to joke and always laughs. When I talk and run plays, you could look at him and think that he’s not listening. Vergel is just like that too. But when we run it, he knows the plays,” he said.Pumaren also said that Pasaol may look like laid back to some, but he commands respect from his fellow Red Warriors.“He’s happy-go-lucky, but he’s the leader of the team. That is what I projected from him when I recruited him in Davao. I knew that he’s gonna be a star in the UAAP and he has shown it this season,” he said.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMeneses, though, was on the defensive when brought up the comparison, quipping, “I’m not that fat.”But turning serious, the three-time PBA champion said that being “fun loving” is just the way he wanted the game to be played back in his heyday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Serena Williams set to wed in New Orleans — reports

first_imgMOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson They announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.Williams won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant, and is expected to defend her title in Melbourne in 2018 — just four-and-a-half months after giving birth to her baby girl. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Lions go for the kill WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans PLAY LIST 01:53WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Serena Williams and Lynda Carter pose backstage at Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Tennis superstar Serena Williams is used to hoisting trophies, but on Thursday, it looks like she’ll be carrying a wedding bouquet.Music royalty Beyonce and Jay Z, along with actress Eva Longoria are among the A-listers reportedly convening in New Orleans for Williams’ wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. People and The Daily Mail, citing unnamed sources, have reported that about 250 guests will be invited to the ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Big Easy.The Daily Mail said the wedding planning has been shrouded in secrecy and guests would not learn the details until Thursday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIt said the event would cost more than $1 million and guests would be asked not to bring their cell phones because an exclusive photo deal has been signed with Vogue.Williams, 36, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, and Ohanian, 34, welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, on September 1. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Mbala on La Salle departure: ‘It’s final’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor La Salle big man Ben Mbala, it was time to move up the ranks.Speaking for the first time since announcing his decision to turn pro in Mexico, the Cameroonian center believes that it’s just the right time for him to leave the confines of Taft.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 “It all started when my last year was not really sure. With the rules that have been coming out, I had to talk to my family and the people at school. I felt that it’s time for me to get to the next level instead of wasting one year not doing anything. I decided to try my luck in the pro league and see how it goes,” said the 6-foot-8 slotman.And so far, Mbala is having a blast as he now gets to showcase his talents on a professional level in Mexico.“Everything is going fine. The guys really welcomed me the right way and they are very understanding patient with me, especially I’m the new face. They are giving me a lot of advice,” he said.Mbala, however, isn’t ruling out a possible return to the Philippines somewhere along the way, may it be for a vacation or as an import.“Why not? I love the Philippines,” he said. “It’s not like I’m leaving the Philippines forever. I will visit from time to time. If I get an offer to play in the Philippines, why not? I’ll grab it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “It’s final,” he said in an interview with Sports Desk. “I feel like it’s time to get to the next level. It’s been a long time for me in college and I feel like it’s time for another level.”Mbala admitted that it was a hard decision for him to part ways with the Green Archers, which have been his family for the better part of the last five years.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“La Salle is like a family,” he said. “They’ve been there for me since day one when I wasn’t playing. Even when I got suspended, they still got my back. Leaving La Salle is really hard, but I know the people there understood. I know my teammates, coaches, and management will understand and support me.”But the turn of events over the past year, especially the doubts that surrounded his eligibility for UAAP Season 81, made sense for Mbala to accept the job in Mexico with Fuerza Regia as he will now be a reinforcement for the squad in top-tier Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. MVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past Celtics Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Wade’s return to Heat has a neat perk: A different uniform

