Spurs beat Knicks, Popovich alone in 5th for coaching wins

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) puts up a shot against New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in New York. The Spurs won 100-91. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — He’s now the fifth-winningest coach in NBA history, though there are some things Gregg Popovich still doesn’t know.Like what everybody was yelling about after Manu Ginobili’s overthrown pass, for example.ADVERTISEMENT Hectic EPL schedule will ‘kill’ the players, warns Guardiola 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 “They just for 48 minutes played consistently,” Porzingis said. “They talk on defense. And they also know when they need to push the pace and when they need to slow it down.”The Knicks led 29-25 after one quarter but couldn’t break 20 points in either of the next two. The Spurs began to pull away midway through the third, which ended with confusion.Ginobili, the Argentine veteran who got some loud cheers as he often does while playing in New York, appeared to be attempting a lob pass from beyond the 3-point line to Aldridge, but the pass went over his head. Beasley grabbed it and began dribbling up the court as Ginobili and other Spurs waved frantically to the officials that the ball had actually gone into the basket.“It went so clean that nobody saw it and I went crazy because once you make a shot like that, you want it to count,” Ginobili said. “So yeah, it was very awkward, but common sense, I guess. The refs reviewed it and we got it.”Referees eventually credited the basket to Ginobili — but only for two points. The basket was reviewed after the quarter ended and counted as a 3-pointer, giving San Antonio an 81-67 lead.Leonard played 30 minutes for the first time this season. It was just his seventh game after his return from a quadriceps injury. He shot 8 for 20 and grabbed eight rebounds.“I felt good,” he said. “Still got a little bit of ways to go as far as my conditioning, legs, just the whole rhythm of the game, figuring out things.”TIP-INSSpurs: Leonard missed his first five 3-point attempts, and then made his final three. … Danny Green, who has battled a left groin injury, didn’t play in the second half and Popovich indicated he may be shut down to rest.Knicks: G Ron Baker missed the game because of a broken left orbital bone sustained when he was hit in the face trying to stop Anthony Davis’ drive to the basket in New York’s victory at New Orleans on Saturday. Coach Jeff Hornacek said Baker took part in the non-contact portion of practice Monday but the mask he was fitted for to wear in games wasn’t available yet. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knicks: Visit Washington on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours NEW YEAR, SAME OL’ SPURSThe calendar has changed but the Spurs rarely do. Tim Duncan is gone, but Ginobili (40) and Tony Parker (35) are still around in 2018.“I still miss Timmy and Manu will go at some point, maybe in the next five, six years,” Popovich joked. “Tony, he thinks he’s going to play for 10 more. Those contracts are pretty good.”BAD FIRST IMPRESSIONPopovich didn’t want Parker after the Frenchman’s first workout as a teenager.“I thought he was soft, I thought he didn’t care, I thought he thought he was too cool for school and I said no and we sent him out of town,” Popovich said.He agreed to give Parker another workout and came away impressed by his toughness.“If you have time to go through all that, I guess you learn a little bit and it might help you take a chance on someone,” Popovich said.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points and Kawhi Leonard had a season-high 25 for the Spurs. Ginobili finished with 12 points — three of them coming on what appeared to be a pass that went into the basket without everyone noticing.“He makes magic happen,” Aldridge said. “He’s the only 40-year-old that can make plays like he does every night.”The Spurs beat the Knicks for the second time in six days and won for the fourth time in five games. They beat New York 119-107 on Dec. 28.Michael Beasley had 18 points for the Knicks, who were playing one of just four home games this month. They play 12 times on the road.Kristaps Porzingis shot just 5 for 19 and was one of three Knicks to finish with 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments He was just as fooled initially as the referees and didn’t realize the ball had gone in the basket, the most bizarre bucket of San Antonio’s 100-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.“I did not, in all honestly. I did not,” Popovich said. “Then everybody started grabbing me and saying the ball went in. I said, ‘Yeah, the ball went in!’ I acted like I knew what was going on.”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 folkHe almost always does.Popovich earned his 1,176th victory, all with the Spurs. The five-time champion broke a tie with his friend George Karl. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

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San Beda slips to 4th after fielding ineligible player

