La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comBen Mbala may have missed La Salle’s win over Far Eastern University on Sunday, but the reigning UAAP MVP is still flexing his muscles in a different basketball stage.The 22-year-old Mbala is leading his home country Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket in Tunisia.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala is leading the way for Cameroon, which advanced to the quarterfinals. The 6-foot-7  Mbala is averaging 18.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.In his last outing, Mbala posted 16 points and 15 rebounds in an 81-77 victory over Rwanda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 22-year-old Mbala and the rest of the team face a tall order in the quarterfinals as they take on reigning champion Nigeria on Thursday. Slaughter shrugs off matchup with Fajardo: ‘It’s team-on-team’ MOST READ 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 Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img DAY6 is for everybody Activists raise their fists as they rally in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside the offices of the National Football League on Park Avenue, August 23, 2017 in New York City. During the NFL season last year, Kaepernick caused controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem at games to protest racial oppression and police brutality. Kaepernick is currently a free agent and some critics and analysts claim NFL teams don’t want to sign him due to his public display of his political beliefs. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILEHUNTSVILLE, Alabama — President Donald Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.And the president has a similar suggestion for fans of the sport: walk out of the stadium in protest.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Delarmino, Chua settle for silvers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. He hasn’t been signed by an NFL team this season.READ: NFL: Kaepernick’s controversial protest puts QB on cover of TimeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTrump’s hard-nosed reaction to protests by several athletes over treatment of blacks by police came Friday night during a freewheeling rally in Alabama. He says such players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.Trump also bemoaned that football has become less violent. That view comes amid growing concerns over repeated head blows and a brain disease. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at official

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) listens to referee Monty McCutchen during the first half of the Warriors’ NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 28, 2015, in Oakland, California. AP FILESAN FRANCISCO, United States — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 but has escaped a suspension for hurling his mouthguard at a game official, the NBA said on Monday.Curry was ejected after the flashpoint late in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ The 29-year-old point guard could be seen tossing his mouthpiece after a disputed call.Team-mate Andre Iguodala was fined $15,000 for verbally abusing a game official in the same incident. Team-mate Kevin Durant was also ejected after the stormy end to the defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCurry on Monday said he had not been aiming at the official in question when he tossed his mouthpiece.“I think once he saw the mouthpiece flying, he was already throwing me out,” Curry said before his fine was announced. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I don’t even know if he knew where it went, let alone where it ended up. I would say I wasn’t trying to hit him with it or put him in danger by any type of stretch of the imagination.“Again, it was a dumb thing to do. It was stupid. Learn from it and try to move on and be better.“We were playing terrible, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play. The reaction was definitely a little over the top.”The fine means Curry will be free to play later Monday in the Dubs game against the Dallas Mavericks. /cbbADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set ‘One more game’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

