Pumaren wants better decision-making from UE after 2nd loss

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments Winning start Pumaren rued his team’s reliance on isolation plays instead of finding open shots and executing extra passes.“I was telling them to move the ball, don’t force shots, and I told them even after our game against NU [National University],” said Pumaren, whose team lost 86-69 against the Bulldogs in the opener.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“It’s fine with me if you dribble and try to attack your man, go ahead, but if you’re just going to dribble the basketball and you know there are no stats in basketball that says ‘most number of dribbles.’”In their game against the Bulldogs, the Red Warriors went 4-of-8 on uncontested shots and that mark was worse against the Tamaraws. 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter starting the season with two straight losses, University of the East head coach Derrick Pumaren wants a stronger mental game from his players.The Red Warriors dropped to 0-2 after losing to Far Eastern University, 90-83, in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground LATEST STORIES Phoenix trial begins for NBA players accused of assault Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UE went just 1-of-4 in uncontested field goals while FEU was far better going 11-of-15.Passing was also a thorn on the Red Warriors’ game tallying just 19 assists as compared to FEU’s 26.last_img read more

Raisman embraces role as ‘Fierce’ advocate for abuse victims

first_imgLATEST STORIES The 23-year-old’s new calling makes thinking about a return to competition in time for the 2020 Olympics seem trivial.“This is the focus,” Raisman said.A focus that has turned her into an unexpected symbol of strength for others who share their experiences.“Unfortunately sexual abuse is far too common,” Raisman said. “I’ve realized how many people are affected by it and it’s disgusting. That’s why I want change.”Raisman has become an increasingly outspoken critic of USA Gymnastics, blaming the governing body for a lack of oversight on Nassar’s conduct. The 54-year-old spent nearly 20 years as the team doctor for the U.S. women’s elite program, often working with athletes one on one. Raisman declined to get into specifics about the abuse she was subjected to, but her experience falls in line with what many other have claimed against Nassar: that he touched them inappropriately while describing it as proper treatment.ADVERTISEMENT It’s Chapter 22, titled “The Survivors.” In it, Raisman outlines how she was abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, how he “groomed” her by presenting himself as a friendly ear and how she feels he was empowered to continue over the course of years by those in charge at USA Gymnastics.Raisman spent weeks working on the section, revisiting it again and again, trying to get it just right. Or at least as close to right as she can get.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I put in a ton of thought whether how I wanted to come forward about this,” Raisman told The Associated Press. “What I realized at the end of the day is that I want change and I want people to understand what exactly abuse is. It’s very complicated. It’s very confusing. I didn’t know that I was being abused because I was manipulated so horribly.”In the process, Raisman discovered the abuse Nassar committed against other female athletes — including allegations from Olympic teammates McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas — is a very small part of a much larger problem that extends far beyond the actions of just one man. It’s why she took those painful memories and put them on paper, to share with the world that, as she says over and over again: “It’s not OK. It’s never OK.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gymnast Aly Raisman poses for photos at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit in Beverly Hills, Calif. Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman’s gymnastics career has set the stage for what she believes is the next chapter in her life: as a spokesperson for victims of sexual abuse. The 23-year-old detailed her own history of abuse by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor in her recently released autobiography. Raisman says the book is just the beginning in her quest to bring change to her sport. AP FILE PHOTOThe people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.It was jarring at first, if Raisman is being honest. When she pitched her autobiography “Fierce” to publishers last summer shortly after the 2016 Olympics, she intended to focus on her journey from tenacious prodigy to champion. And while all of that is in there, the part of her experience that’s resonated the most since the book’s release earlier this month is the one she wasn’t sure she’d be able to share.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments LaVar Ball, eccentric patriarch of basketball prodigies Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nassar pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault in Michigan on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) and will face at least 25 years in prison. He still faces additional criminal charges and has been named in more than 125 civil lawsuits filed by former athletes. Nassar’s downfall began following reporting by the Indianapolis Star in 2016 that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of USA Gymnastics’ more than 3,500 clubs across the country.Raisman has not taken any legal action against Nassar, though she’s not ruling it out. Her larger concern is educating young athletes and their parents on the warning signs while loudly clamoring for change. She has seen a familiar pattern repeat itself over the last 18 months: another gymnast comes out claiming abuse by Nassar, and USA Gymnastics follows with a news release attributed to no specific individual that praises them for their courage.One of the most decorated Olympic athletes of her generation doesn’t just want words. She wants action.USA Gymnastics has taken several steps in recent months. President and CEO Steve Penny resigned under pressure in March and was replaced by Kerry Perry, who takes over on Dec. 1.The organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport over the summer. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted over 70 recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw an extensive independent review.It’s not enough for Raisman. She points out Penny wasn’t fired but instead forced out. Though Nassar’s relationship with USA Gymnastics officially ended in 2015 after an athlete came forward about potential abuse, he was still allowed to continue working at Michigan State University while also volunteering at a USA Gymnastics-affiliated club.“That is just unacceptable to me,” Raisman said. “(That gym) is a part of USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics is responsible for kids at that gym. Instead of doing their job, they let Larry keep working there.”Raisman would like to see more extensive change in leadership at USA Gymnastics. She never imagined being an agent for change as she dreamed of the Olympics while growing up in Needham, Massachusetts, but she’s embracing the role as she comes to grips with her own victimhood.Chapter 22 wasn’t the end, only the beginning.“I’m still, as you see, processing it,” she said. “I’m still at a loss for words. I’m having so many people come up to me, telling me they had similar experience, that they filed a complaint and it was ignored. I will do everything I can to make sure those people are heard.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

