On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Irving gets his new address and Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron. They both can say they won in this Celtics-Cavs blockbuster deal. But the sum of the parts says Cleveland got the better of Boston in this swap of All-Star point guards. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)MIAMI— It’s not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems fair.All the other parts, they will tell the story.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James heads to Manila again on September 2 LATEST STORIES Regardless of all these Celtics-Cavaliers fireworks, it’s still Golden State’s world and probably will be for a long time. This deal didn’t change that.The Warriors will still be the favorites to win the last game of next season.The first game of next season, as luck would have it, just happens to be Boston at Cleveland.And just like that, the NBA has drama again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Minnesota never offered Andrew Wiggins. Miami never offered half its roster. Portland wasn’t giving up Damian Lillard. In the end the Cavs still got a star for a star, and since Thomas is only making about $6.3 million next season they got plenty of bonus parts as well to make the trade work.It also solved one big Cleveland problem.James’ only motivation is rings, and this move gives him just that.He will be looking to go to the Finals for the eighth consecutive year. Only three teams in NBA history have been to four straight finals — the Lakers, the Celtics, and the Miami Heat when James was with them. Golden State will be heavy favorites to join that club next June. The Cavaliers won’t surprise many if they join them.James will show up at camp in a couple of months and begin plotting ways to get his team back to the Finals. Had Irving still been there, James surely would have been wondering if they could make it work again. With Thomas, there won’t be a question. James and Thomas already have great respect for one another, and Thomas runs on the same prove-people-wrong gasoline that James uses.Cleveland has been through the free-agency-is-looming dance with James before, of course. If the Cavs want to keep him next summer, they simply have to go all-in to make him as happy as possible. This trade probably wasn’t a bad start on that front.In Boston, the Celtics will look very different this season.Irving and Hayward are in; Thomas, Crowder, Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and Amir Johnson are out — meaning five of Boston’s seven top scorers from a No. 1 seed now play elsewhere.The Cavs weren’t overhauled; Irving is gone, Thomas, Derrick Rose and Jeff Green arrived.From a continuity standpoint, obvious edge to Cleveland as well. What’s in store for your animal sign this year There are many ways to claim victory in the deal made Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving wanted his own team and got it, so he wins. Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron James, so he wins. The Cavaliers got rid of a supposedly disgruntled star, so they won. The Celtics now won’t have to decide if Thomas is worth something like a $180 million deal next summer, so they won. It’s all semantics.But look past all that.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’In the end, Cleveland won. James won, too.Here’s a few reasons why James will be celebrating this deal: He’ll still have a high-octane point guard; he’s getting an absurdly good defender in Jae Crowder (he could have helped the Cavs’ cause against Golden State in The Finals); he won’t be going into the season dealing with drama about Irving’s Cleveland future; this trade might even reap the Cavaliers the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles All good things, all edge to Cleveland.Give the Celtics credit for being bold. Danny Ainge knew winning the Eastern Conference’s regular-season crown last season was meaningless, so he completely blew up a team that was a No. 1 seed and got hammered by the Cavaliers in the East finals. Sure, the Celtics played most of that series without Thomas, but that wasn’t going to matter. The Cavs weren’t losing that series.So Ainge goes out and gets an All-Star point guard in Irving, after he hauls in Gordon Hayward during free agency and adds probable rookie of the year front-runner Jayson Tatum to the mix in the draft — plus gets another draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 for his trouble.It’s not a bad deal for the Celtics. They get Irving. It’s his team. A storied franchise is in his hands and he will savor that.It’s just a better deal for Cleveland, at least right now.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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FEU’s Dennison sets career-high amid jeers from DLSU crowd

