Embattled Romeo ‘deserves a second chance’

first_imgAyaay saves Zark’s-Lyceum in OT win over Perpetual Help Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil TNT acquired Romeo, alongside Yousef Taha, in a trade with GlobalPort on Tuesday, sending Mo Tautuaa, its 2020 first round pick, and its 2021 second rounder in exchange.READ: TNT acquires Terrence Romeo in trade with GlobalPortFEATURED 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 crownVillavicencio shared the team’s excitement in securing the services of the three-time Scoring Champion as it bodes well with the KaTropa’s continued rebuilding stage under coach Nash Racela.“It’s a win-win situation for both parties. Talking about basketball skill-wise, who would pass up on a talent like Terrence Romeo?” he said. Romeo joins a loaded TNT backcourt which features Jayson Castro, Jericho Cruz, Roger Pogoy, and RR Garcia.Villavicencio feels that the entry of Romeo bolsters the team’s chances of once again contending as it gives the KaTropa a deadly 1-2 punch.“Jayson will always be Jayson, but if you’ll observe, he was more efficient when Jimmy (Alapag) was around,” the amiable executive said.“Now, with Terrence in the team, we feel that he’s a good fit with us as both Terrence and Jayson can play the one and two positions.”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 View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRegardless of what had been said and written about Terrence Romeo, TNT is willing to give the super scorer the reboot he needs in his career.“Everybody should be given a second chance. A lot has been said on what kind of player Terrence is, but he deserves a second chance,” said KaTropa team manager Virgil Villavicencio on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