first_img“Right now, definitely top three in the best jerseys in the NBA,” Wade said. “Definitely excited to put that on my body real soon here.”Wade will be back in his No. 3 jersey, and back in his old locker as well. The locker’s most recent occupant, Okaro White, was traded away by Miami in a separate move Thursday.READ: Cavaliers send Thomas, Frye to Lakers for Clarkson, NanceThe Heat have not announced what sort of tributes will accompany Wade’s return. He said he isn’t worried about that, and insisted he’s more excited to reunite with the likes of Goran Dragic, Udonis Haslem, Josh Richardson and Hassan Whiteside.“It will be a seamless thing for me to come in and add something to the team,” Wade said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Mila’s Lechon in hot water as PBA digs deeper into miserable showing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ “I will not confirm nor deny who it was,” Wade said.Good things come to those who wait… @MiamiHEAT VICE Jerseys have made a #R3TURN! You can NOW reserve limited quantities, hurry!https://t.co/lFHcJKmqwh pic.twitter.com/SqQYPOqm8N— The Miami HEAT Store (@MiamiHEATstore) February 9, 2018The Heat are wearing the uniform 15 times this season, with 10 of those left to play. They are in them for Wade’s return against the Milwaukee Bucks, his first game with the Heat since the 2016 playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s an unusual perk, but one of the things Wade said he’s looking most forward to when he returns to the Miami Heat on Friday night is the team’s new “Vice” jersey and shorts — the design being a play on the themes of Miami in the 1980s, replete with pastel trim and a font the team used when it played in its original arena.READ: Dwyane Wade returns to Miami as Cavs continue to deal 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“OK, I’ve seen the jerseys — me and a friend of mine, won’t say his name — and I was like, ‘Listen, I need to get those shorts, at least,’” Wade told The Associated Press in an interview after his trade from Cleveland to Miami was completed Thursday. “The jerseys are unreal.”The friend, by the way, was fellow former Heat star — and fellow fashion aficionado — LeBron James. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A sign at the entrance of Miami International Airport welcomes back to the Miami Heat Dwyane Wade, who was traded to the Heat by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Dwyane Wade could not be more excited to get back to his familiar surroundings.He’s also excited for an unfamiliar uniform.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Woods picks up pace, bringing game and buzz to Tampa Bay

first_imgTiger Woods tees off on the 10th hole at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course during the pro-am at the Valspar Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Palm Harbor, Fla (Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP)PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Jordan Spieth is among the young stars in golf with only a glimpse — if even that — of how Tiger Woods could take over a tournament with his game and appeal.That moment for Spieth came in a practice round at Muirfield Village, with Woods as his teammate. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I only got two rounds in LA. I missed the cut there,” Woods said. “I felt really strong afterward. After playing Honda and really feeling good about it, I wanted to push myself in my practice sessions, which I did; push myself in the gym a little bit. And I can handle two weeks in a row.”He also will play next week at Bay Hill, meaning four tournaments in five weeks as he prepares for the Masters.There is a tendency to judge Woods’ progress by each shot, each round, each week. He is a little more patient, and that much was true when he checked on his statistics for the year. Woods said he couldn’t find any because he hasn’t played enough to be listed.“I’ve only played 10 rounds,” he said. “I know people are saying that I’ve been erratic, little inconsistent. But 10 rounds, it’s not that many. … That’s basically how my comeback has been so far this year. I haven’t played a lot.”The sleepy tournament in the Florida swing suddenly has some serious star power. The field includes Rory McIlroy for the first time, along with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Masters champion Sergio Garcia. Stenson will join Woods and Spieth for the opening two rounds.Spieth isn’t one to get intimidated. One exception was playing with former President George W. Bush, but that tee shot and subsequent round of golf was easy.“Anybody else outside of golf, you’re still doing what you know you’re better at than them,” he said. “When you’re on the tee with someone like Tiger who you have grown up watching him dominate the sport … it’s something that you just kind of get used to, I guess. Am I totally used to it? No.”The last time they played was at the Phoenix Open in 2015, when Woods was a mess with his short game. Spieth shot 68 in the second round to get into weekend condition. Woods shot 82 and missed the cut.But this is a different Tiger.“I haven’t seen a whole lot of him the last few years since he’s been hurt and trying to come back,” Spieth said. “But we all hope for that Sunday afternoon pairing alongside all us young guys. We want that chance to be able to battle it out with him on Sunday. I know he wants that, too, to show us what he’s done to other people. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA reviewing sexual assault allegations against Mark Cuban Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Spieth was a 20-year-old in the 2013 Presidents Cup, playing with Steve Stricker against Woods and Matt Kuchar in a modified alternate shot. They were taken by cart to start on the par-5 seventh hole.“I stood on that tee,” Spieth said Wednesday. “We were trying to get off quickly in front of the groups, and I remember being unbelievably nervous on that shot, and for most of the shots I hit in the round — even though it’s a practice round, and he was my teammate. They went eagle-birdie-birdie or something like that to start. I thought, ‘Man, this must be what it’s been like for the last 20 years for guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSpieth made a hole-in-one that day on the 12th hole. He has played with Woods seven times since, including the third round of the British Open at Hoylake, and Woods has never had the lower score in those occasions.They play again Thursday in the opening round of the Valspar Championship.center_img Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments “Even if it’s not 2000 Tiger, it’s still Tiger on a Sunday,” he said. “And that’s something that would be an experience we haven’t had before.”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 “I’ll feel probably more nervous on the first tee tomorrow than I do on the first tee normally, just given the setting,” Spieth said.The setting is Woods returning to golf, and while it is nothing new at this point, it is no less the attraction. He has never played the Valspar Championship, and the last time he was at Innisbrook before this week was in 1996 for a mixed-team event during the silly season that no longer exists.Woods was nine tournaments (and two victories) into his pro career at that point.In some respects, he is starting over. This is his fourth PGA Tour event since returning from a fourth back surgery, and it was only six months ago that Woods wasn’t even certain he would be able to play again at a high level.He is making progress. He finished seven shots behind at Torrey Pines (a tie for 23rd) and eight shots behind at the Honda Classic (12th). In between, he missed the cut at Riviera, which is one reason he is at Innisbrook for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

