Mbala on UAAP Finals heartbreak: ‘You can also learn by losing’

first_imgThird quarter run lifts Rain or Shine past NLEX in pre-season Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite the domination of the the two-time UAAP MVP this past two years in the league, cracks in the Green Archers armor surfaced in the series as the Blue Eagles got back at their rivals.Mbala gave it his all for La Salle in the winner-take-all Game 3, pouring 19 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in the title-clincher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHowever, Ateneo just wanted the championship much more as Isaac Go’s late-game heroics sealed the 88-86 victory.“It has to be a learning experience for me. They played better as a team. They stuck to their game plan,” he said. “Meanwhile, we didn’t get to play our game and we didn’t have our rhythm. We just played within the flow and we took a lot of bad shots, turned the ball over when it was the most important.” LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Despite failing to complete the back-to-back title romp, the 22-year-old center is proud of how his side fought through the course of the season.“I told my teammates, ‘Congrats, you guys gave your best.’ I told them that you can’t just learn by winning, you can also learn by losing. This is a situation that you have to learn by losing and I take it as a man,” he said.As for his own future, Mbala said that he’s still mulling his options if he’ll return for his final year for the Green Archers next season.“I still have one more year. I need to talk my school and then we’ll figure it out,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala was man enough to acknowledge that you can’t win every day and you can’t be champions every season.“You won’t always be a winner. Sometimes you just have to be on the side of the losers. Unluckily, we were on the side of the losers,” he said after La Salle fell to Ateneo in three grueling games in the men’s basketball Finals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Fonacier’s 4-point play lifts NLEX past unconventional Kia

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Court nullifies POC elections, orders inclusion of Vargas in re-run set on Feb. 23 JayR Reyes and Paniamogan tried to bring the Picanto back in the game, but they muffed their triples in the last 15.5 seconds left. JR Quiñahan then, iced the game from the charity stripe.“It was exactly what we expected, a hard earned win for us,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.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 folkKiefer Ravena, the second overall pick by NLEX, proved to be good as advertised as he flirted with a triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds with two steals to boot in his PBA debut.Kevin Alas came off the bench and added 14 markers and five boards, Michael Miranda got 14 points and two rebounds, and Alex Mallari had 13 markers and three boards in a balanced attack for the Road Warriors. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NLEX 119 — Ravena 18, Miranda 14, Alas 14, Mallari 13, Fonacier 12, Al-Hussaini 12, Quiñahan 12, Tiongson 11, Baguio 5, Soyud 4, Ighalo 4, Taulava 0.KIA 115 — Camson 24, McCarthy 14, Corpuz 13, Reyes 12, Galanza 12, Celda 9, Ababou 9, Khobuntin 8, Paniamogan 7, Tubid 4, Yee 3, Caperal 0.Quarters: 36-40, 64-68, 90-92, 119-115.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX needed a four-point play by Larry Fonacier down the stretch to survive the unconventional ways of Kia, 119-115, Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The veteran sharpshooter got hit and still converted on a right wing trey before completing the bonus off a foul from Philip Paniamogan with 1:06 remaining to give the Road Warriors a 117-113 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Fonacier shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wind up with 12 points and four rebounds, while Quiñahan and Rabeh Al-Hussaini combined for 24 markers and 15 boards in the win.“We’ll take this win no matter how hard it was,” said Guiao, as NLEX had to fight from behind and even stared at a 13-point lead at numerous points in the second quarter. “What we’re trying to do here is build momentum and confidence and chemistry in the team.”NLEX discard Eric Camson sizzled in the game against his former squad as he went for a team-best 24 points on a 9-of-19 shooting on top of nine rebounds for Kia.New recruit Rashawn McCarthy contributed 14 markers, six boards, and five assists, while Jackson Corpuz got 13 points and nine rebounds in the defeat.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Loaded enough?

