PH gets first bronze in pencak silat

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Rockets donate $4 million to help storm victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Still, her achievement can’t be disregarded as Enopia gave the Philippines its first medal in the sport in this games.Pham Thi Tuoi of Vietnam won the gold medal, Atiq Shazwani Roslan of Singapore got the silver, while Nurul Annisa Mohd Sobri of Malaysia got the other bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’center_img Princesslyn Enopia took home the bronze medal in tanding – women’s class A event of pencak silat in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 2. The 19-year-old lost in her semifinals match in the 45-50 kilogram category to settle for the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

UAAP greats from all sports honored as Season 80 unfurls

first_imgLearning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National University had Danny Ildefonso, who went on to win a couple of PBA MVP awards and eight titles in the pros, two-time UAAP MVP Ray Parks and rising tennis star Tin Patromonio, who recently won silver in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.NU Standout Danny Ildefonso during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“It feels good as an athlete that your hard work and passion are recognized,” said Parks.University of the Philippines flaunted senator Pia Cayetano, who was the Lady Maroons’ former captain who helped bring a volleyball title to the school in the early 80s. The Maroons also had Ronnie Magsanoc, who, along with Benjie Paras, was one of the leaders of UP’s championship run in 1986.Joe Lipa, Ronnie Magsanoc and Pia Cayetano lead former UP standouts during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“It’s an honor and privilege to be part of the selected few. It’s also nice to meet former greats whom you followed before but just formally met now,” said Magsanoc.Adamson’s Ewon Arayi, who made her mark as a standout in women’s basketball, was also part of the gathering of stars. The UAAP Season 80 officially opens at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP recognized its glorious past as it honored former athletes who personified the league’s theme for its 80th Season: “Go For Great.”The parade featuring the member schools’ legends across all sports was the highlight of the nostalgic opening ceremony Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Break new ground Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ The African basketball championship: Unique and entertaining Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES One of University of the East’s biggest stars Robert Jaworski wasn’t able to attend but part of its contingent was Tisha Dominguez-Abundo, who led the school to a volleyball title in the late 60s.“I’m still hoping for our volleyball team to wake up from its long slumber,” said Abundo.Olympian Yan Lariba of La Salle was represented by his mother Imelda during the ceremony. Former Green Archer Renren Ritualo, the deadliest marksman during his time, was also present.Legendary basketball coach Aric del Rosario bannered University of Santo Tomas. Del Rosario built the UST dynasty that reigned from 1993 to 1996.Former UST Growling Tigers Cyrus Baguio and Dylan Ababou during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDel Rosario was joined by the likes of cagers Cyrus Baguio, one of the most exciting players to watch during his collegiate career, and Dylan Ababou, who was a vital part of the Tigers’ team that ended the school’s 10-year title drought in 2006.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The league relived its rich history by bringing back its celebrated stars from different generations.Former FEU star Rachel Anne Daquis during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHost Far Eastern University drew the loudest cheers when the likes of volleyball standout Rachel Daquis and basketball hotshot Terrence Romeo walked down memory lane along with the school’s other greats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“What I really miss about the UAAP is the crowd,” said Romeo in Filipino.Former Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo wasn’t to be outdone with its star-studded volleyball tandem of Alyssa Valdez and Marck Espejo among its greats. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Andray Blatche finally back with Gilas

first_imgCurry leads Warriors fightback after Sixers blitz Blatche came from China, where he posted 26 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and two steals in the Xinjiang Flying Tigers’ 91-86 victory over Zhejiang Guangsha Lions on Friday.With his obligations in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) currently on hold, Blatche can now shift his focus on the Philippines’ campaign in the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Gilas opens its campaign against Japan on November 24 at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo, before taking on Chinese Taipei on November 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Blatche last donned the PH colors in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May, where he netted averages of 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.4 blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter a long wait, Andray Blatche is finally back with Gilas Pilipinas.The 6-foot-11 naturalized center arrived early Sunday morning to rejoin his Gilas teammates ahead of their Fiba World Cup qualifying game against Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Smart Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio fetched him from the airport.“Welcome home Andray! #labanpilipinas #puso,” wrote Antonio on his Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Blatche immediately participated in the team’s morning and evening sessions on Sunday.National team coach Chot Reyes posted a photo of Blatche working out at Meralco Gym.“Sunday morning vibe #GilasGrind” LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

