#KicksStalker: Jordan’s ’98 Playoff sneakers set for return

first_imgLATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Affectionately called “Breds” as a contraction of “black and red,” the shoe (P9,445) will be released on August 19 with Titan serving as the Philippines’ main distributor.The colorway last released on December 1, 2013—a good nine years after its second going back in 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games 9-man Chelsea loses 3-2 to Burnley to open EPL title defense Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls is guarded by Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 03 June 1998 in game one of the NBA Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES / AFP PHOTO / JEFF HAYNESMichael Jordan may have put this pair to rest before he won he won his sixth ring, but the Air Jordan 13 is still one of the brand’s most iconic silhouette.And the same black-red colorway His Airness wore during the 1998 Playoffs, and a few games into the 1998 Finals against the Utah Jazz, is set for another retro release.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NBA 2K18 promises to release Celtics version of Kyrie Irving cover

first_imgNow that perhaps the biggest deal of this NBA off-season has pushed through, fans are left wondering how former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will fit under Brad Stevens’ system with the Boston Celtics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas — sourceADVERTISEMENT Jason Argent, 2K’s senior VP of basketball operations, gave a more detailed explanation about the game developer’s next move.“We are excited to be part of one of the most memorable NBA offseasons in history with Kyrie, our 2K18 cover athlete, and Isaiah, one of the stars of our 2K roster, trading places. This isn’t an unprecedented event, a cover athlete being traded – but it’s certainly interesting timing with 2K18 being released in less than a month,” he said in a statement, via the Game Informer.“The good news is that as the most authentic and realistic basketball game on the market, we’re used to being nimble and responding to changes in the NBA. Fans should be thrilled to know that we will issue a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie in a Boston Celtics uniform at a later date,” he added.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra The game is slated to come out on Sept. 19, while those who pre-ordered will get their hands on it a week earlier.LOOK: Kyrie Irving is cover athlete of NBA 2K18Shortly after the 25-year-old guard from Duke traded his red wine jersey for the Celtic green, 2K’s official Twitter page acknowledged the situation with a short tweet.Whoops https://t.co/dwja1rN0dL— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Undefeated and unloved, Mayweather eyes final payday MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Some fans, however, are more intrigued on what will happen with the upcoming NBA 2K18 video game, which features Kyrie Irving donning a Cavs jersey as cover athlete. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Paul Desiderio embracing role as new UP skipper

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNamed this season’s team captain of University of the Philippines, Paul Desiderio is taking the challenge head on as he leads the fight for the Maroons.And with high expectations for UP this UAAP Season 80, Desiderio knows it’s not going to be an easy job.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “It’s tough, but coach Bo (Perasol) entrusted me with this role and as a leader, I have to be a good example for my teammates,” he said.Perasol expects Desiderio’s leadership to not just manifest off the court but especially on it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everybody knows that Paul is our go-to guy, so he has to anticipate the other team’s defensive schemes on him. But he shouldn’t surrender that mentality because he’ll be our number one option, whether I say it or not. At the same time, for him to be more effective, his teammates should also be efficient. The others should also be able to produce for us if teams double up Paul,” he said.Knowing what Perasol is expecting of him, Desiderio is doing his part to be an efficient playmaker for UP. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Butler says Kobe most unforgettable player, picks Houston to win west Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I’m working on being more of a team player. I know I’ll be a marked man and I won’t be able to cut that easily, so I really need to involve my team more and help them so I can create for our team,” he said.The Cebuano guard is confident that with Perasol’s changes in the team since his arrival last year, the Fighting Maroons are ready to give a better showing this time as they gun to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997.“The foundations are already there. We won five games last year, so the confidence on each other is present. We know we can compete and right now, there’s no more reason for us not to win,” said Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pirates book first F4 berth

