Month: January 2020

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View comments The game featured 20 lead changes and eight ties, until Hayward tipped in a missed basket to put Utah ahead for good. Gobert followed with a pair of dunks to give the Jazz an 89-84 lead with 1:46 left.Phoenix had a chance to force overtime in the final seconds, but Booker missed a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds remaining. Hayward grabbed the rebound and hit two free throws to seal it.“It was a battle tonight,” Booker said. “I have never been to the playoffs, but if there was anything like a playoff atmosphere, I feel like it was tonight. Low scoring game. Not too many people getting crazy numbers. Just hard, grind-out basketball.”Playing without Hill after a late first-quarter injury, the Jazz turned to their defense in the fourth quarter. Phoenix shot 7 of 22 from the field in the quarter and had 15 points.Utah charged out to a 63-54 lead early in the third quarter behind back-to-back baskets from Gobert and Shelvin Mack. Phoenix cut the deficit to one after Booker capped an 8-0 run with his first basket since the first quarter. But Hood quickly buried a pair of 3-pointers to stop the spurt.ADVERTISEMENT 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round LATEST STORIES Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren, right, guards Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Salt Lake City. APSALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Closing out games hasn’t been a simple task at times for Utah this season. Losing starting point guard George Hill to a first-quarter injury only complicated matters against Phoenix on Saturday night.The Jazz turned to their defense, holding the Suns to just two baskets over the final 6:45 of the fourth quarter en route to a 91-86 victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 respitecenter_img ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Antetokounmpo scores 35 as Bucks beat Bulls 116-96 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Jazz built up a 76-68 lead with 1:41 left in the quarter when Raul Neto drove for a layup and then stole the ball from Tyler Ulis to set up a second layup less than a minute later.Hill went to the locker room with 0.6 seconds left in the first quarter after being elbowed in the face by Suns center Alex Len. Hill received stitches for a lower lip laceration and underwent concussion testing. He did not return in the second half.There is no timetable for Hill’s return. He exhibited concussion-like symptoms and now will go through the league mandated concussion protocols before he’s cleared to play.Hill has appeared in just 13 of 34 possible games because of injuries this season. He missed eight games with a sprained thumb and 13 games with a sprained toe. The veteran guard is averaging a career-best 19.1 points along with 4.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds.Utah coach Quin Snyder praised his team for responding well in Hill’s absence.“I thought we held the line and just continued to battle defensively,’ Snyder said. “It was just a tough contested game really – every pass, every play.” Phoenix missed 11 shots during that decisive stretch. The Suns also committed a pair of critical turnovers. It opened the door for Utah to pull away for its third straight win.“We just got stops,” Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said. “We started to lock up on the defensive end. We struggled offensively, but because we were able to guard in the fourth there, we had more opportunities and were able to convert some of them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRudy Gobert had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Hayward added 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Utah. Rodney Hood added 13 points to help the Jazz to improve to 21-13.Devin Booker scored 18 of his 20 points in the first quarter for Phoenix, and Eric Bledsoe added 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Suns dropped to 10-24.last_img read more

Read more

first_imgSuper Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:40Filipinos 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 respite View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Eduard Folayang is ONE Championship Fighter of the Year Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo is primed for another historic year as 2017 begins.The three-time MVP is on the right track to win his fifth Best Player of the Conference as he leads all players in Statistical Points midway through the Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Cabagnot is putting up 18.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.2 steals is third with an average of 34.6 SPs. Santos is in sixth with 31.3 SPs.Santos is averaging 14.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and a league-leading 2.3 blocks.Belo in fifthMac Belo, the top pick of the 2016 PBA Draft, has been very comfortable in his role as the centerpiece of the Blackwater franchise as leads all rookies in SPs with a 33.0 average.The do-it-all forward is averaging 17.0 points and 7.6 rebounds and his production also put him in fifth in the stats race.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix’ volume shooter Matthew Wright is second among rookies with 30.2 average SPs while putting up 17.5 points and grabbing 5.7 rebounds.Wright is also ninth in the BPC race.Jio Jalalon, Star’s pick in the Gilas Draft, is the third best rookie with 24.0 SPs with averages of 11.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.7 steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fajardo needs only one more Best Player of the Conference plum to match his mentor Danny Ildefonso for the most number of BPC awards with five.The San Miguel center is averaging 44.2 SPs built on 20.2 points 17.2 rebounds that are both career-highs to go along 1.5 blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo is second to Fajardo averaging 37.5 SPs and his 27.0 points per game and 6.3 assists per game production are the highest in the league.Fajardo’s San Miguel teammates Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos, the 2013 MVP, are also in the race for the BPC.last_img read more

