Lady Altas escape Lady Stags in NCAA volleyball

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cindy Imbo added 14 markers, Bianca Tripoli chipped in 12, while Necelle Mae Gual delivered 40 excellent sets for Perpetual.After racing to a 2-0 set lead, the Lady Altas collapsed in the next two sets that paved way for the deciding fifth set.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 folkClemente, Imbo, and Tripoli, however, rescued Perpetual Help from its meltdown.It was a valiant effort from the undermanned San Sebastian crew, led by Daurene Santos’ 22 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Edmund upsets US Open finalist Anderson in five-setter Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Perpetual Help Lady Altas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUniversity of Perpetual Help blew a two-set lead before recovering just in time to San Sebastian, 25-22, 25-23, 7-25, 18-25, 15-11, Monday in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ma. Lourdes Clemente unleashed 15 points, 11 of which came off spikes while also delivering four blocks to lead the Lady Altas in their second win in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Earlier, Lyceum stopped its two-match slide after a 26-24, 24-26, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Mapua.Bien Elaine Juanillo and Monica Jane Sevilla did the heavy lifting for the Lady Pirates as both collected 18 points in the win. Christine Miralles had 15.The Lady Cardinals, meanwhile, remained winless after three outings despite the efforts of Dianne Latayan and Patria Jela Peña, who combined for 36 points in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Andray Blatche to join Gilas for Fiba Qualifiers in February

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio guaranteed that the 31-year-old center will be available for the national team’s tough draw against Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne and a rematch versus Japan on February 25 at home at Mall of Asia Arena.“We have already made communication,” he said as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has already reached out to Blatche’s mother ballclub Xinjiang Flying Tigers and the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).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 folkAntonio is confident that there won’t be problems when it comes to Blatche’s availability with a new protocol in place.“We sent a letter already and we’re just waiting for their response because that’s the protocol now. You have to write a letter to the team through the CBA and you will just have to wait for their reply, but more often than not, they will release him. It’s just a matter of when,” said Antonio. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Antonio said that SBP has detailed to the CBA when the Gilas Pilipinas needs Blatche to join its training and when he can return to his mother team in China.“The general notion in the CBA is when one team releases, everybody who’s part of a national team gets released all at the same time. It cannot be later. It can be earlier if the team allows, but more often than not, they’ll all be released at the same time,” he said.Blatche has seen limited action this CBA season with Xinjiang due to his hamstring injury, averaging 12.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.2 blocks in 20.5 minutes of action in the five games.He last played on December 1 in the Flying Tigers’ 99-115 defeat to Jiangsu Nangang Dragons.But the soft-spoken executive is upbeat that Blatche will be at full strength once rejoins Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERSo far, Andray Blatche is still the man for Gilas Pilipinas.The naturalized center is expected to don the national colors in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in February.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lady Chiefs eye elims sweep OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments “We’re in touch with his agent and he seems OK. I think he has healed,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Silly or Philly?: LeBron swats talk of Philadelphia visit

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sixers TV game analyst Alaa Abdelnaby said he was told that James, who has three kids, looked at private schools in Philadelphia last month.“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this,” Abdelnaby said on Philly Sports Talk. “My brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break.”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 folkAt Thursday’s shootaround before the Cavs hosted the Sixers, James was asked if he was in Philadelphia.“Pennsylvania? Nah,” he said. “What are you talking about? Over the All-Star break, I was on vacation and then went to Los Angeles.” UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The NBA prohibits teams from recruiting potential players. But there’s nothing to impede fans from wooing James, and that will likely intensify as the offseason nears.With a young roster featuring center Joel Embiid and do-it-all forward Ben Simmons, Philadelphia could be an attractive landing spot for James, who famously left Cleveland in 2010 and signed with the Miami Heat.James already has a bond with the Australian-born Simmons, who is represented by Rich Paul, one of James’ closest friends and business partners.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next One of three billboards trying to entice Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James to come to Philadelphia are shown near a highway, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent. Although James may not see the signs because they’re not on any route he would take from his home in Bath, Ohio, to Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time champion was warmed by their sentiment. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious.Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, the three-time NBA champion reportedly was spotted in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break touring area high schools.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega took perilous path to UFC 222 chance Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Following the group interview session, James was still wondering why he was asked about being in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. Told that it was because of reports that he was spotted there, James grimaced.“That’s disgusting,” he said.During the All-Star break, James took his family on a quick getaway to Mexico before playing in his 14th All-Star game. He was named MVP for the third time as a team of players he picked beat a team captained by Golden State’s Stephen Curry.The 33-year-old James said this week that he was flattered Sixers fans are covet him. He can opt out of his contract this summer — he has a $35.6 option — with Cleveland and become a free agent.“You can say it’s a distraction, it’s not,” he said. “It is actually very flattering that I’m sitting here at 33 and in my 15th year and teams or guys — I don’t want to say teams because that becomes tampering. But people in their respective city want me to play for them. That’s cool I think.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Tough Suzuki Cup draw for Azkals

Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC While the powerhouse Thais are expected to advance from the group, the second spot will be a tossup between the Azkals, Singaporeans and Indonesians.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Batang Pier pin 4th straight loss on Elite Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ The Philippines’ road to redemption in the 2018 Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup in November will have the Azkals going through practically the same teams that denied them of a semifinal spot two years ago.Following the draw held in Jakarta last Wednesday, the Azkals landed in Group B with defending champion Thailand, 2016 finalist Indonesia and four-time champion Singapore and the winner of the playoff between Brunei and Timor Leste.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES With the exception of Brunei and Timor, the three teams were also in the same group as the Azkals, who failed to make the knockout stage when the tournament was held in Bulacan in 2016.“As long as we get our preparation right this time, I think we are capable of doing well in this tournament,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami. “It’s not the easiest group, but we have to see this as an opportunity to improve especially with the Asian Cup in January 2019.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe biennial tournament has been expanded to 10 teams divided into two groups.Unlike the previous format where two countries host the group stage, each nation will now host two matches with two other games played away. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. read more

TNT thrashes Columbian for share of lead in PBA Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT showed no remorse and manhandled Columbian, 123-95, for its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The KaTropa climbed to the top of the standings and tied Rain or Shine with a 5-1 record while the Dyip, who have shown vast improvement as of late, reeled to their second straight loss and to a 3-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors’ Game 1 win Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial TNT drew contributions from the entire team with six players finishing with at least 11 points each.Troy Rosario unleashed 21 points in just 19 minutes, while Terrence Romeo added 19 points, seven rebounds and five boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe KaTropa immediately opened the floodgates starting the first quarter on a 14-2 run and that margin eventually ballooned to 19 points, 36-17, at the end of the period.TNT head coach Nash Racela said it was imperative for them to prevent the Dyip from getting a good start and establish the tempo as early as possible. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We knew getting into this game that Columbian is definitely a better team now,” said Racela. “If they start strong obviously they will win by a big margin but the times they’ve lost they lost big because they didn’t start well.”“We made sure from the initial tip that we will be able to match up with abything they threw at us.”Jericho Cruz chipped in 17 points, six rebounds and seven dimes while returning import Josh Smith powered through with 11 points in just 13 minutes of play.John Fields finished with a game-high 34 points with 20 boards for the Dyip while Ronald Tubid added 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NCAA: Cardinals overcome Chiefs late rally, improve to 2-2

first_imgLATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “After our loss last game we really gave our double effort in practice to get our intensity up,” said Mapua’s third-year guard Laurenz Victoria, who scored nine points and provided stability in the backcourt amid Arellano’s rally.Five Cardinals scored in double figures led by Christian Buñag, who had 16 points on top of 10 rebounds.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’Eric Jobel added 15 while Cedric Pelayo had 13, including a jumper that gave Mapua an 87-80 cushion with 2:20 remaining.Warren Bonifacio and Noah Lugo chipped in 12 points each. Lugo put the Cardinals out of harm’s way with a drive, 91-82, with 27.5 seconds left. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Levi Dela Cruz topscored with 25 points for the Chiefs, who came to within five, 85-80, after a layup by Guilmer Dela Torre with still 2:34 to go.Mapua tied Arellano and College of St. Benilde in the standings at 2-2. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMapua survived a fiery fourth quarter fightback by Arellano, 91-83, to stop a two-game slide in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cardinals blew an 18-point lead before making crucial baskets down the stretch to keep the Chiefs behind.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Murray tests hip, comes back to edge McDonald in Washington Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