James scores 25, gets 17 assists as Cavs beat Hawks

first_imgCleveland’s ball movement kept Atlanta’s defenders scrambling all night in chasing the open man.“Guys are sharing the ball extremely well,” James said. “When the ball is moving, energy is behind it and guys are in rhythm.”“It’s a tried and true formula,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “You have a great player and you surround him with 3-point shooters. LeBron is obviously a great player and a great facilitator. We defended him pretty well but when we pressured the ball, he kicked it out for open shots.”James is shooting 58 percent from the field and still makes a point of finding teammates.“That’s just who I am,” he said. “I’ve never liked being a volume shooter. That’s just not my game. Me being efficient just helps our team ultimately.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, passes against Atlanta Hawks’ Taurean Prince in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James always takes pride in being efficient. His numbers Tuesday night were several steps beyond that.James had 25 points and tied a career-high with 17 assists, as Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123-114 — the Cavaliers’ 15th win in 16 games.ADVERTISEMENT James, as he has done all season, turned in an almost error-free performance. He was 11 of 13 from the field, had seven rebounds and two turnovers. James was given a standing ovation when he was removed from the game with 2:34 remaining.The four-time MVP set the tone for the entire team. The Cavaliers hit a season-high 20 3-pointers, including nine in the first quarter. Cleveland had a season-high 35 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“For me to get assists means somebody’s making shots,” James said. “That’s always been an enjoyment of mine to be able to see my teammates reap the benefits of the pass that I try to put on time and on target.”Kyle Korver had 19 points, including six 3-pointers. Kevin Love, returning after missing a game with a hip injury, scored 17 points, all in the first half. Love had 11 points in the first quarter after sitting out Saturday’s game against Philadelphia. He had 12 rebounds. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cavaliers: Wade, who plays point guard with the second unit, missed his second game of the season. James took over most of those duties when the bench players were on the court. … Cleveland has scored 100 or more points in 21 consecutive games. … Cleveland has won nine straight at home.UP NEXTHawks: Host Detroit on Thursday. The Pistons beat Atlanta 111-104 in Detroit on Nov. 10.Cavaliers: Host the Lakers on Thursday. Cleveland has won the last six games in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks edge Lakers in OT Atlanta fell to 6-21, the worst record in the league. Taurean Prince scored a career-high 24 points while Kent Bazemore had 20.Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade missed the game because of a sore left knee. He is averaging 11.5 points and shooting 46 percent.The Cavaliers built a 24-point lead in the fourth quarter and set a team record with 10 or more 3-pointers in 17 consecutive games.The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 117-115 in Cleveland on Nov. 5, which was Atlanta’s second win of the season. Atlanta had beaten Cleveland three of the last four games dating to last season.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points after sitting out the final 8:14 of the Hawks’ loss in New York on Sunday.Jose Calderon had a season-high 14 points while J.R. Smith had eight assists, his most of the season.CAVALIER RETURNCenter Tristan Thompson, playing for the first time since Nov. 1 when he strained his left calf, was scoreless and didn’t have a rebound in 6 minutes. Thompson is on limited minutes and didn’t play in the second half.NEW EXPERIENCERookie center Tyler Cavanaugh, who is on a two-way contract, made his first NBA start for Atlanta, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes.“It stunk because they kind of took it to us tonight,” he said. “But it was a great opportunity to compete against the best player in the league.”TIP-INSHawks: F John Collins (sprained left shoulder) practiced with Atlanta’s G-League team — the Erie BayHawks — at Quicken Loans Arena earlier in the day, but missed his sixth straight game. … C Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) did not travel with the team, while C Dewayne Dedmon (left leg stress reaction) missed his seventh game in a row. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Justin Timberlake salutes Prince in Super Bowl halftime dance party

first_img“Minneapolis, this is for you,” Timberlake told the crowd as he sat down to a piano, the field bathed in purple light.As Timberlake slowed down the tempo for a soulful cover of “I Would Die 4 U,” footage of “Purple Rain”-era Prince shot up toward the roof of the new US Bank Stadium in a smoky haze, closing with a silhouette of The Purple One with his guitar.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 folkBut Prince, who died in April 2016 of an accidental overdose, did not “perform” in a hologram — as some fans had feared — and the segment, while memorable, amounted to a fleeting moment of the up-tempo show.There was also no naked “wardrobe malfunction” of the type that marred Timberlake’s last appearance 14 years ago, when he joined Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl — by far the most watched US television event of the year. Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust PLAY LIST 01:41UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The celebrity gossip site TMZ earlier said that Timberlake was considering a Prince hologram, horrifying many fans.Sheila E., one of Prince’s closest collaborators, said late Saturday that she had spoken to Timberlake who voiced “heartfelt words of respect” for The Purple One — and assured no hologram.Prince had a famously complicated relationship with technology, with the artist among the first stars to embrace the possibilities of online music but eventually becoming disgruntled over the internet’s cultural effects.In a 1998 interview with Guitar World, Prince said he would never want to “perform” with a dead artist such as Duke Ellington through digital effects, calling such lack of artistic control for a late musician “the most demonic thing imaginable.”In Timberlake’s last Super Bowl appearance in 2004, he entered as the surprise guest of headliner Jackson and swiped his hand across her chest — exposing one of her breasts. A scandalized TV-watching nation saw Jackson’s nipple — well, covered with a metal nipple shield — and broadcaster CBS was fined $550,000 for indecency.Jackson took to social media ahead of the latest Super Bowl to make clear she was not coming back for a do-over.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While many Super Bowl performers go heavy on pyrotechnics, Timberlake instead showed off his dancing skills, opening the show in a nightclub-like maze of lasers as he sang his recent single “Filthy.”Timberlake then strutted into the stadium with his mic in hand, leading a squad of dancers — and matching them step for step — as he sang a medley of his best-known songs including “SexyBack.”He rose to center stage and sang “Suit and Tie” with back-up from the appropriately attired University of Minnesota marching band, who moved to the music with their instruments doubling as props.How to honor Prince?Timberlake has described Prince as a “huge influence” on him, but his Super Bowl tribute had generated controversy even before it happened.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Justin Timberlake performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPJustin Timberlake danced his way through a club-inspired Super Bowl halftime show Sunday as he paid tribute to Prince in the late singer’s hometown with a towering yet tasteful projection.After fevered speculation on whether or how Timberlake would salute the icon as the Super Bowl came to Minneapolis, the pop star obliged midway through his performance.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Etheridge makes return to Premier League with Cardiff

