Coach Law bats for Gabriel

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):Head coach Stuart Law has also thrown his support behind Shannon Gabriel, in the wake of the player’s error that led to West Indies’ heartbreaking defeat to Pakistan in the third Test here Sunday.The Australian said Gabriel had been exemplary in the series in his role as spearhead of the Caribbean side’s attack, and encouraged the entire team to rally around the embattled player.”He was devastated … [over] what went on but he’s a big man and he led the team beautifully when we took the field,” Law told reporters here Monday.”He’s come a long way. He got through a whole series without getting injured, our leading wicket-taker and bowled with great pace and sustained pace, and kept coming.”You can’t ask for much more from him for what he’s picked to do in the side. I spoke to him … and he’s feeling better but it might take a while for him to come to terms with what went on.”He added: “As I’ve said to the team, we’ve got to stick together. We’ve got to back our teammates and look after each other.”With West Indies seeking to pull off a draw to earn a share of the honours in the three-match series, Gabriel joined century-maker Roston Chase in a last-wicket stand to frustrate Pakistan for just over half-hour.LOST COMPOSUREBut off the last delivery of the day’s penultimate over, Gabriel lost his composure and missed a massive slog at champion leg-spinner Yasir Shah and was bowled for four, handing Pakistan a 101-run victory and a 2-1 series win.Law, presiding over his first-ever Test tour in charge of West Indies, said the series defeat was one of missed opportunities over the three matches.”The way Pakistan play their cricket, they seem to be going nowhere and they offer a chance and you can capitalise and we just didn’t capitalise,” he explained.”We probably had the chances to compete better in Jamaica, to win easier in Barbados and definitely to snatch a victory here in Dominica.”If we keep missing those chances ,we’re going to make it hard for ourselves but once we start taking them, batting and bowling will become a lot easier.”last_img read more

Knights defend home floor, trump Blazers as Nambatac scores 31

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac exploded for a season-high 31 points and Letran beat visiting College of St. Benilde, 92-78, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Letran Gym in Intramuros, Manila.Nambatac flourished in the fourth quarter anew and also collected 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Rey Nambatac is Rey Nambatac. We just need the other players to compliment his game,” said Letran head coach Jeff Napa.The fifth-year guard’s sterling performance came just two days after a 15-point, 12-rebound effort in a victory over San Sebastian.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’Buoyed by their homecourt edge, the Knights posted back-to-back wins to even their record at 3-3.The game was dead even at 66 through three quarters and Letran was in a precarious position in the fourth period until Nambatac took over. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Torres vows to do best for Philippines in ONE championship debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After suffering a 43-point whipping at the hands of unbeaten solo leader Lyceum on Tuesday, CSB started the game strong and even took a 29-20 lead early in the second quarter.The game marked the first time that the home team defended homecourt after a couple of failed attempts.The Blazers absorbed their fourth loss in five outings.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View commentslast_img read more

SBP to Fiba: Louder in ’23

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Presentation starts at 10:30 a.m. (5:30 p.m. in Manila) with SBP chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan leading the speakers for the three-nation consortium. The Board will announce the winner at 1 p.m. (8 p.m. in Manila).Winning bidders will also earn outright slots in the 2023 World Cup, which features 32 countries and serves as qualifier for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said “simplicity, diversity and intensity” will be at the core of their proposal.“I think it’s a very compelling proposition that we have brought forward to Fiba,” said Panlilio. “Imagine 500 million population among the three countries. Indonesia [and] the Philippines have a very young population that’s predisposed to social media. And the interest in basketball for that young demographic is there.”SBP—which is drumming up its bid with the hashtag #PlayLouderIn2023 on social media—will also emphasize event security and the fact that visitors only need to travel for 30 minutes from the playing venues (Smart Araneta Coliseum, Mall of Asia Arena, Philippine Arena) to the hotels, shopping malls, hospitals and other facilities.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Filipinos cheer for Gilas Pilipinas during the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo from Fiba.comBringing the world’s biggest basketball event to the Philippines—and having Gilas Pilipinas play in it—may no longer be just a dream.That’s why the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) intends to pull out all the stops to make it come true during its final presentation to host the 2023 World Cup before the Fiba Central Board on Saturday at the Fiba headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? If the three-nation bid wins, half of the 32 World Cup qualifiers will play in Manila while the other half will be split between Jakarta and Okinawa. But all games in the knockout stage will be played in the Philippines starting in the quarterfinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Suksukont grabs lead with a 70 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Unlike in 2015 when the Philippines lost to China the 2019 World Cup hosting rights despite a star-studded show, the SBP aims to present a simpler but stronger three-nation hosting that involves Japan (Okinawa) and Indonesia (Jakarta).“If they want growth to the next level for Fiba, the region they should bring the next World Cup [to] is Southeast Asia,” said SBP president Al Panlilio. “We are hopeful that on top of the population, social media is big here in this region. And at the same time, we committed that they will see record crowds watching the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“It’s aligned to what Fiba wants to do for basketball,” added Panlilio. “Fiba wants to bring up the level of awareness and expansion for global basketball.”The Philippines will have 20 minutes to make its case against another joint hosting proposal by Argentina and Uruguay. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Branislav uncertain of future with Foton

