Taurasi reaches 1,000 career 3s, Mercury win WNBA opener

first_imgLATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DeWanna Bonner returned after missing last season to give birth to twins, and had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Brittney Griner, coming off a championship in Russia, battled foul trouble and finished with 13 points. Newcomer Briann January added 10 points.Liz Cambage, a top international player returning to the WNBA after four seasons away, made six of her first nine shots for 14 first-half points and finished with 18 for Dallas. Skylar Diggins-Smith also scored 18 and Glory Johnson had 12 points and eight rebounds before being helped off the floor with an apparent leg injury at the 6:11 mark of the fourth quarter.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 crownby Taboola Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-78 on Friday night in the league’s season opener.Taurasi’s one of four players, joining the NBA’s Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, to reach the 3-point mark with less than 400 games played.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Manuel’s heroics save Alaska, send San Miguel to 0-3 start In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

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Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, two others used ring knife—police

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES “But when you drink, let the alcohol flow to your stomach, not your head. Otherwise it will lead to these kinds of incidents,” he added.Police are still studying the background of the two suspects, who Eleazar said were “both considered to be residing or frequenting abroad.”He added that police would recommend a hold departure order be issued by the Department of Justice against Lacanlale, a general construction contractor, and Basili, a construction inspector.VIDEO: Altercation between the group of Jeron Teng, stabbing suspects outside a club in BGC.STORY: https://t.co/H23F0T8xdf pic.twitter.com/1lqBZGkoy9— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) June 3, 2018 A ring knife, wielded by Basili, had allegedly been used during the scuffle, Eleazar said. Police were unable to recover it after the suspects’ arrest.“This type of knife is really for fighting, for self-defense,” the NCRPO chief said. “It should not be brought by anyone into public places, especially those serving intoxicating beverages.”Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr., Southern Police District director, said round-the-clock police would be permanently stationed now at Fort Strip, the upscale row of bars in BGC where the stabbing occurred.“We cannot inspect everything, especially these types of pocket knives that can even be slipped under socks,” Apolinario said. “But having roving personnel in the area will be a deterrent.”NCRPO chief, Director Guillermo Eleazar, says this type of knife is “intended for a fistfight” and “should not have been brought by anyone into public places, especially those serving intoxicating beverages.” pic.twitter.com/cBOphZrDqr— Matthew Reysio-Cruz (@MatthewINQ) June 3, 2018Police added that they were coordinating with Early Night Club to study closed-circuit television footage of the area during the incident.“Drinking isn’t against the law. It was already 2 a.m., what would you expect?” Eleazar said. 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Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “Witnesses said the suspects were calling out to them, ‘Idol!’” said Director Guillermo Eleazar, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).READ: Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrestedFEATURED 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 crownThe three players, who all gained a fair measure of fame during their time at La Salle, appeared to ignore the suspects, US citizen Edmar Lacanlale, 40, and Williard Basili, 37, according to Eleazar.Witnesses said the suspects then began to hurl invectives at Teng and Norbert and Thomas Torres, who had also been drinking, and even allegedly “cursing their girlfriends.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Ryan Araña pulls off suit shorts ala LeBron James Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Mere hours after his team’s fifth straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Alaska Aces rookie Jeron Teng, along with two former La Salle teammates, were rushed to the hospital after being stabbed on Sunday.Teng and Norbert and Thomas Torres had been walking outside Early Night Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, at 2:30 a.m. when two intoxicated men tried to grab their attention, police said.ADVERTISEMENT A report by the head of the BGC police, Chief Insp. Joseph Austria, said a heated argument and brawl ensued, which lasted about two minutes before police rushed to the scene—where Norbert had been stabbed on his left arm, and Teng and Thomas had sustained multiple stab wounds on their bodies.The three victims were brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center in BGC, where Teng and Thomas remained on Sunday afternoon in stable condition. Norbert, who plays for Rain or Shine in the PBA, was released after receiving 11 stitches.The suspects were immediately arrested outside the neon-lit, candy-colored club, and will be charged at the Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office with criminal cases of frustrated homicide and physical injuries.LOOK: Sketch of the ring knife allegedly used to stab Jeron Teng and Norberto and Thomas Torres early this morning, outside Early Night Club, BGC. The actual weapon has not yet been recovered. @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/GhLDgkftIK— Matthew Reysio-Cruz (@MatthewINQ) June 3, 2018ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

