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Gin Kings keep Aces winless

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles01:40Filipinos 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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The Gin Kings were dominant right from the start of the Petron Saturday Special Game at Hoops Dome here as they buried the Aces in an avalanche of baskets early to take command and eventually rise to 4-1.Alaska, on the other hand, still didn’t see an end to its franchise mark in futility, dropping to 0-6 overall after losing its 14th straight game dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. And this one was the most lopsided in this tournament as the Aces simply didn’t have an answer to Ginebra’s game-long intensity.FEATURED 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’Justin Brownlee had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Greg Slaughter contributed 12 and 13, and Scottie Thompson missed a triple double by just two points after plucking down 11 boards and issuing 10 assists.Calvin Abueva, Alaska’s big contribution to the Gilas Pilipinas program, finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but import LeDontae Henton sealed his 10th point only inside the final minute when the game was all but decided. “The players are jelling well and are learning their roles,” Victolero said. “This (game against the Painters) will be very crucial for us because it starts a tough stretch for us.”A win would shove the Hotshots to within another victory of nailing the first quarterfinal slot, though Victolero has been very vocal about what the true target of his squad is.“Of course, we want to finish in the top four,” he said as the first four placers earn twice-to-beat privileges in the first round. “But we are taking it one game at a time and we cannot look past any opponent.”Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, after dusting off the rust in a 115-112 nipping of GlobalPort on Friday, battles rejuvenated NLEX at 6:45 p.m.NLEX has a 5-2 record and can claim the first playoff slot with an upset of the powerhouse Beermen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay From mall to medal: Journey on skates ends in gold Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESCEBU—It was hard to see anything that would say that Barangay Ginebra was coming off a 21-day break.With three men in its starting lineup finishing with double-doubles and Japeth Aguilar coming off the bench to carve one of his own, Ginebra plastered Alaska, 94-80, to win a fourth straight game and stay in the upper half of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sonny Thoss was just the third man in twin digits for Alaska with 11.Meanwhile, Star slugs it out with Rain or Shine on Sunday afternoon, looking to not only remain the only undefeated team but also to move closer to the first playoff spot at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots have a 4-0 record and will come into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the favorites over the Elasto Painters, who will welcome back Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan.Coach Chito Victolero has been bracing for this game for quite a while now as it starts a tough stretch for his Hotshots, who will clash with Barangay Ginebra next Sunday before colliding with Meralco.Those are first-rate teams and Victolero got the jumpstart he was hoping for last week when Star ran roughshod over Phoenix Petroleum, 100-81.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

Silva avenges friend’s loss, beats Naito for ONE strawweight title

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano ONE strawweight champion Alex Silva. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netBANGKOK — Even as he carried the ONE strawweight championship on his shoulders, Alex Silva is still in disbelief after his stunning unanimous decision win over Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE: Warriors of the World at Impact Arena here.“I still feel it’s like a dream. Don’t wake me up,” he told reporters after five grueling rounds on Saturday. “I don’t believe that I’m here in Bangkok and I got this belt here.”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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene But for Silva (7-1), his title win could also be seen as redemption as he got back at Naito (12-1), who took the title away from his Evolve MMA teammate Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke last year.“The last time I was here, he took the belt away from my friend and my team. I told myself that when I get back here, I will get the belt for my team and I’m just very happy and blessed,” said the Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseFortunately for Silva, all of his hard work bore fruit as he now sits at the top of the strawweight division.Now a champion, the 35-year-old turns from the hunter to the hunted as a bevy of contenders are out for his belt. Among those in pursuit of his crowd is Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio. Osenio offers no excuse for loss to Chinese foe OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Silva welcomed the idea of a possible duel with the Filipino upstart, but reiterated that after chasing this belt all his career, any challenger will have to give it their all in hopes to get past him.“(Pacio) is a good fighter. He’s a young kid, but this is my time and this is just the beginning. I respect every single fighter, but I feel untouchable and I feel I prove everyday that I am the champion since day one,” he said. “Now that I have this belt, I will protect this for my whole life. Everyone who steps against me will have a hard time. I’m hungry. This is just the beginning.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Romeo, Ravena, Abueva bare intentions of joining PH 3×3 team

