WBC orders rematch of Yamanaka-Nery bout over drug test

first_imgThis photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows Mexican challenger Luis Nery (L) fighting against Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (R) during their WBC bantamweight title match at the Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto.Nery won with a fourth-round knockout. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUTTOKYO — The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for the bantamweight title three months after the Mexican failed a drug test.Nery denied Yamanaka a 13th straight title defense on Aug. 15 in Kyoto.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caguioa, Helterbrand close ‘Fast and Furious’ chapter of their careers SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img A week after the bout, the WBC announced that Nery failed a drug test performed in the lead-up to the fight with an amount of the banned substance and stimulant Zilpaterol detected. The findings were from Nery’s“A” sample taken July 27, but additional tests taken in Japan gave negative results.The WBC issued a statement Wednesday saying “Based on the evidence the WBC examined concerning this matter, the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty as to whether Mr. Nery’s adverse finding was the result of intentional ingestion of a banned substance to improve performance. All information and facts lead to conclude that the adverse finding was due to consumption of contaminated food products.”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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Jeric Teng shocked to see brother Jeron bloodied with ‘deep cuts’

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “When I went to the hospital, I was really shocked. There was so much blood, I thought you only see that in the movies,” Jeric on Sunday told reporters at the police precinct where he arrived with his father Alvin.READ: Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, two others used ring knife—policeFEATURED 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 crownJust before Jeron and his former La Salle teammates suffered multiple stab wounds during a brawl outside a bar along the Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City, the Teng brothers were going at it in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.VIDEO: Altercation between the group of Jeron Teng, stabbing suspects outside a club in BGC.STORY: https://t.co/H23F0T8xdf pic.twitter.com/1lqBZGkoy9— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) June 3, 2018ADVERTISEMENT It was only last night when Jeric and Jeron Teng faced each other on the court for the first time in almost four years, this time in the big league.The morning after, Jeric was visiting his brother in the hospital after a brawl gone wrong, where Jeron was stabbed multiple times along with Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award02:17Tolentino on Robredo’s drug war report: Who are you to judge?00:50Trending 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 Taalcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Djokovic, Thiem, Zverev and Wozniacki in 4th-round action Just like the last time they met in the UAAP, it was Jeron who was crowned the victor as Alaska sunk Jeric’s Globalport, 109-103, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Of course I’m happy because after so many years we’re playing against each other,” said Jeric in Filipino in an interview Saturday night. “It’s a different scenario not just because we’re on different teams but we have different roles but again I’m happy and we got to defend each other at one point.”Jeron plays an average of 15 minutes a game with numbers of 4.33 points and 4.33 rebounds for Alaska while Jeric sees just five minutes per outing for GlobalPort.READ: Alaska rallies to beat Globalport, extends win streak to 5Jeron couldn’t help but be happy to be playing against older brother but he did have a different take on how he will act in front of Jeric once they get home.“Of course I’m going to annoy him because I’ve won against him in college and here in the PBA I won in the first game we played each other,” said Jeron, also after the game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Now, Jeron is looking at a road to recovery from his injuries and the Teng family is about to face a different battle on the court against the suspects, who were immediately apprehended by the police early Sunday.READ: Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrested“His cuts were deep. On his back, on his side. He was very lucky it didn’t hit any vital organs,” said Jeric in the same interview at the precinct.Jeric is questioning the alleged self-defense argument of suspects  Edmar Lacanlale, 40, and Williard Basili, 37.“Even [Norbert Torres, Thomas Torres], all of them had deep cuts. How can you say it’s self-defense if it was the three of them who got hit the most?”last_img read more

