first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ “I tuned it out (the boos) through the rounds and stayed the course,” said Gatlin.“I did what I had to do. The people who love me are here cheering for me and cheering at home.“It is Bolt’s last race. I have had many victories and many defeats down the years. It is an amazing occasion. We are rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we joke and have a good time.”The jeering did indeed continue unabated after it became clear Gatlin, a sprinter whose past divides track and field, had gatecrashed Bolt’s party.Gatlin initially put his finger to his pursed lips as if to hush the crowd, before dropping to his knees to bow down to Bolt.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Left to right, first placer US athlete Justin Gatlin, second placer US athlete Christian Coleman and third placer Jamaica’s Usain Bolt compete in the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017.  AFPLONDON, United Kingdom — American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday and rain on the Jamaican’s farewell race in the blue riband event.Gatlin, who has served two doping bans and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec.ADVERTISEMENT 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Creamline sits star, takes Game 1 anyway Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Stripped to a vest and tight shorts in the black, green and yellow of Jamaica, chants of “Usain Bolt” rang around in a surprisingly tense atmosphere.Gatlin, on the other hand, was emotionless as loud jeers welcomed him.Starting in lane four, Bolt was incredibly slow to react out of the blocks, the 100 and 200m world record holder behind Coleman in the lane outside from the off.The crowd, on their feet, roared, and so Bolt responded as he has so many times before.After 50 meters, he moved into his famed “drive phase”, head coming slowly up as part of the process that unleashes the full power from his long legs. But it was not quite enough.Teeth gritted and eyes glued on the big screen of the Trevor Brooking Stand, Bolt streaked through the finish line but any fairytale individual finish to a startling career was dashed by Gatlin and young pretender Coleman.For the IAAF, could there have been a worse outcome?Russia remains banned from international competition over doping and now their prized athlete, destined for some kind of future ambassadorial role within the body, bows out beaten by a two-time, largely unrepentant drugs cheat. CBB Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said Bolt, who embraced Gatlin after they streaked through the line with no clear victor immediately apparent.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’“It’s been a wonderful experience as always.”Gatlin was afforded the same rough reception as he had in the heats and semi-finals, loud boos and jeering ringing around the same stadium where in 2012 his rivalry with Bolt was presented as ‘good against evil’, given the American’s doping-tainted past. “The first thing he did was congratulate me and say that I didn’t deserve the boos. He is an inspiration,” Gatlin said of Bolt.Coleman added: “It was an historic moment for me to beat Bolt who has taken this sport to another level and who I watched as I grew up. A humbling experience.“I’m delighted for Justin as we have bonded and become close. I was impressed by the way he handled the pressure and the crowd.”Gatlin has form as the last man to beat Bolt over 100m — by a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 — and at the age of 35, can still produce the goods, something he has in the past ironically credited with his four years of forced exile from the track.The evening was all supposed to be about the 30-year-old Bolt claiming a remarkable 12th world gold to add to his eight Olympic golds in what has been a glittering career.And what a gaping hole his absence will leave, no matter how brave a face track and field’s governing body the IAAF try to put on it.Of his 19 global golds, 13 have come in individual events and allied with a charismatic personality, it has guaranteed Bolt recognition as one of the world’s most successful sportsmen.Kingston in Stratford“It feels like most of Kingston is in Stratford tonight,” the stadium announcer said of the welcome afforded Bolt in the eastern London stadium now home to West Ham United in the English Premier League.In temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius (68F), Bolt the showman demonstrated exactly what athletics will miss when he bows out.The sell-out 60,000 crowd roared as he entered the stadium to do his final warm-up on the track.last_img read more

first_imgFilipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “The [expletive] will be called out the next practice, there’s going to be some changes.”The final score, though, was a mere fraction of Gavina’s frustrations as the Picanto trailed 70-31 by halftime and even looked at an 86-37 mountain in the third period.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’Blackwater was also relentless on the three-point arc hitting 19 against the sorry defense of the Picanto, who managed to sink just eight threes.“These guys are putting other people’s livelihoods on the line, including mine and I do not like being embarrassed,” said Gavina. “It was just ridiculous how much these guys are taking for granted the amount of trust I’m putting in.” Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View commentscenter_img “There’d be no more Mr. Nice Guy. If I have to hold practice with eight or nine guys so be it, everyone else who doesn’t want to be there can stay the hell home because that’s the message that will be sent. I’m tired of this [expletive].”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Kia head coach Chris Gavina did not hold back when expressing his grievances over how his players conducted themselves in their 118-97 loss to Blackwater in the PBA Governor’s Cup.“I told the management that I think I’ve been as nice as I could possibly could to handle what’s going on,” said Gavina Friday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo. “I’m tired of seeing the body language these players have coming into practices and games, you can see guys have checked out and I’m tired of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kia import Johnson goes back to drawing board after subpar debut Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “My first overall thought — personal satisfaction, the hours you put in, training, so many things like that. Those type of results make it.”Anderson is one of the biggest servers on the ATP Tour and cranked up a total of 35 aces with a 67 percent first serve, yet Edmund broke him four times. “Kevin just serves himself out of trouble so much. Very difficult to read it,’ Edmund said.