James has triple-double, Cavs beat Hornets for 7th straight

first_imgTIP-INSHornets: G Nicolas Batum (bruised left elbow) was unavailable after being re-injured Wednesday against Washington and is day to day. He has only played in five games because of elbow injuries. Lamb returned to the starting lineup in Batum’s spot. … Charlotte’s only road win came against Memphis on Oct. 30.Cavaliers: Rose sustained his injury while driving to the basket on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s averaging 14.3 points in his first season with Cleveland. … G Iman Shumpert (sore left knee) could return Monday after missing his third straight game.UP NEXTHornets: Host San Antonio on Saturday.Cavaliers: Travel to Philadelphia on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After Smith split a pair from the line, both teams missed 3-point attempts and Charlotte called time with 11.1 seconds left. Jeremy Lamb missed a 3-pointer after the Hornets inbounded at midcourt and the rebound was tapped out to Kemba Walker, but his 3-point attempt fell well short.For Black Friday, the Cavaliers wore black uniforms. Cleveland also wore black jerseys when it won the first championship in franchise history, but the current edition is minus the sleeves from Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneJames also switched from yellow to black shoes after scoring six points in the first half.Smith had 16 points, while Kevin Love had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drives past Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James had 27 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists, J.R. Smith made the tiebreaking free throw with 48 seconds left, and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to seven straight with a 100-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.James had season highs in rebounds and assists in his 57th career triple-double. He’s 41-6 in the regular season against Charlotte and the Cavaliers have won 12 of 13, including eight straight against the Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Dwight Howard had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte, which fell to 1-8 on the road. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams scored 17 points for the Hornets, whose three-game winning streak ended.Howard’s free throw broke a 93-all tie after Love was called for a blocking foul. Love thought he established position in the lane and waved his hand in disgust following the call.Howard added two free throws and Kidd-Gilchrist’s layup following James’ turnover pushed the lead to 98-93.James made a foul shot and converted a three-point play, cutting the lead to one. Kidd-Gilchrist hit a free throw but James scored on a drive that tied the game with 1:48 left.Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. Coach Tyronn Lue expects Rose, who has played in just seven of Cleveland’s 19 games this season because of a left ankle injury, to return to the team.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Pangilinan: PH ‘putting very good bid’ to host 2023 Fiba World Cup

first_imgManny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER.net file photoFor Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, he sees the country winning the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup as his lasting legacy for Philippine basketball.“For the country, it will be a great Christmas gift and it will be great honor. If anything, if there’s any legacy I’d like to leave to the sport of basketball, it’s that after so many years, the Philippines will once again be the center of the world in the sport of basketball,” Pangilinan said.ADVERTISEMENT After yielding the 2019 Fiba World Cup hosting rights to China, the Philippines’ hopes in hosting the global hoops extravaganza was fanned once again as it joined forces with Japan and Indonesia in submitting a joint hosting bid for the 2023 edition.The three-nation proposal made the final cut together with the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay. The two candidates are set to present their proposals before the Fiba Central Board on December 9, where the decision will also be known.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIf the Philippines’ joint bid do get the nod, venues like Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena are expected to stage games, while the cavernous Philippine Arena is also eyed to host the championship game.Pangilinan said he’s really praying to the heavens that Fiba finally gives the country the green light in hosting the Fiba World Cup, noting that if there’s a country in the world which loves the sport of basketball more than anyone, it’s definitely the Filipinos. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08DOT assures PH ‘very safe’ for tourists amid alleged abduction in Makati02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Castro leading the way for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “The Filipino people deserve it,” he said. “I’m guardedly optimistic and cautiously optimistic. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. We’re putting a very good bid so let’s see.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Holloway aims to beat Aldo again to add to legacy in UFC 218

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Celtics ride Irving’s 36 to 108-97 win over scrappy 76ers “It’s kind of like passing the torch,” Holloway said. “This is my time. I’m here to build a legacy, and I think I can cement it Saturday night.”Holloway (18-3) has won 11 straight fights since losing to Conor McGregor in 2013. He was scheduled to headline the card against Frankie Edgar, but Edgar broke an orbital bone a few weeks ago while training. That gave Aldo another shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAldo (26-3) plans to take full advantage.“It was a faster rematch than I expected, but I am ready because I was training to fight in a couple weeks,” he said through an interpreter. “I will show that I’m still a champion and I’m still the best.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Some, including White, are saying Alvarez and Gaethje may brawl and grapple in the sport’s most violent fight ever.Gaethje grew up in Safford, Arizona, and believes his experience as a high school quarterback and pitcher helped him learn how to throw a punch. He has plenty of experience on the ground, drawing from his wrestling career as an All-American at Northern Colorado.With an undefeated record, Gaethje is very confident about his chances against Alvarez.“I’ll make one prediction — one of us is going to sleep,” Gaethje said.ALISTAIR OVEREEM (43-15) versus FRANCIS NGANNOU (10-1)The winner may move a big step toward fighting heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Overeem is the top contender, and Ngannou is ranked No. 4.HENRY CEJUDO (11-2) versus SERGIO PETTIS (16-2)Cejudo, who won a gold medal in wrestling at the 2008 Olympics, is hoping to unleash some karate moves he’s added to his repertoire against a fighter he believes is one of the best on his feet in a matchup of two of the top four in the flyweight division.TECIA TORRES (9-1) versus MICHELLE WATERSON (14-5)Torres, hoping to get closer to an opportunity to fight women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, does not plan to take her time against Waterson. “I’m going to be the aggressor,” Torres said. MOST READ Max Holloway of the United States defeats Anthony Pettis of the United States for the Interim Featherweight Title during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPDETROIT — Max Holloway respects Jose Aldo, saying he’s one of the greatest ever in mixed martial arts.Holloway, though, is hoping to play a part in beginning to end Aldo’s career.The Hawaiian fighter beat Aldo in his native Brazil in June, earning the featherweight title, and he is aiming to do it again in a rematch at UFC 218 in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Here’s a look at some of the other fights on what UFC President Dana White called “a sick card” at Little Caesars Arena:EDDIE ALVAREZ (28-5) versus JUSTIN GAETHJE (18-0)Even though three matchups will follow the American lightweights, this might be the most intriguing one.“I predict that is the fight of the night,” UFC President Dana White said in a telephone interview Thursday night.Alvarez is ranked No. 4 and Gaethje is right behind him in the 155-pound division in limbo because its champion, McGregor , hasn’t fought in the UFC since he knocked out Alvarez nearly 13 months ago. McGregor made about $100 million for boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August, and White doesn’t think he’s in a rush to compete.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ronaldo goal gives Real Madrid its 3rd Club World Cup title

