Month: January 2020

Durant’s MVP prediction a ‘great compliment’ for Antetokoumpo

Durant’s MVP prediction a ‘great compliment’ for Antetokoumpo

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen Giannis Antetokoumpo won the 2017 NBA Most Improved Player award, 2014 Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant congratulated the Milwaukee Bucks star and predicted an even bigger future for the 22-year-old.“It’s guaranteed that he will be an MVP,” said Durant in a video on YouTube. ADVERTISEMENT View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pingris aims to return next month 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And on Sunday, Antetokoumpo thanked Durant for the kind gesture.“That was a great compliment,” said Antetokoumpo during his media availability at Fairmont Makati for “Greek Freak Invades Manila” event with King Bally Entertainment Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Antetokoumpo, though, knows he still has a lot of work to do if he ever hopes to win the most prized individual award in the NBA.“I just try to listen and be like ‘yeah but I still got to work’ because if I worked hard enough everybody can say ‘you can be great, you can do great things,’ but most of the time when people say that it puts pressure on you,” said Antetokounmpo. LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 22-year-old finished the 2016-2017 season with 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks, and 1.6 steals and was just the fifth player in league history to lead his team in all five categories.He was also the first player in the NBA to finish in the top 20 of the five statistical categories. Antetokounmpo said he’s received compliments from other NBA players including LeBron James and Stephen Curry, but getting better starts with putting in the work and not just mere praise. “I got compliments from LeBron, KD, and Steph when I was a rookie and nobody knew me back then,” said Antetokounmpo. “But if you put in work every year, and get better every year you will achieve it.”RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Warriors’ Livingston, NBA official Kirkland suspended

Warriors’ Livingston, NBA official Kirkland suspended

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Heart, soul propel Eagles’ flight to top Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) argues a call with referee Courtney Kirkland before he was called for a technical foul and was ejected, during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)NEW ORLEANS — The NBA has suspended Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston for one game and removed official Courtney Kirkland from the officiating rotation for a week because of an altercation during a game Sunday.NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the suspensions Monday. He says Livingston will serve his suspension Monday night when the Warriors visit the New Orleans Pelicans.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img VanDeWeghe says Kirkland’s suspension runs from Monday night through Sunday and that he’ll be eligible to officiate again Dec. 11.Livingston and Kirkland bumped heads during the second quarter of the Warriors’ victory at Miami. Livingston was assessed a technical foul and ejected for making contact with a game official.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkVanDeWeghe says a league review determined that Kirkland moved toward Livingston and shared responsibility for the contact. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Benilde stops Mapua to boost Final Four chances

NCAA volleyball: Benilde stops Mapua to boost Final Four chances

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 The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, wrapped up their campaign with a 0-9 record.Benilde head coach Arnold Laniog used the game against to give exposure to some of their bench players heading into the Final Four.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 folk“Our target today was to perform what we did in practice and also to improve in the areas we need to master if we want to go further,” said Laniog in Filipino. “And we gave a chance to some of our players to feel what it’s like playing in front of a crowd.”Chelsea Umali, Felicia Cui, Claire Sarmiento, and Ellaine Dolorito played significant minutes in the win but Rachel Austero and Ranya Musa led the Lady Blazers with 12 and 10 points, respectively. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Patria Pena, Lorraine Barias, and Katrina Racelis all had five points to lead Mapua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next St. Benilde Lady Blazers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBenilde strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after stomping down Mapua in straight sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-17, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers, who still have a game left in their schedule, improved to 5-3 and tied Jose Rizal University at fourth seed as the end of the elimination round nears.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

