• No Hayward, no Thomas, plenty for Celtics, Cavs to play for

    first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lakers’ Ball, Lopez cleared for practice return from injury 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. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “They’re the team to beat. Everybody knows that,” Stevens said. “They haven’t even had Isaiah yet, and we all know how special he is.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Boston’s top free agent acquisition last summer, Hayward went down in a heap in the first quarter of the first game and is expected to be lost for the season. The gruesome injury cast a pall on the opener and upended the Celtics’ plans to supplant the Cavaliers as Eastern Conference champions.“It was the first game of the season,” forward Jaylen Brown said. “When Gordon went down, it was a traumatic moment for everybody.”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 folkBut the game — and the season — went on.The demoralized Celtics erased an 18-point, third-quarter deficit in the opener before losing by three. After falling to 0-2 with a loss in their home opener, they ran off 18 wins in a row, and now enter the new year 30-10. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This team’s really getting after it, really playing well,” Al Horford said. “We never expected this after Gordon going down. It’s really a good surprise.”Boston held a four-game lead over Cleveland in the race for the conference’s No. 1 seed, pending the Cavaliers’ matchup with Portland on Tuesday night, when former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was scheduled to make his season debut after missing the first seven weeks with a hip injury.“He’s a special guy,” Stevens said. “It’s great to see him back on the court tonight.”Thomas is not expected to play on back-to-back nights this early in his return. Celtics spokesman Christian Megliola said there would be no tribute video for Thomas “at his request”; Thomas said on Twitter that he wanted to hold off until he was ready to play, and have his family there.The team will honor Thomas some other time, Megliola said. The Cavaliers also visit on Feb. 11, a night that has been set aside to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34. The teams have met in the playoffs two of the last three years, and are the favorites to match up in the conference finals for the second straight year.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics shake hands after a Cavaliers 102-99 victory at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPWALTHAM, Mass. — When Brad Stevens studied the video of Boston’s last game against Cleveland, he skipped over a handful of plays and put the sound on mute.“I didn’t want to watch the injury or what happened after it,” the Celtics coach said on Tuesday, a day before his team was to play the Cavaliers for the first time since Gordon Hayward broke his leg in the season opener. “I just didn’t want to rehash that moment, obviously.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • ‘Everybody’s team’: Tigresses ready to operate without Laure, says Reyes

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We don’t even talk about EJ’s absence because the team can still operate without her,” said Reyes in Filipino Tuesday at UST’s Quadricentenntial Pavilion. “This is not EJ’s team, it’s everybody’s team, this is team UST.”“Now where will we get 17, 16 points per game? That’s where we’re concentrating now, Sisi [Rondina] or Dimdim [Pacres] can at least take care of the 10, and the remaining will be up to the other players.”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 folkAs for Laure’s open hitter position, third-year substitute Carla Sandoval will be taking the mantle.Reyes said the team’s trip to Thailand and their inclusion during the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix will eventually help them in the UAAP. MOST READ UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes already had his bases covered the moment star hitter EJ Laure told him she would be sitting out the 80th season of the UAAP.With a chronic shoulder injury forcing her to miss this year’s women’s volleyball tournament, Laure will leave a big hole in the Tigresses office but Reyes is unfazed by the absence of his top scorer.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “As for the position, Carla is there,” said Reyes. “Hopefully she’s matured enough after we played in the Uni Games, PSL, and in Thailand. This is the reality; she has to be there because EJ’s not here. That’s my motivational thought for her.”Reyes also insisted that it’s only Laure’s injury that kept her from the team’s lineup, and not because of speculations that the fourth-year hitter is sitting this season out so she can play with younger her sister Eya in Season 81 .“When we talked around Christmas time, EJ told me that it was a chronic shoulder injury, so that’s where we’re at right now,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis View commentslast_img read more