Stephen Curry medically cleared to return to full practice

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates a score during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry has been medically cleared to resume full practice beginning Wednesday with the hope he can return from his latest right ankle injury later in the week.Curry was re-evaluated Tuesday as scheduled and the Warriors said the two-time MVP is making good progress. Golden State hosts Atlanta on Friday, so if all goes well Curry could be back for that game or Sunday’s home matchup with Utah.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims He rolled his ankle driving for a layup in the first quarter of a win against the Spurs on March 8 and has missed the last six games. He had already missed 11 games in December with the sprained right ankle, which he injured again March 2 at Atlanta but played with it.Meanwhile, Splash Brother Klay Thompson was scheduled to be re-examined Thursday as he works back from a fractured right thumb.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters NBA fines Rockets’ Green $25K, Celtics’ Morris $15K Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Rockets extend streak to 10 games with win over Bulls

first_imgThe NBA-leading Rockets became the first team since San Antonio in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season to have three winning streaks of at least 10 games in a season. They won 14 in a row from Nov. 16-Dec. 18 and 17 straight from Jan. 28-March 7.Lauri Markkanen returned after missing Saturday’s game with lower back spasms and had 22 points for the Bulls, who dropped their sixth straight.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 Rockets had a 21-point lead at halftime, paced by 24 points from Gordon, and opened the third quarter with a 16-2 run to extend it to 76-41 with 7 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. Ariza had eight points, powered by two 3-pointers in that stretch.The Bulls couldn’t do anything right in that span, missing four shots and committing five turnovers, including one on a shot clock violation and another when David Nwaba stepped out of bounds. MOST READ Nwaba made Chicago’s first basket in more than 3 1/2 minutes, but the Rockets scored the next seven points to make it a 40-point lead with just more than five minutes left in the quarter.After never trailing in their blowout wins over New Orleans and Atlanta, the Rockets spent 13 seconds behind on Tuesday night after Cameron Payne put Chicago up 2-0 with a basket early in the first.Gordon’s first 3-pointer came next to put Houston up for good. It was the first of a 14-3 run that put the Rockets ahead 14-5 with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Markkanen had the next seven points to get Chicago within two, but an 11-2 spurt by Houston followed to extend the lead to 25-14.Chicago cut the lead to eight on a 3-pointer by Denzel Valentine about nine minutes before halftime before the Rockets used a 13-2 run to extend it to 51-32 five minutes later. Nene had four points in that stretch and Gordon added five, including a 3-pointer to cap it.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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (4) and Chicago Bulls center Cristiano Felicio vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Eric Gordon scored 31 points and tied a career high with eight 3-pointers on a night James Harden sat out to rest, and the Houston Rockets got their 10th straight win with a 118-86 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.Trevor Ariza added 21 points and Chris Paul had 13 points and 10 assists in his return after missing the last three games with a sore hamstring.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Clamping down: Wade, Heat stymie Cavaliers Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Rockets were up by 16 late in the second when Gordon scored all of Houston’s points in an 8-4 run to wrap up the first half and make it 60-39.TIP-INSBulls: Sean Kilpatrick, who signed a three-year deal on Tuesday, had 12 points and two rebounds. … Noah Vonleh had 10 points and 12 rebounds. … Chicago had 18 turnovers.Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute missed his third straight game with a sore left knee. … Houston made 18 3-pointers to give them at least 15 in six of the last seven games. … Tuesday was the third straight game where Houston held its opponent to less than 50 points in the first half.UP NEXTBulls: Visit Miami on Thursday.Rockets: Host Phoenix on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

Romeo sets PBA All-Star record with 48 points as Gilas beats Luzon