Gilas draws much-needed spark from youthful Ravena

Gilas draws much-needed spark from youthful Ravena

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments He was also given the task to be part of the closeout crew with Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Andray Blatche, and Gabe Norwwod.“I guess the preparation is just a matter of playing together, trusting the system, and trusting yourself as well, so all of us can step up in the big stage,” said Ravena. “The trust your coaches and your teammates give you is a big help.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano And the rally began with a 3-pointer by Ravena, three simple points that became the foundation to a massive 37-6 run that gave Gilas a 41-26 lead at the 4:58 mark of the second quarter.The 24-year-old PBA rookie said spending time with his older, and better, teammates allowed him to perform under the bright lights of Fiba.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 folk“In terms of preparing for the big stage, I think it was a big thing that every day you get to spend time with the best players here in the Philippines,” said Ravena in Filipino after their 89-84 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ravena finished with 13 points, eight coming in the first quarter, a period that the Philippines ended with a 22-21 lead, with five assists and two steals. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Romeo vows to be ‘ready’ for Gilas in 3rd window Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena is the youngest player in Gilas Pilipinas and he showed that youthful energy kn sparking the Filipinos’ win over Japan in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Gilas was down, 20-4, midway through the first quarter when Ravena singlehandedly started a revolution against Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

Curry wanted to play on 30th birthday, but focuses on ankle

Curry wanted to play on 30th birthday, but focuses on ankle

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrate during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry wanted nothing more than to play on his milestone 30th birthday, a home game against the Lakers on Wednesday night.The two-time MVP is doing his best to see the big picture, though. The playoffs are a month away and he plans to be in top form to lead another special Golden State run.ADVERTISEMENT Messi reaches 100 Champions League goals, Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0 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 was still hard for Curry to think about missing Wednesday’s game.“Selfishly I was always keying in on tonight just because it was a big day,” Curry said. “You only turn 30 once. I have to keep a big-picture perspective. I understand the thought process around not just how my ankle feels today versus next Wednesday versus next Friday but the things that I need to do rehab-wise to strengthen my core, everything that protects your ankle so that when I do come back I’m ready. Obviously there’s risk playing. The reason I hurt my ankle, I landed on somebody’s foot twice. You can’t help that. I’ve got to do whatever I can to lower the probability of putting myself in that situation again, especially at this point in the season.”Curry rolled his ankle driving left for a layup at the 9:38 mark of the first quarter in the win against the Spurs. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated next Tuesday.Golden State did not practice Tuesday as originally planned after the team held an early surprise birthday celebration Monday for Curry, whose wife Ayesha was involved. The couple arrived into San Francisco for the bash — 200-plus people, according to the man of the hour — on a yacht. Coach Steve Kerr was seen dancing on stage with his players in social media videos from the festivities.“I’m really nosy, too, so the fact that they still were able to execute it is pretty remarkable,” Curry said. “I’m definitely thankful for that, all that love.”ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I’ve been through this countless times but I feel very confident in the approach that we’re taking to get to as close to 100 percent as possible going into the stretch run of the regular season and then obviously the playoffs,” Curry said after his team’s shootaround Wednesday. “I would obviously love to be out there playing every game down the stretch, to be out there with my squad. At this point there’s enough time, not just me, we have a bunch of guys banged up, that we all can prioritize health and understand that we need to all be ready to go.”Curry will miss at least the next four games for the ailing defending champions as he heals from his latest right ankle injury, while Splash Brother Klay Thompson also will miss those games. The Warriors announced on Tuesday’s injury report that Thompson has a fractured right thumb that will sideline him until he is re-evaluated March 22.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 folkAfter Wednesday’s matchup with Los Angeles, they also will miss Friday at home against the Kings, then road games at Phoenix on Saturday and at San Antonio on Monday. Golden State is 11-6 this season without Curry, who missed an 11-game stretch with the ankle in December then injured it again March 2 at Atlanta but was able to play.Draymond Green was also out Wednesday with soreness in his right shoulder. Backup center David West was sidelined for a fifth consecutive game with a cyst in his right arm. Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors for his possible NBA debut. View commentslast_img read more

