Madayag rues ‘basic errors’ in shock loss to UP

first_imgUP still hopeful despite slim Final Four chance LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I think the basic errors happened, I think no one was talking and like I said before we need to work on our consistency,” said Madayag in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ateneo committed 22 errors, 12 less than what the Lady Maroons tallied, but there was one miscue that proved crucial for the Lady Eagles.After the Lady Maroons turned back Jhoana Maraguinot at the net, the ensuing rebound fell near the vicinity of Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino who both lunged, at the same time, at the ball.Both made contact but the tangling of arms caused the ball to go straight to the net and give the Lady Maroons a 25-24 lead in the third set.Before those happened, though, the Lady Eagles held a 19-14 lead and allowed UP to tie the third set at 19-all.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo was the hottest team in the league before it faced University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The Lady Eagles have strung together five straight wins and haven’t lost a game the whole second round, but the Lady Maroons needed just three sets to put the breaks on the streaking gang in blue-and-white.Although Ateneo is on its way to the Final Four, the three-set loss could prove dangerous for the Lady Eagles, who are trying to build enough momentum heading into the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCaptain Maddie Madayag said they failed to display the consistency needed to beat UP after the three-set loss, 28-26, 25-23, 26-24, and the loss left them searching for answers with just one game remaining on their schedule.And one area Madayag looked into were the “basic errors” they committed against a relentless Lady Maroon offense. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Read 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “When it got tied at 19, we were in disarray and UP then took the lead,” said Madayag, who had eight points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

Mavs, Clippers make international swap; Motley headed to LA

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Johnathan Motley of the Dallas Mavericks stands on the court during a 2018 NBA Summer League game against the Phoenix Suns at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have acquired the rights to forward Maarty Leunen and cash from the Los Angeles Clippers for two-way forward Johnathan Motley and the rights to guard Renaldas Seibutis.Leunen has spent the past 10 seasons playing professionally in Turkey, Italy and Germany, most recently with Italy’s S.S. Felice Scandone. A native of Washington state, Leunen was drafted by Houston in the second round out of Oregon 10 years ago. His rights were traded to the Clippers in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_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 Roger Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Motley signed a two-way contract with Dallas after going undrafted out of Baylor last year. He appeared in 11 games as a rookie, averaging 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.Seibutis was a second-round pick by the Mavericks in 2007. The Lithuanian has been playing professionally overseas for 16 years. Seibutis spent this past season with Spain’s Basket Zaragoza.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’Dallas also signed guard-forward Ding Yanyuhang, who has played professionally in China for seven years. Ding was with the Mavericks during the summer league last year. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

PBA Finals: Brownlee, Ginebra tie series with 30-point rout of San Miguel

first_imgJustin Brownlee raised his Best Import award then showed why there were no questions about it.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 Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Brownlee was unstoppable again and Barangay Ginebra took its turn to rip San Miguel Beer to shreds, 130-100, and even the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals at 2-2 on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The 30-year-old Brownlee had his fingerprints all over the game, dazzling with 37 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks with zero turnovers.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’READ: Justin Brownlee named PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best ImportIt has been a bizarre title duel so far with each team trading blowout wins. The Kings, who dominated the Beermen by 28 points in the finals opener, redeemed themselves after losing Games 2 and 3 by an average of 31.5 points, including a 38-point loss on Wednesday night. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Well, that was strange. This has been a strange series I don’t think I’ve ever seen one or been in one before,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “I think what happens is that you’ve got two very explosive teams and if you allow one team to get momentum it’s really hard to break because they’re that good,” Cone added. “So it seems like the team that can grab momentum is the team that is able to keep it rolling so far.”READ: GALLERY: Relive San Miguel’s 38-point Game 3 winTrue enough, the Gin Kings scored the first 17 points of the game and raced to a 21-2 lead that the Beermen could not recover from.Ginebra had three dunks and 39 points after the first 12 minutes and while San Miguel showed signs of life in the second quarter, it proved to be short-lived after the Kings came out with another flurry to open the third quarter that knocked the Beermen out permanently.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We didn’t expect to come here and play this way. Luckily tonight, we got it going offensively. I think our offense did a good of helping our defense. We really thought this game is going to be a close one,” Brownlee, who went 15-of-18 from the floor, said.READ: Ginebra dumps San Miguel, draws first blood in PBA Finals“I’m kinda speechless here. I’m not sure what to say about this. They demolished us in Game 2, we were sure that they could not do that again in Game 3 and they went out and they demolished us in Game 3,” Cone said. “Then, today I’m pretty sure they didn’t think we can come out and do that to them today. It’s been lobbing hand grenades back and forth at each other.”Greg Slaughter outplayed June Mar Fajardo with 19 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. The 7-foot Ginebra giant was vital in the Gin Kings’ blistering start after he scored 11 in the first period alone that already matched his offensive production in Game 3.Arwind Santos, who has embraced the role of being Ginebra’s Public Enemy No. 1, was the lone bright spot for San Miguel with 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from deep.Fajardo, who received his seventh Best Player of the Conference award and joined the league’s 5,000-point club, struggled offensively with only 15 points on 14 shots. He had just four points in the first half while Renaldo Balkman was held scoreless in the second half to wind up with 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

