After US Open loss, Kyrgios says: ‘Keep letting people down’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot to John Millman of Australia during their first round Men’s Singles match on Day Three of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — A post-loss news conference with Nick Kyrgios often feels more like a therapy session, and Wednesday at the U.S. Open was no exception.There was a lot to unpack afterward.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “I was playing basketball … every day for two hours. Like, I played an hour of basketball before I played (2013 French Open runner-up) David Ferrer in the semifinal,” he said. “I was … getting a milk shake every day. I was less dedicated. And this week I was dedicated — and my shoulder starts hurting.”Against Millman, Kyrgios’ shoulder was massaged by a trainer during changeovers in the third set. During that set, Kyrgios also had an argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos after being warned for using bad language.Kyrgios pleaded that he hadn’t said anything improper, but Ramos said a linesperson had reported him.“For obvious reasons,” Ramos said, “I cannot repeat what he said you said.”As for his body, Kyrgios stopped playing during Wimbledon because of a hip injury — part of a three-match run in which he retired each time.“I have had a diabolical year at these Slams. It doesn’t surprise me. It’s just the story of my career, really. I will have good weeks; I’ll have bad weeks,” he said. “It’s just a roller-coaster.”center_img View comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t know, honestly. I’m not good enough for him,” Kyrgios responded. “You know, he’s very dedicated. He’s an unbelievable coach. You know, he probably deserves a player that is probably more dedicated to the game than I am. He deserves a better athlete than me.”When a reporter returned to that topic, asking Kyrgios to explain what he meant, he said: “I’m not dedicated to the game at all.”“I mean, you know what I mean: There are players out there that are more dedicated, that want to get better, that strive to get better every day. The ‘one-percenters.’ I’m not that guy.”Asked whether he envisions ever being “that guy,” Kyrgios answered: “I really don’t know. Probably not. Honestly not.”He then referenced his impressive run in Cincinnati and described his routine there.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The 14th-seeded Kyrgios lamented the injured right shoulder that limited his effectiveness from the third set on during a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 exit against another Australian, 235th-ranked John Millman. Kyrgios called the series of health issues that have hampered him all year “diabolical.” He stated that he doesn’t care enough about working hard and, therefore, his coach should find someone else to work with.And he closed by covering his face while saying, “I keep letting people down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Kyrgios is a supremely talented and temperamental 22-year-old who has reached two Grand Slam quarterfinals and just this month beat 15-time major champion Rafael Nadal en route to the final of the Cincinnati Masters. He is also someone who gets in trouble for his on-court actions, such as lobbing insults at his opponent or being accused of not giving his best effort.When Kyrgios was asked Wednesday whether he plans to continue being coached by former player Sebastien Grosjean, the reply was rather startling — or rather, would have been, coming from any other professional athlete. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers in December

first_imgMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ “Kobe’s jerseys are taking their rightful home next to the greatest Lakers of all time,” Lakers chief executive and controlling owner Jeanie Buss said. “There was never any doubt this day would come, the only question was when. Once again, Lakers fans will celebrate our hero, and once again, our foes will envy the legendary Kobe Bryant.”“This honor is very well deserved,” Lakers President of Basketball Operations Johnson said. “Kobe was one of the greatest Lakers and NBA players of all-time and he’s definitely on my Mount Rushmore. I look forward to seeing BOTH of his jerseys be retired and celebrating this special day with Kobe and his family.”Bryant is the Lakers’ all-time leader in regular season games played (1,346), points (33,643), three-pointers made (1,827), steals (1,944) and free throws made (8,378), while owning club playoff records for games played (220), points (5,640), three-pointers made (292) and free throws made (1,320).ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Warriors ink lucrative jersey deal with Rakuten Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Kobe Bryant gestures to fans as he takes the court for his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers against Utah Jazz in their season-ending NBA western division matchup n Los Angeles, California on April 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNThe Los Angeles Lakers will retire both jersey numbers worn by club legend Kobe Bryant before a December 18 game against NBA champions Golden State, the team said Tuesday.Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA titles with the Lakers before retiring after the 2015-16 season, wore number eight in his first 10 seasons before switching to number 24 for another decade.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “As a kid growing up in Italy, I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” Bryant said in a statement released by the team. “The Lakers have bestowed a huge honor on me and I’m grateful for the fans’ enthusiasm around this game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn his two-decade career — all spent with the Lakers — Bryant scored 33,643 points, the third-most in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.He’ll become the 10th Lakers player to have his number retired, joining Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O’Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52). View commentslast_img read more