English football great Terry Butcher quits as Azkals coach before first game

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The shock decision by the 59-year-old — who had spoken ambitiously about taking the Philippines to the World Cup — comes as the Azkals head towards their first Asian Cup in January.Team manager Dan Palami said it was “unfortunate” that the former England manager had cited difficulty in carrying out his plans for the national team.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’“We understand and respect Mr. Terry Butcher’s decision not to continue with his role as national team coach of the Philippines,” Palami said in a statement.“It is unfortunate, however, that Mr. Butcher had expressed difficulty in executing his plans for the national team program,” he added. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Butcher said he had come to the conclusion that he was unable to build a “robust” programme for the Philippines team.“The vital issue for myself was to carefully build a robust plan to meet the football ambitions of the national team,” he said in a statement to Britain’s Press Association.“Regretfully, I’ve not been able to make this work in the way that I intended and I’ve decided not to continue in this role,” he added.Butcher was named in a shake-up to replace Thomas Dooley, who qualified the team for next year’s Asian Cup and guided them to an all-time high of 111th in the FIFA rankings in May.Ireland’s Scott Cooper, who had been appointed as Butcher’s assistant, will be handling the team as it prepares for its upcoming competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Their next major test will be November’s AFF Suzuki Cup, the Southeast Asian championship, before January’s Asian Cup, where the Philippines are grouped with China, South Korea, and Kyrgyzstan.   /vvpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. England football great Terry Butcher has stepped down as the Philippines’ head coach without taking charge of a single game, saying he was not “able to make this work”.Butcher, a veteran of three World Cups who has managed in England, Scotland, Wales and Australia, lasted less than 50 days in the job after he was appointed on June 14.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Man convicted of killing Jordan’s father gets new attorney

first_imgSANFORD, N.C. — One of the men convicted of killing basketball star Michael Jordan’s father 25 years ago has a new attorney to pursue his claims that he didn’t shoot James Jordan.WRAL-TV reports attorney Chris Mumma will represent Daniel Green, who appeared Friday in Lee County court to request a new trial and a new attorney.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Do it again: Mighty Mouse defends belt vs Cejudo at UFC 227 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Michael Jordan, who owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, is one of the greatest professional basketball players of all time. He led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. In 1982, his game-winning shot led the North Carolina Tar Heels to the NCAA championship over Georgetown.Last year, The Associated Press reported that Green’s attorneys filed a motion in Robeson County saying someone had tampered with James Jordan’s shirt after his autopsy.The autopsy found no hole in James Jordan’s shirt that corresponded with the bullet wound in his upper right chest area, but an agent with the State Bureau of Investigation later contradicted that on the witness stand, according to the 2017 court filing.A hearing will be held in December to determine whether Green should get an evidentiary hearing, Mumma said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments “When I became familiar with the full facts of the case, I became convinced he is not guilty of the murder of James Jordan, that he was not there when James Jordan was murdered, he was not part of a robbery of James Jordan, all things he was convicted of,” said Mumma, executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.Mumma previously had worked with Green’s attorney, Scott Holmes, who voluntarily withdrew from the case.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’Green and Larry Demery were convicted of killing James Jordan as he slept in his luxury car in Robeson County in July 1993. His body was found in a South Carolina swamp.At their 1996 trial, Demery said Green shot Jordan. Green, who has been seeking a new trial for 18 years, has said he helped dispose of Jordan’s body after Demery killed him. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Spurs looking forward to new faces, new season after turmoil

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball players Pau Gasol, left, and LaMarcus Aldridge talk during media day at the Spurs practice facility in San Antonio, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan’s first month with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been serene, though the All-Star guard acquired in the offseason from Toronto has been warned about provoking “angry Pop.”“That hurts me,” Popovich said playfully. “I just, just . it hurts me. Our relationship is not starting off well, I guess. I guess I have more work to do than I thought.”ADVERTISEMENT Rockets hope ’Melo can help them to 1st title since 1995 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img “I still don’t know all the names,” Popovich said Monday during media day.The biggest missing name is that of Kawhi Leonard, who was traded to Toronto in the offseason in an awkward, uncharacteristic move for a franchise known for stability. Leonard missed all but nine games last season due to a right quadriceps injury that initially flared up last summer and never healed to his satisfaction. The All-Star forward demanded a trade this offseason and the Spurs relented, trading Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeRozan and Poeltl in July.As the Spurs were chatting with reporters, Leonard told reporters in Toronto he was ready to play.“We’re happy to turn the page,” San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. “DeMar’s here and he’s happy and he’s motivated. He’s going to make us better. You’ve got to look forward.”After needing two weeks to get over the initial shock of being traded, DeRozan is also happily looking forward after seeing what San Antonio accomplished last season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Welcome to the kinder, gentler Spurs?Hardly.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 ChrissPopovich is still going to scream at his players on the court and will always be mischievous off it. More specifically, the franchise he built is still going to rely heavily on ball movement and defense, albeit with a whole lot of new faces.The era of the Big Three is officially over for San Antonio with Tony Parker leaving in free agency and Manu Ginobili joining Tim Duncan in retirement this summer. DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, Lonnie Walker, Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter and Chimezie Metu and a host of others were invited to training camp, which starts Tuesday. The Spurs were a top three seed in the Western Conference for much of the season before dropping to seventh in the final month following various injuries to Leonard, Green, Parker, Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gay and Pau Gasol.“You seen what they did last year being down one of their best player and what they were able to accomplish,” DeRozan said. “The fight that they had with the young guys.”Still, the Spurs nearly missed the playoffs last season and the loss of Leonard along with the departures of Green, Ginobili, Parker and Anderson places San Antonio’s streak of 21 straight postseason appearances in danger.“In one way it’s a little bit melancholy (being without the Big Three),” Popovich said. “Because I’ve been with them for so long and at the same time it’s a great opportunity for a new challenge and new energy, a different route, a different perspective and seeing all the new faces we have to try to put together will make it a really interesting and challenging year, but in a good way.”Many see this as a rebuilding season, especially with so many new faces, but the Spurs insist they have already been there and done that.San Antonio spent last season transitioning fully from a team that relied heavily on the Big Three to one that evolved from its shadow. The period to that evolution was Dejounte Murray replacing Parker in the starting lineup and helping guide the team to the postseason despite not having Leonard.“I think last year was kind of our rebuilding year,” Aldridge said. “Kind of a transitional year as far as putting DJ at point and getting his first year at point and growing with him.”Murry spent the offseason working with San Antonio shooting guru Chip Engelland, who helped reshape the shooting strokes of Leonard and Parker amongst others. Entering his third season, Murray’s confidence has grown to the point he wants to be a vocal leader, too, if Popovich asks that of him.“We’re going to build a brotherhood off the court and then it’s going to carry on to the court,” Murray said. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Asian Para Games struggle to attract spectators

