LSGH-SSC tiff kicks off dickies caging

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PBA Season 43 Preview: Alaska looking to regain ferocity, toughness LATEST STORIES Out to lead the Greenies are NCAA Finals Most Valuable Player Joel Cagulangan, Joshua David and Inand Fornilos.Chiang Kai Shek College, the 2015 titlist, faces Letran at 10:45 a.m.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“We are confident we can help discover new talents for international tournaments,” said league chair Rudy Yu of Dickies Underwear.Also part of the PSSBC board are Hapee Toothpaste’s Dr. Cecilio Pedro, Blackwater’s Dioceldo Sy, Freego Jeans’ Eduard Tio, Poly Gloss and Rain or Shine’s Terry Que, Che Lu Bar & Grill’s Jimmy Dela Cruz and MEC Computers’ Leoncio Chua. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments MOST READcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The 6th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championships (PSSBC) Dickies Cup opens on Saturday at SGS Stadium in Quezon City with La Salle Green Hills out to validate its status as the emerging power in the juniors rank.LSGH, which recently foiled Mapua’s back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association bid to claim its first title, starts its campaign against San Sebastian College in the curtain-raiser at 9 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Beal’s 39 points lead Wizards to win over Bulls

first_img“He’s able to stay aggressive and still be hot and also make the right reads at the right times,” Wall said.Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said it was frustrating trying to defend Beal.“We were trying to get it out of his hands there for a stretch,” Hoiberg said. “But they did a good job finding him, seeking him out.”Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points to lead Chicago, which had won 10 of its previous 12. Kris Dunn had 19 points and 11 assists.David Nwaba’s two free throws with 1:26 to play gave Chicago a 108-107 lead, and Dunn hit a jumper with 54 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Irving scores 28 in Celtics win over Nets MOST READ Beal scored 15 straight points in the fourth as the Wizards rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the period. He also had nine rebounds and tied a career high with nine assists.“I didn’t even know that,” Beal said when asked about his spurt. “That’s just being in the zone, being locked in.”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 folkBeal became the second player this year to have at least 39 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists on Dec. 29.Beal has shown signs of taking his game to a new level this season. When backcourt mate John Wall was out with a knee injury, Beal had a career-high 51 points at Portland on Dec. 5, a night after the Wizards suffered a 47-point loss at Utah. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots a three-point basket between Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44), from Montenegro, guard Kris Dunn (32) and guard David Nwaba (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Washington. Beal had 39 points, and the Wizards won 114-110. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal delivered when the Wizards needed him most.Beal scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter to lead Washington to a 114-110 win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Wall’s three-point play with 29.4 seconds left put the Wizards up 112-110. After Beal missed two free throws, Washington got the rebound and Wall added two free throws with 9.1 seconds to play.Wall had 21 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four blocked shots.The difference was 3-point shooting. Washington was 16 for 36 (44.4 percent) while Chicago was 8 for 35 (22.9 percent). The Bulls missed 17 of 20 3-point attempts in the first half.TIP-INSBulls: Dunn returned after missing a game with left patella tendinitis. … G Zach LaVine, who has yet to play this season following left knee surgery, is rehabbing for the next few days with G-League Windy City. Hoiberg said LaVine is essentially starting training camp. “If he does well through this stretch, we’ll all get in a room and put a plan together as far as when we want to see him back on the floor,” Hoiberg said.Wizards: F Mike Scott returned after missing a game following the birth of his daughter. Scott scored 17 points. F Markieff Morris had a season-high 11 rebounds. Washington is now 10-10 against sub-.500 teams.BEAL AN ALL-STAR?Beal has never been an All-Star in his five NBA seasons, and coach Scott Brooks thinks he’s deserving of the honor.“Brad’s an All-Star. I thought he was an All-Star last year,” Brooks said. “If you win games and you play for each other, the individual awards come. If you focus on that, you focus on the wrong things. I’ve talked to Brad many times, and he’s not one time mentioned All-Star to me.”DON’T SELL BULLS SHORT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mirotic thinks many Bulls fans should believe in the team’s recent improvement.“I don’t know what’s going on with people. I don’t know if they want us to lose,” Mirotic said. “Or if everybody is thinking, ‘OK, they’re going to start losing, everything is going to be like before.’ No.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.Wizards: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Ian Sangalang emerging as Magnolia’s next top gun

