Subido, Zamora credit Ayo for inspired showing vs FEU

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It’s for the whole team, I always tell them that if you’re free then take the shot as long as it’s within the play and the system,” said Ayo. “You just have to be responsible and just execute the plays.”Zamora, meanwhile, made the best of a crucial opportunity just two games into his collegiate career.He hit the dagger against the Tamaraws when he drove the lane and blazed past several Tamaraws to beat the shot clock and give UST a 76-71 buffer with 18.5 seconds left.The rookie knew he just heeded the call that Ayo gave them.“Coach just wanted to execute well, and actually the play wasn’t for me but when I looked up at the shot clock and saw it about to run out, I almost gave it to kuya Renzo, but I had to take the shot thankfully I got it,” said Zamora, who  finished with five points, three rebounds, and two steals, in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES A coach’s trust can take a player to a whole new level, and the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers are slowly but surely getting to that plane.ADVERTISEMENT Early loss to Adamson light fire under Blue Eagles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Both Renzo Subido and rookie Ken Zamora credited their head coach Aldin Ayo for showing them the way after UST put on an inspired performance and subdued Far Eastern University, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.“I know that I can get out of whatever slump I’m in as long as I the trust coach and just do whatever coach tells us to do,” said Subido in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 ChrissSubido shot 5-of -24 for 15 points in UST’s opening day loss to National University, 75-70, but seemed to have a reversal of fate against FEU scoring 18 points on 6-of-17 shooting.Ayo said he wasn’t that all too disappointed with Subido’s performance since all those shots were well within his system. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

 

Spotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Irritated by what he had seen, Meunier said the teen striker’s behavior was not worthy of a future great.“If players like (Zinedine) Zidane and Ronaldo became legends, it’s because they played with pride and desire on the pitch,” Meunier said at the time. “Their goal wasn’t to play-act or things like that.”France coach Didier Deschamps also shouted at Mbappe to stop complaining to the referee after he was given a yellow card for dropping to the ground and simulating an injury late in the quarterfinal match against Uruguay.The World Cup raised Mbappe’s profile to such an extent he is considered a natural successor to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo — the world’s two best forwards — and at PSG he is pushing Neymar close for star billing.During Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, a model wore a shirt with Mbappe’s name and face printed on it for designer Manish Arora’s ready-to-wear collection.ADVERTISEMENT Articulate, bright, cultured, young and athletically gifted, Mbappe is a marketing dream and has a worldwide appeal far beyond soccer. But while his meteoric rise continues unabated, his petulance is developing alongside it.The reason for his three-game ban was a red card — the second of his PSG career — followed by even more needless comments.He was sent off during injury time on Sept. 1 in a 4-2 win at Nimes, having earlier scored his fourth league goal in only three games.Mbappe reacted wildly to a challenge from behind, shoved his opponent angrily to the ground and was then restrained by teammates. He received a straight red, though he was also booked in the first half for kicking the ball away when a free kick he disagreed with was given to Nimes.But it was Mbappe’s post-match comments which could potentially cause PSG problems, notably in big Champions League games.Asked if he regretted his dismissal Mbappe said he did not, remarkably adding he would do the same again.It was a brazen comment which he tried to justify, saying: “I can’t tolerate this kind of (foul), which has nothing to do on a soccer field.”Reacting this way in a Champions League semifinal match against Barcelona or Real Madrid might suit Mbappe’s notion of sporting justice, but it would severely hamper his teammates playing with 10 men. Hardly the best advert for a team player.Also, Mbappe’s comments about unfairness are somewhat at odds with his own play-acting during the World Cup. Cynical challenges from behind are something Mbappe is right to complain about, but shouldn’t he also eradicate his own play-acting?PSG has won its first seven league games but lost its Champions League opener at Liverpool 3-2 last week, with Mbappe carelessly losing the ball for Liverpool’s winner. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being asked about his attitude.It all started at the World Cup.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 ChrissMbappe helped France win the title by scoring four goals and displaying breathtaking individual performances , but he also drew attention for his antics during the latter stages. Late in games against Uruguay and Belgium he was time-wasting, play-acting, provoking opponents and talking back to referees.“At Paris I’ve rarely seen him time-waste like he did against us at the end of the game,” Belgium defender Thomas Meunier, his PSG teammate, said after the Belgians lost to France in the World Cup semifinals. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2018 fie photo, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe kicks the ball during the League One soccer match between Nimes and Paris Saint-Germain at Jean-Bouin stadium in Nimes, southern France. The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe when Paris Saint-Germain plays at Nice on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018, as the 19-year-old France star returns from a three-game suspension with questions being raised about his attitude. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)PARIS — The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend.Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PSG coach Thomas Tuchel’s immediate priority should be to calm Mbappe down and get him to see the big picture.MONACO’S SLUMPWhat has happened to one of the most entertaining sides in Europe?Monaco won the French league and reached the Champions League semifinals in 2017, scoring more than 150 goals. But this season’s laborious Monaco team is in 18th place and coach Leonardo Jardim seems to have lost his touch.A loss at sixth-place Saint-Etienne on Friday will crank up the pressure on Jardim, who last year was considered among Europe’s best.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Healthier living helps USA veterans Bird, Taurasi on court Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

