La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle University held on to beat Far Eastern University, 95-90, to start its title-retention bid in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers erected 23-point lead, 37-14, in the second quarter and were poised to go on cruise control but the Tamaraws were able to slowly chip away deficit.ADVERTISEMENT “For sure we’re going to learn from this,” said La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino. “These are the games that we’re sure we’ll learn from especially on improving our composure late into the game. Ron Dennison and Wendell Comboy nailed back-to-back triples in the final two minutes of the game to cut the deficit to five, 90-85, giving FEU a glimmer of hope.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle, however, was able to hold on and capitalize on FEU’s late miscues.Aljun Melecio put up a career-high 29 points to lead the Green Archers, who played without big man Ben Mbala. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The reigning UAAP MVP is playing for his country Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket.Dennison had 21 points for FEU while Comboy added 13. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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PH bid in Aimag goes in full swing

first_imgMOST READ Grapplers Michael Vijay Cater (men’s classic -57kg), Jonathan Maquilan (-62kg), Jhonny Morte (-68kg), Jefferson Manatad (-75kg), Cristof Hoffman Jr. (-90kg), Grace Loberanes (women’s classic -52kg) and Noemi Tener (-58kg) will also hunt for medals in today’s traditional wrestling.Taekwondo jin Ronna Levita Ilao faces Fatemeh Madahi of Iran in the round of 16 of the women’s -46kg category while Southeast Asian Games champion Samuel Morrison (men’s -75kg) and Jener Torillos (-54kg) are likewise expected to contend for a podium finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAn air of optimism surrounds the opening salvo of the country’s ju-jitsu specialists starring Alexander Lim (men’s ne-waza -69kg), Terrence Hansel Co (-77kg), Gilbert Ombao (-94kg), Asian champion Apryl Eppinger (women’s ne-waza -62kg) and Lou-Ann Jindani (-70kg).Host Turkmenistan welcomed more than 6,000 athletes from 62 countries in a grandiose opening ceremony amid a splashy display of sounds, lights, fireworks, amusing visualsand cultural presentations on Sunday night. For the 116 Filipino athletes lined up in 17 of the 21 sports, it will be all business until the closing rites on Sept. 27 of the biggest continental indoor games in history due to the inclusion of the Oceania region headed by Olympic powerhouse Australia and New Zealand.Prior to the opener, the Philippines already snatched a bronze medal courtesy of wrestler Alvin Lobreguito in the men’s freestyle -57kg category in traditional wrestling.“It was a good start for us and we’re looking forward to winning more medals as the tournament progresses,” said Philippine chef de mission and Makati City representative Monsour Del Rosario, who has Philippine Karatedo Federation secretary general Raymund Lee Reyes as deputy CDM.Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco is also monitoring the performances of the athletes together with POC 1st vice president Joey Romasanta, POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros and POC board member Robert Mananquil in this Central Asian nation known for its massive natural gas reserves.“We all know that competition here in the Aimag is tough. But I never doubt the ability of our athletes to come up with their best effort to get a medal,” said Cojuangco.ADVERTISEMENT A total of 41 gold medals are at stake on Monday with Filipino athletes entered in 19 events. The 12-day sportsfest is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.Joining Cray and Torres in the gold-medal hunt in athletics are middle-distance runners Mervin Guarte and Marco Vilog in the men’s 800m and another long-jumper in Janry Ubas.Torres and Cray are going for a podium finish on the same day while Guarte, Vilog and Ubas should sparkle in their qualifying heats to reach the finals scheduled the following day.In the previous edition of the Aimag in 2013 Incheon, dancesport bets Cherry Clarice Parcon and Gerald Jamili won a gold and a bronze. Cue artist Rubilen Amit also brought home a bronze.“I don’t make predictions but I’m pretty optimistic that our athletes can make us proud,” said Del Rosario, also the secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. “They are relaxed and seemed to be confident.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZASHGABAT—The Philippine campaign in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games goes into full swing on Monday as Filipino fighters from ju-jitsu, taekwondo and wrestling together with the national tracksters figure in a tight and demanding contest for success.Southeast Asian Games 400m hurdles champion Eric Cray will test his forte in the men’s 60m hurdles against the fastest hurdlers in the continent while former Asian long-jump queen Marestella Torres is scheduled to compete in her pet event at the Indoor Athletics Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UE LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next PH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Jiu-jitsu specialist Margarita Ochoa captured the first gold medal for the Philippines in 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.The 27-year-old Ochoa overwhelmed Le Thu Trang Du of Vietnam, 5-0, in the finals of the women’s Ne-waza -45kg category on Tuesday held at Martial Arts Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Besides Ochoa’s feat, the Philippines has one silver courtesy of jiu-jitsu’s Marc Alexander Lim and a bronze from wrestler Alvin Lobreguito.This medal output already surpassed the production of Filipino athletes (1 gold and two bronzes) in the previous AIMAG in 2013 Incheon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

