Ceres battles past Shan United to set up clash vs Brisbane Roar

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Schrock was denied by the post deep into extra time, after shooting from a tight angle following a flowing move involving substitute Manny Ott and OJ Porteria. The Burmese champions sat deep and absorbed the pressure for most of the match, denying the Busmen space in the final third. 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 folkBut as both teams searched for a winner in extra time, it was Schrock who provided the flash of inspiration when his effort was deflected into the bottom corner, beating Shan goalkeeper Thuha Sithu.Shan hit back when Asare turned and lifted the ball past debuting goalkeeper Toni Doblas. The goal sent the match into penalties, where Carlie De Murga, Stephan Schrock, Mike Ott and Bienvenido Maranon all found theback of the net. Racela looking for better finishing kick from TNT Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros dug deep and kept its poise in the shootout to subdue Shan United of Myanmar, 4-3, on penalties last Tuesday night to advance to the second round of AFC Champions League qualifiers at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Far from their best form after returning from a break only last week, the Busmen forged ahead in the 92nd minute through a deflected effort from Stephan Schrock only for Patrick Asare to pull the hosts level sevenminutes later. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The hosts missed two penalties, allowing the Busmen to punch their ticket to the second round where they will face Brisbane Roar of Australia on Jan. 23. “It was a tough game, we weren’t ready to play 120 minutes because we only had four training sessions before the game but everytime we wear this jersey, we represent Ceres, we represent Bacolod, we represent the Philippines, so we have to give our best,” said Ceres skipper Carlie De Murga.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas PLAY LIST 01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

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NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

first_img“I don’t know,” he said. “We took our loss. Tough loss.”It seems almost inevitable the NBA would take some disciplinary action against players. Paul is also the president of the National Basketball Players Association, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.“Chris was a great Clipper, solid citizen his whole time here,” Ballmer said. “But as I told him last time we had dinner, ‘Every time we play, I’m against you the whole time.’”Both teams were off Tuesday. The Clippers host Denver on Wednesday, and Houston is off until it hosts Minnesota on Thursday.Clippers coach Doc Rivers also said his team was in its own locker room.“Their entire team was not in their locker room,” he said, referring to the Rockets. Walking into his postgame interview, Rivers joked, “We’re honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day; we’re non-violent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, and Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza have words before both of them were ejected in the closing seconds of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The NBA has spoken to Clippers star Blake Griffin as well as other players from the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles as part of its investigation into late-game and postgame incidents involving the teams.Griffin confirmed Tuesday that he had been contacted by league officials.ADVERTISEMENT Davis scores 45, Pelicans beat Celtics in OT “We were exactly where we were supposed to be. All our guys were in the locker room talking,” Griffin said Tuesday. “We were doing the right thing.”There were incidents as well in the closing minutes of Chris Paul’s first game against the Clippers at Staples Center since he was traded to the Rockets last summer. Griffin appeared to bump Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, and they exchanged words. Griffin and Houston’s Trevor Ariza were later ejected after another incident.“I think the NBA should finish their investigation,” Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said Tuesday. “I’m glad we got the win last night and I’m glad all our guys were in our locker room all night last night.”Afterward, neither team offered specifics on what happened, if anything, in the Clippers’ locker room.Paul was asked about it and dodged the question.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “I’ve spoken to them,” he said after attending a L.A. Clippers Foundation event at an elementary school. “I’m sure they’ve talked to everybody by now. We’ll see what they come up with.”Tempers boiled over Monday night late in the Clippers’ 113-102 victory , to the point where several security guards were needed outside the Houston locker room afterward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I wouldn’t call it pretty crazy,” Griffin said. “In this day and age everything kind of gets blown a little bit out of proportion.”Citing anonymous NBA sources, ESPN reported several Rockets players headed toward the Clippers’ locker room afterward, seeking a confrontation, but were escorted away by security before anything got physical. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

