JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:37Protesters 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 With JRU winning two straight games, Meneses is hopeful that his players would realize that the difference between success and failure boils down to consistency.“If they play with hustle and energy, it’s easy for us to get a basket. But in turn, if we don’t have that, it will be hard for us because we’ll play sluggish,” he said.Carlo Young paced St. Benilde (2-6) with 14 points and three rebounds, while Edward Dixon fired 13 markers and four boards in the loss.The Scores:JRU 81 – Grospe 14, Teodoro 13, Mendoza 12, Sawat 10, Dela Virgen 8, Poutouochi 7, Bordon 6, Abdul Razak 6, Lasquety 3, David 2, Mate 0, Sibangan 0, Castor 0.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief ST. BENILDE 53 – Young 14, Dixon 13, Sta. Maria 8, Naboa 6, Leutcheu 4, Johnson 4, San Juan 2, Castor 1, Pili 1, Velasco 0, Bunyi 0, Suarez 0.Quarters: 17-12, 38-19, 70-44, 81-53. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentscenter_img With a heart for old people, Richardson twins hope to run to golden finish LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University ended its roller coaster campaign and crushed St. Benilde by 28 points, 81-53, for its first winning streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“Finally, we’re able to win back-to-back,” said coach Vergel Meneses as the Heavy Bombers moved up to 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Ervin Grospe topped the balanced attack for JRU with 14 points and five assists, while Tey Teodoro added 13 markers on a 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.Jed Mendoza also added 12 points and four rebounds, Abdul Sawat chimed in 10 markers while playing assistant coach Gio Lasquety did the dirty work with three points, seven boards, seven assists, and four steals.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 shutoutAbdulwahab Abdul Razak also imposed his presence in the frontline as he hauled in 18 rebounds on top of his six markers.JRU’s defense shut down St. Benilde in the second quarter, limiting the Blazers to just seven points as the Heavy Bombers jumped to a 38-19 halftime lead which even ballooned to 31 late in the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games His silver is the best finish so far in karate, although the Filipinos are confident of grabbing a gold when the competitions end Thursday.Earlier, Mae Soriano snagged a bronze in women’s -55kg kumite. Junna Tsukii also took bronze this time in -50kg in the sport played at KLCC Halls right under the Petronas Twin Towers.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 shutoutBejar’s march to the finals was marred with controversy as the PH team filed a protest over his semifinals loss to a Malaysian.The protest was upheld, allowing the 23-year-old Bejar to fight for the gold medal. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses John Paul Bejar of the Philippines competes against Iwan Bidu Sirait of Indonesia in the finals of men’s -55kg kumite in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competition Wednesday at the KLCC Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. Bejar lost to settle for the silver medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLKUALA LUMPUR—An aggressive John Paul Bejar stormed to a 3-1 lead over his Indonesian foe but faded when it mattered to settle for the silver medal Wednesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competitions here.Bejar, who joined the Philippine team in training in Germany, took the action right to Iwan Bidu Sirait, who got the nod of the judges on many close calls to take a 10-4 victory in the -55 kilogram kumite.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES Despite Game 1 beating, CEU Scorpions ‘won’t quit’ Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Trainer’s stock also rises

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Among those who expressed interest were Australian and Chinese boxers, who are willing to train in Survival Camp, which Jimenez and Ancajas put up in Brgy. Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite.“Of course, they (foreign boxers) will pay,” said Jimenez, a former amateur boxer and Navyman. “Jerwin and I will be joint partners.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeanwhile, promoter Bob Arum told the LA Times Monday that Manny Pacquiao’s opponent for his next fight slated April 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York will be known within the week. Jerwin Ancajas’ 10th round knockout of Mexican Israel Gonzalez in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday night, proved to be a windfall for his trainer too, as Joven Jimenez was flooded with inquiries from those interested to join his stable.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Go for Gold coach says Jerwin Gaco injury ‘nothing serious’ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Ingram has 21 points as Lakers show off depth, beat Hawks