Read more

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 respite LATEST STORIES Dy says early loss to UP woke La Salle up 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon No less than Quezon governor Jayjay Suarez bared the news in front of a packed crowd at halftime of Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Quezon Convention Center.PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial also announced Cagayan de Oro and Cebu as the other sites of the three-leg midseason extravaganza, which has Gilas Pilipinas playing in all three venues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe All-Star week tips off on Cagayan de Oro on April 26, where Mindanao ballers play against the Nationals. Midsayap, North Cotabato-born Mac Belo and other Mindanaoan players in the Gilas pool will see action for the PBA All-Stars.The spectacle will then fly to Lucena on April 28, where Luzon-born players take on Gilas. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos PBA IMAGESLUCENA—Basketball won’t be away from Quezon for long.Lucena was announced as one of the three venues for this year’s PBA All-Star Weekend.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions There, players like Calvin Abueva and Jayson Castro from Pampanga will be donning for the PBA All-Stars against their fellow Gilas poolmates.Side events like Obstacle Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, and Slam Dunk Contest will also be held in Lucena.Cebu caps off the nationwide event on April 30, where stars from Visayas led by three-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, and other Visayan cagers, will be facing off against Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tieslast_img read more

Read more

first_imgFilipinos 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 respite “He really stepped up and he tried to improve his game. I’m happy that he’s playing right now,” said Fernandez of the 6-foot-5 stretch four.For Cahilig, this stint gives him a shot at realizing a long-awaited dream for his clan, who hopes to see him one day to see action in the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It has been my family and relatives’ dream. I wasn’t sure of doing it in the beginning, but now that I had to decide if I need to stay in Sweden and work or if I want go here and play, I knew I had to prove myself,” he said.Cahilig has done a stellar job for Cignal, emerging as one of the cornerstones in its seven-game winning streak that puts a win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth. San Miguel fends off Ginebra, closes in on PBA PH Cup crown Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Over the past two games, the former Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology standout has made a great account of himself, averaging 12.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in his 12.0 minutes on the floor for the loaded Hawkeyes crew.In Cignal’s 94-50 hammering of JRU on Thursday, Cahilig made the most of his minutes anew, tallying 11 points, four rebounds, and an assist in his 11 minutes of play.His recent string of performance just affirms Fernandez’ initial thoughts when Cahilig first showed up in Cignal’s practice sessions.“He came in not really in shape when he tried out with us. And the first thing he did was when he got the ball on the break, he dunked on one of my players. When he dunked, I thought he just had to get in shape,” he said.A recent injury bug gave Cahilig a chance to crack the team’s rotation and strut his stuff in the hardcourt, much to the delight of Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “There was an opportunity for him to come to the lineup due to some injuries and it’s a happy problem for me now on who makes it to the lineup for the playoffs,” the six-time PBA D-League champion mentor said.Cahilig is taking the experience in stride as he eyes to fit further in the stacked Hawkeyes team.“Everyone in our team is so good. We really have a hard competition, but it doesn’t matter who plays or not because everyone’s delivering,” he said.Though Cahilig knows that his road to the PBA is still a long way to go, he’s willing do the work to make his family’s dream a reality. And it all starts with Cignal, where he hopes to be a vital contributor in the team’s championship aspirations.“I want to be more consistent. Right now, I’ve been shooting really good from the three-point line, but it hasn’t always been that so I need to keep it up. I need to be stronger. Though I’m taller than other players, I feel some shorter guys are stronger than me so I think I need to gain more muscles,” he said. “Then again, I know I have to be patient.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Andreas’ Cahilig. CONTRIBUTED HOTOCoach Boyet Fernandez has always been vocal about his aim of improving San Beda’s camaraderie through Cignal’s stint in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.But what he didn’t expect was him stumbling on some diamonds in the rough, notably Fil-Swede forward Andreas Cahilig.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Read more