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Bittersweet as Cousins injures Achilles in Pelicans’ victory over Rockets

first_imgTo have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rockets: Harden moved into second in Rockets history in assists with 3,347, passing Allen Leavell’s 3,339. … Harden missed eight of nine 3-point attempts, although six of his free throws came after he was fouled on 3s. … Former Pelican Ryan Anderson, who came in averaging 10.1 points, did not score, missing all three of his shots.Pelicans: Piled up 24 assists on 27 field goals in the first half and finished with 36 assists on 44 made shots. … Recently acquired guard DeAndre Liggins contributed a pair of timely 3s in the second half. … Improved to 14-9 at home.UP NEXTRockets: Host Phoenix on Sunday.Pelicans: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because, officially, the team said an MRI will determine the severity of the injury.Yahoo! first reported the initial diagnosis.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 folkThe injury, which occurred as Cousins pursued a missed free throw with 12 second left in the game, all but squelched the jubilation from a team and its fans, who otherwise would have been celebrating a fourth straight victory and seventh in eight games.“We were just figuring everything out. That’s the tough part,” Davis said, adding that he hadn’t spoken to Cousins and wasn’t yet certain if the injury was season-ending. “We’ve got to keep going and just keep finding a way to win. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew D’Antoni to coach Team Stephen in NBA All-Star Game LATEST STORIES New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins lies on the court while being tended to after injuring his left Achilles tendon, according to the team, during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 115-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before seriously injuring his left Achilles, and New Orleans survived a furious Houston rally for a 115-113 victory over the Rockets on Friday night.A person familiar with the situation said Pelicans team physicians have provided a preliminary diagnosis of an Achilles tear, which would end Cousins’ season little more than a week after he was named an All-Star starter.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chris Paul scored a season-high 38 points before fouling out in the final seconds and nearly led Houston back from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit. James Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, and Eric Gordon scored 27 points.Houston tied it at 104 on Luc Mbah a Moute’s layup with 2:34 to go. And the game was tied once more at 109 on Trevor Ariza’s 3 with 1:17 to go before Holiday’s driving floater and Cousins’ put-back gave New Orleans the lead for good.The Rockets’ comeback bid began after Miller’s 3 gave the Pelicans an 81-60 lead with 5:54 left in the quarter.Houston turned the tide with a 20-6 run, during which Paul scored 10 on two 3s, a layup and two free throws.Early in the fourth quarter, Paul sneaked in behind Cousins to steal an inbound pass to set up his breakaway layup as he was fouled, trimming New Orleans lead to 96-92.However, Paul committed his fifth foul with 7:29 left, and went to the bench for more than three minutes, during which the Pelicans’ lead crept back to eight.Paul returned with four minutes left and the Rockets scored the next eight points to tie it.Davis dominated early, scoring 16 points in the first quarter, and the Pelicans pushed ahead in a lopsided second quarter in which they hit 14 of 20 shots.New Orleans took its first double-digit lead when Miller’s 3 made it 51-40. Davis’ third alley-oop dunk of the game put the Pelicans up 13 and his free throws one possession later gave the Pelicans a 15-point lead.Harden’s short jumper cut it to 66-53 at halftime.TIP-INS Read Next “We’ve got enough guys in here who are professionals who are always ready when their number’s called, so we’ve got to make sure that we stay locked in.”Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and unconventionally sealed the victory by purposefully missing a free throw with 1.8 seconds left, causing time to run out as players fought for the rebound.“Right now, just praying everything’s OK,” with Cousins, Holiday said, adding that it made the win victory “bitter-sweet.”“Just unfortunate, really. I think we’ve been doing really well, got in a great groove,” Holiday added, noting that Cousins’ triple-double against Houston was his second in three games. “The way we’ve been playing, and him in particular, has been awesome.”Darius Miller hit six 3-pointers, including one with 1:52 left to give the Pelicans a five-point lead, and finished with 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

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D-League: Pacesetter CEU crushes AMA by 35

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ “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.ADVERTISEMENT PBA 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 LATEST STORIES 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.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 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 folkAquino 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. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EAC Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Batang Gilas faces China for Fiba Asia U16 finals berth