F2 Logistics works on Perez wish

F2 Logistics works on Perez wish

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Whether it’s NLEX or Magnolia, Fajardo says there is ‘no easy opponent’ for SMB F2 Logistics unloaded 59 points on attacks against 38 by Foton, which the blocks (11-7) and service departments (18-13).Foton tried to keep in step with F2 Logistics but committed 27 unforced errors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery On Saturday afternoon inside Muntinlupa Sports Center, Perez and defending champion F2 Logistics moved a step toward that goal by defeating Foton, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.It was the Cargo Movers’ fifth win in six games.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 folk“Today we showed teamwork,” said Perez. “We had very good combination of offense and defense and everybody played good together.”In the second match, Cignal HD took its turn in claiming victory over hapless newbie Smart Prepaid, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20. It was the HD Spikers’ third win in six matches, while the Giga Hitters slumped to 0-6. 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. Last year’s Most Valuable Player Maria Jose Perez has a fervent wish for her birthday.“Everybody knows it, that’s to win another championship,” said the Venezuelan Olympian, who turns 30 on Sunday. “But it’s something we all have to work for.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Isner, Querrey give US 2-0 lead in Davis Cup quarterfinals

Isner, Querrey give US 2-0 lead in Davis Cup quarterfinals

first_imgJohn Isner, of the United States, celebrates with his team after defeating Joris De Loore, of Belgium, in a Davis Cup quarterfinal singles tennis match Friday, April 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United States has a big advantage at least in world rankings, and John Isner and Sam Querrey have given the Americans a 2-0 lead in the Davis Cup quarterfinals over Belgium.First, Isner beat Joris De Loore 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4, and Querrey followed with a straight sets victory, beating Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday night to put the U.S. a victory away from reaching the semifinals for the first time since 2012.ADVERTISEMENT The American cruised through the first set in 26 minutes. De Loore held serve in the second and with the tiebreaker tied at 4-4, took advantage of consecutive mistakes by Isner.The American hit a forehand long before putting a backhand into the net on his own serve. Then he missed on a 140-mph serve and hit a forehand into the corner long on set point.De Loore opened the third set by breaking Isner, taking the game with a forehand winner after pushing the game to deuce.The Belgian also had a chance to break Isner in the seventh game only to see Isner hold and then break back to even the set at 4-4. De Loore fought off a set point down 15-40 to force a second straight tiebreaker. Isner took the final three points to go up 2-1.Isner converted his sixth match point with a backhand for the win.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Butler returns as Wolves beat Lakers “We also know the job isn’t done,” U.S. captain Jim Courier said. “We also have to close it out, and the sooner the better. We’d certainly like to do that (Saturday).”Isner, who moved up to ninth in the world after winning the Miami Open last weekend, kicked off the quarterfinals at Belmont University with a victory taking 3 hours, 14 minutes.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 big absolutely,” Isner said of his win. “The first match is critical. We’re in a battle to three points. We have the advantage right now. So I’m very happy I was able to do my part, so to say, to put our team up.”The U.S. came in 4-0 all-time against Belgium in the Davis Cup with Belgium playing without both David Goffin and Steve Darcis because of injuries. That left De Loore, ranked 319th, to take on Isner in a big mismatch on paper. View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Querrey, ranked 14th in the world, took the first set in 25 minutes. He served up 21 aces and won 83 percent of his first serves. Bemelmans held serve in the second, forcing the set to a tiebreaker before Querrey won the final two points. The third set appeared headed to another tiebreaker until Bemelmans hit a forehand long with Querrey holding the advantage.“It’s always nice going out there up 1-0, and I was fortunate to get a break kind of right out of the chute there and that freed me up,” Querrey said.The winner will play either Croatia or Kazakhstan in the semifinals Sept. 14-16.The other three quarterfinals all split Friday with Spain’s Rafael Nadal, the world’s top-ranked player, beating Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 after Alexander Zverev downed David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Marin Cilic beat Dimitry Popko 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 for Croatia before Mikhail Kukushkin downed Bora Coric 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 tying it up for Kazakhstan.Italy and France split after Fabio Fognini needed 3 hours, 31 minutes to beat Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. France’s Lucas Pouille had the lone five-set match of the day, beating Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Calvin Abueva missing from Alaska camp anew