Harden misses out on triple-double as Rockets rout Wizards

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Bradley Beal led Washington with 27 points, while Markieff Morris had 14 and Otto Porter, Jr. added 12.“It’s tough, but that is an elite ballclub over there, and I respect what they do and how they play the game,” Beal said. “They beat us. That’s what they’re capable of doing on a nightly basis. We kind of took this one on the chin.”In just his second game back following knee surgery in January, John Wall had nine points and 10 assists in 33 minutes, shooting 3 for 10 from the floor. After helping the Wizards clinch a playoff berth in his first game back in two months on Saturday, Wall sat out Sunday’s loss at Chicago.Brooks said he encouraged Wall to continue pushing the tempo and working to get back in game shape.The Wizards fell to 20-19 on the road this season after their fourth straight road loss. They’ve lost by an average of 13.5 points in that skid.“We couldn’t find anything on the offensive end,” Brooks said. “You’ve got to be able to score against this team because they put up so many points. Tonight, we just didn’t have enough to match their scoring.”After Brooks was dissatisfied with the Wizards’ perimeter defense in allowing 18 3s on 34 attempts on Sunday in Chicago, Washington showed little improvement on Tuesday, as Houston made 16 of 46 from 3.Washington fell into a tie with Milwaukee for seventh place in the East.“No matter who we play, we have to go out there and compete,” Wall said. “It doesn’t matter in the fifth seed, sixth seed, fourth seed, seventh, eighth seed — every matchup is going to be tough. No playoff game is going to be easy and every guy in here understands that.”TIP-INSWizards: Washington committed 17 turnovers, while Houston had just nine. … Washington was outscored 17-2 on second-chance points and 12-10 on fast-break points. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) protects the ball from the reach in by Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden grinned as he jogged past courtside fan and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon after one of his improbable buckets Tuesday night against Washington.“He said, ‘It looked too easy,’” Harden said. “I’m sure he probably felt that same way when he was playing.”ADVERTISEMENT x-Miami: Heat clinch playoff spot after win over Hawks LATEST STORIES Harden had 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, leading the Houston Rockets to a 120-104 victory over the Wizards.Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before the game that Harden, whom he coached for three years in Oklahoma City, is deserving of the league’s MVP award this season. Harden then showed again, narrowly missing his fifth triple-double of the season.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“It was a great player playing special,” Brooks said. “He had everything going. We tried switching, we tried trapping. We tried everything on him.”With the Toyota Center crowd chanting “MVP! MVP!” late in the fourth quarter, Harden put on a show on three straight possessions. He drained two deep step-back jumpers and was fouled on a reverse layup that he kissed off the glass and in for a three-point play. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback At 63-15, the Rockets already clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs but weren’t interested in losing any momentum against Washington.Houston led by as many as 24 points, was ahead 71-49 lead at the half and entered the fourth up 95-75.Clint Capela had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Houston, while Gerald Green had 16 points off the bench on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc and one authoritative two-handed slam in the fourth.Green, who was signed to a non-guaranteed contract in late December, has suddenly emerged as a key reserve off the bench for the already deep Rockets.“I didn’t envision it because he was lying on his couch,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Obviously, he’s earned a lot of trust from everybody. He’s a heck of a good player. We got lucky with him, very lucky.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Rockets: F Ryan Anderson sprained his left ankle in the second quarter after landing awkwardly on a defensive play. Anderson went to the locker room with a slight limp and did not return to the game. … With SF Trevor Ariza out for the game for rest purposes, Luc Mbah a Moute started in his place and had nine points in 28 minutes.FRIENDLY CONFINESHouston improved to 33-6 at home and won its 19th straight at the Toyota Center with two home games remaining in the regular season. The franchise record for consecutive home wins is 21, spread across the end of the 1984-85 and start of the 1985-86 season. The record within a single season is 20.CAPELA’S EYECapela took an elbow to the left eye late on a contact play late in the fourth quarter and said his vision was briefly blurred before it finally cleared up. When asked if he might consider trying to wear protective goggles like Olajuwon did early in his career, Capela shook his head and said, “It’s not 1984 anymore.”HE SAID IT“You’re either going to sink or swim, and I ain’t trying to sink. I can barely swim anyway. I’m going to doggie-paddle if I have to.” — Green on his opportunity with the Rockets.DESHAUN WATSON’S SHOTHouston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was the celebrity guest for the Rockets’ pregame “First Shot” attempt. Wearing a white Olajuwon jersey from the 1994 All-Star Game, Watson’s free throw attempt clanked off the front of the rim despite impressive form. Watson is still recovering from a torn right ACL injury that cut his 2017 rookie season short.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Cleveland on Thursday night.Rockets: Host Portland on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Brazillast_img read more