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “(Ronaldo) is always there at the key moments,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “Nobody can do what he does.”Madrid became the first team to retain the FIFA Club World Cup title, and collected its fifth trophy of 2017, along with the Champions League, Spanish league, European Super Cup and Spanish Super 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 folkRonaldo celebrated the goal by rushing to Madrid’s dugout where he was embraced by his teammates. The goal increased Ronaldo’s record to seven goals in the competition. He also scored in Madrid’s 2-1 comeback win over Al Jazira in the semifinals.“What am I going to say? The numbers speak for themselves. I am very happy. The team played fantastically well and it has won another title,” Ronaldo said. “We played a very good game and deserved the victory.” Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos holds the trophy after winning the Club World Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Gremio at Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick as Real Madrid claimed its third Club World Cup title after beating Brazilian team Gremio 1-0 Saturday.The Ballon d’Or winner fired his right-footed shot between two players in Gremio’s defensive wall, leaving goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe no hope of reaching the ball before it bounced inside the post in the 53rd minute.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Madrid equaled Barcelona’s record of three titles for the short knockout tournament between the champions of FIFA’s six continental confederations and the host nation’s league winner.European clubs have won 10 of the last 11 Club World Cups, with only Brazil’s Corinthians interrupting that streak in 2012 when it defeated Chelsea.Zidane played the same starting 11 from last season’s Champions League final in June, when Madrid crushed Juventus 4-1 — led by Ronaldo’s double.The European champions outclassed Gremio throughout the match, but the closest they got to scoring in the first half was Dani Carvajal’s goal-bound volley in the 20th that was cleared by Pedro Geromel.Gremio had to scramble on several occasions to stop Madrid inside its own area. At the other end, a free-kick by Edilson for the South American champions swerved onto the top netting near the half-hour mark.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Knicks shut down Anthony in 2nd half, beat Thunder sans Porzingis LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Geromel had tried to set the tone early on with a hard tackle that left Ronaldo writhing in pain, and hoping for a booking that never came.Ronaldo had a poor first half. He twice erred in short passes with his back heel that failed to reach his teammates, and he squandered a good opportunity when he took too long to shoot when a loose ball fell to him close to the net.All that changed after the interval. Ronaldo baited Jailson into fouling him outside the area with some fancy dribbling, setting up his winner.Ronaldo thought he had another goal moments later, but Karim Benzema was ruled offside before he passed the ball back to Ronaldo.Marcelo Grohe kept his side in the game by pushing Luka Modric’s shot onto his post and denied Ronaldo a second goal, but Gremio never mounted a serious response to get the equalizer.Mexico’s Pachuca beat Al Jazira 4-1 in the third-place match earlier Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Playing for Alapag a ‘blessing’ for Balkman

