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Warriors pull away in 3rd, quiet Beal to win in Washington

first_imgWarriors: At Atlanta on Friday.Wizards: Host East-leading Toronto on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “You could probably easily start off with saying they have four All-Stars. That’s a pretty good start. They should have a pretty good ‘every’ quarter,” Brooks said.Beal came in averaging a team-leading 23.7 points but he missed his first nine shots and had zero points at halftime. His first basket came with under 5½ minutes left in the third quarter.“They took a lot of my shots away. They doubled. They switched,” Beal said. “Their main objective was to take the ball out of my hands.”A lot of the credit goes to Thompson.“Klay did a really good job,” Kerr said. “We assign Klay with the most difficult job night after night.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Asked for the secret to such success at the outset of the second half, Kerr couldn’t help but respond with a joke.“Mainly fiery halftime speeches from the coach — Knute Rockne style, ‘win one for (assistant) Ron Adams’ type speeches,” Kerr said with a chuckle. “No, it’s not about adjustments. It’s about our guys, I think, just wanting to make a push coming out of the break. I can’t really explain it other than throwing that at you.”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 folkIn his team’s previous game, a win Monday at the New York Knicks, the Warriors held a 39-18 edge in the third quarter, the seventh time this season they outscored an opponent by at least 20 points.This time, it was 27-14. Wizards coach Scott Brooks’ take on the Warriors’ dominance right after halftime? LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Wizards were again without All-Star point guard John Wall, who sat out his 14th game in a row after surgery on his left knee, but they trailed only 58-56 after two quarters Wednesday. Washington was playing on the second half of a back-to-back after winning at Milwaukee on Tuesday night, and a bit of lethargy showed early on while falling into a 16-point deficit in the second quarter.“We came out a little lackadaisical, a little sluggish,” Beal said.The Warriors, meanwhile, were well-rested after getting Tuesday off. They dispensed with the reigning NBA champs’ traditional White House visit while in town, opting to spend the day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with students from Durant’s nearby hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland.“We left it up to the players — what they decided to do, what they wanted to do. And this is what they decided to do, and it was a wonderful day yesterday,” Kerr said. “I think everybody enjoyed it.”In September, Curry said he would not visit the White House if invited; Trump then announced on Twitter that the “invitation is withdrawn!”TIP-INSWarriors: 21-3 against Eastern Conference opponents this season, 12-1 on the road. … Entered the day tied with the Rockets for the most wins in the NBA this season with 47.Wizards: Otto Porter Jr. led Washington with 29 points and 10 rebounds. … Washington has scored at least 100 points in 15 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the East.TURN, TURN, TURNThe Wizards helped create an early deficit with five turnovers that led to 11 points for the Warriors, including a Curry-to-Durant alley-oop dunk that put Golden State up 32-21. Washington finished with 18 turnovers, which translated to 26 points. “Unfortunately for us,” Brooks said, “that’s been sneaking up on us.”UP NEXT:center_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the ball as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. The Warriors won 109-101. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors allowed a 16-point lead shrink to two at halftime against the Washington Wizards. Nothing that a typically dominant third quarter by the Warriors couldn’t solve.Using a 16-4 run out of halftime, Golden State won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Wizards 109-101 as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson helped limit Bradley Beal to eight Wednesday night, a day after the Warriors took schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rockets start fast, turn back Clippers for 14th straight Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

