Osenio offers no excuse for loss to Chinese foe

first_imgLATEST STORIES It was supposed to be a flyweight duel but Xiong failed to make the weight and the organizers had to make it a catchweight bout at 57.3-kilograms.Still, Osenio discarded the Chinese’s weight edge and said: “It’s not an excuse because I really lost.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOsenio escaped a guillotine choke midway in the first round, but failed to keep up with Xiong’s striking, losing by technical knockout at the 3:44 mark of the first round.“I wasn’t able to do my game plan,” she said as she tried to fight back her tears. But rather than mope, the 23-year-old Osenio is looking forward to bounce back together with her stablemates as Team Lakay seeks to make an impact once again next year.“This night might not be for me, but I’m still young. I need to improve and go back to the gym to improve my weaknesses,” Osenio said as she now concentrates full time on her mixed martial arts career after obtaining her criminology degree from the University of the Cordilleras.“This didn’t go our way, so we’ll bounce back next time.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours April Osenio, with Team Lakay stablemate Gina Iniong, is still all smiles after her defeat to Xiong Jingnan. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netBANGKOK — Failing to mark her return to the cage with a victory, April Osenio (2-3) refused to make excuses and instead, admitted that her Chinese foe was the better fighter Saturday night.“This night wasn’t for me,” she quipped in Filipino after falling to Xiong Jingnan (10-1) at ONE: Warriors of the World at Impact Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux in bout between Olympic greats Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

AMA to select 1st in 2017 PBA D-League Draft

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol, the super scorer out of University of the East, is tipped to be the top selection in the 2017 PBA D-League Rookie Draft set on Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.AMA Online Education holds the rights to the No. 1 overall pick.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Titans coach Mark Herrera will have the luxury of picking his guy from the 201-man pool as he seeks beef up his roster bannered by hard-nosed big man Andre Paras.This will be the second consecutive year that AMA will be selecting first, after nabbing Jeron Teng in the 2016 draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseAside from Pasaol, some of the highly-touted players this year include Arvin Tolentino of Far Eastern U, Abu Tratter of La Salle, Javi Gomez de Liaño of University of the Philippines, and Robbie Manalang of Adamson.Wangs Basketball-Letran will pick at number two, while Batangas-EAC is at third. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Celtics get back at Pistons Thirteen teams are set to participate in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, which tips off on January 18.Eleven of the 13 squads participating this year will be school-based teams as they make early preparations for their respective mother leagues, namely CEU, Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum, Gamboa Coffee-St. Clare, and JRU, and debuting teams Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, Powerball-St. Benilde, Perpetual, and Akari-Adamson.Only returning Marinerong Pilipino and newcomer Mila’s Lechon are the teams that won’t be featuring varsity crews.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Manalang, Ahanmisi engage in shootout just like old times

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Personally, though, Manalang believes he still has long ways to go in terms of developing his game as he looks forward on entering the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.“There’s always stuff to improve on as a player. I’m really obsessed with this. I watch the film, watch the game, and try to see what I can improve on. I can’t wait to work on it, go to practice, and try to get better,” he said.As for going up against Ahanmisi, Manalang said he’ll be ready for the next time they cross paths again.“That’s my brother. I have nothing but respect for him,” he said, before vowing redemption the next time the Falcons meet.“I’ll get him the next time out. I’m still playing and I want to keep on competing against him.” Ravena comes up clutch anew, NLEX takes 1-0 lead vs Alaska Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang knows he can hold a candle to his former Adamson teammate Jerrick Ahanmisi during their three-point shootouts in practice.But on Monday, their duel meant so much more when they played on opposing sides.ADVERTISEMENT “It felt a little weird because I was with them for the past two years,” said the 24-year-old Manalang, whose team AMA Online Education faced the Ahanmisi-led Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.And against his old Falcons running mates, Manalang kept the Titans in the game, uncorking 21 points, on 3-of-8 shooting from three, to go with five rebounds.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 folkUnfortunately for Manalang, Ahanmisi got the better of him not only in their duel but overall with Akari-Adamson winning, 100-89.Ahanmisi went  7-of-8 from downtown to finish with 26 points with three rebounds and four assists to boot. LATEST STORIES MOST READ “It’s just a little friendly competition,” said Manalang. “We used to do those shootouts before in practice, trying to see who’s the better shooter. I have nothing but respect for Jerrick and I hope he does great things in the future in the UAAP.”Manalang was also able to test his mettle against his former peers in the PBA D-League stage.“I’m a competitor. Every time I step on the court, whoever I play, I try to bring my best game. Today, I saw familiar faces and maybe it brought a little extra, but it was all fun. No bad blood. I just tried to enjoy the game,” he said.Manalang’s stupendous showing was enough for him to garner praise from his old coach Franz Pumaren.“I’m happy for him and I think he’s really in great shape right now. As you can see, he really played well.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis leaves with injury