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Busy 2018 for volleyball Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson As one of the traditional heavyweights in the league, TNT KaTropa enters the PBA season with a mission of dismantling a dynasty—or at least nip a looming one in the bud.But does it have enough in its arsenal to achieve that goal?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The KaTropa get a chance to measure themselves early as they make their Philippine Cup debut on Friday, clashing with Rain or Shine at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome.TNT’s core has added a year’s experience and management has brought in some more help in the middle by tapping Norbert Torres.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 folkAnd the question that continues to pop into everyone’s minds is: Would that be enough to finally bring down defending three-time champion San Miguel Beer and rising powerhouse Barangay Ginebra?“For sure, what we have (this season) is an upgrade from the previous one,” coach Nash Racela told the Inquirer after practice on Thursday, referring to the lineup that bowed out in the Final Four last season. MOST READ Rain or Shine will provide an early gauge for the KaTropa, having an abundance of size in Raymond Almazan, Jewel Ponferada and Beau Belga and an explosive backcourt made up of Maverick Ahanmisi and Jericho Cruz.“They played very well in the preseason,” Racela said. “They will definitely be a handful.”Meanwhile, Meralco debuts against Blackwater in the 4:15 p.m. opener.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “But then again, when you look at the whole league, every team got stronger.“I’m sure it (our lineup) is still not enough,” Racela added when asked if the KaTropa could match up man-for-man with the Beermen and the Gin Kings. “But that has been our story, even if we’re underdogs, we try and find ways to win.”Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy, the top rookies in the last two years, tucked not only another year of pro experience under their belts but international action as well as mainstays of the Gilas Pilipinas crew.How they fare will obviously tell on the KaTropa’s chances as TNT comes into another season with point guard Jayson Castro as its franchise player.TNT has one of the oldest cores in the league with Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams and Harvey Carey, that’s why the arrival of the 6-foot-6 Torres comes as a whiff of fresh air as the former La Salle center in the UAAP can help with the chores in the shaded lane.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “I thought we played with a great spirit,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “Our mindset was right where it needs to be. It’s defending and passing the ball. It was a simple game plan but they did it with great effort, great passion. Now we just need to keep doing it.”Markieff Morris matched his season high with 23 points while making four 3-pointers. Frazier had a season-high 14 assists.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“I think everybody just picked up the slack for John Wall not playing,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.Wall, selected to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve Tuesday, was held out due to a recurrence of soreness and swelling in his left knee. He missed nine games earlier in the season with soreness in the knee. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney (5) crashes into Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi as he goes to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta. APATLANTA — With John Wall held out with a sore knee, Washington’s winning game plan was executed to near perfection by his backups.Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier combined for 21 assists with only three turnovers and Washington used balanced scoring and strong 3-point shooting for a 129-104 runaway victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Wizards pulled away with an 11-2 run to open the second quarter. Kelly Oubre Jr. opened the quarter with a powerful left-handed jam and free throw. Oubre, who had 15 points, capped the run with a 3-pointer for a 38-20 lead.Washington’s superior long-range shooting was decisive. While Atlanta made only 2 of its first 16 3-pointers, the Wizards made 10 of 17 in the first half and led 61-45 at the break. Morris made each of his three 3s in the half and four of five for the game.Satoransky, making his first start of the season, sank a 3-pointer for the first points of the game. He had 11 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Wizards, who had lost two straight and four of five, pulled away with a strong start to the second quarter and never trailed.“No offense to Atlanta, but we’re a lot better team than they are,” Morris said. “They’re a young team.”Mike Scott, who began his career in Atlanta, had 19 points. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. each had 18 for Washington.Washington made 18 3-pointers, matching its high mark for the season.Taurean Prince, Tyler Dorsey and Dewayne Dedmon each had 14 points to lead Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Lewis, Moss, Owens, Urlacher highlight 8-person Hall class