Ghana FA dissolved over corruptions allegations, risks FIFA ban

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ghana was expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco next Wednesday in Moscow against the joint World Cup bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.The Ghana government said the documentary had exposed “widespread fraud, corruption and bribery” at the Ghana Football Association.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 government had taken “immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved,” it said in a statement from the Ministry of Information, and would inform FIFA and the Confederation of African Football of its decision.It also invited police to investigate the officials accused of wrongdoing, which included GFA president and FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi and the acting director general of the country’s government-run National Sports Authority, as well as match officials and referees. 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The documentary was a collaboration between Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the BBC.President Akufo-Addo viewed excerpts from the documentary last month and asked police to investigate Nyantakyi for fraudulently using his name. The soccer official was arrested and questioned.The documentary also claimed to show referees and soccer officials in other African countries accepting money from the undercover journalists, including one Kenyan referee who was due to work at the World Cup in Russia this month.Aden Range Marwa, who was to be a referee’s assistant in Russia, will no longer officiate at the World Cup, his national referees’ association said, after being shown accepting $600.He was defended by the Kenya Football Referees Association, which said the money “could have been offered to Marwa to thank him for being interviewed.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next French Open: Del Potro has ‘nothing to lose’ against ‘king of clay’ Nadal MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Because of the “apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, the government has decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved,” the Ministry of Information statement said.The decision throws one of African soccer’s recent success stories into chaos. Ghana made the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and was widely praised for that run. It’s one of the most successful teams in African football, although the national team didn’t qualify for this year’s World Cup.More immediately, the move by the government puts Ghana at risk of being suspended by FIFA, which typically bans national soccer bodies from international matches and meetings for “government interference” in how they are run.Nyantakyi, one of numerous officials accused of corruption in the documentary, is an elected member of FIFA’s ruling council, which meets Sunday in Moscow. He’s also the second most senior official in African football as first vice president of the Confederation of African Football.The documentary claims that Nyantakyi took $65,000 from undercover reporters posing as businessmen to secure favor with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo and other senior government officials, which would lead to favorable business deals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE- In this Saturday Nov. 25. 2013 file photo, President of Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi attends a World Cup trophy tour in Accra, Ghana. Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote by FIFA after its government disbanded on Thursday, June 7, 2018 the soccer federation amid corruption allegations that implicate its head, who is also a member of the FIFA Council. The Ghana government says an undercover documentary exposed corruption that implicated, among others, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi.(AP Photo/Christian Thompson, file)ACCRA, Ghana — Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote by FIFA after its government said Thursday it had disbanded the national soccer federation amid allegations of “widespread” corruption made in an undercover documentary.The allegations implicated, among others, the federation president, who is a member of the FIFA Council.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Cocolife turns back Cherrylume

first_imgCocolife bounced back from a first set loss to dispose of stubborn University of the East-Cherrylume, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-18, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ace libero Denden Lazaro missed the game, but the Asset Managers managed to weather the hard-fighting Iron Lady Warriors to gain their first win in Pool B.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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Batangas-EAC, Centro Escolar prevail Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Former La Salle University standout Gyra Barroga proved her worth right in her first PSL game as she led Cocolife with 17 points on 12 attacks, four blocks and an ace.Alex Tan chipped in 15 hits, while Justine Tiu added nine, including 18 digs and eight receptions.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“There were mistakes because the players relaxed a little,” Cocolife head coach Moro Branislav said. “I understand that we are still calculating since it was our first game with my new players.”The Asset Managers bounced back strong in the second set, opening up a 22-11 spread. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Marinero-TIP takes down leader Che’lu

first_imgD-League: Go-for-Gold back on track after AMA win The Engineers rose to third seed behind a 4-3 slate while the Revellers remained on top with a 5-2 card.Trailing at the start of the payoff period, Che’lu ignited a 7-2 run to trim the deficit to five but the Engineers retaliated with an 11-0 blitz to stay afloat, 85-69.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’Javi Gomez De Liano iced the game with two freebies.“We’ve talked about it and we want to be consistent in this. Our mindset coming into the game is that we will respect anybody from Che’lu, it’s not about them being the top team but it will be a confidence builder for us,” Marinerong Pilipino head coach Koy Banal said. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Engineers’ starters delivered 64 points while Che’lu’s first five only had 25.Jorey Napoles and Robbie Manalang had 19 points apiece for Marinerong Pilipino.Jeff Viernes led the Revellers with 19 markers. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Marinerong Pilipino-TIP outlasted top-seeded Che’lu Bar and Grill, 91-83, in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 6

