Strong Cignal sends message with second straight victory

first_imgMOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagunsan, Monsalbe rule 1st Pichay Pro-Am The defending champion faced token opposition in turning back Smart-Army, 25-10, 26-24, 25-18, to take the top spot in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference at Strike Gym in Bacoor, Cavite.Cignal coach Edgar Barroga credited the HD Spikers’ discipline which covered not just their game but also in their diet as well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are optimistic of our chances now because we are starting to show the fruits of our hard work in training,” said Barroga of his charges, who have now strung up two straight victories.Cignal, which lost key players who are on sick bay including top gun Jovelyn Gonzaga, went all out on offense, scoring 76 attack points against Smart’s 52. LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But the HD Spikers didn’t stop there, controlling the Giga Hitters with unforgiving defense, fashioning out a 13-0 kill-blocks edge.Rachel Anne Daquis topscored with 13 points to lead Cignal two matches in a row, while Mylene Paat backed her up with 12 markers.“I’m just hoping we sustain this level of game, but for now we are doing good and having a good time out in the court,” said Daquis, a many-time national team player.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Injury problems and all, Cignal still proved it still has that championship touch Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Fireworks expected in action-packed ONE: Reign of Kings

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “This [Belingong-Nguyen] matchup gives me goosebumps and I know everyone is excited to see how it unfolds, said ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong during the press conference on Tuesday at City of Dreams Manila.“When you put two aggressive and explosive strikers in the cage together, it is sure to produce fireworks.”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’Belingon is ready to prove his worth in front of the hometown crowd in what he feels is the biggest bout of his career—and could also be the toughest as he goes up against Nguyen, who stunned the Filipino fans the last time he was here.“I took this challenge against Martin Nguyen because I wanted to prove that I never back down from any challenge no matter how big or small,” said Belingon on Tuesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA: Bolick lifts San Beda past St. Benilde in comeback win 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 Nguyen dethroned Folayang with a stunning second-round knockout, becoming ONE Championship’s first two-division champion November last year.He has experienced steady success since that fight at MOA Arena, but he said he remains hungry as ever to make history with three-division world titles.“I have complete and total respect for a martial artist with his values and principles. In a huge way, I see a lot of similarities between us. We are both hungry, and we are both determined for victory,” said Nguyen, dubbed “The Situ-Asian.”Folayang, meanwhile, is also determined to get back to the top of the highly-competitive lightweight division and beating Aziz Pahrudinov will be the best start.“The ONE lightweight division is incredibly deep and with lots of talent. Getting to the top is very hard, but once you are there, it’s a great feeling. I am determined to get back to the top. I can face every opponent, whether they are undefeated or not. I am willing to go in there and go to work,” said Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Martin Nguyen (left), ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong and Kevin Belingon during the ONE: Reign of Kings presscon. Photo from ONE ChampionshipExpect fireworks when two explosive fighters in Kevin Belingon and Martin Nguyen face off for the ONE Interim bantamweight title in ONE: Reign of Kings Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Their world championship bout headlines an action-packed card that also features Shinya Aoki of Japan and Shannon Wiratchai for the lightweight belt, legendary Brazilian fighter Renzo Gracie and hometown hero Eduard Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View commentslast_img read more

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‘Country calls’ and Standhardinger answers right away

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs On one part, his team San Miguel lost 87-83 to Barangay Ginebra and dropped 3-2 in the series, and on the other he was called up to the Philippine national team bound for the Asian Games minutes before tipoff.And Standhardinger still has lingering pain issues with his left knee after he suffered an injury early in the conference.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’“I want actually to use this break to strengthen my left knee but the country calls and there’s really no choice for me, I want to represent the country,” said Standhardinger. “I want to make my fellow Filipinos proud, our countrymen proud and I hope that we can do that.”Standhardinger, who finished with three points and four rebounds in Game 5, said he found out about the call up just before he took to the floor and he immediately expressed his joy. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Christian Standhardinger just had, probably, his strangest night as a professional basketball player in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Zverev beats de Minaur for 2nd consecutive Citi Open title “I actually found out before I shut down my cellphone to get ready for the game then I just made a post to express how honored I am and how excited I am,” said Standhardinger, who is San Miguel’s top draft pick of the 2017 Draft.With the national team, under head coach Yeng Guiao, squeezing everything in less than two weeks of preparation, Standhardinger knows he will have to focus on two things simultaneously.San Miguel still has a chance to retain their Commissioner’s Cup if it can force, and win, Game 7 on August 10 just four days before Standhardinger and the rest of the national team fly to Indonesia.“I hope that I can still focus on the finals and join the team,” said Standhardinger. “For me, obviously, the first priority is to try to win the finals here. That’s very important for me and for San Miguel. And after that I can completely focus on hopefully getting some victories in the Asian Games.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Son helps South Korea reach Asian Games semis after late penalty

