Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Always Dreaming, the 9-2 joint favourite, has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Battle of Midway finished third in the 20-horse field. Always Dreaming, ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Todd Pletcher,  covered the 1 1/4-mile track in 2:03.59.  The other joint favourite, Irish War Cry, ridden by Jamaica-born jockey Rajiv Maragh, placed 10th.last_img

Kevin Durant apologizes for India comments

first_imgKevin Durant while at a basketball clinic in India. AP FILE PHOTOSAN FRANCISCO— Basketball star Kevin Durant has issued a half-hearted apology for calling India “20 years behind” and several other comments about the Asian country.The Golden State Warriors forward tweeted on Friday that he’s “sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Teen gunned down in Masbate Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Should Pacquiao still strive for a knockout? MOST READ Durant said he plans to return to India to run more basketball camps and meant no disrespect.BACKSTORY: Kevin Durant arrives in India as NBA tries to grow gameFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Durant traveled to India recently and spoke about the trip in an interview with The Athletic website published this week.In the interview, Durant marveled at the “cows in the street, monkeys running around everywhere, hundreds of people on the side of the road” and visible poverty. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “It’s a country that’s 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience,” he said, adding that his visit to the Taj Mahal was eye-opening and not what he’d imagined.He’d expected the monument to be “holy ground, super protected, very, very clean,” but instead as he drove up it reminded him of places where he grew up, he said.“Mud in the middle of the street, houses were not finished but there were people living in them. No doors. No windows… stray dogs and then, boom, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.”Kevin Durant posts this apology on his Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pumaren’s double duty for Adamson, GlobalPort up for discussion by PBA Board

first_imgWinning start LATEST STORIES Pumaren opened his second season at the helm for Adamson on Saturday, where the Soaring Falcons fell to Ateneo, 85-65 in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80.He is still manning the sidelines for GlobalPort, which sits idle with a 3-5 slate in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Marcial said the PBA Board will meet again for a final decision on the Pumaren’s case. Until then, there seems to be no immediate problem with Pumaren wearing two hats.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View commentscenter_img Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend TNT KaTropa turn emotional as ‘brother’ Ranidel moves on after 9 years OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the PBA Board of Governors is apparently leaning toward allowing coaches to hold concurrent head coaching positions in the pro and varsity level, though it has not been made official.“It has been previously tackled by the Board before the season started, but they have yet to discuss it again,” said PBA media bureau chief Willie MarcialFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFor UAAP’s part, it doesn’t have a rule prohibiting Pumaren from splitting time between the two teams, according to UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag.“It depends on the school. If they’re willing to let the coach divide his time equally, it’s an internal issue. We’re not here to second guess the wisdom of the administration on who they want as the coach,” said Saguisag. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFranz Pumaren’s role as concurrent head coach for Globalport and Adamson has been a source of confusion for some discerning fans.In the past, a head coach in the PBA is not allowed to hold the same post in the collegiate level at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settledlast_img read more

Racela says he didn’t start verbal joust against Chua

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT head coach Nash Racela said it wasn’t him who ignited the word war against Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua during the halftime break of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals game 3.Racela and Chua engaged in a shouting match and traded barbs at the tunnel of Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday when the two teams headed into their locker rooms.ADVERTISEMENT Cone on freethrow disparity: Ginebra was the ‘more aggressive’ team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 The TNT coach, though, did not divulge into details about the altercation.READ: Racela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You guys want to know the truth?” asked Racela in Filipino to the members of the media who talked to him after TNT’s 1006-103 loss to the Gin Kings.“I might be fined if I say too much but you all know me, I won’t start something.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ Racela and Chua had already exchanged heated words during the second quarter when TNT import Glen Rice Jr. and Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer got tangled up several times.READ: Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’It wasn’t until cooler heads prevailed that the two men were separated as Ginebra head coach Tim Cone pulled Chua into the Gin Kings’ locker while PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa played peacemaker.“You guys know me too well, and you also know the other guys too well. That’s all I can say,” said Racela.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