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pacio draws inspiration from Folayang in journey to the top MOST READ Panlilio was elated with the support the 3×3 program is garnering from the players, but the amiable executive is leaving it up to the coaches, specifically 3×3 head Eric Altamirano and Gilas Pilipinas mentor Chot Reyes, to form the best squad to represent the country.“Maybe it’s also the passion of the players to play basketball and to support the SBP in these events,” he said. “We just have to work it out with the coaches on who would be the best four we could choose and commit to the World Cup. I hope we could really come up with a good team to compete and probably spur the development of 3×3 here especially that the 3×3 is now an Olympic event,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Terrence Romeo tries to dribble past his defender during the 2015 Fiba 3×3 Manila Masters in August. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may be too early to tell, but a little over 20 players have already expressed their desires to don the national tri-colors for the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in June.Former 3×3 campaigners Terrence Romeo, Kiefer Ravena, and Calvin Abueva are just some of the cagers who have shown interest in playing in the global hoops exposition slated at Philippine Arena from June 8 to 12.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “I heard Terrence, I heard Kiefer sounded off, same with Calvin. They’ve been there and they’ve experienced the 3×3 game before. They also know that their game has improved because of the 3×3 and it has also improved their careers,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio.Romeo dazzled the halfcourts back in the 2014 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Finals in Sendai, Japan for Manila West together with Niño Cañaleta, Aldrech Ramos, and Rey Guevarra.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 folkAbueva followed suit the succeeding year, leading Manila North in the 2015 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Finals in Abu Dhabi with Troy Rosario, Vic Manuel, and Karl Dehesa.Meanwhile, Ravena led the Philippine team in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup to an 11th place finish with Jeron Teng, Kobe Paras, and JR Quiñahan.last_img read more

Allergies force Cabagnot to leave San Miguel practice

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Point guard Alex Cabagnot had to leave the Beermen’s Wednesday practice earlier than usual after contracting allergies.Head coach Leo Austria said Cabagnot lasted around half an hour before the team chose to rush him to the nearest hospital in order to prevent the condition from worsening.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 just wanted to contain the allergies because if we don’t act on it further side effects might happen,” said Austria in Filipino at Acropolis Club House. “He already looked red during practice, so we decided to send him to the hospital.”“I don’t know how he got it, he was practicing well and his shots were falling. Then, he started to get itchy and he manifested redness.” Cabagnot has been stellar for the Beermen in the two games they’ve played in the championship series against the Magnolia Hotshots.The 2017 Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP has been filling up the stat sheets for San Miguel norming numbers of 21 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 8.5 assists as the Beermen and Hotshots take a 1-1 series tie heading into the Holy Week break.Austria said he didn’t want to risk having Cabagnot finish the practice as he fears the allergy might affect his point guard’s breathing in the long run.“We’ll see if it’s a minor allergy, we can’t just let it pass because it might affect the upper respiratory system,” said Austria.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ As San Miguel starts off its preparation for Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, a minor setback hit the defending champion’s camp.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters ‘Outstanding’ crowd gives Azkals major boost vs Tajikslast_img read more

Borja repeats as Alaska Ironkids champ

first_imgNeymar fitness in the spotlight as Brazil face Croatia Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m very happy. The race was really fun yet very competitive,” Borja told INQUIRER.net after the awarding ceremony. “I did expect to win because that was my goal.”Borja was the fastest to complete the eight-lap swim and two-loop run beneath the scorching heat.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 crownThe 13-year-old Borja, who is from San Pedro, Laguna, notched his second Ironkids victory after also winning two years ago in Subic.Second-placer Ronel Cruz finished 13 seconds after Borja while Clifford Pusing came in third, clocking 17:56.87. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Pusing failed to follow up his win two months ago in the Ironkids Davao.Samantha Corpuz tops IronKids girls.Meanwhile, Samantha Corpuz came out on top in the girls division with a time of 17 minutes and 23.39 seconds.She built a big lead early with a strong showing in the swim before cruising in the run.Honny May Yanong trailed Corpuz in second while Katrina Salazar was in third.In other results, Rob Jarrel Balderas ruled the 11-12 boys age group while Aubrey Tom won in the girls category.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Zedrick Borja. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC — Not only did Zedrick James Borja expected to win, he delivered as well.Borja topped the 13-14 boys age group in the Ironkids Philippines, taking only 16 minutes and 39 seconds in the aquathlon at WOW Recreation and Activity Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Igarashi set to catch a wave in surfing’s Olympic debut