first_imgLewis is widely considered one of the greatest middle linebackers, winning two AP Defensive Player of the Year awards and earning eight All-Pro selections. He anchored a dominant defense for the 2000 Baltimore Ravens in a season that ended with him winning Super Bowl MVP, then retired as a champion after Baltimore closed his last season with a title win over San Francisco in February 2013.“Growing up as a child, I know what that looked like, Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus,” Lewis said. “Who dreams of being in that category, sitting with those guys?”Lewis joined tackle Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens voted into the Hall of Fame as both of the team’s first-round picks in its initial season of 1996 received the high honor.Lewis’ career was also marked by legal problems off the field. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice after initially being charged with murder in connection with two killings following a Super Bowl party in Atlanta in January 2000. Lewis was also fined $250,000 by the NFL.Urlacher wasn’t far behind Lewis with his play on the field and is the latest in a line of great Chicago middle linebackers to make the Hall, joining Butkus, Singletary and Bill George. He was the Defensive Player of the Year of 2005 and joined Lewis on the 2000s all-decade team.Dawkins spent most of his 16-year career in Philadelphia, earning five first-team All-Pro selections for his versatility that included 37 career interceptions and 26 career sacks. He became the first player in NFL history with a sack, interception, fumble recovery and touchdown catch in the same game against Houston in 2002.Kramer got passed over 10 times previously as a finalist before finally getting enough votes as a senior to become the 14th member of the Vince Lombardi Packers to make the Hall. Kramer helped anchor the Green Bay line for 11 seasons, winning six NFL titles and making the block that cleared the way for Bart Starr’s TD sneak in the “Ice Bowl” for the 1967 NFL championship.Brazile was a finalist for the first time after a 10-year career for the Houston Oilers that included five straight All-Pro selections.Beathard, also not on hand Saturday, helped build four Super Bowl champions in Miami and Washington and made seven trips to the title game during more than three decades as a personnel executive with a sharp eye for talent.Five offensive linemen were among the 15 finalists, with tackle Joe Jacoby getting eliminated in voting that reduced the candidates to 10, and tackle Tony Boselli, guards Alan Faneca and Steve Hutchinson, and center Kevin Mawae getting cut in the next round of voting. MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Patriots’ Brady wins 3rd MVP ahead of Super Bowl vs Eagles 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The door knocked and I started getting excited,” Moss said of Hall of Fame President David Baker alerting him he has been elected. “All the emotions caught the best of me because it’s been a long journey and it ends in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tears of joy.”Moss burst on the scene as a rookie in Minnesota in 1998 when he caught a league-leading 17 TD catches and helped lead the Vikings to the NFC title game. His combination of speed and athleticism made him the game’s most dangerous big-play threat and led to the phrase “You got Mossed” for embarrassed defensive backs.He led the NFL in TD catches five times, including his record 23 for New England in 2007, and earned four All-Pro selections. He finished his career with 982 catches for 15,292 yards and ranks second all-time with 156 TD receptions.Owens, who didn’t attend the announcement, entered the league as a third-round pick by San Francisco in 1996 but developed into a star known for some memorable playoff appearances, including his winning 25-yard TD catch to beat Green Bay in 1999; his 177 yards in a comeback win against the Giants in 2003; and his nine catches for 122 yards in the 2004 Super Bowl against New England just seven weeks after breaking his leg.Owens ranks second to Jerry Rice with 15,934 yards receiving and is third on the all-time touchdowns receiving list with 153.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts as he is introduced before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Baltimore. Lewis was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)MINNEAPOLIS — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside.The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Safety Brian Dawkins also received at least 80 percent support from the 47 Hall of Fame voters, along with contributor Bobby Beathard and senior nominees Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cornerback Ty Law also made it to the final 10 in his second time on the ballot. Defensive backs John Lynch and Everson Walls, receiver Isaac Bruce and running back Edgerrin James were the other candidates eliminated in the first cuts.“I’m glad I didn’t have to vote for this class,” Urlacher said. “It’s a great class.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But the biggest stars of the class are the two linebackers that made it on their first tries, and the pair of lightning-rod receiver who sometimes caused as many problems for their own teams as for the opposition. Moss also made it on his first try, while Owens needed to wait for his third year on the ballot to get enough support.“I’ve been going a long time. And now I can finally rest,” Lewis said. “I want to go fishing with a cigar now and just sit back. I don’t want to work out every day now.”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 folkMoss and Owens each played for five teams in their careers as they often wore out their welcome with their inability to get along with teammates and coaches at times.But at their best, there were few players ever able to strike fear in defenses as much as Moss and Owens, who were both all-decade selections for the 2000s. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Ginebra outlasts Rain or Shine in 3OT, clinches fourth spot

first_imgGinebra vs Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra had to trudge through three overtime periods to beat Rain or Shine, 100-92, and secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Despite both teams ending up with identical 6-5 cards, the victory propelled the Gin Kings to the fourth seed in the standings because of quotient advantage and set up a best-of-three series against, incidentally, the fifth place Elasto Painters starting on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra had parts in the conference where they played without Joe Devance, Sol Mercado, and Greg Slaughter due to injuries and the victory symbolized a huge sigh of relief for Ginebra. “This is the first good thing that happened to us all conference long and it took us a triple overtime game to do it against a team that really didn’t have much to play for,” said Cone. “We lost Joe and Sol earlier and they’re struggling to come back from their injuries, and we lost Greg in some key games.”Japeth Aguilar led Ginebra with 30 points, 17 boards, and five assists while LA Tenorio added 20 points. Beau Belga had 17 points, six boards, and five assists to lead the Elasto Painters while Gabe Norwood finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. ADVERTISEMENT View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The Ginebra win also eliminated Blackwater in the process and allowed TNT to get a crack at the final playoff berth against Phoenix on Sunday.With Ginebra leading 94-92, Rain or Shine had four chances to either force the tie or the lead but Maverick Ahanmisi and Raymond Almazan bricked their free throws with 55 seconds left in the game. 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 folkJervy Cruz then promptly punished the Elasto Painters with a dagger of a baseline jumper that gave the Gin Kings a 96-92 buffer with 34 seconds left. After the grinding victory, Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said the victory was a Godsend for them. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Game 3 hero SJ Belangel takes inspiration from Mike Nieto Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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