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Molinari not flashy except the players he beats

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the midst of such great theater, Molinari made his biggest move by not going anywhere at all. He opened with 13 pars, including the 12th and 13th holes as Woods lost the lead with a double bogey and a bogey.Molinari took the lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th. He made one more birdie on the final hole by hitting driving that narrowly avoided a pot bunker, leaving him a lob wedge to 5 feet for a birdie that secured his place in history as Italy’s first major champion.“That putt on the last, I’ll never forget,” he said.Molinari closed with a 69, significant for two reasons. He was the only player from the final two groups to break par, and he didn’t make a bogey over the last 37 holes.“He’s been playing unbelievable golf. He’s been working his butt off,” Spieth said. “I see him in the gym all the time, going through his routine, grinding on the range, doing his own stuff. It truly is hard work that paid off for Francesco. I’m certainly happy for him. I’ve watched this through the PGA Tour this year day in and day out, seeing him work as hard as anyone else.”Solid off the tee, suspect at times on the green, Molinari first showed his potential in a World Golf Championship in Shanghai in 2010 when Lee Westwood made his debut at No. 1 in the world. Westwood beat everyone else by nine shots in the HSBC Champions and lost by one to Molinari.That was the second win of his career for Molinari, and remained his biggest win against a strong field until he arrived at Carnoustie.Molinari, whose older brother Edoardo won the 2005 U.S. Amateur and played with him in the 2010 Ryder Cup, comes from a country known more for soccer and skiing than golf. They had their chance at glory two decades ago. Molinari was 12 and watching on TV when Costantino Rocca rolled in that putt across the Valley of Sin on the 18th at St. Andrews to force a playoff with John Daly in the 1995 British Open.Daly wound up winning the four-hole playoff. Rocca was paired in the final round with Woods two years later at the 1997 Masters, but that wasn’t much of a contest.Now, Italy has the champion golfer of the year. Carnoustie tempered some of that confidence.Reputed to be the toughest links in golf, especially in the 20 mph gusts that finally arrived Sunday, Molinari stopped playing the Dunhill Links Championship because that one stop on the three-course rotation ate him up.“I got beaten up around here a few times already in the past,” Molinari said. “I didn’t particularly enjoy that feeling.”And yet there he was in the final round, with major champions in front of him and behind him and the biggest one of them all — Woods next to him in a final round so wild that seven players had a share of the lead at various times, and six players were tied on the back nine.McIlroy and former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose made a charge. Woods and Spieth were among five contenders to make double bogeys.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The last round already was big news in Italy,” Molinari said. “Obviously, to achieve something like this is on another level. Hopefully, there were a lot of young kids watching on TV today, like I was watching Costantino in ’95 coming so close. Hopefully, they will get as inspired as I was at the time, watching him vie for the claret jug.”The victory was the seventh of his career, and it moved him to No. 6 in the world, right in front of McIlroy and Spieth.He’s in good company.“He’s always been a great player,” McIlroy said. “With how he’s played this year, there’s just maybe a little more belief. I played with him the final day at Wentworth and he didn’t miss a shot. So there’s going to be a lot of European guys vying for his partnership in foursomes at the Ryder Cup.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “If someone was expecting a charge, they probably weren’t expecting it from me,” he said. “But it’s been the same the whole of my career.”His name etched into the silver claret jug should help with that.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’Now that’s flashy.And it wasn’t an accident. The 35-year-old Italian was the hottest player in golf in the two months leading up to the British Open with two victories and two runner-up finishes. All he did at the BMW PGA Championship was go head-to-head with McIlroy in the final round and beat him by two. A month later, he shot 62 in the final round to win the Quicken Loans National, with Woods as the tournament host — he tied for fourth that day — presenting him the trophy. LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Big 3rd quarter run propels Batangas past winless AMA MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — There is nothing flashy about Francesco Molinari except for the players he keeps beating.He was a forgotten figure when he teed off in the final round of the British Open, mainly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, and because of the star power around him. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead. Rory McIlroy was one shot behind Molinari.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Without Blatche, Clarkson for Gilas, SBP ‘thought best not to send’ for Asian Games