first_img‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely La Salle rolls to 9th win, downs UE in UAAP volleyball ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think I help this team through my leadership. I help in guiding the younger ones and share them what I’ve already experienced in the PBA.”With Tanduay’s season hanging in the balance, Alvarez is staying positive tone as the Rhum Masters seek to close the series out come Game 3 on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.“We’ll adjust. It’s a do-or-die for us and we want to make it to the Finals. It’s a better feeling for me knowing that I got here late and I can still help the team advance to the Finals,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Lester Alvarez slips past the defense of Davon Potts. PBA IMAGESWith Mark Cruz struggling to get his offense going in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup semifinals, Tanduay turned to Lester Alvarez to captain the ship as it tried to close the series out.The 28-year-old playmaker stepped up to the plate, finishing with 15 points on a 3-of-5 shooting from three, to go with three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Unfortunately, Alvarez’ efforts weren’t enough to stop the bleeding for the Rhum Masters as they fell to Cignal-San Beda, 89-86, on Thursday as the series extended to a winner-take-all Game 3 next week.“It was unfortunate. I had a good game but we still lost. It should have been better had we won,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStill, there’s no denying what the 5-foot-9 guard can bring to the table as he fills Tanduay’s need on the point on days when lead guard Cruz is having an off-day.“Coach Lawrence (Chongson) got me for these instances, when Mark is struggling, I need to step up to help the team,” said Alvarez, who joins Cruz and Jerwin Gaco as the veterans in the team. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View commentslast_img read more

Read more

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Bolick and the Hawkeyes take on the Racal Tile Masters in Game 2 of the best-of-three series on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Tip-off is at 4 p.m., following the conference MVP awarding.Although the Hawkeyes expect things to be far from easy, Bolick hopes the Hawkeyes will be more in control unlike in their 93-85 Game 1 win on Thursday where the Tile Masters nearly came back from a 21-point deficit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Those things should no longer happen to us,” said Bolick, who had 19 points, six assists and five rebounds in Game 1. “Fortunately, we stuck to our system and we made our baskets down the stretch.”Racal coach Jerry Codiñera, though, sees the positives in his Tile Masters’ second-half fightback in Game 1. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 respite ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media LATEST STORIES Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos “We have to keep it close,” he said. “We have to grab the small opportunities.” —RANDOLPH LEONGSON, INQUIRER.netSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Armed with the lessons from Game 1, Cignal-San Beda guard Robert Bolick thinks his team has a shot at completing a series sweep of the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals.“We can’t relax like what we did in Game 1,” said Bolick. “We have to fight until the end and continue on pushing because this is the championship. Who doesn’t want to win this, right?”ADVERTISEMENT ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Que seeks 2nd straight PGT romp at Eastridgelast_img read more