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, though, aren’t far behind with their 4-5 cards, making them legitimate threats to enter the upper half of the standings.Oh and a couple of players made statistical history, and a shoutout though to National University’s Ria Nabalan for making history in the women’s division and becoming the first woman to be named Chooks-to-Go/Collegiate Sports Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week.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 Lady Bulldog lit up for 40 points while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing out eight assists in her team’s 72nd straight win.And with all that out of the way, here are the top performers of the men’s division for Week 6 Ildefonso, who said that Cansino brings out the best in him, promptly one upped his batch mate to the tune of 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a couple of clutch plays.NU’s rookie duped UST’s wunderkind with the same two plays down the stretch and scored five points in the Bulldogs’ game-closing 6-0 run.Ildefonso’s second layup, which was against the defense of Cansino, gave the Bulldogs a 65-68 edge with 2:58 to play.Another thing, Ildefonso is 2-0 against Cansino in their first year in college.BackcourtJerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson University, shooting guard)Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Sarr brought the physicality inside the paint for Adamson, Jerrick Ahanmisi delivered that oh so sweet shooting from rainbow country.Ahanmisi averaged three 3-pointers this week for the Soaring Falcons while putting up a 15-point scoring average.The third-year shooting guard was quiet in the Falcons’ 57-50 win over De La Salle scoring just nine points, all of which came from beyond the arc, but turned things up a notch in their 69-58 win over the Bulldogs with 21 points on an 8-of-13 overall shooting.Juan Gomez De Liaño (University of the Philippines, guard) Things are starting to get really interesting in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with six teams vying for those coveted top four spots.Adamson and Ateneo are tied for the No. 1 spot with 7-2 records while Far Eastern University and De La Salle are in stable ground with 5-4 slates to share third place.ADVERTISEMENT Juan Gomez De Liaño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines desperately needed a win to keep itself up in the race for a Final Four spot and sophomore Juan Gomez De Liaño delivered the good for the Fighting Maroons.Gomez De Liaño registered the league’s first triple-double in 12 years when he had 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to help UP get a share of the fifth spot with UST at 4-5.UP’s Marvin Cruz was the last one to notch a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Fighting Maroons’ 98-88 loss to the Blue Eagles on Aug. 20, 2006.Honorable mentionsSean Manganti (Adamson University, small forward)Sean Manganti. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s always fun when a player has a narrative with a certain team and in Sean Manganti’s case it was with De La Salle.Manganti was once a hopeful high school kid who tried his luck with one of the junior teams La Salle has in its educational system, but it never happened for him and instead he became a Soaring Falcon.Seven years after the bitter rejection, Manganti finally got one against the Green Archers when he led the Soaring Falcons in their 57-50 win.Manganti put up 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against the school that once rejected him in a performance that ultimately erased the bitter heartbreak he once got.Oh and he had a solid game of 11 points while playing the supporting role in Adamson’s 69-58 win over NU. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college And it was in the absence of those wing stars that Kouame decided to make history by being the first man in 10 years to have a 30-20 stat line since Ateneo’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini had 33 points and 20 rebounds in the Blue Eagles’ 72-66 loss to FEU.Well, talk about a reversal of fates.Papi Sarr (Adamson University, center)Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Kouame numbers were jumping over fences and breaking through walls, there was one center this past week that was just chilling.The Soaring Falcons’ Papi Sarr was a cool bean in Week 6 becoming one of the league-leaders in their perfect 2-0 run against La Salle and NU.Sarr averaged a quiet double-double average of 14 points and 13 rebounds as Adamson effectively put its two-game skid at the end of the first round to start anew in the second half of the season.Dave Ildefonso (National University, small forward)Dave Ildefonso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe former high school stars from a year ago have been a treat to watch this season in the UAAP especially when they go up directly against each other.NU split its two games this week, a 69-58 loss to Adamson and a 69-61 win over UST, but there was one constant in those outings and it was youngster Dave Ildefonso.In the Bulldogs’ matchup against the Growling Tigers, the game got turned into a microcosm as Ildefonso and CJ Cansino crossed paths in a showcase of youngsters. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FrontcourtAngelo Kouame (Ateneo de Manila University, center)Angelo Kouame. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAngelo Kouame’s performance for the Blue Eagles in Week 6 was downright scary.The 6-foot-10 center was a man among boys when Ateneo lambasted Far Eastern University, 82-62, putting up 33 points and 27 rebounds en route to sharing the Player of the Week plum with Nabalan.Kouame was Ateneo’s focal point during its lone game this week with stars Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto, and Mike Nieto being absent against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Bright Akhuetie (University of the Philippines, center)Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie is usually featured as one of the frontcourt players in this list but he had to take a backseat for this edition since UP played just one game this week and frankly it was against the undersized bigs of University of the East.There was no possible defender against Akhuetie, who had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks as he bullied his way to the basket for a 12-of-14 shooting clip. 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Player of the Week: Assist leader Banchero has best scoring game for Aces Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