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Gins’ mission: Stop Durham

first_imgMeralco import Allen Durham is expected to create matchup problems for Ginebra coach Tim Cone (left) and import Justin Brownlee (foreground). —AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra has embraced the fact that Meralco has an import that cannot be silenced.The Gin Kings will have to address that matchup predicament with Meralco’s Allen Durham quickly before the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals gets off the ground on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Azkals resume Asian Cup bid “I definitely remember that shot,” said Brownlee, who dropped 28 of his career-high 46 points in the second half of their Game 4 win against TNT. “But whatever we did last year, doesn’t matter in this conference.”Kiefer, Jeron joining DraftMeanwhile, former collegiate stars Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng declared their intention to join the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft set Oct. 29.Ravena informed the Inquirer on Monday of his decision.A two-time UAAP champion and two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player from Ateneo, Ravena has also won four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games.The two are tipped to become the top draftees along with Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger, La Salle’s Jason Perkins and Raymar Jose of Far Eastern U. —WITH REPORTS FROM CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Their import is a beast and we don’t have a matchup for him,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone after the Kings subdued the TNT KaTropa, 3-1, in the semifinals to set up the championship rematch with the Bolts.Durham has been Meralco’s catalyst for success this conference, having brought the Bolts back to the finals at the expense of the Star Hotshots in the other semifinal encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ll try to figure something out,” said Cone. “They’re also really playing well and coach Norman (Black) has a team playing the way it should be.”Though he captured the Best Import award last year, Durham and the Bolts fell to the Gin Kings after Justin Brownlee sank the buzzer-beating trey that clinched the title in Game 6.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

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NU shoots for crown, perfect run

first_imgView comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Lady Bulldogs shoot for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre and with it, the chance to forge the first perfect tournament in the league.Stringing up eight victories up to this point, the Lady Bulldogs are bent on putting an exclamation point to their dominance in the tournament among college teams gearing up for the coming varsity season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJaja Santiago, who had 23 points when NU frustrated the Lady Tamaraws in Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, will again power NU in Game 2, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.FEU isn’t about to roll over with coach George Pascua crediting that defeat to a breakdown at the wrong time. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary National University has two goals it can achieve and one opponent it has to deal with.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Everyone is a Ginebra rival “Our mindset just collapsed,” said Pascua, as his wards committed 27 errors in Game 1.last_img read more

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McGregor then Lomachenko, so who’s next?

first_imgVasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, punches a bag during a workout at a Manhattan boxing gym Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in New York, while preparing for his Saturday WBO super featherweight title fight against Guillermo Rigondeaux. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)This is no longer funny. The morning after it was alleged Manny Pacquiao was in talks to fight Vasyl Lomachenko, the manager of the Ukrainian pound-for-pound star came up with a sweeping denial.“No, it’s not truth,” cried Egis Klimas.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: Pasaol still feeling his way with new team Read Next “It can’t be just about money,” Klimas explained. “Pacquiao is legendary and very respectful, but he’s non-active. He’s done and Loma won’t take advantage. We’ve better route fighting active champions in our weight class.”Anyway, when Pacquiao called out mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor last November—“Stay fit my dear friend”—it could be purely out of fancy.There’s however honest urgency in the Lomachenko case.Pacquiao said he wanted to box because it’s his life.“I miss boxing,” he stated.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lomachenko’s manager didn’t have to elaborate. But after the rumor persisted, Klimas found it his duty to set the record straight.He said: “This is insane. No we are not fighting Pacquiao. He is an old man and Loma beating him takes us nowhere. They’d say he beat an old guy who was basically retired. We want to fight active champions dominating their weight class.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere loomed the promise of a great purse, after Pacquiao said on national television he was set and raring to clash with Lomachenko.The challenge had been readily turned down. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City As things stand, Pacquiao would most likely get his chance to return to action, possibly in April.The question is against who.Two possible foes—Amir Khan and Mike Alvarado—have been mentioned.Veteran promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao’s next fight would be a unique one.last_img read more