 

KaTropa, Hotshots escape with fourth victories

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Batang Pier, who suddenly turned cold in the fourth quarter, remaining winless in six games and in great danger of becoming the first team to miss the playoffs.“It’s just all hard work,” Ravena said of the win carved out even without Jason Castro who has bone spurs in his foot. “The important thing is for us to sustain our energy level [in our next games].”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 ChrissPaul Lee capped off a 28-point night with the marginal short jumper from left corner that completed Magnolia’s comeback for a 109-108 decision of San Miguel Beer in the nightcap.The Hotshots closed out with five unanswered points inside the final 51.5 seconds to erase a four-point deficit before sealing their fourth win in five games by preventing the Beermen from scoring in three attempts inside the last 25.3 ticks. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NorthPort’s Mo Tautuaa shoves TNT’s Harvey Carey off his path. —AUGUST DELA CRUZTNT KaTropa roared back from 23 points down to clip NorthPort, 104-102, to win for the third straight game and get back into solid playoff contention in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.Marqus Blakely canned a layup with under seven second left to break the game’s last tie at 102 as the KaTropa, under new coach Bong Ravena, completed one of the biggest rallies in the season-ending conference to rise to 4-4.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blakely, whose first and fruitful stints in the league happened while with the San Mig/Purefoods franchise, had 23 points and 11 rebounds, never losing focus even with his team trailing big and after several heated confrontations with the opponents.Rashad Woods scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds for the Batang Pier, who would need nothing less than a sweep of their last five games to have a chance at advancing.Barangay Ginebra, after nipping Phoenix Petroleum Saturday in Cagayan de Oro, is leading at 5-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No stopping hurting Gin Kings Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title San Miguel, still without reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, dropped to 2-3 despite getting a superlative debut from jetlagged import Kevin Travis, who finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.The KaTropa’s next stretch of the elimination round will be against powerhouses San Miguel Beer, Magnolia and defending champion Barangay Ginebra in that order.NorthPort was playing fluidly and erected a 60-37 lead. It entered the fourth quarter still ahead by 16 and looked headed for a cruise that would have cheered up grieving coach Pido Jarencio, who recently lost a brother.Stanley Pringle already had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists after the first two periods but was effectively shut down in the final half. He finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.Terrence Romeo had some big baskets in the fourth, his triple with just over three minutes left tying the game at 93 to apply all the pressure on the Batang Pier. He wound up as the top scorer for the KaTropa with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Taallast_img read more

 

UAAP beach volleyball: UST’s Rondina, Barbon near outright finals berth

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 3 MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES University of Santo Tomas’ Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon sustained their perfect form after a couple of dominating wins over National University and Adamson on Tuesday in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay.Rondina and Barbon stamped their class, overpowering the Lady Bulldogs pair Klymince Orillaneda and Antonette Landicho, 21-12, 21-7, before dumping the Lady Falcons tandem of Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave, 21-7, 21-11.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Golden Tigresses have yet to drop a set this season as they rolled to 6-0. They gun for an automatic berth in the best-of-three finals against Far Eastern University on Friday.Meanwhile, defending men’s champion NU, composed of Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad, and UST, made up of Krung Arbastro and Jaron Requinton dispute a twice-to-beat Final Four bonus on Friday.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 ChrissThe Bulldogs beat Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas of University of the East, 21-16, 21-15, while the Growling Tigers topped Pao Pablico and Jesus Valdez of Adamson, 23-21, 21-15, as the two teams racked up their fifth win in six games.Also in the men’s division, FEU’s Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon blasted La Salle’s Geraint Bacon and Paul Serrano, 21-11, 21-10, to move within a win of securing an outright Finals berth.last_img read more

 