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Beda lost the top seeding and slid to fourth after its midfielder Dane Peñaflor was deemed ineligible in the NCAA Season 93 men’s football tournament.Arellano’s Peter Cayco, the NCAA football organizing committee chair, shared that San Beda admitted its mistake which led to the voluntary forfeiture of two of the three games Peñaflor played in.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “During the eligibility meeting, San Beda and Lyceum requested that they submit their eligibility requirements in January, but we told them they run the risk of forfeiting their games if there are players who will be found to be ineligible later on,” he said. “And then, San Beda wrote us that they have discovered one of their players failed to make the eligibility requirements so they are voluntarily forfeiting the games where the player played.”Peñaflor saw action in the Red Booters’ victories over Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua and in a defeat to Arellano.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 folkDespite the bad news, San Beda was still able to save face as the fourth-seed after coming away with the highest goal differential in its three-way logjam with EAC and Mapua. The Red Booters finished with 1 against the Generals’ minus-9 and the Cardinals’ minus-13.Still, San Beda faces an uphill climb after surrendering the top spot, including the twice-to-beat advantage, to College of St. Benilde as the two squads now clash in their Final Four tiff starting on Monday. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gaiser signs with Petron in return to volleyball No. 2 Arellano and third seed Lyceum, meanwhile, face off in the other Final Four match.The juniors tournament also resumes on Monday, with top-seed CSB-LSGH taking on No. 4 Arellano, before No. 2 San Beda battle against No. 3 Letran. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Erram, Belo team up as Blackwater deals Ginebra’s 1st loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 LA Tenorio still tried to bring the Gin Kings back in the game, trimming the lead down to eight, 82-74, with 3:59 remaining, but Erram and Belo had the last laugh, hitting the crucial buckets to put the game away for good.Greg Slaughter carried Ginebra (2-1) with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists, while Tenorio got 16 markers, six dimes, five boards, and two steals in the defeat.The Scores: BLACKWATER 94 – Erram 22, Belo 22, Maliksi 17, Jose 8, DiGregorio 8, Sena 7, Cortez 4, Palma 4, Marcelo 2, Pinto 0, Cruz 0, Sumang 0.GINEBRA 77 – Slaughter 20, Tenorio 16, Aguilar 14, Thompson 12, Cruz 4, Taha 4, Caguioa 3, Ferrer 2, Mariano 2, Wilson 0, R. Aguilar 0.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBlackwater started the new year just like how it ended last year: with a win.The Elite proved that they belong with the big boys, toppling one of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup powerhouses in Ginebra, 94-77, Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 19-19, 41-33, 64-61, 94-77.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina JP Erram  unloaded 22 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks, while Mac Belo also poured 22 markers on a 4-of-7 shooting from three, none bigger than his dagger triple with 1:28 to play, alongside seven boards, three assists, and two steals.Allein Maliksi contributed eight of his 17 points in the payoff period as he helped Blackwater establish control early in the quarter, before Mike DiGregorio fired six of his eight markers to erect an 82-74 lead with 5:10 to play.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 folkIt was the Elite’s only second franchise win against Ginebra and the first in an all-Filipino conference. They improved to 2-1 for the season with this second straight win.“We told our guys that it’s gonna be something special for our team if we’ll be able to hand Ginebra its first loss this conference, and on our part, our first win for 2018. Luckily, were able to do what we’ve planned,” said coach Leo Isaac. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night View commentslast_img read more

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Westbrook, Anthony help Thunder rally past Kings