first_imgIn this June 8, 2018 photo, surfer Kanoa Igarashi talks about his his preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where surfing will make its Olympic debut during an interview in Tokyo. In keeping with the best laid-back traditions of his sport, Igarashi isn’t about to let the pressure of representing Japan overwhelm him when surfing makes its much-anticipated debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 20-year-old Igarashi was born in Huntington Beach, California, in 1997 but recently received Japanese citizenship in order to compete for is ancestral homeland in 2020. (AP Photo/Nicola Shannon)TOKYO — In keeping with the laid-back lifestyle of his sport, Kanoa Igarashi won’t let the pressure of representing Japan overwhelm him when surfing makes its much-anticipated debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The 20-year-old Igarashi was born in Huntington Beach, California, in 1997 but recently received dual citizenship in order to compete for his ancestral homeland in 2020.ADVERTISEMENT “Ever since I was a kid, I loved being in the spotlight,” Igarashi said during a recent interview. “I loved having a lot of people watching me and competing under high pressure situations.”In April, The International Surfing Association formally approved Igarashi’s request to represent Japan at future ISA World Championships. Igarashi previously represented the United States.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 crownAs host nation, Japan automatically receives one slot for the men’s and women’s event. As the first Japanese surfer on the World Tour, Igarashi will be a strong favorite to represent his country in the Olympics.Igarashi’s father Tsutomu grew up surfing in Japan before moving to the United States. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Kouame stars as Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle in Filoil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for 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 “It’s up to us to find the ideal wave,” Igarashi said. “That’s part of the challenge.”The four-man heat method will be used. Four athletes will compete at a time, with the best two proceeding to the next round. The length of a heat depends on the condition of the waves and lasts 20 to 25 minutes. In that time, an athlete can ride 10 to 12 waves, with their two highest scores counting.The United States, Australia and Brazil are expected to be the favorites but given his experience and familiarity with the waters, nobody is counting Igarashi out.“It’s not just about me,” Igarashi said. “It’s about my whole country that is backing me and behind me and supporting me. I can’t wait for the moment to come and I’m going to do my best to prepare for it mentally and physically to get the gold medal.”The International Surfing Association, based in La Jolla, California, is the sport’s governing body. It was founded in 1964.Surfing’s push to be included in the Olympics has a long history but got a big boost in 2014 when IOC President Thomas Bach realized the need to add more youthful, vibrant sports to the Olympic program.A total of 26 sports applied for inclusion in the 2020 Games and in August of 2016, five new sports, including surfing, were added to the program.Despite his relaxed approach, Igarashi knows competing for Japan in home waters on sport’s biggest stage will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.“This is the Olympics, this is the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. It’s not just another test in school, this is the real deal,” Igarashi said. “I feel the pressure every day. I go to sleep thinking about it but this is what makes a great athlete, it’s about dealing with the pressure, being excited for the moment instead of being scared of the pressure.” Kanoa started surfing at the age of three and entered his first contest three years later. He qualified for the World Surf League’s championship tour in 2015 and, one year later as an 18-year-old rookie, collected more Round One wins than any surfer on the tour that year.The chance to represent Japan is a dream come true for Igarashi.“It’s everything I’ve dreamt of as a kid, especially with the Olympics coming up,” Igarashi said. “It’s all happening, this is a really big moment in my career and I’m going to remember it for the rest of my life.”The surfing competition in 2020 will be held at the Tsurigasaki beach in Chiba Prefecture, about two hours outside of the Japanese capital. It’s where Igarashi’s father honed his skills before moving to the US.While the waves at Tsurigasaki can’t rival those of the North Shore of Oahu, Igarashi said there are plenty of challenges.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