Rockets eliminate Wolves

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Towns believes the experience of his first trip to the postseason will help him moving forward.“We hadn’t been there in like 14 years so it was experience that needed to be garnered and we wanted to take that next step,” he said. “We came up short tonight but we’re very confident in ourselves leading up to next year.”Andrew Wiggins scored the last four points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 85-74 entering the fourth quarter. The Rockets used a 7-2 spurt, highlighted by a 3 from Ryan Anderson, to start the fourth and make it 92-76 with 9 1/2 minutes left.A basket by Derrick Rose got Minnesota within 14 later in the fourth when Houston went on a 10-4 run to push the lead to 108-88 with less than five minutes to go.The Wolves got consecutive 3s by Jamal Crawford and Wiggins to cut the lead after that, but the Rockets scored the next five points to end that run and cruise to the victory.The Rockets opened the second half with a 10-2 run to erase a halftime deficit and take a 65-61 lead with about nine minutes left in the third. Paul, who finished with 12 points and nine assists, had four points in that stretch and Harden and P.J. Tucker added 3-pointers.Minnesota scored the next five points to go back on top, but Harden scored five quick points after that to leave the Rockets ahead 70-66. Harden, who had just five points at halftime, hit a 3 before throwing down a one-handed dunk over Taj Gibson that prompted Minnesota Thibodeau to call a timeout.The timeout didn’t do anything to slow Harden and the Rockets, and he added another 3 on Houston’s first possession after the timeout.Towns added a basket after that before Houston scored the next eight points to extend the lead to 81-68 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Things got a little testy after that when Crawford pushed Paul to the court and stood over him jawing. Paul got to his feet and got in his face, but the two were quickly separated and Crawford was given an offensive foul and a technical. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Houston Rockets’ James Harden, center, and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jamal Crawford exchange words after Crawford was called for a foul and a technical foul during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden had another huge third quarter to propel the Houston Rockets to their latest win, and coach Mike D’Antoni wants to know what’s behind those scoring bursts.“When you do talk to him about it, would you let me know, because I’m dying in the first half. My health is an issue,” D’Antoni said with a laugh.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I knew that Minnesota wasn’t going to just go away,” he said. “We had to do the right things to put them away.”Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 20 points off the bench.“It’s a major jump from where we were two years ago,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to take all the things we learned this past season and make a commitment to continue to improve.”Paul and Harden both raved about the work of Capela, who throughout the series has outshined Towns, an All-Star this season and the top overall pick in 2015.“He opens up everything for us because he’s such a threat when he rolls to the rim,” Paul said.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 TIP-INSTimberwolves: Tyus Jones returned after sitting out in Game 4 with a sore knee. … Jimmy Butler had eight points before sitting out the fourth because of a sore knee and Wiggins finished with 14. … Jeff Teague scored 17 and had seven assists.Rockets: D’Antoni said that Luc Mbah a Moute, who missed the entire first round after dislocating his right shoulder, is getting better and will be re-evaluated next week. … Eric Gordon scored 19 points. … Tucker finished with a playoff career-high 15 points.THREES PLEASEThe Rockets made a series-high 18 3-pointers on Wednesday night. They’ve made at least 15 3-pointers in their last four games, which is tied with Cleveland in 2016 for the longest streak in NBA playoff history. Last season Houston made 15 or more 3-pointers in just three of their 11 playoff games.UP NEXTThe Rockets will host the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals against the winner of the Jazz-Thunder series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, Harden added 24 points and the Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 victory in Game 5 of the first-round series Wednesday night.The top-seeded Rockets are headed to the second round for the second year in a row after taking care of the eighth-seeded Timberwolves. Minnesota was in the postseason for the first time since 2004.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 crownHouston will await the winner of the Utah-Oklahoma City series, which the Jazz lead 3-2 after the Thunder rallied from a big deficit Wednesday night to avoid elimination.After scoring 22 points in Houston’s 50-point third quarter in a Game 4 blowout Monday night, Harden poured in half of Houston’s 30 points in the third quarter Wednesday night to put the Rockets up for good. His 15 third-quarter points matched Minnesota’s output in the frame, and he finished with 12 assists. 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’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

8 PH teams compete in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A slew of Filipino talent will represent the Philippines in the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open at SM Sands By the Bay.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “It’s been very rewarding for us players… and I hope this becomes a step to creating national training pool,” added Tan.Jade Becaldo and Calvin Sarte of the men’s division champions Team Ato Ni Bai earned are the top male talents for the Philippines in the World Tour with Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto of Team UV, Randan Abdilla and Edwin Tolentino of Air Force, and KR Guzman and Henry Pecaña of Team Tigers.Reigning champion Team Tagum-PNP, composed of Lourdilyn Catubag and Karen Quilario, Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño of Team Ilo-Ilo, Soriano and Tan of Seafront Residences, and the team of Dzi Gervacio and Cherry Rondina complete the women’s contingent of the Philippines.Twelve teams were drawn in the men’s division and 16 for the women’s division and the Philippines, being the host of the tournament, was given four slots each.The champion team, for both the male and female categories, will receive $1,000 with the second and third placers receiving $700 and $500, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Guarding elite players helps Parks take his game to the next level Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The champions teams from the Beach Volleyball Republic will have the Philippine flag on their gear when they compete in the men’s and women’s divisions of the one-star FIVB tournament scheduled from May 3-6.There will be eight Filipino teams, four for each division, which have a chance to show how far the country has come when it comes to the sport in the first FIVB beach volleyball event in the country.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 crownSoriano, who founded BVR with Tan, Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, Gervacio, and Alexa Micek, said seeing local talents in the World Tour is a testament of to the hard work of the Filipinos who dreamt of putting beach volleyball into the public’s consciousness.“We’re very excited because we fulfilled our passion and that is evident right now,” said Soriano during the press conference Thursday at Coconut Club in Bonifacio Global City.last_img read more