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I don’t know. My contract will be finished this month,” said Branislav after Foton blanked Cocolife, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17, in the battle for the bronze medal on Saturday. “I don’t know. Maybe I’ll coach Foton, maybe not,” he added. “At this moment I have no offer from Foton.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseBranislav was appointed as head coach of the Tornadoes in 2016 as a replacement for Italian mentor Fabio Menta.He guided Foton to a Grand Prix title last year but this year, the Tornadoes fell short in their title defense after losing to the Petron Blaze Spikers in the semifinals. Arum, White deny Pacquiao-McGregor talkscenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Foton coach Moro Branislav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMoro Branislav may have just coached his last game for Foton in the Philippine Superliga.The Serbian head coach said he is still uncertain about his future with the Tornadoes, who settled for third place in the 2017 PSL Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Mayweather challenges Kobe: ‘I’m ready to play you one on one for $1M’

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Floyd Mayweather just couldn’t stay away from the limelight.The retired boxing world champion rained on Kobe Bryant’s parade after the Los Angeles Laker legend wrote a thank you post on Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The brash fighter, however, showed another side of his game as he proved that he can also play ball, draining 11 straight threes when he took a short break from his training for the McGregor fight, as reported by TMZ Sports.After the McGregor fight, Mayweather immediately went on to face Isaiah Thomas in a pickup game, before playing in a charity basketball game the following day.Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players ever, though, is a different beast on the court and while Mayweather may be unbeaten inside the ring, he’s no match for the “Black Mamba” on the hardcourt.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Mourinho berates ‘childish’ Man United after dropping points Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bryant posted a behind-the-scenes clip on the making of “Dear Basketball” on his Instagram account on Saturday, giving a toast to his partners Glen Keane of Disney for making the animation and John Williams for doing the musical scoring.“I couldn’t imagine anyone else directing and animating something so personal to me. Thank you @glenkeaneprd #DearBasketball @go90sports,” he wrote as the movie was shortlisted among the Oscar nominees for animated short film.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But right smack in the middle of the barrage of comments was Mayweather, the undefeated boxer, who boasts of an undefeated 50-0 record, issuing a challenge to the five-time NBA champion.“@kobebryant I’m ready to play you one on one for $1,000,000,” he wrote.Mayweather last fought in the ring last August, knocking out Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in a cross-over boxing match which earned him a reported $300 million.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours No. 6-seeded Cilic advanced to his first semifinal in Australia since 2010 with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0, retired.Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, will next play No. 49-ranked Kyle Edmund, who beat No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.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 folkNadal limped into a news conference about a half-hour later, still wincing when he stepped up onto a platform. He said he felt muscle pain in his upper right leg in the third set but played through it. In the fourth set, chasing a drop shot, he felt the pain get worse “but didn’t realize how bad.”“Tough moments —not (for) the first time here,” he said. “I’m a positive person, but today is an opportunity lost to be in a semifinal for a Grand Slam and fight for an important title for me. In the semis, she’ll play either second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki or Carla Suarez Navarro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Spain’s Rafael Nadal, right, walks from Croatia’s Marin Cilic after he withdrew injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia  — An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic.Top-ranked Nadal fended off five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then the 16-time major winner went to shake hands with the umpire and his opponent, and angrily hurled his headband into his equipment bag.