PH 5’s litmus test

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Finally shaking off jet lag and practicing with his new teammates, Clarkson takes the GBK Basketball Hall floor as the focal point of the Nationals when they try to bring down the “Great Wall.”“Our main concern is their size,” coach Yeng Guiao told the Inquirer. “If we can control their size, then we have a big chance. If we can’t do that, sa kangkungan tayo pupulutin (we’ll end up in the dumps).”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’But Clarkson won’t be a do-it-all guy for Team PH.“What we want him to do is make the team better,” Guiao said. “He has able teammates who can support him. Paul Lee is playing exceptionally well, and you all saw what Stanley (Pringle) could do. With his intelligence [on the floor], JC can get everyone involved. And that’s what we’re looking for.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img 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 MOST READ Strong PSC-LGU bond key to success Pringle scored 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting in a 96-59 victory over Kazakhstan on Thursday and together with Lee, Guiao believes Gilas has a formidable backcourt rotation that can cut down the hulking Chinese, who will be led by7-foot-1 Zhou Qi, a backup center for the Houston Rockets.Meanwhile, Guiao was appointed to coach the PH 5 for the next two games of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers next month. But Guiao told the Inquirer his focus is on China at the moment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil JAKARTA—Jordan Clarkson will treat the Philippines-China tussle like he would any other game, but for the Filipinos, the anticipation is numbing.Clarkson finally gets his baptism of fire in international play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (PH time) in the 18th Asian Games, and the way he will lead—and ultimately, carry the team—will more or less dictate the result of how far the Filipinos will go in the medal chase.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Silva rues UE’s second half collapse in loss to UP

first_imgUE tallied 10 assists in the first half but that mark dwindled to just four in the final two quarters, where UP took control of the game and broke away from a 33-all stalemate at the break.“UP was having a hard time with us because they didn’t know who was going to score for us, we were passing the ball constantly,” said Silva who replaced Derrick Pumaren as UE’s head coach.“We just lacked the effort and I felt that they gave in during the fourth quarter and at the end of the third quarter.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UE gave away 25 points in fastbreak attempts in its 87-58 loss to University of the Philippines in the season’s opening game Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Silva’s team, understandably, got outrebounded 53-35 with UP flaunting its new prized big man in Bright Akhuetie.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’“Our weakness, ever since was our bigs because of we don’t have big foreign student-athletes,” said Silva. “What I can’t accept is the 25 fast break points because for me all those points are all about the effort.”Another flaw that Silva wants to be fixed was his team’s lack of ball movement in the second half. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img UE Coach Joe Silva. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonHead coach Joe Silva is aware that University of the East is not the biggest team in the UAAP season 81 men’s basketball tournament, especially with its lack of a hulking center.But while he understands his team will lose some of its rebounding battles, what he won’t allow is watch his team play with minimal hustle.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Back to ‘Team Pilipinas’ for national basketball team under Guiao Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Perpetual Help plays on amid NCAA eligibility controversy

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lim said he wasn’t the right person to talk about the technicalities of the eligibility concerns hounding some of his players.According to a report by Christian Jacinto of Spin.ph, Altas guards Edgar Charcos and Kim Aurin allegedly broke eligibility rules while going through their mandatory residencies in the school last year.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 Chriss“We’re the wrong persons to ask,” said Lim after Perpetual’s 85-77 win over San Sebastian Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Perpetual currently owns the fourth seed in the table with a 10-5 record. 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 University of Perpetual Help is in danger of forfeiting all of its wins in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament, but head coach Frankie Lim chose to keep slient on the issued.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Trevis Jackson first player to declare for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft LATEST STORIES Charcos and Aurin both transferred to Perpetual from University of the East and Jose Rizal University, respectively, and had to serve a mandatory one-year residency period during the NCAA’s 93rd season.The pair, however, was discovered to have played in the Metro Basketball Tournament during that time, a move the league doesn’t allow.NCAA players can only play in outside tournaments if their teams are affiliated with their schools.Lim said players need to be reminded of why they are in the NCAA so avoid situations like this.“You have to talk to them and show them the big picture,” said Lim. “We’re not here just for the Final Four and these guys never played in the Final Four. They’re given a chance so they better embrace it.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 commentslast_img read more