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We played the right way today,” Ingram said. “We always talk about finding the best shot for our team and just trying to move it the right way.”Julius Randle added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers overcame 23 turnovers to keep their lead in double figures throughout the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLonzo Ball had 13 points, seven rebounds and five of the Lakers’ 28 assists.“We’re just moving the ball, playing together,” Ball said. “It’s that simple.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Lakers (26-34) matched their win total from last season, when they finished 26-56, though they are only 11th in the Western Conference.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored a season-high 34 points in a 113-108 win over the Kings on Saturday night, had 14 rebounds but was held to only 10 points while making only 4 of 12 shots — including a 3-pointer in the final minute.Taurean Prince had 24 points in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss. Dennis Schroder added 20 points.Before the game, the Hawks announced they requested waivers on veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova. It was another step to clear playing time for younger players, including rookie John Collins, who started. Atlanta released veteran guard Marco Belinelli in a similar move on Feb. 9.The Hawks began the night one-half game behind Phoenix in the race for the NBA’s worst record and appear to be bound for one of the top picks in the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, foreground, drives against Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/John BazemoreATLANTA — Good ball movement meant impressive scoring balance for Brandon Ingram and the Lakers.Ingram had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Los Angeles scorers in double figures, and the Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-104 on Monday night for their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Celtics hold off Grizzlies behind Irving’s heroics AFP official booed out of forum “It’s tough when you’re wanting to have team success and everything, but I think we’re growing, really, even though tonight didn’t feel like it,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Hawks can hope for an immediate impact similar to what’s been provided by Ball and Kyle Kuzma, two of five rookies on the Lakers’ roster. Kuzma had 10 points, all in the first half.TIP-INSLakers: Ball logged 24 minutes off the bench as he continues to play under a minutes cap in his return from a left knee injury that caused him to miss 15 games. Ball was held out of Saturday’s win over the Kings after playing 17 minutes on Friday night against Dallas. … The Lakers scored the first seven points of each half. … Josh Hart scored 14 points. Isaiah Thomas had 13. Brook Lopez had 11 and Ivica Zubac had 10. … Los Angeles claimed a 59-41 advantage in rebounds.Hawks: F DeAndre Bembry (abdominal strain) and G Malcolm Delaney (right knee strain) were held out. Budenholzer said Delaney is “close” to playing. … F Miles Plumlee, in his sixth year, is the team’s most experienced player following the release of Ilyasova. … Isaiah Taylor had 16 points off the bench.DIALING LONG DISTANCEThe Lakers overcame 14 first-half turnovers by making 10 of 18 3s to lead 64-46 at the break. For the game, they made 15 of 33 3s. Lopez, Hart, Kuzma and Ball each made three 3s.SLOPPY WINThe Lakers finished three turnovers away from their season high of 26 against the Kings on Jan. 9. They also committed 23 fouls, helping Atlanta claim a 34-19 advantage in free-throw attempts.“A good win but we’ve got to be a lot better,” coach Luke Walton said. “It was just more sloppy than I’d like.”ONE-MAN SHOWThe Hawks struggled to defend Ingram, especially during a third-quarter stretch when he scored six consecutive points. After scoring on two straight drives to the basket, Ingram stole the ball from Schroder, scored and was fouled by Prince. Ingram missed the free throw. Minutes later, Ingram dunked over Mike Muscala, who was called for a foul. That time, Ingram completed the three-point play.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Heat on Thursday.Hawks: Host the Pacers on Wednesday. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Nextlast_img read more

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‘Surf Syria’: A refugee in Lebanon finds a dream at sea

