PBA: Columbian finds a gem in Jerramy King


first_imgLATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Except King himself.“I knew I could play, I’m very confident with myself. No hard feelings, I love all the guys there [ROS] but I’m happy where I am now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames PBA IMAGESIn need of a point guard, Columbian Dyip head coach Ricky Dandan turned to the free agent pool.They found a gem in Jerramy King instead.ADVERTISEMENT King said Dandan’s system is a perfect for his style of play.“It’s really fast-paced and that suits me well. I did the same thing in college. Coach Ricky likes fast,”said King, who suited up for Long Beach State in college.Despite playing for only nine games spanning only two conferences, King was still grateful for his brief stint with the Elasto Painters.“I learned a lot there (Rain or Shine) and I brought it here,” said King, who only scored 26 points in his first nine games in the PBA.Nobody expected King’s performance that included five 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brownlee’s 46 propels Alab Pilipinas to 1-0 lead in ABL Finals Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “Even during the the first conference we were already thinking of moving Rashawn to the perimeter spot because he’s a natural scorer so we needed to look for a point guard. We searched in the free agent pool and we found King,” said Dandan.King, who was relegated to the unrestricted free agent list by Rain or Shine at the end of the Philippine Cup, didn’t waste anytime in proving that he still deserves a roster spot with stunning debut for his new team.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 27-year-old Fil-American exploded for a career-best 30 points to lead his team to a masterful 126-98 win over Blackwater in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup opener.“It’s my best game so far in the PBA. I worked really, really hard and tonight it finally showed up. I got the opportunity and I’m pretty thankful for that,” said King. MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more


Wall takes over, Wizards tie series with Raptors at 2-2


first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Raptors went up by two, but Wall pulled the Wizards even with a layup that drew a goaltending call, then put the hosts in front to stay by feeding Markieff Morris for a layup off the glass. As the final seconds ticked away, Wall held up two fingers on each hand. Yep, it’s 2-2, and the home team has won every game so far.Toronto will host Game 5 on Wednesday.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 crownDeRozan started 0 for 6, before winding up with 35 points, six assists and six rebounds. Kyle Lowry scored 19 points for Toronto.The Raptors led by as many as 12 in the second quarter and were up 51-40 at halftime, led by DeRozan’s 15 points. Washington shot only 34 percent in the half, including 1 for 7 on 3s. Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Washington’s Otto Porter Jr., 0 for 4 with one point in the first half, scored eight in the first 3½ minutes of the third quarter, including a pair of 3s, helping Washington eliminate what had grown to a 14-point deficit. He and Beal drove the hosts’ offense, and when the latter hit a 3 midway through that period — his fourth make on four tries from beyond the arc up to then — Washington held its first lead of the evening, at 66-65.The Wizards hit 5 of 6 tries on 3-pointers in the third quarter and matched their first-half output by scoring 40 in the period, which ended at 80-all.Toronto scored the first eight points of the final quarter, but Washington quickly responded, and it went back-and-forth the rest of the way.TIP-INSRaptors: Now 0-4 all-time in Game 4 when up 2-1; have never led a playoff series 3-1. … Starter OG Anunoby limped off late in the second quarter with what appeared to be a right ankle problem after Wizards C Martin Gortat landed on him under Washington’s basket. Anunoby returned after halftime. … Backup PG Fred VanVleet sat out yet again with an injured right shoulder. VanVleet has appeared for only three minutes in this series, all in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington’s last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as the No. 8 seed Wizards came back to beat the No. 1 Toronto Raptors 106-98 Sunday night and even their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at 2-all.The game was tied at 92 with about five minutes left when Beal — who led Washington with 31 points — drew his sixth foul on a play in which he and DeMar DeRozan collided while Toronto had the ball. Beal raced along the sideline, put his hands on his head, then returned to the Wizards’ bench area and threw a red towel before being restrained by teammates.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Wizards: Won their eighth consecutive playoff home game; only the Golden State Warriors, with 11 home wins in a row, have a longer active streak. … Wall entered Game 4 averaging 26.7 points and 12.7 assists in the series. He could become only the third player in NBA history to put up 25 points and 10 assists per game in multiple postseasons, joining Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.‘MILLENIAL FIGHT’There were none of the sort of contretemps that marked Game 3, when Morris tangled with Anunoby and shoved an official less than three minutes in — drawing a $25,000 fine from the NBA on Saturday — and, later, Wall and Serge Ibaka got in each other’s faces until a Wizards security guard got involved.Wizards coach Scott Brooks, a point guard in the league in the 1990s, joked about how heated things got.“I don’t know if that would be considered a fight when I played,” Brooks said. “It was maybe a modern-day millennial fight.”UP NEXT:Game 5 is at Toronto on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more


