Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League

first_imgLiverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, left, celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after scoring during the Champions League soccer match between Maribor and Liverpool at the Ljudski vrt stadium, in Maribor, Slovenia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)MARIBOR, Slovenia — Liverpool rediscovered its potency by thrashing Maribor 7-0, matching the biggest away win in Champions League history and emphatically securing its first win in Group E on Tuesday.Mohamed Salah scored twice to follow up goals from Roberto Firmino, in the fourth minute, and Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool took a 4-0 lead at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We had bad luck in the last three or four games,” Salah said. “Everyone was confident a good result was coming.”It was the biggest margin of victory for an English club away from home in the European Cup or Champions League.Two other teams have also won 7-0 in the Champions League: Marseille over MSK Zilina in 2010 and Shakhtar Donetsk over BATE Borisov in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Firmino added a second goal before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain — his first for Liverpool — and Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the rout for Maribor’s heaviest loss in the competition.“Our attitude was outstanding — we were spot on from the first second,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLiverpool started off with draws against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, but this win lifted the English team to the top of the group on goal difference from Spartak, which thrashed Sevilla 5-1.Liverpool has struggled to turn chances into goals in recent games, notably draws in the English Premier League against Burnley and Manchester United that have dropped Klopp’s team off the title pace. View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors returnlast_img read more

Lady chiefs up; Lions drop to 4th

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Maria Lourdes Clemente led the Lady Altas with 14 points.In the football tournament, San Beda lost the top seeding and slid to fourth after its midfielder Dane Peñaflor was deemed ineligible.Arellano’s Peter Cayco, football organizing committee chair, said San Beda admitted its mistake and forfeited two of the three games Peñaflor played in.“San Beda discovered one of their players failed to meet eligibility requirements,” said Cayco.Peñaflor played when San Beda beat Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua and lost to Arellano.San Beda will face top seed College of St. Benilde and No. 2 Arellano will take on No. 3 Lyceum in Monday’s semifinal round. —BONG LOZADA, RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES PSA shifts focus on small boat racing Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals The win also marked Arellano’s 14th straight win that started in Season 92.Arellano head coach Obet Javier said they have to start piling up wins as the format gives the team with the most victories a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We can’t afford mistakes in this kind of format,” said Javier.In another game, Perpetual Help coach Macky Cariño debuted with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Lyceum. Defending champion Arellano University steamrolled Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-19, 25-12, 25-11, for its second straight win in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Necole Ebuen had 15 points while Jovielyn Prado added 12 for the Lady Chiefs who are atop the 12-team field at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: EAC surpasses last season’s output with Lyceum win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. EAC Lady Generals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College dodged what would’ve been a disastrous outcome and escaped Lyceum, 25-14, 25-21, 23-25, 17-25, 15-11, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Five Lady Generals scored in double-figures led by Ladeisheen Magbanua’s 16 points. Jaylene Lumbo added 13 points, including a perfectly-placed hit that sealed the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Aira Binondo also had 13 points while Crislie Pablo and Yvette Tongco chipped in 10 apiece for the Lady Generals, who will wrap up their season against powerhouse San Beda on Friday.Juanillo fired a game-high 20 points while Miralles tallied 18 for the Lady Pirates (1-6). “It was a good game. We made an improvement and that’s really what I wanted to see and I hope we can bring this next year,” said EAC coach Rod Palmero in Filipino.The victory was only their second in eight outings with a game left in their season and though it may not be a usual cause for celebration, it’s already an accomplishment for the Lady Generals, who won just one game last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEAC appeared well on its way to winning in straight sets after taking a 7-1 lead in the third set, but Lyceum fought back behind team captain Elaine Juanillo and Christine Miralles.“It’s a lesson for us. But my players are new and still adapting to my system and the pressure is still getting the best of them so they tend to lose their game.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kevin Love suffers broken hand, could be out 6-8 weeks MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