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism UFC star McGregor facing criminal charges in New York City The Chinese also punched their ticket for Fiba Under-17 World Cup, joining the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia for the June tournament in Argentina.READ: Batang Gilas escapes Japan, qualifies for Fiba U17 World CupFEATURED 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 crownEarlier, the Filipinos led by Kai Sotto and Christian Calimag turned back Japan, 72-70.Sun Haoqin topscored for China with 23 while Jiao Boqiao added 19 points and 14 boards. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES China enters the Fiba Asia U16 semifinals. Photo from Fiba.comHome team China ousted Lebanon, 80-71, and set up a semifinals date with Batang Gilas on Saturday in the Fiba Asia Under 16 Championships in Foshan.Tip-off for their battle for a finals berth is at 6pm at Lingnan Mingzhu Gymnasium.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Australia and New Zealand, meanwhile, will dispute the other finals spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Pons, FEU want more after Final Four berth

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Madayag rues ‘basic errors’ in shock loss to UP Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew And now it’s down to one.ADVERTISEMENT “This is a big deal for our team if we can get one of the top two spots in the standings,” added Pons who, for five years, watched the duopoly of Ateneo and La Salle own the championship rounds.The Lady Tamaraws will enter the Final Four for the fourth straight time and in all those occasions FEU got into the semifinals either as the third or fourth seed.This time around, the ladies in green-and-gold are not going to settle for less.“We’re sick of the word ‘almost’ so it’s time we take this,” said Guino-o, who had 12 points against the Lady Falcons. “We know we can become a top two team and we will claim it.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Far Eastern University just clinched the third seat in the Final Four after scoring a five-set win over Adamson University, 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Tamaraws’ win gave them an 8-4 record and the position where they could just lounge around at the stable third seed or pursue two more wins to get a crack at one of the top two seeds.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 crownFor Bernadeth Pons and Bernadeth Guino-o, they definitely want the latter.“The Final Four isn’t enough, especially for me because this is my last playing year,” said Pons, who led FEU with 22 points, in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “This is my last chance to get to the finals, and we want to get that twice-to-beat advantage.” View commentslast_img read more

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PVL: PayMaya soars to 2nd straight win at expense of Pocari

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tiger Woods makes cut at Players thanks to Spieth, Thomas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerrili Malabanan and Sullivan combined for 17 points to help the High Flyers’ cause.Myla Pablo had 12 points to lead the Lady Warriors while Jeanette Panaga and Madeline Palmar had nine apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nicole Rountree was solid for PayMaya as she finished with 18 points to lead the High Flyers.PayMaya head coach Roger Gorayeb said his team had better movement compared to their last game and facing the defending champion pumped up his imports Rountree and Shellby Sullivan.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“As compared to our first game, we committed less mistakes and errors and the imports were very determined because they knew they could play better from last time and it’s the defending champion that we just faced,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.PayMaya committed 23 errors in its opening three-set win over Tacloban and had slightly less against Pocari-Air Force with 21. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ View commentscenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPayMaya put on a strong start in the tournament after quickly dispatching Pocari-Air Force in three sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at People’s Gym in Tuguegarao City.The High Flyers climbed to 2-0 and denied the defending champions of the conference, a victory in their season opener.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

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It’s been a journey for Maguire from England fan to player

