Month: November 2019

  • Kobe Paras relishes representing Philippines

    first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Thirty years ago, Benjie Paras proudly trotted out his gold medal after leading the Philippines to the championship in the men’s basketball competition in the 1987 Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta.Fast forward to today. It’s now his son Kobe’s turn to wear the gold around his neck for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PBA: Blackwater blasts Kia “I’m really happy because I was telling ever since that I want to play five-on-five. I was given the chance and I really made the most of it. I just hope that I made the Filipinos proud,” he said.The younger Paras now embarks on a new journey with Cal State Northridge as he reboots his collegiate career in the United States.“When I go to the States, it’s strictly business. It’s not like here that I’m fighting for our country. There, I’ll play for myself and the future,” he said. “I love my teammates, I love everyone, and I can’t wait to get back there.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The younger Paras said he’s honored to have achieved something his dad has also done.“It feels good. When we won against Indonesia, my dad called me right away and joked that we both won gold. It just feels good that I was able to do something he has done at this age,” the young prodigy said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKobe and Benjie were both 19 when they won the gold in the biennial meet, making the parallelism more interesting for the father-and-son tandem.The 6-foot-6 swingman, though, is just glad to finally have the opportunity to don the national colors and represent the country in five-on-five competition after years of strutting his stuff in the 3×3 scene.last_img read more

  • Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea

    first_imgEverton’s English striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magsitrates court in Stockport, north-west England on September 18, 2017.Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, appeared at court after being arrested by on September 1, and consequently charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFFFormer England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drunk-driving.The Everton striker apologised for an “unforgivable lack of judgement” following his sentencing by a court in northern England for being nearly three times over the drink-drive limit while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Rooney, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer, made a successful start to his second Everton spell following his return, scoring on his first two Premier League appearances.His form moved England manager Gareth Southgate to offer him an international recall, but he decided to call time on his England career.Rooney first burst onto the scene aged just 16 at Everton and went on to score 17 goals in 77 appearances for the “Toffees” before moving to Manchester United, where he won multiple trophies, including the Champions League. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  His legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work but he said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”.Rooney, who rejoined boyhood club Everton after 13 trophy-laden years at Manchester United in July, tweeted an apology to his 16.4 million followers.“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” Rooney said in a statement.“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president UAAP Starting 5: Weeks 1 and 2 E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight He was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at around 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1 and later arrested and bailed.Stockport Magistrates’ Court was told a breathalyser test showed Rooney’s alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.Rooney, 31, was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29DOH kicks off nationwide polio vaccination drive01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Charity workEarlier, Rooney entered court in a dark blue suit and black tie and sat in the public gallery next to his agent Paul Stretford.When asked how he pleaded to the charge that he drove under the influence of alcohol while over the prescribed limit, he replied guilty.Michael Rainford, defending, said Rooney accepted the facts of the prosecution case in full and highlighted his charity work.“He is not somebody who pays lip service to the charities as so many often do,” he said. “This is somebody who is actually hands-on with the work he carries out. It is something that is very close to his heart.”Following the hearing, the footballer left court with his lawyers again followed by a media scrum of TV cameras, press photographers and reporters.His entourage fought their way through the throng to a waiting people-carrier with tinted windows and Rooney was driven away.Everton manager Ronald Koeman said earlier this month the matter would be dealt with internally, adding that he was “disappointed” by the drink-driving charge.Rooney has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they are expecting their fourth child.He was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday but it ended in disappointment with a 4-0 defeat for Everton.last_img read more

  • Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks

    first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I thought we played with a great spirit,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “Our mindset was right where it needs to be. It’s defending and passing the ball. It was a simple game plan but they did it with great effort, great passion. Now we just need to keep doing it.”Markieff Morris matched his season high with 23 points while making four 3-pointers. Frazier had a season-high 14 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think everybody just picked up the slack for John Wall not playing,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.Wall, selected to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve Tuesday, was held out due to a recurrence of soreness and swelling in his left knee. He missed nine games earlier in the season with soreness in the knee. Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Wizards pulled away with an 11-2 run to open the second quarter. Kelly Oubre Jr. opened the quarter with a powerful left-handed jam and free throw. Oubre, who had 15 points, capped the run with a 3-pointer for a 38-20 lead.Washington’s superior long-range shooting was decisive. While Atlanta made only 2 of its first 16 3-pointers, the Wizards made 10 of 17 in the first half and led 61-45 at the break. Morris made each of his three 3s in the half and four of five for the game.Satoransky, making his first start of the season, sank a 3-pointer for the first points of the game. He had 11 points. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Wizards, who had lost two straight and four of five, pulled away with a strong start to the second quarter and never trailed.“No offense to Atlanta, but we’re a lot better team than they are,” Morris said. “They’re a young team.”Mike Scott, who began his career in Atlanta, had 19 points. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. each had 18 for Washington.Washington made 18 3-pointers, matching its high mark for the season.Taurean Prince, Tyler Dorsey and Dewayne Dedmon each had 14 points to lead Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney (5) crashes into Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi as he goes to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta. APATLANTA — With John Wall held out with a sore knee, Washington’s winning game plan was executed to near perfection by his backups.Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier combined for 21 assists with only three turnovers and Washington used balanced scoring and strong 3-point shooting for a 129-104 runaway victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