first_imgDeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds, Rivers scored 22 and made a key late 3-pointer, and the Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night.Milwaukee lost All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to a sprained ankle in the first half. He appeared to get hurt when he tripped over teammate Shabazz Muhammad under Milwaukee’s basket. He stayed in the game for a brief period, but hobbled around the court while grimacing. He went to the locker room with about four minutes remaining in the second quarter and did not return.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 folkBucks coach Joe Prunty said after the game that the team didn’t have an update on Antetokounmpo’s condition.Lou Williams scored 19 points and Tobias Harris had 18 for Los Angeles, which had a players-only meeting after its 123-109 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “We aren’t going to go out like this,” Rivers said. “No more bickering. No more questioning each other and the coaches.”Coach Doc Rivers, Austin’s father, said his team showed high energy from the outset.The Clippers shot 60 percent and used a late 13-0 run to take a 38-24 lead after the first quarter. Jordan had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the quarter.“The first seven minutes of basketball was as well as we’ve played all year,” Rivers said.Khris Middleton paced Milwaukee with 23 points. Jabari Parker added a season-high 20 in 30 minutes, the most he’s played since rejoining the team in early February after recovering from a second ACL tear in his left knee.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Antetokounmpo, who had 37 points in a loss at Cleveland on Monday, had 12 points before departing.“He’s our main guy,” Middleton said. “We missed the attention he creates on the offensive end. We’re a team, though, so when he goes out we can’t give up. We know what we can do as a team and tonight we just didn’t do it.”The Bucks trailed by seven at the half. Playing without Antetokounmpo, the deficit grew to 14 by the end of the third quarter as the Clippers built a 97-83 lead. Los Angeles shot 6 of 10 from 3-point range in the quarter.The Clippers maintained a double-digit lead for most of the fourth quarter until Milwaukee clawed close late. A layup by Middleton and Thon Maker’s dunk off a turnover cut the lead to four with 1:14 remaining. Rivers then nailed a contested 3-pointer from the corner with the shot clock winding down to extend the lead to seven.The Bucks got no closer than five in the final minute.DIFFICULT DRAWRivers is convinced that the Bucks will be a tough matchup in the playoffs, assuming Antetokounmpo returns to full strength.“Their record doesn’t show it, but if I’m in the East, I don’t think anyone would look forward to playing them,” Rivers said. “That will be a hard series with whoever they end up playing.”BRADLEY CENTER FAREWELLWith the Bucks set to move into a new arena next season, Rivers made what was likely his last visit to the Bradley Center. When asked if he had any fond memories, Rivers was far from emotional: “No. We lost a series here to the Bucks when we were the favorite when I was with the Hawks. Other than that, I don’t remember any at all. I played in The Mecca. I have some good memories there, but not many here.”TIP-INSClippers: Jordan, whose streak of 15 or more rebounds ended at 10 games Tuesday night, pulled down 16 first-half boards, equaling the Bucks’ team total. … Tobias Harris showed no ill effects after battling the flu, even though Rivers expressed regret about playing him in Tuesday’s loss. “The way we played, you second-guess,” Rivers said. “I wish we wouldn’t have played him, but he says he feels better.”Bucks: G Brandon Jennings was signed to a second 10-day contract. Jennings, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2009 draft, appeared in each of the Bucks’ four games after signing his first 10-day contract on March 11. … C Tyler Zeller returned after missing two consecutive games with sore ribs.UP NEXT Clippers: At Indiana on Friday in the teams’ first meeting this season.Bucks: At Chicago on Friday. Milwaukee has lost two of three games to the Bulls.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win.“We’ve got to be one team, one unit and play with high energy and compete,” Austin Rivers said. “Let’s play harder than the other team.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ D-League: Akari-Adamson a win away from outright semis seat MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Injured Ranidel out 3 weeks

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast De Ocampo sat out the entire Philippine Cup following a calf injury he sustained during last year’s finals of the Governors Cup, where the Bolts lost in a best-of-seven championship series opposite the Ginebra Gin Kings.“He (Ranidel) recovered from the old one but injured something else,” said Black. “Reynel Hugnatan and KG Canaleta would fill in the gaps and Cliff Hodge would start out as power forward.”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 crownThe import-laced Commissioner’s Cup will open on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES PH Asiad goal: 15th place; more incentives await medalists ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img Do-it-all forward Ranidel De Ocampo won’t be suiting up for the Meralco Bolts in the early part of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.According to Meralco coach Norman Black, the 6-foot-6 banger with a silky outside shooting touch will be out for at least three weeks after suffering a mild tear in his left Achilles heel.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

