Standhardinger signs with Hong Kong in ABL

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comBolstering its roster for the upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season, reigning champion Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions have signed up Christian Standhardinger as their Heritage import for their title retention bid.You First Basket, the Fil-German big man’s agency, confirmed the news on Sunday in a tweet.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano China, Korea advance to AVC semis End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READcenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The 28-year-old Standhardinger has impressed in his short stint with Gilas Pilipinas, leaving a strong impression thanks to his fearless style of play down low.He averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in his debut for the national team in the 2017 Jones Cup and upped his scoring in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, netting 15.5 markers and 6.5 boards through the three games in the group stages.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’Standhardinger’s addition to Hong Kong keeps the squad as the favorites in the regional league as he joins defending ASEAN Heritage MVP Tyler Lamb and World Import MVP Marcus Elliott this coming season. View commentslast_img read more

Nadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain hits a return shot against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men’s quarterfinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI — Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on the list of all-time Open Era wins when he reached the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday.Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win. Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 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? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic stands between Nadal and a second ATP final in two weeks.Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semifinal by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4.The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic’s streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of thesecond set.“I was a little bit angry with myself just with not keeping up the good tennis at that moment,” Cilic said.The other quarterfinals – Juan Martin del Potro against Viktor Troicki of Serbia, and Roger Federer against Richard Gasquet – are later Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadal has yet to drop serve in Shanghai.Dimitrov extended the quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the third set, Nadal saved the one break point he faced in the match in the fifth game, and broke serve in the sixth to set up victory.“Winning a lot of matches in a row, so I’m very happy for everything,” Nadal said. “Of course, being able to win the U.S. Open, Beijing, and being in the semifinals here … I have to try to keep focus and hold that momentum. We’ll see tomorrow if I can have another good day.”last_img read more

Kia beats depleted San Miguel Beer in preseason

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Irving’s 32 helps Celtics hold off Bucks LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Pre-season game between San Miguel Beermen vs Kia Picanto. Photo from PBA.phEmbattled Kia stunned San Miguel Beer, 78-75, in a preseason game Tuesday at Claret Gym in Quezon City.The Picanto, who took flak after trading the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft to the Beermen, drew significant contributions from several players led by D-League call-up Jackson Corpuz.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano But Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos missed a couple of triples inside the last 10 seconds as Kia escaped.Marcio Lassiter scored a game-high 16 points built on four 3-pointers while Cabagnot had 15 and Santos collected eight points and 12 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Corpuz nearly tallied a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds that went with four steals and two blocks.Philip Paniamogan added 11 points, five rebounds and five assists while Rashawn McCarthy, who was part of the controversial deal that allowed San Miguel to select highly-touted Fil-German Christian Standhardinger as the top selection, had an all-around effort of eight points, six rebounds and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Beermen played without reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Standhardinger, who is still with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League.The Picanto took a 57-42 lead after a Reden Celda 3-pointer at the 5:19 mark of the third quarter before the Beermen rallied and even had a pair of chances to force overtime. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

LeBron James has 60th triple-double; Cavs beat Jazz 109-100

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, center, drives between Utah Jazz’s Ekpe Udoh, left, and Thabo Sefolosha, from Switzerland, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Cleveland. APCLEVELAND, United States — LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his 60th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the short-handed Utah Jazz 109-100 on Saturday night.James had his fifth triple-double of the season and third in his last four games. He had 10 points in the fourth quarter, was 9 of 15 from the field and 10 of 10 at the foul line.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cleveland has won 17 of 18 overall and 11 straight at Quicken Loans Arena.Center Rudy Gobert (sprained ligament and bone bruise in left knee) and forward Derrick Favors (left eye laceration) were out for Utah. Both were injured during Friday night in a win in Boston.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 folkRookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 26 points, making 10 of 15 from the field. Utah made 17 of 34 3-point attempts.Kevin Love added 15 points for the Cavaliers. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor shuns Pacquiao, wants ‘true fight’ next James scored six straight points after Utah cut the lead to 102-97 with four minutes left.James scored or assisted on each of Cleveland’s first 13 points. A left-handed dunk off a lob pass from Jeff Green on a fast break late in the first quarter brought the crowd to its feet.Utah stayed close for most of the game and trailed 70-69 late in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Tabo Sefolosha. Green and Kyle Korver hit 3-pointers and Dwyane Wade converted a three-point play, helping Cleveland build an 89-80 lead.Korver scored 12 points, and Green had 11. Rookie Cedi Osman scored a career-high 10 points, including five in the fourth quarter.Gobert had an MRI on Saturday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Favors had six stitches after being hit with an elbow against Boston and could return Monday.ADVERTISEMENT 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. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals TIP-INSJazz: Sefolosha was held out Friday against Boston to recover from general soreness, but was forced into action because of the injuries to Gobert and Favors. “Frankly, I was hoping not to play him tonight, but with two guys out, we needed him in there,” coach Quin Snyder said. . G Raul Neto (concussion) and G Dante Exum (left shoulder surgery) also were unavailable.Cavaliers: Coach Tyronn Lue recorded his 100th regular-season win. …. Cleveland has hit at least 10 3-pointers in 19 straight games. … F Tristan Thompson returned after sitting out Thursday. He missed 19 games with a strained left calf and played a game last week. Thompson had four points with two rebounds in seven first-half minutes.UP NEXTJazz: At Houston on Monday night. The Rockets have already beaten Utah twice this season.Cavaliers: At Washington on Sunday night. Cleveland has won three straight at the Wizards. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this July 19, 2015 photo, NBA player Rasual Butler (left) and singer Leah LaBelle (right) attend The Players’ Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for BET/AFP)LOS ANGELES — Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles.The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Studio City area and left a swath of damage along a major thoroughfare.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said the 38-year-old Butler and 31-year-old Leah LaBelle Vladowski were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies are pending, as of this posting.Butler was drafted in 2002 by the Miami Heat and played for a total of eight NBA teams including the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.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 folkButler’s wife was an R&B singer signed to Epic Records. She placed 12th on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004.            /kga OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska whips Phoenix five LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Doug Ford, former Masters and PGA champion, dies at 95