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments “I guess the boys really want to be in this position, contending for a Final Four (spot),” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya. “Hopefully, everybody will step up so that we’ll have a better chance.”Perpetual Help dropped to 4-8, sharing seventh spot with Arellano, while St. Benilde moved to the brink of early elimination by slipping to a 3-10 card.The Pirates needed a late push to hold off the Altas, who once again drew a big game from Prince Eze, who had 26 points and 20 rebounds.Mike Nzeusseu, CJ Perez and JC Marcelino combined in a strong finishing kick that boosted the Pirates to a first Final Four appearance with five games to spare.Perez sizzled for 21 points, while Nzeusseu added 15 points to match JV Marcelino’s output and Spencer Pretta came off the bench to chip in 12 points, all from three-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Already good for silver, Delarmino shoots for Muay Thai gold E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “If we’re goal-oriented, our goal is not just to make it to the Final Four but we have to go beyond that,” said Robinson, after the Pirates extended their historic run to 13 games.“It (making history) is really important to us, but if we could go further, I guess that’s what we’re aiming for. Again, you cannot be fat and happy just making it to the Final Four.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLater, San Sebastian continued its Final Four push with a 73-61 drubbing of St. Benilde to forge a three-team tie for fourth spot.Renzo Navarro fired 16 points, while Michael Calisaan chipped in 11 points as the Stags improved to 6-6, tying Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Lyceum star CJ Perez (left) and Perpetual’s Flash Sadiwa are left suspended in midair during a loose ball scramble. —AUGUST DELA CRUZMake no mistake about it, Lyceum is far from satisfied from just clinching a Final Four berth in NCAA Season 93.Pirates coach Topex Robinson immediately set loftier goals for his team after a 94-83 whipping of Perpetual Help secured a first postseason appearance on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates PLAY LIST 02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Pirates still have their work cut out for them if they want to sweep their remaining matches that will actually guarantee a finals berth along with a thrice-to-beat bonus in the championship round. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limbo

first_imgCone can’t wait to tell good pal Spoelstra about PBA record crowd PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Liao said the final discussion would include Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to their only two titles in the UAAP with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez blossoming into one of the sport’s most recognizable figures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLiao said Bundit is “on leave for a week” as per orders of Ateneo Athletics Director Em Fernandez. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTai Bundit’s days at the helm of the Ateneo Lady Eagles may come to an end.Lady Eagles team manager Tony Boy Liao said Saturday Ateneo officials will meet on Monday to talk about whether Bundit, a the two-time UAAP champion coach, will continue his job in Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

NLEX revs up

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cool Smashers secure No. 1 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ With Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari taking turns in hitting the big shots in the stretch on Sunday night, the Road Warriors won a fourth straight game in the Governors’ Cup, a 95-91 decision of Phoenix Petroleum at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.And while he appreciates the newfound character of his boys by pulling this close one out of the fire, Guiao also can’t wait to play the elite teams in the coming days so he can see for himself what the Road Warriors are now made of.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’ll see if we’re for real or just pretenders,” Guiao said after rising to 4-0 and breaking out of a tie for the lead with idle Meralco again.“The elite teams are coming up and we’ll see how we fare against them,” Guiao said, referring to Barangay Ginebra, GlobalPort and then San Miguel as his next three foes. “Against Ginebra, we will get a good measure of what kind of a team we really are.” Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NLEX can’t seem to do anything wrong these days, and coach Yeng Guiao is asking himself the same question the rest of the PBA is asking: “Is this for real?”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES NLEX has beaten classy teams in this run as the Road Warriors own victories over Alaska and Rain or Shine. It looked, for most of the game against the Fuel Masters, that Phoenix was ready to snap what now stands as a six-game winning streak dating back to the latter part of the Commissioner’s Cup eliminations.That was until Lastimosa and Mallari bailed them out.Lastimosa fired 11 of his 14 points in the fourth and Mallari eight, counting a triple that beat the 24-second shot clock with nine ticks remaining and put the game to bed, 93-87.“This is a really nice win for us, because we’re starting to look as a team,” Guiao said. “Winning games in the endgame, being able to hold our own and pull through in crisis situations, those are good signs for a team trying to put it together.”Phoenix played with control almost 90 percent of the way only for the Fuel Masters to sputter at crunchtime.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Import Eugene Phelps had 23 points after three periods but was held to the very minimum in the first 10 minutes of the fourth. His final four points came after that Mallari triple and really didn’t matter anymore.Matthew Wright was the only local in twin digits for Phoenix with 17, even as Aaron Fuller fired 18 points and had 24 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who, this early, could be looking at winning at least three more games for safe passage into the playoffs.NLEX had missed making it past the eliminations in two conferences this season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Stay calm, we will regain our respect: Afridi to countrymen