Knicks intent on rebuilding and not afraid to say it

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments “We see the potential that a lot of us players have, but I mean there’s nothing wrong with rebuilding,” rookie forward Kevin Knox said.The No. 9 pick in June — the one the dry cleaning delivery guy didn’t like — had a strong summer and looks capable of being one of the league’s top first-year players. With the Knicks figuring to struggle while All-Star Kristaps Porzingis remains sidelined by a torn left ACL, they could end up with another high pick next year. Then they should have money to sign a significant free agent, and they believe an improvement in the franchise’s reputation since Mills replaced Phil Jackson and hired general manager Scott Perry and coach David Fizdale will position them to attract one.“We’re not really worried about rebuilding or nothing like that,” Knox said. “We know we have a lot of young guys, it’s going to take time but that’s not going to affect us from going out every night and playing hard and competing.”Some things to watch with the Knicks:FIERY FIZDALE? Fizdale was fired in Memphis last season after clashing with star center Marc Gasol. He said maybe he pushed too hard with a veteran team that he thought had a short window, but he probably will be more patient with a younger team whose time isn’t now.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES PATIENCE WITH PORZINGIS: The 7-foot-3 forward hurt his knee in February and neither he nor the team will offer a timetable for when he might return, saying only that it won’t be until he’s 100 percent sure he’s ready.MYSTERY MAN: The Knicks used their second-round pick on Mitchell Robinson, who didn’t play in college last season, opting to prepare for the draft. The Knicks felt they needed more athleticism and hope the 7-foot former high school All-American who led the Summer League in blocked shots can provide some.HIGH ACHIEVERS, OR UNDERACHIEVERS? The Knicks signed Mario Hezonja and Noah Vonleh, both former top-10 picks who haven’t averaged in double figures in any season. The Knicks had already last season signed Trey Burke and traded for Emmanual Mudiay, also past top-10 picks who had struggled.NO NOAH: A remaining piece of business for the Knicks is finalizing the terms of their divorce with Joakim Noah, who has two years left on the $72 million deal he signed in 2015. He hasn’t been with the team since clashing with former coach Jeff Hornacek last season, and the Knicks have been holding out hope of a trade.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Still, Mills believes fans are on board with the Knicks’ plan for patience, one that seems to guarantee that a 45-year drought without a title will last at least a few years more.“I grew up here and I just have a different point of view. I talk to a lot of fans, I talk to people on the streets all the time. I think people here will let you rebuild,” Mills said.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“They will let you rebuild as long as you are true to what you say, and you lay out for them what you’re going to do. I just, in my gut, believe New Yorkers are OK with that.”Perhaps that’s because they’ve seen the Knicks try every other way, from blockbuster trades to splashy signings, and it hasn’t worked. So building through the draft and developing players slowly might be the right route — even if it’s a slow road. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fultz could be the key for 76ers to take step toward title New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale reacts to a call against his team during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)NEW YORK — Steve Mills just wanted his clothes. He ended up getting an earful.The man delivering Mills’ dry cleaning one day this summer wasn’t happy with the Knicks’ draft, and he let the team president know it. That’s what happens in New York, home of a frustrated fan base.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

 