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 Serena Williams wins Cincinnati opener Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Such a ball just sold for $623,369, SCP auctions said Monday. That crushes the record of $345,000 for a signed baseball, set in 2013 for a Ruth-Gehrig ball.The seller was not identified, and the winner who outbid 28 other prospective buyers for the ball was identified only as a Southern California collector.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’The only living original inductee who didn’t sign the ball was Lou Gehrig, who on that day was headed to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he’d be diagnosed with ALS, the disease that would end his career, take his life and unofficially bear his name.It was on June 12, 1939, that the Baseball Hall of Fame first opened its doors, though it had been choosing members for three years by then. Most were already dead. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins File – In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)LOS ANGELES — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig?How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day they all entered the Baseball Hall of Fame?ADVERTISEMENT Owen put his ball in a safe-deposit box, and his family kept it until 1997, when it sold for $55,000.Greenberg’s ball has been lost to history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Marv Owen, the star Detroit Tigers third baseman then playing for the Chicago White Sox, was in Cooperstown, New York, to play in an exhibition marking the occasion. His former teammate Hank Greenberg was also there, and had brought along two balls for the inductees to sign, but was too bashful to approach them. Owen wasn’t, and got all 11 to sign. He kept one for himself and gave the other to Greenberg.“With autographed balls, very few can you trace to the point of origin, the point of signing, where you know the circumstances of where it was acquired,” said Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions. “It’s incredible. It almost puts you in that moment, which is very, very rare for a ball.”Several signed balls have survived from that day, but most have signatures from other players or dignitaries that diminish their value.The names weren’t haphazardly scrawled all over the ball, either. It was as though Owen had future collectors in mind when he collected the signatures in dark, lasting ink. And their placement doesn’t seem random either. On one panel of the ball, stacked atop each other, are Cobb, Ruth and Wagner, at the time considered the three greatest players of all time, with Walter Johnson, then considered the greatest pitcher of all time, hovering above them.“Ultimately that panel of Cobb, Ruth, Wagner is what puts it over the top,” said Kevin Keating of Professional Sports Authenticator, who verified the ball’s legitimacy. “Those are the elite of the elite. The fact that he got those guys the way he did, in that perfect order on one panel, it’s almost as if it’s by design.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Leaving a final mark

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia PBA approves deal that sends Erram to NLEX Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lillard shot 7 for 20 with friends and family cheering him in the Blazers’ final scheduled trip to Oracle Arena before the Warriors move to San Francisco next season.“That’s a hell of a way to go out,” Lillard said. “We needed this win. It was a big game for us, especially having to play them two times in a row, having to play such a solid game.”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 ChrissKevin Durant missed a 13-footer off the front rim as the final buzzer sounded but finished with his second triple-double of the season: 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.“I’ve got to make that shot, plain and simple,” Durant said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OAKLAND, California—Damian Lillard certainly left his mark over the years at Oracle Arena, and again in perhaps his final visit to a building he frequented as an NBA-crazed boy.Lillard hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left in overtime and scored 21 points back home in Oakland, sending the Portland Trail Blazers past the Golden State Warriors, 110-109, in a wild one Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Jusuf Nurkic had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who helped coach Terry Stotts pass Rick Adelman for second place on the Blazers’ career wins list with 292 behind Jack Ramsay’s 453.The Warriors couldn’t overcome a comedy of errors in losing a second straight at home. They took a 127-101 beating from the Lakers on Christmas night.Seth Curry largely outplayed big brother and Golden State star Stephen—whose poor pass with the Warriors leading by two was stolen on the sequence that led to Lillard’s shot.Stephen Curry made a 3-pointer with 10:46 to play in regulation, then his little brother rattled off 11 in a row with three consecutive 3s.Klay Thompson continued struggling. He went 6 for 19 and was just 2 of 9 on 3-point tries on the way to 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Curry’s 33-footer with 8:42 left in the third on a pass from Draymond Green got Golden State within two, then Curry found Green for a tying layup the next time down to make it 55-all.A series of silly mistakes followed: Thompson made a steal and threw it toward midcourt and Green couldn’t keep the ball from going over the line for a backcourt violation, as Portland regained possession. Then, Green clanked a one-handed dunk try off the back of the rim. This after he had earlier thrown a pass off Thompson’s head.In his last five games against the Warriors, Lillard has averaged 31 points, shooting 42.4 percent and 38.8 percent on 3s.“I represent this city, so when I come here I want to represent myself well. I have a lot of family and friends coming to see me play, so you’re excited about that,” Lillard said.When Lillard was 9 or 10, he came to a Rockets-Warriors game with his brother and lucked into getting to take a shot on the court.“My brother and I were up at our seats and Steve Francis was doing his pregame workout and the ball bounced up and into the stands and I ran down the stairs and got it and I was going to throw it back and he was like, ‘No, come shoot it.’ And I went on the court and shot a 3 and airballed. That’s the story.” —APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Heartbreak for Ceres Negros after AFC Champions League exit