UCLA coach Alford surprised by LiAngelo Ball leaving school

first_imgAlford did not know if LiAngelo Ball had officially withdrawn from UCLA.“It’s a disappointment there’s an end to that where he didn’t get to be a part of an incredible academic institution, so that’s out. He doesn’t get to be part of what I think is an incredible basketball program with great teammates and coaches that care about him,” Alford said. “So yeah, there’s definitely a disappointment that there’s some finality to that. This young man doesn’t get to participate in either one of those things because I think the academic side and what UCLA has to offer both academically and in basketball is off the charts.“When you don’t get to experience that, that’s disappointing.”Ball, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were indefinitely suspended for their participation in the shoplifting incident during the Bruins’ trip to China last month. They are barred from all team activities. Ball, Hill and Riley publicly apologized for shoplifting while reading prepared statements at a campus news conference on Nov. 15.Alford indicated Tuesday that he expected the fate of the other two suspended players to be resolved in the near term.ADVERTISEMENT FILe -In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, UCLA NCAA college basketball player LiAngelo Ball attends a news conference at UCLA in Los Angeles. The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he’s withdrawing his son from school so he can prepare to play in the NBA. LaVar Ball says his “grand plan” is for all three sons to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. LiAngelo told “Access Hollywood” in an interview aired Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on the “Today” show that his UCLA suspension is “just a long time of doing nothing. I’d rather be playing.”(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES — UCLA coach Steve Alford said he was caught by surprise when he learned through media reports that suspended freshman guard LiAngelo Ball was leaving the basketball team and withdrawing from school.“I’m not angry. I try not to get angry,” Alford said Tuesday. “This is a tough business … It’s about what I can control. LiAngelo has been, since coming back (from China), he’s been tremendous as far as (he’s) been to all his classes. He’s gone to all his tutors, all his mentors. He’s done exactly what’s been asked of him. I don’t think it’s angry. I think it’s more surprised if you’re looking for one word, it’s surprised because it’s nothing we saw coming.”ADVERTISEMENT LiAngelo Ball told “Access Hollywood” in an interview aired Tuesday on the “Today” show that the players were in jail in China for 1 ½ days. Authorities eventually let them go home.“It was horrible,” he said. “They take your clothes, you wear like whatever they have for you, a little jumpsuit or whatever, take your shoestrings and you just sit in a cement cell for however long. It’s just you and the officers and they don’t speak English.”His father told “Access Hollywood” that his “grand plan” is for his three sons to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.LiAngelo is the middle child of Ball’s three sons. Oldest son Lonzo is a rookie with the Lakers after playing one successful season at UCLA. The elder Ball pulled his youngest son, LaMelo, out of Chino Hills High recently in favor of home schooling him.“I’m going to get Gelo in shape, I’m going to work him out, we’re going to do some other things and he’s going to be headed to the NBA,” the elder ball said.LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump have engaged in a public war of words since the three players returned from China. Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release and Trump tweeted in response that he should have left the players in China in jail. The men’s exchanges escalated from there, with Trump calling Ball “an ungrateful fool.”LaVar told “Access Hollywood” he sent Trump three pairs of Big Baller shoes in red, white and blue.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ball’s father, LaVar Ball, has said he’s withdrawing his son from school so he can prepare to play in the NBA. LiAngelo Ball did not play in any of the Bruins’ eight games this season after being suspended indefinitely by UCLA for his involvement in a shoplifting incident during the team’s season-opening trip to China.Alford said neither LaVar nor LiAngelo spoke to him about the decision to quit the team and leave school.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 folk“We just learned through reports yesterday, I think shorty before or after practice” Alford said. “I can’t remember at this point because my whole attention has been on (next opponent) Montana, getting my team ready. Just hearing reports and then our staff reached out to family representation of the Balls, and they said that was their intent.”Asked if he would reach out to the Ball family, Alford said, no. “Why for? I didn’t make that decision,” he said. “I’m here at Pauley Pavilion every day. If they need to talk to me, they know where to find me.”last_img read more