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESMagnolia big man Ian Sangalang has been on a tear to start the season and his impressive showing hasn’t gone unnoticed.In three games, Sangalang has averaged a double-double with 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds to help the Hotshots go 2-1, prompting his veteran teammate Marc Pingris to describe the 26-year-old as the Purefoods franchise’s next big thing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments ‘Tired’ Dandan on another Kia loss: ‘We have to suck it up, move forward’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “Ian Sangalang has really stepped up every game. What I see from him is he’s going to be like the next Kerby Raymundo, Marc Pingris before and Alvin Patrimonio,” said Pingris.Sangalang, who is in his fifth season in the PBA, nearly notched a third straight double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds in a 124-77 dumping of Kia on Wednesday.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 folkPingris isn’t getting any younger as he turns 37 this year, but when it’s time for him to hang up his sneakers, he knows Sangalang will be the one who fills his shoes.“When we retire, I know that he will be the one who leads the team. I can really see that it’s going to be Ian because I can see his improvement every game, every practice.” LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Work begins for UST as Aldin Ayo names coaching staff

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LOOK: New Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo with his coaching staff. From L-R: McJour Luib, Bonnie Garcia, Ayo, Rene Bayna and Kristoffer Co. pic.twitter.com/SaCUtApAZA— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 11, 2018FEATURED 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNew University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo has introduced the members of his coaching staff that will help him steer the Growling Tigers in his six-year tenure.As per The Varsitarian, the official publication of UST, Ayo has brought in Mcjour Luib, Kristoff Co, Bonnie Garcia, and Rene Baena as his deputies for UAAP Season 81.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES 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 awardcenter_img NCAA volleyball: Cohesion key to San Beda’s 2nd win READ: UST formally welcomes Aldin Ayo as new head coachAyo added he chose to sign with UST due to his friendships with some Dominican priests.It’s also worth noting that apart from being a basketball coach and politician, Ayo holds a Philosophy degree from UST’s Dominican sister school Letran.“I believe that I can coach here the way things should be,” said Ayo. “Second, most of the priests are my personal friends and my contemporaries in the seminary. Most of the seminarians in Sorsogon studied here [UST].” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Luib and Co, meanwhile, have been a part of Ayo’s staff with the Green Archers since 2016. Luib was also a player of Ayo in Letran.READ: Aldin Ayo signs six-year deal with USTAyo, who is tasked to turn around UST’s sinking basketball program, said he would give every one of his players “equal opportunity” in his program once they start practice on Friday.“Rest assured everyone will be given equal opportunities,” said Ayo in The Varsitarian’s report. “We’re going to have the whole season for that and we’ll make it final before the UAAP starts.”“We’re going to maximize their potentials. I’m just going to allow them to play, make sure they enjoy the game and of course we’re going to instill the work ethic that we want because this season, we’re going to be the hardest working team.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garcia is the former head coach of Sta. Lucia in the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League while Baena was an assistant mentor for the Adamson’s junior team.last_img read more

Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors

first_imgFILE – Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team’s medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the grade 2 left MCL sprain that has sidelined him since March 23.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Curry will be allowed to take part in modified practices beginning Saturday and increase his on-court rehabilitation. He will be re-evaluated again in one week.The Warriors lead San Antonio 3-0 in their first-round series. If they advance, the second round could start as early as April 28.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES View comments Towns, Wolves return home in big hole against Rockets P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Cocolife pounces on error-prone Cherrylume in PSL Invitational

first_imgCocolife disposed of an error-plagued Cherrylume side in four sets, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-19, in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Invitational on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Asset Managers used a blistering 10-2 start in the fourth frame to seal the outcome.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial CEU routs Marinerong Pilipino in heated duel MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “This was an important win for us because we just finished our tryouts three or four days before the PSL press conference,” Cocolife head coach Moro Branislav said.Down, 15-23, in the third set, Cherrylume threatened to comeback by scoring seven straight points before an error and a through the block hit by Cocolife’s Alex Tan stopped the bleeding for the Asset Managers.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 crownCherrylume shot itself in the foot with 36 errors in the game.Asset Managers had 46 attack points while the Iron Lady Warriors tallied only 28. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Gyra Barroga scored 17 points in her debut for Cocolife while Tan added 15.Judith Abil and Mary Mendrez combined for 23 markers for Cherrylume.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

