After hot game, Pessumal guarantees SEAG gold for Gilas in KL

first_imgView comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And this being Pessumal’s second straight time to play in the regional conclave, his guarantee isn’t without basis as he goes to Malaysia together with a lot of players who also saw action in Singapore.READ: Lesser lights deliver for Gilas in rout of India“The experience we have gotten is a big thing. You can’t teach experience,” he explained. “We’ll be better now that we’re coming back.”Christian Standhardinger will be the main man in the middle for Gilas in Malaysia, with Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras the amateurs in the roster.“The Philippines has a history of not losing (in the SEAG),” Pessumal said.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES 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) Yao Ming Rockets deal rumors fizzle out LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Not that he got carried away, but Pessumal knows that a lot has changed since he first played in the SEAG in Singapore two years ago when Gilas had a couple of close shaves against foes Filipinos are used to dominating.READ: Gilas Pilipinas whips India by 31 points 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’“Of course, of course,” Pessumal said when asked if he could guarantee the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He will be one of coach Jong Uichico’s best shooters in a squad that is practically half of a 24-man pool Chot Reyes submitted to the Fiba for the Asian Championship that will run in conflict with the SEAG. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And after the Filipinos waylaid tall India on Saturday afternoon with players that will see action in the SEAG, it could be safe to say that Pessumal’s prediction will happen and the Filipinos will keep that winning tradition intact.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Von Pessumal got his chance to play a lot in the Jones Cup on Saturday and delivered.After finishing with 14 points built around four triples, Pessumal said he got the confidence boost he needs as he suits up for Gilas Pilipinas for a second stint in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia late next month.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class

first_imgPau Gasol becomes career scoring leader in EuroBasket He went to the podium during his induction pumping his fists in the air as the crowd chanted “T-Mac,” then celebrated his 15 years in the league.“On this day, I can finally say, ’Yes I deserve to be here,’” said McGrady, who played for seven teams, starring with Toronto, Orlando and Houston. “I am truly humbled. I’m grateful and proud to be in the class of 2017.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMcGrady was among 11 basketball greats enshrined Friday night.The class also includes former ABA and NBA star George McGinnis, former UConn and WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, Kansas men’s coach Bill Self, Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw, former Texas high school coach Robert Hughes, former Harlem Globetrotters player and now owner Mannie Jackson, NCAA administrator Tom Jernstedt and former European star Nick Galis. LATEST STORIES “I didn’t know three of four of these people very well at all before, but the contributions they’ve made are so impressive,” he said. “Hopefully now, more people will understand that and reach out and learn more about them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tracy McGrady raises his fists as he takes the stage for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA scoring champion who played for seven NBA teams in his 16-season pro career. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Tracy McGrady says his wife, Clerenda, has been trying to get him to say that he deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time league scoring champion couldn’t bring himself to do that, until Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Break new ground Former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, and former Globetrotter and New York Rens player Zack Clayton were honored posthumously.McGrady had earlier told reporters his celebration was being tempered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors in Texas.His estate in Sugar Land, Texas, suffered only minor damage from the storm, allowing him and his wife to take in the families of five relatives and friends for three days after mandatory evacuations. He also put on a Labor Day feast at a church in the Houston area for about 800 victims of the storm.“My sister was at the house, and I was trying to take her home and driving to her house. Just seeing cars under water and you don’t know if people are in there — it’s real,” he told reporters. “I’m being as vocal and proactive as I can.”Other inductees were vocal about other issues Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jackson talked about being born in a box car in Missouri and rising to become a player and later a successful business executive and owner of the Globetrotters. His was the most political speech of the night, calling for unity in a divided nation, saying he does not believe the country can endure if it does not cast indifference, hatred and bigotry aside.“If basketball can be a showcase for non-discrimination, for integration, for performance-based emotions, why can’t we do that over in every part of our society?” he asked.Lobo and McGraw celebrated the growth of women’s basketball. McGraw became just the sixth women’s coach to be enshrined.“I’m grateful for Title IX and the opportunities that it’s given to women like me, who dreamed of a future where we could do the same job as a man, where playing a game could lead to a 40-year career,” she said.Lobo told a story about when her oldest daughter, Siobhan, was 5 years old and saw her father watching a UConn men’s game. She said to him, “I didn’t know boys play basketball too.”Self, 54, told The Associated Press he feels a little uncomfortable being enshrined in the middle of his career, which includes nine 30-win seasons and an NCAA championship in 2008“I hope it doesn’t mean that I’m on my last leg yet,” he said. “I think this will be motivation to try and validate it, always. I’ll work harder now that ever to validate being thought of with these other fraternity members.”Self spent part of his speech listing the Kansas basketball coaching greats in the Hall of Fame.“James Naismith, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and me; what is wrong with that picture?” he joked.Jernstedt, credited with overseeing the growth of the Division I men’s tournament and the creation of the women’s tournament, acknowledged to reporters that his class doesn’t include a superstar name like Michael Jordan or Shaquille O’Neal, but said he is impressed with what this class has meant to the sport. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning startlast_img read more