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Clarkson first had to get clearance from the Cleveland Cavaliers, his mother team, and the NBA to be able to get a chance to play in with the Philippines in the Asian Games.Those clearances, however, are just some of the requirements for Clarkson to play in the Asian Games as the SBP still has to make a petition to the Olympic Council of Asia to include the Cavalier in the final lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas’ words echoed what Yeng Guiao thought was the reason why SBP decided to back out of the competition.“If we can’t form a competitive team, why must we embarrass ourselves if we will go unprepared and not equipped,” said Guiao Thursday night shortly after the withdrawal was announced.READ: Failure to form competitive Asiad team led to SBP pullout, says Guiao“I want to bring a team that can compete and we can be proud of. In the process of completing the lineup there were doubts on whether we can really compete with the players requested.”Vargas said Clarkson’s eligibility for the Asian Games was still in limbo almost a month after the deadline for the lineups passed on June 30.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FILE – POC chief Ricky Vargas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas said the lack of players to form a competitive lineup was what prompted the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to back out of the 2018 Asian Games.Vargas, who is also the PBA Board chairman, said they could not secure the services of naturalized center Andray Blatche and Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson to bolster Rain or Shine’s core for the Jakarta games.ADVERTISEMENT Failure to form competitive Gilas team led to SBP Asiad pullout, says Guiao ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “The PBA was ready to lend to the SBP, the problem was there was no Blatche, no Clarkson,” said Vargas in a conference call with the media at PBA office on Thursday. “Those are two important pieces to the puzzle.”READ: SBP makes U-turn, withdraws from Asian GamesFEATURED 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’“They [the SBP] thought best not to send.”Vargas admitted that the SBP decision was an “unpopular” one “but they had to make the decision.” LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2 of PBA Finals

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer returned the favor and ripped Barangay Ginebra, 134-109, in Game 2 to even the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Alex Cabagnot redeemed himself after struggling offensively in Game 1 with a career-high 33 points that went with four rebounds, nine assists and four steals as the Beermen showed why they’re the defending champions.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Agravante, Hallasgo top Milo 42K race Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After getting blown out by 28 points, 127-99, in the finals opener, San Miguel came out firing with Cabagnot setting the tone and Marcio Lassiter, who made just two out of his 13 attempts in the previous game, also regaining his touch to finish with 20 points.“We’re so sad with what happened the last game. We were humiliated,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria. “This time we were able to get back and even the series. Now we have a series.”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 so thankful for our players because they realized how important this game is for us.”Things got testy between the two teams late with Arwind Santos and Chris Ross getting tossed in separate instances inside the final six minutes. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Santos was ejected with 5:18 remaining after getting called for a flagrant foul penalty 2 for elbowing Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson in the midsection while Ross joined him 15 seconds later after incurring a couple of technical fouls during a verbal spat with Kings forward Joe Devance.“I cannot blame them but next time they should be smart,” Austria said.The Gin Kings trailed by as high as 31, 77-46, in the third quarter and even with much of the 15,000 in attendance rallied behind them, they just couldn’t pull within striking distance.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra, which only managed to trim the deficit to 18 early in the fourth quarter, with 29 points just two nights after erupting for 42 in Game 1.Game 3 is on Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Close your mouth! Dirty sea water mars Asiad sailing