PBA: Alaska grinds out win over Columbian, but Compton ‘unhappy’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title By getting better, Compton meant in a jiffy, with the Aces to slug it out with the Elite on Sunday in a match that could very well determine either side’s aspirations for a top four finish and a twice-to-beat privilege that goes with it.“Absolutely,” Compton answered if he thinks that the Sunday clash against Blackwater is crucial. “We better be a different team (for that game) because it’s going to be a hard game for us if we play this way. That’s a massive game (for both teams).”Harris scored 25 points in the first half and scattered the rest during times when the Dyip tried to come up with rallies.“Good thing that he (Harris) is a stud,” Compton said. “But we don’t want to be over-reliant on our import.”Vic Manuel scored 16 points and JV Casio and Chris Banchero had 10 apiece for the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESIt was easy to understand why Alex Compton looked and sounded defeated even though he was doing the customary winning coach’s interview.Playing a team that has done practically nothing worth remembering in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Compton’s Alaska Aces needed 44 points and 27 rebounds from import Mike Harris to turn back Columbian, 104-94, to earn at least a tie for a playoff berth in the season-closing conference on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP: Adamson back on track after two straight losses with dumping of NU For such a powerhouse team to be dragged into a close contest by such a lowly squad, Compton faced reporters with a long face, a somber tone and words of displeasure towards his charges who are up for a crucial game with another top four contender on Monday.Without Compton actually saying it, the Aces certainly didn’t need a lethargic performance like this one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s an interesting feeling, we won that game but I am really unhappy right now,” he said even after the Aces improved to 6-2 and tied Blackwater for third spot with less than three weeks left in the elimination round. “No disrespect to anybody, but my concern is my team.“I think we’re a stronger team than Columbian, but we didn’t play the way we needed to play,” he said. “We have to get better.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

BanKo Perlas whips Iriga-Navy

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We notice that we were playing way too slow,” said BanKo veteran middle hitter Sue Roces in Filipino. “That’s not how we play. And that’s why we couldn’t pull away in the match.”Iriga-Navy, fresh from scoring its first win in the conference at the expense of winless Akari-Adamson, managed to keep the sets close but just could not wrap things up despite the efforts of veterans Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“So in the third set I told the team, ‘Hey let’s play quick,’ and that’s where we were able to control the third set,” added Roces. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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? 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 Didal gets house, lot from NHA through PSC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo Perlas demolished Iriga-Navy, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, Wednesday at the start of the second round of eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The Perlas Spikers, using speed as their weapon of choice, thus halted their two-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

NCAA title could be cherry on top of Lyceum basketball program’s turnaround

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “The finals brought the school together, it put Lyceum as a basketball institution and that was our vision ever since we took over that we would bring it to a whole new level,” said Robinson.“One way to cap this off is to win a championship and that will boost the Lyceum program not just from a basketball standpoint but also academically.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With revenge far from their minds, Robinson and  Pirates are simply determined on showing that they’re a better, more matured team compared to the one that fell helplessly to San Beda last year.“Everybody says that this will be the revenge series for us, we don’t consider it that way, the loss gave us lessons on the things that we were lacking the previous year,” said Robinson whose school joined the NCAA in 2011, 87 years after San Beda help found the league.“We want to get better experience really. Actually this is a win-win situation for us because this is another opportunity for us.”And even though Robinson led Lyceum into becoming one of the most respected programs in the country, the 38-year-old mentor doesn’t look solely at a basketball standpoint.Robinson, who began his job with the Pirates in 2014, said the team’s finals appearance in 2017 not only made Lyceum as a premier basketball program but also as better-known educational institution.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LeBron James teases about playing with Kobe Bryant: ‘Imagine if we had’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Pirates went on a perfect 18-0 in the eliminations before losing two straight to perennial powerhouse San Beda in the finals but Topex Robinson’s group has a chance to redeem itself.But Lyceum’s return to the championship round of the NCAA Season 94 is by no means a way of seeking revenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We just want to enjoy this moment, this opportunity, I want the players to cherish this experience because you won’t play for a long time in college I don’t want to take the fun away from them,” said Robinson in a phone conversation with Inquirer.“Even I go back to the time when I played college ball,” added Robinson who played for San Sebastian in the late 90s. View comments Bitterness usually grips someone’s heart when he experiences a painful loss, especially after a perfect run like what Lyceum had in the 93rd season of the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