Nadal breaks McEnroe’s mark of straight sets won on surface


first_imgAlso on the men’s side, second-seeded Alexander Zverev brushed aside Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-2 and will meet John Isner after he edged Pablo Cuevas in a hard-fought match that needed tiebreakers to decide all three sets.Isner prevailed 6-7 (9), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in 2 hours, 21 minutes.The top-ranked Nadal, who improved to 18-1 overall on the season, has won 38 of his last 39 matches on his favored clay.Nadal went up a break at 4-2 in the first set after back-to-back errors by Schwartzman, including a missed smash.Nadal then struck a forehand winner on the run to break Schwartzman again in the second set. Schwartzman broke back, but two straight double-faults gave Nadal a third break en route to the win.ADVERTISEMENT The 16-time Grand Slam champion is seeking his sixth title in Madrid after taking his trophy hauls at Monte Carlo and Barcelona to 11 apiece.Also, Dusan Lajovic fought back from 0-4 in the decisive tiebreaker to stun fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) for his first career win against a top-10 ranked player.Lajovic moved on to meet sixth-seeded Kevin Anderson, who eliminated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7).Kyle Edmund continued his excellent run by ousting eighth-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 6-4. Edmund, an unseeded Brit, defeated former No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Wednesday.Edmund will face 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov, after he bettered Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4 in an all-Canadian clash.Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3, ending her bid to become a three-time consecutive champion in Madrid.Pliskova gave the Romanian no chance, breaking her serve four times and hitting 20 winners.“I think I played one of my best matches this year for sure, and for sure on clay in my life,” the sixth-seeded Pliskova said. “I feel amazing since in the last six matches I lost to her.”Halep got off to a positive start by breaking Pliskova for a 2-0 lead, only for the Czech to take the break right back to swing the match in her favor.“I missed in some important moments,” Halep said. “That’s why it went her way.” 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pliskova is now the highest seeded player left in the women’s tournament after both No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and third-seeded Garbine Muguruza lost Wednesday.She will play 10th-seeded Petra Kvitova in the semifinals after she defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-0.Kiki Bertens came from behind to beat Sharapova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. She will play seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia after she dispatched with Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cavs laugh off Hood’s apology for not entering Game 4 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img View comments Rafael Nadal from Spain serves to Diego Schwartzman from Argentina during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Nadal won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface by beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday.Nadal extended his winning streak to 50 consecutive sets on clay, eclipsing the mark McEnroe established on carpet in 1984.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ “When my career is over, these are things that are going to be there for always. It’s difficult to be able to win 50 sets in a row,” Nadal said. “Well, it’s done. It’s over. Let’s not talk about that any more and let’s continue on what we have ahead which is what I am concerned about.”The world No. 1’s focus is trained on his next match against Dominic Thiem, a rematch of last year’s final. Thiem, who outlasted Borna Coric 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, is the last player to beat Nadal on clay at Rome last year.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“On this surface, (Thiem) is one of the most dangerous players you can face,” Nadal said. “Tomorrow is a key match in the tournament.”While Nadal marched on, the top women’s players continued to struggle in the Spanish capital after top-ranked Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova both lost in the quarterfinals. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more


MPBL: Jai Reyes shines as Laguna bounces back


first_imgJai Reyes for Laguna Heroes. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueJai Reyes took over in the fourth quarter to lift Laguna past Pasig, 83-75, for its first win in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup late Tuesday night at Pasig Sports Center.Reyes, the former Ateneo Blue Eagle, scored nine of his game-high 21 points in the final frame to silence the home crowd and hold off the Pirates.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re relieved to get this win because we’ve been preparing for so long in the preseason and we lost our first game at home,” said Reyes during a TV interview shortly after the game.“Finally, we can now play more relaxed,” he added.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 crownReyes was steady as the Pirates threatened. He accounted for the Heroes’ first nine points in the fourth period, where they rebuilt a double-digit lead, 73-63, with 7:21 left.Former pro Denok Miranda added 15 points while a pair of ex-University of the East players Ralf Olivares and Lord Casajeros also gave Laguna a lift. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Olivares had nine points and eight rebounds while Casajeros tallied 14 points and four rebounds in only less than 12 minutes off the bench.Marlon Monte paced the Pirates, who dropped to 0-2, with 17 pointsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MPBL: Davao Occidental picks up 2nd win, routs Quezon Citycenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more