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Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Diana added that she hoped the committee could promote the event better to attract more spectators.INAPGOC marketing director Mirsya Budiarsi said the committee had worked with the Jakarta Education Agency to bring students to the venues to support the athletes.It had also engaged the city’s social affairs agency to bring communities of people with disabilities to watch the Games, she said.On Sunday, a total of around 30,000 people watched the competitions at the GBK complex, but Monday saw only around half that figure, according to INAPGOC data.While the students and communities were currently invited to watch events held at the GBK complex, INAPGOC would also facilitate them to watch competitions at other venues over the next few days, such as boccia at Tanjung Priok Sports Hall in North Jakarta and judo at the JIExpo Grand Ballroom in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, she said.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title While badminton, para swimming, athletics and wheelchair basketball can attract hundreds of supporters, other sports, like lawn bowls, fail to attract the crowds.On Tuesday evening, for instance, fewer than 30 individuals were watching the lawn bowls competition at the hockey court of the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan.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 ChrissSouth Jakarta resident Diana, 50, was one of them. Diana, who was watching the event with her colleague, said she had intentionally chosen to watch the lesser-known sport to support the athletes. Besides, she was curious about the sport, Diana said.“This is how I appreciate and support the athletes. I believe they really need our support to do well in the competition,” Diana told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. Almost empty: Indonesian runner Sapto Yogo Purnomo celebrates his victory in the men’s 200 meter T37 category of the 2018 Asian Para Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Monday. Para Games venues have seen a small number of spectators throughout the week. (INAPGOC/Agoes Rudianto)Athletes currently competing at the 2018 Asian Para Games may be less famous than some of those taking part in the recent Asian Games, but anyone looking to be filled with fighting spirit may want to seize the opportunity to watch some exceptional Games.The Indonesian Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) has emphasized that point in the hope of encouraging people to fill many empty seats at the Games venues.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mirsya added that INAPGOC would also intensify promotional efforts by engaging social media influencers.“We have engaged Parfi 56 [the Indonesian Film Artists Association] to promote the event. Actress Prilly Latuconsina is a member of the association who has a lot of followers on Instagram,” she said.Further, INAPGOC would invite some celebrities who had participated in torch relays to promote the event, she said.Mirsya added that INAPGOC had spoken to the Presidential Staff Office and some ministries to promote the event together.Asian Para Games tickets can be purchased through loket.com and at the Games venues.The entrance fee for one event is Rp 25,000 (US$1.64), while a ticket to watch all games at the GBK complex costs Rp 100,000.Youth and Sport Minister Imam Nahrawi encouraged people to flock to the Games venues to support athletes fighting for Indonesia.“I hope students can watch the Games after school, while people who work can come after office hours,” he said.Regarding the opening ceremony on Saturday, which had been quite empty, Imam said INAPGOC had sent invitations to some people, but they had failed to turn up.He said he had instructed INAPGOC to evaluate the incident, so that the closing ceremony could be managed better, with more attendance. 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