San Beda downs TIP in 4 sets

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Twins Jiezela Viray and Nieza Viray were capable troublemakers for San Beda as they put up 15 and 10 points, respectively.Red Spikers head coach Nemesio Gavino knew of his team’s problem of dropping down whenever it gets a lead and he aims to fix it in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“That’s our sickness, whenever we get a lead we tend to relax and our opponents see that,” said Gavino of his team’s poor performance in the third set. “That’s what we need to improve on.”“I think the kids were excited because this is the PVL and it’s a fairly big league.” Gayle Layug led the Engineers with 13 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Soltones still adjusting to new role as assistant coach for San Sebastian National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES San Beda brushed off a poor third set and dismantled Technological Institute of the Philippines in four, 25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13, to start its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cesca Racraquin led all scorers with 19 points to lead the Red Spikers but she wasn’t a one-lady show for San Beda as Satrriani Espiritu became a reliable second option finishing with 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View commentslast_img read more

Source: Wade to sign with Cavaliers, reunite with LeBron

first_img“He brings another championship pedigree, championship DNA,” James said at Cleveland’s media day. “He brings another player to the team who can get guys involved, can make plays and also has a great basketball mind. … I hope we can bring him here. I would love to have him.”Once Wade completes the waiver formality, he’ll be the latest new, high-profile player to join the Cavs, who traded for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, signed former league MVP Derrick Rose and added two strong wing defenders in Jae Crowder and Jeff Green, wing players who may help them defend the Warriors if those teams get back to a fourth straight Finals matchup.Thomas isn’t expected to play until January because of a hip injury, but until he returns the Cavs have plenty of firepower in James, Wade, Rose and All-Star Kevin Love, who could thrive as Cleveland’s No. 2 scoring threat now that Kyrie Irving is in Boston.Wade agreed to a contract buyout earlier this week with the Bulls, who signed him before last season as a free agent.The Cavaliers emerged Tuesday as front-runners over the Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder to land the 35-year-old Wade, who many feel say has plenty of game left.ADVERTISEMENT Wade, a 12-time All-Star, is expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and then join the Cavs, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be completed until Wade goes through the waiver process.In Cleveland, Wade will be reunited with James, his close friend, former Miami teammate and a player he confided in before signing with his hometown Chicago Bulls last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWade and James won two NBA titles together during four seasons with the Heat and will now chase another one with the Cavs, who have been revamped after losing to Golden State in last season’s Finals.On Monday, James said he would “love” to play again with Wade. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img He’ll now have a shot at another championship — his fourth — while playing alongside James, whom he has been friends with since they broke into the league together in 2003. When James left Cleveland as a free agent in 2010 and signed with Miami, much of his reason for leaving his home state was a chance to play with Wade and Chris Both.Wade played his first 13 seasons in Miami, leaving in the summer of 2016 to sign a two-year deal with the Bulls. But the Bulls are in a rebuilding mode after trading Jimmy Butler this summer, and instead of paying Wade $23.8 million to play for what will likely be a struggling team they agreed this weekend to buy him out and let him find a better situation.In an interview with AP, Wade said that whatever decision he makes would be “a pure basketball decision and I’ll make the one that I feel fits me best at this point in my career and with what I feel I have to offer a team that needs what I have to offer.”Following practice on Tuesday, Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson said Wade would be a “great” fit in Cleveland.“He’s a guy that’s proven, not just individually, but a team that won three championships,” Thompson said. “He’s pretty familiar with most of the guys on our team. … He’s always been a good locker room guy. We’ve never heard anything bad.“It would be great for our team to have another championship-mentality player.”Wade has averaged 23.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 14 seasons. He averaged 18.3, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Bulls.One of the game’s premiere closers in the postseason, Wade has averaged 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 172 playoff games. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 How to help the Taal evacuees Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat talks with LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on April 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Together again: LeBron and D-Wade. Just like old times.Dwyane Wade has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotshots reach semislast_img read more

Kia trades top pick to San Miguel

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ But if there’s one team that could afford to wait for Standhardinger, it’s definitely San Miguel, which has four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Mythical Team members Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in this year’s PBA Rookie Draft, could join June Mar Fajardo at San Miguel. Photo from Fiba.comThe rich are about to get richer.San Miguel is set to acquire Kia’s top overall pick in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations, sources told INQUIRER on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The deal, which has already been agreed upon by both sides, will hand the Beermen the top selection in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft set next Sunday.However, the trade is still subject to approval by league commissioner Chito Narvasa and a decision won’t be made until Monday when the PBA Office resumes its operations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThis is the second time in three years that the Picanto have sent their first round draft pick after trading away Troy Rosario, who was their second overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, to TNT.Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in this year’s rookie class, but the 28-year-old won’t be going to the PBA until after he finishes his obligations with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Warriors erase double-digit deficit to beat Pelicanslast_img read more