La Salle management ‘firmly behind’ Ayo in Green Archers’ rebuilding phase

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In a statement from the university’s Office of Sports Development, the management said it is “firmly behind coach Aldin Ayo and his staff as we start the process of rebuilding for the future.”The Green Archers lost 88-86 in the third game of the series that saw the Blue Eagles hoist the Season 80 trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe loss also sparked the rumors surrounding ding the tenure of Ayo with De La Salle.It’s been rumored that Ayo will leave La Salle in the end of the 2017-2018 academic year with University of Santo Tomas looming as the likely destination for the former UAAP and NCAA champion coach. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone De La Salle University on Wednesday threw its “full support” for head coach Aldin Ayo after the Green Archers lost in the UAAP championship round to archrival Ateneo in three games.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentscenter_img Floyd Mayweather shuts down rumors of UFC crossover: ‘I’m not doing it’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 La Salle management, however, did not quell any speculation regarding Ayo’s time as head coach of the Green Archers but it implied that the 40-year-old will still call the shots for the team in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League in February.“We stand united as a team to regroup and regain the crown next season,” said the management in the statement. “Now more than ever, we are strongly committed to bounce back with a resolve that is uncompromising and unflinching.”“We will forever hold our banner high and bright, a shield of green and white.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Noah sidelined by Knicks for ‘personal reasons’ — coach

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Injury disrupted his first season in New York and in March last year he was hit with a 20-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ “We’re not going to comment on that stuff. Personal reasons. He won’t be with us the next couple of games,” Hornacek said.The New York Daily News reported that Noah had been sidelined after shouting at Hornacek during the Knicks loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.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 folkNoah was reportedly unhappy after being removed in the fourth quarter having played only four minutes and 20 seconds.The 32-year-old has endured a rocky spell in New York after joining the team in 2016 after nine years with the Chicago Bulls. Bounce back timecenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Joakim Noah (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)New York, United States — New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will miss the team’s next two games due to personal reasons, the club said Thursday, amid reports of a bust-up with coach Jeff Hornacek.Hornacek confirmed to reporters that Noah would miss at least two games but declined to go into details concerning the French star’s omission.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Cavs guard Dwyane Wade excused for ‘personal matter’