Former Spurs forward Bruce Bowen to attend NBA Finals viewing parties in PH

first_imgWarriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to make the NBA Finals this year after outlasting the Boston Celtics on the road in Game 7 while the top-seeded Houston Rockets and the defending champions Golden State Warriors dispute the last slot on Tuesday (Manila time) also in Game 7.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I look forward to visiting the Philippines to enjoy the NBA Finals alongside Filipino fans,” said Bowen.  “I’ve heard so much about the Philippines and their basketball fandom, and I can’t wait to experience it for myself.”Bowen is also scheduled to conduct a basketball clinic with 40 boys and girls at Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Engineering on June 2.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 46-year-old Bowen is best known for his tenacious defense. He went undrafted in 1993 before finding himself in the NBA in 1997 as a member of the Miami Heat.He bounced around and finally found a home in San Antonio where he became a five-time All-Defensive First Team member. FILE – Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Bruce Bowen #12 of the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter of Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2008 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFPThree-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen will be in Manila to be with Filipino basketball fans in a couple of NBA Finals viewing parties as announced by NBA Philippines.Bowen, who spent his best years as a vital piece of the San Antonio Spurs’ championship runs in 2003, 2005 and 2007, will be at Eastwood City Mall Activity Center on June 1 to watch Game 1 of the Finals before attending the Game 2 viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Glorietta 2 on June 4.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

first_imgBueno won her first major at Wimbledon in 1959, when she was 19. In “Tennis Encyclopedia,” Bud Collins described her at the time as “the incomparably balletic and flamboyant Bueno.”“Volleying beautifully, playing with breathtaking boldness and panache, the lithe Brazilian became the first South American woman to win the Wimbledon singles,” Collins wrote.Adored in Brazil after winning the trophy, Bueno became one of the symbols of the country’s change from mostly rural to urban and modern.Bueno was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966. She was the first non-American woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same season.Billie Jean King, who beat Bueno in the 1966 Wimbledon final and later helped start a women’s professional tennis tour, said the Brazilian was one of the players that made tennis less of a men’s game.ADVERTISEMENT Maybe a Dennis Rodman sighting at Trump-Kim Singapore talks? FILE In this July 4, 1959 file photo, Maria Bueno of Brazil holds up the trophy after winning the women’s singles final in the All-England Lawn Tennis championships at Wimbledon. The Brazilian “queen” of tennis, who won three Wimbledon and four US championship singles titles, died Friday,June 8, 2018, in Sao Paulo. She had been suffering from mouth cancer since last year and was hospitalized in May. (AP Photo,File)ASAO PAULO — Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth cancer. She was 78.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “There was a gasp from one end of the court,” Bueno recalled years later. “And the people at the other end didn’t know why, until I changed ends and served from there.“Later I wore panties that resembled the club colors, which outraged the club committee and they brought in the all-white clothing rule.”Born in Sao Paulo, Bueno started playing tennis at the age of 6 and entered her first tournament at 11. At 17, she left Brazil for the United States.Despite being considered a future star after winning national tournaments at a young age, Bueno was shy about her achievements.“I’m not good,” she told The Associated Press after being named Female Athlete of the Year in 1959. “I’m afraid of everyone I play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 awardcenter_img “Maria was a big star who caught the interest of the fans at a time when the men took center stage. She helped lay the groundwork for what was to come,” King told Bueno’s website in 2009. “She deserves to be recognized.”Bueno said men were key to her game.“It was only because I trained with men that I developed my speed. People said I looked effortless, but that was from training with guys,” said Bueno, who played without a coach.From 1957-67, a decade in which she was dominating on the tennis court, Bueno won 65 singles tournaments, 90 doubles titles and 15 in mixed doubles. She was runner-up in 45 other competitions.Injuries and illness shortened her career, including spending eight months in bed in 1961 because of hepatitis.Her last major title came in 1968 when she won the doubles title at the U.S. Open alongside Margaret Court — one of her biggest rivals in singles.Bueno and Court faced each other in five major finals, with Bueno winning two of them.Bueno’s career took a downturn as the Open era started in 1968 because of arm and leg injuries. But she returned to tennis years later and won her final tournament at the Japan Open in 1974.Off the court, Bueno also had an interest in fashion and played in dresses tailored by English couturier Ted Tinling.In 1964, Bueno surprised the public at Wimbledon with a white Tinling dress that had a pink underskirt and matching pink underwear. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday and on Friday the hospital released a statement confirming her death. It declined to provide more details out of respect for her family.“A very sad day for sports. Brazil and the world lost a true tennis legend,” tweeted the International Olympic Committee, one of several sports organizations and professional tennis players to praise Bueno’s contribution.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 crownNicknamed “The Tennis Ballerina” because of her graceful style, Bueno spent most of her career on the court before the professional era. She won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, seven in singles, 11 in doubles and one in mixed doubles, between 1959 and 1966. She also reached the singles final at both the Australian Open and the French Open.Bueno was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978 and was more recently contributing regularly to Brazilian television at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and other major tennis events. 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ROUND 4: Pacquiao keeps Matthysse off tempo with jabs

