Month: November 2019

  • CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals

    first_imgJK Casiño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Centro Escolar University coach Yong Garcia, there’s no shame in losing to Cignal HD in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.After all, even he did not expect his side to make it this far in his first conference at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next “I think we overachieved,” he said, after the Hawkeyes dealt the Scorpions a 79-69 Game 2 defeat.“I’m so proud of my players because they always gave their best and that’s the reason why we made it in this stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the decks stacked against them, CEU shocked top-seed Flying V in the semifinals to arrange the date against Cignal behind the heroics of Rod Ebondo and the troika of guards in JK Casiño, Aaron Jeruta, and Orlan Wamar.Unfortunately, that dream run didn’t get a happy ending as the Hawkeyes swept CEU in the best-of-three championship series, 2-0. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Though Garcia rued the missed chance, the youthful mentor shared that he’s hopeful that the Scorpions picked up valuable lessons through the course of the campaign.“I just told them that every time we’re given these kinds of opportunities, we have to grab it. We can’t be content and we have to continue giving our best to make it to the next level,” he said.Garcia will now prepare CEU for its title retention bid in the UCBL.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: Centeno, Amit on course for 9-ball gold medal battlelast_img read more

  • 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th round

    first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Before a pro-McGregor crowd that roared every time the UFC star landed a punch, Mayweather methodically broke him down after a slow start to score his first real stoppage in nearly a decade. He did it in what he said would be his final fight, against a fighter who had never been in a professional boxing match.McGregor boxed surprisingly well early. But after landing some shots in the first three rounds, his punches seemed to lose their steam, and Mayweather went on the pursuit. McGregor backpedaled most of the way, stopping only to throw an occasional flurry as Mayweather wore him down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see,” Mayweather said. “I owed them for the (Manny) Pacquiao fight.”McGregor had vowed to knock Mayweather out within two rounds, and he won the early rounds with movement and punches to the head. But the tide of the fight turned in the fourth round as Mayweather seemed to figure out what he had to do and began aggressively stalking McGregor. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games “I turned him into a Mexican tonight,” McGregor said. “He fought like a Mexican.”In a fight so intriguing that it cost $10,000 for ringside seats, McGregor turned in a respectable performance for someone in his first fight. But Mayweather’s experience and his ring savvy paid off as he executed his game plan to perfection.“Our game plan was to take our time, go to him and take him out in the end,” Mayweather said. “I guaranteed everybody this fight wouldn’t go the distance.”Mayweather was widely criticized for not going after Pacquiao in their megafight, and he didn’t make the same mistake this time. In a fight that could make him $200 million he seemed to stagger McGregor with a series of punches in the ninth round, then came back in the 10th eager to finish it off.McGregor went over and hugged Mayweather. He seemed almost happy in the ring afterward, secure that he had given a good performance even in losing.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “I was a little fatigued,” he said. “He was composed in there, that’s what 50 pro fights can give you.”Mayweather ran his record to 50-0, surpassing Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record and giving himself a great parting gift. He repeated afterward that he was not going to fight again.“This is my last fight for sure. 50-0 sounds good, I’m looking forward to going into the Hall of Fame,” Mayweather said. “I picked the best dance partner to do it with.”Irish fans arrived by the thousands in the days before the fight, filling the arena for the weigh-in and boisterously cheering for their man. They even went off in the middle of the night and spray painted an Irish flag and “49-1” on a billboard on Interstate 15 promoting Mayweather’s businesses.The capacity crowd at the arena cheered McGregor on, but they quieted as the fight progressed and Mayweather showed his dominance. LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. figured out a 50th opponent, letting Conor McGregor have the early rounds before stalking him late and leaving the mixed martial artist defenseless and exhausted on the ropes.Mayweather battered McGregor around the ring in the later rounds, finally stopping him at 1:05 of the 10th round Saturday night with a flurry of punches that forced referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

  • NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hype

    first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The lackluster showing was in large part due to the stifling defense of Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, who hounded the 19-year-old every chance he could.But even before tip-off, Lakers head coach Luke Walton knew that the UCLA product would have a huge target on his back throughout the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re going to come after him,” Walton told Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. “That’s what people in this league do. They come after young players, and when there’s young players a lot of media and a hype around them, they really come after them.”Ball, of course, has become one of the most hyped-up prospects even before he entered the NBA, mostly due to the outlandish proclamations made by his father, LaVar. The UCLA product also entered the league having his own signature shoes under the Big Baller Brand, and also starred in “Ball in the Family” reality show.Walton, meanwhile, correctly predicted that Beverley would indeed be a thorn to the side of the rookie player in his first game.“If any players are going to try to make a statement against Ball, you might expect it to be Beverley, a first-team all-defensive guard and an all-word annoyance whose own path to the NBA was a far cry from that of Ball,” he said before the game.He had also noted Ball’s ankle injury suffered in pre-season, which could impact his conditioning.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball  APThe Los Angeles Lakers prized recruit Lonzo Ball had an underwhelming NBA debut on Thursday (Friday in Manila), tallying 3 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the team’s lopsided 108-92 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers.READ: Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of LakersADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

  • Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1

    first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Yes, it was—barely—and the Houston Astros won a World Series game for the first time in their 56 seasons.Charlie Culberson hit a two-out homer in the bottom half off Chris Devenski, who then struck out Yasiel Puig in a tense, nine-pitch at-bat for the win. The Astros outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a Hollywood thriller Wednesday to tie the Series at one game apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Wasn’t that the best game ever!?” Alex Bregman proclaimed to no one in particular in the Astros clubhouse.On a night of dramatic swings and a World Series-record eight home runs, Marwin Gonzalez stunned the Dodger Stadium crowd with a solo shot off dominant Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen on an 0-2 pitch in the ninth that made it 3-all. “We were pretty unlucky at the beginning of the game when Taylor dove in center field and (the ball) hit him in the face or head,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “I felt like the baseball gods were returning the favor, by having an umpire standing in the way there.”Cameron Maybin, who had entered in the 10th, singled leading off the 11th against losing pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a surprise addition to the Dodgers’ World Series roster who was pitching for the first time since Oct. 1. Maybin stole second and Springer hit a drive to right-center for a 7-5 lead, just the third 11th-inning home run in the Series after shots by Kirby Puckett in 1991 and David Freese in 2011.Springer, an All-Star leadoff man, broke out of his slump with three hits and a walk after going 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in the Series opener Tuesday. His decisive drive made the Astros the first team to hit three extra-inning home runs in a postseason game.Devenski retired Corey Seager and Justin Turner on lineouts in the bottom half. Puig checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch — the Astros jumped when first base umpire Gerry Davis signaled no swing—and Puig fouled off two more. Devenski threw his fifth straight changeup, and Puig swung over it as the Astros ran onto the field to celebrate after finally closing out a back-and-forth game that lasted 4 hours, 19 minutes.“It was an emotional roller coaster,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who removed starter Rich Hill after he threw only 60 pitches in four solid innings and struck out seven.After another steamy night in a Santa Ana heat wave, the series shifts to Texas and resumes Friday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, where the retractable roof has not been open for a game since June 9. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for the Astros and Yu Darvish for the Dodgers, who acquired him from Texas at the July 31 trade deadline.Houston is 2-5 on the road in the postseason but 6-0 at home, where the Astros have outscored the Red Sox and Yankees by a combined 31-7.“We didn’t expect these guys to lay down. It’s a very good ballclub over there,” Roberts said. “We’ll be ready to go.”Before Gonzalez’s home run, the Dodgers had an 85 percent chance of winning, according to Fangraphs. After Correa’s long ball, the Astros were a 93 percent favorite.Verlander, wearing an undershirt, entered the dugout at one point and screamed at his teammates that the game was not over. “All of a sudden, two runs seemed like it was the Grand Canyon,” he said. “I was just trying to remind these guys two runs is nothing.”Bregman’s RBI single in the third gave Houston its first lead of the Series, a hit that might have turned into a three-run, inside-the-park homer had the ball not caromed off the bill of Taylor’s cap directly to left fielder Joc Pederson.Los Angeles had just two hits through seven innings but led 3-1 behind Pederson’s fifth-inning solo homer and Seager’s tiebreaking, two-run drive in the sixth against Verlander. It was Pederson’s first home run since July 26.Jansen entered with a 3-1 lead trying for his first six-out save in a year after Bregman doubled leading off the eighth against Brandon Morrow, a ball that ticked off the glove of a diving Puig in the right-field corner. Furious that he didn’t make what would have been a sensational catch, Puig slammed his mitt to the ground.Correa’s RBI single off Jansen ended a record 28-inning postseason scoreless streak by the Dodgers’ bullpen.Gonzalez, choking up on the bat, seemed an unlikely candidate for a tying homer. He had not driven in a run in his 45 plate appearances since Houston’s playoff opener, and the blown save was just the second for Jansen this year. The Dodgers had been 98-0 in 2017 when leading after eight innings, including the postseason.“I didn’t make my pitch,” Jansen said. “You can’t beat yourself up about that.”As the slanting sun illuminated the green hills of Elysian Park behind center field and the ochre-tinted San Gabriel Mountains beyond, retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch . The 89-year-old, who left the booth in 2016 after his 67th season, charmed the crowd when he began “somewhere up in heaven, Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges are laughing their heads off” at his presence on the mound. He feigned an arm injury and turned the ritual over to Fernando Valenzuela, who helped the Dodgers win their 1981 title.The game-time temperature was 93 degrees—down 10 degrees from the opener. Celebrities in the sellout crowd of 54,293 included golfers Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.Houston improved to 10-0 in nine starts and one relief appearance by Verlander, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner obtained in a trade from Detroit at the Aug. 31 deadline to be eligible for the Astros’ postseason roster. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Tensions creeping in at PSG as questions asked of two stars Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the 11th inning of Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES, California—George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in postseason history?ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Afterward, players were exhausted.“When that last out is made, you finally breathe,” Springer said. “That’s an emotional high—emotional high to low to high again. But that’s why we play the game. And that’s the craziest game that I’ve ever played in. And it’s only Game 2.” MOST READ View comments Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit consecutive home runsagainst Josh Fields in the 10th to build a 5-3 Astros lead, with Correa flipping his bat to celebrate.But there was more. Much, much more.“This is an instant classic and to be part of it is pretty special,” Astros starter Justin Verlander said.Puig homered off Ken Giles starting the bottom of the 10th and Enrique Hernandez knotted the score 5-5 with a two-out RBI single .Devenski entered and, with Hernandez at second, made a wild pickoff throw that appeared headed toward left-center field before it struck second base umpire Laz Diaz. An incredulous Hernandez put both hands on his helmet, unable to advance, and was stranded when Chris Taylor flied out.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

  • Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets

    first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Hornets: Charlotte’s 57 points in the first half were the second most the Celtics have allowed in the first half this season, one fewer than Milwaukee scored in the opening half of a 108-100 win on Oct. 18. … Nicolas Batum (sprained left elbow) and Treveon Graham (right quad contusion) both sat out.Celtics: Shot just 33 percent (14 of 43) in the first half. … Coach Brad Stevens said Horford is “doing way better” but wouldn’t speculate about his availability.UP NEXTHornets: Host Cavaliers on Wednesday.Celtics: Host Raptors on Sunday. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The lead grew to five before Walker’s three-point play got the Hornets back within 86-85. Marcus Morris connected on a jumper, but Walker responded with a driving layup to get it back to a point.Boston called timeout, but Rozier accidently stepped out of bounds on the ensuing inbounds play. Walker dribbled the clock down, but his jumper bounced off the back of the rim and was rebounded by Rozier. He was fouled and sank two free throws with 3.6 seconds left.Charlotte struggled throughout the final period, going 4 of 20 from the field and committing six turnovers.“We’re giving up huge leads. We’re not maintaining our game,” Walker said. “We’ve got to be better as a whole.”With Irving out, Charlotte took advantage against Boston’s reserves early, stretching its lead to as many as 18 in the second quarter and taking a 16-point lead into halftime.BANGED UPIrving’s injury is the latest stroke of bad luck for a Boston starter. Horford missed his second straight game with a concussion. And, of course, Hayward is out for the season after a gruesome leg injury on opening night.SLOW STARTThe Celtics opened just 1 of 11 from the floor, and that first made field goal never made it through the hoop. Brown was credited with a basket when Howard was called for goaltending with 8:58 left in the first quarter, cutting Charlotte’s lead to 9-2.Boston’s first field goal to actually fall through the basket came from Morris more than halfway through the quarter.TIP-INS Read Next Neymar is in tears after coach Tite defends his reputation LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Terry Rozier finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, playing an increased role after Irving left the game in the first quarter after taking an elbow to the face. Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 13 rebounds.The Celtics extended their win streak to 11 games. Charlotte has lost four straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just got a lot of fighters, a lot of resilient guys,” Larkin said of a team that’s now seen Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and now Irving beset by injuries.He said his teammates’ misfortunes have underlined the necessity of staying ready.“I’m always locked it. That’s my job. I don’t know when my opportunity’s gonna be there,” Larkin said. “Tonight I hit some shots early, coach kept rocking with me, so I tried to throw my best.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Celtics center Aron Baynes’ elbow inadvertently struck Irving when Baynes was landing after a rebound attempt. Irving fell to the floor and was bleeding from the nose as he was escorted back to the locker room. Irving was ruled out for the rest of the game while he was monitored for possible concussion symptoms.Larkin said Irving spoke to the team at halftime and texted them all congratulations on the win.Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 20 points and 11 assists.Celtics trailed by 12 after three quarters, but opened the fourth on a 16-3 run and took the lead with 4:05 to play on a basket by Brown.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Another game, another injury, another win for the Boston Celtics.Jayson Tatum had 16 points, Shane Larkin added 16 off the bench and the Celtics overcame an injury to Kyrie Irving and a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 90-87 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