76ers rout Mavericks, win 14th in row to tie club mark

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, right, and Dallas Mavericks’ Johnathan Motley, left, go after the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown acknowledged that after he told his players and the media before the season began that the goal was to make the playoffs, it “wasn’t well received” by many in the cautious front office.Turns out, Brown had the pulse of The Process. Not only are the Sixers headed to the postseason, they’re poised to make some noise.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas cadets to join Filoil preseason tilt Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “I thought we played pretty hard,” Carlisle said. “This is a very hard team to play.”The undermanned Mavs were no match for the Sixers, who won their sixth in a row without injured All-Star Joel Embiid, who is out until at least the start of the playoffs with an eye injury. They moved a game ahead of idle Cleveland for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with two games left.Two days after an emotional win over the Cavaliers, the Sixers missed five of their first six shots. But Simmons keyed a 17-3 second-quarter run by assisting on Covington’s consecutive 3-pointers before his twisting layup in traffic that made it 50-34.The Sixers led by 19 before Smith helped get the Mavs within four points late in the third quarter. But the Sixers quickly got the lead back to double figures.Dallas shot 11 of 40 from 3-point range in its final road game. The Mavs will soon face big decisions in the draft and free agency that the Sixers were once contemplating.“I hope that I represent a real-time example to other owners that can say, ‘Here’s the plan, and we’re really going to adhere to the plan and walk it down and not blink,’” Brown said. “We have fantastic owners that have said something to me and they have delivered.”TIP-INSMavericks: Barnes started 0 of 7 from the field and missed his first three free throws. … Dallas finished 9-32 on the road.76ers: The 1982-83 Sixers won 14 straight from Dec. 21-Jan. 21. … Philadelphia won 18 straight over two seasons in 1966. … The Sixers last lost March 13 to Indiana. … Ersan Ilyasova had 11 points and 12 rebounds.EMBIID UPDATE JJ Redick scored 18 points, and the surging 76ers matched a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, 109-97 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.Ben Simmons added 16 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Robert Covington had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Two years after going 10-72, the Sixers (50-30) clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and secured their first 50-win season since Allen Iverson’s 2000-01 team, which lost in the Finals.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“In our profession, Brett has become a legend,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose team has begun its own rebuild. “He’s just been unshakable as a leader and as a guy that’s always pushed his teams to always play at their highest capacity in terms of energy and effort.“And as this thing has gone along, in the fourth or fifth year, they’ve built up the guys that they like and they’ve gotten rid of a lot of other guys that weren’t quite good enough. They’ve added a few veterans and they’ve done a great job with the draft.” View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Brown said Embiid could resume conditioning and shooting as soon as Monday.FULTZ OVER MCCONNELLBrown thought rookie Markelle Fultz was just “OK” after getting nearly all the backup minutes at point guard ahead of T.J. McConnell. Brown said he hasn’t decided if Fultz will be part of the postseason rotation.“That remains a little bit of a mystery to us,” Brown said. “And it should. He hasn’t played, as we all know, much NBA basketball.”LOTTERY LOWDOWNThe Mavericks ensured they will stay below Orlando and keep the fourth-worst record in the NBA. Only Atlanta, Memphis and Phoenix have poorer records.UP NEXTMavericks: Season finale Tuesday night at home vs. Phoenix.76ers: Monday night at Atlanta. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The only other time the Sixers won 14 straight in a single season, Dr. J and Moses Malone delivered Philadelphia its last NBA title in 1983.“I wouldn’t want to play these guys in the first round with them having home-court,” Carlisle said. “Not in this place.”But Brown, now 125-283 in his fifth year in Philly, is still taking the long view after experiencing the pain of The Process’ early years.“We are growing a culture,” Brown said. “And, oh by the way, we’ve won 50 games and we have home-court advantage and we’ve tied a record. That’s true. But that is never really what’s most on my mind.”Harrison Barnes scored 21 points on 9-of-25 shooting, and Dennis Smith Jr. added 20 points for the Mavericks, who have lost three straight and six of seven.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Dandan attributes Columbian’s inconsistent play to poor defense

first_imgLATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Ray Parks blasts MPBL for its Fil-foreign rule Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There’s a saying that goes, “you win some, you lose some” but in the case of Columbian, “you win big, you lose big” would be more fitting based on their first six games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours So far, it’s been an up-and-down conference for the Dyip, who either win by a wide margin or lose in lopsided fashion.Columbian head coach Ricky Dandan knows exactly what causes his team’s inconsistent play.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“That’s mostly because of our defense, we weren’t able to execute our defensive plan, and it looked like we did not have a defensive plan at all,” said Dandan after losing to Magnolia 126-101 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Our defense feeds our offense and every time we’re able to make stops and we’re aggressive defensively and we’re not missing assignments we transform that into points for ourselves.” View comments MOST READ Columbian, so far, has breached the 100-point mark in all of its games, averaging 117.7 points per game during its wins while norming 102.3 in losses.The Dyip have an average winning margin of 18.7  but they get outscored by an average of 23 points during their losses.“If you don’t make stops, that’s what happens,” said Dandan. “We’re No. 1 on offense, but then if we’re not going to improve defensively going deep into the conference we’re going to have problems.”Dandan, however, feels his players will be able to develop a level of consistency during a two-week break as the league makes way for its All-Star festivities.“This break is heaven sent,” said Dandan. “We will be able to regroup and that’s what we’re going to do. I need to shift their mindset to a better defensive mindset.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 awardlast_img read more