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Welcome home View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Ford was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. He won the 1955 PGA Championship, and then two years later won the Masters when he shot 66 in the final round to rally from a three-shot deficit to Sam Snead.Ford was the PGA player of the year that season. He collected the first of his 19 tour victories in 1952, and his last win was in 1963.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 crownHe played on the Senior Tour when it began in 1980, and he twice won a division for older players at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.    /kga Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this April 10, 1997 file photo, Doug Ford watches his shot during his opening round of the Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and a Hall of Famer, died on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton, File)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Doug Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and former PGA player of the year, has died. He was 95.The PGA Tour announced Ford’s death, saying Ford’s family informed the tour that he died Monday night. Details of his death were not immediately available.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano 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 triallast_img read more

Next stop San Francisco as ‘longest swim’ embarks from Tokyo

first_imgMOST READ Part adventurer, part environmentalist, Lecomte hopes to raise awareness of plastic contamination and ocean pollution and his support team will conduct a raft of experiments on the trip, expected to take between six to eight months.Part of his daunting swim takes him through the Texas-sized vortex of garbage that floats between Hawaii and California, where tangled plastic will pose extra dangers.His team will collect water samples to learn more about the build-up of micro-plastics littering the area.He will be accompanied throughout by the 20-metre (67-foot) support boat Discoverer, where he will eat, rest and sleep before being dropped every morning where he stopped the previous evening.‘Plastic everywhere’ADVERTISEMENT He will face giant waves, sharks and jellyfish, and will also swim through part of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in his attempt to be the first to accomplish the feat of swimming across the world’s biggest ocean.“I’m very anxious to start right now,” said the swimmer as he prepared to take to the waves.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 crownHis son and daughter swam with him for the first hundred metres or so, then rejoined a crowd of around 70 well-wishers, with family and friends hugging each other on the shore.“It’s very emotional for a lot of people here,” said Lecomte. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lecomte aims to swim around eight hours a day and will burn off more than 8,000 calories daily in the process.In an interview with AFP just before he began his Odyssey, Lecomte revealed the mind tricks that keep him going through the physical torture of eight hours of ocean swimming per day.“The mental part is much more important than the physical. You have to make sure you always think about something positive or you always have something to think about. “When you don’t have anything to occupy your mind, it goes into kind of a spiral, and that’s when trouble starts,” he said.He said the hardest part was getting back into the chilly water every morning and admitted that he would hit a “wall” after around four to six hours every day.“I try to disassociate my mind from my body and everything that happens to my body — pain or cold, I try to put aside.”“I have a schedule of what I’m going to think about for those eight hours… it’s always about keeping my mind occupied.”Lecomte swam across the Atlantic in 1998, vowing “never again” after finishing, but he was inspired to get back into the water after starting a family.“When I was little and I was with my father walking on the beach, I didn’t see any plastic, or hardly any.“Now every time I go with my kids, we see plastic everywhere,” added Lecomte, who will also wear a device to test levels of radioactive material from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.center_img French marathon swimmer Benoit “Ben” Lecomte, takes the start of his attempt of swimming across the Pacific Ocean in Choshi, Chiba prefecture on June 5, 2018. Ben Lecomte dived into the Pacific Ocean on June 5, kicking off an epic quest to swim 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) from Tokyo to San Francisco, through shark-infested waters choking with plastic waste. AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUBen Lecomte dived into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, kicking off an epic quest to swim 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) from Tokyo to San Francisco, through shark-infested waters choking with plastic waste.Under sunny skies, the 51-year-old Frenchman slipped into cool and placid waters shortly after 09:00am (0000 GMT), in warm and pleasant conditions with a slight breeze.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Pocari Sweat-Air Force gets playoff for PVL semis after Tacloban win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Shola Alvarez had 12 points for Tacloban. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Volcano 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 Generika-Ayala turns back UA-UP to kick off PSL bid Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees The Lady Warriors finished with a 4-1 card in the quarterfinals but with two other teams still vying for the semifinals berth, they could only secure at least a playoff for the next round.An 11-3 run in the middle of the third set before Amporn Hyapha’s attack error completed the sweep for Pocari Sweat-Air Force.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“Even with the win, we don’t know if we will qualify outright to the semifinals or we will have to play a playoff game,” Pocari Sweat-Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez said in Filipino after the win at Filoil Flying V Centre.The game between BanKo-Perlas and PetroGazz, who are also still in the race, on June 27 will determine the outcome of the quarterfinal seedings. A win by Perlas Spikers will eliminate the Angels and give the Lady Warriors a seat in the semifinals.If the Angels win by three or four sets, they will advance automatically and force Banko-Perlas and Pocari Sweat to a playoff for the last spot.A five-set win for PetroGazz, meanwhile, will give BanKo-Perlas the semis spot and leave the Angels and Pocari Sweat-Air Force jousting for the last spot instead.The Lady Warriors hammered the Fighting Warays with 47 kills. They also outclassed Tacloban in blocks, 12-2.Arielle Love spearheaded Pocari Sweat-Air Force with 16 points while Madeline Palmer followed suit with 15 markers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pocari Sweat-Air Force thumped also-ran Tacloban, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20, to stay in the running for a semifinals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more