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres stuns Brisbane, sustains historic Champions League run LATEST STORIES View comments Nadal returned but was clearly bothered by the injury, limping and taking as much time as possible as he tried to stretch between points.He called the trainer again after losing the fourth set, and lasted only two further games.Cilic had only previously beaten Nadal once in their six previous matches — in their first match at Beijing in 2009.Nadal had a delayed start to the season because of an injured right knee, but appeared to be in good form through the first four rounds. He now hasn’t won back-to-back Australian Open quarterfinals since 2008 and ’09, the year he won his only Australian title.“I worked hard to be here,” said Nadal, who skipped tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Brisbane, Australia, while his knee recovered at the start of the season. “We did all the things that we believed were the right things to do.”His absence also means there’s only one of last year’s singles finalists remaining in the tournament. Roger Federer, who beat Nadal in five sets last year, is playing Tomas Berdych in a quarterfinal on Wednesday.Serena Williams didn’t defend her title, deciding she hadn’t had enough time to prepare following the birth of her first child last September. Her older sister, Venus Williams, was beaten in the first round.On top of that, six-time champion Novak Djokovic was upset in the fourth round.There’ll be a British man in the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years, but it won’t be five-time finalist Murray — who skipped the season-opening tournament to have surgery on his hip.Edmund had never played in a major quarterfinal, had never won five consecutive matches at tour level, had lost both of his previous matches against Dimitrov and had never beaten a top five player. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ He checked all those boxes on Rod Laver Arena.“I am loving it right now, just the way I’m playing,” Edmund said. “My first Grand Slam semifinal. First time I played on one of the biggest courts in the world. To beat a quality of player like Grigor. They’re great feelings. So, yeah, I just try to enjoy it as much as possible.”After breaking Dimitrov’s serve in the ninth game of the fourth set, Edmund set up match point with an ace. Then he had to wait before a video challenge confirmed that Dimitrov’s last shot — a floating backhand — was out.“I just held my nerve in that last game and prayed that last ball would be out,” Edmund said. It was out. And so was Dimitrov, who lost a five-set semifinal here last year to Nadal.“Everything went his way today,” Dimitrov said. “It’s hard to hide a disappointment. It hurts, and so it should.”Edmund, who had a first-round upset over U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson, is now the center of attention for the tennis-loving British public.“I know what it feels like to be Andy Murray the last eight years,” he said. “It’s probably the first time I’ve done well on my own, so there’s more attention there. Of course you take it in stride.”Elise Mertens is facing a similar experience.Mertens upset fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 to extend her winning streak to 10 matches, becoming the first Belgian since Kim Clijsters in 2012 to reach the semifinals here.Mertens, who trains at Clijsters’ academy, said: “Kim, thanks for watching. I’m trying to be in your footsteps this week.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It’s really tough to accept.”Nadal said he’d have medical scans Wednesday to determine the exact location and extent of the injury, which he could only describe as being high on his right leg but not in the hip.“Unbelievable performance from both of us and really unfortunate for Rafa,” Cilic said. “He’s such an unbelievable competitor. He always gives his best … it’s very unfortunate for him to finish this way.”It was only the second time Nadal had retired during a Grand Slam match — the last time was also an Australian Open quarterfinal, in 2010 against Andy Murray.On Tuesday night, he needed a medical timeout after going down 4-1 in the fourth set for treatment on his leg.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