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I hope (it has) given him a lot of belief,” Southgate said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ England’s Harry Maguire argues with a lineman during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Two years ago during the European Championship, Harry Maguire was a fan in France watching his beloved England. Now, he’s the first Leicester City player to represent the country at the World Cup since Gordon Banks, England’s great goalkeeper during its one and only triumph in 1966.That’s some turnaround, especially as Maguire only made his international debut last October and plays for a team that hovered in the middle of the Premier League for most of last season. It’s fair to say that, unlike the majority of his England teammates, the softly-spoken Maguire hasn’t played in the really big games, domestically or in Europe.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Blatche, Abueva ‘not in game shape’ ahead of Taipei duel Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Maguire said getting the late winner could prove to be a bigger positive for the England lineup than winning the game by a comfortable margin.“We’ve shown great belief,” he said. “We should have been out of sight at halftime.”Maguire is exactly the kind of player coach Gareth Southgate wants in his ranks — young and unburdened by the failures of the recent past — as he seeks to change the narrative around the English national team following an era of underperformance.“I think his potential is huge,” Southgate said. “He is probably the one player — him and (goalkeeper Jordan) Pickford — who haven’t played in cup finals or big-stage Champions League games. Maybe for him it was more of a voyage of discovery (against Tunisia) than for some of the others. He has great composure, he has really defensive qualities … And he’s got a really lovely calm temperament.”Maguire’s experience against Tunisia will surely help for tougher matches to come.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “It’s been a strange but very exciting time over the last few years and something that I’m ever so proud of,” Maguire said on the eve of the tournament.England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd was the biggest match the 25-year-old defender has ever played.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 crownAnd he more than passed the test, reinforcing his position in the starting lineup for England’s next Group G match against Panama.After some early nerves, he grew stronger during the match and defended solidly. And he was a presence in attack, not least in the lead up to the goal that gave England its 2-1 victory. It was from Maguire’s headed pass that the other Harry — Kane that is — nodded in for England’s winner in stoppage time.last_img read more

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Karate hopes to find redemption in Asiad

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) disburses the allowances directly to the athletes after the government sports agency decided to suspend the financial assistance of the Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF).The PSC has asked the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the liquidation of funds by the PKF after several karatekas complained they failed to receive the full allowance due them during the team’s 20-day training last year in Germany.Documents provided by PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez showed the PSC allocated P3,217,874.75 for the entire trip with each member of the team allotted a daily allowance of US$90, or $1,800 for 20 days.Fernandez said some of the athletes claimed they only received 400 euros, or roughly $470, with Reyes as disbursing officer. PKF officials, however, said everything was accounted for and no money was lost.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Five karatekas from the national team will try to erase the stigma attached to their sport in the coming Asian Games.Mae Soriano is ready to rise to the challenge in the women’s kumite (-55kg) as the 2014 Incheon Asiad bronze medalist aims for a higher finish on the medal podium this time.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Matthysse tames trash talk this time Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Jayson Ramil Macaalay, silver performer in the men’s kumite -60kg during last year’s Indonesia Southeast Asian Games, also provides an opportunity for the Philippines to capture its first gold medal in the biggest gathering of topnotch athletes in the continent.Likewise seeking to attract attention are 2017 SEA Games bronze medalist Junna Tzukii (-50kg), Sharief Afif (84kg) and kata specialist Orencio James Virgil Delos Santos (-84kg).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’Japanese coach Tsukii and fellow national coach Norman Montalvo will accompany the team during the Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 Games set in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.Since karatedo got included in the 45-nation quadrennial sportsfest in 1994 Hiroshima, the Philippines has had a couple of near-gold performances. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

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Agravante, Hallasgo top Milo 42K race

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing PLAY LIST 01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing01:06Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img North Korean athletes arrive in South for joint Asiad training CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJeson Agravante and Christine Hallasgo ruled their respective divisions in the Milo 42K race  event of the 42nd National Milo Marathon Manila.Agravante, a former Milo Marathon king, clocked two hours, 35 minutes and 10 seconds, finishing almost seven minutes earlier than second-placer Erick Panique. Bryan Quinco crossed the finish line in third with a time of 2:43:59.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the women’s division, Hallasgo, a Milo Marathon veteran, left the rest of the field in the rear-view mirror, registering three hours, five minutes and 14 seconds. Jho-An Villarma came in far second with the time of 3:14:28 while Cinderella Lorenzo came in third with 3:17:46.Agravante and Hallasgo, who also won P50,000 each, booked tickets to the National Finals in Laoag City on December 9.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’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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