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ginebra kicks off PBA Governors’ Cup with win over Columbian 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 comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES A 2012 Unesco report found that all 13 rivers running into Jakarta Bay were contaminated with human waste, largely due to the capital’s inadequate sewage treatment facilities.There was also drama in the Indonesian camp as Noviana Puspita Sari was hit in the ribs by part of her sail and her boat capsized, according to her team.She was rescued by one of the Singaporean boats, before being stretchered off the jetty into a waiting ambulance.Although the water was choppy, the conditions would have posed no problems for most world-class athletes.However, many of the athletes at the Asiad are relatively inexperienced.ADVERTISEMENT Japan’s Tetsuya Isozaki (R) and Akira Takayanagi gesture to photographers at the end of the 470 men sailing competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 31, 2018. AFPJAKARTA – Japan’s Akira Takayanagi said he battled dire stomach pains after swallowing dirty sea water to win a gold medal at the Asian Games sailing on Friday.Takayanagi, 22, competing in the men’s 470 event with team-mate Tetsuya Isozaki, was one of several athletes struck by stomach cramps and diarrhea in Jakarta, where the surrounding bay is heavily contaminated by sewage.ADVERTISEMENT In the women’s 49er FX, Varsha Gautham secured silver alongside Sweta Shervegar after becoming embroiled in a court case over their selection for the Games.Gautham claimed she and Shervegar had performed better in qualification but two other athletes were selected instead.Gautham and Shervegar were eventually picked for Jakarta after the High Court in Delhi directed the Indian Olympic Association to decide on the case but Gautham, 20, said it had been a very difficult time.“It wasn’t fair and we fought for what was fair. I’m sure there was politics involved,” she said, adding that the court battle ended just a week before they arrived in Jakarta.“I am so relieved, I’m so happy, I’m so happy I can’t tell you,” she also said. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I had a really bad stomach earlier in the week, probably from getting the water in my mouth,” said Takayanagi, who also developed a fever and stomach pains at the Asian sailing championships in Jakarta in June.His compatriot Shingen Furuya, gold medalist in the men’s 49er with Shinji Hachiyama, was running a temperature of close to 40 °C (104 °F) in his qualifying races, while Manami Doi was feeling unwell during the final of the laser radial, where she secured the top spot.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’Hong Kong’s Michael Cheng, who bagged a silver in the RS:X, also blamed the sea for his tummy troubles.“I guess it’s the sea water here because we eat together every night (but they are not ill),” he told AFP, pointing to his support staff. “The water looks OK but I just try to remind myself not to open my mouth.”last_img read more

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Altas, Knights continue surge

first_imgJRU 73—Mendoza 22, Esguerra 21, Estrella 10, Aguilar 8, Dela Virgen 3, Mallari 3, David 2, Doromal 2, Silvarez 0, Bordon 0, Padua 0.Quarters: 23-15, 40-36, 67-56, 85-73Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the opener, role players picked up the slack offensively to lift Letran past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 92-81.Rookie Coy Galvelo and Jeremiah Taladua stepped up with 15 points apiece while Fran Yu added 13 as the three gave the Knights an offensive lift with main hitters Bong Quinto and JP Calvo struggling.The scores:First GamePERPETUAL 85—Coronel 22, Razon 21, Eze 16, Aurin 5, Jimenez 5, Charcos 4, Cuevas 4, Mangalino 3, Tamayo 3, Pasia 2, Peralta 0.ADVERTISEMENT “As long as we continue our roll we’ll be in good shape,” said coach Frankie Lim, whose squad is coming off an 83-81 stunner over top seed Lyceum on Friday.The Altas led from start to finish but the Heavy Bombers didn’t go down easily with Jed Mendoza and Leo Esguerra keeping them in the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMendoza finished with 22 points, five rebounds and five assists while Esguerra added 21 points and eight rebounds for tailender JRU, which is out of the running at 2-12.Jelo Razon also had 21 points while Edgar Charcos dished out eight assists with four points for Perpetual. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PH skaters gearing up for 2019 SEA Games Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Perpetual Help continued its winning ways by fending off Jose Rizal University, 85-73, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.AJ Coronel led the lopsided victory with a career-high 22 points, 15 of those scored in the first quarter, while Prince Eze saved his best for last with 10 of his 16 points coming in the fourth period to power Perpetual, which joined College of St. Benilde in fourth place with an 8-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Coach Kobe: Bryant shares philosophies on how to reach kids