UAAP: UP can field in Ricafort, but face risks if TRO ‘invalid’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But with TRO set to lapse on October 21, Ricafort’s fate this Season 80 is not yet set in stone.“Should the TRO be invalid and void, there will be a possibility that the games [Ricafort played in] will be forfeited,” said Saguisag in a press conference Saturday.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“As the commissioner, I will not restrain him from playing. But they assume the risk depending on how the court will decide. After 20 days, we don’t know what will happen. It’s the team’s option.”The UAAP eligibility committee initially ruled Ricafort ineligible to play this season as he will exceed the maximum age limit of 25. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhile Rob Ricafort can finally play for University of the Philippines after securing a temporary restraining order, the Maroons face the risk of forfeiture.Commissioner Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league will abide by the court ruling and won’t stop the wingman from playing if UP decides to field him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody Ricafort will turn 25 on January 2018, after the basketball season is over. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Goran Dragic back with Heat after summer title for Slovenia View comments 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 gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines 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 awardlast_img read more

Jerie Pingoy shows best form since ankle injury

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I really wanted the game today,” he said.Finally putting his left ankle injury behind, the Cebuano guard drilled three consecutive treys in the final 2:03 which broke the back of Batangas-EAC to deliver the 89-79 victory for Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday.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 folkREAD: D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EACThat late flurry capped off his 6-of-9 shooting from downtown en route to 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, and three steals in the win — his best showing in the developmental league to date. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I will still do what coach wants me to do. I just hope this game of mine will continue,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSL: F2 scores second win at expense of woeful Smart PBA IMAGESFor Jerie Pingoy, it almost felt like a throwback of sorts.With his team’s fate on his hands once again, the former UAAP Juniors Most Valuable Player did what he does best: deliver the goods.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Admittedly still groping for form after undergoing surgery back in December, Pingoy’s aim in the PBA D-League may be a little different from the team’s collective goal.“I wanted to prove that I still can contribute even if I came off of an injury. I wanted to show that I still deserve to play,” he said.But Pingoy tries his earnest to not veer away too much from the team’s mission as Akari-Adamson prepares for the upcoming UAAP season later this year.“I just play my role. We don’t have a star player here, so we just try to help each other out,” he said as he seeks to follow the lead of top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi and recently-graduated guard Robbie Manalang.Pingoy, though, remains committed to the system of coach Franz Pumaren.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 awardlast_img read more

Extended playing time not a problem for Balkman

first_imgBalkman puts negativity behind ahead of 2nd PBA stint with San Miguel PLAY LIST 00:48Balkman puts negativity behind ahead of 2nd PBA stint with San Miguel03:59Duterte’s drug war barely nicked surface of society’s menace – Robredo00:50Trending 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — Renaldo Balkman doesn’t mind playing the full 40 minutes and more if that’s what it takes for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to win games.Unfortunately, his Iron Man-like effort, which saw him post 37 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists, ended in a 100-103 defeat to Mono Vampire on Wednesday as the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League gets evened up at one game apiece.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 8 PH teams compete in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img But rather than show signs of exhaustion, the Puerto Rican forward said he wants more.“I’ll play another 40 minutes. That’s how I feel right now. It’s all good,” he said.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 crownBalkman had his hands full against Mono’s man mountain Sam Deguara, and with the series shifting to Bangkok for Game 3 on Saturday, the explosive World Import is ready to take on the Maltese-Italian giant once again despite his 10-inch height disadvantage.“I can’t wait to see him on Saturday,” said Balkman of Deguara, who posted 30 points and 20 boards for the Thai side. “He played a good game, that’s all I can say. You say unstoppable, but it’s all good. Let’s wait to see what happens.” MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite Alab losing homecourt advantage with this loss, Balkman remains upbeat of his team’s chances as he braces for a wild crowd at Stadium 29 for Games 3 and 4.“It’s always tough when you lose, but I’m gonna keep the smile on my face because it’s 1-1,” he said. “It’s not over yet. We got to go out there and win the game on Saturday. Like they showed tonight, they beat us here in our house so we got to beat them over there too. The next game is anyone’s game, so we got to go there and play better than we did tonight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Exhibit highlights baseball’s role after Sept. 11 attacks