WATCH: Chris Paul shimmies in Steph Curry’s face after draining tough 3

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chef Curry had The Beard dancin’ and brought out the Shimmy in Game 3! 😳#NBAPlayoffs | #DubNation pic.twitter.com/CenO8U610O— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 21, 2018This time, it was Paul and Houston’s time to celebrate as they pulled ahead 3-2 in the series after the thrilling 98-94 victory.When asked about the shimmy, Curry simply tipped his hat to Paul.ADVERTISEMENT The shimmy has been Curry’s go-to celebration move, which he didn’t hesitate busting out in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 126-85 rout of the Rockets in Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. READ: Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors to take 3-2 series lead“It was well-deserved,” Curry said in the post-game press conference. “It was a tough shot. If you can shimmy on somebody else, you’ve got to be alright getting shimmied on. So I’ll keep shimmying and maybe he will too, so we’ll see what happens.”Paul, though, had to exit the game early with an apparent hamstring injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding .@CP3 🔥 😂 pic.twitter.com/C6ZfeV8Mm2— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) May 25, 2018Chris Paul just did a Steph Curry.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 crownAfter draining a tough triple to tie the game at 59 in the third quarter of Game 5, the Houston Rockets’ ultra-competitive star guard did a shimmy in front of Curry, who was grinning as he walked away from the scene.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Amid scorching heat, Castillo gives BaliPure time to recover before Pocari match MOST READlast_img read more

Sera-Josef shines as Chiefs add to Bombers’ woes

first_imgMaui Sera-Josef was fouled while taking a three-pointer with 14.9 seconds left in the game and teammate Richard Abanes added two free throws as Arellano hammered out a 76-74 victory over Jose Rizal U Thursday in the Filoil Flying V preseason tournament.Sera-Josef hit the Filoil Flying V Centre floor hard after the foul by JRU’s Justin Padua and could not continue after draining the triple that knotted the count at 74. Abanes stepped in for the bonus charity then added one more for good measure after another foul by the Bombers as Arellano pinned an eighth straight loss on JRU.ADVERTISEMENT Arcillas new leader at Riviera Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Guilmer Dela Torre led AU with 15 points while Sera-Josef finished with 14.In other matches, Adamson used a sustained attack from start to finish en route to an 80-60 dismantling of St. Benilde.The Falcons clamped down on the Blazers’ passing game and interior attack to take an early 13-2 lead in the first seven minutes of the match.Sean Manganti led the Falcons with 17 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, as Adamson joined FEU and St. Benilde at the top of the Group B standings with similar 5-1 records.“We were motivated to get back at CSB as we lost in a practice game a few weeks ago,” noted Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren, who faced his former player, TY Tang, who is now the Blazers’ head coach. “That has been what we have been trying to enforce—sustained defensive effort. And we got it done.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a sorry loss for the Bombers, who had the Chiefs backed to a corner for most of the game. Before his foul on Sera-Josef, Padua capped a JRU run that had the Bombers digging a 62-74 hold for the Chiefs.But Archie Concepcion scored on a pair of three-point plays to spark Arellano’s comeback before Sera-Josef nailed the big shot to highlight the Chief’s game-ending 14-0 run.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“Whatever it takes,” noted a relieved Codiñera when asked about his Chiefs resorting more to the long ball than an inside game. “Whatever the defense gives us [we’ll take it].”The win gave Arellano a 3-3 slate in Group B while JRU, which got a huge game from Jed Mendoza (15 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists), fell to 0-8. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jerome Lastimosa and Jerrick Ahanmisi backstopped Manganti’s efforts with 13 and 11, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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

MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

first_imgFILE – Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor heads to a vehicle to leave Brooklyn Criminal Court, Friday, April 6, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video.He’s expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE’-uhn) Cowley.ADVERTISEMENT Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Barclays Center in April. Two fighters hurt by broken glass were unable to compete.Cowley said on Saturday that he hoped to get the case “out of the way.”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 crownProsecutors wouldn’t say if they expected a resolution. McGregor’s lawyer didn’t return a message.Cowley and McGregor have been free on bond. They took a private jet together from Ireland for the hearing. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volleyball national team final 12 to be revealed soon China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

