Girls shine in England

first_imgJamaica’s Sunshine Girls recorded a 66-49 victory over hosts England in the opening match of the Vitality International three-Test Series at London’s Copper Box Arena yesterday. The English Roses dominated the opening period to take a 16-12 at lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Sunshine Girls, led by the outstanding shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid backed up by brilliant defensive work from Shamera Sterling, rallied strongly in the second period as they outscored England 19-11 for a 31-27 at half time. A dominant third quarter from the Sunshine Girls saw them extend their advantage to seven points, 49-42. This left England with an uphill task to turn the game around against the Minett Reynolds-coached Sunshine Girls going into the fourth quarter. The Sunshine Girls, who are ranked fourth in the world, one place below England, outplayed their opponents in the final quarter to come away with an easy victory. The second match is the series will be played at Manchester’s Belle Vue Arena on Friday.last_img read more

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Wrecking Balls get last PVL men’s semis berth

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ronaldo says his ‘brilliance’ bothers people 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES The other semis pairing pits No. 2 Mega Builders against third-seed and defending champion Air Force.Isaah Arda, Paolo Publico and Israel Encina each chipped in 10 points for the Wrecking Balls, who also beat the Troopers, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, in their elimination game face-off last July 16.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’“The boys were just determined to get the win,” said Sta. Elena coach Arnold Laniog.The Wrecking Balls dominated Café Lupe at the close of the elims to finish tied for fourth with Army at 4-3, and force a sudden death for the last semis seat. Celest Flores-Colina Sta. Elena Construction gave Army the boot with a 25-17, 25-19, 29-27 win Wednesday to complete the semifinals cast of the the men’s division of the Premier Volleyball League.League-leading scorer Berlin Paglinawan unleashed 20 points to tow the Wrecking Balls into the Final Four duel, where they will face top-seeded Cignal TV HD Spikers staring Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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Right mindset key to Dennison’s easy transition to FEU’s go-to-guy

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments MOST READ Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte hands out cash incentives to 2017 SEA Games medalists End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor most of his career in the UAAP, Ron Dennison had been either a benchwarmer or a glue guy.Dennison was never the person to carry the offense for Far Eastern University as he only averaged 2.1 points per game average in his first four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES His 21-point game against La Salle was also a career-high.Dennison said he wasn’t surprised that he has been putting up gaudy numbers in the offensive end while retaining his defensive duties because he prepared for that in the off-season.“I was ready that I would become one of the team’s main scorers,” said Dennison, whos also averaging 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. “That was already my mindset starting last semester. My defense is always there, that should always be there because I always give my energy when I’m on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Things, however, have changed this Season 80 in the UAAP with the fifth year Tamaraw thrust into the role of FEU’s go-to offensive weapon.While his numbers have seen a significant rise, the transition hasn’t been drastic after all for Dennison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I was already practicing as the go-to-guy even in the offseason, I was practicing my offensive game because I can’t just be a defensive guy anymore,” said Dennison in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.For the first two games, Dennison has been FEU’s leading scorer averaging 18.5 points on an impressive 62.96 percent shooting. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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Oladipo scores career-high 47 as Pacers beat Nuggets in OT