Brown nails game-winning 3 as Celtics escape Jazz

first_imgWith Kyrie Irving out after knee surgery, and Marcus Morris and Al Horford both sidelined with ankle injuries, the Celtics finished a 4-0 trip to the West in what would have been Gordon Hayward’s return to Utah had he not been injured in the season opener.This latest winning effort came because of Boston’s ability to get stops late in the game. Utah didn’t score again after Jae Crowder cut to the hoop to put the Jazz up 94-88.“We played more zone tonight than we have in two years,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Their high pick-and-rolls were giving us fits and we had to play some double bigs there for a while. Guys just kind of battled and hung around.”Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points for Utah. Ricky Rubio tallied 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and Crowder added 16 points off the bench. The Jazz (42-33) lost for the third time in five games.Utah seemed in control in the third quarter, forcing 10 turnovers and turning them into 15 points. It helped the Jazz rip off a 15-0 run, also fueled by three 3-pointers from Rubio and Crowder, to take a 69-58 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, rear, hugs Jaylen Brown (7) after Brown scored the winning 3-pointer against the Utah Jazz during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Celtics won 97-94. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Jaylen Brown’s 3-pointer gave the short-handed Boston Celtics more than just a perfect road trip.It gave him some much-needed rest.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Brown credits the team’s character and refusal to give up under adversity.“I don’t think it’s really nothing new,” Brown said. “We’ve been doing it all year. I know the way we’ve won, with last-second shots and things like that, have been big, but we’ve been doing it all year. It’s nothing new to us.”UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Raptors on Saturday.Jazz: Host the Grizzlies on Friday.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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “They were pressuring us good,” Stevens said. “They were switching a lot of screens on and off the ball. They were really physical with us and into our bodies. Rubio did a great job at the point of attack defensively.”Boston charged back in the fourth quarter. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Rozier and Shane Larkin helped trim the deficit to 85-84. Crowder and Mitchell answered with back-to-back layups to keep the Jazz in front.Boston kept coming and tied it at 94 on Tatum’s dunk with 1:09 left.Utah had a 13-0 run in the first quarter to take a 18-12 lead. Rudy Gobert had three baskets, including a go-ahead layup, to fuel the run. Boston missed 14 of 17 shots and scored six total points over the final 8:53 of the quarter.The teams reversed roles during the second quarter. Boston found its shooting rhythm and shut down Utah on the other end of the court. The Celtics surged in front behind a 16-2 run, taking a 46-34 lead late in the quarter. Brown put Boston in front with back-to-back baskets and capped the spurt with his second 3-pointer of the game. Utah missed six of seven shots during the run.“We had lack of focus at times,” Mitchell said. “Sometimes, like at the first of the game, we didn’t play well offensively and that puts too much pressure on our defense.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston committed 18 total turnovers and gave up 24 points on those turnovers. … Rozier scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. … The Celtics went 12 of 21 from 3-point range, including five makes in the fourth quarter.Jazz: Utah made five 3-pointers in the third quarter after shooting 4 of 16 from the perimeter in the first half. … Mitchell set up the third quarter Jazz rally by scoring 10 points in the first four minutes of the second half. … The Jazz shot 20 free throws in the second half after attempting one free throw before halftime.FANTASTIC FINISHESThe Celtics completed their 14th double-digit comeback this season, tied for second-most in the NBA. Boston now has made five go-ahead field goals in the final five seconds of a game this season, the most of any NBA team. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Brown’s basket with 0.3 seconds left gave the Celtics a 97-94 victory Wednesday night over the Utah Jazz.“I was just hoping it went in there, man,” Brown said. “I had nothing left for OT, so I’m just happy to win.”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 crownBoston did not allow the Jazz to score over the final 2:25 and ended the game on a 9-0 run. Brown’s winner from straightaway came after Joe Ingles missed a potential go-ahead shot for the Jazz with 16 seconds remaining.Jayson Tatum added 16 for the Celtics, who won their fifth straight despite their injuries. Terry Rozier chipped in 13 points. James dominates again as Cavaliers top Hornets View commentslast_img read more