Hyper Court: Basketball at your fingertips

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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. Manalang bids goodbye to Adamson after ‘heartbreaking’ loss Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Access to basketball has never been this easy for aspiring basketball players and professional ballers alike.Nike on Saturday officially launched the Hyper Court app that gives exclusive basketball content to Filipino hoopers.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments During the event, selected members of the media experienced what the interactive training is all about.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBasketball stars Kiefer Ravena, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro and Jeff Chan helped conduct shooting and dribbling drills. The training routines are part of the Hyper Court app, which allows Filipino ballers free access to videos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s very convenient knowing it’s in our hands and everybody is into technology nowadays,” Ravena, a two-time UAAP champion and MVP out of Ateneo told INQUIRER.net. “It makes it accessible to everybody to have your own workouts, to figure out a way on how to improve their skill set and the app made everything possible for everybody.”Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“With my experience before, you have to do it the manual way. Go to a coach, training centers. but nowadays, we can maximize the technology that we have. it just made everybody feel like they can be a professional athlete and they can improve their game through the app.” MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRising star Kristine Cayabyab echoed Ravena’s sentiments.“It’s really a big help to young basketball players. The drills will really help you become a better player,” said Cayabyab, who watches her favorite player LeBron James’ highlights on YouTube.Here are the rest of the photos from the media trial:Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Lillard drops 44 as Blazers overcome Durant’s 50, Warriors

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blazers led by as many as 20 points in the first half but Stephen Curry’s 3-pointer tied it at 99 with 7:10 left.The Warriors couldn’t get ahead and Lillard’s 3-pointer put Portland up 109-101 with 5:05 to play.Durant’s 3-pointer closed Golden State to 114-111 but McCollum got a 3 for the Blazers on the other end with 2:15 left. Durant’s reverse layup and a pair of free throws cut the margin to 117-115 before Evan Turner’s free throws padded the lead for Portland.The teams traded free throws before Durant nailed a 3-pointer — but the officials said he stepped out of bounds. After review the call was confirmed and the Warriors (44-14) couldn’t catch up.“It was obviously kind of a signature win for us this year so far,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “We knew we were going to have to score points to have a chance to beat them and we made a lot of good plays. Dame was terrific from the start.”ADVERTISEMENT Rockets win 10th straight, top Kings Warriors: Warriors coach Steve Kerr was asked before the game if he’s still feeling mentally fried. “No, I’m going to Hawaii tomorrow,” he said. … It was Golden State’s first game on Valentine’s Day since 2007. They had won five straight on the holiday. … Durant on the 50 points: “I took the same shots tonight as I always take. I just happened to get more of them up.”Trail Blazers: Lillard was presented with his All-Star jersey before the game. It will be Lillard’s third All-Star Game. … Former Blazer Bill Walton was part of the television broadcasting team, but during a few timeouts he joined the stunt team in tossing T-shirts to the crowd.SPEAKINGKerr spoke before the game about Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida.“Nothing has been done. It doesn’t seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools. It doesn’t matter that people are being shot at a concert, movie theater. It’s not enough apparently to move our leadership, our government, the people who are running this country, to actually do anything. That’s demoralizing. But we can do something about it: We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect people’s lives and not just bow down to the NRA because they financed their campaign for them. Hopefully we’ll find enough people, first of all, to vote good people in, but hopefully we can find enough people with courage to actually help our citizens remain safe and focus on the real safety issues, not building some stupid wall for billions of dollars that has nothing to do with our safety, but actually protecting us from what truly is dangerous, which is maniacs with semi-automatic weapons just slaughtering our children. It’s disgusting.”UP NEXT:Warriors: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 22.Trail Blazers: Visit Utah on Feb. 23.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed CJ McCollum added 29 points for the Blazers (32-26), who go into the All-Star break six games over .500.“Going into the break, how tight the standings are in the West, needing to come up with a big win, and we came up with it. So it’s probably our best performance, if not the best then definitely top two or top three,” said Lillard, who has scored 133 points in the last three games, the highest point total for that span in franchise history.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 folkLillard is also the first player in the league this season with at least 39 points in three straight games.Portland spoiled Durant’s fifth career 50-point game and first this season. He added seven rebounds and six assists, but despite his efforts Golden State had its three-game winning streak snapped and fell a half-game behind Houston for the league’s best record.center_img View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Durant said the Warriors need to have more of a sense of urgency.“Teams get up to play us. They want to beat us, and they give us their best,” Durant said. “Some guys are going to have great nights against us. They did tonight.”Portland had lost four of its last six, including a 115-96 loss to the surging Utah Jazz on Sunday night.Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic left that game and was listed as questionable against the Warriors with low back soreness, a right calf strain, and right oblique pain. But he started and finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds.Golden State’s Draymond Green was also questionable with a sprained left index finger, but he also started and had 16 points and 12 rebounds.Portland jumped out to a 19-8 lead after Lillard hit a pair of 3-pointers and McCollum added another. Lillard’s layup extended the Blazers’ lead to 38-18.Lillard finished the first quarter with 18 points. Portland led 63-51 at the half.Durant made a 3-pointer and a free throw to narrow the score to 74-73 in the third quarter, his second four-point play of the game. It was as close as the Warriors could get in the quarter and Portland led 92-87 going into the final period. Durant had 18 points in the third quarter alone.The Blazers were 10 games below .500 at the All-Star break last season. Portland is in sixth place in the Western Conference, a half-game up on the Nuggets and Pelicans.“Like I said, it’s a tight race. There’s a lot of teams in the mix and you get to the point of the season where teams are fatigued physically and mentally,” Lillard said. “To be a leader of a team you’ve got to be willing to lead the charge, and not just by saying it, it has to be your actions.”TIP-INS Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard clenches his fist after scoring against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard said it may have been Portland’s best win of the season.Lillard had 44 points and eight assists, and the Trail Blazers overcame Kevin Durant’s 50 points to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Golden State Warriors with a 123-117 victory on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