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James Harden leads Rockets past Spurs

first_imgDanny Green had 22 points to lead San Antonio in scoring for the first time this season. LaMarcus Aldridge was held to 16 points on 8-for-15 shooting.The Spurs’ only lead came in the opening minutes. They trailed by double digits for much of the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Antonio scored the first points of the fourth quarter to close to 82-76 with 10 minutes remaining. Chris Paul hit three jumpers to rebuild Houston’s lead to 88-76.The Rockets captured a 27-14 lead in the first quarter despite having their first four possessions end in two turnovers and two missed shots. Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) shoots next to San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — James Harden had 28 points and 11 assists, and the Houston Rockets dominated the San Antonio Spurs for the second time this season with a 102-91 victory Thursday night.Clint Capela added 14 points and 13 rebounds in Houston’s third straight win. The Rockets led by as many as 19 points in the first matchup between the Texas rivals since the Spurs’ 124-109 blowout loss on Dec. 15 in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Griffin gets double-double as Pistons beat Grizzlies Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Rockets: G Eric Gordon was listed as questionable, but did not play due to low back stiffness. … F Trevor Ariza missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Luc Mbah a Moute started his seventh game, all in place of Ariza. … Capela recorded his 25th double-double in 45 games this season. He had 25 double-doubles over 154 games in his first three seasons.Spurs: Kawhi Leonard remains out with what the Spurs call return from injury management due to right quadriceps tendinopathy. He was not in uniform for a second straight game after being dressed and sitting on the bench in the first two games of the five-game homestand. … Aldridge has led the Spurs in scoring in 39 of 50 games, the most of any player in the league this season.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Cleveland on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Utah on Saturday night. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ryan Anderson got Houston rolling, hitting three straight 3-pointers. Anderson’s second 3 prompted San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich to angrily call his first timeout.Things didn’t get much better for the Spurs.The Rockets finished 14 for 42 on 3-pointers.Houston scored 27 points off 16 turnovers while San Antonio was only able to produce four points off nine turnovers.Gerald Green added 15 points for the Rockets, and Anderson had 13 points.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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Clutch Ravena named PBA Player of the Week for 2nd time

first_imgPBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena’s torrid start to his PBA career continues with yet another impressive week.The NLEX rookie came up clutch in the Road Warriors last two games against Meralco and Alaska to bolster his team’s chances of finishing in the top six.ADVERTISEMENT Ravena scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning jumper with one second left, in an 87-85 win over the Bolts on Friday. He also collected seven rebounds and four assists in the game.The former Ateneo star delivered anew down the stretch just two days later, this time, hitting the game-clinching free throws with 8.1 ticks left to hold off the Aces in a 96-89 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRavena displayed his versatility with 12 points, six rebounds, 10 assists and two steals.His clutch and all-around performance the past couple of outings earned him his second PBA Player of the Week citation this season. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slaughter says Ginebra not peaking yet Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES The 24-year-old guard beat the likes of LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar of Ginebra, which also went 2-0 the past week, for the award.center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Police release Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest video