Japan bullfighting lifts ‘men-only’ rule

first_imgFILE- In this picture taken on June 21, 2015, spectators attend a Japanese bullfighting event in Uruma, Okinawa prefecture. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKAJapanese bullfighting organizers said Saturday they had lifted a long-standing ban on women entering the sport’s “sacred” ring, in a bid to modernize the traditional activity for the #Metoo generation.Japanese sumo wrestling has recently come under fire for its strict men-only rules. In “togyu” bullfighting, women were similarly barred from the ring, which is ritually purified before matches with salt and Japanese sake.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The rings where sumo is practised, known as sumo dohyo, are seen as sacred places.Sumo is closely interlinked with the native Shinto faith, which considers women to be ritually unclean, meaning they are barred from stepping into the ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But on Friday, organizers lifted the prohibition and allowed female bull owner Yuki Araki to lead her animal into the ring in Yamakoshi, north of Tokyo, after a fight on the opening day of this season.“Equality for men and women is a trend of the times,” said Katsushi Seki, an official with the Yamakoshi bullfight organization.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“By opening the ring to women, we hope this traditional bullfighting will continue far into the future,” Seki told AFP.Unlike Spanish style bullfighting which ends with a matador slaying the animal, “togyu” is a bloodless match between two bulls locking horns, with great pains taken to ensure the animals do not gore each other. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I’m glad that local people openly welcomed us,” bull owner Yuki Araki, 44, told Japanese public broadcaster NHK.One of Japan’s other traditional sports, sumo, has found itself in hot water after women, including at least one nurse, were shooed out of a sumo ring as they tried to help a man during a medical emergency.Just days after that incident triggered scathing national and international headlines, a female mayor in the western city of Takarazuka was barred from delivering a speech inside a sumo ring.Sumo bosses then came in for further criticism after trying to prevent girls from participating in a children’s sumo event in Shizuoka prefecture, citing unspecified “safety concerns”.In an attempt to stop the latest public relations disaster to hit the roly-poly sport, officials met last week, but failed to reach a decision on reversing their men-only rule.ADVERTISEMENT Rockets get back at Jazz with rout in Utah 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 View commentslast_img read more

Ginebra whips ROS in Final 4 opener

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Buboy passes biggest test as head trainer Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins But the Painters came storming back with three-pointers from Ed Daquioag and Reggie Johnson as the top-seeded ballclub during the eliminations pulled within a single-digit deficit.On Monday, San Miguel Beer is expecting a stronger and more tenacious Alaska when it guns for a 2-0 lead in their separate series.Showing up in full force during Saturday’s Game 1 at Mall of Asia Arena, the Beermen tore the Aces apart, 92-79, to gain headway.“I know Alaska and that’s not their game. They are capable of doing more,” said Austria, whose Beermen face the Aces anew at 7 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Greg Slaughter was efficient around the rim and Justin Brownlee thrived at mocking the Painters’ defense as the Gin Kings stretched their victory run to eight games deep into the playoffs.“The best part about this game was we were able to win it despite not having Japeth (Aguilar) around,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.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’Aguilar had to sit this one out due to a swollen Achilles tendon he sustained during their quarterfinal series with Meralco.“We don’t know how long exactly he will be out,” said Cone. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Barangay Ginebra missed the other half of its towering frontline and had a lemon of an import during its last scuffle with Rain or Shine.Playing at full strength this time, the Gin Kings got back at the Elasto Painters with a 102-89 win in the opener of their best-of-five semifinal tussle in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jeff Chan even added his devastating shooting touch to the misery of his former team as Rain or Shine tried to reverse the outcome with a fightback early in the fourth only to get crushed along the way.“Jeff is really a great weapon when there are good players around him,” said Cone.During their previous meeting, Ginebra failed to squeeze the juice out of its former import, Charles Garcia, while the seven-foot Slaughter was still nursing an injury, resulting in a Rain or Shine triumph.The Painters also couldn’t exploit the absence of Aguilar right from the start.Brownlee powered his way to 18 points early on and Chan had nine points in a sizzling run capped by a three against his former team that put them ahead, 40-22, early in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games

first_imgPH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal He can suit up for the Philippines’ game against China on August 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGetting the final confirmation from the NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson is headed to the Asian Games to play for the Philippines.In a post on Twitter, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio confirmed that the Fil-American player has been officially been cleared by the NBA to suit up in the continental meet.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The NBA also released a statement Wednesday morning saying Clarkson along with Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang of the Dallas Mavericks, who both play for China, have been given “special exception” to play in the basketball event of the Asiad.The league cleared that while NBA contracts stipulate that its players can only play in the Olympics and Fiba-sanctioned events, the three were given a “one time” clearance due to “lack of clear communication of that agreement” between the NBA and the basketball federations involved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’On Tuesday, the Olympic Council of Asia also reinstated Clarkson in the final 12-man lineup in place of Don Trollano.Clarkson, though, will likely miss the national team’s first game against Kazakhstan on Thursday.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jordan cleared LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more