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ROUND 3: Pacquiao knocks down Matthysse In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANThe action lagged a little bit at the start of the round but Manny Pacquiao was still the clear aggressor with Lucas Matthysse becoming a reactionary fighter.Matthysse was able to land a couple of hooks to Pacquiao’s body but Pacquiao was still in control of the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao’s right hand became a vital weapon for Pacquiao in this round finding Matthysse’s face easily.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’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

Complete attendance as Lassiter, Thompson attend first PH team practice

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter, left, and Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson during Philippine team practice at Meralco gym. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAll 16 players named by national team coach Yeng Guiao to be part of the pool showed up for the Philippine team’s first practice ahead of the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers this month.Scottie Thompson and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel Beer and Ian Sangalang of Magnolia were present along with Asian Games team members Christian Standhardinger, Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, Asi Taulava, Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, Gabe Norwood and JP Erram.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentscenter_img Rounding out Monday night’s session are Allein Maliksi, Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar.Thompson and Slaughter attended despite playing for the Gin Kings on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup.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’The Philippines begins its campaign in the next window on the road against Iran on Sept. 13 in Tehran before hosting Qatar on Sept. 17 in a closed-door tiff at Smart Araneta Coliseum. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Europe finishes off dominant week to win back Ryder Cup

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At roughly the same time, in two singles matches on two greens at Le Golf National separated by 150 yards of water, Francesco Molinari and Sergio Garcia each made par to secure at least a half-point, either one giving Europe the 14½ points it needed to regain the Ryder Cup from the Americans.As the celebration was just getting started, Molinari capped off the first 5-0 week at the Ryder Cup for a European.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 ChrissThree of those points came at the expense of Tiger Woods, who left France without contributing a point. Molinari won his singles match against Phil Mickelson, officially putting the winning point on the board for Europe and putting Mickelson in the record book for the most losses in Ryder Cup history.Then, Garcia won his match to set the record for the most career points in Ryder Cup history. The same couldn’t be said for Mickelson or Woods, two giants of their generation, both with losing records in the Ryder Cup.Mickelson didn’t even play on Saturday and lost his matches on Friday and Sunday. He started the week by setting a record with his 12th appearance in the Ryder Cup, and it ended with 22 losses, a record by either side. At 48, he might not get another chance.“I did not play well this year,” Mickelson said. “This could very well, realistically, be my last one.”Woods was 0-4, the first time in eight Ryder Cups that he failed to contribute a single point. This was one week after he capped a personal comeback following four back surgeries by winning the Tour Championship, the 80th of his PGA Tour career and first in more than five years.But he looked like he lacked energy on the course and certainly in his speech over the last two days.