• Maverley-Hughenden sack Coach Simms

    first_img “He (Patrick) is brought in to ensure that we stay in the League then qualify for the top six position in order to challenge for the title,” he added. The president thanked Simms for taking the club to the Premier League. “Simms, did a good job in helping the team to win the KSAFA Super League and qualification to the RSPL this season. We thank him for that, but it is time to move on,” Walters noted. Patrick says the team has a good crop of players but he wants to get rid of the bad attitude. “The camaraderie and energy shown this morning (yesterday) during my first session was amazing. I spoke to them about the importance of discipline in the team and having the right attitude in order to move forward,” Patrick said. “There are challenges, but we will work on that as the team possesses a lot of quality players. We are not far behind, so it is a work in progress starting against Reno next Sunday,” he added. Former Waterhouse and national midfield star Hugh ‘Bingy’ Blair has been retained as assistant coach. Maverley-Hughenden FC have sacked coach Lijyasu Simms following a series of poor results in the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Former Waterhouse FC coach Anthony Patrick took over yesterday morning, following an agreement with the club’s executive on Monday afternoon. Simms became the RSPL’s second coaching casualty after Waterhouse FC parted ways with Marvin Tate two weeks ago and replaced him with veteran Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey. Maverley-Hughenden fired Simms after 14 games in the season during which the team won two games, drew seven and lost five. They are currently in 10th position on 13 points in the 12-team elite league. Simms arrived at Maverley-Hughenden a year ago and guided them to the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/JB Rum Super League title and second place in the Jamaica Football Federation play-off for qualification to the RSPL. The KSAFA outfit returned to the nation’s top league after an absence of 24 years. “We are not satisfied with the team’s current position in the league. We believe that there are good players in the team. The previous coach (Lijyasu Simms) was given 14 games. He was fired on Monday afternoon, and Anthony Patrick is the new head coach,” Maverley-Hughenden’s president, Craig Walters, told The Gleaner during the team’s training session yesterday morning. Top six targetlast_img read more

  • PBA Season 43 Preview: Small Meralco ready for giants of PH Cup

    first_imgWhat Meralco does have is a plethora of talented wingmen who can play both the three and four positions in Jared Dillinger, Cliff Hodge, and Chris Newsome.The Bolts also added Niño Cañaleta and Mac Baracael to supplement the core wings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the better part of two years, Meralco has been a constant visitor in the title rounds of the PBA.Just not in the Philippine Cup.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 folkIt’s been two years since the Bolts joined the dance for the big trophy of the All-Filipino Conference, and although the men in orange have been solid in the import cups the same cannot be said for the first tournament.And the reason for that is the team’s lack of dominating big man in the post. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Head Coach: Norman BlackKey Players: Chris Newsome, Jared Dillinger, Cliff Hodge, Ranidel De Ocampo, Baser AmerKey Additions: Niño Cañaleta, Mac BaracaelKey Losses: Kelly NabongADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “We haven’t done well in the past two All-Filipino conferences, so we have to be a lot more competitive this time around,” said Bolts head coach Norman Black. “We just have to play it out and see what happens.”Meralco racked up a combined record of 30-14 in the four import cups, including two appearances in the Governors’ Cup Finals, but only came away with a combined 4-18 in the Philippine Cup.And the Bolts’ big man conundrum will immediately bite them at the start of the season as Ranidel De Ocampo is still nursing a calf injury he sustained in the Governors’ Cup Finals.Still, Black probably believes that it’s not the size of the dog but the size of the fight in the dog.“My small guys are competitive, even our big guys are competitive so I’m not taking anything from them,” said Black who will rely on newly acquired Jason Ballesteros and Bryan Faundo to play the center spot.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny SBP willing to help Indonesia seal World Cup berth Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • Portland wins 12th straight with win over Detroit