first_imgTrey Lyles led the Nuggets with a career-high 25 points, Gary Harris and Will Barton each had 21 points, and Chandler finished with 18.“They’re a very good basketball team,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “We had our chance to close the game out in regulation, and they closed it out on an 8-0 run. Oladipo is a great player, but I am very proud of the way my guys played tonight, how we competed, and how we gave ourselves a chance to win on the road.”HOMECOMINGOladipo scored 20 points or more in 19 of Indiana’s 26 games this season, with his latest effort marking the 18th time he has led the Pacers in scoring.FAMILIAR FACESLyles and Harris are two of the most recent well-known Indiana prep stars to make it to the NBA. Lyles (Arsenal Tech High School) and Harris (Hamilton Southeastern High School) made what will be their only trip back to Indianapolis this season. Harris (Michigan State) and Lyles (Kentucky) were highly sought after recruits during their time in high school with Lyles winning a state championship his senior year. On Sunday night the two combined for 46 points.TIP-INSNuggets: Paul Millsap (left wrist) and Nikola Jokic (left ankle) were held out of Sunday’s game. … Denver is now 3-10 on the road. . Denver’s 19-point lead marks the largest blown lead in a loss by the Nuggets this season. … Denver’s 66 points at halftime were the most first-half points scored against the Pacers this season.Pacers: Darren Collison missed Sunday’s game due to a sore left knee. … Since snapping a four-game losing streak Nov.10, the Pacers are 11-4. … When the Nuggets host the Pacers on April 3, Indiana will try to win in Denver for the first time since 2007. The Pacers have lost eight-straight road games against the Nuggets (seven in Denver, one in London).UP NEXT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Pacers trailed 114-106 with 2:54 remaining in the fourth before scoring eight straight points, capped by Thad Young’s putback with 5 seconds left to tie it. Then, Indiana got the first nine points in overtime to secure its fourth straight win — all at home — while outscoring the Nuggets 12-2 in the extra period.“These fans are incredible. It’s like I never left,” Oladipo said. “In college it was the same way. It’s pretty awesome to play in front of them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOn a night where most will remember all the baskets Oladipo made, the most crucial of his plays came with his drive to the basket with 7 seconds left that pulled defenders away from the rim and allowed Young to tip in his miss.“(Victor) drove to the basket, got guys to bite and commit and I was just in position to get the rebound,” Young said. “We started to pressure up (in overtime) and started to get back to Pacers basketball.”center_img MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) is fouled by Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo is enjoying his return to Indiana.Oladipo, who starred in college at Indiana University, had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Myles Turner finished with 24 points and eight rebounds, and Lance Stephenson had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Pacers.Oladipo’s made six 3-pointers with the biggest coming with 2:10 to play in the third quarter to give Indiana its first lead of the game.After the final buzzer, Oladipo walked to mid-court, standing along the sideline passing out high-fives to Pacers fans who found little optimism less than six months ago when Paul George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Domantas Sabonis and Oladipo. Averaging just over 24 points per game, Oladipo now has his career high in points while wearing an Indiana uniform.“The players in this locker room have been phenomenal,” Oladipo said. “They just make the game easier for me.”Wilson Chandler keyed a hot start for Denver by scoring eight of the Nuggets’ first 10 points on the way to a 35-22 lead heading into the second quarter. And that deficit grew. Indiana trailed by as many as 19 in the second quarter after a slow start on offense. But the key moment of the game came near the end of the first half when the Pacers hit their stride, climbing back into the game with a 21-8 scoring run to head into halftime trailing 66-59.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres-Global duel set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Nuggets: At Detroit on TuesdayPacers: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, when former Pacers forward Paul George is set to make his first return to Indianapolis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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American triumph and disappointment in Olympic ice dance