first_imgThe exhibit at the memorial’s learning center walks visitors through the days after the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people, including 40 passengers and crew members on United Flight 93 that crashed in an abandoned strip mine in Somerset County. The focal point of the exhibit is the signed baseball former President George W. Bush used to throw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series in New York City less than two months after the terrorist attacks.“We wanted to get (the ball) here because it was such a monumental moment of his presidency,” said Caden Meier, a junior history major from Canonsburg.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 crownBut like any museum exhibit, one artifact alone couldn’t tell the whole story.Steve Clark, superintendent of the Flight 93 Memorial, first talked with several W&J students in December 2016 when assistant history professor David Kieran brought his class to meet him. One student, Abby Cunningham, who graduated last year, told Clark at the time she was working on a project to understand Major League Baseball’s role in helping to calm a worried nation after 9/11. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jonathan Cadez, a senior history major from Cecil Township, contacted the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas in February inquiring about borrowing the baseball. The insurance policy alone on the ball would cost nearly $20,000, which would blow the budget.In the meantime, the class then began searching for other items that could still be poignant reminders of the days after the attacks. The students contacted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to request he loan the World Series windbreaker he wore to a game, which now hangs in the gallery. There is also a blue FDNY hat similar to what the New York Mets wore while playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in the first baseball game six days after the attack.Late last month, the Bush library agreed to cover the costs to transport the ball and insure its safety. The ball arrived at the memorial on a recent Monday.Cadez said it was tough to describe his emotions when they learned the presidential library would cover the ball’s expenses so it could be included in the exhibit.“It was an amazing feeling to get something that was so important to the country in the aftermath of Sept. 11,” Cadez said.Bush, wearing a bulletproof vest under his jacket for that World Series pitch, threw a strike right down the middle with the ball. Clark said Bush is aware of the project and helped to ensure the baseball found its way to the exhibit.“The guy kinda likes baseball a little bit,” Clark said of Bush, who played baseball in college and later owned the Texas Rangers.Clark called the exhibit a “grand slam” that will impress the thousands of visitors who come to the Flight 93 Memorial while it remains on display most weekends until July 4.“You guys really did far exceed my expectations,” Clark told the students. “You really have created something that will be with you forever.”Kieran wanted the exhibit to be student-run and offer a “meaningful impact” on people who visited the memorial. The students were careful to understand the power of the memorial, but also that it is more than just about Flight 93 and 9/11. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_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 “It triggered something,” Clark said.He called Kieran the next morning and they began planning how a future class could put together an exhibit that would be on display at the memorial’s learning center. Kieran spent the next year putting together the four-credit course and nine students – enough to field a baseball team – began the class this past semester.Clark stressed the exhibit would need three or four “high-value objects that would draw” people, but he never imagined the professional product the students would eventually produce.“They took a unique concept and turned it into something inspiring,” he said.While Kieran created the class, Clark set the “ground rules” for the exhibit, which included a $5,000 budget and the May 5 opening date. The students and Kieran then ran with the concept, overcoming stumbling blocks along the way, including how to secure Bush’s historic baseball.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this undated photo, Caden Meier, a junior history major from Canonsburg, views former President George W. Bush’s baseball with his grandmother, Adeline Edwards, center, and mother Pamela Jones at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. The exhibit at the memorial’s learning center walks visitors through the days after the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people, including 40 passengers and crew members on United Flight 93 that crashed in an abandoned strip mine in Somerset County. (Mike Jones/Observer-Reporter via AP)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, most Americans were looking for cues on how to react and when life might return to normal. For many people, America’s pastime of baseball helped to mend a fractured country.Nine students at Washington & Jefferson College spent this past semester curating a small museum exhibit explaining baseball’s role in the healing process after 9/11 – along with the sport’s overall importance to the country – that is now on display for the next two months at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “That was something they grasped from the beginning,” he said. “The seriousness of purpose from the very beginning to know they were creating something at a place that is very meaningful to people in this country. It had to rise to that.”But the entire exhibit isn’t just about 9/11 and the aftermath. It also acknowledges baseball’s importance during the Civil War, along with Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and how during World War II the federal government requested Louisville Slugger to produce rifle stocks out of its wood supply rather than baseball bats.“This is a professional exhibit, an exhibit that any museum would be proud to have,” Kieran said.Like many students involved in the project, Shannon Boehm was only 4 when the attacks occurred. Now an adult, the junior history major from Natrona Heights has learned more about the emotions swirling around the country at the time and how America’s pastime helped a troubled nation.“It was challenging, but rewarding,” Boehm said. “I really was able to string it together. The scope of the things that happened. The impact baseball had on the country. It was pivotal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Upcoming games ‘do-or-die’ for Magnolia