first_imgAli Kassem, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, carries his surfboard on a beach in the town of Jiyeh, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on May 24, 2017.Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he’s a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EIDAli Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he’s a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school. “He’s better than some people who have been surfing for years,” he says.‘Surf Syria’A picture taken on May 24, 2017 shows 17-year-old Syrian refugee Ali Kassem surfing off the shore of the town of Jiyeh, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut.Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he’s a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EIDKassem has stuck with the sport, convinced it can help him “build a better life”.During the summer, he works at Amine’s school, repairing boards, welcoming customers and helping during lessons.The job provides income that helps his family, along with his father’s wages and support from the UN refugee agency.“My family really support me in surfing. They have no problem with it,” he says.“Right now I’m teaching my younger brother how to surf, and I’m going to teach my younger sister as well.”But, while Kassem says he has become used to life in Lebanon, he still dreams of returning home.His ultimate goal is “to become the first professional surfer in Syria and open a surf school in Latakia when the war is over”.Latakia is a popular seaside destination, and a government stronghold that has been largely spared the worst ravages of Syria’s conflict, which has killed over 320,000 people.The International Surfing Association does not so far count a Syrian surf school among its members, and to help Kassem achieve his goal, Amine has set up a campaign on the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform. Dressed in a purple wet suit, the 17-year-old confidently coats his board with wax and smears sunscreen on his face before dashing into the sea.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ He disappears behind one wave and another until his small figure is barely visible from the beach at all, as though he were headed for the horizon.“When I’m on my board, I feel free. I feel like I’m in another life,” the teenager says shyly at a beach in Jiyeh, 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Beirut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKassem is from Aleppo city, though he says he remembers little from his childhood in Syria.His father has worked in Jiyeh for the past 25 years, and after Syria’s conflict erupted in March 2011, he decided to bring his family to Lebanon as well. A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal’s French Open finals View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIEScenter_img WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Kassem has two brothers and three sisters, but speaks little about his family and his life before he became a refugee.A third brother died in the conflict, “killed in Aleppo at the beginning of the war”, he says, without giving more details.His life now is dominated by surfing.“Surfing is like an art. It allows me to express my personality,” he says, his eyes sparkling in his tanned face.“I become someone else. I have more confidence in myself.”ADVERTISEMENT 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’ A makeshift boardAli Kassem, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, waxes his surfboard before going surfing on a beach in the town of Jiyeh, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on May 24, 2017.Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he’s a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school. /AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EIDKassem’s entry into surfing came through Ali el-Amine, who became his mentor after meeting him in 2015.At the sandy Jiyeh beach, a popular spot for surfers, Amine spotted Kassem trying his luck in the waves with a makeshift board.“He was trying to surf with a piece of polystyrene he had cut into a plank shape,” says the 34-year-old, who runs a surf school in Jiyeh.“He was very thin and wearing nothing but shorts. I was afraid he would drown,” he says.But after watching for a few minutes, Amine’s fears began to recede.“He knew exactly what he was doing,” he says.Kassem had spent long hours observing surfers in the water at Jiyeh before deciding to try himself.“I didn’t know this sport existed. The first time I saw the surfers, I wanted to try it,” he says with a smile.Amine decided to take Kassem under his wing, offering him a spot at his surf school and giving him a wet suit and board “on the condition he was good in class and behaved with his parents”.And two years later, the guidance has borne fruit, says Amine, who considers Kassem like “a son”. The school project might still be far off, but Kassem already has a name for it: “It will be called Surf Syria,” he says. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

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Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FILE – In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during opening ceremonies of the Tenth Olympiad at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council is expected Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 to endorse a proposal to host the 2028 Olympics, following an announcement of a deal last month to leave 2024 to Paris.(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles took another step Friday toward bringing the 2028 Olympics to the city, despite questions about future costs.The City Council voted 12-0 to endorse documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932. The contract outlines Los Angeles’ financial responsibility in hosting the Games, including covering shortfalls if the $5.3 billion plan runs into the red. In addition, a budget for the proposed 2028 Games has not been completed.ADVERTISEMENT Much of the meeting amounted to a choreographed tribute to the city’s Olympic legacy, with frequent references to the LA Games in 1932 and 1984 and the athletes who competed in them.Olympic champions Carl Lewis and Janet Evans, who are part of a private committee behind the bid, urged approval of the plan.Lewis, holder of nine Olympic gold medals in track and field, said the Games are not just an event, “it’s about a whole city.”The deal comes with millions of dollars of financial sweeteners for accepting the later date. However, the extra four years pose challenges for Los Angeles from maintaining public interest to rewriting deals for stadiums, arenas and housing that were all hooked to 2024.City analysts recommended the council approve the contract, which faced an Aug. 18 deadline, but also emphasized a revised budget for 2028 could take months to complete.“There are inherent risks to hosting such major events so far into the future,” city analysts noted in a report on the agreement.The bulk of the revenue for the Games is expected to come from ticket sales and corporate sponsorships.Part of the deal includes creation of a reserve fund to cover any cost overruns, with the city kicking in $270 million. The state is expected to commit a similar amount, but because of the legislative calendar the state might not be able to consider its piece of the proposal until next year.In a statement, Mayor Eric Garcetti called the agreement “the deal of a lifetime.” Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Neymar could finally make PSG debut on Sunday Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next City analysts concluded that the 2028 plan, while incomplete, included significant safeguards for taxpayer dollars. The Olympics have a notorious history of runaway costs, but city officials have argued their proposal can stay within budget by relying on the region’s many existing stadiums and arenas, including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Staples Center.Los Angeles had bid on the 2024 Games, but embraced the 2028 alternative after Paris emerged as the front-runner for 2024 and the IOC proposed the unusual dual award.At one point during the sometimes tense meeting, Councilman Joe Buscaino shouted at a heckler, “This is right for the city.” As the vote was being taken, protesters yelled from the back of the council chamber, “Let us speak” and “sellout.”Steve Ducey of No Olympics LA, an opposition group, said the vote would take place without an independent budget analysis.“Shame on you,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT The vote followed a morning-long committee hearing that mingled civic cheerleading and salutes to Olympic champions past with warnings about potential costs and suggestions the international event would drive up housing costs and drive out the homeless.“This opportunity is too great, we cannot pass it up,” council President Herb Wesson Jr. said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe vote took place less than two weeks after the city announced an agreement with international Olympic leaders ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, while opening the way for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Games.The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors must also approve the deal. The International Olympic Committee vote to award the two Olympics is scheduled for September in Lima, Peru. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