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced South Korea’s captain Son Heung-min gestures during the men’s football round of 16 match between Iran and South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games in Cikarang on August 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHITottenham forward Son Heung-min helped South Korea reach the Asian Games semi-finals as the defending champions beat Uzbekistan 4-3 in an extra-time cliffhanger on Monday.The World Cup star, who is in Indonesia chasing a gold medal that would spare him a career-threatening spell of military service, produced a pair of smart assists for hat-trick hero Hwang Ui-jo before a late Hwang Hee-chan penalty sent the Koreans through.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Anxious athletes from quake-hit Lombok hope to spread smiles back home Japan-based Hwang smashed in his seventh of the competition with a dipping shot from long distance to restore his side’s advantage 10 minutes before the break.However, Korean hopes of advancing to the semi-finals almost evaporated in the space of two calamitous second-half minutes.Ikromjon Alibaev fired Uzbekistan level in the 53rd minute after finding himself unmarked at the back post.Moments later, the midfielder tried his luck from range and got a huge slice of luck as the ball took a wicked deflection off Hwang Hyun-soo and trickled into the net.Hwang Ui-jo — like Son hoping for an exemption from military service — struck back, latching on to a Son through-ball to complete his hat-trick with aplomb after 75 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms As Spurs prepared to visit Manchester United in the Premier League some 7,000 miles away, Son was the driving force as the Koreans squeezed through to face either Syria or Vietnam in the last four.The 26-year-old South Korea captain provided a superb assist after just five minutes in Bekaski, near Jakarta.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’It was the tournament’s top scorer Hwang Ui-jo who scored the opener, tucking away his sixth goal after a brilliant run from Son.But Jaloliddin Masharipov pounced on South Korea’s defensive hesitation to equalize with a sharp finish after 17 minutes. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Son then let fly with a ferocious left-foot shot that whistled past the post as the Koreans went in search of a winner in normal time.Already booked, Alibaev was sent off for a shove early in the first period of extra time.Both teams looked out on their feet after going toe-to-toe in sapping humidity but as a penalty shootout loomed, Hwang Hee-chan triggered ecstatic scenes from the Koreans as he stepped up to blast home from the spot after a foul on Hwang Ui-jo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Offers real, but dad says Kai Sotto will remain with Ateneo

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Earvin added his family has rejected feelers for Kai to fly abroad and play there, but denied that there was a cash value attached to those offers.The seven-foot-1 Kai powered the Blue Eaglets to the UAAP junior title over the NU Bullpups.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 ChrissKai and AJ Edu also formed a formidable combination at the post for Batang Gilas, which booked a berth to the Fiba under-19 World Cup in Greece after reaching the semifinals of the 2018 Under-18 Asian championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand.It will be the second stint in the World Cup for Sotto, who averaged 16.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game when the Philippines finished 13th in the 2018 U17 World Cup in Argentina. 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 STAYING PUT. Kai Sotto is not leaving Ateneo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Zachary Sotto has been dubbed as the future of Philippine basketball. And that’s exactly where he’ll be strutting his wares, at least for the moment.Earvin Sotto, the former professional journeyman and Kai’s father, told the Inquirer that his 16-year-old son will continue to don the Ateneo Blue Eaglets colors in the UAAP juniors basketball wars.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img NCAA: EAC upsets Benilde in scrappy outing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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NBA fines Celtics’ Smart, Cavs’ Smith for shoving match

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The league announced the fines Monday.In the first quarter of Saturday’s game in Cleveland, Smith and Baynes got tangled up while boxing out under the Boston basket. Smith gave Baynes a two-handed push, and Smart ran in from near mid-court to retaliate with a shove of his own.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 ChrissSmart was given a technical foul and ejected. Smith was given a technical. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart is held back by teammates during a scuffle in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Cleveland. Smart was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and forward Aron Baynes and Cleveland Cavaliers forward J.R. Smith for an on-court shoving match in their exhibition game.NBA discipline boss Kiki VanDeWeghe fined Smart $25,000 for escalating the altercation and Smith $15,000 for shoving. Baynes was assessed $15,000 for initiating it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Chinese athletes visit North Korea in latest sign of thaw in ties Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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Swiss downhill skier Barandun dies in paragliding accident