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish The Shib Sibs — Maia and older brother Alex Shibutani — added a bronze medal in the event to their team bronze early in the Pyeongchang Games.U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue made two key errors in their free dance and slid from third to fifth place.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 folkMadison Chock and Evan Bates had an even bigger slip-up: the rare ice dance fall.Still, a third, fifth and 12th with a major mistake should not be underplayed. 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 Chock and Bates didn’t want to look beyond Tuesday. They were the only ice dancers to have a fall in the entire competition, and it came as they were preparing to do a combination spin. Their blades clicked just as he was bending down and she was beginning to spin.Crash!“It’s impossible to do the spin with our feet attached,” Bates said.“We were too close together,” Chock explained.“It’s a moment we wish we could have back,” Bates added. “It’s a mistake that has never happened in training before, ever. There’s no explanation.”Chock and Bates also didn’t want the fall to take away from the message they were trying to convey while skating to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”“We hope we got the message of peace across,” Chock said as she wiped her eyes. “We think the audience understood.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s great for us and it’s great for Team USA,” Maia Shibutani said after they moved up from fourth place and held off a Russian couple to give the United States a podium spot for the fourth straight games: a gold, two silvers and a bronze.“It feels like gold,” Alex Shibutani added. “It’s unbelievable.“It’s such an honor to represent your country in the Olympics, and our sport is such a strong event, as you saw from the marks,” he said, noting that the top two duos — gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, silver winners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France — set world records Tuesday. “It’s amazing to have that Olympic moment we dreamed of.”The Shibutanis also believe their performance could lead to more siblings and more Asian-Americans in ice dance. Alex noted how rare each combination is.“We had no path to follow,” he said. “There was no blueprint for us. (Coach) Marina Zueva had no experience with siblings or Asian-American ice dancers and we had to discover by ourselves our own path.”ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That path led them from ninth place at the Sochi Games to two U.S. championships. They also have three world championships medals. And now, an Olympic jewel.“It’s really been a leap of faith we had to take,” Maia Shibutani said. “We really have discovered we need to be ourselves.”Added Alex: “We found we needed to not play characters but to be Maia and Alex.”He is 26, she is 23, and they didn’t want to look ahead to another Olympic go-round. But Hubbell and Donohue made it clear they aren’t through; he is 27 and she soon will be.Hubbell’s eyes were wet when she spoke about the rough go in the free dance. They had been perennial third-place finishers in America before making a huge leap this season, winning their first national title. They believed the Pyeongchang Games would be their special moment.Then they made two errors in the free dance, one early and then a late stumble by Donohue.“At this moment, we are disappointed and frustrated,” Hubbell said, “because this was not close to our best. At this level, you cannot afford to make mistakes against this type of competition.“But we will build off this and not allow this to be our legacy.”Donohue admitted he wasn’t as mentally sharp as he needed to be in such a pressure-cooker atmosphere. He looked back at last year’s worlds, when they hoped to compete for a medal and wound up ninth.“Every experience brings a piece of information we didn’t have before,” he said, noting the couple would pay extra attention to their mental approach as they prepare for next month’s world championships in Milan. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States stumble and fall perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ecstasy, heartbreak and a crash.Kind of sums up the American ice dance experience at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Fajardo wreaks havoc as San Miguel ousts TNT, advances to semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen had an early lead, 42-30, with a big first half, but TNT managed to get back into the game and even took a 70-67 lead with 3:12 left in the third quarter before the defending champions pulled away for good.Other Beermen joined the scoring party as Marcio Lassiter fired 20 points, five boards, two assists, and two steals, while Chris Ross contributed 13 points, seven dimes, three rebounds, and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkArwind Santos finished with 15 markers, seven boards, four assists, four steals, and four blocks before being ejected for his second technical foul with 1:20 to play after his scuffle with TNT guard Jericho Cruz.“This is the hardest game we ever had against TNT because they’ve been through two knockout games and they blew them all out. I was worried, but I have to be credit to the boys, especially June Mar Fajardo,” said an emotional coach Leo Austria, who had his attentions divided after his wife underwent kidney transplant earlier in the day. “He was so focused in this game. We followed our game plan to the letter.” GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending 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 TNT’s Tautuaa ejected in 3rd quarter of Game 1 vs SMBcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT had no answers for June Mar Fajardo as the four-peat-seeking San Miguel Beer progressed to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals with a 106-93 thumping Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The four-time PBA Most Valuable Player unleashed 35 points on an ultra-efficient 15-of-19 shooting from the field, while also gathering 11 rebounds and two blocks to aid the twice-to-beat Beermen in ousting the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT View comments San Miguel now awaits its date in the best-of-seven semifinals against the victor of the Ginebra-Rain or Shine quarterfinals series.The Beermen broke away from a 79-all deadlock after Brian Heruela and a pair of Santos treys went down to establish an 88-83 lead.Though Kelly Williams and Anthony Semerad tried to bring TNT within two, 90-88, with 4:10 left, Santos was there again to hit a tough fadeaway before Fajardo followed it up with two more buckets, the last of which an uncontested jumper over Williams with 2:03 on the clock that virtually put the game out of reach.Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario led eight-seed TNT with 19 points apiece as the KaTropa made an early exit in the all-Filipino conference.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SAN MIGUEL 106 — Fajardo 35, Lassiter 20, Santos 15, Ross 13, Cabagnot 8, Heruela 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, De Ocampo 3, Pessumal 2, Espinas 1.TNT 93 — Castro 19, Rosario 19, Pogoy 17, Semerad 16, Williams 15, Cruz 3, Garcia 2, Torres 2, Carey 0, Paredes 0, Reyes 0, Tautuaa 0.Quarters: 31-23, 52-44, 77-72, 106-93.RELATED VIDEO Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Clippers easily defeat James, Cavaliers