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast With third running Fulham losing to Birmingham, 1-3, earlier on Sunday, Cardiff wrapped up second place with 90 points for the second automatic promotion spot.What made Etheridge’s campaign this season all the more remarkable was the fact that he was signed from third-tier side Walsall initially to serve as back up keeper.But a strong preseason put him in manager Neil Warnock’s plans and although he struggled for a few matches in December, Etheridge regained sharp form in 2018, helping Cardiff to eight straight wins that boosted them to promotion.Shortly after Fulham was relegated from the Premier League in 2014, Etheridge actually struggled to find a club for almost a season until Walsall took a chance on him.Should he keep his position at Cardiff, Etheridge will be the first Southeast Asian to play in the world’s biggest and richest league where the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are all seeing action.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES “It’s just amazing,” said Etheridge. “The team has been strong all season and to finish it the way we did is just fantastic. You just can’t say a lot right now. It’s just overwhelming. I’m just happy to get over the line today.”The achievement caps an incredible past five weeks for Etheridge, who also helped the Philippine Azkals clinch a spot in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time last March 27.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 crownCardiff’s qualification hopes actually looked in peril when Etheridge returned as the Welsh club picked up just a point in their next three matches.But the Blue Birds recovered with a couple of wins in their next three matches, putting them in a strong position to gain outright promotion. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments “I’m just looking forward to the challenge,” said Etheridge. “I definitely learned from past experiences and I want to continue improving myself. I don’t think I’ve reached my potential just yet. I just want to play as many games as possible at the highest level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino international goalkeeper Neil Etheridge completed his remarkable rise from England’s lower leagues back to the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday after his club, Cardiff City, earned promotion following a goal-less draw with Reading in Cardiff, Wales.But unlike his first stint in the EPL with Fulham where he climbed the ranks from the academy to back up goalkeeper, Etheridge makes his return to the top flight as Cardiff’s bonafide starter, having played 45 of the club’s 46 league matches, keeping 19 clean sheets in the English Championship.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jumapao rolls rare series ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Angels nail key QF victory over Fighting Warays

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “That’s what I really like about my teammates, it’s like we’ve been playing together for a long time,” said Lymareva-Flink who got the lion’s share of the Chie Saet’s 24 excellent sets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Ukrainian hitter pounded from all angles and threw off the usually decent defensive pattern of Tacloban, which is now in danger of getting eliminated after suffering its second defeat in the quarterfinals.“We are all set to win our remaining four games because we really want to enter the semifinals,” said Lymareva-Flink. “In the third set we got a tough time but I think these girls need to relax a little bit. Overall it was a good game.”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 crownLymareva-Flink was referring to that sudden dip in Petro Gazz’s game midway through the third when it allowed Tacloban to come back from a 7-12 deficit to even take the driver’s seat at 15-14.But Angels middle blocker Cherry Nunag negated that by firing three straight points to right the ship. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetro Gazz routed Tacloban, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, Wednesday night to reboot its semifinal bid in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.Olena Lymareva-Flink banged in 22 points, including six aces, as the Angels avenged their elimination round defeat to the Fighting Warays.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Chamchoi rides five birdies to 1-shot lead View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Adamson, UST kick off semifinal bids vs tough foes