HD Spikers capture outright semis slot

first_imgReigning champion Cignal booked a return flight to the semifinals as it clobbered Cocolife, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference on Saturday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis got the job done as she spearheaded the HD Spikers to a clean sweep of the preliminaries. Daquis finished with 15 points built on 13 attacks, two blocks and seven digs.ADVERTISEMENT Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After taking the first two sets in convincing fashion, the HD Spikers lost steam in the third set as they trailed the Asset Managers, 11-15.But the HD Spikers used their experience to overtake the Asset Managers, 21-19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “Rachel was really very eager to win this game for us. She played in beast mode and carried the team,” said Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga, noting that he fired up his wards by reminding them the importance of the game.“We came in a bit relaxed because our opponent is already out of contention and then we realized that we could not afford to lose this game because we might blow our opportunity for outright semifinals.”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’National pool member Mylene Paat scattered 10 kills and six blocks for 16 points while Mumay Vivas notched six hits and playmaker Acy Masangkay made 21 excellent sets for the HD Spikers, who also drew impressive game from seasoned libero Jheck Dionela.Cignal will take a one-week break while waiting for its foe in the knockout semifinals. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Cone expects rest of PBA Finals to be ‘chippier’ after testy Game 2

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone thinks the chippy end to Game 2 is just a preview of what’s to come for the remainder of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“It certainly got chippy and i think you’re gonna see that for the rest of the series,” Cone told reporters after the Gin Kings suffered a 134-109 beating to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think you’ll continue to see it be chippy. I don’t think it’s gonna be laid down for the other team, it’s come out hard. I expect it to be chippier,” Cone said.In a title series deemed to be a closely-contested duel, each team has managed to get one lopsided win over the other after a couple of games.Cone, however, sees Game 3 turning out differently.“Basically, the soundbites you’re gonna get are gonna be the same that coach Leo was talking to you afterwards. I think he used the word humiliating, I felt the same way today,” Cone said.“We got one blow out, they got one blow out so we’ll see what happens in Game 3. Usually, that means it’s gonna be a nice, tough game in Game 3 so both teams we’ll be coming out ready to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2 of PBA Finals READ: Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2“We’re sister teams but we’re not friendly. There’s no love lost between the two teams.”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’With the game already decided under six minutes left, Beermen forward Arwind Santos got tossed after he elbowed Kings guard Scottie Thompson in the midsection.Then, 15 seconds later, San Miguel guard Chris Ross and Ginebra forward Joe Devance got tangled up before getting into a heated verbal exchange. Ross was ejected.last_img read more