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University lost its opener against defending champion La Salle but another story was Ron Dennison’s personal battle against the crowd in white-and-green inside Mall of Asia Arena Sunday.Dennison was the focus of the La Salle faithful’s hatred, which stemmed from an on-court scuffle involving the Tamaraws and Green Archers in the Kadayawan Cup a few weeks back.ADVERTISEMENT The graduating guard said the jeers only fueled him to play better and he played his best game yet, putting up a career-high 21 points to go along with seven boards, and four assists.“Those boos were added motivation for me,” said Dennison, whose previous career-high of 13 points also came against La Salle, in Filipino. “People close to me know that whenever the crowd is against me I play usually harder.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDennison was also efficient from the floor going 10-of-14 overall and 9-of-12 in the two-point region.Also, Dennison’s 21 points are almost half of his total production from Season 79. He only scored 45 points the entire season last year. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I want to show to the La Salle crowd that I can play cleanly,” said Dennnison. “I think they saw that. They aren’t blind for all I know.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled De Ocampo goes to Meralco in three-team trade Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Winning start 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’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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What to do post-run to maximize your results

first_imgRELATED STORY:Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As well as staying hydrated during a run in order to prevent injuries, cramping, and early fatigue, it is also important to rehydrate after you have finished, as well as maintaining your fluid intake throughout the rest of the day. If you are training for a marathon this is even more important; marathon runners can lose up to 5 percent of their total body weight during the race, or around four to five liters of fluids on average.To avoid dehydration and help the body replenish its reserves, be sure to drink plenty of fluids in the hours after your run, whether you prefer water, fruit juice or sports recovery drinks. You should also avoid alcohol if you really want to reach peak performance. Not only will it dehydrate you, but celebrity trainer David Kirsch also adds that “during a wellness program there is no room for hangovers. You need to be fresh, focused, and on top of your game to achieve the desired results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGet a good night’s sleepDr. Andrew Murray, who works predominantly with runners but also swimmers and cyclists, says that the one thing they all have in common is they are “world class sleepers.” He recommends at least seven hours a night to reduce the risk of infection and stay healthy, plus a good night’s sleep is possibly the best way for your body to repair itself after exercise. Kirsch also adds that skimping on sleep “will sabotage your hard-earned workout gains,” so to get the most out of your run, as well as reach your true running potential in your next one, make sure you prioritize sleep. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Image: Geber86/Istock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Chicago Marathon taking place this Sunday, Oct. 8, many may be feeling inspired by the World Marathon Major to start their own running regime. Whether you’re a beginner or a marathon expert, here we round up some of the key things to do post-run to look after your body and maximize your performance.Drink upADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4 How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Refuel your musclesDalton Wong, trainer to Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence and founder of TwentyTwo Training advises a post-run combination of protein to repair, fat to help you feel full, and carbs to fuel the body. He recommends a protein smoothie or a proper meal between one hour to 90 minutes after your run, and nuts, seeds, and/or an apple as good options for snack until you can eat a real meal. Dr. Murray agrees, also recommending a ratio of three portions of carbs to one portion of protein within the hour after your run. Pasta or a baked potato with tuna, a chicken sandwich, eggs or pulses are all good choices.Stretch it outAlthough Dr. Murray says you don’t need to do a specific warm-up, just something to get you moving a little and ready for running, he does recommend a cool down, especially when you have done a more intense, longer run. Cooling down and stretching is a key step in any running plan to aid recovery, reduce muscle soreness and prevent injuries.Foam rolling can also be useful, not only straight after your run but also the day after and days following if you’re still feeling sore. It can also be particularly helpful when combined with stretching because it helps break up adhesions, which allows for a better and deeper stretch. JBADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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As road to Final 4 gets tougher, Knights confident of chances