Read more

first_imgMOST READ GAB disowns boxing garbage Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town The Road Warriors’ woes were compounded last Friday by Talk ‘N Text which rallied from 29 points down and stunned NLEX, 126-121, in overtime. It was the Road Warriors’ fifth loss of the tournament.Globalport, meanwhile, saw Terrence Romeo’s big game go to waste against Blackwater, which handed the Batang Pier a 118-113 loss. The loss also spoiled the debut of new import Malcolm White.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Rain or Shine was sent crashing to a second straight defeat by Alaska last April 3, after opening the tournament with three straight victories and import Shawn Taggart expressed his concerns over the dip in performance by the team.“I just feel like any other team (with back-to-back losses), there’s always concern,” Taggart said, after pumping in 40 points in the loss to the Aces.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“You got to go in there and we’re going to have to start going to work. I mean we’ve been working, but now, two losses in a row, we need to focus and keep our eyes on the prize. We got to take it step by step, game by game, and just don’t think that everything’s going to be given.”Phoenix is coming off a heavy 110-88 defeat to San Miguel last Friday in a game where coach Ariel Vanguardia called on his locals to raise their games to backstop import Jameel McKay. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine seeks to end a two-game slide when it collides with a similarly struggling Phoenix squad, while Globalport and NLEX seek breakthrough wins on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Looking to shrug off disappointing performances the last time out, the Elasto Painters and Fuel Masters take the floor at 7 p.m., after the battle between bottom teams NLEX and Globalport.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Read more

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter.Freezing Boston defenders with his dribble and driving to the basket whenever he wanted, Irving made six layups, two 3-pointers and a free throw in a dizzying span of 4:48. He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3 in the final second of the quarter and celebrated at mid-court by pretending to put two pistols back in his holster.When the horn sounded, Cleveland’s players poured off the bench to greet him. They had to be careful not to knock him off his feet after Irving had put a scare through the frenzied Quicken Loans Arena crowd moments earlier when he stepped on the foot of Boston’s Terry Rozier.Irving stayed on the floor for several seconds before sitting up and re-tying his left sneaker.Nothing was keeping him out.ADVERTISEMENT Cavaliers: Irving scored 41 in Game 5 of last year’s Finals. … J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel, brought their daughter home after more than five months in the hospital following her premature birth. Smith posted photos on his Instagram account of the couple leaving Hillcrest Hospital with their baby in a stroller. “We Walked In Together We Walked Out Together!!” Smith wrote. … Deron Williams played 18 minutes after sustaining a shoulder “stinger” in Game 3.UP NEXTThe Celtics lost Game 2 at home by 44 and the first two games of the series by a combined 57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Offense is key this time End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the Boston Celtics in the second half during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND— Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila) in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 in less than five minutes, and James shook off early foul trouble as the Cavs opened a 3-1 lead in the series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason.Avery Bradley scored 19 and Jae Crowder 18 for Boston.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James following his sub-standard performance in Game 3.“No message,” Lue said. “Just come out, be aggressive, in attack mode like he has been over the last four or five months. Nothing has changed.”Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 watching from the bench, unable to help his team.But beyond James’ foul trouble, the Cavs were having other issues as the Celtics outplayed them at both ends while opening a 16-point lead.Irving kept Cleveland within striking distance while James was out by scoring 12 points over the final 5:11 of the second quarter.And in the third quarter, the All-Star guard had James’ back again, keeping the Cavs on their collision course with the Warriors.TIP-INSCeltics: Thomas spoke to coach Brad Stevens and told him that he has visited one hip specialist and plans to see more before it’s decided if he needs surgery. Thomas initially injured his hip in March and played the final two months of the regular season before aggravating it during the playoffs. … Stevens started Kelly Olynyk, who had 15 points. … Before the playoffs began, the Celtics were 22-5 at home since Jan. 1. They’re 5-4 in the postseason so far. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workingcenter_img China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The defending NBA champions can wrap up their third straight conference title — and a “three-match” against the Warriors — with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila) in Boston.But if Games 3 and 4 are any indication, it won’t be easy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundFighting to keep their season alive, the Celtics aren’t giving an inch despite playing without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, who may need surgery on a hip injury.The Cavs, meanwhile, wouldn’t be on the cusp of the Finals without Irving. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ 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