Calvin Abueva missing from Alaska camp anew

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Calvin Abueva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCalvin Abueva has gone missing from Alaska’s reach for the second time this season.Head coach Alex Compton said Saturday the Aces camp have not seen or heard from forward since the All-Star break despite their efforts to reach him.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “He’s been going through personal issues, we just hope he’s safe and all right and I don’t actually have a whole lot of info other than that,” said Compton. “We’ve tried connecting but I think he’s sorting things out in his life.”“This is our profession, we love it but it’s not the meaning of life. Life’s bigger than the game.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sharapova and Muguruza reach 4th round at French Open “Calvin, I hope you’re okay,” said Compton at Smart Araneta Center after their 109-103 victory over Globalport in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“He hasn’t shown up to practice since the All-Star break and we’ve been reaching out to him.”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 crownThis isn’t the first time Abueva went missing as he was also absent in the Aces’ and even the Gilas’ practice sessions in January and February.As it turned out, Abueva was fixing his marriage when he went missing and Compton said the polarizing forward is embroiled in another personal problem this time around.last_img read more

Laser focus

Laser focus

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Leo Austria beamed with pride after his San Miguel Beermen took care of business in a come-from-behind 115-106 victory over Blackwater Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Austria was also proud of the impeccably efficient Arwind Santos, who came off the bench and conspired with Marcio Lassiter to erase the Elite’s early lead for the Beermen’s sixth win in 10 games.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Pacquiao bout on livestream “With this win, we’re still in the hunt for the No. 3 to No. 6 spots in the quarterfinals. But a defeat against Magnolia could pull us down to seventh place, depending on the outcome of the GlobalPort-Ginebra game,” said Austria.The Batang Pier are one of the few squads that upset the Beermen and a GlobalPort victory over the Gin Kings coupled with a San Miguel loss will be costly for Austria and his troops.Ending up at seventh or eighth after the elimination round would mean needing to beat the top two teams in the quarterfinals twice to advance to the semifinals.Teams finishing third to sixth will figure in a best-of-three series before moving over to the next round.“Our next game will determine our fate in the playoffs. Just like this one (against Blackwater), we vow not to be complacent,” said Austria.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Santos finished with 23 points to lead San Miguel.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Add the collective never-give-up attitude of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot and import Renaldo Balkman and the reigning PBA coach of the year has little reason to worry about the coming playoffs.“We always respect the team that we play against by not taking things lightly,” said Austria. “We will maintain the same kind of focus now that the playoffs are near.”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 crownThey have to employ a similar attitude when the Beermen wrap up their elimination-round campaign against the Magnolia Hotshots on Saturday.Both teams will go into that game on the wings of victories after Magnolia trashed NLEX, 116-89, in the second game. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anew

Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anew

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Beda raced to a commanding lead and never letup en route to a 73-45 rout of Jose Rizal University in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions scored 13 unanswered points at the start of the game and extended their lead to as high as 29 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup 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 award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img “We should be consistent with the we play. They (JRU) simply fought us hard in the second and the third [quarters] and the defense in the fourth as a team made the difference,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.San Beda dominated JRU for the second time in just a span of one week after the Lions crushed the Bombers, 77-40, last Tuesday to end their first round campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m happy that we still limited JRU to less than 45 points the whole game and that’s really a testament to our defense,” said Fernandez, whose squad held the Heavy Bombers to just 28 percent from the field.JRU (2-8) only had four points in the first quarter and eight in the final frame. 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Guiao ‘impressed’ with Thompson, new national team invitees Robert Bolick posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds that went with five assists to lead San Beda, which rolled to its ninth win in 10 outings.Jed Mendoza was the lone Bomber in double-figure scoring with 13 points but even he had trouble finding the bottom of the net, going 5-of-15 from the field. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more