first_imgTop seed Adamson stakes its unbeaten slate as it faces University of the Philippines while No. 2 University of Santo Tomas tangles with Far Eastern U to kick off the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference semifinals on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Falcons held off the Lady Maroons, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, the last time they played last Aug. 12 but the Lady Falcons remain  wary of their rivals in their 2 p.m. clash at the start of their best-of-three series.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sor Rungvisai not taking unheralded Diaz lightly Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 awardcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I know they (UP) are going to come out strong. I do feel the best game they ever played in the conference was against us. They gave us their best game,” said Adamson coach Air Padda.The Tigresses are also looking to duplicate their thrilling 25-15, 25-27, 25-18, 22-25, 15-11 escape over third-ranked Lady Tamaraws in Cagayan de Oro City last Saturday when they start their showdown at 4 p.m.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’The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, hope to ride the momentum of their recent victory over San Beda.“Once bitten, twice shy,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu on their first meeting with Adamson. “We played them before. It was a seesaw game even if we lost against them.”last_img read more

Maroons, Warriors pull off UAAP stunners

first_imgThe Tamaraws absorbed their second upset this season as they dropped to 2-2, which included a defeat to the University of Santo Tomas.Bright Akhuetie delivered a strong performance for the second straight game with 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Juan Gomez De Liano finished with 17 points, including back-to-back baskets down the stretch that kept the Archers at bay.“We needed these kinds of wins to know how to be better [in the endgame],” said Perasol, after the Maroons nearly wasted a 14-point advantage in the final period. “We know there’s much to be desired by how we ended the game, but we can’t forget the fact that we won.”The Archers looked out of it after Akhuetie, Jun Manzo and Diego Dario combined to give the Maroons a 61-47 cushion. But unlike their loss to the Falcons last Wednesday when they gave up a nine-point lead late, the Maroons showed poise down the stretch as De Liano came up with big plays.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? More than their counterparts, University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol and University of the East rookie mentor Joe Silva carried the huge burden of expectations heading into their team’s matches on Sunday in UAAP Season 81.By the time they left the Mall of Asia Arena, the two mentors took a measure of satisfaction with Perasol figuring out a way to solve the Fighting Maroons’ endgame woes and Silva grabbing his first victory as a coach in the collegiate level.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tapales gets his groove back View comments Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Four days after losing via a last-second shot to the league leading Adamson Falcons, the Maroons staved off a fourth quarter fightback from the La Salle Green Archers for a 67-61 victory that ended a four-game slide.Later, the Warriors gifted Silva, a multititled coach with Ateneo in the juniors’ division, with a first victory at the expense of the surprisingly listless Far Eastern U Tamaraws, 90-65.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 ChrissAlvin Pasaol came off the bench to knock in 25 points, 13 boards and five steals, while Philip Manalang got 13 points and 12 assists for the Warriors, who opened the season with four straight losses.“Well, at least the monkey is off our backs,” said Silva. “I just told them to work hard and the results will follow. I told the boys we already deserved to win and they showed it today.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Vic Manuel left frustrated by knee pain as Aces go down 0-2 in PBA Finals

first_imgAlex Compton rues Alaska turnovers, referees letting Magnolia guards ‘foul a lot’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MANILA, Philippines—Hobbled and in pain, Vic Manuel won’t let anything stop him from helping Alaska get its first win against Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum There were stretches in the fourth quarter that Jake Pascual and Carl Bryan Cruz played the four spot but there wasn’t anything Alaska could do in that stretch.The Aces went 2-for-20 in the fourth quarter in one of the worse 10-minute stretches the PBA has seen this season.Still, Manuel isn’t losing hope that they can turn things around even if this 2-0 hole looks deeper by the minute.“I’m ready to play in Game 3. We haven’t lost hope and coach [Alex Compton] told us that this is a seven-game series and there’s still a long way to go,” said Manuel who had 10 points and five rebounds.“We just want to win one game and that can, hopefully, help us get some momentum.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But the power forward’s injury hasn’t helped the Aces’ cause as they lost for a second straight, 77-71, in Game 2 to for a 0-2 hole in the best-of-seven series.Manuel said he is suffering from iliotibial band syndrome in his right knee that is bringing him a stinging sensation whenever he moves.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“It’s tightening up and I felt the pain earlier so I asked to be subbed out in the fourth quarter,” said Manuel in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m just disappointed that I’m not at a hundred percent, but of course I’ll still do everything I can next game.” LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View commentslast_img read more