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s like David and Goliath,” compared Rey Nambatac, whose side will be underdog going into the tiff.The 23-year-old guard acknowledges the tall task Letran at hand, but he’s confident that the Knights can pull off the upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’ll go through the eye of the needle again. But it’s a good thing that we’re used in this situation. It has happened to us numerous times before in my five years here and we’ll go through it again. But these hardships make our journey special if we can get through it,” he said.The Knights were on a receiving end of an 81-74 loss to the Red Lions in their first round clash, but with stakes at an all-time high, Nambatac believes that his side is more than just motivated. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PVL: Arellano blanks Adamson, closes in on bronze Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran may have the inside track for the last Final Four spot in NCAA Season 93, but the path to the playoffs remains rocky as ever.And the Knights’ first stumbling block is no less than fierce rival San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “San Beda is a tough team, but everything is possible if we believe on each other,” he said. “Even though how strong the opponent is, we’ll play as a team and we’ll believe that we can beat them.”With Letran carrying an 8-8 card, all its hoping for is a sweep of its remaining games against San Beda and St. Benilde to clinch the last Final Four spot.A loss in one of its games, however, opens the possibility of a playoff between San Sebastian or Arellano if they all end the eliminations carrying identical 9-9 records.But coach Jeff Napa remains positive that the Knights will be able to achieve their set goals.“We’ll just make some adjustments. We’re confident and we still believe that since we built this team, we can go a long way,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Brownlee, Tenorio shine as Ginebra takes 2-0 Finals lead

first_imgJapeth Aguilar had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Joe Devance got 10 markers and six boards, as Ginebra survived Greg Slaughter’s off-shooting night, as the newly-minted Best Player of the Conference was limited to just three points and six rebounds.Ginebra shoot for a 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 series on Wednesday, still at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Unlike Game 1, the Bolts found their mark but only to misfire they needed them the most.The loss also spoiled Allen Durham’s superb night as the two-time Best Import finished the game with 25 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals.Amer and Ranidel de Ocampo both wound up with 10 markers in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The scores:GINEBRA 86 – Brownlee 19, Aguilar 16, Tenorio 14, Devance 10, Thompson 9, Mercado 6, Caguioa 6, Ferrer 3, Slaughter 3.MERALCO 76 – Durham 25, Amer 10, De Ocampo 10, Hodge 9, Newsome 8, Lanete 6, Dillinger 5, Tolomia 3, Caram 0, Hugnatan 0.Quarters: 18-24, 40-37, 57-62, 86-76.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tenorio also unloaded 10 of his 14 markers in the payoff period, none bigger than his shot clock-beating trey with 1:07 to play to give his side an 82-76 lead that also took the air out of the Bolts.“LA’s really been a big shot maker in the whole conference for us and his confidence was amazing. I think that was the biggest shot of the game and it really turned the tides for us,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGinebra got its act together in the final five minutes as they staged a killer 17-1 finishing blitz to take the win out of Meralco’s grip.The Gin Kings’ defense was also impressive as they held the Bolts without a field goal in the last 5:56 and forced young guns Baser Amer and Chris Newsome to commit costly turnovers down the stretch. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra leaned on the duo of Justin Brownlee and LA Tenorio to beat Meralco, 86-76, for a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Once again, the runner-up in the Best Import race, Brownlee showed that no award snub can deter him from his quest of giving the Gin Kings back-to-back titles as he scattered 19 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Back-to-back Best Import Durham focused on winning title, not award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

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Heat top Bulls to end 3-game slide