Embiid scores 39 points, Philadelphia beats Detroit

first_imgPistons: Guards Reggie Bullock (ankle) and Luke Kennard (shoulder) did not play. . Langston Galloway, who starred collegiately at nearby Saint Joseph’s University, had 13 points off the bench. . Griffin had a career-high 50 points in the Oct. 23 win.76ers: Embiid had 41 points in Philadelphia’s 122-113 win over the Clippers on Thursday. … Director M. Night Shyamalan was in attendance as were Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz and WR Alshon Jeffery. … F Wilson Chandler made his debut, going scoreless with four rebounds in 10 minutes. Chandler missed the first nine games with a hamstring injury. … Simmons didn’t play in the Oct. 23 loss due to back tightness.UP NEXTPistons: Host Miami Monday.76ers: At Brooklyn Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Embiid made 10 of 18 field goals and 18 of 23 free throws to help Philadelphia improve to 6-0 at home.Drummond and Embiid have butted heads throughout their careers, with Embiid recently saying he “owns real estate” in Drummond’s head after Detroit’s big man was ejected in the Pistons’ 133-132 overtime victory on Oct. 23.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“He’s a fun matchup,” Embiid said. “I feel like I dominate every game, especially against him.”Pistons coach Dwane Casey and Drummond questioned the officiating. Drummond and backup center Zaza Pachulia were in foul trouble early trying to guard Embiid, and the teams combined for 63 fouls and 92 free-throw attempts. 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 Donaire advances after Burnett suffers injury in World Boxing Super Series Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) and Detroit Pistons center Zaza Pachulia (27) chase a loose ball during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 109-99. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia star big man Joel Embiid revels in the chances to go against Detroit center Andre Drummond. And Embiid doesn’t stop going at Drummond when the game is over.Embiid scored 32 of his 39 points in a dominating first half and had 17 rebounds and then let Drummond know about it afterward, leading the 76ers to a 109-99 victory over the Pistons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I don’t understand how the game was being called,” Casey said.Said Drummond, “It’s like you have to play with your hands behind your back; you can’t really touch nobody. That’s the way they’re calling the game right now. I have to figure a way to adjust. It’s hard to play like that.”Embiid’s first-half numbers were astounding. He made 8 of 9 shots, including his only 3-point attempt, and 15 of 17 free-throw attempts with eight rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes in a one-sided duel with Drummond.Drummond went scoreless in four foul-plagued minutes in the opening half and finished with eight points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes.Embiid went right at Drummond early on Saturday, drawing a foul just 1:24 into the contest and then a second on Drummond 1:16 later. The Philadelphia big man held up two fingers after that one, letting everyone know Drummond had picked up his second, and Drummond exited to the bench for Pachulia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pachulia was no match for Embiid either, drawing four fouls in 10 first-half minutes.The 76ers’ lead grew to as many as 24 points, 58-34, when rookie Landry Shamet converted a three-point play after draining a 13-foot jumper and the ensuing free throw.The Pistons scored the first 13 points of the second half over 3:55 as Philadelphia went 0-for-5 with three turnovers to start the third period. That surge cut Detroit’s deficit to nine, 69-60, but the 76ers’ advantage built up in the opening 24 minutes proved to be too great.Detroit got as close as down five with 4:48 remaining before an Embiid layup and J.J. Redick 3-pointer pushed the lead to a comfortable 10 points.SECOND-HALF SURGECasey said the Pistons have to start contests like they began the second half on Saturday.“Our starts have been atrocious,” Casey said. “If we come out at the start of the game like the second half, we’re a pretty good team. I loved our defensive effort in the second half.SECOND-HALF SLIDEAfter shooting 53 percent from the field (19-for-36), including 43 percent from the arc (6-for-14) in the opening 24 minutes, Philadelphia slipped to 27 percent (9-for-33) and 20 percent (3-for-15), respectively, after halftime.TIP-INSlast_img read more

 

Etheridge’s time has come

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Omitted from the Philippines’ Asian Cup-bound squad so he can focus on his club commitments, the 28-year-old who traces his roots in Tarlac proved his worth with six big saves that kept Cardiff in the match against a squad that just beat Chelsea and Manchester City during the past two weeks.Etheridge’s biggest stop came with 20 minutes remaining when he denied James Madisson’s penalty kick, before teammate Sol Bamba cleared the rebound. Victor Camarasa then struck the winner for Cardiff in second half stoppage time, boosting the Welsh side to four points clear off the relegation zone.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 ChrissCardiff has 18 points for a tie of 16th spot. The bottom three clubs in the EPL by the end of the season all go down to the Championship, which Cardiff came from a season ago.“It’s a massive win,” Etheridge, who has 62 appearances for the Philippines, told the Inquirer after the match. “A first win on the road and what a feeling to keep a clean sheet. The team was amazing.” Former England international Danny Murphy, who is one of the analysts on MOTD, said Etheridge has shown that he is now used to the demands of playing in the EPL.Murphy and Etheridge were teammates in Fulham’s first team from 2008 to 2012.“He’s learned a lot from Mark Schwarzer when he started at Fulham,” said Murphy. “I’m sure he wanted to play [in the Asian Cup], but for Cardiff there will be times in games that they will be under pressure and they need their goalkeeper to keep them in the game. He’s (Etheridge) very vocal and very confident and is a good physical presence.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Bianca-Jed rules nat’l doubles am Playing his first season in the EPL, Etheridge has shown he belongs in the world’s most prestigious league. He now leads the Premier League with most saves at 78, although Cardiff has conceded the second most number of goals with 38 from 20 matches.His three penalty saves this season is also the most by any goalkeeper in the EPL.“Neil’s improving all the time,” Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said.Etheridge’s exploits was a major talking point on the Match of the Day of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the longest-running football show in the world, with host and former England international Gary Lineker joking that Warnock should thank Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson for not taking Etheridge to the Asian Cup.“He was exceptional tonight,” Lineker added.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From struggling to find a club four years ago, to toiling in the third division of English football for a couple of years and a stellar season in the Championship, Filipino international Neil Etheridge is now making a strong case as one of the best goalkeepers in the world’s most competitive football league.Etheridge delivered another heroic performance as Welsh side Cardiff City stunned 2016 English Premier League champions Leicester City, 1-0, at King Power Stadium on Saturday night for its first away win of the season in the EPL.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