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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Carmelo Anthony added 20 points, Paul George scored 18 and Steven Adams had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, who avoided what would have been a fourth straight home loss thanks in large part to a dominant third quarter in which they outscored the Kings 31-16.“We were definitely more focused,” George said. “We’ve been in this position where we played a sub-.500 team and for whatever reason, we tried to turn it on and win the ballgame late in the fourth. Tonight we took it at them early, got that cushion and that carried us through the finish.”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 folkBuddy Hield scored 16 points and Willie Cauley-Stein added 15 for Sacramento, which scored only 36 second-half points and is 1-16 on the road against Oklahoma City since the Thunder franchise moved from Seattle.Oklahoma City was up 91-77 with 2:51 left before official Matt Boland called two quick technical fouls on Westbrook after he complained about being called for traveling on a play on which he thought he’d been fouled. Road Warriors: Durant’s 32 leads NBA champions past Cavs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After the teams went scoreless for the first three-plus minutes of the fourth, Sacramento pulled within seven on a basket by Cauley-Stein, but Patrick Patterson hit two 3-pointers in a 17-second span and Alex Abrines followed with another to extend the Thunder’s lead to 86-70.TIP-INSKings: Hield traveled back to Norman on Sunday to visit practice at No. 4 Oklahoma. Hield led the Sooners to the 2016 Final Four. … The Kings, who beat the Thunder on Nov. 7 in Sacramento, haven’t won two straight over the Oklahoma City franchise since the 2007-08 season, when the team was in Seattle. … The Kings made 15 of 25 free throws, while the Thunder went 14 of 29 from the line.Thunder: Ace defender Andre Roberson sat out for the eighth straight game with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. … For the 14th straight game, Westbrook recorded a double-double with at least 20 points. The only guard in NBA history to have a longer such streak was Michael Jordan, with 15 straight in 1989. … George, the NBA steals leader, had five. … Westbrook’s 16 rebounds were three off his career high. … At halftime, the team showed a video with Thunder players reciting excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed “I Have A Dream” speech.THE EJECTIONWith Oklahoma City up by 14 and the game seemingly under control, Westbrook looked to finish it off with a driving layup, but collided with Cauley-Stein as De’Aaron Fox appeared to hit Westbrook in the face. Boland ruled that Westbrook had traveled, setting off the slew of technical fouls.Westbrook didn’t stick around to answer questions after the game, but Donovan said Petraitis later apologized to him for calling the technical foul on the coach.“The official made a terrible mistake and he acknowledged it,” Donovan said. “I was yelling to the other official across the floor to get his attention and (Petraitis) just T’d me up. He came by and apologized to me. I definitely didn’t deserve a T. . I’ve been doing this long enough, I know when I’m close to getting a T and when I deserve a T. That was totally undeserved and should not have been called.”UP NEXTKings: Host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday before embarking on a six-game road trip.Thunder: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Another official, Gediminas Petraitis, then called a technical foul on Thunder coach Billy Donovan for protesting Westbrook’s ejection. Hield made all three technical free throws and Cauley-Stein went 1 of 2 from the line with 2:35 left, pulling Sacramento to 91-84. But the Kings made only one field goal the rest of the way, and George blocked a shot and came up with a steal in the final two minutes.“Melo, he was able to score about 15 points that (third) quarter,” Hield said. “He was helping open up the gap for him. (Westbrook) started making plays for everybody else. We got it back under 10, but we’ve got to be a little more experienced and a little more controlled. We’ve got to do better at executing late. We have to do a better job at helping each other out and make plays down the stretch.”The Kings led 24-20 after the first quarter and stretched their advantage to 48-33 after two free throws by Bogdan Bogdanovic with 3:03 left in the half. The Thunder closed the half on an 11-3 spurt to pull to 52-46.The Thunder seized control with an 11-0 run in the third quarter, highlighted by consecutive alley-oop passes from Westbrook for dunks — first to Anthony, then to Adams. Anthony’s two free throws put Oklahoma City ahead 75-66 with 1:39 left in the quarter.“We just had to decide that we wanted to play (and) pick it up, take it up another level,” Anthony said. “Once we decided we wanted to do that in the second half, we changed the outcome of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) and teammate Paul George (13) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — The third quarter has often been a problem for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, but that’s when they made their move Monday night against the Sacramento Kings.Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists before being ejected, and Oklahoma City rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Sacramento 95-88.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare burns Mila’s Lechon for back-to-back wins

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare used a strong second quarter surge to dump Mila’s Lechon, 70-58, and cruise to its second win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Tied at 17 with 4:27 to play in the second frame, the Coffee Lovers staged a 16-0 burst to take a 33-17 halftime lead and grab a lead as high as 30, 59-29, early in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Quarters: 17-10, 33-17, 57-29, 70-58.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The boys underestimated our opponents and that’s why our lead was cut down,” he said. “I know they can take 30-point leads. This is a lesson for us that every game, we need to give our best.”Axel Iñigo was the lone bright spot for cellar-dweller Mila’s Lechon (0-3) with 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 70 — Jackson 19, Dionisio 15, Rubio 10, Pare 8, Rebugio 8, Bitoon 4, Ambuludto 3, Hallare 2, Acuno 1, Catura 0.MILA’S LECHON 58 — Iñigo 23, Montuano 12, Ng 9, Delfinado 5, Acibar 2, Derige 2, Parala 2, Sarangay 2, Padilla 1, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Herradura 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson sustained his standout performance, this time finishing with 19 points and five rebounds, while Aris Dionisio got 15 markers, four boards, and three blocks.Raymond Rubio chimed in 10 points off the bench, along with five rebounds, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare kept things afloat in the paint as he wound up with eight markers, 18 boards, three steals, and two rejections.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 Coffee Lovers are now at to 2-1.Dominant as the victory may seem, coach Jinino Manansala wasn’t happy with how Gamboa-St. Clare finished the game as it saw the lead dwindle down to as low as 11 late in the game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gorayeb rues Lady Stags’ ‘lack of urgency, responsibility’ in doomed season Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Pistons’ Willie Reed suspended 6 games by NBA