With ONE title shot within reach, Edward Kelly motivated more than ever

first_img“I hope this fight would be my big opportunity, I will do whatever it takes to get this win,” said Kelly in Filipino at Studio City here in Macau. “I know I’m near the championship. I hope I get a chance.”Martin Nguyen, who once beat Kelly back in 2015, is the reigning featherweight and lightweight champion and is one of the busiest fighters in ONE Championship as he also plans to add the bantamweight title to his already filled waist.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 crownBibiano Fernandes, the reigning World bantamweight champion, though, is sidelined with an injury and this predicament forced Nguyen to face Kelly’s Team Lakay stablemate Kevin Belingon for the interim belt in July.Despite the things on Nguyen’s plate, Kelly still hopes he would be given a shot at one of the double champion’s belts. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Edward Kelly. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMACAU—Edward Kelly has always maintained a demeanor fit of a championship contender in ONE Championship, and he hopes his status as a fighter would ultimately become one.Kelly (10-4) is hell-bent on getting into the featherweight title picture in the promotion and he eyeing a convincing win in his next fight against former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in ONE: Pinnacle of Power on Saturday to put him into the conversation.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Martin’s been pretty busy, he’s fighting at lightweight, featherweight, and now in bantamweight, I just hope I get a chance,” said Kelly.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Zverev beats de Minaur for 2nd consecutive Citi Open title

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “He hit me off the court today,” de Minaur said.Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova won the women’s final, erasing four match points in the second set on the way to a 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 victory over Donna Vekic. Kuznetsova also won the title in Washington in 2014.Germany’s Zverev is 21, and Australia’s de Minaur is 19, making for the youngest final on the ATP World Tour since 20-year-old Rafael Nadal beat 19-year-old Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells, California, in 2007.“I’m sure these kind of trophies will be in your hands very soon,” Zverev told de Minaur.Even though Sunday’s finalists are close in age, Zverev held quite an advantage in size and experience.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ He is 6-foot-6, ranked No. 3 and one of only five active players with at least three Masters titles (the others are Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray). De Minaur is 5-foot-11, ranked 72nd and yet to win a tour-level title of any sort.“Sascha Zverev is the future of pro tennis,” said tournament co-founder and chairman Donald Dell, using Zverev’s nickname. “He’s chasing Federer and Nadal for the No. 1 spot.”Zverev — who beat his older brother, Mischa, in the third round — put on a dominant performance on a steamy afternoon with the temperature hitting 90 degrees. The sun was a contrast to all of the rain during the week that jumbled the schedule and led to Andy Murray’s withdrawal before facing de Minaur in the quarterfinals.Zverev broke de Minaur’s serve in the opening game and again to lead 4-0 after all of 15 minutes. They would play another full hour, but the outcome seemed rather clear from that moment.Zverev won 26 of 29 points when he put a first serve in, and 37 of 48 serving points in all. Of the 11 he lost, four came via double-faults. He finished the first set with a flourish, smacking a pair of aces at 123 mph and 114 mph.When de Minaur was serving, meanwhile, Zverev generated 11 break points, converting three.Zverev’s booming groundstrokes were too much to handle for de Minaur, whose body language often told the tale of how things were going.With both at the net early in the second set, Zverev took the point with a crisp volley, and de Minaur rolled his eyes. A couple of points later, de Minaur pushed a forehand long, dropped his head and screamed at himself. After a 125 mph ace flew past, de Minaur nodded.Zverev was far less demonstrative, although when he struck a down-the-line forehand passing shot to break for a 2-1 edge in the second set, he looked toward his father in the stands and yelled, “Let’s go now!” while shaking his right fist.Soon enough, the victory was complete and the title defense successful, the latest step Zverev has taken in a steady march toward the top of his sport. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Alexander Zverev, of Germany, celebrates after he won over Alex de Minaur, of Australia, in the men’s finals in the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Alexander Zverev’s second Citi Open title in a row is merely the latest sign that he is separating himself from the other up-and-coming youngsters in tennis.That doesn’t mean he is sure that guys such as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal are worrying just yet.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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “You’ve got to ask them. I don’t think Roger’s too concerned about it,” Zverev said with a smile. “He’s somewhere in Switzerland right now, enjoying … his milk from his cow.”Zverev became the first man in nearly a decade to win consecutive titles at Washington’s hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, overpowering Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-4 in the final Sunday.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’Juan Martin del Potro won the Citi Open in 2008 and 2009.Zverev hit six aces, and never faced a break point en route to his ninth career ATP title and third of 2018. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Nattawut, Ramazanov triumph in ONE: Super Series