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Hotshots dropped to a 4-5 record after losing 104-84 to Barangay Ginebra, and head coach Chito Victolero knows that loss put Magnolia in a spot where one slip means elimination.“We will treat our next game as a do-or-die one,” said Victolero Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The good thing is, we still have a chance of making it to the quarterfinals, it’s still in our hands.”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“We just have to prepare hard for our next game.”The Hotshots are stuck in a seventh place tie with Columbian and will still face NLEX, the no.11 team but still has a chance for the playoffs, and defending champion San Miguel, which is tied at fifth with Globalport with 4-4 records. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup Victolero said he would need his team to be focused and work with what they have especially with the injured Marc Pingris still far away from playing shape and a limited Ian Sangalang fresh off a hand injury.“The effort’s there, but I think what we lack is the discipline and we have to correct that,” said Victolero after his team allowed the Gin Kings outscore them 60-40 in the second half.“What happened in the second half was we lost our discipline, there were a lot of defensive breakdowns.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magnolia has two more games left on its schedule in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, and those couple of matches will ultimately determine if the Hotshots will go to the quarterfinals or not.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

Looming UST-La Salle clash just a regular game for coaches Ayo, Gonzales

first_imgPagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard 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 gold05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PBA: TNT rallies from 23 down to beat NorthPort for 3rd straight win La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez during the Green Archers game against the FEU Tamaraws in the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournnament. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe upcoming matchup between University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle on Wednesday seemingly looks like another episode in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.The Green Archers, who are at 2-2, and Growling Tigers, at the bottom at 1-3, wre simply trying to reach the upper echelon in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Gonzales also served Ayo’s assistant coach at La Salle from 2015 when the latter transferred to La Salle after guiding the Knights to the NCAA title.Ayo’s transfer to UST after his second year with the Green Archers paved the way for Gonzales to take the head coach’s chair.“It’s just a regular game, this will be the firs time that I will see my former team in person so that will be interesting,” said Ayo in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Gonzales said he respected Ayo’s decision to become the Growling Tigers’ head coach and that his former colleague remains a good friend of his.“We know each other, we’re still friends, we’re close friends and all of this is just part of the job,” said Gonzales.ADVERTISEMENT However, it is the first time in almost four years that Aldin Ayo and Louie Gonzales won’t be sharing a bench.The two have been partners in crime for the last four years, starting as assistant coaches under Glenn Capacio in Kia in the PBA. Together, they moved to Letran in 2015 and steered the Knights to the NCAA crown in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThings, however, will be different come Wednesday when the two face each other for the first time from opposing benches at Mall of Asia Arena but the two gave similar responses saying that it’s just a part of their respective jobs.“I already knew that we will part ways sooner or later, but I respect Aldin’s decision,” said Gonzales, who is now the Green Archers’ head coach, in Filipino Sunday after his team’s 67-61 loss to University of the Philippines. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Brady, Patriots top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “It’s tough to slow those guys down, they’ve been scoring a lot of points all year,” Brady said. “They’re gonna be pretty tough to stop. Glad we had our last shot and glad we took advantage of it.”It was the first loss of the season for the Chiefs (5-1), who were again let down by a defense that came in allowing an NFL-worst 462 yards per game.New England (4-2) led 24-9 at intermission, but Mahomes directed an impressive rally for Kansas City. He finished 23 of 36 for 352 yards in his first loss as a starting quarterback, with three of his four TD passes going to Tyreek Hill.Mahomes threw two interceptions in the first half but was unflappable down the stretch. He found Hill for a 1-yard TD pass that made it 33-30 Kansas City with 8:38 left. With the Chiefs trailing 40-33, he connected with Hill again for a 75-yard score that tied the game with just over three minutes remaining.“The last two weeks it seems like we just can’t punch it in there and I feel like the second half we finally started getting it in the end zone,” Mahomes said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 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 Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, diving head-first between two defenders in a rare run by the 41-year-old quarterback.“I got close to the goal line and I just figured I’d try to get it in,” Brady said of his late TD plunge. “We needed it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNew England’s third straight win was Brady’s 200th victory as a starting QB, tops all-time. He also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227.Brady got some help from rookie Sony Michel, who rushed 24 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in another solid performance. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs past Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) and defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady needed everything he had to fend off Patrick Mahomes — including his legs.Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired , and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In those 630 days, including the playoffs, Brady threw 54 touchdown passes to 11 different players.Edelman sat out the entire 2017 season after suffering a preseason knee injury. He missed the first four games this season while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers.INJURIESChiefs: C Mitch Morse was evaluated for concussion in the second quarter and did not return.Patriots: Right tackle Marcus Cannon left in the second half with a head injury and did not return.UP NEXTThe Chiefs return home to host Cincinnati.The Patriots go on the road for the third time this season when they visit the Bears. LATEST STORIES The Chiefs also started 5-0 last season before losing six of their last 11 and falling in the wild-card round of the playoffs.But coach Andy Reid said he is confident his team has room to grow.“We will learn a lot from this game,” he said. “We kind of shot ourselves in the foot a little bit early and you can’t do that against a good football team.”FIRST STRIKEThe Chiefs extended their streak for scoring on their first possession in every game this season.Harrison Butker connected on a 42-yard field goal with 9:05 left in the first quarter, capping an eight-play, 35-yard drive that began after the Patriots turned it over on downs.PICKING IT OFFThe Patriots now have at least one interception in each of their first six games of the season. New England’s last streak of six consecutive games with an INT was in 2013.EDELMAN ENDS DROUGHTNew England’s Julian Edelman caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter , his first since January 22, 2017, in the AFC championship game against the Steelers Brady used a 16-yard pass to James White and a 39-yard completion to Rob Gronkowski to get New England into field-goal range.After electrifying the NFL during the first five weeks of the season with his freewheeling style and big arm, Mahomes looked unsure of himself early on.He was able to complete some long passes to get the Chiefs into the red zone. But he turned the ball over twice in the first half and the high-scoring Chiefs were held to three field goals.Everything changed in the second half.First, Mahomes broke through with a 67-yard touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt . That was followed by a 14-yard TD strike to Hill that came on the heels of a fumble by Brady, helping trim New England’s lead to 27-26 entering the fourth quarter.A 39-yard field goal by Gostkowski stretched New England’s lead to 30-26.But Kansas City kept coming.Tremon Smith took the ensuing kickoff 97 yards down the sideline to the Patriots 3, setting up Hill’s go-ahead TD.The Patriots responded, using 42-yard pass from Brady to Chris Hogan to help set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Brady that put the Patriots back in front.Then, after forcing Kansas City into the first punt by either team on the night, Brady got the Patriots some breathing room when he hit Gronkowski for a 42-yard gain. The play set up 50-yard field goal by Gostkowski. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Big fish hooked