Read more

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES “I instructed the sports coordinators throughout the country to hold the Children’s Games in their respective cities or provinces,’’ said Ramirez after the two-day gathering of the 50 PSI coordinators throughout the country Thursday at Philsports in Pasig City.The PSI, headed by national training director Marc Edward Velasco, has been tasked make sports available to all Filipinos as instructed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The operations of the PSI are being funded by the PSC.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’“We’ve put up the Batang Pinoy Games and the Philippine National Games as part of the PSC’s grassroots program, but these events only happen once a year,’’ said Ramirez.“If you want progress in what you’re trying to achieve, there should be consistency. That’s the reason why we’re going to hold the Children’s Games on a regular basis,’’ he added. The Kazan Action Plan of the Unesco, an international sports policy and framework for long-term cooperation among countries worldwide, is expected to be passed by sports ministers around the world during the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Representatives from Unesco visited the PSC and offered to align its projects for out-of-youth children with the national sports policies of the PSC.Unesco consultant Caroline Baxter Tresise said the Philippines would become the template of how these programs should be done since it will be the first for the Southeast Asian region.“We found out that the Children’s Games is the heart and soul of the grassroots program,’’ said Ramirez. “When these kids grow up and even if they don’t become outstanding athletes, they’ll learn a lot of values and become peacemakers in the process.’’Children from Muslim and Christian communities played together with Lumad kids during the first Children’s Games in Davao City last May, ironically on the same day that the Marawi conflict erupted.Ramirez has been invited to discuss the Children’s Games in the 6th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport in Kazan, Russia next week.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PSC chair Butch Ramirez and Hidilyn Diaz with participants of the Mindanao Children’s Games. PHOTO by JUNE NAVARRODelighted with its new-found cooperation with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Philippine Sports Commission will hold at least one Children’s Games in various parts of the country every week.This after Unesco decided to form a breakthrough partnership with the Philippine Sports Institute and the government sports agency for the Games designed for kids 12 years old and below.ADVERTISEMENT LSU title parade draws massive crowds Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port PLAY LIST 00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:45Paragliding Santas delight children in Armenia01:40Filipinos 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 respite Rosser raring to get back into action to help Beermen View commentslast_img read more

Read more

first_img STOLEN VICTORY CLEVELAND (AP): LeBron James and Kyrie Irving couldn’t be stopped. J.R. Smith finally got started. The Cleveland Cavaliers were so much better than in the previous two games. They’re just not good enough to beat what may be one of the NBA’s best teams ever. The Cavaliers fell into a 3-0 hole in the NBA finals after the Golden State Warriors pulled out a 118-113 victory on Wednesday night. Blown off the court in the second halves of the first two games, the Cavaliers surged ahead with a big third quarter and were still ahead by six with less than three minutes to play. “I’m human, as well as my teammates, and to lay it all on the line like that, you want to come out on the winning side,” Irving said. “But we gave a great effort, and the result just didn’t turn out the way we wanted to.” But the heavy minutes Cleveland’s superstars were forced to play may have taken their toll down the stretch. The Warriors finished with an 11-0 run to steal the victory and all, but assured themselves of taking Cleveland’s title. No team has blown a 3-0 lead in the NBA. “I thought our team scrapped and competed,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “I can’t be disappointed with the effort and how we played, but they made the plays down the stretch that we didn’t execute defensively or offensively, and they took advantage of it.” Kevin Durant scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 30 for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and are on the brink of the first undefeated finish in the NBA. Stephen Curry had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, but his attempt at a tying 3-pointer was blocked by Andre Iguodala and James stepped out of bounds after recovering it, slamming the ball to the court in frustration. Irving bounced back from a rough Game 2 with 38 points, including a couple of dazzling layups, where he juked around multiple Warriors. Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 16 points, and Kevin Love gutted his way to nine points and 13 rebounds on a night he shot just 1 for 9. Things looked good for the Cavs when they put up a 33-point third quarter and carried their momentum into the fourth. But protecting the lead meant leaving Irving on the floor for the entire second half and James for all but a few seconds of it, and on the other bench, Steve Kerr kept reminding his deeper Warriors that the Cavaliers were going to get tired. Game 4 is on at 8 o’clock tonight (Jamaica time).last_img read more

Read more