Cray, Beram banner Asiad athletics squad

first_imgFilipino-American speed demon Eric Cray —PHOTO BY RAFFY LERMASprinter Trenten Beram and hurdler Eric Cray have been seeded to the Philippine track and field team bound for the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.The Southeast Asian Games gold medalists banner the 18-man athletics squad forwarded by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for approval.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Joining them in the Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 meet are former Asian long jump queen Marestella Torres-Sunang, decathlete Aries Toledo, triple jumper Harry Diones, marathoner Mary Joy Tabal and 800-meter specialist Marco Vilog.Patafa secretary general Renato Unso said Beram and Cray earned automatic spots based on their gold- or silver-medal feats in last year’s SEA Games in Malaysia, or records equivalent to fifth overall in Asia.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 crownBeram is the reigning men’s 200m and 400m champion in the SEA Games while Cray, the record-holder in the men’s 400m hurdles, won his pet event for the third consecutive time in Kuala Lumpur last year.Other athletes recommended by Patafa but must secure clearances from the POC are long jumper Janry Ubas, Jomar Udtohan and Anfernee Lopena in the men’s 4x100m relay, Francis Medina (400m hurdles), Clinton Kingsley Bautista (110m hurdles) and Edgardo Alejan and Michael del Prado in the 4x400m relay. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Calimag, Batang Gilas unfazed of France and NBA prospect Hayes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Raptors make no picks in NBA draft

first_imgView comments Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said Toronto tried to acquire a pick via trade but was unable to do so.The deal for Carroll also included Torono’s first-round selection, 29th overall, and a second-round pick, 40th overall, that the Raptors acquired from Orlando in exchange for the contractual release of Magic president Jeff Weltman.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 crownToronto’s other second-round pick, 59th overall, was traded to Phoenix for forward P.J. Tucker in February 2017. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As Team Lakay success continues, clash between stablemates a possibility MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Toronto Raptors bench watches during the second half of Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 128-93. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — The Toronto Raptors did not make a pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, having traded a first- and second-round selection to Brooklyn along with forward DeMarre Carroll in July 2017.It’s the third time in team history Toronto has not made a selection. The Raptors were also without a pick in the 2007 draft, and again in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “It’s an extra twist of the knife,” said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN’s lead soccer analyst. “It’s another reminder that the failure to qualify is an absolute debacle.”Beaten 3-0 by Belgium in its opener, Panama gave up five goals in the first half Sunday in a 6-1 loss to England. Costa Rica was defeated 1-0 by Serbia and 2-0 by Brazil.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 crownMexico is in good position to advance to the round of 16 after victories over defending champion Germany and South Korea. While the North and Central American and Caribbean region had three nations in the knockout rounds four years ago, this will be CONCACAF’s first World Cup since 2006 with fewer than two.“Mexico is a good, solid team. So is Costa Rica. Panama is an inferior team in the competition,” former U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. “I feel strongly that we should have been the third team, but we have no one to blame but ourselves.” The U.S. qualified for seven straight World Cups and advanced to the knockout round four times during that streak before missing this year’s tournament.Costa Rica defeated the U.S. twice in qualifying, a 4-0 home rout in November 2016 that caused the U.S. Soccer Federation to fire coach Jurgen Klinsmann and bring back Arena, and a 2-0 win in New Jersey last September.Panama rallied with a late first-half goal to tie the U.S. at home in March 2017, and the Americans won 4-0 in Florida last October. The U.S. then lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago, when only a tie was needed to qualify. The Americans finished fifth in the six-nation final round, falling below Honduras, which lost a playoff to Australia.“If the United States had qualified, we would have done much better than Costa Rica and Panama,” said Steve Sampson, the U.S. coach from 1995-98. “I know that Panama finished ahead of the United States in the qualification phase, but with all the previous experience the United States would have, I’ve got to believe and I do believe that they would have done much better than Costa Rica and Panama in this World Cup.”Former U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller said the failure of the U.S. to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics was a sign of trouble to come.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “Our under-23s over an eight-year, 10-year period have not been as good as the rest of CONCACAF, and that’s eventually going to filter up to your national team, and it doesn’t surprise me that we had this struggle,” he said before adding: “Are we better than Panama? Of course we are.”If Mexico moves on to the knockout rounds, which is likely, 13 of 24 CONCACAF teams (54 percent) will have reached the round of 16 since 1990: Mexico seven times, the U.S. four and Costa Rica twice.“I think we have a long way to go,” CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani said. “We still rank behind only UEFA on CONMEBOL in terms of points per game in World Cups historically, but obviously now our fate in terms of a run is in the hands of Mexico.”Arena said poor officiating in CONCACAF holds back the region and cited Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha’s decisions to award penalty kicks when Fidel Escobar and Roman Torres knocked over Jesse Lingard, and when Anibal Godoy wrestled Harry Kane to the ground. That led to a pair of successful spot kicks by Kane as England built a 5-0 lead.“The things that happened today with Panama were typical of CONCACAF competition, but they’re never punished for it. In my view, the officiating hurts the progress of the region,” Arena said. “You’d have to be hit over the head with a sledgehammer for them to call a penalty kick in CONCACAF.”Montagliani took Arena’s criticism in stride.“That’s a bit of hyperbole from Bruce,” he said. “We’re always trying to improve refereeing. I think in this last qualifying, it’s the best I’ve seen it in a long time in CONCACAF. Obviously, spoken like a true coach, Bruce has always been griping about referees.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pekerman dedicates Colombia’s win to Carlos Sanchez LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas fails to stop Serbia’s Aleksandar Kolarov scoring the opening goal during the group E match between Costa Rica and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)MOSCOW — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out.What does that say about the United States, which didn’t even make it to soccer’s showcase?ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Michael Andrew caps breakout US Nationals with 50 free win