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “In this difficult period all of the Swiss ski family is thinking of Gian Luca’s family,” Markus Wolf, the federation’s director general, said Monday in a statement.Barandun started in eight World Cup downhill races. He placed 15th in Switzerland’s signature race, the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen, in January.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 ChrissHe also had 20th-place finishes in downhills in Val Gardena and Bormio, Italy, last December. His career-best World Cup result was ninth-place finish in an Alpine combined event in Bormio in December. /kga Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lyceum ace CJ Perez suspended for Game 1 of NCAA Finals Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Swiss Gian Luca Barandun reacts after competing in the FIS Ski World Cup Alpine Men’s Downhill event on March 10, 2018 in Kvitfjell, Norway. (Photo by Geir OLSEN / NTB Scanpix / AFP) / Norway OUTBERN, Switzerland — Gian Luca Barandun, a World Cup downhill skier from Switzerland, has died in a paragliding accident. He was 24.The Swiss ski federation said Barandun, one of its best prospects in Alpine speed races, died Sunday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Russell Westbrook stars, Hamidou Diallo hurt as Thunder send Warriors reeling

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal In a loss Monday at Sacramento, Diallo became the first Thunder rookie ever to go at least 7 for 7 from the floor. He made both his 3-point tries on the way to 18 points.Westbrook’s 3-pointer 4:17 before halftime put the Thunder ahead 50-37.The Warriors, who held off the Thunder 108-100 in their season opener Oct. 16 and had won the last three matchups, trailed 60-46 at halftime with just 11 assists to 10 turnovers but opened the third with a 13-2 run to get within 62-59.While Golden State dropped 10 of its final 17 games last season, the Warriors hadn’t endured a four-game losing streak during the regular season since dropping four in a row from Feb. 26-March 2, 2013. They also lost six straight just before that in February ’13.CARE FOR PARADISEThe Warriors hosted the boys and girls basketball teams from the Northern California town of Paradise, devastated by the Camp Fire.Golden State COO Rick Welts and forward Jordan Bell greeted coaches Jerry Cleek and Sheila Craft, players and principal Loren Lighthall along with other evacuees before the game.Of the 31 players in attendance, 29 lost their homes in the fire.“It’s fantastic. It means so much to the kids,” said Cleek, who has been at the school 52 years.Golden State players and Kerr offered messages on the big screen in the second quarter. Six signed jerseys — by Curry, Durant, Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Thompson — were being auctioned while the team also was raising funds through a CrowdRise site, with the Warriors to match up to $25,000. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, dribbles next to Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Three Thunder players were injured and Oklahoma City still left Oracle Arena with a lopsided win against the ailing, slumping two-time defending NBA champions.Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City defeated the Golden State Warriors 123-95 Wednesday night, when Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo was carted off on a stretcher with 7:17 left but avoided a serious injury according to the team after X-rays and Warriors doctors evaluated him.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Just having each other’s back. When guys go down, we’re a family here and we have to have our brother’s back, and that’s what we’re going to do,” Westbrook said.Paul George had 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Steven Adams contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder sent the Warriors to their first four-game skid in nearly six years.Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson scored 27 points apiece, with Durant grabbing a season-best 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who were again playing without All-Star starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, as well as key reserve Alfonzo McKinnie.“It wasn’t pretty tonight, and it hasn’t been these last four games,” Thompson said. “If you want to take a positive out of it, that’s the first time we’ve lost four games in a row under Steve (Kerr). That’s pretty incredible.”Clearly in pain, Diallo moved himself off the court and was under basket for several minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown OKC’s Terrance Ferguson returned from a two-game absence as he welcomed a baby, then went down at the 5:41 mark of the first quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn’t return. Nerlens Noel received stitches after getting hit in the face during the second quarter.“There’s just been a lot of things on this road trip that have impacted any level of consistency, our rotation, of having any idea of who’s going to be playing,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.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 ChrissDiallo’s left leg was stabilized as he was wheeled away to applause from the Oracle Arena crowd. Diallo was credited for rebounding Jonas Jerebko’s missed layup when they both went down hard.Westbrook began 1 for 6, then hit his stride, finishing with 11 points, 13 assists, 11 rebounds. It was his second game back since missing five with a sprained left ankle, then another when he welcomed twin daughters Saturday night. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Olympic referendum: Shall it be ‘Taiwan’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Kerr appreciated the Warriors’ efforts to support fire victims during a “tragic time.”“We’re doing what we can and I think people will appreciate it, but obviously those people up there need much more than just to be able to come to a basketball game,” Kerr said. “I would urge everybody out there to chip in and help any way they can.”TIP-INSThunder: The Thunder improved to 2-4 on the road against the Western Conference. … G Alex Abrines was out with a viral illness. … OKC won at Oracle 125-105 on Feb. 6 this year.Warriors: The Warriors dropped to 8-2 at home, 5-1 facing the West. … Curry missed his seventh straight game with a strained left groin and will be out at least through Saturday’s matchup with Sacramento. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated that day. Green was sidelined for the sixth time in eight games — five of those nursing a sprained right toe while he also sat out last Tuesday vs. Atlanta because of a team-issued suspension. … McKinnie missed his fourth in a row because of a sore left foot.UP NEXTThunder: Begin a four-game homestand by hosting Charlotte on Friday.Warriors: Host Trail Blazers on Friday having won the last seven at home vs. Portland but lost two straight overall. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Barkley Eboña pushes past pain to deliver performance of his life for FEU