“So when you get a racquet on the ball, it really has to go in the court. I thought I did a pretty good job.”It is only the second time he has reached the second round in Melbourne, while South African Anderson, who lost the 2017 Flushing Meadows final to Rafael Nadal, had made the round of 16 in Australia three times.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Britain’s Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point against Russia’ Evgeny Donskoy during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indoor tennis tournament on October 31, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONBritain’s Kyle Edmund eliminated US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in his biggest win at a Grand Slam at the Australian Open on Monday.The 49th-ranked Edmund, the only British man in the main draw after five-times finalist Andy Murray’s injury withdrawal, toughed out a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in almost four hours. ADVERTISEMENT It reversed his loss to the 11th seeded Anderson over five sets in the third round at last year’s French Open.Edmund’s previous best result at a Slam was his defeat of No.15 Richard Gasquet in the first round at the 2016 US Open. 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 folk“Really good result for me. It was great to win at the end like that,” he said.“So many positive reasons. Just getting through a tough match like that. Also a quality player. Had a good year last year, started the year this year really well. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The victory set Edmund up with an encounter with Uzbek journeyman Denis Istomin.“You know what you’re going to get with him. He’s going to bring out a level that’s going to be tough to beat because he’s that solid player,” Edmund said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ateneo’s Kai Sotto top high school player in week 1 of NBTC 24 View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSan Beda Lady Red Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured a semifinals berth after beating a gutsy San Sebastian side, 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Raqraquin unleashed a game-high 20 points, including a kill off a bad reception by Nikka Dalisay to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track The Lady Red Spikers booked a ticket to the Final Four for the second straight year.But unlike last year, when it finished fourth, San Beda is on track to earn a twice-to-beat advantage as one of the top two teams.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 folk“It will be a big benefit for us and we really worked hard for that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino.The Lady Red Spikers are currently in second place with a 7-1 record behind defending champion Arellano University (7-1), which has superior quotient. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 The Lady Stags (5-3), on the other hand, were with a major blow to their semis bid.Joyce Sta. Rita had 16 points while Daurene Santos tallied 15 for San Sebastian, which committed four errors that contributed to San Beda’s 7-0 run to end the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgFILE – La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle avenged its first round loss and wore down National University, 27-25, 27-25, 25-16 in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers dragged the Lady Bulldogs to a tie at the first place with identical 6-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Despite slugging it out in the first two sets, even coming back from a 17-10 deficit in the second, the Lady Spikers had an easier route in the third set.Desiree Cheng was the first to give La Salle a large margin when she hit her spike off Risa Sato’s block for the Lady Spikers’ 12-6 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 folkKianna Dy and Arriane Layug then exchanged hits to put La Salle up 22-13.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus, who rarely praises his players, had to tip his hat off to his team for showing the resiliency in the first two sets and the dominance come the third. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Santiago had 13 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs.RELATED VIDEO UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img North Carolina holds off Duke to advance to ACC title game It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “In the first two sets they looked sluggish but I slowly saw them relax a bit and in the third they finally let it loose,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “And this was the first time that we were up two sets and we were the aggressors in the third.”“I’m happy with how they turned up in the third.”Jaja Santiago’s ace managed to trim La Salle’s lead to six, 22-16, but Tin Tiamzon was quick to respond with an off-the-block kill for the Lady Spikers’ 23-16 lead.Layug then finished off NU when her crosscourt kill bounced off Jasmine Nabor’s reception.Dy had 14 points to lead all scorers while Cheng and reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron 13 and 11 points, respectively.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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FEU ends nine-year UAAP Finals drought, ousts Ateneo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Ateneo led by as much as 15, 69-54, with less than five minutes left against a team comprised of the country’s best young talents, but Eagles coach Tab Baldwin downplayed the victory.“I’m not too impressed. I thought we just went out and play,” Baldwin told reporters.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 had a good spurt in the fourth. I thought our defense for the most of the game, there was some passion into it and we played with a lot of intensity.”Ricci Rivero had a game-high 17 points for the Cadets, who just had more or less a week to prepare for the tournament. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Paras added 13 points but he couldn’t get anything going late in the game. Juan Gomez de Liaño scored Gilas’ last eight points to finish with 11. De Liaño played double duty after also suiting up for University of the Philippines in the first game.center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPlaying more as a team, Ateneo gave the fancied Gilas cadets an early wakeup call, 75-69, at the start of the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Thirdy Ravena scored 16 points, including a dunk off a steal on Kobe Paras that sparked a fourth quarter run by the Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sorry for #basketbrawl Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs F2 Logistics scored a comfortable 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Generika-Ayala on Thursday and remained unbeaten in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Cup at FIloil Flying V Centre.Fresh from a stint in Sisaket, Thailand, the Cargo Movers hardly flinched against the Lifesavers’ last-minute uprising to post their second win in as many matches.