first_imgMichael Andrew celebrates after winning the men’s 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)IRVINE, Calif. — Michael Andrew is swimming in deeper waters now, having qualified for his first major international senior meet with a breakout performance at the U.S. national championships.Andrew earned his fourth victory, upsetting current world champion Caeleb Dressel and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nathan Adrian in the 50-meter freestyle on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Already being on the team there was no pressure, I could race completely free,” Andrew said.He also won the 100 breaststroke and titles in the 50 breast and 50 butterfly at the meet that determined the U.S. roster for next month’s Pan Pacific championships in Tokyo.Dressel finished in 21.67, while Adrian was third in 21.85. They were the only men under 22 seconds in the 50 free final.Simone Manuel won the women’s 50 free to go with her earlier title in the 100 free.“There’s a lot of aspects in both my races that I can improve going into Tokyo,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES “My lucky number is four,” Andrew said, noting it signifies the fastest qualifying lane. “I felt like it would be a nice way to end nationals with four titles.”Andrew, who turned pro five years ago at age 14, outdueled Dressel in the closing meters to touch first in 21.49.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’“I’m superstoked with the time and for the entire nationals,” Andrew said. “It’s been incredible.”Andrew punched the water with his right hand and then raised both arms in the lane next to Dressel. 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Olympic silver medalist in Rio got to the wall first in 24.10, bettering the U.S. Open record of 24.13 set by Cate Campbell of Australia in May 2008. Manuel’s time also took down the 10-year-old meet record of 24.25 by Dara Torres and it was fourth-quickest in the world this year.“That’s cool,” Manuel said of the records.Olympian Abbey Weitzeil finished second in 24.63. Margo Geer was third.Geer was third in the 100 free and Weitzeil was fourth.Kathleen Baker won her third individual event, racing to victory by 1.11 seconds in the 200 individual medley.Baker led all the way and won in 2 minutes, 8.32 seconds, lowering the U.S. Open record of 2:08.66 set by Katinka Hosszu of Hungary in 2015. Her time in the four-stroke event was also the fastest in the world this year.Baker qualified to swim three individual events at Pan Pacs after setting a world record in the 100 backstroke and tying for first in the 200 back.Olympian Chase Kalisz won the men’s 200 IM in 1:55.73, fastest in the world this year.The men’s 800 free title went to Zane Grothe in 7:44.57. He broke the U.S. Open record of 7:46.78 set by Connor Jaeger in 2013. Open-water Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky was a distant second in 7:47.51.Ashley Twichell won the 1,500 free by 6.88 seconds over Ally McHugh. Twichell touched in 15:55.68, the only woman in the final to break 16 minutes. McHugh was timed in 16:02.56. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAE develops jiujitsu as national sport, holds major event in Tokyolast_img read more