Harden scores career-high 56 to lead Rockets past Jazz

first_imgAnd they did it with Harden only playing 35 minutes in a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night that ran their Western Conference-best record to 8-3.Harden fell just shy of Calvin Murphy’s 57 points against New Jersey in 1978, but he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to have 10 assists and shoot better than 75 percent from the field in a 50-point performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHarden had 13 assists and shot a sizzling 76 percent from the floor, hitting 19 of 25 shots after missing his last three attempts. The MVP runner-up was a perfect 7 for 7 from beyond the arc until he missed a step-back 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter as the shot clock was about to expire.Even when the Jazz could deny Harden his shot, he dished it off for someone else to score. Eric Gordon scored 20 points, Trevor Ariza had 14 and Nene scored 13 off the bench. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) lays up a shot past Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden had just scored a career-high 56 points when he was asked if he knew he had fallen one point shy of the Houston Rockets’ record.Harden shrugged and replied, “We won, right?”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” Gordon said. “He was picking them apart and not just with scoring. What else can you do?”Ariza had the answer to that: nothing.“I don’t think there’s any defense for him, period,” Ariza said. “When he’s on, what can you do? Two people can’t guard him when he’s on like that.”Harden received a standing ovation from the Toyota Center crowd, which rained down “MVP! MVP!” chants at multiple points during the game. He had 22 points in both the first and third quarters, 30 at halftime and sat for the final 7:32 of the blowout.Harden said he was unaware he was 8 for 8 in the first quarter and made his first 10 shots to start the game.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 mean, I was just shooting, I don’t really know,” Harden said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it.”Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 17 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Rudy Gobert had 13 points but was held to a season-low five rebounds in 25 minutes.The Rockets have won three straight, while the Jazz have lost back-to-back games following a three-game winning streak.Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder called Harden one of the smartest players in the league.“We’re disappointed, obviously, in our group and our performance, particularly defensively,” Snyder said. “There wasn’t enough resilience, and there wasn’t enough toughness. There wasn’t a collective resolve that you need against a team that’s that talented and against a player that’s having the kind of night he was having.”Houston scored at least 119 points for a third straight game. Last season, the Rockets were 43-5 when scoring 110 points or more and 12-22 when failing to do so. Houston’s 23 3-pointers fell two shy of Cleveland’s NBA record, set last season.“I’m just going to hazard a guess when we shoot 59 (percent) from 3s, we’re probably not going to lose too many games,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said with a grin. “That’s just a wild guess.”Jazz: Gobert received a technical foul late in the first half for shouting at an official following a dunk. … The Jazz shot 43.7 percent from the field, including 38.2 percent from 3-point range.Rockets: Clint Capela had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks, including two on Gobert. … Houston made 59.3 percent of its shots, including 59 percent from beyond the 3-point line on 23-of-39 shooting.GREETING THE CHAMPSBetween the first and second quarter, the Rockets recognized the Houston Astros for their World Series win over Los Angeles, the first in franchise history. At midcourt, manager A.J. Hinch, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitchers Lance McCullers, Mike Fiers and Dallas Keuchel held the World Series trophy to a loud ovation. Earlier in the day, several Astros players brought the trophy to the Texans’ game against the Colts.BILES’ MISSAs part of the Rockets’ new First Shot promotion featuring a local celebrity shooting a free throw before tipoff for charity, Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles became the first participant to miss her attempt. A made shot secures a $5,000 donation from the Rockets, while a miss equals $1,000. The 4-foot-9 gymnast from nearby Spring, Texas clanked her shot off the backboard to the right of the rim.center_img MOMENT OF SILENCEPrior to the singing of the national anthem, the Rockets observed a moment of silence for the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, near San Antonio.UP NEXTJazz: Host the 76ers on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host the Cavaliers on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas holds closed-door practice anewlast_img read more

Washington Huskies to retire Isaiah Thomas’ jersey in February

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA unveils vote schedule for All-Star Game with new format LATEST STORIES NBA player Isaiah Thomas attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPRENTON, Wash. — Former Washington star and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas will have his number retired by the school.The retirement ceremony for Thomas’ No. 2 has been scheduled for Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Utah. Thomas joins Brandon Roy and Bob Houbregs as they only players to have their numbers retired by the school.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Thomas helped the Huskies win either a regular-season title or a conference tournament title in each of his three seasons at Washington. He’s responsible for one of the most famous moments in Washington’s basketball history when he hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to beat Arizona in the 2011 conference title game.Thomas is eighth on Washington’s all-time scoring list with 1,721 points. He’s gone on to become a two-time NBA All-Star with Boston before being traded to Cleveland this offseason.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 folkcenter_img MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Pascua to FEU spikers: Get used to your setters