    first_imgDetroit Pistons guard Dwight Buycks tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard says Portland’s current streak is more about the Blazers than their opponents.Lillard had 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 100-87 on Saturday night for their 12th straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT “During this entire run a lot of the things we’ve done have been about us,” Lillard said. “Us communicating, being on the string defensively, locking into the scouting report and knowing what hurt us the last time we played these teams, and also trusting each other on offense, and making other teams have to work to stop us instead of being easy to guard.”CJ McCollum added 16 points for the Blazers, who have the longest current winning streak in the league. It’s the longest streak for the franchise since it won 13 in a row in December 2007.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 folkPortland (43-26) also earned its season-best ninth straight home win — a timely streak as it tries to hold on to third place in the Western Conference standings.While the Blazers are soaring, the Pistons are struggling. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds in Detroit’s 12th consecutive road loss. Blake Griffin had 15 points.The Pistons (30-39) have dropped eight of 10 overall, and currently sit in ninth place in the East.Coach Stan Van Gundy was fuming after the game about the officiating.“They held and grabbed on every play and they got away with fouls all over the place. We got absolutely screwed all night,” Van Gundy said. “Luke (Kennard) makes a back cut to the basket on an out-of-bounds play, gets knocked down, they end up with two points on the other end. Blake has two straight drives in the fourth that he gets hammered on. He gets screwed twice.”While Van Gundy said he didn’t want to take anything away from the Blazers, he said the officiating made their defense look good. He called the game embarrassing for the league.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trail Blazers: Terry Stotts tied Nate McMillan for third-most victories as a Blazers coach. Stotts is 266-213. … The Blazers had lost five straight to the Pistons. … All five of Portland’s starters scored in double figures.UP NEXTPistons: Visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday.Trail Blazers: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I’ve been here for four years and many more years before that and I’ve never come in after a game, never, never come in after a game and talked like this. That was embarrassing,” he said.The Pistons trailed by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, but they closed to 84-74 on Stanley Johnson’s dunk with 8:18 left. Evan Turner responded with a jumper for the Blazers.After Kennard was whistled for a technical foul, Lillard made a foul shot and McCollum converted a layup to make it 89-74 with 6:19 remaining.Kennard was a game-time decision with a tight hamstring, but he finished with 12 points.Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic got two quick fouls within the first four minutes of the game, so he was replaced by Meyers Leonard. Portland went up 20-9 early.The Blazers led 60-45 at the break. Lillard led all scorers with 12 points.After extending the lead in the third quarter, Lillard went to the bench to start the fourth and it looked as if he might be done for the night. But he returned when Detroit got within 10 points.“We’re grown men,” Johnson said. “We grab and hold just like they grab and hold. At the end of the day it is what it is. You can’t go back and change stuff. You can’t do nothing about it. If that’s the way they want to officiate the game, we gotta deal with it and try to maneuver the best we can.”TIP-INSPistons: It was the third of a six-game road trip. … Forward/Center Eric Moreland played at Oregon State. … Reggie Jackson, who has missed 35 games with a right ankle sprain, participated in a 3-on-3 optional practice earlier this week.center_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gonzaga beats Ohio State for Sweet 16 return Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • Major upset