first_imgFiloil: FEU survives UST scare, moves closer to quarterfinals Quarters: 47-38, 86-70, 121-106, 152-149.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jio Jalalon also made history being only the second player to register a triple-double in All-Star Game with his 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Willie Miller did the feat first in 2007 in Baguio.The Smart All-Stars now fly to Ilo-ilo to complete the three-leg midseason exposition and will take on the Visayas All-Stars on Sunday.Japeth Aguilar paced the Luzon All-Stars with 43 points and 15 rebounds, Arwind Santos got 32 points on a 6-of-12 shooting from three, while Calvin Abueva had 23 and 16.The Scores:SMART ALL-STARS 152 — Romeo 48, Fajardo 30, Rosario 20, Pogoy 17, Norwood 13, Jalalon 12, Belo 10, Maliksi 2.LUZON ALL-STARS 149 — Aguilar 43, Santos 32, Abueva 23, Cabagnot 13, Tenorio 12, Lee 9, Castro 7, Lassiter 5, Wright 3, Almazan 2, Pringle 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ His blistering start guided the Smart All-Stars to take the driver’s seat early, though the Nationals needed to fend off the Luzon All-Stars’ late uprising despite leading by as much as 20 in the third quarter.Arwind Santos led what could have been a huge heist with three triples in the final two minutes, the biggest of came in the final 7.2 seconds that trimmed the lead down to three.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 crownLA Tenorio then secured a steal in the waning seconds, but his triple missed the bottom of the net as the Nationals escaped with the tight win.June Mar Fajardo also contributed 30 points and 14 rebounds for the undermanned Smart All-Stars, while Troy Rosario poured 20 points and nine boards and Roger Pogoy got 17. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES BATANGAS — Terrence Romeo dazzled all night long, leading the Smart All-Stars to a pulsating 152-149 win over the Luzon All-Stars in the second leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week on Friday at Batangas City Sports Center here.The TNT super-scorer scattered 48 points, an All-Star scoring record, on 7-of-16 clip from three, while also collecting nine assists and five rebounds on his way to being named as the All-Star Game MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green, right, stands at the bench with injured teammates Kawhi Leonard, second from left, and Rudy Gay, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in San Antonio. General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs. He remains optimistic the relationship can be salvaged. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN ANTONIO — General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs.He remains optimistic the relationship can be salvaged.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Leonard has requested a trade from San Antonio because he is unhappy after missing most of last season with a right quadriceps injury. Buford would not comment on “speculation” of a trade demand, but agreed there is a fractured relationship between Leonard and the only franchise he has played for.“Kawhi and his family mean a lot to the organization and to the community and while none of wish we are where we are, we’re going to do what we can to build the best relationship we can with him,” Buford said Thursday night as the Spurs made two late picks in the NBA Draft. “We’ll explore all of our options, but the first one would be to do what we can to keep Kawhi as part of our group.”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 crownLeonard missed the first 27 games of the season but returned to play in nine games. He complained of discomfort and pain in the leg in his final game. Leonard sought an outside opinion after the Spurs cleared him to play, working with his own medical team in New York in an attempt to return to the court. The 6-foot-7 forward reportedly grew upset that the Spurs had questioned his rehabilitation process.The Spurs listed him as out on their injury reports for much of the year citing “injury management.” While San Antonio was in the playoffs, losing in the first round to eventual repeat champion Golden State, Leonard was rehabbing in New York — which meant that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, when asked about the situation, deferred all comment to “Kawhi and his group.” Knox won over Knicks and now expects to win over their fans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan “I think all of us would wish that things would have gone differently,” Buford said.The Spurs held a team meeting late in the season where veterans, led by Tony Parker, implored Leonard to return. Leonard said he was unable to due to the injury.In the 2016-17 season, Leonard averaged a career-best 25.5 points and was third in the MVP voting. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP and two-time NBA defensive player of the year is due just over $20 million next season, and can become a free agent in the summer of 2019. He is eligible to sign a $220 million extension with San Antonio.He is reportedly willing to walk away from that to play elsewhere, possibly in Los Angeles.“I don’t know that timing is a factor in this from today … he’s under contract for another year, our goal is to keep him as part of our program for a long time,” Buford said.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Koreas to field joint teams at Asian Games