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast 3 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal PLAY LIST 01:283 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA03:38Cops free arrested Chinese drug lords for as much as P50M – Ex-CIDG chief02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Warriors seek redemption, Cavs want repeat as NBA Finals open MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR JUPITER, Fla.— His speech slow and slurred, Tiger Woods couldn’t follow simple instructions or keep his balance during a dazed and disoriented encounter with police before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.ADVERTISEMENT The video images came from dash-cam footage that Jupiter police released Wednesday night, and they show Woods with little capacity to stand still without swaying, repeat simple instruction or put one foot in front of the other.The footage came from his arrest Monday in the dark of early morning when Jupiter police noticed his Mercedes parked on the side of a six-lane road, part of it in the road and part of it in the bicycle lane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingREAD: Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involved Police found the Woods sound asleep behind the wheel, according to an incident report. The engine was running, the brake lights were on and the right turn signal was blinking. Police also released photos of his car that showed both tires flat with minor damage around the bumpers. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds When the officer asks Woods where he had been, the 14-time major champion says, “LA.” He says he was headed down to Orange County.The 1 hour, 39-minute video starts with the Jupiter police approaching Woods’ car and ends with the cruiser pulling into the Palm Beach County jail, with Woods in handcuffs behind his back and sitting in the back seat.READ: Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of drunk drivingWoods told the officers he had not been drinking, and two breath tests at the jail registered a 0.0. Woods issued a statement nearly 10 hours after he was released from jail on Monday that alcohol was not involved.“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” Woods said in his statement. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”ADVERTISEMENT Woods struggled to simply put his feet together. When he did, he leaned forward after losing his balance.He couldn’t follow a red light the officer moved from side to side. When asked to walk a straight line by going heel-to-toe nine times, Woods staggered from the starting position. He never connected heel-to-toe. He often strayed outside the white line and occasionally lost his balance.Woods couldn’t raise one leg 6 inches off the round.On his third try of understanding the alphabet instructions, he made it from A to Z.The next instruction from the officer was to place his hands behind his back as they cuffed him and told him he was being arrested.Woods, who had his fourth back surgery in three years on April 20, has not played since Feb. 2 in Dubai when he withdrew after the first round because of back spasms. The surgery means he is out for the rest of the PGA Tour season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He told police he was taking prescription medicine. When asked what kind, his answer was redacted from the video tape. The arrest affidavit listed four medications, including Vicodin, that Woods reported taking.READ: Column: Woods may have stumbled onto his Kryptonite Woods is to be arraigned July 5 in Palm Beach County court.The video brings to life the troubling images contained in an incident report from the four Jupiter police officers who were at the scene.His speech is slurred from his first words. When the officer points out that Woods shoe is untied, Woods places his right foot on the front of the police car and starts to fiddle with the laces.“It’s your other shoe that’s untied,” the officer says as Woods unties the laces.READ: Tiger Woods counts it a success that he’s playing golf again “Now that one is, too,” the officer adds.When Woods is unable to tie the left shoe, the officer tells him he can take them off. Woods then tells the officer he doesn’t remember what happened or being asleep in his car when police approached.The field sobriety test was a failure from the start. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View commentslast_img read more

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TNT makes it

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Game time is at 5 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Eyes on the prize WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img But when asked what he thought of Game 1 of the series with the Kings, Racela stared blankly at reporters and said he needed five minutes to digest what they just achieved.“Our main focus today was how to win this game,” the rookie coach said. “Our efforts today was for that alone.”Jason Castro scored 31 points, 22 of them coming in the final two periods as he and Smith brought the Texters back to life. Smith fired 17 of his total in the final half and had four points in overtime, which was forged at 89-all.Baser Amer led the Bolts with 25 and Jared Dillinger had 20 points.The Final Four begins Saturday when powerhouse San Miguel Beer opens up against Star also at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Joshua Smith finally came up with the numbers befitting his humongous frame and justified TNT KaTropa coach Nash Racela’s decision to bring him over as the Texters enter what is expected to be a colossal Final Four series with Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Shooting 31 points and grabbing 27 rebounds, Smith was a big reason for the Texters’ 104-96 overtime win over Meralco in their KO game Friday night as TNT KaTropa advanced to the best-of-five semifinals starting Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“That’s basically the reason why we decided to change imports,” TNT coach Nash Racela said when someone pointed to the coming series against the Gin Kings, who defeated them in the elimination round while Donte Greene was still their reinforcement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We lost to Ginebra and Star and we won against San Miguel which didn’t have June Mar (Fajardo) then,” he went on. “We’re really hopeful that it will be different in the Ginebra series.”The Texters battled the Bolts through overtime for the second straight game, but pulled this one out to close out the hard luck Bolts, 2-1. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more

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