first_imgDon’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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The NBA conducted its own investigation. League officials interviewed all the parties involved and consulted with domestic violence experts.Reed will begin serving his suspension on Wednesday when the Pistons face the Brooklyn Nets. Detroit acquired him last week in the same deal that sent Blake Griffin to the Pistons.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 National Basketball Players Association called the punishment “excessive and inappropriate,” adding it was filing a grievance and seeking an expedited hearing to get Reed back on the court quickly.The 27-year-old Reed is averaging 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. LATEST STORIES Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed (33) grabs a rebound as Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge.Reed was arrested last August on a misdemeanor battery charge involving his wife. He entered a pretrial diversion program in October to resolve the charge against him.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lakers fined $50k after Johnson praises Antetokounmpo MOST READcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Lower teams jockey for position

first_imgView comments Cignal HD and Sta. Lucia Realty, both sharing 3-3 marks, collide with Generika Ayala and Foton, respectively, in the penultimate day of the first elimination round. Matches start at 4:15 p.m.Though all eight teams remain in contention at this stage, the clubs’ showing in this round will determine their rankings in the pool stage.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 folkBut with powerhouse Petron and F2 Logistics expected to be on opposite brackets, Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua believes winning their last game will carry a different weight.“You really can’t choose between Petron and F2 Logistics. Both of them are very tough teams,” said Pascua. “A very convincing win would surely be a major morale-booster for us.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Sta. Lucia will have to put up with Foton, the sleeping giant in the conference which is languishing deep in the standings with a 2-4 record after massive revamp in the preseason.“Foton is a very tall team,” said Pascua. “We have to work double time to break their blocking and come up with strong services to take away their first ball.” —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rugby slide ‘just a phase’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Four teams in the lower half of the standings angle for better positions going into the pool play as they clash Thursday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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It’s the last day of the NBA regular season, with much to decide

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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, drives against New York Knicks guard Trey Burke, right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)MIAMI — The end has arrived.Actually, for Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas and Charlotte, the end came in their season finales Tuesday. There are nine teams who know Wednesday is the last day of their season. Another 15 teams have already clinched playoff berths.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UAAP volleyball: FEU bolsters bid for twice-to-beat after rout of UE P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Then there’s Minnesota and Denver.Game 82 for both teams will have a Game 7 feel, which is a fitting way to transition from the regular season to the postseason. Nuggets at Timberwolves, winner to the playoffs, loser to the offseason. It’s the first time since 1997 — and only the third time since the NBA went to this postseason format in 1983 — that two teams will play on the season’s final day in such a situation.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“It’s bigger than all of us,” Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns said.Minnesota is trying to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2004 — the longest current drought in the NBA. Denver — winner of six straight to give itself this chance — is trying to get to the postseason for the first time since 2013. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Philadelphia would be the No. 3 seed in the East if it beats Milwaukee, and a franchise that knew nothing but losing (OK, “process” losing) in recent years will set a record — for winning. If the 76ers prevail, it would be their 16th consecutive victory and that would top the record for longest winning streak to end any NBA season.SCORING TITLEHouston’s James Harden has the scoring crown wrapped up. He’ll be the first player to win back-to-back scoring titles since his former Oklahoma City teammate Kevin Durant won three straight from 2009-10 through 2011-12.MORE POINTSOnce again, the NBA will see more points than ever (in terms of total, not average per game). There were 259,753 points in the regular season a year ago; that will be surpassed Wednesday night, and the league is on pace to reach somewhere around 261,000 by the time the final whistle blows.TRIPLE-DOUBLE RUSSOklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook needs 16 rebounds against Memphis to average exactly 10.0 per game this season. If he gets there, he’ll average a triple-double for the second consecutive year. Westbrook has six games this season with at least 16 rebounds, including a season-high, 18-board effort at Miami on Monday night. Westbrook will also lead the NBA in assists per game.STRUGGLING WARRIORSGolden State lost 10 of its final 17 games this season. The Warriors’ regular season ended Tuesday with a blowout loss at Utah. Klay Thompson isn’t worried, and he knows the defending champions — who have dealt with many injuries, most recently Stephen Curry out with a knee issue — have plenty of doubters. “We’re ready to prove people wrong,” Thompson said.TOP SHOOTERThe field-goal percentage race between Houston’s Clint Capela and the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan might look closer than it really is. Capela is shooting 65.3 percent, Jordan 64.3 percent — but if Jordan is going to catch Capela, he’ll have to shoot 15 for 15 on Wednesday (assuming Capela doesn’t take any shots). Jordan was trying to be the first player to lead the league in shooting for six straight seasons, but it seems like he’ll merely have to settle for tying Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O’Neal with five straight crowns.TOP REBOUNDERAnother category where Jordan will finish second. Detroit’s Andre Drummond will lead the league’s rebounding race for the second time in three years.WILD NORTHWESTThe Northwest Division this season will go down as the most competitive in the current six-division format — and it’s not even close. The team that finishes last in the Northwest this season will be only three games behind the team that wins the division crown. There’s never been a last-place team within less than 11 games of the winner in this current format, which has been in play for 14 seasons.ROOKIE WATCHThere have been 116 rookies in the NBA this season, up 28 from last season, and the latest addition is noteworthy. Andre Ingram is a 32-year-old who debuted Tuesday for the Los Angeles Lakers against Houston. He’s the oldest rookie this season and he more than paid his dues, having logged 384 games in what’s now called the G League — where he’s the career leader in 3-pointers (713). This year’s rookie class is the largest since 1949-50, when 120 players made their debuts. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next So there’s only one spot left in the 16-team tournament that will decide whose fingerprints get to put the smudge of a championship celebration on the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June.Much like the race between Minnesota and Denver, the entire tournament bracket itself is going down to the wire. There will be eight first-round matchups, and every single one of those pairings will be decided on Wednesday. So, too, will 11 of the 16 seeds. Portland and Utah will play for the No. 3 seed in the West, in one of the few cut-and-dry matchups.The only order of business that was cleared up Tuesday was the No. 2 overall seed, with Toronto now assured of finishing with the NBA’s second-best record.Here’s 10 other things to note going into the last day of the regular season:A FIRST FOR LEBRONIt’s really, really, really hard to find something that LeBron James hasn’t done in his career. But if he appears for Cleveland against New York on Wednesday night, it will mark the first time in James’ 15 seasons that he plays in all 82 regular-season games. He will lead the NBA in minutes played, field goals made and total points this season — at 33 years old.PHILLY RECORDADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