first_imgPakistan’s ODI and Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi has asked his countrymen to stay calm in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, insisting that his team would regain its lost respect in world cricket.”My message to the people of Pakistan is to calm down and wait to see how the investigations turn out. I still believe the players are not guilty – but we will have to wait and see the outcome,” Afridi was quoted as saying in Daily Mail.”It has been difficult for the players to maintain their focus but there were signs of improvement in Durham,” he said after Pakistan lost their first ODI against England by 24 runs.Afridi said he is confident that his team would be able to regain the lost respect in world cricket.”We all want to go home with respect. We want to play some good cricket and get some victories. Yesterday (Friday) the performance was much better, not 100 percent but I was quite happy with the efforts from the boys. That’s what I’m expecting in the next game as well,” said Afridi.”We are good cricketers and want to maintain our respect and that is gained by playing good cricket. After a victory the respect will come again. I’m still very confident that my team can win against any team in the world,” he added.The all-rounder said it was difficult to play in the wake of spot-fixing allegations which led to the suspension of Test skipper Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.advertisement”We all know we are playing in a very tough situation but we are trying to forget everything that is going on. It’s not easy, but everyone is looking to us and we need to keep our image,” he said.Afridi also said there are many fresh faces in the one-day squad, which would help prevent physical fatigue.”Asif and Aamir bowled a lot of overs in the Tests but aren’t with us and we have some fresh bowlers. Mohammad Irfan, Abdul Razzaq and Umar Gul are feeling good and full of energy,” he said.The Scotland Yard and ICC Anti-Corruption Unit are investigating the three players in the cash-for-no-ball saga.Pacer Wahab Riaz is also under investigation and would be questioned by the police. The fast bowler missed the first ODI but Afridi insisted his omission was purely tactical.”At the moment he is feeling fine. Let’s see what happens when the police investigate him. I really don’t know what is going on. I just heard the police want him. But he’s feeling okay,” Afridi said.last_img read more

PCB refutes latest match-fixing report

first_imgFile photo of tained Pakistan cricketers – Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Amir and Salman Butt.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday rejected reports that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating the national team’s third one-dayer against England for suspected match-fixing, saying that there is “no truth” in them.British tabloid The Sun claimed that the ICC is investigating the match, which Pakistan won by 23 runs on Friday, “after its probe exposed evidence apparently showing that bookies knew details of Pakistan’s innings before the match even began”.But PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt rubbished the report.”These are meaningless allegations without any proof. I haven’t read the report so I can’t comment any further,” Butt said.”The ICC has not got in touch with us on any such accusation. That is total imagination. There is no truth in it,” he added.The latest report comes close on the heels of the spot-fixing scandal that led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and the pace duo of Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif.”The new investigation will center on suspicious scoring patterns in Pakistan’s innings and on two suspect overs during yesterday’s match at The Oval,” the report stated.”Illegal bookies in India and Dubai apparently knew in advance what would happen so they could launch a betting coup.But The Sun’s undercover team was able to pass details to ICC inspectors before the match began.”According to the newspaper, the scoring pattern of the game matched with the “target that bookies had been told in advance by a fixer.”advertisementThe tabloid claimed it “received details of calls between a notorious Dubai-based match fixer and a Delhi bookie.””We alerted ICC corruption busters led by ex-police chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan. After a frantic round of calls the ICC decided to issue a general warning to Pakistan’s players, but by then the game had started,” it said.However, Butt remained dismissive of the report and said, “No point in giving a comment on this. No truth in it.”The tabloid claimed that ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat “thanked it for its investigation and pledged tough action on any players found guilty.”It said the ICC is also “investigating whether the same cartel rigged a Test between Pakistan and Australia in July after allegedly paying players 700,000 pounds.last_img read more

5 cyclists pull out of CWG

first_imgCGF chief Michael Fenell with OC chief Suresh KalmadiDesperate measures to set things right at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village in Delhi is yet to inspire confidence among international athletes who continue to pull out. Five leading cyclists have opted out of the October event. They include Welsh world and Olympic champion Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Ben Swift and Ian Stannard of the UK and former world champion Greg Henderson. The athletes have decided to skip the Games because of health and safety concerns.  After complaints by advance teams of some contingents, the images of filth at the Games Village published in the international media have further hit the athletes’ confidence. Henderson of New Zealand said there were “too many risks” in going to Delhi while the performance director of British Cycling said their riders had pull out on their own.last_img read more