Paul stars as Rockets top Thunder for 16th straight win

first_imgDeRozan leads Raptors past Hawks GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Oklahoma City had beaten several of the league’s top teams this season. The Thunder have two wins over Golden State, a victory over Toronto and a win over Cleveland this season. The Rockets avoided that fate by going 17 of 33 on 3-pointers and 29 of 34 on free throws.“We’re so good offensively that every single night, teams are going to throw different coverages at us,” Harden said. “We’ve just got to figure out ways to attack them. Tonight was no different. Once we found something that we could go to, we used it. Guys got open shots and we just ride that wave out the entire game.”The Rockets led 54-45 at halftime as Harden posted 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Anthony had 19 points for the Thunder and Westbrook had 14, but All-Star Paul George went 1 for 7 from the field before the break.The Thunder closed the gap to three in the opening minutes of the third quarter, but the Rockets dominated the rest of the way and led 87-74 at the end of the period. Houston made 7 of 10 3-pointers in the quarter.“You just have to keep playing,” Thunder guard Corey Brewer said. “They are going to make shots. You can’t get down. You can’t let their shot-making affect your game. I think tonight we got a little bit down when they made tough shots but that’s what they do.”ADVERTISEMENT Thunder: Host the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The Rockets matched Boston for the longest win streak in the league this season and are on the second-longest win streak in franchise history. Harden was blunt when asked what those things meant to him.“Nothing,” he said. “Nothing at all. We just want to play well. We want to play well and have each other’s back, no matter what, on both ends of the floor. It doesn’t matter. Wins and losses will come.”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 folkTrevor Ariza scored 15 points and Eric Gordon added 14 for the Rockets.Russell Westbrook scored 32 points and Carmelo Anthony added 23 for Oklahoma City, which is in a logjam of teams trying to fight their way into third place in the West. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, left, reaches to in to knock the ball away from Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — The Rockets are still rolling.Chris Paul scored 25 points, James Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, and Houston beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 on Tuesday night for its 16th straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Houston extended its lead to 19 midway through the fourth quarter.“When a team like that is making 3s, it’s tough out there because you’re always in a scramble situation,” Anthony said. “But you know, those guys beat us tonight, and we have to accept that and move on and learn from it.”TIP-INSRockets: Forced eight turnovers in the first quarter. … Improved to 33-1 when Harden, Paul and Clint Capela all play in the same game. … Lost to the Thunder on Christmas Day while Paul sat out with a groin strain.Thunder: Anthony passed Jerry West to move into 20th in NBA history in scoring. … Anthony returned after resting during Saturday’s game at Portland.STAT LINESHouston hasn’t lost since Jan. 26 at New Orleans. The Rockets’ last home loss was Jan. 4 against Golden State.QUOTABLEAriza, on the Rockets getting open shots: “We know our roles. We know what we have to do. We know we need to keep the floor spaced. When the floor is spaced, it’s like reading a little A-B-C book.”FITTING INBrewer made his Thunder home debut. The former Rocket finished with 10 points in just over 23 minutes. The guard played his first game with the Oklahoma City last Saturday in Portland.“It’s only my second game and I’ve only had one practice, so you know it’s only going to get better,” he said.UP NEXTRockets: Play at the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.last_img read more