  • UAAP volleyball: Ateneo still on a roll, survives Adamson in 5 sets

    first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Tolentino also finished in double digits for the Lady Eagles with 10 points.Soyud had 19 points to lead Adamson while Jema Galanza added 12 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I think we really showed that we are capable of outing up a fight, compared to the other games we played,” said Madayag in Filipino. “The scores were really close and the young players really stepped up today.”“We’re slowly improving and slowly getting our game back.”Right before Madayag and Tolentino did their damage, it was sophomore Jules Samonte who carried Ateneo.Samonte first punished Adamson skipper Jema Galanza with a through-the-block kill for Ateneo’s 11-8 lead in the deciding set then followed it up with another kill this time on Lea Perez for the 12-9 margin.Jhoana Maraguinot paced Ateneo with 15 points while Madayag and Samonte added 14 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Lady Falcons have now lost two straight and dropped to sixth with a 2-3 card.Although Ateneo failed to gain momentum midway through the fifth set, its two leaders came up big in the clutch.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 folkKat Tolentino scored two straight points, first a kill then a block on Eli Soyud, to give the Lady Eagles a 14-10 lead right before captain Maddie Madayag denied Chiara Permentilla for the match’s final point.This was the first time Ateneo’s played in a match that reached five sets this season. Ravena, Alas to play bigger roles for Gilas in Castro’s absence Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo continued its steady climb after overcoming Adamson University, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles streaked to their third straight win for the sole possession of the third seed with a 3-2 record, half-a-game ahead of University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

  • Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open

    first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Each Grand Slam event makes their own decisions on seeding players, so it’s still possible that Roland Garros will make Williams one of the 32 seeded players even though her current ranking is down to near No. 500.Otherwise, Williams could be forced to play top-ranked players in the early rounds.The French tennis federation did not respond to a request for comment.“It’s normal to give birth to a kid. It’s normal to have protected ranking. … It’s more than tennis,” top-ranked Simona Halep said. “So the people will decide what seed she will get. But in my opinion it’s good to protect the ranking when someone is giving birth.”Williams returned to the tour briefly this year, after a 14-month absence to give birth to her daughter. She was not seeded at tournaments in Indian Wells, California, and Miami, and compiled two wins and two losses.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Williams has recounted the difficulties she faced in childbirth and a pulmonary embolism that made it hard for her to breathe shortly after her daughter was born. But after a period of training, coach Patrick Mouratoglou last week told the WTA tour’s website “Serena will play the French Open to win it.”Current rules covering maternity leave and injuries allow a protected or “special” ranking to be utilized for entry into tournaments but not for seeding purposes regardless of the reason for a player’s absence.However, this past year the WTA adjusted the rule so that absences for maternity leave are treated the same as those for injury and illness by providing all players a two-year window to begin using a special ranking, plus an additional year from the date of return to utilize the special ranking.“Historically, WTA players have not been supportive of the use of special rankings for seeding purposes,” the WTA said in a statement to The Associated Press. “The rule is currently under further review as part of our 2019 rules process. We remain committed to evolving with the needs of our players and are very supportive of those players returning from maternity leave to the tour.”Fourth-ranked Elina Svitolina, who defended her Italian Open title on Sunday, was also supportive of seeding Williams.“If you’re like finished or you stopped because you’re going to have a child and you will be in top eight, I think you should have this kind of thing, to have protected seeding,” Svitolina said. “She was No. 1 so she deserves seeding.”William has won the French Open three times — more than any current player — and last year’s Roland Garros champion, Jelena Ostapenko, is looking forward to her return.“She’s someone who the tour was missing — because she’s a great champion,” Ostapenko said. “She was my idol since I was growing up.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The WTA Tour said it is considering a rule change to add protected seeding for highly-ranked players returning from maternity leave but the earliest that could take effect is next year.“I would like to see that change,” Maria Sharapova said. “It’s such an incredible effort for a woman to come back from physically, emotionally. … There’s just another whole dimension to the travel, to the experiences, to the emotions to the physicality of every single day.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“Tennis is such a selfish sport but I think when there’s a child in your life you lose a little bit of that, because there’s something that’s so much more important,” added Sharapova, who has lost three Grand Slam finals to Williams. “So yeah, I definitely think that would be a nice change.”The French Open draw will be made Thursday, with the tournament starting on Sunday. Cauley-Stein, Kings motivated for improvement after 27-55 season Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations FILE – In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. everal of Serena Williams’ biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw. Williams, who is expected to play her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that befits the No. 1 ranking she held when she left the tour, the players say. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)ROME — Several of Serena Williams’ biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw.Williams, who is expected to play in her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that befits the No. 1 ranking she held when she left the tour, the players say.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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