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Holding his own against four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Sangalang poured 14 of his 29 points in the final period, while the rest of the Hotshots put together an incredible defensive effort to stop the Beermen, enabling them to grab the headstart in a series that looked one-sided at the start.“Our mindset was not to give up no matter how big San Miguel’s lead,” said the 6-foot-7 Sangalang, who hit two free throws off a foul on Fajardo with 16.5 seconds remaining for the marginal points. “We know we are underdogs in the series, and we have no choice but to give everything for us to stand a chance against San Miguel.”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 folkTaking inspiration from injured teammate Marc Pingris, Sangalang also grabbed nine boards, while alternating with Rafi Reavis in guarding Fajardo, who managed just six points in the fourth after scoring 25 in the first three periods.“We had to help each other with Kuya Ping (Pingris) out,” said Sangalang. “He continues to motivate us and encourage us even when he’s not on the floor.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter02:14Carpio 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 Making good on his promise to seize the opportunity, Ian Sangalang took over in the fourth quarter as Magnolia fought back from 20 points down in the second half to stun San Miguel Beer, 105-103, Friday night in Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT The Hotshots outscored the Beermen, 30-14, in the final period with rookie Robbie Herndon also stepping up with a couple of three-pointers, before Reavis finally gave Magnolia the lead, 101-100.Paul Lee was held to just four points, but he hit a floater and assisted on a Sangalang basket late in the game. The Hotshots caught a break when referees missed an out-of-bounds call on Reavis before he called a timeout with 16 seconds left.Jio Jalalon blew the chance to seal the game earlier, missing two free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining, but Arwind Santos’ potential game-tying jumper was blocked by Reavis in San Miguel’s final possession.“I kept on insisting we wanted a grind it out game,” said Hotshots coach Chito Victolero. “It was always about our defense in the second half. Down by 20, the team didn’t give up. That’s the character that we’ve built from past experiences. That was our process.”ADVERTISEMENT With Final 4 in sight, RDJ wants La Salle to play better against UE Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • Povetkin back on cusp of world heavyweight title fight

    first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 38-year-old Povetkin has won eight straight fights, leaving the loss on points to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 as his only defeat in 35 bouts.In other fights on the undercard to Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker, WBA bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett said he broke his right hand in the third round of his unanimous points win over mandatory challenger Yonfrez Parejo, in the first defense of his belt.Burnett threw punches almost solely with his left hand in the second half of the fight but still won easily with all three judges to extend his unbeaten professional record to 19 wins.Parejo, of Venezuela, had previously won four straight fights after losing the interim WBA title. Yet he was outclassed by one of the rising stars of British boxing.That used to be describe lightweight Anthony Crolla, but he is trying to just stay in the conversation at world level.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Wagner, Michigan end Loyola’s Cinderella run in Final Four Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Now, he is the mandatory challenger for the WBA belt after a fifth-round stoppage of Price with a left hook that drew gasps from the estimated crowd of 78,000 inside Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.Price was a sitting target after being hit with a right jab from Povetkin, who followed it up with a powerful left that sent the British boxer to the canvas. Price needed medical attention before getting to his feet.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 crownPovetkin had already floored Price with a big left hook in the third round, though ended that round staggering back toward the ropes after getting hit with a left himself.Price started his pro career with 15 straight wins but has now lost five times, four of the defeats coming against boxers who served — or would go on to serve — doping bans. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Crolla made heavy work of his unanimous points win over unheralded Mexican Edson Ramirez, fighting with a cut near his right eye from the third round. Blood covered his face for large parts of an uneventful fight.A former WBA champion, Crolla could yet get another shot at that belt — maybe against fellow Brit Luke Campbell — as it could soon become vacant.Jorge Linares, who beat Crolla in back-to-back fights in Manchester, owns the strap and is soon fighting Vasyl Lomachenko. Linares, a 32-year-old Venezuelan, is coming toward the end of his career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments David Price, left, is hit by Alexander Povetkin in their WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight and WBO International Heavyweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday March 31, 2018. Price and Povetkin on the undercard Saturday, ahead of the main event unification title fight between heavyweight contenders Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)CARDIFF, Wales — Alexander Povetkin of Russia is back on the cusp of another heavyweight world title fight after a brutal knockout of David Price on Saturday.The WBA champion from 2011-13, Povetkin’s career stalled twice after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in a seven-month period in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