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hayward, in blog post, expresses thanks for support LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 AFPMIAMI — Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Tyler Johnson added 19 as the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to end a three-game slide.Hassan Whiteside returned from a five-game absence with a bruised knee and scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat, who went 3-3 on their six-game homestand and gave coach Erik Spoelstra what has apparently become his annual gift — it was the fourth straight year Miami played and won on his birthday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Heat: Whiteside made his 200th appearance with the Heat. … This was one of Miami’s four November home games. The Heat play at home three times in the next four weeks, and have 17 of their next 24 on the road. … Miami hasn’t lost four straight games in the same homestand since March 10-16, 2008. … Justise Winslow made his first shot, giving him seven straight makes over three games.NEW ERAWednesday marked the first time since March 26, 2003 that the Heat and Bulls played and Dwyane Wade wasn’t on either roster. Miami and Chicago played 71 times between 2003-04 and last season; Wade played for Miami in 64 of those games, sat out four and played for Chicago in the three Bulls-Heat matchups last season.SPO STATSAmong the 30 current NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has held his job longer than Spoelstra. But there are only nine coaches who are younger than the Heat sideline boss: Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue, Brad Stevens, Dave Joerger, former Heat assistant David Fizdale, Frank Vogel, Jason Kidd, Michael Malone and Hoiberg.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours That is, until the Bulls started attacking.A 24-10 run by Chicago tied the game late in the half, seven of those field goals by the Bulls coming in close proximity to the rim. Chicago led by as many as six in the third and probably should have been up more, missing five shots at the rim late in the quarter.The Heat reclaimed the lead with a 10-1 run to end the third, Tyler Johnson scoring five of those points and Dragic hitting a late 3 as Miami took a 67-64 lead into the fourth.TIP INSBulls: Chicago tinkered with its starting lineup, adding David Nwaba and having Paul Zipser come off the bench. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is exploring certain combinations ahead of the looming return of Bobby Portis (suspension). … The Bulls trailed by as many as 14 in the first quarter, the earliest they’d faced such a deficit so early this season. … Justin Holiday missed 12 of his first 13 shots.ADVERTISEMENT Spoelstra, 47, and his wife announced earlier Wednesday that they are expecting their first child, a son.Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points and Robin Lopez added 22 for the Bulls, who were 7 for 28 from 3-point range and got five of those makes in the final 2 minutes. Chicago fell to 1-5, matching its worst start since 2007-08.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDion Waiters also scored 13 for the Heat, who were without starting forward James Johnson — a late scratch with right knee tendinitis.Miami was rolling early, up 20-6 after 8 minutes and 35-20 midway through the second quarter. The Bulls started 1 for 10 from the floor, Whiteside had eight rebounds in the game’s first 4:50 and everything was working for Miami. View commentslast_img read more

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Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics

first_imgMOST READ View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Season 93 ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ for Lyceum Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Defending champion Foton and unbeaten leader F2 Logistics clash with lightweight foes Saturday hoping to gather enough momentum for the pivotal phase of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at De La Salle Lipa Sentrum.Foton, stung by Petron last time around, is expected to vent its ire on Sta. Lucia at 4 p.m., while F2 Logistics deals with winless Victoria Sports-UST at 6 p.m. in the double-header that is dubbed ““Laro Para Sa Marawi.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Rondina is with Petron, while Laure suits up for Foton.“Good things happen when you work hard,” said Doloiras. “They may be taller and stronger than us, but rest assured that we will go there to work hard and give our best.”After all, all the Tigresses have to do is make sure they don’t finish last among the nine teams as the top eight squads make it to the do-or-die quarterfinals.With the pressure of a winning streak removed, the Tornadoes hopes to blow away the Lady Realtors’ shaky campaign.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cargo Movers took a hiatus but it hardly showed after they thrashed the Generika-Ayala Lifesavers (25-21, 25-17, 25-17) last Thursday.American import Kennedy Bryan and Venezuelan Maria Jose Perez led the Cargo Movers in that match along with locals Aby Marano and Majoy Baron.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneNaturally, they will be the focus of the Tigresses who are sharpening their skills ahead of the UAAP competitions slated next year.Victoria Sports-UST coach Jan Paul Doloiras is not bothered by the 0-3 start as he is not expecting too much from his team that is seeing action in the league minus stars Cherry Rondina and EJ Laure. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns

first_imgLights 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak After being fouled on a 3-point basket, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped up off the floor by guards Ricky Rubio (3) and Joe Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — A dozen teams passed on Donovan Mitchell in last year’s draft before Denver finally picked him and promptly traded him to Utah.The Jazz must be so grateful the way it all turned out.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments The former Louisville star scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and the Jazz won their fourth in a row with a 129-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.“I didn’t know I had 40 to be honest with you,” Mitchell said. “I didn’t know until Joe (Ingles) told me. I think the biggest thing was we were clicking. Everybody was clicking, that was the best part of it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe blowout followed a 30-point win over Golden State in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night, only the third time in Jazz history that the team has had consecutive 30-point wins.Mitchell made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts. It was the sixth game of at least 30 points in his young NBA career. “He’s just making progress,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We’ve been saying that for a while, he learns quickly. If there’s nights when it’s not a good, not as fluid, there’s usually some reason why, people guarding him different ways. But he adapts very quickly. I thought his reads were really good.”Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Jazz. Ingles added 16 points, including 4-of-6 3s, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Josh Jackson led the Suns with 20 points. Devin Booker, still bothered by bruised ribs, scored 18 points for Phoenix but on 7-of-24 shooting. He missed all seven of his 3s. Dragan Bender added 16 points and nine rebounds.The Jazz, who hadn’t played since beating Golden State, opened a four-game trip in dominant fashion.The Suns’ only lead was 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Utah scored 14 straight points to go up 24-8 before Bender came off the bench for eight first-quarter points and Phoenix finished the first quarter with a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 28-23.The Suns never got any closer. Mitchell sank a 3-pointer, was fouled by Booker, and made the free throw for a four-point play, igniting a 12-0 run that put Utah up 53-33 on Rubio’s 3.The Jazz led 62-40 at the half. They were up by 36 during the third quarter and 41 in the fourth.It was the most one-sided loss for Phoenix since Jay Triano took over as interim coach three games into the season. He lamented the inconsistency of his team, which was coming off a home win over Dallas.“It’s probably the sign of a young basketball team, but it’s disappointing to me,” Triano said. “I’d like to think we make steps and we start moving in the right direction and then we take a step back.”MIGHTY MITCHELLMitchell is the seventh active player to score 40 as a rookie, and now he’s done it twice. He scored 41 in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 1. The other six are LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Steph Curry and Blake Griffin.Mitchell said this was better than his 41-point game because the team played better.“My biggest thing is I was just relaxed and settled down,” he said. “When I come into games relaxed and kind of calm, that’s when I start to figure out things.”TIP-IN Warriors hold off Kings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jazz: Mitchell will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Skills Challenge on All-Star weekend. … Rubio has five career triple-doubles, none with Utah. … Utah’s largest margin of victory this season was 47 points against Washington on Dec. 4.Suns: Booker was 2 for 2 at the foul line to break the franchise record for consecutive free throws made in a season at 58. Kevin Johnson (1989-90) and Mike Bratz (1980) shared the previous record of 57. … T.J. Warren matched his season low with four points. … Suns signed guard Josh Gray to a 10-day contract. Gray had been with the Northern Arizona Suns of the G-League. He scored seven points, all in the fourth quarter, in his NBA debut. … Center Alex Len (right ankle soreness) did not play for the second straight game and has missed five of the last six.UP NEXTJazz: at San Antonio Spurs Saturday night.Suns: Host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Sloane Stephens cracks top 10 with Miami semifinal run