PSG denies Neymar requires surgery; Brazil doctor in Paris

first_img“Neymar is under the care of Paris Saint-Germain,” Edu said after a World Cup meeting in the Russian resort of Sochi. “Until Paris Saint-Germain decides on his future in terms of training or so on we will continue to wait. A doctor from Brazil has gone to accompany him and monitor the news from Paris Saint-Germain.”The injury comes with less than four months until Brazil opens its World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17.“We cannot think about the World Cup yet,” Edu said.PSG broke soccer’s transfer record last year by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($260 million) to buy Neymar.Neymar was hurt on Sunday as the French league leader beat Marseille 3-0. After tests revealed he has a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot along with an ankle injury, reports suggested Neymar opted for surgery and he would be sidelined for up to two months.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Metatarsal injuries are common in soccer and can sometimes lead to a lengthy absence from the pitch. After speaking with the club doctor, Emery said Neymar has a “small crack in the fifth metatarsal.”“We’ll see how things evolve in the coming days before making a decision with him,” he said.Emery did not say how long Neymar will be sidelined but insisted “there is a small option he can be ready for the match” against Madrid. PSG trails 3-1 from the first leg of the last-16 matchup in the premier European competition that Neymar was signed to win for the French capital club.Emery said he did not feel he made a mistake by letting Neymar play against Marseille despite the crucial Champions League match looming.“We normally try to protect him by planning things ahead with him, but it was normal to have him play against Marseille, it was an important game,” Emery said.Asked if PSG was pressured by Brazil in its dealing with Neymar’s injury, Emery said his team remains his priority.“The most important thing is us, although the World Cup matters to every player,” Emery said. “Neymar wants to play against Real Madrid and we are focusing on this.”Despite spending lavishly since they took over PSG in the summer of 2011, the club’s Qatari owners have so far failed in their bid to establish the club as a European force. PSG has been dominating the French league but has failed to get past the Champions League quarterfinals, losing in the round of 16 last year following a 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Barcelona in the second leg. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “Neymar is not going to be operated on, this information is false,” Emery said.However, the player’s father, Neymar Santos, said he thinks his son does need surgery and expects him to be sidelined for up to eight weeks — ruling out any chance of him playing against Madrid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We have to think about him as an athlete. PSG knows they won’t have Neymar at the very least for six weeks. The treatment will last between six and eight weeks regardless of a surgery,” Neymar Santos told ESPN Brasil.The Brazilian soccer federation’s technical coordinator Edu Gaspar said it would “respect” the view of the PSG medical staff, despite the national team doctor flying to Paris. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES PSG’s Neymar lays on the pitch after being fouled during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — The Brazilian national team doctor has flown to Paris to assess Neymar’s injury, but Paris Saint-Germain will have the final say on how to treat the fractured foot and ankle sprain.PSG coach Unai Emery denied reports Neymar will require surgery, saying the Brazil forward needs rest and could still recover in time to face Real Madrid in the Champions League next week.ADVERTISEMENT Court: Nike logo of Michael Jordan didn’t violate copyright View commentslast_img read more