  • San Miguel nears 4th straight All-Filipino title, squeaks past Magnolia

    first_imgAlex Cabagnot was the knight in shining armor for the Beermen with his 27 points, but it was the defense which won them the game as Marcio Lassiter tipped the ball from behind Mark Barroca in the final 9.0 seconds which led to Arwind Santos’s game-sealing freethrows.“These players have the heart of champions. They know how to win and how to become winners and I’m thankful for them because they knew what the importance of this game was,” said a relieved coach Leo Austria.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 crownSan Miguel shoots for its fourth straight all-Filipino championship on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Lassiter went 4-of-9 from downtown to wound up with 18 markers, four rebounds, and two steals, while Santos got 13 points and 11 rebounds. June Mar Fajardo, who was named as the Best Player of the Conference before the game, contributed 16 markers, 13 boards, three assists, and three blocks.San Miguel played catch up with Magnolia in the first half before using an 11-0 tear abridging the third and fourth periods to grab the 71-64 lead.Ian Sangalang, though, held fort for the Hotshots and strung five straight points in the final two minutes to keep Magnolia in the game, 82-80., with 1:12 on the clock.“They shackled us and they were able to take the tempo of the game. They want to outrun us and they succeeded,” lamented Austria.Breaks, though, did not go in favor of the Hotshots as Aldrech Ramos missed an open corner triple before the costly Barroca turnover sealed their fate.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:34Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOne more win.San Miguel survived a gusty challenge from Magnolia and came away with a gutsy 84-80 win to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals series Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sangalang paced Magnolia with 22 points and 11 rebounds, Rome dela Rosa got 15 markers and nine boards, and Barroca chimed in 14 points, nine rebounds, and three steals in the sorry defeat.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 84 — Cabagnot 27, Lassiter 18, Fajardo 16, Santos 13, Ganuelas-Rosser 5, Ross 4, Espinas 1, Heruela 0, Pessumal 0.MAGNOLIA 80 — Sangalang 22, Dela Rosa 15, Barroca 14, Lee 9, Reavis 6, Simon 5, Jalalon 4, Ramos 3, Pascual 2, Gamalinda 0.Quarters: 14-20, 45-46, 69-64, 84-80. Laure sisters team up with Rondina for UST’s Season 81 campaignlast_img read more

  • He The North: LeBron’s bank at buzzer downs Raptors

    first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Confetti prematurely drops in Philly, Boston takes 3-0 lead P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 05: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hits the game winning shot over the outstretched hand of OG Anunoby #3 of the Toronto Raptors to win Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 105-103 during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 5, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit.After the Raptors tied it on rookie OG Anunoby’s 3-pointer with eight seconds left, James took the inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the floor and in one motion, dropped his 10-footer in front of Toronto’s stunned bench.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES View comments He then delivered a series-and-season ending dagger with another moment that belongs with any in his remarkable career.The first half ended in frustration for the Raptors with DeRozan, coach Dwane Casey and his assistants screaming at the officials following a sequence that went against them.Serge Ibaka’s basket was originally counted and then waved off by the referees, and the reversal was doubly painful as Love buried a 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead by 13. Jeff Green’s layup just before the horn made it 55-40 and an incensed Casey, his suit coat flying open and his tie jumping off his chest, stormed off the floor.Desperate to find something, anything, to slow down the Cavs, Casey changed his starting lineup for Game 3. He inserted 6-foot guard Fred VanVleet and benched forward Serge Ibaka, going with a smaller lineup to push the pace.However, Toronto started 2 of 11 from the field and the Raptors were quickly down 12 and seemingly in big trouble when DeRozan picked up his second foul and went to the bench.TIP-INSRaptors: Casey has been criticized for some moves — and ones he hasn’t made — in the series. He’s also aware of the narrative that his team has been mentally defeated by James. “It’s not in my head,” he said. “It’s disappointing. It reminds me of back in the days of having to get over the hurdle of (Michael) Jordan. At some point you’ve got to get over that hurdle, you’ve got to knock it down, you’ve got to knock the wall down.” … Fell to 0-6 in playoff games in Cleveland, tying Atlanta for the worst postseason record by an opponent.Cavaliers: Several Cleveland players watched the dramatic finish of the 76ers-Celtics game from their locker-room chairs before tip-off. … James moved past Tony Parker (226) for the fifth most games in postseason history. Derek Fisher (259) is the all-time leader followed by Tim Duncan (251), Robert Horry (244) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (237).UP NEXTGame 4 is Monday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cavs ran and mobbed James and moments later he was back up on the scorer’s table — just like after a game-winner against Indiana last round — to celebrate a win that was up for grabs.James finished with 38 points, Kevin Love added 21 and 16 rebounds and Kyle Korver 18 for the Cavs, who can sweep the Raptors for the second straight year.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 crownKyle Lowry scored 27 for Toronto, which clawed back in the fourth quarter with All-Star DeMar DeRozan on the bench.After winning two games in Canada, the Cavs came home and won a brawl with the Raptors, who just can’t beat James. He’s 11-2 against Toronto in the past three postseasons.center_img 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 The three-time champion has ended the Raptors’ past two seasons, and despite playing with a different supporting cast, James is one win from a Toronto trifecta.We The North? He The North.Game 4 is Monday night, and the odds are stacked against the rattled Raptors. Of the 129 teams in NBA history to fall behind 3-0, none has come back to win.This was supposed to be the Raptors season, the one that ended in triumph over James. Toronto had the East’s best record, the No. 1 seed, home-court advantage and a Cleveland team that appeared very beatable.But the Cavs stole Game 1 by a point in overtime, and James scored 43 in a magnificent Game 2 performance.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more