  • Brady takes his 3rd Super Bowl loss, despite 500-yard game

    first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC This was surely not the end of his unparalleled and sure-bet-for-the-Hall-of-Fame career, but at age 40 there’s no guarantee this wasn’t the last time he played in a Super Bowl.“It’s a team sport. The Eagles played a better game today,” Brady said. “They deserve to win. That’s why we’re not the champs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe fumble, forced by Brandon Graham and picked up by Derek Barnett, put the Eagles in position for a field goal that pushed their lead to eight points. Brady and the Patriots had one last possession, but his final heave from midfield was batted down to give the Eagles their first Super Bowl trophy with a 41-33 victory and drop Brady’s career record in the title game to 5-3.The all-time leader with eight career postseason fourth-quarter comebacks, Brady wasn’t able to notch a ninth. “We obviously didn’t make enough plays in the red zone and turned the ball over one time,” offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “If we have a turnover that leads to some points for them, and you fail to score a couple of touchdowns in the first part of the game, generally speaking against a really good team, it usually comes back to bite you.”Brady already owns a healthy share of the NFL record book, but there’s a new entry that he and all of New England would prefer to erase. Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to lose a game, in the regular season or the playoffs, despite passing for 500 or more yards, three or more touchdowns and no interceptions.“You always hope you come out on the winning end of the shootout,” Brady said. “We didn’t win it today.”Brady finished 28 for 48 for 505 yards and three scores and a 115.4 passer rating. He has two of the three 400-yard passing games in Super Bowl history, with his 466 yards in last season’s overtime win over Atlanta and Kurt Warner’s 414 yards for the St. Louis Rams in a victory over the Tennessee Titans 18 years ago.“I’ve played in eight of them, and they’re all good games. Today, we had our opportunities,” Brady said. “Never really got control of the game. Never really played on our terms. Just didn’t make plays when we needed to.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES New England Patriots’ Tom Brady sits on the field after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS — The ball had just been whacked out of Tom Brady’s right hand at the worst possible momentfor the New England Patriots, giving the Philadelphia Eagles the ball just before the two-minute warning.Brady sat on the turf, resting his arms on his knees with a pose of resignation. Once he reached the sideline and plopped down on the bench, he lowered his head and stared down for several seconds .ADVERTISEMENT View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH This was the second time Brady was voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and lost in the Super Bowl, a contrast he also experienced 10 years ago.In fact, the past nine winners of the Associated Press MVP award to reach the big game have lost. The others were Kurt Warner (2001), Rich Gannon (2002), Shaun Alexander (2005), Peyton Manning (2009 and 2013), Cam Newton (2015) and Matt Ryan (2016).Brady led the league in 2017 with 4,577 passing yards, despite losing standout wide receiver Julian Edelman to a knee injury, so he sure hasn’t been slowing down. There’ve been reports of friction between Brady, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft, but any potential dysfunction didn’t deter him. He was all smiles during his interview sessions during the week, wondering with seeming sincere curiosity why there’s been so much media fixation on when he’ll ever retire. This one, though, had to hurt.“No one is going to feel sorry for us,” Brady said. “We’ll evaluate like we always do. I’m sure everyone is pretty tired after a long year. That’s football.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Zark’s-Lyceum slips past Wangs-Letran for 4th straight win Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • Marcial eyes Olympic gold before going pro

    first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding John Marvin and Felix Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEumir Marcial is undoubtedly one of the most illustrious amateur Filipino boxers of his generation, winning two gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games and one in the International Boxing Association Youth World Boxing Championships.Despite his daunting resume in the amateurs, the 22-year-old middleweight doesn’t see himself fighting in the professional ranks in the near future.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next MOST READcenter_img “I’m really happy that I got awarded again, this is just a little one but I’m hoping I can get the big one,” said Marcial. “I won’t stop until I get that Athlete of the Year award.”Marcial added he’s preparing for the 2018 Asian Games that will be held in Jakarta, and part of his preparation is competing in the World Series of Boxing where he’s part of the British Lionhearts team. LATEST STORIES “As of now, I don’t see myself going pro, because my goal really is the Olympics and I’m really dreaming of getting the gold,” said Marcial in Filipino during the PSA Awards Tuesday at Manila Hotel.“First I must win the Olympics, then I’ll go pro.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarcial and SEA Games teammate John Nobel Tupas Marvin were given special awards for their gold medals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.The award Marcial received on Wednesday was his fourth overall from the PSA, and he plans to add the biggest trophy the Philippines’ sports writers give out yearly—the Athlete of the Year. Westbrook hits 30 in OT clincher as Thunder top Mavs AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • D-League: Pacesetter CEU crushes AMA by 35