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Quickly, F2 stalwarts Dawn Macandili and Ara Galang credited their level of play from their performance in Thailand where they faced the Thai national team.“There, we got to see how we fare against the best clubs in the region,” said Galang, who hammered nine points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Macandili, who collected 13 excellent digs, said the Thai meet allowed them to further work on their teamwork, which is their strength.“We felt stronger as a team and today, playing here, we still carried that high level of play,” added Macandili in Filipino. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced the roster on Sunday.Joining the three are Scottie Thompson, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang, Gabe Norwood, Asi Taulava, Beau Belga and JP Erram.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“After careful deliberation, SBP fully supports the roster adjustment proposed by Coach Yeng Guiao,” SBP president said in a statement.Pringle replaced Christian Standhardinger as the team’s naturalized player while Aguilar and Wright, who missed Thursday’s game against Iran due to a one-game suspension, took the place of Allein Maliksi and Raymond Almazan. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStanley Pringle, Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright will be back for the Philippines against Qatar on Monday in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.The three have been included in Gilas Pilipinas’ 12-man lineup during the closed-door duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Alvarez beats Golovkin by majority decision in rematch Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Panlilio said the availability of Aguilar and Wright, who got suspended due to their involvement in the brawl against Australia last July, is a “welcome development” to the team, which is coming off an 81-73 loss to Iran in Tehran.“Japeth’s quickness,  perimeter scoring as well as his above the rim athleticism combined with his vast experience in the international brand of play will surely be an added boost in our battle against Qatar,” Panlilio said.“Matthew Wright is a knock-down shooter from the three-point area. We struggled mightily against Iran because we couldn’t shoot from the outside,with him on-board, hopefully, that problem will be addressed.”Gilas is also going to bank on its guard play and rely on its speed against a depleted Qatar side, which will miss the services of several of its key cogs due to injuries.“The inclusion of Stanley Pringle will add stability in our guard rotation as we want to take advantage of our quickness against the guards of Qatar.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLoreno makes his mark with 7 gold medals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phoenix notched its fifth straight win in as many games after holding off stubborn NLEX, 83-82, at Mall of Asia Arena.Matthew Wright provided the cushion for the Fuel Masters, ushering the team to a six-point lead going into the homestretch, 83-77, before Calvin Abueva came up with a game-saving block on NLEX wing Bong Galanza with a second left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I knew going into this game that it will be a tough match because they have four reliable big men,” said Alas. “We’re at the phase that we’re going to begin to face the league’s elite teams,” Alas said. “We’ll begin with Rain or Shine this Sunday. Good thing, they’re going to play back-to-back games. They’re the hottest team after us.”Rain or Shine stayed a game behind Phoenix, after James Yap and Norbert Torres combined for nine of 15 shooting from beyond the arc to rally past NorthPort, 107-100, in the second game. Wright finished the game with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Phoenix. Jason Perkins chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds while Abueva contributed 13 and 11—and a piece of his mind on Phoenix’s hot start.“It’s not about going 5-0,” Abueva said in Filipino. “We’ve only faced teams close to our level. We’ve yet to face San Miguel or teams like Ginebra, Magnolia—the top teams. Those are games we need to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Calvin Abueva’s crucial block saves Phoenix. PBA IMAGESPhoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas could only chuckle at the piece of trivia presented to him Friday night.“Oh my God,” he said, when told that the last team to start 5-0 in the PBA Philippine Cup went on to win the crown. That team, of course, is reigning champion San Miguel Beer and the Fuel Masters, most especially their coach, are under no impression that they are at that same dominating level.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgUST head coach Kungfu Reyes gives instructions to his players during the game against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes remained optimistic despite star sophomore Milena Alessandrini coming down with an injury in the early part of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Alessandrini, Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, injured her left knee in the Golden Tigresses’ match against Far Eastern University but Reyes exhibited calm when asked about his outside spiker.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes added that Alessandrini’s injury greatly affected the team’s morale and that was evident in the Golden Tigresses’ depleted offensive power in the third and fourth sets.Eya Laure put up 20 points while Cherry Rondina had 16 but UST needed Alessandrini to complete its three-piece offensive puzzle.“We can’t deny that the team was affected but we fought it out until the end,” said Reyes whose Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-2. “I think they are also regretting what happened because if we were complete we had a chance to win.”Reyes added that his team sorely felt Alessandrini’s absence in the offensive end especially with the second year hitter averaging 15.7 points in her first three games.“Milena brings 15 or 17 points a game and although we had someone get 20 and another 16 the next ones were in the seven-point region,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FEU topples shorthanded UST for 2nd win Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Hopefully, it’s just a minor injury, I feel it too,” said Reyes in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I think it’s just a minor one because Milena has a really low pain tolerance.”“Well my interpretation is that was just a minor injury. That’s my gut feeling but we’ll still for the MRI results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlessandrini suffered the injury in the second set after landing awkwardly on her left leg after a spike attempt when UST held an 18-17 lead against FEU.UST eventually lost the game in four sets, 25-19, 20-25, 19-25, 27-25. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more