first_imgHe referenced a conversation with fantasy novelist George R.R. Martin, whose books are the basis for “Game of Thrones,” in explaining his coaching philosophy. He said he asked Martin why the parents of his heroes always had to die. Martin’s response: “They either have to die or be a part of the problem.”“It’s a terrible analogy, but bear with me,” Bryant said. “As parents of young athletes and coaches, if we are constantly providing the answer for them, they will not be able to problem-solve on their own. Give them the tools to go out and finish.”The daylong event at the Newseum spotlighted persistent problems in American youth sports: Athletes specialize in a single sport too early, which can lead to burnout and hinder the development of diverse athletic skills; and organized sports can be inaccessible to low-income Americans because families have to pay for their kids to play.By contrast, speakers at Tuesday’s forums included the former head of the Norwegian Olympic Committee and a top official with the French soccer federation, both of whom emphasized the importance of government funding that breaks down barriers to participation.“It’s a right for all children and all youth in Norway to take part in sport,” said Inge Andersen, the Norwegian official. “It’s more or less free to participate in sport from when you are a little kid.”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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Bryant was the headliner for the Aspen Institute’s annual summit on youth sports. The gathering was meant to foster discussion about how to improve youth sports in America and share data about participation rates, the health and development of child athletes and other trends.Bryant said he was fortunate to have played for coaches who encourage players’ creativity rather than taking an autocratic approach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For adults, it’s important for us to get out of the way. Sometimes the most important thing to do is to just observe,” Bryant said. “You just watch and then you can guide.”Bryant’s partnership with the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit that seeks to address global problems through gatherings of experts and intellectuals, is a natural outgrowth of his diverse post-basketball interests, which include filmmaking and a series of novels. Earlier this year he won an Oscar for “Dear Basketball,” an animated short film based on the open letter he wrote to announce his retirement from the NBA. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant reacts as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Call him Coach Kobe.Kobe Bryant sounded just as passionate about coaching his daughter’s middle-school basketball team as he was about playing for the Los Angeles Lakers under Phil Jackson as he held court about his coaching philosophies and the state of youth sports on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s hard to argue with the recent results in those two countries: Norway, a nation of 5 million, led the world with 39 medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; and France won the World Cup while the United States, with more than four times the population, failed to qualify.Bryant, too, was exposed to the European model of youth sports while spending much of his childhood in Italy. He said playing soccer helped him develop a better understanding of basketball’s complexities because it showed him how ball movement between two players can open an opportunity for a third.Before he shared his thoughts on coaching, Bryant also hosted a panel with young athletes in which he asked them what they’ve learned from sports and how they cope with setbacks, including losses or injuries.For coaches, he said a hands-off approach can have unexpected benefits.“Sports has become very structured, which is also concerning,” he said. “We don’t have time to bring that imagination out. It’s a really big concern. In practice at least once a week, the first 20 minutes of practice, I have just imagination play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Moreland hit a three-run homer off Ryan Madson in the seventh inning and Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth.Boston’s pinch-hitters have come up big all Series. Through the first four games, they are 6 for 18 (.333) with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Red Sox are batting .218 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The bench has been the key to our entire playoffs,” slugger J.D. Martinez said. “The guys that no one expects are the ones who are delivering. It is unreal.”Moreland’s homer to right field on a first-pitch changeup from Ryan Madson was Boston’s second pinch-hit homer in the World Series. The 1959 Dodgers and 1975 Red Sox are the only other teams with multiple pinch-hit home runs in the same Fall Classic. Not bad for a team that hit only two pinch-hit homers during the course of a 162-game regular season. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Moreland joins Bernie Carbo (who had two in 1975), Bobby Kielty (2007) and Eduardo Nunez (Game 1 this year) as Boston players who have homered in a World Series game as pinch-hitters.“With the way we play, we’re constantly trying to get some guys on base, put pressure on the other side. So we got that chance right there,” Moreland said after hitting his third World Series home run. “I saw him throw a couple of changeups to Jackie (Bradley Jr.) up in the zone. I decided, why not sit on that one first pitch? And when he threw it, I saw it pretty good, and put a good swing on it.”It was Moreland’s fourth career postseason homer but first as a pinch-hitter. Prior to that swing, Moreland was batting .250 this postseason (4 for 16) but was 1 for 6 in a pinch-hitting role.Devers was batting .276 (8 for 29) for the postseason, and Saturday night was only the third time he has been brought in off the bench. After Holt doubled off Dylan Floro with one out, Devers laced a 2-0 changeup to center, scoring Holt for a 5-4 lead, and the Red Sox went on to score five runs in the ninth.The third baseman, who turned 22 on Wednesday, became the youngest player in World Series history to have a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning or later. The last player younger than 23 to deliver a pinch-hit RBI in the Fall Classic was Pittsburgh’s Milt May in 1971 against Baltimore.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “I was just ready for my moment to come, whenever that may be,” Devers said. “Being in the National League, you’ve got to be ready from the first inning with obviously the pitchers hitting. So I just wanted to be ready for whatever the situation was.”Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers said Boston’s bench success can mostly be attributed to first-year manager Alex Cora and the way he has been able to keep everyone involved by always communicating to players about when they will be used during a game.“He just has a way of giving them confidence by telling them, ‘I am going to use you here, be ready, be prepared’ and then it happens,” Hyers said. “They are prepared and have confidence when they walk out to the batter’s box because the manager has prepared them to go out and show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland watches his three-run home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. Left is home plate umpire Chad Fairchild and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — Boston’s bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004.With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as Boston rallied for a 9-6 victory Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the Series.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Finals woes