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers was a statement game to the Los Angeles Clippers only in that it lifted them into the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 23 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 23 points in a 116-102 victory Friday night. The Clippers hold the eighth spot by percentage points over Utah and Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Blazers trump Warriors for 9th straight victory Clippers: Host Orlando on Saturday in the second game of a back-to-back. The Clippers are 2-8 in the second game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We wanted to load up and give him (Thornwell) as much help as possible,” Jordan said. “We knew how important this game was.”Cleveland made a final stand in the fourth, as George Hill’s 3-pointer got the Cavs to 110-102 before the Clippers scored the game’s final six points.The Cavs cut a 16-point deficit to 85-77 heading into the fourth. James scored seven of their last 12 points of the third, missing his only two free throws of the game at the end.Jordan and James traded monster dunks over the final 3:49 of the third. Jordan began his move at the top of the arc and Hill was helpless to stop him on his own as Jordan thundered through the paint for a one-handed jam.James was on the left wing, let the shot clock wind down against Jordan, faked him and drove baseline for a tomahawk slam that drew raucous cheers from the many Cavs fans in Staples Center.TIP-INSCavaliers: James’ 3-pointer with 10:54 left in the third quarter extended his double-figure scoring streak to 856 consecutive regular-season games, second only to Michael Jordan (866) in NBA history. … Nance has scored in double figures in a career-high six straight games. … The Cavs wore their gray jerseys that read “The Land” on the front.Clippers: They split the season series 1-1, having lost 118-113 in OT at Cleveland on Nov. 13 after the Cavs overcame a 15-point deficit. … Harris has scored 20 or more points in eight of his 14 games as a Clipper. … G Jawun Evans returned from a sore lower abdominal.DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONJames returned earlier than usual in the fourth after the Clippers extended their lead to 15 points. Coach Tyronn Lue said he thought James “got a little tired.” His superstar disagreed. “Fatigue is never a factor with me,” James said. “You always try to get a minute here, a minute there so you can have fresh legs as much as possible.”HE SAID IT“I don’t play fantasy basketball.” — James, on the Cavs’ failed pursuit of Jordan at the trade deadline and what he would have brought to them.UP NEXTCavaliers: Return to Staples Center on Sunday to play the Lakers. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “In the West, (seeds) 3 through 8 is like two, three games apart,” Austin Rivers said. “That’s nuts, man. The fact that if we won six games in a row we could be the third seed but if we lose, we’re out.”The Clippers led most of the game, coming out energized at the start and shooting 50 percent in the first quarter while taking an 18-point lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We moved the ball, played fast and attacked,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Our defense was tremendous. LeBron is eventually going to get some, but we guarded everyone else.”James had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson added 21 points for the Cavaliers, whose five-game road winning streak ended. Larry Nance Jr. had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James shot 11 of 20 from the field and was 3 of 7 from 3-point range. Much of the time he was guarded by rookie Sindarius Thornwell.“You’re not going to block his shot,” Thornwell said. “Just stay in front of him and make it tough for him. It takes a team to slow him down, it wasn’t just me.”Montrezl Harrell also had 20 points for the Clippers, who controlled the boards 52-40. They owned advantages in the paint (58-42) and second-chance points (25-8).“It was exhausting,” Nance said. “They’ve got some big, talented dudes down there.”Los Angeles got balanced scoring with six players in double figures, and plenty of help in containing James in the first half when he had just eight points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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ONE: Catalan not after revenge against brother’s conqueror