Zoned out: 11th-seeded Syracuse eliminates Michigan State

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “It’s one of those shots you shoot as a kid,” he said softly. “I just came up short.”The Spartans came up short, long and wide all afternoon and didn’t make a basket in the last 5:41.The Orange forced the Spartans (30-5) to settle for 3-pointers all afternoon and it worked brilliantly in a duel between Hall of Fame coaches. Michigan State took a school record 37 shots beyond the arc, making just eight.“The last couple of jump shots they threw up, they weren’t in the ballpark,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.Syracuse has won three straight since being sent to Dayton for the First Four as what the selection committee chairman acknowledged was the final team to receive an at-large bid. In low-scoring games, the Orange beat Arizona State in Dayton and TCU in the first round. They overcame playing three games in five days and essentially playing a road game, matching up with Michigan State about 75 miles from its campus with green-and-white clad fans packing the stands.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “That’s the difference in the game,” Izzo said.BANK IS OPENMichigan State led 25-22 at halftime after Matt McQuaid made a 3-pointer off the glass after having his shot blocked back to him, catching the ball and throwing it back up with his feet off the ground.“The (shot) was the hardest and luckiest bank I’ve ever seen in my life,” Boeheim said.UP NEXTIn their 11th meeting, the Orange and Blue Devils will break a series tie and the winner will advance to the regional finals in in Omaha, Nebraska. “Bridges is a great player, but we wanted to make him shoot from the outside,” Boeheim said.Winston scored 15 points and Nick Ward added 10 for the Spartans, who shot just 26 percent.Frank Howard fouled out with 13 points for the Orange, who made 36 percent of their shots.BIG PICTURESyracuse can be a problem for any team because that zone is often unfamiliar to opponents and the Orange suddenly have confidence, though still not much offense with just three scorers.Michigan State may have a rough offseason because it will likely lose Bridges and freshman Jaren Jackson to the NBA draft and the school’s crisis on campus isn’t going away anytime soon.Izzo insisted he will be back next season to help the school and his program bounce back from a scandal stemming from sexual assault allegations were handled against Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State doctor, who was sentenced to decades in jail.“I didn’t break this year and I’m not going to break,” he said, surrounded by a slew of reporters after his news conference.PIVOTAL POINTSSyracuse attacked Michigan State’s defense and it made 24 of 31 free throws. The Spartans were kept on the outside, unless they were trying to score off an offensive rebound. They were 11 of 16 at the line and missed the front end of one and ones to take even more potential points away. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism What’s an NCAA Tournament upset worth? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Syracuse guard Tyus Battle (25) heads to the other end after a 3-point basket during the closing minutes of a second-round game against Michigan State in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Syracuse barely got into the NCAA Tournament, getting the 68th and final spot.The Orange have earned the right to keep playing in college basketball’s showcase. And, no one will be excited about facing that zone defense.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 Tyus Battle had 17 points, Oshae Brissett scored 15, and 11th-seeded Syracuse zoned Michigan State out of the tournament, 55-53 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16.“No one plays zone like we do,” Brissett said. “We’re always moving — and we challenge every shot — so teams never get easy looks against us. That’s why nothing surprises me with our defense.”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 folkSyracuse (23-13) will face second-seeded Duke (28-7) on Friday in the Midwest Region semifinals.Playing in his hometown with a chance to add another highlight-reel shot to this year’s NCAA Tournament, Cassius Winston missed an opportunity to win the game for the third-seeded Spartans with a shot from about 45 feet just before the buzzer. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown As poorly as Michigan State shot, it had chances to escape with a victory.Miles Bridges missed a 3 with a chance to tie with 11 seconds left and teammate Joshua Langford missed a putback, but Syracuse turned the ball over with 7.9 seconds left.The Orange fouled intentionally to avoid giving up a game-tying 3 twice in the closing seconds and the Spartans made two pairs of free throws to pull within a point both times.“We’re always going to foul in those situations and it’s always worked for us,” Boeheim said. “I’ve seen too many guys when the guy makes a 3 and it goes into overtime.”Paschal Chukwu connected on one free throw with 2.4 seconds left and the miss gave Michigan State a chance to win in dramatic fashion, but Winston couldn’t pull it off.Syracuse took the lead for the first time in the second half with 4:22 left. And then the Orange held on as the Spartans to miss their last 13 shots — plus Winston’s heave, which wasn’t recorded as a shot attempt .Bridges’ college career likely is ending with a performance he would like to forget.“It’s probably the saddest I’ve ever been in my life,” Bridges said.Michigan State coach Tom Izzo acknowledged he expects Bridges to go pro.The sophomore star, who turned a chance to make millions in the NBA this season, was held scoreless for much of the first half and finished with 11 points on 4 of 18 shooting, making just 3 of 12 shots. View commentslast_img read more