Rampaging Bolts

first_imgMOST READ Ateneo recovers; Creamline nears final 4 Alaska’s Vic Manuel won’t allow Meralco’s Mike Tolomia an easy basket during their PBA semifinal match on Sunday. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter battling injuries to key men, barely putting a foot in the playoffs and surviving six knockout matches, Meralco continued to inch its way back to the Finals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.Knocking down shots that quelled several Alaska rallies in the fourth quarter, the Bolts took a 1-0 lead in their Final Four series with fancied Alaska after a 97-92 victory on Sunday night to move within two more wins of making a third straight title series appearance in the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The scores:MERALCO 97—Durham 32, Newsome 16, Amer 14, Hugnatan 9, Caram 7, Faundo 6, Canaleta 6, Tolomia 5, Salva 2, Dillinger 0.ALASKA 92—Harris 37, Banchero 16, Manuel 14, Casio 5, Enciso 5, Exciminiano 5, Teng 4, Pascual 4, Galliguez 2, Baclao 0, Racal 0, Thoss 0.Quarters: 25-17, 47-34, 72-56, 97-92Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mike Harris scored 37 points, but Alaska was slowed down by the lack of local support for its talented import. Only Chris Banchero and Vic Manuel scored in twin digits.The winner of the race-to-3 series will advance to face either Magnolia or Barangay Ginebra in a best-of-seven title match-up. The Hotshots will be shooting for a 2-0 lead on Monday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Magnolia main local Paul Lee believes they remain the underdogs despite drawing first blood, 106-98, on Saturday also at Ynares Antipolo.This mindset could serve the Hotshots well as they aim to dethrone the Gin Kings, champions of the season-ending conference the last two years.“It’s zero-zero [in the standings] again as far as we’re concerned,” said Lee, who scored 27 points in their Game 1 win that snapped a seven-game slide against the Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Owning the shortest rotation in the tournament with several men still in injured bay, the Bolts played with complete command at Ynares Center in Antipolo, keeping the Aces within arm’s length all throughout the fourth period.“You’re just never really done until you play your last game,” said Chris Newsome, who scored 16 points and had seven rebounds in providing a great backup job to import Allen Durham, as the Bolts take momentum heading into Game 2 Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.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 ChrissDurham slowed down in the fourth, with Newsome and the other locals coming up with the finishing touches to the authoritative win that wasn’t reflected in the final tally.Durham still finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and six assists even with coach Norman Black preparing him well for the next game by playing him under 40 minutes. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Without Bernadeth Pons, new era begins for FEU Lady Tamaraws

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Robert Bolick explodes for 26 in debut, leads NorthPort to rout of Blackwater “Of course we’ve moved on and we can’t rely on just one player to carry us because teamwork is really important for us,” said Pascua in Filipino during the team’s practice Wednesday at FEU.Pascua said captain Jerrili Malabanan and other veterans such as Kyle Negrito and Heather Guino-o can take the leadership mantle for the coming season.The fun-loving mentor is also looking forward to rookie Lycha Ebon to make an immediate impact for the team since she’s playing the same outside hitter position that Pons once played with the Lady Tamaraws.“We have veterans like Jer, Kyle, and Heather, then there’s also Ebon and all of those guys were once leaders in high school,” said Pascua. “Ebon just has to go through a little adjustment with the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s a new area for Far Eastern University as it enters the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament without leader Bernadeth Pons.Pons bid goodbye to the team after Season 80 where she led the Lady Tamaraws to a runner-up finish, the highest FEU has placed in the tournament since winning the title in Season 70.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “The heart of Ebon is just different from the other rookies and you can see that she’s really a leader.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The absence of Pons is an obvious blow to the Lady Tamaraws, who have relied on their talisman for the better part of two years, but head coach George Pascua said his squad has slowly moved on from it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia PLAY LIST 03:07Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Plenty of respect and confidence for Canelo Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs

first_imgWBC and WBA middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), left, and IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs), right, pose with their title belts during a pre-fight press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in New York. Alvarez and Jacobs meet in a 12-round unification bout in Las Vegas, on Saturday May, 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK— The resumes are impressive. The mutual respect is beyond question. The determination is through the roof.So why shouldn’t the middleweight title unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs be a classic, a fight-of-the-year candidate?ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ask both champions and they say that’s exactly what to expect on May 4 in Las Vegas. And while that might seem like hype for the fight, there is something of an aura around this matchup.“He is a very strong mental fighter,” Alvarez said Thursday about Jacobs, who is nicknamed “Miracle Man” and overcame bone cancer to return to the ring. “His history shows his perseverance and that is a big strength for him. He has that will to win. I invite that in an opponent; that is the type of fighter I am.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMexico’s Alvarez, 28, is considered by many the best in the game today. His epic fights with Gennady Golovkin — a draw and then a tight victory, with a third meeting a distinct possibility — are the most shining moments in a 51-1-2 record with 35 knockouts. He became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown in December but now moves back where he probably belongs. And the middleweight division is the deepest and strongest around.Jacobs, 32, is a logical foe, and that’s good for the sport considering how logic rarely plays into matchups. Since going 12 rounds with Triple G and losing a very close decision two years ago, Jacobs has three wins and owns the IBF crown. The thought of adding Alvarez’s WBA and WBC belts is enticing but hardly the only motivation for the Brooklyn native. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Mexico’s Alvarez, 28, is considered by many the best in the game today. His epic fights with Gennady Golovkin — a draw and then a tight victory, with a third meeting a distinct possibility — are the most shining moments in a 51-1-2 record with 35 knockouts. He became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown in December but now moves back where he probably belongs. And the middleweight division is the deepest and strongest around.Jacobs, 32, is a logical foe, and that’s good for the sport considering how logic rarely plays into matchups. Since going 12 rounds with Triple G and losing a very close decision two years ago, Jacobs has three wins and owns the IBF crown. The thought of adding Alvarez’s WBA and WBC belts is enticing but hardly the only motivation for the Brooklyn native.“I never get tired of inspiring people and telling my story,” he said. “Strangers, people I meet in airports when I travel, they are fascinated because it’s a feel-good story. I am blessed with a second chance at life and a career, and that is the message I want to get out to the world. That is something special, and I want to inspire so many more people.”The bout will be on a special weekend for Mexico, on the eve of Cinco de Mayo, and Alvarez prizes the opportunity to do his thing in the ring “for my country, my family, my fans.” He knows, however, that taking on Jacobs will be anything but a party.He likes that idea.“Because of his experience and his talent and his confidence and all of his virtues, this has all the qualities of a fight of the year,” Alvarez noted, adding he’s watched film of many of Jacobs’ fights to get a feel for the taller (by 3 inches) American.He also has watched lots of his own bouts.“Every fight, I feel I learn something from it. In all of my fights, I focus on learning, and especially learning from the mistakes,” he added. “Every fight, I watch to see the good things and to focus on whatever errors I have made to make sure they don’t happen again.”Those gaffes are so rare that Alvarez hasn’t lost since Floyd Mayweather outpointed him in 2014, a fight Alvarez accepted when he was still quite raw, though he already owned two super welterweight titles. He has improved since, and only Golovkin truly has challenged Alvarez in the last 4½ years.Jacobs will present a major challenge in the fight that will be streamed by DAZN as part of Alvarez’s $365 million deal for 11 fights. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Roger Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title “I understand the game now and what you need to be great,” Jacobs said. “This is my shot and I am on a mission. Canelo always shows up and gives his best, so do I. He’s used to the big spotlight, and for me this is everything. I plan to take over the show and be the headliner.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight 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 “Every fight, I feel I learn something from it. In all of my fights, I focus on learning, and especially learning from the mistakes,” he added. “Every fight, I watch to see the good things and to focus on whatever errors I have made to make sure they don’t happen again.”Those gaffes are so rare that Alvarez hasn’t lost since Floyd Mayweather outpointed him in 2014, a fight Alvarez accepted when he was still quite raw, though he already owned two super welterweight titles. He has improved since, and only Golovkin truly has challenged Alvarez in the last 4½ years.Jacobs will present a major challenge in the fight that will be streamed by DAZN as part of Alvarez’s $365 million deal for 11 fights.“I understand the game now and what you need to be great,” Jacobs said. “This is my shot and I am on a mission. Canelo always shows up and gives his best, so do I. He’s used to the big spotlight, and for me this is everything. I plan to take over the show and be the headliner.”Plenty of respect and confidence for Canelo, JacobsBy BARRY WILNER, AP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The resumes are impressive. The mutual respect is beyond question. The determination is through the roof.So why shouldn’t the middleweight title unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs be a classic, a fight-of-the-year candidate?Ask both champions and they say that’s exactly what to expect on May 4 in Las Vegas. And while that might seem like hype for the fight, there is something of an aura around this matchup.“He is a very strong mental fighter,” Alvarez said Thursday about Jacobs, who is nicknamed “Miracle Man” and overcame bone cancer to return to the ring. “His history shows his perseverance and that is a big strength for him. He has that will to win. I invite that in an opponent; that is the type of fighter I am.” LATEST STORIES “I never get tired of inspiring people and telling my story,” he said. “Strangers, people I meet in airports when I travel, they are fascinated because it’s a feel-good story. I am blessed with a second chance at life and a career, and that is the message I want to get out to the world. That is something special, and I want to inspire so many more people.”The bout will be on a special weekend for Mexico, on the eve of Cinco de Mayo, and Alvarez prizes the opportunity to do his thing in the ring “for my country, my family, my fans.” He knows, however, that taking on Jacobs will be anything but a party.He likes that idea.“Because of his experience and his talent and his confidence and all of his virtues, this has all the qualities of a fight of the year,” Alvarez noted, adding he’s watched film of many of Jacobs’ fights to get a feel for the taller (by 3 inches) American.He also has watched lots of his own bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View commentslast_img read more