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Yap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star

first_imgJames Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not everyday that you see James Yap go scoreless in a game.Rain or Shine’s game against Star on Sunday marked the first time Yap didn’t hit a single point since July 24 last year when he was still with the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT But the two-time PBA Most Valuable Player couldn’t care any less as Rain or Shine finally got one against his former team Star, 92-88, on Sunday.With Yap taking a backseat, the Elasto Painters exorcised their demons and nabbed a victory over the Hotshots, while also claiming their fourth win in six games this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED 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“Of course, I’m happy. I’m thankful for my teammates because we finally got one,” said a relieved Yap, who saw limited minutes and went 0-of-2 from the field. “We’re 0-4 against them, so I’m just grateful to my teammates that even if I’m not inside, we’re still able to get the win.”Since the blockbuster trade that saw Yap and Paul Lee switch teams, Rain or Shine has yet to beat Star until Sunday. Victolero pleased with Star’s effort despite loss to ROS Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Star handily won the elimination duels in the first two conferences, and even swept the Elasto Painters, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.Yap believes Rain or Shine has already turned the page, not only on its rivalry against the Hotshots, but also on its overall campaign this conference and moving forward.“We’re more active on defense and we have a better communication. I think we can sustain this if we continue what we’re doing. We have to be consistent on defense and stick to our system,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

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NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom seeks to do the same and retire as a member of the team he considered home the most.Far removed from his playing days, the 37-year-old sixth NBA Man of the Year winner expressed his desire to sign a one-day ceremonial contract so he could officially retire as a member of the storied franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “That trade from the Lakers basically ended my career and purpose,” he told The Vertical. “I was never really myself ever again. Being in L.A., the structure, the people I knew, it hurt leaving.”Now completely sober, Odom is weighing in his options, revisiting an offer from the Lakers brass to serve as a player development coach, or suite up for Ice Cube’s upstart BIG3 league next year.“It would give me something to do,” Odom said on the possibility of joining the 3-on-3 tourney.  “That league is going to last. It’s not going anywhere, and more dudes will get down with it.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES PH top badminton bet looks to improve after first SEA Games stint Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul SPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe lanky lefty played seven seasons with the Lakers from 2004 to 2011 and was an instrumental piece in the team’s back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.Odom, who faced several drug-related issues since his exit from the league, also said his departure from LA caused his downward spiral. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement02:49Robredo: 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’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lamar Odom  AP FILE PHOTOBoston Celtics legend Paul Pierce recently signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics and will have his jersey retired with the team at some point next season.READ: Celtics ink Paul Pierce to one-day contractADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ask Viv Richards your question

first_imgLegendary former West Indian cricket captain Sir Vivian Richards is in India accompanying the Antigua and Barbuda national team — participating in the ongoing 19th Commonwealth Games — as its ambassador. Richards will give an interview to Headlines Today at 9 pm on Thursday. As the veteran cricketer discusses a host of issues, including the major controversies surrounding the game and some of the best ever international performances on the 22-yard pitch, Headlines Today invites its viewers to put their questions to the former West Indian skipper. [Watch the interview on Headlines Today at 9 pm today.] This is not the first time that Richards is accompanying the national contingent at the Commonwealth Games. He was present during the Melbourne Games in 2006. In fact, Richards has been insisting that cricket — in its shortest version, Twenty-20 — should be included in major multi-sports events such as CWG and Olympics to help the game grow around the world. Want to ask Viv Richards anything about cricket? Send your questions now.last_img read more

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