Serena Williams returns in style at US Open


first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump praises Tiger Woods, Jim Brown for supporting him Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES View comments “Once I got settled I started doing what I’m trying to do in practice.“I think I’m getting there,” added Williams, who reached the final at Wimbledon only to fall short of matching Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 major titles.She didn’t face a break point in the 70 minute match, but as her momentum built her emotions burst out with fist-clenched shouts of “come on”.After Williams held serve from deuce for a 5-3 lead, Linette would hold to force Williams to serve out the set.From there, it was all Williams as she raced through the second set in 28 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT She was all-business on her return under the floodlights on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, where she has lifted the trophy six times.Linette, the world number 68 from Poland who was facing Williams for the first time, held her own in the early going.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But Williams broke her in the seventh game of the opening set to gain the upper hand and from there the American superstar rolled.“The first set was tight,” Williams, seeded 17th, said. “It was my first match back here in New York so that wasn’t the easiest. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced She next faces Germany’s Carina Witthoeft, with a possible third-round clash with 16th-seeded sister Venus in the offing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Magda Linette, of Poland, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Serena Williams made a triumphant return to the US Open on Monday, opening her bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-0 first-round victory over Magda Linette.Williams, a six-time champion at Flushing Meadows, missed last year’s edition as she gave birth to daughter Olympia on September 1.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open


first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a match against Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday night, Williams was in danger of trailing by two service breaks. Not much later, the outcome was no longer in doubt, because the 23-time Grand Slam champion suddenly was in complete control.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Pliskova is a big server and hitter in her own right, someone who briefly spent time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and was the runner-up at the U.S. Open in 2016, when she beat Williams in the semifinals. The 36-year-old American did not compete in New York a year ago, because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament.Go back to 2015, and that was another semifinal departure for Williams, whose bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam was shockingly ended by Roberta Vinci.“Well, I want to just be able to get past the semis here. It’s been a few, couple, rough semis for me,” Williams said. “But regardless, this has been a great road.”This time, Williams’ semifinal opponent will be No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who surprisingly beat defending champion Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3 earlier Tuesday.Stephens, who said she had been dealing with a sinus infection, rued all of her wasted opportunities, most notably the seven break points she failed to convert in the first set. She sure didn’t attempt to hide her frustration, either, repeatedly gesturing toward or speaking in the direction of her coach, Kamau Murray, up in the stands.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open When someone urged her to raise her level in the second set, Stephens replied, “I’m trying!”“When you don’t play big points well, the match can get away from you,” Stephens said. “I think that’s what happened today. I didn’t convert.”Sevastova, who retired in 2013 because of injuries and returned nearly two years later, advanced to her first Slam semifinal.“Still long way to go, I think,” she said.Especially considering that the next step will come against Williams, who’s heading into her 36th semi at a major, 12th at Flushing Meadows.Williams already proved at Wimbledon that she is capable of the sort of dominant performances she has shown over the years, making all the way to the final at the All England Club before losing. She’ll hope to do one better now and claim a seventh U.S. Open title.Her sluggish start against Pliskova came in the same 90-degree heat and 50-percent humidity that hampered John Isner in his quarterfinal loss to Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday afternoon, and Roger Federer in his fourth-round exit against John Millman a night earlier and prompted the tournament to suspend play in junior matches for a few hours. It also made things tough on No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 9 Dominic Thiem during their 4-hour, 49-minute tussle that ended just past 2 a.m. on Wednesday, with Nadal pulling out the 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) victory to return to the semifinals.With her older sister, Venus — the woman she beat in the third round — in her guest box, Williams looked tight. Her timing was off. She put a backhand into the net to get broken to 2-1 at the outset. Then, down 3-1, she faced three break points; if Pliskova won any, she would have led 4-1. But Pliskova did not manage to put any of Williams’ serves in play on those key points.“Too strong,” Pliskova said.Soon after that, Williams went from trailing 4-2 to not only taking the first set but also leading 4-0 in the second. Williams put aside some early shakiness and an early deficit, turning things around with an eight-game run en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the semifinals. It was Williams’ first win over a top-10 player this season.“I was playing really not a good game,” said Williams, who was a point from trailing 4-1 and did fall behind 4-2 while making 22 of her 30 unforced errors in the first set. “I was thinking, ‘You know, I can play better.’ So that was the good news.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pliskova offered this guess about what was happening to Williams: “Maybe she was a little bit nervous.”Maybe. But that didn’t last long. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. By the end, Williams compiled a 13-3 edge in aces, and 35-12 in total winners.“She’s playing with the same power. She can still serve well. I don’t think there’s any change with her game,” Pliskova said. “She’s just going for her shots.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