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 6

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Despite winning Season 79’s Best Digger Award and the Season 77 Rookie of the Year, Arado’s talent was overshadowed by UE’s pile of losses.And now that the Lady Warriors have made their comeuppance in the league, everyone had no choice but to take notice of Arado’s excellence.Arado was the biggest thorn on the side of the Golden Tigresses when she tallied up monstrous numbers on the defensive end with 28 excellent digs and 32 excellent receptions.In comparison, UST’ libero Rica Rivera had 17 excellent digs and 12 excellent receptions.Arado’s efforts saw the Lady Warriors win their first game against the Golden Tigresses since the 1993-1994 academic year and UE’s first back-to-back wins since 2012.2. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No.1Weeks on list: 3There’s an English proverb that goes “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” and Kianna Dy embodied the woman in William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride.De La Salle was on a revenge tour at the start of the second round when it faced National University, one of the teams that beat the defending champion in the first round of the tournament, 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 The Lady Maroons, however, have turned their fortunes around and Molde was a big part of their recent surge, having won two of their last three games.In UP’s win against the Lady Falcons, Molde finished with 18 points, almost five points more than her 13.4 points per game average.6. Desiree Cheng (De La Salle University, outside hitter)Desiree Cheng. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1Desiree Cheng has proven that she can quickly heat up no matter the situation.And against NU, she once again went full microwave to become the second debutante this week. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 1. Kath Arado (University of the East, libero)Kath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 5Weeks on list: 2From mere afterthoughts to surprise winners, the Lady Warriors’ success is thanks to no small part to their defensive anchor in Kath Arado.UE’s libero has been overshadowed the past year since she shares the same position as De La Salle’s Dawn Macandili but Arado has slowly moved into the light and out of the shadow.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Cheng finished with 13 points in the Lady Spikers’ three-set win and she was instrumental in helping La Salle take the pivotal second set.With the scores knotted up at 25-25, Cheng went to work first with a crosscourt kill and the other an off-the-block spike to award the Lady Spikers the 27-25 set win.7. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 5In UST’s gloomiest of times, Cherry Rondina has worked her hardest in trying to give the Golden Tigresses some pride.The Golden Tigresses are on a four-game losing streak and dropped to a 2-6 record in the standings, but that hasn’t stopped Rondina from losing hope that she can flip UST’s switch.Rondina is still the league’s top scorer with a total of 176 points across eight games and is averaging 22 points per outing.UST, however, took a shock loss to UE this week where Rondina finished with 25 points. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Lady Bulldogs, in the middle of their 6-1 run in the first round, took down the Lady Spikers 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, and Dy didn’t take it as a slight, she took it as an insult.Dy made sure there wouldn’t be any extra sets when the two teams faced one more time as she punished NU with 14 points in La Salle’s 27-25, 27-25, 25-16 victory.“We told ourselves ‘hey guys we lost to NU in the first round’ and that alone became our motivation for this game,” said Dy. “Of course it has been a trademark of La Salle that we will fight back after we’ve lost to anyone.”3. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside hitter)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 6Weeks on list: 2Diana Carlos continued her high-scoring ways, and against Adamson University the UP skipper showed why she’s one of the league’s deadliest hitters.And it helped that Carlos and the Lady Maroons were also in redemption mode.UP lost to Adamson in the first round in straight sets, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, and Carlos was hell-bent on taking one back for the Lady Maroons.Carlos made two clutch plays for UP in the fifth set with two consecutive back-to-back kills that gave the Lady Maroons a 15-14 lead in the period before Ayel Estrañero finished off the Lady Falcons for the Lady Maroons’ five-set win, 25-18, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14. It took five weeks for Isa Molde to make her return in the list.Molde was part of the first edition of this list when she debuted at No. 5 but with UP’s string of misery in the first round she had to watch from the from the outside as others showed their mettle. MOST READ UP’s captain finished with 22 points and her performance also made her the league’s no.2 scorer with 157 total points overtaking Jaja Santiago who has 154. 4. Mary Ann Mendrez (University of the East, outside hitter)Mary Ann Mendrez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1If Arado frustrated UST, Mary Ann Mendrez demolished the Golden Tigresses.Mendrez was the No. 10 scorer in the league before she and the Lady Warriors faced the Golden Tigresses and was averaging just 12.6 points a game.After the match, Mendrez walked out as the league’s sixth-best scorer after tallying 21 points in their four-set win, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24. She now has a total of 109 points this season. 5. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside hitter)Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2  GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Player of the Week: Lassiter shoots SMB to 2-0 semis lead The second round is up and running but debutantes are still popping up on this weekly list.University of the East made history this week when it beat University of Santo Tomas for the first time in more than two decades and won back-to-back games since 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJaja Santiago had been bumped off the list ending her five-week stay as National University now share the top spot with De La Salle.With that out of the way, here are the best seven players of Week 6. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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UP stuns Ateneo to stay in Final Four race