    first_imgPBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University hardly broke a sweat as it decimated AMA Online Education, 118-83, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Art Aquino and Mishaal Veron caught fire in the second quarter as the duo accounted for 21 of the Scorpions’ 42-point explosion to turn a tight 25-24 lead at the end of the opening frame to a decisive 67-41 halftime lead.ADVERTISEMENT AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 83 — Manalang 23, Andaya 19, Escalambre 14, Martinez 11, Garcia 5, Lao 5, Antonares 2, Quijano 2, Taganas 2.Quarters: 25-24, 67-41, 97-58, 118-83. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The spread extended to as high as 42, 108-66, after a Joseph Manlangit three-pointer with 6:56 remaining as CEU shot a solid 46-percent clip from the field.Rod Ebondo remained as solid as ever for the Scorpions with 27 markers, 21 coming in the first half, to go with nine rebounds before sitting the game out at the 5:31 mark of the third period onwards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAquino got 15 markers, 11 of which coming in that telling second quarter, while Veron poured 10 of his 12 points in that frame, to go with five boards.Judel Fuentes finished with 12 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Manlangit got 11 for CEU’s third straight win. View comments Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES MOST READ Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EAC Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving “I’m happy with how the boys played. We were still feeling our way in the start, but when we focused to run on the break in the second quarter, that’s when everybody played well,” said coach Yong Garcia as the Scorpions remained on top of the standings at 6-1.Robbie Manalang led the hapless Titans with 23 points and four rebounds, while Mac Andaya tallied a double-double of 19 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks.AMA went down for the third straight time to fall to 1-6.The Scores:CEU 118 — Ebondo 27, Aquino 15, Fuentes 12, Veron 12, Manlangit 12, Opiso 10, Caballero 6, Cruz 6, Guinitaran 6, Wamar 6, Uri 5, Arim 2, Chan 0, Saber 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Roach unbothered by Pacquiao’s sluggish starts in sparring

    first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “Whenever he wanted to turn it on, he did,” said Roach Thursday during Pacquiao’s training session at Elorde Gym in the Mall of Asia Complex.Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division World champion, looked slow in the first two rounds of his sparring sessions but immediately turned up the ante when he faced up against Mexican Adrian Young.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe future Hall of Famer showed off his footwork and circled around a confused Young who sparred with Pacquiao for four rounds.And for Roach, he doesn’t mind if Pacquiao wants to start things slow. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds D-League: Fiery Cignal drubs Tanduay Freddie Roach at ringside during Manny Pacquiao’s sparring session Thursday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFamed boxing trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t mind seeing his prized pupil Manny Pacquiao go on slow starts during his sparring sessions in preparation for the Jeff Horn bout come July 2.Pacquiao (59-6-2) is preparing to defend his WBO World welterweight championship against the undefeated Horn (16-0-1) in Australia, and has so far breezed through his sparring partners despite the sluggish beginnings.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He can turn it whenever he wants and that’s exactly what I want from him,” said Roach. “If he’s running through his sparring partners everyday we won’t have any sparring partners left.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

  • San Beda rips listless UST 5th straight win

    first_imgMOST READ No Red Lion reached double digits in scoring with Javee Mocon leading the team with nine points but all 18 of San Beda’s players had at least two points.Jeepy Faundo led the Growling Tigers with 14 points and seven boards. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pascua replaces delos Santos as FEU women’s volleyball coach View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games FILE PHOTO – San Beda’s Javee Mocon during the NCAA Season 92 men’s basketball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda made easy work of University of Santo Tomas, 86-59, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions now have an immaculate 5-0 record to remain atop the standings in Group A while the Growling Tigers’ 1-6 card puts them at the cellar.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said their dominant win over UST was a show of the team’s character after they fought tooth-and-nail against University of Perpetual Help to come away with a 64-61 overtime win.“We’re happy we bounced back from a bad game against Perpetual, that’s what I told the boys after the game and that was really a bad game,” said Fernandez. “It’s a character test for us today and they started really strong.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I also gave everybody a chance to play and all my players played well today.”San Beda fired on all cylinders immediately putting up 24 quick points while limiting UST to just 10 and that proved to be the story of the game as the Growling Tigers never found the offensive groove to counter the Red Lions. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more