 

Teary Victoria Azarenka admits to struggling after loss in Australia

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “Every time you look back you always see the good things and the results. You don’t see the struggle, and the days that you had a bad match but you managed to win,” she said. “It’s hard to compare that with what’s happening right now because the obvious indicator is the result, and the result is not there. So the assumption is the level is not there, but that’s not necessarily the case.”It feels like such a long time ago to her that she can barely remember what life was like at the top, although she concedes it wasn’t always great.There were people who didn’t like the sound of her grunting, or her taste in music, and she was heavily criticized for an incident in her Australian Open semifinal win over Sloane Stephens in 2013.Azarenka wasted five match points on serve before being broken in that game, then took a lengthy medical timeout right before Stephens had to serve to stay in the match. She was accused of taking a strategic break after admitting “I almost did the choke of the year!”The controversy was still the main topic of headlines when she beat Li Na in the final.“Not many people know how difficult 2013 was for me to go out there and play that final,” Azarenka said of her last major title here. “It was a nightmare that turned from harmless incident to just headlines, headlines and headlines. That was a difficult part. But results were good, so everybody thinks it was great.“It was amazing to win those two titles. But you always struggle, and right now it’s just a harder struggle for me.”Azarenka said she’d go away and work hard on her game, hoping that eventually she’ll relive some of the success of her early career.“It’s not easy to sit here right now and be positive,” she said, “but I don’t have another choice.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wipes sweat from her face during her first round match against Germany’s Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka cried, pausing for a minute, trying to reflect on the differences between her past and present experiences of the Australian Open.A back-to-back champion in 2012 and ’13, Azarenka sat in a small interview room at Melbourne Park answering questions for 10 minutes in the wake of her 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 first-round loss to No. 110-ranked Laura Siegemund on Tuesday. Eventually, it drove her to tears.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Her son, Leo, was born in December 2016 in a period in which Wimbledon in 2017 was the only Grand Slam tournament Azarenka entered in two years between the French Opens in 2016 and last year.She had to skip some tournaments while working out a custody dispute with the father of her son. And she has spoken about the challenges of being a traveling, working mom.She’s dealing with that, and with trying to find a way to convert the form she believes she has found in practice into matches. Her first-round loss at the last French Open was followed by a second-round exit at Wimbledon and a third-round appearance at the U.S. Open, moving her ranking back into the 50s. The trajectory didn’t keep going up.“It was very obvious that my game was not there today,” she said. “I’ve been doing a lot of great things in warm-ups and stuff. In matches I think I’m underestimating for not really playing for almost three years on a high level — it’s not easy to continue just out of nowhere to start playing well.”Then there was another question about comparing her level pre-2016 with where she’s at now.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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil US Open champion Naomi Osaka eases into 2nd round in Australia Even when she was winning and ranked No. 1 there were struggles, she said. But it was a different kind of struggle — a word she used a dozen times.A tournament official gave the 29-year-old Belarussian the option of stopping the news conference, and a member of her management team attempted to shut it down. But Azarenka, excusing herself first, and taking deep breaths, insisted on answering a question.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’ve been through a lot of things in my life,” she said, crying again. “Sometimes I wonder why I go through them. But I think they’re going to make me stronger.“I want to believe that and I’m going to work hard for it. Sometimes I just need a little time and patience, and a little support.”center_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

 

Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine help Bulls outlast Hawks in 4 overtimes