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Filipino duo fall to China in World Cup of Pool quarterfinals

first_imgMOST READ China showed its might and ousted the Philippines, 9-1, in the quarterfinals of the World Cup of Pool 2018 Saturday at Luwan Arena in Shanghai, China.The loss ended Carlo Biado and Jeff De Luna’s impressive run in the tournament, reaching the Final 8 after trumping New Zealand’s Matt Edwards and Marco Teutscher, 7-3, and England’s Imran Majid and Mark Gray, 7-0.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 PVL: PayMaya gets hold of top spot after tripping Iriga-Navy View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dejing Kong and Ming Wang of China instead will advance to the semifinals on Sunday in the hops of pocketing the $250,000 grand prize.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“Yesterday we practiced really late because we knew we were facing really strong opponents and we had to work out our chemistry. We performed much better today,” said Kong through an interpreter, according to the tournament’s official website.Biado and De Luna’s exit extended the Philippines’ title drought in the tournament to six years since Dennis Orcollo and Lee Vann Corteza won it all in 2012. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Ateneo flexes muscles in game 2, sweeps UP for back-to-back UAAP titles

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/PomC1rjwDJ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 5, 2018 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo displayed its championship caliber and clobbered University of the Philippines, 99-81, in Game 2 to claim the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball title Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT The Blue Eagles collected their second straight crown and 10th overall, cementing their dominance in the last decade with seven championships in 10 years.Ateneo wasted no time pulling away from a determined UP side, which is in its first title appearance in more than three decades, in Game 2, going on a 17-5 run to take a 25-13 lead after Isaac Go’s transition triple.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 Chriss For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Scenes at Araneta. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/2SceyNEOWz— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 5, 2018“Our priority is to do everything with dignity and class and that’s the servant hood we want to do with the team.”Angelo Kouame also had a big game for the Blue Eagles with 22 points, 21 rebounds, and two blocks.Juan Gomez De Liaño finished with 24 points and eight boards while season MVP Bright Akhuetie had 19 points and seven rebounds.The Blue Eagles claimed a tight Game 1 with an 88-79 win last Saturday. Led by an inspired showing from Thirdy Ravena, the defending champions took total control of the game in the second half, leading by as much as 22 early in fourth as they fended off every attempt of the Maroons to get momentum.Ravena was a man on a mission finishing with 38 points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals for his second straight Finals MVP plum.The fourth year forward went mental in the fourth quarter scoring 18 points, including nine that came from beyond the arc, as he effectively put the Fighting Maroons to bed.“All praise to God and I want to thank the players, they’re a marvelous team, and they’re a joy to work with,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin. “I’m blessed to work with them.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Myles Turner, Pacers send Bulls to losing start under new coach No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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