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Austria ‘really worried’ about TNT with addition of Cruz

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Though, San Miguel is facing a TNT side that barely made the next round, coach Leo Austria knows that getting past the KaTropa won’t be easy.“They’ve always been in the semifinals and we know how strong this team is. TNT is a championship-caliber team,” admitted Austria, who was in attendance at Araneta Coliseum when TNT crushed Phoenix, 118-97, in a knockout for the last playoff spot on Sunday night.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 folkFoes as talented and experienced as the KaTropa don’t usually slide much further down the standings and an SMB-TNT matchup in the playoffs often happens from the semifinals onwards.But that’s the reality San Miguel will have to face as it begins what is shaping to be a tough journey to a fourth straight all-Filipino championship. 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 But Austria remains confident knowing that the Beermen, more often than not, rise to the occasion especially come playoff time.“Whenever we’re facing strong teams, our team rises to the challenge. I hope that the pride of the players will prevail and not let us down,” he said. “My team has proven itself to step up when it matters the most. I hope that it happens again in this game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City TNT’s Rosario relieved to get out with a win over Phoenix unharmed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “I told them that the time will come when we’ll face our fellow contenders. But it just so happened that it came early with TNT placing eighth,” he said. “We’ll still treat this as a championship series.”Luckily for the Beermen, they have a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. Though, it would be best if San Miguel disposes of TNT right away on Tuesday.Austria believes TNT will be different from the team San Miguel beat, 88-76, in Iloilo two months ago.And a big reason for that is the addition of his former player in college Jericho Cruz, who was acquired by TNT in a trade with Rain or Shine late last month.“With Jericho Cruz, their bench got deeper. Jericho is one of the key players in any team, so for TNT to have him, Jayson Castrom and Troy Rosario, I’m really worried about this team. I think this will be a tough assignment for us,” said Austria, who coached Cruz at Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTouted as top contenders before the season started, San Miguel and TNT are set to face each other early in the playoffs when they clash in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.As expected, the Beermen finished the elimination round on top while the KaTropa had to play a pair of knockout games just to make the playoffs as the eighth seed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan

first_imgJonas Sultan ‘stronger and faster than Jerwin,’ says trainer “We’ve been studying him. To me, he fights different styles in a fight. He had a different strategy against Casimero,” Ancajas told INQUIRER.net.Ancajas described Sultan as an “unpredictable” fighter and it’s also the reason why he doesn’t want to be overly confident.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“We don’t want to be too confident against him because he fights different styles,” he said.The 26-year-old Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight title for the fifth time against Sultan, who is a first-timer in a world title fight. But Ancajas thinks Sultan’s inexperience fighting at the highest level is also what makes him a dangerous opponent.“Sultan is hungry [to win his first world title] that’s why we can’t be complacent.”Ancajas is coming off a 10th round stoppage of Israel Gonzalez of Mexico early last month in Texas while Sultan became the mandatory challenger after beating compatriot Johnriel Casimero by unanimous decision in a title eliminator six months ago in Cebu.The all-Filipino world title fight—not seen since the great Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in 1925—was originally scheduled on April 14 in Las Vegas but was postponed after the event’s headliner Terence Crawford sustained a right hand injury during sparring.According to Ancajas’ trainer Joven Jimenez, the bout between his prized ward and Sultan will be reset on either May 26 or June 2 and could take place in Las Vegas or California.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBefore Sunday night in the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards, Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan had never met.That, however, doesn’t mean Ancajas knows nothing about Sultan ahead of their title fight.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READcenter_img RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