  • Moultrie’s 37 powers NLEX to slump-ending win over Phoenix in OT

    first_imgPBA IMAGESBIÑAN — NLEX built an early 19-point lead but still needed to fend off Phoenix in the overtime period to take the 120-115 victory Friday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Alonte Sports Arena here.Arnett Moultrie uncorked 37 points, 17 rebounds, and eight assists for the Road Warriors, who finally got a breakthrough win in the second conference after dropping their first three outings.ADVERTISEMENT The Road Warriors got their running game in the first half as the lead swelled to as high as 19, 51-32.Phoenix then rampaged back with Jason Perkins tying the score at 102 in the final 41.3 seconds.Moultrie reclaimed the lead back for NLEX, 104-102, with a slam in the last 24.8 ticks, but James White cleaned up Perkins’ miss to force overtime with 5.1 seconds remaining.Moultrie missed his final drive as the game went to overtime.Matthew Wright led Phoenix with 31 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, while James White got 19 points and 11 boards in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Alex Mallari also came up big in the extra frame, firing five of his 13 points on top of his four assists, while JR Quiñahan had 16 on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from downtown.NLEX opened OT with a 9-2 run for a 113-106 edge with 3:12 left as it found its stroke from the outside and drained three of its 13 triples in the last five minutes.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“We needed this win badly,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s like we’re starting to learn how to win again. We felt like we forgot how to win.“We had a good lead almost throughout the game, but we lost it in the last four minutes. Of course, that’s disappointing, but a win is still a win.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The defeat sent the Fuel Masters to an even 2-2 card.The Scores:NLEX 120 — Moultrie 37, Quiñahan 16, Mallari 13, Fonacier 11, Ravena 9, Miranda 8, Baguio 7, Soyud 7, Tiongson 5, Rios 4, Monfort 3, Ighalo 0.PHOENIX 115 — Wright 31, White 19, Chan 17, Perkins 15, Revilla 9, Jazul 8, Mendoza 8, Kramer 4, Chua 2, Eriobu 2, Alolino 0, Intal 0, Wilson 0.Quarters: 28-25, 57-43, 78-72, 104-104, 120-115.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filoil: La Salle rolls to fourth straight win with rout of EAC P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