Expectations rise as Giannis, Bucks move into new arena

first_imgMOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots a free throw during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE  — In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA’s retired greats.No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant.ADVERTISEMENT But showing up three hours early? That sends a message.It’s all part of an effort by Antetokounmpo to help get the Bucks take another step in the postseason.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 Chriss“I just wanted to show him I’m not here to mess around … I’m here to get better, simple as that. I think he understood that,” Antetokounmpo said. “It was an amazing day. It was a dream working out with Kobe.”Expectations are on the rise in Milwaukee after three first-round exits over the last four seasons. The Bucks are moving into a new downtown arena, the Fiserv Forum, and new coach Mike Budenholzer has experience winning playoff series. The Bucks hope they’ll be able to get a top-four seed. Whatever the case, they believe they have the talent to get out of the first round.It’s just the type of growth that the ownership group envisioned after buying the team in 2014.“When you look at what’s happened, every year has gotten better. Look, there are a lot of expectations on us … from the fans, from the team, from the coaching staff,” co-owner Marc Lasry said. “I think our goal is you want to keep on evolving and you want to keep on getting better.”SPACING IT OUTBoxes outlined in blue tape lined spots around the 3-point line of the Bucks’ practice court on the first day of training camp, a sign of one of Budenholzer’s philosophical priorities. He wants his team to shoot 3s.ADVERTISEMENT The hope is that proper spacing also helps open more 1-on-1 opportunities for Antetokounmpo to do what he does best: get to the lane for a dunk or a foul call. The Greek star also has the ability to dish to a teammate for an open shot, too.“I think it’s the best thing for Giannis to use his ability to just beat people 1-on-1,” forward Ersan Ilyasova said. “That’s why we try to give him more space and be in those blue boxes.”GET BACKThe offensive philosophy goes hand-in-hand with the focus on transition defense at camp. A missed 3 means the Bucks need to get back quickly to prevent a quick bucket by the opponent.“That’s where your defense starts. If you’re not good in transition, then you’re probably not going to be good, or you’re going to be taking it out of the net and playing a lot of offense,” Budenholzer said.AT THE COREAntetokounmpo is still only 23, but he’s entering his sixth season in the NBA. In his seventh year in the league, Khris Middleton is coming off his first season in which he averaged more than 20 points while playing all 82 regular-season games. Point guard Eric Bledsoe is going into his first full season with the Bucks after being acquired in November in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. Both Middleton and Bledsoe are going into the last years of their contracts, though Middleton does have an option in 2019.ON GUARDThird-year player Malcolm Brogdon is healthy again after missing much of last season with a quad injury, returning just in time for the first-round playoff loss to Boston. The absence of the 2017 NBA rookie of the year deprived the Bucks of one of their best two-way players. Expected to start in the backcourt next to Bledsoe, Brogdon can hit 3s and handle the ball. He also offers a fearless presence in driving to the rim.BIG SIGNINGS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nowitzki hopes 21st season with Mavs is start of turnaround The Bucks’ biggest offseason addition was the hiring of Budenholzer. General manager Jon Horst made less splashy moves in free agency with the signings of Ilyasova and 7-foot center Brook Lopez, though their additions could be just as important. Drafted by the Bucks in 2005, the 6-foot-10 Ilyasova is in his third career stint with Milwaukee. Lopez, an 11-year veteran, figures to start at center. Both will be asked to contribute from the perimeter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIESlast_img read more