“It’s disappointing because I went 0-4, and that’s four points to the European team,” he said. “And I’m one of the contributing factors to why we lost the cup, and it’s not a lot of fun. It’s frustrating because I thought we were all playing pretty well, and I just didn’t perform at the level that I had been playing, and just got behind early in the matches and never got back.”But this was more about the Europeans as a team, and they were tougher than ever on a course they know well.Trailing 10-6 going into the final day of singles, the Americans needed to put red points on the board early to build momentum. It never happened. Justin Thomas won the leadoff match over Rory McIlroy but not until the 18th hole.Webb Simpson and Tony Finau, the lone bright spot among the wild-card picks for Furyk, won easily. Behind them, Woods was hanging tough against Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson started to pull ahead of Ian Poulter.“There’s always a moment where it looks like a spark of light,” Furyk said. “When it was there for us, Europe played really well.” Europe team captain Thomas Bjorn kisses the cup as he celebrates with his players after the European team won the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Le Golf National in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Europe waited two long years for that one moment when the Ryder Cup was back in its hands.Exactly when it happened Sunday was unclear, making it all the better.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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal KaTropa, Hotshots escape with fourth victories Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum That made it 17½-10½, the biggest Ryder Cup rout in 12 years.Two years after the Americans thought they had their Ryder Cup problems figured out, Europe reminded them Sunday which team practically has owned that shiny gold trophy for the last quarter-century.Europe now has won nine of the last 12. The Americans remain winless away from home since 1993.And there wasn’t much U.S. captain Jim Furyk could do about it.“They played some great golf this week, and I take my cap off,” Furyk said. “Thomas was a better captain and their team outplayed us. And there’s nothing else more you can say. They deserved to win.”Molinari was just as good on his own as he was with Tommy Fleetwood, and the best year of his golfing life somehow got better. Just over two months ago, he was posing with that silver claret jug at the British Open as Italy’s first major champion. This felt just as sweet because it was a trophy he shared with a team.“This team has been incredible from the start,” Molinari said. “We were determined to do the job. Nothing was going to stop us. And you saw it on the course.”It was the most lopsided victory since consecutive 18½-9½ victories by Europe more than a decade ago when the Americans looked utterly lost. They formed a Ryder Cup Task Force after the 2014 loss. The idea was to build continuity and momentum, and it seemed to work when the Americans won at Hazeltine in 2016.Now, maybe it’s back to the drawing board.“Let’s be honest — the European side played some exquisite golf,” Mickelson said. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ It was like that all week.Europe produced stars old and new with a team that was as strong as ever.“We got it right this week,” European captain Thomas Bjorn said. “We never, ever looked toward their team about what they were about. We were about us as a team and what we do. … Everything that this Ryder Cup was is what I think the Ryder Cup should be about for a European team.”Mostly, it’s about winning.The final shot came from Alex Noren, who after conceding a short birdie putt to Bryson DeChambeau on the 18th hole, made a 40-foot birdie putt to win the match.ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t there long.Rahm won two straight holes with pars to seize control. Johnson hit into the water on the 13th during a four-hole slide that took him from 1 up to 2 down, a match Poulter wound up winning.Thorbjorn Olesen, who had played only one match the previous two days, went 5 up at the turn over Jordan Spieth and won in 14 holes. Spieth is now 0-6 in singles matches in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.Garcia was in tears.He played so poorly this year that he failed to qualify for the PGA Tour’s postseason. Bjorn picked him anyway, saying he was the heart and soul of the European team, and Garcia responded by going 3-1. His victory over Rickie Fowler gave him 25½ points in a Ryder Cup career that began in 1999.