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Belingon looks forward to title rematch against Fernandes

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “But now, the real Kevin Belingon, the explosive striker, the guy who has a killer instinct, he’s back,” Sityodtong added.Belingon showed the methodical madness that had become his trademark as he systematically displayed his offense against Chung throughout the 15-minute fight.Chung repeatedly found the mat and was unable to use his ground game against the aggressive Belingon who pelted the American with constant leg kicks.“I think it wasn’t yet my time when I first faced Bibiano, that wasn’t the time for me to get the belt,” said Belingon. “So I really had to improve my jiu-jitsu because that’s the area I felt I need to improve on. I hope I keep winning until I get the belt.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Belingon (17-5) felt he has proved that he is back at the top tier of the bantamweight division, and he is eager to book another fight with the iconic Fernandes.“I think this is my time to face the champ,” said Belingon boldly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd Belingon is not the only person who believes he deserves another crack at the bantamweight belt as ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong echoed his notion.“I thought he deserves a title shot, I mean, Belingon is back,” said Sityodtong. “I think a couple of years ago he was too conservative, he was too cautious, he wasn’t Kevin Belingon.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been more than a year since Kevin Belingon suffered his last defeat in ONE Championship when he tapped out to bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes back in January of 2016.The 30-year-old Team Lakay member has since racked up four straight victories, with the last one coming in the Legends of the World card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena when Belingon dominated Kevin Chung (4-1) for a unanimous decision win.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ WATCH: Christian Standhardinger launches new vlog Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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Gobert to Waiters: ‘It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee’

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Waiters was going after a loose ball, then dove awkwardly into Gobert’s leg. He later tweeted, “Dove for the ball right…” with video of the play.Waiters told the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday that he’s never been a dirty player and, “Tell him to get out of his feelings and that’s what it is, just like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee,” Gobert said Monday. “That’s a little more important.“I like to play basketball. Sometimes if someone takes that away from you, you’ve got to get in your feelings for a reason.” Gobert woke up Saturday with unexpected stiffness and swelling in the leg. An MRI revealed a bruised right tibia. The 2016-17 second-team All-NBA center said it could have been worse and he’s happy to know he’ll fully recover with no ligament or structural damage. The rehab process is basically to get the swelling down and stay strong and in shape.Playoff aspirations and individual goals remain intact, though they will be much more difficult for Utah to achieve. The Jazz have now lost Gobert for a month, Joe Johnson (wrist) has yet to return and was expected to miss a month, and Dante Exum is out for the season after shoulder surgery. All this after the team lost its top two scorers, Gordon Hayward and George Hill, during offseason free agency.“Just frustrating that I’ll miss some time,” Gobert said. “At the same time I’m feeling lucky because when I look at the video, if I don’t lift my foot up in the air at the same moment, it’d be way worse. Good and bad.”The Frenchman is averaging 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Derrick Favors started atcenter Saturday and had 24 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.The Jazz plan to re-evaluate Gobert after four weeks and the general timeline for his return is four to six weeks. Utah’s top player is optimistic it will be sooner than that.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS01:20Marcos on Leonen being part of VP poll case: He’s never been sympathetic to me or my family02:14Carpio 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. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert grabs his knee after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert believes he has every right to be upset after sustaining a leg injury that’s expected to keep him out at least four weeks.The Utah Jazz big man went down Friday when Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters crashed into his leg, causing Gobert’s knee to buckle. The 7-foot-1 center initially called it a dirty play.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “Usually, I heal very fast,” Gobert said. “We’re not going to rush it or do anything stupid. But I’m pretty confident that I can be back before that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Azkals held to a draw anew as Asian Cup berth remained elusive View commentslast_img read more

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Eligibility questioned, Mbala takes talents to Mexico