UP rallies to shock Gilas Pilipinas in Filoil

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. GILAS PILIPINAS 72 — A. Tolentino 14, Go 12, R. Rivero 9, Paras 8, Tamayo 7, V. Tolentino 6, Tuffin 5, Mocon 4, P. Rivero 4, Alejandro 3, Ambohot 0.Quarters: 16-18, 27-41, 53-58, 78-72. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Akhuetie also got 16 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks in the win.UP rose to 2-3 in Group A and endangered Gilas Pilipinas’ position in the group stages as the Nationals fell to 1-4.Arvin Tolentino paced Gilas with 14 points and five rebounds, while Isaac Go had 12.The Scores:UP 78 — Ju. Gomez de Liaño 22, Manzo 22, Akhuetie 16, Ja. Gomez de Liaño 6, Vito 3, Lim 2, Murrell 2, Tungcab 2, Gozum 1, Dario 0, Jaboneta 0, Longa 0.ADVERTISEMENT The two were pivotal in UP’s come back from 16-points down, 50-34, in the third quarter as the Maroons rallied to tie the game at 65 with 5:30 left in the game.Manzo drained the go-ahead triple, 70-69, with 2:58 remaining, before Bright Akhuetie and Jerson Prado scored big buckets down low to give the Fighting Maroons the comfortable 76-69 advantage with 52.9 seconds left on the clock.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“That was a win that we can go back every time,” said coach Bo Perasol.“It’s a win we need to remember, going against some of the best college players and holding our ground no matter what it is. What’s important is that we can tell ourselves that if we can keep it together and do what we’re supposed to do, we can come out as victors every time.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines withstood the might of Gilas Pilipinas to come away with a  78-72 come-from-behind victory Tuesday in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Juan Gomez de Liaño spearheaded the Fighting Maroons with 22 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Jun Manzo dropped 18 of his 22 points in the second half, on top of three boards and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Old man’ Mayweather says he’s done fighting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Alas blasts Fuel Masters: ‘I feel like I’m taking care of children’

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Ferrer’s five treys carry Ginebra to first win Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ BIÑAN — There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Phoenix coach Louie Alas feels like he’s babysitting.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “Sad to say, I feel like I’m taking care of children,” he said following the Fuel Masters’ 115-120 overtime defeat to NLEX on Friday.Alas was inconsolable after the Fuel Masters’ latest loss, calling them out for their “immaturity” as they dropped to 2-2 in the 2018 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.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“That was really our problem, our immaturity,” said Alas, who was on his players’ ears in the post-game huddle, desperately trying to emphasize the importance of taking the game one possession at a time.“I was telling them that we can’t think that what happened to us last conference will happen again. But that’s exactly what’s happening, it’s like a roller coaster.” P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Alas singled out Phoenix import James White, whom Alas feels is threatened by the presence of Eugene Phelps who be the team’s import for the season-ending Governors’ Cup.“I got an import who is very obedient and coachable. But the coaching staff are telling me that with our import for next conference here, James’ performance has dipped down. But I told James that he is my import. Whatever his confidence is, he shouldn’t change it,” he said.But the problem isn’t limited to White only with Alas also acknowledging that his veterans are aat fault.Not one to relish on moral victories, the bench tactician has laid down the challenge to his players as the Fuel Masters eye to bounce back against Ginebra next Sunday.“All of the winnable games, we should win those. We can’t be ok that we just fought. We can’t be arguing every game what went wrong because we know there are defensive rules that weren’t followed. You can’t always make an excuse on immaturity or lack of concentration,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I can take losing because of my game plan, but I can’t accept that we lost because we didn’t do what we’re supposed to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bigger than basketball: Balkman’s foundation extends help to orphans

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments “I was once a kid that didn’t have everything, I was a kid that wanted things in life that I couldn’t get and nobody came and told me when I was younger so I want to give the kids something I didn’t have.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Michael Phelps praises 10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent for breaking record Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ The famous phrase “Ball is life” gets thrown a lot in basketball circles, but for Renaldo Balkman basketball isn’t everything.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Balkman said outreach is not just about the donations, but also being with the kids in little ways he can.“I want to give them what they need, I want to feed them breakfast I want to be there every morning, I want to give them toys and play with them,” said Balkman. “I need to do whatever I need for a couple of hours just to see smiles on their faces.”READ: Balkman comes full circle, rejoins Beermen in PBABalkman added that he wants to bring 50 kids to watch Game 5 on Sunday Smart Araneta Coliseum as an added treat.For those interested in helping out, Balkman posted an announcement on his Instagram account. Prospective donors can call 09198141948 for more information on how to take part.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite being in the middle of an electric championship round in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup where San Miguel is ahead 2-1, Balkman still found a way to give back to a community that embraced him during his Philippine stay.Balkman’s Balkmania Cares Foundation has set up an outreach program for the children of the Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation where he will donate school supplies and toys through the “Giving Love Back” program.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: Renaldo Balkman shrugs off ‘war wound’ to keep Beermen going“It’s not about basketball all the time, winning the championship yeah, but it’s bigger than basketball,” said Balkman after the Beermen’s 132-94 win over the Gin Kings Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s a great feeling inside that I’ve done something great.” Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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