first_imgGeorge Pascua only had one advice to his spikers when Far Eastern University failed in its comeback bid against defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I told my hitters that they are already veterans, so whatever their setters give them they should just deal with it,” said Pascua as his team fell to 1-2.Pons finished with 21 points while her deputies Celine Domingo, Toni Rose Basas, and Jeanette Villareal had 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively.And Pascua’s main offensive contributors are all at least third year players with Pons being the oldest at fifth year and Basas the second-oldest at fourth year.Pascua said his setters Angela Cayuna and Kyle Negrito both perform well in practice, but couldn’t keep up when it comes down to pressure-filled situations.“It sort of became a bit of the two, that when the game comes they don’t do as well as they did in practice,” said Pascua who interchanged Negrito and Cayuna in the fifth.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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lady Maroons’ fight came too late, rues coach Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “My setters’ decision-making has been a problem of ours so we have to change that. They just have to be consistent in every set they give.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Get used to your setters,” said Pascua in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws fought back from two-set deficit against the Lady Spikers but eventually folded in the fifth set, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, against the defending champions.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 folkFEU was still trading blows with La Salle up until the 5-5 tie in the fifth set, but the Lady Spikers went into overdrive and closed the match with a 10-2 run.Skipper Bernadeth Pons was the only one who put up a semblance of a fight for the Lady Tamaraws when she scored their final two points. View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo rules UAAP Jrs basketball, beats NU in thriller

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ateneo Blue Eaglets celebrate UAAP juniors crown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the game on the line, SJ Belangel sent the ball to the heavens and got his prayers answered.The shifty playmaker canned the crucial foul shots in the last 9.8 seconds as Ateneo escaped Nazareth School of National University, 63-58, to once again be crowned the king of UAAP juniors’ basketball Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Kai Sotto survived a foul-plagued outing and helped Ateneo recover from a 54-48 deficit, scoring seven of his 19 points in the last 4:18, while also hauling down 13 rebounds and rejecting three shots en route to him being named as the Finals MVP.Belangel chipped in 16 markers and eight boards, while Dave Ildefonso got a near-double double with his 13 points and nine rebounds as the Blue Eaglets completed a fitting ending to what was almost a perfect season for them.“I just told the boys to stay composed. We’ll fight back,” said coach Joe Silva.It was a classic duel between the top high school teams in the UAAP which saw heroes come out from both sides.Terrence Fortea went on a blitz in the second half, unloading 12 of his 14 points in the final two quarters, but none bigger than his wrap-around assist to Rhayyan Amsali to give NU the six-point lead in the final four minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ONE: Despite last-minute opponent change, Danny Kingad ready for anything It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments In the thrilling stretch, Belangel’s charities put the Blue Eaglets up, 62-58, and virtually sealed the Season 80 title, their first juniors’ championship since brothers Mike and Matt Nieto steered the school to the throne back in Season 77.All hail, the Kings of #UAAPSeason80Jrs Basketball! pic.twitter.com/irIoSz48QoFEATURED 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 folk— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 2, 2018 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Robert Minerva chimed in 13 markers and nine boards in the defeat, while Matthew Manalang got eight.The Scores:ATENEO 63 — Sotto 19, Belangel 16, Ildefonso 13, Credo 4, Manuel 4, Chiu 4, David 3, Escalona 0, Jaymalin 0, Santos 0.NU 58 — Fortea 14, Minerva 13, Manalang 8, Oczon 7, Amsali 6, Javillonar 5, Pangilinan 3, Malonzo 2, Coyoca 0.Quarters: 15-6, 28-23, 44-43, 63-58. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