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Kerber was deep in conversation with coach Wim Fissette during the break, being urged to assert herself.Kerber saved four break points in the fifth game but Stephens was did not allow her opponent into the match and a 22nd winner sealed the triumph.“You have to execute your game well and make sure you stick with it,” Stephens said. “It’s easy to start doing other things so I just need to keep to my plan and make sure I didn’t venture off.”Kerber admitted coming through a grueling three-set win over qualifier Wang Yafan the day before had left her flat.“I was really feeling a little bit tired today,” Kerber said. “It was windy, it was tricky, but I’ve played so many matches in the last three months that I was feeling it a little bit in my body.”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 It also means the reigning US Open champion will finally be named in the world’s top 10 when the WTA release their rankings next week.She will meet two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka for a place in Saturday’s final after the Belarusian beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3.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“I am so tired of hearing that I am number 11 in the world,” said a smiling Stephens.“It’s very exciting to get there, something I have wanted to do for a while. Getting into the top 10 is pretty special and something I have worked on for a long time.” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Azarenka’s return from the birth of her son has been complicated by a custody battle that limited her ability to travel, but she said physically she is firing on all cylinders.“I have surprised myself with the transformation I have achieved since coming back from pregnancy,” she said. “I have actually got in better shape which can be unusual for a woman. I feel physically well, I  want to get faster and stronger but I am in good shape. I just need to keep working to get tournament fit.”Stephens’ previous best in Miami came with a quarter-final run in 2015, so the emotions on display at the end of what was an ultimately straightforward win over the world number 10 were understandable.Since her debut Grand Slam triumph at the US Open last September, the 25-year-old has struggled to follow on. Stephens arrived at Key Biscayne having not beaten a top-50 player since the run at Flushing Meadows.But this week has seen the American, who was raised in South Florida, get back to her roots — and to winning ways.Reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was emphatically dispatched in straight sets Monday before Kerber received similar treatment.Wind hampered both players, but it was Stephens who adapted far better — the power of her groundstrokes and superior movement leaving Kerber frustrated and unable to find a way into the encounter.“The wind is uncomfortable for both of us. But it can help push you outside of your comfort zone. You just have to embrace it,” Stephens said.‘Stick with it’Stephens took just 23 minutes to wrap up the first set as Kerber looked sluggish from the start. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Azarenka, meanwhile, is enjoying her best tournament run since the birth of her first child in December of 2016 and faces Stephens just three weeks after the pair met in Indian Wells, a match won by the American 6-1, 7-5.In an error strewn clash with world number six Pliskova, Azarenka , who was given a wildcard into the tournament thanks to a ranking of 186, was broken when serving for the first set only to break back straight away and take control.The pattern continued at the start of the second, yet the 28-year-old held her nerve to reach the last four of a tournament she won in 2009, 2011 and 2016 and complete a return to the top 100 when the WTA rankings are updated this Monday.“Every match is important right now, I hope it’s a different story from last time we met,” Azarenka said. “I don’t want to take anything from that match because it was terrible although I did have opportunities but I didn’t take them.“The possibility of winning (the tournament) is always in my head,but I need to take it one match at a time,” she added. “I know there is a long way to go before winning the final.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Del Potro, Raonic advance, Cilic ousted by Isner at Miami Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters KEY BISCAYNE, FL – MARCH 27: Sloane Stephens of the United States plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany in their fourth round match during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 27, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPAmerican Sloane Stephens had cause for a double celebration Tuesday after beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Miami Open semifinal clash with former world number one Victoria Azarenka.The US 13th seed’s comprehensive triumph in tricky wind conditions over the former world number one ensured Stephens reached the last four at Key Biscayne for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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Valdez, La Salle players lead first volleyball national team tryouts

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Reyes expects ’23 for 23′ cadet Troy Rike to join Gilas in May Notable absences in the first tryouts were former captain Mika Reyes, national team mainstay Rachel Anne Daquis, and Lady Eagles Bea de Leon, Jho Maraguinot, and Maddie Madayag.National team hopefuls. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU’s Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, NU’s Jasmin Nabor, UE’s Kath Arado, and the UP pair of Isa Molde and Diana Carlos were also not on hand.The team is preparing for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia in August, as well as the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Cup in Thailand in September.Laban Pilipinas! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/I8K5aG25tP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT First day of the national team tryouts at Arellano Gym in Legarda. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez and a slew of La Salle players were among those who attended the first tryouts of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team on Friday at Arellano Gym in Legarda.Eighteen of the 34 invitees were present in the first session under new national team head coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img READ: Ramil de Jesus is new PH women’s volleyball team coachFormer Lady Spikers Aby Maraño, Kim Fajardo, Ara Galang, Cha Cruz, and Melissa Gohing attended, as well as current players Dawn Macandili, Kianna Dy, and Majoy Baron.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 crownCollegiate standouts NU’s Jaja Santiago, UST’s Sisi Rondina, and Adamson’s Mylene Paat were also on hand, together with Jia Morado of Creamline, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Maika Ortiz, and CJ Rosario of Foton, and MJ Phillips and Rebecca Rivera of Sta. Lucia.Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMaraño did not participate in the drills because of a hand injury, while Rondina and Santiago also begged off due to their scheduled UAAP games on Saturday. 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 MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments LVPI officials introduce Ramil de Jesus as the new Philippine women’s national volleyball team head coach. pic.twitter.com/Yn3WpMOq5b— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018last_img read more

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