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “CJ [Perez] stepped up in the second half. He was tentative in the first half. I was pushing him; I told him to carry the team. ”That was exactly what the former NCAA star out of Lyceum did, scoring all but two points of his total in the second half. But he wasn’t alone.“Actually, I don’t think it’s all because of me. [Early] in the second half, we were all communicating well. We were great on defense. There were lapses, but we were able to recover,” he said.Jackson Corpuz and Reden Celda provided for Perez while Rashawn McCarthy sank a tough triple to put Columbian up, 117-113, going into the stretch.Arwind Santos, San Miguel’s fourth oldest player at 37, spearheaded the Beermen offense with a game-high 34 points.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 “As soon as I entered the dugout, and then stepped on the court, I got so excited,”  Perez said in Filipino. “But as soon as the second half began, I just went with the flow.”“Ganito pala sa PBA,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat excitement—and eventual settling down—led to 26 points from Perez and an upset that dealt the defending champions Beermen an early setback.“This is a big fish. This is San Miguel Beer. I felt that if we get this win, it will be a big boost to the boys’ confidence,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel said in Filipino. Terrence Romeo, whose debut with the Beermen was one of the more anticipated storylines, finished with just seven points. He was the subject of a clarification statement released by San Miguel on a comment by Alaska coach Alex Compton (“kawawa ang liga”) on the Beermen’s acquisition of the spitfire guard.“It is unfortunate that Alaska team head coach Alex Compton had to make a statement against the Beermen and the league when he actually traded away competent players like RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva.“It is also widely known that Terrence Romeo was offered to all the PBA teams before he was traded to San Miguel Beermen. Despite Mr. Compton’s unnecessary remarks, we are still excited about what the future holds for PBA, our teams and the fans,” the statement read.Later in the evening, James Yap fired 20 points and Rain or Shine turned back NLEX, 96-87. Rookie Javee Mocon, who added 13 for the Painters, added to the list of freshmen with sterling debuts in the league.His teammate at San Beda, Robert Bolick, had 26 points in his NorthPort debut recently.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Columbian rookie CJ Perez (left) helps the Dyip spoil the debut of Terrence Romeo with the defending champion San Miguel Beermen. —AUGUST DELA CRUZCJ Perez said he wanted to find out what he and Columbian are made of.The top pick of the PBA draft got his answer on Friday when the Dyip carved out a gritty win over the dynastic San Miguel Beermen, 124-118, in the PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ To beard or not to beard View commentslast_img read more