UAAP exec Saguisag clears low cash prizes for Cheerdance winners

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It is likewise a move more consistent with the mission of the UAAP to promote amateur sports among the students of the member universities where the primary motivation is the pursuit of school pride instead of monetary gain,” Saguisag said.“It is a reminder that in the UAAP, you do not always have to finish first in order to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP Board enlightened the public as to why cash prizes for podium finishers’ in this year’s UAAP Cheerdance Competition were significantly lower as compared to previous editions of the midseason spectacle.RRebo Saguisag, executive director of the UAAP, cleared that the cash drop is for the benefit of all UAAP member schools.ADVERTISEMENT “The Cheerdance Grant is supposedly for the benefit of the cheerdance program of all the member-universities. A bigger chunk is now distributed among the eight member schools of focusing on the top three finishers,” Saguisag said in a statement.Fans on Saturday were surprised with the sharp drop of cash incentives, which were cut down to a staggering 86% compared to the previous season, for this year’s top three finishers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe National University Pep Squad, which shone the brightest in the competition, was given a cash prize of P50,000 while first and second runner-up Far Eastern University Cheering Squad and Adamson Pep Squad received P30,000 and P20,000, respectively.Last year, the champion squad was awarded a whopping P340,000 while the second and third placers brought home P200,000 and P140,000, respectively.  Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 2nd placer FEU embraces challenge to be on same level as NU in UAAP Cheerdance LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READlast_img read more

CJ McCollum breaks out of slump as Blazers dump 76ers

first_imgIn his six previous games, McCollum was 35 percent from the floor, while shooting 16 percent from 3-point range.“I don’t think there’s any question that he was going to break out at some point,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “Good for him. Good for us.”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 ChrissMcCollum’s white-hot night was felt throughout the team, as the Blazers shot a season-high 59 percent in routing Philadelphia. Al-Farouq Aminu had 16 points, Damian Lillard 15 and Jusuf Nurkic 14 for Portland.Ben Simmons scored 19 points to lead the 76ers, who were without center Joel Embiid due to soreness in his left knee. Embiid leads Philadelphia in scoring (26.5 points) and rebounds (13.3). Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college McCollum gave signs of a turnaround during a five-minute stint of the first quarter, hitting his first three shots. McCollum then played the entire second quarter and continued to sizzle, making 7 of 11 shots.From McCollum’s viewpoint, nothing changed Sunday from the previous six games — other than the ball going through the basket on a regular basis.“I’ve been getting some of the same looks I’ve been getting my entire life, and I wasn’t making them. But I understand how I approach the game, how much time I put in. . I figured the tide would turn eventually,” McCollum said.“I felt good the last few games. I just tried to get into a rhythm. I made some shots and that made it a little easier for everyone else.”McCollum’s shooting rebound was part of the puzzle for Portland. Without Embiid inside, the Blazers handled Philadelphia on the boards 59-36.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INS76ers: Coach Brett Brown said Embiid was held out of Sunday’s game as a precaution. “It’s not anything we’re concerned about,” Brown said. … Replacing Embiid was Amir Johnson, who made his second start of the season.Trail Blazers: Forward Maurice Harkless (knee) didn’t play. Evan Turner replaced Harkless in the starting lineup. … The 34-point margin is Portland’s most lopsided win of the season.UP NEXT76ers: At Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.Trail Blazers: At Sacramento on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Without LeBron James, Lakers rally in 4th quarter to beat Kings View comments MOST READ PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t concerned about guard C.J. McCollum’s recent shooting slump.McCollum broke out of a six-game funk on Sunday night, hitting 13 of 18 shots in a 35-point performance as the Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s 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 Several 76ers said the energy wasn’t there defensively. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said the loss of Embiid was a blow.“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I think he’s a defensive player of the year,” Brown said. “Whether you look at points in the paint, whether you look at the rebounding margin. . The guys that we had, we just struggled defending them.”Early on, it appeared as though Philadelphia might get by without Embiid. The 76ers hit their first four shots and led 13-7. Nothing went right the rest of the first half for Philadelphia, however, as Portland quickly erased the deficit and ran away from the 76ers.The Blazers had runs of 12-1 and 8-0 to take a 31-20 lead after the first quarter. It was a warmup act for Portland’s 39-point second quarter, where the Blazers started by scoring the first 12 points. McCollum scored 19 of his 26 first-half points during the second quarter, as the Blazers built a 70-41 halftime lead.After making its first four field goal tries, Philadelphia hit just 4 of its next 27 shots. It was no match for Blazers, who shot 67 percent (29 of 43) during the first half.Portland’s defense that caught Stotts’ eye as much as the sharp shooting.“We didn’t let the fact that we were playing good offense take away from our defense. I thought the effort was consistent throughout,” Stotts said.NURKIC BREAKING OUTNurkic, Portland’s center, is on a dominant run in the post of late. During his past three games, including two against Golden State, Nurkic has made 25 of 43 shots and is averaging 20.7 points and 9.7 rebounds.“It’s very encouraging,” Stotts said. “It’s part of his growth. But he’s got to continue it.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