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith uncertainty looming over his continued stint in the UAAP, Ben Mbala has decided to take his game to “another level.”In a television interview that came at the heels of his decision to turn pro and play for a club team in Mexico, Mbala admitted that questions surrounding his eligibility helped push him to one of the hardest decisions he has had to make.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Porzingis returns but Beasley gets the ‘MVP’ chants in Knicks win over Celtics LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It all started when my last year was not really sure,” Mbala told CNN’s Sports Desk via Skype from Mexico. “With the rules that have been coming out, I had to talk to my family and the people at school. I felt that it was time for me to get to the next level instead of wasting one year not doing anything. I decided to try my luck in the pro league and see how it goes.”Mbala’s eligibility woes were first reported by the Inquirer, which revealed that the two-year hiatus of the “Seven years out of high school rule,” which was imposed to ease the lack of recruitment brought about by the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, had already lapsed.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 folkMbala will thus see action with Fuerza Regia as he will now be a reinforcement for the squad in top-tier Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional.“It’s final,” said the 6-foot-8 Cameroonian center. “I feel like it’s time to get to the next level. It’s been a long time for me in college and I feel like it’s time for another level.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Mbala, however, admitted that it was a hard decision to part ways with the Green Archers after five years and two playing seasons.“La Salle is like a family,” he said. “They’ve been there for me since day one when I wasn’t playing. Even when I got suspended, they still got my back. Leaving La Salle is really hard, but I know the people there understood. I know my teammates, coaches and management will understand and support me.”And so far, Mbala is having a blast in Mexico.“Everything is going fine. The guys really welcomed me the right way and they are very understanding [and] patient with me, especially I’m the new face,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

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LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

first_imgMOST READ Cleveland is trying to become the 20th team — out of 300 — to overcome a 2-0 deficit and James, who has already orchestrated two such rallies, is a step closer to a third.But to do it again the Cavs will have to win in Boston, where the Celtics are 9-0 this postseason.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 crownGame 5 is Wednesday night at TD Center.Kyle Korver added 14 points with several hustle plays, and Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland. Jaylen Brown scored 25 and Boston had all five scorers in double figures, but the Celtics fell behind by 19 in the first half and didn’t have enough to catch Cleveland.And, of course, they didn’t have James, who moved past Jabbar (2,356) for the most field goals in playoff history. James also recorded his 25th career postseason game with at least 40 points — his sixth in this postseason.The Celtics hung around in the second half and pulled within 100-93 on Marcus Smart’s basket with 4:29 left. But Thompson got free for a dunk, and after a miss by Boston, James recovered after making his seventh turnover by making a steal and layup.Moments later, James drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to finally put away the young Celtics, who will now feel the immense pressure of trying to hold off the three-time champion.Celtics coach Brad Stevens considered changing his starting lineup, but decided to stick with the same first five — Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Al Horford, and Terry Rozier — as the first three games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Brazil wants to lower Neymar’s expectations for World Cup Boston’s starters held their own, but none of them was able to match James when it mattered most.The Celtics couldn’t afford another slow start and that’s exactly what happened.Boston got some open looks in the first quarter, but the Celtics shot just 27 percent (7 of 26) and both Tatum and Brown missed dunks. Also, Morris picked up three fouls and his teammates all seemed tentative as the Cavs pushed their lead to 15 at halftime.TIP-INSCeltics: Stevens was deliberately evasive about his starting lineup during his pregame news conference, not wanting to give the Cavs any advance notice. “We will start five people. I promise,” he said, drawing laughs from media members. … Injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving are not traveling with the team so they can continue their respective rehabs. Both have been sitting on the bench with their teammates in Boston.Cavaliers: Won their seventh straight playoff game at home. … James also recorded his 106th 30-point game in the postseason. Only Michael Jordan (109) has more. … Love threw one of his patented “touchdown” passes in the first quarter to James, who outmaneuvered Smart and Brown like a wide receiver to make the catch and score. … Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in last month’s NFL draft, attended the game. Improved to 9-3 vs. Boston in the playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.BLOWOUT CITYLike most fans, Lue has been stunned — but not necessarily disappointed — by the number of lopsided wins in the playoffs, especially in the semifinals.The first six games between Boston-Cleveland and Houston-Golden State were decided by an average of 24 points. The Warriors won Game 3 on Sunday night by 41, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.“It does surprise me,” he said. “All four teams are really good. But the home court has shown it’s been a factor.”center_img 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 UP NEXTGame 5 is Wednesday in Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives past Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to getting home.Pushed by a raucous crowd that wasn’t so confident a few days ago, the Cavs held off Boston’s comeback in the fourth quarter and squared a series that is now a best-of-three.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