  • No excuses for Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum after 2nd loss

    first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFatigue finally caught up on CJ Perez and Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.Going through the grindhouse for the better part of the last two weeks in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup and the Philippine Collegiate Champions League, the Gilas Pilipinas “23-for-23” cadet admitted that their tough schedule may have lead to to its 85-91 defeat to CEU on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Sta. Lucia nabs first win in PSL Grand Prix Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Maybe, that’s a factor too,” he said in Filipino.But not one make excuses, Perez knows that the Jawbreakers should know better to manage these circumstances and still compete up until the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We don’t want to make excuses. We have to learn how to finish the games regardless of our situation,” he said.Perez was largely kept in check in the game, going on a paltry 7-of-20 shooting from the field to wound up with 17 points and eight rebounds against his four turnovers. The Jawbreakers return to the court next Tuesday against another NCAA rival in Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian. MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting His struggles were further typified when he missed two treys and a pair of freebies in the final 13 seconds when Zark’s-Lyceum was trying to mount a belated run.“Maybe, they really prepared well for me,” said Perez, giving praise to the defensive job by the CEU swingmen. “They know that I’m going to get my touches and I really had to work hard in this game.”Several things didn’t go the Jawbreakers way with Perez misfiring and Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu staying on the bench due to an ankle injury sustained in the first half, but they refused to go down without a fight.Despite the loss, which was only Zark’s-Lyceum’s second in six contests, Perez opted to stay positive and look at the game as a a learning curve.“They were better than us. It was close, but we fell in the end and that’s where we need to learn from,” he said. “It was still a great experience for us. We just have to learn from it.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • 40-year-old Stephon Marbury ‘working on’ return to NBA

    first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It’s time to combine. My next move is the best move. Working on the come back to the #nba,” the Brooklyn-native wrote on his personal Twitter account.It’s time to combine. My next move is the best move. Working on the come back to the #nba pic.twitter.com/TaWjqwwekFFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) September 12, 2017 Prior to becoming the Chinese league’s most popular adoptive son, “Starbury” was considered one of the NBA’s premier point guards and was named an All Star twice, in 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 seasons.He was selected fourth overall in the 1996 NBA draft and formed one the most exciting duos in the league alongside Kevin Garnett with the Minnesota Timberwolves.He also made stops with the New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns and his hometown New York Knicks.After seeing his production slip after 14 years in the league, Marbury elected to take his talents to China in 2010, where he experienced a career resurgence—winning three CBA championships, a CBA Finals MVP award, a CBA Foreign MVP award and getting named an All-Star on six occasions, according to Bleacher Report.It’s going to be quite a task for Marbury, who’s now 40, to land an NBA contract, considering the amount of young and talented players at his position today. /raADVERTISEMENT In this April 9, 2017, photo, former NBA All Star Stephon Marbury attends an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Stephen Marbury has made himself at home in the Chinese Baskeball Association (CBA), but it looks like he is ready to return to where he started.The 40-year-old guard, who last played for the Boston Celtics in 2009, bared his desire to return to the National Basketball Association (NBA).ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ RELATED STORY:Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&ASports Related Videospowered by AdSparc LATEST STORIES Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Read Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • What’s down

    first_imgPreity Zinta. She went underwater for her 36th birthday, snorkelling in the Maldives to celebrate.Sonu Nigam.Sonu Nigam. With fewer songs on hand, the 37-year-old singer is now concentrating on his hair, with bizarre results. The bun atop his head at an awards show was an all-time low. Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan. The man behind this summer’s genius blockbuster, Inception, was not among the list of Oscar nominees for Best Director. Is it a bad dream? Pooja BediPooja Bedi splits from beau Dwiti Vikramaditya days after announcing to the world that they were to get married.  Veena MalikVeena Malik. A case has been filed in a Lahore court against her for “immoral acts”. Salman Khan.Salman Khan’s alcoholic consumption. The actor is off drinks till he completes his new film.  Preity ZintaPreity Zinta. The Kings XI Punjab owner had a spat with Siddharth Mallya of Royal Challengers over Saurabh Tiwary who had already been sold to the latter for USD 1.4 million.  (From India Today magazine issue dated January 24, 2011)GovindaGovinda’s weight. The actor is trimming the excess baggage to look fit for his upcoming film Naughty @ 40. He has lost 8 kg. (From India Today magazine issue dated January 24, 2011) Anil KumbleAnil Kumble, who withdrew himself from the IPL auction. Sigh. One gentleman less in a very gentleman-less version of the game.  (From India Today magazine issue dated January 17, 2011) Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh. The Indian batsman finds himself in a rather unflattering list with a British newspaper naming him as one of the Top 10 Sporting Egos of recent times.  (From India Today magazine issue dated January 17, 2011) advertisementlast_img read more