We can do better

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It is his first Asiad as head of the country’s Olympic federation and he feels that if there are any faults, they should fall on the shoulders of sports officials, adding that the country can do a lot better if troubled National Sports Associations (NSAs) can clean up their acts.Weightlifting and skateboarding contributed a gold each to the Philippine cause and golf two. And one thing did not escape Vargas: The common denominator among nonperforming NSAs, not only in these Games, but in other regional competitions as well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Volleyball, badminton, shooting, swimming, aquatics, athletics, and even boxing where he is the president, performed below expectations, Vargas said.“There is a thing that is common to them,” Vargas said in an exclusive interview with the Inquirer, two days before the curtains fall on Asia’s version of the Olympics. “And that is, once in their history, there was a squabble within their NSAs.” Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Vargas pointed out that athletics and swimming, being medal-rich sports, shouldn’t be shut out in events like this one. Volleyball, he said, despite its popularity, will come home very frustrated because the players realized that they are not ready for the Asian level yet.“I’m sure volleyball is feeling down because they are so popular [back home] and yet they can’t win here,” Vargas said as the women’s volleyball team, made up of the stars of two leagues back home, was waylaid by formidable teams here.“Their (NSAs) problem is that all of them are very exclusive,” Vargas said. “We have to talk to these NSAs to straighten things out within their organizations. Because I think we have better chances if they become more inclusive.“Being inclusive means they would widen their embrace and they can get more talent,” he went on. “We didn’t even come close to winning in most of their sports and our performances in these fronts certainly weren’t encouraging.”Women propped Filipino pride in the Asiad with golf’s LK Go, Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso, weightlifting’s Hidilyn Diaz and skateboarding’s Margielyn Didal bringing home golds.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Standhardinger suits up, powers Beermen From 22nd place in the 2014 Asiad, the Philippines improved by three notches to No. 19.Boxing, a gold hope, delivered one silver and two bronzes despite gutsy performances from its athletes—a theme that spread across all sports that the Philippines participated in.“Athletes have really been carrying us well in international meets,” Vargas said. “I think we should give every athlete all the support they need. They should be rewarded if they win because they get blamed when they lose. Our role as officials is to support the athletes. They are the most important part of the equation.”Athletes keep pouring their hearts out and somehow, politics gets in the way. Proof of what a cleaned-up NSA can do lies in the National Golf Association of the Philippines, which did away with politicking and favoritism to emerge with two golds and a bronze. (See related story on this page).And that’s the trend Vargas hopes will be the norm as the Philippines pushes toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew JAKARTA—Like the rest of his countrymen, Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas is happy how the athletes performed in the 18th Asian Games—medal winners or not.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes? PLAY LIST 03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Lady spikers lose steam vs Aussies

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Philippines, ranked 79th in the world, shocked the world No. 42 with off-tangent shots coming from different directions to put the Australian defense in disarray.Quickly, the Filipinos were just a set away from its biggest victory ever since they returned to the world stage.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 ChrissBut it wasn’t meant to be as the Australians, led by Rachel Rourke made her moves from behind the net, hitting and blocking, to snatch the third set.By that time, the Australians already knew where the shots were coming from, and started blockage on Valdez’s firing line, scoring six blocks in the fourth. There were no counter adjustments on the Philippine bench even as Australia took control.Instead, the Filipinos abandoned net defense and relied on floor coverage.With Maraño on the bench too long, the Philippines threw away running attacks and decided to live by the open hitters. —MARC ANTHONY REYESADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum PVL Open Season 2 unfurls Sept. 22 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Team Philippines started with fire in its eyes but unfortunately lost steam after the second set to yield to Australia  on Sunday night in the opener of the AVC Asian Cup women’s championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.With Alyssa Valdez and Aby Maraño at the helm, the Filipinos played full speed to stun the Australians in the first two sets, but the taller, stronger enemy made its move en route to a 21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10 come-from-behind triumph.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 MOST READlast_img read more