SMB draws first blood

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins A lot has changed since 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Matthysse won’t carry respect for Pacquiao into the ring Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I know Alaska will do more, this is not their game,” Austria said in paying respect to the enemy, which continued to play without Calvin Abueva and got just import Diamon Simpson and Vic Manuel shooting in twin digits.“We’re expecting more from them and we need to tighten our defense [for the next games].”This series has been hyped because of that improbable San Miguel comeback two seasons ago when everyone—except for the Beermen themselves—wrote the team off after losing the first three games of the all-Filipino Finals.That comeback gave birth to the “Beer-acle,” which, judging from the way it played Game 1, doesn’t have a place in this series anymore.“I addressed the team that we have a history against them (Aces),” Austria said of his pre-game motivational speech. “The players simply didn’t want to lose.”ADVERTISEMENT A lot.Playing with complete command practically all of Saturday night, San Miguel Beer established its will over Alaska in their best-of-five Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, taking a 92-79 victory at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay and putting the burden of making a comeback on the Aces.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’“I think in a series, this is the most important game to win,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria, who engineered history when his Beermen roared back from a 0-3 deficit in the Philippine Cup best-of-seven series the last time these two proud franchises met. “[We need this] to dictate the tempo and to make them think hard on their adjustments.”San Miguel’s Game 1 performance will surely befuddle the Alaska coaching staff to say the least, with Austria getting six players in twin digits as the Beermen led by as many as 19 points after breaking away at the start of the second period. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Warrior

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ “This is definitely the highlight of my year,” said Wong, who came over with patellar tendonitis in her right knee. She scored 9.68 points in each of the events. “I was so nervous in the first event because I was running fifth.”Lindswell of Indonesia pocketed the gold with an effort of 19.50, with Mok Yueng Juanita of Hong Kong settling for the silver at 19.42.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 had to make sure that I gave out an impressive performance in the second discipline to have a chance,” added Wong, who won gold in the Southeast Asian Games last year. “I had a difficult time bending because of my tendonitis. But I feel relieved that it’s all over now and all the hard work paid off.”That medal sort of made up for sorry finishes in several sports, counting shooting where Hagen Topacio finished dead last in the men’s trap event over at Jakabaring Complex in Palembang, and the joint sixth place finishes of John Derrick Farr and Leah Belgira in the men’s and women’s mountain bike’s downhill race compounding the heartaches. “Had we ridden the course several times, we could have performed better,” Farr said.Anticipation is rising as Jordan Clarkson debuts for Gilas Pilipinas in the 4 p.m. (5 p.m. in Manila) clash with heavy favorite China in the basketball competitions, even as the women’s volleyball team tries to bounce back from a sound beating at the hands of Thailand when it slugs it out with another regional force in Japan also at 4 p.m.The Blu Girls notched a second straight win in softball, turning back South Korea, 5-3, but will be colliding with powerhouse China at 8 p.m. to complete their double header Monday. Team PH’s first win came Sunday night, a 7-0 destruction of Hong Kong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bronze medalist Agatha Wong carries the Philippine flag after the women’s taijijian event of the wushu competition of the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta International Expo on Monday. Aaron Favila/APJAKARTA—Still not in perfect health but with a fighting heart that canceled that out, Asian Games rookie Agatha Wong delivered a wushu performance for the bronze that highlighted a bleak day for Team Philippines in the 18th edition of this continental showcase on Monday.As Filipinos stumbled by the wayside in several fronts, the 20-year-old Wong scored 19.36 points in the women’s combined taijiquan and taijijian events for the country’s third bronze medal that came a day after the men’s and women’s poomsae trios finished third also at GBK’s Taekwondo Hall.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Guiao: Nationals ready for everything DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Topacio, after qualifying for the final round with in fifth spot just a point behind a four-way tie, couldn’t put it together when it all mattered, shooting just 18 points and finishing sixth and last in the medal round.Chinese Taipei’s Yang Kunpi scooped up his country’s first gold with a 48-point effort, with Lakshay Lakshay of India checking in second with 43 and South Korea’s Ahn Daemyong securing the bronze with 30 points.Jasmine Alkhaldi finished seventh in the 200-meter women’s breaststroke finals at the Aquatics Center at GBK, clocking 56.29 seconds to be more than three seconds behind champion Ikee Rikako of Japan.Rikako timed 53.27 seconds and established a new Games record, beating two Chinese in the process. Zhu Menghui was second at 53.56, with Yang JunXuan pocketing the bronze at 54.17.Farr and Belgira, a couple of 22-year-old rookies, rued the lack of practice on the course for their failure to collect podium finishes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:14Carpio 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Beermen stars Cabagnot, Lassiter ready to go for national team