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PSC, Deped start grassroots work Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Coach Chito Victolero said there’s no replacement waiting in the wings anymore, with the tournament taking a two-week break.Everything now depends on how Travis feels in the coming days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“If he (Travis) tells me that he can play, then I will take his word for it,” Victolero said Monday. “It will be up to him, like in Game 4 (of the semifinals) when he told us that he could play and we didn’t need to replace him.”Travis erupted for a PBA career-high 50 points in the series-clincher over the Gin Kings on Friday, doing it on one good leg. He later admitted in an interview that he wouldn’t have been able to play had the series gone to a decider. MOST READ Ordered to stay away from Magnolia’s practices by team physicians pending the evaluation of his hamstring injury, Romeo Travis’ continued stint with the Hotshots will depend largely on what the hardworking import tells the coaching staff later in the week.The team’s physical therapist has grounded Travis, instructing the import to keep his injured leg still, until the next tests so they could determine the extent of the injury. The coaching staff earlier admitted contacting a potential replacement for Travis in former La Salle player Ben Mbala had Magnolia’s Final Four series with Barangay Ginebra gone the distance.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska is also not spared of the injury bug, with guards Chris Banchero and JV Casio also sore after a grueling four-game series against Meralco.Meanwhile, the Philippine team clashed with Jordan at Meralco gym in Pasig on Monday in the first of a series of tune-up games as part of the Filipino’ preparation for the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asia qualifiers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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