No ‘exotic tea’ or shisha – Russian football’s guide on doping

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters It recommends players always read the label on exercise supplements and check online whether they’re contaminated with banned products.The RFU also advises players “not to consume exotic tea,” to avoid smoking shisha, and to be wary of possibly contaminated meat from China or South America.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 crownIt wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the tea warning. An Algerian player was banned after a 2015 positive test for cocaine he said he accidentally consumed via a friend’s shisha pipe. MOST READ 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOSCOW — The Russian Football Union is warning players against drinking “exotic tea” or smoking shisha pipes as it tries to avoid any doping cases ahead of its home World Cup.In a guide to help players avoid failing drug tests by accident, the RFU says players should be wary of accidentally consuming banned substances.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Santos says long break to help San Miguel find remedy after blowing leads View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial But another title would ease the pain even more. And with the injury bug hitting the Western Conference finalists — Chris Paul was the latest ruled out for a game — the East champion might not be as big an underdog as expected.James will be ready.“You’ve got to be poised. You’ve got to be able to handle a punch or two,” he said. “We know it’s challenging. They’re 10-0 on their home floor, and they’ve been very successful against us, obviously, at home. But if you love challenges, then this is a great opportunity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lue said he wasn’t concerned about James’ leg. Or about the team’s history in the TD Garden, where the Cavaliers lost the first three games by an average of 17 points.“We throw it all out,” Lue said on Saturday. “It’s one game left to go to the NBA Finals.”The Celtics have had their own injury problems, starting in the first quarter of the season opener — at Cleveland — when top free agent Gordon Hayward went out for the year with a broken leg. Five-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, acquired from the Cavaliers in an offseason roster overhaul, needed knee surgery and was lost in March.But they caught a break when Tatum was cleared to play on Saturday. Stevens said the team doctors checked on him “and he’s great.”“So nothing there as far as to be concerned about,” Stevens said.Well, there’s one thing to be concerned about.“We know LeBron is different than a lot of other guys, but we’ve got to get the job done,” Celtics guard Terry Rozier said. “That’s no excuse, so we’re looking forward to it.”For James, it’s an opportunity to extend the season for his hometown team and put off another summer of questions about his future. Eight years ago, he came to Boston for the conference semifinals and had a triple-double — 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists — but shot 8 for 21 with nine turnovers and the Celtics eliminated the Cavs from the playoffs.As he left the court, James stripped off his Cleveland jersey; then came “The Decision” and the move to Miami.James is again able to become a free agent this season, with the Lakers, 76ers and Rockets among the most-mentioned destinations. Having led Cleveland to the city’s first major sports title in half a century in 2016, there is less pulling at him to stay home this time. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Now, in what could be his final game in a Cleveland uniform — again — James will have to do it largely on his own.In Boston, where the Celtics are perfect so far this postseason.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 crownAnd in a series where the road team hasn’t really even come close.“There’s something different about LeBron, period,” Cleveland forward Larry Nance Jr. said after James scored 46 with 11 rebounds and nine assists on Friday night to send the series to a decisive seventh game. “I think (coach Tyronn Lue) said it best: ‘We’re going into a Game 7 with the baddest dude on the planet on our team.’ I like our chances.” LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours James is having what could be the best postseason of his career, averaging 33.9 points and just under nine assists and rebounds, with seven 40-point games, two buzzer beaters, and a sweep of top-seeded Toronto. But he’s played in every game this season — Sunday will be his 100th — and it showed in the Game 5 loss to the Celtics.He admitted to fatigue afterward, and then played all but two minutes in Game 6 despite a sore knee from a collision with Nance.Still, the four-time MVP carried his team even after Love banged heads with Boston’s Jayson Tatum in the first half and left the game.“I can’t say enough good things about him,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Every time we watch. Every time you’re standing out there. Every time you watch him on film. Best player in the game.”James will probably have to do it again in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth straight year, something accomplished only by Bill Russell and some of his Celtics teammates in the 1960s.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH boxer Moralde overcomes early knockdown, deals Ugandan foe 1st loss Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James reacts after making a 3-point shot during the second half of Game 6 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 109-99. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)BOSTON — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost the only other All-Star on the roster on Saturday when Kevin Love was declared out for the series finale with a concussion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Ginebra ends 3-game slump behind Brownlee’s monster effort

first_imgJustin Brownlee leads Ginebra to a breakthrough win. PBA IMAGESJustin Brownlee finally pulled off a breakthrough win with the Barangay Ginebra Kings in a 93-85 triumph over the NLEX Road Warriors in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup road game at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation Saturday night in Legazpi City.Brownlee was always a force for the Kings in their last three matches, including an overtime loss to San Miguel Beer, but they badly needed this one to keep them in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Gilas settles for 1-1 after loss to Mongolia in Fiba 3×3 World Cup 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 Arnett Moultrie gave his all for NLEX, scoring 30 points on top of 19 rebounds, four steals and one block, but wasn’t able to get the support from a crew led by Emman Monfort, the only local player who finished in double figures with 14 points.Alex Mallari somehow lost his flair for playing hero during crunch time, bungling 11 of his 13 shots from the field, including missing all of his five three-point attempts.The Kings moved up with their second win in seven outings, but remained in a tight situation with four games left in their elimination-round campaign.Only eight teams will progress to the crossover quarters after the elims with the top two squads earning a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ The beloved import finished with a near triple double with 23 points 22 rebounds and seven assists against three turnovers.Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar also delivered for the Kings, who relied mostly on their might in the paint to send the Road Warriors to their sixth defeat in eight games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe crowd favorites only needed a big run early in the third with Sol Mercado and Joe DeVance complementing Ginebra’s frontline that made the outcome predictable.Without reliable gunners Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, the Road Warriors shot themselves in the foot after missing most of their attempts in a spirited chase to cut down the Kings to size. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