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Lue said general manager Koby Altman told Wade to “take his time” during the unspecified leave.“How much ever time he needs to take to get over what he’s going through, then he’ll be back,” Lue said.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 folkWade has played well coming off the bench in his first season with Cleveland, which has dropped 10 of 13 and currently sits in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference standings behind Boston and Toronto. The 36-year-old is averaging 11.1 points, 3.9 points and 3.7 assists in 42 games. The three-time NBA champion willingly moved to Cleveland’s second unit earlier this season and has been a steadying force for the team.With Wade gone, Lue said guard Derrick Rose will likely play more minutes. Rose missed two months with an ankle injury before returning recently and the Cavs have been mindful of his minutes as he gets into game shape. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dwyane Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Dwayne Wade will miss time for a personal matter, creating yet another obstacle for the struggling Cavaliers.Wade was excused from the team Friday as the Cavs hosted Indiana and he could be out longer to deal with the unspecified situation. Coach Tyronn Lue did not provide any details for Wade’s absence or a timeline for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Wade’s absence coincides with Lue making a change to his starting lineup to try and shake his team from its funk.Jae Crowder has been dropped from the starting lineup and replaced by center Tristan Thompson. With Thompson back as a starter, All-Star Kevin Love can return to power forward — his natural position.Lue said his players embraced the changes, which should help the Cavs’ shaky defense.“Jae Crowder was great. Just talking to him, he’s been good,” Lue said. “He’s about the right things. The last few games he’s been shooting the ball a lot better. Defensively, I think it helps us having two bigs. We’ve been getting crushed on the glass. So I think Kevin and Tristan on the floor together defensively rebounding is good. And also in the pick-and-rolls. I thought they tried to expose us in pick-and-rolls with Isaiah (Thomas) and Kevin playing the five.”ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Tiger Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

NLEX snaps skid, rallies past Ginebra

first_imgLa Salle outlasts UST in thriller OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESNLEX overcame a double-digit deficit in the third quarter to stop its four-game slide at the expense of Barangay Ginebra, 81-78, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Cuneta Astrodome.Larry Fonacier scored 17 points while JR Quiñahan added 14 off the bench, including back-to-back baskets that put the Road Warriors ahead for good, 79-77, with 1:57 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Japeth Aguilar led the Gin Kings (3-4) with 21 points but air-balled a wide-open corner triple in the waning seconds before Slaughter grabbed the miss and was fouled. Slaughter had nine points, 12 rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img “It’s tough, really tough. I really don’t know how we won the game so please nobody ask me how we won the game,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.“We just put on an effort and sheer determination and some breaks in the endgame. The important thing for us is we break our losing streak and we gave ourselves a chance to be in the fight.”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 folkGreg Slaughter, who returned after missing four games due to a hamstring injury, had the chance to tie the game but missed his second of two free throws with 5.6 seconds left.The Road Warriors, who improved to 3-4, rose from 14 points down, 70-56, early in the third period with Fonacier’s five unanswered points turning the favor, 75-73, with 5:07 left. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:14Carpio 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