  • Pacquiao victory unites nation anew

    first_imgView comments In keeping with tradition, many Filipinos stopped what they were doing to watch Pacquiao’s fight, which took place around midday on Sunday.“No one can beat Pacman. It’s still Pacman,” said Venancio Lovino, who watched the fight with friends over drinks at Barangay Booy in Tagbilaran City, Bohol province.Malacañang said it was one with the nation in celebrating Pacquiao’s victory.“We thank our Pambansang Kamao (national boxing icon) for not only bringing honor and glory to our flag and country but once again uniting Filipinos here and abroad with his display of courage, tenacity and will power,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.Congratulations poured in from Pacquiao’s colleagues in the Senate after he beat Matthysse.“I thought I was watching Manny 10 years ago. Your fight unites all Filipinos around the world and your victory brings pride to us all. Long live, Senator and champion Manny Pacquiao,” Senate President Vicente Sotto III said.‘Thank you, Pacman’Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said: “Few Filipinos can claim to have literally shed blood, sweat and tears for our country, and Senator Pacquiao is one of them. For this and the good work you continue to do for our people, thank you very much, Pacman.”“As ever, your ability to unite Filipinos and take our breath away with your every move during your matches has no equal. You are our nation’s pride and joy,” Sen. Nancy Binay said.Sen. Richard Gordon said: “The fight also showed that age does not matter, but it is the will to win that matters.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “He continues to be a fine example to athletes and common Filipinos alike. With discipline, nothing is impossible,” he added.Congratulations also came from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, where Pacquiao is a a colonel in the reserve force.Col. Noel Detoyato, chief of the AFP public affairs office, said Pacquiao “did not only demonstrate the Filipino’s natural trait of strength and courage, he also showed the world how determined, disciplined and hardworking the Filipinos are, just like his comrades in the AFP.” —Reports from AFP, Julie M. Aurelio, DJ Yap, Vince F. Nonato, Jeannette I. Andrade, Nestor P. Burgos Jr., Leo Udtohan and Nestle SemillaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao gets record 12th world title in 8 weight divisions Then, in a statement, the President congratulated Pacquiao for uniting Filipinos once more with his victory, adding that this latest conquest would cement the boxing champ’s legacy.‘One of the greatest’“You have proven time and again that you are not just a public servant, but one of the greatest boxers of all time. May you continue to inspire Filipinos not only in boxing, but also in the public service,” the President said.Pacquiao, who has had a glittering 23-year career in the sport, is also a senator and a staunch ally of the President.The President flew to Malaysia late on Saturday on a private trip. But he was expected to meet with Mahathir for discussions of common concerns, including extremism and piracy on the high seas.Mahathir was also delighted with Pacquiao’s victory.“This is a big, big, historical day for Malaysia where we have one Filipino champion fighting in Malaysia, witnessed by the leaders of both countries,” he said.“That’s why the leaders of both countries have boxing diplomacy. We don’t punch each other,” he added, joking.Source of pridePacquiao’s rags-to-riches story, from high school dropout to billionaire world boxing champion in an unprecedented eight divisions, is a huge source of pride in the Philippines. 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 Lucas Matthysse, left, of Argentina falls after receiving a punch by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Filipino boxing legend Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory Sunday with a seventh-round knockout of Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years, that will help revive his career. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers on Sunday after their idol Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.In the run-up to the fight, the 39-year-old Pacquiao was trailed by whispers that he was past his prime and doubts he would be able to best the big-punching Matthysse, who is four years his junior.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Though glad that Pacquiao won, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said he wished the champ would exit the ring while he was on top.“To my colleague, seatmate and friend, I’ll say it again—it is best to leave the stage while the audience is applauding,” Lacson said.A colleague from the other side of the aisle, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, also congratulated Pacquiao.“His politics aside, I remain a Manny Pacquiao fan. Congrats, senator,” Trillanes said.A good manDavao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, who ruling party PDP-Laban leaders say will be fielded in next year’s senatorial election, took potshots at those who called on Pacquiao to retire or doubted he would win.“This People’s Champ just refused to give up. No one can put a good man down,” Nograles said.“Senator Pacquiao’s victory is an inspiration to all Filipinos: Never give up,” he added.His brother, Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Rep. Jericho Jonas Nograles, whose group Pacquiao had endorsed and bankrolled, said the champion delivered “his most killer performance in almost nine years since he knocked out Miguel Cotto in 2009.”“Lucas Matthysse was no match for Pacman, and it’s testament to the discipline that Manny has to taking care of his body and to juggling his profession as both a fighter and lawmaker,” Nograles said. Mamon said he had been expecting the match to go the distance and settled through the scorecards, but was surprised at the seventh-round knockout.“With this result, I can say that Pacquiao can have another one or two matches more before retiring for good,” he said.But President Rodrigo Duterte, who watched the fight from ringside at Axieta Arena in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, said he preferred to see Pacquiao retire.“I said he’s 39. Not because he cannot win or lose, but I’d like to see my friend rest on his laurels at this time and enjoy life,” the President said.“He has so much money already, no problem,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But when Pacquiao’s victory was sealed in the seventh round by technical knockout, fans around the nation of more than 100 million jumped to their feet and roared with joy.“Even at the age of 39, Pacquiao showed he still has a lot of power and speed left in him. I am excited for a Pacquiao-Lomachenko match,” said athlete Fiel Mamon.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’He was referring to Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko, the current World Boxing Organization lightweight champion who is being touted as Pacquiao’s next opponent.Surprising outcome Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

  • Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often

    first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs FILE – In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry goes to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A.After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “And a whole new-look Laker team with some of the young kids. It should be fun, the Bay Area and L.A. and the whole thing,” Curry said Monday in a sit-down with The Associated Press while hosting his annual elite camp at Ultimate Fieldhouse. “When I first got into the league Oracle would be buzzing any time the Lakers came in. There probably will be a revolution of Laker fans that are going to try to creep in but I hope Bay Area and Dub Nation we keep control of that competition because we’re on top right now.”The schedule is set to be released later this week.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’Curry is eager to have new teammate and dominant big man DeMarcus Cousins healthy and recovered from surgery on a torn left Achilles tendon, which will give Golden State five All-Star starters on the floor together. Cousins has never been to the playoffs and can now chase a championship alongside fellow All-Stars Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.“It’s interesting because nobody going into free agency thought about DeMarcus as an option then all of a sudden he found his way onto our team,” Curry said before getting in an on-court workout of his own. “So for us to have a new dynamic, a new look, whenever he’s fully healthy it should be amazing. I think we got better. Obviously we lost some pieces that were very vital to us winning a championship but you’ve got to evolve, you’ve got to find different things to focus on as you’re trying to repeat, so it should be exciting.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning a second straight NBA title and third in four years, it’s another whirlwind summer for two-time MVP Curry, whose season was interrupted several times by injuries. He has a newborn son, Canon, and is hosting his Under Armour “Stephen Curry Select Camp” this week for top high school players — including two girls for the first time, one being his father Dell’s goddaughter, Cameron Brink, from Beaverton, Oregon.Later this week he will again play in the Web.com tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hawyard. He has an indoor putting green at home as well as a swing simulator that has helped him leading up to the event given he also is busy with three young children at home.“Am I getting any sleep? I’m getting the right amount of sleep for having a month-old son, my wife as well,” Curry said. “There aren’t really many expectations when a new baby comes, but my golf game is in decent shape. I haven’t played as much as I’d like to leading up to the tournament. I have a full swing golf simulator in my house now that’s helping me prepare. Actually I’m getting in trouble because at home I sneak into that room way more than I should just because it’s right there and I get my little swings in. I would say my preparation level is adequate enough to play well and hopefully play better than I did last year.”ADVERTISEMENT San Sebastian pulls away to beat Mapua; Capobres gets career-high LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

  • Pauline Lopez falls to Chinese foe, settles for Asian Games bronze in taekwondo

    first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Hijab in sports? No problem, says Malaysian sepak takraw player LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Pauline Lopez settled for the bronze medal in the taekwondo women’s under-57kg event in the 2018 Asian Games Tuesday at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The 22-year-old Lopez, who won the Philippines’ fourth bronze medal overall, bowed to Luo Zongshi of China, 11-4, in the semifinals.Lopez, the 2015 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, steamrolled her way to the semis after dominating Gyani Chunara of Nepal, 20-0, in the quarterfinals and Xiao Feng of Macau, 8-0, in the Round of 16, but the taller Luo offered a different challenge.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’Frustrated, Lopez couldn’t hide her disappointment over the loss.“I had the chance but the plan didn’t work according to what it should be. I was going for it, I did my part but it’s just it was not there for me,” said Lopez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