June Mar Fajardo dedicates 5th PBA MVP to his family

first_imgSan Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo calls his parents on stage after winning his fifth PBA MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBULACAN, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo is the only five-time MVP in PBA history and although each of his accolades has a story behind it, the fifth one carries a little more weight than the others.Not only was Fajardo able to etch his name in league history with the most MVP plums, he also received his latest award with his parents Bonifacio and Marites.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo, who broke the record previously owned by Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, invited his parents on stage during the PBA Leo Awards Sunday at Philippine Arena and thanked them for raising him to be the man he is.“If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “This is very special because my parents are here, I just wish my brother (Jay) was also here but he has work to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m ecstatic because my parents are here and that’s important because they’re my inspiration. After all the hardships that we went through in the past, we were poor, but they never gave up.”Fajardo added that now he’s financially secured, he will do anything to grant his parents their wishes. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Dreamers stun Alab Pilipinas on last-second shot In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The 6-foot-10 San Miguel center was never the one who would give long speeches but the presence of his parents alone inspired him to deliver a lenghty message.“As long as I’m in a position to provide, I will give them what they need. The best feeling is when you see your parents happy and one of the reasons they’re smiling is because of you then that’s really fulfilling.”Fajardo, who was included into the All-Defensive Team and 1st Mythical Team, added that he will dedicate his future awards to his younger brother Jay who was the first one between them to play basketball.Jay, however, didn’t grow up to be as tall as Fajardo at 5-foot-8 and he stopped playing competitive basketball in college.“He told me that he’s super proud of his older brother and I will do everything I can to always make sure he’s proud of me,” said Fajardo. “I will dedicate everything to him because he was the one who played the sport first.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

On a mission, Lady Maroons take down defending champs

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And although La Salle managed to make it 12-12 of off Mae Luna’s quick kill, the Lady Maroons were able to recover for the next three points including a free one from the Lady Spikers.Carlos found an open spot in the back line for UP’s 13-12 lead just before Luna’s erroneous attack that put the Lady Maroons at match points, 14-12.Justine Dorog then, finished things off with an off-speed kill for UP’s third win in four games to tie La Salle atop the standings.Carlos, however, said that they should immediately move on from the win and focus on what’s ahead—a matchup with another perennial powerhouse in Ateneo.“This was a must-win for us and this was a very strong team, they’re not the defending champions for nothing so we have to focus immediately for our next game,” said Carlos, who had 19 points.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “We have to focus on our next game and also think about the next round and how we can beat them again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Captain Diana Carlos said her team’s championship desire was in full display against the Lady Spikers and beating the defending champions gave UP a huge morale booster for the rest of the season.“My teammates and I really had that will to win and that was our main asset today,” said Carlos in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We want to beat La Salle, we want to win in this league, we want to become champions, we want to get to the finals. And I think our willpower led us to the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUP and La Salle were locked in a pulsating back-and-forth that stretched to 8-all in the fifth set.The Lady Maroons found a bit of reprieve when Isa Molde scored two in a row that Jessma Ramos followed up with an ace to give UP an 11-8 cushion. LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ramil de Jesus on La Salle loss: UP has better chemistry, more desire to win 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines has just one goal in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and that’s to win its first UAAP championship since 1982.The Lady Maroons took a huge step into that direction when they took down defending champion De La Salle in five sets, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more