PSG striker Neymar off on stretcher after twisting ankle

first_imgPSG’s Neymar, center left, is tackled by Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai, during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — Neymar went off on a stretcher after twisting his right ankle late in league leader Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Sunday.The Brazil striker was taken off with 10 minutes remaining, after going in for a challenge on Marseille defender Bouna Sarr.ADVERTISEMENT PSG coach Unai Emery is hopeful that Neymar will recover in time for the Champions League game against Real Madrid on March 6. PSG trails 3-1 from the first leg in the last 16.“The first tests revealed a twist. We will do further tests,” Emery said. “For the match against Real, if I had to say ‘yes or no’ right now, I’d say yes.”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 folkNeymar had his head in his hands and appeared tearful as he was taken off. His standing leg jarred as he lost balance and the weight of his body went onto his ankle, which briefly buckled under him.“Of course I’m worried about Neymar,” PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola said. “His ankle was quite swollen. He’s an important player for us and I hope he comes back quickly.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The second goal came from the other side, as midfielder Adrien Rabiot broke down the left and his cross found Neymar, whose side-footed pass was turned into his own net by center half Jorge Rolando in the 28th.PSG’s third in the 56th owed nothing to fortune, as Cavani expertly controlled Neymar’s pass from the left with the inside of his foot, easily turned Rolando and smacked in a powerful shot past goalkeeper Yohann Pele for his league-leading 24th of the season.Mbappe shook his head disapprovingly when substituted, with winger Angel Di Maria replacing him for the last 30 minutes.Marseille threatened mainly from midfielder Dimitri Payet’s laser-like free kicks, but no one could get on the end of them.___SAME OLD MISTAKESLyon’s poor defending cost the team once again as right back Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equalizer for local rival Saint-Etienne in a 1-1 draw.Debuchy, a recent signing from Premier League Arsenal, was left unmarked inside the penalty area to steer in a shot off the post from Remy Cabella’s left-wing cross.Lyon has only two points from the past five games — conceding 11 goals — and the club’s hopes of securing a top-three finish and a place in next season’s Champions League are fading fast. Fourth-place Lyon is five points behind third-place Marseille.A brilliantly executed goal from striker Mariano Diaz, his 15th of the season, gave Lyon a 19th-minute lead. He chested down a long pass from Brazilian defender Marcelo with his back to goal, flicked the ball around a defender with his right foot and then regained his balance before adroitly clipping it with his left past goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.The two teams are bitter rivals with 17 league titles between them, including a French-record 10 for Saint-Etienne. But Lyon has been the superior team for many years, winning seven titles from 2002-08.SAVED BY THE WOODWORK Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nice was reprieved by the woodwork four times in a 0-0 draw at Bordeaux.Bordeaux striker Nicolas De Preville hit the crossbar in the first half and in stoppage time.The post was also hit by midfielder Soualiho Meite in the 12th minute and center half Paul Baysee in the 89th. Bordeaux is in eighth place and Nice remains ninth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano PSG’s game against fierce rival Marseille was heated, especially in the second half, with cheap challenges from both teams and 11 yellow cards — six of them for the hosts.“We were solid and we tried to control the game,” PSG captain Thiago Silva said. “It’s a shame that we lost an important player (Neymar) at the end.”The win moved PSG 14 points clear of second-place Monaco, with only 11 games left. Marseille is two points further back in third.PSG’s first two goals stemmed from Marseille’s mistakes at the back.In the 10th minute, PSG right back Dani Alves’ pass behind the defense was easily read by left back Jordan Amavi. But rather than clearing the ball properly, his soft sliding tackle knocked it to Kylian Mbappe, who skipped past another defender before drilling a low shot into the bottom right corner.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Spurs stop 4-game slide, rope LeBron, Cavaliers 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 View commentslast_img read more