Last place Suns add to Lakers’ woes

first_imgView comments The four-time league MVP was frustrated at times with Phoenix’s defense and his team’s inability to hang with the NBA’s worst team.But, as he has so many times, James tried to lead the Lakers back.With Los Angeles trailing by 14 with 6:06 left, James scored on a three-point play, hit a 3-pointer and kicked out to Brandon Ingram for a corner 3 on the break. He followed with a dunk off a baseline drive to get the Lakers within 112-109.Los Angeles got no closer, losing a game it couldn’t afford to lose while fighting for a playoff spot.“We needed this game for obvious reasons,” said James, who had 27 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds. “It is just unfortunate with the opportunities we’ve had that we haven’t been able to seize the opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT The Suns: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Suns continued to frustrate James and the Lakers in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 95-78 behind Booker’s 12 points.Midway through the fourth quarter, James led a push, but the Suns shoved back.“We need to be better. We need to be a lot better,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I am happy with the fight we showed in the fourth quarter, but where we are at in the season, that is the desperation that we need to start the game with.”MCGEE’S LIFTLooking for a lift after Ayton dominated early, Walton turned to 7-footer JaVale McGee. He responded by hitting all 10 of his shots while scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds.TIP-INSLakers: Ball missed his 16th straight game with a bone bruise and sprained left ankle suffered in a collision with Houston’s James Harden on Jan. 19. … James passed Kobe Bryant (11,719) for fifth on the NBA’s all-time field goals list. He made 10 against the Suns, giving him 11,726. … G Lance Stephenson missed his second straight game with a left foot sprain. … G Rajon Rondo had four assists and passed Deron Williams (6,819) for 20th on the NBA’s all-time assists list.Suns: Phoenix had a rough night from the 3-point arc, going 6 for 26, but made 66 percent of their two-point shots. … The Suns are 1-9 on the second game of a back-to-back. … Phoenix made 34 of 40 free throws, both season highs.UP NEXTThe Lakers: Host the Clippers on Monday. LATEST STORIES 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Suns appeared as if they would wilt down the stretch, as they had done so many times.Instead, Phoenix shut down the Lakers and made six free throws in the final 52 seconds to win for the second time in three games following a 17-game losing streak.Devin Booker added 25 points for the Suns.“We showed we can close games, execute in crunch time, having enough discipline,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “They we were coming hard at us.”Both teams were in the second game of a back-to-back.The Lakers lost 131-120 to Milwaukee after the Bucks closed the game on a 15-2 run.The Suns followed their first win in six weeks with a 130-116 loss to New Orleans, allowing the Pelicans to hit 16 3-pointers and shoot 67 percent in the second half.The Lakers won the last meeting against Phoenix 116-102, despite playing without James, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.The Suns got off to a much better start in the season series finale against the Lakers, leading by 10 and making 13 of 19 shots in the first quarter.Phoenix stretched the lead to 14 early in the second quarter, but Los Angeles used a late run to pull within 66-59 by halftime. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., left, dives for a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton on him.James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers’ star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 Saturday night.“That was a fun game,” Ayton said. “I’m going to sleep well tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPhoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had the Lakers a bit discombobulated through three quarters in the season series finale.The Suns’ defense on James, led by Ayton, helped. 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