PH Wildcats march its way into Pony World Series

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Help is on the way Sparked by starting batters, Enzo de Guzman and Janko Sevilla, the Mustang boys never looked back as they raced to a 12-0 advantage in the initial inning alone.But the Philippine Boys’ dominance throughout the tournament was really their display of outstanding pitching led by Rein Soriano and Andrei Valeros and great outfield defense as opponents were kept grounded.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 crownCruz Garcia’s lone homer in the 4th inning sealed the team’s 21st run.The Wildcats, who have only been training together the past two months under Father and Son coaches Eric and Ej Gesmundo will now have less than six weeks to prepare for the World Series which will be held on August 2-6 in Youngsville, Louisiana. View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial They will now face powerhouse teams from the US, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico and Mexico.This is the Philippine Mustang’s 6th title in eight years since 2011 at the ASPAC Zonals with Indonesia edging the Philippines last year and Singapore winning in 2012. In the Under 9 Division, The Philippines bagged its 4th consecutive title in the Aspac Zonals to also move on to the World Series.Credit also goes to Coach Jhoel Palanog and Bernald Domingo who flew back to Manila from their busy schedules abroad just to help and support the team during the ASPAC Championships. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning Wildcats team (left to right standing) coach EJ Gesmundo, Rein Soriano (pitcher,) Andrei Valeros (pitcher,) JC Visaya (3B, Short Stop,) Poncie Alacantara (catcher,) coach Bernald Domingo, Cruz Garcia (catcher,) Mio Ilagan (catcher, LF, 3B,) Andrei Zaragoza (1B, RF,) and coach Eric Gesmundo. Left to righ kneeling, Marcus Tolentino (1B, pitcher,) Raffy Blaza (pitcher, CF,) Gian Silla (short stop, CF,) Janko Sevilla (2B, catcher,) Lheoj Palanog (pitcher, CF,) Enzo de Guzman (pitcher, catcher, short stop,) Clarence Agustin (RF,) and Tyler Tolentino (catcher, LF).The Wildcats 10-under baseball team reigned supreme in the PONY Asia Pacific Zone Championships (Mustang Division) as they white-washed Southeast Asian rivals, Vietnam (15-2) and Indonesia (16-0) in their respective round-robin matches recently held in Tanauan, Batangas.The Philippine Boys were even more unstoppable when they displayed their batting prowess in the title match — again vs Team Indonesia with a blitzing score of 21 runs to a lone run by opposing shortstop Adilza.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Creamline turns back Pocari-Air Force, forces semis rubber match

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Creamline kept its title aspirations alive after turning back Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-16, 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Cool Smashers pulled out all the stops and tied the three-game series at 1-1.From a close 8-6 affair in the start of the fourth set, the Cool Smashers upped the ante and built a 16-10 lead courtesy of Kuttika Kaewpin’s back-to-back crosscourt kills.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 crownMichele Gumabao pushed the envelope further later in the fourth set scoring two consecutive points for Creamline for the 23-15 lead.“I think it was shown in today’s game that everyone really wanted this win,” said Creamline captain Alyssa Valdez. “Everyone who played, our teammates in the bench, even the coaching staff wanted to win.” Risa Sato put the Cool Smashers to the 24-15 match point off Jia Morado’s perfectly timed set and Kaewpin finished things off with an off-the-block kill.Gumabao put up a game-high 18 points to lead the Cool Smashers while Valdez had 15 points.Kaewpin and Laura Schaudt also finished in double figures for Creamline with 14 and 10 points, respectively.Madeline Palmer and Myla Pablo had 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Lady Warriors.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen near top six finish, rip Elite Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 View commentslast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Bigger roles ahead for Brian Heruela, David Semerad at TNT