first_imgChicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) drives toward the basket as Atlanta Hawks forward Omari Spellman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points and the Bulls overcame Trae Young’s career-high 49 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in four overtimes Friday night.Markkanen finished with 31 points with 17 rebounds. He snapped a 159-all tie by making the three free throws after he was fouled by Alex Len.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Coogi: Rapper-inspired basketball jersey looks like ours 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Young, the rookie who played almost 56 minutes, had his third straight game of setting or matching his career scoring high after back-to-back games with 36 points. He had 16 assists, eight rebounds and nine turnovers.Young and DeAndre Bembry had turnovers in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime, preventing the Hawks from an opportunity to snap a 155-all tie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRyan Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer forced the third overtime.The Bulls have won five of six.center_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LaVine’s 3-pointer gave Chicago a 139-138 lead with 1:31 remaining in the first overtime. Following Young’s errant pass for a turnover, Wayne Selden made one of two free throws to increase the lead to two points.Young’s tiebreaking, step-back 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation forced the first overtime. The rookie’s last-second layup tied it at 140 to force the second overtime.Chicago led 99-88 early in the fourth period before Atlanta rallied. Young’s steal and basket sparked a string of 11 straight points for a 121-116 lead.The Bulls have the NBA’s youngest roster with an average age of 24.1 years. The Hawks made their own statement about youth by starting three rookies. Omari Spellman moved into the lineup as the third rookie, joining Young and Kevin Huerter.Hawks forward John Collins, who scored 35 points in an overtime win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, was held out because of flu-like symptoms. Collins was told to rest at home as the team tried to protect other players from becoming ill.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spellman started for Collins but didn’t return after he was helped to the locker room with a sprained left ankle late in the third quarter.There was a delay with 8:49 remaining when Huerter had a hard fall under the Bulls’ basket and didn’t immediately return to his feet. Huerter walked off the court without assistance and returned to the game.Otto Porter Jr. had 31 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.Len had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Dewayne Dedmon had 14 points and 12 rebounds.TIP-INSBulls: LaVine narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds and nine assists. … Markkanen had only four points while making only two of seven shots in the first half before finishing strong for his 11th straight game with at least 20 points and his career-best fifth straight double-double. He regrouped quickly with 11 third-quarter points.Hawks: Young is the first Atlanta player to be named rookie of the month three times since Al Horford in 2007-08. Young won top rookie honors for the Eastern Conference in November, January and February. … F B.J. Johnson, who has played in 38 games with Lakeland of the G League, was signed to a 10-day contract but did not play.UP NEXTThe Hawks visit the Bulls on Sunday to end the four-game season series. The Bulls have won two of the first three. View commentslast_img read more

 

Empire strikes back

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t just that defending champion La Salle had its morale beaten by its first back-to-back defeats in a long while. The Lady Spikers were dealt an additional blow when skipper and heavy scorer Des Cheng was scratched from the roster because of a shoulder injury.But this is La Salle, which has ruled the league with an iron fist for quite some time now. When all else fails, the team’s swag will carry it through. And on Saturday, Tin Tiamzon provided the emotional fuel for the Lady Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hitting their stride MOST READ “I knew since Wednesday that Ate Des had the injury and that she needs to rest,” said Tiamzon in Filipino. “So I told ate Des ‘Ate, I’ll take care of this just take a break and take your time. Just know that I got you covered.’”Tiamzon had 10 points and provided a lot of the leadership that Cheng normally shouldered while wonder rookie added 14 points as La Salle whipped University of the East, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18, at Filoil Flying V Centre to wiggle out of its mini slump in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSince dropping two straight games in a Finals loss to Ateneo in Season 77, The Lady Spikers have never dropped consecutive matches—they hardly lose in the first place.But they came into the match on the heels of defeats to University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas. View comments Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief 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 Alessandrini, UST’s 6-foot-2 hitter, is not expected to come back anytime soon due to her knee injury but so far, the Tigresses are doing well picking up the slack. They are hoping to pile up enough wins to make the Final Four for the first time in three seasons.Lourdes Clemente and Aduke Ogunsanya also made solid contributions the Lady Spikers, who lost in attacks, 30-32, but made up for that with more kill-blocks (9-2) and service aces (10-2).Despite the win, Tiamzon said La Salle is far from its top form.“That wasn’t our A-game,” she said. “It’s a process and this season still has a long way to go. We just have to push through.” —WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra But except when it trailed by seven early in the second set, La Salle left no doubt it was on its way to its fourth win in six outings. UST’s Tigresses later matched that record, as rookie Eya Laure and veterans Sisi Rondina and Dimdim Pacres did a lot of heavy lifting in a 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17 victory over a young National U squad.The Tigresses were still without high-scoring sophomore Milena Alessandrini but again made up for her lost points with a lot of grit from Rondina and the rest of the UST squad, which rallied after facing set point—down three—to take the opening frame.That basically set the tone of the match as UST took control most of the way except in the third frame where they allowed NU’s sensational novice Princess Robles to score three successive attacks to force a fourth set.“I always have to remind them not to take their opponents lightly,” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes in Filipino. “Good thing we woke up in time because in the third set we were like sleeping.”Laure scored 20 points, while Rondina and Pacres added 16 and 12, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more