“I think that a lot of people thought that the Ryder Cup was over before it was played,” Garcia said. “And I guess, unfortunately, they picked the wrong team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid on worst goalless run in 12 years with CSKA loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Back then, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored to get Real out of its slump. This time around, Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui says he’s keeping faith in Karim Benzema, who hasn’t scored in six games.“It’s not just a problem for Benzema but for all the attacking players,” Lopetegui said through a translator. “We need to keep creating chances, that’s all we can do. I’m sure that sooner or later we’ll start scoring, with this level of dedication.”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 ChrissMadrid hit the woodwork three times against a Russian team which went — and stayed — ahead through Nikola Vlasic’s goal in the second minute on a frustrating night for the reigning European champion.Madrid lost 3-0 at Sevilla on Wednesday in the Spanish league and drew 0-0 in Saturday’s Madrid derby against Atletico. CSKA midfielder Nikola Vlasic, center, scores his side’s opening goal during a Group G Champions League soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — Not since the days of David Beckham has Real Madrid gone so long without scoring.Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League was the Spanish giant’s third game without a goal — its worst run since the 2006-07 season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Juventus stadium partly closed for 1 match for racist chantscenter_img “Playing at home, the early goal was the ideal situation for CSKA but we couldn’t use our chances,” Lopetegui said.With Sergio Ramos rested, the reigning European champion’s defense seemed disjointed and it conceded early when Vlasic intercepted a pass from Toni Kroos and struck the ball low past Keylor Navas.Madrid slowly found its way into the game but had to contend with a tightly packed CSKA defense. Casemiro hit the post in the 28th minute with a speculative shot, Benzema headed onto the bar in the 40th, and Mariano Diaz headed onto the post late on.Even with nearly 70 percent possession and Luka Modric introduced off the bench, Real couldn’t break down CSKA and offered the Russian team chances on the counterattack.The game ended in particularly frustrating style for Madrid as repeated headers from Diaz missed the target. Deep into stoppage time, CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was sent off after collecting two quick yellow cards in a dispute with the referee. It came too late for Real.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 View comments Akinfeev and right-back Mario Fernandes celebrated their second surprise win over Spanish opposition in three months after being part of the Russia side which beat Spain on penalties at the same stadium during the World Cup.When Dani Carvajal limped off just before halftime, Madrid seemed set to add to an injury list which already contains Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Isco.“It’s a muscle injury but we need to wait for the results of the analysis,” Lopetegui said.Roma beat Viktoria Plzen 5-0 helped by Edin Dzeko’s hat trick in Tuesday’s other game in Group G. That leaves CSKA the surprise group leader with four points, ahead of Madrid and Roma with three each and Plzen on one point.Real had a tough reception in Moscow, with the home crowd packing the vast Luzhniki stadium on a chilly night.Since arriving in Moscow on loan from Everton, the 20-year-old Vlasic has scored key goals for CSKA, salvaging a 2-2 draw away to Plzen in CSKA’s Champions League opener, and rescuing a point in a 1-1 derby draw with rival Spartak Moscow.“He was fantastic, not just in this game but in the games before too,” CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko said. “He understood he had to be a leader and took that mantle.”Akinfeev, a hero of Russia’s win over Spain in the World Cup, stopped Carvajal and Marco Asensio’s shots either side of the break. Fyodor Chalov could have put CSKA 2-0 up in the 18th but his shot was weak and saved by Navas.Lopetegui’s team faces Alaves and Levante in the Spanish league, then Plzen in the Champions League, before the Oct. 28 “clasico” at Barcelona. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more