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ramazanov didn’t need to go the distance as he knocked out Andrew Miller just 57 seconds into the second round.Nattawut was the superior boxer and Mann learned it the hard way throughout the fight particularly in the third where he took vicious combinations upstairs that left the right side of his face swollen.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 ChrissMeanwhile, Adrian Pang snapped out of his funk after scoring a TKO win over Kota Shimioshi.The fight was stopped in the second round due to a nasty cut above the right eye suffered by Shimioshi in the opening round. Meralco overcomes Phoenix twice-to-beat edge to enter PBA semis LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE — Jo Nattawut and Alaverdi Ramazanov shone in a pair of Super Series Muay Thai bouts in the undercard of ONE: Heart of the Lion Friday night at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.Nattawut cut down the much taller George Mann to size and won by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Tobias Harris’ big night lifts Clippers past Hornets

first_imgKemba Walker scored 32 points and Jeremy Lamb added 22 for the Hornets. Marvin Williams finished with 13 points and Malik Monk had 12. It was the second time this season Charlotte lost a game after leading by 20. The Hornets lost 126-121 to New York on Dec. 14 after leading by 21.“There are a lot of teams that when they’re up 20, they win the game,” Lamb said. “There are times when you’re down 20 that you lose, or you’re down 20 and you make a run. A 20-point lead in the NBA has always been something that’s not safe.”Beverly’s loose-ball foul with 21.1 seconds left put Marvin Williams on the line for Charlotte. Williams hit both to tie it at 115.The Hornets led 88-68 on a Miles Bridges 3-pointer with 3:17 to play in the third.Walker, held to 13 in a Clippers win this season, had 25 by halftime — but just seven in the second half. The Clippers kept the ball from getting anywhere close to him for the final shot.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It’s as good as it’s going to be,” Harris said of his injured shoulder. “It’s not any better or worse. It’s about pushing myself and battling through it, keeping my mental state at a high level to go into a game and be effective.”Lou Williams scored 31 points for the Clippers, Montrezl Harrell added 16 and Patrick Beverley 15. Los Angeles, playing its third road game in four days, shot 18 for 24 (75 percent) on 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCharlotte had a chance to tie or take the lead on its last possession, but struggled to inbound the ball and Marvin Williams’ 3-point attempt at the buzzer was short.“That wasn’t what we were looking for,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “I could have come up with something better.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “We thought, ‘deny,’” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We did not want him to catch the ball, and we had already decided that we were not going to trap because we didn’t want anyone getting the open 3-pointer. We said ‘at all costs, if we can deny him the ball, deny him the ball.”TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles held Walker to 13 points in their first matchup this season, a 128-109 win. Walker scored 25 on 8-of-15 shooting (4 for 6 on 3s) in the first half Tuesday. … Danilo Gallinari (back) did not play. … The Clippers’ third-period woes continued as they were outscored 34-31.Hornets: Center Cody Zeller, who missed 16 games after surgery on his right hand, entered the game at the 6:43 mark of the first period with a small brace on his hand, but didn’t wear it in the second half. He finished with 11 rebounds. … Tony Parker left after 9 minutes on the court with a back injury and didn’t return. . Marvin Williams tied a career high with four blocked shots.UNREAL SHOOTING NIGHTThe Clippers kept a gaudy 3-point shooting percentage throughout and it didn’t fade away late. Late in the third, it was 77 percent.“I was like, are we really shooting 77 percent?” Harris said. “But we were. We should just be pulling up from anywhere at that point.”IMPRESSIVE MOVELate in the first half, Walker picked up a loose ball on the Clippers’ end. Teammate Bismack Biyombo fell to the court also the ball. Walker, with the ball still in play, helped Biyombo up before turning up court on the dribble, prompting a surprised smile from Biyombo.ALL-STAR ACTION Jayson Tatum scores 25, Kyrie Irving-less Celtics down lowly Cavs NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Walker will participate in the 3-point contest at NBA All-Star weekend. Teammate Miles Bridges will take part in the slam-dunk contest.UP NEXTClippers: Visit Indiana on Thursday night.Hornets: Visit Dallas on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) shoots the go-ahead and eventual game-winning basket against Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Still not quite healed from a shoulder strain he suffered last week, Tobias Harris came up big for the Los Angeles Clippers.Harris scored 34 points, including a running jumper in the lane with 4.3 seconds remaining, and the Clippers rallied from 20 points down to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-115 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more