first_imgMOST READ Unlike Cabagnot, who could begin his international career in his 30s, Lassiter was chosen to be part of the national team in his early 20s.“It’s an honor and I can’t explain into words how much it means to me to be chosen for the national team it’s definitely an honor and privilege and I’m thankful for the opportunity,” said the now 31-year-old Lassiter. “It’s been seven years since Gilas 1.”Cabagnot’s national team call-up is his first of his career while Lassiter had several ones including the one for 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, but the shooting guard begged off from it after getting diagnosed with pneumonia.Both Lassiter and Cabagnot, though, assured that there wouldn’t be any hindrances in their new career chapter.“I’m excited to play for a great coach in coach Yeng and I want to see what’s in store for us and I’m intrigued how we’ll play and I’m excited to see what happens on Monday,” said Lassiter.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter was part of the original Gilas program that represented the Philippines in international from 2009 through 2012 and he was able to take the gold medal of the SEABA Championship in 2011.Cabagnot, meanwhile, has yet to wear the Philippine tricolor but his international career could very well start on Monday with Lassiter as they were part of Yeng Guiao’s pool that would represent the Philippines in the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier.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 very excited to just have this opportunity and I’m excited and humbled at the same time,” said Cabagnot after the Beermen trumped NLEX, 125-112, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Just to have this opportunity to be in the pool and serve my country and to help it in any possible way,” added the 35-year-old Cabagnot. LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there are two teammates who have so much in common yet have too much of a difference between them it would be Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter.Both are deadeye shooters and capable defenders but one thing that has separated the two San Miguel Beermen are international tours of duty with the Philippine national men’s basketball team.ADVERTISEMENT “Of course, I’m going to practice, I’m so excited I just wish it was Monday already,” said Cabagnot.As for San Miguel head coach Leo Austria, he assured there won’t be any problems with Cabagnot and Lassiter joining the national team with San Miguel Corporation president and CEO Ramon Ang giving them the green light.Austria even added that reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo wanted to play for Gilas if not for his fractured right shin that would keep him out for two months.“The team we’re so happy especially the management and ever since there was a Gilas team we’re told by the management and RSA that if the national team wants our players then we should let them go,” said Austria. “There won’t be roadblocks for them and even June Mar is so frustrated because he’s thinking of the next window and heart of the guy is in the national team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

FEU, Ateneo stay unscathed in UAAP women’s basketball

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Far Eastern University and Ateneo both climbed the top of the ladder early in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament after contrasting wins Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Tamaraws brushed off University of the Philippines, 69-55, to get to a 2-0 card behind the combined efforts of Valerie Mamaril and Fatima Quiapo who scored 18 points together for FEU.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments Perasol apologizes for losing cool, getting ejected in UP loss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Lady Eagles, meanwhile, had a harder trek as they beat University of the East by their two points, 68-66, for their 2-0 record.Alyssa Villamor and Joanne Nimes each had 18 points for the Lady Eagles while Jolina Go added 15 points of her own.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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIESlast_img read more