Pressure catches up with rookie Ravena in his first PBA semis

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMore often than not, Kiefer Ravena’s undeniable brilliance covers the fact that he’s still a 24-year-old rookie.But most rookies in the professional level don’t usually lead a team to a deep playoff run the way Ravena has taken NLEX into its first PBA semifinals appearance.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said the missed free throws are part of the breaks of the game, which he thought went to Magnolia’s favor.“For this game, we felt we just lost on breaks. There were some crucial moments in the last four, five minutes when we could have made some big plays, but actually, the breaks favored the other team,” Guiao said.“On our end, I felt if we could have made our free throws, then maybe we would’ve made the game close in the endgame, but it’s part of the game. The free throws we usually make, we did not make. I think Kiefer missed five free throws and he will usually not do that.”Fortunately for Ravena and the rest of the Road Warriors, they still have time to bounce back beginning on Friday night.“We just have to take care of business come Friday and nothing’s more important than the game on Friday. We lost our advantage that first game. Period of adjustments. [We have] 24 hours and [we] go back to battle.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His numbers in the last two games are not bad, but it’s already considered subpar for the kind of standard Ravena set for himself since his arrival in the PBA, where he’s had near triple-double performances, game-winning plays and scoring outbursts.He had nine points, three rebounds and seven assists but registered five turnovers in Game 2 before posting a team-high 20 points and five assists but shot 6-of-16 from the field, 7-of-12 from the free throw line and was a game-worst minus-17.“We’re in the pros already. There’s no one to blame for the missed free throws but the one who’s shooting so I take it upon myself to practice, focus mentally,” Ravena said after a 105-99 loss to the Hotshots in Game 3 Wednesday night.“It’s not really more about practice, but it’s really more that mental aspect of making it. You lose focus and lose yourself in the moment,” he added. “You only have to think about the free throw. You can’t be thinking about the scoreboard, thinking about the next play. Perhaps, it comes with the pressure with the semifinals. I am a rookie.”The Road Warriors muffed 11 of their 29 free throws as a team, most of which during their rally late in the third quarter and early in the fourth period.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Crazy journey’: From double shark attack to Paralympic snowboarder In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ravena took over in his first-ever game in the semis where he accounted for the Road Warriors’ final eight points, including an assist that led to Alex Mallari’s game-winning triple.However, he had come up short in Games 2 and 3 of the series and both of those times served as reminders that it was just three months and 16 games ago when Ravena made his PBA debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena attributed his Game 2 struggles to the defense and familiarity of Magnolia point guard Jio Jalalon, who is also his teammate with the national team.“We have to give credit also to the defense. I saw this interview with Jio, the familiarity of him being since college, that’s one of our perks playing alongside each other with Gilas,” he said. “The battles we played internationally and the practices we’ve had together, you really pick up and learn a lot in terms of the tendencies of the players.” Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘Outstanding’ crowd gives Azkals major boost vs Tajiks

first_imgPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETIt’s not everyday that history unfolds before our eyes.But for the 4,600 fans, who trooped inside the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, they bore witness to Philippine football reaching new heights after the Azkals beat Tajikistan, 2-1, to advance to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Younghusband delivered the penalty kick and bagged his 50th international goal that triggered the bedlam.“All the players are so appreciative of everyone who watched and supported, even the ones at home, especially who came to the Grandstand. They gave us the push and gave us the added confidence to come back,” he said.It was a monumental win and the players know that it’s just the beginning.“Hopefully, I want us to be the Iceland in the Asian Cup,” said team manager Dan Palami as he hopes that the Philippines draw inspiration from Iceland’s recent accomplishments punctuated by a berth in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.“We’ll not just be there to participate. We’re going there to compete, fully prepared, and we want to make sure that we make an impact in the Asian stage,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palami mulls over ‘another role’ in PH football after Azkals’ historic win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments “When we were down 0-1, they pushed us forward and it was a big factor,” admitted Ingreso, who committed a costly foul inside the box that led to the Tajik penalty goal.He did atone for that blunder, catching a perfectly timed cross from Iain Ramsay and scoring the header in the 73rd minute to tie the score up at one goal apiece.“I want to thank every single one who was in the stands today. We have to be thankful. The crowd was outstanding today and they really pushed us forward,” said Ingreso.“Just looking up when were 1-nil down and they’re cheering us for every tackle, every header, every shot, that was the difference for us coming back,” Phil Younghusband said.But an audience as rabid as Filipinos deserved more than just a draw, and a chance was given after Nazarov was called for a handball in the 90th minute, giving the Azkals a chance to win the match.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think we made history today for Philippine football,” said midfielder Kevin Ingreso. “Everyone here, in the pitch, around the pitch, together all Filipinos. I can’t describe my feelings right now. I think it takes a few weeks to let it sink, to believe what we achieved. But we totally deserve the win today for the way we fought.”But the historic night wouldn’t have been possible if not for the raucous crowd.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 crownAfter Nazarov Akhtam put the visitors up, 1-0, in the 62nd minute, the air was seemingly sucked out of the venue as the Azkals were put in a precarious situation.The crowd, however, gave the Azkals a much needed lift they needed, cheering for every tackle, every shot, and every chance the home squad got throughout the match.last_img read more