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Blazers pull out rough win over Tigers

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “It was a very physical game out there,” Benilde coach TY Tang said. “That’s one thing that we also need. This kind of environment is going to help us toughen up.”The game got testy early with Benilde guard RR Pagulayan and UST counterpart Marvin Lee going at each other with Pagulayan getting ejected late in the third quarter after being called for an unsportsmanlike foul and a technical.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 crownSanto Tomas’ Ira Battaler also got tossed out in the same sequence.Far Eastern University, meanwhile, got back on track and dealt Adamson a first loss after a 75-64 win. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Local squad bags 14 golds; Chicano, Kilgroe rule triathlon View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ The Tamaraws bounced back from a defeat to the Blazers and improved to 2-1 as every player who saw action for coach Olsen Racela scored.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heated game between St. Benilde and University of Santo Tomas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde got exactly the kind of game it needed—and the positive result to boot—in a physical 99-87 victory over University of Santo Tomas in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Tuesday.Tempers flared and players were ejected as the Blazers and the Growling Tigers engaged in a dirty contest before Benilde prevailed to rise to 5-0 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

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Organizers firm up schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Preliminary matches will kick off in football and softball on July 22, two days before the opening ceremony with rowing and archery events on the day of the ceremony itself.ADVERTISEMENT Day one of the Olympics will feature events in 21 different sports, including shooting, table tennis, judo, badminton, gymnastics, tennis and cycling.“This will be a symbolic and scenic first day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, featuring the men’s cycling road race winding its way from Tokyo to the foothills of the world-famous Mount Fuji,” said a statement.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’Five sports have been added to program with skateboarding and surfing making their debut on the first weekend.“I believe the Tokyo 2020 Games will generate more enthusiasm than ever. Starting with a softball match in Fukushima two days before the opening of the Games, until the men’s marathon on the final day, a record 33 sports and 339 events will be packed into the two weeks of the Games,” said Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Blackwater dumps Rising Zephyr, gets crack at Super 8 semis 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 Tokyo Olympic relay to start in disaster-hit Fukushima2020 Olympics opening ceremony tickets threaten to burn big hole in walletsIOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program August 1 will be a ‘Super Saturday’, with a number of medal events scheduled to be held on that day, including events featuring for the first time in the Olympic Games, such as the judo mixed team event, triathlon mixed team relay, and shooting trap mixed team event.The 2020 Games will use a total of 42 venues, including 24 existing, 10 temporary and eight new permanent venues.These will include three venues in Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Miyagi prefectures, which were among those most affected by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster.The competition schedule by session for swimming, synchronized swimming, and diving will be finalized shortly, said organizers. ABRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Tokyo will be the setting for the 2020 Olympics. Image: Sara Winter/AFPThe International Olympic Committee on Wednesday endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it was announced by organizers, with 33 sports, 339 events and running from July 24 until August 9. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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Old ballplayer tweets highlight team fears of social media