first_imgLATEST STORIES “When I saw him in Spain, he said ‘if you ever get to coaching and the door opens for me to come back to Manila, I’m willing to play for you,’” said Alapag after Alab dispatched Westports Malaysia, 90-79, Wednesday night in the controversial import’s first game.In a sense, Alapag gave Balkman a chance at redemption after the Puerto Rican international got banned from the PBA in 2013 after choking then Petron teammate Arwind Santos in a scuffle.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 folkBalkman said having Alapag, the same man he defeated in Puerto Rico’s 77-73 victory over the Philippines back in the 2014 World Cup, as a coach was a blessing bestowed upon him.“I played against him as a player, now he’s my coach. It’s a blessing for me to be given that chance,” said Balkman as he finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, and two blocks. “We talked about it a couple of years ago. He always told me that if he had a chance to coach me he would and that’s what happened. Right now, I’m still thanking him because he kept his promise so I’ll keep my promise of winning him a championship.”Alapag said he hopes Balkman will be able to leave a better impression in Philippine basketball this time around and what happened in 2013 will be a thing of the past.“What happened years back was really an isolated incident, and at the end of the day no one’s perfect,” said Alapag. “We all make mistakes and he’s said numerous times he’s regretful of what happened. Hopefully this issue will be dead and he’ll be able to make a much better impression here in the Philippines.”And with Alapag burying the 2013 incident, Balkman did too.“It felt good, the reception, and I didn’t expect it. The past is the past,” said Balkman. “I did lots of things since then and tonight, it wasn’t on my mind, it wasn’t on my head. I just went out there to play basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJimmy Alapag’s head coaching duties over Renaldo Balkman may have just officially begun on Wednesday but the seeds were planted years before the two were on the same team together.The two had a conversation back in the 2014 Fiba World Cup when the Philippines faced Puerto Rico in the group stages, three years before Alapag ended up calling the shots Alab Pilipinas, which tapped Balkman as its new import, at the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Stevens eager to have Celtics spend time in London Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

Brooks scores 19 to lead Grizzlies over Lakers

first_imgMOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Lakers: Los Angeles signed G Gary Payton II to a two-way contract. He appeared in 12 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, six of them starts, averaging 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds. He scored four points in 12 minutes against Memphis. … The Lakers have lost seven straight road games in the series, and their last win in Memphis was in December 2013.Grizzlies: This was the 16th annual game for the Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Day. King was killed on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel a short distance from FedExForum. … The Grizzlies are now 7-9 on games surrounding MLK festivities. … The Grizzlies honored former NBA players Sam Perkins, James Worthy and Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, along with WNBA player Swin Cash with the 13th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Awards. … F Deyonta David recorded his third block – a career-best – in the second quarter. He ended the night with five blocks.UP NEXTLakers: Close out a three-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Grizzlies: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Lakers ended a four-game winning streak. They were without Lonzo Ball, who injured his left knee in Saturday’s overtime win at Dallas, and Brandon Ingram also didn’t play because of a left ankle sprain.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 27 points, while Kyle Kuzma finished with 18. Josh Hart had 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter when Los Angeles cut a 20-point lead down to single-digits in the final minutes.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 Lakers had held opponents to an average of 95.3 points over their four-game winning streak, but none of that defensive strength showed Monday. Memphis made its first five shots from outside the arc and was still shooting 60 percent from the field four minutes into the second quarter.The Grizzlies led 60-50 going into the break.TIP-INS Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dillon Brooks matched his season best with 19 points and eight Memphis players finished in double figures, helping the Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-114 on Monday.Marc Gasol had 17 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, while Tyreke Evans had 15 points and 12 assists. Wayne Selden and James Ennis III added 13 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Back’s fine as Federer serves up warning to rivals

first_imgCarpio 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 Heat erase 5-point deficit in 34 seconds, stun Hornets Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Federer was struck down with back trouble last year when he lost to Alexander Zverev in the final of the Montreal Masters and subsequently withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters. But on the evidence of his form in the year’s opening Grand Slam in Melbourne, he looks back to his serving bestFEATURED 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 36-year-old said the renewed freedom in his back was contributing to the improvement in his serving.“Just the back being fine again,” Federer said after beating Gasquet. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Belgium’s David Goffin during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017.David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKRoger Federer says he is regaining the rhythm and consistency of his silky serve following his recovery from a back injury as he steps up the defense of his Australian Open title.The Swiss maestro moved into the last 16 with a commanding straight sets win over Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Saturday with his serving game a feature.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I think right now I’m fine again. Look, bad backs always come and go I think for all of us players.“You just have to deal with it as good as possible. You hope they don’t hit you at the wrong times, and that when it does hit you, you get over it very quickly.”Federer enters the second week of the Australian Open with a round of 16 encounter against erstwhile training partner, Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “The problem is, when you have back issues, when you’re scared or you don’t have the confidence in your body.“It robs you by of say 20 or 30 percent of your capabilities maybe on that particular shot only, but it’s enough to make you almost half the player that you normally are.“Sometimes it takes time. When it hurts, it hurts. It’s just not point-for-point mentality because it’s difficult. Finally when you’re free again, you find better zones, more consistency.”Federer said serving consistency was a big thing in top-level tennis of fine margins between players.“Can you serve like this for five hours? That’s the goal. When you’re carrying an injury, clearly it’s tougher,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more