  • Djokovic’s next French Open foe was cleared of match-fixing

    first_imgItaly’s Marco Cecchinato celebrates winning his fourth round match against Belgium’s David Goffin in four sets 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, June 3, 2018. APPARIS — In his record 12th French Open quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic will face a man he knows well, even if the rest of the world does not.What a tale Marco Cecchinato (it’s pronounced Cheh-key-NAH’-toe) can tell, though. He is a 25-year-old from Sicily who once was handed a match-fixing suspension that later was thrown out on appeal. His tour-level career record was 4-23 before this season. His Grand Slam record was 0-4 before last week.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding And what a beautiful, one-handed backhand that is.A reporter wanted to know whether he thinks that shot of his is more like Gustavo Kuerten’s or Stan Wawrinka’s, a pair of past French Open champions.“Honestly,” came the reply, “I want to be like Cecchinato.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #KicksStalker: LeBron’s shoe gets Filipino touch 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 View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Yet here he is, earning the right to face Djokovic for a spot in the semifinals at Roland Garros by eliminating the No. 8-seeded David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 on Sunday. How surprising is this run? Cecchinato’s ranking of No. 72 is the lowest in a decade for a man in the final eight at the French Open.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 crownAsked whether he could have envisioned, even as recently as April, that he would get this far at a major tournament, Cecchinato answered with one word, “No,” before breaking into as wide a smile as can be.“For me,” he continued, “this is the best moment of my life.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Cecchinato and Djokovic, who meet Tuesday, have crossed paths often in Monte Carlo. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, lives there; Cecchinato has worked on his game at an academy there.“I have known of him for many years,” Djokovic said after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 30 Fernando Verdasco. “I know now his game and I practiced with him. I watched him play. For sure, he’s playing the tennis of his life.”Yes, Djokovic was thrilled to get back to a ninth consecutive quarterfinal in Paris after dealing with elbow trouble for more than a year and needing surgery in February. And in other men’s action Sunday, No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev was relieved to win a third consecutive five-setter — after trailing 2-1 in sets each time — to get to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where he will face No. 8 Dominic Thiem.But one of these is not like the others.At all.ADVERTISEMENT In July 2016, Cecchinato was one of three Italian players initially suspended by their national tennis federation for allegedly influencing the outcome of matches. He was banned for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros (about $45,000), accused of losing on purpose during a lower-tier Challenger event at Morocco in 2015.Cecchinato appealed, and the Italian Olympic Committee announced in December 2016 that the sanctions were dropped entirely.Asked Sunday whether he wanted to explain what happened, Cecchinato replied in Italian: “Right now, I want to enjoy this moment. That year was a tough time. I want to think about the present. Maybe we can talk about it after the tournament. Now I want to enjoy the fantastic moment that I am living. And I think that’s good enough.”Fact is, his French Open probably should have ended in the first round.Cecchinato dropped the opening two sets that day against someone named Marius Copil, a Romanian ranked 94th, and then was two points from losing, right then and there. But Cecchinato came all the way back, winning 10-8 in the fifth set.And so the journey began.Next came a straight-set win over 190th-ranked Marco Trungelliti. The “lucky loser” made the 10-hour, 650-mile drive with his 88-year-old grandmother, mother and younger brother from his home in Barcelona to Paris once he realized there was a spot in the field available because someone else withdrew.That was followed by a four-set upset of 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, and then the surprising win over Goffin.“When he made me run, he was actually dictating the rallies,” said Goffin, whose right elbow was looked at by a trainer during the match, “so it was hard for me to have the upper hand.”Cecchinato certainly appeared to be appreciating every moment of his time on Court Suzanne Lenglen. He chatted with himself during changeovers — “I like to talk,” he said later — and dropping down onto the red clay after one last backhand winner on match point. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

  • Iverson won’t coach in BIG3 this season

    first_imgFILE – Allen Iverson of 3’s Company talks to his team during a time out in the game against Tri-State in week nine of the BIG3 three-on-three basketball league at KeyArena on August 20, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Stephen Brashear/BIG3/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Allen Iverson will not coach in the BIG3 this season and will be replaced by Michael Cooper with 3′s Company.Iverson says Wednesday he informed the league he could not take part because of scheduling conflicts, adding in an Instagram post that the league supports him and he would continue to attend games when possible.ADVERTISEMENT Muguruza says top ranking no longer ‘that important’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 awardcenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Iverson was the biggest star to join Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league of former NBA players last season and was announced as a player-coach. But the 2001 NBA MVP quickly decided after the opening game he would no longer play and focused only on his coaching duties.Cooper won five championships as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers and also won titles as a coach in the WNBA and NBA Development League.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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more