PBA: Phelps explodes for 51 as Phoenix crushes NLEX


first_imgMOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Calvin Abueva added 17 points and seven rebounds while Matthew Wright had 10 points and seven assists for Phoenix, which upped its mark to 6-2.Aaron Fuller led NLEX (4-4) with 38 points and 14 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP: FEU stuns Ateneo for share of second spot 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 Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 awardcenter_img LATEST STORIES Eugene Phelps. PBA IMAGESEugene Phelps was unstoppable and Phoenix steamrolled NLEX, 123-97, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.Phelps unleashed a season-high 51 points, two shy of his personal best in the PBA, on an efficient 21-of-31 shooting from the field and 20 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT “Good bounce back win for us because our last game against Ginebra it was just a one-possession game. I just told them not to lose two in a row,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas, who is celebrating his 55th birthday.The Fuel Masters trailed by two at the 5:12 mark of the first quarter before outscoring the Road Warriors, 58-18, for the remainder of the first half.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 ChrissThey took a 71-33 halftime lead behind Phelph’s 28 points in the first two quarters before extending it to as high as 41, 76-35, early in the third period.“I did not expect us to win that much. I expected a very close game because NLEX is also coming off a loss,” Alas said. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more


Alaska ousts San Miguel, barges into PBA semis


first_imgUST, La Salle forge 3-way tie in UAAP women’s hoops LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Alaska lowered the curtains on the season of powerhouse San Miguel Beer, hammering out a 96-85 victory with a virtuoso defensive performance in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night.The Aces thus ended a run of playoff futility against the Beermen, who exited on the wings of disappointment after winning the Philippine Cup this season.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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Many had touted the Beermen to at least contend for all three titles this season after their powerhouse core got boosted with the arrival of top overall pick Christian Standhardinger.But after a runner-up finish to Barangay Ginebra in the Commissioner’s Cup, the Beermen wobbled early and faced an Alaska squad that owned a twice-to-beat incentive which the Aces did not have to use.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 ChrissLeading Best Import candidate Mike Harris finished with 25 points and 17 rebounds for Alaska, which faces the winner of the Meralco-Phoenix series.Simon Encisco added 15 points while Vic Manuel had 14 points and six boards. – INQUIRER SPORTS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


NU stays immaculate, FEU enters Final Four in UAAP women’s basketball


first_imgNational University maintained the league’s longest winning streak across any sport after ripping University of the East apart, 89-59, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The victory extended the Lady Bulldogs’ unbeaten run to 76 and 12 for the current season.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Lady Warriors own a 2-10 slate while the Lady Maroons are at an even more deplorable state of 0-12. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Kaye Pingol had 17 points while Ria Nabalan added 16 points of her own for the defending champions.Reigning MVP Jack Danielle Animam had a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double to add to the Lady Bulldogs’ cause.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 ChrissIn the other game, Far Eastern University gored University of the Philippines, 80-66, to advance to the Final Four.Clare Castro had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Tamaraws who improved to a 9-3 card. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ONE: Kevin Belingon willing to face Bibiano Fernandes again LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more


ROUND 2: Pacquiao still the aggressor, Broner connects with a couple


first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. APMANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner is using his jab more in the second to create separation with Manny Pacquiao, who was aggressive in the first round.Pacquiao then connects with a stiff jab that momentarily put Broner on the corner.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Broner using that wide stance to create distance but Pacquiao is able to close in with a quick leading right.The American manages to sneak in a right straight as Pacquiao comes in headfirst before another right from Broner stops Pacquiao’s advances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments ROUND 1: Manny Pacquiao aggressive from get-golast_img read more