‘Immaturity’: So much for the Wizards’ great expectations

first_imgLATEST STORIES Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots as he falls over Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) and Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42), from Austria, with Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright (55) nearby during the second half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. The Raptors won 102-92. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — For a team that entered the season thinking it was ready to win 50 games and reach the Eastern Conference finals, John Wall’s Washington Wizards sure did lose a lot of games against teams that didn’t even make the playoffs.And everything revealed by those defeats against the likes of the Hawks and Magic, or the Mavericks and Suns, or the Nets and Bulls — a lack of consistency, for example, or an inability to close out opponents — were the same sorts of problems that failed the Wizards in their first-round exit as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT “We had some great moments. Then we showed bad moments,” Wall said Saturday, the day after a 102-92 loss in Game 6 against the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors ended Washington’s season. “Just kind of not respecting some of the opponents that we went against.”Asked why that happened, forward Markieff Morris said: “Sometimes it felt like it was immaturity. … Not coming in and doing our job.”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 crownThe issue might have been as much a detriment as missing Wall for 41 regular-season games because of health problems — they were 23-18 with him, 20-21 without — or a mediocre reserve unit.“I guess the one thing about the Wizards (is) you never know who you’re going to expect today,” center Marcin Gortat said. “You might get a team that’s going to lose to the worst team in the league — or can beat the best team in the league.” Now the question becomes whether that trio of players and their coach can finally take a step forward next year. Wall and Beal have yet to get past the second round of the playoffs.“Going into the season,” Brooks said, “we definitely had some high expectations.”They weren’t met.Here are other things to know about the Wizards as their offseason begins:CHEMISTRY MAJORSThere was a lot of speculation about whether there was shaky locker room chemistry, and while reserve Mike Scott and Gortat were eager to dismiss that notion, others weren’t so clear that it was a non-factor.“I feel like we might not have identified the real issues,” backup center Ian Mahinmi said. “Unless we can honestly and genuinely talk and find solution, we (are) going to continue the trend that’s going right now.”He mentioned “miscommunication” and added: “I don’t think we had a genuine approach with everything.”Said Wall: “When things are going well, everybody’s happy, everybody wants to be here. But when things get rough, that’s when you really figure out who’s your brother.”WALL AND BEAL Beal carried the club while Wall was out and played in all 82 games for the first time. As for chatter about breaking up the duo, Beal says he’s not interested. “They have trusted us, to build around us,” Beal said. “I’m not really a fan of change and starting over again. Hopefully (owner Ted Leonsis and team president Ernie Grunfeld) won’t give me the boot — or give either of us the boot.”SMALL BALL?With two back-to-the-basket and screen-setting centers in Gortat and Mahinmi, the Wizards could try to figure out a way to make a change to that part of the roster.“We don’t really have an athletic big. I mean, Ian is older. (Gortat) is older,” Wall said. “They’re not athletic guys, but they do the little things that permit their game to help as much as possible.”Brooks would love his big men to shoot 3s, but Gortat flatly ruled out trying to work on that aspect of his game.“I hate small ball,” Gortat said. “Small ball basketball in this league is just trash.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Shooting guard Bradley Beal, who joined Wall as an All-Star for the first time, agreed with others that the Wizards had a problem taking for granted games against foes with losing records.“There were a lot of times that we would just show up and think we were just going to win the game,” Beal said. “You can’t do that. You have to respect everybody.”Wall and Beal — the two leading scorers — are both playing under long-term, maximum-money contracts, as is third option Otto Porter Jr.And coach Scott Brooks has three years left on his deal.So the assumption is that this will be the core moving forward. Wall said it’s clear that Washington needs some new parts, more than once describing what’s lacking are players “that really want to be here.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Jacobs beats Sulecki, eyes another middleweight title shot Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Tunisia coach says his team is feeling pressure

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Panama to make World Cup debut against strong Belgium team African teams have made a disappointing start to the World Cup. Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria have lost their first matches. Senegal plays Poland on Tuesday.On the other hand, Maaloul said England players are having to contend with higher expectations. That’s why he expects the match in Volgograd to be tight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tunisia’s Anice Badri runs with the ball during a game of handball during a training session for the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Tunisia play England in a group G match in Volgograd, Monday June 18. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)It’s daunting enough for a smaller country with less of a track record to take on a team like England. But Tunisia’s taking pressure to another level.Coach Nabil Maaloul has said ahead of Monday’s opening match against England that his team is carrying not only the hopes of 12 million Tunisians but also those of Africa as a whole and of the Arab world. 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 View commentslast_img read more

Race for D-League semis spots nears homestretch

first_imgCoach Charles Tiu is hoping that the worst is over for Go for Gold (5-2) after they snapped their two-game skid with a 135-91 demolition of AMA last Monday.“I think that was a wake-up call, that we have to shape up because we can’t lose the next three games,” he said.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’Rey Publico will bolster the Scratchers’ frontline as he partners with ex-pro Jerwin Gaco and guards Jai Reyes and James Martinez.CEU coach Derrick Pumaren acknowledges that his young side must shape up to avert a repeat of their first meeting which Go for Gold won, 92-83, last June 14. LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Go for Gold and Centro Escolar University jostle for position in preparation for a potential semifinal duel in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Monday.The Scratchers and the Scorpions, with three games left in the elimination round, are focused on claiming a playoff spot in their 1 p.m. tussle.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Tepora now a world champ like ‘Sir Manny’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments “We didn’t really come out and compete with them,” Pumaren said of their previous duel.The Scorpions (4-3) need to see more from Cameroonian center Gilles Oloume and guard Orlan Wamar to improve their chances of entering the next round.In the 3 p.m. match, Marinerong Pilipino-Technological Institute of the Philippines (4-3) and Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College (3-4) collide to boost their semifinal bids.Marinero-TIP is coming off a 91-83 win over Che’Lu Bar and Grill last week. It also scored a 42-point whipping of Batangas-EAC in their initial encounter, 106-64, last June 18.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more