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Barkley Eboña proved that any man with two hands would always put up a fight.ADVERTISEMENT Honorio Banario raring to showcase refined technique in ONE: Conquest of Champions Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Santillan became the Green Archers’ offensive focal point finishing with 20 points, on 6-of-12 shooting, and six rebounds when shooting guard Aljun Melecio got shut down to nine points on 3-of-11 conversion.Eboña, though, powered through the responsibility of matching up with Santilla and finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds, both numbers more than double his season average of 5.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.“I just had to give my best because I had to repay every bit of trust coach Olsen [Racela] gave me,” said Eboña who was slotted in as the team’s center in the final minutes after Prince Orizu fouled out with 4:30 left to play.Eboña was also instrumental in the Tamaraws’ fourth quarter charge when he tied the game at 62 with 4:08 remaining.“I know that there’s no tomorrow if we lose, nothing will happen for us,” said Eboña. “I just did everything I can so I won’t have any regrets once the day is over.”ADVERTISEMENT Playing through cramping legs, Far Eastern University’s unheralded role player put on an inspired performance in the Tamaraws’ 71-70 win over De La Salle for the no.4 spot in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four.The Tamaraws and the Green Archers entered Wednesday’s game at Smart Araneta Coliseum bearing the same 8-6 records with the victor claiming the fourth seed of the Final Four.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 ChrissWith stakes set high, Eboña decided to put his cramping body to the limit.“It was hard because both of my legs were cramping up and my teammates and I were actually passing on the responsibility of who would guard [Santi] Santillan because he was faster than all of us bigs,” said Eboña in Filipino. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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PH clubs Ceres-Negros, Kaya-Iloilo lead their groups after big victories

first_imgThe win increases Ceres’ tally to six points from two matches, ahead of Persija Jakarta of Indonesia, which has four points after a 3-1 win over Shan United of Myanmar early Tuesday.Only the top team in the group is guaranteed to make the knockout phase of Asia’s second-tier club football competition.Over at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, Kaya delivered a five-star performance to wallop reigning Asean zone champion Home United of Singapore, 5-0.The Iloilo side got a brace each from Darryl Roberts and Alfred Osei, while captain Jovin Bedic scored for the second straight match for Kaya, which leads Group H with four points.Roberts headed home a corner from Marwin Angeles in the second minute, before Bedic doubled the lead with a strike from just inside the area.ADVERTISEMENT Spanish striker Bienvenido Maranon bagged a hat trick as the Busmen subdued Becamex Binh Duong, 3-1, for their second straight victory in Group H at Gu Dau Stadium in this industrial city outside of Saigon.Maranon struck in the first half before firing two quick goals late in the second half as the Busmen showed grit and character to survive a huge scare from the Vietnamese side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think we can still improve,” Maranon said. “We are not yet in our best form, but we need to make up from our performance in the last game.”The Busmen also needed a stellar performance from goalkeeper Roland Muller, who produced a string of impressive saves to keep the Philippine champions ahead in the second half. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying THU DAU MOT—The league at home will only begin at the end of March but Philippine clubs Ceres-Negros and Kaya-Iloilo have already made a strong statement in this year’s AFC Cup.By the end of Matchday 2 last Wednesday, both Filipino clubs are already at the top of their respective groups following convincing victories in Vietnam and in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Bataan, Manila on collision course LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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