first_imgMOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “I believe people who know me understand those regrettable actions do not reflect my values or who I am,” Turner said. “But I understand the hurtful nature of such language and am sorry to have brought any negative light to the Nationals organization, myself or the game I love.”Hader, who pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers, is still in apology mode after tweets from his past surfaced during the All-Star Game this month. He was given a standing ovation in his first game back in Milwaukee, and then booed when the Brewers made their first road trip of the second half of the season in San Francisco.The trend touches many young athletes, with millions of posts from thousands of players who have been online since they were kids.Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school that were revealed right before the NFL draft, when the Buffalo Bills selected him seventh overall. As Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo was celebrating being named most outstanding player of the Final Four, some of his old tweets that included racially insensitive and homophobic comments made headlines.“This stuff happens all the time and it happens when they get their shining moment,” Walsh said. “When all of us were 17, we weren’t thinking about where we were going to be in our lives seven years down the road.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments But athletes should start thinking about the bigger picture, as damage from slip-ups can be critical to coaches and executives, Walsh said.The mistakes by Turner, Hader and Newcomb will be discussed by athletic departments, professional teams, agents and handlers looking to protect themselves and their players. As higher-ups grow more aware of the damage social media mishaps can cause, vetting could become more rigid as a key part of evaluating a multimillion-dollar investment.“In light of recent events, that’s definitely something our staff will discuss to potentially eliminate the chance of a negative situation that puts a student-athlete in a bad light,” said Creighton spokesman Rob Anderson, who said he doesn’t know of any staffer going through a player’s entire social media history.Varsity Monitor keeps up with social media and offers education programs for 15 Division I schools, including North Carolina, Texas and Florida. Chief executive Joe Purvis said business is at an all-time high since 2010, with sales doubling in the past year.It’s not just athletes who should be wary of their past mistakes, Purvis said.“Sports recruiters and normal employment recruiters are now looking at social media profiles as well as resumes as a standard of that person’s character,” he said. “If your social profiles have negative posts, they will assume you are negative.”In the sports world, college might actually be too late to make changes. Social media can factor into whether an athlete is even offered a scholarship.“We’ve stopped recruiting someone based on what kind of person he is after coaches had chances to assess everything in their life, including social media,” said Georgia Southern spokesman Bryan Johnston.Most schools designate a member of each team’s coaching staff to monitor the social media channels of athletes. But the sheer volume of several hundred athletes per school makes it nearly impossible to keep up with everything. And that’s if athletes are transparent because it’s hard to check on private accounts, direct messages or posts off the radar.Many schools have presentations early in the school year to educate students about the importance of being smart about social media usage. North Carolina brings in Derrick Mayes, a former NFL player and co-founder of 5.0 Communications, for “scared straight” seminars to athletes. Horan’s late goal pulls US into 1-1 draw with Australia DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “When the reputation of your university, of your program is judged by what a teenager is doing on social media, the more that you can do to try to minimize those surprises, the better for everybody,” North Carolina spokesman Steve Kirschner said.Walsh suggests athletes and average Joes alike scrub their accounts once a year like a spring cleaning, leaving nothing to chance. And to use social media in a positive way.“Be authentic,” she said. “Define your brand and values. And then, you put out your content.”Even better to make smart decisions to begin with so there’s no situation to fix, said Purdue spokesman Tom Schott.“Once you put it out there, regardless of what you think you’ve deleted, it’s probably going to be out there in some form or fashion,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb sits on the bench after losing his bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft.She went through his whole social media history, taking down any posts that even raised an eyebrow.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scrubbing tweets, Instagram posts and other comments, captions and status updates has grown into a top priority for LW Branding, Walsh’s company that has helped 40 NFL athletes with image control in the past 3 1/2 years.“Any client that we take on, that’s generally the first step we do in the process,” Walsh said. “This can take someone down in an instant. All it takes is one tweet. Now, he’s going to be known for this. This is what people are talking about.”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’Turner and Newcomb are the latest high-profile athlete s to burn themselves with reckless posts from years past. The 25-year-old Newcomb nearly threw a no-hitter for the Braves against the Dodgers on Sunday — a career defining moment that took a turn when he called reporters back into the clubhouse to apologize for offensive tweets sent in 2011 and 2012, when he was 18.Homophobic and racially insensitive tweets by Turner from 2011 and 2012 surfaced Sunday night. The 25-year-old Turner, a shortstop for the Washington Nationals, apologized in a statement released by the team. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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FEU ends Adamson’s perfect run in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University put a stop to the league’s only perfect run after fending off Adamson University, 88-85, in overtime in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws improved to 4-2 to stay in third place while the Falcons slipped into a share for the top spot with Ateneo at 5-1.ADVERTISEMENT After losing a 17-point lead, 69-52, in the fourth quarter, the Tamaraws regrouped in overtime and survived the exits of Arvin Tolentino, Prince Orizu, and Kennet Tuffin.Overtime eventually became a show of free throws as nine of the total 13 points in extra period came from the stripe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe game’s biggest shot, though, came off a mad scramble for the ball after Adamson center Papi Sarr turned the ball over, Hubert Cani raced down the floor and found the trailing Barkley Eboña for the layup that effectively iced the match with 20.1 seconds left.Sean Manganti tried to sent the game to another overtime but Wendell Comboy blocked his three-point attempt with four seconds left. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Walker, Blackwater keep Rain or Shine winless Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “We just kept on encouraging the players,” said FEU assistant coach Eric Gonzales who spoke to the media instead of head coach Olsen Racela who had to leave early.Tolentino, who was called with a disqualifying foul with 3:43 left in regulation, led FEU’s scorers with 19 points while Hubert Cani added 14 points.Comboy finished with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three blocks for the Tamaraws.Jerrick Ahanmisi led the Falcons with 21 points with six rebounds while Manganti had 20 points and six rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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