first_imgNorth Korea’s Hwang Chung Gum and South Korea’s Won Yun-jong arrive during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)North and South Korea will field joint teams in three sports — canoeing, rowing and women’s basketball — at the Asian Games, organizers said Thursday, in the latest sign of thawing tensions.The two countries will also march together at the opening and closing ceremonies for the showpiece event being held in Indonesia from August 18-September 2, they added.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea’s national Olympic committee previously told AFP that the country’s governing bodies for basketball, judo, canoe, gymnastics, table tennis, rowing and soft tennis had expressed an interest in running combined teams.Seoul and Pyongyang agreed this month to form unified teams for some sports though the specifics were only confirmed Thursday after a meeting in Jakarta between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Games organizers and representatives from the two Koreas.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“We won’t add any more (sports),” Games deputy chairman Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin told reporters after the meeting Thursday.“We have to be strict with scheduling so there will be no more changes.” The athletes from the Koreas will march under a neutral Korean peninsula flag and under the “Korea” name.Further details about logistics would come later, Sjamsoeddin added.“The meeting was very friendly and enthusiastic, and was based on a spirit of togetherness of the two countries,” Sjamsoeddin said.The two Koreas formed their first-ever unified Olympic team — a joint women’s ice hockey squad — for February’s Winter Games in the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang.It provoked a backlash in the South, on the grounds that Seoul was depriving its own athletes of the chance to compete on the Olympic stage.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES ‘Major concern’ for TNT ahead of crucial game as key cogs fulfill Gilas duties Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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. MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ultimately the sight of North and South Korean skaters wearing the same jersey and passing the puck to each other drew emotive responses from spectators and quickly became an Olympic favorite, despite the team being thrashed in all five of their matches.Ties between the neighbors have been warming since the Winter Olympics, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreeing at a historic summit in April to jointly participate in international sports events.This month, Kim and US President Donald Trump held a summit in Singapore.The three-team plan comes after the OCA had earlier dismissed the idea of granting extra places for unified Korean teams at an event which will see about 10,000 athletes compete in 40 sports — the second-biggest multi-sport event behind the Olympics.The Games will be held in Indonesia’s capital and Palembang on Sumatra island.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more