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The loss relegated the Busmen to the AFC Cup, where they will face Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam, Persija Jakarta of Indonesia and Shan United of Myanmar.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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ceres Negros out of the AFC Champions League. Photo from the-afc.com.BACOLOD CITY – Filipino club Ceres Negros absorbed a stunning preliminary stage exit in the AFC Champions League, after a 2-1 defeat to Yangon United of Myanmar last Tuesday night at Panaad Stadium.Kaung Htet Soe’s 58th minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides as the Myanmar National League champions advanced to the second round opposite Chiangrai United of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brazilian midfielder Vinicius Miller put the visitors in front in the 27th minute with a free kick at the edge of the area, but the Busmen struck back through Stephan Schrock just before halftime.Schrock acrobatically cushioned Martin Steuble’s teasing cross from the right to the bottom corner, beating Yangon goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Htet for the equalizer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Busmen chased the game right until the end with OJ Porteria missing a big chance in the 72nd minute when he fired a volley to the crossbar after Kevin Ingreso’s shot was saved by Zin Htet.Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic had one opportunity in stoppage time, but Bienve Maranon, the club’s top scorer in the AFC Cup the last two seasons, could not get on the end of Schrock’s cross. Ex-Man United manager avoids jail but hit by fine for tax fraud in Spain View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

GALLERY: Female athletes take center stage at 2019 PSA Awards

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View commentscenter_img Vic Saludar retains WBO belt after dominating win over Japanese foe Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The best and the brightest in Philippine Sports for the past year were once again recognized in the 2019 Philippine Sportswriters Association awards night at Manila Hotel on Tuesday.Power is female is the prevailing theme of this year’s gala with women athletes blazing the trail after an eventful year in sports highlighted by the Asian Games competition.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gold medalists from the Asian Games, all women, were named Athletes of the Year.Athletes of the year Yuka Saso and Margielyn Didal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAthletes of the year Yuka Saso and Margielyn Didal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSkateboarder Margielyn Didal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar golfer Yuka Saso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChampion boxer Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFan favorite Kai Sotto with his father Ervin and Chooks-to-Go reps. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince and princess of the night of the 2019 PSA Awards. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBasketball star Janine Pontejos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational fencer Maxine Esteban. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netONE Championship stars Team Lakay and Brandon Vera. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMotorsports’ Kenneth San Andres. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPSA Awards Night 2019 guest speaker Bea Lucero Lhuillier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoxer Donnie Nietes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChampion gymnast Carlos Yulo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beermen coaching staff. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMajor Awardee for Amateur Basketball Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCyclist El Joshua Cariño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMotorsports’ Milo Rivera. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netParalympic medalist Enrnie Gawilan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPara chess athlete Sander Sevirino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPara bowler Kim Ian Chi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMembers of the men’s standard rapid chess team. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTeam Manila softbelles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMr. basketball June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLifetime awardee Bong Coo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLifetime Achievement awardee Paquito Rivas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer Philippine Star sports editor Lito Tacujan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRecepient of the Presiden’ts Award: NU women’s basketball team. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAthlete of the Year: Margielyn Didal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe awardees of the 2019 PSA Awards. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:16SEA Games: Didal, Means assure PH of 1-2 finish in Game of Skate02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

June Mar Fajardo scores 40, surging Beermen sink Batang Pier

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lady Eagles soar past Lady Maroons 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 The reigning five-time MVP had everything going for him offensively as he hit 14 of his 15 attempts from the field and went 12-of-16 from the free throw line.Four other Beermen scored in double figures with Terrence Romeo firing 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field that went with six rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMarcio Lassiter added 15 points built on four 3-pointers while forwards Arwind Santos and Kelly Nabong had 11 points apiece for San Miguel, which claimed solo third place with a 6-3 record.The Beermen took a 103-92 lead after a basket by Fajardo with 5:13 remaining but the Batang Pier fought back and came within three, 110-107, with still 36 seconds left. MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo was a force to be reckoned with as San Miguel Beer held off NorthPort, 113-107, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo couldn’t be stopped, unleashing 40 points and hauling down 19 rebounds to lead the Beermen to their fourth consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Chris Ross, however, came through in the clutch for the Beermen as he knocked down a triple to put the game out of reach, 113-107, with 12 ticks to go. Ross finished with nine points and seven assists.Mo Tautuaa led NorthPort with 28 points and 13 rebounds. The Batang Pier have now dropped their last five games after opening the season with a pair of victories.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more