first_imgView comments “They’ll definitely get more of a chance here there’s no doubt about that. They fit in really well here with what we’re trying to do,” TNT consultant Mark Dickel said after Monday’s practice at Moro Lorenzo Sports Center inside Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City.Heruela and Semerad are eager to show what they’re capable of something that they weren’t able to do during their time with the Beermen, who relied heavily on their star-studded core of June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross, due to their lack of playing time.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 ChrissThe 29-year-old Heruela was a third round pick by Blackwater in 2014 but he emerged as one of the Elite’s top players before he was surprisingly traded to the Beermen.“I learned a lot coming from SMB. I’ve matured. To be honest, whether or not it’s a big role, my mindset is to just be physically and mentally ready,” Heruela said. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far from satisfied, Team Lakay aims to continue success in 2019 Brian Heruela. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netAfter spending most their time riding the San Miguel Beer bench for the past several seasons, Brian Heruela and David Semerad are looking forward to playing a more significant role with their new squad TNT.Heruela and Semerad were part of the deal that sent embattled guard Terrence Romeo to the Beermen last month.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 6-foot-4 Semerad has yet to get his break in the pros but his collegiate career at San Beda where he won four championships speaks for himself.“I’m a hustle player. I work hard on defense. I’m working on pick and rolls with the team so I fit in well here,” said Semerad, who joins his twin brother Anthony at TNT.The Semerad twins are teammates for the first time since their collegiate days.The two, along with fellow new acquisition Michael Miranda get their chance to prove themselves on opening day with TNT taking on Barangay Ginebra to usher in the PBA’s 44th Season on Sunday at Philippine Arena.“Whatever it is that I can do to help the team, I’m more than willing to do that,” said much-improved big man Michael Miranda, who blossomed into a dependable role player under Yeng Guiao at NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Another big game from James Yap lifts Rain or Shine past NorthPort

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rain or Shine drew another vintage performance from James Yap in it narrow victory over NorthPort, 107-100, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Yap, who has been the spearhead of the ElastoPainters’ offense in its past exploits, knocked down a step-back triple over BatangPier’s Paolo Taha to put his squad ahead, 102-100, with roughly three minutes left to play.ADVERTISEMENT Yap finished with 19 points, joining Beau Belga as Rain or Shine’s top scorers. Raymond Almazan finally got his scoring groove back, tallying 14. Nambatac and Maverick Ahanmisi both chimed in 11.Stanley Pringle had 34 points for the Batang Pier. Sean Anthony also contributed greatly on the scoring department, finishing the game with 22 markers.“Come Sunday, we play in the first game, the time for us to study them is short,” said Garcia ahead of his squad’s showdown with league-leading Phoenix who they face this Sunday.“They played well. They beat NLEX by just a point today and they’re now 5-0,” he added. “It’s going be a tough game with both teams playing hard today.”NorthPort, for its part, slid to a 2-2 record in the standings ahead of its meeting against  Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:58SEA Games 2019: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Rey Nambatac picked up the scoring cudgels and contributed from the charity stripe before Mark Borboran dealt the final blow and formalized the Painters’ fifth victory in six outings.“We hit big shots,” said Rain or Shine mentor Caloy Garcia. “James hit big shots, Nambatac carried us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGarcia went on to commend Borboran who he said “changed the complexion of the game.”“Practically, those guys who played in the end gave us this win,” he added. The Scores:Rain or Shine 107 – Yap 19, Belga 19, Torres 16, Almazan 14, Ahanmisi 11, Nambatac 11, Borboran 6, Norwood 4, Daquioag 3, Rosales 2, Mocon 2, Ponferada 0.NorthPort 100 – Pringle 34, Anthony 22, Tautuaa 16, Bolick 9, Lanete 7, Guinto 6, Gabayni 4, Grey 2, Elorde 0, Sollano 0, Taha 0, Arana 0.Quarters: 28-25, 53-59, 79-89, 107-100.RELATED VIDEOcenter_img Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lady Chiefs forces winner-take-all Game 3 in NCAA volleyball finals View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

UAAP: La Salle survives NU to keep unbeaten record alive

first_imgView comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief RELATED VIDEO Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LeBron James’ Lakers finale veers off script Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history De La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—De La Salle breathed a sigh of relief after holding off National University, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22., in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.Faced with rookies eager to earn a name for themselves, the Lady Spikers took a step backward, dropping the second set before coming at full strength mainly through veteran Desiree Cheng and new recruit Lourdes Clemente.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cheng accounted for 12 points although she started scoring only in the third frame, while new middle blocker Clemente contributed five points when the chips are down in the same set.Clemente, a former national team stalwart, scored her first points since transferring from Perpetual in NCAA, including an ce for first set point for La Salle, 24-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPrincess Robles poured in 18 points as she served as ring-leader for the upset-minded Lady Bulldogs who kept the Lady Spikers on their toes all afternoon.The reigning champions maintained their hold of the top spot with 3-0 record while NU dropped to 1-2.last_img read more


January 18, 2020 0