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback From a 19-14 deficit in the third set, the Lady Maroons stormed back to tie the set at the vital 24-24 score line after Marist Layug denied Jhoanna Maraguinot.UP then took the 25-24 match point after libero Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino failed to get in tune on who will get the ball over to the Lady Maroons’ side.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 crownDiana Carlos then finished off the Lady Eagles with a thundering crosscourt kill.UP’s Final Four hopes, although still in full swing, will still depend on if National University, which holds a 6-6 record and sits at the fourth seed, will lose its remaining games. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Beermen make PBA history with 4th straight PH Cup crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 View comments MOST READ Lady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu, however, said his team will finish strong whatever the situation.“We will finish strong, that’s what we came to do and that’s what we did and I hope on the coming game we would do the same and finish strong,” said Okumu. Carlos lit Ateneo up with 22 points to lead the Lady Maroons while Isa Molde added 13 points.Maaraguinot was the lone Lady Eagle who finished in double digits while Tolentino, who averaged 20 a game prior to the UP game, had seven.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines remained in the Final Four hunt after pulling off a stunner over semifinals-bound Ateneo, 28-26, 25-23, 26-24, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Maroons hiked their record to 5-8 and took sole possession of the sixth seed while the Lady Eagles saw their five-game winning streak snapped to settle for a 9-4 record.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Perez, Zark’s Lyceum force winner-take-all Game 3 in D-League finals

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jaycee Marcelino came off the bench and added 13 points, while Mike Nzeusseu had a double-double with 11 points, 11 boards, two assists, and two blocks for Zark’s-Lyceum.MJ Ayaay also got 11 points, six rebounds, and five assists.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“Again, we just have to battle our way. Just to have the peace of mind that we know we did our best, we’ll be at peace whatever the outcome is,” said Robinson.The deciding Game 3 if set for Tuesday still at Ynares Sports Arena. The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 98 — Perez 15, Jc. Marcelino 13, Ayaay 11, Nzeusseu 11, Baltazar 10, Yong 9, Pretta 8, Ibañez 7, Caduyac 6, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 2, Serrano 0.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 90 — Bulanadi 23, Ilagan 13, Batino 12, David 12, Costelo 11, Calisaan 7, De Leon 5, Ablaza 4, Siruma 3, Capobres 0, Collado 0, Faundo 0, Taganas 0.Quarters: 27-16, 54-34, 75-56, 98-90.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ PH jiujitsu star Ochoa pockets silver in Abu Dhabi tilt The Jawbreakers came hot off the gates, unleashing a 21-8 opening salvo to establish a 20-point halftime lead, 52-32.RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi, though, kept Che’Lu-San Sebastian fighting in the fourth quarter, staging a killer run that got it within six, 96-90 ,with a pair of freebies from Jayson David in the final 6.7 seconds.Bur Jayvee Marcelino got away and iced the game at the free throw line in the with 5.4 ticks left.Zark’s-Lyceum’s defense held on this time, forcing the Revellers to shoot only 37-percent from the field compared to its 44-percent, which more than made up for the 44-67 rebounding discrepancy.Bulanadi paced Che’Lu-San Sebastian with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Ilagan got 13 points on a 2-of-7 sniping from downtown in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum dealt Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian a 98-90 defeat on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to send the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals to a winner-take-all Game 3.Newly-minted Conference MVP CJ Perez led the Jawbreakers’ signature balanced attack, finishing the game with 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists as all but one of the 12 players coach Topex Robinson inserted in the game scored.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more