  • Coach says La Salle’s inexperience showed in loss to FEU

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle stayed in step with Far Eastern University for three quarters, but only to succumb to the Tamarraws’ hot shooting in the fourth, 68-61.READ: FEU clips La Salle to open UAAP Season 81 campaignFEATURED 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’But while he rues his team’s failure to close out games, Gonzalez, who appeared in his first UAAP game as head  coach, still saw some positives from his players.“Too bad we lost, but like I said, I’m optimistic with my team. I’m sure we’re gonna get better,” he said. 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japan rejoices in having first tennis grand slam champion Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez during the Green Archers game against the FEU Tamaraws in the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournnament. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLa Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez said the Green Archers’ opening game loss in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament exposed his team’s immaturity.“It’s very evident in this game how young we are as team competing against a seasoned team,” Gonzalez said, admitting the Green Archers still lack the ability to close out games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ “But to do that, the team has to figure out who to give the ball to, how to start attacking, and make adjustments, most especially during crunch time.” View commentslast_img read more

  • All alone

    first_imgLATEST STORIES The Bolts have dropped their last four games in the season-ender after debuting with a 109-106 triumph over the Columbian Dyip.Coach Norman Black and the Bolts, losing finalists to the Gin Kings in this tournament’s last two editions, are coming off a stint in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup where they wound up fourth.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 ChrissEarlier, Henry Walker had a triple-double while Nard Pinto hit a triple late as Blackwater won again after a 99-93 squeaker over winless Rain or Shine.Walker recorded 14 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists while Pinto drained a three-pointer to clinch the game,97-92, with 17 seconds left. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption FEU, UP hang tough Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Justin Brownlee vs Cliff Hodge–PBA ImagesTwo-time defending champion Barangay Ginebra remained alone on top after a 111-105 win over slumping Meralco in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Assured of a spot in the playoffs, the Gin Kings improved to 7-1 as they pursue a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A free throw by Maverick Ahanmisi put the Elasto Painters to within four. They got possession back but Ahanmisi flubbed a three-point try.Pinto finished with 16 points and five rebounds.Three others scored in double digits for the Elite, who occupy solo second spot at 6-1.Mike DiGregorio tallied a team-high 17 points, Allein Maliksi had 13 and Paul Zamar, hero of a 94-91 win over Meralco on Wednesday, contributed 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

  • With key players out, UST Tigresses still figuring out best lineup for UAAP Season 81

    first_imgHead coach Kung Fu Reyes said only a handful are assured of spots in the Golden Tigresses’ roster with some still being deliberated on.Reyes said Cherry Rondina, Milena Alessandrini, rookie Eya Laure, Dimdim Pacres, and Caitlyn Viray are the ones assured of representing UST in the UAAP while the other players still have to fight for the vacant spots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Sisi, Eya, Milena, Dimdim, because we lack players in the wing, and Caitlyn because we don’t have a middle blocker so she’ll become our go-to in that area,” said Reyes in Filipino during the team’s Thursday practice at Quadricentennial Pavilion.“There are three possible rookies who might be included but I really can’t name names for now because there’s still no official lineup yet although we’ve submitted a list to the UAAP already.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash02:14Carpio 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 The Golden Tigresses will head on to the 2019 tournament without EJ Laure, the Season 77 co-Rookie of the Year with Kath Arado, and Tin Francisco due to injuries but Reyes is confident his team can back from their dreadful Season 80 campaign.UST finished Season 80 with the second-worst record in the league at 4-10, just a couple of games ahead of eighth seed University of the East at 2-12, but Reyes said they can turn things around.“It was really a roller coaster ride on what happened to us last season where we just plummeted,” said Reyes. “We had a lot of unfortunate incidents at the start where we had a couple of injuries so we weren’t able to compete with a full roster.”Alessandrini, who eventually became Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, and libero Rica Rivera both missed several games in 2018 due to injuries and the Golden Tigresses failed to recover from the set back the rest of the year.UST started out the tournament with a pedestrian 2-2 record but lost five straight to practically rule itself out of the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Kei Nishikori comes up aces, rolls into 3rd round in Australia Open View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—The UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament is about to start in a month’s time but University of Santo Tomas still has to finalize its lineup.ADVERTISEMENT “There were a lot of factors but at the end of the day we are the ones responsible for all of these,” said Reyes. “Our campaign this season considerably looks brighter from the one before because the players are healthy, I just wish Tin is here so we can have a full lineup.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more