first_imgD-League: Fuentes drills winner as CEU slips past Wangs-Letran Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robin Catalan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino strawweight contender Robin Catalan will be taking on a familiar foe in Kritsada Kongsrichai of Thailand in his return to the cage.Kongsrichai, however, isn’t someone Catalan has faced before.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Catalan hasn’t fought since suffering a second-round setback at the hands of former world champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke seven months ago.He is raring to come back but knows he can’t get overly excited against an opponent like Kongsrichai, who is on a two-fight win streak and will be buoyed by the hometown crowd.“I know that he is a strong opponent, and I will do everything in my power to try and beat him,” he said. “This will be a good match because win or lose, I am going to give it everything I’ve got and more.”“My confidence level is great, and I am so excited about this bout because I really want to win,” he added. “I think that between both of our skills, we will definitely put on an exciting and explosive match for the audience and viewers.”Catalan isn’t worried about fighting in a hostile territory. In fact, he is using it to his advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism But his brother Rabin did, and lost to Kongsrichai by first-round stoppage three months ago.Catalan, though, cleared that avenging his brother’s defeat is not his motive in fighting Kongsrichai in the undercard of ONE: Iron Will on Saturday at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“For me, it’s me pure business. This is my career. This is my work. I will fight to get the victory,” said Catalan. “I will just do my job and also do my best against him.”“I believe my family will be proud of me if I get the win on Saturday. But again, this is nothing personal.” MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “The difference will be how I apply my new skills against him. I am definitely happy to face a hometown hero like him. It challenges me,” he said.“I am very eager and definitely very hungry to compete again, I want to win this bout and work my way up to face the best in this division.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison02:14Carpio 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare clinches QF spot, downs Wangs-Letran

first_imgMOST READ Bitoon finished with 22 points, four assists, and three rebounds as he proved to be the perfect complement for Trevis Jackson, who once again shone with 29 markers, five boards, and three dimes.Mohammed Pare nabbed a double-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks, while Aris Dionisio got 11 markers, 13 boards and five rejections.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 were win-or-go home in this game. We expected this team to fight and for us to get wins is just a bonus. We’re just glad that our bench really stepped up,” said coach Jinino Manansala.Gamboa-St. Clare saw what was once a 22-point advantage trimmed down to just one in the final four minutes, but substitute Joshua Fontanilla found creases in Wangs-Letran’s defense before Bitoon stepped on the gas pedal and gave their side the 82-74 edge with 1:53 left to play. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA IMAGESChris Bitoon came to Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare’s rescue late in its 87-76 victory over Wangs Basketball-Letran to clinch a spot in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Couriers pulling within one, 75-74, in the last 3:46, Bitoon accounted for five of the Coffee Lovers’ decisive 7-0 spurt late to ultimately douse the rally and propel his side onto the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’re lucky that Fontanilla stepped up for us. Now, we can prepare for the quarterfinals,” said Manansala.Gamboa-St. Clare claimed fifth place with its 6-4 card and brought Zark’s-Lyceum to the quarterfinals, while also eliminating Wangs-Letran and Go for Gold from playoff contention.Bong Quinto led the Couriers (5-5) with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while Bonbon Batiller had 23 markers, three boards, three dimes.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 87 — Jackson 29, Bitoon 22, Pare 12, Dionisio 11, Fontanilla 9, Alcober 0, Hallare 0, Acuno 0, Rubio 0.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Quietly, the Raptors closing in on East No. 1 seed WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 76 — Quinto 24, Batiller 23, Ambohot 5, Balanza 5, Calvo 4, Publico 4, Fajarito 3, Gedaria 3, Muyang 3, Taladua 2, Balagasay 0, Mandreza 0, Yu 0.Quarters: 26-13, 52-35, 71-61, 87-76.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View commentslast_img read more

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Espejo sets UAAP record with 55 points, Ateneo forces rubber match vs FEU

first_imgView comments FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Marck Espejo dug deep into his reserves and put on an historical performance to lead defending champion Ateneo past No. 2 Far Eastern University, 18-25, 25-14, 24-26, 25-23, 15-9, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball Final Four Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Espejo set the UAAP scoring record with 55 points as the third seeded Blue Eagles forced a deciding match on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Filipino boxing Olympian Cantancio dies in motorcycle accident Jude Garcia and John Paul Bugaoan had 15 points apiece to lead the Tamaraws while Paler added 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The reigning four-time MVP reached the half-century mark in the fifth set when he gave the Blue Eagles an 8-5 lead.Espejo then, put Ateneo in match point, 14-9, with a block on Redijohn Paler for his 54th point.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“Marck is a monster,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. “Those 55 points don’t matter if you don’t make it at the right time, so he made it at the right time, and that shows that the maturity is there.”Espejo notched his 55th point, 16 points more than his previous career-high, with an off-the-block kill that gave Ateneo another lease on life and extend its bid for a possible fourth straight title.last_img read more

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